Cultural Affairs/Arts in the Parks
Guide to Newton's Resources
Winter/Spring Events in Newton
Winter/Spring Events (click for postcard)
Zamir Chorale - A Community Sing
Sunday, March 9, 1:30pm
With Director Prof. Joshua Jacobson
Choral singers of all levels are invited to join members of the Zamir Chorale of Boston and pianist Edwin Swanborn, to sing favorite choruses from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, including "Hallelujah, Amen" and "See the Conquering Hero." Bring your own score or use one of ours. contributions welcome.
click for flyer Community Sing
Dance Currents at City Hall
Sunday, March 16, 3pm
With Director Kathy Hassinger. A dance performance graces Newton City Hall with a suite of classical modern dances set to the music of Bach, Corelli, Farrenc and Boulanger. In association with Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra.
Advance tickets at www.newtoncommunitypride.org $20 adults/$10 students, seniors and Boston Dance Allilance members. $25/$15 at the door.
click for flyer Dance Currents
The 7th Annual Newton Spelling Bee
A fun and educational elementary school Spelling Bee for Newton children in Grades K - 5.
The sessions fill up very quickly. Register at www.newtoncommunitypride.org. $10 per child.
There are multiple sessions. Please choose one per child only.
Saturday, March 29, 7pm - 10pm, Newton City Hall
Take a Dinner/Dance Journey through Latin America
Dinner catered by Merengue Boston
Entertainment by Veronica Robles Cultural Center
Music and Dances from Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru & Venezuela
$35/person - Dinner & Entertainment
Beer & Wine Cash Bar
Purchase tickets in advance at http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/
Proceeds go to Newton Food Pantries Fiesta! click for flyer
Heartbreak Hill Road Race
Saturday, April 19, Noon - 3pm
One mile - up and down famed Heartbreak Hill
For all runners ages 8 - 90. All runners receive a free ticket to the pre-race pasta/pizza party on Friday, April 18th, 5:30pm at Newton City Hall. Runners receive a free t-shirt, race medallion, goody bag, official digital-clock time and the cheers and admiration from all! Register at www.newtoncommunitypride.org.
Heartbreak Hill Road Race (click for more information)
14th Annual NewtonSERVES
A Day of Community Service
Sunday, April 27th, 9am - 4pm
NewtonSERVES brings together volunteers of all ages to complete tasks that benefit over 60 non-profit agencies and City of Newton departments.
Project leader registration begins on Feburary 1.
Volunteer registration begins on April 1st.
www.newtoncommunitypride.org for more information.
Time for Partners Winter/Spring 2014
Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Art & Music every day, for children 18 months to 3.5 years, with an adult.
9:30 - 11:15am - includes a snack break
Mondays: 2/3/14 - 6/2/14
Tuesdays: 1/28/14 - 5/20/14
Wednesdays: 1/29/14 - 5/21/14
Thursdays: 1/30/14 - 5/22/14
Fridays: 1/31/14 - 6/6/14
Mondays: Kim Jaques/David Polansky
Tuesdays: Kim Jaques/David Polansky
Wednesdays: Suzanne Archibald/David Polansky
Thursdays: Terri Curtin/David Polansky
Fridays: Suzanne Archibald/Paula Gannon
To Register: www.activityreg.com, click on MA, click on Newton Parks & Recreation, click on Activity Registration, click on Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs, choose your day. Newton resident: $270, Non-Newton resident: $295 Time for Partners Fall/Winter
Summer Time for Partners
9:30 - 11:15am
Mondays: June 30 - August 4
Tuesdays: July 1 - August 5
Wednesdays: July 2 - August 6
Thursdays: July 3 - August 7
$130 Newton Resident, $150 Non-Resident
Summer Programs for Children
Theatre Arts - Summer
Newton Youth Players - "Annie"
June 30 - July 24, 9am - Noon
Directed by Melissa Bernstein.
For young actors entering grades 2 through 6, spend their mornings with professionals who specialize in drama, music, scenery design and choreography. This fun-filled three and a half week program culminates in a wonderful musical production.
$650 Newton Resident
Register at www.newtonyouthplayers.com
Summer Programs for Children
Newton Youth Players
The Newton BoxART Project - Call for Entries
The BoxART Program places artwork from Newton artists on the city's traffic control boxes. Artists may submit jpegs of work in any media, including but not limited to photography, painting, quilting, collage, and photos of sculpture. Accepted works will be applied as commercial signage wraps to the traffic control boxes. A jury team of professional artists assembled by NewtonOpen Studios will choose from submitted images, with oversight from the City of Newton. This will be an ongoing project, with multiple calls for artists.
Poetry in the Park - Call for Entries
Newton residents are invited to submit up to three original nature poems to the Poetry in the Park Contest. At least twelve poems will be selected to be permanently affixed to stone pillars in Edmands park in Newtonville. Click on the link to read more. Poetry in the Park
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