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.

June 29, 1999…in 2017! @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 29 @ 1:30 pm

Artichokes in Anchorage! Parsnips in Providence! In David Wiesner’s book,June 29, 1999, a young girl’s science projects begins with seedlings sent up in the atmosphere, and ends with an invasion of giant vegetables! Come to The Carle for a special storytime followed by a collaborative window installation project where young artists imagine what vegetables they see flying through the sky.

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: In a Pickle @ Historic Deerfield
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm

Saturdays in July. Drop-in anytime.

Program will also run on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.

Pickles and jam. Lemonade and switchel. During the hot summer, learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.  Our open hearth cooks will demonstrate how to make cooling beverages and foods like pickles and jam.

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.

@ Emily Dicksonson Museum
Jul 6 @ 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.

Yidstock @ Yiddish Book Center
Jul 13 – Jul 16 all-day

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events. The sixth annual Yidstock takes place—rain or shine—at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, July 13-16, 2017.

For more information and to purchase tickets for individual events:

TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy @ Yiddish Book Center
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock’s artistic director and the author of The Essential Klezmer, takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages, providing historical context for the music you will hear during the weekend.

Nature, Art and the Imagination 2017 @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day

9:00 am -3:00 pm
Entering 1st grade – 5th grade

Join us for a week of exploration, creativity, and art-making! In this week-long program, experiment with unique materials to create your own works of art and a collaborative large-scale installation in The Art Studio. Be inspired by the beautiful outdoors through nature walks, the original artworks in the galleries, and the light-filled spaces of the museum. Get hands-on with materials in The Art Studio by developing your own projects and come together as a team to create something big and bold! On the last day, we will share all that we’ve learned and made during the week, and host a reception for our families.

See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up.

Road Scholar Program at Historic Deerfield: 600 Million Years of Natural History from Pangea to the Connecticut River Valley @ Historic Deerfield
Jul 18 @ 8:13 pm – Jul 21 @ 9:13 pm

Ancient rock formations in the Connecticut River Valley tell the story of billions of years of continental splitting and colliding. Explore the rich natural history of the 410-mile river stretching from New Hampshire’s Connecticut Lakes to Long Island Sound. Discover armored mud balls and see fossil specimens collected at the Natural History Museum of Amherst College — home to the largest collection of dinosaur tracks in the world — and examine the ecological diversity of the region at the Great Falls Discovery Center.

For more information and to register, visit, keyword search 18828.

TALK | “Rabbi Akiva: Sage of the Talmud,” with Barry Holtz @ Yiddish Book Center
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Professor Barry Holtz of the Jewish Theological Seminary talks about his new biography of the brilliant and fascinating first century Rabbi Akiva, a Talmudic hero and one of the most important influences on Jewish history down to our own times.

After his talk, Barry Holtz will sign copies of the book.