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North Adams Happenings: July 4-10

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North Adams Happenings:
July 4 - July 10
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Wednesday July 4th

North Adams Independence Day Events

Our Glorious Fourth
Western Gateway Heritage State Park Visitors Museum
115 State Street - #4
3 PM
for more information

July 4th Program: Our Glorious Fourth – The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park will present an illustrated lecture Our Glorious Fourth on Wednesday July 4th at 3pm. This illustrated lecture program will relive the epic historic story of July 4th. – Western Gateway Heritage State Park Visitors Museum, 115 State Street, #4


Concert at Windsor Lake Presents Champagne Jam
Windsor Lake, 200 GEORGE FAIRS Way
(413) 664-6180
for more information

Join us for these FREE weekly concerts, every Wednesday, at Windsor Lake!  We’re celebrating Independence Day with Champagne Jam. This concert will start a bit early, at 4:30pm.

The Concert at the Lake Series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, is a family friendly experience for all ages and a perfect opportunity to pack a picnic dinner, gather with friends, and enjoy live local music amongst the natural beauty of the Windsor Lake grounds. Concerts start at 6:30PM. Rain cancellation will be called by 3PM on the day of. Concessions available at BFAIR Snack Attack.

SteepleCats VS Sanford Mainers:
4th of July Baseball Extravaganza

Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
6:30 PM
$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students,$3/ 17 and Under
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.

SteepleCats Baseball & City of North Adams Fireworks!
Noel Field
Approximately 9:30PM
for more information

Fireworks are an integral part of America’s Fourth of July celebrations all over the country, and our local show in North Adams is one of the most prestigious in Western Massachusetts. Our celebration draws thousands of viewers from the Capital region of New York State, Southern Vermont, and Berkshire County. For an evening of all-American fun, grab some tickets to the annual 4th of July SteepleCatsgame agains the Sanford Mainers, and stick around for the fireworks, which start immediately afterward, at approximately 9:30pm.

For more information call 413-664-6180 or email



Thursday July 5th


Party in the Park Kick-off with Legal Tender
Noel Field, 310 State Street (Rte. 8)
6 - 8 pm
for more information

FREE concert series at PARTY IN THE PARK

Come out every Thursday, starting July 5 - August 23 from 6-8pm at Noel Field behind the SteepleCats' baseball diamond. People are encouraged to bring and display their classic cars. Brought to you by Greylock Federal Credit Union Bedard Bros. Auto Sales South Side Sales & Service WUPE FM WNAW

**These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.**

SteepleCats VS Valley Blue Sox
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
6:30 PM
$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students,$3/ 17 and Under
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.

Downtown Bike Around
Meets at St. Anthony's Parking Lot
6:00 PM departure

Downtown Bike Around! Every Thursday at 6:00pm. 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! Freight Yard Pub will be offering a 25% discount every Thursday evening after the Downtown Bike Around to anyone that rides. Coupons will be given to those interested after the ride. For more information contact: Amanda Chilson,

The Chalet featuring the Rachel Laitman Band
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way
(413) 662-2111
8 pm
for more information

Our summer fun spot promises frothy beverages, riverside regulars, and friendly new faces when we fire up The Chalet, Oh, Canada artist Dean Baldwin’s sculpture-turned-river-side-beer-garden for just one night each week. Summer’s most precious memories happen here — in the midst of the museum, to the hum of local music, under the Berkshire stars. The bar opens at 5:30pm; events begin around 8pm.

Come and enjoy a night with Rachel Laitman, a mighty songstress whose folk and indie tunes twist and turn much like the bends and turns of Berkshire county roads.

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



Friday July 6th


"Crafternoon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
12 – 4 PM
call for more information

Drop into the community center during our regular hours on Fridays from 12pm-4pm to work on your own projects alongside other creative individuals. If you don't currently have a project that you are working on, come participate in ongoing arts and crafts projects at UNO, or just stop in for good conversation, coffee/tea and snacks. All skill levels are encouraged to attend, from beginners to those more experienced. Those who are experienced are encouraged to help teach others a new craft. Call or email Glenda at (413) 663-7588 ext. 20 or for more information.

Live Music at Freight Yard Pub:
After Hours

1 Furnace St, Heritage State Park Building 3 or 413-663-6547
8 PM
for more information

Join us on Friday and Saturday nights for local, live music at Freight Yard Pub! Sit in the dining room, buy the fireplace, or on the patio. Enjoy food and drinks while listening to some North Adams favorites. Performances are free, and all are welcome.

Karaoke Friday!
State Street Tavern,  167 State St.
9 PM – 1 AM
for more information

Karaoke! Every Friday night from 9pm – 1am.



