Mar
19
Sun
Exhibit: Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004–2012 @ Yiddish Book Center
Mar 19 – Oct 15 all-day

A photographic series looking at the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century, by Israeli-American photographer Loli Kantor.

Jul
1
Sat
Get the Buzz on Bees! @ Historic Deerfield
Jul 1 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 4:30 pm

Daily through August 27

Come to the History Workshop to learn the sweet story of honey bees. From pollination to producing wax and honey, bees have been important in Deerfield from colonial times right up to the present. Currently, there are many concerns about honey bees and we want to provide up-to-date information on honey bee decline and its possible causes.   Our bee related activities will be fun for everyone. Join us for wax candle making, honey tasting, creating a honey bee art project and planting pollinator friendly flower seeds.

Aug
13
Sun
Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It @ Historic Deerfield
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm

Discover Historic Deerfield and the beautiful Connecticut River Valley from the seat of your bicycle this summer!  Historic Deerfield and the Deerfield Inn are teaming up with River’s Edge Cycling to offer a week full of handlebar-view adventures travelling the scenic byways and quiet back roads to some of the valley’s vibrant and charming communities.  In addition to great cycling, this tour is rich with opportunities to learn about the natural, historic and cultural distinctions that make this part of Massachusetts so special.  Overnight lodging and most meals are included at the award-winning Deerfield Inn in the center of the historic village.  Learn more and register at www.deerfieldbiketour.com.

Aug
18
Fri
Free Fun Friday! @ Emily Dickinson Museum
Aug 18 @ 7:48 pm – 8:48 pm

On Friday, August 18, visit the Emily Dickinson Museum for free! Crafts, tours, a scavenger hunt and more.

Aug
20
Sun
FILM | “Dough” @ Yiddish Book Center
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A comedy/drama about the unlikely friendship between an old Jewish baker and a young Muslim. Curmudgeonly widow Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as the owner of a kosher bakery in London’s East End. With a dwindling clientele and the pressures of encroaching big box stores, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holde), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his struggling immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves.

Sep
1
Fri
Amherst Arts Night Plus: Poetry Night and Art Exhibition @ Emily Dickinson Museum
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets.

Sep
11
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Sep
18
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.

Sep
21
Thu
Friends of Historic Deerfield Trip 2017
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm

San-Fran-WEB-Brochure image.jpgJoin Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea and our curators on an amazing trip to San Francisco, September 21-25, 2017, to view remarkable collections of antiques and decorative arts. Tour four remarkable private collections plus private connoisseur tours of seven exceptional museums, historic homes, and natural wonders. Click on these links for details:

Sep
25
Mon
Create at The Carle! Art Classes for Adults: Bookmaking @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am

Teaching Artist: Meghan Burch
Enrollment limited to 20

Join us for Create at The Carle! a program with for adults 55 and older interested in expressing themselves through visual art.

Artists’ books are a visual, tactile format for expressing ideas. In this eight-week workshop, participants will explore books as unique art objects and build skill with a variety of techniques and forms that can be expanded and combined. Students will use these skills to experiment with sequencing and the relationship between text and image. Some of the structures and bindings covered in the course could include: concertina, Japanese binding, tunnel book, crown binding, altered books, flag books, scroll books, and palm leaf books.