Central Berkshire County

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

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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Reader Feedback Needed: Those who complete 6 survey questions will be entered to win a 9-pack of children’s books courtesy of Kidzone

Reader Feedback Needed: Those who complete 6 survey questions will be entered to win a 9-pack of children’s books courtesy of Kidzone

We are always looking for ways to improve Berkshire Family Focus and there is no better way to do that then to hear from our readers. We would really appreciate if you could take a few seconds and answer this simple 6 question survey HERE to help us better serve you, our readers. Those who complete(…)

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Fourth of July Events, Activities and Fun in the Berkshires

Friday, July 4 Central Berkshire County 10 a.m.: Pittsfield Parade The annual parade themed “Made in America,” featuring Grand Marshall Mario DeMartino, will kick begin at the intersection of South and West Housatonic St. and travel along North Street ending at Wahconah Park on Wahconah St. For more information go online to pittsfieldparade.com. 7 p.m.: Pittsfield(…)

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We’ve got tickets to give away to the interactive family-friendly ‘Bleu!’ at Jacob’s Pillow [GIVEAWAY]

BECKET — Jacob’s Pillow has and upcoming performance that is perfect for families with children — “Bleu!” — and we’ve got two tickets to give away. From July 2 through 6 the innovative dance -theater company Compagnia TPO from Italy will perform “Bleu!,” an interactive spectacle of light, animation, and movement — a magnificent theater experience for children(…)

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