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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 27-Jan. 2
12:53PM / Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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North Adams Happenings:
December 27th to January 2nd
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

Save the Date

January Free on the 4s
All day
for more information

MASS MoCA is free for North Adams residents on the 4th of the month through June 2018.

Bring an official ID (or utility bill) to show you’re a resident of the 01247 and MASS MoCA’s galleries are yours for the day.
Thursday, January 4
Sunday, February 4
Sunday, March 4
Wednesday, April 4
Friday, May 4
Monday, June 4
Shut The Folk Up: Ryan Jackson & Tim Martin
BYOB (Beer & Wine Only)
Must have valid ID.
for more information

It's time for the 2nd of the STFolkU Listening room series! Join us on the first Friday of every month for a special night of singer/songwriters that will make your heart melt. Hosted by Common Folk.

This month will feature Ryan Jackson of Cactus Attack and Tim Martin of Quincy - Band

$10 Donation
$8 if you bring a snack for everyone to share
Limited tickets available.
RSVP at to find out more details.

Doors at 6:00
No entry after 7:30.
January Winter's Farmer's Market 
The Green, 87 Main St.
9 AM – 1PM
for more information

Join us for our Monthly WINTER Farmers Market!

SAT. JANUARY 6TH | 9AM - 1PM inside The Green at 87 Main Street.
We're moving the market INDOORS and keeping it going throughout the winter and spring months! The North Adams Winter Farmers Market will take place every 1st Saturday of the month from November-May, from 9am - 1pm. We accept EBT/Debit/CC. Our SNAPx2 Program will have a $15 maximum, but we will continue the doubling program with this cap while funding lasts. Music from Miss Guided 10am - 1pm!

Caroline"s Scottish Shortbread
Clarksburg Bread Co.
Jaeschke Fruit & Flowers Center
MonArtistic Pet Products
Mountain Girl Farm
Natalya's Ethnic Cousine
North Yeast Bakery
Square Roots Farm
Gray Raven Farm
White Goose Gardens
Cricket Creek Farm
Kered Designs Jewelry
Thomas Pilling Woodworking

Wednesday December 27th

Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.
Out of the Ashes – a Story Event
Serenitea Café & Bar, 303 Ashland St.
7 – 10 PM
for more information

Stuff burns down. Right to the ground sometimes. That leaves ashes, though, right? Just the place to pull something good out of. The Tin Soldier found redemption in the ashes in the shape of a heart. Bambi found out that...I don't know, that his worthless, piece of crap father could be there for him? Briefly? As an aside?
Well, if you've ever found yourself sifting through the cooling embers for salvation, or just plain salvage, the 12/27 crowd at SereniTea wants to hear all about it.
This December story event will be a non-competitive, end of the year, peace-on-Earth, kind of thing. BUT...that doesn't mean that we don't have rules...
The Story Must Be True
The Story Must Have Happened to You
You Have 8 Minutes (a 3-min non competitive –event extension)
You May Not Use Props or Notes
Whether you come to tell or listen, we look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday December 28th


Friday December 29th

State Street Karaoke!
State Street Tavern,  167 State St.
9 PM – 1 AM


Karaoke! Every Friday night from 9pm – 1am.



Saturday December 30th

Zeitgeist! An Open Reading
Uno Community Center 157 River Street,
(413) 663-6300
5 - 6:30 PM
for more information

Calling all poets, writers, songwriters, and wordsmiths: North County Casual Writers is seeking artists for a special reading to end off 2017 and project our voices into 2018!

The word zeitgeist is defined as "the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place." Artists will select a month from this year, and will be asked to tap into the personal, collective, and/or national experiences that relate to their month, giving voice to the overall zeitgeist of 2017.

Did disaster visit an unknown region of the world in February and now has your heart's attention? Did a political snafu in July cause you great frustration? Did your favorite band release an album in April that rocked your understanding of life? Or did March prove to be a monotonous month you learned a lot from - but NEVER want to relive again? These are the stories we hope to wring out of 2017 before it's over.

Spots are on a first ask, first receive basis, so don't delay! Refreshments will be served!

*We encourage those performing music to plan for an acoustic set up

Sunday December 31st

NYE at The Mohawk Tavern
Mohawk Tavern, 30 Marshall St.
9 PM – 1 AM
21+ with ID
for more information

Come down to The Mohawk Tavern on New Years Eve to celebrate. 21+ with positive I.D. required. Top 40, Hip Hop, Dance, Throwbacks & Remixes provided by DJ Murtz. Music starts at 9pm. Be Safe and Have Fun!

