Sunday, October 24, 2010

Last Week of the Season at Bascom Lodge

This is the last full week for breakfast, lunch & dinner at the Lodge, with Sunday's dinner as the season's grande finale.
For menus go to

Lodge reopens in May, 2011. Season runs may through October for breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week, plus dining.

2011 reservations are now being accepted for various functions including weddings, parties, anniversaries, conferences and lodging. For rates and reservations call 413-743-1591 or email:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October 27 at Bascom Lodge

The Final Wednesday Night Event of the 2010 Season at Bascom Lodge!

October 27: "Using Theatre to Benefit Women and Girls"
WAM co-founders, Leigh Strimbeck and Kristen van Ginhoven, will talk about how they use theatre to benefit women and girls. They will discuss why reading 'Half the Sky" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn inspired them to found WAM Theatre
. Some selections from their November production of Tony nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl's contemporary farce, 'Melancholy Play' (which will benefit the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts) will be read by the cast.

Free and Open to the Public!

Event starts at 6.
Prix fixe dinner to follow at 7.
Reservations required for dinner

WAM Theatre is based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Capital Region of New York State.

WAM Theatre’s philanthropic mission is two-fold. First, to produce professional theatrical events for everyone, with a focus on women theatre artists and/or stories of women and girls. Second, to donate a portion of the proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls worldwide.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

An Evening of African Drumming and Song

October 20: "An Evening of African Drumming and Song"
The UMass Dartmouth Kekeli African Music and Dance club, an ensemble of American musicians, will present a demonstration/performance of traditional African music. The ensemble is led by Professor royal hartigan, and performs the traditional music and dance of West Africa, including processional, warrior, court, social, harvest, and recreational styles. They travel to Ghana, West African each year to live with the people in villages, and learn traditional songs, dances, and instrumental music.
Talks are free and open to the public.
Talks starts at 6.
Dinner served after the talk and will be served Family-style and priced according to menu (reservations required for dinner: 413-743-1591).

Friday, September 10, 2010

September 15: "The Lichen and Mosses of Berkshire County"
Presented by Scott LaGreca, PhD
Natural Science Coordinator, Berkshire Museum
Join Berkshire Museum's natural science coordinator, Dr. Scott LaGreca at Bascom Lodge on Mount Greylock for a presentation on lichens and mosses of Berkshire County. Learn how surveys of these organisms help monitor critical environmental issues such as air pollution, invasive species, and global warming.
Free an Open to the Public!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Painting the Landscape on the Summit of Mt. Greylock Saturday, September 18. 10am-4pm

This workshop will take place on the peak of glorious Mt. Greylock at the newly renovated Bascom Lodge.
Paula Gottleib will provide information on how to perceive the landscape for purposes of painting: methods of creating compositions, principles of perspective and basic watercolor techniques
such as washes, gradations, color mixing, transparent layering and the sequencing of making a watercolor painting.

Individual guidance offered and individual expression encouraged.
The class will meet outdoors. In the event of inclement weather
the class will be postponed until the following day, September 19.
Cost: $99

To register, email:
or phone: 413-634-0066

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Movie Night with Rich Remsberg

September 8: "Movie Night", 6pm

Rich Remsberg returns with a fine selection of found films.

Last year Rich wowed fans of Movie Night with a couple of gems from his collection of home movies and oddball documentaries. Come see what fascinating curiosities he’ll project.

Free popcorn.

Free and Open to the Public!

Prix fixe dinner to follow at 7.
Reservations required for dinner

Friday, August 27, 2010

September 1: "Tap Dance - Its History and Relationship to Jazz", 6pm.

Presented by Tony Waag, Executive Director, Tap City, The New York City Tap Festival.
"Tap City" is the preeminent tap dance festival of the world and is the quintessential celebration of tap. Tony Waag will discuss the evolution of tap dance and demonstrate this uniquely American art form and its relationship to jazz.
Free and Open to the Public!

Prix fixe dinner
to follow at 7. Reservations required for dinner

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Busy Week at the Lodge

Saturday, August 14:

At 9pm the DCR and the Amherst Area Amateur Astronomy Association are co-sponsoring a star gazing party on the summit of Mount Greylock.

