NewTV is beyond excited to begin the process of re-opening our facility with our normal business hours! We can't wait to see both familiar and new faces back in the studio! While we are still open only to members and their guests at this time, walk-ins are welcome for equipment pick-up/drop-off or editing time. As always, reservations are required for studio use. Please click here for more details about our current procedures for visiting NewTV. Thank you for your unyielding patience and cooperation during the past 2 years as we have worked through the pandemic together.

Community Calendar

 

Welcome to NewTV's Community Calendar!

 

NewTV's Community Calendar lists all types of events in and around the Newton community presented by a diverse array of organizations.

 

 

 



 May


All Month Long

 

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Through May 20

Bus Stop Art - Call For Submissions
Hosted by Newton Art Association

The Newton Art Association in its effort to bring art into Newton’s public spaces has been granted permission by the City of Newton to create and host an outdoor exhibition space called “Bus Stop Art” located in West Newton’s Captain Ryan Park beside the bus stop on Washington Street. This is a highly visible location, and the art can be appreciated by those traveling on Washington Street by foot, bicycle, bus, car, or truck.

The structure is essentially a small two-sided billboard — 4-feet high by 5 feet wide, or another way to describe it is a big double-sided picture frame on stilts. The images displayed will be 4 feet high by 5 feet wide quality, full color digital reproductions (on outdoor canvas vinyl) of the original artwork. The original artwork does not have to be 4 feet by 5 feet, rather the chosen artwork will be enlarged (or reduced) to 4 x 5 feet. Because of these parameters the dimensions of artwork submitted should be relatively close to a 2:3 ratio of height to width.

NAA’s Bus Stop Art will be a rotating exhibit from May/June 2022 through October 2023, with potential extension granted by the City.

Submit Artwork Online

 

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Through May 28

Main Hall Art Exhibit - "Birch Collages" by Carla Munsat
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Carla Munsat works in a variety of mediums focusing on collage and painting. Both are a highly personal search for a resolution. Carla’s collages are about memory, change and life’s unpredictability. She is intrigued by the variations found in birch which allow her to work with so much of what interests her in all media (i.e. texture, pattern, opacity, transparency and surprise). All of these collages focus on change and literally trying to put the pieces together.

Time: Available During Library Hours
Location: 330 Homer Street

 

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Through May 28

Gallery Art Exhibit - "Irma G: A Century of Hats and Spirit" by Leann Shamash
Hosted by Newton Free Library

In 2019, when Irma G was 96, living with dementia and was in the final year of her life, she and her daughter, Leann Shamash, embarked upon a life-changing adventure called, Irma G: A Century of Hats and Spirit. This project reflects the love of a mother-daughter relationship, the joy of an elderly woman’s character and enchantment in being captured by a camera. Irma G’s spirit shines through with each of her hats.

Time: Available During Library Hours
Location: 330 Homer Street

 

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Through May 31

Art As Salve Exhibition
Hosted by New Art Center

Rooted in the concept of Healing Justice, Art as Salve showcases responses and interventions to generational trauma and violence with the hope of impactful change to mend our bodies, hearts and minds. The exhibit, Art as Salve, asks the question – how might art function as a holistic intervention for survivors of oppression and violence? What would happen if art was used as a symbol for healing? Visit the New Art Corridor to see these introspective works and share in this healing process with New Art Center, the artists, and the community around us.

This exhibition is a part of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Curatorial Program. As a community arts education space, the New Art Center believes that art creates change. With a 44+ year history of building community through art, we recognize it is crucial to use our platform to fight systemic racism and social injustices.

The BIPOC Curatorial Program enables curators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color to develop and share exhibitions that spark dialogue, share personal vision, and personal experiences through curation. We hope this opportunity will create much needed dialogue to counter systemic racism.

Time: Gallery Open 24/7
Location: New Art Corridor, 245 Walnut Street

 

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03.30PoetryNewton_HaikuThrough Spring & Summer

Haiku to Celebrate Renewal: Outdoor Poetry Exhibit
Hosted by Poetry Newton

Haiku Newton will be an outdoor installation of numerous 18" x 24" corrugated plastic yard signs – the kind typically used for indicating a "house for sale" or "vote for this candidate."  However, these signs will be used to spread poetry, joy, and inspiration around Newton for April 2022’s poetry month. This will be a traveling exhibit, one week in one village center, then moving on to another village center throughout the month-long celebration.

The theme this year is: Celebration, Hope, Reemergence, Nature, Connection.

Location : Throughout Newton's Village Centers

 

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Sunday, May 1

Mini Golf in the Newton Free Library - Family Event
Hosted by Friends of the Newton Free Library

Join the Friends of the Newton Free Library as they transform the entire Library into an 18-hole mini golf course complete with greens and holes winding through the stacks and down the spiral staircase.

Admission to Sunday's Family event is $7 per person, or $25 for a family of 4 or more. Check out the Mini Golf event on Saturday, April 30th for adults-only fun! Click here for more info!

This event is sponsored by Bubble Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics!

Time: 9:30AM-12:00PM
Location: Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

 

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04.09AEM AprilClasses
Sunday, May 1

4x4 Bach, with Rachel Begley, recorder
Hosted by Amherst Early Music

Four sublime movements taken from the greatest vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach - the Magnificat, the St Matthew Passion, the motet Jesu Meine Freude, and the B minor Mass - and masterfully arranged for recorder quartet.

Geared to: recorders, intermediate and up.

Admission to this class is $25.

Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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Sunday, May 1

NewtonSERVES 2022
Hosted by Newton Parks, Recreation, & Culture

Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is excited to share that NewtonSERVES 2022 will be on  May 1st.  

This year we are looking to focus volunteer efforts on cleaning and improving our parks, school grounds, open space areas, and conservation lands.  These areas have been so important these past few years and really could use some community TLC!

*All volunteers must be pre-registered. No walk-in volunteers.*

Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM, Rain or Shine!
Location: Work Sites Throughout Newton

 

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05.01JCRC HolocaustCommemoration
Sunday, May 1

At a Crossroads: Preserving the Truth - Virtual Community Holocaust Commemoration of Yom HaShoah
Hosted by Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston

We live in a time when there are many who distort the facts of the Holocaust. Survivors have fought these distortions by preserving the truth of their lived experiences. This year, we will hear from community leaders throughout Greater Boston and local Holocaust survivor Frieda Grayzel who will share her story with the winners of this year’s Israel Arbeiter Essay Contest.

The event will feature: Holocaust Survivor Frieda Grayzel, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Rick Mann, Ambassador Meron Reuben, Consul General of Israel to New England, Nicole Menzenbach, Consul General of Germany to New England, Dachau concentration camp liberator Colonel Cranston "Chan" Rogers, Reverend Nancy Taylor, and the winners of the Israel Arbeiter (z"l) Holocaust Essay Contest.

Time: 2:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.01SLC_TrioSpencer
Sunday, May 1

New England Conservatory Presents: The Trio Spencer
Hosted by Scandinavian Living Center

The Trio Spencer was formed in September of 2021 at the New England Conservatory of Music. The pianist, Yandi Chen, and the violinist, Tong Chen, though unrelated, have enjoyed playing duos whilst in Shanghai due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cellist, Jonathan Salman, originally from Seattle, joined the duo in the Fall of 2021 to form the trio.

Cumulatively, the members of the Trio Spencer have attended numerous renowned music festivals such as the Perlman Chamber Music Program, the Verbier Festival, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Winter Workshop, the Aspen Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Fontainebleau Summer Music Program, the Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival, and the Festival de Granada.

In addition to their studies in the New England Conservatory of Music, the members of the Trio Spencer have received their music education in the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music. Coaches and mentors of the Trio Spencer include Vivian Weilerstein, Merry Peckham, John Heiss, and Donald Weilerstein.

The Trio Spencer gets its name from Spencer, the dearest pet friend, the cat of Merry Peckham, who has always been a faithful spirit support for the music students during the COVID-19 pandemic in front of the screen.

Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Location: Scandinavian Living Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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05.01NAA_ArtOfHealing
Sunday, May 1

Closing Reception - Newton Art Association's "The Art of Healing" Exhibit
Hosted by Newton Art Association & Newton Cultural Alliance 

See how artwork relates to healing at the Closing Reception.

Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Nathaniel Allen House, 35 Webster Street, West Newton

 

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04.09AEM AprilClasses
Sunday, May 1

Sing We Enchanted - A Vocal Technique Session with Historical Inspirations for the 21st-Century Singer, with Emily Eagen, voice
Hosted by Amherst Early Music

This is a vocal technique class - with a twist! This Singer’s Toolbox class invites singers to join in an hour-and-a-half of vocal exploration. From the beginning we will be up and singing! Build confidence and versatility as we do exercises for resonance, breath, articulation, and phonation, and stretch our range and stamina.

