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MAY

  SUNDAY, MAY 21st

JAZZ SUNDAY

                               SUNDAY  JAZZ  DINNER  The opening weekend of the 2017 season swings into full-gear with the lively rhythms of  The  Wes  Brown  Trio  with  singer  Jill Connolly. Performance in the lodge's dining room throughout dinner (7:00 to 9:00pm). See "menu page" for the evening's pricing and menu options.

  SATURDAY, MAY 27th

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Memorial Day Weekend Festivities for the 80th Season of Bascom Lodge!

Free and Open to the Public!

Incantation Workshop - Music & Puppet Performance - Beekeeping Demo

Family fun filled day with local artisans!

NOON: Welcome/Blessing Song with JoAnne Spies

JoAnne Spies

Beekeeping Demo   12-1pm

Bees

Richard Clapper from the Northern Berkshire Beekeeper's Association will discuss the joys and challenges of beekeeping and the workings of the hive. Equipment and resources to get started beekeeping will be reviewed.

 

Nutshell Playhouse   1-2pm

Nutshell

The Nutshell Playhouse returns to entertain us with their music and cast of puppet characters and their new play: Mambo and Nemonee’s Worldwide Adventure

Incantations and Song Magic  2:30 - 4:30

Mt. Greylock is the highest mountain in Massachusetts and J.K Rowling has designated it as the home of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardy!!

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In this two hour family and children workshop we will determine if we are Thunderbirds, Horned Serpents, Pukwudgies or Wampuses and then create incantations, chants or poems based on our character. What is the sound at the heart of the snake horn fragment? Our creations can be performed or kept secret.   

    Rhythm instruments provided or found outdoors.    

        Let's see what we got in the way of Defense and Magic.

          To register by Saturday, May 27th e-mail: spiesarts@gmail      

            Free with dragon heartstring.

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              SUNDAY, MAY 28th

              MOONSHINE HOLLER:  MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN

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              "Moonshine Holler performs lively American roots music and dance featuring mountain blues, breakdowns and ballads, with flatfoot dancing to boot, highlighting old-time music's multi-cultural roots on more instruments than they can juggle, including fiddle, banjo, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica and ukulele.  The duet has performed at festivals and concert venues large and small across the country and abroad. Sometimes rowdy, sometimes reverent, always a ruckus - they entertain with humor and heart."

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

              WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st

              NO EVENT

              JUNE

                SUNDAY,  JUNE  4th

              THE BIRDS OF THE BERKSHIRES

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                       Ed Neumuth from the Hoffman Bird Club returns with a presentation on the birds of the Berkshires with particular emphasis on the "avian specialties" - the rarities of Mount Greylock.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

                MONDAY MORNING JUNE 5th

              BIRDING  BREAKFAST

                     Birding

              Meet at the Greylock Visitor Center in the parking lot.

              6am

              Ed Neumuth will instruct how to identify birds visually and by listening to their songs. Event will end with breakfast at Bascom Lodge.

              FREE and Open to the Public.

              Charge for breakfast.

              WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th

              THE HIGH ROAD

              HIGH ROAD

              The High Road is a walkable interconnected trail system, connecting Berkshire communities and conservation lands. In 2014, Berkshire Natural Resources Council quietly launched the High Road vision and a supporting $5M capital campaign, which has just been completed.

              The Berkshire Natural Resources Council was founded in 1967; it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, JUNE 11th

              HOFFMAN BIRD CLUB

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              The Hoffmann Bird Club invites all to join them on an early morning birding trip up the mountain.

              It will start at the Greylock Visitor's Center at 6 am.

              FREE and Open to the Public.

              SUNDAY, JUNE 11th

              KATHLINE CARR & SHIRA DENTZ

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              READING AND BOOK SIGNING

              Shira Dentz is the author of three full-length books,  black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), door of thin skins (CavanKerry), and how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming 2018), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press).

