Be the Host with the Most – Tips on Zoom Hosting

Virtual Newton, MA

This class is for those who are familiar with Zoom basics and want to learn how to host a meeting. We will go over settings and some helpful tips for best practices so you can feel comfortable hosting video conferences, virtual meet-ups, and events all by yourself! On the day of the event you will […]

Cook Along With Chef Bill

Virtual Newton, MA

Cook along or watch as Chef Bill prepares a different dish live on Zoom each month! Formerly a chef at the original Ritz-Carlton/Boston, Chef Bill worked at Harbor Sweets, makers of handmade chocolates in Salem, MA. Now a personal chef, he has provided cooking demonstrations and lessons for Whole Foods, Stonewall Kitchen, Reader to Reader, Monitor Group, and numerous […]

Vision Board Living

Zoom Newton, MA

If you are stuck in the chaos of life and are ready to take action and pursue your dreams, act now! Take this time to gain greater clarity in your life and move closer to your dreams. We will meet-and-greet virtually and discuss the importance of the vision board theory as you assemble your vision board. […]

Find Happiness through Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation

virtual Newton, MA

Experience ancient practices of breathing and meditation in an informal virtual setting. Discover secrets to increasing happiness in everyday life and learn ways to make it grow each day. Yoga mats are optional. No previous experience required. Appropriate for ages 14+.   The Zoom link will be sent the day of the session. Please know that […]

Searching for the Promised Land

virtual Newton, MA

The movement of Black migrants from the South in the early 20th century speaks to a broad quest for freedom and is also a Boston story that includes families who settled in Newton. This talk by Davarian Baldwin co-sponsored by the Newton Free Library touches on the hopes and limits of the American Dream for […]

Images in Women’s Suffrage Movement

Virtual Newton, MA

Allison K. Lange's talk analyzes gender, images, and political power from the founding of the United States through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. She examines the ways that suffragists used images throughout their campaign to counter powerful opponents. Co-sponsored by the Newton Free Library.  Register Here

Focusing on Black Lives and Other Oppressed People Through Poetry

Virtual Newton, MA

Join Nate Marshall, writer, rapper and educator for a reading from his recent collection, Finna (2020). These poems consider the brevity and disposability of Black lives and other oppressed people in our current era of emboldened white supremacy, and the use of the Black vernacular in America’s vast reserve of racial and gendered epithets. Finna explores the erasure […]

Half American: The Epic Story of Black Americans Fighting WWII


Drawing on his upcoming book, Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad, historian Matthew Delmont will explain how World War II raised questions regarding race and democracy that remain unanswered more than seventy years later. During the war, U.S. Black troops fought bravely in a segregated […]

George Wein – Newton’s Jazz Master: Newton History Series


Join jazz critic and Newton resident Bob Blumenthal for program on the life and achievements of George Wein (1925-2021), the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. A Newton native, Wein was a pianist, bandleader, educator, nightclub proprietor and producer of concerts and festivals worldwide. Named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment of the Arts […]

Matt Heaton Family Singalong–Live at the Hyde Bandstand

The Hyde BandStand 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA

Bring the whole family to this fun outdoor concert! Matt Heaton brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike. This concert will take place at the Hyde Bandstand and […]