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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NHNAC Newton Trivia Contest & Hyde Renovations

The Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council is hosting a Newton trivia contest and wants people to participate. 20 winners will receive a gift card to a Newton Highlands business.  You don’t need to get all of the questions right to win, but half of the prizes are reserved for people who do.  To submit your answers, fill in the PDF which is available at http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/neighborhood/highlands/default.asp and email it to NewtonHighlandsVirtualTrivia@gmail.com.  Answers will be accepted through August 21.  Winners will be announced at the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council’s September 3 meeting.

HYDE Renovation and Restoration

We have used the Hyde shutdown to renovate our building. We sanded down all our walls
The Hyde wall on the right has been refinished with stain and polyurethane
We renovated the Hyde storage rooms
We took down our window metal screens and cleaned and painted our window frames
Village Bank donated funds to restore our floor and replace the buildings emergency doors.
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Summer in the Highlands 2021 :(

Studio 2 the Beatles cover band would have opened Summer in the Highlands 2020 tonight followed by thirteen concerts and movies, two plays and a story slam. Unfortunately based upon the COVID-19 pandemic we can not have Summer in the Highlands this year and Hyde Playground won’t have dancing, music and live theater in 2020.

We will be back at the Hyde Bandstand Friday Night June 18th 2021.

We would like to thank our sponsors Village Bank, Newton Community Pride, O’Hara’s Food & Spirits!

Thank you the Hyde Community Center – Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council.

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Hyde Playground Taiwan Garden

Tulips in Bloom at Hyde Playground

The Hyde Playground Taiwan Garden is in bloom with 1,200 tulips planted last fall by Barbara Darnell & Groot Gregory. Thank you Barbara and Groot!

The garden is funded by the Hyde Community Center, The Taipei Economic Culture Office and Newton Community Pride.

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Newton Highlands Soup Social February 8th 6:00

Newton Highlands Soup Social Saturday February 8th 6:00 pm. Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands. Free Admission, Free Entertainment, Free Food, Come Join Us! Open gym for kids and delicious hot soups, bread and ice cream! Sponsored by The Hyde Community Center. For more information contact John Rice 617-201-7088 director@hydecenter.org.

Newton South Acapella Group the Newtones will perform at the Highlands Soup Social
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Newton Highlands Soup Social February 8th 6:00

Newton Highlands Soup Social Saturday February 8th 6:00 pm. Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands. Free Admission, Free Entertainment, Free Food, Come Join Us! Open gym for kids and delicious hot soups, bread and ice cream! Sponsored by the The Hyde Community Center. For more information contact John Rice 617-201-7088 director@hydecenter.org.

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Newton Highlands Halloween Party and Haunted House Sunday October 27th

Sunday October 27th 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 Wizard of OZ”

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

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Summer in 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.

Soft Touch Dance Band at Hyde Playground

Summer in the Highlands Attendees
Shakespeare in the Park at Hyde Playground
Nomad Story Slam from the Nomadic Theater
Outdoor Movies at Hyde Playground
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Fall Programs at the Hyde Community Center

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 November 5)

Fridays 9:45-10:45am starts September 13

Zumba at the Hyde Center

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

Yoga at the Hyde Center

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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Shakespeare in the Park Measure for Measure Wednesday August 14th 7:30


Free Outdoor Shakespeare returns with political drama Measure for Measure. What happens when corruption reaches the highest level of court? Explore the price of principle, and witness what happens when the law is bent by those who serve to uphold it. A duke in disguise leaves the fate of his people in the hands of a ruthless judge. A loyal sister is faced with an important decision: save the life of her brother, or uphold her honor? Join us for Shakespeare’s timeless tale of deception, virtue, and honor, and decide for yourself whether justice is served.   
 
The performance begins at 7:30 at Hyde Playground 90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461. *In the chance of rain performance to be moved indoors at the Hyde Community Center.
 
All performances are free and open to all audiences; no tickets are needed. Enjoy the Bard under the stars on the lawn or bring blankets and lawn chairs. Please visit www.brownboxtheatre.org for full performance schedule and rain locations.
 
Measure for Measure is supported by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council and Summer in the Highlands. The Hyde Community Center and Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council sponsor Summer in the Highlands with lead sponsors from Village Bank and Newton Community Pride.

For information John Rice 617-201-7088 jrice@tsnn.com
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Shakespeare in the Park Measure for Measure Tonight Wednesday August 14th 7:30 at Hyde Playground


Free Outdoor Shakespeare returns with political drama Measure for Measure. What happens when corruption reaches the highest level of court? Explore the price of principle, and witness what happens when the law is bent by those who serve to uphold it. A duke in disguise leaves the fate of his people in the hands of a ruthless judge. A loyal sister is faced with an important decision: save the life of her brother, or uphold her honor? Join us for Shakespeare’s timeless tale of deception, virtue, and honor, and decide for yourself whether justice is served.   
 
The performance begins at 7:30 at Hyde Playground 90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461. *In the chance of rain performance to be moved indoors at the Hyde Community Center.
 
All performances are free and open to all audiences; no tickets are needed. Enjoy the Bard under the stars on the lawn or bring blankets and lawn chairs. Please visit www.brownboxtheatre.org for full performance schedule and rain locations.
 
Measure for Measure is supported by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council and Summer in the Highlands. The Hyde Community Center and Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council sponsor Summer in the Highlands with lead sponsors from Village Bank and Newton Community Pride.

For information John Rice 617-201-7088 jrice@tsnn.com
 
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