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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Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30pm “The Wizard of Words”: E.Y. “Yip” Harburg
Maureen Kelley Stewart, Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Hanson Award-winning cabaret performer, presents an evening of the songs of legendary American  lyricist E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, who wrote some of the greatest and most memorable songs in Hollywood movie and Broadway theater history including It’s Only A Paper Moon, Brother, Can You Spare A Dime, Over the Rainbow, April in Paris, How are Things in Glocca Morra, and many others. Accompanied by acclaimed Musical Director Daryl Kojak.
September 2-4, 2017 Festival of Books

Festival of Books 2017, the annual extravaganza of all things literary, will take place over Labor Day weekend, September 2 through 4. 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, this year featuring Dr. Seuss’s beloved Cat in the Hat, and the Cookbook Café, serving fruit snacks, home-baked goodies, and our famous no-alarm vegetarian chili. As always, admission to the events is free, save for the early book-buying opportunities. See the full schedule of events.

Friday, September 1, 2017 Preview Party 6:00pm $25 donation

Enjoy a glass of wine and chat with fellow book lovers, then head over to the book rooms to get first choice of more than 10,000 gently used books.

Book rooms open at 6:30 p.m. MEMBERS and their guests ONLY. (Memberships may be purchased at the door)

Purchase tickets here.

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…

July 8-August 20, 2017 Too Many Books, Too Little Space? Donate your extras to the Festival of Books

If you have more books than your shelves can hold, there’s an easy way to lighten the load: Donate! The 24/7 donation bin will be in the parking lot behind the Academy from July 8-August 20.  Please bring books in boxes or bags.

Hard and soft-cover books in good condition are welcome, but the Festival can’t sell books with cracked spines or damaged pages, or items that are soiled, mildewed or heavily written in. We also accept CDs, DVDs, vinyl LPs, and cassettes.
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