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North Adams Happenings: July 12-18

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North Adams Happenings:
July 12th - 18th
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

7/10-8/18
UNO Summer Playground Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
Monday through Friday, July 10th through August 18th
9am-12pm
Free!
for more information

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and the Northern Berkshire YMCA have partnered to offer a free summer playground program this summer. Children ages 8 and up can drop by for outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, and other fun games under the supervision of experienced staff. Children will have access to the community center, and playground and park on Houghton Street. For more information, please contact Geoff Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588, ext. 22. Registration is not required and children under the age of 8 are welcome to attend with adult supervision.

 
7/20
Arc Iris Reimagines Joni Mitchell's "Blue" Album
The Elks Lodge, 100 Eagle Street
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
Doors 6:30
$10adv/$15door
for more information

Mark your calendars folks. This one will be one for the books. If you like Arc Iris, AND you like Joni Mitchell, or even if you like one or the other, you are in for a treat. 

Plus. We have a surprise. We are trying something new for this show. You're probably going to want to be there. 

This is an all ages show. Bring ID if you plan on drinking. 

More about Arc Iris:
Arc Iris strives to reach the songwriting integrity of the Greats—Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen—while exploding the boundaries of pop music. The group bridges the digital computer music of Radiohead and Bjork to Brazilian Tropicalia, to Bowie-esque performance art.
www.arcirismusic.com
7/26
The Great ArtDoors 

ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
rootsteencenter@gmail.com
2:00pm
Free!
for more information

What happens when you combine a hike, art, new friends, and sunshine? 

Come find out on July 26th as we explore nature in North County. Bring your sketchbook, camera, painting supplies, journal or whatever creative thing you'd like to do. We will have some supplies on hand if need be. 

Ways to contact us to sign up:
Email rootsteencenter@gmail.com
Message ROOTS Teen Center Facebook Page
Email chris@rsyp.org
Message Railroad Street Youth Project Facebook page 

Transportation is provided but IT'S LIMITED! Sign up ASAP to make sure you can join us on this fun adventure!

What is ArtDoors?
ArtDoors explores the intersection of natural landscapes and creative expression. We go for hikes across the county and respond to creative prompts along the way.
 
7/27
Movie @ Colegrove: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Colegrove Park, North Church Street
Dusk
Free!
for more information


You just won a golden ticket! Head on down to Colegrove Park after enjoying the DownStreet Art festivities for an outdoor screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. 

Sponsored by MountainOne Bank and North Adams MoviePlex
7/27
DownStreet Art Thursday
Downtown
5pm-8pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for an evening of art, entertainment, good people and great fun. Featuring Thread Ensemble from Boston, MA and the artist collective Like Riding A Bicycle. Freestyle rap from local favortie Seth BrownThe Matchstick Architects with Christine Bile at DownStreet Art, new openings in the galleries including 3 Second Stories Opening Reception, and works at Ferrin ContemporaryCYNTHIA-REEVESoutsideGravity Gallery +Berkshire Art Museum. How will you #getdown?
 

Wednesday July 12th

Preschool Story & Craft Time
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.
 
Concerts at the Lake
with The Spurs USA!

Windsor Lake, 200 Windsor Lake Road
413-664-6180
6:30pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for big band fun and timeless classics with The Eagles Community Band.This Pittsfield community band features members from 13 to 100 years old!  https://eaglescommunityband.org/

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.

 
 

Thursday July 13th

The Family Center 2017 Duck Derby
Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, 210 State St
(413) 664-4821
5 - 6 pm
for more information

The Family Center of Northern Berkshire County is holding its 2nd Duck Derby on Thursday, July 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 on the Hoosac River behind Noel Field. Hundreds of rubber ducks will be released at 5:30 before Whoopee FM's Party in the Park concert. Ducks tickets are $5 each or a Quack Pack 6 for $25. 1st prize is $300, 2nd prize is $200 and 3rd prize is $100. Tickets are available at The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams, Empire Cafe at 57 Main Street, North Adams or online at www.ccberkshire.org

 
Party in the Park: Hotshot Hillbillies
Noel Field, 310 State Street
6 – 8 PM
Free!
for more information

Join WUPE FM in Noel Field every Thursdays in July & August for the Party in the Park FREE concert series! July 20 - Snake House, July 27 - Critical Mass, Aug. 3 - Whiskey City, Aug. 10 – Shyne, Aug. 17 - The Brave Brothers, Aug. 24 - Mismatched

 

Downtown Bike Around
St. Anthony's Parking Lot
achilson@nbccoalition.org
6:30 pm
Free!

Downtown Bike Around! Every Thursday in July at 6:30pm. Meet at St. Anthony's Parking Lot, North Adams. Help shift bicycle culture in North Adams for drivers and people on bikes by joining in on a casual and group ride. For all ages! There is safety in numbers as we take to the streets to create a safer environment for sharing our roads! Join us after this week's bike ride at The Chalet to watch Upstate Rubdown and Izzy Heltai. For more information contact: Amanda Chilson, achilson@nbccoalition.org.

