Takeover Thursdays #intheBerkshires
Posted on February 01, 2021Written by Elizabeth Nelson
Updated on March 21, 2023
We’re going live!
On certain Thursday afternoons at 4 PM, members of our community offer Live Takeovers #intheBerkshires. These virtual tours give an inside look into iconic destinations and experiences. Add these ideas to your travel bucket list for when you’re able to visit the Berkshires. Tune into our Live stream for a front-row seat at these Berkshire gems! You can view past tours and catch new ones as they are scheduled.
Feb. 11: Tune in for a live takeover by 413Shirts.com and get a behind-the-scenes look at their screen printing biz, located in Pittsfield. Afterward, shop online for Valentine-themed gifts and Berkshire-love merch.
May 21: Virtually stroll through the tulips on the grounds of this historic home. Hosted by Brian Cruey, Director for the Southern Berkshires at The Trustees of Reservations.
May 28: Meet the baby animals in the Round Barn. Hosted by Director of Hancock Shaker Village, Jennifer Trainer Thompson.
June 4: Enjoy a virtual hike around Pike’s Pond with Dale Abrams, Education Coordinator, and Zach Adams, Teacher Naturalist.
June 11: Take a virtual stroll through a virtual art exhibit – Art of the Hills: Narrative.
June 18: Take a virtual stroll through the gorgeous blooms of Berkshire Botanical Garden.
June 25: Take a virtual stroll through the famous Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge. Good to know…The Red Lion Inn is now offering indoor seating in the Main Dining Room (reservations recommended). Al fresco dining in The Courtyard and on the Piazza is also available.
July 9: Julie Boyd, Artistic Director of award-winning Barrington Stage Company, will give folks a tour of the innovative theatre’s modified and socially-distanced Mainstage, as well as discuss the revised season. Tune in for a behind-the-scenes peek into BSC!
July 23: Tune in for a virtual tour of AsiaBarong Gallery and gardens in Great Barrington! This incredible Asian Art gallery specializes in ancient temple relics, garden art, furniture, statues, and more. Owner Bill Talbot will host this tour – AsiaBarong will takeover our Facebook page for a live broadcast at 4pm on July 23.
July 30: Take a virtual tour of the gorgeous house and grounds of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox. They will takeover our Facebook page for a live broadcast at 4PM on July 30th.
August 6: Tune in for a virtual tour with Flying Cloud Institute. This live event will spotlight the Young Women in Science program — it’s the 20th anniversary of the program and is being led by one of the graduates who was at the very first session in 2000, Lindsey Berkowitz. Flying Cloud will broadcast from Hokaheh Organic Farm in Housatonic and show kids learning about scientific farming practices and meeting farm animals.
August 13: Hillary from Kutsher’s Sports Academy is excited to give you a virtual tour of their beautiful summer camp. With unsurpassed instruction, facilities, and individualized programs, Kutsher’s Sports Academy is the perfect blend of professional sports instruction and play in a traditional camp setting. While this was not a typical summer for the team at KSA, they are already preparing for an epic summer in 2021. Kutsher’s Sports Academy offers overnight and day camp sessions.
August 27: Richard Rothbard will host a virtual tour An American Craftsman, his shop and gallery in Great Barrington. Tune in to see beautiful handmade items.
September 24: Tune in for a virtual tour with the Lenox Chamber of Commerce in downtown Lenox.
December 10: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Pass, a new, vertically integrated (farm-to-label) recreational cannabis dispensary in Sheffield. If you’re interested in this blooming industry, you don’t want to miss this takeover!