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North Adams Happenings: June 14-20

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North Adams Happenings:
June 14th - 20th

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

 
 

Save the Date

6/23-6/25
Solid Sound: Wilco's Music & Arts Festival
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
$50-$160
for more information

Spanning three days and four stages, Solid Sound includes music by Wilco and its members’ side projects, as well as many other (soon-to-be-announced) musical performers. It also features a full comedy lineup programmed by festival alum John Hodgman, family fun for all ages, local food, craft beer, camping, naturalist activities, and more. Find lodging options here and here.

 
6/29
DownStreet Art Kick Off & Movie Under the Stars at Colegrove Park
Downtown
5-8pm/Movie starts at dusk
Free!
for more information

Join us for the kickoff DownStreet Art Thursday of 2017! Visit downstreetart.org for a complete list of activities (coming soon)  After Downstreet Art winds down, join us in Colegrove Park for a free viewing of Jumanji.

 
 

Wednesday June 14th

Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

 
Concerts at the Lake Kick Off
with Trio Candela
Windsor Lake, 200 Windsor Lake Road
413-664-6180
6:30pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for an evening of tribal drumming and world music with Trio Candela! Bring the family, beach chairs, blankets, and a positive vibe to this uplifting community-based concert!  

These concerts combine great music with the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available for purchase at the lake, but people are welcome to bring their own food. Parking is free during these concerts, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake. All cancellations will be called by 3PM on the day of the concert. Rain Dates tbd.
 
SteepleCats Vs. Winnipesaukee Muskrats
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
6:30pm
$5/adults, $3/seniors&students, $1/ages6-12, free/5&under, $12/family of up to 5
for more information

Tickets for upcoming SteepleCats home games can be purchased at the SteepleCats ticket booth or inside Joe Wolfe Field at the SteepleCats concession stand located near third base, during any SteepleCats home game.

 
Zumba Appreciation Night - 1/2 Birthday
Zumba in the Berkshires at Miner Combat, 69 Union Street
(413) 663-0225, minerbecky@gmail.com
5:30 - 6:30pm
Free!
for more information

Hitting 6.5 years of what launched this craze of loving fitness! Join us for a FREE THANK YOU class for your years of support on our 1/2 birthday. Free to everyone ❤


 
Artifact Cider: Berkshire County Launch, Meet the Makers
Public Eat & Drink, 34 Holden Street
(413) 664-4444
6:30pm-8:30pm
Free!
for more information

Artifact Cider Project out of Everett, MA chooses PUBLIC to launch their cider in the Berkshires during WMaBW! Artifact Cider Project crafts ciders of distinction from the superb apples of New England. Through thoughtful cider making, we unearth the potential in our region’s apples - reviving the pleasures of local cider. Come into PUBLIC eat + drink to meet the makers and enjoy a cider! We will be pouring from their selection all week during our WMaBW TAP TAKEOVER event.


 
 

Thursday June 15th

After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
4 - 5 pm
Free!
for more information

After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year!
Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
 
Season Announcement
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main St
10am-11am
Free!
for more information

We hope you can join us as we launch DownStreet Art 2017 - our tenth season of creative summer programming in downtown North Adams, MA.

Where: MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main St.
When: June 15 at 10am.

There will be coffee and pastries, and lots of awesome art projects to announce. 

About DownStreet Art:
Rooted in a philosophy that art creates vibrant community, DownStreet Art bring together local and non-local residents and makers for a wide-ranging exploration of creativity, filling storefronts and sidewalks with visual art, music, and performance. Join DownStreet Art throughout the summer as it celebrates 10th seasons, but especially the last Thursday of each month from June to September (5 – 8pm). 

DownStreet Art is a program of the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center which brings together the Northern Berkshire, MCLA and greater Creative Communities through its cultural programming.

