Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wistariahurst To Host Tours of Forestdale Cemetery

On Friday, October 28 at 6pm and Saturday, October 29 at 11am, Wistariahurst will be holding guided tours of Forestdale Cemetery. The tours will be led by Holyoke City Historian, Penni Martorell and will highlight local figures buried at Forestdale Cemetery while exploring 19th century conceptions of death and dying and examining common gravestone motifs and symbolism.

Wistariahurst has been hosting guided tours of Forestdale Cemetery since 2010. “Cemeteries contain a wealth of information regarding local history, including genealogical and community information,” said Martorell, “Forestdale is a lovely, well-designed cemetery in the Olmstead style. These tours highlight a beautiful treasure in the City of Holyoke.”

Tickets are still available for the Saturday daytime tour for $10, but the Friday evening tour has sold out. Advance reservations are required and can be made online at Tours leave from the Wistariahurst Visitor’s Center.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gateway Halloween Masquerade

Presented by Janus Arts
Saturday, October 22

A Night of Creative Arts, Haunting Beats and Stirring Vibrations
Featuring the music of:

Dj GhasT
Get down and dark with Bass heavy EDM

Artist Eric Freeman weaves the earthly and etherial in a multi-media down-tempo performance.

Bone shaking West African inspired percussion

Performance, Live Art, Installations and Video Art by
Pixi Barret, Carl Bridge, Martin Bridge, Soyoon Cha, Eric Freeman, Mark Girard, Chase Hannah, Twyg and Missy, Jeff Sullivan and more..


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Luna Noire: Night of the Dancing Dead

Luna Noire: Night of the Dancing Dead

Friday, October 21
$5 at door / 21+

Dark music, Dancing, Drinks, and Costume Contest
DJ Dyssident and Hendotronic spin

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Holyoke Seeks City Christmas Tree

Mayor Alex B. Morse invites all residents in the local area who wish to donate a tree for possible selection as this year’s City Christmas Tree to contact the Mayor’s Office at 413-322-5510.

Trees must be located within the local area and must be away from electrical lines.

The deadline for tree submission is Friday, November 18th at 4:00 pm. Selection of the tree will be made on Wednesday, November 23rd. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Holyoke Medical Center to Hold Prostate Screenings

Join Holyoke Medical Center for a lecture on Prostate Health & PSA Testing, on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the HMC Auxiliary Conference Center.

Dr. Alexander Berry from the HMC Urology Center will discuss what you should know about prostate health and explain prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing. Some experts recommend that most men be offered the tests starting at age 50, while others don't feel it offers enough benefit to recommend to anyone except those at highest risk. Dr. Berry will cover this and more, as well as answer any questions attendees may have.

This program is free and open to the public, and is part of the Medical Center's community education programming, one in a series of dozens of workshops held throughout the year to help people learn about specific health issues, wellness, prevention and treatment. To register for this event, visit or call 413.534.2789.

Halloween Fun at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round invites you to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 29 with fun activities for the whole family! Wear your Halloween costume to the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round from 12 to 4 p.m. and receive a 1/2 price ride! Children 12 and under will enjoy a DJ Dance Party from 1 to 3 p.m. at Heritage State Park for just $3.

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall from 12 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 per ride or 6 for $10. Holyoke Heritage State Park is located on 221 Appleton Street and borders Dwight Street in Holyoke. The Park offers family-oriented cultural and recreational programs. The eight-acre site contains the Park Visitors’ Center, Holyoke Children’s Museum, Volleyball Hall of Fame, and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round.

For more information, call 413-538-9838, visit, or find us on Facebook.