April 2014

April 1, 2014 (Tuesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

April 2, 2014 (Wednesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Tower Square Springfield MA

Tower Square Winter Farmers Market

Occurs every week on Wednesdays until April 30. 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM. Citywalk Cafes food court. Enjoy the convenience of shopping for farm fresh organic produce featuring fruits and vegetables from farms along the East Coast sold by Enterprise Farm of South Deerfield, MA.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

April 3, 2014 (Thursday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

April 4, 2014 (Friday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

Italian Cultural Center, Springfield MA

Cooking with the Frigo Family

April 25, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50. The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts is planning a tasty fundraiser –' "Cooking with the Frigo Family." Joe Frigo of Frigo’s Specialty Food Shop and his staff will prepare a dinner for guests in what the ICC describes as just "like watching the Food Network on TV, only better and more fun." Tickets must be purchased in advance. Deadline for purchasing tickets is April 18.

April 5, 2014 (Saturday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

April 6, 2014 (Sunday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

April 7, 2014 (Monday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

April 8, 2014 (Tuesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

April 9, 2014 (Wednesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Tower Square Springfield MA

Tower Square Winter Farmers Market

Occurs every week on Wednesdays until April 30. 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM. Citywalk Cafes food court. Enjoy the convenience of shopping for farm fresh organic produce featuring fruits and vegetables from farms along the East Coast sold by Enterprise Farm of South Deerfield, MA.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

April 10, 2014 (Thursday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

April 11, 2014 (Friday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

April 12, 2014 (Saturday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

April 13, 2014 (Sunday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

April 14, 2014 (Monday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents April Vacation Exploration Camps

April 1420. The Connecticut Science Center will be open daily for April School Vacation from 10AM to 5PM. Enjoy all four floors and 165+ hands-on exhibits including our newest blockbuster traveling exhibit in Lost Egypt. Be sure to check out our 3D movies and Vacation Exploration Camps. Programs for Grades 1–6. April 14: Blast Off! April 15: Superhero Science. April 16: Excavation Station. April 17: Super-cold Science. April 18: Shocking Science!

April 15, 2014 (Tuesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents April Vacation Exploration Camps

April 1420. The Connecticut Science Center will be open daily for April School Vacation from 10AM to 5PM. Enjoy all four floors and 165+ hands-on exhibits including our newest blockbuster traveling exhibit in Lost Egypt. Be sure to check out our 3D movies and Vacation Exploration Camps. Programs for Grades 1–6. April 14: Blast Off! April 15: Superhero Science. April 16: Excavation Station. April 17: Super-cold Science. April 18: Shocking Science!

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

April 16, 2014 (Wednesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Tower Square Springfield MA

Tower Square Winter Farmers Market

Occurs every week on Wednesdays until April 30. 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM. Citywalk Cafes food court. Enjoy the convenience of shopping for farm fresh organic produce featuring fruits and vegetables from farms along the East Coast sold by Enterprise Farm of South Deerfield, MA.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents April Vacation Exploration Camps

April 1420. The Connecticut Science Center will be open daily for April School Vacation from 10AM to 5PM. Enjoy all four floors and 165+ hands-on exhibits including our newest blockbuster traveling exhibit in Lost Egypt. Be sure to check out our 3D movies and Vacation Exploration Camps. Programs for Grades 1–6. April 14: Blast Off! April 15: Superhero Science. April 16: Excavation Station. April 17: Super-cold Science. April 18: Shocking Science!

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

MassMutual Center Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes

April 16- 20. Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!  See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroe swhere believing is just the beginning!

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.

April 17, 2014 (Thursday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents April Vacation Exploration Camps

April 1420. The Connecticut Science Center will be open daily for April School Vacation from 10AM to 5PM. Enjoy all four floors and 165+ hands-on exhibits including our newest blockbuster traveling exhibit in Lost Egypt. Be sure to check out our 3D movies and Vacation Exploration Camps. Programs for Grades 1–6. April 14: Blast Off! April 15: Superhero Science. April 16: Excavation Station. April 17: Super-cold Science. April 18: Shocking Science!

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

MassMutual Center Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes

April 16- 20. Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!  See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroe swhere believing is just the beginning!

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.

April 18, 2014 (Friday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents April Vacation Exploration Camps

April 1420. The Connecticut Science Center will be open daily for April School Vacation from 10AM to 5PM. Enjoy all four floors and 165+ hands-on exhibits including our newest blockbuster traveling exhibit in Lost Egypt. Be sure to check out our 3D movies and Vacation Exploration Camps. Programs for Grades 1–6. April 14: Blast Off! April 15: Superhero Science. April 16: Excavation Station. April 17: Super-cold Science. April 18: Shocking Science!

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

MassMutual Center Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes

April 16- 20. Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!  See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroe swhere believing is just the beginning!

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents New England Spring Classic Dog Shows

Apr 18, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014. 7am-7pm. Admission: Free. Conformation, obedience, rally and microchip clinic.

Three County Fairgrounds Northampton MA

MA Quarter Youth & Novice Open Horse Show

April 18-20 Three County Fairgrounds. Northampton.

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

April 19, 2014 (Saturday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents April Vacation Exploration Camps

April 1420. The Connecticut Science Center will be open daily for April School Vacation from 10AM to 5PM. Enjoy all four floors and 165+ hands-on exhibits including our newest blockbuster traveling exhibit in Lost Egypt. Be sure to check out our 3D movies and Vacation Exploration Camps. Programs for Grades 1–6. April 14: Blast Off! April 15: Superhero Science. April 16: Excavation Station. April 17: Super-cold Science. April 18: Shocking Science!

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

MassMutual Center Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes

April 16- 20. Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!  See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroe swhere believing is just the beginning!

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents New England Spring Classic Dog Shows

Apr 18, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014. 7am-7pm. Admission: Free. Conformation, obedience, rally and microchip clinic.

Three County Fairgrounds Northampton MA

MA Quarter Youth & Novice Open Horse Show

April 18-20 Three County Fairgrounds. Northampton.

