Monthly Saturday Morning Music Party Series for Families at Flywheel!
Saturday Morning Music Party Series in Easthampton
Free Pancakes, Live Music, Dancing & Crafts
Known to its neighbors and fans for boisterous concerts and a DIY aesthetic, the Flywheel Arts Collective of Easthampton may not immediately spring to mind when considering a venue for a family-friendly activity for the kids. But with the announcement of the ‘Saturday Morning Music Party,’ a free monthly breakfast bash featuring a variety of activities, performances and diversions for kids (to run from February through May, initially), Flywheel becomes just that.
- WHAT: Monthly Saturday Morning Music Party Series for Families
- WHERE: Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main Street (Old Town Hall), Easthampton, MA
- WHEN: Saturdays, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 7 & May 12, 10am
- COST: Free. Suggested Donation $5 ($10 per family) for Mar 10 & Apr 7 concerts.
- CONTACT: 413-527-9800
Partnering with Hilltown Families and The No-Nap Happy Hour, the first of four installments of the Saturday Morning Music Party series kicks off on February 11 at 10am at Flywheel’s Easthampton location in the town hall building at 43 Main St. in Easthampton. Subsequent events take place on March 10, April 7 and May 12. Each month’s bash features a pancake breakfast followed by musical performances, various activities and guided arts and crafts.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH:
On Saturday, February 11th, following a free pancake breakfast which begins at 10am, the first installment of the series features a screening of an episode of Pancake Mountain, a Washington D.C.-based, public-access, Saturday morning TV show hosted by a goat puppet who often features indie rock bands as guests. After the show, kids join DJ Youthelectronix for the “best ever dance party before noon.”
Dj Youthelectronix, a.k.a. Jeremy Smith, a veteran Flywheel volunteer, led the effort to organize the Saturday Morning Music Party series. Driven to recreate the success of similar Saturday morning activities at Flywheel’s previous location, Smith says, “Offering unique and creative activities for families and kids while providing an outlet for artists to connect with the community falls exactly in step with Flywheel’s mission.” He’s particularly proud of the “diverse programming” to be offered, which is anything but the rote kids’ fare.
Subsequent month’s events will include live family concerts with award-winning musicians, Uncle Rock on March 10th, and R.O.C.K. on April 7th, along with a pancake breakfast and artist-led arts and crafts, and other fun activities. Then on May 12th the series will close out just as the Easthampton Bear Fest kicks off with the Little Bear Craft & Dance Party!
“Saturday Morning Music Party!” is supported by a grant from the Easthampton, MA local Cultural Council — a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.