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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:
lplaut@newtonma.gov 
Jeannie Smith, Assistant Director: jsmith@newtonma.gov 

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Guide to Newton's Resources
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Check out the Summer 2015 Activities in Newton!
Summer Postcard Front
Summer Postcard Back
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July 4th!
Rain Date July 5th
sponsored by Newton Community Pride

Kids Morning
10am - Noon
Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace

Free - for children ages 3 - 12 years
Grande Pet Parade
Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade
Teddy Bear Parade
Foot Races

Free ice cream - sponsored by Cabot's ice cream

4 for the 4th Food Drive
11% of Newton school children take part in the reduced lunch program. With school not in session, the summer is a time of food insecurity for these children. Please bring 4 items to Kids Morning: Bar soap, canned corn, canned pineapple, cereals, ground coffee, jelly/jam, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, soap, toilet paper, tomato paste/sauce, toothpaste, tuna, vegetable oil.


Afternoon/Evening Events

1- 9pm Albemarle Field/Halloran Field
Open Air market & Amusement Rides
Handmade & international crafts
Food Vendors and childrens' activities
Entertainment
Gazebo
1pm - Tom Anderson - freestyle/classical guitarist and singer
3:30pm - Performers of Patrice Peris Voice Studios of Westborough and recording artist April Forrest
Main Stage
6pm - Bo & Bill Winiker Band
9pm - Fireworks!!
*Important note: There is no parking allowed at Fessenden School this year.
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Free Performance for Kids 
Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys
Tuesday, July 7, 2 - 3pm
Newton Center Green, Centre St. & Langley Rd.

Sit in the shade of beautiful Newton Center Green for this fun, free concert. Their music is peppy, creative, and interactive, and gets kids and parents alike singing and dancing along!  The trio rocks a rootsy mix of updated traditional folk songs, rockabilly, surf, and country: stellar musicianship and fun for the whole family. With Jim Haggerty on upright bass and Jared Seabrook on drums, the Outside Toys offer high energy guitar twangin', standup bass slappin' and drum pounding without added sweeteners. The Tuesday free concert series is sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank.




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Free Heritage Festival Concert
New Black Eagle Jazz Band
Sunday, July 12, 6:30 - 8pm
Newton Cente
r Green, Centre St. & Langley Rd.
Bring a picnic and chair or blanket to sit on, and enjoy the beautiful Newton Center Gardens and the Black Eagle Jazz Band, bringing the sounds of traditional New Orleans Jazz to audiences all over the world, for more than 40 years! The band has delighted audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920's and 30's. The group has a mature mastery of this great American music- from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter; from blues to rags to popular songs of the era.  This concert is sponsored by Verizon.


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Free Performance for Kids
Ben Rudnick & Friends

Tuesday, July 14, 2 - 3pm
Newt
on Center Green, Centre St. & Langley Rd.
Sit in the shade of beautiful Newton Center gardens and enjoy a free concert by Ben Rudnick & Friends. Winner of SEVEN Parent’s Choice awards, with an adventurous, high-energy blend of happy, upbeat acoustic music, Ben Rudnick & Friends play the hippest family music around. Bending musical styles from country to bluegrass, rock to second-line New Orleans, their original songs and fun takes on familiar tunes make you sing, make you dance and make you happy. Join the fun!



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Summer for Kids  Summer for Kids
Time for Partners 










Summer!  Now enrolling










Franklin Elementary School
125 Derby Street

Tuesdays: 6/30 - 8/6   filled
Wednesdays: 7/1 - 8/7
Thursdays: 7/2 - 8/8

Newton resident $130, Non-resident $150
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.
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10:00 AM - July 4th Celebration - Kids Morning & 4 for the 4th
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2:00 PM - Free Childrens' Performance - Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys
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6:30 PM - Heritage Festival concert - Black Eagle Jazz Band
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