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Ludlow MA

Lupa Zoo reopens for the 2014 season

Saturday, April 19th at 10 AM. Come see what's new at Lupa Zoo! April 20th Easter Sunday the Zoo will be open 1 pm to 5pm.

April 20, 2014 (Sunday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Easter Activities & Events

Saturday, April 12 Join us to decorate some special bunny ears. Sunday, April 13 Create an Easter Card for a special person. Friday, April 18 Open 11-4 Easter weekend. Saturday, April 19 Holyoke Parks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 10-12. Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday! Come & visit with the Easter Bunny, 12 noon -3 p.m! Wear your Easter finery, or your bunny ears & whiskers & be treated to a 1/2 price ride.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents April Vacation Exploration Camps

April 1420. The Connecticut Science Center will be open daily for April School Vacation from 10AM to 5PM. Enjoy all four floors and 165+ hands-on exhibits including our newest blockbuster traveling exhibit in Lost Egypt. Be sure to check out our 3D movies and Vacation Exploration Camps. Programs for Grades 1–6. April 14: Blast Off! April 15: Superhero Science. April 16: Excavation Station. April 17: Super-cold Science. April 18: Shocking Science!

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

MassMutual Center Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Disney on Ice Princesses & Heroes

April 16- 20. Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away!  See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroe swhere believing is just the beginning!

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents New England Spring Classic Dog Shows

Apr 18, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014. 7am-7pm. Admission: Free. Conformation, obedience, rally and microchip clinic.

Three County Fairgrounds Northampton MA

MA Quarter Youth & Novice Open Horse Show

April 18-20 Three County Fairgrounds. Northampton.

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Ludlow MA

Lupa Zoo reopens for the 2014 season

Saturday, April 19th at 10 AM. Come see what's new at Lupa Zoo! April 20th Easter Sunday the Zoo will be open 1 pm to 5pm.

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch, Sunday, April 20, 10 AM - 3 PM. Brunch Buffet. Featuring our Breakfast, Carving, Pasta & Decadent Dessert Stations, Coffee, Tea, Juice and much more... Adults $29.95* • Children (4-12) $16* Complimentary Mimosa Station. Children Knee High Buffet and Coloring Contest. Easter Bunny Making a Special Appearance!

Sheraton Springfield, Springfield MA

Sheraton Springfield Presents Easter Sunday Brunch

Sunday April 20th - Complimentary Parking - Easter Bunny Visits for the Kids. Breakfast Selections, Belgium Waffle Station, Chef personalized Omelet Station, Chef Carving Station, Special Selected Dishes, Fresh Salads, Starbucks Coffee & Dessert Selections, Reservations required. Brunch price $29.95 Adults $16.95 Children under 12 & free for children under 4 - Plus Tax and Gratuity

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Nat’l Parks and School Vacation Weeks

April 20-26, Begin celebrating with author Julia Lynam, of the recently published book, Treasures on Your Doorstep, on Thursday, April 24 at 2pm. A power point program showcases hundreds of hidden National Park gems across the country. Participate in the Jr. Ranger program; complete Museum searches, outdoor explorations, and watch National Park Service movies. Earn badges and prizes.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House/ Log Cabin Presents Easter Brunch

Treat your family to holiday brunch! Featuring a variety of breakfast specialties and entrees, chef-attended carving station, pasta station, omelet station, waffle station, salad bar, Viennese dessert table, sundae bar. Price: $32 for adults, $16 for kids 4-12, free for kids 3 years and younger (plus tax & gratuities).

April 21, 2014 (Monday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Nat’l Parks and School Vacation Weeks

April 20-26, Begin celebrating with author Julia Lynam, of the recently published book, Treasures on Your Doorstep, on Thursday, April 24 at 2pm. A power point program showcases hundreds of hidden National Park gems across the country. Participate in the Jr. Ranger program; complete Museum searches, outdoor explorations, and watch National Park Service movies. Earn badges and prizes.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Animals Galore!

April 21 - April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Get inspired by the art on view! Find animals real and imagined in the Museum's galleries and create a creature of your own design. Free with Museum admission.

Eastfield Mall, Springfield MA

Eastfield Mall Presents Cupcake Decorating Fun Monday

Cupcake Decorating Fun Monday, April 21st from 1 to 3 pm. Join us in the Food Court for a session of cupcake* decorating fun with the owner of Emma's Creations.  A FREE activity for children ages 5 to 10 years. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Delaney House Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Learn to Drink Like a Pro

April 21st: Yuengling Beers. The Delaney House’s monthly Learn To Drink Like A Pro events give you and your friends a chance to have a great meal, share some laughs, and learn how to appreciate our featured beers, wines or spirits like an adult. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. $35.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Patriots' Day

Come celebrate the legacy of the New England patriots and their role in our nation’s birth at Old Sturbridge Village on April 21. Hear the music of the fife and the beating of the drum accompanied by cracks of musket fire. Learn the differences between the Minutemen and the loyalists and learn how to march with the militia.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

Open 11a.m. - 4 p.m. for School Vacation Week. Come enjoy springtime at Holyoke Heritage State Park! Week includes Patriot’ Day holiday on Monday.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents School Vacation Week Programs

Visitors to Historic Deerfield during April School Vacation Week will have the opportunity to experience a variety of early New England activities. From exploring the "Lost Art of Letter Writing" (April 21-27) through the use of a quill pen to the history behind the Patriot's Day holiday (April 26), there's something for everyone this April at Historic Deerfield. (April 21-26) Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Colonial Chocolate. (April 26) Silversmithing Series.

Forest Park Zoo, Springfield MA

Forest Park Zoo Presents Zoo Camp

Dates: April 21 – 25. A terrific way to broaden a child’s horizons during their April school vacation week, Zoo Camp takes place Monday-Friday of each vacation week, sometimes starting as early as 7:30am and lasting until about 5pm. Participants get to touch and hold live animals every day, while learning about animal diets and habits, hibernation patterns and how to care for different creatures.