Monday January 1st


Tuesday January 2nd

Toddler Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.
nbCC’s Youth Leadership Project
nbCC Conference Room, 61 Main Street, North Adams
(413) 663-7588
5 - 7 pm

Offers teens a platform to design original service projects that will positively impact the community. Teens will craft their leadership skills and discuss the needs they see in their community. For more information, call Tim at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
for more information

Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities.
Volunteer Training
ROOTS Teen Center, 43 Eagle St.
6:30 – 8:30 PM
for more information

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to build relationships with young people in the Northern Berkshires?
Come join the amazing team at ROOTS where we support, encourage and empower young people.
To Register:
Go to the "Contact Us" page at and fill out our Basic Intake!
Have a positive attitude about the youth in our community.
Must be 18+
Willing to complete 2 shifts per month (2.5 hours each)
Be relatively knowledgable of community resources.
Drop In Hours:
Wed/Thurs/Fri 4pm-8pm
Open Shift: 3:45-6:15
Close Shift: 5:45-8:15

From Our Neighbors


Wednesday 12/27

The Amigos Birthday Party
Bounti-Fare, 200 Howland Ave, Adams
(413) 743-0193
7 PM – 1 AM
Free/ Donations encouraged
for more information

For Six Years Now We Have Joined Together as Musicians, Family And Friends To Put Our Minds And Talent Together To Raise Money For "The Kids Place" An Organization That Is Very Close To Our Hearts. Tom Corrigan, Ed Waryjasz And I Kind of Started It As An Impromptu Birthday Party, But It Really Is Not That At All.... It's Just A Reason For Friends & Family To Come Together As A Whole And Make A Difference. It's A Fun Night Full Of Incredibly Talented People So Bring Your Family Bring Your Friends Bring An Instrument And By All Means Bring Your Checkbook. Last Year We Raised $3400 I'd Like To Beat That.....And Again Please Please Please No Gifts ....Only Money. Spread The Word !!!!!!!!!     


Friday 12/30

Full Moon Trek & Bonfire
Hilltop Orchards: Furnace Brook Winery, 508 Canaan Rd, Richmond
6:15 - 10:15PM
for more information

This is a snowshoe event if there is snow.
Holly Brouker, our guide, will lead the group on an interactive hike of approximately 1-1.5 hours. This interactive journey incorporates Native American traditions relating to moonlight. Bonfire, wine tasting and entertainment immediately following.

Saturday 12/31

The Magic of David Hall - New Year's Eve Morning Magic Show
Berkshire Museum, 39 South St, Pittsfield
11AM - 12PM
Tickets: $15 adult, $8 child
Museum members: $5 adult, $3 child
for more information

Ring in the New Year at the Berkshire Museum! Join Boston-based magician David Hall as he performs some of the most amazing family-friendly magic you’ve ever seen. Refreshments will be served in the Crane Room at noon.

To purchase tickets in advance, call 413.443.7171 ext.360 

Friday 12/29

Bullet Journaling for Beginners 
Milne Library, 1095 Main Street, Williamstown or 413-458-5369
1 – 3 PM
for more information

Free! All supplies provided! The Young Adult Department at Milne Library is hosting a Bullet Journaling for Beginners workshop on Friday December 29 from 1p-3p. Learn how a bullet journal can help to keep you organized and motivated in the new year! All supplies will be provided. This is a free event but registration is required by 12/22, email or call 413-458-5369. 

Friday 12/30

Black & White Holiday Gala - Live Salsa Band
Tavern at the A, 303 Crane Ave, Pittsfield
8PM - 1AM
for more information

Come to the last event with a Live Salsa Band in the Berkshires!

Special Live Performance by CONJUNTO ALEGRE... If you came to our event at Bousquet, you know how much fun this band is.

Dress Code: BLACK & WHITE

Special drinks, raffles, prizes, and lots of dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Kizomba, and Latin Dance Music!

DJ Redscare behind the decks to keep you dancing all night.

Live Band and DJ alternating from 8pm to 1am.
Saturday 12/31

A New Year's Eve Speakeasy Presented by Sound & Vision Event Collective
Shire Breu-Hous, 63 Flansburg Ave, Dalton
8PM - 2AM
for more information

Let's Kick off the New Year with a Speakeasy style party in your favorite local underground wateringhole!
We've teamed up with Shire Breu Hous to announce Sound & Vision Event Collective. And what better way to do it than with a to the nine's party! We'll have a Photo Booth, DJ Jerrid Coty, food, drinks, dancing, games, and a champagne toast at midnight. Buy a ticket to get the password to get in. $15 a person. $25 at the door.


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