Cancellations Due to Potential COVID-19 Outbreak
These groups have cancelled events because of the potential spread of COVID-19. A special thanks to our media partner the Berkshire Eagle for compiling the list.
- 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 Dalton Community Recreation Association (CRA) has decided to is closed Tuesday, March 17 through April 6. The CRA campus, including the Community House, The Youth Center, and Mill + Main are all closed temporarily and all programming is suspended.
- Clarksburg closed its school, town hall, senior center and library through Friday to be cleaned and sanitized.
- 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.
- Sugar Hill Assisted Living in Dalton is canceling programs open to the public, including support groups.
- OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, is canceling or postponing events through March 22.
- 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.
- Berkshire Botanical Garden all education classes, lectures, workshops, and off-site visits through April 15.
- 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.
- Crescendo is postponing its upcoming March and April concerts.
- Norman Rockwell Museum is closing to the public, and will reevaluate on April 1.
- Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health will close for six weeks.
- Hevreh of Southern Berkshire is suspending all gatherings ● worship, classes, outside groups, committee meetings, etc.
- Pembury Bridge Club, games suspended 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.
- The Town of Great Barrington is suspending non-essential meetings of town board and committees until further notice, and select classes and fitness activities at the Claire Teague Senior Center but the Center remains open for community meals and routine appointments with Center staff. To verify classes, call 413-528-1881.
- 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.
- Berkshire Museum will close its doors for two weeks effective Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 29. All events and programming will be suspended during this time.
- Chatham (N.Y.) Public Library will remain open but has canceled all programs effective through March 31.
- Bennington (Vt.) Museum will remain open but is suspending all public programs, group tours and school programs through April 30.
- All Massachusetts 4-H programs, activities, and club meetings are canceled until further notice.
- The 2020 Western District Junior Festival has been canceled.
- Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center has canceled all events from Friday, March 13 through Friday, April 10.
- Hubbard Hall is suspending large group events from now until Monday, May 11.
- 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.
- Mass Audubon has canceled March programs.
- Family Center Playgroups canceled through March.
- Roeliff Jansen Community Library (N.Y.) has decided to suspend all library events through the end of March.
- The town of Stockbridge has canceled town meetings until April 1 and Council on Aging programs and lunches until further notice.
- 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.
- All Episcopal Churches in Berkshire County are suspending all public services and events from Monday March 16, through Saturday March 28.
- Community Access to the Arts is suspending all CATA workshops until April 1.
- Helsinki Hudson (N.Y.) is closing the doors to the restaurant, nightclub, and special events effective immediately.
- Eagles Community Band rehearsals canceled through April 13.
- Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires is limiting activities to essential programs; members’ drop-in program will run noon to 7 p.m. this week and Triple Play at 5:45 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday.
- 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.
- Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center is closed through April 1.
- Western Gateway Heritage State Park Visitor Center is closed through April 1.
- Beartown State Forest Campground is closed through April 1.
- MASS MoCA museum galleries will close from March 16 to March 31.
- Berkshire SuperGenarians Hall Walking is suspended until further notice.
- Dewey Hall and its partners have canceled events through April 9.
- The Trustees of Reservations have canceled all indoor programs and historic house tours until March 31. Many outdoor programs still happening. Outdoor properties with gates now open for free admission to minimize contact with our staff. Self-pay parking kiosks at Monument Mountain, Appleton Farms Grass Rides, Rocky Woods, Ward Reservation, Noanet Woodlands, and the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate will still be in effect and operational and your fee will help during this time of lost revenue.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
- Housatonic Family Dance at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Housatonic, has been canceled for Sunday and Sunday, April 19.
- The corned beef dinner and Berkshire Highlanders concert at First Congregational Church, Dalton, has been canceled.
- The 40 Shades Of Green reception at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is canceled.
- Richmond Congregational Church recital with Ron Barron is postponed.
- The Dalton American Legion Auxiliary has canceled its flea market/craft fair at the Dalton American Legion.
- United Methodist Church of Lenox has canceled its Sunday worship.
- BIFFMA’s screening of “South Mountain” is canceled.
- New Lebanon, N.Y., farmers market canceled.
- AYJ Fund: Wine, Chocolate and Craft Beer Tasting at the Freight Yard Pub is canceled.
