5 Things To Do This Week – 8/25/21
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*Join NewTV for the end-of-summer Cones ‘n Cars, August 25th at 5:00 p.m. Dust off your saddle shoes and iron the poodle skirt for a 1950s-themed ice cream social and classic car show. Enjoy a scoop or two from Cabot’s and the RCN Ice Cream Truck, or try some baked goods while you peruse some souped-up rods provided by the Boston Cup Classic Car Show. Register here to attend this free event.
*Visit the Hyde Community Center Bandstand on Friday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m. for The Black Velvet Band, one of the premier dance and show bands in the Boston area, entertaining audiences with Irish and American music for over 30 years. The Black Velvet Band features guitars, keyboards, fiddle, and drums. At Dusk enjoy everyone’s favorite Robin Williams comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire, on the big movie screen. Don’t miss the last days of August’s Summer in the Highlands.
*On Monday, August 30th at 7:00 p.m. the Newton Free Library presents a timely virtual lecture: Twisted Sisters: Killer Hurricanes of the 1950s. Join Eamon McCarthy Earls for a wild ride as he dives into the history of the Twisted Sisters, four storms – Carol, Edna, Connie, and Diane – that hammered New England and the Northeast all in a period of 12 months during the 1950s. These storms brought devastating winds, pounding waves, record tidal surges, and floods. After this week’s Hurricane Henri we could all use a little education on the past to help us prepare for the future. Register for Twisted Sisters here.
*Vendor applications are due on Tuesday, August 31st for Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair 2021. The Newton Cultural Alliance is taking the reins on this annual tradition held on Sunday, December 5th at Newton South High School. A local favorite since 2003, the craft fair features quality handmade items from more than 50 local artisans. Review exhibitor guidelines and apply here by August 31st.
*The New Art Center is working on an exciting fall initiative of retail space called “Artists’ Collective at New Art” on the second floor of Trio in Newtonville. This space will give artists the opportunity to show and sell their creative work. Please fill out the surveys below to help guide the New Art Center in working out the details of this community project. If you are an artist, please fill out both. For artists, it provides an opportunity to “work” some hours on behalf of the organization and receive a healthy commission for the sale of work. For consumers, this is a way to shop for unique pieces of arts and crafts.
Artist survey: https://forms.gle/bfoVSXmX8U8v8AfQA
Art patron survey: https://forms.gle/L8T4mNse8WfyJZae6