The twist? We will draw inspiration from ideas from 17th- and 18th-century vocal pedagogy as we sing. What imagery, wisdom, and science helped singers use their voices in these centuries? What is "news we can use" today to help us sing? We'll draw from historical ideas of the voice to gain inspiration as we do a full vocal workout, then sing some simple songs from the Renaissance and Early Baroque to try out the ideas. Give your voice a real workout, as we travel back and forth in time while we sing!

Admission to this class is $25.

Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.01PA_Ensemble3Sunday, May 1

Pro Arte Presents: Ensemble 3
Hosted by Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin (1919)
BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass (1977)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 11

Paul Polivnik, conductor
Leo Eguchi, cello

Paul Polivnik makes a return appearance in the spring to conduct Pro Arte in a powerful program of Ravel, Bernstein, and Mendelssohn.

Maurice Ravel dedicated each movement of his colorful Le tombeau de Couperin to a different friend who died in World War I. But as a twentieth-century emulation of the Baroque dance suite, the work also pays tribute to French composers of the eighteenth-century, such as the eponymous François Couperin.

Far from being a strictly liturgical setting, Leonard Bernstein’s Mass is an elaborate theatrical production for hundreds of singers, instrumentalists, and dancers. Bernstein created his evocative Three Meditations, featuring cellist Leo Eguchi, out of the most prayerful and passionate moments from his eclectic score.

Felix Mendelssohn’s talents as a prodigy are on full display in his boldly confident First Symphony, composed when he was only fifteen. Although he was inspired by Mozart and Beethoven, the symphony bustles with a stormy energy that is characteristically Mendelssohnian.

Time: 3:00PM
Location: War Memorial Auditorium at Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

 

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05.03CRRC_RestaurantSuccess
Tuesday, May 3

Positioning Your Restaurant for Success
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

The team at Pineapple Hospitality group returns for part two of our “Emerging from the Pandemic” series for restaurant owners. This time, the focus is on marketing and human resource strategies. How can you develop your team for success and showcase what you do best? Join us for a brief overview of best practices and an interactive discussion focusing on specific top-of-mind issues such as wage and hour issues and equitable pay alternatives, marketing strategies to develop a competitive digital marketing program and to combat the competitive impact of ghost kitchens.

Admission is free for Chamber members; $15 for non-members.

Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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Tuesday, May 3

Newton Inspires
Hosted by Newton Schools Foundation

On Tuesday, May 3rd at Angier Elementary School, Newton Inspires 2022 will feature some of the city’s most interesting and influential individuals, our Newton Public School teachers and staff.

We’re Together Again! Join us LIVE for light fare, signature mocktails created by celebrity food designer Denise Drower Swidey, student musical performances, teacher testimonials, and a short film, as we peek inside NPS classrooms where all the creativity happens.

Our emcee, Barbara Howard, former host of NPR’s All Things Considered on WGBH, will lead a conversation with the following teachers: Rebecca Robles Taylor, Bigelow, Jill Leibowitz, Cabot, Amy McMahon, Newton North, David Weintraub, Newton South and Miles Wilcox, Ward who work with our students to realize some of NSF’s most impactful grants.  Click here to see which projects will be highlighted.

Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Angier Elementary School, 1697 Beacon Street

 

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Tuesday, May 3

Discovering the Library's Art Collection Part l - The Italian Renaissance: Michelangelo and Friends
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Michelangelo's sculptures Moses and Lorenzo de'Medici belong to the library in replicas. Join  Amy Golahny for the first in this two part series on the library's permanent collection of art. The discussion will place these pieces in their original context, and demonstrate Michelangelo's powerful influence on younger sculptors in Florence such as Giambologna and his Mercury.

Amy Golahny, PhD Columbia University, is Richmond Professor Emerita of Lycoming College, Williamsport PA. She has lectured internationally, authored and edited books and articles on Rembrandt and other topics, and served as president of the Historians of Netherlandish Art.

Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time. The login information will be sent just after registration closes. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.04CRRC_CyberSecurity
Wednesday, May 4

Blueprint for Managing Cyber Security Risk
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Are you protected from hackers and ransomware attacks?

At a time of heighted global concerns about cyber security, no business or nonprofit should assume they’re protected from being targeted by a hacker or ransomware attack.

For this informative webinar, CMIT Solutions President Scott Krentzman will help you understand why and how you can protect your company and yourself.

 We’ll discuss the threat landscape, likelihood of being hacked, and how to develop a culture of security and risk management for your small business or nonprofit.

Admission is free for Chamber members; $10 for non-members

Time: 12:00PM-12:45PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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Wednesday, May 4

Journey to Greenland with Erica Ferencik
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Join author Erica Ferencik as she discusses the origin story of her stunning new novel Girl in Ice. In the book, Val, an American linguist, is tasked to journey to a remote climate research center off the coast of Greenland where a girl has thawed from the ice - alive - speaking a language no one understands. Learn about Ferencik’s month-long research trip to Greenland, a place of almost incomprehensible size, phenomenal beauty, isolation, wildness and mystery.

Publisher’s Weekly gives Girl in Ice a starred review: “Trenchant details about catastrophic climate change bolster a creative plot featuring authentic characters…Ferencik outdoes Michael Crichton in the convincing way she mixes emotion and science.”

Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time. The login information will be sent just after registration closes. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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Thursday, May 5

Silver Lake's "Lake Talk"
Hosted by Historic Newton

Take a closer look at Newton's own "Lake Talk," a sub-dialect named after Silver Lake that developed in the village of Nonantum. Learn the lingo of the Lake, spoken by generations of locals including actor Matt LeBlanc, and explore how the uncertain origins of this way of speaking hints at broader cultural connections underlying Nonantum's historically diverse communities.

Suggested donation: $5 for Historic Newton members; $10 for non-members. Donate here.

Time: 7:00PM
Location: Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

 

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ArtistTalk
Friday, May 6

LAST DAY - Newton Open Studios 25th Anniversary: Call for Artists
Hosted by Newton Open Studios

This year, NOS will be an indoor and outdoor event on May 21 & 22. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Artists must live, work, create art in Newton (including current art classes, live or zoom), or belong to a Newton fine art organization. Artists volunteer for 2 to 4 hours to help NOS happen, supply their own displays, and are responsible for their own insurance.

You must secure your location before registering. If you need to find a host, Email us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the Subject Line: "I need a location." Include an image of your work (or artist website address) and your medium in the body of your email.

Early-bird registration fee is $150 through April 22 at 11:59PM. Regular registration continues through May 6th and costs $175. There will be no refunds, even in the event of cancellation.

 

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Saturday, May 7

Newton Piano Summit: Andrus Madsen and April Sun Performing The Goldberg Variations
Hosted by Waban Improvement Society

“The Goldberg Variations are among the most meaningful works J. S. Bach wrote for keyboard.” --Josef Rheinberger, 1883

Newton’s own Andrus Madsen is well-known internationally in early music circles and performs on the organ, harpsichord clavichord and fortepiano. He is the founding director of Newton Baroque. Originally from Provo, Utah, Andrus received a Bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Brigham Young University and went on to the Eastman School of Music, where he completed a Master’s degree in Musicology, and a Masters and Doctorate in harpsichord performance. Madsen is known for his eloquent Baroque style improvisations. His recording of keyboard music by Pachelbel has received critical acclaim. “Superb recordings of superb instruments by a musician who deserves to be better known.” (Michael Barone of pipedreams).

​Boston-based pianist ​​​​April Sun co-founded the Meadowlark Piano Trio, frequently collaborates with the Phoenix and the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestras, and has performed at Calderwood Hall (Boston), Bing Concert Hall (Stanford), Spectrum (NYC), Pepsico Hall (Fort Worth), and the American Exchange Center at Jiaotong University (China). She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and teaches at the Brookline Music School. She serves as a collaborative pianist at New England Conservatory and Boston University. 

*A vaccination card is required to attend.*

Time: 1:00PM
Location: Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street

 

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05.07SCC_Playgroup
Saturday, May 7

Playgroup for Kids of All Ages with A Nordic Twist
Hosted by Scandinavian Cultural Center

Bring your kids to play inside in our beautiful Nordic Hall and outside on the lawn.

Storytelling: learn about Norse mythology and Trolls.

Speaking a Nordic language will be encouraged but not required.

$5 suggested donation per child.

Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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Saturday, May 7

Young People's Multicultural Festival
Hosted by Suzuki School of Newton

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun, multiethnic cuisine, and music from around the world at Suzuki Newton's historic campus in Waban Village. Performances include:

  • Grooversity Brazilian Drumming Ensemble
  • Africano Waltham Dance Troupe
  • Pumawari Tusuy Peruvian Dance Troupe
  • Suzuki School of Newton Faculty Ensemble. 

