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 - Historic 1805 Stage Tavern, Agawam

Agawam Public Library - performances, events, exhibits

The Red Door Theatre - live theatre, children's theatre camp, Agawam

Agawam Cinemas ( First-run movies and more! )

The Majestic Theater - Professional regional theatre, West Springfield

Springfield Attractions - top 15 destinations

The Quadrangle Museums - Springfield MA

The NEW Dr. Seuss Museum! - Springfield  >

Symphony Hall - touring events, Spgfld

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra

The Pioneer Valley Symphony

Valley Light Opera - light operas, operettas and musicals

The Community Music School - Springfield

Exit 7 Theater - live theatre in Ludlow, MA

The Suffield Players - Suffield, CT


Other Cultural Organizations of Interest


     ( Summer home of the Boston Symphony )

Historic Artists' Homes - a coalition of 48 museums across the country!

The Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, MA

Chesterwood ( estate of sculptor, Daniel Chester French ) >

The Mount ( estate of author, Edith Wharton ) Lenox, MA

Frelinghuysen / Morris House & Studio - Lenox, MA
stars of abstract art!

Chester Theatre Company ( pro theatre in Chester, Mass. )

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

Berkshire Theatre Group ( world-class theatre and entertainment )

Williamstown Theatre Festival ( Tony Award-winning theatre in the Berkshires )

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, CT

Florence Griswold Museum - the Lyme Art Colony!

Weir Farm - multi-generational American art; Wilton, CT

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 >

Winslow Homer Studio & Museum - Portland, Maine

Thomas Cole Historic Site - founder of the "Hudson River School" style; Catskill, NY

Frederic Edwin Church Site - eminent "Hudson River School" painter; Hudson, NY

Edward Hopper House & Museum - where he found his inspiration! Nyack, NY




Going with us to New York City?


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

Upcoming NYC Events in November - via TimeOut

"Essentials" Guide to NYC - via TripSavvy

14 Neat Alternatives to Tourist Hot Spots - via TimeOut

Biggest Tourist Mistakes in NYC (& more) - via Thrillist

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!

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)

-  "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 & events - "between the lions")&spnb;

Grand Central Station - Iconic architecture, + 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.

The "Little Island" - NYC's NEWEST wonder, at Pier 55!

"Little Island" - the OFFICIAL site (open menu).

>> PLUS: Click the image for "CBS Sunday Morning" story  >>>

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)


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