North Adams Happenings: July 26-Aug. 1

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North Adams Happenings:
July 26th - August 1st
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.

 
8/14 - 8/18
Monument Youth Photography Residency
with Artist Jamie Diamond
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main St.
Free!
email for more information

Combining street photography with public sculpture, join photographer Jamie Diamond in a workshop designed to explore the everyday people and places of North Adams. For this DownStreet Art sponsored project, Jamie will work with up to 20 students (aged 8-14) who are interested in exploring North Adams through a fresh set of eyes. No experience needed. Disposal cameras will be provided.

About the Artist:
Jamie Diamond is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Diamond is a recipient of the Artist in Residence program at Mass Moca & Skidmore College (2016), the NYFA Fellowship Award in Photography (2014), Artist in Residence at The Bronx Museum (2014), Artist in Residence at the Mana Residencies program at Mana Contemporary (2014), LMCC Swing Space residency (2013), LMCC Work Space residency (2008-2009) and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award (2008). Diamond's work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Last Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Vanity Fair, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Dummy Magazine, Barron's Magazine, Phaidon and PBS Online Series among others. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, some of which include Galerie Frank Pages (Geneva), AJL Art (Berlin), Mass MoCA (North Adams), The Bronx Museum (New York) and Catherine Edelman (Chicago). 
 

Wednesday July 26th

The Great ArtDoors Trip to the Cascades
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.
 
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 Brave Brothers Duo
Windsor Lake, 200 Windsor Lake Road
413-664-6180
6:30pm
Free!
for more information

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.

 
Boston Bruins Blades Storytime & Games
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
2 - 3 pm
Free
for more information

Join us for a unique storytime with the Boston Bruins mascot Blades! Teamwork will be the name of the game during Blades hour long visit as we read a story and problem solve through several games together. There will be time for pictures with Blades. Don’t miss this high-energy, fun storytime! 3rd Floor Community Room.

 

Summer Smoothie WOW Series Workshop
UNO Community Center, 157 River St
bbeattie@nbccoalition.org or (413) 663-7588 ext 28
5 - 6 pm
Free

Come learn how to include healthy nutrient dense foods into your smoothies, beyond the typical yogurt, berries and bananas (those are great too!) Participants will learn about different nuts, seeds, vegetables and how to add  “Boosts” to your smoothies making them delicious meals to go. The workshop will be led by experienced staff from Nature's Closet  “Smoothie Spot”. Class size is limited to the first 15 people, please RSVP to bbeattie@nbccoalition.org or call the Coalition at 663-7588 ext 28.
 

Thursday July 27th

Berkshire Young Professionals Coffee Hour
Tunnel City Coffee at Mass MoCA, Building 11, Mass MoCA Campus
(413) 398-5304
8:30 - 9:30 am
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/185807515288229/

Join us for delicious specialty coffee roasted right in North Adams while networking with 1Berkshire's - Berkshire Young Professionals. Hosted at Tunnel City Coffee on the campus of MASS MoCA in the northern Berkshires. Baked goods provided by Clarksburg Bread Co.

 

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?
The Matchstick Architects with Heart of Gold at DownStreet Art
Main St, below the Mohawk Marquee
5 - 8 pm
Free
for more information

The Matchstick Architects' will be rocking under the Mohawk Marquee from 6 to 8 pm. We are sad to say that Christine Bile is no longer able to play with us, but we are very happy to report that we have brought on 'Heart of Gold' to play from 5 to 6 pm. They are fantastic and lots of fun. Stop by... learn about BOOM, and jam out to some great tunes!

 

3 Second Stories Opening Reception
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St
5 - 8 pm
Free
for more information

3 Second Stories: July 27th - Sept. 23rd

Artist: Tom Olson

Flipbook artist Tom Olson weaves tales of love, loss, and other investigations into the human psyche and the absurd by spending countless hours drawing hundreds of pages to arrive at a profound three seconds. Olson created his flipbooks in a bygone era of New York, before launching a successful career as a Washington, DC attorney. These recently discovered pieces, however, still feel just as fresh as they must have decades ago. This is the first showing of these small treasures and will include video and print presentations of the flipbooks as well as a display of the original pieces.
Movie @ Colegrove: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Colegrove Park, North Church Street
Dusk to 10:30pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for this FREE community movie, under the stars at Colegrove Park after you've enjoyed the monthly DownStreet Art Thursday events. Movie will start at approximately 8:30pm or dusk. Rain Location will be the North Adams Movieplex. Thank you to MountainOne and the North Adams Movieplex for sponsoring this FREE, family-friendly, community event!
 
