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North Adams is a vibrant community located in the Northwest corner of the beautiful Berkshires. Steeped in art, culture, and community - what's happening in Massachusetts' smallest city may surprise you. North Adams is the Berkshire hub from which to delve into contemporary art, indie music, outdoor recreation, fine dining, independent retail, and antiques. It's a great place to live, work, and play!

In light of this new update (full press release below) the City of North Adams is POSTPONING our 125th Celebration event...
03/12/2020

In light of this new update (full press release below) the City of North Adams is POSTPONING our 125th Celebration events that had been scheduled to occur on April 24 and April 25, 2020.

We'll announce new dates as soon as possible.

"We urge everyone in the community to continue to practice commonsense personal measures to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. These practices include recommendations to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes and face, and cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. In addition, please follow the recommendation to stay at home if you are feeling sick, and contact your primary healthcare provider if your symptoms worsen."

the Office of the Mayor
Thomas W. Bernard

Office of the Superintendent of Schools
Barbara Malkas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Ells
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 413-662-3000

MARCH 12, 2020, coronavirus update FROM THE city of north adams and North Adams public schools

NORTH ADAMS, MA (March 12, 2020) – The City of North Adams and the North Adams Public Schools (NAPS) continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation around the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Superintendent of Schools Barbara Malkas and I want to assure all residents, employees, and community members that city and school district staff are actively managing the situation in concert with local, state and federal health officials.

We urge everyone in the community to continue to practice commonsense personal measures to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. These practices include recommendations to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes and face, and cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. In addition, please follow the recommendation to stay at home if you are feeling sick, and contact your primary healthcare provider if your symptoms worsen.

This is a fast-moving and rapidly changing situation. On Tuesday, Governor Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts which includes many recommendations for executive branch state employees. We also are seeing many large events canceled locally and nationally, both in the public and private sectors in order to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus.

City and school district staff continue to meet regularly, in person and via conference call; we are connected with state and local public health officials, as well as with other local civic and school leaders, to ensure we are clear and consistent in our communications and aligned in our response plans.

On Tuesday, Superintendent Malkas informed school district staff of the following measures that will be in effect through April 17:


All school events will be cancelled or rescheduled for later in the school year.
All field trips will be cancelled or rescheduled for later in the school year.
All staff will be prohibited from travel to events, seminars, workshops, or professional development outside of the county.


Today, I am announcing the following additional protective measures for public events and City staff, building on what is in place for school staff. First among these is that we have instituted enhanced cleaning procedures at all public buildings. As part of this response plan, and in line will other communities, we will close the Mary Spitzer Senior Center on Friday, March 13, to allow staff to conduct a deep cleaning of the center before it reopens on Monday, March 16.

With regard to public events, effective immediately and for the next 30 days we are canceling all events hosted by the city, or involving city staff that meet any of the following conditions:


Any event with a potential gathering of 100 people or more. This includes the city’s 125th anniversary activities, planned for April 24-25, which will be postponed to a later date.
All professional development events and meetings outside Berkshire County, or within the County in numbers greater than the above thresholds.
Any event that cannot ensure 6 feet of space between attendees either needs to find a suitable space or make teleconferencing options available.


Additionally, any employee who appears to be ill should be sent home and be given the option to work remotely until symptoms have resolved.

I am not making this announcement lightly. I know this will present challenges for those organizing and planning public events, especially events that involve youth in our community. Every situation is unique, if you have questions about any of the above guidelines and the impact on your department feel free to reach out to the Health Department.

I encourage other organizations in the city to consider following the city’s example. Our health and public safety departments continue to safeguard public health, and we all have a part to play in supporting them in these efforts. Additional information will follow as we receive it.

Thank you again for your concern and support as we work to “flatten the curve” of the Coronavirus pandemic and ensure that our public health providers and facilities have the time and the capacity to respond to this evolving challenge.

GOOD LUCK tonight! Go, Drury Blue Devils!Drury High School Athletics Drury High School
03/10/2020

GOOD LUCK tonight! Go, Drury Blue Devils!
Drury High School Athletics Drury High School

Spring is almost here. The drive is beautiful. We're ready for you. Come visit!MASS MoCA The Clark The Distillery at Gre...
03/10/2020
5 Best Day Trips from New York City

Spring is almost here. The drive is beautiful. We're ready for you. Come visit!

