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Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Senses Returns with Irish-Themed Block Party this Thursday

March 17, 2015

Thursdays@Newhall’s most popular event, Senses, returns to Old Town Newhall with a Luck O’ the Irish-themed block party, presented by Galpin Subaru, happening this Thursday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Main Street.

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There will be Irish themed activities, green adult drinks, food trucks and a live musical performance by Celtic rock band Green Ashes.

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Check out Thursdays@Newhall on Facebook and Twitter.  For more information about the event, visit

City’s Popular ‘Thursdays @ Newhall’ Returns with New Events: VIDEO

February 13, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the City’s popular Thursdays @ Newhall returning to Old Town Newhall this March.

New Art Exhibit at Old Town Newhall Library Highlights Contemporary Native American Culture

February 9, 2015
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The City of Santa Clarita is showcasing a new art exhibit, “Surviving Assimilation: The Contemporary Native American Through the Lens of Peggy Fontenot,” on display now through June 5 in the Community Room at the Old Town Newhall Library.


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The photographic art exhibit will feature a collection of images portraying the strength of Native Americans in the face of assimilation.

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Peggy Fontenot is an award-winning local artist whose photography has been displayed at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg and Heard Museums, the Autry National Center, the Museum of History and Art Ontario and the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.

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A free public reception to celebrate the exhibit and Fontenot’s work will be held from on Wednesday, February 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Room at the Old Town Newhall Library. Guests will be able to greet Fontenot and enjoy live music and light appetizers.

For more information about City of Santa Clarita-sponsored art exhibits,

City’s 2015 Thursdays @ Newhall Series Gears Up for March

February 6, 2015

Thursday nights will heat up in March as Santa Clarita’s popular Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, returns to Old Town Newhall on March 5. Several new and returning events will be held on Thursday nights from March through October, including a weekly rotation of ArtSLAM, a new Revved Up car show, SENSES, the ARTree 2015 Speaker Series and the SCVTV Presents OutWest Concert Series.

Art Walk

On the first Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., ArtSLAM will combine forces with JAM Sessions to celebrate art, music and movement. ArtSLAM features art installations by local artists. JAM Sessions is an interactive series inviting residents to release their inner artist through tango, salsa, drumming, square dance and much more. All ArtSLAM is free and open to the public.

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The Thursdays @ Newhall series cruises on with Revved Up, a free themed car show held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Each event will feature a different genre of top quality cars, plus a live DJ, food trucks and a beer and wine garden for adults. Attendees will be invited to vote for their favorite car, with eligible winners entered for consideration into the annual OTNA Classic Car Show.

Senses Beach Party Crowd

The City’s popular SENSES block party will heat up Main Street once again from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on every third Thursday of the month. The free outdoor events, which draw thousands of attendees each week and will kick off on Thursday, March 19 with a Luck o’ the Irish theme, including live Celtic rock music, as well as food trucks and activities.

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The ARTree 2015 Speaker Series will feature free lectures and discussions with influential artists and leaders who bring art, arts education and exceptional projects to Santa Clarita. The series will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. The series begins on February 26 with Moses Mora and Jim Rice from the Bell Arts Factory.


The SCVTV presents the OutWest Concert Series will bring live ticketed music performances to Old Town Newhall on the fourth Thursday of each month. The ongoing music series is held at the Repertory East Playhouse and features well-established musicians, as well as new and emerging vocal artists and music groups in Western genres.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s 2015 Thursday @ Newhall events, visit

22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Preview: VIDEO

January 21, 2015

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, happening April 15-19, at its new location in Old Town Newhall and William S. Hart Park.

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New this year to the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival are separately ticketed performances at venues throughout Old Town Newhall.

Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

Admission to the main Cowboy Festival on April 18 and 19 at William S. Hart Park is $10 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. Tickets to other performances happening from April 15-19 at venues throughout Old Town Newhall are available and sold separately.

For more information about the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, check out Facebook and Twitter, or visit

Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library to Host “Celebration of Local Authors” January 17: VIDEO

January 11, 2015

The Santa Clarita Public Library and the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library are inviting community members to attend the Celebration of Local Authors event happening on Saturday, January 17, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library.


This free event will have panel discussions highlighting local authors as well as books sales and signings.

For more information about the event, visit

‘Visit Santa Clarita Website’ Offers a Wonderful World of Winter Activities

December 20, 2014
Winter Activities Visit Santa Clarita

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Looking for some fun winter activities in Santa Clarita? Check out the Winter Activities List on the City’s award winning tourism website

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Check out the holiday lights in Old Town Newhall!

The list has several interesting and exciting activities for community members to enjoy, including: taking a stroll down one of the City’s many trails and paseos, stopping at one of the local wine bars, shopping in Old Town Newhall or taking the family ice skating in Santa Clarita.

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To see more information about fun activities and places to go in Santa Clarita, go to

Old Town Newhall Roundabout Named ‘Project of the Year’ by American Public Works Association

December 17, 2014

Old Town Newhall Roundabout Assistant Engineer Joel Bareng and Project Manager Balvinder Sandhu accept the award on behalf of the City.

The Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) named the City of Santa Clarita’s Newhall Roundabout the “2014 Project of the Year.”  The APWA, which recognizes public agencies for their outstanding projects and programs, presented the award to the project team at the organization’s annual awards luncheon in Lakewood.   The project was also recognized as the “Project of the Year” by the APWA’s High Desert Branch at an event earlier this month.

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The Newhall Roundabout Project was completed in January 2014 and has greatly enhanced the walkability of Old Town Newhall by providing a pedestrian-friendly link between Hart Park, the Old Town Newhall Library and the businesses on Main Street.  The project has also enhanced safety in and around the area by allowing for a smoother transition of commuter traffic, emergency vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists traveling in and out of Old Town Newhall.


APWA is the professional association of Public Works, which represents leaders throughout the United States and Canada. The Southern California Chapter covers Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

To learn more about the revitalization of Old Town Newhall or for more information about events and businesses in the area, visit

Santa Clarita Business Incubator Grand Opening: VIDEO

November 20, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita covered the grand opening of the City’s new Business Incubator located in Old Town Newhall.

Around Town: ‘Light Up Main Street’ in Old Town Newhall

November 19, 2014

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On Saturday, November 15, Main Street in Old Town Newhall was transformed into a winter wonderland as thousands of lights were illuminated by the Santa Clarita City Council as part of the City’s 2nd annual “Light Up Main Street” event, presented by PayForward.

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Santa and his merry elves joined in the festivities.

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The decorations on Main Street in Old Town Newhall will be up from now through the end of the year! Click here to view all the photos on the City’s Flickr page.

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Special thanks to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, the Valencia Auto Center, the Old Town Newhall Association and the thousands of attendees for their support.

For more information on future events in Old Town Newhall, visit


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