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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Asian Festival
Saturday, October 11, Noon - 5pm
On the City Hall grounds facing Homer Street

Discover several Asian countries in an afternoon of food, activities, workshops, music & dance. From noon - 2:30 local restaurants will sell food such as Korean, Japanese, Malaysian and Indian/vegan. Try your hand at Japanese flower arranging, origami, chopstick challenges and cooking techniques when organizations with Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Southeast Asian heritage will present activities, games, exhibitions and workshops for children and adults. At 2:30 you will be captivated by the colorful cultural performances from Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese and Thai cultural organizations. Free.
Asian Festival

Harvest Fair
Saturday, Oct. 18, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, Oct. 19, 10:30 - 4:30pm

Newton Center Green at Langley Rd. & Centre St.
Saturday only - kiddie amusement rides, face painting, sand art
Sunday only - kiddie amusement rides, face painting, sand art, FREE pumpkin decorating, 100 craft and informational booths, food vendors, ethnic & American food, "Big Feat Memorial Walk of the Circle of Caring at Hospice of the Good Shepherd, "Green Solutions Expo" - with over 60 exhibitors and displays with the latest solutions you need to reduce your carbon footprint.

Entertainment Schedule
12:00 - Suzuki School of Newton
12:30 - Joanne Langione Dance Center
1:00 - Newton Youth Players
1:30 - Dance Academy of Siagel Productions
2:00 - Creative Dance Steps
2:30 - YCCA Rock Bands
3:00 - Giroux Brothers
3:30 - All That Jazz
4:00 - Spigospera

Harvest Fair


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