MASS MoCA The Clark The Distillery at Greylock WORKS - Forager Gin & Ski Bum Rum Pedrin's Dairy Bar Williams College Museum of Art Bright Ideas Brewing TOURISTS Welcome The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA North Adams Chamber of Commerce Destination Williamstown
https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-day-trips-from-new-york-city
#northadams #intheberkshires #NAMAstay

Where to go when you need a break from the city that never sleeps.

This month’s North Adams Notes.
03/08/2020
North Adams Notes: Coronavirus update, March 8, 2020

This month’s North Adams Notes.

The City of North Adams Health Department, first responders, and the city and North Adams Public Schools administration are working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide updated information about....

NEW! Student Art Shuttle offering free transportation to MCLA and Williams College students to and from MCLA Gallery 51,...
03/05/2020

NEW! Student Art Shuttle offering free transportation to MCLA and Williams College students to and from MCLA Gallery 51, MASS MoCA, The Clark, and Williams College Museum of Art !

ART SHUTTLE has taken off! Gallery 51 awaits!! Join us!!

03/05/2020

There's always a lot to do, here in North Adams, but there are some great events going on this weekend just a few miles down the road in Adams!
It's time for their annual ThunderFest 2020 celebration and Marching with Mother Exhibit Opening, part of a yearlong celebration of Susan B. Anthony's 200th Birthday, and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

02/28/2020

What's your weekend looking like?
Here are a few events going on you might be interested in!
FRIDAY 2/28
6PM (come early) BINGO Night at North Adams Elks 487
7PM CF Presents: Zan & the Winter Folk / Madelyn Gardner at Common Folk
7PM JJ Slater at The Parlor Cafe
8PM Luke Jackson at HiLo North Adams
9PM Karaoke Night at State Street Tavern

SATURDAY 2/29
9AM-6PM Hip Hop Classic 2020 at Drury High School
3PM Craft and Sip: Room and Linen Sprays at TOURISTS Welcome
7PM ROOTS Show Your Teen Spirit Fundraiser at 3 West Events at The Norad Mill
8PM Sam Evian at MASS MoCA
8 PM Samantha Farrell at HiLo North Adams
8 PM Clem Snide - Live in the Lodge at TOURISTS Welcome

If you are a creative or artist living in #NorthAdams, fill out the artist census! This includes all disciplines, not ju...
02/19/2020
Microsoft Forms

If you are a creative or artist living in #NorthAdams, fill out the artist census!
This includes all disciplines, not just visual arts!
Tinyurl.com/artistcensus2020 Assets for Artists,​ Common Folk,​ MASS MoCA​, MCLA​, Eclipse Mill​,

Calling all local artist, performers, galleries...The deadline to apply your event for Artweek 2020 is THIS FRIDAY! http...
02/19/2020
Join ArtWeek 2020 • ArtWeekMA

Calling all local artist, performers, galleries...
The deadline to apply your event for Artweek 2020 is THIS FRIDAY!
http://www.artweekma.org/join/

JOIN ARTWEEK 2020 A STATEWIDE CREATIVE FESTIVAL FOR ALL Days Hours until event application final deadline final deadline: friday, february 21 become an event host Join the thousands of individuals, smalls businesses, organizations, and local groups across the state and host your own unique ArtWeek e...

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02/18/2020

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02/16/2020

Over 4,000 samples of 14 different chowder entries were served between 12-2pm at the 23rd Annual North Adams Winterfest 2020 Chowder Cook-Off, resulting in 351 ballots cast for “People’s Choice” favorites and write-in’s for the “Only in North Adams” most unique chowder award.

Peoples’ Choice:
Voters were asked to rank their top 3 favorite, though many just picked one. Competitors were awarded 3 points for every 1st place mark, 2 points for each 2nd place mark, and 1 point for every 3rd place mark.
And the winners are...
1st Place with 333 points – Clarksburg School, a first time entry!
2nd Place with 271 points - MCLA Dining
3rd Place with 202 points - A-oK Berkshire Barbeque

Judges’ Choice: First, thank you to this year's judges, Nick Moulton/Chef at Mezze Bistro+Bar, Nina Zacek/GM at TOURISTS Welcome, and Cheryl Adams/DJ at WUPE FM.
The judges blind tasted all fourteen entries and these are their top three.

1st Place – Grazie
2nd Place - Bounti Fare
3rd Place - Wild Oats Market

“Only in North Adams” Most Unique Chowder
This year 199 voters wrote in their chocie for the most unique chowder. This category was a tight race with only 3 points total difference between the top 5 picks, but this year's winner is the The Wigwam Western Summit with 25 votes.

