Newton Out Doors Winners Announced & Newton Al Fresco Taking Shape
Newton Out Doors Winners Announced
We are proud to announce the winners of the Newton Out Doors design competition!

“The selection committee was incredibly impressed by the creativity and overall quality of the 65 submissions we received," said Meryl Kessler, chair of Newton Out Doors and board member of Newton Community Pride. "The committee had a difficult time choosing just 25 winners, but we are excited by the range of artistic visions represented by the chosen designs."

The winning artists are: Kit Collins, Joe Daxberger, Scott Debus, Jamaal Eversley, Raquel Fornasaro, Eric Funk, Amanda Beard Garcia, Sepi Golestani, Howie Green, Mike Grimaldi, Yenny Hdz, Grey and Leslie Held, Kate Holloway, Grace Julian-Murthy, Farzana Mohamed, Eli Portman, Julia Smithing, Sophy Tuttle, The Collab (Kate Bergeron and Jaimie Varasconi), Harun Zankel.

In addition, five student artists were selected: Zoe Lister (Newton South), Natalia Sawicka (Newton North), Chengyue Wang (Newton North), Abby Zheng (Newton South), and Shihui Zou (Newton North).

Gloria Gavris, chair of Newton Community Pride, added, “On behalf of the board of directors, we are delighted to see Meryl’s idea come to life and the creative submissions chosen. Congratulations to our winners! We hope Newton Out Doors inspires residents to visit our village centers, engage with the colorfully created doors, and shop or dine over the next several months.”

Sponsored by Newton Community Pride in partnership with the City of Newton, Newton Out Doors is a public art initiative to promote the walkability and economic vitality of Newton’s unique village centers and the enjoyment of art in a safe, socially distanced manner. It will involve the outdoor installation of approximately 25 recycled wooden doors decorated by local and regional artists in and around several of Newton’s village centers, May through November 2021.  The Village Bank is Newton Out Doors’ presenting sponsor.
by Sophie Tuttle
by Amanda Beard Garcia
Newton Al Fresco Set to Begin
Newton Al Fresco is taking shape in partnership with the City of Newton and Newton Community Pride. Picnic tables, jersey barriers, lighting, colorful spool tables and creativity are being installed for all to enjoy in various take out dining locations across the city. Local artists will be contributing their talents over the next couple of weeks.

Many thanks to Cultural Development, DPW, Parks, Recreation & Culture and Planning Department for all the coordination.

Pictured below are Paula Gannon and Danielle Moriarty from the City of Newton's Cultural Development Office, NCP board members Gloria Gavris and Dinny Star, and a helpful crew from the DPW and Parks, Recreation & Culture Departments.  
NewtonSERVES Returns
Newton Communty Pride, in partnership with the City of Newton, is pleased to announce the return of NewtonSERVES.  

Sunday May 2, 2021
9 am – 4 pm Rain or Shine 

With a limited capacity and the health and safety of our staff and volunteers as our top priority, we are thrilled that our premier service project is scheduled for May 2, 2021. Strict adherence to the rules and restrictions for the event will allow us to enjoy a day of community service while ensuring we remain compliant with COVID protocols

Project registration ends today. Mark your calendars "Volunteer Registration" opens on April 9.   
Saturday May 15, 2021
8:15 pm – 10:15 pm

Newton Community Pride is excited to announce our first Drive-In Movie of 2021! Bring your friends and family and watch SPY KIDS on a 40 foot screen from the comfort and safety of your car at the former Aquinas College parking lot off of Jackson Road.

Tickets and registration required. $25 per car. Limited Capacity. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 16.
Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
Plaut Mahoney Family