Sunday, May 6, 2018 Conversations with Neighbors What It's Worth: An Insider's Look at Today's Antique Market 2:00pm $20/$10 students

The distinguished panel will include Rupert Fennell of Stair Gallery, private consultant and appraiser Barbara Deisroth, and Daniel Farrell who is a consulting producer for Antiques Roadshow. Author Mary A. Nelen will moderate the discussion and tea and sweets will be enjoyed by all. Admission is $20 general admission, $15 for members, and $10 students. Order tickets now.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Intentional Jazz performs: A Jazz Timeline 7:30pm, $20/$10 students.

In recent years, Rob Fisch has brought several jazz groups to the Spencertown Academy. This year, he brings to life a celebration of a historical timeline of jazz with special guests Peg Delaney on piano, Bill Delaney on upright bass and drummer Gene Garone. With selections dating back from the 1910s through generations, “Intentional Jazz” will highlight well-known selections and genres including blues, swing, bebop, straight ahead, jazz-rock, “free jazz”, and contemporary jazz as well as original compositions. The group will pay homage to the likes of Ray Henderson (Bye Bye Blackbird), Johnny Green (Body and Soul), Rogers and Hart, Gershwin, Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, and more. Purchase tickets now.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Portrait of an Artist 5:00pm Featuring a benefit performance by Linda Lavin and Steve Bakunas All Event Tickets: $100, Raffle Tickets $25 each

This event features Ms. Lavin and Mr. Bakunas in a 90-minute intimate evening during which she answers questions about her life and career, posed by her painter husband, while he paints her portrait on stage. An evening of warmth, romance, humor and nostalgia, the couple has previously performed the program at venues around the country. The proceeds from the event will exclusively benefit the current fundraising campaign to restore the Academy building. The portrait will be raffled off at the end of the evening at the cocktail reception following the performance. Advances reservations are required. Tickets now available.

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.

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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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