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Five Senses Festival  |  Weekends July 27 - August 11  |  Washington, CT  
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Friday, July 27
 

5:30am EDT

Wellness: Sunrise Meditation
Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain.

We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable.

Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Jampa Stewart

Acupuncturist and Teacher, Valley Spirit Cooperative
Born in Rochester, New York in 1951, Jampa began his training in Zen meditation at age 16 with Roshi Philip Kapleau. This inspired him to pursue extensive training in Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Qigong in 1972. In 1981 he was with the first U.S. Delegation to learn the original... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 5:30am - 6:30am EDT
Valley Spirit Cooperative 6 Green Hill Road Washington Depot CT

8:00am EDT

Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise - Friday Restoration

Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel.

Fridays will be Lakeside restorative yoga led by local yoga teacher Caroline Kinsolving. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, water bottle, and clothes you can move around in to Friday events.

Saturdays will be held on the Five Senses Festival Field and led by Peter Houldin and Deborah Andrews. Please bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel to Saturday events.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Caroline Kinsolving

Actor, Mover, Wellness Leader
When not acting in LA or NY, Caroline teaches private and group classes to all ages, beginners to advanced in NYC, CT, and the Berkshires. Certified on both coasts with an extensive dance background, I have been practicing and teaching Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, and Movement for the... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Lakeside 8 North Shore Road, Warren CT 06777

9:00am EDT

Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in.

Tickets $15

Artists
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

10:30am EDT

Wellness: Connecting with Balance – for Older Adults

A one-hour workshop tailored to helping seniors reconnect with their bodies and environment. Exercises in movement and balance guide participants to think creatively and build community through social engagement. Enjoy the fresh air and the open sky while developing strength and improving balance. This class is open to all levels of ability – even to those who remain seated throughout.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

3:00pm EDT

Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russell of Bantam’s Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians!

Free and Open to All!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Artists
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Jessica Russell

Educator / Artist, Art Room Atelier
Jessica Jane Russell is the founder of Art Room Atelier, in Bantam, Connecticut. She has degrees in Fine Art and English, and a Masters in Architecture from Yale. After ten years working in different capacities in the local art community of Litchfield County, she recognized a need... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

6:00pm EDT

Open Kitchen: 6pm - 9:30pm
Our mobile kitchen is open, serving dinner and snacks in the open air.

Cassandra Purdy curates a changing dinner menu featuring locally sourced produce.


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 6:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

6:00pm EDT

Speakeasy: 6pm -11pm
An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations.

Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators.


Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 6:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Speakeasy Airstream 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

6:30pm EDT

Opening Ceremony
Join us for the opening of the inaugural Five Senses Festival as we prepare for a magical two weeks of music, dance, thought and food. We will be hearing from Executive Festival team, and local community partners essential to the success of this new endeavor.

Free and open to the public.

No reservation is required.

Friday July 27, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

8:00pm EDT

Opening Night Performance: Julian Fleisher & Lady Rizo

East Village royalty, Julian Fleisher and Lady Rizo bring the hippest, most beautiful voices from Joe's Pub and the cabarets of London, Berlin and Paris, to Bee Brook Road. A concert you won't soon forget. Covers, originals, and moments of hilarity you cannot imagine, all under the summer stars.

Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

Artists
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Julian Fleisher

Singer and Musician
Julian Fleisher is a restless creative spirit: a singer, writer, composer, producer and performer living in New York. Originally from Baltimore, he sings in nightclubs and concert halls across the country with his Rather Big Band and has performed with the likes of Jennifer Holiday... Read More →
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Lady Rizo

Singer
"An anarchist streak still runs through me,” says Lady Rizo, the singer-sophisticate who was once a teenage punk rocker. “I love the idea of claiming something that’s uncool and making it authentic.” To that end, the NYC-based artist has earned a name for herself by transforming... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

9:30pm EDT

Opening Night Party: DJ Doctor Arvolyn Hill
Locally-raised, Harlem-based DJ, herbalist, and artist Arvolyn Hill specializes in Motown and Funk, and spins hula hoops between records.

Free and Open to all!

No reservation is required.

Artists
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Arvolyn Hill

DJ
Arvolyn spins music and hula hoops to create a unique dance environment attracting people of all ages and walks of life. Known as DJ Doctor throughout the New York and Connecticut region she gained a following DJing at The Lantern Inn in Wassaic, NY. For the past four years she has... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA
 
Saturday, July 28
 

5:30am EDT

Wellness: Sunrise Meditation
Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain.

We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable.

Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Free with RSVP

Artists
avatar for Jampa Stewart

Jampa Stewart

Acupuncturist and Teacher, Valley Spirit Cooperative
Born in Rochester, New York in 1951, Jampa began his training in Zen meditation at age 16 with Roshi Philip Kapleau. This inspired him to pursue extensive training in Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Qigong in 1972. In 1981 he was with the first U.S. Delegation to learn the original... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 5:30am - 6:30am EDT
Surprise Location

8:00am EDT

Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise - Saturday Movement
Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel.

Fridays will be Lakeside restorative yoga led by local yoga teacher Caroline Kinsolving. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, water bottle, and clothes you can move around in to Friday events.

Saturdays will be held on the Five Senses Festival Field and led by Peter Houldin and Deborah Andrews. Please bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel to Saturday events.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Deborah Andrews

Physical Therapist
Deb Andrews is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Connecticut, graduate from Northeastern University in Boston.  She is a certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  She has spent the majority of her practice working with orthopedic/sports... Read More →
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Peter Houldin

Writer, Civic Leader, Co-President, Ericson Insurance Advisors
Peter R. Houldin is Co-President of Ericson Insurance Advisors. He oversees the firm's internal operations, leads its business insurance division, and serves as the lead advisor for numerous private client relationships. As a 20-year veteran of the insurance business, Peter is active... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

9:00am EDT

Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in.

Tickets $15

Artists
avatar for Pilobolus

Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

11:00am EDT

Pizza to the People: 11am - 5pm
Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian wood-fired pizzas out of their handmade traditional brick dome, pulled by a green school bus. Founder and chef Cassandra Purdy started the business after cooking on an area organic farm for almost 10 years as a way to feature the area's bounty and work with friends outside of the "kitchen."


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
avatar for Cassandra Purdy

Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →
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Pizza to the People

Food Truck
Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

2:00pm EDT

Kids' Tent Talk: Pseudonymous Bosch - An Insensible Story
An Insensible Story - Children’s author Pseudonymous Bosch leads an interactive group story-making event incorporating all five senses as well that all-important sixth sense—nonsense.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Pseudonymous Bosch

Author
Pseudonymous Bosch is the author of two New York Times bestselling series for young readers, the Secret Series and the Bad Books. Named one of the top 100 YA books of all time by Time Magazine, the Edgar-nominated Secret Series has been published in over 25 countries and has instilled... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

2:00pm EDT

Speakeasy: 2pm - 11pm
An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations.

Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators.


Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

Artists
avatar for Cassandra Purdy

Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 2:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Speakeasy Airstream 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

3:00pm EDT

Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russell of Bantam’s Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians!

Free and Open to All!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Artists
avatar for Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell

Educator / Artist, Art Room Atelier
Jessica Jane Russell is the founder of Art Room Atelier, in Bantam, Connecticut. She has degrees in Fine Art and English, and a Masters in Architecture from Yale. After ten years working in different capacities in the local art community of Litchfield County, she recognized a need... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

5:00pm EDT

Tent Talk: Dani Shapiro, Sylvia Boorstein & Major Jackson - On Time & Mindfulness

Simultaneously international and local, Dani Shapiro, author and memoirist, hosts a session on how to make the best of our time. In conversation with legendary best-selling author Sylvia Boorstein and acclaimed poet Major Jackson, this tent talk will be sure to make you think about how you value time in this era of ultimate fragmentation.

Tickets $20

Artists
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Dani Shapiro

Author
Dani Shapiro is the best-selling author of four memoirs, Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her books span diverse subjects from her tumultuous upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community and the tragic death... Read More →
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Major Jackson

Author, Poet, Editor, Harvard Review
Major Jackson is author of four collections of poetry, most recently Roll Deep, hailed in the New York Times Book Review as “a remixed odyssey.”Jackson has published poems, essays, and book reviews in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House... Read More →
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Sylvia Boorstein

Mindfulness Teacher and Author, Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Sylvia Boorstein has been teaching Dharma and mindfulness meditation since 1985. She is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, a psychotherapist, wife, mother and grandmother. She is particularly interested in emphasizing daily life as mindfulness practice and including... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

6:00pm EDT

Midsummer Night Dinner
An intimate community gathering on the field: a pre-show extravagant buffet meant to nourish and excite. Open seating perfect for coming with friends or showing up on your own to sit down and break bread with new folks. Created by Cassandra Purdy and her team of chefs and collaborators. Every week the menu will be different, and always supremely delicious!

$20 tickets include Full Dinner.

Pizza to the People will also be open during this time.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

8:00pm EDT

Performance: Tom Kitt with Heidi Blickenstaff + Curtain Talk with Abigail Pogrebin
Tony winning arranger of American Idiot and Pulitzer Prize winning composer of Next to Normal, Tom Kitt is joined by Broadway singer Heidi Blickenstaff in a concert performance of hand picked songs, both old and new, about the senses, and will be interviewed in a curtain talk by Abigail Pogrebin.

Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

Artists
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Abigail Pogrebin

Author
Abigail Pogrebin is the author of the My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew – a much-expanded chronicle of her popular column for the Forward, for which she spent 12 months researching and observing every holiday in the Jewish calendar.Pogrebin is also the author of Stars... Read More →
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Heidi Blickenstaff

Broadway Actress and Singer
Heidi Blickenstaff is an actress known for playing a version of herself in the musical [title of show] during its Off-Broadway and Broadway runs, as well as for originating the role of Bea in the 2015 musical Something Rotten!. She co-stars with Cozi Zeuhlsdorff in the Disney Channel musical version of "Freaky Friday" scheduled for broadcast August 10, 2018... Read More →
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Tom Kitt

Broadway Composer and Musician
Tom Kitt received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. His music for Next to Normal also received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score. He is also the composer of If/Then (Tony Nom... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

10:00pm EDT

Performance: Late Night with Joshuah Campbell and friends

Viral sensation Joshuah Campbell, along with musicians Eden Girma and Alex Graff bring a rousing late night of soul and jazz to the Festival. Get lost in the music under the stars.

Admission included with Headliner ticket, or $10 (cash only) at the door

Artists
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Alex Graff

Musician
Alex Graff is a guitarist and songwriter/singer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied Jazz Guitar at New England Conservatory and has been collaborating with various artists in NYC and Boston such as Jess Best, Beaverton, Joshuah Campbell, Eden Girma, Lawrence, and Camila Ortiz over... Read More →
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Eden Girma

Musician
Eden Girma is a multi-instrumental musician hailing from Madison, WI. Through a genre-bending compositional ear and a poetic lyricism, Eden aspires to create music that fosters communion and empathetic connection. As a student in the Boston area, Eden has worked with the likes of... Read More →
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Joshuah Campbell

Musician
Joshuah Campbell is a recent graduate of Harvard College, singer-songwriter, and actor originally from Cheraw, South Carolina. He believes in approaching singing holistically, and has done everything from straight-ahead jazz to classic soul to Mozart’s Requiem. As such, his performance... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA
 
Sunday, July 29
 

10:00am EDT

Family Brunch: 10am - 3pm
Delicious lazy Sunday offerings from our kitchen on the field. Come on down to sip a tin mug of coffee in one of our hammocks with a freshly made bagel. Every Sunday will have something unique to offer but you can count on Simpson and Vale iced teas and Sacred Grounds delicious cold nitro coffee. Roll out of bed and come hang out. Created by Cassandra Purdy and her team of chefs and collaborators.


