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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

July is upon us and beginning with a bang…quite literally with firework extravaganzas in celebration of our nation's Independence!

June 30th, Friday 8-9:30PM

Witness the original summer light show, as you watch the sun set over the distant mountain ridges at Canoe Meadows and watch as the fireflies take the stage. Learn about fireflies and the best practices for viewing as well as gently capturing (and releasing!) these mystical glowing lights of summer. While the event will be cancelled in the event of rain, do not fret as there is a second date for the Firefly Frolic on Friday July 7th…same time same place! Register online or call.
Canoe Meadows Community Garden. 309 Holmes Road. Pittsfield MA. 413.637.0320

July 1st, Saturday 5-9PM

Chefs from all across the continent are gathering to prepare an incredible 6-course farm feast complete with beer and wine! Meet and dine with local standout chefs Shawn Burnette of Heritage Food & Drink and Rich Parente of Clock Tower Grill, both of the Hudson Valley. The line-up also includes Food Network’s Chopped Champion Emily Chapman of Pasquale Jones in NYC and the supremely talented David Santos of Good Stock & Nashville Hot Chicken Pop-ups. $125
Clocktower Farm. 126 Route 39 North. Sherman CT. 914.374.0633

July 4th, Tuesday, beginning at 11AM

Nothing like celebrating our nation’s independence in inimitable Williamstown style! The classic holiday parade begins at 11AM on Spring Street, followed by a reading of historical documents at Williams College’s Sawyer Library. Hear Williamstown Theatre Festival Actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British reply.

Follow that up with a 4PM showing of “The Model American” presented by the Williamstown Theatre Festival. A modern take on the classic tale of an immigrant in search of the “American Dream,” the protagonist Gabriel is young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious. As he examines whether he is running towards success or away from his past, the play asks the question: what is the price we are willing to pay for a new life? Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office. $58
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 1000 Main Street. Williamstown MA. 413.458.3253

July 4th, Tuesday 6:30PM

What could be more patriotic than celebrating the 4th with America’s favorite past-time baseball? Cheer on our local Pittsfield Suns as they try to take down the 1st-place Brockton Rox in historic Wahconah Park, where baseball has been played since 1802. The field promises their biggest fireworks show of the season. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling. $5-$10.
Wahconah Park. 105 Wahconah Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.445.7867

July 4th, Tuesday 7-10PM

Watch the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on the Walkway Over the Hudson State Park. This 1.25 mile-long and 212 foot-high walkway is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world with unparalleled view of the Hudson River, Catskill Mountains and environs. As tickets have sold out in past years, do not delay and visit their website to purchase immediately! The Walkway will open at 7PM and the fireworks will begin between 9-9:30PM. $12.50 Adults, Children free.
Walkway Over the Hudson State Park. 61 Parker Avenue. Poughkeepsie, NY. 845.834.2867

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