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 outside Newton. It's free to use, and to post. Save it on your desktop, put it on your phone, and check it out! 


An Evening of Cabaret with singers from the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists
7pm Newton Cultural Center at Newton City Hall
Chair: Linda Marks

Cabaret music is delightful, since it includes songs of many styles such as Broadway, Jazz, Blues, Pop, the Great American Songbook, Country and more, focusing on the intimate relationship between the singer and the audience. Join us for an evening of song featuring Sara Brodsky, Carole Bundy, David Diamond, Phil Kassel, Linda Marks, Ethel Ryerson, Stephen Smith, Barbara Larson, Robin Burrage & Leni Webber, with Tom LaMark on the piano.
Tix: $20/$10 seniors & Students


Sunday, April 30, 9am – 4pm
Join 1,000 volunteers in a day of community service cleaning up parks, planting gardens, working in schools and much more. Individuals and groups of all ages can participate. Register at and receive a free t-shirt. Or come to Newton City Hall on April 30 and pick a project, there are more than 50 to pick from – morning, afternoon or all-day!   Bring a non-perishable food item for the Newton Food Pantries. Celebrate your hard work at 3:30 at Newton City Hall with an ice cream sundae, sponsored by Cabot’s! 


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 filled
Wed. T. Curtin D. Polansky
Thurs. T. Curtin D. Polansky filled
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 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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