Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Memorable Parties of 2014
There’s nothing we at RI love more than covering the region’s galas; it’s the perfect opportunity to visit with wonderful old friends, meet interesting new ones, and taste the delicious food and drink produced right here in our region. That’s why picking only a handful of parties for our year-end wrap-up is always so difficult. We’d like to thank the residents of the RI region for being so generous with their time, talent and funding of organizations that improve the quality of life in our area and make residing here a joy. Below is a sampling of the galas, gallery openings, fetes and festivals that make our jobs so fun. (Click here to relive all of 2014’s parties.)
Clermont’s Evening in Agra
Saris, bindis and brightly colored tapestries transformed Clermont’s idyllic grounds into an Indian-inspired soiree.
Northwest CT Arts Council Cultivates Art In The Garden
Live music and on-site art making marked the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council’s third-annual garden party.
Berkshire International Film Festival’s 10th Season Takes Flight
It was haute couture in the hangar, as BIFF laid down the red carpet at the Great Barrington Airport to celebrate its 10th season.
Tanglewood Gala Celebrates Andris Nelsons’ Arrival
The Boston Symphony Orchestra welcomed new music director Andris Nelsons with fine food and fireworks.
A Ver-million Turnout For IS183’s Annual Gala
An IS183 bash is the only local party where you can find a Teletubby dancing with someone wearing a giant papier mâché head.
A Farm-To-Table Dinner Seeds The Sylvia Center
A summer day at Katchkie Farm raised funds that allows children to tour the farm, harvest their own food, and possibly even hold a live chicken.
Barrington Stage Company Celebrates 20 Remarkable Seasons
Proving you can go home again, actors, musical theater writers and others from BSC’s past returned to take part in the company’s retrospective and celebration.
A Tango Diary At Six Depot
Photographer Sabine Vollmer von Falken’s opening reception got guests dancing in the Depot.
Jacob’s Pillow Opening Night Delights
A sold-out crowd at the Pillow’s 2014 season opener were treated to memorable performances from Carmen de Lavallade, Trey McIntyre Project, The Hong Kong Ballet and others.
Party In The Hamlet For Wassaic Project
This year’s Seeing The Sky was a seven-story, one-of-a-kind art project set against Wassaic’s beautiful backdrop.
Barnraising Begins At A Brunch For The GB Fairgrounds
Respected names in the cuisine game showed their support for the Farigrounds’ big cowshed renovation.
The FarmOn! Foundation Celebrates Its Fourth Amongst Friends
The Friends of the Farmer Hootenanny!, complete with sundae bar, was a locavore’s dream come true.
The Clark Art Institute Gala: A Truly Grand Re-Opening
The wait was worth it, as The Clark reopened with an inspiring new look and 700 guests to help celebrate.
Cuisine And Camaraderie Mark A Successful Alzheimer’s Benefit
A guest list full of refined and respected palates, including Ruth Reichl, Paula Wolfert and Dana Cowin, dined in support of Alzheimer’s research.
MASS MoCA’s NYC Supporters Help The Museum Celebrate 15 Years
Big-name artists, gallery owners and Museum supporters and friends from around the world helped raise funds for MoCA’s exhibitions, performances and educational programs.
An Evening In The Afternoon Garden At Naumkeag
After a painstaking restoration, Fletcher Steele’s famous “Afternoon Garden” was the perfect site for a garden party.
Berkshire Theatre Group & The Mount Throw Masquerade Balls
The night after Halloween saw plenty of ghouls and goblins (and Waldo) making the spooky scene in Pittsfield and Lenox.