ARTS & CULTURE * BEAUTIFICATION * SERVICE
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Register Now for NewtonSERVES and Drive-In Movie Event
NewtonSERVES Volunteer Registration Open
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

There are 30 projects to choose from. Register to volunteer HERE
Tickets on Sale Today
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 at 150 Jackson Road Newton, MA 02458. Pre-order dinner or snacks from Better Life Foods when you purchase your ticket.

Tickets and registration required. $25 per car. Limited Capacity. Purchase HERE

Presenting Sponsor, The Village Bank
WindowART
We are pleased to announce our third public art initiative. WindowART will bring art to Newton’s village centers to assist property owners and create opportunity for the public to experience high quality art where they least expect it.  

Juried professional art works in the form of 3x4 vinyl banners are available to property owners to fill their vacant storefront windows.  This public art program repurposes the successful and popular FenceART images of vibrant, varied, well executed art work by Newton artists. 

If interested in WindowART for your vacant window or for more information about this free program, click HERE.
Newton Al Fresco Comes Alive With Color
Newton's Al Fresco dining areas have come alive with color! Over the past few weeks artists, commissioned by Newton Community Pride, have contributed their talents and creativity to the Al Fresco dining areas throughout the city for all to enjoy. Be on the lookout for even more!

Many thanks to Newton Cultural Development, DPW, Parks, Recreation & Culture and Planning Department for all the coordination. And to Eversource for the spool donations.

Meet the artists, see the sites and more info HERE
Franklin Marval, Giant Spool Table and Hopscotch in Newton Centre Parking Lot
Harun Zankel, Jersey Barriers in Newton Centre Parking Lot
Raquel Fornasaro, Small Spool Tables in Newton Highlands
Grey Held w Leslie Held, Jersey Barriers in West Newton Elm Street Lot
Kate Carleton and Sara Tomkins, Small Spool Tables throughout Newton Centre Green
Beautification Efforts Around Newton
A big thank you to our beautification volunteers! They have been hard at work getting our gardens ready and adding color with springtime pansies to our take out Al Fresco areas in Newton Centre, West Newton, Newton Highlands and Newton Upper Falls.
The Al Fresco "Green Thumb Club" pictured above includes NCP Board Members Barbara Darnell and Howard Sholkin, and Pat Rand, Steve Jakob, Miriam Rosenblum, and Liz Noon.
NCP Board Member Barbara Darnell plants pansies in Newton Upper Falls.
Alan Cushing and Pat Rand prepare the Newton Centre Garden for planting.
Volunteer and Donor Spotlight: Lori Lass
Hi, my name is Lori Lass and my husband Eric and I have been donors and volunteers for Newton Community Pride since 1999.

We moved to Newton for the schools and a chance to have a real backyard. What we found is that NCP’s annual events gave our family the small town feel we had been looking for. We started with NewtonSERVES clean up projects and the family fun at KidsFest. As soon as our kids, Hannah and Abby, were old enough, we made the Halloween Window Painting event an annual favorite. Even when our kids aged out, I volunteered to help out with the Halloween Window Paintings.

More recently, Eric and his band, Cross Street, played at the Harvest Fair, and we have always been huge admirers of the beautiful garden Newton Community Pride maintains in Newton Centre. We're always happy to donate to Newton Community Pride--both money and time--because the programs and events they sponsor make living in Newton joyful and created some of our family's best memories.

Lori is retired from Newton Cultural Development and Eric is retired from a financial and teaching career. They live in Newton Highlands.
Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
Bronze
Benefactor
Plaut Mahoney Family