Calendar

Oct
5
Sat
She Shapes History @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 5 2019 @ 12:00 AM – May 25 2020 @ 11:45 PM
Nov
15
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 15 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Led by a Museum educator, children 18 months to 3 years old explore the Museum with their caregivers and learn through songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Older and younger siblings are welcome.

A Ballerina’s Tale @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 15 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This documentary feature examines the story of African American ballerina Misty Copeland, her prodigious rise, and her potentially career-ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.

Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr 25 min, 2015

Nov
16
Sat
Festival of Trees 2019: Heroes @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 16 2019 @ 12:00 AM – Jan 4 2020 @ 9:05 AM

Who inspires you? Festival of Trees 2019 features more than 100 dazzling holiday displays that celebrate those who motivate us to reach great heights, attempt the impossible, and change the world. Each tree in this family-favorite exhibit is designed and decorated by a local business, school, or organization in honor of their own heroes, from the action-packed caped crusaders of the silver screen to the everyday heroes in our community. Throughout this year’s festival, guests will be invited to share what they believe makes a hero as part of a special, constantly evolving display.

Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Nov 16 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Pop-Up Play Day @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 16 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™ and the colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components encourage children ages of all ages to build, rebuild, collaborate, and play.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 16 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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

Included with regular Museum admission.

Weaving: Woven Ornaments @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 16 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Make three festive woven ornaments:  an eight-pointed snowflake and a puffy heart, woven in thin maple strips, and a reindeer, woven in dyed reed. Workshop appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Instructor: Sandy Salada.  A basket maker since 1995, Sandy weaves a variety of baskets, including patterns of her own design, patterns by other teachers, and reproductions of cultural and historical baskets. Sandy teaches in her home studio as well as at Shaker Heritage Society in Watervliet, New York, and at Hancock Shaker Village.

Nov
17
Sun
Discovery Tank Program @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 17 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Meet the residents of the Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on gallery program for children ages 3 and up. This drop-in experience is led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer questions as visitors interact with the hermit crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, and other creatures who live in tide pools.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Nov
23
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Nov
24
Sun
Holiday Wreath ‘N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 24 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join uber-talented florist Jed Thompson from Township Four for a fun afternoon of holiday wreath-making, using fresh Fraser fir, juniper, pine, and other natural materials—some foraged from our property. While crafting, enjoy a glass of wine and snacks. TICKETS $80/72 MEMBERS

Nov
29
Fri
TURKEY WALK & TALK @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 29 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Gobble up nature and escape the hectic pace of Black Friday with a peaceful guided walk on our one-mile Farm & Forest Trail. The walk ends in the barnyard, where you can meet our turkeys and say hello to other animals.

INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Nov
30
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Nov 30 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Grateful Shaker Supper @ Hancock shaker village
Nov 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

A candlelit dinner awaits in the historic Brick Dwelling, where the Shakers ate communally for more than a hundred years. You’ll savor a glorious seasonal feast, accompanied by live music, just steps from our garden. After dinner, tour the iconic dwelling to cap off the magical evening.

TICKETS $90/81 MEMBERS; pre-registration required.

Dec
7
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Dec 7 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Dec
14
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Dec 14 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Dec
21
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Dec 21 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Dec
28
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Dec 28 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Jan
4
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Jan 4 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Jan
11
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Jan 11 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM