Thursday, September 20, 2012

Passion for Fashion - TODAY!

September 3rd.Thursdays Celebrates FashionFeatures Second Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Fundraiser

(Pittsfield, Mass.) Fashion shines in creative ways this week at the September 20th 3rd.Thursdays free street festival in downtown Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District, and everyone's invited!

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES3rd.Thursdays is honored to host the second annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, where men walk a mile in women's shoes to raise awareness and funds to fight domestic violence. 
The Pittsfield Police and Fire Departments are in a contest to see who can field the most men walking, as well as collect the most funds and pledges. Both the Pittsfield High School and Taconic High School football teams will also be participating, along with the Pittsfield High School cross country team. 

The fundraiser kicks off at 6pm at the foot of North Street near Park Square, whre the City Stage will be located this month. On site signups and pledges are welcome and there will be a selection of large women's shoes to wear for those who do not bring their own.  Last year's Walk A Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser during 3rd.Thursdays was a big success, with proceeds well exceeding the organizers' goals.

Palace Park (on North Street near Fenn) will sport a catwalk Thursday evening, featuring two different fashion shows, MCed and DJed by DJ BFG a/k/a Gabriel Squailia. Goodwill kicks things off showcasing affordable recycled fashion between 5pm & 6pm.  At 6:30pm, the Upstreet Fashion Show will feature the fabulous clothing shops and designers, accessories and more found in downtown Pittsfield's shops and salons.  Participating upstreet shops include Jess et Mia, Ancient Language Collection, Diedre's Special Day, Crispina, Bespoke, Kidding Around Consignment and many more!
EIGHTIES FASHION CONTEST AT THE BEACON CINEMAGet out your leg warmers and scrunchies and head over to the Beacon Cinema on Thursday for their eighties fashion contest, held just before their Throwback Thursdays screening of the eighties classic, Dirty Dancing, at 8pm. Movie tickets are just $5.

DONATE WINTER CLOTHING FOR NEW IMMIGRANTSThe Berkshire Immigrant Center is hosting a winter clothing drive to provide warm winter clothing for new immigrants, many who come ill-prepared for our New England winters. Bring your no longer needed sweaters, coats and other cozy items

Plus enjoy great live local music from the Sister City Jazz Ambassadors and Gaia Roots at the City Stage at North Street and Park Square; Johnny Pontoon plus a host of hula hoopers on the lawn of St. Joseph's Church; the young performers from Berkshire Rocks at Sottile Park; and Rock On students and teachers performing outside.

And the fun continues into the evening after 8pm with the local blues band Misty Blues at Spice Dragon, Rakish Paddy's Irish soul at Patrick's Pub, Billy Keane and the Misdemeanor Outlaws at Mission Bar & Tapas, a free screening of the NY Giants vs. Georgia Panthers football Game at the Beacon Cinema, and more.  A full schedule of events and map is available online at and copies can be found throughout downtown Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District at local shops, restaurants and cultural hotspots. 

3rd.Thursdays is produced by the City of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development. Lead sponsors include Berkshire Gas, Berkshire Life-A Guardian Company, Greylock Federal Credit Union, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Lead downtown business partners include Persnickety Toys, the Berkshire Theatre Group, the Beacon Cinema, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Museum and Spice Dragon, along with dozens of other downtown partners.

The last 3rd.Thursdays of 2012 will be held on Thursday, October 18th with a Hometown Heroes & Superheroes costume theme for Halloween. For more information on 3rd.Thursdays, please m/3rd.Thursdays, email or call 413-499-9348. 3rd.Thursdays is held rain or shine and there is plenty of free parking throughout downtownPittsfield.

1 comment:

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