Come to Tanglewood Learning Institute Now!

Tanglewood is not just for the summer! You can come to Tanglewood Learning Institute now for special programs in every season.  It’s at the Linde Center for Music and Learning, on the Tanglewood campus,  and it’s one mile from Brook Farm Inn.

Tanglewood Learning Institute offers music and much more.

Tanglewood Learning Institute offers music and much more.

Here’s the lineup:

The Taste Series  incorporates food and music.  A Russian – themed evening will be held February 21st, 2020 and the pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn will perform.  (He’s the son of famed novelist, Alexander Solzhenitsyn.)  

“Around the World” will wrap up this series on May 28th, 2020.  It’s not too early to book rooms for these dates, so reserve at Brook Farm Inn, Lenox, MA.

 

TLI Concerts are starting at Tanglewood Learning Institute now

Coming up soon will be a string quartet on December 1st.  Then audiences will enjoy a brass and percussion program on February 23, 2019  and a double-bass extravaganza April 5th.

Rounding out the series on April 11, 2020, is the 50th anniversary  of theTanglewood Festival Chorus.

 

Open Forum Series

This series features music, connected talks and panel discussions. TLI partners with local organizations such as the Norman Rockwell Museum and the state Cultural Council to provide the programs.

Come to Tanglewood Learning Institute on April 11, 2020, when TLI partners with MassAudubon to present “Reclaiming Our Connection with Nature.”

So come to Tanglewood Learning Institute now and enjoy all the museums, historic homes, concerts and and nature activities .  The winter season offers skiing and snowshoeing as well as hiking and scenic views.  Enjoy all the attractions of the Berkshires and come back to Brook Farm inn for a warm and cozy stay.

 

 

 

 

Don’t Miss Out on the Berkshires Right Now!

Here at Brook Farm Inn we’re ideally located for enjoying all the Berkshires offerings, so don’t miss out right now and through December!

Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum,  November 16 – December 5

It’s an annual favorite at the museum in nearby Pittsfield.  See the creativity of organizations, businesses and schools who’ve decorated trees to fit this year’s theme, “Heroes!”

Another ongoing exhibit is “She Shapes History” as we enter 2020, the hundreth anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage in the U.S.

 

The Mount, home of Edith Wharton

It’s right here in Lenox! Tours are Saturdays and Sundays 10:45 – 4:00, on the hour.  See the stunning home and property of this iconic American author.

Special Holiday House Tours take place November 23 – January 5.  Don’t miss out!

 

Winter Lights at Naumkeag, November 22 – December 29

In Stockbridge, the historic mansion hosts a bigger and better holiday exhibit.  It’s magical!  Don’t miss out!

 

A Christmas Carol at the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Don’t miss out!  This holiday favorite is performed December 7 through 21, 2019.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol at the Colonial Theatre

“The Nutcracker” at Barrington Stage Co.

See the holiday favorite performed by Albany Berkshire Ballet, December 7 and 8.  Don’t miss it!

Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas, December 6 through 8

Norman Rockwell made Stockbridge famous by his painting of the town during the holidays.  Celebrate with activities all weekend long, and experience Main Street as Norman Rockwell pictured it.

Shakespeare & Co Presents “Sense & Sensibility”

It’s around the corner from Brook Farm Inn.  See a playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, December 14 and 15.  Don’t miss it!

Bach at New Year’s, at Great Barrington’s Mahaiwe Theater

Ring in the New Year with a concert on December 31st, from 6 – 9 p.m.  It’s another annual favorite.  Then return to a cozy room at Brook Farm Inn and enjoy our Champagne Brunch on January 1st.

Get Set for Tanglewood Music Festival 2019!

Tanglewood Music Festival 2019Tickets for Tanglewood Music Festival 2019 go on sale Sunday, February 10th, 2019. Now is the time to start planning your summer getaway with the BSO in the Berkshires!

Tanglewood (as you are likely already well aware) is the summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Their annual summer festival has been bringing classical music’s biggest names to the Berkshires stage for over 80 years!

If you have plans to be in the Berkshires this summer, you should definitely consider making Tanglewood Music Festival 2019 part of your experience. Further, if you do plan to go, now is the time to start making your plans and reservations.

Tickets go on sale February 10th and will go very quickly. Accommodations, on the other hands, are already being snapped up … (more…)

Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival 2018It’s Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival time once again! Live entertainment, games, food, vendors, workshops, and more! Come celebrate the autumn harvest at the Berkshire Botanical Garden during Columbus Day weekend: October 6th and 7th, 2018.

