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 Winter/Spring 2016 Activities in Newton!
Winter/Spring Postcard

M. Mussorgsky's Opera "Boris Godunov" 

Commonwealth Lyric Theater

Tuesday, May 24 & Thursday, May 26, 8pm

Newton Cultural Center at City Hall

Tsarist Russia, Power, Murder, Deception, Madness – An Operatic Thriller

Featuring internationally renowned soloists and the Commonwealth Lyric Theater Orchestra and Chorus: Alexander Prokhorov, Irina Rubinshtein, Olga Lisovskaya

Tix: $45 in advance/$50 at the door


Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 29, 5 – 9pm

Country Motion Dance Party

Featuring ‘Stomp N’ Holler’ and Jane’s Great Dane

Chair: Stephen Bourassa

Newton Center Green (Rain location: Newton Cultural Center at City Hall)

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets, 10-gallon hats and snake-skin boots for a Holiday Weekend evening of foot stompin’ music to celebrate the Newton Festival of the Arts as some of the area’s best Country/Americana bands provide the sounds to a fun neighborhood Country Block Party. Free. 


Learn to Play the Ukulele!
Newton City Hall War Memorial Auditorium
Grades 2 - 5. No previous experience required, class limited to 8 students. Bring your own instrument or contact teacher for rental. Uke 1 is a prerequisite to the Uke 2 class. Please click on flyer for details, and for registration information.

Uke 1 1:15 - 2pm, April 12-June 7 
Uke 2 2:15 - 3pm, April 12-June 7 
$200 Newton Resident, $250 Non-Resident

click here for flyer  Ukelele Lessons




Time for Partners

Winter/Spring Classes- Now enrolling -
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
9:30am - 11:15am
                                                          Art                              Music  
Mondays, 2/1 - 5/23         Paula Gannon       David Polansky   filled
2/2 - 5/24         Terry Curtin          
David Polansky 
Wednesdays, 2/3 - 5/25   Terry Curtin           David Polansky
Thursdays, 2/4 - 5/26        Terry Curtin           David Polansky 
Fridays, 2/5 - 6/3                Terry Curtin           Paula Gannon 

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 $270, Non-resident $290

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