GAF Mission

"to TEACH inner city youth and/or underprivileged persons to be successful entrepreneurs while revitalizing inner city neighborhoods with a concentration on socially responsible/sustainable business practices"

GAF is the
Western Mass Office for

The Circus at Gasoline Alley


Well, it’s not really a Circus. However, you will be experiencing and finding joy in our unusual “acts.“

Pig roast (The making of prosciutto)

Live music all day and night

Herbie Littlecreek

Building Wealth 101

Marshmallow roasting contest

Face painting


Update on Marijuana Dispensary

Monsoon Coffee

Learn Italian


And more surprises….

*Annual Gasoline Alley Foundation Holiday Party- December 5th*

Everyone is invited!!

Stop by to see your old friends, and make some new ones.

Saturday, December 5th, 2015


Beer , Wine, Munchies

Manfort Mansion Band will perform for your listening pleasure

Manfort Mansion- 270 Albany Street

Artifact's First Anniversary Block Party

Come join us to celebrate Artifact Cider Project’s first year of making locally sourced hard cider!

There will be 4 food trucks, 4 bands, lawn games, and of course a full draft line of our ciders featuring an exclusive anniversary cider release, only available on the 19th.

This is an all ages, family friendly event with no cover charge, but remember to bring your ID if you’re over 21 so we can serve you up some delicious cider.

Featuring music: – Manfort Mansion – Carinae – Great Smokey – The No No’s

Featuring food: – Wheelhouse Farm Truck – Holyoke Hummus Company – Velma’s Wicked Delicious Kettle Corn – Sidecar Bakery

Zombie Consumerism

“Zombie Consumerism” at Gasoline Alley

Join The Soap Group founder John Rooks for dialogue on Sustainability. The visual metaphor of Zombies consuming their way through endless isles of low-priced, but culturally-costly (Save money. Live better at the expense of others.) goods without concern for impact, save their own desire, is not a stretch. Spending time at any low-cost, big box retailer in the pre-dawn hours, and Romero looks like a sustainability pro

Wednesday March 12, 2010, 6pm – 10pm

Be The Change

A Gasoline Alley Foundation Book Event

Join Ed & Deb Shapiro, William Spear and Bernie Glassman for an intimate night discussing Ed & Deb’s new book “Be The Change” out Nov 3, 2009. We’re expecting a full house – 60 Guests – Please rsvp early. As usual, our events are Free. Donations to the artists and the Foundation are always welcomed and appreciated. Food and drinks served.

Date: November 17th, 2009, 6pm – 9pm

Location: Gasoline Alley, upper building

Address: 250 Albany St Springfield MA (map) Part I

Part II

. . . → Read More: Be The Change

Lisa Lorimer Interview

Gasoline Alley Book Event. Lisa Lorimer interview with Joe Sibilia

January 16th, 2010

Slow Money founder Woody Tasch

Slow Money founder Woody Tasch to be interviewed by Joe Sibilia.

“Slow Money is a new nonprofit organizing an international movement to bring money back down to earth.

Founded by Woody Tasch, a pioneer in merging investing and philanthropy, Slow Money’s mission is to build local and national networks, and develop new financial products and services

December 4th, 2009, 6pm – 9pm


Screening of “JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR” with film maker Frederick Marx

When: Wed, September 23, 6pm – 9pm Where: 250 Albany St upper building (map)

Description: Frederick Marx, director of Hoop Dreams, will be here to show his new film “Journey From Zanskar”. This is one night before his screening at The Tibet House in NYC. Don’t miss a chance to catch him ahead of his city appearance.

Additional Commentary from Frederick Marx: Commentary.pdf