North Adams Happenings

Wednesday May 20 – Tuesday May 26

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and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date!

Thursday May 28th

Sidewalk Sketches

An Evening of Vaudeville

DPAC- Drury HS auditorium

1130 Church St.

(413) 662-3240



for more information

One night only, one of a kind historical journey when vaudeville was King in North Adams.

Skits, parodies, slides,  jokes, novelty acts, music , dance, costumes and narratives that tell the story of  North Adams  and the city’s involvement in the growth and development o this form of entertainment over 100 years ago.  A tribute to the historical significance of Vaudeville from Boston to North Adams! A reminiscent voyage back in time.

Save the Date! 

Saturday June 13th


Elks Lodge

100 Eagle Street, North Adams

8PM- 1:30am

$10 | Ages 21+ ONLY

for more information

Boogie down lil’ babies. It’s time to get your jumpsuits on, get your hair did and show them who’s got the most soul train on the dance floor! The one and only DJ BFG will be playing all the tunes starting at 8. They’ll be drink specials, catered Hors d’oeuvres and an adult snow cone machine from 8-10pm. 70s attire (especially that resembling costumes from American Hustle) is encouraged. CASH BAR only.

Thursday May 21st

Genealogy Classes

North Adams Public Library

74 Church Street

(413) 662-3133 ext. 13

10 AM


for more information

The North Adams Public Library will once again offer genealogy classes for anyone interested in learning how to put leaves on your family tree. Alan Doyle Horbal, genealogist, will be teaching an introduction to genealogy, including, how to use the United States Census, 1790-1940, Ellis Island and other ports of entry, along with international research for Canada, Poland, Galicia, and England. Classes will be on May 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the library’s third floor community room. All participants need to be computer literate, have a valid e-mail address and register by Monday, May 4 to 413-662-3133, ext 13.

MS Support Foundation Group Meeting

85 Main Street, Suite 212

5 – 6:30 p.m.


for more information

Jane Apkin, M.A. CCC-SLP, Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist of Seniors Helping Seniors, will speak on her new business and her personal experiences living with MS. Our Support Group meets the Third Thursday of each month from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at our office, located at 85 Main Street, Suite 212, North Adams. Light refreshments are served. There will not be a support group in July or August, 2015. They will resume in September, 2015.

LEGOs at the Library

3rd Floor, North Adams Public Library

74 Church Street

(413) 662-3133 ext. 13

6-7 PM


for more information

A Lego building club for children ages 8 & up.

Friday May 22nd

Live Music at Mingo’s Sports Bar & Grill! – Ronnie Morris

41 Roberts Drive

(413) 663-3761

8 PM


for more information

Join us at Mingo’s for live music on Friday nights!

Saturday May 23rd

The Lone Bellow with Arc Iris

Hunter Center, MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way



$18 advance / $24 day of / $40 preferred

for more information

On the heels of their sophomore record Then Came the Morning (produced by Aaron Dessner of The National), FreshGrass alumni and rising stars of Americana bring sublime harmonies and foot-stomping anthems back to North Adams.

Freight Yard Pub Musician:  Patrick Gray

Freight Yard Pub

3 Furnace Street

(413) 663-6547



for more information

Head over to the Freight Yard Pub for a tasty meal, beverage, and wonderful music performed by Patrick Gray.

Tuesday May 26th

Family Resource Center LEGO Group

North Adams Public Library

Community Room

74 Church Street

(413) 662-3133

3:30-4:30 PM

Free to Chamber Members

for more information

A group for your little LEGO builder! A drop-in group for families with children age 4-8. The Lego Group meets at the North Adams Library Community Room, 74 Church St., on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for ages 4 to 8 years old.

 North Adams Chamber Event – NoCo Pastaria

896 State Road


5 PM to 7:30 PM


for more information

NoCo Pastaria, 896 State Road, North Adams, one of our newest chamber members has joyfully invited us to come help them celebrate their May opening and to get a full taste of some of the food they will be offering on their menu. Come, enjoy and welcome them to the North Adams Chamber of Commerce.  Please (RSVP)


North Adams Farmers’ Market

The North Adams Farmer’s Market opens Saturday, June 13th and runs weekly through October 24th. Market hours 9am-1pm. Join us! For more information call the Office of Community Events: (413) 664-6180 or email:

The North Adams Project is back!

Deadline: May 31st

for more information

MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is continuing our hometown initiative to support artists committed to building their creative practice in North Adams. We’re offering incentives and special programming for artists who relocate to North Adams in 2015. Artists who relocate can benefit from artist-focused training, match money for investments in their creative enterprises, free MASS MoCA membership, and more! Already a North Adams resident? Support is also available to North Adams artists looking to give their creative practice a boost! 

