Dewey Hall’s final square dance of 2023 brings two of the Northeast’s most skilled old-time musicians, Aldo Lavaggi and Sophie Mae Wellington.SEE EVENT
At the center of Sheffield’s town green, along Route 7, an old fieldstone and marble hall has acted as a community center for more than a hundred years.
The hall was named for Orville Dewey, an 18th-century Unitarian minister (and Williams College alum) who was born in Sheffield and retired to a farm here.
He founded the Sheffield Friendly Union Library Association “to increase good and kindly feelings and to promote intelligence and cheerfulness,” says the hall.
Dewey’s family built this gathering place as a memorial, and the broad hall with its beamed ceiling now kitchen and a stage. A community group hosts art shows and talks here, concerts, monthly swing dances and contradances with live music, and the Dewey Hall Folk Series.
Where to Find it
Dewey Hall will hold their annual Holiday Cookie Sale at the Sheffield Winter Holiday Market — Snowballs, Shortbread, Pfeffernausse, Chocolate Chip and more.SEE EVENT
Inspired by the open jams from the formative era of jazz, Band leader Luke Franco and host Brian Kantor will hold a monthly evening of music.SEE EVENT
Local music and theater communities are joining together to bring a one-of-a-kind experience full of music and merriment, stories and surprises, and maybe even a little holiday magic.SEE EVENT
Dewey Hall and Michael Lesko are partnering to revive a monthly open-mic-meets-variety show with an open creative soirée and a talented headlining act.SEE EVENT
Bring your dance shoes and join Dewey Hall for an evening of social dancing with Sheffield native Hannah Chamberlain calling to a live band with dual fiddles.SEE EVENT