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: 

Like us on Facebook!  Follow us on Twitter!

Guide to Newton's Resources

Looking for something to do? is a free on-lline Calendar that lists any cultural events happening in Newton, and events by Newton cultural organizations that are happening ourside Newton. It's free to use, and to post. Save it on your desktop, put it on your phone, and check it out! 


The Tanglewood Marionettes present “Cinderella”
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
Saturday, February 25th, 10:30am and 1pm
A February school vacation treat… Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of Cinderella is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece. The story unfolds as the pages of a giant book open to reveal each beautifully painted setting – the village square, the rustic kitchen, the magnificent ballroom, plus many more. All your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters and the charming Prince, and a few new surprises: Cinderella’s method of conveyance to the ball is NOT the traditional horse-drawn coach, and, when all hope seems lost, a clever little bluebird saves the day for Cinderella. A classic fairy tale told with wit and style, Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Cinderella is sure to please audiences of all ages. Tickets $8 in advance/$10 at the door 


February Drop in Art and Story-Times at the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall

9:30am – 11am -  For Children up to age 6, with an adult.  $10 per child/$25 family (pay on-site)
Beat the Winter Cabin Fever with Art and Story Time with a Time for Partners Art Teacher. Bring a friend, or make new ones. Pay as you go.  Feb 22 and Feb 24. 



Time for Partners - Now enrolling 

Art & Music classes for children 18 months to 3.5 years, with an adult. Learn, explore and make new friends.

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

Winter/Spring Session: Jan. 30 – June 2, ‘17 - now enrolling!
Art Music
Mon. P. Gannon D. Polansky   filled
Tues. T. Curtin D. Polansky
Wed. T. Curtin D. Polansky
Thurs. T. Curtin D. Polansky
Fri. T. Curtin P. Gannon       filled
Newton Resident $270, Non-Resident $295, 
Siblings > 12 months free, 12 – 18 months 50%, other siblings drop in $10, Guests $25.


TO REGISTER: Registration , Click on Time for Partners or Ukelele

Learn to Play the Ukulele!
Now Registering kids in Grades 2 – 5 for the Winter Session, Tuesdays, Jan. 31 – April 4 at the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall. 
Uke 1 – an introduction class to the ukulele and perfect for kids who want to learn an instrument, while exploring the world of musicianship. Students will learn basics of the instrument, including rhythmic strumming and chords. They will be playing songs in a few short weeks! 1:15pm –  2pm
Uke 2 – The student must have completed Uke 1. All levels of players are welcome for continued learning and weekly “jam session”. 2:15pm – 3pm
Bring your own instrument or contact teacher for rental. 



back to top