Berkshire restaurants, co-ops, markets and farms are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic and the changing world, and many will deliver. Here is a running list of resources for takeout, groceries and more.READ MORE
In a time of coronavirus the world has shifted. And yet it turns out even in quarantine, the Berkshires are a deeply creative place. We’re playing music, making mead, reading science fiction. We’re re-inventing our local businesses for a world that has moved online. We’re talking with each other.
You can find virtual events in the calendar — streaming film, dance performances, drop-in classes and more. And here are virtual resources you can tap anytime.
It used to seem simple to come home on a spring night. We’d sit on the porch with hot cup of coffee. Turn on a podcast and make dinner. Maybe help kids with their homework. Maybe talk with a friend about meeting for a beer on Friday night. We know where the local blues band will be playing, and the lead singer has a warm, deep voice.
We can still do all that. Even now, when many of us are at home, and we’re careful what we touch. People are making new plays and sharing new songs. We can take an informal art workshop or dance around the living room. We can find find fresh bread from the local farmers market … or seedling red peppers and plant them.
Berkshire performers are moving online, musicians are giving free concerts online, dancers are leading workshops … navigating a virtual world.READ MORE
Many Berkshire art museums, artists and galleries have artwork and collections to explore online this spring while people are staying home.READ MORE
Coronavirus has closed physical shops in the Berkshires … but many of them are adapting to a virtual world. You might be surprised what you can order online and have shipped to your front steps.READ MORE
The Berkshires have connections to a broad collection of storytellers: actors and slam poets, bloggers and podcasters, spoken word and story slams, fiction and poetry. Here are conversations to share in a virtual world.READ MORE
In the Berkshires farms, farm markets and local makers are finding new ways to bring food to us online, and sometimes deliver it to our doors — without touching.READ MORE
In the pandemic, BTW offers a playlist — Berkshire musicians performing online, and musicians who have performed here recently or will when times change.READ MORE