Established in 1889, the Waban Improvement Society is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization whose membership comprises all people who live and/or work in Waban, Massachusetts. The Society promotes any activity intended to improve Waban and fosters a sense of community for those who live and work here.

Waban Village Day 2015 sticky icon

05/17/2015 11:00 am

Ten years ago, the Waban Improvement Society began Waban Village Day which includes rides, activities, and entertainment for all ages. The WIS differentiates its Village Day celebration by featuring internationally recognized talent from a wide variety of genres: Jazz, Reggae, Soul, Blues, and Rock. This year we are pleased to announce that World renowned saxophonist Philippe Cretien and director of the Rivers Jazz ensembles will be bringing his professional group in addition to his student ensembles. Performances will start at 11am and run to 3pm Philippe R.

Waban Village Day Vendors sticky icon

Non Waban Resident Vendor Fee $40 (+$2 Paypal fee)


Waban Resident Vendor Fee $25 (+$1 Paypal fee)


Youth (HS and below) Vendor Fee $16 (+$1 Paypal fee)


Landscaping around Waban sticky icon

Annual mulching in Waban Sq for Newton Serves Day (which is Sunday 4/26 this year). The city delivers mulch (a LOT, around  15 cu yds), and we spread it with buckets and wheelbarrows on all the beds in Waban Sq.

Join the WIS Annual Dues $35 sticky icon

Includes $1 CC transaction fee.

Recycling in Newton

Ask for paper bags over plastic, here's why

Angier History Project

Waban’s Benjamin Korsh: Breaking New Ground in Photography

While Preserving Angier History

Benjamin Korsh, 19, a student at UMASS/Boston, moved to Waban at age 2. He attended Newton schools, graduating from Newton South in 2012. His time at Angier School made a lasting impression on Korsh, who two years ago conceived the idea of creating large-scale artistic photographs of Angier classrooms before the school building is torn down this spring.

Student Scholarship

WIS has established a scholarship at Newton North and Newton South High Schools. It will be awarded each spring to a graduating senior who resides in Waban and who participates in community service programs. This scholarship will be added to the list of Local Newton Scholarships, announced each year at both high schools. All student applications and information submitted are held in strict confidence and remain within the school. Students who are selected will be notified prior to graduation when the local scholarships are announced.


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