December 13-16, 2012 and December 20-23, 2012
Thursday through Sunday from 5:30–7:30pm
All activities are free of charge. Photos with Santa are $5.
An annual tradition. With the park dressed up with lights and displays, the whole family will enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate and cookies! Have a photo taken or take your own while your child visits with Santa (many people do both), then take a ride on Santa’s train through our enchanted holiday wonderland! Stop in and say hi to the animals, too!
The Hat Parade begins at 11am, followed by the Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30am. Children should wear their most creative, crazy, fun Easter hats, and bring a container to collect eggs. Prizes are awarded to the best hats in special “Easter” categories. Call 413.538.5039 for details. This program is free of charge and sponsored by the South Hadley Recreation Department. Don’t be late…the eggs go quickly!
Cruise nights are free and open to the public. Stroll through the park and enjoy classic cars, DJ music, refreshments and the company of neighbors and friends. Plan to join us for supper—the menu includes hot dogs and hamburger, along with a variety of beverages (including beer).
Proceeds from food sales help to support park improvements such as the new playground at the center of the park. Volunteers to assist with the food concession are always appreciated.
—Delicious food by ‘Celebrity Chefs’ at great prices (download our menu, at right)
—No admission fee
—Weekly trophies for cars; monthly trophy awarded to a past weekly winner
—Food concession opens at 5:30pm, but cars may arrive earlier
—Coloring corner, playground, animal feeding area…make it a family night!
Information: Bruce, Kmaro68@aol.com
Cruise Night sponsors include:
Prize donors include: Burger King, McDonalds, Panera Bread
Memorial Day Community Picnic at the Park
Monday, May 28, 2012 | 12pm until…
Bring a picnic lunch and join neighbors and friends and help us celebrate the opening of the season and recent additions to our playground for little and big kids. Activities are planned to begin after the Memorial Day Parade.
Buttery Brook Park: Memorial Day afternoon music and activity schedule
Town of South Hadley: Memorial Day Parade/Activities information and map
Summer Day Camp
July 9-12; July 16-19; July 23-26; July 30-August 2, 2012
Sponsored by the South Hadley Recreation Department.
Wednesdays: July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2012 from 10-11am
2012 Children’s Series Flyer (1-pg PDF)
Free entertainment and activities for children 10 and under presented by the Friends of Buttery Brook Park and the South Hadley Family Center (www.shfamilycenter.org). This annual series provides local families and day care providers with lovely child-focused musical events on Wednesday mornings throughout the month of July.
In the event of inclement weather, concerts are moved indoors to the auditorium at South Hadley Town Hall, 116 Main Street. For information, contact the DPW at
July 11: Tom Knight
Tom is a local musician and puppeteer. His shows include short puppet skits, original songs, and audience participation (www.tomknight.com).
July 18: John Porcino
A mix of stories and songs, John’s performances are sparked with warmth, humor, a playful touch of audience participation, and a twist of music from around the world (www.johnporcino.cohousing.com).
July 25: Miss Leticia
A regular Amherst performer and teacher, Miss Leticia has been bringing high-energy, multilingual music and movement to children of all ages for over ten years.
The Children’s Series is sponsored by:
Chicopee Savings Bank, www.chicopeesavings.com
Easthampton Savings Bank, www.bankesb.com
Peoples Savings Bank, www.bankatpeoples.com
Yankee Auto Glass, www.yankeeautoglass.com
Gorse Children’s Center, www.brighthorizons.com
Holyoke Pediatrics, www.holyokepediatrics.com
Crack of Dawn Restaurant
El Guanoco Mexican and Salvadoran Restaurant
Gerry’s Music Shop
Robinson-Donovan Attorneys at Law
Veryl’s Automotive Services
Children First of Granby
Information: Cathy, email@example.com
Big Rig Day
Thursday, August 2, 2012
11:00am to 1:00pm
(Rain Date: August 9)
Co-sponsored with S.H.E.L.D.
Come see Big Rigs of all types (fire trucks, police cars, utility trucks, ambulances, and more)… climb into the cabs, ride the aerial ladder, and meet the people who operate these fascinating vehicles. This unique, free, kid-friendly event is co-sponsored by the South Hadley Electric Department. Watch for event details as they are available.