EVENTS

North Adams Happenings

Wednesday July 23 – July 31, 2014

North Adams Happenings
Brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
Wednesday, July 23rd - Tuesday, July 29th
Save the Date
DownStreet Art Thursday
July 31
Downtown North Adams

(413) 664-8718
6-9 PM
FREE
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Mark your calendars and come Get Down with us at our next DownStreet Art Thursday! Join us for gallery openings, special performances, happenings, and the unveiling of a new mural by artist Corwin Levi.
Bang on a Can Marathon
August 2
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111

$5-24
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Experience the Bang on a Can Marathon, a 6-hour day-night boundary-busting festival finale featuring 50+ musicians and composers from around the world. Highlights include Steve Reich’s Radio Rewrite, a Reichian remix of Radiohead, chamber music by drummer/composer Glenn Kotche, and Edgar Varese’s masterpieceIonisation, the first piece ever written for percussion ensemble.
Ongoing Events
Bang on a Can 2014: Gallery Recitals
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
1:30 PM and 4:30 PM
FREE with Museum Admission
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Set in the museum galleries, recitals featuring Bang on a Can faculty, fellows, and special guests happen almost every day from July 16 – August 1. Fellows will offer gallery recitals at 1:30 PM, while faculty will perform at 4:30 PM.
Kidspace Art Camps
MASS MoCA
87 Marshal Street
(413) 662-2111
July 28 – August 29
$150 per child/ $125 per child for members
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Full of sun, fun, and kid-centric projects and activities, MASS MoCA‘s fo ur week-long camps offer campers ages 5-12 a wealth of ways to express their creative side. With four different themed groups – Melody Makers, Story Spinners, Garden Gnomes and Fairies, and Art Ninjas 2.0 – there’s a summer camp for every imaginative child!
Wednesday, July 23rd
Tyke Hike
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
11 AM
FREE
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An easy exploratory hike for families and children’s groups. Come for the hike, followed by your own picnic lunch, and stay for Kidleidoscope! Great for daycare groups or family outings!
Kidleidoscope
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
1:30 PM
FREE
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Join the Natural Bridge’s Park Interpreter for a three-part program for pre school-aged kids. Learn about forest animals, geology, plants, and more. Dress appropriately for the weather!
Music by Wintergreen
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Come to Bascom Lodge to enjoy a mix of traditional and contemporary music from the British Isles and America by the Wintergreen folk trio.
Concert at Windsor Lake: Phil N The Void
Windsor Lake
Intersection of Kemp and Bradley Streets
(413) 662-3000 x3047
6:30 PM
FREE
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Head to the lake to enjoy music by Phil N The Void! Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available at the lake, but people are welcome to bring their own food. Parking is free, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake.
North Adams Steeplecats vs. Newport Gulls
Joe Wolfe Field
State Street
(413) 663-7333
6:30 PM
Child FREE/ Youth $1/ Student $3/ Adult $5/ Family $12
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Cheer for the ‘Cats as they face off against the Newport Gulls!
Thursday, July 24th
Healthy Heart Walk
Visitors Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM
FREE
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Join us for an easy 3/8 mile fitness hike on Healthy Heart woodland trail. Designed for seniors, but all ages are welcome.
Party in the Park: Arthur Holmes Blues Band
Noel Field
State Street
(413) 664-6180
6-8 PM
FREE
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Rock out at Noel Field (behind the Steeplecats baseball diamond)! Enjoy live music by the Arthur Holmes Blues Band and offerings from local food vendors out on the field very Thursday night in July and August. This concert series is presented by local radio stations WNAW 1230AM and WUPE 100.1FM.
ArtDORM Closing Party
Gallery 107
107 Main Street
(413) 664-6180
7:30-10 PM
FREE
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Have you experienced ArtDORM yet? Come on over to Gallery 107 for a closing party with refreshments, entertainment, and art by ArtDORM & Friends.
Trivia Night at The Pitcher’s Mound
The Pitcher’s Mound Pub
218 Ashland Street
(413) 663-8390
8:30 PM
FREE
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Do you enjoy a good game of trivia? How about a competitive crowd? If so, be Mound-bound on Thursday night as trivia returns! Eat great food and enjoy an ice cold beer as you test your knowledge of worldly facts.
Friday, July 25th
Forest Friends Learn and Play
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM
FREE
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A nature lesson focusing on a different animal friend every week followed by a fun craft and/or game based on our animal. For children of all ages.
Community Yoga Classes
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413) 664-8686
4:30-5:45 PM
$5 suggested donation
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Come enjoy our beautiful studio space and connect with the kula - or local community – through yoga! These are open doors classes welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. Our Community Yoga classes will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet.
Music at the Mansion:
Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle

North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133
6 PM
FREE
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Bring a lawn chair and enjoy tuneful offerings by Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle at the North Adams Public Library! With a dynamic repertoire of acoustic, folk, Americana, and blues, this duo will quickly become a favorite.
Restorative Community Yoga
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413) 664-8686
6-7:15 PM
$5 suggested donation
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Ease out of the week’s tensions and embrace the weekend with drop-in classes at Frog Lotus. Restorative Yoga is deeply relaxing and refreshing, focusing on muscle release and full restoration with poses supported with props. All fitness and experience levels are welcome.
Found Sound Nation
Young Composers Workshop & Recital

Gallery 107
107 Main Street
(413) 664-6180
7 PM
FREE
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Come to Gallery 107 for homegrown sounds by North Adams’ teen composers! Found Sound Nation, an affiliate of Bang on a Can, hosts a week-long composition workshop for 8th-12th graders as part of the Bang on a Can Summer Institute. After a week of experimenting with musical instruments and crafting unique, genre-bending soundscapes, students proudly present their work in a final recital performance. The event is free and open to the public.
Open Mic Night at The Parlor Café
The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
8 PM
FREE/Donations accepted
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Interested in listening to some fantastic local talent? Head on over to The Parlor Café. Have a coffee, tea, or beer while you enjoy poetry, music, and so much more in the relaxing company of friends.
Karaoke Friday at State Street Tavern
167 State Street
(413) 664-9151
9 PM-1 AM
FREE
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Boogie on over to State Street Tavern and sing some tunes! Serenade the crowd by yourself or pull a group together and give them a show they’ll never forget!
Saturday, July 26th
North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Church municipal parking lot
Intersection of Rte. 8 and St. Antony Drive
(413) 664-6180
9 AM-1 PM
FREE
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The market offers a variety of fruits, vegetables and more for those looking for delicious and healthy eating alternatives. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and  info booths, all of which change week to week. This event is going to be held on each Saturday till October 25.
Marvelous Marble Tour
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM
FREE
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Explore the geological history and remains of the 19th – 20th century marble quarry at Natural Bridge State Park in this all-ages walk.
AYJ Fund/ Dana-Farber Mini Golf Tournament 
The Range
1190 S State Street
(413) 664-9382
11 AM-3 PM
$10 in advance/ $12 day of the event
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Come out to The Range for a day of family fun in support of the AYJ Fund. Play mini golf and enjoy face painting, a Chinese auction, and Fatboys Hot Dog Cart. All proceeds will go to support pediatric brain cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Water Power Tour
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
1 PM
FREE
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Learn about the history of water power usage in North Adams while exploring the white marble dam and mill site at Natural Bridge State Park in this all-ages walk.
North Adams Steeplecats
vs. Laconia Muskrats

