Jon Stetson
Mentalist / Comedian
Jon steps inside people’s heads. He knows what you’re thinking. Don’t believe it? Well, he already knew that. Jon has performed for three U.S. Presidents, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, and has appeared on several major Television Networks. Learn More

Tanglewood Marionettes:
Fairy Circus
Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers. This title is perfect for younger children and family audiences. Learn More

Countdown Party at Powers Hall with The Family Jewels
Ring in the New Year with The Family Jewels. Join Cambridge’s own Family Jewels to ring in the New Year! Enjoy rockin’ R&B, doo-wop favorites, and incredibly contagious, brainlessly brilliant songs steeped in scathing humor that you, your friends and your parents will be humming for years.
The party is 9:30-12:30
(AGE 21+ ONLY)
$30 through Dec. 28th.
$35 after Dec. 28th.
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Rebecca Zama
Her R&B/Soul background is fused with Zouk, Konpa and Kizomba, her soulful stylings leaving their mark on the Haitian Music Industry. 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

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

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

Diane Edgecomb - Storyteller
Warm-up your heart and your imagination with these wintertime tales of magic and fun. Diane's interactive tales range from the lyrical Grimms tale of Snow White and Rose Red to folksy New England escapades transforming a winter’s day into a time of delight for the whole family. A featured storyteller on NPR and winner of the National ORACLE award for storytelling excellence in the Northeast, Diane transforms into the characters in her tales bringing them to vibrant life.
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The Lance Martin Band
Combination of jazz, funk & gospel is called Physical Jazz, dispel any preconceived notion on how a jazz flute should sound. The Lance Martin Band has been performing since the early 80s and has some of the most accomplished musicians in the industry. 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

Ed O.G.
American rapper with a cult following in Boston, and has an international fanbase. Learn More

This year December 31, 2018 will be the BIGGEST show West of Boston Harbor!!

Jon Stetson – Mentalist and Comedian!

Jon steps inside people’s heads. He knows what you’re thinking. Don’t believe it? Well, he already knew that. Jon has performed for three U.S. Presidents, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, and has appeared on several major Television Networks. POWERS HALL, 7:00 PM

(Ages 18+).

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Countdown Party at Powers Hall with the band to end-all-bands, The Family Jewels

Ring in the New Year with The Family Jewels. Join Cambridge’s own Family Jewels to ring in the New Year! Enjoy rockin’ R&B, doo-wop favorites, and incredibly contagious, brainlessly brilliant songs steeped in scathing humor that you, your friends and your parents will be humming for years. POWERS HALL, 9:30 PM

You and your friends and family will welcome 2019 happily movin’ and groovin’! Don’t miss it!

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Rebecca Zama

Rebecca Zama Caribbean neo-soul artist,  singer, songwriter, pianist, actress and poet. She’s been performing since the age of three for audiences around the United States and Haiti, her country of heritage. Her R&B Soul background is fused with Zouk, Konpa and Kizomba, her soulful stylings leaving their mark on the Haitian Music Industry.  CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 2:00 PM
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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

• Volante Farms

• The Kid’s Place

• The Charles River YMCA

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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.

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, 2019

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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