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North Adams Happenings: Aug. 8-14

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North Adams Happenings:
August 8 - 14
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 

Save the Date

 

August 16th, 23rd, 30th
ArtDoors
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
12pm - 5pm (ish)
Free!
for more information

Every Thursday, August | 12pm-5pm-ish

To register: https://airtable.com/shr0uGTY8vWfWFeYD 
OR email rootsteencenter@gmail.com

ArtDoors is a program that engages young people in exploring the natural world and the creative world. Participants are introduced to local artists and outdoor enthusiasts who offer workshops and activities to build skills in various mediums of art and outdoor stewardship. By collaborating with cultural organizations, the City of North Adams, county wide initiatives, and state agencies, this program opens doors for young people to explore the intersection of art and nature and encourages youth to examine how this intersection influences their identity. 

This year, we partnering with UNITY Youth Programs!

Transportation and snacks are provided, but space is limited!

In 2017 ArtDoors received the highest national review ratings from the National Park Service along with Technical Assistance to build the program.

August 15th
Downtown Celebration
Downtown North Adams
(413) 664-6180 or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov
5:30 - 9pm
Free!
for more information

JOIN US! The 22nd Annual Downtown Celebration will take over downtown North Adams on Wednesday, August 15 from 5:30 – 9 PM.  

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 16th

This yearly street festiva/community block party brings thousands downtown to celebrate with food, shopping, entertainment and conversation.

The celebration will include numerous areas dedicated to family games and activities thanks to dozens of local nonprofits and churches. Children will also enjoy face painting, balloon animals, hula hoops, live music, magicians, and dancing performances!

There will be live music at several stages around the downtown, as well as, plenty of street food to keep you filled while you enjoy browsing dozens of vendors and learning more about your community organizations and businesses.

Enjoy performances by local dance and gymnastics studios. Meet MASS MoCA on Main St. under the marquee!

Sponsored by: Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne, City of North Adams

BUSINESSES AND VENDORS: Application still available.

https://explorenorthadams.com/events/22nd-annual-downtown-celebration/

August 25th
Motorama Presents: Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
Noel Field, 310 State St
(413) 664-6180
4 - 9pm
Free!
for more information

This year we're kicking off North Adams Motorama with a little party to welcome all our car-loving visitors and locals!

Join us on Saturday, August 25th, the evening BEFORE the Motorama Car Show, for a FREE concert in Noel Field featuring the The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow with opening acts by Quincy (Common Folk) and Connor Hennesey (Sounds & Tones).

We invite folk to cruise-in to Noel Field with those beautiful machines, sit back, grab a brew and food, and enjoy some killer tunes in North Adams on what we hope is a breath-taking summer night!

See you soon!
August 26th
2018 North Adams Motorama
Downtown North Adams
(413) 664-6180
9am - 3pm
Free!
for more information

Get ready for the 2018 Motorama! Sunday, August 26th with a rain date of Saturday, September 1st.

We're happy to announce that returning this year is Cruisin' New England with Paul Mennett, who will be filming at the concert & the show that will be featured on New England Sports Network.

There will be a cruise in & concert the day before the show on August 25th at Noel Field. Be sure to bring your show entrants and enjoy the concert with The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow performing some wonderful tunes!

You can print out a copy and mail in your preregistration, grab a flyer at Dean's Quality Auto and hand in there, or you can sign up online: https://www.northadamsmotorama.com/vehicle-pre-register
August 30th
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 August 8th

 

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.

Concert at Windsor Lake Presents:
Honey Talk
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.

Community Composting Conversation
UNO Community Center, 157 River St
(413) 664-4612
9am
Free!
for more information

Hello, everyone.
Composting is a wonderful thing!
Let's talk about it!
I'd like to get the ball rolling with ideas on how to create a composting system that the community can cultivate, carry out, and ultimately benefit from.

We'll have the honor of having Jennifer Muñoz in the circle.

Jen facilitates school and community gardens in lots of locations around North Adams and Adams.

Everyone is welcome to join this conversation.

If you cannot make this one- please give us your intel/comments/experience in the comments! Or PM me!

