Photo John Dolan
A four-course dinner featuring local organic farms, prepared in the field by Brian Alberg, a regional chef who is a member of the James Beard Foundation, former president of Berkshire Grown, and founding chair of Berkshire Farm & Table. Farms include Ronnybrook Farm, Highlawn Farm, Sustainable Aqua Farm, The Berry Patch, Raven and Boar Farm, and Hancock Shaker Village.
This dinner is classic Berkshires: down-to-earth, soulful, and fun.
We’re not kidding. Back by popular demand, goat yoga is returning to Hancock Shaker Village! You can be part of a class that practices yoga outdoors on the farm (all levels welcome) with our playful four-legged friends.
We’re kicking off summer with a new American roots music series in our 1910 Barn, which hasn’t seen more than hay and cows in a hundred years. Imagine: a Berkshire barn, on a summer night, with great local beer and spirits, and soulful music that sets the fireflies dancing, all the while overlooking the fields and forests of an authentic Shaker village. Summer, here we come.
Sarah Lee Guthrie’s lineage is undeniable. But if you close your eyes and forget that her last name is synonymous with American folk music, you’d still be drawn to the clarity and soul behind her voice. There is a gentle urgency to her interpretations of the songs she sings. This is a rare opportunity to witness the growth of one of America’s finest folk singers.
What happens in the Village after the last bell rings? On this after-hours tour, your guide will lead you through the darkening Village where you will hear tales of ghostly sightings, learn about the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement, and perhaps catch a few spirit sightings of your own! Do any spirits remain….
Making: Then and Now
July 1-Nov 12 >
Work by six artists who call the region home, including Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin, and David Teeple. A landmark exhibition of contemporary art that explores the connection between artists today and an historic utopian movement in the Berkshires.