Parties & Openings
July 21 - Pittsfield
Empty Stein Fundraiser
July 20 - Lenox
BFMC Brunch at Tanglewood
July 19 - Kinderhook
Sylvia Center Dinner
Charity Calls on Cooks’ Night Off: Restaurants Rally for Construct Inc.
Many restaurants in our region are closed on Monday nights, which is why Construct, Inc., the not-for-profit that provides homeless prevention and supportive housing services for people with low to moderate incomes in the Southern Berkshires, holds its Mayfest benefit on a Monday. “I can’t believe that they can get so many people out on a weeknight—it’s great,” said Rock Hall owner Michael Somers, who came from Colebrook, CT, to Great Barrington for the benefit, which featured food from 30 local restaurants, shops and caterers, and a personal welcome from Construct president Marilyn Wightman (left.)
Ali Aronoff, who owns Peace, Love & Chocolate in Stockbridge, with her daughter, Meghan Cum; Barinder Chahal, whose husband, Parmit Singh Chahal, is the chef/owner of Aroma in Great Barrington, with their son Maniraj.
Louanne Harvey with her granddaughter Hunter Montano; Volunteer Jaya Jacobs.
Red Lion Inn executive chef Brian Alberg and Brix executive chef Daire Rooney.
Red Lion Inn’s Brian Butterworth with his wife, Amy, the registrar of IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires; Lori Moffett & Michael Pancheri of Allium in Great Barrington.
Rebecca Sparney & Brian Smith of Cakewalk Bakery in Lee; George & Kalithea Cami of the Aegean Breeze in Great Barrington.
Antiques dealer Bill Talbott of Great Barrington’s Asia Barong with Brazilian exchange student Leandro Ferraz.