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North Adams Happenings: July 11-17

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North Adams Happenings:
July 11 - July 17
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 
July 21st
Bang on a Can All-Stars:
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
Hunter Center
8pm
$12-36
for more information

“A major, profound work.” –Los Angeles Times

The electric Bang on a Can All-Stars team with the transcendent voices of Choir of Trinity Wall Street for Julia Wolfe’s haunting, poignant, and relentlessly physical Anthracite Fields, an examination of the coal-mining industry so musically and socially
provocative that it netted the 2015 Pulitzer. With visually stunning projections, Anthracite Fields draws on oral histories, interviews, speeches, geography, local rhymes, and coal advertisements to create a work honoring the region’s people who persevered, endured, and fueled a nation.
July 26th
DownStreet Art Thursday
Downtown North Adams
berkshirecultural@gmail.com
5-8pm
for more information

Our signature DSA Thursday event - think art walk meets street festival - returns for the July edition. Featuring a new rotation of exhibitions in the galleries, new music/artworks on the streets, and a few surprises up our sleeves. Save the date and #getdown with DownStreet Art all summer long.

 

Wednesday July 11th

 

UNO Center Summer Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 664-4612
9AM - Noon
Free!

This free summer drop-in program is provided by the UNO Community Center in coordination with the Northern Berkshire YMCA, Northern Berkshire Neighbors, and the nbCC. The program runs Monday through Friday until August 17th. Please note this is for ages 8+ years old. There are staff on site, arts & Crafts, outdoor activities and fun for all!

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.

Artist Talk Betty Vera
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main St.
(413) 662-5320
6-7pm
Free
for more information

Join us next door in the Design Lab for an artist talk with Betty Vera. Vera's richly colored and incredibly detailed jacquard weavings from the series URBAN TEXTURES are on view now at MCLA Gallery 51. 

July Pints & Pages Discussion
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
6 – 8 PM
Free
for more information

Merlin's Beard! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the US release of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"!

Instead of a specific reading, at July's Pints & Pages discussion we'll be wishing Harry a happy early birthday and discussing the cultural and social phenomenon around the Wizarding universe!

Haven't read (or listened to) the books but are familiar with the movies? Please feel free to join, this is an open (though facilitated) discussion about all things Harry Potter!

Concert at Windsor Lake Presents
Bernice Lewis
Windsor Lake, 200 GEORGE FAIRS Way
(413) 664-6180
6:30 – 8PM
Free
for more information

Join us for these FREE weekly concerts, every Wednesday, at Windsor Lake!

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 6:30 PM. Rain cancellation will be called by 3 PM on the day of. Concessions available at BFAIR Snack Attack.

 

Thursday July 12th

 

UNO Center Summer Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 664-4612
9AM - Noon
Free!

This free summer drop-in program is provided by the UNO Community Center in coordination with the Northern Berkshire YMCA, Northern Berkshire Neighbors, and the nbCC. The program runs Monday through Friday until August 17th. Please note this is for ages 8+ years old. There are staff on site, arts & Crafts, outdoor activities and fun for all!

Party in the Park Presents Shyne
Noel Field, 310 State Street (Rte. 8)
6 - 8 pm
Free!
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.**

Downtown Bike Around
Meets at St. Anthony's Parking Lot
achilson@nbccoalition.org
6:00 PM departure
Free
email for more information

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, achilson@nbccoalition.org.

Summer Reading Story Time & Craft
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
6 PM
Free
for more information

Thursday, July 12th & 26th at 6:00 p.m. we will explore the Summer Reading Theme: Libraries Rock!  Youth are invited to join us for a variety of stories and a craft or project related to the theme. Best suited for youth ages 5 and up, siblings welcome.  Call the Youth Services Department at 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

Art Talk/Crit Night
Ashland St. Project Space, 50 Ashland St.
ashley.strazzinski@gmail.com
7:30 PM
Free
for more information

ART TALK / CRIT NIGHT purpose is to discuss art, the practice of making, life, routine, ruts, research, or whatever you need an ear or eyes for. This event is FREE, but potluck is strongly encouraged!