Joe Wolfe Field
State Street
(413) 663-7333
6:30 PM
Child FREE/ Youth $1/ Student $3/ Adult $5/ Family $12
Go to the Joe to support the home crew as they compete against the Muskrats!
Sunday, July 27th
Marvelous Marble Tour
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM
FREE
Click here for more information
Explore the geological history and remains of the 19th – 20th century marble quarry at Natural Bridge State Park in this all-ages walk.
Water Power Tour
Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
1 PM
FREE
Click here for more information
Learn about the history of water power usage in North Adams while exploring the white marble dam and mill site at Natural Bridge State Park in this all-ages walk.
Boreal Forest Treasures: Evergreen Wild-Crafting Workshop
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
4 – 6 PM
$20
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Workshop begins with a short summit walk learning how to identify the indicator tree and plant species that make up Mount Greylock’s “boreal” forest habitat such as the balsam fir and red spruce tree. Once we’ve returned to the lodge, learn how to make your own Balsam Balm, evergreen sachet and medicinal tea bag from the wild. Register in advance by contacting aimee@gaiaroots.com.
Community Yoga Classes
Frog Lotus Yoga
189 Beaver Street, Suite #207
(413) 664-8686
4:30-5:45 PM
$5 suggested donation
Click here for more information
Come enjoy our beautiful studio space and connect with the kula - or local community – through yoga! These are open doors classes welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. Our Community Yoga classes will vary in response to the group. This is a fun upbeat class for everybody, every level, and every wallet.
A New Deal for Travel in New England
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Author and urbanologist Max Grinnell will share tales from wonderful documents that explores New England from Burlington to Boston along with his own observations from the highways and byways of the region.
Monday, July 28th
Living Well: What Foods Are Best For You?
140 Pleasant Street
(413) 663-5500
6:30 PM
FREE
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Should you go on a low-carb diet? How much protein and fat are beneficial? Should you become a vegan or vegetarian? Learn how to create a balanced diet that will promote your well-being in this workshop with Dr. Francine Lajoie.
DownStreet Art Artist Talk
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Leslie Ferrin, owner of Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art, Melanie Mowinski, gallery manager of PRESS Gallery, and visiting Downstreet Art muralist Corwin Levi will talk about their exhibitions and projects for the upcoming July Downstreet Art celebration.
Eat + Think Trivia 
PUBLIC: Eat+Drink
34 Holden Street
(413) 664-4444
8:30 PM
FREE
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Test your skills and knowledge while enjoying a pint from PUBLIC’s fine beer selection. The winning team will take home a $25 Gift Certificate!
Tuesday, July 29th
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time 
Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE
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Bring your toddler (ages 1-3) to the second floor of the library for playtime! For more information, email naplib@yahoo.com.
$5 Tuesdays!
North Adams Movieplex
86 Main Street
(413) 663-6300
All Day
$5 non-3D movies/$6.50 3D movies
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Come down to the North Adams Movieplex with your family and friends for cheap movies!
Opportunities
Berkshire Dance Theatre Seeks Dance Faculty for 2014-2015 School Year
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Openings are available for part-time teaching positions at BDT’s Adams and Williamstown, MA and Bennington, VT locations. BDT currently seeks faculty to teach in the BDT Children’s Program, along with instructors for Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern. Resumes accompanied by a letter of interest may be submitted to Michelle Francesconi, Executive Director at PO Box 359 Adams, MA 01220 or via email tomichelle@berkshiredance.org.
Volunteer for the Crosswalkabout Project
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Art About Town and the Crosswalkabout Project are back for the summer. We will be refurbishing the two previously painted crosswalks on Main Street and creating two new ones this summer starting with the upcoming DownStreet Art Thursday on July 31st. We will need the community to help us with painting, paint distribution, clean up, and traffic safety. This is your opportunity to participate in a great public art project – we need you (and so does the city of North Adams!) Please contact phil@riverhillpottery.com if you are interested in volunteering.
Project Coordinator:
Celebrating 100 Years of the Mohawk Trail

“Celebrating 100 Years of the Mohawk Trail” is a project dedicated to increasing traffic and business revenue during the centennial year of the Trail. Partners include: Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, North Adams Visitors Center, Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, North Quabbin Visitor Bureau and Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County CDC. Project Coordinator will oversee activities related to Celebrating 100 Years of the Mohawk Trail, particularly the scarecrow sculpture activity in October of 2014. For more information and a full job description, contact Amy Shapiro at the Franklin County CDC at: amys@fccdc.org, 413-774-7204 ext 107. Application deadline is July 18; employment will run from August 1 – November 1 and will include $3,000 in compensation with a travel stipend.
Downstreet Art on the Road
Project Art Open House
July 26 & 27
54 Main Street
Cummington, MA
10 AM – 5 PM
FREE
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Project Art, in partnership with DownStreet Art gallery Independent Art Projects, announces an open house for artists-in-residence Elenor Wilson and Alexandra Jelleberg. Other works on view include recent work by residents Sergei Isupov, Kadri Parnamets, and selected works from Ferrin Contemporary’s current projects.
Retrospectacle! The Berkshire Fringe Opening Party and Fundraising Extravaganza
August 2
40 Melville Place
Pittsfield, MA
6-11 PM
$21 – $100
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Jonathan Secor, Director of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, invites one and all to celebrate ten years of experimental and fringe theatre at the Berkshire Fringe’s opening gala. With live performances by The Wardrobe Ensemble, May V. Oskan, and Under The Table Theatre, plus an auction, bar, and dance party, this is a spectacle you won’t want to miss! 21+ event.
North Adams Happenings is brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events.