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Weather permitting, Newton will hold its annual 4th of July Celebration on Friday, with the usual a full day of festivities.  And if it rains, there’s always the West Newton Cinema.

Here’s a synopsis from the city’s website…

Events begin at 10 a.m. at Newton Centre Playground with the annual Kids Morning Event, free for children ages 3-12. This event includes the Grande Pet Parade, Teddy Bear Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, and Foot Races. Free ice cream courtesy of Cabot’s, and refreshments provided by Trader Joe’s. (In the event of rain, the Kids Morning will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 5th.)

The day continues at 1 p.m. with the Open Air Market and Amusement Rides at Albermarle Field, located behind the Horace Mann School, 687 Watertown Street.The market features handmade international crafts, food vendors and children’s activities, live entertainment, register for the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, and much more.

From 6-9 p.m. on Albemarle Field, join us for live music and dancing with the Bo and Bill Winkler Band, including an appearance by 11 year old opera prodigy Clark Rubinshtein. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m.  There is no rain date for the Open Air Market, live music and fireworks. Any cancellations will be posted here.

Also note, in the event that the fireworks are planted in the ground prior to cancellation, they MUST be fired off, and residents may hear the fireworks going off on the next clear night following the 4th. Thank you.



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