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 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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Summer in the Highlands 2018

Summer in the Highlands 2018 ends tonight Saturday September 8th with the Nomadic Story Slam at 7:00. We had twelve concerts, twelve movies, two Shakespeare plays and after ten years of Summer in the Highlands had our first year when we never had a night rained out.

Summer in the Highlands 2019 starts June 7th 6:00 with Studio 2 the Beatles cover band and the movie Frozen!

Summer in the Highlands is brought to you by the Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council with sponsors: O’Hara’s Food and Spirits, Village Bank and Whole Foods.

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Newton Nomadic Story Slam Saturday September 8th 7:00

The Newton Nomadic theater will kick off its new season with a free! outdoor Nomad Story Slam at 7 PM on Saturday (Sept 8) at the Hyde Bandstand, 90 Lincoln St in Newton Highlands.  The theme of the night is “it was my fault”.

If you never been to one, you should.   These events were inspired by the Moth Radio Hour.  They are evenings of story telling where anyone can throw their name in the hat to tell their own 5 minute, true, “it was my fault” story.

Come to listen to the stories or if you’re a bit more adventurous come and tell your own story.

This is the final evening of the Hyde Playground’s fabulous summer long Summer in the Highlands series of free concerts, films, and theater that has been running every weekend since June.

Saturday’s Nomad Story Slam will feature special guest host Mike Reilly, one of the Nomad Story Slam’s most popular and funny story tellers.

 
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Summer in the Highlands ends this weekend

This is the last weekend for Summer in the Highlands. Friday night September 7th Loose Change the Newton Teacher Band will be performing from 6:00 to 8:00. Come on down to Hyde Playground and see your neighbors who are all back in Newton! At dusk the last outdoor movie Sherlock Gnomes will be at the Hyde Bandstand.

Newton’s Nomadic Theater will be presenting one of it’s Nomad Story Slams Saturday September 8th at 7 PM at the Hyde Playground bandstand on Lincoln St in Newton Highlands.

If you haven’t been before, you shouldn’t miss it.  These nights of story telling are inspired by the Moth Radio Hour.  Anybody can come and throw their name in the hat to tell a true story.  They should be roughly five minutes long, no notes, just let it rip.

Come tell a story yourself or come and listen to fabulous stories.

 

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Summer in the Highlands August 3rd and 5th

Hyde Playground Garden Funded by the Hyde Community Center and Planted by Barbara Darnell.

This weekend at Hyde Playground Friday August 3rd at 6:00 the Soft Touch Dance Band playing Big Band Music. At dusk the outdoor movie Groundhog Day.

Sunday August 5th Commonwealth Shakespeare Company performing Henry VI Part III at 7:30

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Shakespeare in the Park Hyde Playground Bandstand Sunday July 29th 7:30

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Hyde Playground Bandstand Commonwealth Shakespeare will perform Henry VI Part II Sunday July 29th at 7:30.

The battle for the English crown continues.  As tensions rise between York and Lancaster it is unclear who has the right to the throne. With the Duke of York gaining support, who will ultimately reach power and glory: the Duke or King Henry VI?

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Music & Movie July 27th and Shakespeare in the Park July 29th

Friday July 27th at 6:00 the Black Velvet Band playing Irish music will perform at 6:00 at Hyde Playground. Followed by the movie Back to the Future 2 at dusk.

On Sunday July 29th at 7:30 Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will be performing Henry the VI part II at Hyde Bandstand.

 

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Summer in the Highlands for July 13th

Tonight Friday July 13th at 6:00 the jazz band the Gringo Kings will be playing at 6:00. Followed up by the outdoor movie Despicable Me 3 at dusk.

Next Friday July 20th we will have the Stardust Band at 6:00 and the movie at dusk is Back to the Future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last day of school June 22nd spend it at Hyde Playground with a concert and movie

The last day of school is today (June 22nd) spend the night at Hyde Playground with a concert and movie.

The great oldies band the Reminisants play at 6:00 and the movie Paddington 2 plays at dusk.

 

 

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Newton Highlands Village Day Sunday June 10th

Newton Highlands Village Day

Village Day 2018 is SUNDAY, June 10!!!

The day begins with the 5K Road Race and Family Fun Run 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!

Come for the run and stay for the fun!

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See you Sunday, June 10!

10:00 – 11:00 Road Race (onsite registration 8-9:30 AM, awards ~11:00)   Hyde Center
11:00-4:00 Village Day:  Activities, Music, Vendors, Food  Lincoln Street
11:00-2:30 Magicians:  Constantine & Charlie near Indulge!
11:00-3:00 Music:  Chris Pitts Jam Session with Wes Wirth (bass), Josh Raymond (drums), and Yuki Kanesaka (keyboard), Chris Pitts (sax) East Stage
11:15-11:25 Opening remarks: Mayor Ruthanne Fuller West Stage
11:30-12:30 Music:  Stacey Peasley Band   (children’s music) West Stage
12:30-1:00 Dance:  Paulette’s Ballet Studio East Stage
1:00-2:00 Music: Studio Two(Beatles tribute band) West Stage
3:00-4:00 Music:  Tal Shalom-Kobi  East Stage
2:00-3:30 Music: The Fifth Division (classic rock) West Stage
3:30-4:00 Music:  Highlands Conservatory (students from the Newton Highlands music school perform) West Stage

Locations:

  • East Stage (JAZZ): In front of Fleck Coffee
  • West Stage (YOUTH/ROCK): In front of Congregational Church
  • Magicians:  In front of Walnut Market
  • Hyde Center:  90 Lincoln Street
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