Time: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: Suzuki School of Newton, 1615 Beacon Street, Waban

 

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Saturday, May 7

Shall We Dance? - Concert by Duo Amie
Hosted by Shelter Music Boston

Please join us Saturday May 7th, 2022 at 3 pm, at the beautiful Allen House in Newton, MA for a benefit concert in support of Shelter Music Boston! The musical program, Shall We Dance?, is a celebration of dance music and will be performed by the popular Boston-based piano-cello ensemble, Duo Amie (Julie Reimann, cello, Ellyses Kuan, piano)with guest appearance by Shelter Music Boston Artistic Director and renowned violinist, Adrian Anantawan.

Incorporating folk dances, waltzes, and Latin American dances, the program will include Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango, Elizondo's Danzas Latinoamericanas, Saint-Saen's Danse Macabre, Kapustin's Nearly Waltz, Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, and more! An ice cream reception sponsored by Rancatore's Ice Cream will follow the performance. 100% of concert proceeds will benefit Shelter Music Boston, a nonprofit organization promoting community, creative interaction, respect, and the therapeutic benefit of music by performing chamber music concerts of the highest quality in homeless shelters and other sheltering environments.

Time: 3:00PM
Location: Nathaniel Allen House, 35 Webster Street

 

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Saturday, May 7

Saturday Night Live at The Legion Presents: Speak No Evil
Hosted by American Legion Post 440

Join us Saturday night, May 7th at the American Legion Post 440 in Newton as we welcome Speak No Evil to our Member's Lounge, featuring Ken Clark, Mike Fee and John Medeiros Jr. playing soul, funk, rock and blues.

To honor of all of the Mothers, Ken’s Flower Café has donated corsages for the first 12 Moms in attendance.

Open to the public. $10.00 suggested donation. Pizza provided by D&A House of Pizza.

Time: 8:00PM
Location: American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street

 

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Sunday, May 8

Brothers Sing On!
Hosted by Highland Glee Club, The Apollo Club of Boston, Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus, Renaissance Men

Founded in 1871, the Apollo Club is the second-oldest continuously active men’s singing group in the US and they are celebrating their 150th anniversary.

Apollo Club of Boston will be joined by: Boston Saengerfest Men's Chorus, Highland Glee Club, and Renaissance Men

Tickets are $20 at the door. People under 18 are free.

Time: 3:30PM
Location: Old South Church in Boston, 645 Boylston Street, Boston

 

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Sunday, May 8

Valerie Stephens: NINA SIMONE & Hip Hop
Hosted by New Repertory Theatre

Valerie Stephens is a performing artist/ arts educator with a passion for history. For one night only, Valerie is bringing her newest NINA Tribute production “NINA SIMONE & Hip Hop” to New Repertory Theatre audiences!

Valerie Stephens is a multi-talented performing artist known for work in music, theater, storytelling and production. Valerie is also known for her commitment to Nina Simone’s Legacy having created a series celebratory concerts. The most recent is "Nina Simone & Hip Hop." For her artistic work and community commitment Valerie has received a Brother Thomas Fellowship with an unrestricted award of $15,000. She has also received a Bridge Award in Arts, a Boston City Council Resolution for her community arts programming and performances, a Get Konnected! Boston Legends & Pioneers Award, a NAACP Image Award, an Urban Music Award in Blues and Citations of Appreciation from Boston, New Bedford and Springfield.

Valerie has created a number of concerts: WOMEN OF THE VILLAGE celebrating the female commonality in English, Spanish and Xhosa. SWEET & SALTY: DRESSED TO THE NINES is a tribute to classic Blues Women. She has produced a concert series dedicated to the musical icon Dr. Nina Simone and her commitment to social justice.

Time: 7:00PM
Location: Mainstage Theatre at Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Steet, Watertown

 

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05.10NewtonSpeaks StorytellingTuesday, May 10

Newton Speaks - Voices of Our City: A Storytelling Symposium
Hosted by Newton Community Pride, Newton At Home, & Sequences

Join us to hear your friends and neighbors tell their stories about Family, Friends, & Food!

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 617-795-2560.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Time: 2:00PM-3:30PM
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street, West Newton

 

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Wednesday, May 11

Central 128 Office Market Update
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

As we emerge from the most disruptive commercial real estate markets in decades, join our panelists as we discuss the current state of the market for office space in the Central 128 suburban market. 
 
Hear what local owners and brokers are seeing for activity, trends in the market, and their forecast for the future.   Our panelists will explain the impact of the life science market, the lasting impact of COVID on leasing, and the rise of green buildings. 
 
Panelists:

  • Victoria Paolino - Boston Properties - Director, Leasing
  • Matt Malatesta - Newmark - Managing Director
  • Elizabeth Holmes - RW Holmes Commercial Real Estate - Director, Corporate Service

Admission is free for Chamber members; $25 for non-members.

Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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Thursday, May 12

NewTV Member Meet-Up
Hosted by NewTV

As we begin to thaw out from winter and ease back into in- person events, NewTV invites all Newton residents to reconnect with your local community media center!

New members, prospective members, longtime members, and anyone who is curious about what NewTV has to offer are all welcome to attend.

Come and meet Katherine, the new Director of Member Services!

Orientation, which is required for new members, will begin at 6:30pm.

 

Longtime members are encouraged to mingle and share their experiences with some of our newcomers. All attendees are free to socialize, collaborate, and network with one another. 

Refreshments from Blue Ribbon BBQ will be provided!

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (617) 965-7200, ext. 112.

 

Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: NewTV, 23 Needham Street

 

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Thursday, May 12

Demo with Stephanie Stigliano | Artists Books
Hosted by Newton Art Association

Two-hour workshop in folded paper magic!

All you need are index cards, a ruler, scissors, a glue stick, and a pencil. Join Stephanie Stigliano on May 12, 2022, as she shows you how to make easy sample structures in paper. These three-dimensional forms fold flat for storage. You can adapt them for cards, books, or ornaments. She will also show you examples of how she uses similar forms in her artwork. Stigliano has been teaching book arts and printmaking since 1988.

http://stephaniemahanstigliano.com

Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Virtual Event - 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86558598443?pwd=WDBhQnZ5Z09mcVNCc1cwM1R0bnNxdz09

 

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Friday, May 13

Paint & Sip with Youveline Joseph
Hosted by New Art Center

Join Youveline Joseph, an artist from New Art’s Real F.R.I.E.N.D.S. exhibition , as she guides students to create an original painting that honors the contributions and strengths of the people of the African diaspora. Paint & Sips are fun, informal, and open to people of all artistic abilities. New Art provides the materials and tickets for two glasses of wine. Open to students ages 21+.

Youveline Joseph is a visual artist, born in Haiti but raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. Her passion for art began at a young age and has developed an Afrocentric painting style, using a combination of cowrie shells, crystals, and glitter to personalize her artworks. She also incorporates bright, vibrant colors, patterns, and textures into her pieces. Moreover, her inspiration comes from beauty, culture, social media, fashion, adversity, and societal issues. Her body of work focuses on representation and her goal is to showcase and praise the beauty of her people and the diversity in the African diaspora.

Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM
Location: New Art Center, 61 Washington Park

 

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Saturday, May 14

5K & Walk for Independence
Hosted by Carroll Center for the Blind

Join us on May 14 and celebrate 10 years of the Walk for Independence, an extraordinary community event that supports our mission of empowering those who are blind or visually impaired to achieve independence and to lead a fulfilling life.

This year there are even more ways to participate. Runners can register for a 5K run with chip timing and Walkers can walk a one-mile route. All of the routes will take place around the beautiful Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst. Stay for a family and guide dog-friendly event and enjoy food, music, accessible games, giveaways, and much more. All the activities offer unique opportunities for both sighted and visually impaired individuals to participate.

3 Players & 1 alum from the New England Patriots will be joining us at the event this year!

Times: Registration - 8:00AM
5K Begins - 9:00AM
Walk Begins - 10:00AM
Location: Mt. Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, 100 Carlson Avenue

 

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Saturday, May 14

First Responders Appreciation Cookout (Police, Fire, EMS)
Hosted by American Legion Post 440 & Sons of The American Legion

This cookout is designed to take a moment to thank the men and women who bravely, and without hesitation, are the first to attend to citizens of our community in need. Live music, burgers, dogs, drinks, Blue Ribbon BBQ, O'Hara's, and Cabot’s Ice Cream will all be part of the festivities.

Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public! Our generous sponsors are The Village Bank and Honda Village of Newton.

Each First Responder in attendance will be personally presented with an appreciation coin commemorating their service to our community.  Recognition of Newton’s Top Cop and Top Community Service participants will be a highlight.  

Newton’s Police Chief John Carmichael, Newton Fire Chief Gino Lucchett,i and Fallon Ambulance Section Officer and Paramedic Jason Kingery will all say a few words.

*Rain Date is Sunday, May 15th*

If anyone has any questions about this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time: 12:00PM
Location: American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street

 

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05.14SCC_SyttendeMai
Saturday, May 14

Syttende Mai Celebration
Hosted by Norumbega Lodge #3-506, Sons of Norway & Scandinavian Cultural Center

Norumbega Lodge #3-506, Sons of Norway presents a family picnic on the front lawn of the SCC in honor of Norway’s national independence day, Syttende Mai (officially observed on May 17). Sons of Norway invites you to join them for a parade and picnic to commemorate this festive occasion.

Join in the procession with flags and singing, feast on Scandinavian foods, have kids’ games and competitions, and a “tale for dagen” (speech of the day). Bring your family and friends – all ages are welcome! Gratulerer med dagen!

Time: 12:30PM-2:15PM
Location: Front Lawn of the Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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05.14WIS_Charon
Saturday, May 14

Newton Piano Summit: Harold Charon, Explorations in Latin Music
Hosted by Waban Improvement Society

One of the things we try to do with the Summit is feature talent before they get Grammys, world attention, and command fees well above our current budgets, and yes this has happened! We poll past summit artists regularly to see who’s the new hot talent on the scene and this time Harold Charon’s name kept coming up.

Harold Charon is the youngest headliner we have featured on the Summit, only slightly younger than Jimin Park a few years ago. Originally from Havana, he began piano lessons at 5 years old. Exuding musicianship decades beyond his years, he went on a Canadian tour which included the Halifax Jazz Festival and received training from  Fred Hersh, Taylor Eigsty, Billy Childs and the late great jazz master Chick Corea.

*A vaccination card is required to attend.*

Time: 1:00PM
Location: Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street

 

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05.14AEM OnlineClasses
Saturday, May 14

Masque up! Ausserlesene Paduanen und Galliarden with Miyo Aoki, recorder
Hosted by Amherst Early Music

Around the beginning of the 17th century, a fruitful exchange of musical ideas between England and Germany, facilitated in part by composers who traveled between the regions, led to the publication of several volumes of pavane and galliard pairs and other dance music. We will enjoy sumptuous pavanes, lively galliards, and charming masque dances from some of these volumes, by composers such as William Brade, Thomas Simpson, and John Adson.

Open to: upper intermediate to advanced recorders (some simplified parts will be available for intermediate players). Pitch: A=440.

Admission to this class is $25.

Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.14AEM OnlineClasses
Saturday, May 14

La Charmante: The Life and Works of Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre with Kevin Devine, harpsichord
Hosted by Amherst Early Music

Hailing from a respectable family of musicians and craftsmen, the young Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet’s star burned bright and hot from a young age. At five years old she captured the attention of le Roi soleil and by her adolescence was already in the service of his mistress, the Madame de Montespan. By the beginning of the 18th century, Jacquet de La Guerre would become one of the most sought after teachers and performers in Paris. Though her extant works are relatively few in number, the variety of her oeuvre allows us to explore her style and vision quite thoroughly.

Along with learning about her life, we will explore the facets of her writing style through her instrumental and vocal works, illuminating the climate in which she was composing and contextualizing her music as it stands besides her male contemporaries. Jacquet de La Guerre deserves to be hailed as a trailblazer both as a woman who thrived in a challengingly male dominated profession, as well as an artist of the highest caliber whose music and playing captivated and charmed the whole of Paris.

Open to: all. Keyboard players who would like to demonstrate a piece by de La Guerre should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pitch: Kevin’s instrument will be at A=415.

Admission to this class is $25.

Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.14CC_MajesticSounds
Saturday, May 14

Majestic Sounds Concert
Hosted by Commonwealth Chorale

This concert is in honor of the retirement of David Carrier, our Music Director of 43 years. He has selected two majestic works that take us back to our classical roots. The program includes Joseph Haydn's Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass) and J.S. Bach's Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, a voice is calling us).

Carrier will conduct orchestra, chorus, and soloists: soprano Dana Varga, mezzo-soprano Vera Savage, tenor Matthew Anderson, and baritone JunHan Choi. This will be a concert to lift the spirit, certain to inspire joy and hope to the listener.

Please Note:  Proof of vaccination and masks are required for all.

EBT Cardholders can get free admission at the door.

Time: 8:00PM
Location: Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street, West Roxbury

 

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05.14HistoricNewton_HouseTour
Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15
2022 Newton House Tour
Hosted by Historic Newton

Our 2022 House Tour showcases four Newton homes owned by design professionals. In our exclusive videos, the owners show and explain highlights of their architecture, renovations, furnishings, and decor. Take an inside look at creative, original ways to make the most of Newton’s architectural treasures, including Greek Revival, Colonial, and modern homes.

Tickets include tour videos and access to a Zoom panel discussion with the designers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. All ticket proceeds benefit Historic Newton.

Admission is $25 for Historic Newton Members; $30 fror non-members. Tickets are not refundable. Special thanks to the tour's lead sponsor, The Village Bank.

Time: Zoom Panel Discussion - Sunday at 3:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.14CC_PsalmsRequiems
Saturday, May 14 & Sunday May, 15

Psalms & Requiems
Hosted by Cappella Clausura

For the final program of our Chrysalis season, we are thrilled to present PSALMS & REQUIEMS. This outstanding program features a string orchestra performing the works of Lili Boulanger, Elena Ruehr, and Amelia LeClair alongside our core ensemble of vocalists. An exploration of rarely performed works on an epic scale, this program is not to be missed.

*COVID PROTOCOLS*:

All patrons, performers, and staff will be required to present proof of full vaccination, including one booster shot.

All patrons and staff must wear a mask for the entire duration of the program.

Singers and players will be unmasked but will be tested within 24 hours of the program. They will maintain a minimum distance of 12 feet from audience members at all times.

Audience members are expected to socially distance over the course of the event. Markers will be available on seats to assist with these efforts.

Times & Locations: Sat. - 8:00PM - Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill *New Venue!*
Sun. - 4:00PM - Emmanuel Church - 15 Newbury Street, Boston 

 

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05.15NSHS_Lions5K
Sunday, May 15

Newton South High School Booster Club Lions 5K
Hosted by Newton South High School

The Newton South Booster Club Lions 5K is a fundraiser to support Newton South High School athletics and events and activities that build South and community spirit. The race is open to the public and runs through the streets surrounding Newton South High School. 

All runners (and walkers!) receive a FREE t-shirt and raffle ticket with their registration before May 5th, 2022. After May 5th, 2022, limited t-shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Participants can run as individuals or as part of a team (a South team or one they create). Race prizes will be awarded in many categories, including Best Lion-themed costume. 

Registration fees before race day (May 15th): 
$35 Adult 
$25 Youth and High School students 

Race day registration will open at 7:30am. Race day registration fees: 
$40 Adult 
$30 Youth and High School Students

Time: Race Day Registration begins at 7:30AM
5K Begins at 9:00AM
Location: Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Road

 

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05.14AEM OnlineClasses
Sunday, May 15

When in Rome with Sarah Mead, viola da gamba
Hosted by Amherst Early Music

If song is a form of refined speech, then language lies at the core of vocal music and the instrumental forms it inspired. When bows take on the role of tongues, they must learn to express themselves in the local idiom. Together we'll explore how to use our bows to "talk like a native" as we play examples of English, Italian, French, and German repertoire with an ear for language.

Open to: viols, all sizes and levels. Pitch: A=415.

Admission to this class is $25.

Time: 1:00PM-2:30PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.14AEM OnlineClasses
Sunday, May 15

Tips and Tricks: Solutions for the Traverso Player with Immanuel Davis, flute
Hosted by Amherst Early Music

Musical and technical procedures to improve your tone, intonation, technique and musical clarity. Participants can request that the class looks together at a piece they are working on, or choose from Bach and Handel Sonatas, Telemann Fantasias or Methodical Sonatas; Hotteterre, Boismortier, or any other French repertoire.

Please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your repertoire suggestions or preferences!

Geared to: Baroque flutes, all levels welcome. Pitch: A=415

Admission to this class is $25.

Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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NewRep_SundayCelebration
Sunday, May 15

Sunday Celebration, featuring Valerie Stephens
Hosted by New Repertory Theatre

Join us for our first Sunday Celebration featuring Valerie Stephensm, who will be sharing the words of Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, and Peggy Lee.

The monthly celebrations will feature a mix of artists who all specialize in creating interactive experiences with their audiences.

Time: 4:00PM
Location: Main Stage Theatre at Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Steet, Watertown

 

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05.15HistoricNewton_GildedAge
Sunday, May 15

The Gilded Age Revisited
Hosted by Historic Newton

An elegant party at a Gilded Age home to celebrate Historic Newton’s 2022 House Tour.

Please join us to celebrate the 2022 Newton House Tour at a beautifully preserved private home in Newton, which was built in 1908. Enjoy hearty hors d’oeuvres and wine served in the garden and home while celebrating Historic Newton's 39th annual House Tour. Meet the designers featured on the tour.

Tickets benefit Historic Newton. The address will be sent to ticketholders in advance of the party. For information, call 617-641-9142, ext. 11.

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Location: TBA

 

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05.17CRRC_SpringBusinessSymposium
Tuesday, May 17

Spring Business Symposium
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Join us for a special virtual event focused on the opportunities and challenges our region’s businesses and non-profits need to make the remainder of 2022 a success.  We’ll begin with a brief presentation of the chamber’s annual Business Outlook Survey, followed by a panel discussion with top leaders in financial services, retail, the arts and more. 
 