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
avatar for Cassandra Purdy

Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

10:00am EDT

Speakeasy: 10am - 11pm
An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations.

Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators.


Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

Artists
avatar for Cassandra Purdy

Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 10:00am - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Speakeasy Airstream 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

12:30pm EDT

Tent Talk: Alexandra Styron & Special Guests On Youth & Courage
As part of our day of young voices in courage, author Alexandra Styron, who's upcoming book, Steal This Country: A Handbook of Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything comes out in the fall, in conversation with young heroes who have chosen to speak out courageously about their experiences. With special guest Lisette Candia.

Tickets $20

Artists
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Alexandra Styron

Author
Alexandra Styron is the author of Reading My Father and a novel, All The Finest Girls. A graduate of Barnard College and the MFA program at Columbia University, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal... Read More →
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Jill Faherty Lloyd

Jill is a Managing Director and Financial Advisor at Evercore Wealth Management, focused on business development and client relationship management. She works closely with the firm’s planning and investment professionals to advise individuals and families on retirement planning... Read More →
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Lisette Candia

Immigrants' Rights Advocate, American Civil Liberties Union
Lisette Candia was born in Santiago, Chile. She moved to the United States at age 6 with her mom, in order to reunite with her dad. Growing up, Lisette was aware of her undocumented status and her parents used it as a reason to push her to excel in school, ultimately leading to her... Read More →
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Peter Becker

Head of School, The Gunnery
Peter Becker is Head of School at The Gunnery, Mr. Gunn's School in Washington, CT. "As the 11th head of school for The Gunnery, a 166-year-old coed college preparatory boarding and day school in Washington, Peter Becker has brought a passion for education that has inspired staff... Read More →
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Sofie Karasek

Campaign Co-Founder, #InMyWords
Sofie Karasek is a progressive movement builder and organizer. When she was a 19-year-old at UC Berkeley, she co-founded the national non-profit End Rape on Campus, where she and a band of scrappy student survivors transformed campus rape from a PR blip to a national scandal, brought... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

3:00pm EDT

Performance: Pilobolus Summer Workshop - Student Showcase
Artists
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Summer Workshop Students

Student Dancers, Choreographers, and Collaborators, Pilobolus
Pilobolus Summer Workshop Series - WEEK 2 Showcase – Performance: Onstage and BeyondIn this workshop participants expand on creative impulses, using all of their senses to connect and engage with collaborators. The workshop examines how dancers can use their sense of touch, sight... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

3:00pm EDT

Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russell of Bantam’s Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians!

Free and Open to All!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Artists
avatar for Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell

Educator / Artist, Art Room Atelier
Jessica Jane Russell is the founder of Art Room Atelier, in Bantam, Connecticut. She has degrees in Fine Art and English, and a Masters in Architecture from Yale. After ten years working in different capacities in the local art community of Litchfield County, she recognized a need... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

4:00pm EDT

Tent Talk: Marcia DeSanctis, Andrew McCarthy & Lavinia Spalding - On the Detour
Travel writers Marcia DeSanctis, Andrew McCarthy and Lavinia Spalding in conversation about their extensive experiences traveling and the discoveries that are best made when plans change. Join them for stories and photographs from lesser-known locations all over the world, and explore the possibility that God is in the detour.

Tickets $20

Artists
avatar for Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy

Writer, Film and Television Director
Andrew McCarthy is a director, an award winning travel writer, and—of course—an actor. He made his professional début at 19 in Class, and has appeared in dozens of films, including such iconic movies as Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Then Zero, and cult favorites Weekend... Read More →
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Lavinia Spalding

Travel Writer
Lavinia Spalding is series editor of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, author of Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, and co-author of With a Measure of Grace, the Story and Recipes of a Small-Town Restaurant and This Immeasurable Place: Food... Read More →
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Marcia DeSanctis

Author
Marcia DeSanctis is the New York Times bestselling author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (Travelers’ Tales/Solas House, 2014). She is a regular contributor to Vogue and Town & Country, and has also written for Marie Claire, The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

5:00pm EDT

Open Kitchen: 5pm - 11pm
Our mobile kitchen is open, serving dinner and snacks in the open air.

Cassandra Purdy curates a changing dinner menu featuring locally sourced produce.


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 5:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

7:30pm EDT

Performance: David Poe and C.C. White

An evening of original indie music on the farm with the composer of the scores of Pilobolus’ Shadowland and Shadowland 2, David Poe and transfixing soul singer C.C. White.

Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

Artists
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C.C. White

Singer
With her beloved, signature burst of color (Red Head Wrap), C.C. White’s distinct Soul Kirtan performances have won her wide recognition as “The Queen of Soul Kirtan.” Embodied in one exotic, soulful being, her unique, soul-flavored chant performances effortlessly enrapture... Read More →
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David Poe

Musician
David Poe writes songs and sings them.  Sometimes others sing them too.As a performer, Poe has toured the world with the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Jayhawks, Chris Whitley, Glenn Tilbrook and Tori Amos. His work also appears in a variety of film, TV, dance and theater projects... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

9:00pm EDT

Performance: Pop-Up Concert with Sumire Hirotsuru
Join us for a pop-up performance with violinist Sumire Hirotsuru.

Free and Open to all!

No reservation is required.

Artists
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Sumire Hirotsuru

Violinist
Violinist Sumire Hirotsuru, born in Oita, Japan, has multifaceted interests in music, education, and media. She often performs with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, has recorded video game soundtracks including Final Fantasy series, and has served as a co-concertmaster of the... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 9:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA
 
Wednesday, August 1
 

7:00pm EDT

Film Screening: Far From the Tree

Screening of Rachel Dretzin's feature-length documentary adaptation of Andrew Solomon's book, Far From the Tree. Weaving together Solomon's beautiful prose with poignant interviews and verité scenes, Far from the Tree profiles families in which parents and their children have strikingly different identities. Featuring mothers and fathers who are learning to parent extraordinary children -- from those with dwarfism and Down Syndrome to those who are prodigies and transgendered -- the film explores the questions universal to all families about identity, difference and the ways in which adversity unites us and enriches our love for one another.
Featuring a very special talk-back with the documentary's director, Rachel Dretzin, and a number of subjects of the film.

