Albany Berkshire Ballet
51 North Street, Pittsfield, Ma. 01201
Professional ballet company, performing classical and contemporary dance 15 weeks a year at the Koussevitzky Arts Center at Berkshire Community College.
A self guided tour of artwork in downtown Pittsfield. Walk the downtown area and view 13 contemporary sculptures by well-known accomplished artists. All the sculptures are outdoors and located within a comfortable walking distance so you can easily experience the culture and charm of downtown Pittfield.
Arrowhead, Home of Herman Melville
780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, Ma. 01201
Melville's home from 1850 - 1862. Site where Moby Dick and other works were written. House tours, gardens, nature trail, exhibits, museum shop, special events and programs.
28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, Ma. 01201
Municipal arts center providing programs which are both physically and economically accessible year round. Gallery, workshops, studios, public murals, Artabout performing art series, writers workshops.
1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, Ma. 01201
Herman Melville Memorial Room: unique collection of books, pictures, letters and memorabilia relating to the author of Moby-Dick, written in Pittsfield. Local history room, extensive genealogy collection.
Berkshire Lyric Theatre
P.O. Box 347, Pittfield, Ma. 01202
Classic choral repertoire, adult oratoria chorus and children's chorus from September to June.
Route 7, Downtown Pittsfield, Ma. 01201
The region's only museum of art, science and history. Aquarium, gift shop and vend-o-mat snack room.
Barrington Stage Company
58 Union Street, Pittsfield, Ma 01201
The company that produced the Tony Award-winning musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has established itself in its newly renovated theater on Union Street in downtown Pittsfield.
Berkshire Opera Company
297 North Street, Pittsfield, Ma. 01201
Performances at Koussevitzky Arts Center, Berkshire Community College
Professional Opera Company, performances are held throughout the summer and are fully staged and performed in Italian with English super-titles.
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
The newly restored historic Colonial Theatre opened in August 2006 with the smash musical Rent, and has been established as a hub of world-class entertainment, community performances, and special events in the heart of downtown Pittsfield.
Hancock Shaker Village
Explore Shaker life as you visit twenty historic buildings located within a working heritage farm. Watch traditional crafts being produced in Shaker workshops and try crafts in the Discovery Room. Presentations of Shaker Music, worship and life and first person portrayals offer a variety of experiences from which to choose.
Park Square Historic District
Historic buildings, Civil War Memorial, Holocaust Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, numerous commemorative painted murals, Historic Walking Tour, maps and other tourist brochures available at the Pittsfield Visitors Center, 121 South Street, 413-395-0105.
South Mountain's Concert Hall has been the scene of distinguished chamber music since 1918. Concerts performed on Sunday afternoons, September through October.
America's oldest community theater. October through May.
21 trails, 98% snowmaking. Day and night family oriented ski school. Rental skis and snowboards. In the summer water slides and other activities are available at Play Bousquet.
Boating on Onota Lake.
U-Drive Boat Rentals1651 North StreetPittsfield, Ma. 01201Phone: 413-442-7020
Boat rentals on Pontoosuc Lake. Call for daily schedule.
Berkshire Sculling Association
Burbank Park, Onota Lake,
Adjacent to public boat launch
Instruction and rentals are available at various lakes by appointment only. Call for arrangements and daily schedules.
(first come - first serve)
Herberg Middle School501 Pomeroy AvenuePittsfield, Ma.
Lakewood ParkNewell StreetPittsfield, Ma.
Pittsfield High School300 East StreetPittsfield, Ma.
Ponterril Tennis CourtsEast Acres RoadPittsfield, Ma.
Taconic High School96 Valentine RoadPittsfield, Ma.
PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
General Electric Athletic ClubCrane AvenuePittsfield, Ma.Phone: 413-443-5746
Pontoosuc Lake Country ClubRidge AvenuePittsfield, Ma.Phone: 413-445-4217
31 Campsites, 10,000 acres
(For more information on City Parks, contact Department of Parks and Recreation at 413-499-9343)Pittsfield CommonFirst Street, Pittsfield, Ma.
Playground, skateboard park
Crane PlaygroundBenedict Road and Springside AvenuePittsfield, Ma.
Inline street hockey rink.
Springside ParkNorth Street, Pittsfield, Ma.
Vincent J. Herbert Arboretum, gardens
Burbank Park on Onota LakeValentine Road and Lakeway Drive
Swimming, boating and picnicking
Pontoosuc Lake Park
Route 7 and Hancock Road
Swimming, boating and picnicking
West Housatonic Street
Sledding, walking and running track.
Fred Garner River Park
Canoe launch and parking area.
MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON SOCIETY
Trails, observation building, guided activities.
Boys and Girls Club
Phone: 448-8258 (indoor)
The Pittsfield Common
(outdoor - weather permitting)
Onota and Pontoosuc Lakes
Clapp Park, Osceola Park
Cross Country Skiing
Canoe Meadows, Pittsfield State Forest, Springside Park
Pittsfield always has something going on no matter what the season. Throughout the year, fairs, festivals, parades and concerts abound, sponsored by the many cultural organizations in the city. We invite your family to enjoy our city’s activities beginning with spring. Take a fresh look at new life on the farm with baby animals or learn all about the weaving process from sheep to shawl featured at the Hancock Shaker Village. Then join us at Celebrate Pittsfield Street Festival as summer starts and plan to attend six juried outdoor art shows, “Artshow Amherst in Pittsfield”
located on the streets in downtown Pittsfield. In July, you will want to attend our popular Fourth of July Parade and enjoy watching the Pittsfield Dukes play ball in historic Wahconah Park. Other unique summer venues include the Pittsfield Garden Tour, Jewish Film Festival at Knesset Israel Synagogue and Arrowhead’s Civil War Days. A host of outdoor concerts, farmers markets and antique fairs beckon visitors as well as the locals. The bright autumn colors signal the end of summer with fall harvest celebrations at the Hancock Shaker Village with their Shaker Suppers. Of course, the fun of pumpkin carving and scarecrow making add to this season’s fun. The holidays play host to the spectacular Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum and other traditional events held at Arrowhead and the Hancock Shaker Village. And finally, when mother nature paints the countryside white, it’s time for the city’s Winter Festival featuring multiple outdoor activities for the whole family, including sledding, ice skating, skiing and other activities. Add to that Hancock Shaker Village’s Winter Weekend when families can glimpse life in the 19th century and learn about ice cutting, children’s games and other shaker traditions.