Northampton Senior Center

Sweet Youth

Talented area youth who belong to Academy Youth Productions will entertain you with musical theater renditions of pieces connected with the theme "Work." Plus Pioneer Valley Ballet's Intermediate level welcomes you into the land of Sweets as they dance for the first time in a community event.

2-2:45 at Northampton Senior Center


Ragtime Piano with Dick Moulding

Time travel back to a hundred years ago when the syncopated rhythms of ragtime were the rage. Ragtime festival veteran Dick Moulding invites you "hear that old piano" like you've never heard it before. Discover treasures by Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, Eubie Blake and other ragtime greats through story and live performance.

3-3:45 at Northampton Senior Center


Valley Women's Martial Arts and Poetry

As they enter their 40th year, Valley Women's Martial Arts is going strong. Under the direction of founder Shinshii Janet Alfs, a 7th degree black belt and poet laureate emeritus of Northampton, this practice is flourishing. Come celebrate their "We Are Each Other's Harvest," an intergenerational performance of poetic and movement arts by teachers and students of VWMA and the affiliated Lotus Peace Arts. In the words of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, "We are each other's harvest, we are each other's business, we are each other's magnitude and bond."

4-4:45 at Northampton Senior Center


Offbeat Womyn's Drumming Ensemble

Rocking the valley for more than 10 years, OffBeat enchants their listeners with a blend of African, Brazilian, Cuban and original works. The group regularly plays at events such as First Night, Northampton Pride, Rays of Hope, Easthampton's Cultural Chaos, Berkshire Drumming Festival and much more. Whether you want to shake and dance or just enjoy cultural music, OffBeat Womyn's Drumming Ensemble offers something for everyone.

5-5:45 at Northampton Senior Center



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All First Night performances are family-friendly, but these are especially suitable for younger children.