Saturday, January 28, 2017 Spencertown Revels Winter at its Warmest 5:30pm

There is no better way to shake off the chill of winter than to join your neighbors at the annual Revels Fundraiser. Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Academy and then go to a delicious intimate dinner hosted in a private home. Buy your tickets now.

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January 15, 2017 Kids Need Music Benefit Concert 100 Years of Cole Porter 2:00 SOLD OUT 5:00pm Tickets still available

Join Lincoln Mayorga, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, and friends in a celebration of American songwriter and composer, Cole Porter to raise funds to purchase instruments to benefit children in the Hudson City School District. The school has not purchased new instruments for the band in 40 years. Every year there are 30-40 children in the intermediate school (grades 3-6) that want to be part of the orchestra but cannot due to lack of instruments. 100% of the ticket purchase and any additional donations will be used to purchase these instruments. Order tickets for the 5:00pm performance.
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July 22-August 13, 2017 the Curator as Artist
Opening ReceptionSaturday, July 224:00-6:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
A multi-media exhibit by the curators of the Spencertown Academy Gallery: Barbara Lax Kranz, Barbara Willner, Leslie Gabosh, Lynn Rothenberg & Norma Cohen.

“Our gallery curators, who are all volunteers and accomplished artists, work tirelessly to produce multiple shows each season at the Academy,” says Madaline Sparks, Vice President of the Academy Board. “This show is an opportunity for the community to get to know them through their work. It’s our way of thanking them for devoting their time and hard work to support our mission: Building Community Through the Arts.”
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Sunday, July 9, 2017 A Special “Conversation with Neighbors” Join the Garden Revolution: Natural Landscapes Workshop 9:30am-12:30pm, $55 per person

Learn how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful and healthy landscapes with experts Linda Horn, Heather Grimes, and Barbara Hughey.

This special off site workshop, hosted by The Academy, will focus on meadow, riparian, and woodland restoration at the Spencertown home of artist Linda Horn: local naturalist, habitat restorer and self-taught arbiter of going native.  Continue reading…

June 24-July 16, 2017 Awakening

First Annual Juried Photography Show
Over 40 works by regional artists. Juror: Jack Shear
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-5:00pm

Inspiration for capturing an image arrives at times unexpectedly, while at other times, just as you had hoped and anticipated. Either way, our spirit sings when we successfully record what we see through the lens. The real magic lies in the individuality of how we each observe light and shapes expressing our intent. When all the elements align, our mind’s eye awakens, and our vision is preserved to share with an audience.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 13th Annual Hidden Gardens Tour and Garden Market on the Green

Hidden Gardens celebrates the art of the garden with a full line-up of events designed to inform, inspire and intrigue garden enthusiasts.

The Garden Market on the Green 
is a lovely outdoor marketplace held on the Spencertown village green in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens event. The aim of the market is to offer the rare, and the unexpected at affordable prices. Click here for information about Hidden Gardens 2017.

Tickets available here.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 Grant and Twain A true story of friendship and courage Reading of a new play by Elizabeth Diggs 4:00pm

Benefit for the Spencertown Academy Arts Center
Tickets now available: General Admission: $20, Students: $10

At age 62, Ulysses Grant is bankrupted in a Wall Street swindle. His only hope to restore his honor and save his family is an offer to write his memoirs of the war.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 Twilight in the Garden Party 6:00-9:00pm

Friends and neighbors paired with delicious food and libations, all served up in a bucolic setting. That is the recipe for the annual Twilight in the Garden Party. Meet new friends and greet the old at this festive kick-off to the summer season. Sparkling beverages and a scrumptious light supper are served. Tickets available here. Further details will be available soon.