DownStreet Art is supported by the John and Abigail Adams Arts Program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
 
 

Friday June 16th

Underground Sounds: Community Open Mic
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street 
www.rootsteencenter.com
7pm-9pm/Sign ups: 6:30
Free but donations are welcome! 

for more information

 
Come one, come all! ROOTS presents Underground Sounds: An Open Mic series geared toward folks of all ages and open to the community. Come perform with us: poets, musicians, artists, magicians, and all of the like, and enjoy a night of awesomly talented individuals! All art forms are welcome.

Sign ups start at 6:30pm. Come early to make sure you get on the list. And don't forget to invite and share this with your friends!

Featuring local poet: Asha Kelton

Free Admission, but donations are strongly encouraged!
SteepleCats Vs. Mystic Schooners
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
6:30pm
$5/adults, $3/seniors&students, $1/ages6-12, free/5&under, $12/family of up to 5
for more information

Tickets for upcoming SteepleCats home games can be purchased at the SteepleCats ticket booth or inside Joe Wolfe Field at the SteepleCats concession stand located near third base, during any SteepleCats home game.

 
Carl Hancock Rux
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
8pm
$15 advance

for more information


Carl Hancock Rux is full of promise and virtuosity… a gifted poet who offers up vibrant imagery like a street corner preacher in the midst of a nervous breakdown.” — The New York Times

Performing in Nick Cave’s expansive installation Until, Carl Hancock Rux returns to MASS MoCA for an evening of spoken word and poetry created in response to the exhibition.
The Rev Tor Solo Show at Freight Yard Pub
Freight Yard Pub & Restaurant, 1 Furnace St.
(413) 663-6547, taylorsfyp@gmail.com
8:00pm-11:00pm
Free!
for more information

With the use of a looping unit, Tor creates tasty yet infectious grooves allowing him to build the song and improvise over it as he goes. Essentially becoming a one man band.

 
 

Saturday June 17th

North Adams Farmer's Market 
St Anthony Drive & Marshall Street
413-664-6180
9am-1pm
Free!
for more information

The North Adams Farmers Market provides its customers with fresh, quality, locally grown produce and products in a safe and fun environment featuring dozens of local farmers, food producers, artisan and weekly musicians.

The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive.

We proudly accept SNAP/EBT, credit cards, debit cards, WIC & Senior Coupons. The Farmers Market is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Health Systems, Adams Community Bank, MountainOne, Mass in Motion, the City of North Adams, and the Farmers Market Coaltion.

Patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers, and meat. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and info booths, all of which change week to week.

All of the food at the market is grown or made by the farmers themselves. This year’s market includes vendors include:  New Leaf Farm, Morin Gardens, Jaeschke’s Orchard, Many Forks Farm, Mark Smigel, Square Roots Farm, Mountain Girl Farm, Clarksburg Bread Co., North Yeast Bakery, MonArtistic Pet Products, and more. Other farmers will join the market with specialty items at different points throughout the growing season.
Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival
Bowe Field, 371 Old Columbia St., Adams MA
10am-10pm
$6/adults, Free for kids 12 & under

for more information


Join us for the day as the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival celebrates the Summer Solstice. The veil shielding the Faerie Realm will fall away revealing a family-oriented experience celebrating creativity, learning, and stewardship of the Earth.

Events to include faerie wing embellishment, story telling and author visits, parades, music, puppets, food and amazing vendors selling all kinds of wonderful things.
 
Berkshire Scenic Railway Hoosac Valley Train Rides
98 Crowley Ave
www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com
11:00, 1:30pm & 3:00pm
$12/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 4-12
for more information

Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket Fares: Adult $12.00/Senior (65+) $10.00/Child (4-12)$8.00. Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at hoosacvalleytrainride.com page or walk-up at the North Adams Welcome Coach. Cabaret Train Getaways at 7PM, July 15 & 29; August 12 & 26 and Sept.9 & 23.
 
