Arts & Culture * Beautification * Service
"Make Way for Nancy"
Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Showcase SuperLux Chestnut Hill
Want to join beloved Newton sculptor Nancy Schön and Jim Braude, host of WGBH Greater Boston at a special celebration and interview on March 30th? Get your tickets now before they sell out - only 10 tickets are left ! For tickets

“I've been a big fan of Nancy's for years and was in awe when I finally met her. Trust me, you're about to be treated to a night of wonderful stories from a woman who's changed the face of public art.” said Jim Braude. 

Proceeds from ticket sales will support Newton Community Pride and the Nancy Quint Schön Arts Scholarship for high school students pursuing arts in higher education.

All attendees must show proof of vaccination and mask wearing is supported but not required. See further health & safety protocols from Showcase SuperLux
Nancy Quint Schön
Jim Braude
Call for Artists "Sit & Let Your Spirit Soar"
Newton Community Pride, in partnership with the City of Newton, is accepting design submissions for Sit & Let Your Spirit Soar, our second city wide public art initiative designed to create community, encourage conversation, and inspire feelings of connection.

19 decorated church pews will be temporarily placed in outdoor public gathering spaces and village centers from June through October, 2022. Through signage, passersby will be invited and encouraged to use the decorated pews for outdoor meetings, intimate conversation, or simply quiet contemplation.

Local and regional artists are invited to submit applications to participate in this juried initiative no later than April 22, 2022. Winners will be selected by May 15, 2022.  Newton high school students, 16 years old or older, are encouraged to apply. (Two pews will be reserved for Newton high school students and will be awarded based on the number of student submissions.) More info at

Sit & Let Your Spirit Soar is presented by The Village Bank and supported in part by a grant from the Newton Cultural Council, a local council supported by the Mass Cultural Council and the City of Newton.
News From Our Sponsored Organizations
Newton Open Studios
We are excited to announce Newton Open Studios is back May 21-22, 2022 and bigger and better than ever with both outdoor and indoor locations. Early Bird registration for artists is now open through April 22 at

Newton Open Studios is a Newton Community Pride sponsored organization.
Newton PorchFest
Newton PorchFest is back to rock out on June 4, 12-6pm in Auburndale and Lower Falls. Registration is open for bands, volunteers, and porches (driveways & lawns are welcome too!). More info

Newton PorchFest is a Newton Community Pride sponsored organization.
News From Our Micro Grant Recipients
Newton Theatre Company
Our Tears Are the Same Color
March 25 - April 3, 2022
Saint John's Episcopal Church
96 Otis Street, Newtonville

Four women, two Palestinian and two Israeli, share stories from their childhoods, memories of their families, and the moments they learned of their loved ones' deaths. Their stories, woven together, call for deeper understanding of shared pain and suffering as a way forward. Two Newton Theatre Company performers act as storytellers, sharing these deeply personal accounts of the precariousness of life during the ongoing conflict.

Presented by Newton Theatre Company in partnership with the Parents Circle-Families Forum.

Newton Theatre Company is a Newton Community Pride "Community Micro Grant" recipient. 
Sponsor Spotlight: Boston College
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education with a long history and commitment to our host community of Newton, Boston College is proud to
sponsor Newton Community Pride (NCP), as one of our 7 community-based non profit organizations that BC supports through our annual municipal services
contribution to the City.

University students, faculty and staff contribute to the arts, culture and creative environment in Newton through music, theater, dance, poetry and film and we share in NCP’s mission to create a vibrant, diverse, connected community through the arts. A recent collaboration last month with NCP during WinterFEST featured a “snowy” performance by BC student acapella group, The Acoustics, on the Newton Centre village green.

Boston College is committed to the arts and annually hosts the BC Arts Festival held in late April. The three-day celebration features student dance, music, and theater, as well as student, faculty and staff painting and sculpture exhibits, poetry readings and lectures. The Boston College McMullen Museum of Art is free to the public and hosts a permanent collection, two special exhibits a year, docent tours, special events and educational programming for students and families. 

After the challenges and isolation of the past two years, it is clear, now more than ever, the value and importance of the arts as a way to connect and build community. Boston College looks forward to continuing our work with Newton Community Pride and supporting their creative and exciting arts agenda in Newton. We proudly support NCP as a 2022 Bronze Level Sponsor. 
Support Our Impactful Programming
From city wide public art & free music festivals, to tending to our award winning gardens, and supporting great ideas & events with micro grants and operational support, our small nonprofit couldn’t do any of it without your help. Consider donating today to help us continue to bring arts, culture, beautification and service to Newton.
Newton Community Pride is a 501c3 nonprofit. Tax Id # 22-2793743
Thank You to our 2022 Major Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
Plaut Mahoney Family
Gavris Family