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 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. https://teenhealthcomics.org/
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 https://www.bikereg.com/tour-de-newton2021.
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.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS!
Bike Newton, in conjunction with the Office of Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, is excited to be sponsoring the Tour. Visit https://www.bikenewton.org to learn more about biking in Newton and to join other local group rides.
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