North Adams Happenings

Wednesday May 27 – Tuesday June 2

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North Adams Happenings

May 27 – June 2

Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date! 

Saturday June 13

North Adams Farmers’ Market Kick-OFF!

St, Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot

(413) 664-6180

9AM- 1PM

for more information

Join us for the first market of the 2015 season! The opening market will feature over a dozen vendors, live music by Sandy & Sandy, a craft project for the kids, demonstrations, free health screenings by Berkshire Health Systems and more.

The North Adams Farmers’ Market is proud to offer the SNAPx2 Program again this year, doubling SNAP benefits used at the market. The North Adams Farmers’ Market accepts EBT/ Senior & WIC coupons/ debit & CC.

Made possible by the generous support of Mountain One Bank, Berkshire Health Systems, Adams Community Bank, Farmers Market Coalition, Greylock Federal Credit Union, and Mass in Motion.

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.

Wednesday May 27

Emma Dean and Mike Quinones

The Parlor Cafe

303 Ashland Street

(413) 346-4279

8 – 10PM


for more information 

Having grown up on the classical and jazz influences of her father, a local Brisbane radio station contributor, Emma was introduced to bold instrumentals and musical bravado from a young age, qualities which remain innate throughout her colorful catalog of music.

Mike Quinones wanted to be Robin Hood when he was little, but instead, he became a musician (and hasn’t regretted it). He hails from western Massachusetts, and has been writing songs ever since he got his first guitar in high school.

Thursday May 28

‘Two Natures Talking’ Exhibit Opening

Gallery 51

51 Main Street




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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 will open “Two Natures Talking,” a text/image exhibition that pairs up visual artists Wilma Rifkin and Ellen Joffe-Halpern with poets Stephen Rifkin and Annie Raskin. The public is invited to join the artists and poets at a free, opening reception for this exhibit.

Sidewalk Sketches – An Evening of Vaudeville

DPAC- Drury HS auditorium

1130 Church St.



$5/ person

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.

Open Mic Comedy

The Parlor Café

303 Ashland St.




for more information

As always, our Comedy Open Mics provide you with FREE entertainment and a chance to try out your funny material in a friendly atmosphere with tasty food and drink available. Show up at 6:30ish if you want to sign up, as the show will start promptly at 7pm.

Friday May 29th

Lunch ‘N Learn


771 South Church St

413.664.9382 ext. 40



for more information

As part of the North Adams Mayor’s Fitness Challenge, BFAIR has teamed up with workplace wellness professionals to offer Challenge participants a Lunch ‘N Learn event. We’ll offer a (free) healthy lunch and demos on how to get healthy & fit at your workplace. Great lunch, lots of info AND points toward the Challenge!

RSVP by May 26th to or call 413.664.9382 ext. 40

Cancer Survivor Celebration Dinner

Noel Field

413.493.2100 ext. 2118


for more information

Relay for Life of Northern Berkshire will hold a Cancer Survivor Celebration Dinner at Noel Field. Registration required online at or by phone to Laura Healey at 413-493-2100, ext. 2118. Survivors ceremony and lap to follow dinner.

Saturday May 30th

Plant and Fabric Sale

First Congregational Church

134 Main Street


9AM- 1PM


call for more information

The Women’s Fellowship of the North Adams First Congregational Church will hold a plant and fabric sale, There will be a variety of perennials, herbs, ornamental bushes, small trees, house plants and garden decorations. There will also be a wide selection of fabric for sale in a variety of materials, colors, and patterns, all at very reasonable prices. For further information, call the church at 413-663-9940.

Hoosac Harvest and Storey Publishing present:

4th Annual  FREE Seedling Swap

Storey Publishing

MASS MoCA Complex


11AM – 1PM


for more information

This event will offer gardeners, both experienced and beginners, the opportunity to acquire extra seedlings for their summer gardens. All gardeners are invited to bring their extra seedlings to the event to exchange, but it is not required to bring a seedling to get a seedling.  In addition to gardeners, farmers and garden centers donate seedlings to the event. Everyone is welcome to exchange or take seedlings that others donate. There is also an opportunity to make a donation of any size to support Hoosac Harvest’s work of subsidizing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for families with limited incomes. To make a donation (seedlings or other) or for more information, contact Darlene Ellis at (413) 346-4471 or

Illusionist Show

Houghton Mansion

172 Church St.



for more information

Local magician Eric Durant, who performs throughout the Northeast as “Eric the Illusionist,” will be bringing his own brand of comedy magic to the Houghton Mansion at 172 Church St. Admission is $5 at the door. Info at

Tuesday June 2nd

Living Well presents: Detox/Weight Loss Workshop

Living Well office

535 Curran Hwy




for more information

Cleansing and detoxification can help you remove natural and man-made toxins from your body and help you maintain a healthy weight. This program will improve mental clarity, digestion, sleep, and vitality!  This workshop is free and open to the public. Call to preregister.


