About FOOLS MASS - 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee
Fools Mass returns! Our remarkable holiday offering, celebrates the sacred, the profane, the miracle of life and the enigma of death, all with enchanted choral singing, riotous comic buffoonery, and extraordinary dramatic invention. Set during the plague years of the 14th century, in which a motley group of village idiots are forced to enact their own Mass due to the untimely death of their beloved pastor, Fools Mass has become all the more relevant for our own ravaged times.
Howland Cultural Center
EST in 1979, the Howland Cultural Center referred to as the ‘Jewel of Beacon’, has been a hub for the arts, culture, and history. Its Northcutt Hall gallery is renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Providing a rich, varied cultural experience for visitors and resources for visual and performing arts programming, supporting artists, organizations, and the community. The gallery is open free to the public during weekends, by appointment, or by chance. Our historic building first opened its doors in 1872, as the Howland Circulating Library, designed by the preeminent architect Richard Morris Hunt. Commissioned by his brother-in-law, General Joseph Howland, and his wife Eliza Woolsey Howland. The Howland Cultural Center is a fully volunteer-run non-profit organization managed by its board of directors and many volunteers. This beautiful landmark is available to rent for special events. “Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live.” - Pete Seeger