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Jul
22
Sat
Music After Hours with Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer Quartet @ The Mount
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on the Terrace every weekend in July and August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lively evenings of free music played by the region’s most talented musicians.  Enjoy delicious food from the Terrace Café and Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, available for purchase.  To see the full 2017 Music After Hours lineup, please click here.

SEATING IS LIMITED, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS.  

Note: No outside food and drink, please.

Performing together since 2002, Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer have been delivering a rich harmonic blend of refreshing arrangements of songs from Cole Porter, the Gershwin brothers and earlier, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and many others, including some country gems.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. 

2017 Music After Hours Lineup:

Saturday, July 1                      The Wanda Houston Band

Friday, July 7                          The Armen Donelian Trio

Saturday, July 8                     Jason Ennis/Natalia Bernal

Friday, July 14                        The Benny Sharoni Quartet

Saturday, July 15                   Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and Heard

Friday, July 21                        Jon Suters w/special guests Fred Hass, Jason Ennis, and George Schuller

Saturday, July 22                   Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer Quartet

Friday, July 28                       Jon Suters w/special guest Jonathan Talbott

Saturday, July 29                   The Bob Meyer Project

Friday, August 4                     Andy Wrba/Berkshire Jazz Collective

Saturday, August 5                The Wanda Houston Band

Friday, August 11                   Jon Suters w/special guests Charlie Tokarz, and Sturgis Cunningham

Saturday, August 12               Jason Ennis/Natalia Bernal

Friday, August 18                   The Benny Sharoni Quartet

Saturday, August 19              Paul Green Quartet

Friday, August 25                  Andy Wrba/Berkshire Jazz Collective

Saturday, August 26             Jon Suters w/special guests Charlie Tokarz, Charles Neville, and Rob Putnam

Music After Hours is proudly sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Jul
23
Sun
Backstairs Tour @ The Mount
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount through this behind-the-scenes tour.

The Backstairs Tour ticket includes:

-The Backstairs tour
-Mimosas on the Terrace
-Up to 30 minutes of Q&A with the interpreters following the tour
-Full admission to The Mount for the day
-Regular guided house and garden tours

There will not be a Backstairs Tour on July 2, September 3, September 17, October 1, and October 8.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

Jul
24
Mon
The Women Who Made New York @ The Stable at The Mount
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Photo by Johannes Kroemer

THIS LECTURE IS SOLD OUT

The Women Who Made New York is the topic of Julie Scelfo’s lecture at The Mount. Read any history of New York City and you will read about men who were political leaders, activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world. But that’s not the whole story. The Women Who Made New York reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world, our own Edith Wharton of course being one of them! Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work. The Women Who Made New York reinvigorates not just New York City’s history but its very identity.

The lecture, which will be held in the historic Stable, will be followed by a tea and book signing. The doors will open at 3:15 p.m.

Eventbrite - The 2017 Summer Lecture Series

Julie Scelfo is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where she was a staff reporter from 2007 until 2011. Previously, she was a correspondent at Newsweek where she covered breaking news and wrote about social trends, society and human behavior. She covered the events of September 11, 2001, live from lower Manhattan, and then reported extensively on the attack’s emotional and environmental aftermath. Her work has appeared in Salon, O, The Oprah Magazine, Epicurious, Time Out New York, and she has contributed to The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture and several editions of Time Out New York’s Eating & Drinking Guide. Scelfo is currently at work on The Sahadi’s Cookbook, which captures the flavors and history of NYC’s oldest specialty food store.

Refund requests will only be honored if made more than one week prior to lecture date.

We would like to thank Blantyre, a Relais & Chateau property, for their generous donation and support of this season’s Summer Lecture Series at The Mount.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

 

 

Jul
25
Tue
Books & Blooms @ The Mount
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Children and their families are welcome to gather in the Italian Garden for storytime and crafts. For children 2-8 (must be accompanied by an adult). This drop-in program is weather dependent, so call ahead if there are showers in the forecast.

This event is brought to you in partnership with Berkshire Family Focus.

July 18: Clare Sweeney — “A Berkshire’s Tale”

July 25: Adam Gudeon — “Peeper and Zeep”

Aug. 1: Ellen Weiss – “I Love You, Little Monster,” and “Porky and Bess”

Aug. 8: Dan Sadlowski — “Finding Brooklyn

Aug. 15: Michelle Hill — “Stanley,” “A Present for Suzy”

Aug. 22: TBA

Aug. 25: TBA

Aug. 29: Jana Laiz – “Thomas & Autumn,” “The Twelfth Stone,” and “Elephants of the Tsunami”

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

 

The Women Who Made New York @ The Stable at The Mount
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Photo by Johannes Kroemer

The Women Who Made New York is the topic of Julie Scelfo’s lecture at The Mount. Read any history of New York City and you will read about men who were political leaders, activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world. But that’s not the whole story. The Women Who Made New York reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world, our own Edith Wharton of course being one of them! Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work. The Women Who Made New York reinvigorates not just New York City’s history but its very identity.

