Newton Ethnic Heritage Festival

Newton Ethnic Heritage Festival

Newton Ethnic Heritage Festival

Sunday, May 8, 2016
City Hall Grounds 1000 Commonwealth Ave. (rain location in City Hall)

Featuring: Craft Vendors;  Indian, Thai and Mexican food; henna; face painting; free arts & crafts; fun games and activities, inflatable obstacle courses and Roaming Railroad. Free admission.

Enjoy exciting performances by multiple ethnic groups, including Indian, Chinese, Ugandan, Vietnamese, Italian, Jewish, and even some Flamenco dance! Celebrate India’s colorful and vibrant culture by joining the Indo-American Youth Group volunteers to paint Indian folk murals welcoming Spring to Newton. If you are a sari-wearer or have been gifted one by a relative, come share your wearing style and audio record the story of your sari at the “Journeys with your Saris” booth.  Join in with the Bollywood-inspired Zumba dancing for some great exercise and fun.  Everyone can take part in the Indian folk-art mural painting, and try out some Chinese calligraphy and Tai-chi.

Mother’s Day Poetry Walk: In honor of mothers from near and far, poem contest winners who put their moms to poetry will supply a background of these words for all to read. Ten winning poems selected by event chair and award winning Newton poet, Grey Held will be chalked onto the stairs of the War Memorial Auditorium steps at City Hall. The poets will assemble at 11am on Sunday to read their moving poems.  For more information, visit

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