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CANOE TRIP ALONG HOUSATONIC RIVER
Lenox, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Canoe Trip along the Housatonic River Decker Boat Launch, New Lenox Rd, Lenox June 20, July 5, July 11, July 25, Aug 9, Aug 22, Sept 12 / 8:30-12:00 noon $25 member, 435 nonmember Watch for frogs, fish, herons, muskrats, & signs of beavers along the scenic Housatonic River. Join us to learn about he natural history of the waterway that is the heart of the Berkshires.
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"MOONLIT DRAGONFLY POND" PAINT & SIP
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Come join us at Berkshire Paint and Sip Studio, 305 North St, Pittsfield on 6/24 for 2 hours of creative fun. You'll learn how to paint "Moonlit Dragonfly Pond" on a large wall-sized 16x20 canvas while you sip a beverage and socialize with friends. All materials and light snack included for $30. BYOB. No experience required. Reserve yours seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com
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KOREAN BRUSH-PAINTING DEMONSTRATION
Pittsfield, 2 - 4 p.m .
Sungsook Setton is a Korean-American artist and calligrapher. Besides her training in brush painting and calligraphy under Chinese and Korean masters, she has also studied Western art in Germany, the UK and the United States, obtaining her BA in Studio Art at Stony Brook University and MFA in interdisciplinary art at Goddard College. Setton’s work has been widely exhibited in Canada, the UK, Taiwan, Korea and the United States. Berkshire Museum
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PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER FOR GYMFEST MEN'S GYMNASTICS
Adams, 6 p.m.
Painting Party Fundraiser to benefit Gymfest Men's Gymnastic Booster Club. You'll learn to paint "Blue Boat on Beach" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials and instruction included for $35. At American Legion, 160 Forest Park Ave, Adams, MA. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com
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“A CELEBRATION OF HERBS IN THE GALLERY, GARDEN AND KITCHEN”
Great Barrington, 9 p.m.
Intersection Austerlitz: “A Celebration of Herbs in the Gallery, Garden and Kitchen” June 27-28, 2015 Old Austerlitz Celebrates Culinary Herbs! Old Austerlitz (home of the Austerlitz Historical Society) has scheduled an exciting weekend event in collaboration with the Millay Society at Steepletop and the Spencertown Academy Arts Center. The three organizations (located within 5 min. of one another) will jointly host “A Celebration of Herbs in the Gallery, Garden and Kitchen” during the weekend of June 27-28, 2015. All three sites will be open for workshops, exhibits, lectures, tours, demonstrations, activities, and more. Check individual websites for hours and details. Old Austerlitz grounds, open Sat & Sun-9:00am — 5:00pm, Free Admission Visit our historic buildings: Morey-Devereaux House, One-Room Schoolhouse & Church — open for viewing throughout the weekend between 11:00am and 3:00pm.   Workshops: Culinary Herbs in the Kitchen – Open Hearth Cooking (Pre-Registration Required) 3 workshops daily: (9-11am; 12-2pm & 3-5pm). Limited to 10 participants. Taught by food historian and cooking expert, Lavada Nahon (Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, Historic Food Works).  Free Herbal Demonstrations & Activities – fun for children and adults Live Music from Berkshire Columbia Musicians Collaborative (BCMC) Gourmet Boxed Lunches (Advance Order Only) Picnic Facilities – bring a blanket or use one of our picnic tables.  (In case of rain, our barn will be open for indoor picnic-ing.)  Registration links and ordering information can be found on our website:  www.oldausterlitz.org  (Click on Intersection Austerlitz.)
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THE TENTH ANNUAL PAUL GRUNBERG MEMORIAL BACH CONCERT
New York, 2 - 4 p.m.
This year’s all-Bach program features The Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra directed by David Smith, performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach for chorus, orchestra, and both vocal and instrumental soloists. PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66, just one mile north of the village of Chatham. A Gala Opening Reception for the Festival will follow the performance. The program for this tenth-anniversary concert will include: • the motet “Lobet, den Herrn” • Cantata 150 “Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich”  • Cantata 72 “Alles nur nach Gottes willen” • the Concerto for Violin and oboe in c minor • the Concerto for Keyboard in d minor (from Cantatas 35 and 156)  Tickets for the Tenth Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert on Sunday, June 28 at 2:00pm are $35/$30 members/$20 students 18 and under and can be purchased at www.ps21chatham.org, by calling 1-800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out. A reception for the audience and artists will follow the Sunday performance. For other information about this or any other event at PS21, please call (518) 392-6121.
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TRANSFORMATION THROUGH MEDITATION
North Adams, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Visiting meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will provide a practical introduction to the principles, techniques and benefits of meditation. He will discuss how meditation can help us relieve stress, increase our vitality, improve our relationships, and transform every area of our lives. Rinpoche will include instructions and guided meditation to familiarize us with techniques we can use to help untie the knots of thoughts, emotions, distraction, stress, and anxiety that create discomfort in our minds and conflict in our lives.
