The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Parks and Recreation Program will be hosting an Arbor Day celebration at noon Friday, April 29, at the Chestnut Seed Orchard within Springside Park, 874 North St.

The event will celebrate the establishment of the American Chestnut Seed Orchard, and Brian Clark of the Mass./Rhode Island Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation will serve as the keynote speaker.

This free event is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Program and Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The celebration will take place rain or shine. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Becky Manship, recreation activities coordinator, at 413-499-9370.