If you knit, you’ve probably never fashioned a garment for a one-dimensional sheep, a bench or a gate. Which means you’ve never participated in a Yarn Burst, happening now at the Clermont Estate in Rhinebeck. A guerilla knitting art installation, it’s fully “bombed” in time for the Sheep and Wool Showcase on Saturday.
Silka and Jake take a spring drive to one of their favorite farms in Ghent to pick out the perfect leg of lamb with which to make a delicious, garlicky dish. It's a rather simple recipe: They allow the quality of the meat to come through by adding an aromatic paste of garlic, rosemary and olive oil.
Whether it’s a true Colonial from the 18th century, a later vintage, or newly built, the Colonial style has and will always be a great family home. And even if we’re a little prejudiced (after all, RI’s editor lives in one), we think the properties this week are pretty welcoming.
How many ways can you support the artist? Dress fabulously in red for PS 183’s Vermillion Cotillion, admire the works by students from Community Access to the Arts (CATA), and explore the connection between words and art at the Red Hook Community Arts Network Gallery.
We often receive requests to list lectures, classes and workshops, but we never really had a proper place to put those events. Now, we do. Inspiring and illuminating opportunities abound in our Lectures and Classes page in our Community section. Trust us, there’s something new to learn every day.
Pittsfield's Ty Allan Jackson is living his dream, even if, four years ago working as a corporate salesman, he couldn't have predicted it. The children's author started Big Head Books in 2010 and has since created a program to foster the love of reading between incarcerated adults and their children.
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April 19, Great Barrington Simon’s Rock ThinkFOOD Conference: Three panel presentations with regional food thinkers, writers, and leaders, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Kellogg Music Center.
April 19, Clinton Corners Clinton Cheese & Provisions The Beekman Boys present a special tasting of Beekman 1802 products and a book signing. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 19, Pittsfield Repair Cafe Volunteers fix broken or damaged items for free. Bring non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners, small appliances, clothing and fabric items, bicycles, and blades for sharpening to the basement of St. Stephen’s Church, 67 East St., 1-5 p.m.
April 19, Great Barrington Rubi’s The Meat Market and Rubiner’s Cheese Mongers present the third annual spring lamb roast. See website for full menu. 6 p.m.
April 22, Pittsfield Berkshire Athenaeum Eyes On Owls: Mark and Marcia Wilson present a program that lets you experience live owls, up close and personal. Learn about the lives of New England’s owls and how to protect them. For ages 4 - 92. 1 p.m.
April 22, Richmond Berkshire HorseWorks Open House & Interactive Demonstration of “Team Building with Horses.” Wine, cheese and conversation will follow demo. Berkshire Equestrian Center, 4:30-7 p.m.
April 23, Great Barrington Simon’s Rock The Future of Seeds: GMO & Heirloom Seeds: A panel discussion with Dr. Abby Kinchy (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Dominic Palumbo (Moon in the Pond Farm). 7 p.m.
April 23, Annandale-on-Hudson Bard College My Name Is Ruth: An Evening with Bard Big Read and Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping. Excerpts from the book will be read by Neil Gaiman, Nicole Quinn and Mary Caponegro. Fisher Center, 7 p.m.
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, 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 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.
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 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, 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, 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 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.
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