Hyde Community Center Summer in the Highlands, Shakespeare and Big Band weekend

Summer in the Highlands August 8th and August 10th

The Hyde Community Center presents its annual summer series featuring outdoor music and movies on Friday evenings! Bring blankets and beach chairs to join in on this free community fun! Music begins at 6pm, movies begin at dusk. (Events are moved inside in case of rain but no rain this weekend.)

August 8 | (6pm) Soft Touch Dance Band (Big Band)/Saving Mr. Banks (Dusk)

August 10 | 8pm Commonwealth Shakespeare Company/Much Ado About Nothing


Soft Touch Dance Band

                                                                                  Soft Touch Dance Band

Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council Meeting 8/7/14 8:00 Brigham House

Newton Highlands

Neighborhood Area Council

MEETING AGENDA – Distributed 08/03/14

Rodney Barker, Bob Burke, Barbara Darnell, Steven Feinstein, Groot Gregory, Ron Mauri, Carol McPherson, Srdjan Nedeljkovic, Robert Solomon

Ex-officio aldermen: John Rice, Richard Blazar, Cheryl Lappin


When: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:30 pm

Where: Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street in Newton Highlands


Meeting Agenda:

I. General items for discussion (10 minutes)

  • Review and Approval of July 2014 Minutes (all)
  • Treasurer’s Report and Budget update (Groot Gregory)
  • Area Council boundaries and signature collection (Srdjan Nedeljkovic)

II. Committee reports    

  • Activities and Projects: (all) (10 minutes)

o   Summer activities: Concert Series update (John Rice)

o   Beautification and water supply project – Officer English garden (John Rice)

o   Halloween Haunted House (all)

  • Village Business liaison: (10 minutes)

o   Merchants’ Coalition update (Dianne Khalaj)

o   Festive lights in Newton Highlands – update

  • Community Engagement (5 minutes)

o   Update on social outreach, newsletter, and electronic mailing list

  • Transportation update: (20 minutes)

o   MBTA Access and MBTA bridge issue (Robert Solomon)

o   Pedestrian crosswalks update: Lincoln and Walnut, Allerton Rd (Robert Solomon)

o   Allerton Road proposal (Adam Peller)

o   Sidewalk accessibility and tables issue (Robert Solomon)

o   Needham Street update (Srdjan Nedeljkovic)

  • Development, Housing, and Zoning update (40 minutes)

o   Zervas School working group (Steven Feinstein, Rena Getz, Bruce Henderson)

o   Architectural preservation subcommittee update: Rodney Barker, Laura Fitzmaurice and Carol McPherson

o   Envisioning Newton Highlands update (Srdjan Nedeljkovic)

III. New Business: (5 minutes)

  • Any other new business to discuss?

The location of this meeting is handicap accessible, and reasonable accommodations will be provided to persons requiring assistance.

Tonight at 6:00 we have a great oldies dance band the Reminisants and at dusk the classic movie Rear Window.  

Pops in the Park – Sunday, July 27

New Philharmonia Orchestra Pops in the Park

Sunday, July 27

8pm Concert

7:30pm Instrument Petting Zoo

Free Admission

Join New Phil for a perfect summer evening with music under the stars. Featuring music of The Beatles, Leroy Anderson, “Frozen” plus Bruch Violin Concerto with Spencer Anderson, violin (and member of the state champion Newton North Baseball team) and Patriotic All-stars, Crowd sing-a-longs and rockin’ musical surprises!

Gather your blanket, your picnic, and your friends!

More information at www.newphil.org


Summer in the Highlands – July

July 11
6:00 p.m. Concert: Gringo Kings, (Jazz & Salsa)
Dusk Movie: Frozen

July 18
6:00 p.m. Concert: Four Guys in Tuxes, (family mix)
Dusk Movie: Princess Diaries

July 20
8:00 p.m. New Rep Theater , Shakespeare in the Park “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

July 25
6:00 p.m. Concert: Black Velvet Band (Irish)
Dusk Movie: The Sandlot

July 27
8:00 p.m. New Philharmonia Orchestra
Classical and Popular Music


Summer in the Highlands – June

June 13
6pm Concert: Studio 2 Beatles Tribute Band, (rock)
Dusk Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

June 20
6pm Concert: In The House, (R&B, Motown, Reggae)
Dusk Movie: The Nut Job

June 27
6pm Concert: Specific Gravity, (rock)
Dusk Movie: The Lego Movie

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. Drinks and snacks will be sold at reasonable prices. Sponsors: Village Bank, Whole Foods, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton Cultural Council. For more information contact John Rice.