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Indigenous Peoples Day Newton!

Newton’s first official Indigenous Peoples Day Ceremonial Celebration will take place on Monday, October 11 from noon-5pm, at Albemarle Park. Indigenous Peoples Day Newton 2021 will spotlight and celebrate the music, dance, poetry, and the visual art of diverse Native artists who currently live in the Northeast. It will be an outdoor, daytime, family-oriented cultural and spiritual celebration that is open, accessible, and welcoming to all residents of Newton and neighboring towns. Organized by the Indigenous- led, volunteer IPD Newton Committee, this ceremonial celebration is made possible through the support of Newton Community Pride.

The goal is to make concrete our city’s recent recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day as an official city holiday. The intention is for this event to become a beloved annual event on our city’s calendar.

Over 40 artists, performers, speakers, vendors, and community organizations will attend. Refreshments can be purchased from onsite food truck(s).  Spend the afternoon in celebration, ceremony, and support of the rich Indigenous traditions that are an enduring and vibrant facet of our community!

“Understanding Depression: An interactive program for parents and teens” Wednesday, October 13th, 7pm

Understanding Depression: An Interactive Program for Parents and Teens sponsored by The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide and Teen Health Comics.

Guest speakers  Susan Tellone, RN  Clinical Director of SPTS and Giuliana Pandolfi, BS  Crisis Counselor at Call2Talk
Wednesday  October 13, 2021 7:00 PM

Learn about signs and symptoms of depression, warning signs for suicide risk and how to start a conversation and get help if you are concerned about a friend or loved one.   This program introducesPromise Me, a comic designed to help teens learn about depression and suicide prevention.

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required.  Registration Link:

8th Annual Newton Turkey Trot 5K, November 20, 2021 – in-person!

Registration is open for the 8th Annual Newton Turkey Trot 5K, November 20, 2021 – in-person!

Register here by October, 27th to receive a free Turkey Trot T-Shirt

We hope that the 2021 race will have something for everyone; a traditional in-person race day on Saturday, November 20th, and an option to run a virtual race.  

As always, we’ll be raising much needed funds for the Newton Food Pantry, and new this year, Journey Forward.

Visit for more information.

Register now for the Tour de Newton bike ride – Sept 19th

Tour de Newton is Newton’s very own family-friendly biking event, is back for 2021!  The 9th annual Tour de Newton will take place on Sunday, September 19th starting at 9AM. Registrations by 9/1 pay early-bird rates: $10 child, $15 adult, under 3 FREE. Register now at

TDN 2021 will have five bike routes, four of which will be 12 – 14 mile rides starting at separate locations (Newton Centre, West Newton, Newtonville, and Waban)). The fifth route will be approximately 20 miles and depart from Newton Centre.  Each bike route will travel to several other villages, experience fun surprises, see hidden Newton treasures and back roads, and lead to a rally at Newton City Hall with all the riders.  As always, our rides are guided, family-friendly, with no rider left behind. This day is an opportunity to come together as a community, demonstrate how bike-able Newton is, show people that they have choices when it comes to transportation around the city, and to have fun.


Bike Newton, in conjunction with the Office of Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, is excited to be sponsoring the Tour. Visit to learn more about biking in Newton and to join other local group rides. 

“Let’s Get to Work!”

The City of Newton’s Youth Commission is sponsoring a virtual workshop “Let’s Get to Work!”. The focus of the workshop is to provide information to high school aged youth about the work available for the summer and beyond in Newton, … Continue reading

Calling All Foodies!

Join James Beard Award winning author, Michael W. Twitty, for an engaging conversation moderated by Chef Bill, a Massachusetts-based chef and author. African American culinary historian Michael W. Twitty knew there was a giant hole in the story of American … Continue reading

She’s Running for Q and to cure Retinal Conditions

At age 3, Quentin was diagnosed with a rare bilateral eye condition that can cause vision loss due to complications from the splitting of the retinal lining. This past winter, Quentin suffered a sudden loss of vision in his right … Continue reading

Newtones live concert Acafest! – June 4th

The award-winning Newton South Newtones a cappella performs their first live show in more than a year and a half! Acafest is an annual Newtones tradition where the group sings their complete set of songs from the year and celebrates … Continue reading

CAP Parenting to Prevent Child Assault Webinar

It can be very hard for parents to start a conversation with their child about sexual assault. What can you say without frightening them? That’s why fewer than half of parents do. But, when parents play a role in empowering … Continue reading

Crossing Guard and Bus/Van Driver Appreciation Day – June 11th

Help us show our crossing guards and bus and van drivers how much we appreciate their help getting to school safely. They have been with us through the pandemic, shifting schedules multiple times and keeping us safe throughout. Please have … Continue reading