EVENTS

North Adams Happenings

Wednesday July 16 – July 22, 2014

Save the Date:                                      Thursday, July 31st
Downstreet Art Thursday
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.
Ongoing
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.
Wednesday, July 16th
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.
Family Resource Center Summer Book Mobile
Greylock Apartments
(413) 664-4821
11 AM
FREE
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Come to get books! Family Resource Center Summer Book Mobile The Book Mobile will give each child a new or “lightly used” book.
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!
Make Your Own Mantra Workshop
PRESS Gallery
49 Main Street
5-8 pm
$55
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Learn the basics of setting and printing type on a letterpress printer. Bring a phrase/mantra that is less than 20 words, learn to compose it on a type stick, place in the bed of the press and PRINT! We will print on paper that you bring from home as well as paper that we provide. No printing experience required. Enrollment is limited, so please register! Your completed registration form and check holds your spot. Download the registration form and send it in today.
Berkshire Grown & Cricket Creek
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Berkshire Grown members Cricket Creek return to tantalize us with their Berkshire-made cheeses!
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!
Concert at Windsor Lake: Bernice Lewis
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 Bernice Lewis! 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. New Bedford Baysox

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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Head to the Joe to cheer for the home team as they compete against Baysox.
Thursday, July 17th
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: Phil ‘n the Void
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) with Phil ‘n the Void! Enjoy live music 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.
A Hard Day’s Night: The Music & The Movie with Beatles Scholar, Aaron Krerowicz
North Adams Public Library
74 Church Street
(413) 662-3133
6-7:30 PM
FREE
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This 90-minute multimedia presentation will observe and analyze the album and film, citing musical and historical precedents, and illustrating their development through excerpts from interviews with the band members and clips of discarded takes.
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 18th
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.
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.
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 19th
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.
BFAIR’s 4th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The Range
Curran Highway/Route 8
(413) 664-9382
11 AM – 3 PM
Adult $20/ Child $10/ Kids Free
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Please come join our friends and families for a round of miniature golf and cookout. Your support helps provide services for people with developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injuries. Tournament begins at 1 PM.
Bang on a Can 2014: Kids Can Too!
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
1:30 PM
$5
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Kids Can Too! invites the whole family to play along with Bang on a Can faculty and fellows. This performance-presentation gets wilder each year, and the crowds always love it!
Veazie Street Historical Walk with Paul Marino
Corner of Veazie and River Streets
(413) 207-1344
2:30 PM
FREE
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Join local historian and storyteller Paul Marino on one of his famous history walks. In addition to being a residential area, the Veazie Street neighborhood holds a significant amount of local history. Named for an entrepreneurial carpenter (more than half of his original development still stands), Veazie Street has been home to two schools, a surprisingly generous – and unlikely – philanthropist, a Baptist chapel, a machine shop, and the largest private hospital in the nation for the treatment of cancer. Learn about all of this and more during this historical tour.
Concert: Netsayi
MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street
(413) 662-2111
8 PM
$20 preferred / $12 advance / $16 day of
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This Zimbabwean contemporary folk star is among the most captivating and original singer-songwriters to emerge on the world music scene in a decade. Netsayi combines some of our favorite sounds: think Joan Armatrading meets Angélique Kidjo. See her at Mass MoCA before you see her everywhere!
Sunday, July 20th
Alchemy Initiative Presents:
Knitting Workshop

Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
10 AM-2 PM
$65
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Have you ever started a knitting project only to find that it feels as though it will never be finished? Join Eliza H. Ryan of KnitSquid Fiber Arts for a new spin on knitting!
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.
Our Mark on This Land: A Guide to the Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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A talk and book signing with authors Ren and Helen Davis. Their book profiles the work of the CCC in more than 350 state and national parks, including 60 parks that are recognized as “Destination Parks” for their significant links to the CCC.
Monday, July 21st
Evening with Rich Remsberg
Bascom Lodge Lobby
30 Rockwell Rd, Lanesborough
(413) 743-1591
6 PM
FREE
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Emmy Award-winning archival footage and image researcher Rich Remsberg just completed a stint as a Creative Resident at the lodge; while here, he’s practiced playing the banjo. Come to the Lodge’s lobby and enjoy a night of banjo music!
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 22nd
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.
North Adams Steeplecats
vs. Vermont Mountaineers

Joe Wolfe Field
State Street
(413) 663-7333
4:30 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 Vermont Mountaineers!
$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
Participate in Community Reading:
What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July?

Saturday, July 19
Pitts Park on Columbus Avenue
Pittsfield
(413) 464-9060
3:30-5 PM
FREE
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by participating in and listening to a reading of Federick Douglass’s essay “What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July?” during an all-ages Gather-In at Pitts Park. Please contact Dennis Powell at (413) 464-9060 or dpowell8@nycap.rr.com if you are interested in participating or attending.
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
The Pigeoning at HERE Arts Center
July 9-August 16
Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm, Fridays also at 10:30pm,
Saturdays also at 2pm
$20-$50 (Student Rush free w/ID when not sold out)

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Obsessed with cleanliness and order, Frank is also plagued by pigeons. Convinced the pigeons are plotting against him, Frank sets out on an adventure to solve a problem that perhaps isn’t really there? The Pigeoning is a darkly comedic yet heartfelt story that spins articulate puppetry, live music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world. At a time when listening to the animals may be our best bet, The Pigeoninginvites us to look closely at the divide between man and nature.
The Mast at Baby’s All Right
July 17
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 10006
9:30pm
$10-12
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The Mast is vocalist and instrumentalist Haleh Gafori and percussionist and beatsmith Matt Kilmer. Merging live electronics, vocals, and percussion, The Mast creates a full-spectrum sonic experience that blends Haleh’s powerful, hypnotic voice and Matt’s gorgeous deft beats. Influenced by early IDM, post dubstep, and experimental beat music as well as acts like Mount Kimbie and Bonobo, The Mast delivers a warm and inviting sound that booms through the subwoofers, propels the body to dance, and soaks the mind in a bath of endorphins.
North Adams Happenings is brought to you by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism and Community Events.