Calendar

Apr
30
Tue
“Still a Student” Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery
Apr 30 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
"Still a Student" Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery

For the entire month of April, 2019, the Koussevitzky Art Gallery is showcasing the work of artist Brian DiNicola, who  is a traditional media based artist.  He received his BFA in Illustration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2011.  Upon graduating he enrolled in their MFA program in Painting.  He graduated in 2013 and immediately began applying his work to exhibitions and galleries.

Within the past six years, Brian has exhibited forty-seven times.  His work has traveled to Boston, California, New York, Chicago, Connecticut, and even Canada.  Brian’s paintings circulate in print and locally in the Berkshires.  He pursues competitions frequently to advance his professional record.  More recently, ‘Richeson Competitions’ and Trekell Art Supplies/Gamblin Colors featured Brian’s portraits through juried contests.

Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Grandparents Day during Baby Animals @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Grandparents Day during Baby Animals @ Hancock Shaker Village

Gram and Gramp, bring the grand kids on Tuesdays. You SAVE $2 and they visit FREE.

Visit our woodworkers in the tannery and try your hand at weaving. Climb on an antique tractor (great photo op) then have a seat for story time. Dress in Shaker clothing, make a traditional craft, and of course, visit the babies. Fun for the young and young-at-heart.

WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 30 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
May
1
Wed
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 1 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

ANNUAL MEETING @ The Country Club of Pittsfield
May 1 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
ANNUAL MEETING @ The Country Club of Pittsfield

The Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead will hold its annual meeting at 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 1 at The Country Club of Pittsfield. The dinner meeting will cost attendees $40 and will include the formal introduction of our new Executive Director, the election of officers of the Board of Trustees, a discussion of the season’s programs, and a power point presentation on the history of our large red barn, a place of great importance to Herman Melville in his day and to us in ours. It encompasses our visitors’ center, gift shop, presentation place, and exhibit space. This summer it will host a brass ensemble and dance troupe, two plays, our third annual Moby-Dick Marathon and many other events. We need your rsvp in advance so that the meal can be properly prepared, so please let us know by April 24 if you can come and how many people will be in your party; also if you have any seating preferences.

May
2
Thu
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals @ The Colonial Theater
May 2 @ 2:00 PM
Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals @ The Colonial Theater

This special performance features highlights from some of this year’s Berkshire County high school musicals. This event will also showcase the talents of local students with songs, dance, improv, poetry, scenes and more in a cabaret style format. Ticket proceeds benefit BTG PLAYS!, Berkshire Theatre Group’s year-round education program.

Animal Art ‘N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Animal Art ‘N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village

Spend a late afternoon hour meeting a heritage breed animal and making art.  Draw with pencil, color with crayons, or cut a collage to design your version of a barnyard friend. If creativity makes you thirsty, we have juice (sorry, folks, this is a dry event). You can hang your work in our gallery or at home on your fridge.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

May
3
Fri
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 3 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

da Vinci Docent Hours @ Berkshire Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
da Vinci Docent Hours @ Berkshire Museum

Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch!

OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews @ Berkshire Museum
May 3 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews @ Berkshire Museum

Hear the stories behind what awaits us on stage this summer at some of the Berkshires’ premiere venues, as well as some award-winning “outliers.” Each week we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshire Opera, the Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and more, as well as our annual Critics Roundtable.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
May 3 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know @ Berkshire Museum
May 3 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know @ Berkshire Museum

The third in a series of OLLI courses focusing on our complex healthcare systems and institutions, this course will once again endeavor to highlight and take an in-depth view of selected healthcare subjects in the news and confounding all of us as we work to navigate the maze of our health “system.”

OLLI: Objects and Their Stories @ Berkshire Museum
May 3 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories @ Berkshire Museum

Inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s popular rotating exhibition, “Objects and Their Stories,” join the museum’s Chief Experience Officer and guest staff for an in-depth exploration into the Berkshire Museum’s collection. Each session will feature multiple objects and the details pertaining to their geographic, spacial and iconographic relationships.

First Fridays Artswalk Community Mural Coloring @ Berkshire Museum
May 3 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Fridays Artswalk Community Mural Coloring @ Berkshire Museum

Join the Berkshire community in creating a series of vivid mini-murals as part of ArtWeekMA and First Fridays Artswalk. Visitors of all ages are invited to add their own unique colors and watch as each image comes to life, one square at a time. The completed murals will be displayed at Berkshire Museum following ArtWeekMA. All materials will be provided.

May
4
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
May 4 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Community Mural Coloring @ Berkshire Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Community Mural Coloring @ Berkshire Museum

Join the Berkshire community in creating a series of vivid mini-murals as part of ArtWeekMA. Visitors of all ages are invited to add their own unique colors and watch as each image comes to life, one square at a time. The completed murals will be displayed at Berkshire Museum following ArtWeekMA. All materials will be provided.

Nova WILD! with the Cub Scouts @ Berkshire Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Nova WILD! with the Cub Scouts @ Berkshire Museum

Scouts and curious kids are invited to join the Cub Scouts of Western Massachusetts to learn about wildlife and your natural world. Explore biodiversity, endangered and invasive species, and more with local Cub Scout leaders.