              Kathline Carr, writer and visual artist, is the author of Miraculum Monstrum, forthcoming from Red Hen Press and winner of the 2015 Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize. Carr’s writing and art have appeared in Yew JournalEntropyAlexandria QuarterlyCalyxConnecticut Review, and elsewhere.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th

              THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE

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              On Monday August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the Sun will trace a path across the United States from Oregon, through Nebraska, to South Carolina.  Local amateur astronomers will talk about why total solar eclipses occur, how to view them, and how to plan for this spectacular, once in a lifetime event.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, JUNE 18th

                JAZZ SUNDAY

                                             SUNDAY  JAZZ  DINNER  The Wes Brown Trio with singer Jill Connoly returns for an evening of energy packed standards, ballads and blues. Performance in the lodge's dining room throughout dinner (7:00 to 9:00pm) See "menu page" for the evening's pricing and menu options.

              WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

              KAREN CHASE and KATHRYN SMITH

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              READING and BOOK SIGNING

              Karen Chase, author of FDR on His Houseboat, The Larooco Log, 1924-1925; and Kathryn Smith, author of The Gatekeeper.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, JUNE 25th

              HAM RADIO

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              Ham Radio on Mount Greylock.

              Since the 1960’s Richard Frey and friends have been bouncing radio beams off the moon and communicating with fellow Ham Radio aficionados around the globe. Richard will present a history of and the how-to of Ham Radio, why they’re on the mountain, and amateur radio contests.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th

              MUSIC with QUINTESSENTIAL

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              This all-male Berkshire a cappella group sings a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, reggae, classical, American standards, classic rock and funk, as well as original liturgical and popular music.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              JULY

              SUNDAY, JULY 2nd

              Music with DUO EAMON

              Duo Eamon

              The music of Ireland, Quebec and New England for fiddle and guitar.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

              WEDNESDAY, JULY 5th

              HOOSIC RIVER REVIVAL

              Matthew Miller

              Matthew Miller, Executive Director

              Since 2008 the nonprofit Hoosic River Revival has been working toward a vision of re-establishing the Hoosic River as the heart of North Adams’ economy and community. Imagine a revitalized Hoosic River filled with life, both in the channel and along its banks. This presentation by Matthew Miller, Executive Director, highlights current efforts and emerging opportunities in transforming the concrete-channelized Hoosic River into a 21st century flood control system that is an attractive, accessible, and ecological asset for the city.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, JULY 9th

               2017 Jazz PosterFOURTH ANNUAL MT. GREYLOCK JAZZ FESTIVAL

              Featuring:

              The Stephen Page Trio with singer Lisa Davol

              Julia Donnaruma and her Trio

              The Wes Brown Trio with singer Jill Connolly

              The Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes Quartet

              The Phil Allen Septet.

              FREE PERFORMANCES FROM 12:00 TO 6:00PM

              BEVERAGE HOUR IN LOBBY 6:00 to7:00pm

              FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT 7:00PM - SEE PRICING AND MENU OPTIONS ON OUR "MENU" PAGE.

              WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th

              GEOFFREY YOUNG & PETER GIZZI

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              Poetry Reading and Book Signing

              Peter Gizzi (Archeophonics) and Geoffrey Young (All the Anarchy I Want) read on Thoreau's 200th birthday, atop Mount Greylock!

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

                SUNDAY, JULY 16th

                JAZZ SUNDAY

                                             SUNDAY  JAZZ  DINNER  The Wes Brown Trio with singer Jill Connoly returns for an evening of energy packed standards, ballads and blues. Performance in the lodge's dining room throughout dinner (7:00 to 9:00pm) See "menu page" for the evening's pricing and menu options.

              WEDNESDAY, JULY19th

              Artist Talk and Slide Presentation

              with

              MONIKA SOSNOWSKI

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, JULY 23rd

              JOANNE SPIES

              with special guest DOUG TANNER

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              Songwriter JoAnne Spies and special guest Doug Tanner, old friend and long-time musician with the Gypsy Wranglers who plays a mean fiddle, harp, flute, banjo and anything with strings.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th

              SHAPING MEN and MOUNTAINS

              The Living Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Mount Greylock.

