FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jen Glockner, City of Pittsfield, Director of Cultural Development
March 15, 2022
Third Thursday to Return in Pittsfield.
Festival to be Held May-August at The First Street Common.
Pittsfield, Mass – The City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development announces the return of Third Thursday. The festival will return on May 19 for the first of four season events at The Common with a more artisan and creative format.
“Over the past two years, we saw a pause on many of our beloved traditions and pastimes,” stated Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer. “Now, as we continue to embark on this new phase of community life, I am absolutely thrilled to welcome the return of Third Thursday this spring in its new location at The Common. With so much to enjoy, this is an event that promises to deliver a good time for all, so I’m encouraging everyone to come out and experience firsthand the magic of Third Thursday.”
Third Thursday at the Common will each have a theme:
- May – Youth sponsored by General Dynamics Missions Systems
- June – Celebrating Summer with the Whiskey Treaty Road Show sponsored by MountainOne
- July – Touch a Truck sponsored by Lenco Armored Vehicles with a special interactive performance hosted by Jacob’s Pillow
- August – Love Pittsfield Showcasing Cultural Organizations sponsored by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Cultural Pittsfield is collaborating with CozQuest and Roots Rising to have a wide array of vendors and activities with an artisan focus. For vendor information, contact Shiobbean Lemme at [email protected].
“We are excited to once again collaborate with businesses and cultural organizations to highlight all of the wonderful things that Pittsfield has to offer,” says Jen Glockner, director of cultural development for the City of Pittsfield. “This event will also include Third Thursday After Dark, focusing on the restaurants, theatre and nightly entertainment that is always present in Downtown Pittsfield.”
Cultural Pittsfield serves as the city’s first point of contact for artists, cultural organizations, event organizers and creative businesses in Pittsfield. The Office is located in the city-owned Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in downtown Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District. The office publishes the free Love Pittsfield Email Newsletter and leads the Love Pittsfield campaign. Go to LovePittsfield.com for more information.
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