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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Summer Events in Newton 
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The free concert and fireworks have been postponed to Saturday, August 16th at 6:30pm, Albemarle Field, Watertown Street. Featuring the Bo & Bill Winiker Band, 
Food Vendors, face painting, light-up novelties and...
Sunday Heritage Festival
Boogaloo Swamis
Sunday, July 27, 6:30 - 8:00
Newton Center Green between Centre St. & Beacon St.
Take a 'trip' down Bourbon Street to the joyful sounds of Bayou-infused Cajun and Zydeco music. The Boogaloo Swamis planted their roots in the rich diversity of the Louisiana Bayou. They combine their rhythmic Cajun and Zydeco music with Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Blues and original tunes for a "hot" musical gumbo. Four-time winners of Boston Music Awards' "Outstanding World Music Act", the Boogaloo Swamis create a party wherever they perform. Free. Heritage Festivals
Childrens' Performances
Davey the Clown
Tuesday, July 29, 2pm - 3pm
Newton Center Green between Centre St. & Beacon St.
Davey is a clown of international acclaim. He can often be found at rubber chicken farms scouting new talent for hs show. Kids and parents alike love his juggling, amazing magic, incredible unicycle tricks, wacky antics, balloon sculpture and accordion playing.
Free. Childrens' Performances
Dancing in the Parks
Wednesday, July 30, 6:45 - 8pm
Washington Park, Newtonville
Boston-based, all-female band playing original and contemporary Cape Verdean music, infusing styles of jazz and Latin music into catchy, danceable and heartfelt grooves. Cruzamente's band members are from all over the world: Cape Verde, Israel, France, Japan, Korea and the U.S. Free. Dancing in the Parks 

Time for Partners Summer 2014
Franklin Elementary School, 125 Derby St., West Newton
Art & Music every day, for children 18 months to 3.5 years, with an adult.
9:30 - 11:15am - includes a snack break
Tuesdays: 7/2 - 8/5
7/2 - 8/6
Thursdays: 7/3 - 8/7
Music: David Polansky 
Suzanne Archibald
$130 Newton Resident, $150 Non-Resident
Summer Programs for Children 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.  Newton resident: $270, Non-Newton resident: $295
Theatre Arts