Village Day June 11th & First Summer Concert June 9th 6:00 pm

Summer in the Highlands 2017 starts tonight June 9th 6:00 pm. with Studio 2 The Beatles Band playing at 6:00 and the Movie “Sing” at Dusk at Hyde Playground!

Also the 42nd Newton Highlands Village Day is just two days away!  Here is some information in advance of the event!

  • Lincoln St will be closed to traffic from 9am – 5pm, (except for vendors who can unload until 10am)
  • The Village Day 5K Road Race starts at 10am.  Register for the race online or on race day starting at 8am at the Hyde.  First 150 signups get a free tech race T-shirt (designed by Eunice Feller!)
  • We are ordering 100 folding chairs for your comfort.  
  • This year we are introducing food trucks – Falafel/Mediterranean and Trolley Dogs (all beef hot dogs and fries).  They will be set up in the parking lot near the Brookline Bank Fun Zone.  We will have some tables and chairs there so you can eat comfortably.
  • Other food options:  Anna’s Taqueria, Bread and Chocolate, Newton Pizza House, Walnut Market, O’Hara’s, Fleck Coffee and Indulge! will all be open.
  • There will be two stages of live music.  Headliners include Stacey Peasley,  Ebinho Caroso, and Newton’s own Chris Pitts who will lead a jazz jam at the East stage.   Check the full schedule here.
  • FREE face painting, caricature, bounce houses
  • The Ligerbots will be coming and kids can try out a robot!
  • We already have over 65 vendors signed up for booths. 

We are grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible! 

Whole Foods (race/platinum sponsor)

Anna’s Taqueria (gold)

The Village Bank (gold)

Salon Capri (gold)

Brookline Bank (gold)

Highlands Wine & Spirits (bronze)

Village Day is a production of the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council in partnership with the Newton Highlands Community Development Corporation.

Thanks and we hope to see you at Village Day!

Highlands Village Day Planning Committee

 

Barbara Darnell

Steven Feinstein

Eunice Feller

Groot Gregory

Maureen Oates

Chris Pitts

Amy Wayne

Summer in the Highlands 2017 starts Friday June 9th 6:00 pm

Summer in the Highlands starts Friday night June 9th at 6:00 with the Beatles Tribute Band Studio Two followed by the family movie “Sing” at dusk. 

The full Summer in the Highlands schedule will be up on wwww.hydecenter.org next week. We have another great summer at Hyde Playground with concerts, movies and outdoor theater performances.

Taiwan Day Saturday May 6th 11:30 to 4:00

‘Newton Taiwan Day’ Saturday May 6th:  Festivities kick off at 11:30 pm with a Dragon Dance starting at the Hyde Community Center, continuing down Lincoln which will be closed to traffic, and then back to the Hyde Center, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands. After the Dragon Dance the fun continues at the Hyde Playground, where there will be a dance performance, craft projects for kids, and cultural activities for adults.  There will be 50 booths and many give-aways.  Admission is free.  For more info, contact the Executive Director of the Hyde Center, John Rice at 617-201-7088 or director@hydecenter.org.

A Celebration to Thank Rodney Barker April 29th 5:00 pm

We are having a celebration to thank Rodney Barker April 29th at 5:00 at Newton Highlands Congregational Church 54 Lincoln Street.

Rodney has spent 40 years of community service and leadership to the Newton Highlands Village and the City of Newton.

Elected member, Newton Board of Aldermen; Newton School Committee; Chair, ward 6 Newton Democratic City Committee; Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council; President, Hyde School PTA; Newton/San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua) Sister City Project; New England Primula Society.  Active member, Newton Highlands Community Development Corp. (Hyde Center); Newton Highlands Congregational Church; Newton Historical Commission and Newton Conservators.

United Kingdom’s gift to Newton Highlands!

 

 

Newton Highlands Soup Social Tonight January 21st

Newton Highlands Saturday January 21st 6:00 pm

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands

Free Admission, Free Entertainment, Free Food, Come Join Us!

Featuring Strolling Magicians: Charlie, Jackson and Constantine

                                          Open gym for kids & Delicious local hot soups and more

Sponsored by the The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council.

Newton Highlands Soup Social

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Newton Highlands Winter Soup Social Saturday January 21st 6:00 pm

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands

Free Admission, Free Entertainment, Free Food, Come Join Us!

Featuring Strolling Magicians: Charlie, Jackson and Constantine

Open gym for kids & Delicious local hot soups and more

Sponsored by the The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council

Highlands Halloween Party and Haunted House Sunday October 23rd

2012 Halloween PartyThe Highlands Halloween Party is this Sunday October 23th from 5:00 to 6:00.  Children 8 and under with an adult, games and refreshments and parade around the neighborhood.

The Highlands Haunted House is also October 23th from 6:30 to 7:30.  This year’s Haunted House theme is haunted restaurant  “THE WRETCHED RICE RESTAURANT”. Kids can climb aboard the Newton Fire Truck while they are waiting to get into the “Restaurant”.

Both the Halloween Party and Haunted House are at The Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands.

The Newton Highlands Halloween Party and Haunted House are sponsored by The Newton Parks and Recreation Department, The Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council and The Hyde Community Center.

Halloween Crew 2012

Crystal Lake – Vision 2020 September 15th 7:00 to 9:00 at 20 Rogers Street

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If you have thoughts — or would like to hear some — about what could replace the Crystal Lake bathhouse, please come to Crystal Lake – Vision 2020, a meeting to share ideas and public input this Thursday, September 15, from 7PM to 9PM at the current bathhouse (20 Rogers Street in Newton Highlands).  The event will be hosted by the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council and the Crystal Lake Conservancy, which support an initiative to build a new bathhouse by the summer of 2020. 

Discussion will include the importance of having a new, modern facility at the Lake, the potential for a four-season community space, and ways to increase passive and active recreational use of the Lake.  Attendees will include State Representative Ruth Balser, City Councilors, Parks & Recreation Department leaders, Planning Department staff, members from Green Newton and the Newton Conservators, pedestrian and bicycle advocates, and citizens from across the city. 

Story Slam at Hyde Bandstand is Sunday September 11th at 7:00 and not Saturday night!

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                                2015 Hyde Bandstand Story Slam Story Tellers

Free Nomad Story Slam Sunday Night Sept 11 at the Hyde Bandstand 7:00 PM – The Hyde Bandstand in Newton Highlands has been hosting a non-stop extravaganza of music, movies, and theater all summer.  We’ll be closing the series out with our first Nomad Story Slam of the season this Sunday Sept 11, 7 PM at the outdoor bandstand.  The theme is “out of the blue“.  We know you’ve got a good story to tell so come on down and share it with us – best of all it’s free!  If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll move indoors to the Hyde Center.