Flower Talk with Garden Blossoms Florist!

Garden Blossoms Florist is a hidden gem in downtown Pittsfield. Located across from the Common Park at 97 First Street, Garden Blossoms Florist is a full-service florist featuring unique floral designs for all occasions. Owner, Brenda Gold, recently celebrated her eleventh year in business in March, and is proud of the ties she has built…

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Berkshire Lightscapes. Downtown Pittsfield, MA.

Berkshire Lightscapes secures a $50,000 matching grant opportunity to implement artistic LED lighting in downtown Pittsfield!

Berkshire Lightscapes, a steering committee exploring light applications for the arts and public safety in Pittsfield, has taken another huge step towards creating permanent, dynamic and artistic LED lightscapes on buildings and public spaces in downtown Pittsfield. After a successful and beautiful proof of concept on the First Agricultural Bank building this winter, Berkshire Lightscapes has…

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Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market's Double Value Program in Downtown Pittsfield, MA.

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market needs your help to support local families and farmers!

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market, a program of Alchemy Initiative, is asking for the help of the community to raise funds for their Double Value Program. In 2015, the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market launched this money-matching program for low-income residents using SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits, allowing them to spend twice as much…

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The Whitney Center for the Arts in Downtown Pittsfield, MA.

The Whitney Center for the Arts to produce a full 2018 performance season for the whole family!

The Whitney Center for the Arts, located in the historic 1865 Thomas Colt House on Wendell Avenue, is adding a new element to its already highly-successful arts programming. “The Whit”, as it is lovingly referred to by those who visit its high caliber art shows during Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk, is adding performing arts producer to its…

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Barrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Season. Downtown Pittsfield, MA

Barrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Season

A bustling North Street in downtown Pittsfield was the backdrop for today’s 2018 Season Announcement for Barrington Stage Company. Interested parties gathered round the table at BSC’s beautiful, newly renovated Wolfson Center as Artistic Director Julianne Boyd divulged one by one the exciting plays, musicals, and performances to compose this year’s line-up. The 2018 line-up will include three…

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Ty Allan Jackson. Big Head Books. Downtown Pittsfield, MA

Community Spotlight: Ty Allan Jackson

For Pittsfield resident Ty Allan Jackson, no passion burns brighter than to instill the value of reading in children. Jackson, the author of four children’s books, is also an inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and leader of a social media movement, #ReadOrElse. Since writing his first book, “Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire-The Lemonade Escapade”, in 2009, Jackson has tirelessly…

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Downtown Pittsfield Comes Alive After Dark!

Downtown Pittsfield Comes Alive After Dark!

Our Downtown restaurants serve food late into the evening, and feature bar specials and live music! Meet up with friends or stop by after a movie or a show in Downtown Pittsfield!   Patrick’s Pub 26 Bank Row. Downtown Pittsfield. Phone: 413-499-1994   Since 1985, Patrick’s Pub has been a staple of Downtown Pittsfield’s dining scene serving fantastic…

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Berkshire Theatre Group's _A Christmas Carol_ in Downtown Pittsfield, MA

“A Christmas Carol” : A Holiday Tradition in Downtown Pittsfield!

Revisiting Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” has been a family holiday tradition for decades. Berkshire Theatre Group has created a Berkshire Holiday Tradition over the past twelve years with its annual community production of this holiday tale adapted by Eric Hill. The first production of Hill’s “A Christmas Carol” took place at Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Unicorn Theatre…

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Welcome Cheryl Mirer, new Executive Director of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Welcomes New Executive Director, Cheryl Mirer!

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. has officially named their new Executive Director. Cheryl Mirer has taken over the role vacated by Kristine Hurley in June of 2017. After a thorough hiring process, Cheryl is now the new driving force behind the implementation of the 2016-2020 Downtown Pittsfield Strategic Plan and will work with Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.’s Board of Directors to tackle…

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Community Spotlight- Officer Darren Derby, Downtown Pittsfield, MA

Community Spotlight: Officer Darren Derby

The Berkshires are best known for their beautiful views and their vibrant visual and performing arts scene, but they are also home to some of the most dedicated and caring professionals and volunteers who are making a tremendous impact in their communities. One such person is Officer Darren Derby of the Pittsfield Police Department. Officer…

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In the “Company” of the Berkshires: Actor James Ludwig talks Company and Arts as an Economic Engine

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, has a huge hit on its hands this season with Stephen Sondheim’s Company. The cast of Company features Aaron Tveit (Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), as well as a cast of incredible actors that form, for lack of a better word… a “company”…

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Michael McKay - The Mastheads

Quotation posters in Downtown Pittsfield highlight Pittsfield’s Literary Past

What is the meaning behind the posters?   The posters in Downtown Pittsfield are artwork commissioned by The Mastheads, a new writers’ residency program in Pittsfield, MA. To celebrate the launch of their inaugural season, The Mastheads commissioned artist Michael McKay of Empty Set Projects (150 South St. Pittsfield, MA) to create ten posters adorned with quotations from five mid-19th century…

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