Newton Arts Calendar

Sep
13
Fri
3-D Printing for Tweens/Teens @ Newton Free Library
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
3-D Printing for Tweens/Teens @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Learn how 3D printing works by designing your own three-dimensional creation in Tinkercad! Your creations will be available for pick up a week or two after the event. For tweens/teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required at http://newtonfreelibrary.net.

Sep
14
Sat
The Lion King (1994) Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Lion King (1994) Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

A young lion, heir to the throne as King, faces a dispute to his inheritance following the untimely death of his father. Rated G. 88 minutes.

Sep
15
Sun
New England Philharmonic Chamber Players @ Newton Free Library
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New England Philharmonic Chamber Players @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Join the New England Philharmonic Chamber Players for a performance of an Ibert quintet and a Szeransky quintet, two flute/clarinet/bassoon trios and more.

Ribbon Cutting and Open House – Suzuki School of Newton @ Suzuki School of Newton
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting and Open House - Suzuki School of Newton @ Suzuki School of Newton | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4:30pm, the Suzuki School of Newton will host an open house and official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the school’s move to the newly-renovated Staples-Craft-Wiswall farmstead at 1615 Beacon Street in Waban village center. The event is open to the public and will feature live music, light refreshments, and tours of the facility.

Sep
16
Mon
DIY Back to School Craft @ Newton Free Library
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DIY Back to School Craft @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Join us as we create a pen/pencil case out of duct tape and recyclable materials. For ages 6-9. Online registration (required) at http://newtonfreelibrary.net.

Typewriter Poetry @ Newton Free Library
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Typewriter Poetry @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Get creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group! We’ll be getting together to use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12. Main Lobby.

Sep
17
Tue
New England Poetry Club! @ Newton Free Library
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New England Poetry Club! @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

This year’s Poetry Series will kick off with readings by Linda Haviland Conte, Hilary Sallick and Mary Buchinger of the New England Poetry Club. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press.

Sep
18
Wed
Anime/Manga Club @ Newton Free Library
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Anime/Manga Club @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! Japanese snacks will be served. Grades 6-12. Teen Area.

Sep
19
Thu
Freestyle Learning Innovators Program Orientation @ Newton Free Library
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Freestyle Learning Innovators Program Orientation @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Experience what the library has to offer for the homeschooling community! Each month will have a different theme that is explored through book groups, strategic games, technology and maker concepts. For ages 5-14. Teen Area.

Sep
20
Fri
Sensory Play Storytime (Ages 2-4) @ Newton Free Library
Sep 20 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Sensory Play Storytime (Ages 2-4) @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Look, listen, touch and play! Children will enjoy a storytime and activities to explore different concepts each week. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program at the desk in the Children’s Room.

Sep
21
Sat
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day @ Durant-Kenrick House or Jackson Homestead
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day @ Durant-Kenrick House or Jackson Homestead

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.

Fast Color Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fast Color Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Ruth flees for her life from scientists who wish to study her supernatural abilities, which leaves her no choice but to return home to her estranged family. Rated PG-13. Runtime 107 minutes.

Sep
22
Sun
Newtonville Village Day @ Newtonville Village Day 2019
Sep 22 all-day
Newtonville Village Day @ Newtonville Village Day 2019 | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Come Celebrate the arts in Newton at this year’s Newtonville Village Day! There will be music, dancing, arts and crafts, and demonstrations from several different youth groups in Newton. There will be a train ride for children, lots of vendor booths, and free cake, too! All are welcome!

Alex Thomas on Piano @ Newton Free Library
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Alex Thomas on Piano @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Alex Thomas will perform works by Liszt, Debussy, Ginastera and Stravinsky in a program that explores the lineage of instrumental expression following the romantic era.

Sep
26
Thu
Early Release Interactive Movie – Avengers: Endgame @ Newton Free Library
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Early Release Interactive Movie - Avengers: Endgame @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Looking for a place to be after an early release from school? Join us for an interactive experience in which we’ll create rules and callouts for certain parts of the movie! Rated-PG-13. Runtime 182 minutes. Snacks will be provided. Teen Area.

