Community Resources

Arts & Culture Resources

The City of Newton maintains numerous centers and resources that support and enhance cultural life for its residents, friends, and tourists. Get to know these valuable community resources:

Newton Community Preservation Program (Newton, MA)​

The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides local and state funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space, and recreation land. Click the link to learn more about current Newton CPA proposals and projects.

Newton Farmers' Market

The Newton Farmers' Market, now in its 40th year, is one of the oldest farmers' markets in Massachusetts. The city holds two seasonal farmers' markets: one on Saturdays in West Newton Square from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., June to October, and the other on Tuesdays in Cold Spring Park from 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., July to October. Markets are held rain or shine.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The Council pursues this mission through a combination of grant programs, partnerships, and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.

MASSCreative

MASSCreative works to build a more vibrant, healthy and equitable Massachusetts. The organization works with artists, leaders, supporters, and partners of the arts, cultural, and creative community to advocate for the resources and support necessary for the sector to thrive.

Cultural Development/Arts in the Parks

The Cultural Development office of the City of Newton promotes the arts and artists, and sponsors year-round cultural programs and events working closely with Newton Community Pride.

Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the chamber is to champion the communities' economic and cultural vitality through advocacy, education and networking.

Newton TAB

Newton's local news and happenings, via print and Newton Wicked Local online.

NewTV

NewTV is a nonprofit, Newton-based organization dedicated to providing the diverse Newton community with a platform for opinions, news, and local information. They also offer training, a media facility, and content distribution.

Newton Cultural Council

The Newton Cultural Council is the local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The mission of the NCC is to support public programs that promote excellence; and to distribute funds with a focus on developing and promoting an artistic, humanist, and scientific community and to help those individuals enrich Newton residents' lives with their work.

Featured Blog Posts

5 Things To Do This Week in Newton – 2/19-2/25

Feb 19, 2020

The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Enjoy a great winter week of arts & culture! *Historic Newton presents Storytime at the Museums on…

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5 Things To Do This Week in Newton – 2/12-2/18

Feb 11, 2020

The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Enjoy a great week of arts & culture!   *Historic Newton presents the opening of the HAIRdentity…

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5 Things To Do This Week in Newton – 2/5-2/11

Feb 5, 2020

The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Enjoy a great winter week of arts & culture!   *Join Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra for their…

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Early February Newsletter

Feb 4, 2020

Read NCA’s Early February Newsletter – your go-to guide for arts and culture in Newton – here. This edition highlights:   *New Philharmonia Orchestra *Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra *Scandinavian Cultural…

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5 Things To Do This Week in Newton – 1/29-2/4

Jan 29, 2020

The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Enjoy a great winter week of arts & culture!   *Historic Newton and Newton Free Library present…

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5 Things To Do This Week in Newton – 1/22-1/28

Jan 22, 2020

The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Enjoy a great winter week of arts & culture!   *New Art Center presents Friday Figure Draw…

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Late January Newsletter

Jan 16, 2020

Read NCA’s Late January Newsletter – your go-to guide for arts and culture in Newton – here. This edition highlights:   *Newton Theatre Company *Newton Community Chorus *First Baptist Church…

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5 Things To Do This Week in Newton – 1/15-1/21

Jan 14, 2020

The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Have a great winter week of arts & culture!   *Newton Theatre Company presents Marie Antoinette on…

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5 Things To Do This Week in Newton – 1/8-1/14

Jan 8, 2020

The Newton Cultural Alliance highlights our member events happening around Newton this week. Have a great winter week of arts & culture!   *Newton Free Library presents So Actually That…

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