Party in the Park: Critical Mass
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

 

A SPECIAL Downtown Bike Around
Main Street
achilson@nbccoalition.org
6:30 pm
Free!
for more information

In collaboration with DownStreet Art on Thursday, July 27th, Like Riding a Bicycle Project will be at 49 Main St. Make a zine to add to the library, record your story in the mobile bike trailer, decorate your bike and join in on a community bike ride! There will be bike giveaways and raffles as well!

5:00pm-5:30pm- Free flat tire clinics. By: The Spoke and Berkshire Outfitters
5:30pm-6:15pm- Free Bike Tune Ups. By: Berkshire Outfitters and The Spoke
6:30pm-Finish! Downtown Bike Around Community Bike Ride: Meet at St. Anthony's Parking Lot Please join us! Please share! There is a flier attached! For more information please like and visit the Bike North Berkshire Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/bikenorthberkshire/

 

The Chalet Presents: Misty Blues Duet
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
8pm
Free!
for more information
  Raise a glass with us every Thursday night this summer at The Chalet, artist Dean Baldwin’s riverside beer garden. Enjoy balmy Berkshire nights with lively music, good conversation with visiting artists, and delicious drinks. The bar opens at 5:30pm; events begin around 8pm.

The Chalet is always free. Bring cash for the bar!

 
 

Friday July 28th

Youth Board Meeting
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
rootsteencenter@gmail.com
6 - 8 pm
Free
for more information

If you're between the ages of 14 and 22 come join us at our next youth board meeting. The youth board is vital to the success of the teen center and we are looking for new members. If you like helping the community and hanging out with your own peers come check us out!
 

Saturday July 29th

NECB All Star Game Weekend
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street

Saturday:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM -  5k Race
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Live music, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Kid's Activities, Chinese Auction, Dodgeball Tournament, Craft fair
6:30 PM: SteepleCats v. Newport Gulls

Sunday:
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM - MLB Prospect Showcase
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM - All-Star Team batting practices and infield/outfield warm-up
3:10 PM - 4:50 PM - 60 Yard Dash and Home Run Derby Contests
5:10 PM - Pregame ceremonies followed by All-Star Game

 

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 North Adams Farmers Market believes that eating healthy is a cornerstone of a healthy community and healthy local food should be accessible to everyone. Our SNAPx2 Program provides matching funds to double every SNAP/EBT benefits spent at the market. In 2015, the SNAPx2 Program resulted in over $10,000 worth of fresh local food in the homes of low income families in our community.

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 Coalition.

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 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 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.
Kids Ice Cream Social
The SereniTea Cafe, 303 Ashland St
(413) 346-4624
1 - 3 pm
Free ice cream for 12 & under
for more information

Come on in to the SereniTea Cafe for our Saturday kid's event! We will have some fun and games and free ice cream for those 12 and under.

 

 

SteepleCats Vs. Newport Gulls
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
hoosacvalleytrainrides.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.
Bang on a Can All Stars
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way
(413) 662-2111
8 - 10 pm
$12 STUDENTS & BANG ON A CAN ALUMS
$12 ADVANCE
$18 DAY OF
$24 PREFERRED
$5 MEMBERS
for more information

Together, Bang on a Can co-artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe created Road Trip, an evening-length work for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, directed by Michael Counts with rock show lighting and projections designed by CandyStations. The piece is about complicated journeys and people who make them. Physical journeys, geographical journeys, emotional journeys, spiritual journeys.
 

Sunday July 30th

NECB All Star Game Weekend
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street

Saturday:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM -  5k Race
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Live music, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Kid's Activities, Chinese Auction, Dodgeball Tournament, Craft fair
6:30 PM: SteepleCats v. Newport Gulls

Sunday:
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM - MLB Prospect Showcase
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM - All-Star Team batting practices and infield/outfield warm-up
3:10 PM - 4:50 PM - 60 Yard Dash and Home Run Derby Contests
5:10 PM - Pregame ceremonies followed by All-Star Game

 

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.
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.
 
