Vol. II No. 09 5/1/2021
Opening and Closing in the time of COVID
In the spirit of optimism, Stockbridge Updates is making a change. The new title of this section (next issue) will be:
Openings, Closings, and Events Around Town
Stockbridge Cultural Council awards 2021 grants
State Representative Smitty Pignatelli and Karen Marshall, Chair of the Stockbridge Cultural Council, awarded $6,600 to cultural programs taking place in or serving Stockbridge. The recipients are:
- Greenagers/Climate Action;
- Laurel Hill Association/Laurel Hill Day;
- Indigenous People's Day Walk;
- IS183/Berkshire Artists Residency Program;
- Berkshire Theatre Group/BTG Plays summertime classes;
- Tom Truss/Rewritten; Chester Theatre 2021 season;
- Shakespeare & Company 2021 Fall Festival;
- Mass Audubon/Bringing Nature to You;
- Berkshire Pulse Outdoor Dance Festival;
- Pooja Prema/Rites of Passage 20/20 Vision;
- Berkshire Ukulele Band & Berkshire Sings!;
- Berkshire Music School/Global Influence on American Music;
- Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives/History of Ice Glen and Ice Harvesting in Stockbridge;
- SculptureNow/IceFire; Arts in Recovery for Youth; Cantilena Choir summer concerts; and
- Berkshire Children's Chorus/Take the Lead Program.
The members of the Stockbridge Cultural Council are Karen Marshall, Lionel Delevingne, Lynn Edelstein, Janet Egelhofer, Mary Flournoy, Ed Lane, Andrea Sholler, Rebecca Weinman, and Rena Zurofsky. To apply for a grant, contact Karen Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkshire Botanical Garden
The exhibition called "Flights of Fancy" featuring jewelry designed by Mindy Lam opens in the Leonhardt Galleries ion Center House on May 1. You can choose from hundreds of brooches on exhibit through June 6th and are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit BBG. To see Lam's work, go to: https://mindylamcouture.com/berkshire-exhibition/
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
You are also invited to join Berkshire Community's "One Book One Community" county-wide read. The book is Stop Telling Women to Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.
"Join the effort to make all public spaces — including the streets, restaurants, parks and public transit — free from sexual harassment and safe for all people at all times."
Covid vaccinations open to all over age of 18
Tanglewood Season 2021 — July 9 – August 16
Favorites Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams, and the Boston Pops will perform. There will be a focus on
Beethoven. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17 at www.tanglewood.org and 888-266-1200, $15-$160.
Congregational Church Fundraiser
May 2 — The First Congregational Church will host a fundraiser from 1-6 p.m. in the Edwards Room. Admission to the Art Show is free. Proceeds from sales will help with restoration of the historic building.
Footprints of our Ancestors conducts a Mohican History Walking Tour of Stockbridge.