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
25
Mon
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
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 27 @ 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.

Prince Spaghetti Night On North @ Hotel On North
Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Prince Spaghetti Night On North @ Hotel On North | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Join us every Wednesday for a weekly chef’s choice pasta entree option.

April 6th: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Live On The Lake
Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Live On The Lake

2016 LIVE ON THE LAKE SCHEDULE

 

July 6                         Whiskey City

July 13                       Big Hair Band

July 20                      Bandit

July 27                       Shyne

August 3                   Jill Gallagher Band

August 10                 License to Groove

August 17                  Rev Tor Band

August 24                 Madison Avenue

GRUPPO MONDO w/ Special Guest @ Rainbow Restaurant
Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
GRUPPO MONDO w/ Special Guest @ Rainbow Restaurant | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Being talked about as “Best Jazz in the Berkshires” Gruppo Mondo gives a night of spectacular
Jazz Fusion with a Special Guest.

Jul
28
Thu
Children’s Summer Reading Program: Favorite Vegetable Day @ Berkshire Atheneaum
Jul 28 all-day