Panelists:

Bob Rivers,  Chair & CEO, Eastern Bank
Catherine Peterson, Executive Director, ArtsBoston
Jon B. Hurst, President, Retailers Association of Massachusetts
(more to be announced)

Admission is FREE for Chamber members and non-members.

Time: 9:00AM-10:30AM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.19CRRC_CoffeeConnect
Thursday, May 19

Coffee (Re)Connect at The Street
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Join us outdoors on the green at The Street Chestnut Hill for coffee, conversations, and networking (in 3D!)  A warm-weather favorite, this annual event is one you won't want to miss! 

Rain date: May 20

Admission is $10 for Chamber members; $20 for non-members.

Chamber Events COVID-19 Policy:

  • All attendees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19
  • If you test positive or are feeling unwell the day of the event, please stay home! We will grant you a full refund or credit towards a future event

Time: 8:30AM-9:30AM
Location: 33 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill

 

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05.19SS_Newsies
Thursday, May 19 - Saturday May 21

Newsies
Hosted by South Stage

Join NSHS' South Stage for their performances of Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!

Time: All Performances at 7:30PM
Location: Seasholes Auditorium at NSHS, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre

 

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05.19TheatreInk_MammaMia
Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, May 22

Mamma Mia!
Hosted by Theatre Ink

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Time: Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30PM; Sun at 2:00PM
Location: Lasker Auditorium at NNHS, 457 Walnut Street, Newtonville OR Livestream

 

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05.21SLC ClothingDrive
Saturday, May 21

Clothing & Home Goods Drive
Hosted by Rotary Club of NewtonScandinavian Living Center

Join the SLC and Rotary Club of Newton for our combined Clothing & Home Goods Drive! We have partnered with Helpsy to collect clothing and textiles to reuse, recycle, and keep out of the trash and Welcome Home which is a local non-profit that collects housewares for people in need.

We are collecting:

  • Shoes, Clothes, Accessories (hats, bags, scarves, etc.)
  • Linens, Towels
  • Curtains
  • Throw rugs
  • Stuffed animals
  • Pots & Pans
  • Bakeware
  • Dinnerware
  • Small Appliances
  • Utensils

**Home Goods must be clean, new or like-new (free of stains, rips, scratches, chips or rust) and in working condition**

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Scandinavian Living Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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05.21ANMS_MusicInMay
Saturday, May 21

Music In May
Hosted by All Newton Music School

Each May, our students are given an opportunity to perform in front of their families, friends and community members at our annual music festival. For over 30 years, ANMS has held Music in May, an event that brings our community together to participate in classical music performances, musical theater shows, outdoor rock band concerts and more. Let’s celebrate a year of learning and experience the joy of live music!

Music in May is our annual all-day recital and performance festival. Students perform with their studio, class, chamber group, or rock band. Music in May is full of fun events and performances:

  • Watch your friends and neighbors perform pieces, musicals, and their favorite songs!

  • Enjoy pizza, popcorn, and sweet treats at our food stand.

  • Enter to win great prizes in our basket raffle.

  • Shop for your favorite All Newton merchandise at our ANMS Music Marketplace.

  • Participate in our 110 Year Anniversary Time Capsule - Write a message that will be sealed in our Donor's Garden, a wonderful way to commemorate all of the hard work and creativity that kept the music going during extraordinary times.

Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: All Newton Music School, 321 Chestnut Street

 

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05.21WIS_SungTrio
Saturday, May 21

Newton Piano Summit: The Helen Sung Trio Presents PUSH - Celebrating Women in Jazz
Hosted by Waban Improvement Society

Simply put, Helen Sung is the most innovative, jaw-dropping new artist on the planet we have heard in years. She melds influences from jazz, classical, and Latin into astounding expeditions into new territories. Her latest album Quartet+ is breathtaking with incredibly tasteful, surprising, and dramatic new workings of some jazz standards, and inspiring original material. Currently residing in New York and touring major venues internationally, we are incredibly fortunate to have her make a stop in Newton on May 21st.  

Helen is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. A native of Houston, Texas, and graduate of its High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), she went on to become part of the inaugural class of the Thelonious Monk Institute (now the Herbie Hancock Institute) at the New England Conservatory of Music. Her recent releases Sung With Words (Stricker Street), a collaborative project with renowned poet Dana Gioia, and Anthem For A New Day (Concord Jazz) topped the jazz charts. Quartet+ (Sunnyside Records), her latest release, followed suit, garnering a 4.5-star DownBeat review and inclusion in its “Best of 2021 Albums” list and a JazzTimes cover story (January 2022 issue). Helen and her band have at performed at Newport, Monterey, Disney Hall, SFJAZZ, and Carnegie Hall. Internationally, her “NuGenerations” Project toured southern Africa as a U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassador, and recent engagements include debuts at the London Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Blue Note Beijing, and the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. She has performed with such luminaries as the late Clark Terry, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis (who named her as one of his “Who’s Got Next: Jazz Musicians to Watch!”), MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter, and Grammy-winning artists including Terri Lyne Carrington, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and the Mingus Big Band. Helen is a Steinway Artist and has served on the jazz faculties at Berklee College of Music, the Juilliard School, and Columbia University.

*A vaccination card is required to attend.*

Time: 1:00PM
Location: Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street

 

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05.21SCC_OutStealingHorses
Saturday, May 21

Screening: Out Stealing Horses (2019 Film)
Hosted by Scandinavian Cultural Center & Scandinavian Library

Presented as part of the Scandinavian Library's Film Series.

November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bjørn Floberg), and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 – the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up.

OUT STEALING HORSES is based on the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, which received several important international awards and was included in The New York Times ’10 Best Books of 2007 (Fiction)’. Petterson’s novels have been translated into more than 50 languages.

Tickets are $5; $3 for SCC and Scadinavian Library Members.

In Norwegian with English subtitles | 123 minutes

Time: 1:30PM
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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05.21ABD HaflastravaganzaSaturday, May 21

Spring Hafla-Stravaganza 2022
Hosted by Andromeda Belly Dance

The Spring "Haflastravaganza" (a play on the Arabic word "hafla" which means party), is a bi-annual multicultural showcase of dance styles ranging from MENAHT (Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenic, Turkish) to Asian and Balkan styles. In the past, we have had a Bollywood number, Raqs Sharqi ("Dance of the East"/Arabic dance), Shaabi (Egyptian style meaning "of the people"), Turkish, American Modern Fusion, Greek/Tsiftetelli, and even a Hungarian folk number. We have featured artists from all over New England, including Maine, NH, VT, Western MA, and the Boston area. It is a fun opportunity for the community to experience multicultural dance and music in person. We strive to promote peace and joy through dance. There will be snacks and social dancing after the performance.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Alcohol is not allowed on the premises. Street parking is available. Event is accessible. GRACE CHURCH IS A SAFE SPACE OPEN TO ALL. Show is Family Friendly.

Tickets are extremely limited and seating is reserved. The last show sold out. Get your tickets now and support local artists!

Time: 7:00PM
Location: Large Hall at Grace Episcopal Church, 76 Eldredge Street

 

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AmLeg_SNL
Saturday, May 21

Saturday Night Live at The Legion Presents: Pete Henderson & The Rhythm Aces
Hosted by American Legion Post 440

Join us Saturday night, May 21st at the American Legion Post 440 in Newton as we welcome Pete Hederson & The Rhythm Aces to our Member's Lounge.

Open to the public. $10.00 suggested donation. Pizza provided by D&A House of Pizza.

Time: 8:00PM
Location: American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street

 

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05.21NPO_ClassicsIV
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22

New Philharmonia Orchestra Presents: Classics IV
Hosted by New Philharmonia Orchestra

The New Philharmonia Orchestra wraps up its exciting 27th season filled with celebratory spirit, incredible music, and exciting guest performances. Join them for their Classics IV program featuring Brahms' Symphony No. 1, featuring Allison Eldredge, cello.

Tickets are $10-$50.

Times: Sat. - 7:30PM; Sun. - 3:00PM
Location: Brown Middle School, 125 Meadowbrook Road, Newton Centre

 

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ArtistTalk
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22

Newton Open Studios 2022
Hosted by Newton Open Studios

This year, visitors will find a mix of outdoor and indoor exhibiting spaces. Each location might have between one to 15 artists. Visitors can confirm the number of artists in each location by looking at the map on the website. NOS 2022 features a new and updated website. Visitors can preview artists’ information, visit their websites, and prepare their routes to optimize their time. 

Artists will be exhibiting in their backyards, porches, homes, garages, and private homes. Before starting their travels, we recommend that visitors browse the NOS website and select artists by genre, name, or medium to identify each location and, based on distance, plan accordingly. Traditional NOS red balloons and printed signs indicating locations will be visible throughout Newton.

