August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017 (Saturday)
Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

This year's series will kick off May 1 and run nightly through Sept. 3, then Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1. There is no cover charge for these shows and the music runs 6-10 p.m. All shows are weather permitting.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Soar into Summer Fun

The New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun programming will begin on Sunday June 25th. Join us for eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Daily programs include climb aboard experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges such as as Straw Rockets, Parachute Drop, and Kites in Flight; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival

LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON! Actually August 9 - August 20. See ACTUALLY at WTF before it heads to NYC! Amber and Tom are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test. Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires.

The Forks ME

Crab Apple Whitewater Nightfall Paintball

Play paintball on our four cool fields after a day of rafting on the Kennebec or Dead River. After the raft trip cookout and slideshow (about 4:00) we'll gather up the guns, throw on the camouflage and head to the playing fields for some action packed paintball games. Play until dusk - now that is cool! $45pp – 3 hours of play plus 500 paintballs.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop

Eubrontes Dinosaur Track - Connecticut River ValleyWhere is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. The Nash Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop is located about one mile from where the first dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley were found in 1802 by a farmer named Pliny Moody. Open daily - closed Wednesday. Adults $ 3.00, Children $ 2.00.

Deerfield MA

Deerfield Memorial Hall Museum EXHIBITION: Astronomy, Geology, and Dino Tracks! Oh my!

Edward’s significant work on Connecticut Valley fossil footprints and Orra’s scientific illustrations rocked the world in the 19th century. This exhibition introduces the Hitchcocks’ many contributions to astronomy, botany, geology, and ichnology in the very place they started a lifetime of work together. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for youth and students 6-21.

Indian Orchard MA

The Titanic Museum

Museum store update, January 27th 2010You'll step into home of the world-famous Titanic Historical Society Collection where you will relive 1912 at the Titanic Museum. Throughout the intimate landmark museum, visitors will see Titanic legends come to life. A tribute to the ill-fated liner, rare artifacts tell stories of passengers and crew. You will learn more about Titanic history and have lots of fun. The atmosphere is very informal and enjoyable for the whole family. Personally hosted by the Kamudas, the founding family, who readily answer your questions about Titanic and the displays.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Marc Chagall and Friends: The Salon des Indépendants

July 18, 2017, through January 28, 2018. The display features a print by Chagall alongside rarely seen works by Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz, and Amedeo Modigliani, all of whom lived in the same studio apartment complex as Chagall between 1911 and 1914. Additionally, the exhibit contains prints by several artists affiliated with the “School of Paris,” a burgeoning group of immigrant artists that included famed cubist Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol

Two of America’s most important visual communicators, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol embraced populism, created enduring icons, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing during the twentieth century. Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of these celebrated image-makers and the continued influence of their indelible legacies. The exhibition will explore such themes as the elevation of the ordinary; notions of an idyllic past; the culture of celebrity; and mass media and the power of visual communication. Through October 29.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Out of the Darkness

Through Oct 27, 2019. Out of the Darkness: The Art of Frank Miller is the first comprehensive museum exhibition devoted to renowned comic book artist whose award-winning work helped to transform the comic book industry and redefine the look and feel of today’s superhero films. The exhibition will examine Miller’s distinctive style for specific characters, such as Wolverine, Daredevil, Elektra, and an aging, vengeful Batman who battles Superman. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by comic book and pop culture historians, as well as Mr. Kowalski.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Meet Your Samurai Ancestors

Extended by popular demand! Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Samurai Heroes draws from Japanese artwork, arms, and armor to provide visitors with a rare glimpse of the real-life inspiration for the popular cartoon and graphic novel series. through – Sept 3, 2017.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: The Power of the Poster

A new exhibition at Springfield’s Wood History Museum reminds viewers to never underestimate the power of the right images combined with the right words to make change happen. Woodrow Wilson proved it one hundred years ago. The Division of Pictorial Publicity created more than 700 posters promoting Liberty Bonds, military recruitment, food conservation, and other patriotic issues using images created by some of the country’s most illustrious artists. History on the Home Front: The Power of the Poster in WWI, Now through October 15.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

