Category Archives: Sports

Tennis for all!

Try a new sport and meet new people. Newton Parks and Recreation offers spring tennis for kids and adults, from beginner to advanced. For class descriptions, locations, and to register please see the website,

Register now, spring classes always sell out!

Join us for Healthy Kids Day!

Come to one of the Y’s premier annual events, Healthy Kids Day, which is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy the bouncy house and obstacle courses! Get the whole crew moving with family fitness classes and GaGa ball. Observe a showing of a selection of surprise critters from Curious Creatures as well as musical performances from the talented YCCA students.

Bring your bicycle to decorate and show off in the parade afterward. There will be a free bike helmet giveaway courtesy of the Newton Elks Club and Farina’s in Watertown. First come, first serve.

All events will take place outside on the Y’s New Balance Track & Field barring poor weather, in which case activities will be moved to the gym. Healthy Kids Day is generously sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation.

Face Painting: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bicycle Decorating: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Family Fitness Classes: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Curious Creatures: 2:30-3:30 pm
Bouncy House, GaGa Ball and Obstacle Courses: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Bicycle Parade: 3:30 pm

April 29th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church Street, Newton

Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk

Don’t forget the Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk. Not a runner? Everyone can walk the course at 11:30. Register at $10.00 child/$12.00 adult.

April 15th, 11:30am – 3:00 pm

April Break soccer camp

The GPS program is holding soccer camp during April Vacation Week at the Brown/Oak Hill fields. For more information, please see the flyer: Soccer Camp

April 18-21st, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program

From sports to swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kids’ Choice Passover/April Vacation Program. For boys and girls entering grades K-6 and CITs in grades 7-9 (at a reduced rate – please call for details). Special highlights include bingo bash, Spring Olympics, carnival, talent show, trip to Wheelock Family Theatre to see Charlotte’s Web, arts and crafts festival and a performance by singer-songwriter Janet Feld.

Come for one day or as many days as you would like. Kosher lunch provided during Passover! Everyone welcome. Early bird rates available. For more information, visit or contact or 617-558-6529.

Register at

Leventhal-Sidman Center, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton
April 13th-21st,  9:00 am-4:00 pm with early drop-off and extended day available.