Although masks are not required, we recommend using them indoors. Please honor artist preferences while you are guests in their spaces: follow any posted precautions at each location. 

Time: 11:00AM-5:00PM on Both Days
Location: Various Locations Throughout Newton; See Map for Details

 

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05.21NRT_NewVoices
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22

New Rep, New Voices Theatre Festival
Hosted by New Repertory Theatre

New Rep’s first New Voices Theatre Festival will feature three twenty-minute plays directed by Jaime Carrillo, Inés De La Cruz, and Naomi Ibasitas. Each two-person cast will bring these stories to life in the intimate Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts.

Play summaries from the playwrights:

AURORA by Ramón Esquivel

The play takes place on an Autumn Night on the The Aurora Bridge in Seattle in 2010.  Kai has come here to end their life, and Halen tries to stop the attempt. We learn that Halen committed suicide in the same spot two years earlier, and has reappeared to support Kai in this time of crisis. This play employs magical realism in an ultimately uplifting story about depression, grief, metaphysics, and the transcendent nature of love.

ORGANIC by Jenna Jane

In a future where everyone is enhancing their bodies with the latest tech, 81-year-old Donna Goldman is an anomaly – she’s 100 percent organic. But now, there’s a problem: She’s dying. And a bionic body part is the only cure. Will cyborg Dr. Flores persuade her to abandon her sense of self to survive? This sci-fi drama explores the relationship between the body and the self. 

BY ANY OTHER NAME by Erin Lerch

The play takes place in the age of space travel. In the aftermath of the disaster that destroyed her home, sole survivor Amaranth must decide who and how she needs to be in order to survive beneath the weight of others’ expectations.

Times: Sat - 7:30PM; Sun - 3:00PM
Location: Black Box Theatre at  The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown

 

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05.22SCC_PaperCutting
Sunday, May 22

The Fantastic Art of Paper Cutting
Hosted by Scandinavian Cultural Center

Learn to create wonderful paper-cut beings with Danish artist, Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen, via Zoom.

Join celebrated Danish paper cutting artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen who has had several paper cut workshops in Denmark, Japan, and the US. The paper-cut universe of Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen is inhabited by beings who have previously been confined inside the paper. At that time the beings were weighed down by their own and ambient limitations.

In this online workshop, the participants can experience the very best of cutting paper – namely the moment when the paper is unfolded and the magic occurs – that is when the happy paper cut being emerges. Participants will also be exploring the paper cut artwork of renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, and hear about Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen’s own journey to becoming a paper cutting artist.

Students should supply their own materials so they can cut along with Torben:

  • A sharp pair of scissors.
  • Paper that is approximately the same thickness as printer paper.
  • Approximately 5 pieces of paper that are approximately 4 x 4 inches.
  • Approximately 5 pieces of paper that are approximately 1 x 2 inches.
  • Color according to students’ own wishes.

Skill Level: Beginner level and beyond

Admission is $25 for SCC members; $30 for non-members

Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.24CRRC_VirtualRoundtable
Tuesday, May 24

Virtual Networking Roundtable
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Maximize your lunch hour, make new connections and grow your referral network -- virtually!

We'll utilize prompts and breakout rooms to ensure the hour is productive and full of great conversations. This popular series is free for chamber members and a great way to get involved and make local businesses to business connections.

Admission to this event is free, and is available to Chamber members only. 

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.24NFL_AsianAmericans
Tuesday, May 24

Asian Americans in Newton: Reflection and Reimagination
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Did you know that our neighbors from China, India and Korea represent the three most prominent Asian American groups in Newton? Join us for a panel discussion as we explore and honor these various cultures in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The panelists will reflect on the impact of current events on the Asian American community, the successes and challenges of adjusting to life in a new country, and how we can all come together in solidarity. Participants will include:

  • Rakashi Chand, Massachusetts Historical Society 
  • Anping Shen, Newton School Committee  
  • Hyeouk “Chris” Hahm, Professor, B.U. School of Social Work 
  • Lisong Liu, Professor and Moderator
  • Shiv Sawhney, Newton Student

This program is part of the Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton series.

Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time. The login information will be sent just after registration closes. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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05.25HF_MayorsBreakfast
Wednesday, May 25

48th Annual Newton Mayor's Community Breakfast
Hosted by The Harmony Foundation

The 48th Annual Theodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Breakfast: “Spring Forward – With Hope” will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30a.m. at The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Mount Ida Campus, in the Shaw Hall Courtyard.

With COVID-19 in mind, this event will be held outdoors under a spacious tent. Guests are welcome to bring a face mask for their safety and others’. (As a reminder, anyone unwell or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not attend.)

Program highlights will include remarks from Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and keynote speaker Douglass Williams, Chef/Owner MIDA Newton, MIDA South end, APIZZA Boston.

Reflections will be led by Reverend Ken Baily and other members of the Newton Interfaith Clergy Association (NICA). Enjoy artistic performances by the All City Troubadours, Singer Olga Lisovskaya, Vinny “Tata’niki” Iraheta Taino Iukaieke Guainia, with other performance announcements pending.

Tickets are $35 each. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Time: 7:30AM-9:30AM
Location: Shaw Hall Courtyard at UMASS Mt. Ida Campus, 100 Carlson Ave

 

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05.25CRRC_OpenHouse
Wednesday, May 25

Future Member Open House
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Not currently a member of the Charles River Regional Chamber? Learn what membership in our chamber is all about and why 900 plus member businesses and nonprofits have chosen to join our organization.
 
We’ll explain basic membership benefits – the tools and opportunities available to maximize a chamber membership – and learn how a membership in our chamber can help your business or nonprofit organization thrive in our region.
 
Our business is your business. Register today to see how you can put our chamber to work for you.

Admission to this event is free and is available to Non-Members only.

Time: 9:30AM-10:00AM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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Thursday, May 26

A Better World: A Concert Honoring Larry and Jill Sandberg
Hosted by Zamir Chorale

Music affords us a vision of a harmonious world even in times of conflict and uncertainty—a world filled with compassion, logic, beauty, and resolution. For our spring concert, in honor of longtime Zamir members Larry and Jill Sandberg, we present “A Better World,” featuring Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom and the U.S. premiere of Yehezkel Braun’s Vehaya Be’akharit Ha-yamim (In Days to Come). Come dream with us!

We will observe safety protocols appropriate at the time of the concert.

Please note: There will be a reserved section (not reserved seats) and general seating. This program will be broadcast live (not available for future viewing) for those who are unable to attend in person. Link for online viewers will be emailed prior to the concert. 

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Time: 7:30PM-9:15PM
Location: Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street

 

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Thursday, May 26 - Saturday, May 28

New Rep, New Voices Theatre Festival
Hosted by New Repertory Theatre

New Rep’s first New Voices Theatre Festival will feature three twenty-minute plays directed by Jaime Carrillo, Inés De La Cruz, and Naomi Ibasitas. Each two-person cast will bring these stories to life in the intimate Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts.

Play summaries from the playwrights:

AURORA by Ramón Esquivel

The play takes place on an Autumn Night on the The Aurora Bridge in Seattle in 2010.  Kai has come here to end their life, and Halen tries to stop the attempt. We learn that Halen committed suicide in the same spot two years earlier, and has reappeared to support Kai in this time of crisis. This play employs magical realism in an ultimately uplifting story about depression, grief, metaphysics, and the transcendent nature of love.

ORGANIC by Jenna Jane

In a future where everyone is enhancing their bodies with the latest tech, 81-year-old Donna Goldman is an anomaly – she’s 100 percent organic. But now, there’s a problem: She’s dying. And a bionic body part is the only cure. Will cyborg Dr. Flores persuade her to abandon her sense of self to survive? This sci-fi drama explores the relationship between the body and the self. 

BY ANY OTHER NAME by Erin Lerch

The play takes place in the age of space travel. In the aftermath of the disaster that destroyed her home, sole survivor Amaranth must decide who and how she needs to be in order to survive beneath the weight of others’ expectations.

Times: Thurs - 7:30PM; Fri - 7:30PM; Sat - 7:00PM & 9:00PM
Location: Black Box Theatre at  The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown

 

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Saturday, May 28

LAST DAY - Main Hall Art Exhibit - "Birch Collages" by Carla Munsat
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Carla Munsat works in a variety of mediums focusing on collage and painting. Both are a highly personal search for a resolution. Carla’s collages are about memory, change and life’s unpredictability. She is intrigued by the variations found in birch which allow her to work with so much of what interests her in all media (i.e. texture, pattern, opacity, transparency and surprise). All of these collages focus on change and literally trying to put the pieces together.

Time: Available During Library Hours
Location: 330 Homer Street

 

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05.28NFL_Shamash
Saturday, May 28

LAST DAY - Gallery Art Exhibit - "Irma G: A Century of Hats and Spirit" by Leann Shamash
Hosted by Newton Free Library

In 2019, when Irma G was 96, living with dementia and was in the final year of her life, she and her daughter, Leann Shamash, embarked upon a life-changing adventure called, Irma G: A Century of Hats and Spirit. This project reflects the love of a mother-daughter relationship, the joy of an elderly woman’s character and enchantment in being captured by a camera. Irma G’s spirit shines through with each of her hats.

