Category Archives: Events

Meet & Greet with Camp Kaleidoscope

Meet the Camp Kaleidoscope team at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, December 5 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Learn about performing arts, visual arts, science, sports and games and swim activities. Explore a typical day at camp, including extended day, hot lunches, transportation, financial assistance and more! Also, enjoy a guided private tour of our spaces including art rooms, rehearsal studios, gyms and pools. RSVP is required for all attendees at If the morning session doesn’t work for your schedule and you’d prefer to come for a private half-hour tour between 12:30 and 2:30pm, please email

Green Open House at Underwood

Learn all about GREENing your school! Help make your school more Earth-friendly! 

NPS educators, students, and families from all Newton elementary and middle schools are welcome. Please dress warm and join us in the front of Underwood on December 1st at 3:30. For more information, contact Underwood Green Team Advisor, Andy Gluck:

Wednesday, December 1, 3:30-4:00pm
Underwood Elementary School
101 Vernon St – Newton Corner

More information and flyer at: Green Newton School Connections

Vaccine Clinic Volunteers needed

Vaccine clinic volunteers needed! The Holtzman Medical Group is seeking administrative volunteers for the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics organized with NPS at Oak Hill and Newton North on 11/13, 11/14, 12/4 and  12/5. Please sign up to help if you can!

Upcoming SEPAC Events – Please Spread the Word!

Newton SEPAC Open Board MeetingTuesday, Nov. 16, 7-9pmVirtual Only: will be posted at SEPAC Family Survey
Click HERE and let us know your thoughts!

Presentation: Coordinating Your Special Needs Financial & Estate PlanningThursday, Nov. 18, 1-2pmClick HERE for more info, and to register.
Presentation Series: IEP for the Home (4-Parts, daytime and evening sessions available)
Click HERE for more info, and to register.

Module 1 (Building Positive Relationships): Nov. 17, 7-8:30pm & Dec. 2, 9-10:30am

Module 2 (Sleep): Dec. 15, 7-8:30pm & Jan. 6, 9-10:30am

Module 3 (Eating): TBD

Module 4 (Schedule of Privileges and Routines): TBD

2021 Pumpkin Smash

Green your Halloween at Newton’s annual Pumpkin Smash on November 6 from 1pm-4pm at City Hall War Memorial. Pre-registration is encouraged, otherwise onsite registration will be available. RSVP and share this event.

What will you do with your pumpkin after Halloween? You could put it in with your yard waste, but how much more fun would it be to smash it? This family friendly event will be focused on options to manage food/organic waste in Newton. All smashed pumpkins will be composted by Black Earth Composting. When you compost your pumpkin, you are reducing waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating a valuable amendment for our soils. It’s going to be a smashing time!

Remember to:

  • Make sure you remove any candles or decorations from your pumpkin (paint is okay)
  • Bring unwanted candy to be donated to our troops
  • Bring old unwanted costumes and maybe find next year’s at the Costume Swap

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