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July 2015 - JANET PORCARO

Newton Heritage Festivals

Newton Heritage Festivals

Newton Heritage Festivals

The Newton community is filled with diversity. People of all different races, heritages, cultures, and backgrounds come together to live in an accepting environment. In Newton there is a drive to learn about all types of cultures.

There are many heritage festivals sponsored by Newton Community Pride, throughout the summer to celebrate those different cultures. It is a great way to spend a Sunday evening with the family, enjoying various types of music. Each festival is located on Newton Center Green at 6:30pm. If you thought it couldn’t get any better, it’s completely free. But just be aware that if it is a rainy day, the event will be sadly cancelled.

Two successful festivals have already past, but it is not too late to join the celebration in the upcoming events. Earlier in July the New Black Eagle Jazz Band played some 1920’s and 30’s Jazz for us, from inspiring artists such as Armstrong. The American Chinese Art Society also put on a show full of traditional Chinese music and dance. If those seem fun, make sure you don’t miss the next ones coming soon.

Music for the Soul

Music for the Soul

On July 26 a band named The Reminisants will be with us to play music from the 1950’s up until the 90’s. That is such a wide range of music the whole family will be able to enjoy their night. If a 50 year span of music wasn’t enough, they play all different genres.

Los Sugar Kings will be playing music of Afro-Cuban roots, rock and reggae on August 2, so don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes. This night will be filled with Cuban, Salsa, and Rumba-Flamenca sound. You won’t leave without getting up for a dance.

These are all family friendly events and we hope you come enjoy your time with your own family.

More Newton Senior Summer Favs

More Newton Senior Summer Favs

More Newton Senior Summer Favs

Maine Day-Trip

Are you ready for an adventure to Maine? Do you love New England’s sea food?

Feast in Maine!

Feast in Maine!

Newton Parks & Recreation is at it again! They are offering monthly day-trips for seniors over 55 years old all summer. June and July’s trips have already past, but don’t worry, August is still on its way. For the month of August there is a planned trip to have a feast in York, Maine. The day begins in Kittery, Maine at Pigs Fly Bakery. There, you will be able to enjoy a little snack. They’re famous for their artisan style breads which are baked fresh daily.

Then off for the main course at the well-known Foster’s. The entire meal will be cooked over a wood fire, while you get to enjoy the musical entertainment they will be  providing. The menu includes New England clam chowder, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, roasted red potatoes. All the sea food one can handle, but they are also offering a barbecue chicken dinner. To top it all off there is also hot drawn butter and blueberry crumb cake. Yum! My mouth is watering already.You will get to appreciate the sea coast as you ride along it on the trip into York. There you be able to walk around and finally make a trip for some delicious ice cream at Goldenrod. Youwill be stuffed and back in Newton by 5:00pm.Registration is now open for this trip on Wednesday, August 19th. The entire trip will only cost you $52. Don’t miss out on this yummy tasting trip. Just fill out the form and for more information call recreation at 617-796-1506. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity and bring your stretch pants!

Newton Senior Summer Favs

Newton Senior Summer Favs

Get fit and stay cool.

Get fit and stay cool.

Newton Senior Summer Favs

Summer Aquatics
Why get all sweaty inside a gym, when you can exercise while you cool off?  Are you looking for more adventurous ways to stay fit?
Newton Parks & Recreation has many options for seniors to keep you entertained all summer long. All throughout July and August they are offering a summer aquatics program for adults over 55 years old that meets Monday through Friday for only $37. You won’t be able to beat that deal anywhere else. From 12:15 to 1:00 pm you can enjoy your afternoon on Crystal Lake with some friends while getting a rewarding workout. This is a great way to stay physically active without putting stress on your joints. Plus you don’t need to have any swimming skills, so anyone can feel safe to register.
Aquatics is especially good for seniors because it puts less stress on your body, so you can leave feeling refreshed instead of in pain. There are many different things you can do in the water that will strengthen your muscles. Pools, beaches, and lakes have always been the best parts of summer (aside from cookouts of course), so why not incorporated that into your daily routine.
There is limited space and Newton Parks & Recreation has a “first-come, first-serve” basis, so don’t lose out on this fun opportunity. Invite friends to join and meet new friends along the way. Don’t forget to stay informed of all the other activities Newton Parks & Recreation offers for seniors the entire summer. For an questions or more information call Nancy at 617-796-1506.
Newton is built on its pride of community, so please join in on everything Newton has to offer.