What a Weekend!!

Posted August 8th, 2012

Due to weather, Shiprock and Anchordog will now be performing at White Square at 88 Cottage Street at 4:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! The outdoor picnic is cancelled.

Pioneer Valley Ballet, Teddy Bear Picnic, and Pink Bear

If there was a weekend in the month of August to have a staycation in Easthampton this would be the one.  On Saturday, August 11th, there are three exciting events taking place in collaboration with Easthampton Bear Fest and Art Walk Easthampton.  The events are catered to a variety of tastes and ages, so there’s a little something for everyone.  Dance lover? Indie-music aficionado? Film buff? Picnic fan? Hungry? Young at heart? Children’s picture book enthusiast? We’ve got you covered!

First up: Join the Pioneer Valley Ballet (PVB) on August 11, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for the video installation Detected/Interrupted projected on an alley wall in between Popcorn Noir at 32 Cottage Street, Easthampton and Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream. An artist reception will be held at Popcorn Noir’s newly opened café The Lobby during projection hours in conjunction with Art Walk Easthampton. This event is free and open to the public.

Next up: Join Easthampton City Arts+ and the Easthampton Bear Fest in a celebration of Buy Local, Eat Local at the Art Walk Easthampton Teddy Bear Picnic—a summertime community picnic around Nashawannuck Pond on August 11, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. If you act fast you can still can register to win one of 6 available prize picnic baskets at Big E’s Supermarket.  The cupcake truck, SugarBakers Cake Truck, will be stationed nearby to provide sweet treats. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite Teddy bear to share in the festivities and the band Shiprock and Anchordog Acoustic Greatness will be performing live for picnic goers.

Last but not least:  In conjunction with the Teddy Bear Picnic and Art Walk Easthampton, Lucy Mueller Young, illustrator of the book Pink Bear, will be reading at White Square Books at 6:00 p.m. Pink Bear is one of the many wonderful gifts included in the prize picnic baskets.

With so much going on, there’s simply no excuse not to go out, have fun, and bear witness to some of the wonderful events happening this weekend!

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