Friday-Sunday, November 23-25, Saturday-Sunday, December 1-2, 2018 Handmade Holiday 2018: Craft As Gift Show 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free.

Holiday gift shoppers and art lovers “go local” at this high quality sale that features jewelry, handmade apparel, quilts, children’s toys, cutting boards, baskets, ceramics, tin sconces, paper crafts, birdhouses, soaps and lotions, holiday ornaments and an array of delectable edibles made by dozens of Columbia, Ulster, and Berkshire area artisans. See the full list of vendors.
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Sunday, November 11, 2018 Kids Need Music Benefit Concert 2018 ¡La Guitarra Fiesta! Guitar performance by Maria Zemantauski 1:00pm. Tickets $25

Internationally acclaimed guitarist, Maria Zemantauski, presents a program of classics and stunning originals. Embracing the classical and flamenco repertoire for her foundation, she takes her audience on a musical journey inspired by her flair for experimentation and pure love of the instrument. Join us for an evening of passion, fire and grace. Purchase tickets now.
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Saturday October 20, 2018 Maureen Kelley Stewart Everything's Coming up Roses 7:30pm, Tickets $20 Students $10

Maureen Kelley Stewart, Tom Stewart & Don Rebic present an overview of the works of legendary 20th Century American composer Jule Styne from his distinguished career writing for Hollywood films, Broadway theater and his hugely popular Great American Songbook hits. He wrote hit songs for Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing,  Ethel Merman, Doris Day,Judy Holliday, Barbra Streisand, and Jimmy Durante among many other stars. Tickets are now available.  Continue reading…

Saturday October 6, 2018 The NICK GALA 6:00pm

Join us for an evening that is sure to be legendary, as we celebrate the one and only community legend that is Nick Van Alstine! With your help, we will honor Nick’s continuing leadership and raise funds for the ongoing restoration of our historic landmark building at the same time! Click here for more info.

October 6-28, 2018 Fifth Annual Juried Show Light + Shadow: The Artist’s Eye, Perceptions, and Choices Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Opening reception: Sunday, October 7, 3:00-5:00pm

43 artists, presenting work in a range of mediums including ceramic, woodcut, oil, acrylic, pen and ink, silk-screen, and a silverpoint drawing. All works are for sale. See the article on IMBY for more info.

Saturday September 23, 2018 The History of Austerlitz, The Book & The Movie 3:00pm, admission is free, reception to follow the talk and the film

The Book: Tom Moreland, Town Historian, author of The Old Houses of Austerlitz: A history of the Austerlitz area from 1750 to the present. The Film: Spencertown Academy: Keeping our History Alive. A short documentary, produced and directed by Monk Shayne-Lydon.

August 31-September 3, 2018 Thirteenth Annual Festival of Books

The annual extravaganza of all things literary, takes place over Labor Day weekend. The event features a giant used book sale, two days of readings and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a children’s program, and the Cookbook Café, serving fruit, snacks, home-baked goodies, and our famous no-alarm vegetarian chili. New this year, Spencertown Academy members will have first crack at the books during the Member’s Preview on Friday, August 31 from 1:00-8:00pm. Free for members, $10 for member’s guests, memberships will be available at the door. Preview shoppers will enjoy wine and cheese from 6:00-8:00pm. See the full schedule.

August 22, 2018 Deadline Call for Entries – Juried Regional Show

Show to be held October 6-28, 2018
Theme: Light + Shadow. The artist’s eye, perceptions and choices.
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