Tickets $15

Artists
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Far From the Tree

Documentary
This Rachel Dretzin film follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically... Read More →
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Rachel Dretzin

Film Producer and Director, Ark Media
Rachel Dretzin is co-founder of Ark Media and a principal producer, director, and writer with the company. She recently completed directing the feature documentary adaptation of Andrew Solomon's monumental nonfiction book, Far From the Tree, in partnership with Participant Media... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Club Hall 92 Green Hill Rd, Washington, CT 06793, USA
 
Thursday, August 2
 

6:00pm EDT

Performance: Pilobolus at Steep Rock Association's Judea Garden
To celebrate 10 seasons of growing and giving at Judea Garden, join us from 6-7pm for refreshments and wine in the garden, as well as a short, site specific piece by Pilobolus.

SOLD OUT

Artists
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Ben Sollee

Cellist and Activist
Over the ten years following the release of his debut record, Learning to Bend, Sollee and his rugged cello, Kay, told an unconventional story. Seeking a deeper connection to communities on the road, Ben packed his touring life on to his bicycle in 2009. Since then he has ridden over... Read More →
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Judea Garden

Begun in response to the recession of 2008, Judea Garden grows organic produce for members of the surrounding community who have limited means. Unable to help their neighbors financially, residents gathered tools and seeds, dug the soil, and grew the food to help keep neighbors from... Read More →
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →
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Steep Rock Association

Land Trust
Steep Rock Association is a land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes in and around Washington, CT and the Shepaug River Valley and to enhance the community’s connection with nature.In the Spring of 1889, just as he was about to... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Steep Rock Judea Garden

8:00pm EDT

Chef's Dinner: Gabe McMackin
Gabe McMackin is a Michelin starred chef and owner of the Brooklyn hot spot The Finch. McMackin, who hails from Litchfield County, will create a meal with local farmers guaranteed to will blow your mind and delight your taste buds in this magical outdoor dinner experience.

Tickets $150

Artists
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Ben Sollee

Cellist and Activist
Over the ten years following the release of his debut record, Learning to Bend, Sollee and his rugged cello, Kay, told an unconventional story. Seeking a deeper connection to communities on the road, Ben packed his touring life on to his bicycle in 2009. Since then he has ridden over... Read More →
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Gabe McMackin

Chef and Owner, The Finch
Gabe is the Chef and Owner of the Finch. He has 20 years experience cooking in and around New England at restaurants like Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Gramercy Tavern, Roberta’s and worked for Martha Stewart as a corporate chef for merchandising. He has also worked at The Mayflower... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA
 
Friday, August 3
 

5:30am EDT

Wellness: Sunrise Meditation
Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain.

We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable.

Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Jampa Stewart

Acupuncturist and Teacher, Valley Spirit Cooperative
Born in Rochester, New York in 1951, Jampa began his training in Zen meditation at age 16 with Roshi Philip Kapleau. This inspired him to pursue extensive training in Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Qigong in 1972. In 1981 he was with the first U.S. Delegation to learn the original... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 5:30am - 6:30am EDT
Surprise Location

8:00am EDT

Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise - Friday Restoration
Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel.

Fridays will be restorative yoga led by local yoga teacher Caroline Kinsolving. Please bring a towel, water bottle, and clothes you can move around in to Friday events.

Saturdays will be held on the Five Senses Festival Field and led by Peter Houldin and Deborah Andrews. Please bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel to Saturday events.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Ben Sollee

Cellist and Activist
Over the ten years following the release of his debut record, Learning to Bend, Sollee and his rugged cello, Kay, told an unconventional story. Seeking a deeper connection to communities on the road, Ben packed his touring life on to his bicycle in 2009. Since then he has ridden over... Read More →
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Caroline Kinsolving

Actor, Mover, Wellness Leader
When not acting in LA or NY, Caroline teaches private and group classes to all ages, beginners to advanced in NYC, CT, and the Berkshires. Certified on both coasts with an extensive dance background, I have been practicing and teaching Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, and Movement for the... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Five Senses Festival grounds 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

9:00am EDT

Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in.

Tickets $15

Artists
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

10:00am EDT

Creative Activity: Draftsmen and Dancers
New York Academy of Art draftsmen will be onsite all day, sketching Pilobolus dancers, Five Senses artists and Events.

Free and open to all!

No reservation is required!

Artists
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Alonsa Guevara

Artist
Alonsa Guevara was born in Rancagua, Chile. She spent seven years of her childhood living in the Ecuadorian tropical forest with her family, growing up surrounded by wild landscapes and magical environments, that now is a big source of inspiration. Alonsa received her BFA from the... Read More →
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James Razko

Artist
James Razko's paintings are informed by his time in the military as a special operations soldier stationed in Mosul, Iraq. His work is a cross-pollination of pop-culture, current affairs, and personal experience. He engages the current sociopolitical environment while challenging... Read More →
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Mark Mennin

Artist
Mark Mennin was born in Cedar Falls Iowa and grew up in New York City. He graduated with a degree in History from Princeton University, where he also taught ceramics under Toshiko Takaezu. He began to carve stone in Italy in 1984, and worked there for three years, executing commissions... Read More →
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New York Academy of Art

Graduate School
The New York Academy of Art is a graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. We believe that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and... Read More →
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Peter Drake

Visual Artist, New York Academy of Art
Peter Drake’s art has been featured in 27 solo exhibitions to date. His work is held in numerous private, corporate and public collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, MOCA LA, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the L.A. County Museum of Art, among others.Drake's... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival grounds 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

10:30am EDT

Wellness: Connecting with Balance for Older Adults

A one-hour workshop tailored to helping seniors reconnect with their bodies and environment. Exercises in movement and balance guide participants to think creatively and build community through social engagement. Enjoy the fresh air and the open sky while developing strength and improving balance. This class is open to all levels of ability – even to those who remain seated throughout.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

2:00pm EDT

Tent Talk: Mark Mennin & Peter Drake - On the Human Body
Sculptor Mark Mennin, painter Peter Drake, cartoonist Barry Blitt, and NYAA artists in conversation on art and the human body.