The annual Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival is one of the Berkshires’ most popular fall festivals. The Botanical gardens are always beautiful but they positively sparkle with activity and good humor during Harvest Festival.

The expanded Plant and Bulb Sale continues to be one of the biggest draws for the festival – but it’s not the only reason to attend. Artisans from across the region bring their best hand-crafted items to the festival, as well as delicious culinary creations. There are also Tag Sales of gently-used jewelry, accessories, household items, clothing, and more.

The Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival is also known for its great drop-in Workshops. Last year saw talks on beekeeping, seed collecting, ice harvesting, cider making, and much more. While this year’s workshop list has yet to be released, it’s bound to hold some exciting topics. (more…)

Come Experience The 39th Annual Lenox Apple Squeeze!

Lenox Apple Squeeze 2018Lenox Apple Squeeze 2018 is a free, 2-day street festival harvest celebration. The event includes live bands and other performances, farm stands, artisans, and plenty of great food and drink. September 22nd through the 23rd, 2018 in Lenox, MA.

Come experience the family-friendly fun of this classic, small-town America festival. This long-standing, Berkshire County harvest celebration brings thousands of visitors to Lenox every autumn and this year should be no different.

Food & Drink!

The core (pun intended) of Lenox Apple Squeeze is an old-time harvest festival – and this means food! All kinds of food, too – not just apples. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken wings, corn chowder, and a variety of local food trucks. Of course, there will also be every apple dish you could possibly imagine (and then some). Apple pies, apple cakes, apple sauce, cider, donuts, muffins, ice cream, bread, and even coleslaw! (more…)

The 42nd Annual Great Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon

Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon 2018Come to the Berkshires September 15th an 16th, 2018, for one of the oldest, largest bike-canoe-run triathlons in the country: the 42nd annual Great Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon!

The Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon has been held every year since 1976, making it the second-oldest continuous annual triathlon in the country. The full challenge includes a 27 mile bike race, 5 miles of canoeing, and a 6 mile run.

500 teams will start off from Great Barrington, MA on Sunday, September 16. First, they’ll bike 27 miles of scenic back country roads through 5 Berkshire towns to the Stockbridge Bowl.

Here, the bikers hand off their wristbands to team members waiting to race across the lake by canoe, kayak, or SUP. Having met this challenge, the wristband is then handed off to runners on the beach. Receiving their wristband, runners then race 6 miles around the lake. (more…)

Come Out For The 17th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival!

Berkshires Arts Festival 2018The 17th annual Berkshires Arts Festival is coming: July 6th through the 8th, 2018 at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, MA.

The Berkshires Arts Festival is a weekend of arts and crafts, live music, food, drink, and so much more. The annual festival brings hundreds artists and thousands of art fans to the Berkshires from all across the US and Canada.

Artists at the Berkshires Arts Festival are jury selected and represent a broad variety of mediums. You’ll see jewelry, art glass, ceramics, wearable art, paintings, sculpture, studio furniture, and more. You’ll also enjoy live performances, great food, and a happy, relaxed atmosphere. (more…)

Get Set For Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018!

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2018Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018’s collection of special events and performances is less than a month away! Come see the annual event that lights up the Berkshires – June 20th through August 26th, 2018.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018 is jam-packed with debuts, world premieres, collaborations, and happy returns. The annual event promises well over 200 performances of live music and dance, most of them free. You’ll see dance artists from around the world presenting everything from classic ballet to innovative contemporary dance.

Highlights for this year’s festival include the U.S. debut of Compañía Sharon Fridman, The Royal Danish Ballet, Limón Dance Company, Houston Ballet, PHILADANCO! and so much more. (more…)

Don’t Miss Berkshire International Film Festival 2018!

Berkshire International Film Festival 2018Berkshire International Film Festival 2018 is bringing 28 documentaries, 30 narrative features, and 22 short films from 27 countries to the Berkshires for four days of celebratory cinema. May 31st through June 3rd, 2018 in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, MA.

If you love good, engaging movies, you’ll love Berkshire International Film Festival 2018. Every year, the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) brings the best independent films and filmmakers to the Berkshires to showcase their work.

Along with all the great films and eager fans, BIFF also attracts celebrities. Actors Karen Allen, Jayne Atkinson, Scott Cohen, Michel Gil, and Peter Reigert will be on hand as narrative and documentary film jurors.

This year’s BIFF honoree is Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor, Rachel Weisz. Weisz will screen her newest film, “Disobedience,” at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on June 1st. Not only will she be on hand for the screening but also for a pre-screening conversation with film critic David Edelstein. With any luck, her husband, Daniel Craig, will accompany her to the festival … (more…)