Volunteers Wanted! – North Adams Tourism Booth

email for more information

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 by email or call 413.664.4006.

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

email for more information

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 or email the Office of Community Events: 413.664.6180

From our Neighbors

Thursday, May 28

BYP Networking Social Wandering Star Craft Brewery

11 Gifford Street, Pittsfield

413.499.4000 X126

5 – 7 PM

Free for BYP Members, $5/non-member

for more information

Wander on over to Wandering Star Craft Brewery for our May social networking event.

Wandering Star is a microbrewery born out of a joint effort of three transplanted brewers and craft beer enthusiasts who met in New York City’s thriving craft beer scene a few years back. After a long and bumpy path, they became a fully licensed and operational commercial craft brewery in 2011 and haven’t looked back! So swing by and don’t forget your business cards, because you’ll want to be entered into our door prize drawing!

Saturday May 30th

21st Annual Blue Rider Stables Hippity Hop Circus

15 Farm Lane, Egremont

(413) 528-5299

10:30 AM- 12:30 PM


for more information

Rain or Shine! The Hippity Hop Circus is a theatrical performance on horseback! This is our open house, when staff and students have the chance to show off their riding skills, set to a musical soundtrack. Refreshments available for purchase.

Friday, May 29

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.

Sunday, May 31

Mad Hatter’s Tea & Garden Party

The Mount

2 Plunckett St., Lenox

(413) 551-5111

3 – 5 PM


for more information

The Mount will celebrate the 150th anniversary of “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” with a cup of tea croquet, and a reading by Alison Larkin. Costumes are encouraged, and an anniversary audiobook, narrated by Larkin, will be available. Children’s activities presented in partnership with Berkshire Family Focus.

Community Fundraisers

Thursday, May 28

2nd Annual Battle of the Bartenders

County-wide (click link for locations)



Free – Tips go to Charity

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Berkshire Realtors from across Berkshire County will challenge their bartending skills in three fun county-wide events on May 28th, 2015 to raise money for three Berkshire County organizations. The Real Estate Charitable Task Force, also known as REACT, will sponsor their second annual Battle of the Bartenders in three locations on May 28th. 100% of tips collected on May 28th will go directly to the cause at the specified location. The events are open to the public; and donations are also being collected online if you cannot attend the event and would like to donate.

Saturday, May 30

Tie Dye Dash: 5k Color Run

Burbank Park, Pittsfield


$25-$35 (Pets & Children under 8 not permitted)

for more information

The Pittsfield Family YMCA’s Tie Dye Dash: 5K Color Run fundraiser will be held rain or shine. The race is a 5K color run that begins and ends in Burbank Park, where victory is in doing your personal best. Dressed in a provided YMCA white T-shirt and sunglasses, you will pass through 5 splash zones where colored cornstarch powder will be tossed at you. By the end of the 3.1 miles (5K), you will be colored in a tie dyed array of creativity. All proceeds support the Pittsfield Family YMCA’s Bright Futures: Summer Literacy Program.  Participants can also register on and can share this event with their friends.

Saturday, May 30

5K Fun Run to Benefit Mt. Greylock Student Council

Mt. Greylock Regional High School

1781 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown




email for more information

The Mt. Greylock Student Council will host the school’s inaugural fun run on the trails at Mt. Greylock Regional High School. The event is aimed at bringing the community together to raise money and awareness for programs and activities at Mt. Greylock. Runners and walkers will be treated to a fun 5 kilometer cross country course that winds through the beautiful trails on the school campus. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners in multiple age group categories. A $15 entry fee is requested at day-of-race registration.

Saturday, May 30

Teen Center Fundraiser

The Elks Lodge

100 Eagle Street

6 – 9PM


$5 –  $10 adult

for more information

The Teenagers from the Youth Leadership Program at the nbCC are hosting a fundraiser to help raise funds for the new teen center.  People of all ages are encouraged to come support and celebrate a new safe space for teens to go to.  Enjoy food, live music, art activities, and raffles.

Ongoing Events

(free unless otherwise noted)


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

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

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

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

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


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

6-7PM | LEGOs at the Library | North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street | 413. 662-3133 ext. 13


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

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

6:30PM | 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

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

featuring  – Jim Witherall

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

featuring: John Digmon

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


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

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

Featuring: Wes Childers


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

4:30PM | 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

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

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

6:35PM | 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

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

210 State Street | (413) 664-4821

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

210 State Street | (413) 743-5338

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

(413) 662-3133 ext. 14

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

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

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