Artists
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Alonsa Guevara

Artist
Alonsa Guevara was born in Rancagua, Chile. She spent seven years of her childhood living in the Ecuadorian tropical forest with her family, growing up surrounded by wild landscapes and magical environments, that now is a big source of inspiration. Alonsa received her BFA from the... Read More →
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Barry Blitt

Cartoonist and Illustrator
Barry Blitt is a cartoonist and an illustrator. Since 1992, he has contributed illustrations and more than a hundred covers to The New Yorker, including Deluged, which was voted Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2006, and The Politics of Fear, a finalist... Read More →
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James Razko

Artist
James Razko's paintings are informed by his time in the military as a special operations soldier stationed in Mosul, Iraq. His work is a cross-pollination of pop-culture, current affairs, and personal experience. He engages the current sociopolitical environment while challenging... Read More →
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Mark Mennin

Artist
Mark Mennin was born in Cedar Falls Iowa and grew up in New York City. He graduated with a degree in History from Princeton University, where he also taught ceramics under Toshiko Takaezu. He began to carve stone in Italy in 1984, and worked there for three years, executing commissions... Read More →
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Peter Drake

Visual Artist, New York Academy of Art
Peter Drake’s art has been featured in 27 solo exhibitions to date. His work is held in numerous private, corporate and public collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, MOCA LA, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the L.A. County Museum of Art, among others.Drake's... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

3:00pm EDT

Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russell of Bantam’s Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians!

Free and Open to All!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Artists
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Jessica Russell

Educator / Artist, Art Room Atelier
Jessica Jane Russell is the founder of Art Room Atelier, in Bantam, Connecticut. She has degrees in Fine Art and English, and a Masters in Architecture from Yale. After ten years working in different capacities in the local art community of Litchfield County, she recognized a need... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

5:00pm EDT

Open Kitchen: 5pm - 9pm
Our mobile kitchen is open, serving dinner and snacks in the open air.

Cassandra Purdy curates a changing dinner menu featuring locally sourced produce.


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

5:00pm EDT

Speakeasy: 5pm - 11pm
An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations.

Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators.


Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 5:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Speakeasy Airstream 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

5:30pm EDT

Tent Talk: André Aciman and Michael Barker – On Sense Memory

André Aciman, author of the novel Call Me by Your Name, now a 2018 Oscar-winning film, in conversation with Michael Barker, Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics. The two will discuss the idea of sense memory and the role that it plays in memoir and novel writing as well as movie making.

Tickets $20

Artists
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André Aciman

Author
André Aciman is an American writer. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he is currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, where he teaches the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust.He is the author of several novels... Read More →
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Michael Barker

Co-President and Co-Founder, Sony Pictures Classics
As Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, Michael Barker (with Tom Bernard) has distributed (and quite often produced) some of the finest independent movies over the past 30 years. Previously he was an executive at United... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

8:00pm EDT

Performance: Béla Fleck
Master of the Banjo, 15-time Grammy Winner Béla Fleck will perform his mindboggling banjo with surprise guests! Plus a sneak peek at the latest video he and Abigail Washburn made with Pilobolus. The solo concert will bring together all of Béla’s diverse influences to create a flowing musical statement. Striving to illuminate the possibilities of the five string banjo, Fleck will use its unique properties to create new music for solo banjo, while reprising music from his 40+ years of performing.

Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

Artists
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Ben Sollee

Cellist and Activist
Over the ten years following the release of his debut record, Learning to Bend, Sollee and his rugged cello, Kay, told an unconventional story. Seeking a deeper connection to communities on the road, Ben packed his touring life on to his bicycle in 2009. Since then he has ridden over... Read More →
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Béla Fleck

Musician
15-time Grammy winner Béla Fleck "has taken banjo playing to some very unlikely places,” writes Jon Pareles for The New York Times. "— not just bluegrass and country and “newgrass,” but also into classical concertos, jazz and a documentary about the banjo’s deep African... Read More →
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

9:30pm EDT

Performance: Late Night with A Lua Alicia

Bossa Nova under the stars! A late night romantic open air concert on the outdoor stage featuring A Lua Alicia, a wonderful NYC Brazilian band led by our own Chrissy Armstrong, backed up by some first rate NYC musicians.

Artists
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A Lua Alicia

Band
Bossa Nova under the stars! A late night romantic open air concert on the outdoor stage featuring A Lua Alicia, a wonderful NYC Brazilian band led up by our own Chrissy Armstrong, backed up by some first rate NYC musicians.Paul Armstrong, Gustavo Amaranto, Yunior Terry, Ze MauricioLuis... Read More →


Friday August 3, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA
 
Saturday, August 4
 

5:30am EDT

Wellness: Sunrise Meditation
Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain.

We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable.

Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Jampa Stewart

Acupuncturist and Teacher, Valley Spirit Cooperative
Born in Rochester, New York in 1951, Jampa began his training in Zen meditation at age 16 with Roshi Philip Kapleau. This inspired him to pursue extensive training in Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Qigong in 1972. In 1981 he was with the first U.S. Delegation to learn the original... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2018 5:30am - 6:30am EDT
Surprise Location

9:00am EDT

Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga
MOVED TO CLUB HALL for Saturday, 8/4

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in.