Free and open to the Public. Appropriate for all Ages.

Event will be cancelled only is there is heavy cloud coverage or rain.

Please contact the Mount Greylock Visitors Center (413-4499-4262) or the Astronomy Association (413-320-2509) about questions relating to the program or status of the event based on weather.

Sunday, August 15:"David Bowman, Timber Frame Demonstration", 2 - 4pm

David Bowman has been timber framing for 18 years and will demonstrate the art of timber framing using only hand tools. Outdoors (indoors if raining).

August 18: "Greylock in Time and Space"
Talk and discussion at 6:00pm by Alec Gillman. Alec Gillman, DCR Interpretive Ranger at Mount Greylock State Reservation, presents an exploration of the mountain's history and nature with a PowerPoint slide show. Discover connections between man's desire to shape the mountain at the same time protect it's wildness. Fun facts about and visions of the mountain shall be revealed on your way to becoming a true "Greylockophile."

Sunday, August 8, 2010

August 11: "The Galileo Affair"

Monday, July 26, 2010

Melanie Mowinski at Bascom Lodge

Monday, July 26: Melanie Mowinski, at 6pm.
Melanie, the Lodge's Creative Resident for June, will discuss and present work made during her residency at Bascom Lodge.

The Bascom Lodge Creative Residency Program was started in 2009. It provides room and board at the Lodge for individuals involved in any creative practice, including (but not limited to) the Visual Arts, Literature, Natural Sciences and creative mountain top daydreaming.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hoosac Harvest and Community Supported Agriculture

Bascom Lodge:
July 21 @ 6pm:
"Hoosac Harvest and Community Supported Agriculture"
Filmmaker Sharon Wyrrick will talk about community supported agriculture, including the just opened Hoosac Harvest CSA, and show footage from "Food Matters: From the Ground Up" the film she is making about the local food system in northern Berkshire County.
Free and Open to the Public.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Review of the "Couples" exhibit at the Ferrin Gallery

Check out this review of the exhibit at the Ferrin Gallery.

And, of course, the social scene there and in Pittsfiled:

Sundays & Mondays @ Bascom Lodge.

Music at Bascom Lodge

July 14: "Music by Wintergreen"
Wintergreen, a folk trio, performs a mixture of traditional and contemporary music from the British Isles and America. Performing outdoors (weather permitting).

Friday Breakfast Hikes to Bascom Lodge

Sunday, April 18, 2010

DISH & DINE @ Ferrin Gallery with Bascom Lodge's Chef John Dudek

Friday, April 23, 2010
6:30pm at the Ferrin Gallery, 437 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

This is the second in a series of evening dinners in the gallery pairing local food with local artists.

DINE: meal prepared by Chef John Dudek from BASCOM LODGE featuring a menu from locally grown produce.

DISH: dinnerware by MARY ANNE DAVIS.

DISCUSSION: VEN VOISEY, Artist in Residence at Berkshire Museum and STUART CHASE Berkshire Museum, Executive Director, and PETER DUDEK, Bascom Lodge Program Director discuss artist residencies in The Berkshires and the region.


Bruschetta w/grilled asparagus, red onions, basil and Old Chatham camembert.

Shrimp à ì Américaine w/ shallots, tomato, tarragon, chervil and white wine.

Lemon tartlets

Coffee & Tea

6:30 - 9:30 Dinner at FERRIN GALLERY
$35, limit 40 guests. BYOB.

Reservations required. Call (413) 442-1622 to pay by phone.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Jobs at Bascom Lodge

In preparation for the new season Bascom Lodge ( is hiring staff for the following full time positions: Prep Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cooks, Waiters, Maintenance/Cleaning staff. Must have experience. The season runs from May into early November.
There are also Intern positions for Landscaping and Cultural Programing related work.
Interested parties should call: 917-680-0079, or email resumes to:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bascom Lodge, Mt. Greylock

The schedule for the 2010 Talk & Dine Series at Bascom Lodge is now posted at
The Lodge opens on May 15 and the season for Lodging and Dining runs through the end of October.
For reservations email:, or call 413-743-1591, or visit the website