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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 6-12

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North Adams Happenings:
Sept 6th through 12th 
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
9/15 - 9/17
FreshGrass
1040 MASS MoCA Way
$48 - $350
for more information

Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”

The FreshGrass Festival 2017 lineup includes: Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, The Del McCoury Band with special guest David Grisman, Shovels & Rope, Del & Dawg, Bill Frisell: Harmony, The Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Brown, Crooked Still, The Lil' Smokies, Son Little, The Brothers Comatose, Red Baraat, Carrie Rodriguez, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, Hackensaw Boys, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, The Suitcase Junket, Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band, The Last Revel, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Mike + Ruthy, Cheick Hamala Diabate & Mankan, Victor Furtado, Julian Pinelli, The Page Turners, Cold Chocolate, Common Folk Jam, Izzy Heltai, Duo Eamon, Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints, Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, Long Journey Upstate Rubdown, Mama's Marmalade, Pinedrop, Ramblin Jug Stompers.
9/22 - 10/1
Fall Foliage Festival 
for more information
Let’s celebrate “Magic in the Berkshires!”  2017 Fall Foliage Festival Events

FRIDAY, Sept. 22nd
Friends of North Adams Public Library Book Sale @ St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center | Friday & Saturday | 9 AM – 4 PM

SATURDAY, Sept. 23rd
Friends of North Adams Public Library Book Sale @ St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center | Friday & Saturday | 9 AM – 4 PM

Children’s Races and Family Fair  | Noel Field Athletic Complex | 315 State Street | (413) 663-9062 | 9 AM – NOON

Voices for Recovery Walk, Rally, and Vigil | Colegrove Park | North Church Street | 413-749-5007 | 1 – 3:30 PM

V.F.W. Post #9144   13Th Golf Tournament |Stamford Valley Golf Course | (413) 662-2438 or (413) 663-8710 | 9 AM

THURSDAY, Sept. 28th
Fall Foliage Ziti Supper Saint Elizabeth’s of Hungary | 70 Marshall Street | (413) 663-5316 | 4-7 PM

DownStreet  Art Downtown North Adams | 5 – 8 PM

Downtown Bike Around – Light Up your Bike Fall Foliage Bike Parade & Rodeo | St. Anthony’s Parking Lot  | 5 PM – 6:30 PM

MASS MoCA Chalet MASS MoCA | 6-10 PM

FRIDAY, Sept. 29
Annual Children’s Parade | Main Street | (413) 664-6180 | Lineup: 5 PM / Parade: 5:30 PM
2nd Annual Hope and Healing Concert on Fall Foliage Weekend  | First Congregational Church | 134 Main Street | 413-652-8466 | 7 PM

Fall Foliage Magic in the Berkshires Community Dance | Game On | 66 Main Street | 413-664-6180 | 7PM – midnight

SATURDAY, Sept. 30
North Adams Farmers Market: Bring Your Dog to the Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot | (413) 664-6180 | 9 AM – 1 PM

Fall Foliage Craft Fair |Main St. between Holden & Eagle |(413) 664-6180 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Fall Bazaar | VFW Post 996 – Mohawk Trail | (413) 743-5040 | 9:00AM -3:00PM

7th Annual Dog Parade | Veteran’s Memorial Park | Corner of Eagle Street and Route 2 | (413) 664-6180 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM

2nd Annual AYJ Fund Corn Hole Tournament | Noel Field | 315 State Street | 652-1602 | Noon – 3PM

SUNDAY, Oct. 1
Fall Classic 5k Race | Downtown| (413) 496-6347 | Begins at Noon

Fall Foliage 62nd Parade – Magic in the Berkshires! | dthomas@1berkshire.com|Parade begins at 1pm
 

Wednesday September 6th

 
Preschool 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 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.
 
Relay 2018 Planning Meeting
Freight Yard Pub and Restaurant, 1 Furnace St
(413) 493-2127
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Free
for more information

We are starting to plan for 2018. Relay will be a day-long event next year. We want it to be a family, fun, food and fundraising event. Please come help us plan a fun event for 2018! All are welcome.

Upstairs on the second floor of FYP.

 

 

Thursday September 7th

 
Downtown Bike Around
Main Street
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! For more information contact: Amanda Chilson, achilson@nbccoalition.org.
Thursday Night Still Life Drawing
AR Designs Fine Art & Tattoo, 18 Holden St
(413) 464-1110
6:30 - 9:30 pm
$30
for more information

A beginners evening drawing workshop in a warm upscale environment. Casual instruction from artist Alexis Rosasco. Snacks and music provided. If you are 21+ you may bring your own wine.