Tickets $15

Artists
avatar for Pilobolus

Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Club Hall 92 Green Hill Rd, Washington, CT 06793, USA

10:30am EDT

Symposium: Tech, Nature, & the Future of the Small Town
The theme of this symposium is the future of the small town and the power of localism as a source of societal change. It will explore the connection between Nature and Technology in a rural environment.
 
A world oversaturated with noise and light and interruption takes an enormous toll on our sensory systems, impoverishing our experience, attention span and empathy for each other. Itamar Kubovy, executive producer of Pilobolus, and Bruce Mau, chief creative of Massive Change Network and winner of the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, talk about the new medium of “live” and unmediated five-senses design as a path to impact and engagement.

The future of the small town – An extended conversation with:

Bruce Mau- Designing for time
Alex McDowell- Building a world.
Charlie Melcher – New Culture – What is the future of storytelling.
Barnaby Churchill Steele – New Art Tech and Nature
Charles Adler – Kickstarter – New resources for capital and ingenuity
Rachel Schechtman – the future of retail
Jacob Marshall - engaging a Community through art.
Beau Lotto - The human brain and design
Anne Pasternak - The Museum and the farm - bringing world class art to the small town and the small town to world class artists


Tickets $30

Artists
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Anne Pasternak

Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, The Brooklyn Museum
Since 2015, Anne Pasternak has served as the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest and largest fine arts institutions in the nation. For more than thirty years, Anne has devoted her career to engaging broad audiences with the limitless power... Read More →
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Barnaby Churchill Steel

Cofounder, Marshmallow Laser Feast
Barnaby Churchill Steel, cofounder of Marshmallow Laser Feast, believes the power of virtual reality lies in its ability to make the invisible visible and the impossible possible. Virtual reality is an important tool that can be used to expand perception and increase awareness of... Read More →
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Beau Lotto

Neuroscientist
Dr Beau Lotto is a globally renowned neuroscientist whose studies in human perception have taken him well beyond the scientific domain and into the fields of education, the arts and business. Public engagement, in the broadest sense, is at the core of what Beau does – whether he’s... Read More →
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Bruce Mau

Designer, Author, Innovator, Massive Change Network / Freeman
World-leading visionary, innovator, designer, and author, Bruce Mau is committed to creative, healthy, ecological and economic abundance.Informed by 25 years of studio experience in design innovation and collaboration with some of the world’s leading artists, institutions and businesses... Read More →
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Charles Adler

Founder, Center for Lost Arts, Co-Founder, Kickstarter
Eternal nomad, culture hound, cyclist, flaneur. Adler's work reflects on culture, applying technology and design for positive societal change.
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Charles Melcher

Founder and Director, Future of StoryTelling
Charles Melcher is the founder and director of the Future of StoryTelling (FoST). FoST produces the annual invitation-only FoST Summit, as well as exhibitions, an annual series of short films, tech tastings, and workshops. In 2016, FoST debuted the Future of StoryTelling Festival... Read More →
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Itamar Kubovy

Executive Director, Pilobolus
Before joining Pilobolus as its first Executive Director in 2004, Itamar studied philosophy at Yale, ran theaters in Germany and Sweden, directed plays by John Guare, co-directed the 2002 season finale of The West Wing, and made a film, Upheaval, starring Frances McDormand. Over the... Read More →
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Jacob Marshall

Musician, Writer
Jacob Marshall is a musical artist, lecturer, writer, artist manager, social entrepreneur, and pioneer of humanitarian art campaigns. He serves as a Senior Connector at More Partnerships, working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative public and private companies to... Read More →
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Jill Faherty Lloyd

Jill is a Managing Director and Financial Advisor at Evercore Wealth Management, focused on business development and client relationship management. She works closely with the firm’s planning and investment professionals to advise individuals and families on retirement planning... Read More →
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Rachel Schechtman

Entrepreneur, STORY
Rachel Shechtman is a fourth generation entrepreneur who loves finding the next big thing as much as sharing it with others. In 2003 Rachel launched Cube Ventures, a retail and marketing consultancy whose clients included: Lincoln, TOMS, Kraft Foods, GILT, GAP, and AOL. In December... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2018 10:30am - 2:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

11:00am EDT

Pizza to the People: 11am - 5pm
Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian wood-fired pizzas out of their handmade traditional brick dome, pulled by a green school bus. Founder and chef Cassandra Purdy started the business after cooking on an area organic farm for almost 10 years as a way to feature the area's bounty and work with friends outside of the "kitchen."


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →
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Pizza to the People

Food Truck
Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

2:00pm EDT

Speakeasy: 2pm - 11pm
An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations.

Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators.


Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2018 2:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Speakeasy Airstream 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

3:00pm EDT

Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russell of Bantam’s Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians!

Free and Open to All!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

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Jessica Russell

Educator / Artist, Art Room Atelier
Jessica Jane Russell is the founder of Art Room Atelier, in Bantam, Connecticut. She has degrees in Fine Art and English, and a Masters in Architecture from Yale. After ten years working in different capacities in the local art community of Litchfield County, she recognized a need... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

6:00pm EDT

Midsummer Night Dinner

An intimate community gathering on the field: a pre-show extravagant buffet meant to nourish and excite. Open seating perfect for coming with friends or showing up on your own to sit down and break bread with new folks. Created by Cassandra Purdy and her team of chefs and collaborators. Every week the menu will be different, and always supremely delicious!

$20 tickets include Full Dinner.

Saturday August 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

8:00pm EDT

Performance: Grammy-Winning Kiwi Pop Singer, KIMBRA
Join us for an intimate concert with Grammy-winning Kiwi Pop Singer, KIMBRA!! This international touring sensation joins us for an up-close performance in the Five Senses Festival tent on Bee Brook Road.
Since emerging in 2010, Kimbra has continually evolved. 2012 saw her become a household name after dueting with Gotye on the ubiquitous RIAA quadruple-platinum-certified Somebody That I Used To Know, which went on to win both “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” at the 2013 GRAMMY® Awards. Kimbra made history as the third New Zealand singer to win a GRAMMY®. The Golden Echo found her progressing yet again and receiving the endorsement of Paste, Los Angeles Times, Spin, Consequence of Sound, and more along the way.

