The 40th annual Newton Highlands Village Day will be Sunday, June 14, from 11AM to 4PM on Lincoln Street between Walnut and Chester. Net proceeds will benefit the Highlands community via the Hyde Center and Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council.
The 5K Road Race & Family Fun Run through Highlands and Waban starts at 10AM, an hour before Village Day starts. It’s a timed race, with bib numbers, and also perfect for first-time 5Kers and folks who want to jog/walk, push a stroller, or run with their kids. It’s sponsored by Whole Foods, with fresh fruit for finishers and awards in various categories. Sign up at bit.ly/5k2015.
- All inflatables will be FREE! Giant slide, obstacle course, and two sizes of bounce houses. No tickets to buy.
- Magicians (including Joel Acevedo of Four-Handed Illusions), dancers, circus performers, face painting, caricature artist
- Mickey Mouse, Elmo, Spiderman, Cookie Monster
- Touch-A-Truck (including a hook-and-ladder and construction vehicles), LigerBots demonstration
- Fencing demonstration, Game table by Green Planet Kids, Arts and crafts by New Arts Center
- Over 50 vendor booths
- Silent auction
- Jazz festival at the East Stage (in front of Indalo, soon to be Greek restaurant): Dave Milazzo, Louis Ochoa, Tal Kolbi, and both NSHS and NNHS jazz combos
- Youth festival at the West Stage (in front of the Congregational Church): Josh and the Jamtones, the Stacey Peasley band, Waiting for Neil (bluegrass), and a solid, 6th Grade rock band from Brown Middle School: The Dominoes
- Beer Garden sponsored by O’Hara’s — a Highlands first!
- Bread & Chocolate
- Newton Pizza House outdoor BBQ (hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza)
Many thanks to volunteers: Chief organizer Steven Feinstein, organizer emeritus John Rice, Chris Pitts, Anna McTigue, Maureen Oates, Eunice Feller, May Chiu, Linda Gulman, and others I’ve overlooked. And many thanks to sponsors: Anna’s Taqueria, O’Hara’s, Salon Capri, The Village Bank, Bread & Chocolate, J. P. Licks, Green Planet Kids, Fleck Coffee Shop, JJ Galvin Electric, Eastern Bank, Brookline Bank, and Whole Foods.