Schedule: July 4 fireworks and festivities

Here's our list of what to do and where to go on the Fourth. Please let us know about any updates or omissions in the comments field below.


Lenox, Tanglewood, with the display following the James Taylor concert. 
North Adams, Joe Wolfe Field, 9:30 p.m., rain date: July 5. 
Pittsfield, Wahconah Park, 9 p.m., or at the conclusion of the Pittsfield Suns game.


Pittsfield July 4th Parade, 10 a.m., North and South Streets, downtown Pittsfield 
Shakespeare & Company's Independence Day barbecue, Wednesday at 3 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox 
'Reading of the Founding Documents' by the Williamstown Theatre Festival actors, 1 p.m., Williams College Museum of Arts, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown
Williamstown July 4 Parade, 11 a.m., Winding up Route 2 from Southworth Street, and continuing down Spring Street 
Mohwak Trail Concerts -- Jazz concert with John Clark and Friends, 4 p.m., on the riverbank at the Charlemont Bridge, Route 8A

Openings and closings

Retail Stores: Many closed. 
Berkshire Mall: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Lee Premium Outlets: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Liquor stores: Most open. 
Taverns, bars: Most open as usual. 
Banks: Closed. 
City, county and state offices: Closed. 
Post offices: Closed; no mail delivery. 
Manufacturing: Most closed. 
Libraries: Closed.
Berkshire Community College: Closed. 
Berkshire Museum: Closed; Little Cinema not screening. 
Hancock Shaker Village: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Chesterwood, Stockbridge: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1:30 p.m. 
Mass MoCA, North Adams: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
BRTA: Closed; no buses running. 
Covanta Inc. (formerly Energy Answers Corp.): Closed. 
Allied Waste (formerly BFI): Closed; All routes delayed one day. 
Eagle: Publishes as usual. Business and advertising offices closed. Circulation call center open 7 to 10 a.m.


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