Come Out & Play ! - June 2011
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Get Outside & Play !


Dinner on top of the Mountain

Coming for the weekend?

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June's thrifty special: Trailhead ! 

This one's for all you crunchy types... we're offering a special to make the most of exploring the beauty of the Berkshire hills, up close and personal... Trailhead features Hikes & Walks in the Berkshire Hills, a guidebook with details on a range of excursions for all ages and abilities. Plus, we're including two packable packages of BOLA Granola and two bottles of water to help sustain you during your adventure. This special also includes overnight accommodations in a deluxe room and our healthful continental breakfast. Available Sunday - Thursday during the month of June (based on availability; blackout dates apply) from $215 plus taxes. Check rates and availability anytime.


Add a spark of adventure to your next group outing

Bonding, teambuilding, reuniting or just having fun - whatever you want to call it, recreational activities that include everyone are an important part of any group outing.  They're the things that bring people together, create memories and generate stories about the trip for years to come.  We're working with Zoar Outdoor to create Group Adventure Packages - combining overnight rooms at Porches, a communal gathering in one of our private meeting rooms or outdoor spaces, and an activity at Zoar - rafting, paddling, rock climbing or zip-lining.  In addition, you and your group will enjoy our healthful continental breakfast buffet, a morning coffee/tea break, a delicious catered lunch, and an afternoon combination break of coffee/tea, cookies, and fresh fruit. Group Adventure Packages start at $219 per person (inclusive). If you are interested in our straight-up Complete Meeting Package (sans adventure!), please let us know and we'll be glad to tell you all about it. Contact Jana St. Germain at 413.664.0400 or and we'll set up a time to review the components with you and work with you to put together a complete package.

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 New Exhibit at Mass moca !second

The Workers Mass MoCA

The Workers Opens at MASS MoCA starting May 29

What does work look like today in a global economy marked by outsourcing, rapid migration, disruptive economies, and a state of labor that seems fractured, precarious, and almost invisible? With video, sculpture, photography, and performance art from 25 artists, The Workers examines the way labor is represented today (and how some contemporary workers choose to represent themselves). 
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cGet OUtside & Play !
Mount Greylock in the Spring

Hike Mount Greylock!
At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. Make your way up to catch awesome views of the surrounding Berkshire landscape, some 60-90 miles around. Mt. Greylock became Massachusetts' first wilderness state park, acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, to preserve its natural environment for your enjoyment. Wild and rugged yet intimate and accessible, Mount Greylock rewards the visitor exploring this special place of scenic and natural beauty. Click here to plan your visit to Mount Greylock!

Satiate Your Inner Geology Geek !
Discover a geologic wonder at the 48-acre Natural Bridge State Park. Examine the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America, and tour an abandoned marble quarry. The "natural bridge" for which the park is named, according to geologists, is 550 million year old bedrock marble, carved into an arch by the force of glacial melt water over 13,000 years ago; one of the best places in New England to demonstrate the effects of glaciation. The bridge spans rushing Hudson Brook as it twists and tumbles through a steep 60-foot deep gorge.
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dHave DInner on top of the Mountain !
Bascom Lodge

Starting June 1: Have dinner at the top at Mount Greylock!
Bascom Lodge is a rustic stone and wood lodge perched atop Mount Greylock in Western Massachusetts. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's to provide accommodations for hikers, vacationers, and nature enthusiasts, there are homemade dinner and events of all sorts, including musical performances.

The large dining room with its high ceiling and hand-cut oak beams provides an ideal atmosphere for a meal and the enclosed porch with wraparound windows overlooks the finest views in the Berkshires. Stone fireplaces create a relaxing setting after a day of hiking. The restaurant and cafe serve a varied and changing menu inspired by the ethnic diversity of regional American cuisine and emphasizing fresh, organic, locally produced foods.

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eSee More Art at Studio21South !

Studio 21 South 

"Inside/Out" featuring the work of Katy Schneider & David Gloman
From June 4-July 10

Feast your eyes on this joint exhibition of a Northampton-based couple. Schneider, a Lecturer at Smith College, paints the interior of the family home, sometimes capturing it in its anarchic natural state, other times organizing its artifacts into carefully composed still lives.  Gloman, a Resident Artist at Amherst College, turns his attention outdoors. Working on site, he by turns captures the feral, evanescent qualities of the natural environment or plucks order from chaos, placing it into quiet compositions.

Studio21south is located at 189 Beaver Street/Route 8, in North Adams.
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fComing for the Weekend? Here's what's going on !

Grammy-Award Winner Rosanne Cash at MASS MoCA May 28
Rosanne Cash is one of America's pre-eminent singers and songwriters. Over the past thirty years she has recorded twelve albums, and has had 11 #1 singles. In that time she has navigated her own path between country and rock, roots and pop, writing songs that are finely-wrought vignettes, both highly personal and universally appealing. If you're headed to Porches this weekend, click here to purchase tickets.

This Friday at The Rub: Singer-Songwriter CJ Field
CJ Field is a 23 year old singer/songwriter from North Adams, MA. CJ has played almost 500 shows up and down the East Coast over the past 2 years and is currently recording his first major studio release of all original music. CJ has been referred to as a songwriting prodigy, his sound may sound may remind you of Bruce Springsteen or Johnny Cash.

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This Saturday at The Elf Parlor: Tree Collage and Bakez & Dixon at 9PM
Tree Collage (Improvisational Electronic) opens for Bakez & Dixon (Mutant Hip-Hop) No Cover, Serving FULL MENU and Beer/Wine (w/ I.D) Open until midnight. Elf Parlor 303 Ashland St. North Adams, MA. All Ages. Click here for more.

Saturday, June 11: The NAMA Prom
The North Adams Prom Committee will host its sixth annual semi-formal NAMA Prom on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., at the Elks Lodge. For six years, the prom committee -- a mix of city natives and people newer to the area drawn by the emerging art scene -- has put on a springtime dance party at the Elks Lodge. North Adams Elks, 100 Eagle St, N. Adams. 21+. Click here for more.
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