Events

May
22
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – FREE Birding @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 22 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Audience: Adult Fee: Free
Pleasant Valley’s beaver ponds, wetlands, and woods are super sites to see beautiful warblers, thrushes, tanager, orioles, and more during the peak of migration. We’ll explore rich bird habitat and observe changes in bird species each week. Supported in part by Lenox Cultural Council.
Beginners welcome. All programs free of charge. Bring binoculars, if you have them, or call to reserve a pair.

Hinsdale/Dalton, MA–Old Mill Trail Augmented Reality Hike
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes)

Description: Join the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) in walking the Old Mill Trail which follows the East Branch of the Housatonic River and blends nature’s beauty with the history of the local nineteenth century textile mills. Please bring a snack, water, and appropriate footwear.

Directions:

From the center of Dalton: take Route 8 south to the Hinsdale line. From the town line, continue 4/10 miles to a left on Old Dalton Road. The trailhead parking is the first, immediate left.

GPS: 42.4480, -73.1305 (trailhead parking)

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May
24
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Mass Audubon – FREE Birding – Canoe Meadows Migrants @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Audience: Adult Fee: Free

Canoe Meadow’s beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially waterfowl, warblers, swallow, orioles, and more. We’ll explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands, and observe change in bird species each week. Beginners welcome. All programs free of charge. Bring binoculars, if you have them, or call to reserve a pair. Registration not required.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 24 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

May
25
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – New! Birding by Ear Brunch @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Audience: Adult Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $20.00
Eating pancakes, drinking coffee, and listening to warblers sing—what could be better? We’ll eat breakfast while listening to a talk on identifying birds by ear, and then take a short walk around the Pleasant Valley grounds to listen for the songs we just learned.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Sandisfield, MA–Mass Audubon – Spring Wildflower Walk at Cold Brook @ Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Audience: Adult        Fee: Free
Search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring at our serene sanctuaries. Enjoy a leisurely walk and observe early blooming flowers. We’ll learn to use guides to look up plants we discover along the way. Bring curiosity and a magnifying lens if you have one.
Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Gt. Barrington, MA–Berkshire Pulse presents: A Celebration, Performance & Fundraiser @ Simon's Rock - Daniel Arts Center
May 25 @ 3:00 pm

$20 ages 18 and up, $10 ages 17 and under

Join Berkshire Pulse – one of the leading arts education organizations in southern Berkshire County – to celebrate thirteen years of inspiring artists of all ages with three performances featuring talented young dancers and musicians.

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 25 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

May
26
Sun
Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– OPENING DAY: Birds, Bees & Butterflies (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“Beekeeping Demo” (with live bees), 12-4 pm.
“Birds of Prey” (live bird presentation), 1-2 pm.
“Butterfly” (Presentation on the growth cycle of butterflies), 6-7 pm.
All Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 26 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Concert and Opening Celebration. A Free Woman: The Amazing Grace of Mum Bet with Diane Taraz @ Bidwell House Museum
May 26 @ 3:00 pm

– In 1781, during the American Revolution, a slave named Bet sued for her freedom in a court of law in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She won her case and chose a new name: Elizabeth Freeman. Her fierce desire to be a free woman led her on a path that illuminates the experiences of women in the early days of our country.

Diane explores the life of Elizabeth Freeman in the music of the time. She performs in the sort of clothing Elizabeth wore, and accompanies her singing on lap dulcimer and an instrument similar to the English guitar played by women in the 1700s. Refreshments will be served.

Free for members, $15 for non-Members.
Please note: the museum is closed for tours this day.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Berkshire Pulse presents: A Celebration, Performance & Fundraiser @ Simon's Rock - Daniel Arts Center
May 26 @ 3:00 pm

$20 ages 18 and up, $10 ages 17 and under

Join Berkshire Pulse – one of the leading arts education organizations in southern Berkshire County – to celebrate thirteen years of inspiring artists of all ages with three performances featuring talented young dancers and musicians.

 

May
28
Tue
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

May 14,21,28, 2019 (Tuesday) 8:00am – 10:00am

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 bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am. For more information about The Mount, call 413-551-5111. Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

May
29
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – FREE Birding @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 29 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Audience: Adult Fee: Free
Pleasant Valley’s beaver ponds, wetlands, and woods are super sites to see beautiful warblers, thrushes, tanager, orioles, and more during the peak of migration. We’ll explore rich bird habitat and observe changes in bird species each week. Supported in part by Lenox Cultural Council.
Beginners welcome. All programs free of charge. Bring binoculars, if you have them, or call to reserve a pair.