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents April Break Fun

The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 21st-25th. The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls. Monday, April 21st–  Wednesday, April 23rd Open Cockpits & Museum Tours. Thursday, April 24th– Zip Line Challenge. Friday, April 25th, Blimp Maze-Design.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Vacation Week With Puppet Festival

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of performances and activities for the upcoming school vacation week, April 21-25, 2014. This year’s Puppet Festival will feature performances by some of the region’s finest puppet ensembles, along with live animal demonstrations, interactive displays, planetarium shows, and hands-on art opportunities. All activities are free with museum admission unless noted.

Amelia Park Children's Museum, Westfield MA

Amelia Park Children's Museum Presents April Vacation Days Activities

We are open all week: April 21 - April 25 | 9:00AM- 4:00PM. Monday - Straw Rockets and Paper Airplane Making 1:00PM. Tuesday - Earth Day 11:00AM- 12:00PM. Wednesday - Craft Day- 10:00AM- 11:30AM. Thursday - Radical Reactions! Chemistry for Kids! 1:00PM. Friday- Electricity with SNAP! Circuits. 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Face painting at various times throughout the week! All programs are free with paid admission.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Made in the Happy Valley

April 21 at 6:00 p.m. Poetry to the Earth, with lecturer Suzanne Flynt This lecture chronicles the extraordinary story of how Arts and Crafts transformed the western Massachusetts farming village of Deerfield into a leading crafts center. Deerfield's fabled history and rural surroundings created an ideal environment for the Arts and Crafts, a movement that encouraged a return to hand craftsmanship, simplicity of design, and honesty of materials. $7 general/ $5 members.

April 22, 2014 (Tuesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Nat’l Parks and School Vacation Weeks

April 20-26, Begin celebrating with author Julia Lynam, of the recently published book, Treasures on Your Doorstep, on Thursday, April 24 at 2pm. A power point program showcases hundreds of hidden National Park gems across the country. Participate in the Jr. Ranger program; complete Museum searches, outdoor explorations, and watch National Park Service movies. Earn badges and prizes.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Animals Galore!

April 21 - April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Get inspired by the art on view! Find animals real and imagined in the Museum's galleries and create a creature of your own design. Free with Museum admission.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

Open 11a.m. - 4 p.m. for School Vacation Week. Come enjoy springtime at Holyoke Heritage State Park! Week includes Patriot’ Day holiday on Monday.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents School Vacation Week Programs

Visitors to Historic Deerfield during April School Vacation Week will have the opportunity to experience a variety of early New England activities. From exploring the "Lost Art of Letter Writing" (April 21-27) through the use of a quill pen to the history behind the Patriot's Day holiday (April 26), there's something for everyone this April at Historic Deerfield. (April 21-26) Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Colonial Chocolate. (April 26) Silversmithing Series.

Forest Park Zoo, Springfield MA

Forest Park Zoo Presents Zoo Camp

Dates: April 21 – 25. A terrific way to broaden a child’s horizons during their April school vacation week, Zoo Camp takes place Monday-Friday of each vacation week, sometimes starting as early as 7:30am and lasting until about 5pm. Participants get to touch and hold live animals every day, while learning about animal diets and habits, hibernation patterns and how to care for different creatures.

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents April Break Fun

The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 21st-25th. The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls. Monday, April 21st–  Wednesday, April 23rd Open Cockpits & Museum Tours. Thursday, April 24th– Zip Line Challenge. Friday, April 25th, Blimp Maze-Design.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Vacation Week With Puppet Festival

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of performances and activities for the upcoming school vacation week, April 21-25, 2014. This year’s Puppet Festival will feature performances by some of the region’s finest puppet ensembles, along with live animal demonstrations, interactive displays, planetarium shows, and hands-on art opportunities. All activities are free with museum admission unless noted.

Amelia Park Children's Museum, Westfield MA

Amelia Park Children's Museum Presents April Vacation Days Activities

We are open all week: April 21 - April 25 | 9:00AM- 4:00PM. Monday - Straw Rockets and Paper Airplane Making 1:00PM. Tuesday - Earth Day 11:00AM- 12:00PM. Wednesday - Craft Day- 10:00AM- 11:30AM. Thursday - Radical Reactions! Chemistry for Kids! 1:00PM. Friday- Electricity with SNAP! Circuits. 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Face painting at various times throughout the week! All programs are free with paid admission.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Star of your Birth

Join the Springfield Stars Club on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Science Museum for a presentation by Jack Megas and Kevin Kopchynski on “Star of your Birth.” Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome. The meeting is free of charge for members, with a suggested donation of $2 for a non-member.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Wine and Wayfarer

April 22 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Highlights for the evening include a screening of 'Wayfarer,' a film by Wendy Woodson, Artistic Director and Professor of Theater and Dance at Amherst College. Woodson will be present for a Q & A following the short film. Woodson and Don Sanders, MIFA Executive Artistic Director, will talk about modern dance. Also on view in the Wistariahurst gallery is Deborah Baronas’ exhibition Into the Shade / Work and Culture. There will be a cash bar and light refreshments. The event is free, donations appreciated

Interskate 91 South Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Presents Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb - Live and In-Person! 12pm - 5pm on Tuesday, April 22nd. Loads of Amazing Roller Fun!

April 23, 2014 (Wednesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Tower Square Springfield MA

Tower Square Winter Farmers Market

Occurs every week on Wednesdays until April 30. 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM. Citywalk Cafes food court. Enjoy the convenience of shopping for farm fresh organic produce featuring fruits and vegetables from farms along the East Coast sold by Enterprise Farm of South Deerfield, MA.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Nat’l Parks and School Vacation Weeks

April 20-26, Begin celebrating with author Julia Lynam, of the recently published book, Treasures on Your Doorstep, on Thursday, April 24 at 2pm. A power point program showcases hundreds of hidden National Park gems across the country. Participate in the Jr. Ranger program; complete Museum searches, outdoor explorations, and watch National Park Service movies. Earn badges and prizes.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Animals Galore!

April 21 - April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Get inspired by the art on view! Find animals real and imagined in the Museum's galleries and create a creature of your own design. Free with Museum admission.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

Open 11a.m. - 4 p.m. for School Vacation Week. Come enjoy springtime at Holyoke Heritage State Park! Week includes Patriot’ Day holiday on Monday.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents School Vacation Week Programs

Visitors to Historic Deerfield during April School Vacation Week will have the opportunity to experience a variety of early New England activities. From exploring the "Lost Art of Letter Writing" (April 21-27) through the use of a quill pen to the history behind the Patriot's Day holiday (April 26), there's something for everyone this April at Historic Deerfield. (April 21-26) Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Colonial Chocolate. (April 26) Silversmithing Series.

Forest Park Zoo, Springfield MA

Forest Park Zoo Presents Zoo Camp

Dates: April 21 – 25. A terrific way to broaden a child’s horizons during their April school vacation week, Zoo Camp takes place Monday-Friday of each vacation week, sometimes starting as early as 7:30am and lasting until about 5pm. Participants get to touch and hold live animals every day, while learning about animal diets and habits, hibernation patterns and how to care for different creatures.

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents April Break Fun

The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 21st-25th. The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls. Monday, April 21st–  Wednesday, April 23rd Open Cockpits & Museum Tours. Thursday, April 24th– Zip Line Challenge. Friday, April 25th, Blimp Maze-Design.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Vacation Week With Puppet Festival

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of performances and activities for the upcoming school vacation week, April 21-25, 2014. This year’s Puppet Festival will feature performances by some of the region’s finest puppet ensembles, along with live animal demonstrations, interactive displays, planetarium shows, and hands-on art opportunities. All activities are free with museum admission unless noted.

Amelia Park Children's Museum, Westfield MA

Amelia Park Children's Museum Presents April Vacation Days Activities

We are open all week: April 21 - April 25 | 9:00AM- 4:00PM. Monday - Straw Rockets and Paper Airplane Making 1:00PM. Tuesday - Earth Day 11:00AM- 12:00PM. Wednesday - Craft Day- 10:00AM- 11:30AM. Thursday - Radical Reactions! Chemistry for Kids! 1:00PM. Friday- Electricity with SNAP! Circuits. 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Face painting at various times throughout the week! All programs are free with paid admission.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents Free Concert with US Air Force Band

FREE CONCERT - APRIL 23. 7PM. Heritage Band of America.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Administrative Professionals Day

April 23rd, Tower Square’s annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon at the Colony Club. The luncheon this year will feature entertainment by award winning comedian Chris Rich.  Rich, the winner of the prestigious Ladies of Laughter Contest. This special event wraps up in an hour and a half with raffle prizes and some wonderful give-aways for each attendee. The cost to attend is $20 per person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

April 23, 7:00 p.m. Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel is a love letter to books, bookstores, and most importantly the people who love books and bookstores! In The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, our protagonist's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen.

Eastfield Mall, Springfield MA

Eastfield Mall Presents FutureWorks Job & Volunteer Fair

FutureWorks Job & Volunteer Fair April 23rd, from 2pm to 5 pm. Meet with a variety of employers in our Food Court & learn about their upcoming summer job & volunteer opportunites.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents A Day Away in the Past

APRIL 23 & 25, 10am - 3pm. School Vacation Program for Children 7-12. Children get an opportunity to step back into the 19th century when they dress in period costume and try their hands at old-fashioned activities, craft projects and games in this Early American experience. One-day program - $40.00 /day. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment are required.

April 24, 2014 (Thursday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Nat’l Parks and School Vacation Weeks

April 20-26, Begin celebrating with author Julia Lynam, of the recently published book, Treasures on Your Doorstep, on Thursday, April 24 at 2pm. A power point program showcases hundreds of hidden National Park gems across the country. Participate in the Jr. Ranger program; complete Museum searches, outdoor explorations, and watch National Park Service movies. Earn badges and prizes.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Animals Galore!

April 21 - April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Get inspired by the art on view! Find animals real and imagined in the Museum's galleries and create a creature of your own design. Free with Museum admission.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

Open 11a.m. - 4 p.m. for School Vacation Week. Come enjoy springtime at Holyoke Heritage State Park! Week includes Patriot’ Day holiday on Monday.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents School Vacation Week Programs

Visitors to Historic Deerfield during April School Vacation Week will have the opportunity to experience a variety of early New England activities. From exploring the "Lost Art of Letter Writing" (April 21-27) through the use of a quill pen to the history behind the Patriot's Day holiday (April 26), there's something for everyone this April at Historic Deerfield. (April 21-26) Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Colonial Chocolate. (April 26) Silversmithing Series.

Forest Park Zoo, Springfield MA

Forest Park Zoo Presents Zoo Camp

Dates: April 21 – 25. A terrific way to broaden a child’s horizons during their April school vacation week, Zoo Camp takes place Monday-Friday of each vacation week, sometimes starting as early as 7:30am and lasting until about 5pm. Participants get to touch and hold live animals every day, while learning about animal diets and habits, hibernation patterns and how to care for different creatures.

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents April Break Fun

The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 21st-25th. The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls. Monday, April 21st–  Wednesday, April 23rd Open Cockpits & Museum Tours. Thursday, April 24th– Zip Line Challenge. Friday, April 25th, Blimp Maze-Design.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Vacation Week With Puppet Festival

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of performances and activities for the upcoming school vacation week, April 21-25, 2014. This year’s Puppet Festival will feature performances by some of the region’s finest puppet ensembles, along with live animal demonstrations, interactive displays, planetarium shows, and hands-on art opportunities. All activities are free with museum admission unless noted.

Amelia Park Children's Museum, Westfield MA

Amelia Park Children's Museum Presents April Vacation Days Activities

We are open all week: April 21 - April 25 | 9:00AM- 4:00PM. Monday - Straw Rockets and Paper Airplane Making 1:00PM. Tuesday - Earth Day 11:00AM- 12:00PM. Wednesday - Craft Day- 10:00AM- 11:30AM. Thursday - Radical Reactions! Chemistry for Kids! 1:00PM. Friday- Electricity with SNAP! Circuits. 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Face painting at various times throughout the week! All programs are free with paid admission.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents A Day Away in the Past

APRIL 23 & 25, 10am - 3pm. School Vacation Program for Children 7-12. Children get an opportunity to step back into the 19th century when they dress in period costume and try their hands at old-fashioned activities, craft projects and games in this Early American experience. One-day program - $40.00 /day. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment are required.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Laini Taylor, Dreams of God and Monsters

April 24, 7:00 pm. The AMAZING Laini Taylor is coming to the South Hadley this April! Glitter tattoos, dress up photo shoot and make your own mask activities will take place at the event as we welcome this phenomenal author with the release of the final book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, Dreams of God and Monsters. Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents OPEN House

April 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Scibelli Hall. The event offers the chance to learn about the variety of career and transfer programs available at the college. It is free and open to the public. No registration is required. All attendees will receive a STCC backpack and have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes. Refreshments will be available.

