DON’T MISS: Free Skating at the Worcester Common Oval on Jan 1st
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Admission to the Worcester Common Oval will be free on New Year’s Day (Jan 1) from 1-6 PM, thanks to sponsorship from The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation. Skate rentals are available for $3 with a $25 deposit per skate rental.
“We want to kick off the New Year by encouraging everyone to come out to enjoy a free skate in our great City,” said Jennifer Luisa, assistant vice president, corporate community relations, at The Hanover Insurance Group. “The Worcester Oval represents a tremendous partnership of organizations across the city and we are happy to be part of it. We look forward to another successful year in 2014.”
In addition to the free skate, The Hanover Insurance Foundation announced a $15,000 sponsorship to support The Worcester Common Oval. The rink is a private-public partnership that has garnered widespread support, with major sponsors and partners signing-on to assist with the financial and operational costs associated with the rink for a three-month period.
The rink is open for public skating:
* Saturdays and Sundays in December from 1 to 6 p.m.
* Saturdays and Sundays in January and February from 1 to 5 p.m.
* Thursday lunch time skate from 12 to 2 p.m.
* School vacation weeks
Regular admission for open skate is $2, with children 6 and under to skate free, and $3 for skate rentals with a $25 deposit per skate rental. Visit www.worcestercommonoval.com for the full schedule.
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester
The Worcester Art Museum, often referred to by its acronym WAM, is the most acclaimed cultural attraction in the city of Worcester. The world famous "classic American museum" contains over 35,000 pieces of artwork spanning over 5,000 years. Currently on display is [remastered]: A reinstallation of the Worcester Art Museum's paintings from the 16th-18th centuries provides a new look at Old Masters.
25 Sagamore Road, Worcester
The Worcester Center for Crafts’ Krikorian Gallery, in conjunction with Worcester State University, is committed to "sustaining craft as a vital part our community" through education, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. They are currently holding its Holiday Festival of Crafts 2013 this weekend.
25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg
The Fitchburg Art Museum is one of the cultural treasures of North Central Massachusetts. Though not quite as famous as its cousin to the south, the Worcester Art Museum, the Fitchburg museum still houses an impressive permanent collection of art spanning 5,000 years. Check out their current exhibition: Still Life Lives! - A celebration of the vitality of the still life tradition and its themes of beauty, bounty, darkness, fragility, and fleeting moments, which runs through January 14.
38 Harlow Street, Worcester
The Sprinkler Factory is a unique gem in Downtown Worcester and a true center for all the arts. Once a manufacturing plant, the Sprinkler Factory now provides space for individual artists to form their own studios and contains areas for music, dance, and other fun activities. The massive atrium on the second floor in the middle of the complex is available for local artists to show their work. The public is welcome to browse the artists' studios and galleries. An upcoming exhibition entitled Indoor Games , runs from December 7 through January 25, captures the spirit of creativity during the winter months.
960 Main Street, Fitchburg
Since its opening in 2008 by founders by Ann and Peter Capodagli, the Boulder Art Gallery has been committed to showing original and vintage paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures from the region's most talented artists. A true variety of work from both new and established artists is on display in a multitude of mediums and styles; check out oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels. Many pieces are also available for purchase.
660 Main Street; 657 Main Street, Worcester
The Aurora Gallery and the “GArtH” Gallery of Art at the Hadley are run by the organization ArtsWorcester, and both show the work of local artists, many of whom are members of the group. For a list of current and upcoming exhibits, click here and here.
44 Portland Street, Worcester
Since its founding in 2006, the Davis Art Gallery has made it its mission to promote the Worcester art community and create awareness of the local creative culture. One of the ways the gallery does this is by showing the work of local artists in a great variety of different mediums. Currently, you can see an exhibit by Emily and Robb Sandagata; Unearthed, which runs through February 7th.