Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Aug
24
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Aug 24 @ 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.

Becket, MA–BOSTON BALLET Performance, FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Under the artistic directorship of Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet is recognized worldwide for repertoire that is “one of the most eclectic in the country” (The New York Times). As New England’s first professional ballet company with a Pillow history dating to the company’s infancy in 1962, Boston Ballet has mesmerized audiences for over five decades, presenting classical evening-length ballets as well as innovative contemporary works.

www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 2:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 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–BOSTON BALLET Performance, FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic partnership with the Company, classics by Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson, and resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

Under the artistic directorship of Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet is recognized worldwide for repertoire that is “one of the most eclectic in the country” (The New York Times). As New England’s first professional ballet company with a Pillow history dating to the company’s infancy in 1962, Boston Ballet has mesmerized audiences for over five decades, presenting classical evening-length ballets as well as innovative contemporary works.

www.jacobspillow.org/festival/ticketed-performances/

Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 8:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Aug
25
Sun
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Canoeing the Housatonic River
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
This leisurely paddle will take us through the ecologically rich Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lenox. We’ll watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Sandisfield, MA–Clam River Hike, with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

moderate pace, moderate elevation changes

Description: Enjoy the dark hemlock forests and incredible views of the Clam River on this 4-mile hike. We’ll meet at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex on Rt. 57 (66 Sandisfield Road) and walk the woods road trail to the new Hammertown loop and returning. Please bring lunch/snack, water, and sturdy footwear.

Directions:
66 Sandisfield Rd, Sandisfield, MA 01255

From Great Barrington, head east on Rt. 23 towards Monterey. Take a right onto Rt. 183/Rt. 57 towards New Marlborough. After passing the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, stay left on Rt. 57. Follow Rt. 57 into Sandisfield. Go past Hammertown Road (on your left) and then turn into the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex on the left hand side. If you get to the intersection with Rt. 8, you’ve gone too far.

From Pittsfield: Take Route 20 East through Lee. After passing under the Mass Pike, turn right on Route 102 and then take an immediate left onto Tyringham Road. Continue straight across Route 23 onto Town Hill Road. Follow this until it intersects with Route 57 in Sandisfield. Turn left onto 57, heading east. Continue on Route 57 for 1.5 miles and park on the left at the Sandisfield Town Hall Annex, which is the former Sandisfield School. Enter the woods at the east edge of the parking lot.

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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Becket, MA–URBAN BUSH WOMEN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 25 @ 2:15 pm

In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon. It immerses the audience in what it is to be an artist” (The Washington Post), Walking with ‘Trane highlights the ensemble’s genuine movement to a score inspired by the iconic album A Love Supreme.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the revolutionary Urban Bush Women seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, founded by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

Aug
28
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
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.
Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Aug
29
Thu
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Housatonic Evening Paddle
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetland of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Aug
31
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Canoeing the Housatonic River
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
This leisurely paddle will take us through the ecologically rich Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lenox. We’ll watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Aug 31 @ 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.

Sep
4
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Audience: Adult —– Free event
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. Registration not required.

Sep
7
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 7 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Stockbridge, MA–Join the Housatonic Valley Assoc. and Historic New England for a leisurely paddle on the Housatonic River
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Paddle through Stockbridge, along a meandering slow moving stretch of river that passes behind the Historic Merwin House. Afterwards, enjoy a boxed lunch on the back porch of the Merwin House, followed by a house tour.

Canoes provided or register to bring your own boat. Cosponsored by Historic New England.
Lunch fee: $23 members/$35 non-members. Please call 860-928-4074 to register.

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.

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

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Sep 7 @ 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.

Sep
8
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 8 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA–“Forest Ecology Slide Show and Nature Walk” @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Identification of local plants and insects),    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.

Sep
11
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Audience: Adult —– Free event
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. Registration not required.

Sep
14
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 14 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Canoeing the Housatonic River
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)

members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00
Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00

This leisurely paddle will take us through the ecologically rich Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lenox. We’ll watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires.

Please register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Sep
15
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 15 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sep
18
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Audience: Adult —– Free event
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. Registration not required.

Sep
19
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–3rd Thursday Cultural Street Festival: Jacob’s Pillow Pop-Up Performance–Barkha Dance Company
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For Third Thursday, Barkha Dance Company (BDC)’s Artistic Director, Barkha Patel performs a solo of pure Kathak dance accompanied with live music by Mike Lukshis on Tabla, the main percussion instrument of Kathak, and Rohan Prabhudesai on harmonium. BDC creates works to forge links between contemporary themes and traditional Indian Kathak dance.

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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Sep
21
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 21 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sep
22
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 22 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA–“Mountaintop Walk” (Nature & History Walk on the Summit of Mount Greylock), @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 22 @ 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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Lanesboro, MA–“Mountaintop Walk” (Nature & History Walk on the Summit of Mount Greylock), @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 22 @ 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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Sep
25
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Audience: Adult —– Free event
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. Registration not required.

Sep
28
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 28 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sep
29
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 29 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sep
30
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–WordxWord event: Dreaming in America @ Berkshire Museum
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

 

Poets Creating Conversation
[Free]

Poets tackle the American Dream or poets dream in America. We’ll hold these truths to be self evident. Poet? Found out how you can participate.

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.

Oct
13
Sun
Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA–Benefits of Wild Forests (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presentation on why forests should be allowed to grow “wild”
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.

Oct
26
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS” Performance @ The Colonial Theatre
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm

Charlie Bucket experiences delicious adventures after winning a golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka’s mysterious and fantastic chocolate factory. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS features 1st through 6thgrade elementary students.

Tickets: Adult: $15 • Child: $10

Oct
27
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS” Performance @ The Colonial Theatre
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm

Charlie Bucket experiences delicious adventures after winning a golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka’s mysterious and fantastic chocolate factory. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS features 1st through 6thgrade elementary students.

Tickets: Adult: $15 • Child: $10