Celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 10th-18th

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child
April 10th-18th, 2010 in Northampton

Northampton joins hundreds of local organizations around the country that will celebrate the Week of the Young Child, which honors the more than 35 million children from birth through age eight in America, and the families, teachers and other adults who help children make the most of the opportunities of their early years.

The Week of the Young Child is a chance to celebrate the learning opportunities of young children, and to recognize the responsibilities we share for helping them make the most of the early years. Our local celebration of the Week of the Young Child is designed to build broader support for early childhood programs that nurture young children’s early learning and growth.

Northampton will celebrate “The Week of the Young Child” from April 10th-18th, 2010, with the twentieth annual Children’s Art Exhibit and a free Children’s Festival. The events are sponsored by the Northampton Community Partnerships for Children (CPC), with participation from early care and education providers, the Northampton Public Schools, the Northampton Parents Center, and family support agencies.

Over 30 local businesses in downtown Northampton and Florence will display artwork by children who attend local preschools, childcare centers and the Northampton Public Schools. The children and their teachers are very proud of their work — please take the time to check it out! The Art Exhibit will be on display through April 18th.

The Children’s festival is on Saturday, April 10 at the Jackson Street School in Northampton from 10:00 AM – noon. There will be lots of great, free activities for young children – games, climbing, tunnels, crafts, stories, and more! Also, we will have a fire engine and school bus to visit! And there is nothing to spend money on! Local agencies serving families will also have information available.

For more information, contact Barbara Black at 413-587-1471 or bblack@northampton-k12.us.

HFVS Giveaway: (Tickets & CD) Justin Roberts at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA


Justin Roberts new CD, Pop Fly.

Justin Roberts new CD, "Pop Fly."

At the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA

Sunday, AUGUST 23rd at 2pm

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win a family 4-pack of  tickets to see Justin Roberts at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA, plus a copy of his newest award-winning CD, Pop Fly. Find out how to enter to win below.


Bring your dancing shoes to these toe-tapping, all-ages concerts featuring 5-time Parents’ Choice GOLD award-winner. Known for catchy, unique music that keeps kids and parents coming back for more, Justin’s concerts feature a wide range of musical styles. He and the Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out intelligent and whimsically rocking music for all ages to enjoy together.

Justin and the Not Ready for Naptime Players will perform new tunes and old favorites, some of which are featured as music videos on Noggin TV. Their tunes have been featured on NBC-TV’s Today show and many other radio and television shows.

Justin celebrates the success of his newest CDs, Meltdown and Pop Fly, which both win national awards and critical acclaim. Pop Fly was selected as one of the top children’s music releases of 2008 by USA Today, Amazon.com, NPR Music and the annual Fids and Kamily Poll.

You can discover more about Justin Roberts at www.justinroberts.org.

  • On Saturday, August 22nd, Justin Roberts will be a featured artist on the Hilltown Family Variety from 9-10am on 103.3FM WXOJ, Northampton, MA (Valley Free Radio)  Tune in or listen live via streaming audio at Valley Free Radio.


The No Nap Happy Hour concert series will feature the kinds of bands that seem to have taken their cue from They Might Be Giants in believing that kids’ music doesn’t have to condescend or, well, suck. The Iron Horse is teaming up with WRSI radio program for kids, Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child, to present a monthly Sunday afternoon concert for kids at the Iron Horse.  This Sunday matinee concert series for kids continues at the Iron Horse on Sunday, August 23rd at 2PM with Justin Roberts. Click HERE to see what’s coming up in this wonderful concert series for kids.


Your chance to win a family 4-pack of  tickets to see Justin Roberts at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA, plus a copy of his newest CD, Pop Fly is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) PLEASE include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 08/19/09 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win you should still go! Tickets for the No Nap Happy Hour concert series are available at the Northampton Box office, online at IHEG.com, or by calling 413-586-8686.

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