The lecture, which will be held in the historic Stable, will be followed by a tea and book signing. The doors will open at 10:15 a.m.

Eventbrite - The 2017 Summer Lecture Series

Julie Scelfo is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where she was a staff reporter from 2007 until 2011. Previously, she was a correspondent at Newsweek where she covered breaking news and wrote about social trends, society and human behavior. She covered the events of September 11, 2001, live from lower Manhattan, and then reported extensively on the attack’s emotional and environmental aftermath. Her work has appeared in Salon, O, The Oprah Magazine, Epicurious, Time Out New York, and she has contributed to The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture and several editions of Time Out New York’s Eating & Drinking Guide. Scelfo is currently at work on The Sahadi’s Cookbook, which captures the flavors and history of NYC’s oldest specialty food store.

Refund requests will only be honored if made more than one week prior to lecture date.

We would like to thank Blantyre, a Relais & Chateau property, for their generous donation and support of this season’s Summer Lecture Series at The Mount.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

 

 

Tea & Talk “Cads, Trollops and Traitors: The Berkshires’ Indiscreet Elite”
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm

Historian Robert Asplund returns to the mansion to present some of the indiscreet history in the county. A Victorian tea will follow his presentation.

The Berkshires’ rich history is punctuated with noted artists and writers, statesmen and diplomats, the List of 400, powerful bankers, lawyers and American industrial giants. We have all heard about the Berkshires’ connections to the socially elite.  But what do we know about the county’s socially indiscreet?

Many of the most prominent cottagers and visitors may have had sterling public reputations.  But were they immune to moral missteps and other indiscretions?  Depending on the perspectives of the audience, these “cads, trollops and traitors” might be considered in Asplund’s own words, “heroes, libertines and loyal statesmen!”

Asplund participated for many years in Environmental Policy for a Richmond, Virginia-based corporation.  He is currently Clerk of the Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates’ Science and Technology Committee.

Cost to attend is $26 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended as attendance is limited.  For reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Dell at The Mount
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Croy
July 11 – August 19
The Dell at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” ― William Shakespeare

Four lovers lost in the woods and a group of rude mechanicals who have set out to put on a play become entangled in a dream world. The Fairy Kingdom is at odds, spells are cast and the devilish sprite Puck weaves his mischief amongst the mortals, but is all fair in love and war? This fast-paced romp promises to be an unforgettable midsummer adventure for the whole family. Presented by Shakespeare & Company’s Northeast Regional Education Tour.  Generously sponsored by Rhea and Ken Werner.

Grounds are open 90 minutes before each performance for picnicking.  Please bring your own seating and blanket. Chairs are available for rent for a fee of $2 per chair.

Performances will be:

Tuesdays 6:00 pm, July 11, 18, 25 August 1, 8

Thursdays 6:00 pm, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10

Saturdays 11:00 am, July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19

For more information and tickets, visit Shakespeare.org.

PLEASE NOTE: A Midsummer Night’s Dream will typically be performed in inclement weather; any questions regarding weather-related cancellations, should they occur, should be directed to the Shakespeare & Company box office at 413-637-3353.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Shakespeare & Company, who are organizing this event at The Mount, to discuss any accommodations needed.

 

Jul
26
Wed
Wharton on Wednesday @ The Terrace at The Mount
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Experience Edith Wharton at her finest with this short stories series!

Enjoy summer afternoons on The Mount’s view-rich Terrace while listening to Wharton’s short stories read by professional actors. These stories showcase Wharton’s gift for social satire. Gardens are open for strolling. Wine and other light refreshments are available for purchase.

The readings begin at 5 pm on the Terrace.  The 2017 schedule will be posted in the spring.

Tickets for Wharton on Wednesday can be purchased at the door before the event.  No advanced reservations are needed.

This series is sponsored by Berkshire Magazine. Berkshire Magazine tells the stories and reflects the natural allure of our region, exploring the arts, the homes, the cultural treasures and the attractions with a local authoritative voice.

 

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

Ghost Tour @ The Mount
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wednesday Ghost Walks

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all!  For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls.  Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home.  You never know who–or what–might happen to show up!

The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100. If tickets are sold out for a particular evening and you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email info@edithwharton.org.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

Jul
27
Thu
Le Café Français @ The Terrace at The Mount
Jul 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Du 29 juin au 31 août, chaque jeudi matin de 8h30, café et croissant, sur la terrasse pour bavarder en français.  Prière de réserver avant à Eventbrite.

“Parlez-vous français?” Come enjoy coffee, croissants, and some French conversation on the Terrace Thursday mornings (June 22- August 31) at 8:30am in honor of Edith Wharton’s love affair with France!  Conversation begins at 8:30; $10 for non-members, $7 for members.

Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100.  If you’d like to book more than one date, please call the office at 413-551-5100 or 413-551-5112.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.