Holiday

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

Craft Corner: Last-minute Halloween craft … hanging ghosts and spiders, oh my

Craft Corner: Last-minute Halloween craft … hanging ghosts and spiders, oh my

Last week I spend a couple of days in northeastern Massachusetts watching my 5 and 2 year old niece and nephew. I am a little out of practice spending hours on end with that age group, but I put on my “When I was a good mom” hat (for those of you who don’t understand(…)

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Pittsfield Halloween Parade 2014 [PHOTO GALLERY]

Pittsfield Halloween Parade 2014 [PHOTO GALLERY]

PITTSFIELD — The 70th annual Pittsfield Halloween Parade took place last night along Tyler Street and the costumed participants and parade-goers were out in enormous numbers. From parade floats, bands and marchers to creepy, cute, and just plain bizarre costumes, we’ve got it all right here courtesy of our roving photographer Susan Geller. So if you(…)

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West Stockbridge Library Halloween hedgehog contest is underway

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — In the spirit of Halloween, costumes and unique creatures of the night, the West Stockbridge library  Halloween is featuring book art (artworks that utilize books or the book form) and is seeking creative designers of all ages to dress up a Library Hedgehog for Halloween. Prizes for the best, most imaginatively costumed hedgehog will(…)

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Fourth of July family fun in the Berkshires

  THE BERSKHIRES —It’s hard to believe it’s July already, but somehow here we are, ready to really get summer started in the Berkshires. Because somehow, despite the hot weather, it doesn’t really feel like summer until the Fourth of July. Looking for some fun Fourth events, in between barbecues with friends and family? There(…)

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The versatility of an Easter egg

The versatility of an Easter egg

It’s egg-decorating season, and whether you’re celebrating Easter or just looking for a fun, creative and colorful activity to do with the kids, these egg-cellent decorating ideas can provide hours of fun for the whole family. We were inspired to find a variety of egg-decorating techniques after seeing this photo re-posted on Facebook via Susan(…)

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Do you have the all-time greatest April Fool’s prank to play on your kids? Then we want to hear from you!

Do you have the all-time greatest April Fool’s prank to play on your kids? Then we want to hear from you!

OK, Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, teachers, aunts, uncles etc. etc. etc. … we want to know the best April Fool’s Day pranks YOU have played on your kids, grandkids etc.! Share them here or at info@berkshirefamilyfocus.com with April Fools in the subject line and we will feature them in a special Saturday, March 30, post,(…)

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Easter Egg Hunts in the Berkshires, Berkshire County

THE BERKSHIRES — It may not feel like spring, but that doesn’t mean the Berkshires is not thinking spring. And what better way to kick of the season than with some good ole’ family fun in the form of an Easter egg hunt. The region has several taking place in the upcoming weeks. Here’s a(…)

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Celebrating Purim 2013 in the Berkshires [Susan Geller]

The Jewish holiday Purim begins in the evening of Saturday, Feb. 23, and ends the evening of Sunday, Feb. 24, Purim is a festive holiday dating back over 2,500 years ago, celebrating the victory of the Jewish people who were in living in present-day Iran. The viceroy Haman wanted to kill all the Jews living(…)

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6 Purim Activities for Kids in the Berkshires

THE BERKSHIRES — Purim is like a big party. On the eve of the holiday, and again the next morning, the story of Esther is read. Instead of normal synagogue attire, you wear costumes, silly hats or funny masks. While the Megillah, the scroll containing the biblical narrative of the Book of Esther, is being(…)

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