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
24
Sun
Cricket Creek Farm Cheese Tasting @ Guidos Fresh Marketplace
Jul 24 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Shakespeare in the Park Presents “The Tempest” @ Pittsfield Common
Jul 24 @ 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”!
More details here »

 

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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Jul
25
Mon
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 25 @ 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.

Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 25 @ 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.

Summer Reading Program – Crafts & Activities (Ages 5-12) @ Berkshire Atheneaum
Jul 25 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Shire City Sessions – Live, Original Music on the Commons @ Pittsfield Commons
Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Shire City Sessions - Live, Original Music on the Commons @ Pittsfield Commons | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

July 25

Featuring Banditos with special guests Chris Meranda and the Wheel

“Equal parts alt-country twang and garage rock bang…recalling everything from ZZ Top’s greasy boogie to the Alabama Shakes’ coed soul.” – Rolling Stone

 

August 1

Featuring Primate Fiasco plus Sounds and Tones: Artist Showcase

“..this act was to me one of the most adventurous of any act here (Floydfest), period.” – Tad Dickens of Roanoke Times

 

August 8

Featuring Eli “Paperboy” Reed with special guests the Easy Ridin’ Papas

“On record as on stage, he frequently lets loose with a roar that feels like it’s tearing itself from his vocal cords, as though he couldn’t muffle it if he tried.” – Rachel Horn, NPR First Listen

 

August 15

Featuring Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band plus the Transmitters

“…with the 8-piece Indomitable Soul Band, a soulful power radiates across the room, captivating audiences…” – Matador Network

In addition to live, original music, food and beverage will be available for purchase. In the case of rain or inclement weather, concerts will move indoors at the Zion Lutheran Church, adjacent to the Commons.

Jul
26
Tue
The Corrupting Influence of Materialism in Plays by Arthur Miller & David Mamet @ Temple Anshe Amunium
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Robin’s Chair Yoga Classes @ Congregrational Knesset Israel
Jul 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Jul 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 26 @ 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.

Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 26 @ 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.

Taco Tuesday @ Hotel on North
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Why not head north for a little south of the border warmth with our Taco Tuesdays! Includes two tacos and a Blood Orange Margarita or glass of North Street Sangria. $15, 5pm-10pm. Every Tuesday

Pittsfield Suns vs. Worchester Bravehearts @ Wahconah Park
Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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
Children’s Summer Reading Program: Favorite Stuffed Animal/ Toy Day @ Berkshire Atheneaum
Jul 27 all-day
Children's Summer Reading Program: Favorite Stuffed Animal/ Toy 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!

Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 27 @ 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.

George, Justice and Jews: The Leo Frank Case @ Temple Anshe Amunim
Jul 27 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM