NEPM Events

New England Public Media fosters connection through its community events. We invite you to join us to discuss important issues, celebrate nationally renowned artists and engage with  speakers and performers from our region and beyond.  See a list of upcoming events below.

An NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley Virtual Event
Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the highly-anticipated PBS series reveals the broad history and culture of the Black church and explores African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change. PLUS!  NEPM and the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival present an online discussion about "The Black Church" with series producers Stacey Holman and Shayla Harris hosted by Amilcar Shabazz of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst.


New England Public Media and the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Victory Theatre (MIFA) are joining forces to present El Puerto Rico 3: Identity Duets — a virtual chamber concert event that features the work of contemporary Puerto Rican composers performed by The Victory Players Contemporary Music Ensemble under the direction of Music Director Tianhui Ng.

A Conversation with NPR’s Michel Martin & Domenico Montanaro
Presented by New England Public Media and the Springfield Public Forum

This much we know — Joe Biden is President-elect and Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman and the first person of color to be Vice President-elect. But questions abound.

Watch & Learn with New England Public Media: A Sneak Peek of PBS’s The Age of Nature and Live Conversation with Regional Environmental Experts

New England Public Media Wine & Food Lovers Weekend
Burns Maxie

For over 30 years, supporters of public television have put their palates to work to help raise funds for the public television programs they trust and love. The Wine Lovers’ Weekend is generally held in Springfield in early March and features the Friday evening Wine, Beer & Food Tasting and the Saturday Wine Lovers’ Dinner.

Friday Wine, Beer & Food Tasting

Celebrate All Things Local & Agricultural

Held annually on the Hadley Town Common, The Asparagus Festival is fun for the whole family. From exciting PBS Kids games to visits from PBS characters like Curious George, outdoor PBS Kids games, storytimes, and partner activities.

There’s live music from Signature Sounds, local food and craft beer, agricultural displays and educational demos, plus over 100 farmers, crafters, and makers.

The Chef’s Spearit Lunch

This annual family event is like a comic book convention for PBS Kids, with everything from PBS KIDS-themed costumes and activities to live music, children’s books, and art. Proceeds benefit educational public media programming in western New England.

Kids can meet, hug, and take photos with PBS KIDS characters like Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog.  They can play and learn with PBS Kids-themed activity stations hosted by education-focused community partners.

Event Information

First Show:
Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Second Show:
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Tickets for April 5, 2021

Tickets for April 7, 2021

The Paula Poundstone show scheduled for this Saturday, March 14 and postponed to Friday, November 6th at John M Greene Hall at Smith College has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 9th, 2021. All tickets will be honored for the new date and ticket holders are encouraged to hang on to their tickets. If you have any questions or concerns or require a refund please contact us at