NewTV is beyond excited to fully re-open our facility for the summer months! We can't wait to see both familiar and new faces back in the studio! 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.

 

  


 

 

  AUGUST

 


All Month Long

 

 

 

08.18NN_SchoolSupplyDriveThrough August 18

School Supplies Drive
Hosted by Newton Neighbors, The Street at Chestnut Hill, & The Village Bank

Newton Neighbors is collaborating with the Street at Chestnut Hill and the Village Bank to collect school supplies for children in Newton and neighboring towns. Drop off your donations at any Village Bank location in Newton, or at various locations at The Street at Chestnut Hill (see below).

Our goal is to collect school supplies for 200 children. Donations will be distributed in time for the first day of school.

We would appreciate donations of:

  • good-quality new or gently used backpacks (backpacks for middle and high school students are the most needed). Please do not donate backpacks with monogrammed names or initials or company-specific logos.

  • good-quality new or gently used lunchboxes. Please do not donate lunchboxes with monogrammed names or initials or company-specific logos.

  • water bottles

  • new or used graphing calculators

  • notebooks (composition, spiral, and graphing)

  • pens and pencils

  • $25 gift cards to Star Market or Target for purchase of school supplies

Donations can also be purchased via our Amazon wishlist.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

The Street Chestnut Hill

  • OddFellows

  • The Bagel Table

  • Hummingbird Books

Village Bank Locations (Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

  • Auburndale: 307 Auburn Street, Auburndale, MA 02466

  • Newtonville: 332 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460

  • Waban: 89 Wyman Street, Waban, MA 02468

  • Nonantum: 411 Watertown Street, Nonantum, MA 02458

  • West Newton: 1369 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465

  • Newton Centre: 720 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459

  • Corporate Office & Loan Center: 320 Needham Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02464

If you have questions, are unable to drop off supplies, or need school supplies please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Locations: See Drop-Off Locations Above OR Use Amazon wishlist

 

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08.30NFL_RejoyceThrough August 30

Main Hall Exhibit - "Still Life" by Anna Rejoyce
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Anna Rejoyce’s paintings say a lot about who she is. She often discovers a new self from her work. Usually, her subject matter is still life, the ordinary objects of daily life. On each canvas, she tries to depict her love and homage to the ordinary.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time: Available During Library Hours
Location: Main Hall at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

 

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08.30NFL_McKennaThrough August 30

Art Gallery Exhibit - "At The Edge" by Vicki McKenna
Hosted by Newton Free Library

To help convey the astonishing geologic evolution underlying seemingly common landscapes, Vicki McKenna harnesses the textures, tonality and timelessness of black and white photography. This introduces elements of abstraction that ease a scene from its specific location, inviting others to marvel with her at the “ordinary” in our remarkable natural world.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time: Available During Library Hours
Location: Art Gallery at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

 

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08.31NAC_RecollectingAfterimages
Through August 31

Recollecting Afterimages: Portrait of Survivors
Hosted by New Art Center

The role of art in times of war raises fundamental questions about our existence as members of the human race. The exhibition Recollecting Afterimages: Portrait of Survivors is an attempt to create a space where the eyes of artists, witnessing the tragedy of violence as a shared story of the mankind, and the eyes of the audience from diverse societies begin to communicate, empathize with each other’s stories, and start to restore the relationship as members of one community.

Curated by Sun Jung, Recollecting Afterimages: Portrait of Survivors, is the fifth exhibition in New Art’s BIPOC Curatorial Program. The exhibition consists of two different layers. 1. A virtual exhibition showcasing artworks of invited artists, 2. A Call for art at the New Art Center, Newton MA. Through these two layers of media platforms, we can expand and diversify the communication of the shared story of violence, which starts from the gaze toward the outer world as well as the inner world of the victims after the violence.

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.

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

 

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08.31NCA_CelebrateNewton
Through August 31

Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair - Call for Vendors
Hosted by Newton Cultural Alliance

The Newton Cultural Alliance is looking for vendors for the Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair 2022 at Newton South High School. 50 artist and artisan vendors will be selected to share their one-of-a-kind crafts in a fair much loved by the Newton community. The deadline to apply is August 31st so don't miss your chance to exhibit at Celebrate Newton.