Eastfield Mall, Springfield MA

Eastfield Mall Presents Painting Class with Gifted Tones

April 24th at 11 am & 3 pm. Join the talented art teachers from Gifted Tones studio in our Food Court for an afternoon of painting! Leave with your very own masterpiece. The 11 am class will be painting a giraffe & the 3 pm class will paint a hippo. Register for both & create a matching set for your child's room! This activity is good for kids & adults alike!

Interskate 91 South Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Presents Angry Birds Party

Angry Birds Party - 12pm - 5pm on Thursday, April 24th. Meet the Red Bird and Pig Live and In-Person!

April 25, 2014 (Friday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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 Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Nat’l Parks and School Vacation Weeks

April 20-26, Begin celebrating with author Julia Lynam, of the recently published book, Treasures on Your Doorstep, on Thursday, April 24 at 2pm. A power point program showcases hundreds of hidden National Park gems across the country. Participate in the Jr. Ranger program; complete Museum searches, outdoor explorations, and watch National Park Service movies. Earn badges and prizes.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Animals Galore!

April 21 - April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Get inspired by the art on view! Find animals real and imagined in the Museum's galleries and create a creature of your own design. Free with Museum admission.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

Open 11a.m. - 4 p.m. for School Vacation Week. Come enjoy springtime at Holyoke Heritage State Park! Week includes Patriot’ Day holiday on Monday.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents School Vacation Week Programs

Visitors to Historic Deerfield during April School Vacation Week will have the opportunity to experience a variety of early New England activities. From exploring the "Lost Art of Letter Writing" (April 21-27) through the use of a quill pen to the history behind the Patriot's Day holiday (April 26), there's something for everyone this April at Historic Deerfield. (April 21-26) Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Colonial Chocolate. (April 26) Silversmithing Series.

Forest Park Zoo, Springfield MA

Forest Park Zoo Presents Zoo Camp

Dates: April 21 – 25. A terrific way to broaden a child’s horizons during their April school vacation week, Zoo Camp takes place Monday-Friday of each vacation week, sometimes starting as early as 7:30am and lasting until about 5pm. Participants get to touch and hold live animals every day, while learning about animal diets and habits, hibernation patterns and how to care for different creatures.

New England Air Museum Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents April Break Fun

The New England Air Museum will hold family fun activities April 21st-25th. The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls. Monday, April 21st–  Wednesday, April 23rd Open Cockpits & Museum Tours. Thursday, April 24th– Zip Line Challenge. Friday, April 25th, Blimp Maze-Design.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Vacation Week With Puppet Festival

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of performances and activities for the upcoming school vacation week, April 21-25, 2014. This year’s Puppet Festival will feature performances by some of the region’s finest puppet ensembles, along with live animal demonstrations, interactive displays, planetarium shows, and hands-on art opportunities. All activities are free with museum admission unless noted.

Amelia Park Children's Museum, Westfield MA

Amelia Park Children's Museum Presents April Vacation Days Activities

We are open all week: April 21 - April 25 | 9:00AM- 4:00PM. Monday - Straw Rockets and Paper Airplane Making 1:00PM. Tuesday - Earth Day 11:00AM- 12:00PM. Wednesday - Craft Day- 10:00AM- 11:30AM. Thursday - Radical Reactions! Chemistry for Kids! 1:00PM. Friday- Electricity with SNAP! Circuits. 11:00AM and 1:00PM. Face painting at various times throughout the week! All programs are free with paid admission.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents A Day Away in the Past

APRIL 23 & 25, 10am - 3pm. School Vacation Program for Children 7-12. Children get an opportunity to step back into the 19th century when they dress in period costume and try their hands at old-fashioned activities, craft projects and games in this Early American experience. One-day program - $40.00 /day. Space is limited. Pre-registration and payment are required.

American International College Springfield MA

AIC Presents Raisin in the Sun

Raisin in the Sun - the AIC Theater Department will present the play Raisin in the Sun, April 25-27. The production, open to the public free of charge, will be presented, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Griswold Theatre.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Autism Awareness Fair

Autism Awareness Fair 12:00 - 3:00 Food Court

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons playoff games

The Springfield Falcons announced that the team’s first two home playoff games will be played at the MassMutual Center Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, both at 7:00 p.m. Springfield’s first-round opponent has not yet been determined. The Falcons clinched the Northeast Division, securing a top-three seed in the Eastern Conference and home-ice advantage in the opening round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.

MassMutual Center Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents 2014 Bay Path College Women's Leadership Conference

Join us April 25th for a day of learning through storytelling, insightful perspectives, and valuable networking opportunities. We are pleased to announce that Barbara Walters will be our closing keynote speaker for the 2014 Bay Path College Women’s Leadership Conference. Convention Center.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Presents Annual The Food Bank Gala: Speakeasy Soiree

The Food Bank Gala: Speakeasy Soiree. Friday, April 25, 6:30 - 10pm. Live & Silent Auction. We'll even have casino games (no cash value, chips only). 1920's or cocktail attire encouraged, but not required.

Delaney House Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Kids Cooking Class

April 25. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Registration at 6 p.m. For kids ages 6-10. $15 per child. While you enjoy a great dinner at Delaney’s Grill, we’ll have fun cooking with your kids. Here’s a chance for your kids to learn from the pros.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Senator Elizabeth Warren, A Fighting Chance

Senator Elizabeth Warren will be in Springfield at Springfield Technical Community College on Friday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. to speak on behalf of her new book, A Fighting Chance. This event is free and open to the public. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event from the Odyssey Bookshop.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Northeast Reining Horse Show

Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014. Premier Reining Horse competition in Massachusetts.

