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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

WOMEN WRITING THROUGH LOSS
August 17th, Thursday 4-5:15PM

In Edith Wharton’s home, three female authors who share remarkable connections across geography, experience, profession and religion are coming together to read from their work and discuss the profound power of these connections. Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, Rebecca Soffer and Emily Rapp—women, authors, friends, mothers—have forged a powerful bond after experiencing great personal loss, and writing their way out of it. $20 General, $15 Members.
The Stable at The Mount. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox MA. 413.551.5100
While in Lenox discover our favorite things!


A WEEKEND IN KINGSTON

IDEA LAB POP-UP SHOP: FRESH FASHION
August 18th-20th, Friday & Saturday 11AM-9PM, Sunday 10AM-4PM

Idea Lab is a brand of clothing designed to combat the mass-produced, cookie cutter, fast fashion of the day. Their intelligent design and accessories boast a personalized feel, design integrity, durability and comfort. Their pop-up store in Kingston will feature their own fashion line, as well as products from other brands that align with their aesthetic and values.
237 North Front Street. Kingston NY.

SMORGASBURG UPSTATE: BKLYN COMES TO KINGSTON
August 19th & 20th, Saturday & Sunday 11AM-6PM

Smorgasburg features the Hudson Valley’s and upstate region’s most exciting chefs, food purveyors and craft brewers alongside a curated selection of handmade design, vintage clothing and antiques. Don’t miss the last market featuring summer’s bounty (though there are two more in the fall) with offerings from local faves Terrapin Restaurant, Bread Alone Bakery, Jane’s Ice Cream and Kingston’s own PAKT. See website for full list of vendors.
Hutton Brickyards. 200 North Street. Kingston NY.

SINGING IN THE STREETS: CHRONOGRAM BLOCK PARTY
August 19th, Saturday 3-11PM

The 5th iteration of this highly popular event includes live entertainment, many local food vendors, a beer & wine garden and, of course, a dunking booth. Entertainment headliners include Hudson Valley-grown performers; local son JK Vanderbilt will be performing his soon-to-be-released album, How to Build A Fire, and Team Energy Dance Company born of the innovative organization, The Center for Creative Education, that offers dance, music, theater and more to at-risk youth throughout the Hudson Valley. See website for full schedule.
Wall Street btw. John & North Front Streets. Kingston NY.


GHOSTS FROM THE GILDED AGE:
IN SEARCH OF THE PARANORMAL AT VENTFORT HALL

August 19th, Saturday 7PM

Husband and wife Thomas & Johnna Kelly together founded the team, Ghost Magnets with a Twist, and together with techs and empaths, they explore properties for the paranormal. The Berkshires seem ripe with possibility—boasting many expansive homes with secret passageways and back staircases and centuries of family drama and intrigue. Ventfort Hall, the Gilded Age Jacobean Revival-style mansion built in the late 19th century, is still being restored after a period of neglect and disrepair…sounds like an excellent place to search. Whether you believe in the paranormal or appreciate remarkable historic architecture, join in for this amusing nighttime adventure throughout the halls of this historic home.
Ventfort Hall. 104 Walker Street. Lenox MA. 413.637.3206
While in Lenox discover our favorite things!



Have you attended one of our Happening This Week events recently? What did you think? We would love your feedback. Email: cpenrose@berkshirestyle.com

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