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HAPPENINGS

HAPPENINGS
July 4 – Head Downtown Tonight for
A ‘Star-Spangled Springfield’ Party!

JULY 2024


JULY 1 – ENJOY AN EVENING AT HOLYOKE’S ARMOUR YARD BEER GARDEN


July 1 – and every Monday through Sept. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 164 Race St. (Next to the Cubit), Holyoke, Massachusetts. This family-friendly outdoor spot features a rotating selection of food trucks, craft beer from White Lion Brewing and more every week. Furry friends welcome. If it rains Fame Lounge and Eatery hosts.
Info: www.facebook.com/armouryard


JULY 2 – CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH THE TOWN OF AMHERST!


July 2, starting at 6 p.m. in the UMass Amherst McGuirk Stadium, the town of Amherst, Massachusetts kicks off its annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks display! Bring a blanket or chair, food trucks available and there will be music. Fireworks display slated to begin at dusk.
Info: tinyurl.com/6zueepnk


JULY 3 – CATCH CARNIVAL, EARLY FIREWORKS IN EAST LONGMEADOW TONIGHT


July 3 at 9:30 p.m. at the East Longmeadow High School, Maple Street, East Longmeadow. This is part of the five-day July 4th celebration in town, which includes the Rotary Club Carnival in Center Field 6-10 p.m., and annual 4th of July Parade at starting at 10 a.m. from the High School to Maple Street.
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JULY 4 – HEAD DOWNTOWN TONIGHT FOR A ‘STAR-SPANGLED SPRINGFIELD’ PARTY!


July 4, beginning at 6 p.m. in Riverfront Park, Columbus Avenue, downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. Evening starts with face painting and glitter tattoos for the kids. At 7 p.m. Mayor Domenic Sarno takes the stage at Festival Park to introduce the rhythm and blues of Floyd Patterson’s Hipptown and at 9:30 p.m. fireworks light up the sky!
Info: www.spiritofspringfield.org/events/star-spangled-springfield


JULY 5 – TAKE A SCENIC CRUISE DOWN THE CONNECTICUT RIVER TODAY


July 5, with departures at 11 a.m., 1:15 and 3 p.m. from the dock at picnic area at 100 Ferry Road, Northfield, Massachusetts. Take a scenic one and one-half hour interpretative cruise aboard the heritage riverboat; tickets are $15 adults, $14 age 62 and older and under age 14. High water and weather can cancel; full refunds.
Info: firstlightpower.com/recreation


JULY 7 – CATCH THE NEXT BASEBALL GREATS AT A BLUE SOX HOME GAME!


July 7 at 1 p.m., the Valley Blue Sox, a New England Collegiate Baseball Team, hits the diamond at MacKenzie Stadium, 500 Beech St., Holyoke, Massachusetts, for an afternoon game against the North Adams Steeple Cats. Come see some great ball at a great price!. Tickets $7 per person.
Info: valleybluesox.pointstreaksites.com/view/valleybluesox


JULY 9 – JULY EDITION OF THE ANNUAL BRIMFIELD ANTIQUES SHOW OPENS


July 9 at dawn, this 65-year-old annual outdoor antiques mart, covering 21 independent fields, opens today for its six-day July run, rain or shine! All fields along Route 20; larger fields have parking at $5-$10 day. No parking on state roads.
Info: brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com


JULY 11-14 – EXPERIENCE NEW YIDDISH MUSIC AT THIS YEAR’S ‘YIDSTOCK’


Beginning July 11 and running through July 14, the Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., Amherst, Massachusetts, hosts seven concerts, 10 workshops and a special film screening in celebration of new Yiddish music. Single event and concert passes available. Lineup on website.
Info: yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock

JULY 12 – SPRINGFIELD JAZZ AND ROOTS FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TODAY


July 12 & 13 the11th annual Jazz and Roots Festival, produced by Blues to Greens, takes over Stearns Square and Tower Square Park in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. Event features Afro-Cuban jazz, salsa, gospel, funk and more in a family-friendly atmosphere. Lineup on website.
Info: springfieldjazzfest.com/2024-lineup/