Through Sept 3. Children can literally step inside beloved stories from around the globe. The tales include: Anansi and the Talking Melon, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Jack and the Beanstalk, Lon Po Po, and Thumbelina. Visitors enter the exhibit via a magical portal into a fabulous storybook kingdom where they'll learn the meaning and history of tales they've known all their lives and others that may be new to them.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Art Fun for Kids

Summer Sketch Club Tuesdays in Aug, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Kids Create Wednesdays in Aug, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sketching Our World Thursdays in Aug, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Take one class or take them all! $7, $5 members.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Basketball Hall of Fame Presents "60 Days of Summer"

1PM. Running through August, the Hall of Fame will host various appearances, autograph signings, magicians, trick dribblers and jugglers, mascot days, giveaway days, and much more! Best of all, these appearances are FREE of charge to all museums guests! These appearances are updated daily so be sure to check the date of your visit and see what exciting programming the 60 Days of Summer has to offer!

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Heritage State Park Events

Public programs at Holyoke Heritage State Park (Department of Conservation and Recreation) for August. All programs are FREE. THURSDAYS Night Noises: Who’s Going Bump in My Night, SUNDAYS Holyoke Canals Tour, 10:00-11:00 am. SUNDAYS Bricks and Mortar: Old Mill Beauty, 10-11:30 am. See schedule.....

McCray's Farm, S Hadley MA

McCray's Farm Miniature Golf

How about a game of mini golf? Our course offers 18 fun and challenging holes, all while providing a beautiful view of the mountains. $10 Mini golf, hot dog, drink & small ice cream! There are many family fun activities here on the farm. Our most popular is the FREE petting zoo! Our farm friends include goats, miniature burros, a variety of ducks and geese, young calves, chickens, rabbits, and peacocks!

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Have We Got Hues For You! August 2 - September 5. Experiment with mixing paints to create changes in color tone.

Amherst & Hadley MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

The Notch Visitor Center’s exhibit and information desk area is open, free of charge, to the public Thursdays through Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here, you can explore the story of the Mount Holyoke Range, view natural history displays, and enjoy the children’s touch table. Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Changing Landscapes Hike, Kidleidescope, Wild Woods Walk, Super Senses Hike, Scavenger Hunt, and Guided Hikes. See schedule for more details .....

Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Weekly Programs

Mountain Mindfulness Saturdays, Summit House History Saturdays and Sundays, Big black bears! Animal pelt mysteries Sunday, August 6, 11:30-Noon, Hiking 101 Sundays, Monarch Migration Monday, August 21, Chasing chestnuts Friday, August 11, 1-1:30 p.m. Southbound Songbirds Monday, August 21, 11:30 - Noon. Raptors over the range Friday, August 25, 1-1:30 p.m. All DCR-sponsored programs are free. See schedule....

Charlemont MA

Berkshire East Zip Line Canopy Tours

With three different zip line canopy tours featuring some of North America’s longest zip lines, Berkshire East Canopy Tours is New England’s largest zip line destination. Featured by USA Today as one of the Top 10 Zip lines of the United States! Whether you are getting a taste of zipping on our Base Area Tour or seeking an adrenaline rush on our Valley Jump, there is something to suit all interests.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: The Famous Artists School

On View July 8 – October 29. Learning from the Masters will include original artworks, studies, photographs, archival films documenting live demonstrations and commentary by the artists, contemporary interviews, and lesson plans. The exhibition is organized into seven sections that explore the major instructional themes that the famous illustrators identified as foundational for artists.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Jeweled Objects of Desire

On view through December 31. Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. The special exhibition also features the work of internationally renowned jewelry designer Sidney Mobell, celebrated for crafting common utilitarian items into unique artworks through the use of gold and precious gemstones. Free with museum admission.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show

Aug 16-19. Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show. Location: Coliseum. Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-9pm; Thursday, 9am-4pm. Admission: Free. More than 400 Morgan horses competing in a wide variety of athletic events including English & Western pleasure, pleasure driving, carriage driving, dressage and more.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Northern Lights Laser Show

Join us every night from August 16-20 as we showcase a spectacular light display for the entire family. Each night, thirty minutes before park closing, we will launch a dazzling laser effect show integrating the latest in technology in lights.

