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, Associate Director: 

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Check out the Summer 2016 Activities in Newton!
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July 4th Celebration in Newton


This year... extra fun! Amusement Rides at Albemarle on Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3!


Kids’ Morning

Monday, July 4, 10am – Noon, Newton Centre Playground at Tyler Terrace.

Free event for children ages 3 – 12 years. Children and families are invited to join in the Grande Pet Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, Teddy Bear Parade and Foot Races. Free ice cream courtesy of Cabot’s Ice Cream.


Afternoon/Evening Events

Monday, July 4th  1pm – 10pm – Albemarle Field.

The fun continues with kiddie amusement rides, craft vendor booths, food vendor booths, face painting and other childrens’ activities. There is free music and dancing  6 – 9pm on the Main Stage.  At 9pm, don’t miss the grand finale…a fantastic fireworks display! Visit for details.  Check for details. 




Time for Partners

Summer Classes- Now enrolling -

Art & Music classes for kids 18 months to 4 years, with an adult.

Franklin Elementary School, 125 Derby St., West Newton
9:30am - 11:15am
                                                          Art                              Music  
Tuesdays, 7/5
 - 8/9         Terry Curtin          
David Polansky 
Wednesdays, 7/6 - 8/10   Terry Curtin           David Polansky
Thursdays, 7/7 - 8/11        Terry Curtin           David Polansky 

To register:, click on MA, click on Newton Parks & Recreation, click on Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs, click on Activity Registration, choose your day.  
Newton resident $130, Non-resident $150

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