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January 2020

Revels 2020

Saturday, January 25

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. This year, we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The evening begins at the festively decorated Academy for conversation, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, from 5:30-7:30pm, and then moves on to delicious intimate dinners hosted…

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Art for the Academy

Saturday, January 25, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, February 2, 2020

Raven PT Reyes CA by William Bullard

A Special Arts Show at the Spencertown Academy. The new roof is on, windows are being fitted in one-by-one, old white paint is being stripped from the outer walls, the Spencertown Academy is well on its way to complete restoration. As of now, we’re only about $150,000 away from reaching our goal.

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February 2020

Conversations with Neighbors: Empowering Women and Girls Worldwide

Sunday, February 9, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conversations with Neighbors: Empowering Women and Girls Worldwide

An Afternoon of Film & Discussion Join us for a very special Conversation with Neighbors. This event will feature a panel composed of three local advocates: Tina Dipper (program director of Perfect 10), Caroline Wheeler (founder and executive director of Sisters for Peace), and Christina Lowery (CEO of Girl Rising), who will serve as moderator and show excerpts of the powerful documentary film, Girl Rising, that led to the founding of her non-profit. Tickets are now available. General admission $20,…

$16 – $20
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Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, February 15, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Needle Felting Workshop with Matha Belardo

Back by popular demand, Martha Belardo, of Hudson Valley Fiber Arts, is returning to instruct participants in making adorable chicks. Think spring! The registration fee of $65/pp includes all materials and individual instruction. Registration is limited. The workshop is suitable for crafters, aged 13 and up. No experience necessary.

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Tracy Grammer

Saturday, February 22, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tracy Grammer is renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling. She has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation’s top folk festivals, including Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio’s 50 top-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter. Her eleventh release, Low Tide, showcases her original songs and was Folk Alley's #2 album of…

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March 2020

Embe Esti with special guest Rob Fisch

Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Embe Esti is the New York Capital Region’s premier intercontinental fusion band that mixes Afrobeat, North African, and other global traditions with rock, funk, and blues. Their songs combine message-based lyrics with the raw improvisation of jazz and polished writing and performances to create original soulful dance music that will get your hands clapping and feet moving. Group members include vocalist Taunya Hannibal-Williams, guitarist Scott Collins, bassist Mike Dimin, and drummer Robert Morris, with special guest jazz trumpeter Rob Fisch.…

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April 2020

Jim Kweskin

Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band

Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman, Bill Keith, and Bruno Wolfe. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became The Lovin' Spoonful. These days, Kweskin is best known as a singer and bandleader. He is recognized as…

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Saturday, April 25, 1:00 pm - Sunday, May 17, 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 17, 2020

Saturday-Sunday, April 25-May 17, 1:00-5:00pm

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Opening Reception: Fifth Annual Members’ ArtShow

Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

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May 2020

Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna

Saturday, May 2, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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 the titles "Diva…

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