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Williamstown Cultural District

Williamstown, high in the Northwest corner of Massachusetts, is unique in its mix of contemporary and historical art, theater and music, ideas, history, and nature.

Destination Williamstown names new director

KATE ABBOTT NAMED DIRECTOR OF DESTINATION WILLIAMSTOWN For immediate release October 3, 2017 [Digital image available upon request] Destination Williamstown (destinationwilliamstown.org) today announced the appointment of Kate Abbott to serve as its director. She will lead the content and growth of Williamstown’s digital presence for arts, events, and all things interesting in and around the […]

10×10 Festival: 10 New Voices

WordxWord

February 19, 2018 7:00 PM

WordXWord has invited three dynamic young poets — Doni Smith, Grace Rossman and Sage — to curate a program of passionate, forward facing voices, to unapologetically share their truths in a fast paced spoken word event.

10×10 Festival: Learning Through Arts showcase

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

February 14 11:00 AM - February 24, 2018

IS183 Art School will exhibit the artwork of student artists in their Learning Through Arts (LTA) after-school program, which brings professional teaching artists to Berkshire County’s K-12th grade classrooms.

10×10 Festival: New Play Festival

Barrington Stage Company

February 22 - February 25, 2018

Six actors perform a host of roles in 10 new plays in the annual showcase, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. through March 4.

Get BART Smart! 2018

BART Charter Public School

April 7, 2018 6:00 PM - April 7, 2018 9:30 PM

Now in its 11th year, Get BART Smart is an annual benefit to support BART’s college preparatory program. Teams of BART supporters tour the school and compete in a trivia contest.

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Festivals

Solid Sound Festival

MASS MoCA

Wilco takes over Mass MoCA with this festivalcurated by Wilco and showcasing bandmembers new work, emerging bands, art and comedy.

FreshGrass Festival

Mass MoCA

FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum.

Williamstown Holiday Walk

Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

The town lights up with the Reindog parade, caroling a cappella groups, luminaries along the main streets, a penny social, holiday film at Images Cinema, miniature trees for Habitat for Humanity, carriage rides and more.

Williamstown 4th of July Parade

Southworth to Spring Street

Williamstown’s annual small town parade fills Spring Street with energy, followed by a complimentary community picnic, a concert and reading of the Founding Documents by actors from the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

4th of July Fireworks

Joe Wolfe Field

For an evening of all-American fun, grab some tickets to the annual 4th of July SteepleCats game and stick around for the fireworks, which start immediately afterward at approximately 9:30pm.

Fall Foliage Festival

North Adams

A weeklong celebration of fall in North Adams ends in the annual Fall Foliage Parade through downtown with live bands and a daylong downtown celebration.

Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival

Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from more than 200 different vendors and all things garlic, from pop corn to wood-fired pizza to ice cream, with live music.

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Family events

10×10 Festival: Instrument petting zoo

Berkshire Music School

February 19, 2018 1:30 PM

Berkshire Music School offers an instrument petting zoo  in one of the Museum’s galleries. Kids will have the opportunity to try out a guitar, ukulele or violin, and meet a BMS teacher from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

10×10 Festival: 10 Days of Play

Berkshire Museum

February 16 - February 25, 2018

Kids will play, create and improvise when Ten Days of Play returns with a free Ten Days of Play Free Community Night on Friday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and daily play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

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Holiday events

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Classes & Workshops

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Well-being

Yoga Matt

BeFit Company

Matt Neely is “Yoga Matt,” bringing Strala Yoga to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

In Touch Massage & Day Spa

A full-service spa along the Green river. Massage therapy, facials, skin care, full service hair salon, private outdoor hot tub, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Jen Messer, LMT

Williamstown Wellness

Intregrative body work including deep tissue, myofascial release, prenatal, and sports massage.

Nicole Methot, LMT

Williamstown Wellness

Massage therapy including pregnancy massage, deep tissue and sports massage, and Thai massage.

Night Sky Yoga

Mindful yoga for every body and soul with Mary Edgerton. Classes of all levels at Williams College and other locations in the community.

Nutrition Center

North Adams

Mission is to to inspire a healthy relationship with food through counseling, nutrition and culinary demonstrations.

Salon 290

A hair, skin, and nail lounge in a Victorian building.

Empire Cutz

A Williamstown landmark since 1908 and “Only 3 hours from Fenway Park.”

Tasha Yoga

Embody Yourself with Finely Tuned Alignment and Heartfelt Expression: Yoga Classes, Private Classes, Workshops, Teacher Training in Williamstown.

Tsubo Massage

An integrative wellness center that offers massage and other body work modalities that support health and vitality.

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Stockbridge

A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga.

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Parks & Playgrounds

Margaret Lindley Park

Williamstown

Manmade pond that’s fed by the Hemlock Brook has sandy beach and shallow areas for the little ones.

Sand Springs Pool

Williamstown

Sand Springs Pool is the perfect bucolic setting for relaxation in natural spring waters, outdoor recreation and fitness.

