Amanda Shea and Grey Held – Spoken Word

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Amanda Shea is a distinguished spoken word artist, multidisciplinary creator, educator, and advocate, celebrated for her dynamic contributions to the arts and community activism. Her notable roles include hosting BAMSFest and numerous poetry events, leading youth workshops in spoken word, visual arts, and public speaking, and working as a publicist for hip-hop artist Brandie Blaze. […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra is a collection of multi-talented and accomplished chamber musicians. They return to the Festival with a supergroup of talents. Violinist Julia Cash serves as the concertmaster of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and has held principal positions with Opera Boston and collaborates with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Ballet. […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer – Klezmer Since 2013, Newton native Hankus Netsky (piano and accordion) and Eden MacAdam-Somer (violin, voice, and percussive dance) have been blending Yiddish, Hassidic, and Klezmer melodies with their rich backgrounds in Western classical music, jazz, and global folk traditions. They lead the Department […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents A Tribute to Duke Ellington

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Dominique Eade and George Russell Jr.: A Tribute to Duke Ellington These two talents are incredible on their own but brought together for the Festival, they form the ultimate dynamic duo of jazz. They will perform a special program dedicated to Duke Ellington’s 125th birthday. Newtonite Dominique Eade, a vocalist, composer, and improviser, merges musical […]

Orchestra Without Borders Benefit Concert

First Unitarian Society in Newton 1325 Washington St, West Newton, MA, United States

Communities Without Borders will host a benefit concert on May 18, 7:30PM at the First Unitarian Society in Newton (1326 Washington Street, West Newton). The concert will feature Orchestra Without Borders, jazz duo Jonathan Fagan and Michael Rosen, and soprano Hannah Shanefield. They will share music for chamber strings from around the world by composers from […]

Newton South HS Booster Club’s 3rd Annual Lions 5K Road Race

Newton South High School 40 Brandeis Rd., Newton, MA, United States

About This Event The Lions 5K is an annual event organized by the Newton South Booster Club to support athletics and school spirit at Newton South High School. The race is open to the public and runs through the streets surrounding Newton South High School. All participants who register before May 1st, 2024, will receive […]


We hope you can join us for the annual Waban Village Day and Family Fun Run on Sunday, May 19. These family-friendly events will be kicked off by the Family Fun Run at 10:00AM and continue throughout the day in Waban Square with rides and amusements for kids of all ages, vendor tables and live music featuring […]

Spring Tree Tour at Newton Cemetery & Arboretum

Newton Cemetery & Arboretum 791 Walnut Street, Newton Center, United States

With over 30 species of flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials, this tour will showcase some of our most stunning specimens. Come to enjoy flowers and learn about the Arboretum’s diversity, native plantings, species selection, and tree planting program. All ages are encouraged to attend. The tour will take place rain or shine. Bring comfortable walking […]

41st Annual House Tour

Durant-Kenrick House 286 Waverley Ave., Newton, MA

Please join us for Historic Newton's annual House Tour on Sunday, May 19! This longstanding Historic Newton tradition is an annual favorite. This year's tour will feature seven different properties, including a surprise collaboration with another local museum. Buy tickets to find out more! The tour begins at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, with houses open to […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Olga Lisovskaya

Hyde Bandstand 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, United States

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Olga Lisovskaya – Opera Classics & Broadway Showtunes Newton treasure Olga Lisovskaya, a soprano from Kiev, Ukraine, stands out in the classical music world for her remarkable vocal talent and impactful performances. In this year’s festival she will be performing with a string quartet. Critically acclaimed for her “wonderful […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents The Music and Life Bob Marley

Hyde Bandstand 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, United States

Matt Jenson, a renowned keyboardist, composer, arranger, and performer, leads a captivating homage to Bob Marley with his ensemble, presenting the reggae legend’s iconic songs with authenticity and fervor. Jenson’s diverse career features collaborations with music luminaries like Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley, Chinna Smith, and many more, underscoring his deep connection to Marley’s music and […]

Dennis Montgomery III with Pleasant Praise Gospel Choir

Hyde Bandstand 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, United States

Dennis Montgomery III grew up singing and playing in Baptist churches around the upper Louisiana area under the tutelage of his father and mother. Shortly after he arrived at Berklee in 1983, he headed for the gospel choir which he believes is a fundamental ingredient of the American experience for international students. Montgomery states, “When […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents the Thaddeus Hogarth Collective

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

“…Take a healthy dose of Sly and The Family Stone, add a liberal pinch of Stevie Wonder, put on your dancing shoes, and boogie to the music of Thaddeus Hogarth…” — Bruce Gelerman, NPR. So popular with Newton audiences, Thaddeus is making his third appearance at the Festival of the Arts. Bring your dancing shoes […]