The Berkshire Immigrant Center's second One World Celebration, a virtual performance of music and poetry, will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 13, on BIC’s YouTube channel. The free event honors the region’s cultural diversity and highlights the observance of National Immigrant Heritage Month every June.

Guests include actor James Warwick as master of ceremonies, cellist Yehuda Hanani, vocalist Wanda Houston, musical duo Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis, drummer Otha Day, and clarinetist Paul Green. Poets will read works about the immigrant experience. RSVP via and BIC’s Facebook page.

In addition, BIC will host a swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens on Wednesday, June 23, on the grounds at Naumkeag in Stockbridge. 

BIC is running an online fundraising campaign through July 4 to support its legal services and free citizenship classes. Tax-deductible donations may be made online at, or by check to Berkshire Immigrant Center, 67 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989. She can be reached at