5 Things To Do This Week – 06/30/21

5 Things To Do This Week – 6/30/21

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*Historic Newton presents: Reading Frederick Douglass Together on July 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jackson Homestead and Museum. Come and hear a public reading of the famous Frederick Douglass address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” The museum will be open for special hours from noon to 5 p.m. with free admission. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the back lawn of the Homestead. Funded by a grant from Mass Humanities. Museum and special event information are found here.  

*The New Philharmonia Orchestra celebrates the 4th of July on July 3rd at 6:30 p.m. with an exciting program celebrating America, our freedoms, our culture, and our community!  Outdoors at the Newton Centre Bowl – bring your lawn chairs and picnic and join the fun as we celebrate Independence Day in Newton.  This pops concert will feature a variety of celebratory American musical treats and Aaron Copland’s iconic “Lincoln Portrait,” with special guest Mayor Ruthanne Fuller narrating excerpts of Abraham Lincoln’s great documents.  Pop on over here for more concert details.

*Newton’s 4th of July celebration has something for everyone starting Sunday at 10:00 a.m. with a Kids Morning that features live performances from David Polansky, a live sculptural event, free ice cream from Cabot’s, and a parade with Kids Craft Corner.  Top off the night at 6:30 p.m. with East Coast Soul, a collection of Boston’s finest musicians who will have you dancing in your seat and singing along with all your favorites from R&B, Pop, and Classic Rock. Full July 4th details and locations can be found here.

*The Newton Free Library hosts Rockabye Beats: Live at the Hyde Bandstand on July 7th at 10:30 a.m.  Come dance, sing and get a little loco!  Original and contemporary music the whole family will enjoy.  Rockabye Beats includes Spanish songs; freestyle dance; an instrument show and tell; music jams; a live guitar performance; and more.  For all ages. Please register to rock out here only if you would like a zoom link in case of rain.

*Explore New Art Center’s 5-week class entitled Landscapes of the Imagination with instructor John Murray.  On Fridays at 1:30 p.m. students will paint their own responses using photos, sketches and Cezanne’s approach to distance and perception in the landscape. The class may go outside to sketch or take photos as light permits. Learn to go beyond the picturesque to your own vision, limited only by your imagination.  Register here to stretch your imagination.

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