Cultural Development/Arts in the Parks

Cultural Development 
Newton Community Pride 
Newton City Hall, room 203 Newton, MA 02459  Phone: 617-796-1540 

Paula Gannon, Director:
Lori Lass, Office Assistant:

Looking to contact Newton Community Pride?  click here: Newton Community Pride   ______________________________________

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


**** When Newton Public Schools delayed/canceled then the Time for Partners Program is canceled for the day.  *****

Time for Partners  -  Art & Music program for children 18 months to 4 years, with an adult. Learn, explore and make new friends. 9:30 - 11:15 am.        

Newton Cultural Center/War Memorial at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue

 Music faculty:  David Polansky & Nevena Djordjevic
Art faculty: Terry Curtin & Donna Leone



Winter 2019/2020

Monday              Dec. 2 – March 16            12 classes            $228

Tuesday             Dec. 2 – March 17            13 classes            $247

Wednesday        Dec. 4 – March 18            13 classes            $247

Thursday            Dec. 5 – March 19            14 classes            $266

Friday                 Dec. 6 – March 20            14 classes            $266

Register Online Here

 You must create an account to use this site.  Once you are logged in, click on “register”, click on “programs”, select “Cultural Development – Time for Partners”, select the day of your choice and complete the registration with a credit card at checkout. 

Siblings: age up to 12 months free; 12 months and older 50%; Guest Drop In $25. Sibling Drop In $10.              Photos courtesy of Teresa Curtin.



Holiday Lights at City Hall-Thursday December 5th

6PM Sing A Long with the Stacey Peasley Band in War Memorial Cultural Center Auditorium

7PM Lighting Ceremony on front steps City Hall

          -  live music by Rob Compagna & Friends

          - "Stuff a Cruiser" sponsored by The Village Bank & Newton Police Department       (bring unwrapped toy for donation)



Saturday December 7th at Newton City Hall - come and browse booths set throughout City Hall (auditorium, hallways, conference rooms). 

Meet local artisans and crafters, learn about their talents and shop & support their efforts. 

Doors open 10 am - 4 pm with free admission.  


Tanglewood Marionettes present Cinderella 

Saturday December 28th  11am and 1pm showtimes

Newton City Hall - War Memorial Cultural Center Auditorium

Get your tickets online here 


  Mayor's Open House and Food Drive  

 Tuesday December 31 at Newton City Hall 10am - 12pm

More than thirty food collection boxes around the city will be delivered to City Hall for sorting.  Bring the whole family to help our Newton Food Pantries sort the donations.  Bring your own breakfast food donation and arrive by 10am sharp in the War Memorial Auditorium.  Once the sorting is complete, the festivities continue with family fun activities throughout City Hall. Be sure to save time for a personal visit with Mayor Fuller in her office.  For details click here  

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