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.

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Newton Taiwan Day Saturday May 4th 11:00

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 director@hydecenter.org.

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Hyde Playground Build Friday/Saturday/Sunday April 26th, 27th and 28th

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

This truck delivered all the Hyde Playground equipment!


200 Hundred Yards of mulch was delivered with another 100 yard coming Friday!

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 jrice@tsnn.com 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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Hyde Playground Build Next Weekend April 27th and 28th

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!).

The Hyde Playground play structures have been taken down.

The City of Newton Department of Public Works Department have created a new cement walkway so the play structures will be completely ADA compliant.

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 jrice@tsnn.com 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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New Hyde Playground Build is coming this month!

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!). The current play structures will start to come down Thursday April 4th and the whole area will be fenced in until the construction starts. The City of Newton Department of Public Works Department will be pouring a new walkway over the next couple of weeks so the play structures will be completely ADA compliant.

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 jrice@tsnn.com 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.

Newton Taiwan Day is May 4th, Newton Highlands Village Day is June 9th and the Summer Concert Series kicks off June 7th so let’s get Hyde Playground ready!

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Hyde Playground Community Playground Build

Sponsored by Village Bank

Hyde Playground play structures are getting a face lift!

We 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!).

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 jrice@tsnn.com 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.

Newton Taiwan Day is May 4th, Newton Highlands Village Day is June 9th and the Summer Concert Series kicks off June 7th so let’s get Hyde Playground ready!

Old Hyde Playground Play Structures
New Hyde Playground Play Structures
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Hyde Indoor Soccer, Zumba and Building a Playground

There is an Indoor soccer group (coed) looking for players on Sundays at the Hyde Community Center 7-8 PM. Great workout! Please contact Barbara at gawsro@msn.com

Zumba Gold at the Hyde Community Center

Every Tuesday 10:00-11:00 a.m.
90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands

If you can’t get to the Newton Senior Center for Zumba Gold, try the Zumba Gold off-site class at the Hyde Community Center, in the heart of Newton Highlands. Instructor Ketty Rosenfeld will lead participants through easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. You’ll have fun, get a good workout, and leave feeling strong and empowered. No experience necessary. Just show up. Suggested contribution: $3.

The Hyde playground tot lot and play structures are getting a makeover! The plans have been made, design is complete, and the money is in. The only thing we need now is YOU! 

The work will be completed on Newton Serves weekend. April 26-28.

Friday April 26- we are looking for 8-10 volunteers for the play equipment delivery.

Saturday April 27th & Sunday April 28th:

Morning shift (8:30-12) we are looking for 25-30 volunteers (the more the better)

Afternoon shift (12-4) 25-30 volunteers (the more the better)n

Please consider volunteering for a time slot to help put together equipment.
For more information contact John Rice 617-201-7088 jrice@tsnn.com

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Newton Highlands Soup Social Tonight February 2nd 6:00

Newton Highlands Soup Social Saturday tonight February 2nd 6:00 pm. Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands. Free Admission, Free Entertainment, Free Food, Come Join Us! Open gym for kids & Delicious local hot soups and more.

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

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Newton Highlands Soup Social Saturday February 2nd 6:00

Newton Highlands Soup Social Saturday February 2nd 6:00 pm. Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands. Free Admission, Free Entertainment, Free Food, Come Join Us! Open gym for kids & Delicious local hot soups and more

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

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Basketball Clinic at Hyde Center

Boston Athletic Training (BAT) is offering an 8 week basketball clinic at the Hyde Community Center starting on January 19th for boys and girls ages 8-16.  BAT has run 3 successful clinics in the past year and has been dedicated to training young athletes since 2012.  The coaches of the program emphasize teaching the fundamentals of the sport, as well as the strategy of the game to ensure each athlete will improve.  Another unique part of the program is our conditioning portion of the clinic.  Each week the athletes will spend 30 minutes on improving either speed, endurance, power or core strength.

BAT Winter Basketball Program

When: 1/19 – 3/17* 

Where: Hyde Community Center – 90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

Who: Boys and girls ages 8-16

Cost: $400 for 8 sessions / $700 for all 16 dates**

Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Nlh4j7pDkysDWbZx2 

*The program runs each weekend on Saturday’s and Sunday’s 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM  

** Option to do just Saturdays or Sundays – Limited Spots available.  

Contact: 

Email: Chaim@bostonathletictraining.com 

Phone: 857-313-8442

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Newton Highlands Halloween Party and Haunted House Sunday October 28th

Sunday October 28th Halloween Party and Haunted House

Hyde Community Center

90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands

Halloween Party 5:00 to 6:00. Children under 8 with an adult, fun and games. Parade of Horribles around the Highlands at 6:00.

Haunted House 6:30 to 7:30 “The Haunted Crystal Lake Campground”

Presented by the Newton Parks and Recreation Department, Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council and the Hyde Community Center.

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