Mayor’s New Years Open House and Food Drive

On December 31st, begin the New Year Celebrations at 10:00 am at Newton City Hall, by helping to sort food donations for Newton’s four food pantries, plus a food donation for our sister City of Lawrence. Children are welcome.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Newton Food Pantries, as well as an item to contribute to the Soldier’s Care packages. Please visit for donation details.

Then come back to Newton City Hall to celebrate the incoming New Year with Mayor Setti Warren from 1:30 – 3:30 with an afternoon of fun and activities that the whole family can enjoy. There are three outstanding family entertainers, and the good news is that you don’t have to pick one, as they repeat their performances three times!

  • Karen K & the Jitterbugs is an national award-winning band known for their upbeat tunes that keep hands clapping and feet jumping at their rockin’, crowd-engaging shows performed across the country.
  • Newton’s favorite Davey the Clown can often be found at rubber chicken farms scouting new talent for his show. Kids and parents alike love his juggling, amazing magic, incredible unicycle tricks, hilarious antics, balloon sculpture and accordion playing.
  • Hailed as “One of the best in the business” by the Boston Globe, Big Joe the Storyteller has been delighting children and families for many years with his exciting storytelling show – with a huge collection of original and classic tales as well as a box filled with puppets, props, and surprises.

Two fabulous face painters will be on hand to decorate little faces for the festivities, and don’t miss the great arts & crafts project offered by our own Time for Partners art teacher, Terry Curtin!

The Mayor’s Open House is free to the public, and sponsored by Newton Community Pride and the Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs.