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Historic Newton presents: Book Launch – An Evening at Norumbega Park

August 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$50 – $125

A nostalgic return to the fun-loving days of historic Norumbega Park and the Totem Pole Ballroom to celebrate Historic Newton’s new book!

From its Grand Opening in 1897 to when the gates closed forever in 1963, Norumbega Park by the Charles River in Auburndale was the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers and fun-lovers. The park hosted canoeing, amusement rides, explorations through its zoo and gardens, and live entertainment from nationally renowned big bands in the elegant Totem Pole Ballroom (once called “America’s most beautiful ballroom”).

Escape from everyday life with us on Sunday, August 1st, to the actual site of the former park, for a nostalgic celebration of Historic Newton’s new book, Norumbega Park and the Totem Pole Ballroom, published by Arcadia Publishing and featuring more than 200 images from Historic Newton’s archives.

As you enter, get serenaded by a Barbershop Quartet. Enjoy beer, wine, and amusement park food — anybody up for cotton candy, fried dough, and ice cream? — in the beautiful, riverside garden party setting as you’re treated to magic and acrobatic performances, along with a chance to meet the book’s authors, Sara Goldberg and Clara Silverstein.

General Admission tickets are $50 each for access to all food, wine/beer, and entertainment.

Individual Sponsor tickets are $125 each, which includes an additional tax deductible donation to Historic Newton. Sponsor ticket holders will receive special acknowledgment in our event program and a signed copy of the book!

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August 1, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$50 – $125
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Boston Marriott Newton
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Newton, MA 02466 United States
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