Events

Apr
26
Wed
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 26 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Lenox, MA–Spring Salamander Search @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Instructors: Gayle Tardif-Raser – Education Coordinator, Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries; Dale Abrams – Berkshire Sanctuaries Education Coordinator
Audience: All (suitable for children 5 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00

Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Woodland salamanders spend their days under logs, stones, and other objects, venturing out only in the cool moist of evenings. Join us as we search the woods and wetlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives.

Apr
27
Thu
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 27 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
28
Fri
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 28 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Pittsfield, MA–The WordXWord Youth Poetry Festival @ ???
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 28-30, 2017,

Register NOW for Outspoken / Youth Poetry Festival

New for 2017 – Team Registration STRONGLY encouraged. You may register as an individual, but we think you’ll get way more out of the festival as part of a team!

What You Need to Know–
All poets will need a minimum of 3 poems prepared for the festival.
Participation as a Team is highly encouraged.
Teams are encouraged (but not required) to have at least one group piece prepared. Teams with a group piece will receive bonus points.
Teams are comprised of 3-5 poets (a maximum of 4 perform individual pieces in each bout).
Poets on teams will receive both team and individual standings.
If you need help forming a team, let us know. Maybe we can help hook you up.

Schedule (Subject to Change)–

Friday, April 28, 6-9 pm

Saturday, April 29, 10 am -7 pm

Sunday, April 30, 12 noon -5 pm

Outspoken–
a multi-venue, multi-round poetry slam with both team and individual competition. Teams will be expected to come prepared with both individual pieces as well as at least one group piece
a peer led open mic sessions
workshops
food & friendship
+ Join Weekly Group/Workshops
+ What is Poetry Slam Team?
Outspoken inspires and fosters creativity, collaboration, teamwork and empowerment and provides a shared, supportive, safe space to explore identity, life’s challenges, differences and common experiences, culture, society and the world around us. WordXWord is committed to changing lives by giving voice and audience to the real truths of diverse individuals. We all have something to learn and something to teach.

Apr
29
Sat
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 29 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Pittsfield, MA–“Life Under the River” Shadow Puppetry Workshop for Children and Adults @ Pittsfield Atheneum
Apr 29 @ 1:40 am – 2:40 am

PREREGISTER FOR 10:30 am to Noon session   OR   1 pm to 2:30 pm session

Children 10 years and older as well as adults are invited to bring out their creative sides while at the same time getting in touch with the life under our brooks, streams and ponds. Participants will create hinged shadow puppets and, under Ms. Babcock’s guidance, will create a short, shadow puppet play that will be presented at the end of the workshop.

Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Call HVA at 413-298-7024.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Apr
30
Sun
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 30 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Volunteer Opportunity: Lake Mansfield Clean-up & Celebration @ Lake Mansfield
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sponsored by the Great Barrington Land Conservancy
Join the Lake Mansfield Alliance for this annual fun family day of community action.
Work will include lake area clean-up and sprucing up trails as well as battling invasive plants including garlic mustard and bittersweet.
Families: explore fun kids self-guided trail activity, too! Bring gloves and tools.

Join us for a Potluck Picnic & Group Meeting at 12:00.

Meet at the beach area. For more information: info@gbtrails.org

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
1
Mon
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 1 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
2
Tue
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 2 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
3
Wed
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 3 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Hike with Berkshire Natural Resources Council staff at Parsons Marsh
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Also at  7:30am – 8:30am

Difficulty: Easy (slow pace, moderate elevation changes, easy off-trail walking)

Description: Join us for a guided tour of the proposed Parsons Marsh boardwalk! If BNRC is awarded funding from the Town of Lenox’s Community Preservation Act at Town Meeting on May 4, the public will have easy access to Parsons Marsh. Please join us for a walk to the edge of this stunning wetland and a brief discussion of the proposed trail and boardwalk project. Bring coffee and sturdy footwear (waterproof if possible).

Tours begin at 7:30am and at 9:00am.

Directions: From the center of Lenox Village, the intersection of Routes 7A and 183: west on Route 183/West Street for 1.4 miles to a right on Undermountain Road (opposite Tanglewood). 0.75 miles on Undermountain Road to the temporary BNRC trailhead on the right. Look for the BNRC sign.

Email mgreer@bnrc.org with any questions!
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Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

May
4
Thu
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 4 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
5
Fri
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 5 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
6
Sat
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 6 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Kent, CT–Spring Power-Up @ Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Rain or Shine

Admission fee: $5.00 for non-member adults, age 6-12 is $2.00, and children 5 and under as well as CAMA members are free

Our 2017 Spring Power-Up will be our 13th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA.

Northwestern Connecticut winters can be notoriously bad, so the Spring Power-Up will be a good chance to bid the cold weather goodbye. Our Spring Power-Up will be a showcase of our own extensive collection of steam and internal combustion engines, tractors, the historic Cream Hill Agricultural School and the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science.

That being said, either member or non-member outside exhibitors are welcome to bring their machinery and set up for the day. Show off that new purchase or that fresh restoration project. There is no charge for exhibitors to display their antique machinery-related items. Outside vendors are welcome to set up for a nominal fee.

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Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
7
Sun
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 7 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COST: Adult $20; Youth $8;   Children FREE
             HSV Members FREE
 Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm, a beloved tradition for families from the Berkshires and beyond, opens April 15 and continues through May 7. Visit the Village and cuddle a lamb or kiss a calf. The barn will be bursting at the seams with chicks, ducklings, piglets, and kids (young goats that is)!  All included in general admission.
Kent, CT–Spring Power-Up @ Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Rain or Shine

Admission fee: $5.00 for non-member adults, age 6-12 is $2.00, and children 5 and under as well as CAMA members are free

Our 2017 Spring Power-Up will be our 13th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA.

Northwestern Connecticut winters can be notoriously bad, so the Spring Power-Up will be a good chance to bid the cold weather goodbye. Our Spring Power-Up will be a showcase of our own extensive collection of steam and internal combustion engines, tractors, the historic Cream Hill Agricultural School and the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science.

That being said, either member or non-member outside exhibitors are welcome to bring their machinery and set up for the day. Show off that new purchase or that fresh restoration project. There is no charge for exhibitors to display their antique machinery-related items. Outside vendors are welcome to set up for a nominal fee.

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Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
Hancock/Pittsfield, MA–Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
COST: $30/person;       $27 HSV members
CONTACT: Krista Mangiardi     413.443.0188 x100
May
10
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 10 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

May
17
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 17 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)

Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.

 

May
20
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–RIVERSIDE MUSIC CONNECTS with Sam Rosen
May 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

(Rain date May 27)

Riverside musicians connect us with spring!
Enter the magic at the Du Bois Rain Garden.
Explore a world of sound and fantasy as you travel upstream along the River Walk trail.
Fun for all ages!

May
24
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

May
28
Sun
Monterey, MA–Concert and Opening Reception. Amazing Stories from Centuries Past @ The Bidwell House Museum
May 28 @ 3:00 pm

Diane Taraz sings her own songs and others from the folk tradition that tell the true stories of people and events from early America. Enjoy songs about love affairs gone wrong; women warriors in disguise; loves lost to war, shipwreck, and rattlesnakes; and a variety of ballads and ditties that capture amazing history that deserves to be re-lived. Diane wears the clothing of the time and accompanies her singing on an instrument similar to the now-extinct English guitar played by Colonial ladies. Reception and refreshments to follow, celebrating the completed restoration of the museum.

Event free for members. Non-members: $15.

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

A Colonial History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s

 

May
31
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 31 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire county. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)

Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.

 

Jun
17
Sat
Monterey, MA–Archaeology on Bidwell Grounds @ the Bidwell House Museum
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am

What treasures lie outside the Reverend’s door? Professor Eric Johnson, Director of Archaeological Services at UMass, Amherst, discusses the archaeological investigation at the 1760s homestead. How this work is done, examples from other 18th-century homes, and what he found at the museum.

Members: $10. Non-members: $15

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

A Colonial History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s

North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Jun
24
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Jun
30
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Jul
1
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Jul
6
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Jul
8
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Jul
13
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Jul
15
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Jul
20
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Jul
22
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Family Concert @ Tanglewood
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm

The BSO’s Tanglewood Family Concert provides an engaging chamber concert experience especially for children ages 3–8 and their families. Pre-concert activities begin at 11:30am. This year’s concert features a brass quintet comprised of BSO musicians.

Jul
27
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Jul
29
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Aug
1
Tue
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Aug
5
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Aug
8
Tue
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Aug
10
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Aug
12
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artists Showcase @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am

Music in Norfolk has a long and vibrant history, dating back Catch a rising star as the Festival presents its Emerging Artists Showcase — performances by summer Fellows of the Yale School of Music attending Norfolk’s New Music Workshop and Chamber Music Session. These casual concerts are in the Music Shed and are free of charge.

Throughout the years Norfolk audiences have heard hundreds of emerging artists who have gone on to successful professional careers. Norfolk alumni perform with the most illustrious musical organizations in the world: the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Saint Lawrence, Calder, Muir, Miró, Ying, Brentano, Shanghai, Maia and Jasper String Quartets; the Claremont and Eroica Trios; and new music ensembles such as eighth blackbird and SŌ PERCUSSION. Syoko Aki, Claude Frank, Pamela Frank, Frederica von Stade and Richard Stoltzman are all former students of Norfolk.

Under the direction of composer Martin Bresnick, Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble led by conductor Julian Pellicano.to the 1890s when Ellen Battell and her husband Carl Stoeckel, son of the Yale School of Music’s first professor, founded the Litchfield County Choral Union.  Upon her death in 1939, Ellen Battell Stoeckel left her estate in a private trust with instructions that the facilities be used for Yale University’s summer music school, ensuring an enduring artistic legacy. The Yale Summer School of Music – Norfolk Chamber Music Festival has a dual teaching/performance purpose. Audiences from around the country come to northwest Connecticut to hear world-class artists.

Over the years, while Norfolk has become a symbol of quality in chamber music performance and professional study, thousands have enjoyed the picturesque environment of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate and the excellence of one of America’s most distinguished musical traditions.

Aug
19
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Aug
26
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Sep
2
Sat
North Canaan, CT–Beckley Iron Furnace Tours @ Beckley Iron Furnace
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The grounds are open year round during daylight hours, and we have knowledgeable guides on site offering  tours on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM

 

Blackberry River Walk & Beckley FurnaceBeckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

 

Sep
22
Fri
Kent, CT–2017 Fall Festival @ The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

ADMISSION FEES: $10 for adults/teens, $5 children age 6-12, free for children age 5 or less. Free for CAMA members.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter. All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines. We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive. As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather and the will of the machinery gods.

See the progress in the latest addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.

Sep
23
Sat
Kent, CT–2017 Fall Festival @ The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

ADMISSION FEES: $10 for adults/teens, $5 children age 6-12, free for children age 5 or less. Free for CAMA members.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter. All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines. We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive. As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather and the will of the machinery gods.

See the progress in the latest addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.

Sep
24
Sun
Kent, CT–2017 Fall Festival @ The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

ADMISSION FEES: $10 for adults/teens, $5 children age 6-12, free for children age 5 or less. Free for CAMA members.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter. All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines. We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive. As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather and the will of the machinery gods.

See the progress in the latest addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.