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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Guide to Newton's Resources

We are delighted to announce to launching of a new Newton Cultural Calendar A free on-lline Calendar that lists any cultural events happening in Newton, and events by Newton cultural organizations that are happening ourside 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 Fall Activities in Newton!

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Totenberg Young Strings Competition Totenberg Young Strings Competition

Application Deadline: September 15
The Competition: Saturday, October 8, 9am – 5pm
Winners’ Gala Concert and Reception:
Monday, October 10, 2pm.

All events take place at Newton Cultural Center at City Hall.
For complete guidelines and to apply on line:
Additional Information: 


Harvest Fair  Harvest Fair

 Newton Center Green, Langley Rd & Centre St.

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 10am – 5pm:  Kiddie Amusement Rides

Sunday, October 16 ONLY: Huge Craft Fair, Free Pumpkin Decorating,  Entertainment, Food Trucks, Kiddie Amusement Rides, Green Expo (Exhibitors of the latest solutions for reducing your carbon footprint – sponsored by GreenNewton)
Event sponsored by First Commons Bank.


Sunday Entertainment
10:00 The Dominoes
10:30 Jared & The Giants
11:00 Giroux Brothers
11:30 Joanne Langione Dance Studio
12:00 Suzuki School of Newton
12:30 Creative Dance Steps
1:00 Highlands Conservatory Band
1:30 Loose Change
2:30 YCCA
3:30 Spicoli’s


Halloween Window Painting Contest  Halloween Windows

Registration for Halloween Window Painting contest is open at 

Deadline to register: October 17th


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.
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall, 
9:30am - 11:15am

Fall/Winter Session: Sept. 19 – Jan 23, ‘17
Winter/Spring Session: Jan. 30 – June 2, ‘17

Art Music
Mon. P. Gannon D. Polansky
Tues. T. Curtin D. Polansky
Wed. T. Curtin D. Polansky
Thurs. T. Curtin D. Polansky
Fri. T. Curtin P. Gannon   filled
Newton Resident $270, Non-Resident $295, 

Siblings > 12 months free, 12 – 18 months 50%, other siblings drop in $10, Guests $25.
 TO REGISTER:, Click on MA, Click on Newton Parks & Recreation, Click on Register, Click on Programs or Activities, Click on Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs, Click on Time for Partners or Ukelele


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