Central Berkshire County

Family and Kid Friendly Activities and Events in Central Berkshire County, Things to Do in the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts

Sensory-friendly performances at Barrington Stage Company set for Aug. 2 and 16

PITTSFIELD — Barrington Stage Company is will host two sensory-friendly performances at productions of “Hairspray Jr.” and “Dancing Lessons” in the upcoming weeks. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to be more accessible to those individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities and are also great for families who are looking for a more relaxed, informal environment. BSC(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 1-3

BERKSHIRES — It is officially August, can you believe it? Before you know it we will see pigments of fall on the trees. I have had one busy week because I started my new job at Marshalls Department Store in Lenox. Unfortunately I have not had time to go on any good hikes, which I love to(…)

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We’re giving away a pair of tickets to ‘Seussical’ at The Colonial

PITTSFIELD — Months ago my son came home from an audition at The Colonial. “Man, those kids are good,” he said of his fellow thespians all vying for a part in Berkshire Theatre Group’s 9th Annual Children’s Theatre Production. Of his adolescent self … “I didn’t know how much my voice had changed. I squeaked(…)

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Geocaching in the Berkshires: A multi-generational treasure hunt

Want to get the family outside, explore new places and hunt for treasure? Try geocaching. It takes the classic game of Hide and Seek and gives it a twist using modern technology. It’s a family adventure that you can do just down the street for little to no cost. Our friend, Deb Goodrich, invited my(…)

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Four more chances to catch this free family-friendly production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — The inaugural play being presented at Pittsfield’s Shakespeare in the Park at Springside Park is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. My family had the pleasure of attending last Saturday night’s performance, and you have four more opportunities to catch it this Thursday through Sunday, July 24-27. We left our toddler with my(…)

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North Adams, Adams, and Pittsfield host free summer breakfast and lunch programs

THE BERKSHIRES  — Did you know the North Adams and Pittsfield Public Schools and Adams-Cheshire Regional School District offer free breakfast and lunch programs throughout the summer for North Adams and Pittsfield children under the age of 18?  The schedule of locations and times is below: North Adams — Call 413‐776‐1630 for more information. Brayton Elementary School, 20 Barbour St.: Through July 31,  7:45‐8:45 a.m. (breakfast); 11 a.m.‐12:30 p.m.(…)

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Barrington Stage’s Youth Theatre’s ‘Hairspray Jr.’ opens this week

  NOTE: You still have time to enter our Hairspray Jr. Giveaway! It ends tonight at midnight. It’s that time of year again! Time for Barrington Stage Company’s Youth Theatre to stage their summer production! And this year, it is Hairspray, Jr., a fun show full of great music, characters, and energy. Last year, I participated(…)

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We’ve got a boat load of tickets to Barrington Stage’s ‘Hairspray Jr.’ to give away

PITTSFIELD — In our family we make it an annual tradition to attend Barrington Stage Company’s Youth Theatre production, and this year is no different. I’ve read the “Hairspray Jr.”  preview (check it out Monday on the blog) and once again the performance promises incredible youth talent; songs that make you want to get up(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: July 18-20

THE BERKSHIRES —Hi everyone, Songmei here with your Berkshire Family Focus Weekend Lowdown. As a new summer intern here at the BFF, I am very excited to inform you about fun-filled events in the Berkshires every weekend. This weekend brings about outdoor concerts and performances, marionettes, plays, an animal-free circus and so much more. So many(…)

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Some jet skiing family fun was had at Pontoosuc Lake yesterday [PHOTO GALLERY]

LANESBOROUGH — Yesterday afternoon my husband, 12-year-old son, Shea, and I headed to Matt Reilly’s in Lanesborough to enjoy a little lunch and jet ski racing lakeside at Pontoosuc. It was hot and exciting (smelled a little like gas from time to time), but a good time was had by all. In fact, it was(…)

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