Category: Events


Tuesday, September 4th is not only the day after Labor Day and the start of school for Newton Public School students, but it is also the date of the State Primary Election. PLEASE GO OUT AND EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!! Every election, whether it is a Municipal, Primary, State or Presidential election is important!!

To find out what offices are up for election and to find your polling location, click here.

Farmer’s Market – Week of September 2nd

Farmer’s Market:

  • Tuesdays, Cold Spring Park – 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Elm Street, West Newton – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  This week:
    Mark your calendars for our “FLEA FOR ALL” farmers’ market on September 8th, and dust off your attic treasures because it’s time to find out what they’re worth. We’ve got a great line up of specialty vendors, including Waltham’s Ramble Market, an eclectic store stocked with “vintage furnishings and curious wonders” who will be showcasing some of their items and discussing their downsizing services. Best of all, Ramble Market will provide appraisals on your prized possessions.
    There will be more information next week on the types of appraisals Ramble Market will offer posted on Newton Farmers’ Market’s Facebook page, so make sure to follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss out! Early next week we’ll also update Facebook with the other vendors joining us for the Flea For All, as well as special flea market deals from our regular vendors. And, on September 8th, Paper Mouse is in the house with a “Play with Your Food” childrens’ craft project.


Notable Events

Farmer’s Market:  Tuesdays – Cold Spring Park 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays – Elm Street, West Newton 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Climate Change Forum at the Senior Center:  Wednesday, August 29th from 7:30 – 9 p.m. featuring David Ismay, Clean Energy and Climate Change Staff Attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation; John Reilly, Co-director of the Joint Program On Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT; Gary Rucinski, Climate Change Activist, Newton Lower Falls resident and Candidate for Congress; and Mark Sandeen, Chair of Sustainable Lexington and Co-founder of Mass Solar.

STEM events:  NewtonSTEM was established in February 2011 to draw together Newton (Massachusetts) parents, educators, students, and STEM professionals to develop Newton students’ interests and abilities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), both in school and in extra-curricular activities. On a personal note:  my daughter first got involved with Girls Who Code from this fabulous organization and continued her interest by teaching Girls Who Code during her first year in college. To find out about events this week and events all year round, please go to and sign up for its weekly email newsletter here.

Notable Events

Farmer’s Market:

Tuesdays, Cold Springs Park – 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays, Elm Street, West Newton – 9:30 – 12:30

Summer in the Hyde:  Friday, August 24 6:00 p.m. Concert: Dueling Piano Show with Justin Klosek and Chris Keenan – special guest Jeff Freedman
Dusk Movie: Big

Notable Events

Cold Spring Park Farmer’s Market:  Tuesday, August 14th

Featured Farmers include: Dick’s Market Gardens, Freitas, Nicewicz Family Farm, Wally’s Vegetables, Good Roots ,FarmFlats Mentor Farm, Heaven’s Harvest Farm, We Grow Microgreens

Lemonade:  When Life Give You Lemons

Knife Sharpening:  Bobby Mac
Mushrooms:  Mycoterra Farm
Home & Garden Plants:  Buzz & Thrive
Nepali Cusine:  Bridges Nepali Cuisine
Olive Oil:  Olive Connection
Eco-Boutique:  Upland Road
Pasta:  Deano’s Pasta
Bagels:  OMG! Bagels
Cheese & More:  Foxboro Cheese
Pasture Raised Meats:  Lilac Hedge Farm
Turkey Salad:  Bob’s Turkey Farm
Kosher Pizza:  Zayde’s Market


Summer in the Hyde:  All Movies and Concerts are free and take place outside on the Hyde Playground. In case of rain, the entertainment moves inside the Hyde Gym. Bring blankets and beach chairs.