Celebrate Newton is a juried craft fair. All vendors (both returning and new) must submit the online application form.  Feel free to reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding the application form. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the fair is full. Payment is not due until you have been notified of your acceptance to the fair. Once the fair is full, we will establish a waiting list. Vendors on the waiting list will be contacted in the event that a vendor drops out unexpectedly. Historically, a few vendors have been placed off of the wait list each year.

Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair will be held Sunday, December 4th at Newton South High School.

Time/Location: Apply online by August 31, 2022.

 

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NCF_SummerClassesThrough September 2

Summer Classes on the Farm
Hosted by Newton Community Farm

Calling all future farmers, scientists, chefs, naturalists, and gardeners! Join us to discover boundless connections between our food, each other, and the natural world at Newton's last working farm. With support from Charles River Neighborhood Foundation, Wegmans - Chestnut Hill, and individual donors, we strive to make these classes accessible to all through our scholarship program.

Classes for ages 5-8 are mornings 9:00am–⁠11:30am, and classes for ages 8-12 are afternoons 1:30pm–⁠4:00pm. (Age groupings are flexible; let us know if you want to keep siblings or peers together and we will try to meet requests.) $250 per week, scholarships available.

Questions? Contact Matt Durham, Director of Education at education@newtoncommunityfarm.org, or 617-916-9655.

Time: Ages 5-8 - 9:00AM-11:30AM
Ages 8-12 - 1:30PM-4:00PM
Location: Newton Community Farm, 303 Nahanton Street

 

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08.01CRRC_GolfTournamentMonday, August 1

31st Annual Children's Charitable Golf Tournament
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Our 31st annual golf tournament is happening Aug. 1 at Woodland Golf Club. Returning players will notice big changes at the course since our last tournament in held at Woodland in 2020. The club has just completed an extensive renovation including new bunkers, expanded greens and a completely redesigned third hole.  
 
Our golf tournament is always a quick sell out and an excellent opportunity to mix and mingle with local business leaders while playing at a top-notch golf course and supporting a great cause.

Tournament Details:

  • 12:00 shotgun
  • Bramble format
  • Picnic lunch and post-event cocktail reception
  • Prizes for top three teams
  • Additional contests and prize opportunities throughout the day
  • Portion of the proceeds will benefit a local member charity that supports children/ families (announced soon)

Player Registration:

Single - $420  
Foursome - $1680 
Foursome + Tee Sign (with company name) - $1800

Click on event link to see sponsorship opportunities.

Time: 12:00PM-5:00PM
Location: 
Woodland Golf Club, 1897 Washington Street

 

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HistoricNewton
Tuesday, August 2

Commemoration of Boston Tea Party Participant
Hosted by Historic Newton

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Revolution 250 are partnering with Historic Newton to place a commemorative marker at the grave of Boston Tea Party participant Obadiah Curtis in the East Parish Burying Ground. This event is part of an initiative to place a commemorative marker at the graves of known Boston Tea Party participants across the Commonwealth and the nation by the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 2023. Join us for a brief public ceremony.

Time: 3:00PM-3:30PM
Locations: Meet at the corner of Cotton & Centre Streets at 2:45PM

 

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08.03NFL_AmateurSleuthsWednesday, August 3

Amateur Sleuths and the World of Art and Artifacts: A Panel of Mystery Writers
Hosted by Newton Free Library & Tewksbury Public Library

Every work of art has a story, and some of them are deadly. Travel the globe with five mystery authors and their amateur sleuths as they delve into the world of art and artifacts.

Participating authors include:

  • Connie Berry (The Kate Hamilton Mystery series) 
  • Tina deBellegarde (The Batavia-on-Hudson Mystery series) 
  • M.A. Monnin (Death in the Aegean
  • Lane Stone (The Collector
  • Nina Wachsman (The Gallery of Beauties

Start reading these mysteries! Click on the links to place a reserve on any of these books!

