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The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area includes nine towns in Connecticut and twenty in Massachusetts.


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Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
8:00 am
Location: The Mount, Edith Warton’s Home- Lenox Audience: Adult Fee: Free Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound as we look for numerous[...]
4:00 pm
Recognized as a foremost Egyptologist, Dr. Bob Brier (“Mr. Mummy”) will examine the fascination with the ancient world along the Nile and the events that fanned the flames of “Egyptomania” including Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign that[...]
4:00 pm
Rain Date – June 26 Join HVA for a Beginner’s Paddle on a stretch of the river in Lenox; and gain confidence while enjoying paddling a stretch of the Housatonic River. This is your chance[...]
6:00 pm
A blues duo based in the Berkshires. She has a powerful singing style and he truly works the piano. Free and Open to the Public. ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST[...]
Jun 19 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States
6:15 pm
Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday[...]
Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates[...]
Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
CIRCA “Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions[...]
Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic[...]

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