Cultural Affairs/Arts in the Parks

Mayor's Office For Cultural Affairs
Newton Cultural Affairs Offices 
Newton City Hall (second floor room 203) Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-796-1540 
Linda R. Plaut, Director: 
Jeannie Smith, Associate Director: 

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Looking for something to do? is a free on-lline Calendar that lists any cultural events happening in Newton, and events by Newton cultural organizations that are happening outside Newton. It's free to use, and to post. Save it on your desktop, put it on your phone, and check it out! 


Check out the great Winter/Spring activities in the new Postcard! Spring Postcard



Time for Partners - Now enrolling 

 Art & Music classes for children 18 months to 3.5 years, with an adult. Learn, explore and make new friends.  9:30 - 11:15. 

Newton Cultural Center at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Mon. Feb. 5 - June 4 Art: Paula Gannon/Music: David Polansky
Tues. Jan. 30 - May 22 Art: Teresa Curtin/Music: David Polansky
Wed. Jan. 31 - May 23 Art: Teresa Curtin/Music: David Polansky
Thurs. Feb. 1 - May 24 Art: Teresa Curtin/Music: David Polansky
Fri. Feb. 2 - June 1 Art: Teresa Curtin/Music: Paula Gannon

Cost: $275 Newton Resident $300 Non-Resident

 Siblings: 12 months free; 12 – 18 months 50%; other siblings drop in $10, Guests $25. Childrens' Classes


TO REGISTER: Registration , Click on Time for Partners or Ukelele

Learn to Play the Ukulele!
Now Registering kids in Grades 2 – 5 for the Winter Session, Tuesdays at the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall. Jan. 16 - April 3
Uke 1 – an introduction class to the ukulele and perfect for kids who want to learn an instrument, while exploring the world of musicianship. Students will learn basics of the instrument, including rhythmic strumming and chords. They will be playing songs in a few weeks! 1:15pm – 2pm.
Uke 2 – The student must have completed Uke 1. All levels of players are welcome for continued learning and weekly “jam session”. 2:15pm – 3pm
Bring your own instrument or contact teacher for rental.  Childrens' Classes

TO REGISTER: Registration , Click on Time for Partners or Ukelele

Newton Resident $200


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