Photo by Sarah Shatz.
The former Electric Park at Kinderhook Lake.
On Saturday, April 12, The Sandisfield Arts Center toasted its home – a rehabilitated former Baptist meeting house and Orthodox synagogue – on its 175th birthday with a Spring Fling Dinner and Benefit Auction. RI was there, along with actor and author Alison Larkin, actor and baritone Benjamin Luxon, and many others.
Our garden writer, Brian Cruey of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, knew just what he’d buy when one of his wedding presents was a gift certificate at a local nursery: an ornamental cherry tree. But even he needed some guidance. We shop along with him and learn what to look for (and avoid) when you’re in the market for a tree of your own.
Cast aside all of your assumptions about sardines from a can, and let Alana Chernila introduce you to one of her favorite salty snacks. Tastier than a tuna sandwich? She thinks so, and supplies us with a starter recipe for this fish in endive to find out if we might find ourselves agreeing with her.
On social media, that is. This week, Carey Maloney feels like going on a rant, and away he goes, loving Facebook (great for staying in touch) and hating Facebook (TMI — see photo above), and sharing the sites he he really likes. One that gets high marks? You’re reading it right now.
Whether a Classic or a Contemporary, a Cape Cod-style home is a practical and pleasing design that’s perfect for our climate — having originated right here in New England. Add to that seemingly infinite acreages, updated interiors, and great backyard decks, and you’ve got a home for all seasons.
Nicole Lobue has worked as a chef, educator, and dietary and herbal consultant. Having relocated to Hudson from San Francisco, she has brought her talents and background to Kite’s Nest, a learning resource center dedicated to building a supportive environment for children to develop their interests.
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April 25, Williamstown Pine Cobble School Goats in the Woods: Meet goats being raised, enjoy a meal by chef Greg Roach featuring sub-Saharan and north African goat dishes, and hear a lecture by Dr. Peter Smallidge on raising goats. 4-8 p.m.
April 25 & 26, Hudson Basilica Hudson ECLIPSE, a multidisciplinary performance by choreographer Jonah Bokaer and visual artist Anthony McCall. 7:30 p.m.
April 26, Norfolk Norfolk Farmers Market returns with local meats, cheeses, jams, breads, pastries and more. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. inside Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road, on the village green.
April 26, Hudson Valley & Berkshires 2nd Annual Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail “Mac Attack” Taste award-winning wines, hand-crafted ales, hard ciders & artisanal spirits, plus samplings of creative mac & cheese dishes at each of the five venues. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April 26, Rhinebeck Wilderstein Preview Party for the new exhibition “Wilderstein & The White House,” which explores connections between the estate and U.S. Presidents through history. Costumes, photographs, books and more will be featured. 4-6 p.m.
April 27, Great Barrington Prairie Whale and Berkshire Grown present a festive brunch to celebrate the coming 2014 growing season. 11 a.m - 1 p.m.
April 27, Chatham Tannery Pond Concerts Benefit A concert with Jose Franch-Ballester on clarinet and Ran Dank on piano, performed in Aven Kerr’s barn. 3 p.m.
April 30, North Adams MCLA’s Church Street Center Berkshire Creative’s SPARK!, a networking event for area artists, business owners and employees, freelancers, and others in the creative community. 5:30-7:30 p.m.
May 1, Red Hook Red Hook Golf Club 5th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament with raffles, games and food, all to benefit the Chamber. 8:30 a.m.
May 1, Falls Village David M. Hunt Library May Day Celebration: A fun-for-all-ages event with folk music, traditional customs and dancing around the may pole, led by musician Tom Hanford. 3:30 p.m.
May 1, Great Barrington Cultural Season Kick Off: Find out what’s in store this summer for theater, dance, music, fine arts, film, museums and more. Enjoy refreshments, live music and prizes. Crissey Farm, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
May 2, Kent Kent Memorial Library Women’s Circle: Miss Representation Screening: A night for women only, with a documentary screening and discussion of topics such as gender equality and violence against women. 6:30 p.m.
May 2—4, Stockbridge BerkChique Berkshire Creative’s third-annual fashion re-sale event kicks off with a preview party on Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. & continues on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Stockbridge Town Offices, 50 Main St.
May 3, Lakeville Lime Rock Park Spike’s Ride II: A huge car, truck and bike show to benefit Sandy Hook families and first responders, and featuring a motorcycle stunt show, local vendors and music. 10 a.m.
May 3, Red Hook Hudson Valley Garden Fair Over 30 local and specialty garden vendors and organizations, lecture program, educational demonstrations and guided tours. Montgomery Place, 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
May 3, Hudson Basilica Hudson Ramp Fest 2014: A celebration of the ramp featuring 24 chefs from the Hudson Valley and NYC concocting original dishes using this wild onion, plus drinks and live music. 12-4 p.m.
May 3, Rhinebeck Lindy Wright’s “Love it or Swap It” fundraiser for Sinterklaas. Bring gently used clothes and other items to trade. Receive a complimentary “Magic Minute Makeover” by professionals from Face Stockholm. 21 Platt Ave., 1-4 p.m.
May 3, Sheffield Moon in the Pond Farm The Meat Market presents Beltane, a multi-course, springtime pastoral feast. See website for full menu and to make reservations. 5 p.m.
May 3, Hudson Spring Fling Hudson Opera House’s annual benefit to support its year-round programs, with performances by Mark Wunderlich, Hudson Valley Brass, David Longstreth and more, plus catering by Swoon. 7 p.m.
May 3, Great Barrington The Mahaiwe Beloved and groundbreaking experimental folksinger Ani DiFranco performs music from her more than 20 albums. 8 p.m.
May 4, Pittsfield Food Truck Rodeo: A fundraiser for Moments House featuring 10 food trucks & local breweries. Kids can make crafts, get their face painted, listen to live music and enjoy other fun activities. Palace Park on North St., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
May 5, Great Barrington Cinco de MayFest Construct Inc.‘s annual fundraiser, featuring tastings from 22 area restaurants and wine vendors, strolling minstrels and a marketplace from south of the border. Crissey Farm, 5:30 p.m.
May 6, Williamstown The Orchards Grown In The Berkshires Gala: An annual fundraiser for the Berkshire Community Action Council, featuring some of the Berkshires best food and drink. 6 p.m.
May 9, North Adams MASS MoCA Andrew Dawson: The Russian Doctor, a work-in-progress where Dawson teams up with a neuroscientist and a medical historian to explore an oft-forgotten element of Anton Chekhov’s legacy. 8 p.m.
May 10, Ghent OMI International Arts Center Writers Omi Spring Barbecue: A group of writers and translators in residence at Writers Omi will read from their works. Following the event, visitors are invited to gather for a barbecue and reception with the writers. 5 p.m.
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