Jon Stetson
Mentalist
Interjecting uproarious comedy into each program, Jon creates a hilarious and unique presentation that never fails to blow the audience away. Stetson blends the art of Mystery with the study of Psychology, the predictability of human nature and the power of intuition, with a disarming sense of humor. The result is slack jawed amazement, where the most skeptical of audience members begin to feel a renewed sense of wonder as impossibilities become realities.
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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:
Hansel and Gretel
Marionette performance
Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of “Hansel and Gretel” is based on the classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, and features melodies from the Humperdinck opera. As the tale unfolds, Hansel and Gretel must call upon their inner reserves and learn new methods to overcome the challenges they encounter while lost in the wood.

Odaiko New England
In Japan the sounds of taiko drumming are part of daily life. Taiko is said to be the voice and spirit of the Japanese. Its rhythms reflect the sounds of nature, the changing of the seasons, a mother’s heartbeat. The thunder of taiko is a universal language that has the power to bring people together in harmony and community. Japanese drumming will delight all ages.

Rhythmic Dreams
Rhythmic Dreams is New England's largest rhythmic gymnastics school, with programs for all ages and levels, from recreational to Olympic, from preschool to adult. State, regional and national champions will perform the classic tale of the Wizard of Oz in a new, 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!

Magic of the Steelgraves
Illusionists Markus and Angelique Steelgrave have brought wonder and excitement to millions of people, from Maine to Massachusetts to Michigan. Their spectacular magic show features adorable animals, unique and amazing illusions you won't see anywhere else, a sprinkling of good-natured audience participation, and just the right amount of hilarity. It's a thoroughly enjoyable experience that'll make the whole family smile.

Chelsea Berry
A favorite among venue owners up and down the East coast, Chelsea’s commanding stage presence and energetic rock/folk/pop sound has begun bringing her across the U.S. as regular support for Livingston Taylor as well as headliner of her own shows from California to Washington, Minneapolis, New York, and everywhere in between. Chelsea is a singer/songwriter with incredible edge, power, and finesse.

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.

Keith Munslow
Music and Storytelling for the Family
An award-winning performer who combines music, storytelling, visual art, and improvisation. Keith's highly interactive show will delight everyone with a unique mix of funny and original songs and stories, tongue-twisting poems, oddball characters and on-the-spot cartoon drawing. Join us for an upbeat, positive experience with lots of audience participation. It’s a fast-paced ride, so hang on and don’t blink – you might miss something!

New Year’s Needham 2016— “Where the New Year Begins!”

America’s Master Mentalist Jon Stetson!

Thought reading has never been this much fun! America’s Master Mentalist Jon Stetson is one entertainer who understands the importance of capturing the minds and hearts of his audiences. Interjecting uproarious comedy into each program, Jon creates a hilarious and unique presentation that never fails to blow the audience away. You’ll walk in skeptical and leave with a renewed sense of wonder as impossibilities become realities.

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

Thank you also to our many other Sponsors! Learn More

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.

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Road Race 11am, Jan 1, 2016

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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