April 21-May 13, 2018 Third Annual Members’ Art Show Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm

Back by popular demand, and bigger than ever, we are pleased to present our Third Annual members’ Art Show. This show will feature works in all mediums by over 50 Academy artists. We hope that you will visit the Gallery to see current works from our talented community.

April 10-May 15, 2018 Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs Six consecutive Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm Course fee: $250. Members: $200 members.

Everyone has a unique life. A Memoir shapes the experience of that life into a personal narrative using words and images that resonate beyond the personal to the universal. The true story of one’s life reveals us to ourselves and connects us to each other. A personal or family memoir is a treasured legacy that often resonates for a wider audience one has never met. The goal of the workshop is for members to help each other shape a true story of 30-60 pages or more. Limited to 10 participants. Click here to register. Registration required by April 7.
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Saturday, March 10, 2018 NEQ Todd Nelson, Kyle Esposito, Manuel Quintana, Mike Kelley and Carlos Valdez 7:30pm, $20/$10 students

This Hudson Valley-based band plays rock, Americana, Afro-Cuban, classical, funk, and ethnic grooves, engaging the listener with a dynamic sound and a collision of musical styles and will feature original music, as well as instrumental arrangements of cover material. Listen now.

Tickets are now available.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018 Needle Felting Workshop 1:00-5:00pm: $65/pp: registration will be open soon

Back by popular demand, Martha Belardo, of Hudson Valley Fiber Arts, is returning to instruct participants in creating whimsical felted owls. Martha sold out of her creations at our recent Handmade Holiday Craft Fair and her December workshop was a resounding success.

The registration fee includes all materials, individual instruction and refreshments. Registration is limited.  The workshop is suitable for crafters, aged 13 and up. No experience necessary.

Register now.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony A documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven’s final symphony 4:00pm, $20/$10 students

As part of our Conversations with Neighbors series, this special screening will feature a Q & A with co-producer Greg Mitchell, and a Beethoven Sonata performed by Lincoln Mayorga. Purchase tickets now.

The Ninth Symphony was composed in 1824, by a man with little to be thankful for. Beethoven was sick, alienated, and deaf, had never managed to find love, nor create the family he wanted. Yet, he created an anthem of joy that embraces the transcendence of beauty over suffering.
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January 30, 2016 Revels 2016 Cocktails 5:30pm. Dinners 8:00pm.

The mid-winter moveable feast is one of our oldest and most loved events. The evening begins with festive drinks and hors d’oeurves at the Academy, guests then move on to one of more than a dozen elegant dinners hosted by friends of the Academy.

Click here to make your reservation today.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 2018 Revels 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. Please contact gro.y1547903372medac1547903372anwot1547903372recne1547903372ps@of1547903372ni1547903372 or call 518-392-3693 with any questions.

Tickets are now available.

Saturday, December 9 Beginning Needle Felting Workshop with Martha Belardo of Hudson Valley Fiber Arts Noon-4:00pm

Create your own treasure with a master crafter, just in time for the holidays. For adults and teens, ages 13 and up. $65 fee includes all materials and refreshments.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact the Academy at 518-392-3693 or gro.y1547903372medac1547903372anwot1547903372recne1547903372ps@of1547903372ni1547903372.