Posts Tagged ‘Pittsfield’

Must-See Theater in the Berkshires

June 2nd, 2010 by philhalpern

“The Whipping Man” is being performed at Barrington Stage Co., Pittsfield, MA, now through June 13th. We took a night off from innkeeping at Brook Farm Inn and attended last night’s performance, and found it to be gripping and provocative. At the end of the Civil War, a Jewish soldier returns to his family home […]

Berkshire Fools Festival This Weekend!

April 2nd, 2009 by philhalpern

Here’s a unique way to celebrate spring’s arrival — the Berkshire Fools Festival, in Pittsfield Massachusetts. (It’s only ten minutes from Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox.) Today through Sunday, April 5th, the festival will make you smile, with theater, music, art exhibits, and activities. The festival was kicked off yesterday with goofy clowns and mimes in […]

Billy Joel & Elton John in the Berkshires!

October 17th, 2008 by philhalpern

When you stay at Brook Farm Inn, Lenox Massachusetts this weekend, you can enjoy  “The Piano Men,” a musical journey through the ’70’s featuring music of Billy Joel and Elton John.  It’s at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Satuday evening. This is a multimedia tour through the 70’s featuring not only the music, but tidbits and […]

Noel Coward’s "Private Lives" at Barrington Stage Co.

August 9th, 2008 by philhalpern

We in the Berkshires are blessed with wonderful professional theater companies, including the Barrington Stage. Co. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. We were lucky enough to attend a recent performance of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” and what a treat! First performed in 1930, this play is still witty and entertaining. It centers on a couple who can’t live with […]

Herman Melville and Norman Rockwell, Together in the Berkshires

May 22nd, 2008 by philhalpern

Who would have thought? An exhibit combining Norman Rockwell and Herman Melville!  It’s opening tomorrow night at Arrowhead, Melville’s home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  And that’s very close to Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox, Massachusetts.  The exhibit features the original color study of Rockwell’s mural showing Pittsfield in 1854, and includes clothing, tools, and other items […]

Poetry Week in the Berkshires

April 24th, 2008 by philhalpern

There is poetry here…that’s our theme at Brook Farm Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts. We’ve been doing readings and showcasing poems for years, so it’s a special pleasure to announce nearby Pittsfield’s Poetry Week. Events include Poetry As Art at the Ferrin Gallery and readings at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge among others. It’s all part of National […]

The Renovated Berkshire Museum

April 14th, 2008 by philhalpern

Here in Lenox, MA, we’re right next door to Pittsfield, where we recently visited the renovated Berkshire Museum The new Hall of Innovation is a must see! We were amazed at the number of important inventions that took place in the Berkshires.