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Family and Kid Friendly Free Activities, Events and Things to Do in the Berkshires, Berkshire County 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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Family-friendly ‘Live on the Lake’ at Onota Lake in Pittsfield is a summer staple in the Berkshires

Editor’s Note: Just a reminder — Live on the Lake is a free, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, ALCOHOL-FREE event. Picnics are allowed, but no alcohol is allowed on the premises. * This article was first posted in July of 2013. The current year’s schedule is at the bottom of the page. PITTSFIELD — School’s out, the sun is shining(…)

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Free summer planetarium shows at Williams College kick off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams College’s summertime planetarium shows begin today, Tuesday, June 17, at the college’s  Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. The shows are free and run every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. from June 17 through Aug. 15.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss(…)

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2nd annual Get Outdoors at Springside Park is set for this Saturday, June 14

PITTSFIELD — Last year Berkshire Family Focus was part of the first-ever Get Outdoors at Springside Park and we are proud to be a sponsor once again for this year’s celebration set for this Saturday at June 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get Outdoors at Springside, a collaboration of the City of Pittsfield(…)

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Highland Street Foundation announces its Free Fun Friday schedule for families in Berkshire County MA

THE BERKSHIRES — The 2014 schedule of Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays — a program that opens the doors to 60 museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts including venues in Berkshire County MA,  for free during the summer months each Friday —is here. This year’s Free Fun Friday Events run from June 27 to Aug. 29. Once(…)

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Give your kids a constructive summer in the Berkshires

STOCKBRIDGE — South Berkshire Kids will host a free workshop for parents, grandparents, educators, child care professionals etc. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4, at the Community Health Programs’ campus in Stockbridge. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Meagan Ledendecker from the Montessori School of the Berkshires. Ledendecker will be presenting on “Tips(…)

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This Saturday, May 17, is Mud Day at Muddy Brook Elementary School

GREAT BARRINGTON — It’s time to get “muddy” this Saturday, May 17, at the annual Muddy Brook Elementary School Mud Day, a celebration of the Berkshire landscape. Last year’s event saw over 700 participants partook in this day of family fun, where the classroom is brought outdoors in playful, festive and creative ways. This year’s event(…)

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Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays returns for the season May 15

PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays 2014 season kicks off its eighth season tomorrow, Thursday, May 15. Once again the streets and sidewalks of downtown Pittsfield will fill with live music, street performers, great shopping, outdoor dining, new art, and thousands of people. The award-winning free monthly downtown after-hours event attracts as many as 15,000 people(…)

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Today is Healthy Kids Day at the Pittsfield YMCA

THE BERKSHIRES — This Saturday, April 26, from noon to 2 p.m. the Pittsfield Family YMCA will host its annual Healthy Kids Day and Berkshire Family Focus is proud to be a sponsor of this family-friendly healthy conscious event. Usually we give you our BFF Picks for this weekend, but this week we are just giving you the(…)

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Money Matters: Greylock Federal Credit Union kicks off its annual Youth Week of free activities April 19

THE BERKSHIRES —  Greylock Federal Credit Union will be celebrating youth in April by encouraging kids to set up savings accounts and learn how to manage money during youth week, set for April 19 through 26. This year’s theme, Catch the Save Wave, harnesses the excitement for beaches, sand and surfing to show young members(…)

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