Join The Carroll Center for the Blind Walk for Independence. Get out and walk for a great cause. All are welcome to enjoy a cookout, great music, accessible games, giveaways, and much more. The school with the largest team wins an awesome prize! Register today www.carroll.org/walk.
April 28th, 10:00 am
770 Centre Street, Newton
The City of Newton’s Planning & Development Department is partnering up with Parks & Recreation for the official opening of the Newton Highlands Playground. This playground underwent significant improvements, and to celebrate, there will be a family-friendly community event with a series of games and programming for all, including basketball, pickle ball, cornhole, and Zumba presented by the Newton Senior Center!
Flyer available here: Playground Opening
April 26th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm (rain date: April 30th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm)
Boston Athletic Training has set-up a 4 week basketball training program. Main details and the registration link is here: BAT
The clinics are open to boys and girls of all levels from ages 8-14. The coach:player ratio will be 1:7 with no more than 21 total athletes! Sessions will be broken into 4 sections – 30 mins dribbling, attacking the basket and defense, 30 mins shooting based drills, 30 mins s&c and lastly 30 mins of 2v2, 3v3 games to work on all skills!
April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, and May 19th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hyde Community Center, Newton Highlands
Try the Y – Sundays in April are free! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and the daily guest fee will be waived.
Go Lisa and Phil, West Suburban YMCA Boston Marathon Team! – Newton residents Lisa D’Agostino and Phil Stern are running the Boston Marathon for the West Suburban YMCA. Lisa and Phil have spent months training for the race while also raising funds for the West Suburban YMCA. Together they have raised over $27,500 for the Y’s Annual Fund! This will be Lisa’s first marathon and Phil’s 21st. The West Suburban YMCA was provided one official bib number from the City of Newton and one from an anonymous B.A.A. member and YMCA supporter, allowing the Y to have two runners for this year’s event. Go Lisa and Phil!
Kids Night Out – April 5th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with the Y’s staff. They’ll order pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25.00 per child for Y members and $30.00 for the community. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter.
Poetry Night – April 5th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – celebrate National Poetry Month at the Y! Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett of Poemworks, the event features readings by two local poets, then guests are invited to participate in the open mic portion of evening to share their own written work. This event is free and open to the public.
April Vacation Programs for Grades K-8, April 16th – 19th – Spend a fun and engaging April Vacation week at the Y! Y vacation programs offer an active environment for students in grades K-8. Featuring a mix of activities to keep kids happy and healthy all day, including free swim periods throughout the day. April Vacation programs will run April 16th – April 19th. Full and half day options and daily rates to accommodate your needs!
April Vacation Songwriting & Recording Workshop – April 16th – 19th – a 4-day collaborative workshop where young musicians (ages 10+) write and record original music. Learn all the tips and tricks that go into recording, mixing, and mastering an album!
Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs – The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and whose mission is to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.