Just Outside the Berkshires

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

The Weekend Lowdown: April 18-20

  THE BERKSHIRES — This year Easter weekend not only brings egg hunts and Easter egg rolls in the Berkshires, but the beginning of April Vacation for Massachusetts families. From North to South Berkshire County, area libraries, community centers, museums and more have a variety of events and activities planned that cater to the kid(…)

The Weekend Lowdown: April 11-13

THE BERKSHIRES — The calendars are full and so is our workload at Berkshire Family Focus, but that just means spring is here and there is more family fun to be had. There have been Easter bunny sightings recently and we know where he’s headed, and scheduled egg hunts, crafts, story times and a School(…)

Weekend Lowdown: April 4-6

    THE BERKSHIRES — It’s finally feeling like spring in the Berkshires, and whether you feel like getting outdoors and biking some trails or just out of the house with the family the region has plenty to offer. This week offers bird-banding, theater-going, reading, musical concerts and more. Below are a few of our(…)

Series of free workshops for kids set to begin at Hudson (N.Y.) Opera House in April

HUDSON, N.Y. — Not to far from the Berkshires in nearby Hudson, New York, there is some free fun to be had for kids of all ages. See below for a schedule of upcoming classes. Mondays (April 7-June 16, 3-4:30): Shakespeare’s Clowns After-school Workshop Former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clown, Seano Fagan,  who has worked(…)

Weekend Lowdown: March 14-16

THE BERKSHIRES — Does Spring Fever have you and the family itching to get out of the house? Well, it seems between the maple season kicking into full gear this weekend, family fun fundraising events, puppet shows and movie screenings (just to name a few), the Berkshires has got you covered. As usual we couldn’t possibly(…)

Weekend Lowdown: March 7-9

Weekend Lowdown: March 7-9

    THE BERKSHIRES — Though the temperatures surely haven’t show us of late that spring is on the horizon, the clocks this weekend will. Yup, it’s time to set those clocks ahead Saturday night, so when you wake up Sunday morning you’ll realize you’re already an hour behind. But have no fear, Berkshire Family(…)

Happy Read Across America Day: Tips for raising a reader

It’s Read Across America Day with celebrations throughout the county, and to celebrate Berkshire Family Focus has a few tips courtesy of the National Education Association for raising a reader. Set a good example as a reader — let kids see you reading every day. Get a subscription to an age-appropriate magazine for your child(…)

Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 21-23

THE BERKSHIRES — Vacation week has been one heck of a busy week at Berkshire Family Focus. Due to the growth of our site and high volume of visitors we had to switch to a new webhost — great news for us and you. But the switch came with a few glitches and we apologize(…)

Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 7-9

    THE BERKSHIRE — It’s been a crazy week at Berkshire Family Focus with DSL issues, server crashes and a glitch in our mail system — when it rains it pours. So if you have had difficulty contacting us or viewing our site we apologize. But all the issues of the week seem to(…)

Weekend Lowdown: Jan. 31-Feb. 2

  THE BERKSHIRES — Another week has flown by and here we are at the beginning of another weekend in the Berkshires, and as usual the calendars of full of family fun for all ages. Whether you feel like tucking in and staying warm or brave the frigid temperatures and hit the Berkshires hills and trails,(…)

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