Spring 2019 News and Events

Happy Spring! Many of our signature community events are just around the corner, and we look forward to reconnecting outdoors with friends and neighbors now that winter is over.

Thank you to everyone who joined this year's Spelling Bee. More than 350 students participated. Congratulations to the winners, listed here.

There is still time to register and join us for The Village Bank's Heartbreak Hill Road Race this Sunday, April, 11:30 AM - 3 PM. There will be free pizza for registered runners. And NewtonServes, our largest community beautification event is on Sunday, April 28, 9 AM– 4 PM . See our website for more information on how to volunteer for our annual day of community service which supports more than 60+ nonprofits and public spaces.

And we are pleased to share event information for this year's Festival of the Arts, which has been renamed the Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts . With more than 40 events already scheduled, there is something for everyone to enjoy in May and June.

Please check out Newton Community Pride's brand new logo which better incorporates all of the community events the organization sponsors each year. Almost 90 banners with our logo and the Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts logo now fly over Commonwealth Avenue, as well as Centre, Washington, Walnut and Watertown Streets.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the return of Outdoor Concerts on Wednesdays in July in Auburndale, Newtonville, Nonantum, and West Newton and Sundays in Newton Center.

Newton Community Pride, a 501(C)(3) non-profit, has supported and helped fund arts, cultural and family events for the City of Newton for more than three decades. These events are funded solely through sponsorships and donations.

Newton Community Pride
The Village Bank's

Heartbreak Hill Road Race

Sunday, April 14th
11:30 AM - 3 PM

1 mile race up and down historic Heartbreak Hill

Course Route:  Begin at Commonwealth Avenue at Newton City Hall. Go east up Heartbreak Hill to Cedar Street. Make U-Turn onto Carriage Road until Commonwealth Park E. Return to Commonwealth Avenue and Newton City Hall.

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor The Village Bank
and Silver Sponsor Newton-Wellesley Hospital for supporting this event!
A Day of Community Service

Sunday, April 28, 9 AM – 4 PM

NewtonSERVES brings together volunteers of all ages to complete projects that benefit over 60 City spaces and Newton non- profits.

Everyone is Welcome!

Sponsored by the Village Bank
May - June

More then 40 events are scheduled! Check out all the details on the Newton Arts Calendar !
A Fabulous
City-Wide Celebration & Showcase
of Newton'sTalented Citizens and Organizations
Sponsored by the Village Bank
Submit a Poem by April 15th !

Now it's time to select the poems for the project. Poems will be selected from anonymous submissions from the public and will be installed when and where construction permits.

Sidewalk Poetry Project Crowdfunding Success !

As part of ongoing efforts to bring art and literature into the public realm, the City is embarking on a pilot program to stamp up to 10 selected poems into the concrete of newly constructed sidewalks throughout the City’s Villages.

The City of Newton and Newton Community Pride thank you for your help to make Sidewalk Poetry Project a reality. Every donation will be matched dollar for dollar. Together we raised $7,500!

Volunteers are needed year round to help with programs and events. Please contact Paula Gannon and let us know if you have a specific skill or interest to share!

Make a Donation! !

If you would like to support events such as the Spelling Bee, concerts on the Newton Centre green, and July 4 th  fireworks, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Please send a check payable to Newton Community Pride: Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02459 or use your credit card to make a tax deductible donation online
Above photo:
Chris Pitts, Chair of the Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts, Howard Sholkin, President, Newton Community Pride, Susan Paley, VP, Village Bank Community Relations, and Joe De Vito, President and CEO Village Bank. Village Bank is the lead sponsor of several events including the Heartbreak Hill Road Race, NewtonSERVES and several concerts in July.
Thank you to all our sponsors who support Newton Community Pride!
Presenting Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Angel Sponsors
Newton Community Pride
Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue Room 203
Newton, MA 02459

Since 1989 Newton Community Pride, a non-profit volunteer organization,is enriching the cultural life and community in Newton, Massachusetts.
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