May
30
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA– What She Said @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

$20

WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author Pauline Kael.  Featuring a rich blend of interviews with filmmakers and colleagues, never before-seen archival footage, and Kael’s own words—the latter of which are drawn from interviews, private letters, and published writings that are narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

WHAT SHE SAID depicts the storied writer’s battle to make a name for herself through covering some of the biggest cinematic milestones of the 20th centur

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

May
31
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Mass Audubon – FREE Birding – Canoe Meadows Migrants @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 31 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Audience: Adult Fee: Free

Canoe Meadow’s beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially waterfowl, warblers, swallow, orioles, and more. We’ll explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands, and observe change in bird species each week. Beginners welcome. All programs free of charge. Bring binoculars, if you have them, or call to reserve a pair. Registration not required.

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Art and Times of Frosty Myers @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 11:15 am

THE ART AND TIMES OF FROSTY MYERS, documents the career of sculptor Forrest “Frosty” Myers over the past half- century. Coming to New York City from San Francisco in 1961, he entered a rapidly changing art scene. American artists were ripping away established European traditions, replacing them with Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, Hard Edge painting and sculpture, and embracing Art and Technology.

413-528-0100

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Biggest Little Farm movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 2:00 pm

Two dreamers and a dog embark on an odyssey to bring harmony to their lives and to the land. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

413-528-0100

Gt. Barrington, MA– Dog Doc movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose

413-528-0100
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Weed the People movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 7:45 pm

Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. WEED THE PEOPLE follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it?

413-528-0100

Gt. Barrington, MA–Jeffrey Foucault musician @ The Guthrie Center
May 31 @ 8:00 pm

“Mesmerizing, meditative … alluring and relatable all at once.” NPR Music
“‘Irony isn’t my thing,’ observes this transplanted Midwesterner. What is his thing: plainspoken, allusive songs of resonating, space-filled intensity that roam the byways of American roots music.” Boston Globe
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Jun
1
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Cat Rescuers movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am

At the heart of THE CAT RESCUERS is a question many of us have faced—what to do if you come across a starving or injured animal? For Sassee, Claire, Tara and Stu, all busy full-time professionals who live in Brooklyn, the answer was clear: they must help.

As the film unfolds, it shows the extraordinary skill, resilience and humor these passionate urban heroes bring to this challenging work, and how it has changed their lives. Against great odds, they are making a difference

413-528-0100

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Free! Family Fun Day @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 0 & up) Fee: Free
Join us for a day of fun and learning for the whole family. Enjoy nature exploration activities, live-animal presentations, music, and nature arts and crafts. We’ll also have snack and food available for purchase.
Registration not required.

Gt. Barrington, MA–This Changes Everything movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 1 @ 12:30 pm

Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices in front of and behind the camera, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING takes an incisive look into the history, empirical evidence and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture. Most importantly, the film seeks pathways and solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world.

413-528-0100

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Gt. Barrington, MA–Bobby Sweet musician @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

As Country Journal proclaimed, we have here a singer-songwriter who is “A rare combination of music-maker, story-teller, and outstanding performer … how Sweet it is.”
Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
2
Sun
Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– Nutshell Playhouse: Puppet Theater for the whole family @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
3
Mon
New Marlborough, MA–Hike at Steepletop Preserve @ Steepletop Preserve
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Search for spring happenings throughout the extensive wetlands of this beautiful Reserve with BNRC and the Taconic Hiking Club!

Difficulty: Easy to moderate (easy pace, little elevation changes)

Description: Hike the 4.5 miles of trail at Steepletop, Berkshire Natural Resource Council’s largest reserve. With more than 1,200 acres, miles of wood road, and expanses of wetland, mature forest, and young forest, there’s a lot to explore. We’ll search for spring happenings like spring ephemeral wildflowers and birds arriving. Bring your thinking caps and we’ll bring the field guides! Please wear sturdy footwear, bring water and a snack or lunch.

Directions:

From Lee: From the Mass Pike/Big Y intersections, take Tyringham Road (opposite Big Y). After 6 miles turn right on Monterey Road and follow that into the Monterey town center. From the town center, turn left onto Route 23, and then take the first right onto New Marlborough Road. Right after crossing the wooden bridge, turn left to stay on New Marlborough Road. In just under a mile turn right to stay on New Marlborough Road. Drive a
mile and a half then pull off to the left in a driveway near 648 New Marlborough-Monterey Road. BNRC maintains its own parking lot along the driveway.

From Great Barrington, take Route 23 east to Monterey. Just after the Monterey line, bear right onto Route 57/183 into New Marlborough. Just before the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, turn left onto North Road; follow for 1.6 miles. Turn right at the steep, inclining driveway marked “684”. Bear right into our gravel parking lot at the top of the little hill. The trails begin right at the trailhead parking; there is a kiosk just beyond the gate.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.

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Jun
4
Tue
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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 bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox. Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am. For more information about The Mount, call 413-551-5111.

 

Jun
6
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
7
Fri
Monterey, MA–Open-Mic Fest at the Bidwell House Museum @ The Bidwell House Museum
Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Whether you are musician who loves to play or a music lover who enjoys listening to a live band, join us for the second annual Open-Mic Fest at the Bidwell House Museum. Enjoy the sounds of a local band while relaxing in the park-like setting in front of the Museum and cheer on friends and family as they participate in the open-mic. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Sponsored in part by Tyringham Cultural Council.

$10 per person, youths 18 and under are free.

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

Gt. Barrington, MA–Annie Guthrie and John Sheldon musicians @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm

Annie Guthrie is a prolific songwriter and versatile musician who primarily plays acoustic guitar, bass, percussion and autoharp. Annie’s songs are honest, ranging from light and funny to gut-wrenching heartbreak (mostly gut-wrenching heartbreak). As her grandfather Woody Guthrie said, “You can only write what you see,” and she has taken that to heart,
writing songs that tell it like it is. John Sheldon is in his 50th year of writing songs … wtih performing credits include a stint when he was 17 as the lead guitarist for Van Morrison, songwriter for James Taylor, a member of the Sixties’ psychedelic jazz rock band The Bead Game (whose drummer was Jim Hodder, later of Steely Dan), and touring with Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
8
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding the Berks Series – Wrens, Rails, & Other Marsh Birds @ Post Farm Marsh
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Audience: Adult Members: $8.00 Nonmembers: $12.00
Post Farm Marsh in Lenox is a perfect place to look and listen for marsh birds such as the American bittern, Virginia rail, sora, common gallinule, and marsh wren. This trip involves easy walking on relatively level trails, and an interior view of an expansive and beautiful marshland.  Pre-Registration is required

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Lucky Five musicians @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm

“If you have not had the chance to spend an evening with the FABULOUSNESS that is The Lucky Five, then you really don’t know what you’re missing. They are 5 gifted musicians who are altogether transporting and amazingly fun. If you like Jazz, historic music and fun, then you’ll love The Lucky Five as I do!” Wanda Houston, The Wanda Houston Band

Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
9
Sun
Hinsdale/Dalton, MA–Old Mill Trail Party: on the Housatonic River @ The Old Mill Trail
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Old Mill Trail, found along the banks of the Housatonic River in Hinsdale and Dalton, is a Berkshire gem.

This all-ages summer party will celebrate and generate support for ongoing care of this haven for strolling, wading, fishing, and a new interpretive trail experience!  Drop by for guided walks, fishing (anglers 15 years and older must be licensed), live music, and good eats.Paul Rice, Andy Gordon, and Tim Gray will appear as the Housatonic Philharmonic to set the trailhead atmosphere with fiddle, guitar, banjo, spoons, piano, penny whistle, hammer dulcimer, and other sounds.

Tasty food and soft drinks will be available from BNRC’s good friends at the Hinsdale Trading Company.

The party is free to attend and everyone is welcome. You can contribute to BNRC for upgrades and upkeep on the Old Mill Trail before, during, or after the event at bnrc.org/donate.

If you know in advance that you’ll be there, please register to help us plan for the day. Yet you are welcome to pop in unannounced!

E-mail Rich at rmontone@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with questions.

