Notable Events

Farmer’s Market:  The Tuesday (Cold Spring Park from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.) and Saturday (West Newton from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Farmer’s Markets are up and running. This Saturday, the Farmer’s Market, in collaboration with Paddy’s and Judith’s Kitchen, to host it’s first ever beer tasting event.  Samples will be available  from Jack’s Abby, Mighty Squirrel, Lord Hobo, & Willie’s Superbrew. Shop the market, taste the brews at Paddy’s, where you can also purchase full pours, & then purchase beer to take home from Judith’s Kitchen. Go here or here for more information on this and other exciting news from the Farmer’s Market. More information on the Crafts Beer Tasting can be found here.

Auburndale Community Library:  The Auburndale Community Library will host Summer Movie Night on Wednesday, July 18th – 7 pm featuring Black Panther (rated PG-13). Light nut-free refreshments will be served.

Summer in the Highlands:  The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Area Council will continue their summer series this Friday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m.  Concert: Stardust Band (Rock) Dusk Movie: Back to the Future

Sunday Concerts on the Green:  Sunday concerts on the Newton Center Green began last night but there are still 3 more in this series.

  • July 22nd – Classic Groove
  • July 29th – Lost Sugar Kings

Concerts begin at 6:30 and end at 8:00 p.m.  Be sure to stop at local businesses while you are in Newton Center!

Notable Events

Sunday Concerts on the Green:  Sunday concerts on the Newton Center Green began last night but there are still 3 more in this series.

  • July 15th – The Elton Experience
  • July 22nd – Classic Groove
  • July 29th – Lost Sugar Kings

Concerts begin at 6:30 and end at 8:00 p.m.  Be sure to stop at local businesses while you are in Newton Center!

Farmers Market:  The Farmers Market on Tuesdays at Cold Spring Parks begins this week!  Click here for more details and be sure to sign up for the newsletter!

St Mary of Carmen Society Festival:  Th3 83rd Annual Festival will run from July 11th – July 15th.  For more information, go here.

Auburndale Community Library:  The Auburndale Community Library is hosting a Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Wednesday, July 11th. Wear your PJs and bring your stuffed animal to the Library to hear fun stories and then say Goodnight.  Pick up will be between 3 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, and receive a photo of your animal’s adventures at the library!

Feast of the Falls:  The annual Feast of the Falls will be held this Sunday, July 15th at 5 p.m. at the Echo Bridge in Upper Falls. 400 guests will be seated at one very long table to a four course gourmet dinner served by volunteers and dignataries, including Mayor Fuller!  For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

Summer in the Highlands:  The Hyde Center concert and movie series is in full swing.  This Friday, July 13th, the Gringo Kings and Despicable Me 3 will be featured.  Concerts begin at 6 and the movie begins at dusk.  For more information and a full calendar of events, go here.

Events and Announcements this Week

Families Belong Together Vigil –  Monday, July 2nd – 6:30 p.m. in front of Newton City Hall

The Newton Clergy Association along with the Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries and the Newton Human Rights Commission, are leading a Families Belong Together Prayer Vigil on Monday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in front of Newton City Hall.

“We believe that faith is relevant to the soul of our nation. The separation of families is not a partisan issue. It’s a moral one. Along with the rallies being held in Boston and cities across the nation next weekend, we invite people of faith, or no faith, to come together, and lift your voices, in our various traditions, in prayer for our country, our leaders and those seeking refuge from the violence of their countries. Please bring an electric candle or the light on your cell phone to help us shine a light in the darkness.”

Fourth of July Celebration – Celebrate the 4th of July here in Newton!  Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Newton Centre Playground, there will be a Pet Parade, Teddy Bear Parade, Doll Carriage Promenade and Foot Races with a bonus scoop of ice cream provided by Cabot’s!

Then head over to Albemarle Playground from Noon – 9 p.m. for the Open Air Market, Amusement Rides and Music by the Bill Winiker Band.

And then the Grand Finale:  Fireworks!

Please note that these free events have been sponsored by the Newton Pride Committee.  Please consider donating to the Newton Pride Committee to keep these events free.  Information on donating can be found here.

Gath Pool Closure:  A water leak was discovered at the Gath Pool which is forcing closure of the pool from Thursday, July 5th until Sunday, July 8th.  Folks can still enjoy swimming at Crystal Lake during this hot spell.  Day pass information for Crystal Lake can be found here.


Upcoming Events – Week of June 10th

  • “Hello Washington Street” continues its week-long planning events on Monday, June 11th from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 1239 Washington Street and then again on Tuesday, June 12th from 8:30 – 2:30 p.m.  There will also be “Chili Cook-off and Wrap-up” and Presentation and Conversation beginning at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Former Aquinas School/150 Jackson Road.
  • Tour de Newton- June 17th – The 6th annual Tour de Newton is being transformed into something totally new – the Magical Mystery Tour de Newton.  There will be four 8 mile routes.  Along each of the routes, riders will encounter a series of “magical mysteries”. To sign up to ride or to volunteer – please go to
  • Rove the Cove, June 23rd – The race will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, starting and ending at the picnic area of The Cove in Auburndale.  All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Auburndale Community Library.


Upcoming Events

Flag Raising Ceremony:  Celebrate Newton Pride with the 5th Annual Flag Raising Ceremony on the South Lawn, Newton City Hall at 6:30 p.m.  with Guest Speaker Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley.

Newton Highlands Day:  Newton Highlands Day will be this Sunday, June 10th.  Information can be found here.

Upcoming Hyde Center Events:  The Hyde Center has just released it’s summer schedule.  Event list can be found here.


MJ (Marijuana) is the focus of 3 public hearings this week

Two public hearings are on the Land Use Committee Docket for Tuesday, June 5th – one is to permit Garden Remedies to expand it’s business from selling medical marijuana to retail sales of marijuana and the other is to permit a property on Elliott Street in Newton Upper Falls to sell medical marijuana.

The third public hearing will be held by the Programs and Services Committee on a Citizen’s Petition requesting the City Council to place a question on the November 6th ballot to prohibit sales of recreational marijuana in the City of Newton exempting any previously licensed or approved (prior to July 1, 2017) facilities.