The only goal of this meeting and future gatherings is for it to be a regular occurrence, which is the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Courtney Barnett with Vagabon
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way
(413) 662-2111
8 pm
$27 Advanced,$37 Day of, $47 Preferred
for more information

Barnett will spend the summer headlining festival after festival — she’s already been building buzz for her first trip to Newport Folk. We’re thrilled to have her in North Adams for a concert with her whole band. This one is planned for MASS MoCA’s concert courtyard stage — tickets are limited and are expected to sell quickly. Cameroon-born multi-instrumentalist Vagabon opens the show in a bill that takes our breath away. Join us under the stars for this one, on July 12 at 8pm.

 

Friday July 13th

 

Coffee Date at the Eagle Street Parklet
Eagel Street
(413) 664-4612
7:30-9:00AM
Free!
for more information

Back by popular demand! Come on down to the NAMAzing Eagle Street Parklet on Friday morning and hang out with folks before kicking off your workday. Make some new friends, get some fresh air, and enjoy this new social hub in our historic downtown corridor. This week we are excited to have Berkshire Family And Individual Resources ( BFAIR ) generously providing coffee and pastries for the morning! Thanks to Jennifer Rancourt Civello and the whole BFAIR team for offering to sponsor this week

UNO Center Summer Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 664-4612
9AM - Noon
Free!

This free summer drop-in program is provided by the UNO Community Center in coordination with the Northern Berkshire YMCA, Northern Berkshire Neighbors, and the nbCC. The program runs Monday through Friday until August 17th. Please note this is for ages 8+ years old. There are staff on site, arts & Crafts, outdoor activities and fun for all!

"Crafternoon" Fridays at the UNO Community Center
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
413-663-7588
12 – 4 PM
Free
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 gmcarter@nbccoalition.org for more information.

Bang On A Can: African drumming
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
4:30PM
Free
for more information

Led by Ghanaian drum and dance master Nani Agbeli, Bang on a Can fellows perform music and dance from Africa. Nani will lead an informal workshop for audience members after the performance.

SteepleCats VS Plymouth Pilgrims
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.

Live Music at Freight Yard Pub:
Opie Grandchamp
1 Furnace St, Heritage State Park Building 3
taylorsfyp@gmail.com or 413-663-6547
8 PM
Free
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.
413-664-9151
9 PM – 1 AM
Free
for more information

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

 

 

Saturday July 14th

 
North Adams Farmer's Market
St. Anthony’s Parking Lot (St. Anthony Dr. & Marshall St.)
potvinsara@gmail.com or 413-664-6180
9 AM – 1 PM
Free
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.

Kids Can Too!
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Free with gallery admission
for more information

Kids Can Too! invites the whole family to play along with Bang on a Can faculty and fellows. This musical exploration performance-presentation is hands-on and gets wilder and wilder each year.

Eagle Street beach Party!!
Eagle Street, between Main St. and Route 2
413-664-6180
3:30 – 6:30pm/ 7 – 10 PM
Free
for more information

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 20th Annual Community Sculpture - “EAGLE STREET BEACH” -  and the City of North Adams’ 9th 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 Helm- North Adams Office of Tourism and Culture, 664-6180.

Bang On A Can:
David Cossin and friends
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
4:30PM
Free with gallery admission
for more information

Percussionist David Cossin and friends from the festival perform Petr Kotik's The Plains at Gordium for 6 percussionists, flute and voice

Live Music at Freight Yard Pub:
JP Murphy
1 Furnace St, Heritage State Park Building 3
taylorsfyp@gmail.com or 413-663-6547
8 PM
Free
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.