 

The Chalet Presents: Upstate Rubdown & Izzy Heltai
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
8pm
Free!
for more information

NAMA! Free show! North Adams, MA! You have a dope museum. We have some tunes to bring to The Chalet. Grab a drink at 5:30pm, and the tunes will be coming at you starting at 8pm! We're playing with the amazing North Adams act themselves, Izzy Heltai and Secret Creature. We can't wait! Bring cash for the bar, but this event is FREE!

 
 

Friday July 14th

Eagle Street Beach Party  
Rain Date: July 15th 
Eagle Street
Eric Rudd, 413 664-9550, ericrudd@ericrudd.com
Suzy Helme, 413 664-6180 - North Adams Office of Tourism and Culture
3:30-6:30pm all ages/7:00-10:00 21+
Free!

We don’t need an ocean to have a beach! Visit North Adams on the14th of July as more than 250,000 pounds of sand, donated by Specialty Minerals and delivered by the City of North Adams, is spread – curb to curb – the entire length of Eagle Street. The family-friendly beach party runs from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. followed by an adult-oriented fiesta, complete with margaritas served on the beach,  from 7:00 -10:00 pm. EAGLE STREET BEACH   “THE ORIGINAL URBAN ART BEACH”  A Double Event!

Artist Eric Rudd’s 19th Annual Community Sculpture - “EAGLE STREET BEACH” -  and the City of North Adams’ 8th Annual “MEXICAN FIESTA” featuring Margaritas, Corona Beer & singer Lita Williams. 

Major Sponsors:  Berkshire Art Museum, Specialty Minerals, City of North Adams, Desperados Restaurant, Mildred Elley, Adams Community Bank, Merchants of Eagle Street.

Contact:  Eric Rudd, 413.664.9550, ericrudd@ericrudd.com, or Suzy Helme - North Adams Office of Tourism and Culture, 664-6180,
Until/UNTIL presented by WordXWord
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Free!
for more information

You are invited to join us inside of UNTIL, as WordXWord in partnership with the Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival, collaborate in a poetry/spoken word "response" to the "call" put forth by artist Nick Cave's massive installation.  Participating poets include Alex Hicks, Ashley Alafberg, Curtis Asch, Donna Motta, Mariah Barber, Seth Brown, Stan Spencer, Tristan Alston. For more about UNTIL via Mass MoCA's website
http://massmoca.org/event/nick-cave-until/
 
 

Saturday July 15th

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.

All of the food at the market is grown or made by the farmers themselves. This year’s market includes vendors reaching from Berlin, New York and Southern VT all the way to Washington, Mass. Farmers include:  Morin Gardens, Jaeschke’s Orchard, Many Forks Farm, Mark Smigel, Square Roots Farm, Mountain Girl Farm, Clarksburg Bread Co., North Yeast Bakery, Gray Raven Farm and more. Other farmers will join the market with specialty items at different points throughout the growing season.

 

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 athoosacvalleytrainride.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.
Buoyancy: Opening Reception
CYNTHIA-REEVES, 1315 Mass Moca Way
(212) 714-0044
5 - 7 pm
Free
for more information

CYNTHIA-REEVES presents an exhibition of new projects by Cuban artist, Mabel Poblet in collaboration with composer Andres Levin. The show runs from Saturday, July 15 - August 19 at CYNTHIA-REEVES, located on the campus of MASS MoCA at 1315 MASS MoCA Way. As part of the gallery's new project initiative, the artist will work on-site from July 7-15 to create a site-specific sound installation. An artist reception will be held on July 15th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Mabel Poblet and Andres Levin will be available to visitors to discuss their work and to demonstrate the handwork and thought process behind their final installation.

 

SteepleCats Vs. Danbury Westerners
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.
 
Saturday Night Cabaret Train
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, 98 Crowley Avenue
hoosacvalleytrainride.com
6:30 - 8 pm
$20
for more information

Berkshire Scenic Railway is excited to announce the return of local entertainers Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay for this season's Cabaret Trains! Enjoy live Broadway hits, classic standards and contemporary/ popular tunes performed by the musical duo while sitting back and enjoying your favorite adult beverage and mid-evening snack during an hour-long rail cruise through the beautiful Hoosac Valley. We hope you can join us and make it a fun night out with family, friends, or just that special someone. Trains will depart North Adams Station at 98 Crowley Avenue, North Adams, MA at 7:00PM on Saturdays, July 15th & 29th, August 12th & 26th and, September 9th & 23rd. Tickets are $20.00 and walk-ups are welcome but capacity is limited so online reservations at www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com are highly recommended. All trains are bring-your-own for food and beverages and beer, wine, cocktails are welcome!

 

For more information about Talora & Ramsay, please visit www.samandron.com. All aboard!

