Amherst is a lively college town that is home to the University of Massachusetts as well as the Amherst College and the Hampshire College. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts just north of Springfield and south of Greenfield just to the east of the Connecticut River.
Amherst's thriving downtown is full of culture! Museums - bookstores -galleries - antique shops - restaurants and lots of entertainment make the town an exciting place to see.
Visit the historic homes and well-known buildings including the home of Emily Dickinson and the Amherst History Museum at the Strong House. The Amherst common has many year-round local events including the Farmer's Market, Taste of Amherst, movies on the common, Fourth of July Fireworks, Teddy Bear Rally and more. Spend the day strolling the shops of downtown or bike the 8 mile Norwottock Rail Trail or enjoy the gorgeous scenery of this picturesque area.
A fun, free event for students, families, and all audiences! The afternoon will feature local musicians, dancers, thespians, arts and craft tables, interactive activities and food trucks. Community Fest also provides an ideal study break or stress-buster for our UMass and Five College students as they prepare for finals. Sponsored by the UMass Office for Student Affairs, Valley Kids, and Florence Savings Bank
When: May 1, 2016 12 AM to May 1, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: free (Sun, 01 May 2016 00 )
Join your friends and UPC for a coffee shop style concert to unwind before the last week of classes. Surround yourself with sparkling lights, good music, and great company. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert begins at 8 pm.
The show is free and all are welcome.
When: Dec 4, 2015 12 AM to Dec 4, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: Free admission (Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00 )
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN US FOR AN AMAZING AFTERNOON CAREER TALK AND WINE TASTING FEATURING "SIXTH GEAR CAREER MANAGEMENT" BY DR. SANDRA CASEY BUFORD, "Award Winning Career Coach" AND NETWORKING AND WINE TASTING Amherst Farm Winery 529 Belchertown Rd. Amherst, MA 01002 12:00 noon- 4:00 pm December 5, 2015 REGISTRATION $35 A contribution will be made to a local charity HOSTED BY VSuite INTERNATIONAL SUSAN WILLIAMS,CO-FOUNDER " AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK, INVEST IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND TASTE GREAT WINES” ........ A Winner!
When: Dec 5, 2015 12 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 12 )
Happy 35th Anniversary Dance Program The Nutcracker Suite-- Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangers, Dance Alumni choreographers Works by Thomas Vacanti, Erica Wilson-Perkins & Leslie Frye-Maietta Paul Dennis & Jeffrey W. Holmes, directors
When: Dec 4, 2015 12 AM to Dec 4, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: $5 students, seniors & children, $14 general public * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00 )
The Marriott Meals is a core course within the HTM program in which students have the opportunity to manage the restaurant with a team of student employees. Students deliver first-class dining experiences to guests for lunches and dinners. All of the menu items are made fresh-to-order. Overall, this course provides an exceptional management and interactive learning environment, after which students feel confident moving forward within the hospitality industry.
Lunches and dinners are served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with some exceptions during weeks with holidays. Seating for lunch is 11:45 am-12:30 pm. Seating for dinner is 5:45-6:30 pm. Grab and go meals are available.
Please visit our website for menu information and more details.
When: Sep 22, 2015 12 AM to Dec 10, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00 )
Beresford will select and curate material and objects from multiple collections at UMass (art, biology, anthropology, geology, and Special Collections & University Archives) as the basis for an interdisciplinary exhibition.
When: Nov 27, 2015 4 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16 )
Following a successful, sold-out world premiere run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, TAO's brand new production, Seventeen Samurai, takes you on a journey to ancient times. Evoking the traditional disciplines of strength, pureness of mind and the spirit of the fearless Samurai warrior, athletic bodies combine with explosive Japanese drumming in a new and innovative choreography. With TAO's extraordinary precision, energy and stamina, it's no wonder they consistently perform at hundreds of sold-out shows. TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the timeless, traditional art of Taiko drumming entertains international audiences again and again.
When: Feb 3, 2016 12 AM to Feb 3, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: $40, $35, $20; Five College Students, GCC Students and Youth 17 & under $15,$12,$10 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00 )
Marking the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, Vanessa Vo explores the personal and spiritual journeys of the Boat People’s escape from war as they abandoned their lives in the search for freedom with an alien and unknowable future.
Utilizing new music for Vietnamese instruments such as the zither (Dan Tranh), dulcimer, monochord and others along with ambient sound, spoken word, historical objects, the music is intended to convey stories of human transformations that resonate for all, not just Vietnamese refugees.
Audience members are invited to a pre-concert talk on Vietnamese instruments at 6:30 pm. in Bowker Auditorium.
When: Mar 4, 2016 12 AM to Mar 4, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: $20, $15; Five College Students, GCC Students and Youth 17 & under $10 (Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00 )
With its mix of acrobatic dexterity, inventive wit, and startling imagery, this internationally acclaimed company transforms itself into striking sculptural expressions that are "clever, endearing, and physically awesome" (The Los Angeles Times). Pilobolus Dance Theatre returns to the FAC for more contortionist spectacle and daring surprises.
When: Mar 22, 2016 7 PM to Mar 22, 2016 9 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: $50, $45, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10 (Tickets by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com) (Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19 )
In celebration of the 2016 Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey, Minqi Wang, a graduate student at UMass Amherst and her guest musicians present a delightful concert of familiar and scintillating new Chinese melodies showcasing traditional instruments. Join us to support these talented musicians on our campus.
When: Feb 7, 2016 12 AM to Feb 7, 2016 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts Cost: Free admission (Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00 )
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