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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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! 


January 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.
Tuesdays: January 10, 17, 24 
Wednesdays:  January 18, 25
Thursdays:  January 19, 26
Friday: January 27 


Newton Theatre Company presents 'You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown'
Newton Cultural Center at City Hall
Friday, Feb 3rd @7pm
Saturday, Feb. 4th @7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 5th @2pm

The show follows a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown, along with his beloved dog Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Will Charlie Brown ever get a valentine, pitch a winning baseball game, or get up the nerve to talk to that red-headed girl? Come to the show to find out. Sing along with the Gang’s all-time favorite songs, including Happiness.  A terrific family show, our production runs one hour and fifteen minutes, perfect for children of all ages. Come see Newton Theatre Company’s first musical production! Meet and greet the characters after the show!  

Tickets $15/$10 in advance at or $20/$15 at the door  Charlie Brown


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. 



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