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              Presented by DCR Park Naturalist Mike Whalen

              A lively interactive presentation featuring cultural artifacts and recollections of the 1930s federal work program that invented a modern wilderness park landscape.  Participants are encouraged to share their own keepsakes and memories of Mount Greylock. This 1-hour program is FREE and open to the public. Meet at Bascom Lodge. 

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, JULY 30th

              Music with MORRINGHAN'S FLIGHT

              Morrighan’s Flight

              Foot stomping Celtic music by this local band.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              AUGUST

              WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd

              No Event Tonight

              SUNDAY, AUGUST 6th

              The GREYLOCK GLEN

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              Ralph Brill presents the History of The Glen as well as his proposal for it. A Glen development was initiated more than forty years ago. What happened? What can happen? What will Happen? Come join the conversation.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9th

              The Unknown Elder:

              GEORGE ALEXANDER GRANT

              First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service

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              Ren and Helen Davis, authors of Landscapes for the People, will share information about George Alexander Grant's life, and show a selection of stunning black-and-white photographs taken of the national parks during his 25+year carreer.

              Copies of Landscapes for the People, as well as Our Mark on This Land: A Guide to the Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in America's Parks, will be available for purchase.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th

              MUSHROOMS! MUSHROOMS! MUSHROOMS!

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              John Wheeler, local wild mushroom enthusiast and founding member of the Berkshire Mycological Society will speak to the joys of mushroom identification, seasons, and typical habitats of our local fungal treasures.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16th

              Music with WINTERGREEN

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              Wintergreen, a folk trio, performs a mixture of traditional and contemporary music from the British Isles and America.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th

              TOP BANANAS

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              The Nutshell Playhouse will present a performance for children and families at Bascom Lodge!

              A fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, featuring a puppet that morphs, a snake that sings, a saw that plays music, tap-dancing, new and old songs and the usual abundance of shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County Actors Stefanie Lynx Weber, Maizy Broderick Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein with live music by Don Jordan.

              1pm - 2pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th

              Summer In the Berkshires:
              A LOOK BACK
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              In our own time, the Berkshires attract people from all over the world to take in shows, go on hikes, huddle close at a Tanglewood Concert, and wander around for a weekend or longer. But what did people do in the past on visits to this piquant corner of Massachusetts? Author and historian Max Grinnell will take you on a short tour via photos and other illustrative material to look at what folks did with their leisure time.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th

              JAZZ SUNDAY

                                             SUNDAY  JAZZ  DINNER  The Wes Brown Trio with singer Jill Connoly returns for an evening of energy packed standards, ballads and blues. Performance in the lodge's dining room throughout dinner (7:00 to 9:00pm) See "menu page" for the evening's pricing and menu options.

              WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd

              The BERKSHIRE HIGHLANDERS

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              Bagpipes, Bagpipes, Bagpipes!

              Need we say more?

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public

              Outdoors, in front of the lodge.

              SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th

              Music with OAKES SMITH

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              Oakes & Smith perform an acoustic mix of folk and pop with voices blending in close harmonies. They sing soothing and soulful tunes inspired by nature, love, spirit, art and poetry.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

              WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th

              AUSTIN THOMAS

              Austin Thomas, a recent Creative Resident at the lodge, will give a presentation of her projects.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SEPTEMBER

              SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd

              Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song

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              Lara Gonzalez & Yael Shacham fuse original songs and spoken word with traditional West African rhythm and dance, showcasing indigenous instruments. The ladies of Marafanyi will be joined by special guests.

              For Workshop Info. and Pricing check the "Workshops" page of our website:

              http://www.marafanyi.com/

              FREE Performance after workshops from 6pm - 7pm , on the Lodge's Porch.

              SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th

              The First Industrial Revolution in Berkshire County

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              Berkshire County was once home to an industrial base that helped a young nation meet its needs in textiles, paper, glass, iron and a variety of other products.  Author of Berkshire County’s Industrial Heritage, John Dickson, will discuss through historic photos the impact of the 19th century mills and factories that tell a story of enterprising young men and women – owners and immigrant labor - harnessing the power of the streams and rivers to make products and profits and to make a living for their families.

