This weekend at the Hyde Playground

We have a busy weekend at Hyde Playground tonight Friday night August 5th  the Soft Touch Dance Band will perform at 6:00 pm. Following the concert we have the movie “Back to the Future” at dusk.

Saturday night August 6th at 7:30 pm Newton Theater Company will have a performance of “Agamemnon”.

Finally Sunday night August 7th Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will perform William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline at 7:00 pm.

In case of rain for any event this weekend the activity will move into the Hyde Community Center.

New Rep Hyde performance



Hyde Community Center Shakespeare in the Park

Hyde Playground Shakespeare in the Park Sunday July 31st 7:00

If it rains performance inside the Hyde Community Center and if it doesn’t rain performance on Hyde Playground Bandstand.

Measure for Measure 
directed by Jennie Israel

 Vienna has fallen into disarray and debauchery– and the Duke has left the city! Will the strict Lord Angelo be able to clean up the city in the Duke’s absence? Will the city’s pimps and mistresses escape arrest from a band of silly, overzealous law enforcement? Can a noble nun and the disguised Duke work for good to save an innocent man and reexamine the meaning of true justice? William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure tells a dissonant tale of the virtue of mercy, the absurdity of ineffective law, and the inner-demons that lurk under the veil of righteousness.

7/31 at 7pm Newton-Hyde Center, Newton, MA

Arianna Bonito
Duke Vincentio
Braley Degenhardt  
Rachel Durante
Nathaniel Flachs
Jamil Joseph
Sam Marchiony   
Blair Nodelman
Maurice Palmer
Mistress Overdone/Abhorson
Courtney Plati
Andrew Prensky
Elbow/Friar Peter
Jared Reinfeldt
Sarah Vasilevsky

Another Fun Weekend at Hyde Playground on June 24th & June 26th

On Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m. Hyde Community Center welcomes 4 Guys in Tuxes to the Hyde Playground for a live performance. From swing music to classic rock this 4 Guys in Tuxes does it all! Bring blankets, beach chairs and enjoy the music. The movie at dusk following the concert is Zootopia.

On Sunday, June 26th at 6 p.m. On Sunday end your weekend on a high note and come hear the delightful sounds of the Sharon Concert Band at the Hyde Center. The 50-plus-member Sharon Concert Band plays a wide variety of music from the symphonic band repertoire. 

bandstand event

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.

Reminisants June 17th 6:00 at Hyde Bandstand

Dancing at bandstand

The Reminisants will be playing Hyde Bandstand Friday June 17th at 6:00 followed by the Peanuts Movie at dusk.

The Reminisants have been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout New England since 1973. The band specializes in music from the 1950’s through the 90’s, playing a collection of great music for all kinds of musical tastes and generations.

The Reminisants have performed for just about every type of event imaginable from concerts, parades and festivals, to weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and ocean cruises. For thirteen years they entertained on weeklong cruises to Bermuda on Norwegian Cruise Lines, performing on board the ship and on the island. During the Summer, the band performs at more than 50 outdoor concerts and festivals.




Newton Highlands Village Day Sunday June 12th

Newton Highlands Village Day Sunday June 12th

Welcome to Newton Highlands Village Day — a festival for all ages in Newton Highlands!

10:00-11:00 Road Race (onsite registration starts 8AM)   In front of Hyde Center
10:30-4:00 Beer Garden  in front of Bread & Chocolate
11:00-4:00 Village Day:  Activities, Music, Vendors, Food  Lincoln Street
11:00-3:00 Silent Auction: Time to Bid Auction table
11:00-11:15 Opening Act:  Juggler:  Paris from Boston Circus Guild West Stage
11:00-12:30 Music:  Tal Shalom-Kobi East Stage
11:15-12:45 Music:  Stacey Peasley   West Stage
12:30-1:00 Music:  Dave Milazzo & Tucker Antell East Stage
12:30-1:30 Magician: Joel Acevedo near Davis Hair Salon
12:45-1:00 Dance:  Paulette’s Ballet Studio West Stage
1:00-1:30 Music:  Dave Milazzo & guests East Stage
1:00-2:00 Music:  Sherée Dunwell & The Associates West Stage
1:30-2:00 Dance:  Flamenco performance  East Stage
1:50-2:00 Dance:  Creative Steps Dance Studio West Stage
2:00-3:00 Music:  Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys West Stage
2:00-4:00 Music:  Dave Milazzo & guests East Stage
3:00-4:00 Music:  Crocodile River Music West Stage
3:00-4:00 Silent Auction: Winners, make your purchases Auction table


Fun on Crystal Lake June 12th 1:00 to 5:00


Crystal Lake

Come Join Us for An Afternoon of Fun on Crystal Lake!!
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2016 1:00pm-5:00pm
20 Rogers Street, Newton Highlands, MA
$10 donation per canoe/kayak/paddleboard
Refreshments*Related Vendor Booths*Flower for Home Planting

Sponsors: Whole Foods and Star Market

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 1-4:00pm 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.

Support Crystal Lake Conservancy’s efforts to keep Crystal Lake healthy
Visit our website at 
Crystal Lake Conservancy is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  

Summer in the Highlands starts June 10th at 6:00

Summer in the Highlands starts Friday night June 10th at 6:00 with the Beatles Tribute Band Studio Two followed by the family movie Kung Fu Panda 3 at dusk. 

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

Crowd last concert 2014

bandstand event



Hyde Playground Memorial Day Concert – The Rain Will Stop

The rain will stop for tonight’s Memorial Day Concert and we will be outside on the Hyde Bandstand. However, if the forecast is wrong we will be inside the Hyde Gym.


Memorial Day Monday Night May 30th at Hyde Community Center Bandstand 90 Lincoln Street Newton Highlands. A great event as part of Memorial Day in association with Newton Festival of the Arts and the Hyde Community Center. At 6:00 pm The Waltham American Legion Band will perform a Memorial Day Concert. Before the concert we will read off the names of the men on the Newton Highlands World War 2 Memorial. In case of rain the concert will be in the Hyde Gym

The Waltham American Legion Band was the first American Band to ever perform in the USSR, the Waltham American Legion Band has been playing in the United States and Europe since 1948.  Today, the band consists of about fifty members both veterans and civilians ranging in age from teens to nineties hailing from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.  Performances include concerts, parades and special events most recently appearing in Washington, DC and Canada.

The band supports itself through paid performances, fund raisers and donations.  The band contributes to educational causes and local scholarships for young people interested in music.  Members volunteer their time and donate their services to support all entities and efforts.

Waltham American Legion Band from Waltham, Mass. competes in the band competition during the 97th Annual American Legion National Convention in Baltimore, Md. on Tuesday, August 25. Photo by Lucas Carter.