Saturday, June 16, 2018 Garden Market on the Green 2018 9:00am-3:00pm

A lovely outdoor marketplace held on the Spencertown village green in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens event. This year’s market will showcase more than a dozen vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice. Shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. Food vendors will offer varied and delicious sustenance. The aim of the market is to offer the rare and the unexpected at affordable prices. Admission is free and a portion of all sales benefit the Academy.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 14th Annual Hidden Gardens Tour 10:00am-4:00pm, $35/advance, $40/day of

Celebrate the art of the garden with us, events designed to inform and inspire. This year our self-guided garden tour will feature a collection of private gardens located in Red Rock and New Concord. Back on the tour this year by popular demand, we also include the gardens at Steepletop, the home of 20th century American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. The tour will take place rain or shine. Purchase tickets now.

Friday, June 15 Twilight in the Garden Party 2018 6:00-9:00pm, $90/advance, $100/day of

In the gardens of Meg and Bill Stratton’s elegant 1845 Greek Revival home at 5178 Route 7 in the heart of Spencertown, new friends meet and old ones greet at this festive kick-off to the summer season. 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 on Friday, June 15. Cocktails, sparkling beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a scrumptious light supper are served. Tickets are now available.

June 3, 2018 Woodland Pools: Important Habitats or Just Big Puddles? In Conjunction with the Woodlands and Wetlands Gallery Show 2:00pm

Columbia Land Conservancy Stewardship and Education Manager Heidi Bock will give an illustrated talk. Participants will have the option to join Bock at Harris Conservation Area in nearby Austerlitz. Learn more.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 Garden Lecture Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It 10:30am, $15/advance $20/day of

Maraleen Manos-Jones is known as The Butterfly Woman because she has been called to be a voice for the butterflies since 1972. It’s undeniable that Maraleen has this incredible connection with the butterflies, especially the monarch butterfly, because she has made this her mission in life. Order tickets now.

Light Continental Breakfast included.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 Rachelle Garniez: Songs, Streams, NYC Dreams 7:30pm $20 general admission $10 students

Genre-fluid native New Yorker Rachelle Garniez is known as a certified free spirit. She is at home in many worlds, from busking on street corners to performing on stages around the globe. Rachelle has released 6 albums of original material; her influences range from Tin Pan Alley classics to klezmer, roots and Latin flavors. Her story songs have been described as “romantic, rhapsodic and casually hilarious.” (The New York Times). See Rachelle Garniez videos on YouTube: Just Because You Can, Jean Claude van Damme, and Flat Back. Tickets now available. Order tickets now.
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Sunday May 27, 2018 Bend the Knotted Oak 3:00pm, Admission is $25/under age18 free.Tickets available at the door

Bend the Knotted Oak, the chamber music group,will present “Music From Revolutionary Russia.” The quartet is led by pianist Uel Wade and features Mitsuko Suzuki (violin: Albany Symphony), Ronald Carbone (viola: St. Luke’s Orchestra; principal: American Ballet Theater), and Robert Reed (cello: Detroit Symphony; CUNY Assoc. Professor).

A BKO musical evening has been described as including “the smell, the taste, the culture out of which the works of art have come.” This side of the experience is supplied informally, and often with humor, by Wade’s pre-music commentary.
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May 26-June 17, 2018 Woodlands and Wetlands Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 26, 4:00-6:00pm

Six artists, using different media and themes of Flora, Fauna, Water have stunningly and thoughtfully paid artistic homage to the living environments of Woodlands and Wetlands. Featured artists: Jacqueline Altman, James Coe, George Dirolf, Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Roger McKee, and Burdette Parks.