Our Favorite Links

Local Civic Organizations

West of the River Chamber of Commerce (Agawam/ W. Springfield)

The Agawam St. Patrick's Committee

The Agawam Rotary Club

The Town of Agawam - Official Site



Area Cultural Organizations


The Firehouse Museum - curated by the Agawam Historical Association

The Thomas Smith House - curated by the Agawam Historical Association

The Captain Charles Leonard House - Agawam

Agawam Public Library

The Red Door Theater - Agawam

Agawam Cinemas ( First-run movies and more! )

The Majestic Theater - Professional regional theatre, West Springfield

The Quadrangle Museums - Springfield

The NEW Dr. Seuss Museum! - Springfield  >

CityStage / Symphony Hall - Springfield

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra

The Community Music School - Springfield

The Suffield Players - Suffield, CT


Other Cultural Organizations of Interest


     ( Summer home of the Boston Symphony )

The Norman Rockwell Museum        

Chesterwood ( estate of sculptor, Daniel Chester French ) >

The Mount ( estate of author, Edith Wharton )

Shakespeare & Co. ( world-renowned theater in the Berkshires )

Berkshire Theatre Group ( world-class theatre and entertainment )

Barrington Stage Company (award-winning theatre, Pittsfield)

Mass MOCA ( contemporary visual, performing and media arts, North Adams )

Wadsworth Atheneum - a Connecticut gem!

The Mark Twain House - Hartford, CT  >

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Hartford

Florence Griswold Museum - Focus on Connecticut

Hadley Farm Museum - Connect with our rural past

Porter-Phelps Huntington House Museum - Art and music in Hadley!

Historic Deerfield - Explore colonial life and times

Old Sturbridge Village - a working colonial-era community!

Mystic Aquarium & Institute - world-renowned!

Currier Museum of Art - Manchester, New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens Historic Site - Cornish, New Hampshire >




Going with us to New York City?


( Manhattan only, arranged North to South )
         * - indicates a scheduled stop

"Essentials" Guide to NYC - via TripSavvy

Manhattan Overview - ( Scroll down for individual neighborhoods.)

More about NYC's Neighborhoods (and local attractions!)

CITYSEARCH - NYC metro: Restaurants (plus shopping, etc.)

CityPass - Save time and money on admissions to popular sites!

-  "UPTOWN"  -        

The Cloisters: A Medieval Monastery - (see the Unicorn Tapestries!)

Apollo Theater / Harlem - W 125th St., "World famous" culturally historic site!

Beacon Theater - W 74th St., find matinee events at this legendary venue!

Learn more about "Museum Mile"! - 5th Avenue along Central Park (East)

Guggenheim Museum of Art - 5th Av at 89th Street, Central Park

* Metropolitan Museum of Art - 5th Avenue at 82nd Street, Central Park

Amer. Museum of Natural History & Planetarium - on Central Park West

Central Park! - Step "out" of the city for a moment...

Strawberry Fields / The Dakota -
( Central Park West ) remembering John Lennon

New York Historical Society - a hidden gem!

Lincoln Center - check for matinee events

-  "MIDTOWN"  -        

Museum of Modern Art - a midtown treasure!

* Rockefeller Center - 49th St. between 5th & 6th Avs. (about, + things to do!)

Radio City - (including the Christmas Spectacular! / see history & details )

* Times Square - 42nd Street & Broadway ... Crossroads of the World!

Broadway Theaters - Current shows, list of theaters, etc.

TKTS / booth locations - Discount tickets to Broadway, Off-B'dway and more.

NY Public Library - (exhibits and events - "between the lions")

Grand Central Station - Iconic architecture, and so much more!

INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum - A space shuttle, nuclear sub & more!

The CIRCLE LINE - Sightseeing cruises around Manhattan

* MACY'S - 34th St. & 7th Av.; "The World's Biggest Department Store!"

Empire State Building - At 34th St. (+ Macy's *), the heart of NYC; official site.

Fashion Avenue / Garment District - 7th Av., between 26th & 40th Streets.

-  "DOWNTOWN"  (incl. Lower Manhattan) -        

Whitney Museum of American Art - NEW home, downtown at the HighLine!

The High Line - Amazing elevated park near the famous "West Village".

High Line, Chelsea, Meatpacking District - Guided and self-guided tours.

Greenwich Village - Explore "The Village", NYC's Bohemian capital!

Walking Tour - Explore famous literary locations in Greenwich Village.

The Tenement Museum - For many, their first taste of life in America.

SoHo Walking Tour - Explore this famous neighborhood; self-guided.

CANAL Street - From the island's West side across to Chinatown.

Lower Manhattan - Things to do & see / self-guided tours

FREE Downtown Shuttlebus! - covers Lower Manhattan, 7 days/ wk

Explore CHINATOWN - self-guided walking tour (+ great food!)

Explore LITTLE ITALY - self-guided walking tour (+ more great food!)

Fraunces Tavern - Est. 1755! Revolutionary history, and fine food!

WALL St./ Financial Dist't - Once, the Northernmost edge of the city!

Fearless Girl statue - An instant classic as soon as she arrived!

BATTERY PARK/ "The Battery" - the "Seaglass Carousel" and more!

9/11 Memorial and Museum (Advance tickets strongly suggested)

Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island (Ferry & tours; advance tickets recommended)

Staten Island Ferry - FREE, cross NY harbor & return. Great 'Liberty' views!

* South Street Seaport Area - where New York began! (our last stop)

South St. / Seaport Museum - by the Brooklyn Bridge! (dining, sights, TKTS)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority home page

How to Use the Subway (Tips and lots of good info here)

MetroCard - Used for Bus / Subway fares (& more!)

Using the Subway safely - Smart traveling!

Subway Map - NYC (downloadable PDF)

Manhattan Bus Lines map (includes Manhattan address locator! - PDF)


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