Time: Available During Library Hours
Location: 330 Homer Street

 

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Saturday, May 28

Saturday Night Live at The Legion Presents: Stash Comedy Jam, ft. Frank Santorelli
Hosted by American Legion Post 440

Saturday, May 28th join us in the Member’s Lounge of the American Legion Post 440 for The Stash Comedy Jam Starring Frank Santorelli of The Sopranos and Meet the Parents. Also: Jim Bows, Tony Moschetto, and the return to the stage of Renee Reynolds, all hosted by Stash.

Open to the public. $15.00 suggested donation. Pizza provided by D&A House of Pizza.

Time: 8:00PM
Location: American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street

 

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05.29MemorialDayParade
Sunday, May 29

Newton Memorial Day Parade
Hosted by City of Newton Department of Veterans' Services

It is with great enthusiasm that Mayor Fuller and the City of Newton can confirm that after two years of pandemic protocol we will again celebrate, enjoy, and honor our Veterans with a Memorial Day Parade.

The parade follows its traditional route, beginning in Newtonville at Newton North H.S. at 3:00 PM, finishing at Colleti-Magni Park in Nonantum. There are over 50 floats, including 11 bands! There are also children's activities at various places along the route. Grand Marshall is USMC Captain Percy Nelson, 100 year old World War II Veteran! All Newton City Veterans are invited to march in the parade.

Time: Parade Begins at 3:00PM
Location: Parade Begins at Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street
Parade Ends at Colleti-Magni Park, 386 Watertown Street

 

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05.29MemorialDay
Monday, May 30

Memorial Day Observance Ceremony
Hosted by City of Newton Department of Veterans' Services

On Monday May 30, 2022, Memorial Day, the Mayor and the City will pause to reflect and pay respect to our Veterans at the Newton Cemetery promptly at 10:00 AM.

The Memorial Day Observance will begin rain or shine at 10:00 AM, starting at the first veterans burial lot located on Lake Street. We will have brief remarks from Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, our City Council designee, the respective Veteran organizations present, our Chaplain and the Director of Veterans’ Services Seth Bai. We will then move to the other veterans’ lots on Willow Street, followed by the third and final lot at the back of the cemetery on Birch Street.

Please make note that this year we will hold a brief observance immediately following the wreaths at Newton Cemetery. At approximately 11:30, the City will hold a dedication of a tree planting to honor our late Gold Star Mother Nikki Likely at the marathon monument at the corner of Walnut and Commonwealth Avenue.

Time: 10:00AM
Location: Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut Street

 

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05.31NAC_ArtAsSalve
Tuesday, May 31

LAST DAY - Art As Salve Exhibition
Hosted by New Art Center

Rooted in the concept of Healing Justice, Art as Salve showcases responses and interventions to generational trauma and violence with the hope of impactful change to mend our bodies, hearts and minds. The exhibit, Art as Salve, asks the question – how might art function as a holistic intervention for survivors of oppression and violence? What would happen if art was used as a symbol for healing? Visit the New Art Corridor to see these introspective works and share in this healing process with New Art Center, the artists, and the community around us.

This exhibition is a part of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Curatorial Program. As a community arts education space, the New Art Center believes that art creates change. With a 44+ year history of building community through art, we recognize it is crucial to use our platform to fight systemic racism and social injustices.

The BIPOC Curatorial Program enables curators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color to develop and share exhibitions that spark dialogue, share personal vision, and personal experiences through curation. We hope this opportunity will create much needed dialogue to counter systemic racism.

Time: Gallery Open 24/7
Location: New Art Corridor, 245 Walnut Street

 

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   JUNE


All Month Long
06.26NAA_NewMemberShowThrough June 26

New Member Show
Hosted by Newton Art Association

Newton Art Assocation presents its New Member Show from May 16th through June 26th.

Time: Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Viewing Hours
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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Through Spring & Summer

Haiku to Celebrate Renewal: Outdoor Poetry Exhibit
Hosted by Poetry Newton

Haiku Newton will be an outdoor installation of numerous 18" x 24" corrugated plastic yard signs – the kind typically used for indicating a "house for sale" or "vote for this candidate."  However, these signs will be used to spread poetry, joy, and inspiration around Newton for April 2022’s poetry month. This will be a traveling exhibit, one week in one village center, then moving on to another village center throughout the month-long celebration.

The theme this year is: Celebration, Hope, Reemergence, Nature, Connection.

Location : Throughout Newton's Village Centers

 

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Wednesday, June 1

Young Professionals Group: Happy Hour at Latina
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Our popular Young Professional Happy Hour series moves to Latina Kitchen & Bar! Join area professionals ages 21-40 for social networking, great drinks, and delicious South American apps at this Needham Center destination. 

The chamber’s young professionals group provides opportunities for professionals under 40 to network, foster professional development, and engage in community activism through topical conversations, social meet-ups, workshops and other initiatives. Our YPG events are open to members and nonmembers – invite your friends and colleagues!

Admission is $15 for both Chamber members and non-members. Our $15 event fee helps our hosts get an accurate headcount and 100% goes directly to the restaurant to cover appetizers and staff. Drinks available for purchase day of the event. 

Chamber in-person events policy: All event attends are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Location: Latina Kitchen & Bar, 30 Dedham Avenue, Needham

 

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Thursday, June 2

Virtual Networking Roundtable - Legal Sphere
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Join us for a virtual networking roundtable with others in the legal sphere. It's a chance to get to know and make connections with fellow chamber members in the industry but also help shape the chamber's programming, advocacy and benefits as we look to the second half of 2022. We'll use a combination of breakout rooms and conversation prompts to keep the meeting engaging and productive.

This event is FREE for both Chamber members and non-members.

Time: 8:30AM-9:30AM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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Friday, June 3

Friday Figure Draw
Hosted by New Art Center

Enjoy a life drawing open studio with a live model, beginning with quick poses, and ending with an hour pose. The evening will be relaxed but professional, with music and a great model.

No photography allowed. No instruction. For artists 21+, ID required. Bring your own art supplies (no oils); easels/chairs provided.

Admission is $25.

Time: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Location: New Art Center, 61 Washington Park

 

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06.03NTC_Iphigenia
Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5

Iphigenia Among The Taurians
Hosted by Newton Theatre Company & Cappella Clausura

Newton Theatre Company's tradition of outdoor Greek theatre continues with Euripides' "Iphigenia Among The Taurians."

What if Iphigenia, whom her father Agamemnon sacrificed before his expedition to Troy, did not die, but was spirited away by Artemis to one of her temples? And what if her distraught brother Orestes, still running from the Furies, happens to find himself at the very temple that Iphigenia now presides over?

This Euripidean tragicomedy, with a plot twist and happy ending, is the playwright’s second take on the story of Iphigenia. In 2018 we performed Euripides' tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis, a play that ends with her sacrifice. This summer, come see Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Euripides’ play about healing and homecoming. Of special note: Cappella Clausura singers will chant the Chorus parts with original music by Amelia LeClair.

Times: Fri - 8:00PM; Sat - 2:00PM & 8:00PM; Sun - 8:00PM
Location: The Hyde Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands

 

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06.04NCP_Porchfest
Saturday, June 4

Newton PorchFest
Hosted by Newton Community Pride

Newton PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people's homes. We welcome you to a community event to share the joy of playing and listening to music. See pictures from 2019's PorchFest on our Facebook page.

This is a volunteer effort supported entirely by donations. To support us, please click here to donate. Volunteers are welcome to signup as well.

Time: 12:00PM-6:00PM
Location: See the Schedule and Map for full 2022 Schedule

 

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06.26NAA_NewMemberShow
Saturday, June 4

New Member Show - Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Hosted by Newton Art Association

Newton Art Assocation presents its New Member Show from May 16th through June 26th. Meet the artists and enjoy an afternoon of art at the reception and awards ceremony on June 4th.

Admission is free, but please register in advance for headcount purposes.

Time: 2:00PM-4:30PM
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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06.05NNA_VillageDay
Sunday, June 5

10th Annual Village Day
Hosted by Nonantum Neighborhood Association

The Nonantum Neighborhood Association is hosting their 10th Annual VILLAGE DAY!

There will be fun for all ages, including:

  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Animals
  • Rock Wall
  • Trackless Train
  • Photo Booth
  • T-Ball Game
  • Radar Speed Pitch
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Race Cars

Only our food vendors will require payment:

  • DePasquale Sausages
  • The Don Barbecue
  • The Taco Truck
  • Joey's Cannoli

Come enjoy music from Studio Two, the Beatles Tribute Band, and meet Canine Officer Leo!