JULY 13 – IT’S A DILL-LICIOUS EVENT! CONNECTICUT PICKLE FESTIVAL


July 13, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and 14, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Berlin Fairgrounds, 430 Beckley Rd., Berlin Connecticut. Pickle lovers can indulge in pickle themed foods, a pickle eating contest, pickle juice challenge, plus enjoy a country, pop and Rock & Roll themed live stage show and activities for kids. Tickets $30.69/person with pickle sample.
Info: ctpicklefestival.com
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JULY 20 – HERITAGE ABOUNDS AT GLASGOW SCOTTISH LANDS FESTIVAL


July 20 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Look Memorial Park, 300 North Main St., Florence Massachusetts, the second largest Scottish festival in New England offers a glimpse into such traditions as the Highland Games and the Calling of the Clans to open the festival. Scottish and American fare available.
www.glasgowlands.org


JULY 26-28 – SEE ANTIQUE MOTORBIKES AT THE NATIONAL MEET IN GREENFIELD E


July 26 to 28. at Franklin County Fairgrounds, 87 Wisdom Way, Greenfield, Massachusetts, hosted by Greenfield chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. See antique bikes, a vintage swap meet, Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars TV. show, parade, bike judging and more.
Info: tinyurl.com/mrybab2t



6 things... you need to know



1. IT’S A GREAT SUMMER TO VISIT YOUR LOCAL CINEMA...


It’s the summer of movies for grown-ups, with stars like 68-year old Whoppi Goldberg, 80-year old Robert de Niro, 55-year-old Will Smith, 63- year-old Eddie Murphy, 78-year-old Bette Midler and the iconic 69-year-old Kevin Costner starring in some of the 16 must-see flicks coming to the big screen. AARP’s Movies for Grown-Ups, Summer Edition has the trailers. See the link below!
Info: https://tinyurl.com/2cyrrffx





2. CLASSIC SHAKER DESIGNS GRACE “FOREVER” STAMPS


In June, the U.S. Postal Service released a series of Forever stamps celebrating the arrival of the Shaker religious movement in America 250 years ago. Among the images on these stamps are photos of items and buildings from the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts! Stamps are available for purchase at your local post office.
Info: https://www.stampsforever.com/stamps/shaker-design




3. ROCKWELL MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE HUMOR OF ‘MAD’ MAGAZINE



This summer, the Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, celebrates the humor of Mad Magazine, from its beginning as a comic book in 1952 through its growth into a beloved magazine that spoke the truth to power. Works by scores of the magazine’s artists on display through Oct. 8. Advance ticket purchase recommended.
Info/tickets: https://www.nrm.org/visit/






4. MASSACHUSETTS BOASTS THREE OF THE TOP SPOTS FOR OUTDOOR EXERCISE


According to a poll of 3,000 fitness enthusiasts, three spots in Massachusetts made the cut for the 150 best places to work out outdoors! At #10 is the Cape Cod Rail Trail and its 25 miles of paved walking/biking trail; at #50 is Boston’s Charles River Esplanade – perfect for running, biking, walking or working out at myriad fitness stations, and at #122 is the Mt. Greylock State Reservation in Lanesboro, with miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. See the link for the full U.S. list of places.
Info: https://liftvault.com/scenic-sweats/





5. WATCH JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL FREE – FROM ANYWHERE!


A new series, “Jacob’s Pillow Live,” offers nine livestreamed performances from this summer’s festival — all for free, with advance registration. In July watch The Royal Ballet of the UK on July 6 and the Social Tango Project on July 18, both at 8 p.m.; the MasterZ Dance Family July 13 and the Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Performance Ensemble July 27, both at 6 p.m. More free performances in August.
Preregister at: jacobspillow.org/live



6. FREEDOM CREDIT UNION SPONSORS SUMMER FOOD DRIVE


Through Aug. 31, you can help neighbors in need by bringing donations of non-perishable food and/or personal care items, or make a cash donation, at any of the offices of Freedom Credit Union throughout Hampden, Hampshire or Franklin County. Donations will be distributed through the Food Bank of Western Mass.
Info: https://tinyurl.com/yck9v8cy
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