Register for this program right up to the start time. Once you've signed up, the login information will be emailed to you from the Tewksbury Public Library's Zoom account. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

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

 

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/HCC_SummerintheHighlands
Friday, August 5

Summer in the Highlands - Soft Touch Dance Band Concert & "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Hosted by Hyde Community Center

You will be excited to know we are back again in Hyde Playground in 2022! We have a wide range of performances at Hyde Bandstand including bands, movies, plays, storytelling, and cultural programming. Join us on Friday, August 5th for a concert from Soft Touch Dance Band, followed by a screening of "Pirates of the Caribbean"

All Movies and Concerts are free and take place outside on the Hyde Playground. Sponsors: The Village Bank, Newton Community Pride, Newton Wellesley Hospital, O’Hara’s Food and Spirits. For more information call 617-201-7088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more info or reminders or changes to our schedule we are on twitter @hydehighlands and also on Instagram @hydehighlands.

Time: Concert begins at 6:00PM
Movie begins at Dusk
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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07.30HN_BicycleTour
Friday, August 5

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.

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

 

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08.06HCC_Pericles
Saturday, August 6

Summer in the Highlands - Shakespeare in The Park "Pericles"
Hosted by Hyde Community Center & The Concord Players

You will be excited to know we are back again in Hyde Playground in 2022! We have a wide range of performances at Hyde Bandstand including bands, movies, plays, storytelling, and cultural programming. Join us on Saturday, August 6th for a live performance of William Shakespeare's "Pericles" performed by the Concord Players.

Sponsors: The Village Bank, Newton Community Pride, Newton Wellesley Hospital, O’Hara’s Food and Spirits. For more information call 617-201-7088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more info or reminders or changes to our schedule we are on twitter @hydehighlands and also on Instagram @hydehighlands.

Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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HN_JacksonHomesteadSaturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7

Free Weekend at the Museums
Hosted by Historic Newton

Everyone enjoys free admission to the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month.

Visit Historic Newton's virtual Museum Without Walls anytime.

Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Locations: Jackson Homestead Museum, 527 Washington Street
Durant-Kenrick House, 86 Waverley Avenue

 

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08.08HCC_FlyingHighDogs
Monday, August 8

Flying High Dogs - Live at the Hyde Bandstand
Hosted by Newton Free Library & Hyde Community Center

Mike Piazza and his team of some of the most athletic Border Collies on the planet will perform a variety of Frisbee and other awesome tricks to entertain all ages! Mike is a multiple-time world finalist and world record holder in the sport of K-9 Frisbee and the current #1 Professional K-9 Frisbee performer in the world. This performance will take place at the Hyde Bandstand and Playground. This event is taking place on public grounds and does not require registration. 

Rain date is 8/9 at 4:30pm in Druker Auditorium at Newton Free Library.

A big thank you to the Hyde Community Center for helping organize this event and working with us to use the space. Additional thanks to The Newton Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.

For directions to the bandstand click here.

Time: 4:30PM-5:15PM
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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08.09NFL_FDRsFreedomsTuesday, August 9

FDR's Four Freedoms
Hosted by Newton Free Library & Tewksbury Public Library

Join Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, for a talk that will focus on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four freedoms. On January 6, 1941, FDR shared his vision for a world founded on freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. August 9 marks the 77th anniversary of the dropping of the second atomic bomb ending World War II and bringing about a new world order. This session shed light on the vision of “four essential freedoms” that FDR held for the world.

Register for this program right up to the start time. Once you've signed up, the login information will be emailed to you from the Tewksbury Public Library's Zoom account. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

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

 

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08.09HN_NewtoniansFromAfarTuesday, August 9

Newtonians From Afar, Part 1
Hosted by Historic Newton

Learn about people who came to Newton from different parts of the world: why they immigrated, where they settled, and how they helped build our city. Our two-part series of videos introduces you to guest narrators telling the history of different immigrant groups. Watch excerpts from these videos and meet the narrators for Q&A afterwards. Part 1 covers Irish, French Canadian, Russian Jewish, and African American communities in the 19th century.

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, and a Bridge Street Sponsorship from Mass Humanities. The Charles River Neighborhood Foundation also provided support.

Suggested donation: $10. Historic Newton members, $5.
http://www.newtonma.gov/HNdonate

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Locations: Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, 286 Waverely Avenue, OR Virtual (choose preference when registering)

 

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08.10CRRC_OpenHouseWednesday, August 10

Small Networking Groups Open House
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Are you looking for new ways to grow your business? Participation in one of the chamber's members-only small networking groups is a great way to develop trusted business relationships and grow your referral network. 

This open house will be an opportunity get to know group leaders and members, and to learn about potential openings.  Now is the time to get engaged in this valuable members-only benefit.

This event is FREE and open to both existing and prospective chamber members, but spots in one of our small networking groups are reserved for members only.
 
Please RSVP to help our hosts plan. Coffee will be provided.

Chamber COVID-19 Policy: All attendees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you test positive, are feeling unwell or have a direct exposure  please stay home. 

Time: 8:30AM-9:30AM
Location: 
Workbar, 117 Kendrick Street, Suite 300, Needham

 

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08.10NFL_ChefBillWednesday, August 10

Cooking Live with Chef Bill
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Cook along or watch as Chef Bill prepares a different dish live on Zoom each month! Check back for the name of the recipe, the list of ingredients and instructions.

Formerly a chef at the original Ritz-Carlton/Boston, Chef Bill worked at Harbor Sweets, makers of handmade chocolates in Salem, MA. Now a personal chef, he has provided cooking demonstrations and lessons for Whole Foods, Stonewall Kitchen, Reader to Reader, Monitor Group, and numerous businesses, schools and non-profit organizations.

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

Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM
Location: Virtual Event

 

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08.11CRRC_DispellingMythsWebinarThursday, August 11

Dispelling Myths about Net Zero & Passive House Buildings
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Recognizing the growing demand to make residential building energy efficient, an increasing number of developers , architects, and builders are embracing Passive House building standards.    
 
But others are skeptical that Passive House and net zero residential buildings can be built at a reasonable cost, look beautiful and cut energy use by the promised 40% - 60%.  In this webinar, we will present evidence about recently-built developments.  We will discuss what was hard, what was easy, and the lessons learned by teams that build Passive House and net zero buildings.  We will also describe the significant financial incentives both for building Passive House buildings, and for attending training sessions about high-performance all-electric single-family homes.
 
The webinar is targeted for those in the development, building and real estate sectors but the content could be of interest to anyone looking to understand opportunities and obstacles towards making single and multi-family homes more energy efficient.

The webinar will include a Q & A.

This event is FREE and open to both Chamber members and non-members.

OUR PRESENTERS:

  • Beverly Craig, LEED AP is a Senior Program Manager at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center coordinating programs such as the Passive House Design Challenge for affordable housing and clean energy workforce development programs. 
  • Jonathan Kantar is the principal at Sage Builders LLC and volunteers on the Newton Energy Commission and Design Review Committee. Jonathan is a Certified Passive House Builder and has been working in the high performance residential design and construction field for more than 30 years.  

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

 

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/HCC_SummerintheHighlands
Friday, August 12

Summer in the Highlands - Gringo Kings Concert & "National Treasure"
Hosted by Hyde Community Center

You will be excited to know we are back again in Hyde Playground in 2022! We have a wide range of performances at Hyde Bandstand including bands, movies, plays, storytelling, and cultural programming. Join us on Friday, August 12th for a concert from Gringo Kings, followed by a screening of "National Treasure"

All Movies and Concerts are free and take place outside on the Hyde Playground. Sponsors: The Village Bank, Newton Community Pride, Newton Wellesley Hospital, O’Hara’s Food and Spirits. For more information call 617-201-7088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more info or reminders or changes to our schedule we are on twitter @hydehighlands and also on Instagram @hydehighlands.

Time: Concert begins at 6:00PM
Movie begins at Dusk
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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08.13SLC_TextileRecycling
Saturday, August 13

Recycling Event - Textiles & Lithium-Ion Batteries
Hosted by Scandinavian Living Center & Rotary Club of Newton

Join the SLC and Rotary Club of Newton for our monthly Recycling Event! We have partnered with Redwood Materials to collect lithium-ion batteries and Helpsy to collect clothing and textiles to reuse, recycle, and keep out of the trash.