Directions: From the center of Dalton, take Route 8 south to the Hinsdale line. From the town line, continue  4/10 miles to a left on Old Dalton Road. The trailhead parking is the first, immediate left.  GPS: 42.4480, -73.1305 (trailhead parking)

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Falls Village, CT–90th Season Opening Benefit Concert & Reception: Peter Serkin @ Music Mountain Festival
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm

Peter Serkin, Piano, with Alexi Kenney, Violin; Fred Sherry, Cello; Kristyna Petisková, Clarinet. SCHOENBERG: Transfigured Night, Op. 4 (1899) (arr. Steuermann) BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 (1891) BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 #1 “Ghost” (1808)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

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Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– The Birds of Mount Greylock (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presentation on how to identify local birds.
Free and Open to the Public

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.

Jun
11
Tue
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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 bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox. Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am. For more information about The Mount, call 413-551-5111.

 

Lenox, MA–Summer Tea & Talk Series: Margo Miller on Chateau Higginson: Social Life in Boston’s Back Bay @ Ventfort Hall
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm

Former Boston Globe reporter and Pittsfield native Margo Miller is the author of a new book titled Chateau Higginson: Social Life in Boston’s Back Bay, 1870 – 1920, the subject of her lecture. She will center on Henry Lee Higginson (1834- 1919), founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra among other major accomplishments. Family members, friends, the tastes, culture, economics, architecture, society, public health, entertainment and more create a full picture of the times.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.

Jun
12
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area.

Pre-Registration is required at .

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
13
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
14
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–John Flynn musician @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

“John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace.”  Deana McCloud, Executive Director, Woody Guthrie Center
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
15
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

History Talk – Coming to Terms with Colonial America: Another Look at Natives and Other Early Americans. @ Tyringham Union Church
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am

A talk by James Merrell, Professor at Vassar College. Scholarly study of Native Americans before ca. 1800 has flourished recently, extending our knowledge of Indian peoples during that era well beyond Squanto and Pocahontas. Nonetheless, to a surprising degree, when talking about the continent’s first peoples we still use language that would be familiar to William Bradford and Capt. John Smith. Is thinking about our loaded vocabulary an exercise in “political correctness”? Or is it simply “correctness”?

Held at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham. Members: $10. Non-members: $15.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Falls Village, CT–Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ music mountain festival
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm

This “dynamic ensemble explores the affinities between modern jazz and the Afro-Latin continuum in Peru.” (The New York Times)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

Gt. Barrington, MA–Krishna Guthrie Band musicians @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm

Vermont-based, Krishna Guthrie, together with band members Alex Abraham, Zachary Jepson, and Bobby Maguire, will fashion an evening for you consisting of – to use their words – “hard rockin, folkin’ blues.” Krishna is the fourth generation of Guthrie singer-songwriters, son of Arlo’s son, Abe, and one who indeed brings a rocking vibe to much of his work, while
his soulful voice can also demonstrate the plaintive beauty of classic folk tunes. Celebrate the power of music, from generation to generation, with this Guthrie Center performance!

Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Jun
16
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Father’s Day Pfeiffer Arboretum Family Scavenger Hunt @ Pfeiffer Arboretum
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Description: Bring Dad and join us for a scavenger hunt along the trail! We’ll explore trees and other living things that thrive in the woodland and wetland ecosystems at the Pfeiffer Arboretum. We’ll scamper over lots of bog-bridges and enjoy a view of Long Pond. Please bring water and snack and wear sturdy footwear.

Directions: The trailhead is located at 249 Long Pond Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

Falls Village, CT–Escher Quartet @ music mountain festival
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm

Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano SCHUBERT: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703 (1820) BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 (1826) DVORAK: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 (1887)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

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Becket, MA–Mass Audubon – Moonlight Canoe Trips @ Buckley Dunton Lake
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00

Twilight is an amazing time to listen and look for wildlife. Beavers, owls, loons, and other wildlife are all possible to spot at Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest. We’ll stealthily explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake, then hitch our boats together to enjoy refreshments while we listen for nocturnal wildlife sounds.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Pre-Registration is required

Jun
18
Tue
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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 bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox. Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am. For more information about The Mount, call 413-551-5111.

 

Lenox, MA–Summer Tea & Talk Series: Dr. Bob Brier on Egyptomania @ Ventfort Hall
Jun 18 @ 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 led to a new decorative arts trend, the Suez Canal Big Dig, the carting of gigantic obelisks to Paris, London and New York and the opening of Tutankhamen’s tomb. The speaker will also present images of the collectibles inspired by this rage.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.
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Jun
19
Wed
Lenox, MA–FREE Paddling Trip on the Housatonic River with the Housatonic Valley Association
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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 to learn how to safely enter and exit a canoe, learn the basic strokes and steer and paddle safely. Led by HVS volunteer, Charles Murray an experienced canoeist and ACA certified instructor.

Suitable for families with children 10+yrs. Canoes provided or register to bring your own boat.

This free paddle trip is in partnership with the Housatonic Heritage Area.

For more information and to register, please contact Alison at 413-298-7024 or adixon@hvatoday.org

Explore the beauty of the Housatonic River on this free paddle trip offered by the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA). The paddle trip is a great chance for area residents to learn where to access the river, understand some of the current issues and appreciate the river as a natural resource. Register to use one of HVA’s canoes or bring your own boat.

While this trip is free, pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Once registered, participants will receive trip information that will provide detailed information about what to bring, directions and meeting location.

 

Alison Dixon, Berkshire Outreach Manager
Housatonic Valley Association
14 Merwin Street, PO Box 496
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-7024

Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA–Gina Coleman and Benny Kohn Performance (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DA

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
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

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 at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 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 ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 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 of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
20
Thu
Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 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 Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

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 at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 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 ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 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 of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
21
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–3rd Thursday Cultural Street Festival: Jacob’s Pillow Pop-Up Performance–Micaela Taylor’s TL Collective
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival for this family-friendly pop-up performance! TL Collective fuses contemporary dance and theatrical hip-hop with elements of groove and acrobatics, bringing high levels of athleticism to the stage.

A Jacob’s Pillow-curated dance series presented in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival. Third Thursday runs from 5-8 pm where North Street is closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street. All events at Third Thursday are family-friendly, FREE, and open to the public featuring live music, local food, craft vendors, street performers, and plenty more. Organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.
Visit their website or call 413.499.9348 for more information.

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

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 at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 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 ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Bill Staines musician @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for the Guthrie Center return of one of the most durable and beloved singers in folk music today. With a mix of traditional tunes and his own folk ballads, Staines “carries on where Woody left off,” says Nanci Griffith. Creating an atmosphere born from the folk scene of the 60s, Staines offers music and words rich in the human experience and spirit.

Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Boston Early Music Festival presents “Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain”F @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

The GRAMMY Award–winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns with an encore performance of our November 2016 production inspired by the splendor of Versailles. King Louis XIV transformed his father’s pastoral huntinglodge at Versailles into a lavish palace that served as the seat of government and culture in France. Enjoy amusical feast from the height of the Sun King’s reign with two chamber operas—Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs deVersailles and Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles—exalting the splendor and majesty of the palace and its
gardens, alongside divertissements from Lully’s Atys—called the “King’s Opera” for the favor it enjoyed withLouis XIV. The refined elegance and expressive drama is brought to life by the all-star BEMF Vocal and ChamberEnsembles in a magnificent production featuring gorgeous costumes, Baroque dance, and sumptuous staging.

413-528-0100

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Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Firefly Watch @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

audience: All (suitable for children 0 & up) Fee: Free.
Experience a magical summer light show and help us track firefly numbers and diversity through the Firefly Watch program. Learn about fireflies and how best to view or gently catch and release these mystical glowing lights of summer! We’ll take an evening walk in the meadows for firefly viewing while keeping our eyes open for stars, planets, and twilight birds and mammals!
Suggested contribution: $4/person or $10/family
Pre-Registration is required

Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 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 of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
22
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape – Guided Walk @ The Bidwell House Museum
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm

Join guide Rob Hoogs to explore a new interpretive trail as you retrace the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Non-Members: $10. Children and Members are free. A guided tour of the house can be added before or after the guided walk. The price for the walk and tour together will be $15 for non-members. 1 p.m

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 2:00 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 ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 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 Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

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 at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 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 ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Boston Early Music Festival presents “Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain”F @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

The GRAMMY Award–winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns with an encore performance of our November 2016 production inspired by the splendor of Versailles. King Louis XIV transformed his father’s pastoral huntinglodge at Versailles into a lavish palace that served as the seat of government and culture in France. Enjoy amusical feast from the height of the Sun King’s reign with two chamber operas—Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs deVersailles and Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles—exalting the splendor and majesty of the palace and its
gardens, alongside divertissements from Lully’s Atys—called the “King’s Opera” for the favor it enjoyed withLouis XIV. The refined elegance and expressive drama is brought to life by the all-star BEMF Vocal and ChamberEnsembles in a magnificent production featuring gorgeous costumes, Baroque dance, and sumptuous staging.