Mullins Center, UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Ice Stars for Wounded Warriors

Ice Stars for Wounded Warriors returns to Mullins Center Community Ice Rink April 25-26 for a series of events in support of the Home Base Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping New England's veterans. The Hockey Tournament will begin on Friday, April 25 and continue on Saturday, April 26. There will be two performances of the Ice Show on Saturday, April 26. Tickets for each performance of the ice show may be purchased separately.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Upright Citizens Brigade

April 25, 2014 - Doors open at 6:00 PM. Show starts at 7:30 PM. Ticket Price: $20.00.

Interskate 91 South Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Presents One Direction Party

One Direction Party - 12pm-5pm and 5pm-11:30pm on Friday, April 25th. Lots of 1D music and prizes! Everyone gets a chance to win "One Direction" concert tickets for Gillette Stadium in August!

April 26, 2014 (Saturday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Nat’l Parks and School Vacation Weeks

April 20-26, Begin celebrating with author Julia Lynam, of the recently published book, Treasures on Your Doorstep, on Thursday, April 24 at 2pm. A power point program showcases hundreds of hidden National Park gems across the country. Participate in the Jr. Ranger program; complete Museum searches, outdoor explorations, and watch National Park Service movies. Earn badges and prizes.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Animals Galore!

April 21 - April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Get inspired by the art on view! Find animals real and imagined in the Museum's galleries and create a creature of your own design. Free with Museum admission.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents School Vacation Week Programs

Visitors to Historic Deerfield during April School Vacation Week will have the opportunity to experience a variety of early New England activities. From exploring the "Lost Art of Letter Writing" (April 21-27) through the use of a quill pen to the history behind the Patriot's Day holiday (April 26), there's something for everyone this April at Historic Deerfield. (April 21-26) Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Colonial Chocolate. (April 26) Silversmithing Series.

American International College Springfield MA

AIC Presents Raisin in the Sun

Raisin in the Sun - the AIC Theater Department will present the play Raisin in the Sun, April 25-27. The production, open to the public free of charge, will be presented, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Griswold Theatre.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons playoff games

The Springfield Falcons announced that the team’s first two home playoff games will be played at the MassMutual Center Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, both at 7:00 p.m. Springfield’s first-round opponent has not yet been determined. The Falcons clinched the Northeast Division, securing a top-three seed in the Eastern Conference and home-ice advantage in the opening round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Northeast Reining Horse Show

Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014. Premier Reining Horse competition in Massachusetts.

Mullins Center, UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Ice Stars for Wounded Warriors

Ice Stars for Wounded Warriors returns to Mullins Center Community Ice Rink April 25-26 for a series of events in support of the Home Base Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping New England's veterans. The Hockey Tournament will begin on Friday, April 25 and continue on Saturday, April 26. There will be two performances of the Ice Show on Saturday, April 26. Tickets for each performance of the ice show may be purchased separately.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade

Historic Deerfield Commemorates "Shot Heard 'Round the World" Full day of activities for visitors of all ages - including colonial-era encampment. The Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade will take place at Historic Deerfield on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  Admission is $14 for adults (18+), $5 for youth (6-17), under 6, Deerfield residents and members are free. Family-friendly food will be available for purchase.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant Presents "Fancy Nancy" luncheon

April 26th, Billed as a mother-daughter experience, the luncheon features a reading of the modern kids' classic, "Fancy Nancy." Those planning to attend are encouraged to break out the hats, feather boas, and heels in order to "dress fancy." The luncheon begins at 11 a.m.

MassMutual Center Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Rays of Hope/Breast Cancer Survivors Day

Rays of Hope/Breast Cancer Survivors Day. April 26, Location: Convention Center - Various

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day. All Veterinarians who take such great care of our pets will receive a 1/2 price ride.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents O Sole Trio & Bella Notte!

Saturday, April 26 at 3pm & 8pm. The performances will offer a blend of some of the most popular Italian opera, Neapolitan and classic jazz standards with a concentration on the Italian language, as well as some familiar favorites. Also samplings of your favorite Italian cuisine and wines from Rome, Venice and Florence. Wrap up your Bella Notte with decadent pastries and desserts during this lavish event to benefit CityStage & Symphony Hall!

Jacob’s Pillow Becket MA

Jacob’s Pillow and MASS MoCA Present David Neumann

Jacob’s Pillow and MASS MoCA will co-present David Neumann: Solo Works on April 26 at MASS MoCA. Crossing the lines between dance and theatre, performer and audience, Neumann will present a series of wry, witty works that span his 20-year career.

Greenfield MA

Franklin County’s the little e!

April 26-27 Fun and diverse collection of things to see and buy, plus kid activities. Franklin County Fairgrounds.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents “Painted Walls of New England"

“Painted Walls of New England," Lefko will demonstrate mural art techniques. Lefko's appearance is part of the village’s OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch, and the presentation begins at noon Registration is required. Tickets for the event are $45, $40 for members.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents 5K Grape Chase

A Taste of Table & Vine. 5K Grape Chase. Eastern States Exposition Grounds & Young Building. ESE is again partnering with Table & Vine to present “A Taste of Table & Vine” & "5K Chase the Grape Road Race," Saturday, April 26. The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages. The day will continue to consist of two separate ticketed events with a 5k run/walk in the morning and wine/beer tasting in the evening.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Dynamic Duo! An Afternoon with Florence & Wendell Minor

April 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Pandas, penguins, and pussy cats, oh my! Wendell and Florence Minor will offer readings and talks about the art on view in Wendell Minor's America, with a book signing to follow. Enjoy an afternoon of music, art making, and more! Free with Museum admission.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Dancing With Local Stars

Dancing With Local Stars," a fund-raiser for the Tri-Town Domestic Violence Task Force, will be held April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Old Sturbridge Village Theater. Tickets for the event are $12; $10 seniors and children.

