ANNOUNCEMENTS
November 15, 2020
Greetings!

-See Halloween Window Decorations
-Enjoy Holiday Lights at City Hall on December 9
-Dig it at City Gardens for Spring Bulbs
-Shop Local to Help Our Businesses
-Check Community Events
2020 NEWTON HALLOWEEN WINDOW DECORATING
Thank you to our 300+ student participants and 121 merchants for filling our city with creative, fun and spooky artwork. It was a treat!

Online exhibit and sponsor support here
MAYOR'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTS
CELEBRATION AT CITY HALL
December 9, 5:30-6pm
The annual celebration will look different this year, but will nonetheless be full of excitement and community engagement in a drive through COVID safe manner. 

The event will feature lights, music, puppets, a giveaway and a greeting from the mayor. Please remember to bring a new unwrapped gift for a child age newborn-10 years old for The Village Bank and the Newton Police Department's “Stuff a Cruiser” Holiday Gift Drive. Consider also bringing a grocery gift card for Newton's Food Pantries. A volunteer will collect donations from your trunk.

This event is possible with the support of Newton Parks/Recreation/Cultural Development and Newton Community Pride, which will donate a t-shirt for every donation. More info here
Beautification Volunteers Tend to City Gardens
Newton Centre Garden
Last week, a band of Newton Community Pride beautification volunteers got to work preparing the award-winning Newton Centre garden for spring 2021. Earlier, they removed annual plants and then dug a dozen beds for more than 1000 bulbs. Can’t wait to see what the garden will look like in five months.
The Hyde Garden in Newton Highlands
As the growing season ended, it was time to prepare for 2021. Led by Barbara Darnell, VP, Newton Community Pride, Pride board member and Hyde Center Executive Director John Rice, and a handful of gardeners dug homes for 1400 bulbs in Newton Highlands. Newton Community Pride funds the Hyde garden.

They were joined by Newton Community Pride President Howard Sholkin, Barbara’s husband, Groot Gregory, and Marshall Lee.
Beautification members also planted 700+ bulbs at the Auburndale Library.
In all, they found homes for more than 4,000 bulbs this fall.
NEWTON CULTURAL COUNCIL GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 14
The NCC seeks proposals in art, music, literature, drama, science and the humanities from individuals who live or work in Newton and from organizations that serve the city. Projects must offer a benefit to the public in the form of a performance, exhibit, class or lecture.

More info and apply Here
ZAMIR CHORALE VIRTUAL EVENT
November 17, 7:30pm
On Tuesday, November 17, at 7:30 pm, the Zamir Chorale of Boston will present the first of a two-part series of Kolot Nashim: Jewish Music by Women Composers. This free, online program is dedicated to the memory of Linda Plaut, the City of Newton's longtime director of Cultural Affairs and founder of the Newton Festival of the Arts. Performers will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote and pay tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Registration is required for this free event. Register Here
LINDA PLAUT NEWTON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Planning is underway for the delayed Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts. All artists interested in partici should contact Chris Pitts at cbpitts@gmail.com. Performances are expected to be online early next year.
SHOP LOCAL
As the holiday season approaches, please remember to shop local. Many businesses make 30% of their yearly revenue during this time. Here's a list of ways you can support our local businesses.
SUPPORT NEWTON COMMUNITY PRIDE
Attended a drive-in movie? Dined at restaurants decorated with painted barriers? Took a stroll to see chalk art or Halloween window decorations? Help us continue to bring more events to and support artists in our community!
Please consider a Donation.
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