Events

Apr
16
Sat
CAROL KINZEL: Views of the Village @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 – Oct 30 all-day
CAROL KINZEL: Views of the Village @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

On view now, in the Center for Shaker Studies Gallery, are three paintings of  Hancock Shaker Village (HSV) by Carol Kinzel, created when she was just 22 (circa 1950). They capture a time when HSV was in deep decline, before its transition from Shaker ownership to its current status as a museum.

Carol went on to become Nelson A. Rockefeller’s personal art curator, and met New York art photographer Charles Uht (who became her husband) through this association. A photo album with 1950s images by Mr. Uht was recently discovered in the HSV library.

Carol’s three paintings were on sale at a Pittsfield Art League show in the early 1950s, and have been reunited nearly 66 years later for the exhibition. The striking paintings offer a rare artist’s interpretation of HSV under Shaker ownership.

Jun
10
Fri
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jun 10 – Oct 30 all-day
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Living Designs & Shared Values:  Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection, celebrates the personal quilt collection of the proprietor of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains, who bequeathed her personal collection of quilts to HSV.  On display in the hallways and bedrooms of the Brick Dwelling, these beautiful quilts celebrate the skill and artistry of the many women (whose identities are unknown to us) who worked in the medium of fabric.  On view through October 30.  Exhibit included in regular admission.

Jul
27
Wed
Adult Summer Reading Program @ Berkshire Atheneaum ~ ONLINE
Jul 27 – Aug 20 all-day
Children’s Summer Reading Program @ Berkshire Atheneaum
Jul 27 – Aug 20 all-day
Jul
29
Fri
Children’s Summer Reading Program: Show Off Your Favorite Sneakers @ Berkshire Atheneaum
Jul 29 all-day
Children's Summer Reading Program: Show Off Your Favorite Sneakers @ Berkshire Atheneaum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Check in to get an extra ticket to enter in our weekly prize drawing for the Summer Reading Program!

Jul
30
Sat
Children’s Summer Reading Program: Favorite Sport Day @ Berkshire Atheneaum
Jul 30 all-day
Children's Summer Reading Program: Favorite Sport Day @ Berkshire Atheneaum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Check in to get an extra ticket to enter in our weekly prize drawing for the Summer Reading Program!

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market @ Pittsfield Farmers Market
Jul 30 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market provides a venue for local farmers, food producers, and artisans to bring fresh, locally-grown and produced food and related products to all members of our community.

Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Jul 30 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Kitchen Kaboom @ Berkshire Museum
Jul 30 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 30 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village the way a Shaker child might have in the mid-1800s.  Guided by a museum educator, children engage in work, play and other activities just like Shaker children did more than a century ago.  Pick herbs from the Village gardens, bake a treat in the Shaker Kitchen, ring the Dwellling House bell, use a quill pen and meet our barnyard animals!   Tour runs from 11 am to 12:30 pm every day from July 5 through August 28.  Limit: 10 children per tour. A parent or chaperone must accompany.  Tour not available on Friday, August 5.

Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
Jul 30 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit!

 

Chow Time | Saturdays | 12:30 – 1 pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Included in museum admission

Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
Jul 30 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!

Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Jul 30 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

Game Night for Grownups @ UU Church Social Hall
Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Pittsfield Suns vs. North Shore Navigators @ wahconah park
Jul 30 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
BRIAN BENLIEN @ Rainbow Restaurant
Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
BRIAN BENLIEN @ Rainbow Restaurant | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Making his solo Rainbow debut with his acoustic guitar giving us Classic Covers and more.

Passage @ Shire City Sanctuary
Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Shakespeare in the Park Presents “The Tempest” @ Pittsfield Common
Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Tempest" @ Pittsfield Common | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Come early on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings and enjoy live music before the show, starting at 7:15. Our partners at The Whitney Center for the Arts have curated this group of top-notch performers to entertain you while you picnic before the 8pm performance of The Tempest. Come early for the best available seating, and enjoy the fresh air!

 

Friday July 22nd

Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora
Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay, inspired by their shared love of decades of Broadway music, the Great American Songbook, classic standards and contemporary & popular music, have been weaving harmonies since 2013 in the Berkshires.
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Saturday July 23rd

Oakes & Smith
Oakes & Smith are a musical match made in heaven. The harmonious blend of their voices creates an ethereal sound and unique quality not often heard in today’s popular music. Combining this with soulful songs that they call ‘lyrical and inspirational meditations,’ Oakes and Smith bring forth a sense of wonder, expressing themes of love, creativity, mystery and an appreciation of natural beauty.
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Sunday July 24th

Rakish Paddy
Hidden within the mountains, hills and valleys of Berkshire County, MA is a Celtic folk duo of pure musical energy; inspired by the many facets that make up the culture, lands and people that are the living embodiments of the music they love.
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Friday July 29th

Camp Shakespeare!
Youngsters aged 9-13 from PSP’s inaugural Camp Shakespeare will perform their version of “The Tempest”!
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Saturday July 30th

Erin Laundry
A prolific lyricist, Erin Laundry often draws inspiration from her love of nature or social injustice. Her repertoire is full of songs that delight, performed tastefully on acoustic guitar.
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Sunday July 31st

Eli Catlin
A musician with deep roots in country blues. Eli writes, sings, and plays in and around his home region of Northampton, MA. In 2010 the Boston Blues Society chose him to represent them in the Youth Showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
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Friday August 5th

Long Journey
Long Journey performs original material and old folk songs. Amrita Lash (Vocals) Karl Mullen (guitar & Banjo) Eileen Markland (Vocals & Fiddle).
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Saturday August 6th

Kri Blozie
The Berkshires-based singer and songwriter returns to Pittsfield.

 

Sunday August 7th

Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora
The duo returns to the Common stage with selections from Great American Songbook, classic standards and contemporary & popular music.
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Maggie’s Plan @ Berkshire Museum - Little Cinema
Jul 30 @ 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM