September 2014

September 1, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Downtown Springfield MA

Look Up Springfield Guided Walking Tours

Starts at 12:00 at Monach Place Plaza and return 12:45. FREE!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. American Moderns features fifty-one paintings and four sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections that exemplify how American artists engaged the concept of modernity in the early and mid-20th century. The exhibit also underscores the D'Amour Museum of Fine Art's own outstanding collection of 20th century American art.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Lady Bea Cruises Open for the Season

The Lady Bea offers an assortment of entertainment and themed cruises each season. These special theme cruises generally sail at 7:00pm, and return to the docks at approximately 9:00pm, though times may vary, tickets are 20.00 each. Daily River Cruise: Thursday-Saturday Departures 1pm & 4pm & 7pm. Sundays 1pm & 4pm. Please Call for reservations. $15 for Adults.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Presents Back to School Discount for Students and Teachers!

Acme Surplus in Thornes Marketplace. Stop by Acme Surplus first! Students, with a valid and current college ID, get 10% off their entire purchase August 5th through September 7th. Teachers, with an ID, get 10% off their entire purchase year-round. Save on school supplies- save on dorm supplies- plus thousands of other great bargains.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

September 2, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Downtown Springfield MA

Look Up Springfield Guided Walking Tours

Starts at 12:00 at Monach Place Plaza and return 12:45. FREE!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. American Moderns features fifty-one paintings and four sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections that exemplify how American artists engaged the concept of modernity in the early and mid-20th century. The exhibit also underscores the D'Amour Museum of Fine Art's own outstanding collection of 20th century American art.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Lady Bea Cruises Open for the Season

The Lady Bea offers an assortment of entertainment and themed cruises each season. These special theme cruises generally sail at 7:00pm, and return to the docks at approximately 9:00pm, though times may vary, tickets are 20.00 each. Daily River Cruise: Thursday-Saturday Departures 1pm & 4pm & 7pm. Sundays 1pm & 4pm. Please Call for reservations. $15 for Adults.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Presents Back to School Discount for Students and Teachers!

Acme Surplus in Thornes Marketplace. Stop by Acme Surplus first! Students, with a valid and current college ID, get 10% off their entire purchase August 5th through September 7th. Teachers, with an ID, get 10% off their entire purchase year-round. Save on school supplies- save on dorm supplies- plus thousands of other great bargains.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Northampton Jazz Festival

Sept. 2, with various events held each day of the week, leading up to the Sept. 6 main festival event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Northampton. Musicians on tap will include Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, the Steve Davis Quintet and the Champian Fulton Quartet; the Seamus Blake Band, FlavaEvolution, the Miro Sprague/Marty Jaffe Group and Hendrik Meurkens/Scott Mullet with the Green Street Trio.

Route 20, Brimfield MA

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show

Sept 2 - Sept 7 There are approximately 5000 dealers in 21 different fields. The show geographically covers one mile on each side of Route 20.

September 3, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Farmers Market 2014 Season, Turners Falls

Great Falls Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
May - October, Rain or Shine.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. American Moderns features fifty-one paintings and four sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections that exemplify how American artists engaged the concept of modernity in the early and mid-20th century. The exhibit also underscores the D'Amour Museum of Fine Art's own outstanding collection of 20th century American art.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Lady Bea Cruises Open for the Season

The Lady Bea offers an assortment of entertainment and themed cruises each season. These special theme cruises generally sail at 7:00pm, and return to the docks at approximately 9:00pm, though times may vary, tickets are 20.00 each. Daily River Cruise: Thursday-Saturday Departures 1pm & 4pm & 7pm. Sundays 1pm & 4pm. Please Call for reservations. $15 for Adults.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Presents Back to School Discount for Students and Teachers!

Acme Surplus in Thornes Marketplace. Stop by Acme Surplus first! Students, with a valid and current college ID, get 10% off their entire purchase August 5th through September 7th. Teachers, with an ID, get 10% off their entire purchase year-round. Save on school supplies- save on dorm supplies- plus thousands of other great bargains.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Northampton Jazz Festival

Sept. 2, with various events held each day of the week, leading up to the Sept. 6 main festival event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Northampton. Musicians on tap will include Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, the Steve Davis Quintet and the Champian Fulton Quartet; the Seamus Blake Band, FlavaEvolution, the Miro Sprague/Marty Jaffe Group and Hendrik Meurkens/Scott Mullet with the Green Street Trio.

Route 20, Brimfield MA

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show

Sept 2 - Sept 7 There are approximately 5000 dealers in 21 different fields. The show geographically covers one mile on each side of Route 20.

Sheraton, Springfield MA

ACCGS Presents Keeping All Balls in the Air

September 3, 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. featuring Rob Peck, founder of Zestworks.  Rob will blend content and comedy into his presentation "Keeping All Balls in the Air: How to Get a Grip on Overload and Overwhelm." Using juggling as a metaphor for having to balance multiple responsibilities, Rob reveals 3 steps people can take to recharge and revitalize their powers of concentration. Advance reservations are suggested.  Advance reservations are $20 for members (walk-ins are $25). $30 for general admission.

September 4, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Indoors Farmers Market

Thursdays Noon - 5PM. Center Court. You can conveniently shop for local plants, veggies and fruits in season, as well as farm fresh pork, alplaca products, home-baked and canned goods, artisan breads, home grown honey products, gourmet cupcakes, artisan goats milk and olive oil soaps, hand-dipped chocolates and organic bath and body products to name a few. 

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. American Moderns features fifty-one paintings and four sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections that exemplify how American artists engaged the concept of modernity in the early and mid-20th century. The exhibit also underscores the D'Amour Museum of Fine Art's own outstanding collection of 20th century American art.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Lady Bea Cruises Open for the Season

The Lady Bea offers an assortment of entertainment and themed cruises each season. These special theme cruises generally sail at 7:00pm, and return to the docks at approximately 9:00pm, though times may vary, tickets are 20.00 each. Daily River Cruise: Thursday-Saturday Departures 1pm & 4pm & 7pm. Sundays 1pm & 4pm. Please Call for reservations. $15 for Adults.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Presents Back to School Discount for Students and Teachers!

Acme Surplus in Thornes Marketplace. Stop by Acme Surplus first! Students, with a valid and current college ID, get 10% off their entire purchase August 5th through September 7th. Teachers, with an ID, get 10% off their entire purchase year-round. Save on school supplies- save on dorm supplies- plus thousands of other great bargains.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Northampton Jazz Festival

Sept. 2, with various events held each day of the week, leading up to the Sept. 6 main festival event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Northampton. Musicians on tap will include Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, the Steve Davis Quintet and the Champian Fulton Quartet; the Seamus Blake Band, FlavaEvolution, the Miro Sprague/Marty Jaffe Group and Hendrik Meurkens/Scott Mullet with the Green Street Trio.

Route 20, Brimfield MA

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show

Sept 2 - Sept 7 There are approximately 5000 dealers in 21 different fields. The show geographically covers one mile on each side of Route 20.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents Matisse: Line, Color, Action

Please join us for the Annual Patricia and Edward Falkenberg Lecture, Matisse: Line, Color, Action. Olivier Bernier; Historian, Lecturer, and Author. Thursday, September 4, 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield MA

Annual Franklin County Fair

September 4–7. 166th Annual Franklin County Fair. Music, food, midway rides, agricultural competitions, demolition derby, parade and crafts. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Hosts Debate

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will host a debate for the five Democratic candidates vying for the 1st Hampden and Hampshire District seat on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Scibelli Hall (Building 2) theater. Democratic candidates Tim Allen, James “Chip” Harrington, Tom Lachiusa, Eric Lesser, and Aaron Saunders will participate in the debate. The debate is free and open to the public.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Sept 4 - Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art. Sept 11 - Money, Museums & Masterpieces. Sept 18 - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry. Sept 25 - The Intersection of Art & Music – Composers’ Inspiration & Context in this Season’s Classical Performances.

September 5, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. American Moderns features fifty-one paintings and four sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections that exemplify how American artists engaged the concept of modernity in the early and mid-20th century. The exhibit also underscores the D'Amour Museum of Fine Art's own outstanding collection of 20th century American art.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Lady Bea Cruises Open for the Season

The Lady Bea offers an assortment of entertainment and themed cruises each season. These special theme cruises generally sail at 7:00pm, and return to the docks at approximately 9:00pm, though times may vary, tickets are 20.00 each. Daily River Cruise: Thursday-Saturday Departures 1pm & 4pm & 7pm. Sundays 1pm & 4pm. Please Call for reservations. $15 for Adults.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Presents Back to School Discount for Students and Teachers!

Acme Surplus in Thornes Marketplace. Stop by Acme Surplus first! Students, with a valid and current college ID, get 10% off their entire purchase August 5th through September 7th. Teachers, with an ID, get 10% off their entire purchase year-round. Save on school supplies- save on dorm supplies- plus thousands of other great bargains.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Northampton Jazz Festival

Sept. 2, with various events held each day of the week, leading up to the Sept. 6 main festival event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Northampton. Musicians on tap will include Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, the Steve Davis Quintet and the Champian Fulton Quartet; the Seamus Blake Band, FlavaEvolution, the Miro Sprague/Marty Jaffe Group and Hendrik Meurkens/Scott Mullet with the Green Street Trio.

Route 20, Brimfield MA

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show

Sept 2 - Sept 7 There are approximately 5000 dealers in 21 different fields. The show geographically covers one mile on each side of Route 20.

Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield MA

Annual Franklin County Fair

September 4–7. 166th Annual Franklin County Fair. Music, food, midway rides, agricultural competitions, demolition derby, parade and crafts. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Stars Over Springfield

The large rooftop telescope will be re-open for sky gazing on September 5 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Stars Over Springfield” observatory series. These programs take place on the first Friday of each month. Each event features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances. $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under.

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures Presents LABOR DAY

At the September 5 and 6 screenings of LABOR DAY, the film shot locally in June of 2012, Pothole Pictures will include a special additional feature - a ½ hour documentary called END OF SUMMER – MAKING LABOR DAY. END OF SUMMER includes shots on Bridge Street, Red Gate Farm in Buckland, and others that did not make it into the theatrical version of LABOR DAY. Admission is $4 for kids 12 and under and $6 for adults.

Lenox MA

The Mount Presents Storytelling

Travel, Temptations, and Tribes: Storytelling at The Mount. September 5 at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30). Seven award-winning performers--H.R. Britton, Jannelle Codianni, Norah Dooley, Liz Martin, Theresa Okokon, Brendyn Schneider, and Darlene White—present riveting real-life stories bring to about family, travel, and first times. Hosted by Norah Dooley. All tickets $15.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Innovation Friday "Meet the Artists"

Join us on Friday, September 5th, 4:30-7:30 pm for tapas, chocolate and wine as we kick off the Mattoon Street Arts Fest with our very first Innovation Friday "Meet the Artists." Tickets are $5. We're bringing innovation, entrepreneurship and networking together in the ultimate mashup.

September 6, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site Offering New Tours

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is offering new highlight tours of the museum. Join us for a Ranger-led tour in the museum. Highlight Tours are concise views of one targeted topic or object from the Armory's collection. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Junior Ranger programs are conducted frequently and offered daily as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

Saturday's April 19 - November 22. 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m Rain or Shine! It is widely known as one of the best places for local food, fun, and community.  It offers a diverse selection; shoppers continually rave about how completely they can shop from their local farm neighbors at the market.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. American Moderns features fifty-one paintings and four sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections that exemplify how American artists engaged the concept of modernity in the early and mid-20th century. The exhibit also underscores the D'Amour Museum of Fine Art's own outstanding collection of 20th century American art.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Reopened for Season

The Summit House and porch have been closed for the last four years for structural repairs and access improvements at the building.  J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Lady Bea Cruises Open for the Season

The Lady Bea offers an assortment of entertainment and themed cruises each season. These special theme cruises generally sail at 7:00pm, and return to the docks at approximately 9:00pm, though times may vary, tickets are 20.00 each. Daily River Cruise: Thursday-Saturday Departures 1pm & 4pm & 7pm. Sundays 1pm & 4pm. Please Call for reservations. $15 for Adults.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Presents Back to School Discount for Students and Teachers!

Acme Surplus in Thornes Marketplace. Stop by Acme Surplus first! Students, with a valid and current college ID, get 10% off their entire purchase August 5th through September 7th. Teachers, with an ID, get 10% off their entire purchase year-round. Save on school supplies- save on dorm supplies- plus thousands of other great bargains.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Northampton Jazz Festival

Sept. 2, with various events held each day of the week, leading up to the Sept. 6 main festival event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Northampton. Musicians on tap will include Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, the Steve Davis Quintet and the Champian Fulton Quartet; the Seamus Blake Band, FlavaEvolution, the Miro Sprague/Marty Jaffe Group and Hendrik Meurkens/Scott Mullet with the Green Street Trio.

Route 20, Brimfield MA

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show

Sept 2 - Sept 7 There are approximately 5000 dealers in 21 different fields. The show geographically covers one mile on each side of Route 20.

Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield MA

Annual Franklin County Fair

September 4–7. 166th Annual Franklin County Fair. Music, food, midway rides, agricultural competitions, demolition derby, parade and crafts. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield.

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures Presents LABOR DAY

At the September 5 and 6 screenings of LABOR DAY, the film shot locally in June of 2012, Pothole Pictures will include a special additional feature - a ½ hour documentary called END OF SUMMER – MAKING LABOR DAY. END OF SUMMER includes shots on Bridge Street, Red Gate Farm in Buckland, and others that did not make it into the theatrical version of LABOR DAY. Admission is $4 for kids 12 and under and $6 for adults.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Annual “History on the Move” Car Show

The eleventh annual event will take place on Saturday, September 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the museum grounds at the Quadrangle. A wide assortment of muscle cars and vintage early automobiles will be displayed, including many pre-1980 cars and an assortment of vintage automobiles manufactured in Springfield. In addition, visitors can also view the transportation exhibits in the Wood Museum. All free with the price of museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Naturalization Ceremony

September 6, starting at 10 a.m. Berkshire County residents who immigrated to the country from around the world will be sworn-in as new naturalized United States citizens during a special ceremony to be held against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms paintings. For the third time, the ceremony will be presided over by Berkshire District Court Judge Fredric D. Rutberg, a resident of Stockbridge, who was also sworn in at Norman Rockwell Museum back in 1994, in front of The Four Freedoms.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Pride in the Park

Pride in the Park is a day for the LGBT community, family, friends and supporters to come together fundraise for the coalition, spread awareness and celebrate. Catered Package includes admission to the park, parking and an all you can eat buffet meal held in the River's Edge Picnic Grove from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission only package will also be available.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Drummers’ Call

September 6 Fife and drum corps from around the country will gather at Old Sturbridge Village to drill, compete and perform military music from the 17th and 18th centuries.  Watch and listen as these talented groups demonstrate their unique set of skills and learn about the role they played in early New England militia groups. Be sure not to miss the high point of the day: the corps’ parade around the Village Common!

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Grandparents Day

On Saturday, September 6, come down and color a special grandparent's day card! And of course on Sunday, September 7, all grandparents will ride their favorite carousel for free when accompanied by a paying rider.

Mattoon St, Springfield

Annual Mattoon Street Arts Festival

September 6-7. 42nd Annual Mattoon Street Arts Festival features 100 exhibitors, food vendors, and strolling musicians.

Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Fire, Air, and Memory

September 6, 4:00 p.m. The Odyssey Bookshop along with The Jones Library is throwing the Young Adult book event of the year! Whether you like bow and arrow wielding heroines, dystopian worlds or paranormal romance this event is for you. Bring your teens, tweens, adults, and in-betweens, down to The Jones Library for Fire, Air & Memory: A Young Adult Author Panel with three great authors.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Bronx Wanderers

September 6- Salute to Summer Concert featuring the Bronx Wanderers.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Roller Coaster Race

September 6: Roller Coaster Ride 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Even if you do not run, you can ride 5K on park roller coasters and win a medal! You'll get a wristband to track your riding miles throughout the day and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Ride Medal! September 7: 10K Race and 5K Walk/Run 7:30 a.m. 10K race runs through local neighborhoods and through the park. 5K is for both runners and walkers.

September 7, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site Offering New Tours

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is offering new highlight tours of the museum. Join us for a Ranger-led tour in the museum. Highlight Tours are concise views of one targeted topic or object from the Armory's collection. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Junior Ranger programs are conducted frequently and offered daily as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Basketball Hall of Fame Elks Hoop Shoot

The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to host The Elks Hoop Shoot, a local weekly shooting contest every Sunday at 2pm. Contestants compete to win an Elks Basketball and become that week’s champ. The event is part of a national weekly program created by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The weekly shootout takes place on Center court inside The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with participation for Hall of Fame visitors.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. American Moderns features fifty-one paintings and four sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum’s collections that exemplify how American artists engaged the concept of modernity in the early and mid-20th century. The exhibit also underscores the D'Amour Museum of Fine Art's own outstanding collection of 20th century American art.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Reopened for Season

The Summit House and porch have been closed for the last four years for structural repairs and access improvements at the building.  J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Presents Back to School Discount for Students and Teachers!

Acme Surplus in Thornes Marketplace. Stop by Acme Surplus first! Students, with a valid and current college ID, get 10% off their entire purchase August 5th through September 7th. Teachers, with an ID, get 10% off their entire purchase year-round. Save on school supplies- save on dorm supplies- plus thousands of other great bargains.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Route 20, Brimfield MA

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show

Sept 2 - Sept 7 There are approximately 5000 dealers in 21 different fields. The show geographically covers one mile on each side of Route 20.

Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield MA

Annual Franklin County Fair

September 4–7. 166th Annual Franklin County Fair. Music, food, midway rides, agricultural competitions, demolition derby, parade and crafts. Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Grandparents Day

On Saturday, September 6, come down and color a special grandparent's day card! And of course on Sunday, September 7, all grandparents will ride their favorite carousel for free when accompanied by a paying rider.

Mattoon St, Springfield

Annual Mattoon Street Arts Festival

September 6-7. 42nd Annual Mattoon Street Arts Festival features 100 exhibitors, food vendors, and strolling musicians.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Roller Coaster Race

September 6: Roller Coaster Ride 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Even if you do not run, you can ride 5K on park roller coasters and win a medal! You'll get a wristband to track your riding miles throughout the day and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Ride Medal! September 7: 10K Race and 5K Walk/Run 7:30 a.m. 10K race runs through local neighborhoods and through the park. 5K is for both runners and walkers.

Fine Arts Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Fine Arts Center Presents New Music Concert

September 7, 4pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. UMass Amherst faculty members Elizabeth Chang, violin; Salvatore Macchia, doublebass, and others, will be joined by music faculty from Amherst, Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges. THE MUSIC: Works by Eric Sawyer, Robert Morris, Gordon Green, Salvatore Macchia and others. FREE!

Northampton MA

Annual Northampton Restaurant Week

September 7-11. 9th Annual Northampton Restaurant Week. This celebratory food event showcases the global and local cuisines of 18 Northampton restaurants, all of them within a 10-minute stroll.

Springfield, MA

Western New England University Presents "NEACAC"

Largest College Fair in Western MA to be Held at Western New England University. The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) College Fair on September 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on campus. Representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities will be available to speak with local high school students and their parents about their respective institutions and the admission process. Prior to the start of the fair, a free 45-minute College and Financial Aid Awareness workshop begins at 3:00 p.m.

Downtown, Springfield MA

NEPR Downtown Springfield!

September 7, 2PM. New England Public Radio will open a state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the heart of Downtown Springfield, at the corner of Main and Bridge Streets. Festivities will begin at 2 pm with a program at Springfield's CityStage (Doors open to the public at 1:30 pm). Then at 3 pm the block party will begin! The UMass marching band will kick off the downtown Block Party with a festive march down Main Street. This will then be followed by live music in the Tower Square Park by acts such as Charles Neville, Steve David, Tony Davis and so many more!

September 8, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Annual Northampton Restaurant Week

September 7-11. 9th Annual Northampton Restaurant Week. This celebratory food event showcases the global and local cuisines of 18 Northampton restaurants, all of them within a 10-minute stroll.

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Fine Arts Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Fine Arts Center Presents A Concert

UMass Amherst Music and Dance Department Professors Eric Berlin, trumpet, and Nadine Shank, piano, will perform a concert of 20th and 21st century music on Monday, September 8 at 8pm in Bezanson Recital Hall. Tickets to the September 8 recital are: $3, UMass students; $5, other students, children, seniors; and $10, general public.

September 9, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Annual Northampton Restaurant Week

September 7-11. 9th Annual Northampton Restaurant Week. This celebratory food event showcases the global and local cuisines of 18 Northampton restaurants, all of them within a 10-minute stroll.

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Artist Edgardo Abello

A new exhibit of paintings and drawings by Somers, Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello will open in the Starr Watercolor Gallery at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which is part of the Springfield Museums’ third annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, runs from September 9, through January 4. The public is invited to meet the artist at a special opening reception on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. The event is free for members; the charge for non-members to attend is $5.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Retroactive”

Northampton artist Sally Curcio will be exhibiting works at a new exhibition entitled, “Retroactive,” opening on Sept. 9. Curcio’s work is marked by innocent beauty while addressing difficult social, philosophical, and aesthetic issues. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 3 with an artist reception to be held on Sept. 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

September 10, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Farmers Market 2014 Season, Turners Falls

Great Falls Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
May - October, Rain or Shine.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Annual Northampton Restaurant Week

September 7-11. 9th Annual Northampton Restaurant Week. This celebratory food event showcases the global and local cuisines of 18 Northampton restaurants, all of them within a 10-minute stroll.

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Artist Edgardo Abello

A new exhibit of paintings and drawings by Somers, Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello will open in the Starr Watercolor Gallery at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which is part of the Springfield Museums’ third annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, runs from September 9, through January 4. The public is invited to meet the artist at a special opening reception on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. The event is free for members; the charge for non-members to attend is $5.

Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation, Granville MA

Noble & Cooley's Presents A Vote For Women

At 7 PM, Sylvia Buck of Warren, MA, presents, "Lucy Stone," a look at the life and times of a woman ahead of her time. Born in West Brookfield, MA, in 1818, Stone was one of the 19th-century's best-recognized fighters for women's rights and period social reform. Lucy Stone was the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree.  A founder of the American Woman Suffragist Movement and an outspoken abolitionist, Stone was also a busy lecturer, wife, and working mother.

Ludlow Mills, Ludlow MA

ACCGS Presents Millfest After 5

The ACCGS and its East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce will team up once again to kick off the After 5 season with Millfest After 5 on September 10 from 5 p.m. to dusk at the Ludlow Mills. We'll have music, great food, beer tastings, lots of fun and, of course...networking, networking and more networking! Reservations are $15 for members, $25 for general admission. Proceeds benefit the ERC5 Scholarship Fund.

September 11, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Indoors Farmers Market

Thursdays Noon - 5PM. Center Court. You can conveniently shop for local plants, veggies and fruits in season, as well as farm fresh pork, alplaca products, home-baked and canned goods, artisan breads, home grown honey products, gourmet cupcakes, artisan goats milk and olive oil soaps, hand-dipped chocolates and organic bath and body products to name a few. 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Sept 4 - Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art. Sept 11 - Money, Museums & Masterpieces. Sept 18 - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry. Sept 25 - The Intersection of Art & Music – Composers’ Inspiration & Context in this Season’s Classical Performances.

Northampton MA

Annual Northampton Restaurant Week

September 7-11. 9th Annual Northampton Restaurant Week. This celebratory food event showcases the global and local cuisines of 18 Northampton restaurants, all of them within a 10-minute stroll.

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Artist Edgardo Abello

A new exhibit of paintings and drawings by Somers, Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello will open in the Starr Watercolor Gallery at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which is part of the Springfield Museums’ third annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, runs from September 9, through January 4. The public is invited to meet the artist at a special opening reception on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. The event is free for members; the charge for non-members to attend is $5.

Springfield MA

Springfield September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony. Thursday, September 11. 10 am. Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex 1212 Carew St. Springfield.

September 12, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Artist Edgardo Abello

A new exhibit of paintings and drawings by Somers, Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello will open in the Starr Watercolor Gallery at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which is part of the Springfield Museums’ third annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, runs from September 9, through January 4. The public is invited to meet the artist at a special opening reception on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. The event is free for members; the charge for non-members to attend is $5.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Opening Day!

OPENING DAY, SEPT. 12 ONLY! Be A Kid for a Day - All ages $10 (also sold online in advance).

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents Free Second Friday

Free Second Friday 4-8 PM. 4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last). 6 PM Open Eyes An informal, guided conversation about an art object. Light Refreshments by Tryon Common. Museum Shop open 10–8 PM. PLUS visit a Northampton Chalk Art Festival artist outside SCMA!

Downtown Northampton MA

Annual Chalk Art Festival

September 12. 5th Annual Chalk Art Festival. Downtown Northampton 8 am-8 pm. A brief awards ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on the steps of City Hall. The public is welcome to watch the chalk art pieces develop and to view the completed works during the city's monthly gallery walk from 5-8 p.m. on Friday. All of the chalk art will remain for the public to enjoy throughout the weekend.

Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Ann Hood, An Italian Wife

September 12, 7:00 p.m. From the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer, the stirring multigenerational story of an Italian-American family. An Italian Wife is the extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi—her joys, sorrows, and passions, spanning more than seven decades. Poignant, sensual, and deeply felt, An Italian Wife is a sweeping and evocative portrait of a family bound by love and heartbreak.

September 13, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site Offering New Tours

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is offering new highlight tours of the museum. Join us for a Ranger-led tour in the museum. Highlight Tours are concise views of one targeted topic or object from the Armory's collection. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Junior Ranger programs are conducted frequently and offered daily as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

Saturday's April 19 - November 22. 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m Rain or Shine! It is widely known as one of the best places for local food, fun, and community.  It offers a diverse selection; shoppers continually rave about how completely they can shop from their local farm neighbors at the market.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Reopened for Season

The Summit House and porch have been closed for the last four years for structural repairs and access improvements at the building.  J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Artist Edgardo Abello

A new exhibit of paintings and drawings by Somers, Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello will open in the Starr Watercolor Gallery at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which is part of the Springfield Museums’ third annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, runs from September 9, through January 4. The public is invited to meet the artist at a special opening reception on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. The event is free for members; the charge for non-members to attend is $5.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Easthampton MA

Prosperity Candle Open House

Saturday, September 13th, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Prosperity Candle is a social good company empowering women refugees through handpoured candles. Visit their production studio in Eastworks and see the candle pouring process in person. Drinks and light snacks will be provided, and we always keep crayons & art supplies on hand so please do bring your kids! Get a free gift for attending!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents “LittleFest”

September 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. LittleFest is presented in conjunction with WGBY Public Television. The event is to promote a love of reading in young children.  Activities are free with the price of museum admission. Special, limited appearances by Curious George, Free books for the first 400 families, Strolling magic, Art Activities and more .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour - Springfield’s many Civil War connections

September 13, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, join Wayne Phaneuf, historian and Executive Editor of The Republican, for a tour highlighting Springfield’s many Civil War connections. Walking tours are free for Springfield Museums and AQCA members, $5 nonmembers, and start at the Museums’ Welcome Center.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents WWE Live

The World Wrestling Entertainment will present WWE Live at the MassMutual Center on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. WWE World Heavy Weight Champion John Cena, U.S Champion Sheamus, and WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, are some of the WWE Superstars who will be in attendance. Ticket prices start at $15.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Agricultural Exhibition

September 13-14 The coming of fall brought the all-important harvest time for 19th-century New Englanders. It is in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents its annual Agricultural Exhibition on September 13 and 14. Costumed historians will demonstrate 1830s farming techniques and visitors are welcome to try plowing behind the Village’s team of oxen. OSV will also showcase heritage breed farm animals and heirloom vegetables.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Forest Park Anti-Bullying Back-to-School 5K Road Race/2K Walk

Sept. 13, the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation hosts its Anti-Bullying Back-to-School 5K Road Race/2K Walk in Forest Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Individuals and high school or college track teams are welcome. Individual registrations are $25.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents DigiTour

DigiTour is bringing the biggest social media stars to The Big E's xfinity arena Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30pm! The show is free with a limited number of premium reserved tickets priced at $25 available for purchase.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Pediatric Cancer Walk

September 13 – Pediatric Cancer Walk w/ the Jimmy Fund (Dow Pavilion).

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents American Dreamer

September 13 at 2 p.m. American Dreamer: Robert McClosky and the Art of the Picture Book. Celebrate the centenary of legendary illustrator Robert McClosky (1914-2003), whose 1942 book Make Way for Ducklings, about a family of Boston mallards nesting along the Charles River, remains a contemporary favorite. Noted author/children’s book historian Leonard Marcus will discuss McClosky within the context of mid-twentieth century American culture. Refreshments will be served.

Pittsfield MA

Family Fishing Festival

September 13 – The Berkshire Natural Resource Council Family Fishing Festival in cooperation with Berkshire Community College and MassWildlife at Burbank Park in Pittsfield (off of Valentine Road on Onota Lake), 10:00am - 2:00pm.  This is a free, non-competitive, family-friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - limited equipment and bait will be provided.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Sesame Street Fun

Sesame Street Live "Let's Dance!" is coming to the MassMutual Center on Tuesday, September 30 and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is helping to welcome this family friendly event!  On Saturday, September 13, and Sunday, September 14, we will have some great coloring and activity sheets from Sesame Street Live "Let's Dance!"  and your child can enter our contest to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the September 30th performance.  And of course, if you wear Sesame Street attire, you will receive a 1/2 price ride!  

September 14, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site Offering New Tours

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is offering new highlight tours of the museum. Join us for a Ranger-led tour in the museum. Highlight Tours are concise views of one targeted topic or object from the Armory's collection. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Junior Ranger programs are conducted frequently and offered daily as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents "Home Run for Bunny"

Gerald Purnell's original pastel paintings for Richard Anderson's "Home Run for Bunny," go on view April 18, through Sept. 14, at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. The children's book, by Anderson tells the story of Ernest "Bunny" Taliaferro, and his 15 Springfield team mates, on a junior baseball team of 1934, who agree to withdraw from an tournament, when officials there would not allow Taliaferro to play, because he was African American.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Basketball Hall of Fame Elks Hoop Shoot

The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to host The Elks Hoop Shoot, a local weekly shooting contest every Sunday at 2pm. Contestants compete to win an Elks Basketball and become that week’s champ. The event is part of a national weekly program created by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The weekly shootout takes place on Center court inside The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with participation for Hall of Fame visitors.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals

Science Museum June 14 – September 14. Life Through Time will cover over 3500  square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area.  Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Reopened for Season

The Summit House and porch have been closed for the last four years for structural repairs and access improvements at the building.  J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Artist Edgardo Abello

A new exhibit of paintings and drawings by Somers, Connecticut-based artist Edgardo Abello will open in the Starr Watercolor Gallery at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, which is part of the Springfield Museums’ third annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, runs from September 9, through January 4. The public is invited to meet the artist at a special opening reception on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. The event is free for members; the charge for non-members to attend is $5.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Agricultural Exhibition

September 13-14 The coming of fall brought the all-important harvest time for 19th-century New Englanders. It is in the spirit of that season that Old Sturbridge Village presents its annual Agricultural Exhibition on September 13 and 14. Costumed historians will demonstrate 1830s farming techniques and visitors are welcome to try plowing behind the Village’s team of oxen. OSV will also showcase heritage breed farm animals and heirloom vegetables.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Sesame Street Fun

Sesame Street Live "Let's Dance!" is coming to the MassMutual Center on Tuesday, September 30 and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is helping to welcome this family friendly event!  On Saturday, September 13, and Sunday, September 14, we will have some great coloring and activity sheets from Sesame Street Live "Let's Dance!"  and your child can enter our contest to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the September 30th performance.  And of course, if you wear Sesame Street attire, you will receive a 1/2 price ride!  

Amherst MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents The Iron Trial; Book One of Magesterium

September 14, 4:00 p.m. From the imaginations of #1 bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping plunge into the magical unknown. Join us for an afternoon of magic and delight to hear from these master storytellers as they share with us their new book: The Iron Trial; Book One of Magesterium. This event will take place at the Jones Library. To join the signing line you must purchase a book from the Odyssey. There is no charge to attend the event but you must reserve a ticket due to limited seating.

Springfield MA

Springfield Puerto Rican Parade

September 14th: Springfield Puerto Rican Parade.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Tour the Wistariahurst Mansion

September 14 at 3:00 p.m. – Tour the Wistariahurst Mansion with a Skinner Descendant Allerton Kilborne will return to Holyoke to offer a very special tour of his grandmother’s home and share his memories of living at Wistariahurst. Allerton lived at Wistariahurst with his grandmother, Katharine Skinner Kilborne, and a full staff, whom he remembers in detail and with great affection. Join Allerton Kilborne in a journey back in time as Wistariahurst comes alive with his memories. Reservations suggested. Admission $10.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Darius Rucker

Sunday, Sept. 14, 7:30pm. $39. Since departing from Hootie and the Blowfish, Rucker rocketed into Country music stardom with numerous albums and singles that topped the Billboard Country charts! With his impressive catalogue of hits ranging from “Radio” and the Grammy-winning “Wagon Wheel,” off his latest album True Believers, to previous singles like “Alright” and “This,” Rucker is sure to put on a first-rate show! Tickets include admission to the Fair when purchased before the show date.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Sept 14 – Everett Barney: A Tale of Steel and Ice. Sept 21 - Islamic Arts. Sept 28 – American Art 1930: Three Artists, Three Paintings, Three Prints. (No mini-tour on September 7).

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Back to School Anti-Bullying Day

September 14. Six Flags New England is partnering with the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation to spread awareness about the negative effects of bullying. Throughout the day, park guests will join in on activities that will send a positive message about standing up against bullying. Guests who purchase a “Stand Up to Bulling” bracelet for a $5 donation to the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation’s Memorial Scholarship will receive a $20.14 off main gate admission price coupon.

Agawam MA

Agawam Xtreme Paintball Presents Shriners Benefit ZOMBIE GAME

September 14th. $15 entrance preregister by Sept 7th. $25 entrance the day of the event. $500 in prizes raffled off throughout the day

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Canoe Club Presents Barbecue Fundraiser

The family-friendly event will take place Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, and benefit PassportHolyoke, the Holyoke Latin Jazz Festival, and the Holyoke Winter Carnival. Local bands Jazz Trip and The Way will entertain guests as they enjoy brisket, pork, and side dishes from Seth Mias catering. A vegetarian option will be available. Tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased by Sept. 10.

September 15, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Threads that Bind

September 15 at 6:00 p.m. – Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind – Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: A Trip Through Time and Space at WEBs Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, WEBs began as a home-based venture developed by Barbara Elkins and a friend. The project could have failed, but instead, WEBs has become the largest independent yarn retailer in the country. Through visuals and a presentation by both Barbara and Art Elkin, the history of the company will be illustrated. $7 general / $5 members.

Southampton Country Club, Southampton MA

Community Enterprises Presents Karen Lachapelle Golf Tournament

Our annual golf tournament, named in honor of longtime Community Enterprises supporter and advocate for people with disabilities, Karen Lachapelle, is September 15. Help us to ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to enjoy living life to the fullest! Proceeds from the event will go to Karen's Fund, a recreation and wellness program for people with disabilities, and other CE programs.

September 16, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

September 17, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Farmers Market 2014 Season, Turners Falls

Great Falls Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
May - October, Rain or Shine.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

September 18, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Indoors Farmers Market

Thursdays Noon - 5PM. Center Court. You can conveniently shop for local plants, veggies and fruits in season, as well as farm fresh pork, alplaca products, home-baked and canned goods, artisan breads, home grown honey products, gourmet cupcakes, artisan goats milk and olive oil soaps, hand-dipped chocolates and organic bath and body products to name a few. 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Sept 4 - Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art. Sept 11 - Money, Museums & Masterpieces. Sept 18 - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry. Sept 25 - The Intersection of Art & Music – Composers’ Inspiration & Context in this Season’s Classical Performances.

Shelburne Falls MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 8-18 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Shelburne Falls – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the Franklin Land Trust, 5 Mechanic Street, Shelburne Falls (Buckland).

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents Annual Leading Woman in the Arts Lecture

Please join us for the Annual Leading Woman in the Arts Lecture "Art and Humanity." Carrie Mae Weems, Artist. Thursday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

Northampton MA

Real Live Theatre Presents The Lion & The Clown

The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast, an original script written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyrne. 8PM, September 18-21. $15 advance tickets or $17 tickets at the door. An incredible ensemble of eight actors brings you the story of a faerie and the woman he curses into a lioness, as they entangle themselves in the life of a small traveling circus that is struggling to survive in contemporary America.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Retroactive”artist reception

Northampton artist Sally Curcio will be exhibiting works at a new exhibition entitled, “Retroactive." The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 3 with an artist reception to be held on Sept. 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

September 19, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Northampton MA

Real Live Theatre Presents The Lion & The Clown

The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast, an original script written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyrne. 8PM, September 18-21. $15 advance tickets or $17 tickets at the door. An incredible ensemble of eight actors brings you the story of a faerie and the woman he curses into a lioness, as they entangle themselves in the life of a small traveling circus that is struggling to survive in contemporary America.

