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 Agawam Historical Association

The Thomas Smith House - curated by 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 Quadrangle Museums - Springfield

The NEW Dr. Seuss Museum! - Springfield  >

CityStage / Symphony Hall - Springfield

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra

The Majestic Theater - West Springfield

The Suffield Players - Suffield, CT

The Community Music School - Springfield


Other Cultural Organizations of Interest


     ( Summer home of the Boston Symphony )

The Norman Rockwell Museum

Chesterwood ( estate of sculptor, Daniel Chester French )

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

Berkshire Theatre Group ( world-class theatre and entertainment )

Barrington Stage Company (award-winning theatre, Pittsfield)

The Mount ( estate of author, Edith Wharton )

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

Wadsworth Atheneum

The Mark Twain House  >

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Florence Griswold Museum

Hadley Farm Museum

Historic Deerfield

Old Sturbridge Village

Mystic Aquarium & Institute



Going with us to New York City?


First-Timers' Guide to NYC

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Guggenheim Museum of Art

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

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

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

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

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

Lincoln Center - (check for matinee events)

Museum of Modern Art - A midtown treasure!

Rockefeller Center - (about, + things to do!)

Times Square - 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!)

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

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

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

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

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

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!)

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

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

Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island (Advance tickets recommended)

South Street Seaport - by the famous Brooklyn Bridge!

South St. Seaport Museum - where New York began!

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

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

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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