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May 2021

Inherent Beauty: A Invitational Photography Show

Saturday, May 1 - Monday, May 31
Young Woman with a Pearl Earring by David Halliday

“A strong sense of design and natural light reveals beauty in each image and leaves a lasting impression. Each photographer offers a unique perspective,” says Lynn Rothenberg, who is co-chair of the Academy Curatorial Committee. “Ellen Lynch artfully captures the interplay of horses, movement, and natural light while Neal Warshaw’s moody black and white photographs evoke mystery and have an old-fashioned flavor. In Gerald Seligman’s drone photography, his thoughtfully composed images capture graphic patterns hidden from our grounded vantage point.…

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June 2021

Roots & Shoots Streams: Jovino Santos Neto

Saturday, June 5, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jovino Santos Neto

Three Time Latin Grammy Nominee Broadcast on YouTube. No registration necessary. Jovino Santos Neto is a lyrical, expressive, brilliantly accomplished pianist first mentored in the creative cauldron of Brazilian jazz great, Hermeto Pasocoal’s group, where he stayed 15 years. For the Spencertown Academy’s Roots & Shoots series, he’s prepared a special treat, walking us through a pocket history of Brazilian music, from its great composers, including Tom Jobim and Hermeto, to his own performances which have been nominated for a…

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Vegetable Garden Planted: Now What?

Saturday, June 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Virtual Lecture with Ron and Jennifer Kujawski Tickets $10, Registration required. Though planning, preparation, and planting a vegetable garden takes some effort, the work, and rewards, have just begun. This presentation will look at post-planting efforts to sustain the garden and reap the rewards through the growing season. Topics covered include: summer maintenance, pest and disease management strategies, tips on harvesting, planning for a late season harvest, and cover cropping. Ron & Jennifer Kujawski are a father-daughter gardening team…

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Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party 2021

Saturday, June 26, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We are delighted to announce that we will celebrate Twilight in the Garden this year on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm Our neighbor, the Austerlitz Historical Society, has graciously offered the Old Austerlitz grounds. This expansive space easily allows for safe distancing; there will be a variety of seating and gathering options, all tailored to conform with NYS Covid-protocols. The event will include pre-packed baskets of individually wrapped homemade & locally sourced snacks, socially distanced bars with individually portioned drinks,…

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July 2021

Shakespeare at the Academy: An Encounter with the Bard for Youth 14-17

Thursday, July 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Friday, July 30, 2021

Weekdays, July 1-30, 5:00-7:00pm Spencertown Academy Arts Center is excited to offer this drama project, a dive into Shakespeare’s spirited and festive tale, Twelfth Night. Rehearsals heavy on text work may be held on Zoom, others will take place in person (all pandemic protocols in practice) outdoors on the Academy grounds or in the neighboring Town Park. A final performance will be presented, time and place TBA. The project will be directed by Zoe Wohlfeld, a gifted and experienced teaching…

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Preserving the Bounty of the Garden with Chef Linda Romeo

Saturday, July 24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Three shelves of canned garden vegetables

Registration required: tickets $10 A live presentation/demonstration in the Spencertown Town Park Pavilion. A professional chef for 35 years, Linda tackles the sometimes overwhelming task of preserving the bounty of the garden for the home gardener/cook. The basics of canning, fermentation and freezing safely while preserving flavor will be discussed and demonstrated. Registration and further details to be announced.

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