Black Velvet Band

Friday, July 15 at 6pm

Hyde Community Center (90 Lincoln Street)

Bring blankets, beach chairs and enjoy the music. For over 20 years the Black Velvet Band has delighted audiences with their mix of Irish and American music for dancing and listening. For more information visit hydecenter.org. Free.

Elm Street Farmers Market

Saturday, July 16 from 10am-2pm

The Newton Cultural Alliance invites you to stop by its table at the Elm Street Farmers Market in West Newton. Come by and say hello, learn about what NCA members are up to, find out how you can get involved and discover what’s in store for the Nathaniel Allen house the future home for arts and culture in Newton. Free.

STEAM Expo

Saturday, July 16 1-4pm

Join the Newton Free Library for its second annual STEAM Expo as part of ongoing programs for all ages related to the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). The Expo is a gathering of tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers and students. Come experience a fun, interactive afternoon at the library and get involved in the rebirth of Do-It-Yourself

“Einstein’s Gift To Us: The Stars Are No Longer Silent”

Monday, June 18 at 7pm

Join Newton Free Library and Rainer Weiss, MIT professor of physics, in the Druker Auditorium (330 Homer Street). In May 2015 an international collaboration of physics detected ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves from the collision of two gigantic black holes. Neither gravitational waves nor black holes, both predicted by Einstein, had been seen before. Among those physicists was Professor Weiss. In this program Weiss will speak about the history of gravitational waves that Albert Einstein predicted in 1916. He will also discuss the developments of technology and observations made in the past 100 years that have allowed us to build instruments to measure gravitational waves from astrophysical sources.

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