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Holiday Happenings at Hancock Shaker Village, Dec 6 – 8

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Join Hancock Shaker Village this weekend, December 6 to 8, for a magical winter weekend, filled with wagon rides, holiday crafting, Shaker baking, brunch with Santa, a gingerbread house contest, carols, and candlelit strolls throughout the beautifully decorated village.

DATES/TIMES/ADMISSION: Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8, 2019

See descriptions below for specific event times. In addition to the events, the Village is open all weekend from 10 am–4 pm.

YULE JAM
Friday, December 6, 7 pm
Live music with American roots band Moonshine Holler. A roaring fire. Food trucks. Cool holiday cocktails and local beer. Grab an ugly sweater and kick off the holidays.
$12 cover at the door; wear an ugly sweater and get $2 off

BRUNCH WITH SANTA
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 10 am–2 pm
This classic event was so popular last year that we’ve added a second date. Enjoy a delicious buffet, sit on Santa’s lap, and take part in crafts, music, story time, and visiting with animals in the Round Stone Barn. Fun for the young and young at heart.

TICKETS (click here for Saturday and here for Sunday) $45/40.50 members (includes admission); children 12 and under $25/22.50 members.

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD DINNER
Saturday, December 7, 6 pm
Chef Brian Alberg spins a contemporary twist on traditional holiday foods. Sample delicacies from countries around the world that will leave you satisfied, curious, and ready to make merry.
TICKETS $65/$58.50 members; children 12 and under $30/27 members.

HOLIDAY WREATH ’N’ SIP
Sunday, December 8, 2–4 pm
If you’ve never made your own wreath, we have the workshop for you. Enjoy a glass of wine and snacks as you craft a gorgeous wreath using fresh fir, juniper, pine, and other natural, locally sourced materials. Jed Thompson from Township Four will help you create the most beautiful wreath for your door.
TICKETS $80/72 members; includes materials, appetizers, and wine.

SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS
Sunday, December 8, 4 pm & 6 pm
Join us in the 1830 Brick Dwelling for choral music, singing of familiar carols, and readings by noted Berkshire residents. The service, modeled on the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols first held in England in 1918, has been described as “an ambience of mystery, splendor, hope and joy.” Led by Rev. Mark Longhurst of the Williamstown First Congregational Church and musician Karl Mullen.
FREE.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
Friday–Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
Bakers of all ages and skill levels will exhibit their Hancock Holidays Gingerbread Houses. The theme is works of architecture, and bakers were invited to show their interpretation of an architectural masterwork, a fanciful creation from imagination, a personal dwelling, or a building from Shaker Village.

Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union and Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center

LOCATION:
1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield MA, 01201

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Monodic Flow (Field Totem), an Outdoor Art Installation in Hancock, MA

I was driving through Hancock, MA the other day, and saw an interesting art installation in a field at Hancock Shaker Village. The work is called Monodic Flow (Field Totem), by New York-based conceptual sculptor Marko Remec.

Monodic Flow features over 160 convex dome mirrors, 32 inches each, that “flow” over a 200-foot path down the hill.  The path of mirrors echoes the flow of water in the underground aqueducts that the Shakers laid in 1818 from a reservoir at the top of the hillside to the village below. Water then powered their machinery, supplied the laundry, and afterward drained into fields to water the cattle and livestock. Nothing was wasted by the Shakers, and the aqueduct is still in use today.

A monody is a song sung by a single voice. Early Shaker music was sung in unison without instrumental accompaniment, the voices of the community coming together to offer a single prayer to God. To Marko Remec, a conceptual sculptor, the Shakers’ presence in American history was like a lone melody against the bustle of society around them, spiritually and culturally.

Remec’s work has been shown at museums and sculpture parks such as MASS MoCA, LongHouse Reserve, Chesterwood – National Trust Historic Site, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Kunsthaus Zug, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Hancock Shaker Village, among other locales.

You can see Monodic Flow from Lebanon Mountain Road (Route 20) in Hancock. It’s across the street from the Shaker Village. You can park along the road, by the installation, and walk over to take a closer look. Monodic Flow is made possible by the generosity of Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia

DATES:
May – November, 2018

LOCATION:
34 Lebanon Mountain Rd.,
Hancock, MA 01237

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This work is part of an exhibition titled, Altered Visions. The exhibit explores how the repurposing of objects or landscapes can change the way we view them. The exhibit also includes work by Henry Klimowicz, and Abelardo Morell. Henry Klimowicz uses cardboard to create organic sculptures that grow out of an inspired process. Abelardo Morell works with a camera obscura and shadows in the historic village to alter our perception of Shaker objects and a historic environment.

 

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Hancock Shaker Village Summer Revival Gala August 13

 

 

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Hancock Shaker Village’s annual gala – Summer Revival – is tomorrow, August 13, 2016, from 5pm to 9pm.

This event, which is a benefit for the village, will include libations, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie in the Shaker gardens. There’s also a Farm-to-Table feast by Fire Roasted Catering and desserts from Magnolia Bakery (yes, the NYC Magnolia). The day also includes musical performances and a silent auction.

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Tickets range from $200 (individual) to $5,000 for a table of 10.

For more info, and tickets, click here.

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