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CANOE TRIP TO UPPER& LOWER GOOSE PONDS
Lenox, 8 a.m. - Noon
Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires' most beautiful lakes Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of ravens, hawks, herons, & a variety of songbirds. Eat a snack onshore & search for interesting plant & animal life along the Appalachian Trail. We will walk one mile on the AT before paddling back. Children must be at least  10 yrs old & able to swim. Directions to the meet place in Lee will be provided upon registration. Due to possible windy conditions, previous canoe experience is required. This canoe trip can be strenuous. Bring food, drink, insect repellent, and sunscreen.
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INTERSECTION AUSTERLITZ: “A CELEBRATION OF HERBS IN THE GALLERY, GARDEN AND KITCHEN”
Great Barrington, 9 am - 5 pm
Intersection Austerlitz: “A Celebration of Herbs in the Gallery, Garden and Kitchen” June 27-28, 2015 Old Austerlitz Celebrates Culinary Herbs! Old Austerlitz (home of the Austerlitz Historical Society) has scheduled an exciting weekend event in collaboration with the Millay Society at Steepletop and the Spencertown Academy Arts Center. The three organizations (located within 5 min. of one another) will jointly host “A Celebration of Herbs in the Gallery, Garden and Kitchen” during the weekend of June 27-28, 2015. All three sites will be open for workshops, exhibits, lectures, tours, demonstrations, activities, and more. Check individual websites for hours and details. Old Austerlitz grounds, open Sat & Sun-9:00am — 5:00pm, Free Admission Visit our historic buildings: Morey-Devereaux House, One-Room Schoolhouse & Church — open for viewing throughout the weekend between 11:00am and 3:00pm. Workshops: Culinary Herbs in the Kitchen – Open Hearth Cooking (Pre-Registration Required) 3 workshops daily: (9-11am; 12-2pm & 3-5pm). Limited to 10 participants. Taught by food historian and cooking expert, Lavada Nahon (Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, Historic Food Works). Free Herbal Demonstrations & Activities – fun for children and adults Live Music from Berkshire Columbia Musicians Collaborative (BCMC) Gourmet Boxed Lunches (Advance Order Only) Picnic Facilities – bring a blanket or use one of our picnic tables. (In case of rain, our barn will be open for indoor picnic-ing.) Registration links and ordering information can be found on our website:  www.oldausterlitz.org  (Click on Intersection Austerlitz.)
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MOVIE TUESDAYS: SCHOOL OF ROCK 
New York, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
(USA, 2003, 108 min)     Richard Linklater (of acclaimed 2014 film, “Boyhood”) directs Jack Black in this hilarious comedy about struggling rock singer & guitarist, Dewey Finn, who is kicked out of his band and subsequently disguises himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After seeing the musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fourth-graders to try to win the Battle of the Bands and pay off his rent. Supporting cast features Joan Cusack, Sarah Silverman and Mike White. “School of Rock made me laugh harder than any movie I've seen this year.” – David Ansen, Newsweek PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village Free admission http://ps21chatham.org/2015-programs/film/movie-tuesdays/
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HUDSON AIR RADIO THEATER
New York, 8 - 9:30 p.m.
Hudson Air Radio Theatre celebrates the Fourth of July with classic and contemporary radio theater performed live on stage. Hudson Air guides you through the rugged American audioscape including work from writers including Mark Twain, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, and Booth Tarkington. The audience watches the magic sound effects created with ordinary objects. $20 general admission /$15 PS21 members/$10 students PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://ps21chatham.org/event/hudson-air-radio-theater/'event_date=2015-07-03
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JAMES TAYLOR: TICKETS ON SALE JAN. 24
Lenox, 7 p.m.
James Taylor returns to Tanglewood in 2015 with his All-Star Band for a performance in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.  The July 4 performance will include many of the iconic songs so closely associated with Taylor, as well as new original material from his forthcoming album — his first in a decade — to be released in 2015. Taylor, who regularly performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the festival 23 times since his first performance there in 1974. Tickets, priced from $26 (lawn tickets) to $103, go on sale January 24 at 10 a.m. at  888-266-1200 or www.tanglewood.org, where visitors can also find full details of the 2015 Tanglewood concert schedule.

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HUDSON AIR RADIO THEATER
New York, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Hudson Air Radio Theatre celebrates the Fourth of July with classic and contemporary radio theater performed live on stage. Hudson Air guides you through the rugged American audioscape including work from writers including Mark Twain, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, and Booth Tarkington. The audience watches the magic sound effects created with ordinary objects. $20 general admission /$15 PS21 members/$10 students PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://ps21chatham.org/event/hudson-air-radio-theater/'event_date=2015-07-03
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COMMUNITY SING: ROUNDS! ROUNDS! ROUNDS!
New York, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Not your grandmother’s Frère Jacques Sheri Bauer Mayorga leads a series of three Summer Sings exploring rounds traditional and classic. These community sings are open to singers of all levels. $10/$8 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three $10 general admission/$8 PS21 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three PS21 – The Studio at PS21: 3016 Route 66, Chatham, NY http://ps21chatham.org/event/rounds-rounds-rounds/'event_date=2015-07-06
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MOVIE TUESDAYS: GENGHIS BLUES
New York, 10 p.m.