Mil's Trills
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
2:00pm-4:00pm
$5 Kids 6-16/ $5 Members + Students/ $8 Advance/ $10 Day Of
for more information

Mil’s Trills is voice and bass and brass and drums — a cornucopia of kid-friendly music. Led by Amelia Robinson, the band’s 2014 debut “Everyone Together Now!” was praised for its “boundless energy and enthusiasm.” (The List) Come early for the opening celebration of Cavernous: The Inner Life of Courage, which takes place in Kidspace from 11am to 1pm.

What to expect:

This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating and pillows on the floor. Lickety Split, our in-house café, serves kid- and adult-friendly lunches before the show.
The Church Crawl
Downtown
7-9pm
FREE! 
for more information

First Congregational, First Baptist, and All Saints Churches | Every Saturday 7 – 9PM. 

In coordination with Luftwerk steeple project, Cloudland, the First Baptist, First Congregational, and All Saints churches open their doors to visitors from 7 – 9PM every Saturday. “Come and see our churches from the inside and out. Learn about our history and our beautiful architecture, marvelous windows and more! ” The First Baptist Church is located 131 Main Street. The First Congregational Church is located at 134 Church Street. The All Saints Church is located at 59 Summer Street.

 

 

Sunday June 18th

Berkshire Scenic Railway Hoosac Valley Train Rides
98 Crowley Ave
www.hoosacvalleytrainrides.com
1:30pm & 3:00pm
$12/adults, $10/seniors, $8/children 4-12
for more information

Welcome coach located at 98 Crowley Ave. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 11:00am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Ticket Fares: Adult $12.00/Senior (65+) $10.00/Child (4-12)$8.00. Tickets are available for reservation and pre-purchase at hoosacvalleytrainride.com page or walk-up at the North Adams Welcome Coach. Cabaret Train Getaways at 7PM, July 15 & 29; August 12 & 26 and Sept.9 & 23.

 
Father's Day Fest
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
413-346-4460
3-7pm
Free!

for more information


Join us on Father's Day, June 18, as we celebrate the official one-year anniversary of Bright Ideas - North Adams' hometown brewery. A "For Dads, By Dads" afternoon of great live music from GOOD FRIENDS (featuring Ian O'Neil, Dennis Ryan, And Christopher Ryan of Deer Tick) and Beard & Glasses, delicious street food from CRISP Event Planning & Catering and Hot Tomatoes, and, of course, spectacular beer! Kick off summer. Get Right. Drink Bright.

Ian O’Neil, Dennis Ryan, and Christopher Ryan are GOOD FRIENDS. Contributing songwriting duties to Rhode Island rock band Deer Tick, Ian and Dennis found themselves with an overflow of work and a desire to share it as often as possible. They will be singing, laughing, playing, hopefully not crying, and they wish for you to do the same.

 
Free Community Yoga
Colegrove Park, North Church Street
413-664-6180
3-4pm
Free!
for more information

This weekly All Levels Yoga class with Devin Kibbe of North Adams Yoga lets anyone join in traditional and inspired yoga poses, whether you have been practicing for decades or this is your first yoga class ever! Explore both strengthening poses and mobility exercises surrounded in the green grass of Colegrove Park in downtown North Adams. This class is best suited for ages 14+. Please dress in comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and bring a yoga mat. Free.
 
 

Monday June 19th

An Actors' Around The World: Musical Theater
Eclipse Mill 243 Union Street
(413) 441-6120
June 19th at 12:00pm to June 23 at 5:00pm
$175
for more information

Explore the techniques used in acting, singing and dancing for musical theater! Actors will hone their skills in choreography, vocal training, monologues, character and scene studies and more!

Workshop dates: June 19th through June 23rd, 2017. 12:00 – 5:00 PM at The Eclipse Mill, North Adams. Performance: June 23 at 5:00 PM. Ages 7 & up
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Drury High School, 1130 Church Street
5pm
FREE!
for more information

Join us for a screening of the film, SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age followed by a panel discussion. SCREENAGERS is a documentary that explores the impact of screen technology on kids and offers multiple approaches on how parents and educators can work with kids to help them achieve a healthy amount of screen time. Sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Youth Collaborative, the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, Berkshire United Way and The Brien Center.
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
413-749-2073
7pm-9pm
$5 members, $10 drop in
for more information

Be part of a new figure drawing collective starting up at Makers’ Mill. Sessions will run every Monday and will focus on long poses, and include a warm up consisting of several short poses. We’ll be bringing in local models and a local, figure drawing instructor who will drop-in as available. Get in at the ground level to shape the direction this collective takes. Bring your own lap board, paper, pencils, and creative energy!

