ARTS & CULTURE * BEAUTIFICATION * SERVICE
FESTIVAL SUCCESS, UPCOMING PROJECTS & IMPACT REPORT
Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts was AWESOME!
Last weekend, over 1,000 people gathered at 20 live and free performances for the 6th annual Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts. It was a fabulous “rain free” weekend celebrating a diverse group of Newton musicians & genres of music. We look forward to building on the success of this year’s festival to bring you even more musical entertainment next year. Thank you to all who participated.
"Artful Piano Project" Coming Next Week
Next week nine beautifully painted pianos by Newton artists and residents delivered to several villages for all to play and enjoy. Be on the look out!
"Untamed Melody" by Susan & Maggie Vaughn
"All That Jazz" by Cindy Cole and Myra Abelson 
Run for the Arts
NCP is excited to announce that our Board Treasurer & Village Bank employee John Zaya will lace up his sneakers and tackle his first Boston Marathon October 11th. John will “Run for the Arts” and support our Newton Community Pride Scholarship Fund for 3 deserving high school students pursuing higher education in art or music. Please support John’s goal of $5,000 with a donation. All monies raised in our “Run for the Arts” will go towards our scholarship fund.
Arts & Culture Economic Impact Report for Newton
NCP has been chosen by the Brandeis Heller School of Social Policy & Management as one of their graduate school team consulting projects. Their assignment is to publish an Economic Impact Report for Arts & Culture in the City of Newton. This talented team of students will be meeting with residents, arts organizations and businesses in our village centers over the summer to collect data. Please help this important study to promote more arts & culture in our city by taking a short survey.

Attend arts, culture or community programming? Click here: https://brandeis.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dbwGrzPmzhPhr9A

Are you an arts organization or artist, please take some time & provide important data here: https://brandeis.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sZ2gIRSqv7Tv0O

Thank you so much for your participation.
Pictured are Brandies graduate students with Mayor Fuller and NCP Board Chair Gloria Gavris at one of the Linda Plaut Festival of Arts events at The Allen Center for the Arts on July 11, 2021.
Donor Spotlight: Karl O'Hara
Hi my name is Karl O'Hara, owner of O’Hara’s Food & Spirits in Newton Highlands and Paddy’s Public House in West Newton. My family and I have been involved in the Newton community since we opened O’Hara’s in 1985. As a family owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on our Irish hospitality. We are committed to providing places for people in the community to enjoy delicious food and drink in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

I’m happy to be a part of the Newton community and am proud of all of the ways that Newton businesses and residents come together to support each other. I was attracted to the mission of Newton Community Pride for the same reason. Funding NCP's arts, culture and community programming allows them to execute public art and community programming that brings all residents together. I particularly like their support for live music during the summer and their support for our local restaurants by having artists paint jersey barriers and plant flowers in our planters this past spring. 

It's an easy decision to financially support the work of Newton Community Pride with a donation to continue to build community through their arts & culture programming. 
Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
Bronze
Benefactor
Plaut Mahoney Family