Hu Ke Lau Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Jay Pharoah

Apr 26 Sat 07:00 PM Jay Pharoah returned to Studio 8H for his second season on Saturday Night Live. Pharoah is most known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions including Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington and Kanye West.

River Station, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Unity Skatepark Art Exhibition and Silent Auction

Unity Skatepark Art Exhibition and Silent Auction. Saturday, April 26, 6:00- 10:00pm. The work of over 30 artists will be auctioned in support of Unity Skatepark. All art is made directly on or with skateboard decks. Live music! Raffle,Cash bar and nibbles. Don't miss this!

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Discovery Center Turners Falls, Presents Learn More About Bats

Saturday, April 26, 1:00-2:00. Join students of the Deer Paths Nature Education Center take a closer look at bats. The program features activities for families, songs, skits, displays and a film regarding the natural history of bats and conservation efforts. 

April 27, 2014 (Sunday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries

January 21 – April 27, the exhibit features works by some of the world's most notorious art forgers, illuminates their dubious legacies, and examines how their skills beguiled the art world for much of the 20th century. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is also hosting two companion exhibits that explore art fraud, forgery and authentication of art work.  The Real Deal: The Art of Authenticity, and The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives, features a special section dedicated to authenticating lithographs published by Currier and Ives.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

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: April 6 (special time: 11am and Noon) – Festival of Flowers – D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. April 13 - Made in the Valley-Machining and Metal Working in the Pioneer Valley.  April 20 – Easter Sunday, no mini-tour. April 27 - Steampunk Springfield: Humachines.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Spring Break Hours

Open Special Hours Every Day of Spring Break. Here’s a pro tip: you don’t even have to be a student to enjoy Spring Break at Six Flags New England. With special hours every day from April 18-27, everyone is invited to share in the springtime fun. Your homework can wait. It’s time to get serious – about having fun!

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents New Lambs

New Lambs/Spring School Vacation Week April 19-27 Spring break at Old Sturbridge Village offers visitors a unique glimpse into 19th-century New England on the cusp of seasonal change. The plants are blooming and baby animals are on the way (be sure to check out the newborn lambs). The Hands-On Crafts Center is open daily with a variety of crafts for visitors, including making tin candleholders and dipping candles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents School Vacation Week

April 19 – 27 - School Vacation week, Attractions open daily! (Train, Mini Golf, VC, Sweet Shoppe, Look Park Grill).

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Spring Fling Week

Saturday, April 19 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Sunday, April 20 Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Easter Bunny! 12-3. Monday, April 21 & Tuesday, April 22 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 Paint with Santa! 10:15. Wednesday, April 23 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00 LEGO- Build and take a Lego home! 10:15. Thursday, April 24 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Paint Your Own Breyers Horse 10:15. Friday, April 25 Trevor "The Games Man" 12:00 and 4:00. Klutz Fuzzy Project 10:15 Saturday, April 26 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Showtimes at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30. Scavenger Hunt. The Zoo in Forest Park, Zoo on the Go traveling exhibit! 12-2. Sunday, April 27 JaDuke presents a “Fairytale Adventure”! Scavenger Hunt.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents School Vacation Week Programs

Visitors to Historic Deerfield during April School Vacation Week will have the opportunity to experience a variety of early New England activities. From exploring the "Lost Art of Letter Writing" (April 21-27) through the use of a quill pen to the history behind the Patriot's Day holiday (April 26), there's something for everyone this April at Historic Deerfield. (April 21-26) Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Colonial Chocolate. (April 26) Silversmithing Series.

American International College Springfield MA

AIC Presents Raisin in the Sun

Raisin in the Sun - the AIC Theater Department will present the play Raisin in the Sun, April 25-27. The production, open to the public free of charge, will be presented, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Griswold Theatre.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Northeast Reining Horse Show

Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014. Premier Reining Horse competition in Massachusetts.

Greenfield MA

Franklin County’s the little e!

April 26-27 Fun and diverse collection of things to see and buy, plus kid activities. Franklin County Fairgrounds.

American International College, Springfield MA

AIC Presents Annual Run for Education

April 27 Sunday- 9:00 AM, Run for Education - American International College and the K-12 Teacher's Alliance present the third annual Run for Education. This 5k race highlights the great importance of our PreK-12 educators in both our children's lives and in our communities.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Chocolate World Expo

April 27, 10AM–7PM. Enjoy a different chocolaty treat with every step throughout the Connecticut Science Center. Taste confections from the simple to the elaborate, including chocolates, baked goods, gelato and much more. All of these delicious items will be available for purchase! Please note that the Science Center will be CLOSED to the public for Chocolate World Expo. To attend Chocolate World Expo, you must buy a Chocolate World Expo ticket.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Community Open House

Sunday, April 27th for Community Open House, a day of free events open to the public featuring the Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture presented by Professor Ruth Wisse: "Is Yiddish a Funny Language?"

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents "Cash is King"

April 27, 2014 - 5:00 PM at Doors open at 5:00 PM / Show starts at 6:30 PM | Ticket Price: $25.00/$23.00/$20.00. "Cash is King"  An extraordinary re-creation of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three with June Carter.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Form, Function, and Furnishings

April 27 at 2 p.m. What’s in a couch? Curator Joyce K. Schiller, Ph.D. will discuss the stories that illustrations of interior spaces reveal by analyzing the furnishings and decorative objects that appear in them.

April 28, 2014 (Monday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

The music runs from 6 to 10 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All shows are weather permitting. Mondays Eric Bascom. Tuesdays Gary Jones and Frank Serafino. Wednesdays EagleEyes. Thursdays Good Acoustics. Fridays Emotion. Saturdays Tom Ingram Band. Sundays Ethel Lee Ensemble.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Made in the Happy Valley

April 28 at 6:00 p.m. For the past eight years, Joe Manning has been identifying some of the more than 5,000 child laborers that were photographed in the early 1900s by Lewis Hine, and then tracking down and interviewing their descendants. Manning will show many of these historic photographs, tell the stories of the children, and talk about the exciting process of searching for descendants, most of whom were not aware of the historic pictures. $7 general/ $5 members.

