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Day of Action with Yo-Yo Ma: Berkshire County, MA

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Yo-Yo Ma joins the community for a Day of Action to discover the many ways #cultureconnectsus.


The Common Table: Building Community
First Street Common, Pittsfield, MA | 9:00 AM

Teams from 36 local arts organizations, businesses, and non-profits come together to build 36 tables. Working in partnership with the Naked Table Project and the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild, the community will build benches and tables for local organizations and homes. The tables will be inscribed with local responses that complete the phrase “The Berkshires make…” . The Berkshire Jazz Collective will perform, while visual artists from Blue Q lead the creation of a mural.

Table build by invitation only. Mural project free and open to the public.


Tree Planting
First Street Common | 11:00 AM

The DCR Urban and Community Forestry Program will plant trees in memory of local victims of drug overdoses, gun violence, and war. Table building will pause while the community gathers for a moment of silence and a special short performance by Yo-Yo Ma. Free and open to the public.


Discussion: How Makers Build Resilient Community
Zion Lutheran Church | 11:15 AM

Local cultural leaders and makers join Yo-Yo Ma to discuss the history of making in the Berkshires and its renewal and redefinition among the next generation, asking how making canbuild confidence, encourage resilience, and create a strong community. Free and open to the public.


“Finishing” with Ice Cream
First Street Common | 12:30 PM

Teams finish their tables and a hand-scooped ice cream social in partnership with SoCo Creamery celebrates all that we share.


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August 10
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Pittsfield, MA 01201 US + Google Map
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