Get your culture on this weekend! I’ve got 4 local Newton events for you – all family friendly, all free! (Which means more dough for summertime ice cream treats!)

Summer in the Highlands

Hyde Community Center
Friday, July 26 at 6pm | FREE

This week’s outdoor concert features Irish band Black Velvet Band and the dusk-time movie is Field of Dreams. This sounds like the perfect scenario for the misters to take the kiddos out!


New England Mobile Book Fair
Saturday, July 27 at 1pm | FREE

When longtime illustrator and lover of power tools Lauren Scheuer was looking for a project, she got the idea to raise backyard chickens. Her husband and teenage daughter looked on incredulously as coop sketches and chicken-raising books filled their New England home. But when the chicks arrived, the whole family fell in love with the bundles of fluff and the wild adventures began… 


Historic Newton Walks: Voices of Newtonville
Historic Newton*
Sunday, July 28 at 2pm | FREE

Voices of Newtonville: A Community’s History Through its Own Eyes: Explore the history of Newtonville from its rural beginnings, through its suburban development as a railroad stop, to the changes brought by the construction of the Mass Pike. Join Harvard graduate student and Historic Newton intern Tracy Lindboe as she leads us through the development of Newtonville using historic perspectives and narratives from past Newtonville residents. Meet at the Newton North High School Parking Lot at Elm Road and Walnut Street. 


Four Guys in TuxesFour Guys in Tuxes
Heritage Festival Concert
Newton Community Pride

Sunday, July 28 at 6pm | FREE
Newton Centre Green

Dance the night away to the sounds of Big Band, Jazz, Dixie and Swing in one of their celebrated “all request” concerts. Bring your requests, this band has a large repertoire of Latin, Reggae, Calypso, Tango, Country, Rock, Blues and Contemporary. You can sure they will be able to play your favorite songs. Sponsored by Newton Community Pride. Cancelled in the event of rain.


*Newton Cultural Alliance Member

As always, the Fix is just a glimpse of arts and culture events happening in Newton. If you would like to add an event, please kindly do so in the comments. Thanks!

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