Northfield, Massachusetts and neighboring towns of Gill and Bernardston lie at the intersection of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire on both sides of the majestic Connecticut River.
Across the wide flood plain, the land rises on the east and west to form miles and miles of rolling hills and state forest. In the 17th century, the area was one of the earliest places English settlers explored after arriving here from Europe. The grand homes they built in Northfield create one of the most dramatic and classic streetscapes found anywhere in New England. The area's considerable natural and man-made beauty foster numerous outdoor activities, local agriculture and a lively and growing arts community that offers special events throughout the year. Centrally located literally in the heart of New England, our three towns comprise an ideal base from which to experience the lively and scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts
Whether you begin your own exploration of our area from points north, from Boston and Albany via Route 2, or up from Connecticut, New York and points south on Interstate 91, you will know immediately that you have entered a special place. The strikingly beautiful landscape, the range of recreational activities available and the area's rich culture, artistry and history, coupled with a slower pace and country charm, are here to savor and enjoy again and again.
10th Annual Special Day in Northfield
SATURDAY, December 12th
10th Annual Special Day in Northfield Holiday Celebration, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Starting at 10 a.m.: Enjoy seasonal activities on Northfield's Main Street and Back Roads. The horse drawn hayrides, holiday crafts in several locations, Gingerbread man/lady decorating at Mim's Market, a wind ensemble, strolling carolers and the sunset bonfire at the Northfield Golf Course are back, plus a benefit performance of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and "story slam" by Silverthorne Theater are starting to fill the schedule. Planning is underway. If you have an idea for an activity, contact Joan and Steve Stoia at 498-5921.
Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts
MASS MoCA North Adams, MA - thru Jan 2016
Since the 1970s, Jim Shaw has created a vast body of work spanning diverse media and reference points. Shaw's work mines the essentials of American cultural detritus, from comic books, pulp novels, and album covers, to vintage advertisements, movie posters, and noise rock. Originating from these sources, the work often features recurring characters including himself, his friends, fictional superheroes, politicians, and film stars. Combining text and the painted figure with objects and drawings from his unconscious, Shaw's works consistently illustrate purposely bad puns, while twisting politics, religion, and belief into one long dream sequence.