 

 

Tuesday June 20th

Toddler Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.
 
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free!
call for more information
 
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.

 
 

From Our Neighbors

Wednesday 6/14

Justin Allen & The Enlightenment
Methuselah Bar & Lounge 391 North St, Pittsfield
(413) 347 -2888
8pm-11pm
Free!
for more information

Sorry about the delay folks, this is the reschedule from the gig we were supposed to play on May 27th. This one will happen so please join us! We'll be debuting new music which features various musical styles from americana, soul, to reggae. We are very proud of this line-up and have been having a blast playing with each other. This will mark our first show of the year and it will be a good one! 
Friday 6/16

Summer BBQ w/ DJ Jared
Wild Oats Market, 320 Main St. Williamstown
(413) 458-8060
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Free!
for more information

Join us to celebrate summer with traditional cookout fare and local entertainment from Jared 's DJ Service. Choose from our a la carte menu options that range in price from $2-5. Bring the family and kick off the weekend at Wild Oats!
Sunday 6/18

Free Summer Family Day: Creative Encounters
The Clark, 225 South St, Williamstown
(413) 458-2303
10:00am-5:00pm
Free!
for more information

Summer Family Day at the Clark is back! Celebrate three extraordinary artists—Pablo Picasso, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Helen Frankenthaler—with a day of fun for all ages.

Art-making, entertainment, and more! Including:

Family musical performance by Latin Grammy-winner Mister G

Cubist sculpture garden

Musical petting zoo

Gift-making for Father’s Day

Table tennis and giant chess games

Beer tasting (for adults)

 

Gallery admission is free; food and refreshments are available for purchase.

 

Monday 6/19

MA Clean Energy Future Tour - Pittsfield
Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St, Pittsfield
http://malegislature.gov/CleanEnergyFuture
6:00-8:00pm
Free!
for more information

Hosted by Senator Adam Hinds and chaired by Senator Marc Pacheco, our Berkshire hearing will take place at Berkshire Community College in the Small Auditorium (K-111).

The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change wants to hear your thoughts on clean energy and climate. We will be holding hearings in nine regions throughout Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to the Cape, to give our constituents an organized opportunity to voice their opinions on energy issues, climate change and the legislation they want to see from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Step up to the microphone and let us know what's on your mind. This tour is an answer to thousands of constituent conversations, calls and emails concerning the health and future of our local communities; our state; our country; and our world as a whole. We want your collective voices to ring throughout the legislature as we craft policy. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors! We look forward to hearing from you.​​​ For more information on all our hearings or to send us your thoughts electronically, visit our website at malegislature.gov/CleanEnergyFuture. Tweet at @MAcleanfuture or use the hashtag #MAcleanfuture.

 

 

Thursday 6/15

Third Thursday!
Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St, Pittsfield
(413) 236-9600
5:00pm-8:00pm
Free!
for more information

Be sure to stop by Shire City Sanctuary during Third Thursday with Cultural Pittsfield from 5-8PM. Shire Kitchen will have food available at our booth on North St. and The Dolphin Studio will be operational for observers in Shire City Sanctuary. The BINGO! Gallery will also be open during this time. See you soon!
Saturday 6/17

Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival
Bowe Field, 371 Old Columbia St, Adams
10:00am-10:00pm
$6/adults, free for kids 12 & under
for more information

Join us to celebrate summer with traditional cookout fare and local entertainment from Jared 's DJ Service. Choose from our a la carte menu options that range in price from $2-5. Bring the family and kick off the weekend at Wild Oats!

 

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