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TO BE RESCHEDULED. We are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Members’ Art Show. This popular show is open to all Academy members. To submit work for the exhibition you must be a current member of the Academy as of March 1, 2020. Submission guidelines and details.Find out more »
TO BE RESCHEDULED. An evening of original and vintage songs about NYC. Singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists, Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna bring a wealth of inspirations and influences to their crafts, from Tin Pan Alley to folk and Americana. Fresh from their German tour of "Ein Abend in New York," they harmonize and wax poetic, creating a sound that charms and delights audiences of all stripes. Multi-instrumentalist and performer Rachelle Garniez is a native New Yorker who has earned…Find out more »
Save the date. Highly talented high school musicians will win a place in the finals Competition/Concert of the Uel Wade Music Scholarship. The students will perform up to 15 minutes of repertoire in front of a live audience, whose admission fee of $10 will be applied directly to the scholarship fund. A panel of professional musicians will deliberate, and their choice of the winner(s) will be announced to the audience.
Julia began playing the piano in the First Grade and has persevered throughout her high school career. She has been involved in both the choir and orchestra at Chatham Schools and has performed in last year's NYSSMA Competition, earning 100 out of 100 points at level 6, the highest level at which a student can compete. "Yeah, she's a whiz on the soccer field, an ace in the classroom, but I like her best at the piano, where she’ll tackle almost any…
Husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape over more than two decades of travel across the US and UK. Starting out as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra, the New York-based duo cites Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers as primary influences. Their original songs, spanning more than a dozen CDs, are uplifting and encouraging. They describe their music as “a tonic to inspire and empower our better angels.” Watch these videos •…Find out more »
The Way We Plant Now
How the Naturalistic Planting Movement is changing American gardens.
This illustrated presentation will focus on key concepts behind the Naturalistic Planting Movement that are applicable to any setting, with particular emphasis on how these ideas can relate to the scale and limitations of the average home gardener.
Join the us for fun and good food at the Academy’s traditional Twilight in the Garden Party! New friends meet and old ones greet at this festive start to the summer season. Cocktails, sparkling beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and a scrumptious light supper are served. A silent auction will feature multiple garden related finds including a delivered truckload of organic garden mulch. Directions will be sent once tickets are purchased. Tickets are $90 in advance, $110 at the door.
The Market on the Green is a lovely outdoor marketplace held on the Spencertown village green in conjunction with the Hidden Gardens Tour. The market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice, plus shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. A percentage of all sales benefit the Academy. Pro Sharp Mobile Service will be at the market to…
The centerpiece of the Hidden Gardens weekend is the self-guided tour celebrating the art of the garden on Saturday, June 20. The tour showcases private gardens in Columbia County. A variety of garden styles will be on display on the tour. The tour will take place rain or shine. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of; various package rates involving multiple events are also available. Tickets for Hidden Garden events will be announced at a later date on this…