The Season is Upon Us (part 1)

Stockbridge (and beyond), Massachusetts – The season is upon us! Summer is just around the corner and the crowds of visitors to our glorious Berkshire Mountains’ communities grow a little larger each day.

For those of us living year round in The Berkshires, this is the time of year to check the calendars of our favorite seasonal cultural and outdoor venues and plan our outings. It’s also the time when free family and community days are announced; so, be sure to check in on your favorite institutions regularly to see what’s happening in and around Stockbridge.

View the calendar of Berkshire Botanical Gardens to learn more about topics like backyard beekeeping and landscaping or to sign up for their various field studies like the Foraging & Feasting Plant Walk.

Have you visited Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum or booked a train ride lately? Starting on June 9th and running on alternating Saturdays is the Cabaret Getaway Train, an adult only experience with soul soothing music, cocktails, and snacks. There is also a variety of family fun train ride experiences.

New this year to the Bidwell House Museum are The Family tour, offered twice a month on Friday, and the Guided Walk, offered one Saturday a month. Learn more about the various tours and museum history by clicking here. There is also a self-guided option for those who prefer to explore at their own pace.

Chesterwood was once the home of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of Boston’s Minute Man and The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Carrying forward this rich history in the arts, find an artist-in-residence; permanent collection; historic home and studio; outdoor sculpture; a wooded trail; and many special events May-October. View their full calendar of events.

Coming to The Clark June 9th is the exhibition Women Artist in Paris, 1850-1900. This exhibition showcases the remarkable artistic production of women artists working in Paris during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Mark your calendar for FREE family fun day on June 29th. Visit their website to explore The Clark’s full summer schedule or art and culture. Plan now!

And don’t forget The Stockbridge Library Association with free children, teen, and adult programming that goes on all year long! If you don’t have a library card, sign up today.

Whether you live here year round or you’re visiting The Berkshires, plan now for your late spring and summer cultural activities. Summer will soon be upon us!

The museums, gardens, and cultural institutions listed above are proud members of The Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce.

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