November 27, 2014

November 27, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Holidaze Toy Drive

Running through Saturday, Nov. 29. The goal of the drive is to collect new toys for less-fortunate children during the holidays. Members of the public are urged to drop items off at the Mullins Center box office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Everyone who donates a toy will receive $5 off their ticket to see “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” on Dec. 11.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents Matisse Drawings

Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection. 30 August-14 December. the exhibition is quite unique in that it was not put together by a curator. Instead, Stomberg asked artist Ellsworth Kelly, now 92, to select pieces for the show.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Launches ‘Park with Ease’

Two valet stations will be set up along Main Street for the convenience of visitors. The first will be located by Court Square and the MassMutual Center, and the second will north on Main Street at the corner of Washington Street in he heart of the dining district. $5 for each car. The ‘Park with Ease’ program will be in effect on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26, as well as Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29. Car acceptance is from 5-9 p.m., with retrieval until midnight.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27-30 Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse.