News and Events at NewBridge on the Charles


NewBridge on the Charles offers a dynamic mix of cultural activities, art workshops and presentations, health and wellness programs, computer courses, and much more. We believe having the opportunity to participate in a variety of interesting and pertinent activities is a vital link to staying healthy and living well.

We are pleased to share with you a sample list of some of our diverse upcoming events for this month:

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life with Megan Marshall
Wednesday, April 2, 7:45 pm

Megan Marshall, the prize-winning author of The Peabody Sisters, will talk about researching and writing her second biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.  A woman of many firsts—first woman to research and write a book in Harvard’s library, first editor of Thoreau, first woman war correspondent—Margaret Fuller presented unusual challenges and opportunities to her biographer 200 years after her birth.  Come hear about this dramatic figure, often considered “the first woman of Transcendentalism,” for her important role in the Concord circle.

Democracy for Sale: The Citizens United Decision Presented by The League of Women Voters
Tuesday, April 8, 2:00 pm

Two dynamic presenters, Laura Zimmaro from Concord-Carlisle LWV and Becky Shannon from Amherst LWV will put this issue into perspective and bring us up-to-date on the results of the decision not to ban spending on candidate elections by corporations and unions.

The League of Women Voters (LWV), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  LWV is a membership organization open to women and men of all ages

Charness Family Duo Concert
Saturday, April 12, 7:30 pm

Deborah and Michael Charness return to NewBridge to present a recital of flute and piano repertoire spanning four centuries. The music of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven will be matched with great works of the romantic and 20th century composers Faure, Prokofiev, and Martinu.  Deborah studied with the great French flutist Jean Pierre Rampal, and together with Michael has performed throughout Europe and North America.

The Greatest Stage on Earth: Sport, Politics, and Human Rights Presented by Ken Shulman
Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 pm

As the most popular human pursuit on the planet, sport is simply too important to be left to managers and marketers. “The Greatest Stage on Earth” profiles how regimes—both democratic and despotic—use sport to promote their agendas. Ken will explore ways in which governments, activists, and advocates could use sport in conflict resolution, demobilization and disarmament, human rights, women’s rights, and development.   Ken Shulman is a Journalist, Broadcaster, and Executive Producer/Host of Away Games, a television series about sport, politics, and human rights in development with PBS/World Channel. He has filed stories from five continents on topics ranging from opera to technology to refugee rights, and is the son of NewBridge member Cynthia Shulman.

Piano Recital Featuring Jayoung Kim: Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Bizet
Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm

Internationally acclaimed pianist, Jayoung Kim makes her NewBridge debut with a program including the Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata, Chopin’s Ballade, Liszt Piano Sonata and Bizet-Horowitz Carmen. She will illustrate how each repertoire is full of passion, story and drama. Jayoung Kim is a doctoral candidate of Menahem Pressler at Indiana University and currently lives in Boston.


Events are offered for individuals considering a move to a NewBridge community; however, pre-registration is required. Call Marketing Office at 781-234-9020 for more details.

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