The Newton Free Library is seeking proposals of two-dimensional, original work by local artists for July-December 2020 shows. Exhibiting policy at newtonfreelibrary.net under the About tab. Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12 noon. Questions? Contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-796-1410.
The Newton Free Library’s Makerspace is a place where people with similar interests can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge. Open studio hours are ongoing so come on by to use our equipment and get encouragement and guidance for your next project! Our Makerspace will be open to the public:
• Mondays 3:00-6:00 pm (except the first and fourth Monday of the month)
• Wednesdays 2:00-9:00 pm
• Thursdays 9:30-Noon
• Fridays 2:00-5:00 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Jackson Homestead or the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds through a special one-day nationwide program sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. Learn more about the Underground Railroad at the Jackson Homestead and about three families over three centuries at the Durant-Kenrick House. Download your tickets now for September 21 admission.
New Philharmonia Orchestra To Begin 25th Season With Silver Anniversary Gala September 21st at First Baptist Church in Newton. Tickets available at newphil.org
The 25th season of Newton’s New Philharmonia Orchestra, Francisco Noya, Music Director, will begin with a special gala concert and reception Saturday, September 21st at 7:00 PM at the historic First Baptist Church in Newton Centre. The New Phil’s Silver Anniversary Gala will honor the contributions of Massachusetts’ State Representative Kay Khan, a long time New Phil board member who has been a tremendous advocate for arts and culture across the Commonwealth. Tickets are $25 – $250 and may be purchased online at:http://newphil.org/concerts/season-at-a-glance/special-events/
Join Mark Development and the creative minds of UpNext for a community Block Party in West Newton to benefit New Art Center! Stop by to welcome fall with free eats and sweets from the Tenoch Mexican taco truck and New City Microcreamery, drinks, live music by Jane’s Great Dane, games, interactive art and much more family-friendly fun!
Support the New Art Center by soaking members of the Mark Development team at the Dunk Tank!
More info here: https://poppingupnext.com/block-party
Enjoy Outrageous Fortune’s toe-tappin’ style with sweet three-part harmony and sizzling guitar, harmonica, jug, washboard and bass. The concert will include new acquisitions from Joe “King” Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, The Memphis Jug Band and the ubiquitous and elusive P. Domain; along with favorites from Outrageous Fortune’s CDs, Lazy Bones and Delta Bound.
Preschool families are invited to participate in Story Starters – an eight month program that supports families in being color brave. We use children’s literature to engage families in conversational skills that preempt racial bias. Our program helps families of all races practice skills that travel off the pages of books and into day-to-day family conversations and actions.
Our program provides families with the following:
Eight books and conversation guides (one book and guide a month)
Suggestion of additional books for families to explore. Monthly parent resources to support family conversations that preempt and interrupt racial bias
Four family events and two parent events to build skills and foster community
Required orientation calls for the program are scheduled for the first week in October and our program kickoff is on October 5th from 10:30-12:00 in The War Memorial at Newton City Hall. For more details about the program visit our website at www.story-starters.org/program-details or register here: www.story-starters.org/registration-payment
Drop in for a day of old-fashioned fun at our annual hands-on family festival. Try your hand at butter making, cider pressing, and candle dipping, and learn the history behind these 19th century activities of daily life. Why was butter mysterious to folks in the 1800s? Which recipes are best for dyeing cloth? Why is the hoop-tossing game called Graces? Join us rain or shine to find out!
Immerse yourself in an ancient illuminated manuscript: CC’s women clothed in Cistercian habit. Chant the hours in the medieval monastic day in 1554, Belgium; in between each “hour” explore, inspect, read, listen to scholars, eat and drink as we display HighRes reproductions of the pages from the Salzinnes Antiphonal, bookmaking tools, food and drink from that time and place. Scholar Judith Dietz, discoverer of the Salzinnes Antiphonal, will be present for Q&A’s.
A film by Ursula Liang, who grew up in Newton, takes us behind the scenes of 9-man volleyball, a Chinatown street game with connections to Newton, giving us insights into Chinese-American history. Presented with the Boston Asian American Film Festival (held October 24-27) and the Boston Hurricanes team.
Immerse yourself in moving constellations of singers: featuring music by virtually every baroque nun we have championed from the Northern Italian baroque, such as Chiara Cozzolani, Raffaella Aleotti, Bianca Maria Media, Sulpitia Cesis, plus new music by Patricia Van Ness and Suzanne Sheppard. With Dan Stepner and Julie Levin, violins, Laura Jeppesen, gamba, and Catherine Liddell, theorbo.
Immerse yourself in visual and musical beauty: CC and friends Na’ama Lion, flute, Nancy Hurrell, harp, Catherine Liddell and Charles Iner, theorbos and baroque guitars, and Mike Williams, percussion, gather around a table to sing “after dinner” entertainment part-songs by Barbara Strozzi, Vittoria Aleotti, Rebecca Clarke, and Fanny Mendelssohn, all illuminated by the stunning images of visual artist Fran Forman franforman.com !