Updated: Here's what's closed in the Berkshire community because of the potential COVID-19 outbreak
These groups have cancelled events because of the potential spread of COVID-19.
● All Episcopal Churches in Berkshire County are suspending all public services and events from Monday March 16, through Saturday March 28.
● All private tours at Arrowhead are suspended until March 30.
● Autism Collaborative of Berkshire County is canceling/postponing all Autism Awareness Events.
● Barrington Stage Company has canceled the first production of the season, “The Great Leap.”
● Beartown State Forest Campground is closed through April 1.
● Bennington (Vt.) Museum has closed its galleries through April 6. All public programming is canceled through April 30.
● Berkshire Botanical Garden all programs and has closed its Visitor Center through May 31. All buildings closed to the public.
● Berkshire Family YMCA facilities are closed.
● Berkshire Immigrant Center has begun conducting client appointments by phone. The Center will postpone appointments that must be conducted in person until some time in April. BIC’s Wednesday Walk-In Clinics will be canceled for the rest of March.
● Berkshire Museum will close its doors for two weeks effective Saturday, March 14, through May 3. All events and programming will be suspended during this time.
● Berkshire Music School is on a two week hiatus starting Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 6. No private lessons or classes.
● Berkshire Paint and Sip is canceling events through April 7.
● Berkshire Pulse in Housatonic has canceled classes until further notice.
● Berkshire SuperGenarians Hall Walking is suspended until further notice.
● Berkshire Theatre Group is canceling scheduled performances at The Colonial Theatre on March 12 and March 13. Rehearsals for "The Little Mermaid" are canceled through March 16 and The Colonial Theatre will be closed through March 16.
● Blue Rider Stables in South Egremont closing until further notice.
● Boston Symphony Orchestra is canceling all performances at Symphony Hall in Boston and the Linde Center at Tanglewood Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 28.
● Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires canceling all non-licensed EEC programs and activities until April 6, 2020.
● Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity construction sites are closed to outside volunteer groups. The main office at 314 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield, and ReStore at 399 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield, are closed to the public until further notice.
● Central Berkshire Regional School District: For families who access our Free and Reduced Lunch Program, Grab-and-Go Bags will be available beginning Monday, March 23. Grab-and-Go Bags will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30-12:30 with lunch and breakfast. A total of five breakfasts and five lunches will be sent out each week. Families will drive up and the bags will be brought to their cars. The locations are as follows: Nessacus Regional Middle School Cafeteria entrance (there will be signs), Kittredge Elementary School front lobby, Becket Washington Cafeteria (there will be a sign). Families who access the Backpack Program will be able to pick these up on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:30. Please note the pick-up locations will be changing to align to the locations where the Grab-and-Go Bags will be provided: Becket Fire House will move to the Becket Washington Elementary School, Kittredge Fire House will move to the Kittredge Elementary School, Dalton Congregational Church will remain the pickup for families who attend school in Dalton.
● Clark Art Institute: Events canceled from March 14 through April 30, 2020. Galleries closed. The Clark’s 140-acre campus and walking trails remain open to the public.
● Columbia Land Conservancy has closed its office and canceled all events through April 30. To contact a staff member, visit clctrust.org, email email@example.com, or call 518-392-5252 and leave a voicemail. Public Conservation Areas and trails remain open, dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
● Community Access to the Arts is suspending all CATA workshops until April 1.
● Community Television for the Southern Berkshires has closed studios to the public.
● Concerts in the Village in Kinderhook has postponed its three remaining 10th anniversary season concerts.
● Crescendo is postponing its upcoming March and April concerts.
● Dalton Community Recreation Association is closed and all programming suspended. The anticipated reopening date is Monday, April 6. The CRA campus includes the Community House, The Youth Center, and Mill + Main.
● Darrow School’s campus will remain closed until April 26, 2020.
● Dewey Hall and its partners have canceled events through April 9.
● Eagles Community Band has suspended rehearsals and concerts for the next 30 days effective March 15.
● Family Center Playgroups canceled through March.
● First Congregational Church in Lee has canceled worship through March 29, Men’s Palm Sunday service and breakfast on April 5, Wednesday community meals, Weight Watchers, Sing for Joy, Al-Anon, and SOS group. The following groups are still meeting: AA and Happy, Joyous & Free. Berkshire AA Intergroup Office: 413-448-2382, berkshireaaintergroup.org, telephone meetings at aa-intergroup.org.
● Ghent Playhouse has closed the theater for the remainder of our 2019-2020 season.
● Guthrie Center canceled Wednesday Community Lunches, Thursday night Hootenanny, and Praise Sunday (at least on April 5) until further notice.
● Hancock Shaker Village has rescheduled its season opening to May 15. This is subject to change.
● Hevreh of Southern Berkshire is suspending all gatherings, worship, classes, outside groups, committee meetings, etc.
● HRC Showcase Theatre is suspending all activity for the remainder of the 29th season.
● Hubbard Hall is suspending large group events from now until Monday, May 11.