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents FANTAZIA

8:30 PM. Tickets prices range from $20 - $40 depending on the amount of tickets currently sold. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Artists performing include: DSK CHK, Audien, Bamboora, Voltran.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Cassadee Pope

September 19, at 7:30pm! After dominating season 3 of NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” Cassadee Pope has stolen the national spotlight with the release of her debut Country album Frame By Frame featuring the platinum certified single “Wasting All These Tears.” Joining Cassadee is Boston Globe’s Act to Watch in 2014, Chris Janson. The show is free with admission to the Fair. There is a limited number of premium reserve tickets priced at $25 available.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Paul Winter Duo

September 19, 8pm. Multi Grammy award-winner Paul Winter (of the Paul Winter Consort) performs on soprano saxophone with UMass Amherst Music & Dance Department Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes on piano, and guest artist Dawning Holmes, vocals.  Professor Holmes and Dawning Holmes have performed with Winter in the past. $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents THE MIDTOWN MEN

September 19 at 7:30PM. They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time and now they're together again! THE MIDTOWN MEN are taking their sensational sound on the road for their third national tour. Bringing to life their favorite "Sixties Hits" from The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys.

Tekoa Country Club, Westfield MA

Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Annual Golf Tournament

September 19th, to benefit our agency’s hospice program. The tournament will kick off with a shot gun start at 12:00 p.m. A dinner reception will follow. There will be exciting Hole in One opportunities, cash prizes and a variety of fun raffle prizes! We would like to invite you to join us as a sponsor of this worthwhile event. Anyone can also donate smaller amounts should they choose.  All sponsors and golfers will be acknowledged in the program. Your support and participation will positively impact our community.

September 20, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site Offering New Tours

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is offering new highlight tours of the museum. Join us for a Ranger-led tour in the museum. Highlight Tours are concise views of one targeted topic or object from the Armory's collection. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Junior Ranger programs are conducted frequently and offered daily as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

Saturday's April 19 - November 22. 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m Rain or Shine! It is widely known as one of the best places for local food, fun, and community.  It offers a diverse selection; shoppers continually rave about how completely they can shop from their local farm neighbors at the market.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Reopened for Season

The Summit House and porch have been closed for the last four years for structural repairs and access improvements at the building.  J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Northampton MA

Real Live Theatre Presents The Lion & The Clown

The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast, an original script written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyrne. 8PM, September 18-21. $15 advance tickets or $17 tickets at the door. An incredible ensemble of eight actors brings you the story of a faerie and the woman he curses into a lioness, as they entangle themselves in the life of a small traveling circus that is struggling to survive in contemporary America.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Zoar Outdoor, Charlemont MA

Zoar Outdoor Presents The Whole Enchilada

Bring your bike for the fourth annual Charlemont Trail System (CTS) Whole Enchilada bike ride on September 20th! When the Whole Enchilada started the first year the CTS was made, the idea was to bike all the trails - then only 15 miles. Now the CTS has closer to 45 miles of trails, but the goal is still to ride them all in one day! Don't worry though - there's shorter rides if you don't want to do all of the trails.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Pink Martini

September 20, 8 PM, Regular ticket prices: $55, $50, $25; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $20, $15, $10. Eclectic, romantic and worldly, Pink Martini has become an international phenomenon performing its retro-hip, multilingual repertoire throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Featuring a dozen musicians, the ‘little orchestra’ from Portland, Oregon, finds inspiration in virtually every musical genre, from Baroque to disco. 

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Terrarium Workshop

September 20 at 9:30 am. Learn how to make lovely miniature indoor gardens under glass. If you create these gardens in the early autumn, the plants will have matured in time for holiday gift giving and you can share a bit of greenery with friends and family. Attendees will each make a terrarium. Presented by Master Gardener Shari Petrucci.  Pre-registration is required by Wednesday September 17th. $50 per participant, all inclusive.

Old Deerfield Village, Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Fall Craft Fair

Sept. 20 & 21. One of the 25 best craft fairs in America. Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield. $7.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Annual Ubora Award

The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums will present the 23rd annual Ubora Award to Jerald Jay Griffin at a ceremony on September 20, at 6 p.m. The Ubora Award, named for the Swahili word for “excellence,” is presented to an African-American who has made a significant contribution to the greater Springfield area. The Ubora Award presentation will be followed by a reception at the Springfield Science Museum across the Quadrangle. Admission to the event is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. 

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Bikefest

September 20. Bikefest Gourmet food, beer, live music and entertainment.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Annual Fright Fest Blood Drive

September 20. Guests will receive a FREE ticket to Six Flags New England for donating blood and helping others. Be sure to come out and support! The blood drive will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Guests are able to donate blood before or after their park visit to earn a free ticket to Six Flags Fright Fest. Our mission is to have well over 100 donors!

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents College Fest

September 20. College Fest is a day for current college students, admissions representatives and prospective college students! College students will spend the day showing off their school pride while enjoying rides, shows, attractions and much more. Prospective students are invited to attend the day to enjoy the thrills of Six Flags New England and speak to admissions representatives from New England's top academic institutions.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Eddie Money

Celebrated American Rock icon, Eddie Money is bringing his blue-collar Rock and Roll classics to The Big E's xfinity arena September 20, at 7:30pm! Throughout the 70s and 80s, he landed a number of 40 hits including “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Shakin’,” “Think I’m in Love” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” all of which are still popular on Classic Rock stations today! The show is free with a limited number of premium reserve tickets priced at $25

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

September 21, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site Offering New Tours

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is offering new highlight tours of the museum. Join us for a Ranger-led tour in the museum. Highlight Tours are concise views of one targeted topic or object from the Armory's collection. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Junior Ranger programs are conducted frequently and offered daily as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Basketball Hall of Fame Elks Hoop Shoot

The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to host The Elks Hoop Shoot, a local weekly shooting contest every Sunday at 2pm. Contestants compete to win an Elks Basketball and become that week’s champ. The event is part of a national weekly program created by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The weekly shootout takes place on Center court inside The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with participation for Hall of Fame visitors.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Reopened for Season

The Summit House and porch have been closed for the last four years for structural repairs and access improvements at the building.  J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Sept 14 – Everett Barney: A Tale of Steel and Ice. Sept 21 - Islamic Arts. Sept 28 – American Art 1930: Three Artists, Three Paintings, Three Prints. (No mini-tour on September 7).

Northampton MA

Real Live Theatre Presents The Lion & The Clown

The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast, an original script written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyrne. 8PM, September 18-21. $15 advance tickets or $17 tickets at the door. An incredible ensemble of eight actors brings you the story of a faerie and the woman he curses into a lioness, as they entangle themselves in the life of a small traveling circus that is struggling to survive in contemporary America.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Old Deerfield Village, Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Fall Craft Fair

Sept. 20 & 21. One of the 25 best craft fairs in America. Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield. $7.

