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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Halloween Window Painting Contest Winners
The streets of Newton look so spooky and festive for Halloween, thanks to the 420 children that painted windows in 6 Newton villages over the weekend. Thank you to the hard-working volunteers that make this project happen. Congratulations to all the participants, the windows were outstanding! Please click for the list of winners.


Acoustic Newton Coffeehouse - Open Mic Night
Saturday, November 1, 7 - 9pm
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
Hosted by Rob Siegel. An open showcase of local talent hosted by a unique performer and folk songwriter. Slot sign-ups open 6 - 6:45.
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door at
Discounts for kids/students/seniors.


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 October, 2014
12:00 PM - Asian Festival
10:00 AM - Harvest Fair
10:30 AM - Harvest Fair