- New Lebanon Farmers Market canceled.
- Berkshire Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit Mount Everett High School is canceled.
- First Congregational Church in Dalton has canceled its worship services on Sundays, March 15 and 22.
- Berkshire Community Church, Congregational, in Richmond, has canceled its worship service.
MONDAY, MARCH 16
- Williams College, “Pivot Point Politics: North Korea, Cuba, and the Decolonizing World - A Lecture by Eilin Perez '14,” canceled.
- The KonMari Method Decluttering Program at Lee Library has been canceled.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
- The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar has canceled their St. Patrick’s Day event with author Kevin O’Hara.
- Williams College, “Wine and Olive Oil from Farm to Table” with Caroline Cheung, canceled.
- The Tuesday Club of Stockbridge has canceled its program, “Art Therapy and Youth Suicide Prevention,” at First Congregational Church, Stockbridge.
- Pittsfield Green Drinks canceled for March.
- The State House has postponed the March 17th Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Legislative Breakfast.
- Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's Youth Leadership Program has postponed its annual youth-led forum at The Green, North Adams, until mid-May.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
- The Mount has canceled the Writers in the House event.
- The Churches of Becket’s free luncheon at First Congregational Church Guild Hall is postponed.
- The Met Opera Live in HD screening of Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Hollander” at Mahaiwe is canceled.
- The Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry will operate during normal hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. However, due to the coronavirus epidemic, their operating procedure will change. They will distribute one pre-packaged box of food per household at the front door of the Al Nelson Friendship Center, 45 Eagle Street North Adams.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
- ”What’s Your Plan?” panel discussion at the Adams Council on Aging, canceled.
- Hillcrest Educational Centers is canceling the 19th Annual “Bees” Prendergast St Patrick’s Day Gala.
- Mass as St. Joseph’s Church for deceased alumni.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
- Downtown Pittsfield Inc. is postponing the Diversity Bias and Belonging in Small Business training program.
- Mass MoCA has canceled open studios.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
- The Berkshire Bach Society has canceled its Bach’s Birthday Bash at The White Hart Inn in Salisbury, Conn.
- Lenox Contra Dance canceled.
- Williamstown Rotary Club breakfast fundraiser at Williamstown Commons is postponed.
- Berkshire Grown has canceled the indoor farmers market.
- Chatham (N.Y.) Public Library has canceled its Author and Artists event with Phil Palladino.
- HRC Showcase Theatre’s reading of Carol Mullen's “For the People” will be postponed to a future date.
- Mass MoCA has canceled the Bill T Jones event.
- Spencertown Academy Roots & Shoots Concerts Series has canceled the concert by Embe Esti, with special guest jazz trumpeter Rob Fisch.
- Berkshire Lyme Alliance meeting for this Saturday, March 21 has been canceled.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
- Music from Salem Spring Concert at Hubbard Hall is canceled.
- BIFFMA’s screening of “Corpus Christi” is canceled.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
- Stockbridge Library’s Chamber Concert Series Final Concert is postponed, possible reschedule date TBA.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
- Jazz and Classics for Change has canceled the jazz concert scheduled for March 28 at St. James Place, Great Barrington.
- Celebration of Howard Cruse postponed.
- Sheffield Contra Dance canceled.
- Blue Rider Stables in South Egremont has canceled its chili dinner.
- Mass MoCA has canceled the Roger C. Miller event.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
- Crescendo has postponed its Music Across Borders concert at St. James Place, Great Barrington.
- Violin and piano recital by Francesca Anderegg and Matthew McCright at Bard College at SImon’s Rock is canceled.
MONDAY, MARCH 30
- Monument Mountain Regional High School has canceled its senior citizen’s performance of “Cinderella.
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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
- The 10th annual Run to Home Plate breakfast buffet fundraiser benefiting veterans has been postponed.
MONDAY, APRIL 6
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s "The Right to Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage 1848-1920" is postponed.
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 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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
- Annual Mercy Sunday weekend at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy scheduled for April 18-19, has been canceled.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
- South Berkshire Concerts piano concert by Momenta Quartet and Manon Hutton-DeWys at Bard Collegeat Simon’s Rock is canceled.