Sep
28
Sat
Mark Development Block Party @ Santander Parking Lot
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mark Development Block Party @ Santander Parking Lot | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

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

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Secret Life of Pets 2 Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Competing for attention with a new toddler in the family, Max nervously embarks on a rural vacation outside the city. Rated PG. Runtime 86 minutes.

Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Ages 3-5) @ Newton Free Library
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Spanish Bilingual Storytime (Ages 3-5) @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Spanish. Space is limited. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program at the desk in the Children’s Room.

Sep
29
Sun
Outrageous Fortune Returns! @ Newton Free Library
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Outrageous Fortune Returns! @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

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.

Oct
3
Thu
Freestyle Learning Innovator’s Program (FLIP) @ Newton Free Library
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Freestyle Learning Innovator's Program (FLIP) @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Experience what the library has to offer for the homeschooling community! Each month will have a different theme that is explored through book groups and maker concepts. This program takes place every first and third Thursday. For ages 5-14. Teen Area.

Backstage: A Theater Workshop for Kids @ Newton Free Library
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Backstage: A Theater Workshop for Kids @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Over the course of six weeks we will learn about theater, readers’ theater and prop-making. The culmination will be an exciting performance of a beloved children’s African folktale on 11/21! Workshop dates are on the following Thursdays: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14. Children must attend at least four workshop sessions to take part in the final performance on 11/21. Register online. Ages 6-9.

Storytime Adventures @ Newton Free Library
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Storytime Adventures @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

This month’s theme is Owls. Space is limited. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program at the desk in the Children’s Room.

Joint Art Reception for Jim Kociuba & Daniel Dyer @ Newton Free Library
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Joint Art Reception for Jim Kociuba & Daniel Dyer @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Jim Kociuba’s The Komorebi Series is inspired by the Japanese word “Komorebi” which describes the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees. In Portraits/People and Places, Daniel Dyer has a keen interest in figure and portrait paintings and has spent time focusing on painting urban landscapes. On view October 2-30 in the Gallery and Main Hall.

Oct
4
Fri
Sensory Play Storytime (Ages 2-4) @ Newton Free Library
Oct 4 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Sensory Play Storytime (Ages 2-4) @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Look, listen, touch and play! Children will enjoy a storytime and activities to explore age-appropriate concepts. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program at the desk in the Children’s Room.

Oct
5
Sat
Queen of Katwe Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Queen of Katwe Movie Screening @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

A young girl in Uganda is introduced to chess. Her rapid success in the game brings about unexpected life changes. Rated PG. Runtime 124 minutes.

Oct
6
Sun
Homestead Hayfest @ Jackson Homestead
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Homestead Hayfest @ Jackson Homestead | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

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!

Oct
9
Wed
Anime/Manga Club @ Newton Free Library
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Anime/Manga Club @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime! Activities will range from anime screenings to discussion of our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! Yummy Japanese snacks will be served. For tweens/teens entering grades 6-12. Teen Area.

Oct
10
Thu
Backstage: A Theater Workshop for Kids @ Newton Free Library
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Backstage: A Theater Workshop for Kids @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Over the course of six weeks we will learn about theater, readers’ theater and prop-making. The culmination will be an exciting performance of a beloved children’s African folktale on 11/21! Workshop dates are on the following Thursdays: 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14. Children must attend at least four workshop sessions to take part in the final performance on 11/21. Register online. Ages 6-9.

Oct
13
Sun
Mythic Winds @ Newton Free Library
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mythic Winds @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Aubrie Dionne, flute, Alicia Rockenhauser, oboe, and Céline Ferro, clarinet, are Mythic Winds. Join them for a delightful afternoon concert as they perform works by Malcom Arnold, Paul de Wailly, Alexander von Kreisler, Gustav Holst, Ludwig van Beethoven and Whitney Tustin.

Oct
15
Tue
Music with Emily @ Newton Free Library
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Music with Emily @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Join Parents’ Choice Award-winning singer/songwriter, Emily Hall, for this sing-a-long musical adventure. With familiar tunes and some originals, visuals and surprises, Emily will get you up and moving along and having fun! Druker Auditorium.