Thank you to all of this year's participants for sharing their recipes with us! Every single entry was picked as 1st place by at least one of our voters. 2020 Participants: A-ok Berkshire BBQ, Berkshire Food Project, Berkshire Palate, Boston Seafood Restaurant, Bounti Fare, The Capitol Restaurant, Clarksburg School, Gramercy Bistro, Grazie, MCLA Dining, Charles H. McCann Technical School Culinary Arts, Sweetwood of Williamstown, Wigwam Western Summit, and Wild Oats Market.

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to this year's winners and a big THANK YOU to all of you for spending your time, energy, and resources to be with us and participate in the annual WinterFest tradition. I hope you'll consider joining us again next year! WINTERFEST 2021 will be Saturday, February 20, 2021.

02/13/2020

Had a great time this morning talking all things North Adams Winterfest 2020 with Mike Garland at Wnaw!

Looking forward to doing it again tomorrow morning around 8:30 a.m. with our friend, Cheryl Adams, on WUPE FM!

Another North Adams Winterfest 2020 favorite are the horse-drawn wagon rides!  Rides are free and offered from 1-3PM.Thi...
02/11/2020

Another North Adams Winterfest 2020 favorite are the horse-drawn wagon rides! Rides are free and offered from 1-3PM.
This year we welcome Dogwood Horse and Carriage to North Adams. The line for rides will start roughly at the curb by the MountainOne lobby entrance.

#winterfest2020 #northadams #intheberkshires #mynorthadams

Countdown to North Adams Winterfest 2020! We're just days away from the winter fun and events! Event programs will be av...
02/11/2020

Countdown to North Adams Winterfest 2020! We're just days away from the winter fun and events! Event programs will be available throughout downtown locations this weekend, but here is the digital version if you don't feel like searching when you come down!

Here's this year's map for for all the ice carving action at North Adams Winterfest 2020! See you on Saturday, February ...
02/06/2020

Here's this year's map for for all the ice carving action at North Adams Winterfest 2020! See you on Saturday, February 15th!

ICE SPONSORS: Berkshire Emporium & Antiques, Desperados Mexican Restaurant, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Klipper Kingz Barber Co., Moresi Real Estate Partners, Pop Cares, TD Bank, Wonder Dano Window Washing.

ARTISTS: Keith Bona, Don Boudreau, Jonathan Spinner, the St. Pierre brothers, Ben Lamb, Peter Vacchina, Dan Orcutt, and Bob Markey

NEW LOCATIONS this year for the North Adams Winterfest 2020 Farmers and Crafters Market! You can find the crafters/artis...
02/06/2020

NEW LOCATIONS this year for the North Adams Winterfest 2020 Farmers and Crafters Market!

You can find the crafters/artist at the MCLA Design Lab at 49 Main Street and the Farms/Food vendors at 81 Main Street.

2020 Farm and Food vendors at 81 Main Street: Ashford Heights Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, DeMarsico's Wine Cellar​, Highland Ledge Farm​, Mountain Girl Farm​, Natalya's Ethnic Cuisine, Polish Roadside Grill, and Senecal's Sugarhouse.

2020 Crafters at 49 Main Street: Bees n' Blossoms​, BerkSherps' DIY Studio & Boutique​, Country Things from The Stonehill Farm, Crafted Arts by Chele​, J.B.Smith Designs​, Jackie's Strings & Things, Katies Custom Jewelry, Kered Designs, McKay's Family Farm & Fibers, Milltown Beadworks, Oh My Stars n Garters​, MonArtistic Pet Products Robyn Whitney, and Twin Pines Jewelry

#northadams #northadamsma #mynorthadams #intheberkshires #winterfest2020

02/04/2020

The North Adams Winterfest 2020 markets are full, the ice blocks are ordered, and we've just about got our complete list of 2020 Chowder Cook-off competitors!
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 15 from noon to 2:00 p.m. to sample some delicious chowder and cast your vote for the best!

A-oK Berkshire Barbeque, Berkshire Food Project, Berkshire Palate, Boston Seafood Restaurant, Bounti Fare, Clarksburg Elementary School, Gramercy Bistro, MCLA, Charles H. McCann Technical School, Polish Roadside Grill, and Sweetwood of Williamstown

01/31/2020

LAST CALL for Chowder Cook-off competitors at North Adams Winterfest 2020!

As of today the competitors are: Boston Seafood Restaurant, Berkshire Palate, Gramercy Bistro, Polish Roadside Grill, MCLA, Berkshire Food Project, Clarksburg Elementary School, and Sweetwood of Williamstown.

