Exhibition Opening – While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers

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May 2019

Exhibition Opening – While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers

May 25 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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The Shakers estimated twenty-five thousand songs received to date and approximately ten thousand survive – more than all ballads and spirituals combined. From American anthems like Simple Gifts to lesser-known hymns, ballads, and laboring songs, music continues to occupy a central role in Shaker life and worship. While Mighty Thunders Roll explores and expands this musical legacy through a display of historic objects and ephemera shown alongside newly commissioned a capella renditions of Shaker songs performed by a selection of…

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Goat Yoga

May 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Show mom why she’s the G.O.A.T. Bring a mat and your mom.

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Exhibition Opening – Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey

May 26 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Painter Barbara Ernst Prey has an affinity for light; specifically, capturing the fleeting luminosity within built and natural environments. Borrowed Light presents a new body of watercolors depicting scenes from the village. Taking its title from the Shaker principle of “borrowed light,” or the incorporation of windows and skylights into interior walls as a way to refract light from the outside in, Prey’s exhibition is inspired by visits across three seasons where she immersed herself in the buildings, historic artifacts,…

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Farm Friends

May 30 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

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June 2019

Family Fun Day

June 1 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join us for a day of fun and learning for the whole family. Enjoy nature exploration activities, live-animal presentations, music, and nature arts and crafts. We'll also have snack and food available for purchase.

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Container Gardening

June 1 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$80 – $95

Use containers in the landscape to enhance and extend seasonal beauty, produce food and create an authentic sense of place. Learn container designs from functional and conceptual design to pot, plant and soil selection while viewing a slideshow of her latest designs followed by a hands-on demonstration. Students will then create their own pots to bring home.

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Birding at The Mount

June 4 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Explore Edith Wharton's original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am.  Click here to register.

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Farm Friends

June 6 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

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Battery Park City Walking Field Study: Garden Designers Showcase

June 6 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$70 – $85

Join our staff for a visit to Battery Park City, located at the tip of Manhattan. We will tour this extensive landscape, perhaps one of the most concentrated parkland in America with our engaging instructor David Dew Bruner, who will focus on design. In addition to amazing gardens, there is abundant public art to view, including the Irish Hunger Memorial. Enjoy this stimulating day in the city with some gardening friends. A snack and refreshments will be provided.

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Birding the Berks Series: Wrens, Rails, & Other Marsh Birds

June 8 @ 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$8 – $12

Post Farm Marsh in Lenox is a perfect place to look and listen for marsh birds such as the American bittern, Virginia rail, sora, common gallinule, and marsh wren. This trip involves easy walking on relatively level trails, and an interior view of an expansive and beautiful marshland.

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