Patty Rosborough
Comedian - ages 18+
Patty brings her to breathless, frenetic, and shamelessly uninhibited performances to Needham for the first time. Her long list of credits, include headlining the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, BBC’s “The World Stands Up”, VH1, Showtime, and co-hosting Comedy Central’s “Short Attention Span Theater” with Jon Stewart. Come spend an evening in laughter!
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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)
$20 through Dec. 26th.
$25 after Dec. 26th.
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Tanglewood Marionettes:
Marionette performance
Tanglewood Marionettes is back again with its dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes to amaze kids and adults in this production of Cinderella. Expect all of your favorite characters, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters with a few surprises too. This classic fairy tale is told with wit and style. Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Cinderella is sure to please audiences of all ages.

Flynn came from Ireland to America to found the beloved rock band Cliffs of Dooneen which had MTV era hits and sold out shows around the country. He then launched a successful career as a dynamic solo performer, a skilled songwriter and world class producer. Come hear the unrivaled passion of his performance.

Chinese Lantern Display
The sky will be aglow over Needham Town Common with hundreds of beautifully colored Chinese lanterns!

Charles River Ballet
Under Needham native Emily Hrones-Umland’s direction, the CRBA dancers move beyond technique to bring classical and contemporary pieces to life in an exciting performance. Be inspired by talented local dancers age 8-19 in this show!

Matias Letelier
Magician - ages 3+
Have you ever seen a magician so captivate his audience that they are unable to move, not breathing, totally focused on every trick, every illusion and his live bunny, wanting to be amazed again and again? If your answers are no then you haven’t seen Matias Letelier! The Magic of Imagination’s unique blend of magic, clean comedy, high energy, and (most importantly) lots of audience participation will challenge you to discover the magic of using your imagination!

Fiddlin Quinn
Quinn Eastburn, age 9, has been knocking audiences’ socks off for over half his young life with prodigy fiddle chops and driving harmony singing. Along with his Big Folks Band, Quinn has been featured at music festivals including the 92.9 Earth Fest on the Boston Esplanade, GreenFest in City Hall Plaza and has been profiled in the Boston Globe.

Carolyn Waters
Carolyn fuses blues, jazz, roots and other musical genres as she performs from her catalog of beautifully crafted original songs and selected covers. Her voice and stage presence have been described as powerful, soulful, rare, head turning, captivating and compelling. Come hear why Carolyn is the performer music lovers look forward to every year.

Alastair Moock
Folk Music for the Family
Long one of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair Moock turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin girls. Since then, he won the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, three NAPPA Gold Awards, and recently earned a 2014 GRAMMY Nominee. The Boston Globe calls him “a Tom Waits for your tots” and Time Out New York calls him “a musical descendant of Woody Guthrie [who] refreshes the classic brand of acoustic folk with a zany sense of humor.” Not to be missed!

Thank you for making New Year’s Needham 2015 a spectacular success and we look forward to see you for 2016.
New Year’s Needham — “Where the New Year Begins!”

Patty Rosborough brings Laughter to Needham

Patty is nationally renowned for the breathless, frenetic performances that made her the winner of both the Charlie Comedy Award at The Montreal “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival 2006 and the Bud Light Ladies of Laughter Comedy Competition. She has co-hosted “Short Attention Span Theater” with Jon Stewart, and performed on VH1, A&E, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lifetime, and the BBC’s The World Stands Up.

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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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Schedule of Events

Great activities the whole day for young, old and everyone in between!
• Music: Blues, Jazz, Rock, Doo-wop, R&B, Folk, Rock and more.

• Music

• Comedy

• Dance

• Theatre

• Magic

• and more!

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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, 2015

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 Bay Colony Rail Trail. Food, sports drinks, and water at race end.

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Sheraton Needham has an exclusive rate for New Year’s Needham

Receive a special  rate of $89/night 
Complimentary breakfast for two
Valid for stays Dec. 19, 2014 – Jan. 3, 2015
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Buy a Button

Buttons on sale at the following locations:

• Roche Brothers & Sudbury Farms

• Needham Public Library

• Needham Town Hall

• Taylor’s Stationery

• Volante Farms

• Needham Park & Recreation Dept.

• Rythmic Dreams

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Food Trucks on Needham’s Town Common

Noon – 5:30pm

Boston’s Best Burger – Food Truck

Captain Marden’s Seafood “The Cod Squad” – Food Truck