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Florence Night Out - May Day!


We are super excited to be participating in the second Florence Night Out this coming Thursday, May 1st from 5-8 pm.


At Maple and Main Realty, we will have a reception showcasing the art of a number of fantastic local artists.  These artists include:


There are a number of other exciting events happening throughout the evening.  Artist's open studios, live music, free tango dance lessons, a balloon artist, dance performances, free massages and more!

This excerpt from local artist Donnabelle Casis (event organizer) provides some more information about the specific programs:



FLORENCE, MA - For the second time ever, on the evening of May 1 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, FLORENCE NIGHT OUT will offer lovers of art, music, dance, film and local businesses a fun, FREE event to help usher in the spring and celebrate community. The event will start with the rite of spring dance: a May Day Maypole dance by the Marlboro Morris Men and a clog dance by the Guided Star Clog Morris troupe at the Trinity Row Triangle green at 5:00pm.

Other event highlights include:

ART o Artist Open Studios: Sean Greene, Richard Lloyd, Heather Kasunick, Phoebe Berkel, Donna Estabrooks, Donnabelle Casis, Robbie Heidinger, Lynne Graves - 30 North Maple o Young@Heart Chorus Photography Exhibit - 28 North Maple Street o Jim Gipe photography, Mark Knox video exhibit - Pivot Media, 70 Maple Street o Artist Reception: Marsha Lieberman, Elizabeth Meyersohn, Katy Schneider, Ann Lewis, Dave Gloman, Tom Martin, Marcine Appel, Margot Glass, Bob Young - Maple and Main Realty, 28 North Maple Street o Dave Ryan photography, Linda Candage paintings, jewelry by Carol Joannidi - Coldwell Banker, 93 Main Street o Art by Hilary Emerson Lay, NHS Improv - Cup and Top Café, 1 Main Street o Artist Reception and music - Café Evolution, 22 Chestnut Street o Short Films Screening - VFW, 18 Meadow Street o Susan Rostow Earthscapes: Sculptural Books and Monotypes; Printmaking Demonstrations: Deconstructed Silkscreen by Esther White (5:00 - 6:30), BIG INK - large scale woodcut by Lyell Castonguay (6:30 - 8:00), print sale - Zea Mays Printmaking, 320 Riverside Drive o Bike Film Screening (8:00) - Full Circle Bike Shop, 141 N Main Street

DANCE o Guided Star Clog Morris - Trinity Row Triangle (5:00 - 5:30) o Mountain View Dance Studio - Florence Arts & Business Building, 140 Pine Street (5:00 - 5:30) o Marlboro Morris Men (Maypole Dance) - Trinity Row Triangle (5:30 - 6:00) o Catalyst/Momentum Dance Company of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) - Florence Arts & Business Building, 140 Pine Street (6:00 - 6:30, 7:00 - 7:30) o Iroko Nuevo (Afro-Cuban dance group) - Trinity Row Triangle (6:30 - 7:30) o Wofa of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts (PVPA) - Pivot Media, 70 Maple Street (5:30, 6:30) o Tango Dance Lessons by Sharon Alworth - Florence Civic Center, 90 Park Street (7:00 - 8:00)

MUSIC o Bunny's a Swine, Bring it to Bear - JJ's Tavern/13th Floor Lounge, 99 Main Street (5:30 - 7:30) o Now Ensemble Jazz - Pivot Media, 70 Maple Street, (6:00) o Free Range Cats - Coldwell Banker, 93 Main Street, (6:00 - 7:30) o Huckleberry Binge and Carinae - VFW, 18 Meadow Street (6:00 - 8:00) o Florence Community Band - Florence Civic Center - 90 Park Street (6:00 - 6:40) o Serenata Mandolin Trio - Cup and Top Café, 1 Main Street (6:00 - 8:00) o Merchant Bankers, Lonesome Brothers, Colorway - 30 North Maple Street (6:30 - 8:30) o "Post-Show" with Drunk Stuntmen/Kay McKinstry - Zea Mays Printmaking, 320 Riverside Drive (8-9pm)

Two Northampton Pedal Cabs will be available to transport people between venues all over downtown. Ed Popielarczyk of Magical Moments will be making balloon creations for kids at Trinity Row Triangle. (5:00 - 8:00). Several downtown businesses will have open houses/special promotions during the evening.

All FNO events are FREE and open to the public (only VFW music performances charge a $5 cover). FNO is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. This event would not be possible without the Visionary Sponsors, ad sponsors, generous venue sponsors, Alison Wood and the Florence community. Thank you!"

Please stop by to say hello and support this wonderful event!

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