The Newton Kitchen Tour is a citywide tour encompassing many of the villages of Newton (think Newton Historic Homes Tour, minus everyone tramping through the entire house). It’s a self-guided tour through ten amazing kitchens and there will be food. Yes, food. Some of my favorite local restaurants are participating – I’d tell you because I’m into sharing and all that but I can’t – it’s a surprise! And architects (yes, geek out and ask all the questions you’d like) will be on site to answer questions. So if you are considering a kitchen renovation or just wildly curious to see some fantastic kitchens and get a bite to eat, grab a friend and a ticket and take the tour!
Creative, fun and sweet Sharon Gavini Reilly is the driving force behind this fun day and her enthusiasm is infectious – she even convinced me to be in this video (something I never do) And, yes, it’s true – I shut the door on this charming child. I’m not the only one. Truth be told, I did not want to shut the door (it was in the script and I had to) and I did have consolation cookies on hand. But still.
With 175 artists, Newton Open Studios is one of the largest and longest running open studio events in the region. Join the fun – Browse, explore, discover. Buy art and beautifully crafted objects directly from local artists. There are 45 pop-up exhibit/sales locations all across Newton. The event is free, all the locations have plenty of free parking, and many have handicap access. Look for the red balloons that mark the locations.
Event takes place April 5-6, Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm
Preview Reception, Wednesday April 2
At the Newton Free Library, 7-8:30pm
Dozens of artists will show work, and dessert will be served courtesy of Whole Foods! Meet artists, pick up a Map & Guide, and see a sampling of work that will be on view during the NOS weekend. 7-8:30pm, 330 Homer Street, Newton Center.
Download a Map & Guide for Newton Open Studios from the website or pick one up at the Newton Free Library. Use the feature-packed website to search for art in 20 categories.
One of my favorite coffee/tea/lunch places (L’Aroma Cafe) is one of the locations. Try the mocha (melted chocolate – no syrup) or one of their wonderful teas. Great selection of baked goods, too (including an entire shelf of gluten-free options).
Newton Open Studios is an affiliate of
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the Newton Cultural Council.
Congrats to Winter Juried Show Artists!9 artists have been chosen for the exhibit by our juror, Kathleen Smith, exhibitions director at the New Art Center:
Ann Salk Rosenberg
Irwin Thompson The 2014 Winter Juried Show, on the theme of Primary Colors, will be at NewTV Gallery, from February 11 to April 3.
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is doing a free program/series in partnership with The Newton Partnership for parents about how to keep your child safe and healthy.
Want to talk about how to keep your child healthy and safe in your community?
Starting Young Parent Workshops. Parents of children 0 though 8 will discuss how to promote healthy behaviors; recognize warning signs that an adult might harm a child; and talk with adults and children about sexual abuse prevention.
This 4 workshop series is from 6-8 pm. Parents encouraged to attend all sessions.
March 6 —How do I talk to my child about boundaries?
March 13 —When should I step in?
March 20 —What is a safe adult?
March 26—How do I talk to my child about healthy sexuality?
Young Parent Workshops. Parents of children 0 though 8 will discuss how to promote healthy behaviors; recognize warning signs that an adult might harm a child; and talk with adults and children about sexual abuse prevention.