The 78th Annual Berkshire Harvest Festival --one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the country-- takes place at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA on October 6th and 7th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The Berkshire Harvest Festival features crafts, food, live music, a silent auction, kids’ activities – and more!

We are joined by Executive Director of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, Molly Boxer and Chairman of their Trustees, Matt Larkin.

The Sharon Springs Harvest Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday in Sharon Springs, New York. The annual event, run by Beekman 1802, celebrates the magic of small town America with a Harvest Hop, a Harvest Feast, a Farmer’s Market and more!

Adam Gopnick

Sep 11, 2012

Adam Gopnik is an essayist and commentator. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker—to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism. He'll participate in this weekend's Berkshire Wordfest at The Mount in Lenox, MA.

Mount Eerie

Sep 7, 2012

Mount Eerie is the recording and performing name of studio based musician, Phil Elverum. From Annacortiss, Washington – he previously produced music as The Microphones. He released two records this year, the first Clear Moon, was released in May – and the second, Ocean Roar, came out this past Tuesday.

Mount Eerie will perform in Albany this Saturday night as part of the 3rd Restoration Festival at St. Joe’s.

"In Your Doldrums" - The Loom (playing at RestFest in Albany this weekend.)

Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York that offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video.

Sharon Van Etten is playing at RestFest in Albany on Saturday, September 8.

"Magic Chords" - Sharon Van Etten

This year’s Restoration Funstival – taking place at St. Joseph’s Church in Downtown Albany September 7th through the 9th – is poised to be the best RestFest yet.

St. Jopseph’s was dedicated in 1860, held its last service in 1993, and in 2003, ownership was transferred to Historic Albany Foundation.

We welcome Frank Delaney back to the program. He'll be at the Spencertown Festival of Books this coming weekend. His most recent book is The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland.

The theme of the third annual Catskill High Peaks Festival is Classical Hollywood. The ten day festival traces the cross-influences between the concert stage, the Silver Screen, cabaret, and the jazz club and the composers who bridged these worlds. The festival is presented by the Catskill Mountain Foundation in collaboration with Close Encounters With Music. Yehuda Hanani and Michael Chertock join us.