Saturday July 7th

North Adams Farmer's Market
St. Anthony’s Parking Lot (St. Anthony Dr. & Marshall St.) or 413-664-6180
9 AM – 1 PM
for more information

The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9 – Oct. 20, 2018. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.

Bascom Lodge, Mt. Greyolck         
for more information

A fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, with special guests Annie Anaconda the singing snake, Engelburt, the morphing storyteller, Zesty with her singing saw, tap-dancing by Nemonee, a motley crew of instruments played by Donut, brand spanking new songs, and our usual abundance of frolicsome shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County Actors Stefanie Lynx Weber, Maizy Broderick Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein, with live music by Don Jordan.  

Supported by the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire.  

SteepleCats VS Sanford Mainers
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
6:30 PM
$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students,$3/ 17 and Under
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.

8:30 PM
for more information

An ensemble of women who hail from every corner of the Americas, LADAMA performs a Pan-Latin blend of original music and traditional songs. The group formed at OneBeat, a fellowship that promotes cultural diplomacy through international collaboration—and hard-hitting social engagement is an important part of LADAMA’s mission, and sound. Prepare for a dynamic evening of rhythm and energetic song that communicates across continents. We predict some dancing on the Dré. With Cuban music to open the show. What to Expect When the weather holds, this performance will be outside. Order dinner in our in-house café before the show and enjoy a drink at our bar well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Cheers to live music and warm summer nights! Sponsored by the Hans and Kate Morris Fund for New Music


Sunday July 7th


PopCares Cruise-In & Flea Market
Harriman-West Airport 836 State Rd
9AM – 2PM
Free Admission

Benefit for the PopCares at Harriman & West Airport in North Adams. Runs from 9 to 2; free admission. Register vehicles $15; flea market table/booth $20 at or 413-281-1094.

SteepleCats Youth Baseball Clinics
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
11 AM – 12:30 PM
for more information

Baseball Clinics for Kids. The North Adams SteepleCats are hosting youth player clinics on Sundays in June and July! Baseball Clinics will be led by our coaching staff and players.  All SteepleCats Baseball Clinics are run by our Manager, Justin Sumner and coached by a crew of our own SteepleCats players. This is a great chance to meet and interact with the SteepleCats, where kids will learn some baseball fundamentals and play ball at Joe Wolfe Field. For Boys and Girls ages 6-12. Bring your ballglove and let's play!


Ballpark Sundays
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
3:30 PM
for more information

Sunday June 10th, June 17th, June 24th, July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, and July 22nd at Joe Wolfe Field

These events are free. You can join the Cubs Club summer reading program through the SteepleCats or North Adams Public Library. On Sunday afternoons Cubs Club members and their families gather at the ballpark to enjoy a book reading followed by a Steeplecats game. Outdoor activities that promote healthy, active lifestyles will also be offered. During the games families can play some lawn games or sit and watch the game in a designated Cub Club area, cheering on players they have gotten to know through the program. At the Meet-Ups kids will be encouraged to engage in a community of youth at the ballpark wholly unique to the SteepleCats.

SteepleCats Literacy Night
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
4:30 PM
$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students,$3/ 17 and Under
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. On Sunday, July 8th Cub Club members will be acknowledged at Joe Wolfe Field as apart of SteepleCats Literacy Night. Club members will be awarded free admission to the July 8th ball game and are invited to participate in games on the field between innings. This event will give the general public a chance to learn about and connect with the SteepleCats’ literacy initiative as well as encourage the community to checkout the North Adams Public Library’s other summer programs.

Monday July 9th


Steeple Story Time
Summer Baseball Museum, 66 Main St.
3:30 PM
for more information

3:30pm Monday June 11th*, June 18th, June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th, July 16th, and July 23rd at the Baseball Museum on Main Street, North Adams

Cub Club families are encouraged to attend Monday book readings held by SteepleCats players and Library staff. Families may enjoy snacks, crafts, bond with players, and receive books courtesy of the NAPL. Open to all ages, this story time is meant to encourage Northern Berkshire youth to get excited about reading and explore all the North Adams Public Library has to offer. Will be held at the North Adams Public Library
Kimya Dawson w/Honeyfitz
Design Lab, 49 Main St.
Doors at 7 pm // Music at 8 pm
$10 Pre-sales, $12 Day of (cash only)
for more information

Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. She has released 6 solo albums, including a children’s album “Alphabutt”. She has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, NY Times, NME, Q, AOL, etc. She has performed live on the View, at the Independent Spirit Awards, TED/Boulder, was invited to perform on Sesame Street, and also performed at the REM Tribute at Carnegie Hall.

w/ special guest, Honeyfitz - pioneer valley loop pedal indie goodness.

We fully expect tickets to go quickly for this event so be sure to pick up your pre-sales now and secure your spot! 
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
7 pm – 9 pm
$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 10th

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

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.

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