Participating businesses are updated daily through July 22!
57 Lincoln Kitchen
57 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands
New restaurant 57 Lincoln Kitchen has joined the expanding list of dining options in Newton Highlands, and while the highlight of its menu is pizza, it’s definitely not your traditional pizza place. With an extensive menu running the gamut from pizza and subs to fresh salads, fish and chips, burgers, and rice bowls, 57 Lincoln Kitchen has something for everyone. The pizza’s lacy-cheesy edges set it apart from any other pies in Newton. Originating on the South Shore, 57 Lincoln Kitchen's “bar pizza” is pan-cooked, thin-crusted, and has a cult-like foodie following. Try it this weekend (or anything else on the menu) as the restaurant is offering $5 off orders on July 22 & 23, as it teams up with neighboring candy store Indulge, on a discount dinner and candy bag special. Open Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday.
$5 off meal for dinner-candy combo with Indulge.
295 Elliot St. Upper Falls
Bettina's Bakery, with its creative German-Latin inspired baked goods, is celebrating the Festival of the Arts with hyperlocal florist Lotus & Lettuce on Saturday, July 23, selling organic bouquets to go with your locally roasted Fazenda coffee, Honduran Baleada breakfast sandwich, Streuselkuchen, or one of Bettina’s light as a feather signature conchas. The flower arrangements are far from typical--every element is Newton-grown by resident Susie Margolin, who adds fragrant herbs like lemon balm, rosemary, and sage, filling your home with the most delicious scent. For DIY-ers, just bring your fave vase, purchase some blooms, and Susie will send you home with styling tips. Bettina's summer hours are Wed-Sat 7-3. Lotus & Lettuce will be there with bouquets from 7:30-10:30, and on other Saturdays throughout the summer.
Pastries & Posies
1293 Washington St., W. Newton
Have you visited West Newton’s Bluebird Bar, dined on its outdoor patio, or read its rave reviews? A little bird told us that to celebrate the upcoming Festival of the Arts, Bluebird is offering FREE desserts to diners who mention they saw the promotion here, on allovernewton.com. And these are desserts you’ll definitely want to dig into— an over-the-top Chocolate Pot de Crème with a Toasted Marshmallow Meringue & Caramel; a plate of Glazed Mixed Berry Beignets; and an Affogato with Vanilla Gelato and Alvear 1927 PX Sherry. This promotion is offered July 22 & 23. Bluebird is closed on Sundays during the summer.
FREE DESSERT with meal
795 Washington St., Newtonville
Until Che! Empanada opened earlier this summer we had never tried an Argentinian empanada--we had no idea what we were missing. Packed with flavor, but without the heat, they're the perfect picnic food to take to a concert or just pick up for home. During the Festival, and throughout July, Che! Empanada is offering a special deal--buy 12 empanadas and get 6 free. Open M-Sat, 11-9.
Buy 12 empanadas get 6 free!
61 Union Street, Newton Center
Folklorica is turning 50 this year, and to celebrate it's holding a 50% off sale of select jewelry and fashion accessories on Friday July 22 & Saturday July 23.
50% off select items
33 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill
Hummingbird Books is a new bookstore located on The Street where you'll find the latest bestsellers alongside the classics. Offering an extensive collection of adult and children’s books, Hummingbird showcases a mix of local and widely beloved authors. During the Festival of the Arts, it will hold a storytime with local author Laurie Trumble Davis at 11 AM on Sunday, July 24. Also, customers who spend $60 at the store will receive a free tote.
Sunday storytime. Free Tote with $60 purchase.
1275 Washington St., W. Newton
New to W. Newton, Kidcasso art studio is for creative learners from high chair to high-school to experience, explore, and create original works of art. As part of Newton’s Festival of the Arts, Kidcasso is offering 20% off your child’s first month at Kidcasso W. Newton!
Kidcasso helps students to not only think outside of the box, but to break the box down, and maybe even use it in an art project. It focuses on teaching fine and process-based art in a caring and safe environment. Students express themselves through art, build self-confidence, improve communication skills, & learn about teamwork. Kidcasso’s methodology meets standard-based learning objectives and is designed for all learners. To learn more & enroll contact email@example.com.
20% off 1st month
10 Langley Rd., Newton Centre
Newtonville Books is celebrating the Festival of the Arts with a storytime featuring NY Times bestselling author-illustrator Raúl the Third at 3 pm on Saturday on the Newton Centre green. Raúl's work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. His most recent work, "¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge!" was awarded one of 2021's Best Illustrated Children’s Books from the New York Times and the New York Public Library. It's sure to be a fun family hour, listening to this author's colorful, heartfelt stories.
Storytime with Children's Author Raúl The Third
The Silver Woman
4 Union St., Newton Centre
The Silver Woman anchors one end of "jewelry row" in Newton Centre--the stretch of Union Street that's home to 5 different jewelry stores. It’s also the only shop in Newton Centre where shoppers can pick up Ayala Bar’s distinctive jewelry, which will be 30% OFF from July 19-23! Most other necklaces will be discounted 20%. It’s a perfect time to pick up gifts to store away for holidays or special occasions, or, at these prices, to up your own jewelry game.
