EVENTS

North Adams Happenings

Wednesday, September 17th – Tuesday, September 23rd

Brought to you by the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
Save The Date:                                      Thursday, September 25th
DownStreet Art Thursday

Main Street
3-9 PM
FREE
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Join us at the fourth and final DownStreet Art (DSA) Thursday of the 2014 season with a celebration of all things DownStreet Art throughout downtown North Adams, 3-9 p.m.  We will be “getting down” with an event packed evening of new gallery exhibition openings; pop-up gallery closing receptions; musical, poetry and dance performances; community events; and the unveiling of a new site-specific installation.

Wednesday, September 17th
North Adams Public Library:
Preschool Story Time

Youth Services Department, 2nd floor
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133 ext. 14
10:30 AM
FREE
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Bring your preschooler (ages 3-6) to the second floor of the public library for story time! For more information, email naplib@yahoo.com.

Tyke Hike

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
11:00 AM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Head out with the kiddos on a family-friendly hike around the park!

Kidleidoscope: Frogs

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
1:30 PM
FREE / $2 Parking
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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!

The Boreal Forrest: Ecology Slideshow and Walk with Aimee Gelinas

Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6:00 PM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Learn about the ecology of high elevation Boreal forests of Western MA found only at elevations over 2000ft such as Mt Greylock Summit and Tamarack Hollow in Windsor, MA.

Let’s Dance!

SOMA (Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #407)
243 Union Street
(413) 626-2463
6-7 PM
$8-10 donation suggested
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Let the music move your body and experience the joy and exhilaration that comes from dancing freely. Absolutely no experience necessary. Lights will be dimmed and no one will be watching. Dance floor is heated!

Thursday, September 18th
Healthy Heart Walk

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Join friend and neighbors at the park for a brisk walk along the Healthy Heart Trail!

Makerspace Meetup

Building 1, Heritage State Park
115 State Street
5 PM
FREE
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Are you a DIY type with a garage or extra bedroom full of awesome or crazy projects that most people would never dream of trying? You’re not alone. Please join us for a meetup to discuss forming a “makerspace” – a community space to support the work of DIY makers like you – in North Adams.

MCLA Presents!
BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICAL

Church Street Center
7:30 PM
General Admission: $10
MCLA Alumni: $8
MCLA faculty and staff: $5
Members and MCLA students: FREE
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Broadway’s Next H!t Musical abandons the same ol’ song and dance to create a brand new, fully improvised musical comedy every week! Every lyric, melody and jazz hand is made up on the spot to create a show that is spot-on, energetic and absolutely hilarious! Be a part of the improvised musical comedy you’re bound to love – after all, YOU created it!

Rambling Poets Kickoff Event featuring Curtis Asch

The Parlor Cafe
303 Ashland Street
(413) 346-4279
7:30 PM sign-ups / 8 PM readings
FREE/Donations accepted
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Come to perform or just to listen! All poets have approximately five minutes or two poems on stage. People are encouraged to bring poems, prose, lyrics, essays, etc, be it original or written by someone else. This is a safe space; come use your beautiful voices! Donations to help raise money as our group looks forward to bringing in featured poets from across the country.

Friday, September 19th
Marvelous Marble Tour

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10 AM and 2 PM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Join the Natural Bridge’s Park Interpreter for a tour of the geological wonder that gives the park its name!

Gallery Talk: Shuli Sade

Independent Art Projects
1315 MASS MoCA Way
(347) 243-5094
3 PM
FREE
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Shuli Sadé is a New York based multi-disciplinary artist who works across a range of mediums including photography, video, and installation. Using nighttime cityscapes as the impetus of her visual vocabulary, Sadé’s work investigates time and memory, as well as the boundaries between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. On the occasion of her exhibition at Independent Art Projects, we invited Shuli to discuss the role cross-pollinate influences play in her work, discover the behind-the-scene of her installations, and where she’s headed next.

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.

FreshGrass

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
Gates open at 5:30 PM
3-Day Festival Pass: $92.00 Adults / $82.00 Students / $48.00 Children 7 to 16
Free for Children 6 and under
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An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on our four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field. FreshGrass is becoming more than a festival: join us as we build a new hub for the bluegrass community, honoring the American tradition while also propelling the genre forward.

Saturday, September 20th
North Adams Farmers Market

St. Anthony Church municipal parking lot
Intersection of Rte. 8 and St. Anthony 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.

FreshGrass

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
Gates open at 10:30 PM
3-Day Festival Pass: $92.00 Adults / $82.00 Students / $48.00 Children 7 to 16
Free for Children 6 and under
click here for more information

An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on our four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field. FreshGrass is becoming more than a festival: join us as we build a new hub for the bluegrass community, honoring the American tradition while also propelling the genre forward.

Sunday, September 21st
FreshGrass

MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
Gates open at 10:30 PM
3-Day Festival Pass: $92.00 Adults / $82.00 Students / $48.00 Children 7 to 16
Free for Children 6 and under
click here for more information

An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on our four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field. FreshGrass is becoming more than a festival: join us as we build a new hub for the bluegrass community, honoring the American tradition while also propelling the genre forward.

Family Hike

Visitor Center
Natural Bridge State Park
(413) 663-6392
10:30 AM
FREE / $2 Parking
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Join the Natural Bridge’s Park Interpreter for a family-friendly hike through the park.

Sundays at the Rudd Art Museum

Rudd Art Museum, 2nd Floor
159 East Main Street
(413) 664-9550
3 PM
FREE
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Join us for wine and light refreshments every Sunday afternoon at the Rudd Art Museum. Admission is free.

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.

Virtual Tour of the New England Sky

Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Kevin Collins of the Amherst Astronomy Association presents a guide to understanding the stars up above and how to participate in local astronomy groups. If the sky is clear there will be a short observing session outside the lodge after dinner, dress warm.

Monday, September 22nd
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, September 23rd
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
Handmade Holiday Festival – Call for applications
Deadline: September 20

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Calling all artisans, designers, and food producers…Alchemy Initiative is now accepting applications for the 2014 Handmade Holiday Festival. The Handmade Holiday Festival is a curated, modern craft fair featuring contemporary makers, artisans, designers, and food producers. From pottery and jewelry to chocolates and quilts, it is a one-stop spot for holiday shopping in the Berkshires. Showcasing handmade goods by local and regional artisans, we give shoppers the opportunity to meet and support the makers of their gifts AND keep their holiday spending in the community!

North Adams Happenings is brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events.