Events

Newtown Clean-up

Newtown Clean-up

Newtown Clean-up  The Newtown neighborhood of Sarasota, in collaboration with the Newtown Nation, Newtown Farmers Market, New College of Florida and the Cross College Alliance, is holding its annual community clean-up, Saturday, Nov. 13. Volunteers, please meet up at 9 a.m. at the Redevelopment Office, 1782 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota. The clean-up is an excellent opportunity for people…

2nd Annual Feeding Our Friends in the Park

2nd Annual Feeding Our Friends in the Park

2nd Annual Feeding Our Friends in the Park What better way to give Thanks than by volunteering and giving back to the community? So come, feed the homeless with us on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2-4 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, and together, we can ensure the spirit and tradition of the holiday is shared with…

Adopt a Family for the Holidays

Adopt a Family for the Holidays Learn how to spread Christmas cheer through giving!  The Newtown Nation is looking for Holiday Adopters to help support two families during this holiday season. You can provide tangible support to families who wouldn’t otherwise have the ability to afford holiday gifts by donating money to purchase gifts, gift cards etc., for each family…

Sarasota County Recognizes Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest

Sarasota County Recognizes Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest

Sarasota County Recognizes Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest Congratulations to Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest! The fifth annual event was held Saturday and was another successful celebration showcasing the best-tasting family collard greens recipes in the area. Mayor Hagen Brody, Commissioner Battie and the City Commission recognized this fun, free community event that invites Newtown residents to showcase their cooking skills…

Newtown celebrates culture at Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest

Newtown celebrates culture at Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest

Newtown celebrates culture at Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest Newtown residents had plenty to celebrate during the annual Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival at the Robert L. Taylor Center. The annual food and culture festival on Oct. 16 featured cooks and businesses serving their best dishes with Cajun, Southern, Caribbean and other influences. The festival, presented by the Newtown Farmers Market, also featured musical…

Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival celebrates community and Southern cooking

Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival celebrates community and Southern cooking

Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival celebrates community and Southern cooking SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – On Saturday, a community event at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center celebrated community and food at Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival. Chefs from restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties showcased their collard greens recipes with hopes of being crowned “Big Mama.” “It does my heart…

TOMORROW!

TOMORROW!

Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest TOMORROW! Join us for Big Mama’s Collard Greens Fest! Enjoy traditional southern cuisine, local live music and spoken word, and more than 30 local vendors. Big Mama’s festival plays a significant role in getting more people into Newtown and sharing more of what Newtown offers with the rest of Sarasota. So, come out Saturday and…

Newtown’s Big Mama’s Festival is more than just collard greens

Newtown’s Big Mama’s Festival is more than just collard greens

Newtown’s Big Mama’s Festival is more than just collard greens SARASOTA —  The heart of Newtown will be filled with smells of traditional southern cuisine and sounds of local live music Oct. 16 as the fifth annual Big Mama’s Collard Green Festival returns to Sarasota’s historically Black neighborhood. The festival is the primary revenue source for the Newtown Farmer’s Market and comes as a result of hard work from market…

Join us for Live Jazz Music and Local Spoken-Word

Join us for Live Jazz Music and Local Spoken-Word

Join us for Live Jazz Music and Local Spoken-Word Starting at 1:30 pm today, Aug. 21, we’ll recognize local community members: Jetson Grimes, Fredd Atkins, Willie Charles Shaw and Miss Bernice Heggs. In addition, local storyteller Mr. James Brown will talk about Newtown’s History.  Between 3 and 5 pm, local talent Melanie Lavendar will deliver a passionate spoken-word performance, and…

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