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Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt

Come to Heritage State Park for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and then take a ride on the Merry Go Round!

when: Saturday, April 19, 2014
10am-4pm
where: Heritage State Park
221 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: to ride the Merry Go Round:
$2 per ride or 6 for $10
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Annual Spring Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt

Holyoke Parks and Recreation invites the community to join them and Mayor Alex B. Morse at its 2014 Spring Celebration and Easter egg hunt at Holyoke Heritage State Park. This family friendly event includes: Easter egg hunts for four age groups, great prizes, face painting, gift bags and a t-shirt decorating station (t-shirts and gift bags included for the first 500 children), pony rides, craft stations and of course a chance to meet the Easter Bunny!

Egg Hunt Schedule:
10:00 am- Toddlers
10:30 am- 6 years of age & younger
11:00 am- 7 – 9 years old
11:30 am- 10 – 12 years old

The event will take place rain or shine. Children are encouraged to bring their own baskets/bags to collect their eggs.

The Merry Go Round and the Children’s Museum will also be open.

If you have questions, please contact the Parks & Rec Department: 413-322-5620.

when: Saturday, April 19, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
where: Holyoke Heritage State Park
221 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: The cost is $2 per child or a maximum of $6 per family. You must register at least one hour prior to your scheduled egg hunt. Registration begins at 9:00 am. All registrations will happen on site, that morning at Holyoke Heritage State Park.
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"Trompe L'Oeil" - The Art of Fooling the Eye Workshop with Vitek Kruta

Description:

In this workshop participants will explore the art of creating the optical illusion of 3 dimensional space. Trompe L'oeil is a painting technique used through out centuries to enhance architecture, decorate furniture and create set design. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about light and shadow and how it translates to a painted surface. We will learn how to use the tools of the trade such as a “malstick” to paint straight lines without taping or simple rope to create a perspective illusion on the wall.

About the Instructor:

Vitek Kruta is a professional artist, muralist, art restorer, designer and teacher. His work has been featured in exhibitions in former Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, United States and Canada. Mr. Kruta (born in Prague, Czech Republic) was trained in Old-World techniques of Fine and Decorative Arts in the Czech Republic and Germany. There he attended schools and worked as a restorer of paintings, murals, frescoes and painted furniture in historical buildings, castles and churches. He came to the United States in 1991. He continues his career as a freelance artist, designer, art restorer and teacher. and currently resides in Holyoke.

when: Sunday, April 20, 2014
10:00am-3:00pm
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: $65 + $15 materials
or $220 + $60 materials for all 4 workshops with Vitek Kruta

Special offer for participants:
get 20% off a 12 hour pass to Vitek’s ongoing Applied Arts class
info: http://www.gatewaycityarts.com/#!trompe-loeil/c135j
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Visit the Easter Bunny

Visit the Easter Bunny at the Merry Go Round! Wear your Easter finery or bunny ears and whiskers for a 1/2 price ticket!

when: Sunday, April 20, 2014
12-3pm
where: Heritage State Park
221 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: to ride the Merry Go Round:
$2 per ride or 6 for $10
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Holyoke's Annual Easter Drag

Mayor Alex B. Morse invites the public to join him on Easter Sunday, April 20 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM for Holyoke’s annual Easter Drag. This longstanding Easter tradition brings families and friends together to celebrate Easter and welcome in the spring season.

This Easter tradition gathers families on Northampton Street to “walk the drag” on both sides of the street from the Yankee Pedlar to Nick’s Nest and Fire Station #3. Along the route, children will be greeted by fire trucks at Station #3, and the Easter Bunny and “Nick the Hot Dog” will be at Nick’s Nest from 11AM to 2PM. Vintage cars from Summit Cruisers will be on display along the route and outside of Nick’s Nest from 11AM to 1PM and will be joined by motorized sub-units from the Melha Shriners. The Yankee Pedlar will host their Easter brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 P.M.

Once again, the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will be open from 12:00 PM to 3PM, and the Easter Bunny will give out candy, pose for pictures and take rides with children. Those who wear their Easter finery, including but not limited to bunny ears and whiskers, will be treated to a 1/2 price ride on the Merry Go Round.

For additional information please contact the Mayor’s office at 322-5510.

when: Sunday, April 20, 2014
11:00am-2:00pm
where: Northampton Street from the Yankee Pedlar to Nick's Nest and Fire Station #3.
price: FREE
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Janus Arts Presents METAMORPHOSIS

Featuring the music of:

Honey Circuit,
Eyes
Gabriel Messuti

Live art and exhibits featuring:

the Bridge Brothers, Charon Henning, Ida Mishaan, Jacob Lefton, Jesse Massaro, Justin Norris, Kamil Peters, Lyle Hawthorne, Mark Girard, Shara Osgood

Body Art by Shara Osgood and others
Dance Performances, Installations and more ….

Join us as we evolve further with Gateway City Arts to bring another night of creative celebration. Featuring the music of Honey Circuit, Eyes, and Gabriel Messuti, along with live painting and exhibits, installations, dance performances and body art. Costume, creative dress or formal wear required for this event. Shed your old skins, transform and participate. Jim Gipe will return with his amazing photo booth, so be ready!

Beer, wine and food will be available at the event. 21+

when: Friday, May 9, 2014
8:00pm-1:00am
where: Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
price: Pre-registration highly encouraged as we are likely to hit capacity. Make a payment of $15 per entry through Paypal to: Paytogetaticket@gmail.com
and your name will be added to our guest list. (Please be sure to write your name in the notes section)

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Funded in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Business and Technology/Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.

This project was made possible by a grant administered by the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.