Free event for children ages 3 – 12 years. Children and families are invited to join in the Grande Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, Teddy Bear Parade and Foot Races. Free ice cream, candy and drinks complete the morning celebration – courtesy of Cabot’s Ice Cream. Kids Morning is cancelled in the event of rain.
July 4th, 10:00 am – 12 Noon
Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace
The fun continues with kiddie amusement rides, face painting, craft vendor booths and food trucks. Look for the Circus Arts performances from students and staff of Gravity Alternative Movement! Then, the fun moves over to the main stage with the fabulous Bo & Bill Winiker Band (courtesy of the Village Bank) for music and dancing from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring lawn chairs, try out the delicious food from the many food trucks and pick up your light-up novelties. At 9:00 pm, don’t miss the grand finale…a fantastic fireworks display! In the event of rain, the concert and fireworks will be rescheduled for a date to be determined. Visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org for details.
July 4th, Noon – 10:00 pm
Albemarle Field/Halloran Sports Complex.
This summer, the Lumos Young Speakers Program is running a public speaking and debate program for students in grade 4-6. Your child will love Lumos’s friendly instructors and fun activities as they learn about:
- Speaking Confidence
- Impromptu Speaking
- Debate Basics
- Argumentation and Reasoning
Right now you can use the code COMMUNITY to get $125.00 off. To register, go to lumosdebate.com/1-week-public-speaking-program/.
Email email@example.com or call 617-901-4564 with any questions.
July 23rd – 27th or July 30th – August 3rd, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Flexible summer scheduling makes now an ideal time to try piano lessons. Berklee and New England Conservatory graduate with 30+ years teaching experience. Beginners welcome. Build a high quality musical foundation with a patient, upbeat, and caring teacher. Contact Gloria Jasinski at 617-566-9704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newton Firefighters Local 863 invites you to a free ice cream social on June 18th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All are welcome! See this Flyer for more information.
Newton Theatre Company is thrilled to present its first ever Kids Day! On July 7th, stop by the Hyde Bandstand between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to enjoy readings from three Junie B.
Jones stories, live music, crafts, and other activities.
This event is free, with a bake sale and optional donations to benefit Newton Theatre Company. Appropriate for children ages 3-12. Any teens or adults looking to volunteer at the event can email Abby Lass at email@example.com.
When school’s out for the summer, so is breakfast and lunch for many Newton students. This year the city is partnering with the FUEL program at the Church of the Redeemer to help families in need of additional food.
The already successful FUEL program fills backpacks with nonperishable items for students to take home from school. The expanded summer version of the program will offer backpacks in more locations throughout the city, all available for children and their caregivers to pick up as much as twice per week. Locations include Newton Health and Human Services Department, Church of the Redeemer, West Suburban YMCA, Newton Fire Stations 7 & 10, Crystal Lake, Gath Pool, Newton Free Library, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd, St John’s Church, Arabic Baptist Church, the Boys & Girls Club, NCDF Houghton Village and more.
For a full list of locations and pick up times, visit www.newtonma.gov/food.
As the school year comes to a close, don’t miss your chance to thank teachers and staff who made a difference to your child this year! Making a donation to Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program is a great way to do this.
Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or if you have children in the upper grades, you will have already received a letter by mail. To donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds, go to www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org. Donations are tax-deductible and go toward enhancing educational excellence, including teachers’ professional development, initiatives to close the achievement gap, and new curricula and learning opportunities throughout Newton’s schools.
Teachers, as well as their principal and the Superintendent, will be notified of this honor, and if you donate by July 31st their names will appear in a special notification in the Newton TAB.
Help shoot down cancer at Basketball Together, a new basketball camp for 5th – 8th graders whose family members are battling or have battled cancer. Basketball Together was founded by two Newton North High School rising seniors, Christian Hahm and Ezra Pemstein, who have personal experiences with family members facing cancer
treatments. Christian and Ezra have found solace in basketball and now want to help others like them better cope with the challenges they face.
Basketball Together focuses both on improving basketball skills (drills, shooting, passing) as well as developing coping skills to enhance emotional well-being. Faculty from Boston
University’s School of Social Work will be leading small group activities to explore the healing process.
Basketball Together is hosted by Newton Community Education and made possible by the generous support of the Newton North Athletic Department (Director Tom Giusti and basketball coaches Paul Connolly and Tom Donnellan), Newton Community Education (Program Director, Lisa Rucinski) and Newton North High School (Principal, Henry Turner).
For Grades 5 – 8, boys and girls. Open to all who have a close family member who is battling or has had to battle cancer. Fee: based on a sliding scale ($25 to $195). Code: cancercamp. Register here https://registration.xenegrade.com/nce/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=11852 –
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-559-6995.
August 6th – 10th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Newton Community Education, 457 Walnut St, Newton
This camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Newton Health Department.
Looking for Summer and Fall dance class options? All That Jazz Dance Studio in Nonantum is still accepting registration for their award winning dance classes! It is not too late to sign up for summer week-long dance intensives or an 8-week class session. Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is ongoing as well.
Please contact Miss Deb Lifson Vogel, Studio Director and also a fellow Newton Parent, at email@example.com or 617-641-0784 for more information about this wonderful dance community. Register online at www.allthatjazznewton.com!
School is about to be out for summer, and what better way to spend it than at Newton Community Farm!. Don’t delay and register today! Limited spaces available
See the chickens, harvest produce and learn what it takes to grow food sustainably, all right here in Newton.
Programs for toddlers through middle school start in June and run until August 24th. Have a high schooler? Check out the high school intern programs!
Financial assistance available. See flyer here.