Helpsy is collecting:

  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Accessories (hats, bags, scarves, etc.)
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Curtains
  • Throw rugs
  • Stuffed animals

Redwood Materials is collecting:

  • Cell Phones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Electric Toothbrushes
  • Wireless Headphones
  • Power Tool Battery
  • Any other rechargeable device with a lithium-ion battery

**You may bring the entire item if it’s difficult to remove the battery. Any remaining data will be safe guarded and destroyed.**

Learn more at LithIonRecycle.com

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

 

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08.13BBG_DragBrunch
Saturday, August 13

August Drag Brunch
Hosted by Biltmore Bar & Grille

Get your tickets fast because the Biltmore Newton's Drag Brunch is back in our outdoor beer garden! The Drag Show will begin at 1pm but we ask that you come early to get in your seats and ready for the show (and have a drink or brunch to start). Tickets will get you admission, some colorful swag and a possible prize or two. Check out our add-ons for a special touch. Don't forget to bring your dollar bills (but we will provide change)!

Please Note: This event is outside with some umbrellas, but not fully covered so wear your sun screen and dress appropriately. Tables could be sat communal style. Food and beverage sold separately.

Time: 12:30PM
Location: Outdoor Beer Gardent at Biltmore Bar & Grille, 1205 Chestnut Street

 

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08.13IACN_IndiaDay.jpg
Saturday, August 13

India Day in Newton
Hosted by Indian American Community of Newton

Join the Indian American Community of Newton for India Day on August 13th! Enjoy a fun evening of Bollywood dancing, music, games, food, a cultural showcase, and activities for children. The event is free and all are welcome to attend! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Raindate: Sunday, August 21st

Time: 5:00PM-7:30PM
Location: Hyde Community Park, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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08.15NFL_IndianHeritageMonday, August 15

Indian Heritage Author Panel
Hosted by Newton Free Library & Ashland Public Library

Join Amalie HowardAlisha RaiAnnika Sharma and Madi Sinha for a panel discussion about their journeys to becoming published authors, given their Indian backgrounds. Whether they were born in the U.S. or elsewhere, find out how their heritage has influenced their writing, characters, publishing power and fan base.

  • Amalie Howard is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling novelist of “smart, sexy, deliciously feminist romance.”
  • Alisha Rai’s novels have been featured on the IndieNext and the LibraryReads lists, and been named Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, NPR, New York Public Library, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Reader’s Digest, Kirkus, “O” the Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
  • Annika Sharma’s romcom titled Love, Chai, and Other Four-Letter Words, came out in September 2021, as the first in a series.  Her podcast, That Desi Spark, explores stigmatized social issues from a South Asian, first-generation, millennial lens. 
  • Madi Sinha’s first novel was The White Coat Diaries. Her second book, At Least You Have Your Health, was released on April 5, 2022.

This program is presented in partnership with the Ashland Public Library and is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. Click here to purchase signed books by Amalie, Alisha, Annika, and/or Madi.

Registration for this program anytime. The login information will be emailed to you from the Ashland Public Library. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

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

 

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08.16CRRC_EveryLifeAStoryTUesday, August 16

Every Life A Story, A Conversation with Natalie Jacobson
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Join the chamber's Women's Impact Network for this special event and learn more about Jacobson's life growing up as a child of Serbian immigrants, her experience as the first woman co-anchor of an evening newscast in Boston, and her four decades as one of the most trusted figures in our community. WCVB 5's Investigative Reporter Karen Anderson will moderate our conversation, followed by book signing and time to mingle and enjoy refreshments, compliments of our hosts at One Wingate Way.

Your event fee also includes a copy of Jacobson's memoir (purchased directly from chamber member local bookstore Hummingbird Books).

This event is presented by the chamber's Women's Impact Network group. Open to all!

Early-Bird Discount, Expires August 5th: $25
Regular Price (After August 5th): $35

Chamber in-person events policy: All event attends are required to be vaccinated against covid-19. If you test positive or are unable to attend due to exposure, we will credit/refund your event fee. 