Her new album, Primal Heart, is available now.

Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

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Kimbra

Grammy-Winning Kiwi Pop Singer
Since emerging in 2010, Kimbra has continually evolved. 2012 saw her become a household name after dueting with Gotye on the ubiquitous RIAA quadruple-platinum-certified Somebody That I Used To Know, which went on to win both “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

10:00pm EDT

Late Night Dancing: DJ Doctor Arvolyn Hill
Locally-raised, Harlem-based DJ, herbalist, and artist Arvolyn Hill specializes in Motown and Funk, and spins hula hoops between records.

Free and Open to all!

No reservation is required.

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Arvolyn Hill

DJ
Arvolyn spins music and hula hoops to create a unique dance environment attracting people of all ages and walks of life. Known as DJ Doctor throughout the New York and Connecticut region she gained a following DJing at The Lantern Inn in Wassaic, NY. For the past four years she has... Read More →


Saturday August 4, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA
 
Sunday, August 5
 

10:00am EDT

Family Brunch: 10am - 3pm
Delicious lazy Sunday offerings from our kitchen on the field. Come on down to sip a tin mug of coffee in one of our hammocks with a freshly made bagel. Every Sunday will have something unique to offer but you can count on Simpson and Vale iced teas and Sacred Grounds delicious cold nitro coffee. Roll out of bed and come hang out. Created by Cassandra Purdy and her team of chefs and collaborators.


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

12:00pm EDT

Young Voices Coffeehouse

Join us in the amphitheater on Sunday afternoon to discover and support young voices in the Litchfield County area and beyond—solo acts, bands, poets, and short story writers—curated by Jacob Maren.

Free!

Please RSVP to reserve a seat.

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Jacob Maren

Creator, One Word literary magazine
Hailing from Bethlehem, CT, Jacob Maren is a recent high school graduate from the Millbrook School, in Millbrook, New York. He is the creator of the print and online literary magazine One Word. In its first issue (link below), he interviews notable creative writers—including Pulitzer... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

2:00pm EDT

Performance: Pilobolus Summer Workshop - Student Showcase
Enjoy an informal showing by the participants of the Pilobolus Summer Workshop of the artistic processes they've been developing over the past week.



Free and Open to All!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

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Summer Workshop Students

Student Dancers, Choreographers, and Collaborators, Pilobolus
Pilobolus Summer Workshop Series - WEEK 2 Showcase – Performance: Onstage and BeyondIn this workshop participants expand on creative impulses, using all of their senses to connect and engage with collaborators. The workshop examines how dancers can use their sense of touch, sight... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

3:00pm EDT

Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russell of Bantam’s Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians!

Free and Open to All!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Artists
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Jessica Russell

Educator / Artist, Art Room Atelier
Jessica Jane Russell is the founder of Art Room Atelier, in Bantam, Connecticut. She has degrees in Fine Art and English, and a Masters in Architecture from Yale. After ten years working in different capacities in the local art community of Litchfield County, she recognized a need... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

6:00pm EDT

Open Kitchen: 6pm - 8pm
Our mobile kitchen is open, serving dinner and snacks in the open air.

Cassandra Purdy curates a changing dinner menu featuring locally sourced produce.


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

7:30pm EDT

Performance: Jeremy Denk

One of the world's finest pianists, JEREMY DENK is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination" (The New York Times). Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, Jeremy is giving us, thanks to a special delivery from Steinway of Greenwhich CT, a solo concert of Bach. This will be a gorgeous night of classical music to remember.

Tickets $40

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Jeremy Denk

Pianist
Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was also recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and has recently performed with the Chicago... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

9:30pm EDT

Performance: Late Night with Ben Sollee
An evening with the Five Sense's Musician-in-Residence Ben Sollee.

Admission included with Headliner ticket, or $10 (cash only) at the door

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Ben Sollee

Cellist and Activist
Over the ten years following the release of his debut record, Learning to Bend, Sollee and his rugged cello, Kay, told an unconventional story. Seeking a deeper connection to communities on the road, Ben packed his touring life on to his bicycle in 2009. Since then he has ridden over... Read More →
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Sunday August 5, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA
 
Thursday, August 9
 

8:30pm EDT

"Forman Makes a Movie" Screening: There's Something Wrong With Katie
“Forman Makes a Movie” is proud to present There’s Something Wrong With Katie, a feature-length film produced over the course of the year by twenty-two students at Forman School! This is the film’s public premiere, and everyone involved is ecstatic and grateful to share their hard work with all of you at Pilobolus’s Five Senses Festival.

"You can watch the trailer for There's Something Wrong With Katie right now by clicking this link: https://vimeo.com/formanmakesamovie/tswwk-trailer"

Pitched as a horror-comedy mash up of The Breakfast Club and The Exorcist, There’s Something Wrong With Katie is about Katie McCallister, an overachieving valedictorian, who becomes possessed by a malevolent demon and must be saved by her ragtag group of friends. Scary, funny, and just a plain good time, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see this movie in a drive-in-like setting.

Starring Alex Becker as Katie McCallister, with Levon Degennaro, Kseniya Kotova, Nate Winalski, Bruno Cameselle, Ahlon Harkness, Emma Sendewicz, Owen Goellner, Adam Bendon, Spencer Fappiano, and Robert Kwalick.

The screening is a free event that will take place outdoors at Judy Black Park in Washington Depot, and will start at 8:30 PM. It is recommended that patrons arrive early to find space.

“Forman Makes a Movie” is yearlong filmmaking initiative for students at Forman School, and one of the country’s leading secondary education programs for digital media. Every year, a group of students produce an original, feature-length film, carrying it through every phase of production, all the way from development to distribution. FMAM have produced three features up to this point and have already started working on their fourth.

