*International Play Music on the Porch Day: 


Save-the-date: August 29, 2020!


This year, the Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association is participating in the international Play Music on the Porch Day event. This unique outdoor event takes place in neighborhoods around the world this upcoming Saturday, August 29, 2020.


The event is casual and open to everyone. We encourage neighbors who would be interested in playing music on their porches (or driveways or front lawns) to participate! As neighbors and pedestrians are out walking around the neighborhood, they may stop in front and listen to the music (while social distancing, of course). There is no set time for playing; musicians and participants are free to play and/or listen whenever is most convenient.


The NBNA is currently creating a list of participants for this activity. If you would like to play on August 29th and would like to be mentioned on the list that will be circulated, please send your address and the approximate time you plan to play to NBNA board member, Alex Ives. The NBNA will publish a list of locations on NextDoor (only cross streets will be shown; not actual addresses). We will also post flyers around the neighborhood. 

If interested, we can also bring yard signs to help designate participating households on the day of the event. Lastly, if you don’t have the perfect porch to play from, we have several neighbors who would happily lend their porch for this fun and socially-distanced activity.    

Anyone interested in participating may contact Alex Ives at: alexives12@yahoo.com to sign up or for further info. 


We hope that this fun, outdoor, casual and socially distanced event will make for a lovely summer day in the Newton Booth, Poverty Ridge, and Alhambra Triangle neighborhoods. 


We look forward to seeing you there!




*Poverty Ridge & Newton Booth Historic District Street Marker Walking Tours: 


The NBNA is proud to announce the release of our free self-guided walking tours for the Poverty Ridge and Newton Booth Historic District street markers! The tours are composed of excerpts from the pictorial history: “Sacramento's Newton Booth and Poverty Ridge”, which was authored by a neighborhood resident and board member with support from the NBNA. This historical guide provides a broad view of the Poverty Ridge and Newton Booth neighborhoods from Gold Rush-era to the early 21st century and will be available for purchase in October 2020. All author's proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support our local non-profit, the Ella K. McClatchy Library Friends, which helps to organize and raise funds for reading programs and the structural maintenance of the historic Ella K. McClatchy Library branch. The free self-guided tours are available in PDF form as well as via Google Maps. It is our hope that these tours will serve to help our community become better acquainted with the vibrant and compelling histories of the Newton Booth and Poverty Ridge Historic Districts.


Poverty Ridge Walking Tour PDF

Newton Booth Walking Tour PDF





















*August 2020 NBNA Meeting: 




Dear Neighbors,

In relation to ongoing public health concerns, the next Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association meeting will be held remotely via Zoom on Wednesday, August 19, at 6:00 pm. A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted to this page one week prior to the meeting.

In the interim, the NBNA subcommittees that oversee membership, community events, and development/preservation continue to keep us on track with the goals we’ve set to help improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods in 2020 and beyond. 

The following guidelines have been provided to us by local, state, and federal officials in order to help mitigate the rapid spread of Covid-19 in our community: 







On behalf of the board of the Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association, we thank you for your continued support and wish everyone good health!



Richard Hernandez,


Newton Booth Neighborhoods Association 

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