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The Lioness of Boston & Wine Tasting

Thursday, May 18

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Newtonville Books heads across Centre Street to The Cork & Board on Thursday evening for a book and wine tasting event celebrating the recent release of Emily Franklin's "The Lioness of Boston." Learn about the life of trailblazer Isabella Stewart Gardner from author Emily Franklin, while sipping the wines of that time. Tickets are $30, include a copy of the novel, wine tasting, and 10% off your Cork & Board purchases during the event. 6:30-8PM

Newton Community Farm Seedling Sale

May 20 & 21st

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Newton Community Farm's annual Seedling Sale with over 27,000 seedlings at the farm will take place on Saturday, May 20–Sunday, May 21, 2023 from noon to 3 pm. In addition to nearly 100 varieties of plants, the farm will also have soil and soil amendments and NCF t-shirts for sale.

Newton Plant Swap

Saturday, June 10

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Bring a plant, take a plant. Or if you don't have any to bring, that's OK too--come by and pick up a free plant to take home!Historic Newton is now hosting Mary Morganti's annual plant swap at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Ave, Newton. The next swap is June 10, 2023 from 10 AM- 12 PM.

Market Tiamo: Now Open Sundays!

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For lovers of everything Italian, Newton Centre's Italian grocery, Market-Tiamo, is now open Sundays! (YAY). No more waiting for Monday to restock their out-of-this-world buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, olives, tiramisu, or any of their other authentic Italian goods. Sunday hours: 10-4

Books in Bloom

Friday, May 19th

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It's story time at the Village Bank in Auburndale this Friday with librarians from the Auburndale Community Library! Bring your little ones to the bank from 10:30-11:30 for the return of the popular children's reading hour series. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Author Talk with Rob Schwartz

Tuesday, May 30

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Join Rob Schwartz, son of Morrie Schwartz, the beloved subject of the classic, multimillion-copy number one bestseller, Tuesdays with Morrie, for a talk on the recently released book, The Wisdom of Morrie. Before becoming ill with ALS, Morrie wrote a poignant manuscript on aging joyfully and creatively. which Rob has edited.

Talk is followed by a book sale with books provided by Newtonville Books. The session is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services and will be moderated by Jean Stehle, Oak Hill Middle School Librarian. 7-8 PM

Newton Porchfest

Saturday, June 3

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From 12-6 PM on June 3rd, you can bounce all around Auburndale, Lower Falls, and Waban Center, and take in great local music outdoors on neighborhood porces or lawns. Newton PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people's homes. Tap website link for a map of scheduled performances. Rain date: Sun., June 4th.

Union Street Block Party

Saturday, May 20

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Piccadilly Square is celebrating its 50th year by closing Union Street in Newton Centre to foot traffic and hosting a block party on Saturday, May 20 from 11 AM - 3 PM. Bring the family for face painting, an ice cream truck, pet portraits, lawn games, shopping, and more!


Wednesday, May 31

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Pick up your pup after work and head to Baramor's first "yappy hour" of the season. There you and your furry BFF can meet new friends--human and canine. Don't have a furry friend yet? Meet adoptable dogs from Brown Dog Coalition. Enjoy samples of beer and cider--and get a custom portrait of your pet. These dog-friendly, outdoor events have been a huge hit--reserve your spot in advance!

Strawberry Festival

June 17th

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Head to The Allen Centre on one of the first days of summer to mingle with friends, enjoy fine food & drink, hear the lush sounds of Boston Jazz Voices, enjoy a brief program, and dance to the music of Newton's own White Collar Crime. 6:30-10 PM.

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