The Forks ME

Crab Apple Whitewater, Kennebec River Trips

Summer is winding down and  YOU NEED TO GET ON THE RIVER!!!! This is our 34th season running the Kennebec and we love every ride – huge waves, warm water (70’s), plenty of rapids and time to float in the river to enjoy the spectacular scenery. So reserve your summer thrills before it is all over. Great savings on August Weekdays!

Westfield MA

Annual Westfield Fair

90th Westfield Fair. August 18-20. Set on 20 acres of picturesque property, the Westfield Fair features agricultural and livestock exhibits, amusement rides, games, entertainment, and more. Truck Pulls, Demolition Derby, and Mud Bogs.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Martial Arts Day

Ninjago Celebration Aug 19, 10AM - 5PM. Celebrate the physical skill, discipline and sport of martial arts! Join kids and families from across the state and beyond for martial arts demonstrations and a full day of hands-on fun with 165 interactive exhibits. As a bonus, take a walk on Riverfront Plaza and see the famous Dragon Boats. It’s going to be a great day of family fun. Discounted admission is available for martial arts students in uniform and their guests.

Deerfield MA

Deerfield Dirt-Road Randonnée

August 19. The Deerfield Dirt-Road Randonnee (D2R2) was conceived in the 1990's as just a favorite dirt-road loop in the hilltowns of Franklin County, Massachusetts. Since its birth as an organized event, many have hailed D2R2 as the hardest, most beautiful, most fun, most traffic-free, most unique, and overall best ride that they have ever done. Join over 1,200 riders who hail from all over the world for this event and find out why! The courses will use the narrowest and most scenic roads available for all riders.

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, Poison Ivy Walk

August 19, 10:30-11:30am. Are you uncertain if you’d know poison ivy if you see it? Join a DCR park interpreter for a walk along the Canalside Rail Trail and Discovery Center grounds for tips on how to recognize poison ivy and to learn about the ecology of the plant. Reduce your chances of an itchy summer and fall!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Wheels & Waffles

Aug 19, from 8 – 10am. Hop in your car and cruise down to the Avenue of States for Eastern States Exposition's Wheels & Waffles...our spin on the traditional cars and coffee! In addition to coffee, Storrowton Tavern serves up gourmet waffles, complimentary to all who arrive in a collector, classic or custom vehicle. Cars of any year, make and model are welcome!

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms, New England Tasting Fair

August 19 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Join us for our annual New England Tasting Fair & Customer Appreciation Day. ENJOY FREE SAMPLES of New England specialty foods & local beer and wine. Information, recipes and cooking tips from the producers of fine New England Foods.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents 94th Army Band

The 94th Army Band represents one of the nation’s finest and time honored military bands. The Aug 19 concert begins at 2:00 pm and will take place inside the museum, chairs will be provided. Admission is free. The band, consisting of a woodwind and brass quintet will be playing patriotic military music, along with selections similar to chamber music.

Granville MA

Gran-Val Scoop Family Movie Night

August 19 Kung Fu Panda. Enjoy a movie under the stars at The Gran-Val Scoop! We will have popcorn & other concessions available for sale…& of course ice cream! Movies start at dusk & are weather permitting. Free! Our petting zoo is available to everyone, free of charge.

Lenox MA

Tanglewood Concerts for 2017

Tanglewood"John Williams' Film Night" | Saturday, August 19, 8PM. John Williams' Film Night has long been established as one of the Tanglewood calendar's most consistently popular evenings. The program will feature classic cinema scores by Erich Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, and Alex North, as well as music by Mr. Williams himself, including selections from the Harry Potter series, E.T., and Far and Away.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum & National Aviation Day

August 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Celebrate National Aviation Day at the New England Air Museum! This year's celebration marks the 146th anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday. National Aviation Day became a federally recognized holiday in 1939, and our celebration includes a variety of activities and programs for aviators of all ages.

Florence MA

Look Park Food Truck Festival

The 1st Annual Look Park Food Truck Festival is finally here! Join us on Saturday, August 19 from 12-6pm to enjoy street eats from all over the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a great way to spend an afternoon or a food lover eager to taste the best food trucks & carts in the Valley, the Look Park Food Truck Festival is one event that offers something for everyone!