Calendar

May
16
Thu
Farm Friends @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 16 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Farm Friends @ Hancock Shaker Village

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.

Comedy Garage: Catherine Cohen @ The Colonial Theater
May 16 @ 7:30 PM
Comedy Garage: Catherine Cohen @ The Colonial Theater

Catherine Cohen is a comedian and voiceover artist living in Brooklyn. She was named by Time Out New York as one of “Five Comedians to Watch For” in 2018. Catherine hosts a weekly show at Alan Cumming’s new East Village cabaret, as well as the monthly variety show, It’s A Guy Thing, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City.” Catherine appeared in the last season of Difficult People on Hulu, and starred in an episode of Comedy Central’s digital series, Someone’s in Here. Her work has been featured on SplitsiderThe New YorkerThe Huffington Post and New York Magazine‘s The Cut. Follow her at @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.

May
17
Fri
da Vinci Docent Hours @ Berkshire Museum
May 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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 17 @ 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.

Catch the Fever: An Evening with Fabrizio and the Fever @ The Colonial Theater
May 17 @ 7:00 PM
Catch the Fever: An Evening with Fabrizio and the Fever @ The Colonial Theater

Concert • Raffle • Fundraiser
VIP Tickets includes premium seating, 6pm Pre-Show Reception in the Garage with complimentary refreshments, Fabrizio and the Fever meet and greet, and event poster signed by Fabrizio and the Fever.

All proceeds go towards sending children to BTG PLAYS! summer camp through the Richie duPont Scholarship Fund. There will be a special guest performance by Carl Wockner.

May
18
Sat
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
May 18 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Makers’ Day: Needle Felting Gnome @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 18 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Makers’ Day: Needle Felting Gnome @ Hancock Shaker Village

Learn the basics and create a three-dimensional wool gnome (right on time for gardening season) using fibers from our sheep and other local sources. No experience necessary.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
May 18 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Designing with da Vinci @ Berkshire Museum
May 18 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Designing with da Vinci @ Berkshire Museum

Can you innovate like Leonardo da Vinci? Visitors of all ages are challenged to use design thinking strategies to create and test contraptions based on simple machines in this hands-on gallery program.

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours @ Berkshire Museum
May 18 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours @ Berkshire Museum

Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner,  bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening.

May
19
Sun
Makers’ Day: Needle Felting Painting @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 19 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Makers’ Day: Needle Felting Painting @ Hancock Shaker Village

Beginners welcome! Creating a wool “painting” of an iconic village scene. It makes a charming back-drop for your gnome.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Calf Cuddling @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 19 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Calf Cuddling @ Hancock Shaker Village

Spend an hour cozying up to our cuddly calves. Learn about our farm and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing, and walking our newest additions. This wellness trend is our most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health offers, like goat yoga.

Sessions accommodate up to two people. Only one session per Sunday.

Discovery Tank Program @ Berkshire Museum
May 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Discovery Tank Program @ Berkshire Museum

Meet the residents of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on educational program for all ages. This drop-in experience will be led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer your questions and help you interact with the exciting sea creatures in the tank.

May
20
Mon
ARROWHEAD OPENS FOR TOURS @ Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
May 20 @ 10:00 AM

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead is open daily for tours May 22 through mid-October.  Take a house tour, explore exhibits and the nature trail.  This year we feature “Enchanted Berkshires: Where Fairies Dance.”

Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics @ Berkshire Museum
May 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics @ Berkshire Museum

Fascinated by LEGO bricks and technology? Over the period of four weeks, learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorms robot to execute every command. Utilize reading and math skills to design and implement the programs.

This series of four 1-hour sessions is designed specifically for homeschool families. A space to eat lunch will be made available so families can eat and mingle after each program. Recommended for, but not limited to, children ages 8 to 12.

May
21
Tue
Homeschool Day: Hidden Hancock @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 21 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Homeschool Day: Hidden Hancock @ Hancock Shaker Village

Meet the Shakers who lived at the village.  Explore the village and find out more about the people who made this community their home.  Look for objects made at Hancock, examine journals, study maps, and even venture into the cellar of the Trustees’ Office to see grave markers.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
May 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM