May 18- June 16, 2019 Annual Botanical Gallery Show Gardens of Delight Opening reception, Saturday May 18, 4-6pm

Opening reception: Saturday, May 18, 4:00-6:00pm
Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm.

Experience the sensory pleasures of wandering through “Gardens of Delight,” a unique visual arts celebration of spring. This special addition to Spencertown Academy’s popular Hidden Gardens on June 15 features the work of 7 invited artists from New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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Saturday, May 26, 2019 The 16-and-Under Crowd: Music by Teenage Prodigies Bend the Knottted Oak Chamber Music 3:00-5:00pm, For tickets contact Uel Wade: 518.392.4697: $25, 18 and under free

Including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Walton, written with astonishing maturity just as the composers were emerging from childhood. These are not mere “student” works. BKO Chamber Music includes Mitsuko Suzuki (violin), Ron Carbone (viola), Robert Reed (cello), and Uel Wade (piano and artistic direction). A reception to follow.

For tickets, contact Uel Wade at: (518) 392-4697
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Friday June 14 Twilight in the Garden Party 6:00-9:00pm. Party tickets are $90 in advance and $110 at the door.

The Academy’s annual Twilight in the Garden Party is at Meg and Bill Stratton’s elegant and gracious 1845 Greek Revival home in Spencertown, NY. The house, pool, and newly constructed rustic party barn are surrounded by shade trees and grassy meadows that give way to wooded areas beyond. New friends meet and old ones greet at this festive start to the summer season. Cocktails, sparkling beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and a scrumptious light supper are served. Directions will be sent once tickets are purchased. Party tickets available now.

Saturday, June 15 Garden Lecture and Continental Breakfast Doors open 8:30am, Lecture begins at 9:00am Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of.

“Growing Cut Flowers for Your Garden and Home” with Jenny Elliot of Tiny Hearts Farm. Who can live without a cutting garden? Jenny Elliott, owner and lead grower at Tiny Hearts Farm in Copake, NY, can’t, which is why she grows 8 acres of specialty cut flowers every season! Lecture tickets now available.

Saturday, June 15 Garden Market on the Green 9:00am-2:30pm. Free admission.

The market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice, plus shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. A percentage of all sales benefit the Academy. Food trucks will be on hand offering breakfast and lunch choices including Arturo’s at Micosta with crepes, coffee, fruit salad, organic juices, and vegetarian quesadillas, and Larry’s Food will be serving breakfast sandwiches and jerk chicken with rice and veggies, as well as an ice cream sundae booth staffed by Academy members.

Saturday June 15 Hidden Gardens Tour 10:00am-4:00pm. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 day of.

The centerpiece of the Hidden Gardens weekend is the self-guided tour on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tour showcases an array of exquisite private gardens in Spencertown and Old Chatham. Garden Tour tickets now available.

June 22-July 14, 2019 Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Opening reception: Saturday June 22, 4:00-6:00pm
Gallery hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

For the first time in three years, photographers submitting to the annual photo show were not asked to adhere to a preconceived theme. We are excited to present the creativity of the artists chosen by our guest juror, Bonnie Yochelson. Read the full story on

Photo credit to Jamie Hankin

Saturday, June 29, 2019 Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert 8:00pm Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

These two renowned solo artists have joined forces to create a major new voice in American music. The songs are their own, the harmonies finely tuned, and the playing—on guitars, fiddle, banjo, and more—glances back to early American forms even as it peers forward with freshly contemporary ideas.

Tickets now available.

Photo credit: Molly Secours