WinterFest Chowder Cook-off applications can be filled out online using this link: https://airtable.com/shrebaNQF7SYnY60x

Last year, Ramuntos North Adams, MA took home 1st prize for the Judges' Choice and Charles H. McCann Technical School took home 1st prize for the People's Choice.

Who will win this year's competition? You'll have to come and help us decide!

01/29/2020

North Adams Winterfest 2020 is coming up and that means the annual Chowder Cook-off is just a few weeks away!

Last year Ramuntos North Adams, MA took home 1st prize for the Judges' Choice and Charles H. McCann Technical School took home 1st prize for the People's Choice.

Who will win this year's competition? You'll have to come and help us decide!

As of today the competitors are: Boston Seafood Restaurant, Berkshire Palate, Polish Roadside Grill, MCLA, Berkshire Food Project, and Sweetwood of Williamstown.

What local restaurants or organizations would you like to see compete this year?

01/27/2020

Just under three weeks to go until North Adams Winterfest 2020!

We're looking forward to a full day of winter FUN! Here is a list of the day's events. We're still looking for more Chowder Cook-off competitors and Ice Block Sponsors/Carvers.

9am - 4pm Ice Sculpting on Main St. & Eagle St.
9am - 3pm Green Mountain Weavers and Spinners Community Spin-In at All Saints Parish Hall
10am - 4pm Fun in the Snow at Colegrove Park
10am - 3pm Farmers’ Market at 81 Main St.
10am - 3pm Craft/arts Market at 49 Main St.
10am - Noon Hot Cocoa and Cookies at MountainOne, 93 Main
11am - 1pm | Kids’ Winter Carnival, games and activities at the First Baptist Church North Adams Main Street entrance
11:30am - 1:30pm Open Gym at J Star Gymnastics
Noon - 2pm Chowder Cook-off at The Green, 85 Main St.
Noon - 2pm Community Campfire & S’mores on Holden St.
1 - 3pm Horse drawn Wagon Rides on Main St. by Dogwood Horse and Carriage
2 - 4pm Free Ice Skating & Skate Rentals at the Peter W Foote Vietnam Veterans Skating Rink, 1267 Church St.

Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn't do this without you!
North Adams Tourism, Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne, First Hartford Realty Corp., Moresi Real Estate Partners, Scarafoni Financial Group/ CT management, TD Bank, and The Green.

This is a great weekend to visit North Adams. Lots of really incredible fundraisers, some great live music, AND MASS MoC...
01/24/2020

This is a great weekend to visit North Adams. Lots of really incredible fundraisers, some great live music, AND MASS MoCA is FREE for everyone!

Saturday:
10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. (FREE), COMMUNITY, MASS MoCA Community Day. Free Admission for All MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, (413) 662-2111

10:00 A.M. (DONATIONS), FUNDRAISER, bakersandmakersevents: Australian Bushfire Relief Fundraiser A-ok Berkshire Barbeque, 2601 MASS MoCA Way, [email protected]

4:00 P.M. (FREE), ART, Assets 4 Artists Open Studios Assets 4 Artists at MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way

5:30 P.M. ($25), FUNDRAISER, Ultimate Musical Bingo Fundraiser for Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill, 41 Roberts Drive, (413) 346-4067
6:00 P.M. (Free, $5 suggested donation), FUNDRAISER, Berkshire Dance Theatre 2020 Winter Showcase Church Street Center, 375 Church Street

8:00 P.M. ($15 - $28), MUSIC, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, (413) 662-2111 More information.

8:00 P.M. ($10), MUSIC, StompBoxTrio HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

9:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Pitcher's Mound, Jason & Trev LIVE! Pitcher's Mound Pub, 218 Ashland Street

SUNDAY:
1:00 P.M. ($20/person), FUNDRAISER, 3rd Annual Bowling With Ballerinas Tournment Greylock Bowl & Golf, 41 Roberts Drive

6:00 P.M. ($30), FUNDRAISER, Hoosac River Revivial's 2nd Annual Trivia Night! North Adams American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive

Just putting the finishing touches on...
Ad Minoliti: Fantasías Modulares is on view beginning Saturday, January 25. (Right in time for Community Day: Free Admission For All!)

Learn more about this exhibition:
massmoca.org/event/ad-minoliti-fantasias-modulares/

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10 Main St, Ste 216
North Adams, MA
01247

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(413) 664-6180

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