413-528-0100

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Gt. Barrington, MA–The Restless Age musicians @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Restless age is a collaboration – a harmony of Will Bryant, Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison, and their newest band member, Spank. Each player brings a unique song and voice to the bandstand, as the trio spans generations and genres. As the house band for Amy Helm’s ‘Oh to be Home Again’ at Levon Helm Studios, they performed behind Donald Fagen, John
Sebastian and Graham Nash, as well as being Kate Pierson’s (The B-52’s) touring band in support of her 2015 album ‘Guitars & Microphones’. Now, with their harmonius indie rock, The Restless Age steps out as a unit of songwriters, singers and instrumentalists. Welcome them to the Guthrie Center!

Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Firefly Watch @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

audience: All (suitable for children 0 & up) Fee: Free.
Experience a magical summer light show and help us track firefly numbers and diversity through the Firefly Watch program. Learn about fireflies and how best to view or gently catch and release these mystical glowing lights of summer! We’ll take an evening walk in the meadows for firefly viewing while keeping our eyes open for stars, planets, and twilight birds and mammals!
Suggested contribution: $4/person or $10/family
Pre-Registration is required

Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 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 of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
23
Sun
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Wild Thing’s Guided “Walk on the Wild Side” @  Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $20.00, Child $20.00 Nonmembers: Adult $20.00, Child $20.00
This event is for the whole family. Ages 10 and over can register and receive a t-shirt for $20.
Join us for “Walk on the Wild Side,” a guided 30 minute wooded trail walk around the beaver pond starting and ending at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Barn to raise money for conservation and education programs in Berkshire County. Participants who register by May 20 are guaranteed a t-shirt and all walkers join us for the post-race celebration in the big red barn. This is a family event.
Support Berkshire Sanctuaries conservation and education programs by participating in this walk.

Pre-Registration is required

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 2:00 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 ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Falls Village, CT–Cuarteto Latinoamericano @ music mountain festival
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm

Sally Pinkas, Piano VILLA-LOBOS: String Quartet #5 (1931) PHILIP GLASS: String Quartet #5 (1991) AMIR BITRAN: Piano Quintet “Kol Haneshama (Psalm 150)” (2018) SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (1842

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

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Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– Forests and Brain Health (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presentation on the health benefits of forests.    Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Jun
24
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–Different in America: Poets Creating Conversation @ Berkshire Museum
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

From inside and out, over and under, what does it mean to be different in America. What is different and who gets to decide.

The fine print – no personal attacks (if you need to address an individual or specific institution in your work, anonymize it). Poetry, unaccompanied rap or short story – 4 minutes or less. Collaborations (multi-voice pieces) are welcome (encouraged!).

[Register for a spot / Space is limited]

http://wordxwordfestival.com/

Jun
25
Tue
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 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 bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox. Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am. For more information about The Mount, call 413-551-5111.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Housatonic Flats Nature Exploration Hike @ Housatonic Flats Preserve
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Family Hiking Series with Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Gt. Barrington Land Conservancy, and CHP

Description: Hike the 0.9 mile Housatonic Flats. This property provides important habitat to many Berkshire mammals and birds. We will bring binoculars and guide visitors on where to look and what to look for. Please bring water and snack and wear sturdy footwear.

Directions: From Great Barrington: From the Price Chopper, head north on Route 7 for less than half a mile. Parking will be on the left.

Lenox, MA–Summer Tea & Talk Series: René Silvin on The Tragic Story of the Majestic Normandie Ocean Liner @ ventfort hall
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

A child with happy memories of crossing the Atlantic on ocean liners with his parents, author René Silvin will focus on the subject of his latest book the Normandie: The Tragic Story of the Most Majestic Ocean Liner. The French Line’s glorious and glamorous flagship first set sail from Le Havre on May 29, 1935 and died an inglorious death on February 10, 1942 at a New York dock on the Hudson River, two months after Pearl Harbor and with war raging throughout Europe.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.