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The Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend

November 22nd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Step into one of Norman Rockwell’s most famous paintings at the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend, December 5 – 7, 2014! Stockbridge, Massachusetts is like many small towns in the Berkshires: quiet, friendly, quaint, and so picturesque it looks like it could be right out of some Norman Rockwell painting. Where Stockbridge differs […]

Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees 2014

November 15th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Museum’s annual Festival of Trees exhibit – on view from November 14th through January 4th, 2015 – will take you into the wild with this year’s theme “On Safari!” The much-anticipated, 30th annual Festival of Trees – On Safari will feature creatively bedecked Christmas trees sponsored and created by local businesses, schools, and community […]

Planning Your Berkshires Skiing Vacation

October 18th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

As we enter into autumn and enjoy the beauty it brings, thoughts of winter are not far behind – which means now is the time to book your Berkshires skiing vacation! You don’t have to look far in the Berkshires for good places to ski – they’re everywhere! – but each one is a little […]

Berkshires Ghost Tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount

October 11th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

If you’re looking for a little something spooky to do this Halloween, how about a Berkshires Ghost Tour at Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount? The Mount, was designed by Edith Wharton in 1902 as her home and writer’s retreat and is now both a historic site and the only monument to Edith Wharton in the […]

Berkshires Fall Foliage Events, 2014

September 22nd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

There’s never a bad time to visit the Berkshires but one of the most popular times is now – autumn – when the Berkshires fall foliage comes to life with beautiful colors and the area abounds with fun things to do and see. While many parts of the country begin to wind down once summer […]

Edward Hopper at the Norman Rockwell Museum

September 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Prominent American artist Edward Hopper was known primarily for his realistic oil paintings but the current Norman Rockwell Museum exhibit presents his lesser known side with “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator.” Edward Hopper’s realist paintings are touchstones of the American twentieth century. His images have become an integral part of the very grain […]

The Berkshires Clark Art Institute

August 25th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

There isn’t any one reason why the Berkshires became the cultural destination it is but, if you were looking for a cause, The Clark Art Institute would be a major contender. The Clark Art Institute’s collection includes a broad array of pieces, from European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts that […]

Visit Mount Lebanon Shaker Village

August 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Shakers are known for their mode of simple living and their iconic architecture and furniture. Did you know the single, largest Shaker community in the US was once very close by: the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village. The Mount Lebanon Shaker Village was founded in 1787 and remained the single largest communal society in America for […]

Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic 2014

July 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic 2014, scheduled for August 7th through the 10th, is a four-day celebration of wines from around the world paired with locally sourced cuisine as prepared by celebrity chefs, and all on the incomparable Tanglewood grounds. If that doesn’t get you running towards the Berkshires, nothing will. As with so […]

Chesterfest – The New Americana Music Festival 2014

July 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Chesterfest, The New Americana Music Festival, is a series of concerts at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA, every Friday, July 11 through August 29, 2014. When people hear “Americana” attached to a music festival, the first thing that leaps to their minds is folk or bluegrass: banjos, fiddles, and a wash-tub bass performing old-timey tunes. While […]

Step Back in Time at the Bidwell House Museum

June 28th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit a living piece of 18th century Berkshire history, lovingly restored to its 1780’s condition: The Bidwell House Museum in Monterey, Massachusetts. An elegant example of a Georgian saltbox style construction, The Bidwell House was originally built in the mid 1700’s as a parsonage by the Reverend Adonijah Bidwell (1716-1784) and a visit here tells […]

Tanglewood’s 2014 Festival of Contemporary Music

June 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Get set for the return of Tanglewood’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music, July 17th through to the 21st, 2014 in Lenox, MA. The Festival of Contemporary Music gives both the Tanglewood Music Center’s Fellows and the general public contemporary, American chamber and orchestral compositions.

All the Berkshires are a Stage!

May 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

It should comes as no surprise to you that the Berkshires are awash with stage productions, acting studios, and live theater venues. Whatever your favorite entertainment – song dance, drama, comedy – a Berkshires stage is bound to be putting on something you’ll love. With the numerous theater companies, stage troupes, and well-established festivals found […]

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2014

May 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The New York Times calls the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival “the dance center of the nation” and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree with that. Started by modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn in the 1930’s, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is America’s longest-running dance festival, has been designated a National Historic Landmark, […]

Hike Photogenic Bartholomew’s Cobble

April 28th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

If you want to see the remains of an ancient, upside down coral reef covered in a wide array of rare and beautiful foliage, head on over to Bartholomew’s Cobble in Massachusettes’ Housatonic valley. Bartholomew’s Cobble is a 294-acre nature preserve and designated National Natural Landmark. It hosts one our continent’s widest diversities of ferns […]

Berkshire Collects at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA

April 12th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Many of us collect something – art, watches, books, coins – but who collects collections? The Berkshire Museum, that’s who – and they’ve collected together a bunch of local collections in their Berkshire Collects exhibit, running now through May 11th. As a species, we love to collect and organize, seemingly, and never is the statement […]

Bash Bish Falls

March 25th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

If you have never seen Bash Bish Falls, located on the state line of NY and MA in Mt. Washington, you’re missing what is undoubtedly the most spectacular waterfall in Massachusetts. Really. Bash Bish Falls name has to be onomatopoeia for the way the runoff and spring-fed waters splash over a series of dramatic gorges […]

Rick Springfield Stripped Down at The Colonial Theatre

March 9th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Rick Springfield Stripped Down Tour is coming to the Colonial Theatre! If you’ve been known to groove to 80’s mega-hits “Jessie’s Girl,” “Human Touch,” “Souls,” and “Affair of the Heart,” you’ll want to catch the “Stripped Down” versions, live, on stage at the end of this month in Pittsfield.

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