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot

September 21, at 7:30pm! The world's premier Billy Joel show features Mike DelGuidice, who recently joined Billy Joel's band playing acoustic guitar and vocals. He is backed by longtime Billy Joel band members and musicians from the Broadway musical "Movin' Out." The show is free with admission to the Fair. *There will be a limited number of premium reserved tickets priced at $25 available for purchase.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Libraries Annual Fall Reception

“The NORMLization of Cannabis Culture in America”, takes place on September 21 from 2-4 pm. NORML, a nonprofit public interest group based in Washington, is the nation’s oldest and most prominent organization advocating for an end to cannabis prohibition. The reception features keynote speakers R. Keith Stroup, founder of and current legal counsel for NORML, and Allen F. St. Pierre, ’89 Legal Studies, UMass Amherst, executive director of NORML and director of the NORML Foundation. Free and open to the public.

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Heritage State Park Presents Hawks at Mt. Tom

September 21, from 10 am - 4 pm.  Free and open to the public.  The "Eyes on Owls" will present once in the morning and again in the afternoon and Tom Ricardi, raptor rehabilitation specialist will present his show at noon. Both the Children's Museum and Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will be open 10-4 that day with special activities planned. Bring your lawn chairs and lunch and come spend a great  in the park!  This will be a great family event!

Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation, Granville MA

Noble & Cooley's Presents Militia Encampment

Massachusetts 10th Militia Encampment from 9 AM to 4PM. Come visit with members of the Mass 10th Militia at their encampment next to the shop pond at the museum.  See what life was like for the men as they set up their camps and learn how they spent their time preparing and training for battle.

September 22, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Threads that Bind

September 22 at 6:00 p.m. – Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind – Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Fashion and Frugality: English Patterned Silks and Connecticut River Valley Women’s Fashion in the 18th Century Ned Lazaro, of Historic Deerfield, will explore the ownership and survival of three elaborate 18th Century brocaded silk gowns worn in the Connecticut River Valley.  $7 general / $5 members.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Libraries Presents Drug Policy Archive Symposium

Sept. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Symposium publicly launches the Drug Policy Archive within Special Collections and University Archives. It brings together faculty, students, and experts to explore a wide range of issues involved in the marijuana legalization movement as well as to encourage scholarship about drug policy reform within the larger context of social change. Free and open to the public, including lunch.

September 23, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

September 24, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Farmers Market 2014 Season, Turners Falls

Great Falls Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
May - October, Rain or Shine.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

September 25, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Indoors Farmers Market

Thursdays Noon - 5PM. Center Court. You can conveniently shop for local plants, veggies and fruits in season, as well as farm fresh pork, alplaca products, home-baked and canned goods, artisan breads, home grown honey products, gourmet cupcakes, artisan goats milk and olive oil soaps, hand-dipped chocolates and organic bath and body products to name a few. 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Sept 4 - Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art. Sept 11 - Money, Museums & Masterpieces. Sept 18 - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry. Sept 25 - The Intersection of Art & Music – Composers’ Inspiration & Context in this Season’s Classical Performances.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series

September 25 Dan Kenary, President and Co-founder of Harpoon Brewery, will host a fun-filled evening of beer tasting paired with food samples and a discussion of “How Passion, Continuous Improvement and Grassroots Marketing Have Made Harpoon Brewery the Largest Craft Brewer in New England.” $45 per person ($40 for OSV Members), which includes a reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

September 26, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents ZZ Top

“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” will be heading north to play The Big E’s xfinity arena, Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30pm! Tickets for the performance priced at $39 and a limited number of $49 seats are available for purchase. The Lone Star State’s beloved band is the longest running major Rock band with all original members. Their huge catalogue of hits span from “La Grange,” “Tush” and “Cheap Sunglasses,” to the popular singles “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs” and “Got Me Under Pressure” off their Diamond certified album, Eliminator. Tickets include admission to the Fair when purchased before the show date, a $15 value!.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Ugandan Suite, a CD Release Party

September 26 Ugandan Suite, a CD of music created by UMass Amherst Professor Felipe Salles. The event begins at 7pm with a pre-concert lecture on Ugandan Traditional Music by Dr. Damascus Kafumbe. At 8pm, Salles and his long-time ensemble will perform his Ugandan Suite in its entirety.  $3, UMass students; $5, other students, children, seniors; and $10, general public. The pre-concert lecture is free.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Honor Flight: The Movie”

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will host a public screening of “Honor Flight: The Movie” on Friday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. The movie, a documentary released in 2012, tells the heartwarming story of the nationwide effort to sponsor and fly World War II veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public; however seating must be reserved. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for guests to enjoy music and refreshments.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Frankenstein

September 26 & 27, 7:30 PM. The play Frankenstein is a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, written and performed by Lindel Hart as the Creature. The production will feature projection design by Florian Canga illustrating the story through light and image that will also draw parallels to our troubled present. Makeup design is by Broadway makeup artist, Joseph Dulude II whose work in Wicked drew so much attention.

September 27, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site Offering New Tours

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is offering new highlight tours of the museum. Join us for a Ranger-led tour in the museum. Highlight Tours are concise views of one targeted topic or object from the Armory's collection. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Junior Ranger programs are conducted frequently and offered daily as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

Saturday's April 19 - November 22. 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m Rain or Shine! It is widely known as one of the best places for local food, fun, and community.  It offers a diverse selection; shoppers continually rave about how completely they can shop from their local farm neighbors at the market.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Frankenstein

September 26 & 27, 7:30 PM. The play Frankenstein is a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, written and performed by Lindel Hart as the Creature. The production will feature projection design by Florian Canga illustrating the story through light and image that will also draw parallels to our troubled present. Makeup design is by Broadway makeup artist, Joseph Dulude II whose work in Wicked drew so much attention.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

September 27 at 12:00-4:00 p.m. Wistariahurst will grant free admission for one person plus a guest for an historic house tour with a Free Admission Card. Visit our website for tour schedule. Participates are encouraged to schedule tours in advance as group sizes are limited.

Forster's Farm, Orange MA

Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

16th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival. Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014. 10 a.m. to 5 PM both days. Shine or Rain. No Pets Allowed. Only: $5 per day for Adults, $8 for weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free. Part of each festival is a series of chef demonstrations that show off garlic at its tasty best.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Opening Night Gala!

September 27, Kevin Rhodes, Conductor. Our Opening Night Gala promises to be a spectacular evening, highlighting the brilliance of the incredible SSO in Orchestral Showpieces by Ravel, Debussy & Mussorgsky. Join us for an exciting start to our 71st performance season!

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Little Big Town

Little Big Town. The country band will perform at the fair on Saturday, Sept. 27. The show will take place at the fair’s Xfinity Arena and begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are priced at $39 and include full-day admission to the fair.

Holyoke MA

Real Live Theatre Presents The Lion & The Clown

The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast, an original script written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyrne. 8PM,  September 27 & 28. $15 advance tickets or $17 tickets at the door. An incredible ensemble of eight actors brings you the story of a faerie and the woman he curses into a lioness, as they entangle themselves in the life of a small traveling circus that is struggling to survive in contemporary America.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Harvest Party

September 27 There’s no better place to enjoy the brisk fall weather than at the Old Sturbridge Village Harvest Party on September 27. Celebrate the season with live music, hayrides, bonfires, and dancing. The Freeman Farm kitchen will be filled with the tantalizing aroma of old-fashioned fall cooking and the Village potters will fire up the 1800s-style kiln to fire a year’s worth of vintage redware pottery. 6:00PM-9:00PM

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Friends’ Day

September 27 Each year, Old Sturbridge Village hosts Friends’ Day to honor Members of the museum and thank them for all of their support. Members enjoy special, members-only programs throughout the day and will receive two admission passes to share with friends on future visits.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents The Green Gala

September 27, 7:30PM–11:30PM. The Green Gala is Connecticut’s premier “green” showcase and fundraiser for science education, attended by 700 of the state’s most prominent business, government, and community leaders. Presented by UTC, the Green Gala features three floors of tapas dining, amazing cocktails, a wireless silent auction, dancing, and more!

