Arts & Culture Events, Announcements & News
Newton Out Doors Auction Closes Tonight at 7pm
Bid on 22 artfully decorated doors by local and regional artists. Placed in and around Newton’s village centers earlier this year, the doors were part of Newton Community Pride's 2021 public art initiative. These could be a wonderful addition to your home or yard!  Proceeds will support NCP's 2022 spring public art installation.

Auction closes tonight at 7pm! Get your bids in soon!
For online auction information, click here
NCP Fall Community Micro Grant Application Closes Tonight
Our Fall 2021 Community Micro Grant Program for artists, arts organizations, area councils & neighborhood groups closes tonight at midnight. All applications consistent with our mission to support arts & culture events, beautification or service projects will be considered. More info and application here
Exciting Arts & Culture News
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller recently announced the use of $50,000 in ARPA funding for a feasibility study over the next six to nine months for a permanent arts & culture pavilion at the Newton Centre Bowl off Tyler Terrace. The natural slope of the land creates a perfect amphitheater style audience setting with a stage nestled under mature tall pines. How wonderful to envision our own Tanglewood style setting for outdoor arts and culture performances. With community input, the plan could feature a covered stage, lighting and electricity for varied performances.  Mayor Fuller has also designated $75,000 in ARPA relief grants to revitalize the arts & culture sector of Newton. Thank you Mayor Fuller for your support for the arts!

Newton Community Pride advocated along with several others in the arts community for an outdoor performance space during the Mayor's ARPA community outreach. In addition, we were pleased to see that the Mayor used data from our recently published Newton arts & culture economic impact report that states that arts & culture contribute over $19 million to Newton's economy and provides joy and community to many. We look forward to working with the city and its partners on this endeavor. A win for artists, patrons and our city's economy!
September was Full of Song
The fantastic three week long September Song Concert series at 28 Austin Street in Newtonville concluded this past Saturday. Thank you to our sponsor 28 Austin Street Partners for your support. We look forward to more local arts & culture programming and partnerships!
So Much Fun at Tour de Doors
We had a fabulous time on September 19th at Bike Newton's "Tour de Doors". Cyclists of all ages biked around Newton, stopping at our Newton Out Doors public art project along the way. Artists were on hand to answer questions while pianists played on our Artful Pianos. The event concluded with more fun, giant puppets and music at Newton City Hall. Thank you to Wegmans for the yummy snacks!
Register for Halloween Window Painting 2021
Register now for the annual Newton Halloween Window Painting Event, scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 24).

This beloved community event is open to Newton youth in grades 3-8
Fee is $10
Registration Deadline: October 11th
Receive a 20% discount on supplies at Learning Express in Newton Centre. Mention “Halloween Window Painting” at checkout

Halloween Window Painting Rules and Guidelines and registration:

Presented by Newton Cultural Development.
Support Our Fiscal Agents: Indigenous Peoples Day and Newton Neighbors
Join Indigenous Peoples Day Newton 2021 on Monday, October 11 from 12-5pm at Albemarle Field in Newton for a family-oriented celebration of Indigenous culture, art, and history.

The event will spotlight and celebrate the music, dance, poetry, and the visual art of diverse Native artists that currently live in the Northeast. It will be an outdoor, daytime, family-oriented cultural and spiritual celebration that is open, accessible, and welcoming to all residents of Newton and neighboring towns.

Over 40 artists, performers, speakers, vendors, and community organizations will attend. Refreshments can be purchased from onsite food trucks. Spend the afternoon in celebration, ceremony, and support of the rich Indigenous traditions that are an enduring and vibrant facet of our community!
Newton Neighbors is currently looking for volunteers for their food delivery program in which volunteer drivers deliver food from local food pantries to families who are unable to access the pantries themselves. Volunteers deliver from Newton Food Pantry, Centre Street Food Pantry, and the American Legion Nonantum Post 440 food bank.

Each driver delivers to 3-4 families, typically within a single village of Newton. The total time commitment is about 60-90 minutes. You can sign up for one slot or more, whatever works for your schedule.

Delivery slots are on Wednesday afternoons each week, the 3rd Friday of the month in the morning, and the 3rd Saturday of the month in the afternoon. More details are available at the signup links below. 

Sign up for October deliveries here:
Sign up for November deliveries here:

If you have any questions, please contact
Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
Plaut Mahoney Family