Call for Vendors

North Adams Market on June 27, 9AM – 1PM

Deadline: June 15th

The City of North Adams is looking for handmade and artisan vendors to join us on Saturday, June 27th, for a very special market to celebrate everything good about our city and show our local residents and our Solid Sound Festival guests the diverse talents and quality goods that are available in the Berkshires!  For more information call the Office of Community Events: (413) 664-6180 or email:

Volunteers Wanted! – North Adams Tourism Booth

The North Adams Tourism Booth is looking for volunteers! We are looking for people who know North Adams and the surrounding area and like to talk to people. The volunteers are so important as they are ambassadors for our area. You can join this wonderful group of volunteers and help guide visitors to the many unique, beautiful and interesting attractions and events in our area. If interested, please contact Kathy Keeser: or call 413-664-4006.

From our Neighbors

Wednesday, May 20

Chamber Night with Cable Mills

Purple Pub Annex

65 Spring Street, Williamstown

5-7 PM


for more information

Learn the latest news about Cable Mills directly from the development team! Cable Mills, which began construction this past winter, represents the largest multi-family development in Williamstown’s history. It will have an impact on the downtown business district by placing 61 new households within walking distance of many Williamstown businesses. Individual apartment floor plans and many more details on the property and apartment features, amenities, and services will be discussed.

Thursday May 21st

3rd Thursday

North Street, Pittsfield


5-8 PM


for more information

3rdThursdays returns for its ninth season with the Creative Youth theme. The event celebrates youth performers, dancers, musicians, artists and more. The largest free outdoor event series in the Berkshires, 3rd Thursdays are family friendly and open to all. North Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street and will be filled with music, performance, food and community activities. Rejuvenation efforts this year include: the Greylock Federal Credit Union community art project and outdoor chalk art gallery; a smoke free family area featuring a different bounce house each month sponsored by Carr Hardware; a food court with food trucks and vendors in an area where there are no existing restaurants; café tables in the street; destination areas designed for the different 3rd Thursday activities structured to support the themes Relax, Play and Create and a 3rd Thursday After Party at the Whitney Center for the Arts featuring live music and refreshments for purchase. This month features Ryan Hobler, an eclectic folk-pop singer and genre-jumping songwriter.

Friday, May 22

Bird Walk at Canoe Meadows

Holmes Road, Pittsfield

(413) 637-0320

7-9 AM


for more information

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary will host bird walks with Noreen Mole, Sanctuary volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader. The cost is $3; beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required.

Saturday, May 23

Rhubarb Festival

Lenox Library’s Reading Park at 18 Main St., Lenox

10 AM -3 PM

for more information

The second annual Lenox Rhubarb Festival celebrating local rhubarb (and only rhubarb) will take place in the Lenox Library’s Reading Park at 18 Main St, rain or shine. The Rhubarb Chili contest, with entries from Lenox restaurants Olde Heritage Tavern, Cranwell and Trattoria Il Vesuvio (previous winner), invites visitors to taste each one and vote their favorite. The winner will be announced at 2 p.m. Hand-made strawberry-rhubarb and ginger-rhubarb pies, baked locally by For the Love of Pie & Madeleine’s Café in Pittsfield, will be available for sale. Rhubarb juice made from local rhubarb will be provided by Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. Scott Harrington of Lenox, horticulturalist and landscape designer, will offer rhubarb plants for sale. “Great Rhubarb Recipes” published locally by Storey Press will be for sale for $5. Information and updates online.

Wednesday, May 20

Holocaust Exhibit

Clarksburg Elementary School

777 West Crossroad ,Clarksburg


6-9 PM


Shoah Holocaust Exhibit featuring more than 100 artifacts from the Holocaust and WWII will be held at Clarksburg Elementary School, 777 West Crossroad. Holocaust survivor Magda Brown will share personal testimony about surviving Auschwitz-Birkenau and other atrocities during the Holocaust. Free admission. For more information, call 413-663-8735.

Thursday May 21st

Talk on Quilting

80 Church St., Cheshire


6:30 PM


for more information

Elizabeth “Betty” King of Cheshire will talk about her quiltwork, display some of her pieces and demonstrate techniques at the Community/Senior Center. The event is hosted by the Cheshire Library.

Saturday,  May 23rd & Sunday May 24th

Many Forks Farm Plant Sale

Cricket Creek Farm

1255 Oblong Road

Williamstown, MA 01267

5/23- 9:00 AM – May 24 2:00 PM

Come to the ANNUAL PLANT SALE in May to purchase your tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings, OR, you may also want to take advantage of the pre-order to reserve the tomato varieties you want to be sure to have for your garden.Click here for the pre-order catalog.

Two times and locations for sales and pickups this year: Saturday, May 23, 9am-2pm, at Cricket Creek FarmSunday, May 24, 2pm-6pm, at Many Forks Farm Many Forks Farm @ Cricket Creek Farm 1255 Oblong RoadWilliamstown, MA 01267

Saturday, May 23

Kenver Summer Fest


South Street,Egremont

11 AM-5 PM

for more information

Summer Fest will be held at Kenver on South Street in South Egremont. The opening party features local artists including painters Jean Stover and Jan Schumacher, photographers B. Docktor and Michael Lampro, potter Sue Browdy and glass artist Jill Reynolds of Cheshire Glassworks. Exhibits open at 11 a.m. Adding to the fun will be live music by Highland, a local high school band playing easy-listening Latin and funk originals covers from 4 to 6 p.m. Complimentary wine, beer and food will also be offered at that time by local purveyors including SoCo Creamery and Sweet William’s Bakery.