30% off Ayala Bar jewelry, 20% off select necklaces
Visit Craft Market
Pop Up on Newton Centre Green
On Saturday, July 23rd from 12-5 PM there will be several pop up artisans on the green in Newton Centre. Aisling Colleary, a Newton ceramicist is one of the participating local artists.
On the Green in Newton Center
1286 Washington St., W. Newton
While Artitudes may be stocked with objets d'art, jewelry, and clothing accessories, we're always drawn to their unusual, artsy, and American-made kitchenware and home entertaining pieces. Whether it's a funky black and white cheese board, a golden petal-shaped spoon, or an elegant hand thrown ceramic serving bowl, there's no other shop in the area that curates as many fine American crafts as this one in West Newton Square. If you haven’t stopped in for awhile it’s definitely worth a visit.
Artitudes is celebrating the Festival of the Arts with a free gift with every purchase (or even if you just pop in to browse) and they’re so sweet— little tea lights set into pieces of wood. Artitudes will be open on July 22 and 23 during the Festival but closed on Sunday, July 24.
Free Gift When You Visit
47 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill
What better way to start your Sunday than with brunch in a beautiful spot, great food, and live music? Celebrate the Festival of the Arts on Sunday, July 24, at Bianca, where the culinary arts and performing arts come together with a jazz brunch featuring the Bill Winiker Jazz Trio. Bianca is the brainchild of James Beard award-winning Chef Tim and wife, Nancy Cushman, who aim to serve the neighborhood in many capacities, ranging from date night to weekend brunch with the kids. Whether you dine outdoors on the umbrella’d patio, or chill out in their cavernous, dazzling, indoor space, it doesn’t get any better than brunch at Bianca. (Well, there’s always dinner, too...) Reserve your table now—brunch is served from 11:30-3!
23 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands
Wow. Just wow. Cacao has a way of making iced coffee into a work of art, so it's only fitting that Cacao is offering 15% off any of their iced coffee drinks during the Festival of the Arts celebration from July 22-24. Kick off your weekend with one of their other-worldy icy creations and then you may just find yourself grabbing another before heading to the performances at the Hyde Center. Pictured is the Dulce de Leche Latte. Swoon...
15% off all iced coffee drinks
Derby Farm Flowers
1280 Centre St., Newton Centre
Have you peeked into Derby Farm Flowers yet in Newton Centre? .This large, new addition to Newton Centre not only creates dreamy floral arrangements, it has all of the right touches for your home and garden. Stop in Friday or Saturday to check out its colorful line of Fermob Bistro Patio Tables & Chairs and learn about all the great outdoor furniture styles Fermob offers. Quality production and beautifully designed pieces make them works of art. Place a special order for the perfect color and style for your garden or patio. Stop in this Friday or Saturday and receive a locally grown sunflower just for stopping by
Free Flower For Stopping In
6 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands
Newton Highland’s Grape Leaf restaurant is a dream for those of us who embrace a Mediterranean diet and authentic Greek recipes. A Newton go-to spot for healthy salads like fatoush, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, gyros, and kabobs, in the summer months, Grape Leaf is also a southside favorite for lobster rolls—yes, lobster rolls! With “ground zero” for the Festival of the Arts right down the road at the Hyde Center, Grape Leaf’s owner, Phil, is rolling up his sleeves and rolling out a picnic lobster roll special for $15 which includes either a side salad or fries. There’s a ♥ healthy Mediterranean boxed salad special too for $10, with falafel, tabouli, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, pita, Greek salad, and yes, a chocolate chip cookie. Specials are available on Fri, July 22 and Sat the 23. Reserve yours to pick up before heading to the show!
Picnic special: lobster rolls or ♥-healthy Mediterranean salad box
16 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands
Indulge just may be every kid's happy place in Newton. For the Festival of the Arts this sweet spot is collaborating with 57 Lincoln Kitchen on a family-friendly dinner and dessert special. Specially priced $3.50 candy bags can be ordered in advance and picked up at 57 Lincoln Kitchen with your dinner order. Available on Fri, July 22 & Sat July 23. Call: 617-965-7855
Festival Candy Bag & Dinner Special with 57 Lincoln Kitchen
311 Watertown St., Nonantum
Steamers just may be one of Newton’s best kept secrets. Situated on the corner across from Antoine’s Pastry Shop on Watertown Street in Nonantum, this family-owned fish market is Newton’s #1 source for seriously local seafood. You can pick up seafood to prepare at home, or a ready to eat meal--oh, and the BEST clam chowdah EVAH! Steamers is getting into the festive spirit for Newton’s Festival of the Arts and offering two mini lobster rolls (with chips and bottled water) for just $12 on Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23. They’re the perfect size for performance-time picnics, or to enjoy at home. Place orders by phone: (617) 244-9155.