Josh Sharp Sings! Live!
(A Comedy Show)
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
8 PM
$12 STUDENTS/ $12 ADVANCED/ $22 DAY OF/ $36 PREFERRED
for more information

Josh Sharp is a NYC-based comedian best known for his role as a citizen journalist in Comedy Central’s “The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper.” His delightfully lewd musical “F*cking Identical Twins” did a year-long NYC run and is in development as a feature at 20th Century Fox. He’s here with a music-and-comedy performance that exists entirely within one long cover of a D’Angelo song. Yes!

What to Expect…Expect to laugh all night outside on the Dré Pavilion. Have dinner and drinks with us here on campus before the show, then enjoy a drink at our bar well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits

Sponsored by the Hans and Kate Morris Fund for New Music

 

Sunday July 15th

 

SteepleCats Youth Baseball Clinics
Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State Street
11 AM – 12:30 PM
$16
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
cubclub@steeplecats.org
3:30 PM
free
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 VS Sanford Mainers
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.

 

Monday July 16th

 

UNO Center Summer Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 664-4612
9AM - Noon
Free!

This free summer drop-in program is provided by the UNO Community Center in coordination with the Northern Berkshire YMCA, Northern Berkshire Neighbors, and the nbCC. The program runs Monday through Friday until August 17th. Please note this is for ages 8+ years old. There are staff on site, arts & Crafts, outdoor activities and fun for all!

Steeple Story Time
Summer Baseball Museum, 66 Main St.
cubsclub@steeplecats.org
3:30 PM
free
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

Bang On A Can:
Gregg August, bass, and friends
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
4:30 PM
Free with gallery admission
for more information

Bassist Gregg August will perform original compositions and arrangements along with friends from the festival.

Goldfeather
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 346-4460
9 –11 PM
Free
for more information

GOLDFEATHER is on tour! Come see us play at Bright Ideas Brewing in North Adams, during the Bang on a Can Festival!

We will be selling LIMITED EDITION 7" EPs, with original prints by Eric Shanfield - there are only 50 total, so come on by to get yours!

GOLDFEATHER is a Brooklyn-based indie-folk rock band. Led by singer-songwriter Sarah Goldfeather, this bluegrass quintet-turned-rock trio has been described as "full of light and life" (The Current, Minnesota Public Radio), "distinctive...whimsical" (The Boot) "poignant...striking and laudable" (The Deli Magazine), with "lush, dynamic collective of sound," "striking intensity" (Elmore Magazine) and "astonishing musicianship" (Impose Magazine), and even "[the] most musically talented ensemble ever" (Pen's Eye View). 

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 17th

 

UNO Center Summer Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street
(413) 664-4612
9AM - Noon
Free!

This free summer drop-in program is provided by the UNO Community Center in coordination with the Northern Berkshire YMCA, Northern Berkshire Neighbors, and the nbCC. The program runs Monday through Friday until August 17th. Please note this is for ages 8+ years old. There are staff on site, arts & Crafts, outdoor activities and fun for all!

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.

Bang On A Can: Nick Photinos, cello
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
413-662-2111
4:30PM
Free with gallery admission
for more information

Award-winning cellist Nick Photinos performs selected solo and electroacoustic music of today, including Nathalie Joachim's Dam Mwen Yo and more!

SteepleCats VS Keene Swamp Bats
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.

 

From Our Neighbors
 

Saturday 7/14

Second Chance / Poetry Slam
Berkshire Museum, 39 South St. Pittsfield
7pm
free
for more information

In the final pre-festival event, 8 poets go two rounds for a chance to move on to the Indie Finals during WordXWord Festival 2018! Poetry slams are spirited spoken word competitions with free ranging styles. Poetry and performers are scored olympic-style by volunteers from the audience. Hosted by Melissa Quirk Cairns
 

Saturday 7/14

Cabaret Trains
Hoosac Valley Train Rides, 3 Hoosac St., Adams
7pm
$22
for more information

Enjoy an evening ride on the rails with live cabaret singers Ron and Samantha. BYO beverages & snacks. 

 

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