FREE. No registration required.

All of FMAM’s previous films can be seen at www.vimeo.com/formanmakesamovie.

Learn more about Forman School at www.formanschool.org.

Artists
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Sean Kelly

Sean Louis Kelly has been a lifelong movie enthusiast ever since he turned ten years old and was finally allowed to watch “Jurassic Park.” He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the school’s comedy magazine before discovering he had... Read More →


Thursday August 9, 2018 8:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Judy Black Park 1 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794
 
Friday, August 10
 

5:30am EDT

Wellness: Sunrise Meditation
Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain.

We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable.

Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Jampa Stewart

Acupuncturist and Teacher, Valley Spirit Cooperative
Born in Rochester, New York in 1951, Jampa began his training in Zen meditation at age 16 with Roshi Philip Kapleau. This inspired him to pursue extensive training in Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Qigong in 1972. In 1981 he was with the first U.S. Delegation to learn the original... Read More →


Friday August 10, 2018 5:30am - 6:30am EDT
Surprise Location

8:00am EDT

Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise - Friday Restoration
Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel.

Fridays will be Lakeside restorative yoga led by local yoga teacher Caroline Kinsolving. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, water bottle, and clothes you can move around in to Friday events.

Saturdays will be held on the Five Senses Festival Field and led by Peter Houldin and Deborah Andrews. Please bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel to Saturday events.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Caroline Kinsolving

Actor, Mover, Wellness Leader
When not acting in LA or NY, Caroline teaches private and group classes to all ages, beginners to advanced in NYC, CT, and the Berkshires. Certified on both coasts with an extensive dance background, I have been practicing and teaching Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, and Movement for the... Read More →


Friday August 10, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Lakeside 8 North Shore Road, Warren CT 06777
 
Saturday, August 11
 

5:30am EDT

Wellness: Sunrise Meditation
Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain.

We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable.

Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Jampa Stewart

Acupuncturist and Teacher, Valley Spirit Cooperative
Born in Rochester, New York in 1951, Jampa began his training in Zen meditation at age 16 with Roshi Philip Kapleau. This inspired him to pursue extensive training in Tai Chi Chuan, Shaolin Kung Fu, and Qigong in 1972. In 1981 he was with the first U.S. Delegation to learn the original... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 5:30am - 6:30am EDT
Surprise Location

8:00am EDT

Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise - Saturday Movement
Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel.

Fridays will be Lakeside restorative yoga led by local yoga teacher Caroline Kinsolving. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, water bottle, and clothes you can move around in to Friday events.

Saturdays will be held on the Five Senses Festival Field and led by Peter Houldin and Deborah Andrews. Please bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel to Saturday events.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Deborah Andrews

Physical Therapist
Deb Andrews is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Connecticut, graduate from Northeastern University in Boston.  She is a certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  She has spent the majority of her practice working with orthopedic/sports... Read More →
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Peter Houldin

Writer, Civic Leader, Co-President, Ericson Insurance Advisors
Peter R. Houldin is Co-President of Ericson Insurance Advisors. He oversees the firm's internal operations, leads its business insurance division, and serves as the lead advisor for numerous private client relationships. As a 20-year veteran of the insurance business, Peter is active... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

9:00am EDT

Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in.

Tickets $15

Artists
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

11:00am EDT

Pizza to the People: 11am - 11pm
Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian wood-fired pizzas out of their handmade traditional brick dome, pulled by a green school bus. Founder and chef Cassandra Purdy started the business after cooking on an area organic farm for almost 10 years as a way to feature the area's bounty and work with friends outside of the "kitchen."


Open to all. No reservation is required.

Artists
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Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →
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Pizza to the People

Food Truck
Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Mobile Kitchen 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

12:00pm EDT

Performance: Pilobolus in "Pilobolus is a Fungus" Kids Show

Pilobolus Is a Fungus is an interactive performance for young audiences based on Pilobolus's recent site-specific commission by Jacob’s Pillow titled Branches. The audience takes a journey through nature, perceiving the sounds, shapes, colors and movements of birds, water, trees, and of course, our namesake fungus, in new and unexpected ways. With the help of Pilobolus dancers, audience members learn to express their deep connection to the world through movement and dance.

Free with RSVP

Artists
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

3:00pm EDT

Tent Talk: Laurie Santos – On Happiness

Recently featured on the cover of New York Magazine as one of the most influential teachers of her day, Laurie Santos teaches the most popular class at Yale University -- the subject: Living a Happy Life. Laurie will be talking about her work and discussing the most critical question we all face – how to be happy.

Tickets $20

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Laurie Santos

Professor of Psychology, Yale University
Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her new course, Psychology and the Good Life, teaches students how the science of psychology... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Amphitheater 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

3:00pm EDT

Speakeasy: 3pm - 11pm
An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations.

Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators.


Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

Artists
avatar for Cassandra Purdy

Cassandra Purdy

Chef
Cassandra Purdy is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience, from Greenpeace ships to shamanic retreats in India to private chefing in NYC. She studied Anthropology at Vassar College and has a degree in Tibetan Studies. Her college thesis was about bread. Twenty years... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 3:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
FSF Speakeasy Airstream 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT 06777

8:00pm EDT

Performance: Pilobolus in "Come to Your Senses"

As the Festival comes to a close, come celebrate and see a sneak peek of Come to Your Senses, Pilobolus's new show –including two brand new works!– before it goes on tour. This is a chance to see Pilobolus in a way you've never seen us before. Please join us in a very special Festival Closing Ceremony after the show.

Tickets $40

Artists
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Tent 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA

10:00pm EDT

Closing Night Party
Dance the night away as we celebrate the closing of the inaugural Five Senses Festival!


Free and open to the public.

No reservation is required.

Artists
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Pilobolus

Touring Performance Company, Five Senses Festival creator
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators... Read More →


Saturday August 11, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Five Senses Festival: Field 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, New Preston, CT 06777, USA