Posts Tagged ‘Berkshires’

Berkshire Museum’s Festival Of Trees Opens Nov. 14th

November 10th, 2009 by philhalpern

The 25th Annual Festival of Trees November 14 – January 3 Each year, the Berkshire Museum spruces up the galleries with scores of festive trees decorated by community organizations, businesses, and school children. This year, to mark the Festival’s Silver Anniversary, the trees have been inspired by the theme Silver Bells. The Festival of Trees […]

New Millay Website

September 29th, 2009 by philhalpern

There is poetry here….   And one of our most memorable poetry readings was the one given by Peter Bergman, Executive Director of the Millay Society.  We’re glad to share the Millay Society’s new website www.millay.org.  You can go there to find out about the progress at Steepletop,  Edna St. Vincent Millay’s home in the Berkshires.  […]

See "The Fantasticks" in the Berkshires

September 14th, 2009 by philhalpern

Remember this?  It always seems fresh — and it’s just minutes from Brook Farm Inn. OCTOBER 7 through 18 The Fantasticks Music by Harvey Schmidt Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones Directed by Andrew Volkoff Fall in love with the world’s longest-running musical! The Fantasticks is a captivating romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, […]

Trustees of Reservations Provide Gardens, Hiking Trails, Historic Homes

September 8th, 2009 by philhalpern

Here in the Berkshires, we treasure the Trustees of Reservations.  As a conservationist organization, they provide beautifully maintained, scenic hiking trails, historic homes to visit, and lovely gardens.  Among our favorite places is Naumkeag in Stockbridge (a gorgeous Stanford White home with gardens), and also Ashintully Gardens in Tyringham.  This weekend we’ll have perfect weather for […]

South Mountain Concerts Starting Labor Day Weekend!

August 29th, 2009 by philhalpern

Sunday, September 6th, the Muir String Quartet will open the South Mountain Concert series at 3 PM.  This chamber concert series runs for 5 Sunday afternoons in September and October.  It’s held in a most unusual wooded setting, in a building constructed solely for this purpose.  Situtated on a wooded slope in the midst of […]

Capitol Steps in the Berkshires

July 24th, 2009 by philhalpern

Who put the Mock in Democracy?  It’s the Capitol Steps, and they’re performing all summer here in Lenox.  We saw their performance a few days ago, and went home with our jaws hurting from laughing nonstop for 90 minutes.  The song and dance political satire troupe is very talented, and no one in the news is […]

Outdoor Sculpture at Chesterwood

July 7th, 2009 by philhalpern

Chesterwood is the house & studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial. It’s a 10-minute ride from Brook Farm Inn, and one of the treasures of the Berkshires. You can tour the house and studio, stroll the gardens, and wander the wooded pathways. A new outdoor contemporary sculpture exhibit has just opened […]

"Carousel" is a treat!

June 20th, 2009 by philhalpern

We attended Barrington Stage Co.‘s production of “Carousel” last night, and what a treat!  Music, choreography, costumes, and a timeless script — guess that’s why it’s been a favorite musical since 1945.  The voices of the lead actors were matched by their incredible energy.  It will be performed through July 11 (at prices way below […]

First Class Millay Opens June 16th

June 14th, 2009 by philhalpern

Glenora Richards is a miniaturist who painted a sizzling miniature portrait of Edna St. Vincent Millay, which was adapted into a postage stamp. At Steepletop (Millay’s home in the Berkshires), beginning June 16th you can view an exhibit which explores the art of this amazing, 100- year old woman. The exhibit will run through September, […]

Love, God, Sex, the Meaning of Life

June 11th, 2009 by philhalpern

Did we get your attention?  Barrington Stage Co. got our attention with their ad for this play.  It’s the new two-character play by Mark St. Germain, about C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud.  Freud was about to commit suicide to end his battle with oral cancer, and the play is about big ideas, but also is […]