We recommend you bring a sketchbook, pencils, erasers etc. but you may borrow materials at the studio if you forget :)

$30 per participant

 

 

Friday September 8th

 
Annual Needs Assessment Forum
First Baptist Church North Adams, 131 Main St
413-663-7588
10 am - 12 pm
Free
for more information

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s September Needs Assessment Forum will focus on identifying emerging and urgent issues in our community. Everyone in Northern Berkshire is invited and encouraged to bring their topics for discussion to the forum. During discussions, you can expect to hear observations from others about community needs, and share your own thoughts about current issues our community is experiencing.

Come join in conversations with your neighbors, friends, and colleagues to help make the northern Berkshire community a better and healthier place to live on Friday, September 8th, 10 a.m. to noon, at the First Baptist Church in North Adams.  Please use the Eagle Street entrance. Childcare can be available for our meeting if you contact the Coalition office before September 4th.
 

Saturday September 9th

 
Mt Greylock HillClimb Time Trial
8 am
Free

A bicycle ride/race starting at heritage State Park and finishing at the summit of Mt Greylock. Register now at: https://www.bikereg.com/greylock2017

Or if you love North Adams, bicycling, Mt. Greylock or helping out, you can volunteer for this event by clicking here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/RLJ4X
TRUST: mini-festival
Downtown North Adams
413-662-5253
Free!
for more information

TRUST: Is a weekend exploration of site-specific performance, dialogue, empathy, and community in downtown North Adams, MA. 

Presented as part of Downstreet Art 2017, TRUST is an invitation for both performer and audience to, as Vulnerability Researcher Brene Brown puts it, “lean into the discomfort of vulnerability” and embrace “experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: love, belonging, trust, joy and creativity.”

Our guides for the weekend are three performers Ana Mendez (Miami, FL), T L Ford (Portland, OR) and Benjamin Lundberg/Sanchez-Torres (Providence, RI) – each bringing their own understanding of vulnerability to their work. They will perform in locations across downtown North Adams, from parks and alleys to buses and park benches – inviting the audience to be present, to lean into any discomfort and to engage in open and caring dialogue around the experience.
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
hoosacvalleytrainride.com
11 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
$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.
LetterPress Demo & Display Exhibit Celebration
North Adams Makers' Mill, 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
4 pm - 6 pm
Free
for more information

This past summer, Amanda Romanelli took an internship with Lever, essentially creating a custom-order letterpress business, working from both the creative and administrative sides. Join us as we celebrate the creative work Amanda produced during the summer, some of which is exhibited in our display window on Main Street. A hands-on demo and presentation on letterpress will take place. Refreshments will follow.

 

Saturday Night Cabaret
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, 98 Crowley Avenue
hoosacvalleytrainrides.com
6 - 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 Gray Comma Reading & Open Mic Series
Design Lab, 49 Main Street
7-9 pm
for more information

Join us for the first ever Gray Comma reading and open mic, featuring local poet and black belt, Lisken Van Pelt Dus!

Lisken Van Pelt Dus was raised internationally – in England, the US, and Mexico –and now lives in Pittsfield. After coming from London to Williams College to earn a BA in Religion, she later earned a Masters from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Comparative Literature. She also holds an eighth degree black belt in classical Okinawan karate and a third degree black belt in Okinawan kobudo (weapons). She now teaches writing and languages Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, and martial arts at Elm Street Martial Arts in Pittsfield, which she co-owns with her husband Bob.

Her poetry can be found in such journals as Conduit, The South Carolina Review, and upstreet, and has earned awards from Cider Press Review, Atlanta Review, and others. Her chapbook, Everywhere at Once, was published by Pudding House Press in 2009. What We’re Made Of (published by Cherry Grove in 2016) was her first full-length collection.

Sign up for open mic starts at 7pm at the door. All styles and genres welcome!
 

Sunday September 10th

 
TRUST: mini-festival
Downtown North Adams
413-662-5253
Free!
for more information

TRUST: Is a weekend exploration of site-specific performance, dialogue, empathy, and community in downtown North Adams, MA. 

Presented as part of Downstreet Art 2017, TRUST is an invitation for both performer and audience to, as Vulnerability Researcher Brene Brown puts it, “lean into the discomfort of vulnerability” and embrace “experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: love, belonging, trust, joy and creativity.”

Our guides for the weekend are three performers Ana Mendez (Miami, FL), T L Ford (Portland, OR) and Benjamin Lundberg/Sanchez-Torres (Providence, RI) – each bringing their own understanding of vulnerability to their work. They will perform in locations across downtown North Adams, from parks and alleys to buses and park benches – inviting the audience to be present, to lean into any discomfort and to engage in open and caring dialogue around the experience.
FBCNA Rally Sunday!
First Baptist Church North Adams, 131 Main St
(413) 663-3780
10:30 am
Free
for more information

Join us as we kick off the fall season at FBCNA! Sunday School for our kids starts back up -- parents, please pick up your children in the Eagle St Rm after worship as there will be some registration forms we need filled out. Also, in worship this morning we will be blessed to have ABC missionary Daniel Chetti (Lebanon) join us and share in the message. See you there!
Berkshire Scenic Railway
Hoosac Valley Train Rides
98 Crowley Ave
hoosacvalleytrainride.com
11 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
$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.
Self Defense Workshop: A Fundraiser for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Colegrove Park, North Church Street
Leah.Hantman@gmail.com
1 pm
$5-10 suggested donation
for more information

This is a fundraiser in North Adams hosted by Christopher Hantman - Writer/Performer to benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center. ALL proceeds will be contributed to the fundraising efforts for their annual Walk a Mile 2017! that supports victims of domestic and sexual abuse of all genders.

