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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Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Newton City Hall
Thursday, December 4th, 4 - 5:15pm
Join in a spirited sing-along of holiday favorites with the award-winning Stacey Peasley Band. Beloved by audiences young and old, the band's joyful style is sure to get the whole family singing along. Then, join Mayor Setti Warren as he flips the switch that turns the City Hall grounds into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights. Admission is free. Light refreshments. Please bring a non-perishable item for the Newton Food Pantries.
Holiday Lighting
Holiday Craft Fair
Newton City Hall
Saturday, December 6, 10am - 5pm

There is such a large selection of colorful textiles, glass, jewelry, pottery, paintings, photographs and wooden pieces created by selected artisans from New England, that there is sure to be a ‘treasure’ for even the most discerning person on a holiday shopping list! The crafters will occupy every nook and cranny of Newton City Hall, so be sure and explore them all! There is no entrance fee to attend the fair, and there is ample parking on the streets. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Newton Food Pantries. Holiday Craft Fair
Halloween Window Painting Contest Winners
The streets of Newton look so spooky and festive for Halloween, thanks to the 420 children that painted windows in 6 Newton villages over the weekend. Thank you to the hard-working volunteers that make this project happen. Thank you to the merchants that volunteered their windows! Congratulations to all the participants, the windows were outstanding! Please click for the list of winners.
Time for Partners 

Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
9:30am - 11:15am
Fall - filled
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

Winter/Spring 2015 - Now enrolling
Mondays: 1/26 - 5/18
Tuesdays: 1/27 - 5/19
Wednesdays: 1/28 - 5/20
Thursdays: 2/5 - 5/28
Fridays: 1/30 - 5/29

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 November, 2014