Time: 2:30PM-4:30PM
Location: One Wingate Way, 235 Gould Street, Needham

 

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CRRC_YPGWednesday, August 17

Young Professionals Group Morning Meetup at NewTV
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

It’s time for another morning meetup, brought to you by the chamber’s Young Professionals Group. Stop by NewTV’s state-of-the-art studios for coffee and networking. You’ll have a chance to explore this really special community resource while making lots of new connections before work.

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!

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by NewTV. Please RSVP in advance to help our hosts plan.

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

Time: 8:30AM-9:30AM
Location: NewTV, 23 Needham Street

 

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/HCC_SummerintheHighlands
Wednesday, August 17

Summer in the Highlands - Martin and Kelly Concert (no movie)
Hosted by Hyde Community Center

You will be excited to know we are back again in Hyde Playground in 2022! We have a wide range of performances at Hyde Bandstand including bands, movies, plays, storytelling, and cultural programming. Join us on Wednesday, August 17th for a concert from Martin and Kelly. There will be no movie following the concert.

All Movies and Concerts are free and take place outside on the Hyde Playground. Sponsors: The Village Bank, Newton Community Pride, Newton Wellesley Hospital, O’Hara’s Food and Spirits. For more information call 617-201-7088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more info or reminders or changes to our schedule we are on twitter @hydehighlands and also on Instagram @hydehighlands.

Time: 6:00PM
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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HistoricNewton.jpgThursday, August 18

Walking Tour of Mount Ida Campus
Hosted by Historic Newton

Before this Oak Hill location became Mount Ida College and then a campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, it was the 19th century estate of William Sumner Appleton. Its next owner, Robert Gould Shaw II, named it “Boulder Farm,” and made it the headquarters for his lavish lifestyle during the Gilded Age. This tour shows you the mansion that Shaw commissioned for himself, an 18th century farmhouse that is the second oldest residence in Newton, and other buildings repurposed for campus life.

Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM
Locations: UMass Amherst Mount Ida Campus, 100 Carlson Avenue

 

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08.18NN_SchoolSupplyDriveThursday, August 18

LAST DAY - School Supplies Drive
Hosted by Newton Neighbors, The Street at Chestnut Hill, & The Village Bank

Newton Neighbors is collaborating with the Street at Chestnut Hill and the Village Bank to collect school supplies for children in Newton and neighboring towns. Drop off your donations at any Village Bank location in Newton, or at various locations at The Street at Chestnut Hill (see below).

Our goal is to collect school supplies for 200 children. Donations will be distributed in time for the first day of school.

We would appreciate donations of:

  • good-quality new or gently used backpacks (backpacks for middle and high school students are the most needed). Please do not donate backpacks with monogrammed names or initials or company-specific logos.

  • good-quality new or gently used lunchboxes. Please do not donate lunchboxes with monogrammed names or initials or company-specific logos.

  • water bottles

  • new or used graphing calculators

  • notebooks (composition, spiral, and graphing)

  • pens and pencils

  • $25 gift cards to Star Market or Target for purchase of school supplies

Donations can also be purchased via our Amazon wishlist.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

The Street Chestnut Hill

  • OddFellows

  • The Bagel Table

  • Hummingbird Books

Village Bank Locations (Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

  • Auburndale: 307 Auburn Street, Auburndale, MA 02466

  • Newtonville: 332 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460

  • Waban: 89 Wyman Street, Waban, MA 02468

  • Nonantum: 411 Watertown Street, Nonantum, MA 02458

  • West Newton: 1369 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465

  • Newton Centre: 720 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459

  • Corporate Office & Loan Center: 320 Needham Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02464

If you have questions, are unable to drop off supplies, or need school supplies please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Locations: See Drop-Off Locations Above OR Use Amazon wishlist

 

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Friday, August 19

Summer in the Highlands - Stardust Band Concert & "Back to The Future"
Hosted by Hyde Community Center

You will be excited to know we are back again in Hyde Playground in 2022! We have a wide range of performances at Hyde Bandstand including bands, movies, plays, storytelling, and cultural programming. Join us on Friday, August 19th for a concert from Stardust Band, followed by a screening of "Back to The Future"

All Movies and Concerts are free and take place outside on the Hyde Playground. Sponsors: The Village Bank, Newton Community Pride, Newton Wellesley Hospital, O’Hara’s Food and Spirits. For more information call 617-201-7088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more info or reminders or changes to our schedule we are on twitter @hydehighlands and also on Instagram @hydehighlands.

