Historic Northampton Events
August 2022
Jubilant & Joyful! Learn a Tune & Play Along
with the Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts

Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 9:30 - 11 am
This Saturday, bring your acoustic instrument and find how easy it is to learn a tune by ear! FOWMers (as members of the Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts call themselves) play not only fiddles but other instruments as well. Relax on the lawn and listen as we celebrate the jubilant and joyful days of summer.

Free Admission. Donations will benefit Historic Northampton and the Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts.
Music at the Museum: A Chamber Music Concert to Benefit Historic Northampton & The Pioneer Valley Symphony

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Exhibit at 5:30 pm | Concert at 6:30 pm
Arrive at 5:30 pm to meet the curators and explore Historic Northampton’s exhibit, Making it on Main Street.

At 6:30 pm, settle in with your picnic for a concert of chamber music with musicians from the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Bring your own picnic and lawn chair/blanket. 

This event is open to the public by donation to benefit both Pioneer Valley Symphony and Historic Northampton. Both are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations.
Rain date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
Paradise East Open Mic Night
Arts Night OutFriday, August 12, 2022 | 5 - 8 pm
Share your talent: music, poetry, comedy, dance, name yours! Bring a blanket, a picnic, and your friends.

Performance time is 5-10 minutes.
5-6 pm: Children up to age 12 
6-8 pm: All others

Open Mic Night is held in partnership with
  • Downtown Northampton Association
  • Downtown Sounds
  • Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts
  • Graves Avenue Association
  • Northampton Community Music Center
  • Northampton Neighbors
  • Ward 3 Neighborhood Association
Shake Your Soul on Historic Northampton's Grounds
with Hayley Spizz, Certified Instructor

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 5 - 6 pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 5 - 6 pm
Since the 1830s, when Sylvester Graham first championed the benefits of exercise, to the present, Northampton residents have promoted and participated in a wide variety of physical activities.
This summer, join Hayley Spizz on Historic Northampton’s grounds for an hour of Shake Your Soul, a fluid and fun movement event. Experience the joy of dance, release tension, nurture your body and soul, and delight in this dynamic practice.
Hayley Spizz is a Certified Instructor in Shake Your Soul: The Yoga of Dance.
All ages and all levels of movement/dance experience and fitness are welcome. No registration required. Free. Canceled in the event of rain.
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