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Newton Piano Summit 2019

 

In continuing our mission to enhance the quality of life in our community, the WIS began the Newton Piano Summit with the goal of bringing the finest artists available to perform concerts free to the public. Now in our 4th year, we are proud of our success and being joined by others including Advance Auto in Nonantum and the Village Bank to help underwrite this series. This year we have been awarded $1500 by the Newton Cultural Council. 

May 4th, 11th, and 18th at 1 – 3 pm.

Auburndale Parish 64 Hancock St, Newton, MA 02466

May 4th: 1-3pm Yoko Miwa and George Russell Jr.

May 11th: 1-3pm Laszlo Gardony and Daniela Schächter

May 18th: 1-3pmWes Wirth Global Music Ensemble and Leo Genovese 

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Waban Village Day 2019

Waban Village Day kicks off with the Family Fun Run at 10:00 am, as it has since 2005!  Racers of all ages may participate, including children, who are allowed to ride bikes and scooters along the 3-mile race course.  As always, this year’s entertainment showcases a wide variety of talent, from internationally recognized professional artists to rising youth stars.

This year’s headliner will be Mark Copeland’s Contemporary Gospel Band featuring recording artist Alexis Wright.  In addition, there will be performances from Waban’s new neighbors at the Suzuki Music School, and by local favorites the Newton Family Singers.

Village Day also offers plenty of amusement rides and games for kids of all ages, handmade crafts, jewelry, gifts and more.  Stop by the Pizza Tent for fresh slices of pizza from Stone L’Oven, and enjoy cold beverages and ice cream. Chat with members of the Waban Library Center and  Waban Area Council to learn more about these organizations, and discuss important issues with city officials, candidates, and citizens organizations.

Waban Village Day has been rained out only once in its 14 years, but if that happens, all the entertainment will move to the library, and many vendors may stay.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Much more is visible on our facebook page

Below is a video from 2012

 

 

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About the WIS

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. The WIS is committed to community building and sharing. Its activities include running the Waban Library Center, Waban Village Day, landscaping community assets, the Progressive Dinner, Waban Lights and Sing-along, and The Newton Piano Summit.