August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017 (Wednesday)
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.

Springfield MA

White Lion Wednesdays

 White Lion Wednesdays begins on May 17 and runs through August 30, and features a rotating schedule, running from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at places like The MassLive Building, Tower Square Park, and The Marketplace. Lisa Martin Trio (May 17), Boogaloo Trio (July 26) and Alex Tuohey (Aug. 16). Play giant jenga or cornhole!

Downtown Springfield MA

Springfield Cultural District, Painted Public Pianos

Visitors, residents, and employees of Downtown Springfield can expect their daily walk to be a little bit more fun. Three painted pianos are in public spaces brightening dark corners and making Downtown a bit more musical. The locations are along Main Street. Beginning on July 12, local professional pianists will be playing on the painted pianos during the 12PM-1PM lunch hour. It will continue every Wednesday through August.

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.

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.

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.....

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.

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!

Granville MA

Noble & Cooley's Center Living History Program

Longtime Quabbin educator and photographer Dale Monette will present “Quabbin: Then and Now” at the NCCHP Museum, August 23rd at 6:30 PM. The “lost” towns and the water source that replaced them will be the subject. Monette’s before and after photographs will be on display. This will give the public the opportunity to see how houses and scenes looked before and during construction of the reservoir, and how those areas look now, some 80 years later. Many of the older images have never been seen by the public.

Springfield MA

Spin for Springfield Ride to Remember

August 23. Spinning Bikes will be set-up outside One Financial Plaza from 11AM to 2PM. Show your support by taking a 15-minute ride on a spinning bike. A 15-minute spin is $25 for individuals and $125 for a team of five. All proceeds will go directly to build new soccer fields in the name of the Springfield Police Department Fallen Officers Alain Beauregard and Michael Schiavina, and the Fallen Police Officers Memorial in Boston. All riders receive a Springfield Ride to Remember t-shirt and refreshments.