Y'all, let's get green.

Artist Talk: Charles Giuliano
MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St
(413) 662-5324
6 - 7pm
Free!
for more information

Join us next door at MCLA's Design Lab/49 Main St. for an artist talk with Charles Guliano.

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

Those dog days of summer are perfect for a hilarious novel of absolute absurdity. Comedy and horror collide in a book that will have you cry-laughing while pondering the meaning of life and the beyond. As always socializing begins at 6, book discussion starts at 6:15.

Cover blurb: " Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy with a normal life, married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. They're even about to have their first child. Yes, Charlie's doing okay—until people start dropping dead around him, and everywhere he goes a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Charlie Asher, it seems, has been recruited for a new position: as Death.

It's a dirty job. But, hey! Somebody's gotta do it."

**Pints & Pages @Bright Ideas is a social book club for readers in their 20's, 30's and the young at heart. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month to discuss a wide range of eclectic reads through a variety of genres! Join us for good books, good beer and even better conversation!**

Conversation about Gentrification
Ashland St. Project Space, 50 Ashland St.
ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com
7 - 8pm
Free!
for more information

What is gentrification?
Who does it affect?
How does it happen?

Let's talk about it. This event is FREE.

A zine is forthcoming... if you'd like to contribute (credited or anonymous) email ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com

Triva Night
Ramuntos, 67 Main Street
8pm
Free!
for more information

Come Join us for Trivia tonight! Marissa will be starting at 8 pm and will have a few Ramuntos shirts for some lucky participants! See you there!
 
 

Thursday August 9th

 

Artist Town Hall
Club B10, MASS MoCA
5:00 - 7:30
Free!
for more information

Calling all North Berkshire visual artists, musicians, performers, writers, makers, and other creative folks! We're gathering together to share our creative projects, brainstorm our collective wants/needs for our creative community, and make time to meet each other with some low-pressure networking. Please arrive at 5:00 sharp at MASS MoCA's Club B-10, on the 3rd floor above the main lobby of the museum. Bring news of your latest projects, and ideas to build a stronger artist community.

It's free. Register at https://mcla.ticketleap.com/artist-town-hall/

Beer/Wine/Snacks provided. And make a night of it by heading to the Chalet afterwards to continue the conversations.

ArtDoors
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle Street
12pm - 5pm (ish)
Free!
for more information

Every Thursday, August | 12pm-5pm-ish

To register: https://airtable.com/shr0uGTY8vWfWFeYD 
OR email rootsteencenter@gmail.com

ArtDoors is a program that engages young people in exploring the natural world and the creative world. Participants are introduced to local artists and outdoor enthusiasts who offer workshops and activities to build skills in various mediums of art and outdoor stewardship. By collaborating with cultural organizations, the City of North Adams, county wide initiatives, and state agencies, this program opens doors for young people to explore the intersection of art and nature and encourages youth to examine how this intersection influences their identity. 

This year, we partnering with UNITY Youth Programs!

Transportation and snacks are provided, but space is limited!

In 2017 ArtDoors received the highest national review ratings from the National Park Service along with Technical Assistance to build the program.

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!

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.

Party in the Park Presents Whiskey City
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.**

The Chalet presents: Dirty Bird & Eliza Edens
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way
(413) 662-2111
8pm-12pm
Free!
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.

THIS WEEK:

Hailing from the concrete woodlands of New York City, Dirty Bird brings a wide variety of musical backgrounds together in one vibrant and wholly original folk sound— it's folky with feathered wings. Be here for their soulful set, and don't miss Berkshire native Eliza Edens opening the show with her wistful lyrics and winding melodies that belong somewhere between your tumbledown front porch stoop and a hazy bar in the big city.
 
 

Friday August 10th

 

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.

Turn The Folk Up: Tavish Costello
(RSVP for location)
boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com
7:30pm
$7
for more information

So we've been telling a lot of you to Shut The Folk Up lately...here's your chance to get a little bit more social time in.

W Tavish Costello will be spinning vinyl, you'll be dancing or talking with friends. Heck you might even make a new one! This is more like a social gathering than a show, so come hang!