2 mini lobster rolls for $12
797 Washington St., Newtonville
Did you know that there’s a women’s clothing store right in Newton selling quality donated clothing and accessories to help students lacking resources achieve their dream of attending college? It’s called ThreadED: Fashion for a Future, and while they have a booming presence online, they rarely open for in-person shopping. Well, to celebrate the Festival of the Arts, ThreadED is flinging open its doors and welcoming shoppers in for a summer sale. They have racks of in-season tees, dresses, shorts, jeans, bags, and shoes ready to grab and wear. It’s a great opportunity to bump up your wardrobe a notch, knowing that every purchase supports under-resourced Boston area students. The shop is located right above Che! Empanada. (Please note: there is a flight of stairs so it isn’t handicapped accessible, but you can always shop online, too!)
Open for Shopping July 22 & 23, 11-6!
45 Union St., Newton Centre
There's no better place to kick of the Festival of the Arts weekend than at Baramor, which has built a reputation for their charity beer pulls. Throughout the month of July Baramor is donating $3 to Newton Community Pride every time a charity beer is ordered. The party starts at 6 PM on Wednesday, July 20, with live music and raffle drawings from local businesses!
Festival Kick Off Party
318 Walnut St., Newtonville
Blossom Nutrition quietly opened in Newtonville on July 5, blending smoothies, pouring bubble tea, and creating fresh, healthy, acai bowls. Their beautiful beverages and bowls are vitamin-rich, packed with antioxidants promoting healthy eating. And while a Blossom smoothie may feel like a cheat day indulgence it tastes even better knowing that you’re doing something good for your body with every sip. Excited to be part of the Festival of the Arts and the Newton community, Blossom is offering new customers $2 off on any menu item. Hours: Mon-Fri: 8-5; Sat-Sun: 9-3
$2 off for Newbies
Cafe Martin West Street
7 West St., Nonantum
During the Festival of the Arts, grab your friends and head to Cafe Martin West Street where you can get creative by building your own 5 piece boozy bucket for just $25 (usually $30). Select any beer, seltzer (White Claw, Happy Dad, High Noon, Volley tequila seltzers) and Fabrizia canned margaritas. Enjoy outdoors on the patio or in air conditioned splendor indoors. Special is available July 22-24.
Build Your Bucket for $25!
95 Union St., Newton Centre
Figurella is not a gym but it does offer a path to fitness and visible results through a low impact exercise program, innovative body toning treatments, and nutrition advice. For those interested in an alternative program to shed unnecessary weight and increase muscle tone, Figurella may be exactly what you're looking for. Owner Chiara Migani is proud to participate in Newton's Festival of the Arts and is offering a free fitness evaluation and free session to those who are curious about Figurella and want to try it out.
First Session & Consult Free
343 Watertown St., Nonantum
On Saturday, July 23rd, from 1 - 4 pm, Newton ceramicist Madeleine Hall-Arber will show and sell her work at a sidewalk sale at Nonantum-based Greentail Table. Specializing in contemporary housewares for entertaining and gift giving, Greentail Table is a Best of Boston Winner for home entertaining essentials. The shop curates global goods as well as works from local artisans, including Hall-Arber. Her pieces include bowls, vases and mugs.
Newton Potter Madeleine Hall-Arber
Just Next Door
327 Auburn St., Auburndale
Local gift shop Just Next Door is offering a Festival of the Arts sale for budding artists with 20% off all arts and craft kits for kids and adults. And for those who are looking to spruce up their homes or patios this summer, there's also 20% off all of Just Next Door's indoor/outdoor rugs and pillows, too!
20% off craft kits & select home
381 Elliot St., Upper Falls
To celebrate the Festival of the Arts, this little eclectic shop, with everything from organic coffee, to vintage typewriters and more, is offering selling any of its framed posters or art prints for just $20 each!
All Framed Posters & Arts Prints: $20 Each
The Paper Mouse
1274 Washington St., W. Newton
As far as we’re concerned, there’s no place in Newton quite like The Paper Mouse. This magical gift and stationery shop is brimming with thoughtfully curated merchandise that inspires curiosity, puzzles, toys, books, writing implements, notebooks, and one of the best selections of cards in Newton. It also has gorgeous art prints—many of which were created by Newton resident & one of Oprah’s faves, Felix Doolittle, and other uber-talented artists on the Paper Mouse staff. They’re perfect for adding a touch of joy, color, and whimsy to any home. During the Festival of the Arts, The Paper Mouse is offering 20% off all art prints with code: NEWTONARTS. It’s valid in-store and online from Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24.
20% off Art Prints with Code
349 Watertown St., Nonantum
Nonantum’s Tommy Doyle’s is expressing its artistry during the Festival of the Arts by concocting a creative summer beverage—a Cucumber Mint Mule-- that’s sure to keep celebrants cool, whether they’re heading to one of the performances or just bouncing around taking advantage of the weekend’s summer deals. Their boozy mule is just $8 while the non-alcoholic mocktail version is $4. The special pricing is available July 22-24!