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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 3-9

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Welcome to Cultural Pittsfield's weekly guide featuring in-person and virtual classes and events, information, and more. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email us at cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well!

  FUN & LEARNING
The city's first ever Drive.Walk.Bike City Art Show will take place on Friday, July 3 from 4-9 p.m. Artists will be displaying their paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fashions, sidewalk art, videos, and more on their porches, trees, lawns, and driveways, in their garages, or projected onto their homesView the list of participants and locations here!
On Saturday, July 4 beginning at 11 a.m., join your friends and neighbors on a leisurely 3.5-mile Pittsfield Bike Cruise. This socially distant bike ride loop starts at Park Square, and travels through the Westside and Morningside neighborhoods. Afterwards, return to Park Square for a public reading of Frederick Douglass' stirring 1852 speech "The Meaning of July Fourth to the Negro." 
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Berkshire Artist Profiles Learn from Home w/Berkshire Theatre Group NEW Classes w/Berkshire Music School NEW Classes w/Berkshire Fitness & Wellness Center | Classes w/IS183 Art School | Painting Tutorials w/Berkshire Paint & Sip | Virtual Barrington Stage Classes w/Radiance Yoga | Classes w/Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Classes w/Antil Fitness | Email aimee@gaiaroots.com for Online Drumming Classes | ONGOING Online Classes w/Berkshire OLLI | FRI Virtual Culture Chat | FRI-SUN 4th of July Virtual 5K | SAT PCTV Celebrates the Pittsfield 4th of July Parade | SAT Jason & Trev at Proprietor's Lodge | WED BRC Virtual Summer Race Series | WED Working Cities Wednesday en Espanol | THU Live Storytelling w/BCC Alums  THU HSV Virtual Book Talk w/Robert Emlen | THU Virtual BINGO for UCP of Western Mass. 
  FAMILY FRIENDLY
Join the Berkshire Museum for a round of Family Trivia: Marine Mammals & American History on Tuesday, July 7 at 5 p.m. Questions are targeted to ages 8 and older, but younger siblings are encouraged to join the fun and be part of a team!
Berkshire Music School is offering online workshops, classes on the lawn, and in-person or virtual private lessons for students of all ages! Classes include beginning guitar, adult ukulele or beginning piano, music for youngsters, OnStage Live for teens and tweens, and more. Instrument rentals are available for the duration of classes at $10 per week. Call 413-442-1411 for more info.
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  EAT LOCAL
 
Hotel on North's new outdoor culinary and cocktail experience, "The Backlot," returns with food from Bounti-Fare, plus lawn games and a full bar! Reservations are required. Thursday-Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Below are some of the Pittsfield restaurants currently offering takeout, delivery, and/or curbside pickup. Please check their websites for updates. Visit the 1Berkshire website for a list of all current Berkshire County takeout options, including restaurants that now offer outdoor dining options.
Berkshire General Store Berkshire Mountain Bakery Berkshire Organics Braise Worthy | District Kitchen & Bar Dottie's | Flavours of Malaysia | Flo's Diner | Forthill Farm | Guido's Fresh Marketplace | Hangar Pub & Grill | Highland Restaurant | Hot Harry's Fresh Burritos | Hot Tomatoes Pizza | House of India | NEW Jae's at Hilton Garden Inn La Fogata The Lantern Bar & Grill The Marketplace Cafe | Mazzeo's Ristorante | NEW Methuselah Bar & Lounge | New Amazing Pavilion | O'Laughlin's Pub | Otto's Kitchen & Comfort | Pancho's Mexican Restaurant | Papa Joe's Ristorante & Pizzeria | Patrick's Pub | Pittsfield Health Food Centre | Pittsfield Rye Bakery | The Proprietor's Lodge | Seeds Market Cafe | That's a Wrap | Thrive Vegan Diner | Tito's Mexican Grille | Trattoria Rustica | Virtual Pittsfield Farmers Market | Zucco's Family Restaurant 
  RESOURCES
1Berkshire has compiled a list of online sites where you can find information on a number of topics, including an explanation of our state's reopening plan. You can also visit the City of Pittsfield's COVID-19 webpage for updates and helpful resources.
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Have you dreamed of writing at the same desk at which Herman Melville wrote Moby-Dick? Apply to be Arrowhead's newest writer-in-residence! Writers working in all genres, both published and emerging, are encouraged to apply for one of two 8-week residencies.

 

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Pittsfield City Council to Discuss Homeless Solutions

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday sent a group of petitions regarding the city's homeless population to the subcommittee on Public Health and Safety.
 
The three petitions ask officials to consider measures to safeguard the homeless and begin a conversation about homelessness within the city limits.
 
"I am glad we are having this discussion, and I look forward to hearing it," Councilor at Large Peter White said. "This has been an issue here for a long time and having people live in the park is not a long terms solution."
 
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