              Copies of Berkshire County’s Industrial Heritage will be available for purchase.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th

              Boreal Forest Ecology Slideshow & Summit Walk

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              Learn about the ecology of high elevation Boreal forests of Western MA found only at elevations over 2000ft such as Mt Greylock Summit and at Tamarack Hollow in Windsor, MA. Take a short, easy plant/tree ID walk at the summit and then learn more about the indicator species of this forest type such as Balsam Fir, Red Spruce, Clintonia Borealis and Bunchberry in an informative slideshow narration in the lodge led by naturalist and cultural educator Aimee Gelinas M.Ed.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

                SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

              RAPTORS  OF  GREYLOCK

              New England's  Birds  Of  Prey

              Starts promply 1:00 pm - 3:00pm  (dependiong on turn-out and length of outdoor demonstrations)

              Displays and discussions in the Lobby - Birding demonstrations held outdoors (weather permitting).

              bird-of-preyMeet live birds of prey!  Touchable artifacts, engaging information, and demonstrations from

              THE SOUTHERN VERMONT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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              Organized by Jude Stull and Financed by THE GREYLOCK ALLIANCE


              JAZZ SUNDAY

                                             SUNDAY  JAZZ  DINNER  The Wes Brown Trio with singer Jill Connoly returns for an evening of energy packed standards, ballads and blues. Performance in the lodge's dining room throughout dinner (7:00 to 9:00pm) See "menu page" for the evening's pricing and menu options.

              SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th

              A Virtual Tour of the Autumn New England Sky

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              Kevin Collins presents a guide to understanding the stars up above and how to participate in local astronomy groups. If the sky is clear there will be a short observing session outside the lodge after dinner, dress warm.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              OCTOBER

              SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st

              THE HISTORY AND NATURE OF MT. GREYLOCK'S SUMMIT:

              A HISTORIC MOUNTAINTOP WALK

              1PM - 2PM

              SUMMER ON THE SUMMIT

              SUMMER ON THE SUMMIT

              Join Mike Whalen from the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation and Peter Dudek from Bascom Lodge atop the most scenic, highest elevation (3491') and oldest wilderness state park in Massachusetts.  Discover the 1930s period of great park building when government work programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps created special places for recreation.  The rustic, yet elegant, "parkitecture" of Bascom Lodge became a distinctive style that defined America's parks.  This is an interpretive walk around the summit of Mount Greylock, with an emphasis on its unique ecology and historic structures as they comprise a fully realized historic landscape.   Identify boreal plants unique to the mountain, consider how the summit has changed over time, recall noteworthy literary connections and take an insider's tour of Bascom Lodge.

              Meet at 1pm in front of the lodge.

              This Free event is sponsored by: Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

              SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th

              Music with Rich Remsberg

              and Paul DeJong

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              Rich Remsberg and Paul DeJong bring their eclectic musical interests to the lodge.

              6pm - 7pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th

              Van Shields, Executive Director, Berkshire Museum

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              It had been previously announced that Van Shields, Executive Director of the Berkshire Museum, would present and discuss the controversial “new vision” for the museum. He recently canceled.

              SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th

              Art Presentation by

              Dennis Pinnsoneault

              Dennis, an Adams native, is a self-taught artist who works in a variety of mediums, including but not limited to pencils, pen and ink, and oils. This exhibition represents works spanning decades of artistic expression. He often uses photographs as inspirations for his pieces recreating images in his own unique style.

              2pm - 4pm

              FREE and Open to the Public, on the porch in the lodge.

              SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th

              JAZZ SUNDAY

              * * *  RESERVATIONS  A  MUST  * * *

              THE  FINAL JAZZ  DINNER  of the 2017 season.

              The  Wes  Brown  Trio  with  singer  Jill Connolly perform in the lodge's dining room throughout dinner (7:00 to 9:00pm). See "menu page" for the evening's pricing and menu options.



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