Rural Intelligence: The Online Magazine for Eastern New York, Western Connecticut and the Southern Berkshires
Friday, November 24, 2017
Search Archives:
Newsletters Signup
Close it
Get The New App!

Newsletters Signup
Close it

RI Archives: Parties

View all past Party articles.

RI on Facebook    RI on Instagram       

Mahaiwe Tent




Parties & Openings

Nov. 18 – Pittsfield
Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

[See more Parties articles]

Greylock Works’ Mill Renovation Makes An Entrance On NYE

Lisa Green reports from North Adams. For some of the 600 partiers at the Greylock Works UNLOCK New Year’s Eve Party, it was the chance to be among the first to see the inception of an ambitious revitalization of the former Cariddi Mill. For others, it was the lure of a communal table dinner presented by Mezze Catering + Events. And for the rest (a younger crowd, to be sure), the draw was the promise of a dance party featuring two DJs and a “massive and immersive environment of music and video projection” produced by Springboard Design. UNLOCK was the inaugural event of a space that is on track to become a nexus of thriving food-based entrepreneurs crafting regional and local products under one very, very long roof. With Berkshire Farm & Table working in tandem with Latent Productions, headed by architects and building owners Karla Rothstein and Salvatore Perry, the New Year’s Eve bash offered everything a partier could ask for besides the music and light show: cash bars with local spirits (Berkshire Mountain Distillers) and beers (Bright Ideas Brewing), a raw oyster bar (BerkShore Oyster Company) and high-level munchies (Cricket Creek Farm and Mezze Catering). If the project’s expansion rolls out like its debut effort, Greylock Works promises to be a most remarkable venture indeed. Above, Latent Productions’ Salvatore Perry and Karla Rothstein, and their daughter, Skye.

Kyle George and Andrew Trinchitella with David Dunn and Kelly Dunn of; Photographer Lincoln Russell, Main Street Hospitality Group owner Nancy Fitzpatrick, Joe Finnegan and Main Street Hospitality Group CEO Sarah Eustis.

Superstar bread baker Kamel Saci, who hopes to install a bakery at Greylock Mills, and his fiancee, Merrie Edelmann.

Massachusetts State Representative Gail Cariddi, whose father owned the mill prior to the recent purchase, and Marya LaRoche, whose company, Amenitek, did the electrical work on the building; general contractor Steve Burnham with Jim Hunter and Joan Hunter.

Wind-Up Film Fest’s managing director and manager of Destination Williamstown Sandra Thomas and Don Juedes; Filmmaker Holly Hardman and Irving Slavid, art restorer and conservator.

Suzy Konecky and Matthew Ball of Cricket Creek Farm offered grilled cheese sandwiches to hungry dancers.

Around 100 people came early to enjoy dinner presented by Mezze Catering + Events and prepared by Chef Daire Rooney; Six Depot’s Steven Amash and Theresa Speziale served up Chemex coffee for diners.

Hairstylist Karen Brown and Jennifer Trainer-Thompson, author and director of special events and membership at MASS MoCA; Steve Millard of Murray’s Cheese and Liz Stretch, food programming director for Latent Productions.

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

Posted by Lisa Green on 01/02/16 at 12:07 PM • Permalink