Things To Do In Forest Park, Springfield


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  • The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center
    Visiting The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center is a lot like stepping into a nature documentary. Guests can take a self-guided journey to meet more than 200 creatures from across the world. They may stop by the habitats of the black and white ruffed lemur, the western bobcat, and the spotted leopard. Along the way, guests might learn a lot: for instance, that the Bennett's wallaby carries its young in a pouch, and that the critically-endangered cotton-top tamarin has lost more than 75% of its native habitat. But in at least one way, the zoo accomplishes something that David Attenborough never could. Visitors can actually reach out and touch a creature during discovery programs. They can even adopt certain animals, perhaps helping provide tasty grasses and career guidance to a red kangaroo. These programs exemplify the nonprofit zoo's dedication to wildlife education and awareness, something they hope to instill in their visitors from an early age. In the summer, educators spin "Animal Tales" for rapt young audiences and hold a Zoo Camp, where kids start to learn about diet and animal care. As kids' love of animals grows, the zoo invites them to volunteer as Crew in Training members. Once they hit college, students can become interns working on projects such as field studies of the patas monkey.
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    302 Sumner Ave.
    Springfield, MA US
  • Jewish Community Center of Springfield Mass
    Open seven days a week, the Springfield JCC Health and Fitness Center revs up bodies with a plethora of popular classes on land and in its Olympic-sized pool. Upgrade your physique with a BodyPump class, which teaches the original barbell-based full-body weightlifting regimen created by the Olympian Les Mills. Or sway your way toward lean muscle tone with a Zumba class, which fuses Latin and international rhythms to create a fat-exhausting South American fitness-and-dance party. The aquatically inclined may perform water aerobics in the pool to receive the cardiovascular benefits of aerobic exercise without stressing tender joints. Opt for enrollment in the masters swim program, and gain access to classes for beginners, advanced swimmers, aspiring triathletes, and those who are tired of swimming in seas of ambiguity.
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    1160 Dickinson St
    Springfield, MA US
  • Nail Party
    Find the very best nail care solutions for both your fingernails and toenails at this trendy nail salon. Give your nails a nice soak and scrub at this salon and leave with squeaky clean and freshly painted nails. Try a hair removal remedy, such as waxing, and reap the many benefits of a professional treatment. So treat yourself to something special for a chance and get a mani-pedi at Nail Party.
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    628 North Main Street
    East Longmeadow, MA US
  • Wine and Canvas
    The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
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    674 Bliss Road
    Longmeadow, MA US
  • Michael Anthony Lounge
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Agawam Town's Michael Anthony Lounge, a local pub. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Michael Anthony Lounge's delightful drink menu. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Michael Anthony Lounge as well. Save time and money with nearby parking options at Michael Anthony Lounge. Chow down at Michael Anthony Lounge without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15. Michael Anthony Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    1251 River Road
    Agawam, MA US
  • Paint Social Art
    At your local bar! Cocktail in one hand, paint brush in the other. Paint Social Art mixes cocktails and painting into a fun night out with friends! Our fun-loving local artist guides you through the selected painting while you enjoy sipping cocktails and delicious food purchased from the bar or restaurant. Paint Social Art provides all art materials. 16x20 stretched canvas, paint, brushes, easels, and aprons. Paint Social Art fosters a fun, positive and encouraging atmosphere. No experience is necessary and none is left behind. Everyone goes home with their very own work of art ready for proud display.
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    785 Williams St, Suite 148
    Long Meadow, MA US

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