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.

Apr
29
Sat
Spring Cleaning: Scrub, Rub, Polish and Shine
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

Saturdays and Sundays

After a long and snowy winter the History Workshop is ready to throw open its doors and launch into a real old fashioned spring cleaning.  Roll up your sleeves and join us to learn how to wash clothes using a wooden wash board and tub, and make some soap while you scrub.  The cast iron pots and the silver need polishing and the dusty rugs need a thorough cleaning with the rug beater. Whitewash a wall, sweep the floors with a homemade broom and use a feather duster. “Spring” into spring, with a cleaning fling!

May
6
Sat
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Fresh and Fowl @ Historic Deerfield
May 6 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 4:00 pm

By the time spring came, early New Englanders had just about used up their supply of stored and preserved food. Discover the meaning of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” and learn why people of the past eagerly awaited the first fresh foods of the season like asparagus, eggs, and milk.

May
17
Wed
Everyday Art Program: Stamp. Paint. Share. @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 17 – Jun 20 all-day

Experiment with patterns and paint. Make multiple versions to use in your own artwork and share with others.

May
28
Sun
Special Sundays in the Studio: Color Connections @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Inspired by the exhibition What’s Your Favorite Color explore color variety and tone.

Jun
1
Thu
Amherst Arts Night Plus: Poetry Night and Art Exhibition @ Emily Dickinson Museum
Jun 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. 

Jun
3
Sat
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs @ Historic Deerfield
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm

Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Learn about the use of herbs in cooking, which added flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden, dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske, and see what’s growing.

A “Rawther” Splendid Tea Party @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come for a breakfast tea party all about Eloise! Participants will enjoy a selection of fruit and baked goods, making wearable art, and playing Pin the Bow on Skipperdee!

Reservations required. Reservations may be made in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 559-6336. 

Jun
4
Sun
Cinema Sunday: Funny Face (1957) @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm

Think Pink! Enjoy a screening of this classic musical romantic comedy starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson.

Film: The Green Park (2015) @ Yiddish Book Center
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The story of one hundred years of Jewish history told through the windows of The Green Park, a glamorous kosher hotel that opened in 1943 on the British Riviera. This legendary Jewish hotel was the ultimate holiday destination for more than forty years, and its history provides a rare and fascinating glimpse into Jewish life in Britain.