Schedule of Events
10:00 am - Melted Snow People Cupcakes at Emily Williston Library
We will provide the cupcakes and all you need to decorate your Snow People. Registration is required for this event as space is limited. Call 413-527-1031 or stop by the library to sign up. All ages welcome!
10:00 am - Center/Pepin's 2nd Annual Art Auction at Center Pepin School
The art projects of the children at Center/Pepin will be displayed for families and the community to view. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served by our 4th graders and the Center/Pepin Chorus will perform.
10:00 am - Winter Wildlife Workshop & Walk at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
We will provide an indoor introduction to winter wildlife; what do animals do to survive the winter, along with an introduction to animal tracking. This will be followed by an outdoor walk looking for signs of wildlife, tracks, birds, etc. Please dress to be outdoors. If inclement weather this will be indoors. Free
10:00 am - Craft & Vendor Fair at Keystone Mill
With 92 vendors and over 1000 visitors, our Craft Fair at Keystone is not to be missed. All proceeds from vendor spaces go directly to help keep Nashawannuck Pond healthy. Buy your "Nash Pond" gear here (T-shirts, sweatshirts, note card AND our new reuseable tote bags), grab some breakfast or lunch snacks from Myer's Catering and be entertained by the Prindle Music School (1:00 - 2:30). Free parking behind Keystone. ADA parking on Pleasant Street. No admission fee for shoppers!
10:30 am - Magic Moments w/ Ed Popielarczyk #1 at Easthampton High School
Ed Popielarczyk's magic show is a comedy show that uses a lot of audience participation. The kids are the stars because they make the magic happen. He doesn't just "do a trick". He tells a story that revolves around each trick. It may be a short story or a longer one, but each story helps to bring the trick together. Every child who comes on "stage" to be a helper receives a souvenir! The show is appropriate for ages three and up. Ed will be making balloon sculptures after the show in the cafeteria.
11:00 am - The Snow Qween's AbominaBall at Eastworks West End Space
Hold on to Your Cozy Socks, Cause EMC Students Will Rock Them Off. Easthampton Music Conservatory's students and teachers will prepare a honed, danceable live show filled with fun and current hits!
11:00 am - Self Portrait Public Art at MAP Gallery - Eastworks
Paint a self-portrait on 6 x 6" wood panels. Instruction/materials provided. Panels will be added to a large-scale sculpture that will be on display at the MAP gallery during the month of February as part of Beckie Kravetz's solo mask and sculpture exhibition. The sculpture will also be exhibited at Art in the Orchard for the 2020 Alumni Invitational Exhibition. All portaits on wood will become part of the public sculpture. Craft paper will be provided for a paper self-portrait as well. All ages and skill sets welcome. Show up anytime. By donation. A $1 marerials fee is optional.
11:00 am - Balloon Fun with Magic Moments at Easthampton High School
Join Ed Popielarczyk of Magic Moments in the EHS cafeteria after the 10:30 magic show for some fun with balloons during the Chili Cook-off. This is a very popular event! The 2nd magic show begins at Noon, so plan carefully.
11:00 am - Chili Cook Off at Easthampton High School
You be the judge! Purchase a ballot for $5. (donation goes to support the pond) and you will receive a gastronomic surprise - up to 7 unique chili samples, served behind the cloak of anonymity, from which you must choose your favorite. We give you all the guidelines, you bring your taste buds. Every ballot is entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to a local business which will be announced at our Awards Ceremony at 3PM in the EHS Auditorium.
11:00 am - Wagon Rides w/ Mainely Drafts at Municipal Lot
Bring the family for a wagon ride drawn by a team of draft horses from Mainely Drafts. This is a very popular event. We appreciate donations.
12:00 pm - Magic Moments w/ Ed Popielarczyk #2 at Easthampton High School
Ed Popielarczyk's magic show is a comedy show that uses a lot of audience participation. The kids are the stars because they make the magic happen. He doesn't just "do a trick". He tells a story that revolves around each trick. It may be a short story or a longer one, but each story helps to bring the trick together. Every child who comes on "stage" to be a helper receives a souvenir! The show is appropriate for ages three and up.
12:00 pm - Historical Ice Harvest on the Pond at Nashawannuck Pond
Learn how ice was "harvested" from Nashawannuck Pond and stored on its shores to fill our home's ice chests back in the day. Try your hand at using historical ice harvesting instruments like the pond saw to extract a block of ice from the pond. Local historian, Dennis Picard, has demonstrated the art of ice harvesting throughout Massachusetts and will enlighten you on the life of an ice harvester. Bring the whole family to learn and take part in this wonderful opportunity to learn about our unique past.
