If [people are] to survive, [they] will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between [humans] and between cultures. [They] will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.

— Gene Roddenberry

BLACK HISTORY EVENTS

IN THE BERKSHIRES

Discover local events near you

WHILE THESE EVENTS HAVE PASSED,

YOU CAN STILL CELEBRATE BLACK EXCELLENCE

ALL YEAR LONG.

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Connect with Ms. Barreto to discover arts and cultural events happening in the Berkshires this summer!

Pillow Pop-Up: 860 MVMNT

Friday, February 15, 2019

at 6 PM - 7 PM

The Hartford-based all-styles dance collective 860 MVMNT (Studio-8-Sixty) brings the raw, intense energy of street dance to the stage, versed in hip-hop, house, b-boying, and voguing.

FREQUENCY

Friday, February 8 at 7:30 PM – Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 PM

FREQUENCY is a celebration of youth and the next generation of hip hop dancers from our region. Performed by 860 MVMNT, an all styles street dance collective, FREQUENCY uses hip hop, house dance, bboy, voguing, documentary video and live music. Experience the raw intense energy of urban street dance culture and how hip hop is used as a means of expression that uplifts the spirit.

Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP and BerkshireNow: Pat Hogan

Friday, February 1, 2019

at 5 PM - 8 PM

Celebrate the opening of Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP and BerkshireNow: 

Pat Hogan free of charge during Pittsfield’s February First Fridays Artswalk! Visitors to Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP are invited to explore the history of African Americans in the Berkshires and hear compelling stories from today as recorded by leaders from the local African-American community and the NAACP Berkshire chapter.