Cup and Top has a fun and funny lineup for Florence Night Out! Come revel in food, music and art in our little village. The cafe will be serving food until 7:30pm.



5:00pm IMPROV!Funktionlust 2016

Starring Northampton High School’s improv troupe, Funktionlust, and The Pickleheads, a group of 5th-7th graders! Funktionlust, along with the younger improvers, will entertain you with their spontaneity and humor.


Corbin LaPlant


6:15pm Tap Dance with Corbin LaPlant

You have to see this 6th grader to believe how good he is! Corbin has been dancing for six ye
ars at the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Easthampton.  When asked why he likes tap dancing he said, “It’s fun to make noise with my feet.”





6:30pm  Music with Matt & Caroline O’Leary

These multi-talented siblings, members of The Leafies You Gave Me (and Cup and Toppers!) will entertain you with guitar, violin, and who knows what else. Special appearances by Jarryd Conz of The Leafies and Wishbone Zoe!


Saturday March 26th from 10am-4pm at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Northampton, MA


The River’s Family Music and Book Bash!


This is an event not to be missed. Dozens of childrens’ book authors and illustrators and musicians will be there to entertain kids and their parents FOR FREE. Cup and Top Cafe is pleased to be one of the food vendors at this awesome event.  Stop by our table and fuel your energy with mac&cheese, sesame noodles,  spring rolls and other tasty treats!

Read more and download the schedule here:


Thanks to Monte Belmonte of 93.9 The River and Hilary Price for a fun interview segment yesterday.  The details about our events happening this Thursday, Friday and Saturday are listed on our website “happenings” page and on Facebook. You can listen to the interview here:


To cap off our 3 days of 10th anniversary celebrations, we will have spectacular events throughout the day on Saturday February 27th.

9am – Molly Burnham, author of the Teddy Mars children’s book series

10am – Tom Knight Puppets

12pm – Cartoon Chaos with Hilary Price and Jarrett Krosoczska

1:30pm – Musical Finale with Light of Day


 Molly B. Burnham is the author of Teddy Mars Almost a World Record breaker, but before that she was a dog walker, ice-cream scooper, and elementary school teacher. She lives in Florence, Ma. with her husband, two daughters, and a dog named Pepito. She loves pigeons, world records, and connecting with kids. Teddy Mars Almost a Winner will be released March 22. Visit Molly online at

tomknightTom Knight has been writing and performing for kids since 1988. Formerly based in Ithaca, New York, he now makes his home in the Northampton area of Western Massachusetts. Tom brings his portable stage and hand-made puppets to schools, libraries, theaters and festivals throughout the Northeast. For more information, photos, and music videos, see Tom’s web page:



hilary price thumbnailHilary Price has been drawing and writing Rhymes With Orange, her daily newspaper comic strip, since 1995. It has won “Best Newspaper Panel” four times by the National Cartoonists Society and appears in 400 papers internationally. When she began drawing Rhymes With Orange, she was the youngest woman to ever have a syndicated strip.

Jarrett head shot

Jarrett Krosoczka is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and is the author and/or illustrator of more than twenty-five books for young readers. His work includes several picture books, the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novel series.


A five-piece band from Florence, MA, Light of Day formed in September 2014. They play a refreshing take on the classic rock ‘n’ roll folight of dayrmat. Their original compositions, ranging from emotional ballads to upbeat punk-rockers, tell you what it’s like to be a kid today. Light of Day placed second in the Tri-County Fair Battle of the Bands this past September. The band consists of four eigh
th graders, Tommy, Kamran, Jacob and Evan, and a fifth grader, Jamie; the youngest was seven months old when Cup and Top opened its doors!



In our continuing celebration of 10 years of Cup and Top, 3 groups of middle school girls will wow us with their musical abilities. Toddlers when the cafe opened, they are now talented teens. They are: Luna, Ursa Minor, and Felixis Jinx.

Felixis Jinx is madZoey's band 2e up of three middle school girls from the Hilltowns. They formed a band last Summer at the IMA (Rock and Roll Camp for Girls) but have known each other for much longer. They write and perform their own songs as well as perform some covers. Felixis Jinx is inspired from the Latin, “Felix Jinx” meaning lucky jinx. Willa plays piano; Zoe plays guitar, as well as drums; Eva plays bass and they all sing.

Ursa Minor is a duo of teens from the Hilltowns of Western MA, Persephone Sarantidis and Anwyn Dickinson. Performing together as artists (poets & singers) since they were in elementary school, they formed their music duo ursaminorlast year while attending North Star (self-directed learning center for teens) and spent two summer sessions together at the Institute for the Musical Arts. Both young women compose music together and will be performing an original composition along with cover songs. Persephone will be on keyboard and Anywn will be on drums and guitar. Both will be singing. — Ursa Minor is Latin for “Smaller She-Bear,” also known as the Little Bear, and is a constellation in the northern sky.

Luna is a twelve year old sinluna singingger-songwriter from Florence, MA. She placed 3rd in the 2014 Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent competition and has performed one hour sets at the January Kids’ Arts Night Out show at River Valley Market for the past two years. She has also performed at Sam’s Cafe in Northampton, and can often be seen street performing in and around Northampton and at open mics at her school, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School.


On Thursday February 25th, Valley-based auditory raconteurs Wishbone Zoe and Chris Goudreau (The Leafies You Gave Me) Chris Goudreauperform at Cup & Top as part of a weekend series celebrating the cafe’s 10 year anniversary this month.

Chris Goudreau is a vocal powerhouse and captivati
ng performer, his volcanic work most often seen in shows by The Leafies You Gave Me, Western Mass’s only 10 piece music & avant garde theatre ensemble that combines the realms of free jazz, punk, doowop and pop. Goudreau’s solo material, played on 12 strings, is lyrically fresh and captures elements of his influences, David Byrne, the Kinks, and David Bowie.
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Self-described avant indie and once described as anti-boring, Wishbone Zoe has been playing regionally and recording music since 2011. Saera K’s “junkyard rock” performances usually
involve a lot of trash/unconventional percussion, vocal loops, and a pack of technicolor coyotes.

Music starts at 6:30 in the back of the cafe. Listeners are encouraged to try some of the teas and treats the cafe has to offer, and to view some of the artwork hanging around the cafe that dates a legacy of ten years. Some of the pieces of Saera K of Wishbone Zoe hang in the front of the store.


Big Tall Birthday Poster

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