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival

September 27 & 28, 10am - 6pm. Saturday 9/27. 10:15-noon: FREE LEGO set to build and take home! 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm: Franklin County’s Got Talent Winners will perform LIVE! Sunday 9/28. Noon-4pm: Meet Tom Ricardi and his Birds of Prey! One of the best kept secrets in New England! Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever popular presentation on birds of prey. Activities both Days: Hayrides 12-4, Paint a Pumpkin with Santa 12-4, Enter our raffle for our chance to win a gift basket!

September 28, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory National Historic Site Offering New Tours

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is offering new highlight tours of the museum. Join us for a Ranger-led tour in the museum. Highlight Tours are concise views of one targeted topic or object from the Armory's collection. Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm. Junior Ranger programs are conducted frequently and offered daily as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

“Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place from March 22 – September 28, 2014, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Additional events related to the Steampunk Springfield project will also be hosted by the Museums and other partner organizations, including the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and CityStage & Symphony Hall, among others.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Basketball Hall of Fame Elks Hoop Shoot

The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to host The Elks Hoop Shoot, a local weekly shooting contest every Sunday at 2pm. Contestants compete to win an Elks Basketball and become that week’s champ. The event is part of a national weekly program created by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The weekly shootout takes place on Center court inside The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with participation for Hall of Fame visitors.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, ZZ Top, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Sept 14 – Everett Barney: A Tale of Steel and Ice. Sept 21 - Islamic Arts. Sept 28 – American Art 1930: Three Artists, Three Paintings, Three Prints. (No mini-tour on September 7).

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Forster's Farm, Orange MA

Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

16th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival. Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014. 10 a.m. to 5 PM both days. Shine or Rain. No Pets Allowed. Only: $5 per day for Adults, $8 for weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free. Part of each festival is a series of chef demonstrations that show off garlic at its tasty best.

Holyoke MA

Real Live Theatre Presents The Lion & The Clown

The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast, an original script written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyrne. 8PM,  September 27 & 28. $15 advance tickets or $17 tickets at the door. An incredible ensemble of eight actors brings you the story of a faerie and the woman he curses into a lioness, as they entangle themselves in the life of a small traveling circus that is struggling to survive in contemporary America.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival

September 27 & 28, 10am - 6pm. Saturday 9/27. 10:15-noon: FREE LEGO set to build and take home! 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm: Franklin County’s Got Talent Winners will perform LIVE! Sunday 9/28. Noon-4pm: Meet Tom Ricardi and his Birds of Prey! One of the best kept secrets in New England! Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever popular presentation on birds of prey. Activities both Days: Hayrides 12-4, Paint a Pumpkin with Santa 12-4, Enter our raffle for our chance to win a gift basket!

Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Sturbridge MA

“The Big Moe”

September 28 – Massachusetts Outdoor Expo “The Big Moe” - Join us for this annual family event at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, 24 Hamilton Road in Sturbridge from 9:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M. This free, family-oriented event celebrates outdoor skills, nature, art, and wildlife. Stations include sporting dog demonstrations, animal tracks, fishing skills, nature crafts, bird box building, kayaking, trap shooting, and many more. Limited equipment and bait will be provided at the fishing station.

Big E, West Springfield

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Emblem3 with special guest Midnight Red

Emblem3 with special guest Midnight Red will rock The Big E's xfinity arena September 28, at 7:30pm! Emblem3 have released their debut studio album Nothing To Lose featuring the popular single “Chloe (You’re the One I Want).” Opening the show will be Midnight Red, an unstoppable boy band that just toured with The Wanted and supported Austin Mahone on his MTV: Artist to Watch Tour. The show is free with admission to the Fair. There will be a limited number of premium reserved tickets priced at $25 available for purchase. Tickets include Big E admission, a $15 value, when purchased before show date.

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents An Afternoon Concert with Bella Voce

September 28 at 3:00 p.m. – Join Bella Voce in a tribute to the American Songbook as they present selections from Opera and Broadway, taking you on a journey from La Scala to 42nd Street to Tin Pan Alley! Works by Mozart, Humperdinck, Bizet, Jerry Noble, Krieger, Bernstein, Porter, Gershwin and more! Tickets are $12 general / $10 for members and seniors.

September 29, 2014 (Monday)
Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Threads that Bind

September 29 at 6:00 p.m. Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Rivals of William Skinner: The Cheney Brothers of Manchester, CT. Dennis Gleeson will tell the story of the Cheney Brothers and their transition from selling trees into making silk thread and the influence of the sewing machine on their business. $7 general / $5 members.

North Adams MA

North Adams Annual Fall Foliage Festival

September 29 – Oct. 5. Since 1955, North Adams has held a special week of events showcasing the beauty of autumn in North Adams. Complete with a children’s fair, road race, craft fair and performances, the Fall Foliage Festival is fun for the whole family. The highlight of the Fall Foliage Festival is the Fall Foliage Parade. The Fall Foliage Parade will take place on October 5, 2014 at 1pm.

September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork

March 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015. Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century. The village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts & Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. This exhibition will feature more than 25 pieces from Historic Deerfield's collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center

5 Narratives: Art at the MassMutual Center. The exhibit features artwork from 5 local artists throughout Western Massachusetts and is the first time art is being displayed inside the MassMutual Center Convention Center walls. Admission to this event is free. On view until October 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame Open

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM, year-round, or by special pre-arranged appointment. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved classic Harriet the Spy celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To honor this momentous occasion, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has created Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty, an exhibition of the book’s original art. The exhibition premiered at The Forbes Galleries in New York. It will then be on view at The Carle from May 20 through November 30, 2014.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Norman Rockwell's World: Reinterpreting the American Tradition in the 21st Century

May 20th, 2014 through January 4th, 2015. This exhibition will reflect Rockwell's style that had just the right combination of family values, small-town scenes, celebrations of idyllic childhoods and recognition of American traditions.  This was important especially when he developed his style during a period that involved two world wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. 

Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA

Mountain Adventure at Jiminy Peak Open for the Season

Aerial Adventure Park - Mountain Adventure Park - Mountain Biking. May 24th - Late October. Come join us and find out why the Berkshires is a great destination to relax, play or to live.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator

In December 2013, artwork by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper set the all-time sales records for American paintings at auction, confirming the enduring popularity of these two artists from the twentieth century. This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the early work of these two remarkable artists side by side, offering a rare glimpse into their formative years before they embarked on divergent paths as painters. Through October 26.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Simms Taback: Art by Design

Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through Nov. 2, features Taback’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and his Caldecott Honor Book, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

North Adams MA

North Adams Annual Fall Foliage Festival

September 29 – Oct. 5. Since 1955, North Adams has held a special week of events showcasing the beauty of autumn in North Adams. Complete with a children’s fair, road race, craft fair and performances, the Fall Foliage Festival is fun for the whole family. The highlight of the Fall Foliage Festival is the Fall Foliage Parade. The Fall Foliage Parade will take place on October 5, 2014 at 1pm.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Sesame Street Live

September 30th for 2 shows! 3PM & 6:30 PM. Doors Open 2pm.Ticket Prices $15, $24, $32, $55. Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot,” Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, Abby leads a rhyming game, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before!