Hilltown Families & Flywheel Present…
SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC PARTY
Feb 9th Feb 10th & March 16th in Easthampton, MA
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 family-friendly activity for the kids. But with the announcement of the ‘Saturday Morning Music Party,’ a breakfast bash featuring dancing, performances and diversions for kids (to take place during February and March), Flywheel offers just that.
Partnering with Hilltown Families, Flywheel kicks off the first of two installments of the Saturday Morning Music Party at 10am on
February 9th, Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at their headquarters in the town hall building at 43 Main Street in Easthampton, MA. This event is free and open to families and kids of all ages. The second event in the series takes place on March 16.
Following breakfast, the
Feb. 9 Feb. 10 event features a screening of a classic episode of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, an 80s-era, cult-classic kids’ television show. 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 in 2012. Driven to recreate the success of similar Saturday morning activities at Flywheel’s previous location, Smith says, “We started the Saturday Morning Music Party to provide families with an affordable, fun activity that was enjoyable for adults as well as kids. We hope that families from all over the Valley will attend.” He’s particularly proud of the “diverse programming” to be offered, which is anything but the rote kids’ fare.
The March 16 event features a pancake breakfast at 10 followed by a live performance of Shiprock and Anchordog, a mixed media performance of theater and video set to music in the Americana vein about the story of two dog heroes and their adventures through forests, oceans and dreamscapes. The March 16th event costs $10 per family to cover band expenses.