April 29, 2014 (Tuesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Connoisseurship of Currier & Ives

Museum of Fine Arts through – June 15, 2014. This exhibition traces the connoisseurship of Currier and Ives over the last century. The images which inspired 20th century artists and collectors to create Currier & Ives themed works will be juxtaposed against original 19th century influences for the firm’s designs. A special section of the show is dedicated to authenticity and explores the differences between original and reproduced Currier & Ives lithographs.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Wendell Minor's America

through May 26, 2014. Wendell Minor’s America celebrates the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his twenty-fifth anniversary as a preeminent illustrator of children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Original artworks, artifacts, and references will be on view. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays by many of the noted authors and editors whom Minor has partnered with.

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Presents Leave Your Sleep

November 26, 2013 through May 4, 2014 Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep. Natalie Merchant’s hit album Leave Your Sleep transformed children’s poetry into a collection of original songs, which Barbara McClintock reworked in watercolor in a picture book. Come see a selection of illustrations as well as drawings of the poems.

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.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents New Worlds

El Anatsui: New Worlds January 21 - June 8 2014. This exhibition features six recent works by internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Bridging the traditional definitions of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional sculpture, these monumental installations transform recycled liquor bottle caps into shimmering surfaces deeply embedded with issues of cross-cultural exchange, consumerism, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Rainforest Adventure

Young visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will be able to take a virtual excursion deep into the rainforest, thanks to the Museums’ newest traveling exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit, designed by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, will be open January 25 through May 11, 2014. There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors ages 3 and up to view Rainforest Adventure in addition to museum admission.

Smith College Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents The Eye is a Door

January 31–August 31, The Eye is a Door showcases the photographic work of world-renowned writer, scholar, and landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn.  This is the first major exhibition to explore how Spirn’s photographs encourage a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment through the development of visual literacy–the ability to read and analyze visual information. This approach to learning allows people to question and interpret what they see, which has broad implications across many fields of inquiry and design.  

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.

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Work and Culture Exhibition

Work and Culture. Admission to gallery $3 / members free. Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims depict 19th century textile workers in different moments of service. Works on view through April.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles

Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman. March 15 through June 15. Explore the award-winning art of Murray Tinkelman, a Hall of Fame illustrator whose pen-and-ink drawings have captured the essence of the American experience for more than six decades.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Lost Egypt

NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt. Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt without ever leaving the Science Center. In Lost Egypt you'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and much more. It's hands-on fun for aspiring Egyptologists of all ages! Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. On view Feb 1–May 4 in the Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

Eric Carle Museum Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum Presents Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends

March 18 through June 8. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Bernard Waber, author and illustrator of more than thirty picture books including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Fast Food! Gulp! Gulp!, Lorenzo,and The House on East 88 Street. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard exhibition will honor Waber’s life’s work, featuring 85 of his witty and imaginative illustrations.

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.

Springfield MA

Theodores List of Events for April

April 1 Brian Chicoine & Friends.  April 2 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 3 Jamie Kent & The Options.  April 4 Chris McDermott.  April 5 Mike Law & The Playboys.  April 9 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 10 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 11 Lydia Warren.  April 12 Eran Troy Danner.  April 16 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 17 Leaf Jumpers.  April 18 The Willie J. Laws Band.  April 19 Professor Harp.  April 22 Chris Merenda.  April 23 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.  April 24 Maxxtone - LIVE KARAOKE.  April 25 Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.  April 26 Blue Devil Bluez.  April 30 Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Link to Libraries

April 30, 5:30 p.m. Book a Trip Around The World. Link to Libraries is the passport to literacy for thousands of children in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. On April 30 a selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with music, cuisine, décor and local flavor. Join us for the event of the year and help us make those journeys possible for children all over the region. $25 per person. 100% of ticket sales go to support the cause. RSVP by April 15.

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.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out

Historic Northampton's Arts Night Out will host two art exhibitions this month. Jenni Sussman's "Crowns" and "The Art of the Hooked Rug: Contemporary of a Traditional Technique." Both will begin their run April 11 at 46 Bridge St. with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. This exhibit is open from April 11 to May 2. The hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays , noon to 5 p.m. Concurrent with this exhibit will be an event in the gallery on Sunday, May 4, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

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.

Springfield MA

Spring-Cleaning Downtown

The Spirit of Springfield and the Springfield Business Improvement District are looking for a few volunteers willing to help with some spring-cleaning downtown before the annual pancake breakfast. The cleanup is planned for Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration will be in Court Square, and from there volunteers will be handed trash bags, brooms, gloves and be assigned a section on Main Street.

Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

The music runs from 6 to 10 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All shows are weather permitting. Mondays Eric Bascom. Tuesdays Gary Jones and Frank Serafino. Wednesdays EagleEyes. Thursdays Good Acoustics. Fridays Emotion. Saturdays Tom Ingram Band. Sundays Ethel Lee Ensemble.

Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Michael Sims, The Adventures of Henry Thoreau

April 29, 7:00 p.m. Henry David Thoreau has long been an intellectual icon and folk hero. In this strikingly original profile, The Adventures of Henry Thoreau, Michael Sims reveals how the bookish, quirky young man who kept quitting jobs evolved into the patron saint of environmentalism and nonviolent activism.

April 30, 2014 (Wednesday)
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum South Hadley MA

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Experiencing the Civil War: From the Battlefield to the Home Front, at the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Exhibit- will be on display until the 150th anniversary of the war’s end, in April of 2015.

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The Republican Reports the Civil War

At the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History Through April 2015

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro

Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014 - whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro

Springfield Museums Springfield MA

Springfield Museums host an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas

The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The artist will be in Springfield for a special reception on Saturday September 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the D’Amour Museum.

Eastern States Exposition W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Storrowton School Programs

Storrowton Village Museum “Look Back School Program” “Little Red Schoolhouse” Children in grades 1-5 dress in period clothing and experience what life was like for children in the 1800s. AND “Storrowton Sampler” (Grades 4-6) Throughout the School Year (through June 14, 2014). One class daily; by appointment only. Call for exact program dates.