Broad Brook Playground

Large grassy, shady area. Playground with swings, toddler areas with climbers and riders. Mulch under surfaces,fenced in. Basketball court, picnic table.

Field Farm

Picnic tables over looking the pond are located just off the hiking trail parking lot next to the Folly.

Mount Hope Park

Picnic and cool your toes where the Roaring Brook and the Green River meet.

Linear Park

Located on Water Street (behind In Touch Day Spa) has a picnic area and playground available at all hours.

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Civic

Town Hall Talk

A monthly conversation with Town Manager Jason Hoch and WilliNet’s Debby Dane.

Williamstown Cultural District

Williamstown, high in the Northwest corner of Massachusetts, is unique in its mix of contemporary and historical art, theater and music, ideas, history, and nature.

Town of Williamstown

Visit the Town’s website for meeting information, road status, voting information, and more.

Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

Serves Williamstown and neighboring communities by supporting efforts in communication, education and coordination of our members, our residents, and our visitors.

WilliNet

View our civic & cultural life through locally produced television programs.

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Camps

Baseball Camp

The Cages at the Mill @ the Williamstown Youth Center

Pack your glove, bat and cleats and spend the morning with Livingstone Speed Academy at the Williamstown Youth Center.

Berkshire Basketball Clinic

Williams College

This program runs clinics for boys ages 7-15 and girls, ages 7-17 by Williams Coach Kevin App.

Berkshire Museum Summer Camps

Pittsfield

The Berkshire Museum presents many summer camps, including hands-on experiences in robotics, natural science, theater, forensics, film, animation, and more.

Buxton School Summer Camps

Williamstown

A variety of summer camps for children, ages 6-13 that foster a depth of curiosity, active engagement, hands-on creativity, and group play.

Camp Discovery

Williamstown Community Preschool @ the Williamstown Youth Center

The camp for children entering grades 1-6 includes swimming, field trips, biking, sports, games, crafts, science, and nature activities.

Camp Sarsaparilla

Pownal, VT

Children enjoy art, outdoor exploration and camp craft, swimming, singing, read aloud games, riding the zip line, snacks, picnic lunches, and journal writing.

Clever Notions

Williamstown

Learn how to sew using a sewing machine, cut out patterns, upcycle old clothes, mend and alter clothes and more.

Codemakers Club

Williamstown

Basic introduction to programming through a combination of class- room instruction and hands-on exercises that are designed to be fun and engaging.

Gaming Week

Williamstown Elementary School

This fun-filled week for 7-13 year olds will feature the popular networked computer game Minecraft®. Lessons, co-op projects, and daily challenges.

Global Premier Soccer

GPS Stateline @ Williamstown Elementary School

A soccer program aimed at young players aged 4-14 years.

Green Mountain Music Camp

North Bennington, VT

Founded in 1989, it is a week-long celebration of choral, orchestra & theater ensembles.

J*Star Gymnastics

North Adams

Camps are for ages 5 and up and they will be participating in gymnastics, crafts, games and so much more!

Magic Camp

Williamstown

Learn the secrets behind magic tricks and perfect their performance skills for a performance for family and friends.

MCLA Summer Camps

North Adams, MA

MCLA hosts Young Hacks, Science & Robotics, Creative Writing, and Sports Clinics

NIKE Tennis Camp

Williams College

Week-long tennis camp for boys and girls ages 9-18.

Overland

Williamstown & Around the World

Small groups, inspiring leadership, carefully crafted summer camp program that captures imagination, stretches abilities, strengthens bonds for 4th-12th graders.

Pine Cobble Summer Programs

Williamstown

Offers a summer of fun for young children, sports enthusiasts, and children who want a mix of outdoor games and mental challenges.

Rock On!

Pittsfield

Explore rock, blues, and jazz with a great faculty. All levels welcome from Beginners to Advanced players.

Softball Academy at Williams

Comprehensive instruction in all phases of the game and the opportunity to showcase their abilities through various drills and game scenarios.

Softball Camp

The Cages at the Mill @ the Williamstown Youth Center

Pack your glove, bat and cleats and spend the morning with us!

Squash and Beyond Camp

Williams College

Competitive squash training, outdoor recreation, and educational activity for teens ages 10 to 18

Starlight Stage Youth Theater

Williamstown

Since being founded in 1976, hundreds of young people from the Berkshire County, southern Vermont and eastern New York state area have participated in the programs.

Summer Programs at Sheep Hill

Williamstown

WRLF Summer Programs at Sheep Hill offer children different camps to encourage them to get out and experience the land firsthand.

Tennis Clinics at Williams

Williams College

Williams tennis coaches Alison Swain and Dan Greenberg run clinics for high school aged tennis players.

Tim Duncan Pottery

Williamstown

Each 5 day session will include pinch, coil, slab and hand building, as well as sculpting and wheel throwing.

Undermountain Farm Camp

Lenox

Each day includes a horseback riding lesson as well as many horse and farm related games and educational activities.

Vermont Voltage Pro Soccer Academy

Bennington, VT

An opportunity to learn and enjoy many aspects of the game of soccer in a competitive environment from a current professional player.

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