2015 Newcastle Days

September 14, 2015

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

Newcastle Days 2015

September 2, 2015

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

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

Coal Miners Cemetery — Part 1

June 4, 2015

Did you know there is a cemetery in the city of Newcastle?

File Newcastle’s Historic Coal Miners Cemetery was established in 1878.

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Newcastle’s Historic Coal Miners Cemetery was established in 1878.

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Energize Eastside, Newcastle Days and more on Jan. 6 City Council agenda

January 6, 2015

NEW — 11:55 a.m. Jan. 6, 2015

The Newcastle City Council will hold it’s first meeting of 2015 tonight.

In what appears to be a relatively light agenda, the council will discuss Newcastle Days, Energize Eastside, its 2015 legislative agenda and more.

In its report to the council, the Community Activities Commission is likely to seek direction on changes to Newcastle Days. Commissioners are expected to ask when they should hold the annual festival, and if it should extend to two days in 2015.

The council will also discuss an interagency agreement pertaining to the Energize Eastside project.

The proposed interagency agreement will allow the affected agencies (the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland,
Newcastle, Redmond, Renton and King County) to collectively study siting and development of the project. Read more

Best (Unseen) Photos of 2014

January 2, 2015

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