(New Zealand, 1999, 88 min) San Francisco bluesman and composer Paul Peña makes a musical pilgrimage to the land of Tuva in this documentary by Roko Belic with Richard Feynman, B.B. King & Kongar-ol Ondar. The eerie throat singing will haunt you long after the movie ends. Winner of 8 festival awards and an Oscar nomination for Best Feature Documentary. Free admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://ps21chatham.org/2015-programs/film/movie-tuesdays/
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HARVEY GRANAT SINGS: GEORGE GERSHWIN
, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Entertainer and music historian Harvey Granat performs songs by the masters of the Great American Songbook and tells fascinating inside stories of their lives and work. Mr. Granat has performed at numerous venues including a current popular series at 92nd Street Y, over 150 shows at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Feinsteins at the Regency, Birdland and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. He has taught the History of the American Songbook at LIU Post College and Hofstra University. He will be appearing, in concert, on May 14th at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. Accompanist: Roy Gerson. General admission each performance $15; for all three performances $40 Tickets available at the Front Desk or call 413-528-2810 ext. 10  
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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to their Berkshire home with performances of Company B, Eventide, and Esplanade. Mahaiwe
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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to their Berkshire home with performances of Diggity, Piazzolla Caldera, and Promethean Fire. Mahaiwe
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TALES FROM THE EAST
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join Caravan Puppets for a performance of four classic stories from Asia! Enjoy a wide diveristy of puppets and puppetry styles with beautiful staging and original music. Some stories are interactive and children will build a small puppet to perform with and take home at the end of the show.  Berkshire Museum
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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs excerpts from Diggity and Company B.  This is a family show, $20 per family (up to 6 persons). Mahaiwe
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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to their Berkshire home with performances of Company B, Eventide, and Esplanade. Mahaiwe
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THE CONTEMPORARY FLUTE
Pittsfield, 2 - 3 p.m.
Join Massachusetts based flutist Erin Pulley in an exciting program exploring the connection between modern culture and the music that represents and embodies that culture. The program will include Eve Beglarian's I Will Not Be Sad in This World for alto flute and tape, Robert Dick's Fish Are Jumping for unaccompanied solo flute, Teruki Noda's Eclogue for flute and percussion joined by Kyle Dubois, Jazer Gile's Parutika for flute and live electronics, Steve Reich's Vermont Counterpoint for flutes and electronics, as well as various other contemporary pieces including flute, percussion and electronics.\ http://berkshiremuseum.org/  
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PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Great Barrington, 2 p.m.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to their Berkshire home with performances of Diggity, Piazzolla Caldera, and Promethean Fire. Mahaiwe
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PINK MARTINI
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Pink Martini has been lauded by critics throughout the world for its international flavor and ability to entertain. Mahaiwe
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LONDON’S NATIONAL THEATRE IN HD: EVERYMAN
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. Mahaiwe
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CANOE TRIP GOOSE PONDS
Lenox, 8 a.m. - Noon
Upper & Lower Goose Ponds, Lee & Tyringham, MA June 28, Aug 1, Sept 19: 8am - 12:00 pm $28 member; $38 nonmember Explore the coves & marshes of one of Berkshires' most beautiful lakes. Walk one mile on the AT before paddling back. Children must be 10 yrs & up and able to swim. Directions to meeting place provided upon registration. Bring food, drink, insect repellent & sunscreen.
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2015 FALL FESTIVAL
New York
New Lebanon, NY Saturday September 19, 2015: Power the Way for Education, Inc. to host the 2015 Fall Festival / Linemen Appreciation Day on Saturday September 19, 2015 at Shatford Memorial Park, New Lebanon, New York.  The purpose of this event to bring recognition to the utility lineworkers industry and assist with scholarships for future utility lineworkers, continuing educational programs for first responders, and current linemen. The vision of Power the Way for Education, Inc. is to “Educate the Next Generation of Utility Lineworkers while empower men and/or women to become part of an elite work force”. Power the Way for Education, Inc. is dedicated to providing scholarships to these men and/or women that want to pursue a career in the utility lineman industry. Are you a small business, craft vendor, own a farm'  We are looking for you to join us. On Saturday September 19, 2015 at the Shatford park in New Lebanon for a day to bring awareness utility linemen industry, while we promote safety with education. For more information please visit our website www.powertheway.org or contact Elizabeth Keefner at 518-781-3059 or by email at powerthewayeducation@gmail.com.
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BERKSHIRESPEAKS
Great Barrington, 1:30 p.m.
The second annual presentation of Berkshire  afternoon of engaging talks will take place at Hevreh. The program is not yet finalized.  Please contact Phyllis Cohen with questions. Phyllis111cohen@gmail.com 413-528-4225    
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LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE IN HD: HAMLET
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Mahaiwe
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LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE IN HD: HAMLET
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
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