In the spirit of our tech-driven times, I am honored to bring you the seventh installment of “Hill-Stead Museum’s Three Things to Know” on this crisp December day.
1 First, it is my pleasure to report that visitors are enjoying The Nutcracker Reimagined by Ballet Theatre Company two weeks into the exhibition. NBC national news ran a segment on the show last Friday across all 12 major markets, including Connecticut, New York, and Boston. We should all be proud to gain positive press for pulling off yet another incredible initiative amid the pandemic.
2Speaking of which, treat yourself and your loved ones to a Snowflake Soiree. Both safe, socially distanced performances will happen this coming weekend in our spacious Makeshift Theatre—Friday, December 11 & Saturday, December 12, both at 7 pm. Each will feature twenty-year-old ballet principal Roman Mejia, Resident Guest Dancer from New York City Ballet, along with BTC’s Season Dancers. Following the performance, there will be a Q & A between the audience, BTC’s artistic team, and dancers. Thematic dessert and libations goodie bags to go will be the icing on the cake.
3 Are you looking for a healthy and active outlet for your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews? Hill-Stead’s Winter on the Hill is outdoor nature & arts programming for students (ages 9-14). The program begins after school this week and runs through January 7! Participants will explore the museum’s expansive property, hike the trails, create natural artworks, and much more! A sampling of activities includes making pinecone bird treats and frozen suncatchers, fort building, and other land art experiments. As always, Hill-Stead’s gorgeous grounds and gardens remain open to the public daily from 8 am to 5 pm. for winter activities such as hiking, sledding, and snowshoeing!
With the holiday season in full swing, Hill-Stead’s Annual Fund is the gift that keeps giving. It’s an opportunity for all of us to move Hill-Stead forward together to sustain our treasured cultural hub now and into the future. Kindly consider a donation or membership, if you have not already done so!
Most of all, wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season ahead.