Community Fundraisers

Thursday, May 20- 21st Annual Golf Tournament

Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield

413-499-4241, ext. 259


for more information

Berkshire County Arc will hold its 21st Annual Golf Tournament at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, Mass. on Thursday, May 21, 2015. All proceeds from the Tournament will support individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties. There are two tee times – one at 7:30 a.m. and one at 12:30 p.m. – and the fee to play is $140 per player, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, green fees, cart and a gift. The format is four-person, captain and crew; individual and 2- and 3-person teams are welcome. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Sponsorship opportunities are available and the deadline to sponsor is Friday, April 24. The deadline to register to play is Friday, May 1. To register as a player, sponsor, make a donation or to donate a raffle prize, click here to download a registration brochure, or contact Michelle at or 413-499-4241, ext. 259 for more detailed information.

Thursday, May 20 – Minds Matter Walk

North Street, Pittsfield


5:15 PM

for more information

National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County will host the Minds Matter Walk fundraiser during Pittsfield’s Third Thursday to coincide with Children’s Mental Health Awareness month and to help raise awareness of the impact of mental illnesses in Berkshire County. The event will be kicked off with opening remarks from WBRK, the honorary chair of the event, and NAMI Berkshire County Executive Director Brenda Carpenter. Participants can register by visiting and printing out the registration form, as well as from 5:00-5:30 p.m. on the day of the event at the NAMI Berkshire County booth at the corner of North Street and Columbus Avenue (Persip Park) in Pittsfield. The first 150 people to register will receive a NAMI tote bag. To participate or become a sponsor, contact Brenda at 413-443-1666 or at

Ongoing Events

free unless otherwise noted


6:00AM | Miner Combat |69 Union Street |(413) 652-4563$5

9:15AM  | Zumba | 69 Union Street | (413) 652-4563 | $5

10:00 AM | Toddler Playgroup |Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom | 210 State Street(413) 664-4821

10:30 AM | Preschool Story Time and Crafts |North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street  | (413) 662-3133 ext. 14

6:00 PM | Let’s Dance! | SOMA (Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #407) | 243 Union Street | (413) 626-2463 | $8-10 donation suggested


11:30 AM | Haskins Center Gym Group | Haskins Center, 210 State Street | (413) 664-4821


4:30PM | Community Yoga|Frog Lotus Yoga | 189 Beaver Street, Suite #207 |(413)664-8686 | $5 suggested donation

6:00PM | Restorative Yoga|Frog Lotus Yoga | 189 Beaver Street, Suite #207 |(413)664-8686 | $5 suggested donation

6:30 PM | Bingo | The Elks Lodge | 100 Eagle Street | (413)664-9039 | $ varies!/Elks487

6:00 PM | Friday Night Fun Club | North Adams YMCA | 22 Brickyard Ct. | (413) 663-6529

8:00 PM | Live Music at Mingo’s Sports Bar & Grill! | 41 Roberts Drive | (413) 663-3761

featuring  – Ronnie Morris

8:00 PM | Music at Freight Yard Pub | Freight Yard Pub | 3 Furnace Street |(413) 663-6547 | featuring: Patrick Gray

9:00 PM | Karaoke Friday at State Street Tavern | 167 State Street | (413) 664-9151


7:00 am | Freedom Community Yoga | Freedom Dance Studio, backside of Holiday Inn | 40 Main Street | (413) 281-0831 | Donations Suggested

8:00 PM | Music at Freight Yard Pub | 3 Furnace Street | (413) 663-6547

Featuring: Anthony Luchi

8:00 pm | Live Music at Mingo’s Sports Bar & Grill | 41 Roberts Drive |(413) 663-3761

featuring – Phil N The Void


9:45AM | HIIT FIT | 69 Union Street | (413) 652-4563 | $5

4:30 PM | Community Yoga Classes | Frog Lotus Yoga | 189 Beaver Street, Suite #207 | (413)664-8686 

$5 suggested donation


6AM | Miner Combat | 69 Union Street | (413) 652-4563 |$5

9:15 AM | Zumba | 69 Union Street | (413) 652-4563 | $5

11:30 AM | Haskins Center Gym Group | Haskins Center, 210 State Street | (413) 664-4821

6:35 PM | St Elizabeth’s Pray for Peace Prayer Group | St. Elizabeth’s , 70 Marshall St. | (413) 346-4099


$5 Tuesdays! | North Adams Movieplex  |86 Main Street  | (413)663-6300 | $5 or $6.50 3D movies

10 AM | Haskin Center Preschool Playgroup | Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom

210 State Street | (413) 664-4821

10:00 AM| Berkshire Nursing Families Baby Group | Haskins Center Lower Level Playroom

210 State Street | (413) 743-5338

10:30 AM | Toddler Time: Stories & Songs | North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street

(413) 662-3133 ext. 14

5:30 PM | Greylock Apartments Playgroup | Angeli Street | (413) 743-5338

6:00 PM | Bereavment  Support Group | First Congregational Church | (413) 447-2862 ext 5634

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