Berkshire Opera Festival

Berkshire Opera Festival352 Main Street, Suite 211. Great Barrington MA 01230 413-213-6622 berkshireoperafestival.org Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is a fully-producing summer festival founded by Jonathon Loy and Brian Garman that opened in 2016. Adhering to the highest standards of artistic excellence, BOF is committed to restoring fully-staged opera to a place of prominence in the…

Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield

Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield74 First Street. Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-442-3525 acommonroom.org Common Room is an affordable, accessible community space, available for a range of activities and events. Common Room is the outcome of a spectacular renovation of the historic sanctuary of Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield. Vibrant stained glass, gorgeous pine ceilings,…

Samuel Harrison House

Samuel Harrison House82 Third Street. Pittsfield MA 01201 samuelharrison.org Reverend Samuel Harrison was a renowned 19th-century civil rights advocate, writer, and preacher in Pittsfield who served as chaplain to the legendary 54th Regiment in the Civil War, and successfully fought for equal pay for Union soldiers of color. His home is now a National Historic…

Albany Berkshire Ballet

Albany Berkshire Ballet116 Fenn Street. Pittsfield MA 01201 413-445-5382 albanyberkshireballet.org Since 1960, Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) has brought quality dance performances to the public, particularly in under-served areas that do not have easy access to the performing arts. ABB strives to educate the public, especially children about this form of artistic expression. Its goal is…

Pittsfield Parade Committee

Pittsfield Parade Committee P.O. Box 1738. Pittsfield MA 01202 413-447-7763 pittsfieldparade.com The Pittsfield 4th of July Parade has an historic reputation dating back to 1824, when the procession consisted of Revolutionary War survivors, patriots, politicians and horse-drawn carriages. The parade was held off and on by various citizen groups until 1947 when it was taken…

Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village1843 West Housatonic St. (Route 20). Pittsfield MA 01201 413-443-0188 hancockshakervillage.org A living history museum with so much to see and do! Explore the Round Stone Barn, a marvel of engineering and architecture, and the oldest working farm in the Berkshires, with heritage-breed animals and extensive gardens – all on 750 beautiful acres.…

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead – Owned and Operated by the Berkshire Historical Society780 Holmes Road. Pittsfield MA 01201 413-442-1793 mobydick.org Arrowhead was author Herman Melville’s home from 1850 to 1862, where he wrote the great American novel Moby-Dick and other works. It is also home to the Berkshire Historical Society, which hosts house tours, gardens, nature…

Eagles Band

Eagles BandPO Box 1946 eaglesband.org Founded in 1936, The Eagles Band is the oldest continuing performance ensemble in the Berkshires. The group has a wide variety of performing ensembles, including its wind ensemble, brass ensemble, marching band and stage band. The wind ensemble is the main Eagles Band, playing a wide range of music including…