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Our July Getaway - A Very Thrifty Summer Special

Our Modernist Escape offer includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe guestroom and admission for two to the Clark's Picasso Looks at Degas exhibition. This is the first exploration of Picasso's lifelong fascination with Degas's art and personality, and sheds light on the emergence of twentieth-century modernism by providing new insights into the multifaceted creativity of these two great artists. Offered Sunday-Thursday during the month of July (based on availability) from $199 (plus taxes); please inquire about an upgrade, starting at $30 per night.

We've brought our Williamstown Theatre Package back for summer by popular demand!  Just a 10-minute drive from Porches is the Williamstown Theatre Festival, hailed by Newsweek as "the best of all American summer theaters," which attracts the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Bradley Cooper, Campbell Scott and Judith Light, and many others. Porches' Williamstown Theatre Package includes two tickets with preferred seating. With overnight accommodations and breakfast the following morning, the package is priced from $289 (upgrades are available for an additional cost) from Sunday through Thursday. Opening night performances are not available.

To reserve either special, call 413.664.0400 or
email us.

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fresh summer berries for the pickin'

Pick Local Berries
There are several farms in the northern Berkshires with fresh berries for you to pick and enjoy! Take home a bunch and make your own preserves and pies with Berkshire-grown produce. This season is unusually early, so call ahead to see what crops are in. Harvest is weather dependent, so always call ahead for picking details. Here are Berkshire Grown farmers who are growing berries:

Green River Farm, Williamstown  (413) 458-2470

Ioka Valley Farm, Hancock (413) 738-5915

Lakeview Orchard, Lanesboro (413) 448-6009

Mezze Restaurant Opens on New Three Acres Property
In June 2010, Mezze restaurant relocated to three beautiful, bucolic acres overlooking Sheep Hill in Williamstown, MA. This move allows Nancy Thomas and her team the opportunity to better put into practice their farm-to-table mission and commitment to fostering closer relationships between eaters, growers and the environment. Mezze provides catering services to Porches guests for meetings, social events and weddings. Check out their new website here...

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a bunch of things to do
WTF - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Williamstown Theatre Festival Opens with a Smash! Catch It This Week!

The Romans are coming! The Main Stage season begins with director Jessica Stone's all-male troop of actors in a fresh, "old" take on American master and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Sondheim's raucous musical classic, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Check out the entire season on the WTF's website - call us at 413.664.0400 or email Porches to inquire about our WTF Special, available on selected dates in July and August.

Summer Hit at MASS MoCA
Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe calls Petah Coyne's Everything That Rises Must Converge at MASS MoCA a, "dark, glamorous, gothic, and (an) exceptionally beautiful mid-career retrospective," and hails Material World as a "marvelous show..."  Read all about it here.

Art Takes over North Adams
38 visual art destinations make DownStreet Art better than ever this year! Get down to downtown North Adams for 15 new exhibitions, 6 site-specific installations, 4 museums, 2 artist studios and galleries.

Spanish Exploration at the Clark
Juan Muņoz Gallery Talk
July 15, 22 & 29 | 3:30 pm
Juan Muņoz was a sculptor with an uncanny talent for transforming the spaces his works inhabited. During this outdoor talk, explore how his figural works resonate with Stone Hill Center and learn more about this playful artist. The docent will remain after the talk to answer questions. Free with gallery admission.

Explore Massachusetts' Highest Peak
There's a lot going on at Mount Greylock Reservation- guided hikes for the family, leisurely walks, musical performances, lectures, discussions and more. Click here to see the July calendar. Make it a full day and include a meal at Bascom Lodge, located at top of Greylock!

Feminism Through Art
A new exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art,
This Girl Bends: Art and Feminism Since 1960, explores the connections between art and feminism through sculpture, video, photography, and prints spanning the past 50 years. Themes include: sexual politics, re-visioning history, the body, and the role of media culture in shaping gender identity. The exhibition features over 30 objects from the museum's collection, including work by Lynda Benglis, Patty Chang, Ed Kienholz, Glenn Ligon, Ana Mendieta, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Carolee Schneemann, Kiki Smith, and Nancy Spero. Follow this link for a full roster of events at the museum.

Our friends at the Eclipse Mill always have something going on - click here to view current and upcoming events. If you're interested in seeing a map of all the galleries in the Berkshires, click here.

Free Outdoor Concerts
Every Wednesday evening at 7PM, there is free live musical performances beside Windsor Lake in North Adams - click here for more information. On Sundays in nearby Williamstown, there's a festival-like fair with food, crafts and a variety of performances - follow this link for details.

As American As...
How about a good ol' fashioned ball game? The North Adams Steeplecats brings the best in collegiate baseball to our humble city. There are plenty of home games, so bring a blanket and the whole family!

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