Saturday, April 13, 2019 The Lustre Kings 7:00pm dance lesson, music to follow. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

The Lustre Kings are more than just another rockabilly revival outfit churning out versions of popular Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry tunes. Lead singer and guitarist Mark Gamsjager has a natural affinity for the music and delivers a rootsy twang on his electric Gretsch guitar. See The Lustre Kings’ video.

Swing dance lessons by Jason Fenton will be offered at 7pm prior to the concert. Jason is a dance instructor/choreographer/performer at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy and an event organizer for Albany Swing Dancing.

Ticket are now available.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 Ana Egge and Alec Spiegelman 8:00pm Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

We are please to welcome these talented performers for another concert in our Roots Series. “Every once in a while I hear a voice whose sheer beauty stops me in my tracks. Such was the case the first time I heard Ana Egge,” raves Folkworks.org. Singer-songwriter, Americana, roots artist – Shawn Colvin claims, “Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” And, says USA Today, “[Ana] can write and sing rings around” her contemporaries. See Ana here. Tickets available now.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 Conversations with Neighbors Talkin' Trees: A Conversation between an Arborist and a Landscape Architect 2pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Tom Ingersoll, a certified arborist from Berkshire County, will present an illustrated talk about tree selection, pruning, and planting techniques and share his holistic approach to tree care from an arborist’s perspective. Following the presentation, landscape architect David Dew Bruner will moderate a discussion with Ingersoll about the current environmental pressures on trees and the state of arboriculture in the tri-state region.

Tickets are available.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Kevin McKrell with Brian Melick 8:00pm. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Celtic folk songwriting legend and Saratoga local Kevin McKrell joined by drummer and percussionist Brian Melick. Kevin is a masterful entertainer and musician who has played festival stages, concert halls, and clubs around the globe, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Given Kevin’s background and with St Patrick’s Day only a week away, the concert is certain to have more than a wee bit of an Irish/Celtic theme.

Tickets are now available. Listen to the song “Greenfields of France” on YouTube.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 “An Evening of Jazz Classics” Presented by Lincoln Mayorga & Rob Fisch 7:30pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

The Spencertown Academy presents An Evening of Jazz Classics with Lincoln Mayorga (piano) and Rob Fisch (trumpet). The program will include favorites written by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and many more. Fisch explains that, “this core genre is the primary basis for jazz re-interpretation and derivative works for the past century of American music”. He goes on, “many refer to this genre of music as the Great American Songbook, I just call it great music.” Also appearing with the group are Capital District jazz favorites Rich Syracuse on bass and Gene Garone on drums. Tickets now available.

Sunday, February 3 Conversations with Neighbors Reinventing Rockwell: An afternoon with Pops Peterson 2pm, Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students, $15 members

Through his acclaimed artwork, Stockbridge denizen, Pops Peterson, boldly imagines Norman Rockwell Paintings through a modern-day lens, rethinking the iconic Four Freedoms. Tickets now available.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Beginning Needle Felting Workshop 2019 with Martha Belardo of Hudson Valley Fiber Arts 1:00-4:00pm. $65

Back by popular demand! Escape the winter doldrums & create your own treasure with a master crafter. For adults and teens, ages 13 and up. $65 fee includes all materials, refreshments, too! Register today.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 Revels 2019 5:30pm

There is no better way to shake off the chill of winter than to join your neighbors at the annual Spencertown Revels Fundraiser. Guests support the Academy while enjoying an evening of great food and friends at this moveable feast. We start the evening at the festively decorated Academy for conversation, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and then move on to delicious intimate dinners hosted by friends of the Academy in private homes throughout the area. If you would like to volunteer to host a dinner or have any questions about the event, please contact gro.y1556095318medac1556095318anwot1556095318recne1556095318ps@of1556095318ni1556095318 or call 518-392-3693. Purchase tickets now.

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