Oct
17
Thu
Freestyle Learning Innovator’s Program (FLIP) @ Newton Free Library
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Freestyle Learning Innovator's Program (FLIP) @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Experience what the library has to offer for the homeschooling community! Each month will have a different theme that is explored through book groups and maker concepts. This program takes place every first and third Thursday. For ages 5-14. Teen Area.

Backstage: A Theater Workshop for Kids @ Newton Free Library
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Backstage: A Theater Workshop for Kids @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Over the course of six weeks we will learn about theater, readers’ theater and prop-making. The culmination will be an exciting performance of a beloved children’s African folktale on 11/21! Children must attend at least four workshop sessions to take part in the final performance on 11/21. Workshop dates are on the following Thursdays: 10/24, 11/7, 11/14. Children must attend at least four workshop sessions to take part in the final performance on 11/21. Register online. Ages 6-9.

Oct
18
Fri
Sensory Play Storytime (Ages 2-4) @ Newton Free Library
Oct 18 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Sensory Play Storytime (Ages 2-4) @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Look, listen, touch and play! Children will enjoy a storytime and activities to explore age-appropriate concepts. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program at the desk in the Children’s Room.

Oct
19
Sat
Get It Write: The Nano Sessions for Teens @ Newton Free Library
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get It Write: The Nano Sessions for Teens @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Get It Write is a two-hour workshop series, specifically designed for teens who write stories, poems and personal essays. Feel free to bring a sample of your writing to read aloud for guidance and gentle feedback. No matter what creative writing you’re interested in—even NaNoWriMo—this course will help you. The workshop instructor will be Lynette Benton of Tools and Tactics Writers. Online registration (required) is for all sessions which continue on 10/26, 11/2 and 11/9. Grades 6-12. Teen Area.

Metrowest NaNoWriMo Official Write In @ Newton Free Library
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Metrowest NaNoWriMo Official Write In @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

This event is for anyone who is working on a novel or needs a quiet space to work on their writing. A Municipal Liaison from NaNoWriMo’s Metrowest region will be on hand to provide advice. To sign up visit NaNoWriMo’s website or email the local region at nanowrimometrowestmaregion@gmail.com for information. Sessions will continue on November 2 and 16. Room B.

Oct
20
Sun
Solo Piano Performance @ Newton Free Library
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Solo Piano Performance @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Pianist Carlos Vargas will perform works by Bach, Gershwin/Wild, Bullumba Landestoy and Chopin. Mr. Vargas has a particular interest in developing programs that facilitate musical education for the underprivileged. A 2008 grant from the Boston Public Library allowed him to create a piano program through which dozens of children are able to receive free lessons in piano and theory.

9-Man Documentary Screening @ War Memorial Auditorium, Newton City Hall
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm
9-Man Documentary Screening @ War Memorial Auditorium, Newton City Hall | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

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.

Oct
21
Mon
Cool Stories and Snacks @ Newton Free Library
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Cool Stories and Snacks @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Read aloud for older kids! Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky stories…and snacks! Grades 2 and up. Storytime Room.

Typewriter Poetry @ Newton Free Library
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Typewriter Poetry @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Get creative with the monthly Typewriter Poetry group. We’ll use old-school typewriters and write poems for library patrons on the spot! Grades 7-12. First floor Lobby.

Oct
22
Tue
The Nightingale’s Sonata @ Newton Free Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Nightingale’s Sonata @ Newton Free Library | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Join musician and author Thomas Wolf for a program on his book, The Nightingale’s Sonata: The Musical Odyssey of Lea Luboshutz. The multi-generational saga will be narrated with a live performance of a musical work Lea Luboshutz championed – César Franck’s dramatic violin sonata. The musicians will be Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Lucia Lin and pianist and Newton resident, Sayuri Miyamoto. This evening’s program honors Henrietta Dilyock who faithfully documented the history and culture of our city during her 16 years volunteering at the Newton Free Library. Please note seating at our programs is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.