Steve Kradolfer
Comedian/Magician
Steve Kradolfer utilizies a razor sharp wit and two of the most lethal hands in the business, Steve has entertained thousands for over 20+ years. Combining ancient conjuring secrets, innovative psychological strategies and good, old-fashioned fun, Steve has traveled the world delighting audiences with an unforgettable magic and mind reading experience. NEEDHAM TOWN HALL, 7:00 PM

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 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!

Shawn Middleton — Storyteller
Shawn mesmerizes his audiences. With his unique style of storytelling he brings stories to life with finger puppets, sound effects, voice dramatization, rhythm, sign language, mime and hip hop dance. Your entire family will be entertained and engaged. Come sing, clap, dance, chant and roar with laughter.

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!

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.

Magic Dick and Shun Ng
Magic Dick the legendary harmonica player for the J. Geils Band partners up with acoustic guitar sensation and singer, Shun Ng. Magic Dick, has toured the world playing with some of the top names in the business as well as blowing away clubs to stadiums with the J. Geils Band since 1969. Shun Ng, at 26 years old is an international star, and just received his second Boston Music Awards nomination (won in 2015) for Best International Performer. CONGRESSIONAL CHURCH, 4:00 PM
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New Year’s Needham 2017— “Where the New Year Begins!”

Steve Kradolfer — amazing and entertaining magician!

Steve Kradolfer utilizies a razor sharp wit and two of the most lethal hands in the business, Steve has entertained thousands for over 20+ years. Combining ancient conjuring secrets, innovative psychological strategies and good, old-fashioned fun,

Learn More


Magic Dick and Shun Ng

Magic Dick the legendary harmonica player for the J. Geils Band partners up with acoustic guitar sensation and singer, Shun Ng. Magic Dick, has toured the world playing with some of the top names in the business as well as blowing away clubs to stadiums with the J. Geils Band since 1969. Shun Ng, at 26 years old is an international star, and just received his second Boston Music Awards nomination (won in 2015) for Best International Performer. CONGRESSIONAL CHURCH, 4:00 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”.

Learn More

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 Public Library

• Needham Town Hall

• Taylor’s Stationery

• Volante Farms

• Needham Park & Recreation Dept.

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

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Road Race 11am, Jan 1, 2017

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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