The Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally-touring marionette company whose unique productions have been seen by hundreds of thousands of children and families across the country. Newton Cultural Development is proud to present their show, The Dragon King, at 11am and 1pm on Thursday, February 24 (February vacation week).
In this show, a terrible drought has overtaken the land, the world has turned brown and lifeless, and the people are beginning to wonder why The Dragon King, ruler over all things water, has not delivered life-giving rains in a very long time. An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above.
Don’t miss the beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, colorful sets, and fully immersive theatrical experience for all ages. Advanced ticket purchase is required.
More information and ticket sales can be found on this page. These shows always sell out, so order your tickets today. If you need scholarship assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, January 23rd, Interim Newton Public School (NPS) Superintendent Kathy Smith and Assistant Superintendent/Chief Financial & Administrative Officer Liam Hurley presented a Budget Preview for the 2023-24 school year to the School Committee. The presentation described the impact of $4.5 million that would be provided by the March 14th Override and included two budget scenarios: one if the Override passes and one if the Override fails.
You can review the power point presentation here and can watch the School Committee presentation from Monday on NewTV here. (The budget presentation begins at the 38 minute mark.)
Do you have questions about the Override?
There will be a Virtual Town Hall meeting about the March 14 Override this Thursday, January 26, starting at 7:00 p.m.
As the weather turns cold, the Newton Food Pantry Teen Ambassador Program is collecting winter gear to distribute to Newton Food Pantry clients! Spread some love this winter and drop off new or gently used winter hats, mittens, gloves, snow pants, jackets, and socks (new only) in sizes from kids to adults.
Donations can be dropped off at Bigelow from now until Tuesday, January 31st. The collection bin is blue and right in front of the Bigelow front office.
Show your New England spirit by walking, biking, rolling, or taking the bus in the winter! Join students across Massachusetts in celebrating Winter Walk, Ride & Roll Day on Wednesday, February 1. Newton families, please do your part by keeping your sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
Notice a problem (potholes, damaged sidewalk, faded or missing crosswalks) on your route? Be part of the solution and alert the City of Newton via Newton 311.
Happy New Year! Included below are new events and workshops to share with your community that will spark their creativity at the New Art Center! We have holiday and vacation art programs for children and teens. Families can attend our Lunar New Year Community Cultural Day. We also have several short workshops for parents and kids to create something together!
New Art Center offers full and partial scholarships, just fill out our Tuition Assistance Form to apply. We welcome students of all ages, skills, abilities, and levels.
Lunar New Year Community Cultural Day
January 22, 2023 12-3PM Free and Open to Public
Join the New Art Center and our friends from the Korean Cultural Society of Boston for a special Lunar New Year Celebration! This Cultural Community Day celebrates the Asian Lunar New Year with art activities, decorations, and performances. Bring the whole family for a day of fun.
In honor of the celebration, the City of Newton is hosting a food drive to benefit the Newton Food Pantry, Newton Centre Food Pantry, and the Arabic Baptist Food Pantry. Locations for food donations include:
Village Bank Locations *
Scandinavian Living Center
Newton City Hall (please note: City Hall is closed on Saturdays)
Newton Police Headquarters
Newton Free Library
*Village Bank Locations ONLY until noon on 1/14/23.
Please join us Tuesday, January 10th at 7 pm for a PTO meeting with Newton Public Schools Interim Superintendent, Dr. Kathleen Smith, and representatives from the School Committee. This meeting will be held in person at Bigelow Middle School.
This is a great opportunity to learn about district initiatives and ask questions of our school district leaders.