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STANDING TALL: CHORAL MUSIC FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Please join NOVA as we present Standing Tall: Choral Music for Mental Health on Sunday, October 23rd at 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary of Grace Episcopal in Newton.  We are pleased to offer this program as a means to combat the stigma that often surrounds mental health and mental illness, and we are so grateful for the support of the Newton Cultural Council in this project.

This program acknowledges the stress, anxiety, and depression that many in our community face every day. Yet, it also uses choral music as a way to emphasize our strength as individuals, the strength found in our community, and the fact that we are not alone.


Cost

There is no charge to attend this performance; however, if attendees would like to make a donation to NOVA, they are, of course, welcome to do so! We will donate a percentage of the profits from this performance to NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness,) who will be in attendance at the concert to share mental health resources available in our area.   If you are interested in making a donation to NOVA, you can do so through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, on our donation page or at this link: Support NOVA.


Location

Grace Church is located at 76 Eldredge St. in Newton, MA 02458, in the village of Newton Corner, which borders Brighton and Watertown. 


Parking

Grace has a few parking spaces in the driveway, including several handicapped spaces. These are shared with the Riverside Counseling Center next door. Parking is also available on Eldredge St., on both sides of the street on weekends, and on one side during the week.


Public Transportation

MBTA buses: Grace Church is near the Park Street at Elmwood Street stop on Route 57, which runs on Sundays, and near the Centre Street at Church Street stop on Route 52, which runs weekdays only. Commuter express buses 501, 502, 503, 504, 553, 554, 556, and 558 also stop near Grace Church on weekdays.


Accessibility

Grace is wheelchair accessible. Enter through the Parish House door, at the end of the driveway; follow the hall to the right (past the accessible bathroom) to enter the sanctuary. You will notice some spaces in the middle of the sanctuary where the pews are not the same length; a few pews have been shortened to accommodate wheelchairs. 

Health and Safety

Mask wearing is recommended, but optional while attending this performance.

Please feel free to reach out to us at novawcp@gmail.com with any questions!