Pittsfield Children’s Activities K. Cortes 2017

Family Fun in Downtown Pittsfield!

Downtown Pittsfield is full of fun opportunities for adults and kids. Even with the summer winding down, there are still many free and inexpensive activities for kids and their families in Downtown Pittsfield!   The Common on First Street is a public park just a moment’s walk from North Street. Spend the day enjoying a…

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Quotation posters in Downtown Pittsfield highlight Pittsfield’s Literary Past

What is the meaning behind the posters?   The posters in Downtown Pittsfield are artwork commissioned by The Mastheads, a new writers’ residency program in Pittsfield, MA. To celebrate the launch of their inaugural season, The Mastheads commissioned artist Michael McKay of Empty Set Projects (150 South St. Pittsfield, MA) to create ten posters adorned…


PITTSFIELD JOBS: Executive Director of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DOWNTOWN PITTSFIELD, INC. Well-established nonprofit dedicated to the economic revitalization of downtown Pittsfield seeks an Executive Director.  Candidate must possess a magnetic personality, strong communication and relationship-building skills, a good sense of humor, and the ability to organize and manage a variety of projects.  Experience in nonprofit management and marketing is preferred.…


Sit back and enjoy the show: Beacon Cinema is replacing seats with recliners

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle By Carrie Saldo, csaldo@berkshireeagle.com   PITTSFIELD — Things are about to get cushier at the Beacon Cinema. The downtown theater is the latest in the region to convert its existing seating to larger reclining seats. The $500,000 upgrade, set to begin in July, will be its first since opening in…


Pittsfield & Berkshires No. 1 for arts

Arts Vibrancy Index names this region as the top arts community of our size in the nation Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle, Special By Clarence Fanto Pittsfield and Berkshire County are the No. 1 medium-sized communities in the nation for the arts. That’s the verdict from the third annual Arts Vibrancy Index compiled by the…

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Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. 2017 Annual Meeting to Honor Berkshire Health Systems

Please click here to RSVP for the Annual Meeting: https://goo.gl/forms/3X5p60kEyfAgTS242 Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. (DPI) is pleased to announce Berkshire Health Systems, Inc. (BHS) as the 2017 recipient of its annual President’s Award for BHS’s contribution to the growth of downtown Pittsfield.  This award and others will be presented at DPI’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 18 at…


United Way Program to Provide Kindergarteners With Supplies

Excerpt from iBerkshires.com by Andy McKeever PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Every child entering kindergarten next year will have a backpack full of supplies. Berkshire Bank employees will be filling 1,200 backpacks with books, supplies, reading lists, and informational fliers as part of the Berkshire United Way’s day of caring. The literacy kits will be given out…


Cuban meal a hit at Christian Center

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle by Dick Lindsay, rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com Monthly ethnic meals offer special way to draw community together PITTSFIELD — The aroma from The Christian Center kitchen took Samantha Mathis back to south Florida. “When I came in here, it smelled so good, the pork and the chicken,” she said. Mathis and her two…

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2017 Downtown Spring Clean Up: Friday, May 12, 2017

Due to rain the event has been postponed to Friday, May 12. To participate in the 2017 Downtown Spring Clean Up, please call 413-443-6501. Admit it – downtown Pittsfield is pretty good looking! But after a long and snowy winter, there’s bound to be some dirt behind our ears. So let’s get together and spiff…