12:00 pm - Winter Wand Making at Easthampton Council on Aging
Join us for some glittery winter wand making and add some sparkle to your winter.
1:00 pm - Prindle School Winter Recital at Keystone Mill
The Prindle School will present a concert of live music featuring performances by students of all ages on a variety of instruments and voice.
1:00 pm - Winter Wildlife Workshop & Walk at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
We will provide an indoor introduction to winter wildlife; what do animals do to survive the winter, along with an introduction to animal tracking. This will be followed by an outdoor walk looking for signs of wildlife, tracks, birds, etc.
1:00 pm - Family Movie: Ice Age at Easthampton High School
Bring the whole family for a FREE movie on the big screen! This year we are showing "Ice Age". 20,000 years ago the Earth is a wondrous, prehistoric world filled with danger, not the least of which is the beginning of the Ice Age. To avoid a really bad frostbite, the planet's majestic creatures - and a few small, slothful ones - begin migrating south. The exceptions are a woolly mammoth named Manfred, and a terminally lazy sloth named Sid. When Sid "adopts" Manfred as his protector, the mammoth tries everything he can to unload his newfound baggage. But that's only the beginning of his frustrations: Manny has been roped by Sid into helping reunite an abandoned human baby named Roshan with his family. They are joined by Diego, a sinister saber-toothed tiger who befriends Sid and Manny, all the while seeing the infant as a tasty treat. As Sid, Manny and Diego make their way across the vast, ice-covered landscape, another creature, a prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat, tries desperately to carry out his mission in life - to bury an acorn - which, alas, triggers calamitous events. FYI - No food or beverage is allowed in the auditorium.
1:00 pm - Watercolor Snowflake Art at Valley Arts Supplies
Create your own piece of snowflake art using watercolors and wax crayons. Instructions will be provided. A small $5. materials fee is requested.
2:00 pm - Beginner Salsa with Angelique Baker at Easthampton Council on Aging
Beginner Salsa Class by Angelique Baker. Come warm up from the cold and learn how to dance a little salsa! A 50 minute class with 10 minute practice time after. Sneakers or socks and comfortable clothes. All ages (kids welcomed) and abilities! No partner needed. Free
3:00 pm - Dennis the Magician at Easthampton High School
Dennis The Magician features magic, comedy, illusions with audience participation. Voted Magician of the Year in 2001 by the New England Magical Entertainers Group, Dennis is sure to give us a good show! The show is immediately followed by our Awards Ceremony. This is an indoor Free activity.
3:00 pm - Awards Ceremony at Easthampton High School
Winners of the Chili Cook Off, Albert Kiesling Snow Sculpture contest and Scavenger Hunt will be announced. Scavenger Hunt Sheets must be delivered to the auditorium no later than 3PM to enter. Enjoy Dennis, The Magician as we count the winning ballots. The awards ceremony should begin at 3:30. Winners will receive gift certificates to local businesses!
4:00 - 8:00 PM: Ice Bar at WinterFest - Pre-event tickets only. at Brass Cat Outdoor Garden
Join us for some winter fun just for the grown-ups at WinterFest's 2nd Annual Ice Bar event!
Tickets are only available for purchase online and are non-refundable. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. As with any of our outdoor events, the ice bar will be held "weather permitting".
Admission includes access to the ice bar and light appetizers. Enter the Brass Cat's main entrance and the door to the patio area is straight ahead. We will have someone at the door checking tickets.
Be sure to try our signature WinterFest drink served in style through a frosty ice luge. There will be non-alcoholic and warm beverages available as well.
Time: (4 seatings: 4 - 4:45, 5 - 5:45, 6 - 6:45 and 7 - 7:45)
Cost: $10. Must be 21. TICKETS GO ON SALE IN JANUARY! (Tickets will NOT be available at the door)
4:00 pm - Community Fire at Nashawannuck Pond
Join us as we end another WinterFest by gathering around a warm fire, roast some marshmallows, sip hot chocolate compliments of the Cub Scouts and listen to music. As the fire winds down around 5:00pm, ArtWalk begins. Stick around and join the fun all over the city. Free event.
5-7:30 pm: WinterFest On Tap: Neon Moons at Abandoned Building Brewery
Come warm yourself up with some great local beers and dance away the cold.