Archive: 2021 Doors Open Holyoke

Doors Open Holyoke 2021

Doors Open Holyoke is offering looks inside some of our most treasured buildings and businesses in the city. In 2021, the event offered a morning and afternoon program. All events were free and open to the public.

2021 Doors Open Holyoke Tour Guide & Map Information

2021 Photo Gallery

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Buildings on Tour and Participating Restaurants

Cubit Coworks

Cubit Coworks

Cubit Coworks offers a contemporary mix of coworking, meeting, and collaboration. We offer open-space tables, dedicated desks, private offices, conference rooms, phone booths, a relaxing lounge, and outdoor seating. Offices are tastefully designed, fully furnished, and include all the amenities you expect from a first-rate work space.
The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC)

Provides state of the art infrastructure for computationally intensive research that is indispensable in the increasingly sensor and data-rich environments of modern science and engineering. Computers at the MGHPCC run millions of virtual experiments every month, supporting thousands of researchers in Massachusetts and around the world.
The HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

The HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute

A 20,000 square-foot facility designed for hands-on training, community engagement, and workforce development. Two floors of the Cubit house four state-of-the-art kitchens, a bakery, dining room space, classrooms, a computer lab, and conference room. The latest technology is embedded with video recording and live stream capabilities.
Holyoke Masonic Temple

Holyoke Masonic Temple

The building and association exist primarily for the purpose of providing a meeting place for Holyoke's Masonic groups. Providing space for other civic institutions, fraternal orders, social or civic gatherings are important secondary purposes.
Holyoke Public Library

Holyoke Public Library

Holyoke’s “Library in a Park” combines the city’s rich history with state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of resources for children, teens, and general library users. Our historic 1902 building and murals were fully restored in 2013. The Library’s free meeting spaces can be reserved by non-profits for community events.
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Open 6 days a week most of the year. Please see our website for full hours.
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MIFA Victory Theatre

MIFA Victory Theatre

MIFA’s mission is to present the finest examples of contemporary practice in the performing, visual and literary arts for the purposes of educating, entertaining and enriching lives. MIFA serves the economic revitalization of Holyoke through the preservation and reopening of the historic landmark Victory Theatre.
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10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
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Gateway City Arts

Gateway City Arts

Gateway City Arts is a venue for events, entertainment, dining, art-making, teaching and learning.
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Current hours subject to events.
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HG&E’s Robert E. Barrett Fishway

HG&E’s Robert E. Barrett Fishway

The fishlift at HG&E’s Robert E. Barrett Fishway helps migrating fish over the dam each spring. It was the first and most successful fish lift on the Atlantic coast. It consists of two elevators or “lifts” which carry migrating fish up and over the Holyoke dam. Come visit and learn about the history of the Holyoke Dam and fishway.
Nueva Esperanza

Nueva Esperanza

Nueva Esperanza Inc. will lead El Corazón/Heart of Holyoke Placekeeping Project art installations tour to learn the history of Latinx/Puerto Rican art work and community engagement efforts. Participants will meet at Nueva Esperanza and begin the walk from there. Participation is first come first serve for the 90 minute tour.
Hotel Jess

Hotel Jess

The former Hotel Jess is currently vacant and in the predevelopment phase of a historic renovation project. The proposed renovations include converting it into residential housing units and commercial restaurant space. Come see it in its current state and enjoy unique architectural features reminiscent of its previous grandeur.
International Volleyball Hall of Fame

International Volleyball Hall of Fame

The International Volleyball Hall of Fame was founded to honor extraordinary players, coaches, officials, and leaders who have made significant contributions to the game of volleyball. The Hall of Fame is located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan at the local YMCA.
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Monday through Friday 11am - 3pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm, Closed Sundays
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Children’s Museum at Holyoke

Children’s Museum at Holyoke

Step, climb, or crawl your way into a world of imagination and play. The Museum's mission is to enhance the educational and cultural awareness of all children through the arts, the sciences, and the world around them.
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Tuesday-Friday: 9am-12pm &1-4pm Saturday: 10am-12pm & 1-4pm Sunday: 12-4pm
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H. H. Richardson Station

H. H. Richardson Station

This is a historic building designed by H.H. Richardson in the 1800s. Richardson is one of America’s premier architects and this was one of the last stations he designed. Currently it is being restored but people are welcome to tour the structure and view repairs in progress.
Open Square

Open Square

A diverse community of businesses in seven spacious, historically-significant brick and wood mill buildings. Gorgeous event space and retail spaces (Mill 1) and commercial spaces (Mill 4) are infused with gorgeous custom design, modern materials, and superb craftsmanship.
Wistariahurst Museum

Wistariahurst Museum

Wistariahurst offers a wide variety of programs, educational opportunities, and events including workshops, concerts, lectures and demonstrations designed to be of service to and enhance the quality of life of Holyoke residents.
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Holyoke Rows

Holyoke Rows

Holyoke Rows is a community boathouse on the beautiful Connecticut River making river recreation accessible to all. Our programs include adult beginner and experienced rowing, family kayaking, FREE afternoon rowing programs for middle and high school students, Summer youth kayaking programs, veterans dragonboating, & more. All ages & abilities welcome!
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Varies by day and season. Give us a call or check our website for more info!
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Massachusetts Academy of Ballet

Massachusetts Academy of Ballet

The classes at the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet emphasize classical ballet technique, musicality, artistry, and creativity. Students receive individual attention and discover that the joy of studying classical ballet is learning how to accept a challenge, take a risk, achieve a personal goal and improve from day to day.
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

Located alongside the Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor’s Center, Children’s Museum of Holyoke and Volleyball Hall of Fame, the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is a picture-perfect venue for your family gathering, whether you’re planning a birthday party, business social or wedding ceremony. The carousel at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is handicap accessible.
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Saturday and Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM
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Crave Holyoke

Crave Holyoke

Eclectic food choices ranging from healthy vegan options to the Boricua bowl providing fresh, vibrant and unique cuisine to the area- all while being conscious of the environment and inspiring others to achieve their dreams.
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Sun closed, Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 12pm-8pm
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