Summer 2009 in Newton
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Finally, It's Summer!
Despite the inital 5 days of rain, Summer is finally here, and with it a slew of activities, kicked off by the all-day Fourth of July festivities.
Here in Newton, we can take advantage of fresh, Massachusetts-grown produce by shopping at the Farmers' Markets, attend a myriad of events produced by the City of Newton and sponsored by many civic and business organizations (check out the July and August calendars), go swimming in Crystal Lake and/or Gath Pool, and generally take advantage of the many parks.
Opening Tuesday, July 7, the Newton Farmers' Markets operate, rain or shine, on two days, each at a different location, until the end of October:
The Farmers' Market features Massachusetts-grown produce, plants, jams and jellies, fish, turkey pot pies, cheese, cider, and baked goods. In addition, Newton Pride maintains a booth where you can order bulbs for fall planting.
The City of Newton and Newton Pride co-produce several performance series in July and August through the Arts in the Parks program. Many of these events are sponsored by various civic groups and local businesses.
For more information, call (617) 796-1540.
(Centre Street and Langley Road; Green Line to Newton Centre)
Performances from 6:15 p.m. -- 7:45 p.m. FREE
A 1-hour long performance series in July, 1:00 p.m. Free performances
are at the
Newton Centre Playground
A 1-hour long performance series in July, 1:00 p.m. Free performances are at Ware's Cove in Auburndale (Going west on Comm. Ave., turn right on Melrose Street; left at West Pine). Rain location in adjacent fieldhouse .
Rain location in adjacent fieldhouse.
Enjoy the sounds of the Big Bands as you dance under the stars on a warm summer evening. Bring chairs, blankets and dancin' shoes. FREE
Even before I moved to Newton, I always looked forward to the picnicking and music at Albemarle Field, culminating in a wonderful display of fireworks -- not as elaborate, perhaps, as the better known concert and fireworks on Boston's Esplanade, but a lot easier to get to (and the fireworks are a lot closer!)
As an added bonus, most years, we can also see the fireworks from the neighboring City of Waltham, which starts its fireworks shortly before Newton's ends.
The City of Newton, in cooperation with several civic groups and local businesses, puts on a full day of activities:
The Newton Parks and Recreation Department maintains many parks and green spaces in the City. A list of these appears the City of Newton's website.
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