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August 2020

African American Dance with Elena Mosley

Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Elena Mosley will lead an interactive class in African American dance. Participants will experience traditional dance and improvisational movement, while connecting to African rhythmic music. Bring a scarf or ribbon to hold in your hand and plan to have fun! Children ages 8 and up, family members welcome. Elena Mosley, Director and Founder of Kuumba Dance and Drum, began her dance career in various community centers in New York City. She performed with the Lady Helena Walquer Dance Company, Harlem,…

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September 2020

Community Reads #2: This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cover of the book "This America" by Jill LePore

Free on Zoom: Registration required. Read with us. Please join the Spencertown Academy Arts Center for our second Community Reads event This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. Ms. Lepore will join us live for the discussion, joined by Sheila Curran Bernard. Please consider shopping locally. This book can be purchased/ordered at The Chatham Bookstore. Mention Community Reads for a 10%…

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October 2020

It’s All About Reading! with Steve Charney

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10:00 am - Sunday, October 18, 2020, 8:00 pm
Steve Charney and Harry

Join us for a specially recorded Family Arts Kaleidoscope program about the fun and magic of books with performing artist Steve Charney!

This program is FREE with registration and can be accessed at any time during the above dates.

BONUS FUN! Win a copy of Steve's classic book, Hokus Jokus.... How to Do Funny Magic! Ten people who register will be selected at random to receive the book!

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Style and Rhythms of West African Drumming with Greg Mosley

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Djembe Drum - Drumming with Greg Mosely

Style and Rhythms of West African Drumming offers a basic understanding of djembe drum fundamentals. Greg Mosely Join us for this interactive Zoom program which offers a basic understanding of djembe drum fundamentals. Participants may use African hand drums or any available hand drums (drums that don't require sticks). Table tops and plastic buckets are also fine for this program. Come prepared to listen, try new things, and have fun! Mr. Mosley is a lead drummer for the Kuumba Dance…

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November 2020

Raw Resonance

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
We are sorry to announce that this event has been canceled.

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule this creative duo at a later date. Ages 8 and up. Live Zoom Presentation. Free, registration required. In this energetic 50-minute Zoom session from Amsterdam, Raw Resonance invites you to join them on an interactive musical journey. Make music together, share creative ideas, see some of their work in the Netherlands, and most of all, have fun! Connect and make music in an online space, listen and…

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Root & Shoots Streams: 2 Blue

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
2 Blue duo of Amy Ryan and Richard Green

Join us for a live-stream of 2 Blue,  straight from the Academy stage!  Watch here. This powerhouse duo features Amy Ryan (guitar and vocals) and Richard Green (guitar and vocals) of the renowned Capital Region blues act, the Amy Ryan Band. Formed in 2016, the duo went on to win that year’s local qualifying competition to represent the Capital Region Blues Network at the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2 Blue musical partnership melds Ryan’s acoustic blues…

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December 2020

Roots & Shoots Streams: The Nields

Monday, December 14, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free. No registration necessary. Live stream on YouTube or Facebook. After having to cancel this much anticipated show last year (snow) and again this spring, the Nields have offered to share their Monday night Live Stream with the Academy audience. While this is not a holiday show per se, there might just be a few seasonal songs. Sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields are well into their third decade as musical partners. They have released 17 albums, had major and independent…

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Drawing & Storytelling at the Holidays

Monday, December 28, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers

This workshop is sold out. Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers leading an interactive Zoom workshop, Drawing and Storytelling at the Holidays. The program is free and recommended for children age 8 and up, and their families. Support for this program is provided by MetzWood Insurance, Stewart's Shops and Hudson River Bank and Trust Company.

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Drawing & Storytelling at the Holidays

Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers

This workshop is sold out. Local artist/illustrator Jacqueline Rogers leading an interactive Zoom workshop, Drawing and Storytelling at the Holidays. The program is free and recommended for children age 8 and up, and their families. Support for this program is provided by Metzwood Insurance.

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January 2021

Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs

Sunday, January 17, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, January 31, 2021

Photo of Elizabeth Diggs

This workshop is sold out. The personal memoir has become one of our most popular genres. Every life is a compelling and unique story. This workshop we will explore how to shape and explore our stories through prompts and feedback. Course limited to ten participants. $60 for four sessions. Begin the New Year putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and crafting the memories you've been waiting to tell, with expert tutelage! Elizabeth Diggs is a playwright whose plays include…

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