  • August 17 6:00 p.m. Concert:  Legit Band (oldies rock) Dusk Movie: Early Man

West Newton Farmer’s Market:  Saturday, August 18th  

Is the hot weather turning your dog into a summer blob? Well, grab a leash and bring your pup to Newton’s Elm Street Farmers’ Market for their first ever Dog Days of Summer event. Some of the highlights will include:
  • Laszlo Family Farm with their award-winning dog treats.
  • A spin to win prize wheel & raffle sponsored by W. Newton-based Tail Waggerz, providing dog day care, boarding & grooming.
  • Training Demo and Q&A with She’s A Keeper Dog Training
  • Free Pupsicles for the first 50 dogs
  • Dog Contests
  • Dog Photo Booth

Notable Events – Week of August 5th

Farmer’s Market:  Be sure to visit the Farmer’s Market which is open on Tuesdays at Cold Spring Park (1:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (9:30 a.m.- 12:30p.m.)

Antebellum Architecture of West Newton Hill – Walk past homes built in the 1850s and learn about their architectural highlights and the people who lived here. The tour also includes the story of the fountain at the corner of Chestnut and Highland Streets installed in memory of Catherine Porter Lambert, and the house she lived in, built in 1854. Information is based on research by the West Newton Hill Preservation Initiative. Donation, $10 per person. Register at Wednesday, August 8th beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Meet at the corner of Otis and Lenox Streets in West Newton.  Contact 617-796-1450 for more information or go here.

Dancing in the Parks –  The series of musical events continues on Wednesday, August 8th from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Coletti-Magni Park, 386 Watertown Street featuring the Mighty Silverbacks.

Summer in the Hyde:  The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Area Council will continue:

  • August 10 6:00 p.m. Concert: Crowes Pasture (Bluegrass)
    Dusk Movie: Frozen

Honoring Former Mayor Thomas Concannon

Former Mayor Thomas Concannon died on Saturday, July 28th. He served as Mayor of Newton from 1994 – 1997.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 3rd at 10:30 AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington St., Newton, followed by interment in Newton Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-8 PM in the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St., West Newton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newton Cultural Alliance at or the Boys and Girls Club of Newton.

Notable Events

Farmer’s Market:  Be sure to visit the Farmer’s Market which is open on Tuesdays at Cold Spring Park (1:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (9:30 a.m.- 12:30p.m.)
Dancing in the Parks:  The Dancing in the Parks series continues on August 1st with The Jessie Liam Band at the Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street in Newtonville.
Summer in the Hyde:  The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Area Council will continue:
  • August 3 6:00 p.m. Concert: Soft Touch Dance Band (Big Band)
    Dusk Movie: Groundhog Day
  • August 5 7:00 p.m. Live Theater: Shakespeare in the Park (Commonwealth Shakespeare)

News and Notable – Food Trucks and Dockless Bikes

Food Trucks at Wells Avenue:  Food Trucks will be at Wells Avenue beginning on Monday, July 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located between 2 and 60 Wells Avenue. There will be a rotation of 6 food trucks Monday through Friday offering a variety of American, Indian, Korean, Chinese and Mediterranean complimenting Goldberg’s Delis and cafeteria already located at 85 Wells Avenue.  For more information, please go to:

Dockless Bikes:  Mayor Fuller recently announced that dockless bikes are now available.  Lime Bikes can be seen across the city (Note:  Contract awaiting final signatures before official launch).  You can download the free Lime app from the app store on your smartphone and add a few dollars for your first ride – it’s $1 per half hour, or $29.95 a month for unlimited use.  When you tap the Ride icon on your phone, you can find where a bike is located.

Another bike company, Spin, will be adding bikes in August. Both companies will offer discounts to students, corporations, and low-income riders.
Farmer’s Market:  Be sure to visit the Farmer’s Market which is open on Tuesdays at Cold Spring Park (1:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (9:30 a.m.- 12:30p.m.)
Auburndale Community Library:  The ACL will host “Dancing in the Parks” outdoor concert on Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m.  sponsored by The Village Bank and Newton Pride.
The band will play R&B, New Orleans, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woodie, Ska, and Country.  With songs from Stevie Wonder, Santana, Robert Cray, Louis Jordan, Etta James, James Brown, Ray Charles, and more.
Summer in the Hyde:  The Hyde Community Center and the Newton Highlands Area Council will continue:
  • July 27 6:00 p.m. Concert: Black Velvet Band (Irish) Dusk Movie: Back to the Future 2
  • July 29 7:00p.m.   Shakespeare in the Park (Commonwealth Shakespeare)

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 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!