DinoFest | Greenfield | October 6

Oct 4 2018

1164062-2502nd Annual Great Greenfield DinoFest Saturday, October 6, 9:30am-5:00pm Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St. Greenfield, MA and Second Congregational Church, UCC, Greenfield, MA


Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/305439533590890/

DinoFest, presented by Piti Theatre Company and Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, is a celebratory day of performances, food, activities for children, a panel discussion, chalk art, dino films with live music and more starting at 9:30 am at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center and the Second Congregational Church, UCC Greenfield, MA!

Schedule for Festival Day, October 6

@ Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center

  • Brontosaurus Brunch: a buffet featuring dino-inspired dishes like Primordial Soup, Plant Eaters Delight (broccoli trees growing from a bed of rice), Pickles & Brine, Dino Eggs, Mulled Apple Cider, Pre-Historic Kale Salad, and Fossil-Print Cookies sourced from mainly organic and local ingredients. Brunch includes “eat (with) the expert” opportunities, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, $10. Brunch ticket not required for admission to performances.

  • Piti Theatre Youth Troupe’s “Greenfield’s Grumpiest T-Rex”, 11 am.

  • DinoMovies with Live Music: Media artist Lysha Smith’s clips from dinosaur movies as back as 1914’s “Gertie the Dinosaur” features a live score by adventurous Valley’s musicians including Smith, singer-songwriter Carrie Ferguson, and cellist Wayne Smith, noon.

@ Second Congregational Church, UCC Greenfield, MA

  • Interactive exhibits by PVMA and the 2nd Congregational Church staffed by experts in geology, fossil, local history and dinosaurs who helped create PVMA’s website dinotracksdiscovery.org. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

@ 170 Main Street

  • Dinos for Change Exhibition Opening Reception. Featuring art by area students answering the question: if you could create something that would inspire people to take care of our planet, what would you paint, draw, scupt or write? 1:30 pm. The exhibit will be up for all of October.

@ Historical Society of Greenfield, 43 Church Street

Learn more about Dexter Marsh and see fossilized prints he found, 2 – 5 pm.

Pre-Fest Events at Greenfield Public Library:

  • Monday, October 1: Hilltown Health presents Generation Zapped, an award-winning documentary about electromagnetic radiation and health followed by snacks and a Q&A, 6 pm.

  • Wednesday October 3, Dino Story Hour with Kay Lyons featuring Dino Mask & Magnet Making. Children can wear their masks on Festival Day! 4 – 5 pm. Plus Dino Book display all week long.

Visit ptco.org/dino or facebook.com/pititheatre for updates. Volunteers will be provided brunch and can contact Piti Theatre at 413 339 4569 or info@ptco.org

DinoFest is made possible in part by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and a variety of local businesses.

The original DinoFest was funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as a grant from the Greenfield Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Special thanks to the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Associaton.

About Piti Theatre Company: The Piti Theatre Company is based in Shelburne Falls and Les Ponts-de-Martel Switzerland. Piti (pronounced “pea-tea”) is an ancient Indian (Pali) word which can be translated as joy or rapture. The company’s mission is to create new work for the stage lending itself to the happiness of artists and audiences. The company was founded in 2004 by a husband and wife team, Godeliève Richard and Jonathan Mirin. Richard is a Swiss choreographer, director and designer. Mirin is an American playwright, actor and director. Piti has been nominated for two Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards. Piti Theatre is Shelburne Falls’ only professional touring theatre company.

About Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association: Founded in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1870 as the first historical society in Western Massachusetts, today the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is a vibrant regional organization, supporting the Memorial Hall Museum and Library, Deerfield Teachers’ Center, Indian House Children’s Museum, and Community Outreach projects.



Apr 2019