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Downtown Beats

Annual Block Party

Amherst Downtown Events Calendar

To submit events for this calendar, visit the Town website’s calendar page and click “Submit an Event”. Only events designated for the “Downtown Amherst Events” calendar will appear here. Thanks for making downtown Amherst a place where there’s a lot going on!

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Tue 18th Mar
to Sun 24th Aug
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This special installation brings together the work of New York–based portrait painters Kyohei Inukai (1886–1954) and Robert Brackman (1898–1980), both foreign-born artists who found great success painting high-society men and women before World War II. www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=7465
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Wed 30th Jul
10:30 am
11:00 am
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Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead Art Museum’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7. www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8064
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Mead Art Museum
Thu 31st Jul
2:00 pm
2:45 pm
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Join the Mead Art Museum curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8045
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Thu 31st Jul
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
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The Amherst Business Improvement District is presenting a series of four outdoor concerts on Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst. For the musical line-up and more information go to: www.amherstdowntown.com/DowntownBeats www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8208
Fri 1st Aug
11:00 am
11:45 am
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Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 22 at www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8055
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Fri 1st Aug
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
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The Amherst Business Improvement District is sponsoring a concert by the Amherst Community Band conducted by UMass Marching Band Director, Tim Anderson. The concert will take place at Sweetser Park in downtown Amherst. For more info contact the Amherst BID at info@amherstdowntown.com or 413-345-2945 www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8211
Wed 6th Aug
10:30 am
11:00 am
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Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead Art Museum’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7. www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8065
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Mead Art Museum
Thu 7th Aug
2:00 pm
2:45 pm
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Join the Mead Art Museum curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8046
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Thu 7th Aug
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
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The Amherst Business Improvement District is presenting a series of four outdoor concerts on Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst. For the musical line-up and more information go to: www.amherstdowntown.com/DowntownBeats www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8209
Thu 7th Aug
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
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Amherst Art Walk takes place the first Thursday of each month.Venues include Gallery A3, The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library, Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, The Boys and Girls Club, Freedom Trails Gallery at Valley Frameworks, The JCA Hall Gallery, The Clawfoot Tub, and the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.Additional Venues vary by the month.Go to the Facebook page to see the current exhibitions. www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=5064
Fri 8th Aug
11:00 am
11:45 am
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Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 22 at www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8056
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Wed 13th Aug
10:30 am
11:00 am
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Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead Art Museum’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7. www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8066
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Mead Art Museum
Thu 14th Aug
2:00 pm
2:45 pm
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Join the Mead Art Museum curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8047
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Thu 14th Aug
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
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The Amherst Business Improvement District is presenting a series of four outdoor concerts on Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst. For the musical line-up and more information go to: www.amherstdowntown.com/DowntownBeats www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8210
Fri 15th Aug
11:00 am
11:45 am
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Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 22 at www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8057
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Thu 21st Aug
2:00 pm
2:45 pm
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Join the Mead Art Museum curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8048
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Fri 22nd Aug
11:00 am
11:45 am
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Join the Mead's curators for gallery talks in the museum’s comfortably air-conditioned galleries every Thursday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. from June 19 through August 22 (excluding July 3-4). No two gallery talks will be the same! Participants will receive a free ice cream cone coupon from the series' co-sponsor Atkins Farms Orchard Run Ice Cream Shop.

It’s Cool at the Mead gallery talks are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 22 at www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=8058
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Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Thu 4th Sep
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
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Amherst Art Walk takes place the first Thursday of each month.Venues include Gallery A3, The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library, Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, The Boys and Girls Club, Freedom Trails Gallery at Valley Frameworks, The JCA Hall Gallery, The Clawfoot Tub, and the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.Additional Venues vary by the month.Go to the Facebook page to see the current exhibitions. www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=5065
Thu 18th Sep
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
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Downtown Amherst
Thu 2nd Oct
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
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Amherst Art Walk takes place the first Thursday of each month.Venues include Gallery A3, The Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library, Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery, The Boys and Girls Club, Freedom Trails Gallery at Valley Frameworks, The JCA Hall Gallery, The Clawfoot Tub, and the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.Additional Venues vary by the month.Go to the Facebook page to see the current exhibitions. www.amherstma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=5066

 

Amherst Downtown Events

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