Time: Concert begins at 6:00PM
Movie begins at Dusk
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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CRRC_CoffeeConnectTuesday, August 23

Coffee Connect at Linden Square
Hosted by Charles River Regional Chamber

Meet us in Wellesley’s Linden Square for an outdoor networking event. This event was so popular last year - we've made it an annual tradition! Make lots of new connections and grow your professional network while enjoying the summer weather. (Rain date: Wed. Aug. 24)
 
Free and open to members and non-members, coffee connects are a great way to network and get to know the chamber, our members, and our programs.  

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by our hosts at Linden Square. Please RSVP in advance to help our hosts plan. 

Please note that we ask that all in person event attendees fully vaccinated against covid-19. You'll be prompted to verify vaccination status on the registration screen. 

Time: 9:00AM-10:00AM
Location: Linden Square, 180 Linden Street, Wellesley

 

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08.09HN_NewtoniansFromAfarTuesday, August 23

Newtonians From Afar, Part 2
Hosted by Historic Newton

Learn about people who came to Newton from different parts of the world: why they immigrated, where they settled, and how they helped build our city. Our two-part series of videos introduces you to guest narrators telling the history of different immigrant groups. Watch excerpts from these videos and meet the narrators for Q&A afterwards. Part 2 covers Italian, Chinese, and Ukrainian/Russian-speaking communities in the 20th century.

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, and a Bridge Street Sponsorship from Mass Humanities. The Charles River Neighborhood Foundation also provided support.

Suggested donation: $10. Historic Newton members, $5.
http://www.newtonma.gov/HNdonate

Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Locations: Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, 286 Waverely Avenue, OR Virtual (choose preference when registering)

 

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08.24NTV_ConesNCarsTuesday, August 24

Cones 'n Cars 2022
Hosted by NewTV

It's baaa-aaack! We're so excited to announce the return of NewTV's Cones 'n Cars: the one 'n only classic car show combined with an ice cream social.

Admission is free, and all are welcome to join us! Registration is not required, but we do recommend signing-up in advance so we have an idea of headcount.

Check out photos from last year's event!

If you plan to showcase your classic car (1980's and earlier), please register under "Classic Car Owners." 

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Locations: NewTV, 23 Needham Street

 

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08.25NFL_ExtraterrestrialThursday, August 25

Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
Hosted by Newton Free Library & Tewksbury Public Library

Bestselling author Avi Loeb will discuss his critically acclaimed book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth. In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system that was moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid, it was moving too fast along a strange orbit and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation - the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization.

Avi Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The book was a New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal bestseller and Publishers Weekly bestseller. It was named an Amazon Best Book of the Year and was longlisted for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literacy Science Writing Award.

Sign up to borrow the book from the library by clicking on this link.

Register for this program right up to the start time. Once you've signed up, the login information will be emailed to you from the Tewksbury Public Library's Zoom account. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case it lands there.

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

 

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Friday, August 26

Summer in the Highlands - Legit Band Concert & "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey"
Hosted by Hyde Community Center

You will be excited to know we are back again in Hyde Playground in 2022! We have a wide range of performances at Hyde Bandstand including bands, movies, plays, storytelling, and cultural programming. Join us on Friday, August 26th for a concert from Legit Band, followed by a screening of "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey"

All Movies and Concerts are free and take place outside on the Hyde Playground. Sponsors: The Village Bank, Newton Community Pride, Newton Wellesley Hospital, O’Hara’s Food and Spirits. For more information call 617-201-7088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more info or reminders or changes to our schedule we are on twitter @hydehighlands and also on Instagram @hydehighlands.

Time: Concert begins at 6:00PM
Movie begins at Dusk
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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Sunday, August 28

Summer in the Highlands - The New Music Collaborative
Hosted by Hyde Community Center

You will be excited to know we are back again in Hyde Playground in 2022! We have a wide range of performances at Hyde Bandstand including bands, movies, plays, storytelling, and cultural programming. Join us on Sunday, August 28th for The New Music Collaborative.