● Hudson (N.Y.) Hall is suspending all activities involving large gatherings including performances, opening receptions, and youth and community workshops. Current and scheduled exhibitions will be open as planned.
● As of March 16, services at Lenox Town Hall and all public buildings will be by appointment-only.
● Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center has canceled all events from Friday, March 13 through May 15.
● All Massachusetts 4-H programs, activities, and club meetings are canceled until further notice.
● Mass Audubon has canceled March and April programs.
● Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has temporarily closed athletic fields and courts, such as basketball, tennis, handball, pickleball, and bocce, throughout the state parks system until Tuesday, April 7, at which time the closure will be reassessed.
● Mass MoCA museum galleries will close from March 16 to March 31.
● Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center is closed through April 1.
● Norman Rockwell Museum is closing to the public, and will reevaluate on April 1.
● Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has made the following changes to open hours and programs: The nbCC office will remain open, by appointment only, 413-663-7588 to schedule an appointment. All nbCC events and group programs have been temporarily suspended. March and April Wow workshops are canceled. The UNO Community Center open hours, programs, and rentals have been temporarily suspended. The Beacon Recovery Community Center program has been temporarily suspended. All Recovery Meeting, 2 p.m., 646-558-8656 , 312-626-6799, 301-715-8592, 346-248-7799, 669-900-9128 or 253-215-8782.
Meeting ID: 822 527 847. If you or someone you know needs support, call 413-663-7588. nbCC’s Bike Collective open hours have been temporarily suspended.
● Old Stone Store in Sheffield will remain closed until Saturday, April 4.
● OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, is canceling or postponing events through March 22.
● PCTV is suspending all member activity at the PCTV and WTBR facility, including studio production, editing, live radio shows, radio production, equipment sign-out, and mobile production. Notwithstanding this restriction, PCTV will allow certain member activity on a limited basis for the purpose of providing the public programming that serves the vital public interest. Inquiries should be directed electronically.
● Pembury Bridge Club, games suspended until further notice.
● Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink in North Adams has closed.
● At Pittsfield Christian Center, all meals will be served at the table, staff will load items from the food pantry into bags for you and we are not accepting donations except for money. Also the boutique will be closed for the week as well as all special events.
● Pittsfield Public School District is canceling or postponing all after-hours activities such as dances, concerts, game nights, fundraisers, academic competitions, etc. through the month of March and revisited for the rest of the year, excepting athletic practices, 21st Century After School Programs or other co-curricular events. All Pittsfield Public Schools will reopen April 7.
● In the wake of the closure of Pittsfield public schools, the school district is providing "grab-and-go" breakfast and lunch packages for children. Packages will be available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the following sites: Conte Community School at 200 West Union St.; Morningside Community School at 100 Burbank St.; Dower Square Housing Village at 253 Wahconah St.; Berkshire Family YMCA at 292 North St.; Gladys Allen Brigham Center at 165 East St.; The Boys & Girls Club at 16 Melville St.; and The Brattlebrook Apartments on April Lane.
● Richmond Consolidated School is preparing lunches for anyone who would like to stop by between the hours of 8:30-9:30 a.m. You can drive behind the school to where the kitchen is for a "grab and go" lunch. If you think you will want lunch, email Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 698-2207 ext. 124 the night before. Be sure to tell her how many lunches you will need. Bartlett's Orchard has opened a food pantry with non- perishables for any RCS family. It will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
● ROOTS Teen Center is closed until further notice.
● Shakespeare & Company's in-person auditions have been canceled. In lieu of in-person auditions this year, they are accepting video submissions from actors on or by March 24, for all of the same roles as listed at shakespeare.org/jobs-and-volunteering/auditions.
● All South Berkshire Kids/CFCE programs are canceled for two weeks as of March 14.
● Sugar Hill Assisted Living in Dalton is canceling programs open to the public, including support groups.
● The '62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College will be canceling performances until further notice.
● The 2020 Western District Junior Festival has been canceled.
● The Adams Visitors Center and all programs of the Council on Aging, including van transporting services, will be closed through Wednesday to be cleaned and sanitized. Council on Aging daily lunch program suspended temporarily.
● The Berkshire International Film Festival has postponed its 15th annual festival to Sept. 10-13.
● The Brien Center announced temporary modifications: Client visits will take place by phone. All outreach home visits will be done by phone. All group sessions have been suspended until further notice. The Adult Day Health Program has been suspended until further notice.
● The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires has suspended all public programs and events through the end of March.
● The Lebanon Valley Senior Club has canceled all meetings during the month of April and the May 12 day trip to West Point. Information: Mary Defreest at 518-733-0009
● The Lee Sportmen's Club is closed and all matches are canceled.
● The Mount has canceled all public events through May 8.
● The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts temporarily closes its preserves to the public. Western Mass. properties include Drury Preserve, Sheffield; Coles Brook Preserve, Middlefield; Gobble Mountain Preserve, Chester; Hawley Bog Preserve, Hawley; Greene Swamp Preserve, Sunderland.
● The Sheffield Senior Center will be closed to all activities beginning Tuesday, March 17 through March 30.
● The Town of Lenox will provide one meal per day to any resident in need beginning Monday, March 16.
● The Trustees have temporarily closed all outdoor properties, from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, April 7 at noon.
● The VITA Tax Program at Habitat for Humanity is currently suspended. Free online filing services are available at myfreetaxes.com.
● The Williamstown Council on Aging has canceled the majority of programs at the Harper Center. Activities requiring an appointment (foot care, taxes, SHINE) and transportation for medical appointments and food shopping will continue to be available.
● Ventfort Hall has postponed all events through April 15 with the exception of two egg decorating workshops on April 4.
● Western Gateway Heritage State Park Visitor Center is closed through April 1.
● Williams College Department of Music is canceling concerts for the rest of the season.
● Williamstown Youth Center closed for two weeks.
● FiberConnect has opened up a free hotspot in Monterey and one in Egremont. The Monterey spot is located across from the Pavilion behind the Fire Station. Egremont is at the Town Hall parking lot. Both have a WiFi called "FiberConnect-Free" without any password.
MONDAY, MARCH 30
● Monument Mountain Regional High School has canceled its senior citizen’s performance of “Cinderella.”
● GE Pensioners and Quarter Century Club has canceled its monthly dinner at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.
● WordXWord has canceled Running in Place at Berkshire Museum.
● North Adams Public Library has canceled events through April 30, including the reception for “Unfolding Narratives.”
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
● Writers Read is canceled.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
● EforAll Berkshire County has postponed the “Yes You Can Start Your Own Business” workshop at Greylock Federal Credit Union, 75 Kellogg St., Pittsfield.
● Green Drinks is canceled.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
● Berkshire Community College has postponed the Nonprofit Institute scheduled from April 2-7 until the fall.
● Great Barrington Public Theater has postponed the Meet & Greet with their artistic team at St. James Place.
● 9th annual PDC Night Out has been canceled.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
● Berkshire Theatre Group’s Madelyn Gardner & The Happy Accidents event is canceled.
● Taconic High School Chorus is rescheduling the benefit concert.
● Kiwanis Club of Sheffield Ham Roll is canceled.
● First Fridays Artswalk canceled.
● Berkshire Music School has canceled the All-Beethoven Recital to Kick Off Performathon Weekend.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
● Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Concerts Series has canceled the concert by folk music and guitar legend Jim Kweskin.
● Berkshire Earth Expo 2020 canceled.
● Berkshire Theatre Group has canceled. Pickin' Dylan with Rev Tor & Friends.
● The Stephentown Heritage Center will be closed.
● Ventfort Hall has canceled its Slavic Easter egg decorating Workshop.
● Bidwell House’s event, "Discovering the Knox Trail" with Tom Ragusa at the Monterey Library is canceled.
● Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club has canceled its annual show at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Skating Rink in North Adams.
● “A Wampanoag Perspective: 400 years after the Mayflower” and Native American Stomp Dance in Cummington has been postponed until further notice.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
● The 10th annual Run to Home Plate breakfast buffet fundraiser benefiting veterans has been postponed.
● The Stephentown Historical Society meeting has been canceled.
● Dalton United Methodist Church has canceled its Lenten music series.
● All Saints Episcopal Church in North Adams has canceled its Meal Ministry delivery.
MONDAY, APRIL 6
● Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s "The Right to Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage 1848-1920" is postponed.
● Berkshire Business and Professional Women has canceled its monthly meeting.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
● EforAll Berkshire County has postponed its Gala & Showcase for Winter Accelerator Cohort at Berkshire Innovation Center, 45 Woodlawn Ave., Pittsfield.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
● Court Margaret 629, Catholic Daughters of America, has canceled its monthly meeting. National has postponed the usual April audit until June and dropped the requirement of nine meetings per year.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
● The community paper shredding event sponsored by Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District & Pro-Shred Security at the Lanesborough Town Hall has been postponed and will be rescheduled in June.
● Berkshire Theatre Group has canceled The Machine Performs Pink Floyd.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
● The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center has postponed of the Madeleine Peyroux Trio concert until June 5.
● Dewey Hall has postponed its spring gala fundraiser until Oct. 9.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
● Annual Mercy Sunday weekend at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy scheduled for April 18-19, has been canceled.
● Kiwanis Club of Sheffield benefit concert is canceled.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
● South Berkshire Concerts piano concert by Momenta Quartet and Manon Hutton-DeWys at Bard College at Simon’s Rock is canceled.
FRIDAY, MAY 1
● First Fridays Artswalk canceled.
SATURDAY, MAY 2
● UCP of Western Massachusetts’ benefit fundraiser-concert: Jessie's Girl has been postponed.
● Arlington (Vt.) Community House has canceled its annual spring fundraiser.
MONDAY, MAY 4
● Berkshire Business & Professional Women is postponing the Woman of Achievement dinner.
FRIDAY, MAY 8
● Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge has canceled its plant sale for May 8-9.
● Berkshire County’s Annual Suicide Prevention Conference and Live Out Loud LGBTQIA+ Community Conference is postponed
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