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.

WIS Annual Dues and Donations sticky icon

Annual Dues $35 Includes $1 CC transaction fee

Donation to WLC/WIS of any value:

Family Fun Run 2017

05/21/2017 10:00 am

5K Family Fun Run Race Start/Finish 10:00am -Waban Library Center 1608 Beacon Street All Runners must sign in at 9:00am on race day! You will need to sign a Waiver of Liability. Children are allowed to use scooters and bikes on the race course and will be considered Fun Run participants. This year's Fun Run T-shirts are made from cooling performance fabric.

Click on Read More to access online registration, map, and payment.

Waban Artful Piano Summit 2017

Waban Library Centre 1608 Beacon Street, Waban, 02468
It is said "April showers bring May flowers" but this May, Saturday afternoons in Newton's historic village of Waban are also going to be filled with great music from some of the finest virtuosos of our time.

Waban Village Day 2017

05/21/2017 10:00 am
05/21/2017 3:00 pm

This year's Village Day will feature entertainment by Brazilian virtuoso Ebinho Cardoso's new exciting band featuring vocalist Albino Mbie. The uniqueness of his music and technique has earned him a reputation as one of the most respected Brazilian bassists of the new generation. Composer, arranger, singer and researcher, Ebinho uses the electric bass in mesmerizing new ways, showing its range of possibilities.

Waban Village Day Vendors

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


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


Youth (HS and below) Vendor Fee $15 (+$1 Paypal fee)


Landscaping around Waban

Annual mulching in Waban Sq for Newton Serves Day (which is Sunday 4/30 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.

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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