It's going to be a hot and steamy weekend in the Berkshires but there's plenty of cool things to do.
First Friday Block Party
Eagle Street, North Adams
North Adams will be closing Eagle Street to turn this First Friday into a block party from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The monthly downtown event will feature music, street games, activities and gallery openings. Mayor Jennifer Macksey will host a downtown gathering and Desperados Mexican Restaurant on Eagle Street will offer beer and wine for sale.
It's the First Friday of the month! Artists and artlovers know what that means, Pittsfield's First Friday Artswalk is here starting at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Art exhibits will be on view at a variety of venues in downtown Pittsfield with most of the art being on display all month long.
During the event, participants will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Participants can download the Downtown Pittsfield Inc. app from the Google Play or App Store to get a virtual walking tour.
Participating venues include, Hotel on North, Barrington Stage Company's Wolfson Theatre Center, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, The Marketplace Cafe, Indoors Out! Free Kids' Paint & Sip, and more
Berkshire County Historical Society launches its contemporary artist exhibit at Lichtenstein Center for the Arts this weekend starting on Aug. 5.
Participants will explore several different themes including the effect of industrialization on the natural world, ethnic stereotypes, queerness and disability through contemporary artists Jim Jasper and Christopher Volpe's work.
The exhibition runs through August 26. More information here.
Movies Under The Stars
The Adams Visitor Center, Adams
The Adams Visitor Center will be showing the Walt Disney Animation Studios' film "Encanto" this Friday, Aug. 5, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Families can bring their blankets and lawn chairs to watch the majestic Madrigals as family member Mirabel attempts to save the magic that was gifted to her family.
Comedy Night at TurnPark
TurnPark Art Space, West Stockbridge
TurnPark, located at 2 Moscow Road, will be hosting a stand-up comedy night this Friday, Aug. 5, featuring comedian, actress and writer Kate Willet.
The venue will start to serve drinks and snacks starting at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m.
The Pittsfield Suns will be concluding their season with three games this weekend.
On Friday, they will face off against the Westfield Starfires at Bullens Field in Westfield starting at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, they return to Wahconah Park to play against the Nashua Silver Knights starting at 6:05 p.m.
They will finish off their season on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. when they will be up against the Norwich Sea Unicorns.
Band Jam 2022 to benefit PopCares
Greylock Community Club, North Adams
Local non-profit PopCares is hosting its annual Band Jam this Saturday at Greylock Community Club, located at 548 State Road, from 2 until 10 p.m.
The event will feature auctions, live music, food, raffles, and more. This fundraising event costs $10 for entry and all proceeds will go to Berkshire County residents struggling with cancer. Tickets are available with the bartender at Greylock Community Club.
Powered by Roots Rising, the market is open every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through Oct. 8.
Each week the market will have fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods by local vendors. Participants can shop for flowers, and artisan goods while listening to music and participate in family activities.
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Sacco Brothers Honored at North Adams American Legion for WWII Service
By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com
Members of the Sacco family and others participate in a flag raising ceremony at the North Adams American Legion on Sunday.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The sacrifice of the Sacco family is part of history.
A piece of World War II memorabilia that honors the Saccos at North Adams American Legion Post 125 has a bit of legend attached to it.
“While doing my research, I was not able to find the exact source of where this propeller comes from,” Post 125 Commander Mitchell Kiel said on Sunday afternoon. “Which makes my job up here today a little bit easier, because I can exaggerate how we came in possession of it.”
Kiel then told the tale of the propeller to the crowd gathered to honor Peter, Ralph, Samuel, Anthony, Pasquale and Joseph Sacco.
Dozens of members of the brothers’ extended family were on hand for a Sunday ceremony at American Legion Post 125, where statewide Legion officials joined local veterans in a flag-raising ceremony and the dedication of a plaque recognizing the Sacco brothers. click for more
Natural light, durability, security and child-friendly vibes are all hallmarks of schools designed by TSKP Studio, which has been hired to a feasibility study for the Brayton/Greylock project.
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The Friday's event will feature music, street games, activities and gallery openings. Mayor Jennifer Macksey will host a downtown gathering and Desperados Mexican Restaurant on Eagle Street will offer beer and wine for sale.
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