Laurel Park Arts

Laurel Park Arts is the cultural initiative of the Laurel Park Association, a non profit organization that offers artistic, educational, spiritual, and cultural programs to residents of Northampton and Western Massachusetts in the historic buildings and grounds of Laurel Park. A central feature of the park is its tabernacle, a beautifully restored, covered outdoor theater and music venue.

LPA runs programs in Laurel Park with the gracious cooperation of Homeowners At Laurel Park (HALP). For questions about living in Laurel Park, email

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Where There Are Voices: A Performance in Progress

Rooted in the poems from her book, Haiti Glass, Lenelle Moïse’s Where There Are Voices combines urgent poetry, ritual theatre and layered song to reflect on environmental disaster, dignity and death-defying love. Catch this 60-minute work-in-progress presentation at the Laurel Park Tabernacle where Moïse has been the 2015 LPA Artist-in-Residence. Written and performed by Lenelle Moïse. Set design by Vanessa Vargas. More information here:



Lenelle Moïse is the author of Haiti Glass (City Lights Publishers), an award-winning playwright and a Poet Laureate emeritus of Northampton, MA. Influenced by bebop and the polyrhythms of Vodou, she writes playful, spinal poems about identity, memory and magic. Moïse performs with theatrical heat, humor, music, movement and feminist verve. She has been featured Off-Broadway, at the United Nations and at theatres, colleges and conferences across North America. Curve Magazine calls her work “piercing, covering territory both intimate and political…vivid and powerful.” Visit for more.


Earlier Event: October 4
Mark Herschler and Friends in concert
Later Event: February 23
Board meetings to plan summer programs!