Vol. III No. 11 6/1/2022
First Congregational Church
1. Pop Up Fair Saturday, June 18, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Service League of the Stockbridge First Congregational Church will hold a Pop Up Fair in front of the Stockbridge Library, weather permitting. We will be offering home baked goods, jams, jellies, and kitchen crafts.
Come see what we have been up to the past few months.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
2. During June the book, An Alphabetical Romp Through the Flora of Berkshire Botanical Garden: From Agave to Zinnia will be released and sold at Berkshire Botanical Garden gift shop.
Author Stewart Edelstein pulls up a bench at BBG and shares his essay on our beloved primroses. WATCH a video of Stewart's first reading
June 1 - 5 in the Leonhardt Galleries "Hunt Country" a stunning exhibition of birds and butterflies by Slonem Hunt. 10 am to 4 pm
3. OLLI presents: Honoring Our Indigenous Heritage: Native People, Plants, Pollinators Friday June 3. Misty Cook is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. She is the author of the 2013 book "Medicine Generations: Natural Native American Medicines Traditional to the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans Tribe" and she will be speaking on June 17 to a class being given by Berkshire OLLI.
Misty's book documents 58 Native American herbal medicines passed down through her family tree of Wolf Clan Medicine People, and via tribal stories. She describes gathering and identifying these plants and preparing them through teas, tinctures, salves, and poultices. And she highlights the spirituality of plant medicine and the gifting culture within which they are shared.
More information at https://berkshireolli.org/IndigenousSummerOne2022
Photo: Sal De Fini
Naumkeag will hold a Day of Pride Sunday, June 5th, welcoming the LGTBQIA+ community to the historic home and gardens in Stockbridge.
The day will kick off with the “Berkshire Pride Family Picnic” with one show 10am – 12:30pm and a second show from 12:30 – 3pm, where families are invited to picnic on the grounds which will be decorated for Pride. Activities will include drag performances, games, and a kids’ cabaret sing-along, all of which will be age appropriate for children, yet fun for adults. Biggin’s Diggins BBQ will be on-site with its food truck serving throughout the day with gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
At 4pm, Naumkeag will welcome DJ RuBot of Occupy the Disco, fresh from his Paradisco residency at LeBain at the Standard Highline in New York City, to host the first ever Berkshire Pride Tea Dance. This event will be 18 and over and will also include food provided by Biggin’s Diggins BBQ, plus full beverage services which will require identification for purchasing alcoholic beverages. While there will be limited parking on-site at Naumkeag, there will also be a free shuttle that will run from the public parking lot on
1st Street in Pittsfield, leaving at 3:30pm and then departing Naumkeag again at 7:15pm. Parking in Pittsfield will be free of charge. Tickets for the event can be purchased at thetrustees.org/naumkeag. Pride Family Picnic tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for children. Tea Dance tickets are $27 per person, with a $10 parking pass needed per car for on-site parking at Naumkeag. Guests are encouraged to carpool whenever possible or to please use the free shuttle provided to and from Pittsfield. Participants to both events can also purchase a $15 meal ticket in advance which will cover the cost of a main dish and two sides from Biggin’s Diggins BBQ. Food can also be purchased ala carte on site on the day of the event.
All proceeds from both the Berkshire Pride Family Picnic and Tea Dance will go to support Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition, Berkshire Pride, and the Berkshire Pride Parade. For financial assistance to attend either event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trustees is ensuring our properties are welcoming, accessible, and inclusive places where everyone can feel a sense of belonging .