Jimmy Tingle
Comedian / Humorist
“If Robert De Niro had decided to be a comedian, he might have come out something like Tingle, with his off-center smile, blue-collar physicality and exquisite sense of timing.” – The Boston Globe
Tingle also worked as a contributor and satirist for MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, “Larry King’s Weekend”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The American Comedy Awards”, as well as his own HBO half-hour comedy special. Learn More

Countdown Party at Powers Hall with The Love Dogs
Take one red-hot horn section—we’re talkin’ alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and sweet Fender guitar. Pour over a funky swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business”, and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around.
The party is 9:30-12:30
(AGE 21+ ONLY)
$25 through Dec. 28th.
$30 after Dec. 28th.
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Tanglewood Marionettes:
Cinderella
Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of Cinderella is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. The story unfolds as the pages of a giant book open to reveal each beautifully painted setting – the village square, the rustic kitchen, the magnificent ballroom, plus many more. All your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters and the charming Prince, and each marionette is manipulated with precision and grace by our talented puppeteers. Learn More

Meeting Across the Water
Exploring gospel and American roots music from the 1850s to the present, including black gospel street tunes from the mid-1900s and post-World War II music, along with band members' original folk and gospel tunes. The band's music springs from the band 's deeply-held belief that African-American and white spiritual traditions can inspire and connect with each other. MATW concerts are joyful , uplifting, audience-involving celebrations and explorations of the human condition. Learn More

Rhythmic Dreams
Rhythmic Dreams is New England's premier rhythmic gymnastics school, with programs for all ages and levels, from recreational to Elite, from preschool to adult. State, regional and national champions will perform in this year's Rhythmic Extravaganza, a display of exciting, innovative presentation with hoops, balls, ribbons, acrobatic skills and extreme flexibility. Learn More

Divas with a Twist
Divas with a Twist is a unique musical group that performs all different genres of music. With five powerhouse female vocalists, backed by Grammy nominated musicians, Divas with a Twist is sure to captivate any audience. Learn More

Charles River Ballet
Come see Needham’s classical ballet school, Charles River Ballet Academy, perform classical dances from Sleeping Beauty, Graduation Ball, and Giselle, as well as original choreography to the music of Pachelbel, the Annie soundtrack, and Paul Simon. Forty-five local students of CRBA age 8-18 will perform in our 11th annual New Years Needham show. With beautiful costumes, classical music, and impressive dancing, come be inspired by the dedication, artistry, and talent of ballet students from our community. Learn More

The Gospel Love Tones
The Gospel Love Tones bring warm, four-part harmonies and an uplifting message to schools, assisted-care facilities, holiday celebrations, and to Myrtle Baptist Church, a vibrant centerpiece of the old neighborhood. In this political climate, Evans says, gospel has once again become a source of comfort and hope. CONGRESSIONAL CHURCH, 5:00 PM
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Magic by George
George’s magic will capture your imagination and his humor will have the kids laughing out loud. Come see why George has been voted “Boston’s Favorite Family Entertainer” two years in a row by The Boston Parents’ Paper! Learn More

The Jazz Punishers
The Jazz Punishers quirky name is representative of the band members’ sense of humor and lightheartedness about the music they love to play. We play a blend of classic jazz standards, many with a fresh twist, contemporary jazz, and even some R&B. We’re a perfect fit for functions and celebrations where a sense of sophistication sans snootiness is desired. Our genre: Nouveau classic jazz with contemporary spice. Learn More

  We are fast approaching New Year’s Needham 2018
“Where the New Year Begins!”

Make your plans cause’ Jimmy Tingle is in the house!

Jimmy Tingle – Comedian and Humorist!

The Cambridge, Mass.-born Tingle has a career spanning three decades, as a comedian, writer, actor, activist and entrepreneur. He rose up from the Boston comedy boom of the ‘80s, the scene that spawned Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait and Paula Poundstone.

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The Gospel Love Tones

Gospel Love Tones bring warm, four-part harmonies and an uplifting message to schools, assisted-care facilities, holiday celebrations, and to Myrtle Baptist Church, a vibrant centerpiece of the old neighborhood. In this political climate, Evans says, gospel has once again become a source of comfort and hope. CONGRESSIONAL CHURCH, 5:00 PM
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Countdown Party at Powers Hall with the band The Love Dogs

Ring in the New Year with The Love Dogs in beautiful Powers Hall in Town Hall. Take one red-hot horn section—we’re talkin’ alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and sweet Fender guitar. Pour over a funky swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business”.

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Please Donate!

We are a Non-Profit, made up entirely of volunteers like yourself. NO FUNDS COME FROM THE TOWN!

Your gift makes this day possible for all to enjoy. Thank you.

Schedule of Events

Great activities the whole day for young, old and everyone in between!

• Music: Blues, Jazz, Rock, A Cappella, R&B, Folk, Rock and more.

• Dance

• Theatre

• Magic

• Children’s performances

…and more!

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Buy a Button

Buttons on sale at the following locations:

Roche Brothers & Sudbury Farms

Needham Park & Rec Commision

Needham Public Library

Needham Town Hall

Taylor’s Stationery

Volante Farms

The Kid’s Place

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New Year’s Needham is very grateful to our Benefactors:

Thank you also to our many other Sponsors! Learn More

Road Race 11am, Jan 1, 2018

Start your year off on the right foot with the Needham Running Club’s New Year’s Day 5K run. This run will benefit the YMCA, New Year’s Needham and the Community Center of Needham. Food, sports drinks, and water at race end.

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