Time: 11:30AM-3:00PM
Location: Coletti-Magni Park, 386 - 392 Watertown Street

 

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06.08CRRC_WINTheLocal
Wednesday, June 8

Women's Networking Lunch at The Local
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Our most popular in-person networking series is back!
 
That’s right, this members-only networking opportunity returns to The Local in Wellesley. Enjoy signature menu offerings in a sleek semi-private dining space while re-connecting with old friends and making lots of new connections.

Our relaunched in-person Women’s Networking lunch series is a great way to get to know your chamber colleagues over lunch at some of our region’s best dining locations. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required to attend. The event fee goes directly to our restaurant partner to cover lunch, staff, tip and tax.

Event admission is $40. This event is open to Chamber members only.

This event will be held indoors and we require all event attendees to be vaccinated against covid-19. Should you be unable to make the event due to illness we’ll work with you to credit/ refund your event fee. 

Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: The Local, 11 Forest Street, Wellseley

 

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Thursday, June 9

Retailer Roundtable: Life After The Pandemic
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Two years into the pandemic, a lot has changed for our local retail community. Please join us for a lively discussion moderated by Allison Yee of UpNext on how local operators have evolved their business models to accommodate our new shopping habits, keep their teams intact, and prepare for this next phase of the retail stratosphere. Jesse Baerkahn, President and Founder of Graffito, will kick us off with a state of the industry update. 

Panelists

This event is free for Chamber members; $10 for non-members

Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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Thursday, June 9

Lesbian Life in Boston: 1910-1920
Hosted by Newton Free Library

What was it like to be a lesbian in a world that was not ready to deal with differences? How did lesbians deal with isolation and ostracism? And what was it like to live through the years when men fought to keep women from having the right to vote? Author, Ellen Levy, will speak to these experiences in an interactive program that is based on the extensive research she did for her historic novel series.

Ellen Levy’s books, Romance at Stonegate, Struggles in a Boston Marriage andChosen Family reflect her passion as a Lesbian and a Jew in researching and writing about the struggles Lesbian women in the early 1900s faced. From the suffrage movement to immigration of Eastern European Jews and the creation of settlement houses, her novels bring to light this important and often overlooked part of the history of the women’s movement.

Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time. The login information will be sent just after registration closes. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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06.11HN_PlantSwap
Saturday, June 11

Mary Morganti's Annual Plant Swap
Hosted by Historic Newton

This annual event started by Mary Morganti brings together garden enthusiasts to swap plants and other garden items. If you don’t have plants to trade, you can still attend. Crafts, activities, and a special Storytime about the many plants growing at our site will be offered for all school-age children in attendance. Please let us know that you are coming to help us plan. Click here to register.

Admission is free.

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location: Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

 

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Saturday, June 11

Book Talk: Launch Thing with Author Rowdy Geirsson & Friends
Hosted by Scandinavian Cultural Center

Join the Scandinavian Cultural Center on June 11th for the launch-thing of Rowdy Geirsson’s new book, The Scandinavian Aggressors. The event will feature a reading by Geirsson from the book, book signings by him along with Matt Smith and Corwin Ericson, hand-made natural Norse products for sale by Eir’s Garden, and a beer tasting (21+) by local craft brewery, Navigation Brewing Company.

Rowdy Geirsson is the editor of Norse Mythology for Bostonians and a regular contributor to Metal Sucks and McSweeney’s. His writing has also appeared in the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Scandinavian Review and the Sons of Norway’s Viking Magazine. His new book, The Scandinavian Aggressors, is an offbeat odyssey into the freezing heart of the modern Northlands that features delightful and illuminating episodes about enslaved leprechauns, beheaded mermaids, elite warrior sisterhoods, deranged Swedish fishermen, craft-beer-brewing zombies, and perverted trolls.

Matt Smith is the creator of Barbarian Lord and the illustrator of Hellboy: The Bones of Giants.

Corwin Ericson is the author of Swell and Checked Out OK.

Eir’s Garden is a local business that makes and sells Norse-inspired soaps, lotions, creams, and other natural products.

Admission is free with registration. Click here to register.

Time: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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06.11NNT_RomeoJuliet
Saturday, June 11

Romeo & Juliet & Juliet & Juliet
Hosted by Newton Nomadic Theater & Shakespeare for The Masses

Hidden Shakespeare Theater - One part scavenger hunt, one part hike, and three parts Juliet.

Romeo & Juliet & Juliet & Juliet is an hour long raucous adaptation of the Shakespeare classic presented in association with Shakespeare for the Masses.

  • Tickets are free but are limited to 50 tickets per perfromance
  • The Hidden Shakespeare Theater performances are at an undisclosed outdoor location
  • You will be outdoors for approximately 2 hours, so dress accordingly
  • You will walk a bit more than a mile, so wear sensible shoes
  • The day before the performance you will receive an email that will instruct you where to go at the appointed time
  • You will be met there by a repreesentative of the theater who will give you the first clue
  • Follow the clues and find the theater
  • Don't worry, we'll make sure you don't go astray and find the theater in time for the performance

The Hidden Shakespeare Theater is brought to you courtesy of generous grants from Village Bank and Newton Community Pride.

Times: 1:00PM-2:30PM & 3:00PM-4:30PM
Location: Undisclosed Outdoor Location 
(The day before the performance you will receive an email that will instruct you where to go at the appointed time.)

 

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Saturday, June 11

New Art Gala
Hosted by New Art Center

New Art Center and our Board of Governors invites you to be whisked away for a midsummer night. Join us for a magical and whimsical gala to help support New Art’s dreams for a bright future as we emerge from the dream-like state we’ve all been in throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children and adults across the country and right here in our communities are experiencing record levels of anxiety, depression and other forms of mental illness. We are committed to supporting the emotional well-being of our community by making art accessible to all. Our classes and free community events facilitate healing and expression with the ability to immerse in the visual arts and serve as a vehicle to support the mental health of students and participants.

We are raising funds to support our emerging arts wellness and resilience program so even more community members can benefit from the therapeutic nature of art and what New Art Center has to offer.

Time: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Location: New Art Center, 61 Washington Park

 

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06.14NFL_RefugeeExperience
Tuesday, June 14

The Refugee Experience: Stories From Our Neighbors
Hosted by Newton Free Library & Historic Newton

People facing humanitarian catastrophes in their native countries have sought refuge in the United States throughout history. Join us for a panel discussion with neighbors whose families were forced to leave Austria, Cambodia and Haiti. These individuals will speak about their countries of origin, their families’ exodus and their adjustment to the U.S. This program is cosponsored by Historic Newton.

The panelists will be:

  • John Chrang
  • Danielle Georges
  • Hanni Myers
  • Clara Silverstein of Historic Newton will moderate

Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time. The login information will be sent just after registration closes. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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06.18HGC_LoveIn
Saturday, June 18

Saturday Night Live at The Legion Presents: Steve Sweeney
Hosted by American Legion Post 440

Join us Saturday night, June 18th at the American Legion Post 440 in Newton as we welcome Steve Sweeney to our Member's Lounge.

Open to the public. $10.00 suggested donation.

Time: 8:00PM
Location: American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street

 

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06.18HGC_LoveIn
Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19

A Highland Glee Club Love-In
Hosted by Highland Glee Club

In this free, outdoor concert, The Highland Glee Club will perform an evening of classic rock, featuring close-covers of the best rock tunes of the 60s with three- and four-part vocal harmonies, accompanied by the rock band Firefly.

Tickets for Saturday's Performance
Tickets for Sunday's Performance

Time: Both Performances at 7:00PM
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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06.21NFL_Juneteenth
Tuesday, June 21

The Legacy of Juneteenth: Access to Education that Empowers Us All
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Juneteenth is a celebration of the day enslaved Blacks in Galveston, TX learned that they had been granted freedom. Join us for this interactive discussion in which participants share their own educational experiences, thoughts about the current state of public education and perspectives on the potential of education to empower or disempower. The program will be led by Jesse Tauriac, Assistant Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer from Lasell University. 

Registration for this program will end two hours before the start time. The login information will be sent just after registration closes. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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06.26NAA_NewMemberShowSunday, June 26

LAST DAY - New Member Show
Hosted by Newton Art Association

Newton Art Assocation presents its New Member Show from May 16th through June 26th.

Time: 2:30PM-4:30PM
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, 206 Waltham Street

 

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06.30NFL_LocalAuthors
Thursday, June 30

The Impact of Local Authors Writing for the LGBTQ+ Community
Hosted by Newton Free Library & Ashland Public Library

Local authors are the backbone of the writing community and those writing within and for the LGBTQ+ community are especially important. Join us for a conversation with Bren Bataclan, Anna Burke, Federico Erebia, Jane C. Esther, and Sarah Jean Horowitz as they discuss their books, their writing and the impact they have on readers of all ages!

This program is sponsored by the Ashland Public Library. Please register here.

Register for this program anytime! The login information will be sent on completion of your registration. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

Time: 7:00PM-8:15PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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