Rainworks piece pops up at Lake Boren Park

September 25, 2015

NEW — 12:42 p.m. Sept. 25, 2015

City of Newcastle photo The Rainworks team created one of its rain-activated, positive message art installations in Lake Boren Park.

City of Newcastle photo
The Rainworks team created one of its rain-activated, positive message art installations in Lake Boren Park.

The Rainworks team left a little piece of magic at Newcastle’s Lake Boren Park. Read more

Find maps, schedules and more in Newcastle Days guide

September 11, 2015

NEW — 3:10 p.m. Sept. 11, 2015

The 2015 Newcastle Days guide is your official source for this year’s festival. Find maps, schedules and more to help guide you through another successful Newcastle Days. 

Newcastle Days is Sept. 11-12

September 9, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 9, 2015

The city’s premier summer event is stretching to two days this year. Save the date for Newcastle Days, Sept. 11-12.

The day before the main Sept. 12 festival, the city will host “Broadway at Boren,” a theater production on the stage at Lake Boren Park that starts at 7 p.m.

The next day will kick off at 10 a.m. with a small parade featuring bands, dance troops, cheer squads and Scouts as they make a loop through the park.

The celebration will see the return of old favorites, including the car show, and displays from Newcastle Trails and the Newcastle Historical Society, as well as the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s beer and wine garden. Read more

‘Broadway at Boren’ kicks off Newcastle Days

September 4, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 4, 2015

Max Willoughby needed to get in character.

So, the 10-year-old Newcastle resident let out a repeated “ribbit.” He was, after all, playing a frog in one of the numbers at the upcoming musical revue, “Broadway at Boren.”

By Christina Corrales-Toy Candace Larson, a choreographer for the ‘Broadway at Boren’ musical performance, leads local actors through rehearsal at the Seattle Revival Center on Aug. 29. ‘Broadway at Boren’ is at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Lake Boren Park.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Candace Larson, a choreographer for the ‘Broadway at Boren’ musical performance, leads local actors through rehearsal at the Seattle Revival Center on Aug. 29. ‘Broadway at Boren’ is at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Lake Boren Park.

Willoughby joined five other local performers at the Seattle Revival Center on Aug. 29 for rehearsal of the show at Lake Boren Park. A cast of community members will dance and belt out tunes from various hit musicals in the hourlong “Broadway at Boren” spectacular at 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Read more

Soul Purpose wraps up Concerts in the Park series

August 11, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 11, 2015

The fourth and final show of Newcastle’s 2015 Concerts in the Park series is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Contributed Soul Purpose will wrap up Newcastle's Concerts in the Park series this Wednesday.

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Soul Purpose will wrap up Newcastle’s Concerts in the Park series this Wednesday.

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Newcastle Days takes shape

August 6, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 6, 2015

The bright lights of Broadway are coming to the Lake Boren Park stage this September.

A cast of community members will dance and belt out tunes from various hit musicals in the hourlong “Broadway at Boren” spectacular 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

“It’s some singing, some dancing. Just a variety of whatever talent we happen to get,” said Wendy Kirchner, Newcastle community activities liaison.

“Broadway at Boren” represents the opening act of the city’s expanded 2015 Newcastle Days celebration. Read more

Concerts in the Park series continues with Kellee Bradley

August 4, 2015

NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 4, 2015

Newcastle’s Concerts in the Park series continues Wednesday when vocalist Kellee Bradley takes the Lake Boren Park stage.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m., but attendees should get there early to take advantage of food vendors selling their offerings.

After Bradley’s performances, there is only one concert left. Soul Purpose, a soul and classic rock band, takes the stage Aug. 12.

All concerts last about an hour and a half, and are at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way.

Concerts in the Park series continues with Off the Hook

July 28, 2015

NEW — 12:45 p.m. July 28, 2015

Contributed Off the Hook will play Newcastle's Concerts in the Park on July 29.

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Off the Hook will play Newcastle’s Concerts in the Park on July 29.

Newcastle’s Concerts in the Park series continues Wednesday when Off the Hook, a classic funk and soul band, brings its brand of “old skool kool” to Lake Boren Park. Read more

Concerts in the Park series starts next week

July 13, 2015

NEW — 3:50 p.m. July 13, 2015

Later this month, the city’s slate of summer events continues with its annual Concerts in the Park series.

For the second straight year, The Fabulous Roof Shakers, a blues band featuring artists from Seattle, Detroit and San Francisco, will kick off the concert series July 22.

Off the Hook, a classic funk and soul band, brings its brand of “old skool kool” to the park July 29, followed by vocalist Kellee Bradley on Aug. 5 and Soul Purpose, a soul and classic rock band, Aug. 12.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m., but attendees should get there early to take advantage of food vendors selling their offerings.

All concerts last about an hour and a half, and are at Lake Boren Park, 13058 S.E. 84th Way.

Fourth of July kicks off summer schedule

July 2, 2015

Fireworks are banned in the city of Newcastle, but, as always, there is one place where residents can legally watch the pyrotechnic displays mostly associated with Independence Day.

The city’s annual Fourth of July celebration returns to Lake Boren Park this Saturday.

As the region experiences particularly dry conditions, now more than ever, city officials are pleading with citizens to heed the firework ban.

“Our fire and police departments recommend that people take advantage of the elaborate public firework displays around the region,” said Wendy Kirchner, Newcastle community activities liaison. “Please consider treating your family to a fun Fourth of July this year at Lake Boren Park.” Read more

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