Greetings Newton!

I hope many of you enjoyed back to school this week like this mom did in Framingham! Keep the celebration going with some art, music and family fun this weekend!



Back to School Movie Night!
Top Banana Education Foundation
Friday, September 7 at 6pm | FREE

We will be watching White Fang– a Disney classic about companionship and adventure.  This story is sure to be fun and inspiring for students as the school year quickly approaches. Please feel free to bring friends and siblings! Click here to RSVP! Here is the link to more information about the movie so you can check it out and start getting excited to see it.  Also, Alex, Ashley, and Erica, the Top Banana team of teachers, will be around to answer any questions about our program for the school year.




The Phil Grenadier Quintet
Highland Jazz*
at Newton South High School
Saturday, September 8 at 8pm | $20 at the door, discounts in advance 

San Francisco-born trumpeter Phil Grenadier and his band launch Highland Jazz’s 30th season with a tribute to the music of Miles Davis, whose innovation and style defined jazz in the 20th century. Davis’ music also was a major influence on Grenadier, who followed his father’s passion for the trumpet. Grenadier and his brothers grew up performing together in a number of bands before stepping up to renowned venues including the Monterey, Russian River and San Francisco jazz festivals. Grenadier began his professional career at 16 as a sideman for music giants including Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dionne Warwick. After a stint in New York, Grenadier moved to Boston in 1995, the base from which he has been playing, touring, recording and teaching since. Grenadier has performed on more than 50 recordings, playing alongside artists such as Kenny Barron, Larry Goldings, Kevin Hays, Marc Copland and Bill Carrothers. In the HJ opener, Grenadier leads a group that includes George Garzone (sax), Tim Ray(keyboard), Will Slater (bass) and Luther Gray (drums).


Friends of the Newton Library Book Sale
Newton Free Library, Auburndale Branch
Saturday, September 8 from 10am-3pm | Sunday, September 9 from noon-3pm

Stock up on books! The library has a wide variety of reasonably priced adult and children’s books. Nonfiction is shelved by category and fiction is shelved alphabetically. There is also a selection of DVD, CDs and audio books. All proceeds support the library. Please enter down stairs through doors on the sides of the building.



Fall Open House
New Art Center*
Sunday, September 9 from 1pm-4pm | FREE 

The New Art Center is FANTASTIC! Make sure you stop by their free open house! There will be art projects for children and families, teachers to answer questions about classes, tours of the studios & information about upcoming gallery exhibitions and events. Come to learn what the New Art Center can offer you!


*Newton Cultural Alliance Member