|FALL HAS ARRIVED!
The Porches Inn is the perfect place to enjoy this early autumn weather. Not only are the Berkshires filled with local hiking trails and overlooks for admiring the foliage but Porches' year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub are perfect for this time of year. The bonfire pit will be sure to keep your toes toasty while you gather with friends and comment on how crazy it is that you can see your breath! Embrace the changing season and check out some of the cool and innovative getaway packages and specials we have to offer... hope to see you soon!
|OM LA LA!
Om La La, an organizer of unique and customized yoga vacations and retreatsand, and The Porches Inn have teamed up to create a wonderful weekend package. Arrive Friday, November 7 and depart Sunday, November 9 while enjoying yoga routines, healthy & hearty meals and local Berkshire activities. Take the weekend to rejuvenate and
stretch your body and mind to its full potential. Priced at $500 per person,
this package includes 2 nights accommodations, meals and yoga instruction.
View the entire itinerary here.
Please register here by October 7th.
Tour the Folly at Field
554 Sloan Road, Williamstown, MA
Saturdays through Oct 11: 12 NOON - 5:00 PM
Explore the intersection of modern architecture, art, and nature on a
guided tour. Field Farm has been a center of agriculture since
at least 1750. In addition to fields and meadow, the Reservation
features a mixed hardwood and pine forest, extensive mixed hedgerows, a
shrub swamp, freshwater marshes, wet meadows, two streams, and a small spring-fed pond.
The Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
October 2, 7:00 PM: Japanamerica
Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.,
will talk about the incredible popularity of Japanese imports like
Pokemon, Speed Racer, Transformers and other anime and manga, plus
Japanese fashion and food, and how they translate into a new vision of
American culture. His discussion will expose what he describes in his
book as the "Mobius strip" of intercultural exchange between Japan and
the U.S., beginning with the postwar American occupation of Japan, both
militarily and culturally. Kelts will explore the explosion of interest
in hot conceptual artists like Takashi Murakami, as well as the rise of
the broader Asian region in the twenty-first-century American
psyche--and how the new Asian identity contains more American DNA than
most of us realize.
Also check out the new Stone Hill Center,
which opened on June 22, 2008 and was designed by Tadao Ando. Located on a wooded hillside,
Stone Hill Center houses two new galleries in which the Clark will
present exhibitions highlighting its collection as well as works
representing periods and cultures not currently shown at the Clark.
College Museum Of Art
Route 2, Williamstown, MA
Through October 5, 2008
Long Night and the New Day features 24 lithographs by
the artist Benton Spruance. The Long Night and the New Day spans
Spruance's long career, charting the major shift in his style from the
more specific and naturalistic renderings of the Depression era through
World War II to his later, more abstracted and evocative work of the
1960s. The exhibition is a celebration of a major gift of these works
and approximately 50 more from Sigmund R. Balka, Williams Class of
1956, to the museum.
NORTH ADAMS FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL
North Adams will celebrate fall with a slew of events during the
weekends of September 27 and October 4. From road races to pancake breakfasts,
dances to arts & crafts festivals, this two weekend festival will put you
in high spirits! The festivities finish off with the 53rd Annual Fall Foliage
Parade on Sunday, October 5 at 1:00 PM. Join the crowd and celebrate the advent
of the fall foliage season with a parade highlighting the beautiful foliage and
honoring sports fans of every age, with a "Salute to Sports Fans."
for the full itinerary of events!
|NORTH ADAMS OPEN STUDIOS Open Studios will be held in venues throughout the city of North Adams on Saturday and Sunday October 18th and 19th from 10:00am - 6:00pm both days.
At last year's event, over 2000 visitors and residents marveled at,
puzzled over, were challenged by and thoroughly enjoyed the work of 100
participating artists. Throngs of patrons walked the downtown streets
and rode the historic North Adams trolley. Work will again be displayed at the
Eclipse, Beaver and Windsor Mills, the Kolok Gallery; Western Gateway Heritage Stage Park and at downtown storefronts and galleries. For more
information go the website or call
|The Porches Inn
231 River Street
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247