Historic Northampton July 2022
Let the (Unplugged) Games Begin!
with Kelsey Flynn, Improv Comedian and Actor
Saturday, July 9, 2022 | 10:30 - 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022 | 10:30 - 12:00 pm
Kelsey Flynn
Kids from far and wide are invited to join improv comedian and PaintBox Theatre actor Kelsey Flynn for a morning of outdoor fun and shenanigans.

They’ll spend their time together playing old-time favorites like sack races, three-legged races, and banana tag, and then wrap up their time with an improv storytelling game involving one of the many iconic legends of Northampton - like the great Northampton National Bank Robbery of 1876!

Participants will have the chance to re-tell their story together in small groups using a simple improv story structure with their own cast of characters. Then the fun culminates in a no-pressure sharing with a small audience of their family members.

Ages: First through fifth graders. Limit 12 kids.
Registration is required. Register for one or more sessions.
Sliding scale admission: $5-15.
Parents may stay during the event if they wish.

Paradise East Open Mic Night
Arts Night Out
Friday, July 8, 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 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
  • Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts
  • Graves Avenue Association
  • Northampton Community Music Center
  • Northampton Neighbors
  • Ward 3 Neighborhood Association
Music in July
On the grounds of Historic Northampton
Special Concert by the Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts
Saturday, July 16, 2022 | 6 pm - 8 pm

Jubilant & Joyful! Learn a Tune & Play Along with the Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts
Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 9:30 am - 11 am
Fiddle Orchestra of Western MA
On July 16, Historic Northampton and the Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts (FOWM) invite you to tap your toes and let your feet dance along with some midsummer melodies.

The tunes bring the joy of old-time music into modern times and include music from the New England, American South, Celtic, Quebecois, and Scandinavian heritages, along with original compositions by contemporary musicians.

On July 30, bring your acoustic instrument and find how easy it is to learn a tune by ear! FOWMers (as they call themselves) play not only fiddles but other instruments as well. Or, 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.
Les Boulevardiers at Historic Northampton

Friday, July 22, 2022 | 6:30 pm
Free Concert on the grounds of Historic Northampton
Les Boulevardiers
Join us for a fun, jazzy evening of music. Les Boulevardiers, an ensemble with diverse musical backgrounds, is united by a shared love of swinging vintage jazz, sultry tango, and fresh arrangements of the great American songs. The cabaret and café-concert instrumentation is accordion, clarinet, cello, piano, guitar, mandolin, string bass, and percussion. Les Boulevardiers are based in Massachusetts.
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