All Movies and Concerts are free and take place outside on the Hyde Playground. Sponsors: The Village Bank, Newton Community Pride, Newton Wellesley Hospital, O’Hara’s Food and Spirits. For more information call 617-201-7088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more info or reminders or changes to our schedule we are on twitter @hydehighlands and also on Instagram @hydehighlands.

Time: 6:00PM
Location: Hyde Community Bandstand, 90 Lincoln Street

 

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08.30HN_NewtonCemeteryTuesday, August 30

Walking Tour of Newton Cemetery - Great Inventions
Hosted by Historic Newton

Find out who invented the microwave oven, the flat-bottomed paper bag, a bread machine, and many more items both useful and fanciful at our tour focusing on the lives of clever individuals whose final resting place is at Newton Cemetery.

Fee: $15 per person; Historic Newton members, $10. No fee for children under age 12. 

Time: 6:00PM
Locations: Newton Cemetery & Arboretum, 791 Walnut Street

 

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08.30NFL_RejoyceTUESDAY, August 30

LAST DAY - Main Hall Exhibit - "Still Life" by Anna Rejoyce
Hosted by Newton Free Library

Anna Rejoyce’s paintings say a lot about who she is. She often discovers a new self from her work. Usually, her subject matter is still life, the ordinary objects of daily life. On each canvas, she tries to depict her love and homage to the ordinary.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time: Available During Library Hours
Location: Main Hall at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

 

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08.30NFL_McKennaTuesday, August 30

LAST DAY - Art Gallery Exhibit - "At The Edge" by Vicki McKenna
Hosted by Newton Free Library

To help convey the astonishing geologic evolution underlying seemingly common landscapes, Vicki McKenna harnesses the textures, tonality and timelessness of black and white photography. This introduces elements of abstraction that ease a scene from its specific location, inviting others to marvel with her at the “ordinary” in our remarkable natural world.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Time: Available During Library Hours
Location: Art Gallery at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street

 

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08.31NAC_RecollectingAfterimagesWednesday, August 31

LAST DAY - Recollecting Afterimages: Portrait of Survivors
Hosted by New Art Center

The role of art in times of war raises fundamental questions about our existence as members of the human race. The exhibition Recollecting Afterimages: Portrait of Survivors is an attempt to create a space where the eyes of artists, witnessing the tragedy of violence as a shared story of the mankind, and the eyes of the audience from diverse societies begin to communicate, empathize with each other’s stories, and start to restore the relationship as members of one community.

Curated by Sun Jung, Recollecting Afterimages: Portrait of Survivors, is the fifth exhibition in New Art’s BIPOC Curatorial Program. The exhibition consists of two different layers. 1. A virtual exhibition showcasing artworks of invited artists, 2. A Call for art at the New Art Center, Newton MA. Through these two layers of media platforms, we can expand and diversify the communication of the shared story of violence, which starts from the gaze toward the outer world as well as the inner world of the victims after the violence.

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.

Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Location: New Art Corridor at Trio Newton, 245 Walnut Street

 

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08.31NCA_CelebrateNewton
Wednesday, August 31

LAST DAY - Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair - Call for Vendors
Hosted by Newton Cultural Alliance

The Newton Cultural Alliance is looking for vendors for the Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair 2022 at Newton South High School. 50 artist and artisan vendors will be selected to share their one-of-a-kind crafts in a fair much loved by the Newton community. The deadline to apply is August 31st so don't miss your chance to exhibit at Celebrate Newton.

Celebrate Newton is a juried craft fair. All vendors (both returning and new) must submit the online application form.  Feel free to reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding the application form. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the fair is full. Payment is not due until you have been notified of your acceptance to the fair. Once the fair is full, we will establish a waiting list. Vendors on the waiting list will be contacted in the event that a vendor drops out unexpectedly. Historically, a few vendors have been placed off of the wait list each year.

Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair will be held Sunday, December 4th at Newton South High School.

Time/Location: Apply online by August 31, 2022.

 

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