First Night Northampton 2016

Let the countdown begin! Performance schedule now posted!

On Thursday, December 31st, 2015, we present our 31st community New Year’s Eve celebration and festival of the performing arts. It is an important occasion for what is a signature event for the city of Northampton. First Night continues to be a major fundraiser for the Center for the Arts. Our goal is to raise money to support artists and their activities throughout the year.

To keep up with what's happening and to purchase buttons, just click on Jane Dyer's original "First Night Train" poster in the column to your right and you'll land at the official event website.

Next Steps @ 33 Hawley

Keeping Art in the Heart of Downtown Northampton
Photo credit: Peter Raper

After a year of hosting classes, performances and special events, we are leaving the Arts Trust Building at 33 Hawley Street where the long-awaited process of renovation and transformation begins. As we transition from old space to new, we invite you to stop by our office located at 5 Strong Avenue in Northampton. You will find us on the second floor where we share Suite #202 with Alexis Design. We continue to produce Arts Night Out, First Night Northampton, and support a variety of visual and performing arts events including Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares. For more information about our next great adventure, click here.

We're on Facebook!

Become a fan of the Northampton Center for the Arts

Keep up with the arts (and our whereabouts!) by becoming a fan of NCFA's page on Facebook where we try to be creative in our postings about artsy happenings and things to ponder. Click here to join us.