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, Assistant Director: 

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Accoustic Newton Coffeehouse
Ceol Corvus
Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 - 9pm
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
A new series created by Barbara Cassidy and Eric Chasalow. A trio blending sounds of traditional Irish music with later influences. Opening act by Catching Sparks, award-winning NNHS student Isabel Oliart - fiddle & McKinley James - cello.
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. $5/$10 kids/students/seniors at

Indian Folk Festival & Bazaar
Sunday, Sept 21, Noon - 4:30pm
On the back lawns of Newton City Hall

Delicious Gourmet Food, Fine Arts & Crafts booths to browse, Dance and Music Performances, Zumba, Henna, Carrom and Cricket Games, Kite making & flying and more!

Bollywood Zumba with Param Roychoudhury Dance Group

12:30 Musical Performances
Newton Young Musicians Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble
SaiKripa School of Music
New England School of Music
MIT Ohms, South Asian a cappella group

2:00 Dance Performances
Boston University's 'Jalwa'Team
Arpita Pathak's Folk Naatch
Aparna Sindhoor's 'Navarasa Dance Theater'
MIT Bhangra
Mona's Dance Academy
Newton South SASA

Indian Folk Festival & Bazaar

Newtonville Village Day & Jazz Festival
Sunday, Sept. 28, Noon - 5pm
Walnut Street between Washington St. & Washington Pk.

Two sound stages! Music & Dance Performances, Local Merchants & Promotions, Food galore! Kid's activities, Face Painting, Roaming Railroad

Noon: Official Opening by Mayor Setti D. Warren

Main Stage Performances, sponsored by New England Jazz Productions
12:00 Newton North High School Jazz Band
1:00 Dave & Dave Trio
2:00 Zili Misik
3:00 Nathan Aronow Nextet
4:00 Jazz-In-The-House

Austin Street Schedule
12:30  Joanne Langione Dance Center
1:30  Creative Dance Steps
2:00  The School of Oom Yung Doe
2:30  YCCA Rock Bands
3:30  All That Jazz
4:00  Suzuki School of Newton
4:30  Giroux Brothers

ALSO:  Norumbega Fraternity Lodge of Masons Open House Noon - 5pm, 460 Newtonville Ave.  Free Bounce House, Carnival Games, Tours & Refreshments!

Bulloughs Pond Fair 
9am - Noon, Dexter Road & Bulloughs Park


Time for Partners - Fall

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

Mondays:  9/22 - 1/12/15
Tuesdays:  9/23 - 1/13/15    
Wednesdays: 9/24 - 1/14/15
Thursday: 10/2 - 1/29/15 (filled)
Fridays: 9/26 - 1/16/15

Art Teachers
Mondays - Paula Gannon
Tues - Fri - Terry Curtin

Music Teachers
Mon - Thurs - David Polansky
Fridays - Paula Gannon

Newton resident $270, Non-Resident $295
To register:, click on MA, click on Newton Parks & Recreation, click on Activity Registration, click on Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs, choose your day.

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Events for the month of September, 2014
12:00 PM - Newton Upper Falls Village Day
12:00 PM - Indian Folk Festival & Bazar