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.

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:
The Dragon King
Marionette performance
A terrible drought has come over the land. The Dragon King, the ruler of all things water, has not brought any rain. An underwater fantasy, the tale tells of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above.

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.

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.

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!

Peter Panic — Juggler and Unicycle
Peter Panic started juggling in 1981 and became a full time professional in 1987. Since then he has delighted audiences in all 50 of the United States. His international appearances have been numerous; including, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, England, Germany, Spain, France, Holland and New Zealand.

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!

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.

The Gospel Love Tone
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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  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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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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