 



 
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.
Mad Max with Live Score by Morricone Youth
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way
(413) 662-2111
8:30 pm
$16 Students, $20 advance, $26 day of, $32 preferred
for more information

The 1979 cult classic, Mad Max, shaped the way we think about our dystopian future, in which desolate, post-apocalyptic landscapes are the backdrop for a wild ride of feuds and vengeance. Join us for an outdoor screening, with an original re-score performed live by the hot New York City ensemble Morricone Youth — always one of our best nights of the summer.

What to Expect: One of the best events of the year! Dark and gritty film propelled by its original, lively score re-fabricated by the live band. What to expect? Expect to be talking about this one long after the credits roll. Preferred tickets are general admission seats located in the first rows of the theater.

Sponsored by the Hans and Kate Morris Fund for New Music

 

 

Sunday July 16th

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.
 
MA Guinea Drum Workshop w/ Mohammad Fassa Dioubaté
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
(413) 662-5116
1 - 3 pm
$30 per person, $5 drum rentals
for more information

We are delighted and excited to host our dear brother, Fassa, from Guinea, West Africa!! He is currently on a world tour including a quick stop in the NY Metro area.

Workshop = $30 per person, Drum Rentals $5.

Adults, Mature Teens of All Levels Welcome.
* Please Register in Advance

In his homeland of Guinea, he performs with the amazing, Merveilles De Guineé - one of the country's most revered, traditional drum & dance companies. He's from the village, Dixxin, in Conakry - known to produce a lineage of some of the country's most talented artists! Lara met Fassa on her '04 solo trip to Guinea. They became fast friends and became in integral part of our music staff on consecutive trips. A true gentleman and great artiste! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn Guinea Djembe from a young master artiste whose joy for his instrument is infectious.

Register/Pay Here:
https://squareup.com/store/marafanyi/item/ma-guinea-drum-workshop-w-mohamed-fassa-dioubate

 


 
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 athoosacvalleytrainride.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.
 

Monday July 17th

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 July 18th

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.
 
 

From Our Neighbors

Wednesday 7/12

Live on the Lake Rocks with Whiskey City

Onota Lake Pavilion, Pittsfield
6- 8 pm
Free!
for more information

Whiskey City Returns to Onota Lake for the biggest event of the summer! Lighter Schedule More Energy! Free T-Shirt giveaways! Also Ozzie's Steak and Eggs catering will be on hand!! Happy Summer! Looking Forward to seeing everyone again!!

 

 

Friday 7/14

LEGO Club
Milne Public Library Williamstown, 1095 Main St, Williamstown
(413) 458-5369
2:30 - 4 pm
Free!
for more information

Come play with LEGO blocks and build some exciting new creations. Optional challenges will be available. All ages. Part of the Milne Public Library's Summer Reading program Build a Better World.

 

 

Friday 7/14

Free Community Science Night
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
(413) 443-7171
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for our FREE annual night of science, invention, and sensory fun! Experience a giant air cannon and the outdoor mega volcano. Make giant bubbles, test your skills with catapults, and mix up some slime. Test the VR headsets, LEGO robotics, and lots more STEM activities! Explore the big blue blocks of Imagination Playground™, for creative, child-directed play. The sky is the limit when you use your imagination!

Free and open to the community. Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

 

 

Saturday 7/15

Pop Up Play Day
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
(413) 443-7171
10am - noon
$16/ adults, $8/ children, Free to museum members and children 3 and under
for more information

The Museum’s Crane Room will be transformed into the perfect place for your kids to play, create, improvise, and learn during this special collaboration with Lee Bank. Children can build and explore with the big blue blocks of the Imagination Playground™, or design their own kid-sized construction projects using the architectural building set from Bilderhoos.

Dream it, build it ... with Lee Bank.

Included in regular Museum admission ($16 adult, $8 child, Museum members and children ages 3 and under free).
Monday 7/17

Learn to Knit - For Kids
Milne Public Library Williamstown, 1095 Main St, Williamstown
(413) 458-5369
1 - 3 pm
Free
for more information

Kids: do you want to learn how to knit? Sign up for our workshop and learn how! Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Led by a teen instructor. For ages 8-18. Free, but registration is required. Call 458-5369 for more information. This program is part of the Milne Public Library's Summer Reading program Build a Better World, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milne Public Library.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 7/18

Learn to Knit - For Kids
The Clark, 225 South St
(413) 458-2303
6:30 - 8 pm
for more information

The Clark's free summer concert series is back! Join us on Tuesdays in July at 6:30 pm for great music and beautiful scenery. Refreshments available for purchase.

Sydney Worthley is a rising young singer/songwriter from the Albany region and will be celebrating the release of her debut album Strong this summer. Incorporating elements of pop, country, rock, and folk, Sydney is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter with a sound that’s all her own. Her 2014 win in the Capital Region Teen Idol competition brought her to the attention of Ambassador Music Group, who will release her album in Fall 2017.

 

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