2023 GELF Fundraising Event – The Start of a New Era!

Wilson Chapel 234 Herrick Road, Newton, MA

Support GELF and Come to the 2023 Benefit Dinner New location and a new food experience! This year the GELF event features a variety of tastes and drinks donated by local restaurants, live music, dancing, mystery boxes, and community leaders. Show your support for GELF and join your neighbors to help provide scholarships for low-income students […]

Shred and Shed

West Suburban YMCA, Well Avenue Y 135 Wells Avenue

You are invited to a free, live paper shredding event. Watch your old documents disappear, reduced to tiny scraps of recycled matter. Explore the new state-of-the-art Y at Wells Avenue in Newton. Day passes will be provided and staff will be offering tours of the facility. If you’re inclined, enjoy a fun and free Zumba […]

Embroidery on Paper with Ann Bausman

Scandanavian Cultural Center

Embellish old black and white and colored photographs, postcards, and prints with embroidery to create one-of-a-kind cards, collages, and keepsakes. We’ll look at the work of artists who use this technique, review basic embroidery stitches, and discuss working with patterns and transferring images. No experience necessary and beginners are welcome. The instructor will provide needles, […]

Marcus Parsons – Digital Art, Photography, Video, and Music – Newton Open Studios

41 Waldorf Road 41 Waldof Road, Newton, MA

Join my wife, photographer Ellen Kaplovitz, and me for our latest art exhibition at our Newton home and studio. We will show new digital art, photography, videos, and music on our walls, display panels, tables, large-screen TV, and sound system. Also two Emily Dickinson poems, with art inspired by them. I’m a full-time digital artist. […]

Recurring Event Newton Open Studios 2023

Newton Open Studios 2023

What’s New This Year for 2023? This year, visitors will find a mix of outdoor and indoor exhibiting spaces. Each location might have between one to 15 artists. Visitors can confirm the number of artists in each location by looking at the map on the website. NOS 2022 introduced a new and updated website. Visitors […]

Newton LWV Civics Challenge

Cabot Elementary School 229 Cabot Street, Newton, MA

The Newton League of Women Voters is so pleased to be bringing back our in-person Civics Challenge!  Students and Adults –  8th grade and above Compete for prizes while engaging in an exciting test of your knowledge of our federal, state, and local government, the constitution, voting rights, current events and history. Individuals and teams […]


Newton Inspires 2023

Newton South High School 140 Brandeis Road, Newton, MA

Our annual hallmark event, Newton Inspires, will be held at Newton South High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Join us for an evening of community building, learning, and discussion. There will be a reception with music by NPS student musicians, a food option from local establishments, and multiple speakers discussing a range of […]

Spring Hafla 2023

Grace Episcopal Church 76 Eldredge St, Newton, MA

  https://youtu.be/LYFzNPeIOiI Andromeda of Boston Presents A Multicultural Celebration Featuring Local Dance Artists! About this Event The Spring Hafla (Arabic for party), is a bi-annual multicultural showcase of dance ranging from MENAHT (Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenic, Turkish) to Asian, Balkan, and Eastern European styles. In the past, we have had a Bollywood number, Raqs […]

Newton Wellesley Hospital Gala 2023

Intercontinental Hotel 510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA

Plan to join the celebration at the 23rd annual NWH Gala. “Connections” will be the perfect theme for this year’s signature fundraising event, to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Boston. Cocktail attire

Celebrating Pollinators

Kennard Park 246 Dudley Road, Newton, MA

Plant a garden Native Plant Sale Kid's Pollinator Activities bpassero2013@gmail.com 781-209-0052 Friends of Kennard Park & Meadowscaping for Biodiversity A Newton Community Pride Grant Recipient

Newton House Tours Back in Person!

We're back in person! Our 40th annual Newton House Tour takes you inside six remarkable private residences. See how homeowners have made creative renovations. Come away with an appreciation for historic homes and inspiration for your projects. We also need volunteers Help the house tour run smoothly by staffing a home on tour day, or […]

New Philharmonia Orchestra – May There Be Peace

Brown Middle School 125 Meadowbrook Road, Newton, MA

Come hear the final concert of New Philharmonia’s 28th season! Featuring some all-time favorite classical pieces, and a world premiere! Program: John Tarrh - world premiere (piece TBA) Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - Julianne Lee, violin Tchaikovsky Symphony #5 Tickets can be purchased online here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=nphil

Supporting the Postpartum Mom: How Can I Help?

Virtual Newton, MA

The birth of a new baby can be both a joyous and challenging time. This webinar will focus on the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as tips and resources on how best to support the new mom in your life. Partners, grandparents, friends, and other support persons are […]

Teen Truth: Youth Mental Health, Managing Success and Achievement, and Understanding the Pressures of Adolescence

Virtual Newton, MA

Join us for a discussion of balancing mental health, achievement, the pressures of adolescence, and what caring, supportive adults can do to help. Ex-NFL Linebacker, West Point Graduate, and former Army Officer, Caleb Campbell, will share his story of overcoming challenges, managing success, and finding his way to a life he loves. Teens are encouraged […]

Newton Porch Fest

What is PorchFest? Newton PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people's homes. We welcome you to a community event to share the joy of playing and listening to music. See pictures from previous PorchFests on our facebook page. This is a volunteer effort supported entirely by donations. To support us please Donate Questions? Want […]