Recycled Jewelry Workshop
Design Lab, 49 Main St
queenofbeeshoney@gmail.com
12 - 2 pm
$10
for more information

Join me in in destroying old jewelry and creating some new! One of my favorite things to do is repurpose old jewelry that is broken or that I'm sick of and transform it into some new that suits my current style. I will bring everything you could possible need: tools, connectors, wire, earings, you just bring you. OR if you have a piece that is broken or needs a little tweak, bring it down. I'm also happy to fix any broken pieces that you want to bring back to life! All I ask is for a $10 donation! Please RSVP to queenofbeeshoney@gmail.com by July 29th so I can get a sense of how many tools to bring!
 

Monday July 31st

Deadline for Eagle Street Logo Submission
Free!
for more information

Want to be a part of something #namazing? Submit your logo designs for the #namazing Eagle Street Project. Visit www.namazing.org to learn more about submission guidelines. Deadline for logo submission is July 30th! 

Want to submit another creative idea? Go to namazing.org to find out how you can submit your ideas for a parklet or art to be installed along Eagle Street! 
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 August 1st

National Night Out
Noel Field, 310 State Street
413-663-7588
4pm-8pm
Free!
for more information

Come share an evening with neighborhood leaders, emergency personnel, and city residents and learn how to make our city and your neighborhood a safe and welcoming place to live. Food, safety activities, information, and fun! Trasnportation to an from Noel Field will be available at the Mohawk Forest bus stop, the Brayton Hill bust stop and the UNO Community Center.
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 7/26

An Evening with Anna & Elizabeth
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield
(413) 443-0188
7 - 9 pm
$15
for more information

Inspired by stories, mountain ballads, hymns and harmonies, Anna & Elizabeth bring songs to life with sparse, atmospheric arrangements using guitar, banjo, fiddle, and the uncanny blend of their voices in harmony. Said NPR: “They brought many of us to tears with some of the most yearning harmonies I’ve heard at the Tiny Desk…. If you’ve never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in.” Just what we could use in the Berkshires.

What to expect: The concert's in the loft of our 1910 Shaker barn, in the historic Village. Come early and have dinner at Seeds Market Cafe (also in the historic Village) before the show. The Barn Bar (which has Bright Ideas Brewing beers, wine, soft drinks, and snacks) opens at 6pm. (cash only so bring some).

Thanks to our sponsors Blue Q, Bright Ideas Brewing, The Co-op, No Depression, Rural Intelligence, and Encore Audio.
Saturday 7/29

Solar Eclipse Presentation by Professor Jay Pasachoff
Milne Public Library Williamstown, 1095 Main St, Williamstown
(413) 458-5369
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Free
for more information

Professor Jay Pasachoff of Williams College will give a public talk about the August 21st solar eclipse at the Milne Public Library on Saturday July 29th at 1:30 p.m. WIlliamstown will have only 71% of the sun's diameter covered by the moon on the August 21st eclipse. Safe solar glasses now available at the library!

 

 

Sunday 7/30

Biggest Water Balloon War Ever!
First Congregational Church of Adams, 42 Park St, Adams
(413) 743-1677
6 - 8 pm
Free
for more information

Biggest Water Balloon War Ever
Sun. July 30th
kids and youth (K--12th grade)
Water balloon battles, stories about Jesus, water drops, more

 

Tuesday 8/1

Williamstown National Night Out 2017
Williams College Towne Field House, 170 Latham St, Williamstown
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Free
for more information

Join over 38 million neighbors across 16+ thousand communities around the nation for National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

Williamstown National Night Out will feature our own Police Department talking about crime prevention, and our Fire Department discussing fire safety (and bringing a fire engine!), plus information and fun activities for the entire family, including:
- Giant Bubble Making & Kids' Crafts
- Ice Cream Lottery
- Giveaways
- Exercise & Bike Safety
- CodeRED Registration
- Community Construction Information

Rain or shine! The event will take place in the parking lot of Towne Field House, 170 Latham St. Rain location will be inside the Field House.

Community Partners:
Berkshire Fitness Company (beFIT)
Bennington Oral Health Coalition
Hoosic River Watershed Association
Town of Williamstown
- Williamstown, MA Fire District
- Williamstown Police Department, Massachusetts
- Town Manager
Village Ambulance Service
Williamstown Chamber of Commerce
Williams College
- Campus Safety & Security
- Center for Learning in Action at Williams College
- Facilities
Williamstown Community Chest

 

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