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The Newton Highlands Community Development Corporation is a self-supporting, nonprofit organization that initiates, facilitates and sponsors activities designed to foster a vital sense of community in Newton Highlands. The Hyde Community Center serves as a catalyst for community-building–introducing Highlands residents to each other and giving people an opportunity to work together on programs and activities serving the diverse interests of members of the Newton Highlands neighborhood. The Center collaborates with other community-building organizations in the Highlands to offer activities that are located not only at the Center itself, but elsewhere, in Newton and beyond. The Center is more than a building–it is the Heart of the Highlands.
Summer in the Highlands 2019 is finished after fourteen concerts, fourteen movies, two plays and a night of story telling and not one night of rain this summer. Thank you to everyone who attended our summer programs at Hyde Playground. Summer in the Highlands 2020 starts Friday June 12th with Studio Two the Beatles Band.
Summer in the Highlands is sponsored by The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council with generous financial support from The Village Bank and Newton Community Pride.
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Two popular drop-in programs at the Hyde Community Center resume this fall:
Zumba Gold with Ketty Rosenfeld, now twice per week!
Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am starts September 17 (No class
Fridays 9:45-10:45am starts September 13
Yoga (chair-based practice including standing sequences)
with Diane Shufro, now three times per week!
Mondays 11am-noon starts September 9
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am starts September 4
Thursdays 2:00-3:00pm starts September 5
Programs run September-June with a winter break. These
programs are free of charge, though a $3 contribution per class is
suggested. No registration is required, just show up and enjoy!
Finally, a reminder that no programs or rentals will be held
at the Hyde Community Center tomorrow, September 10 because of the Ward 5 City
Councilor preliminary election. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
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At 6:15 Friday June 21st Mayor Fuller will be dedicating the new Hyde Playground tot lot that was named to remember Matty Eappen twenty years ago. On Monday June 24th at 4:00 Mayor Fuller will also be at Hyde Playground to thank the Ruderman Family Foundation which donated the money needed to build the walkway to make the play structures accessible.
Friday the 50’s band the Reminisants will be playing at 6:20 followed by the movie at dusk “Ralph Breaks the Internet”.
Sunday Night June 23rd Newton Theater Company will perform “Woman” at 7:00 PM.
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Please note: Lincoln St will be closed to traffic from 9am to 5pm.
Vendors will be allowed to unload until 10am, but cars need to be off
the street to allow for the 5K runners to head towards the finish line.
The day begins with the 5K Road Race at 10:00 AM, followed by the
festival from 11-4. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, all kid
activities are FREE! That includes bounce houses, caricatures, and face
painting! Plus, enjoy delicious food, enjoy two stages of live music,
amazing magicians, and much more!
Music: Highland Conservatory (students from the Newton Highlands music school perform)
Music: Jazz Baracudas
East Stage (JAZZ): In front of Stacks Espresso Bar
West Stage (YOUTH/ROCK): In front of Congregational Church
Magicians: In front of Walnut Market
Hyde Center: 90 Lincoln Street
June 7th at 6:00 Studio 2 Beatles Band will be playing at the Hyde Playground Bandstand and at dusk the family movie Mary Poppins (1964) will be shown. Next Friday Mary Poppins Returns (2018) is playing at the Hyde Bandstand.
Come Join Us for An Afternoon of Fun on Crystal Lake!! “PADDLES AND PICNICS” Sunday, June 16, 2019 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019) 1:00pm-5:00pm 20 Rogers Street, Newton Highlands, MA
Support Crystal Lake Conservancy’s efforts to keep Crystal Lake healthy $15 donation per canoe/kayak/paddleboard
Enjoy a lovely canoe, kayak or paddleboard ride on Crystal Lake! The City’s swimming season pass and day pass will be open as usual The Crystal Lake Conservancy and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department invite you to join us for a Sunday afternoon of activities on Crystal Lake. Participants may sign up for half hour slots between 1-4:30pm to enjoy the pleasures of canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding. A lifeguard will be on duty and all participants will be required to wear life jackets and sign a waiver. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult while on the water. Volunteers are needed to help that day! Learn about the Conservancy’s ongoing watershed activities to protect Crystal Lake!!
Visit our website at www.CrystalLakeConservancy.org or call Janice Bourque at 617-967-0797.
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Summer in the Highlands 2019 starts Village Day weekend Friday June 7th. We will have thirteen concerts and thirteen movies and Shakespeare play on a Wednesday night this year and Newton Theater Company performance of another play on a Sunday in June.
Major Funding for both the concerts and movies and also for a donation to the Hyde Playground rehab goes to Village Bank a longtime supporter of Summer in the Highlands. Summer in the Highlands is also supported by Newton Community Pride.
The Hyde Community Center & Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council 2019 Summer in the Highlands
All Movies and Concerts are free and take place outside on
the Hyde Playground.
In case of rain, the entertainment moves inside the Hyde
Gym. Bring blankets and beach chairs.
For more information contact : John Rice 617-201-7088 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 7 6:00 p.m. Concert: Studio 2 (Beatles
Dusk Movie: Mary Poppins
June 14 6:00 p.m. Concert: Four Guys in Tuxes (Oldies)
Dusk Movie: Mary Poppins Returns
June 21 6:00 p.m. Reminisants
Dusk Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet
June 23 7: 00p.m. Live Theater: “Women” (Newton
June 28 6:00 p.m. Specific Gravity (Rock)
Dusk Movie: The Kid Who Would be King
July 5th No Concert Have a Happy July 4th Weekend
July 12 6:00 p.m. Concert: Legit Band (Oldies)
Dusk Movie: The Grinch (2018)
July 19 6:00 p.m. Concert: Stardust Band (Rock)
Dusk Movie: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
July 26 6:00 p.m. Concert: Black Velvet Band (Irish)
Dusk Movie: Bumblebee
August 2 6:00 p.m. Concert: Soft Touch Dance Band
Dusk Movie: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
August 9th 6:00 p.m. Concert:
Dusk Movie: Goonies
August 14th 7:30 p.m. Live
Shakespeare Theater: “Measure for Measure”
August 16 6:00 p.m. Concert: Gringo Kings (Jazz)
Dusk Movie: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
August 23 6:00 p.m. Concert: Dueling Piano Show with
Justin Klosek and Chris Keenan
Dusk Movie: Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse
September 6 6:00 p.m. Concert: Loose Change (Oldies,
Dusk Movie: Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
September 7 7:00 p.m. Nomad Story Slam (Community
Lead Sponsors: Village Bank & Newton Community Pride.
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Newton Taiwan Day’ Saturday May 4th: Festivities kick off at 11:00 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 email@example.com.
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We still need volunteers to help put together the playground equipment. We are planning on completing this in 3 days on April 26th, 27th and 28th (rain or shine) over Newton Serves weekend (this counts as part of Newton Serves!). Friday hours will be 9:00 am to 7:00 pm drop by at any point, there will be two shifts on both Saturday & Sunday 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Please sign up for as many slots as you like, the more the merrier! Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45a9ae2fa7ff2-hyde
pick a shift and put in your name. Please pass this on to friends that
would be interested in helping out. Send me their email and I will add
their name to the list firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-201-7088.
*Please note that this is considered a construction area (as per City of Newton) so children will not be permitted while we build the playground.
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