7:00 Doors
8:00-10:30 W Tavish Costello
 
$7 Cover
FREE for Patreon members/supporters
BYOB (Beer & Wine Only)

RSVP to boxoffice.commonfolk@gmail.com to get the location

Live Music at Freightyard Pub
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 August 11th

 
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.
Bike to the Market Day
9 - 11am
Free!

Ride your bike to the market and enter a FREE raffle of goods donated by the local farmers and vendors at the market! Bike North Berkshire will be there offering free bike giveaways, education, safety tips and more. There will be local bike mechanics on hand, activities, games and challenges using bicycles. For more information, call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.
Community Open Studio
Norad Mill, 60 Roberts Dr
10am
for more information

Create and explore art materials in a supportive studio environment. Art therapist Kaye Shaddock will host the open studio and will assist and brainstorm as needed. Come as you are, with ideas or without. No art experience necessary.

$15 - includes all art materials, pay as you go or pay ahead $65 for all 5 weeks.

Ages 15 and older are welcome! Message or email kayeshaddock@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
 
Back to School Book Reading & Craft
The Family Place, 61 Main Street, Suite 208
(413) 663-7588
9:30 - 11am
Free!

Parents, if your child is nervous about starting or going back to school this year, join nbCC in reading “The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School” followed by a fun fish craft. Registration is required, call (413) 663-7588. Every child who participates will get a free copy of the book for their own library. For more information, call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.
UNO Park Celebration & Ribbon Cutting
UNO Park at the corner of Houghton and River Streets
(413) 664-4612
2 - 4pm
Free!
for more information

Join neighbors and friends to celebrate the new UNO Park, adjacent to the UNO Community Center. Food, music, bocce demonstrations, lawn games, ice cream, face painting, basketball, and more! Ribbon cutting and remarks: 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588. Event will take place at the UNO Park, Corner of River and Houghton Streets, North Adams.
Alloy Orchestra: The Son of Sheik
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
(413) 662-2111
8 - 11pm
$12-$22
for more information

Passion! Betrayal! Redemption!

Starring Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Bánky, this last and finest of Valentino’s films (he died suddenly just as it was released in 1926) solidified his reputation as the silver screen’s greatest lover. Alloy Orchestra’s propulsive score amplifies the action and drama to a fevered pitch.
 

Sunday August 12th

 
Volcanic Pinnacles
Ashland St. Project Space, 50 Ashland St.
ashlandstreetprojectspace@gmail.com
7 - 10pm

$5-$10 sliding scale
for more information

Dense clouds of ambient, melodic, and grooving sound—Volcanic Pinnacles (Portland, OR) is saxophone player Tony Mowe (North Adams native!) and drummer Mark Musselman.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of spiritual jazz as well as avant-garde and post rock pioneers, the duo bridges the gap between free jazz, post rock, psychedelic rock, and world rhythms.

Come celebrate the release of their third EP, “Unveiling”—their first on vinyl! The album takes the listener on a kaleidoscopic journey through dense and layered saxophones, intertwined with polyrhythmic and cascading drums.

 

Monday August 13th

 

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!

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!
NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative Meeting
Persnickety Toys, 13 Eagle St
(413) 662-2990
6 - 7pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for our regular NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative meetings as we imagine and act on ways to make our Historic Eagle Street Corridor the place we all dream it can be. Meetings are open to all who are interested.
 

Tuesday August 14th

 

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.
Summer Book Mobile
Mohawk Forest Apartments
413-664-4821
11:30am - 12pm
Free!

Each child who comes at these times will get a book to keep.

 

Tyra Nurmi
Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 Mass Moca Way
6pm-7pm
$5 Suggested Donation
for more information

Tuesday brew tunes? Again? Of course!

Come enjoy some R&B with soul influence. Tyra Nurmi is a local singer/song-writer who hopes to inspire others by conveying a positive message.
https://soundcloud.com/tyra-christine-nurmi/sets/mind-body-and-soul

We strongly (!!!!) encourage a $5 donation. Proceeds go right into the pocket of this local musician.

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