Tag: Berkshires

Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration Exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum presents Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration. This limited run exhibit explores the commonality and distinctiveness of peoples and their traditions around the world through the art and stories in children’s picture books. Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year are celebrated in over 40 original works created by six award-winning children’s book illustrators, highlighting our shared hopes and dreams for our communities and families.

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Karla Gudeon.
Illustration for Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert [Maplewood, NJ: Blue Apple Books, 2008.] Watercolor on paper
Courtesy of R. Michelson Galleries
©2008 by Karla Gudeon. All rights reserved.
DATE/TIME:
Now through January 20, 2019
Open Daily:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADMISSION:
Members: FREE
Kids 18 and under FREE
Adults $20
Seniors (65+): $18
Veterans: $17
College students with ID: $10

LOCATION:
The Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge , MA 01262

MORE:
NRM.org
facebook.com/NormanRockwellMuseum
instagram.com/norman_rockwell_museum
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Festival of Trees 2018 at Berkshire Museum

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The Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, MA, is an annual holiday tradition that has grown from a handful of holiday trees, to an exhibition of more than 100 decorated trees.

This year discover Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard, a  collection of dazzling, decorated trees, each depicting a favorite song. The 2018 Festival  will feature more than 100 holiday trees, each depicting a popular song. From hip-hop to doo-wop, blues and jazz to pop, country, and rock, can you guess the song titles from the decorations on each tree? All the trees festooned with musical themes are sponsored by businesses, schools, and community organizations in this beloved annual celebration of the holiday season.

The museum is also hosting an after hours viewing on Saturdays. When the twinkling lights are ablaze on every tree but the galleries are dark. The indoor forest of imaginatively decorated trees festooned with musical motifs offer a dreamy atmosphere during evening hours, and guessing the song title that matches each tree’s décor becomes more of a challenge at night!

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, November 17, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, noon to 5 pm

After Hours: Saturdays, November 17, November 24, December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22: 5 to 7pm

LOCATION:
The Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA.

COST:
$13 adult. $6 child
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free
After Hours: $5, Museum members $3

MORE:
berkshiremuseum.org
facebook.com/BerkshireMuseum

 

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David Sedaris at The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Apr 13

David Sedaris is coming to The Colonial Theater this Friday. Here’s some info from Berkshire Theatre Group, “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, best-selling American author, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.”

I’ve been a fan of David Sedaris for years, and have always wanted to attend one of his stage appearances. He has been to the Colonial several times, but this Friday is the first time that I’ll be free when he is in Pittsfield. I’ve got my tickets, and can’t wait! Tickets are still available (see below for details).

DATE/TIME:
Friday, April 13 2018, at 8pm

TICKETS:
$40 – $60. Click Here to purchase

LOCATION:
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

MORE:
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
facebook.com/berkshiretheatregroup

 

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Berkshire Botanical Garden: Annual Winter Lecture, Jan 13, 2018

The Berkshire Botanical Garden‘s 21st annual Winter Lecture is titled “The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change”. The lecture, sponsored by The Red Lion Inn, is presented by photographer and author, Ken Druse.

Druse has been called “the guru of natural gardening” by The New York Times, and is best known for his twenty garden books published over the last twenty-five years. The American Horticultural Society listed his first large-format work, “The Natural Garden”, among the best books of all time.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 pm – 4pm.
Snow date: January 14, at 2:00 pm.

ADMISSION:
$35 for members
$45 for nonmembers

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.
Click Here to Register

LOCATION:
Lenox Memorial High School
197 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240

MORE:
BerkshireBotanical.org
Facebook.com/BerkshireBotanical

 

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Berkshire Botanical Garden – Harvest Festival 2017

The Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival is one of the longest running of its kind, and will celebrate the 83rd Harvest Festival this year. The annual festival features local craft vendors, a farmers market, tag sales, music, entertainers, food, family fun, and more.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th, 2017
10am – 5pm both days.

ADMISSION:
$7
Kids under 12 are free
All proceeds go to benefit the Garden’s education program.

LOCATION:
The grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 W Stockbridge Rd,
Stockbridge, MA 01262

MORE:
For more info, including a schedule of entertainer’s performances, visit the Harvest Festival Home Page by clicking here.

 

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