Things to Do in May near Hadley

May is a glorious time of year! There is still the blooming beauty of spring and the first hint of warm summer weather. If you’re looking for some things to do in May near Hadley, check out these great local events.

  • Cooking Demonstration with Lynn Kirsche Shapiro. Visit the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst on May 8th from 2-3:30pm to listen to Lynn share stories and recipes from her family upbringing. She will also prepare a recipe and sign her book.
  • Author Meet and Greet. If you have young kids, or just appreciate find children’s literature, visit the Eric Carle Museum on May 15th at 1pm to meet Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell as they discuss their writing and illustrations and answer questions. There will be a book signing after the program. The program is free with museum admission.
  • Play Ball! Catch a unique performance that highlights the history of baseball in a fun and informative way. The Berkshire Theatre Group will perform the play on Sunday May 22nd at 1pm and 3pm at the Eric Carle Museum. Tickets cost $6.50.
  • Paradise City Arts Festival. Memorial Day weekend in Northampton, enjoy beautiful artwork from 260 artists from all across the country. There will also be delicious food and live music.

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Check Out the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden - Springfield

Kids enjoy a sculpture park dedicated to the storytelling and imagination of Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel. Photo by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (https://www.flickr.com/photos/masstravel/9599216083)

Looking for something interesting and unique to see in Springfield, Massachusetts? We at Steve Lewis Subaru encourage you to check out the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

These Cat in the Hat themed sculptures are found around the central Quadrangle of the Springfield Museums. This Dr. Seuss memorial park is appropriately located, as Theodor Seuss Geisel was born and raised in Springfield.

The bronze sculptures were created by sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, who is also Geisel’s step daughter.

Some of the sculptures include:

  • Seuss and the Cat in the Hat –Theodor Geisel at his drawing board while the Cat in the Hat sits beside him.
  • Horton Court – A group of characters stepping out of an open book.
  • The Story Teller – A Seussian storytelling chair with characters peeing around a 10 foot tall book of Oh the Places You’ll Go!

The sculptures tell the story of the famous author-illustrator and display the wondrous characters created.

“By creating the memorial, we hope to spark imagination and creativity in a new generation,” said Joseph Carvalho, president of the Springfield Museums Association. “Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his own neighborhood in Springfield. It’s all still here, just waiting for creative minds to discover it.”

We encourage you to spend some time at any of the Springfield museums. And while you are there, be sure to walk around and explore the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.