This will be lead by Leah Hantman of Worcester City #SportsBraSquad. Leah is a certified strength and conditioning coach with a background in martial arts and boxing. She has been teaching boxing/kickboxing for 8 years with an emphasis on self-defense. For any questions regarding the details of the workout feel free to private message her or e-mail her at Leah.Hantman@gmail.com.

You can visit Christopher's fundraising page at https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ChristopherHantman/wam2017
2017 Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament
North Adams Elks 487, 100 Eagle St
(413) 448-9600
1 - 7 pm
$50
for more information

2017 Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament benefitting The Taconic Braves Wrestling Team. Sunday, September 10 (1:00pm start) at the North Adams Elks Lodge. (100 Eagle Street, North Adams) $50 entry fee includes 2000 chips. $25 for 1000 additional chips. Proceeds benefit Taconic Braves Wrestling Team. NO ONE UNDER 21 ADMITTED.

 

 

Monday September 11th

 
Daycare Provider Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10 am
Free

Daycare providers looking for an educational outing for their kiddos are welcome to this 1-2 times a month storytime.  Ages birth to 5 years old, siblings welcome.  1 - 2 stories read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.  Mondays September 11th and 25th at 10:00 am.
Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

 

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 September 12th

 
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 9/6

Full Moon Night Climb
Ramblewild, 110 Brodie Mountain Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 499-9914
7:30 - 9:30 pm
for more information

Join us for a Full Moon Night Climb! Starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:30 PM. Headlamps will be provided. Space is limited. Plan to arrive at 7:15! Book now at ramblewild.com

 

Saturday 9/9

Nashville in the Berkshires Music & Art Festival
Bowe Field, 371 Old Columbia Rd.
Noon – 11 pm
$10-30
for more information

All ages music festival in Adams Ma. We aim to bring great music to great people. Great food, beer and wine. Bring the family. The gates open at noon and the show goes until 11pm.
There will be many amazing vendors and art exhibits.
Tickets
$30 VIP Shed
$20 Tent
$10 lawn
Come join the fun and be a part of the first annual Nashville in the Berkshires!
Hope to see you there!
#berkshiremusicscene

 

 

Sunday 9/10

Woofstock 2017
The Common Park, Pittsfield
(413) 447-7878
10 am - 2 pm
for more information

Join Berkshire Humane Society for this annual fundraiser celebrating you and your dog! Enjoy games, family-friendly activities, food, local vendors, and raffles. 2017 marks our 25th anniversary, so our goal for Woofstock 2017 is $25,000 in pledges and donations. With your help, we know we can reach this goal!

This year's title sponsor is The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank! Special thanks to them and all their support.

Register to walk: http://berkshirehumane.org/events/woofstock/woofstock-2017/

Here are a few ways to participate in Woofstock and support the animals of Berkshire County:

Become a Fundraiser – on your own or with a team!
Join the team of a friend.
Visit and support the fundraising pages of participating friends and family.
Help us spread the word about this free event. People can participate in the Dog Walk for as little at $10 donated in cash on the day of the event!

Not able to walk with us? Participate in the Virtual Dog Walk!
 

Friday 9/8

Pizza & Games
Williams After Dark, Paresky Hall, Williamstown
(951) 965-6290
7:30 - 10 pm
Free
for more information

Welcome back to Williams, wonderful people! Come relax with WAD and play some games while chowing down on some pizza this Friday, September 8th at Paresky Hall. There will be a lot of pizza and awesome people, so come meet some new people as we get this semester started!

 

Saturday 9/9

Rally Weekend Celebration
Clarksburg Town Field
(413) 663-3780
4 pm
Free
for more information

Come join us for a picnic, games, water balloons and more as we celebrate Rally Day weekend and the kick off of our fall season at FBCNA! We will provide the meats, so please bring a salad, appetizer, or dessert to share.

Sunday 9/10

Domingo Brunch with Jeff Link & Friends
Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St, Pittsfield
(413) 443-1792
10 am - 12 pm
Free
for more information

Domingo Brunch every Sunday through October! Dottie's is excited to welcome bassist Jeff Link and his soulful mix of jazz & R&B.

Live music: 10-12pm, our usual delicious brunch specials and outstanding beverages....

 

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