The 2014 Festival of Books Schedule

A CELEBRATION OF BOOKS AND READING The 9th annual Festival of Books is fast approaching. The programming committee has put together an exciting group of guest authors to enlighten us about their process and share their latest publications. We are lucky to have scored appearances by Lauren Oliver, author of the best selling Young Adult …Continue Reading

Gallery Show: “Related”

The Curran family resided in Spencertown in the 1950s. From a family of ten creative siblings, these three emerged as visual artists. Current Columbia County residents Tom, Frank and Margot are excited to offer a curated selection of their recent prints, paintings and drawings. The work on display reflects their shared interest in the novel …Continue Reading

Garden Market on The Green

The 4th Annual Garden Market on the Green will offer rare, unique, and unexpected garden themed merchandise by local nurseries, vendors, and craftspeople – all at affordable prices. There is a White Elephant Tent of donated bargains and vintage merchandise from antique dealers. Dine under the trees on the Spencertown Green. The Black Forest Flammkuchen Truck will be on hand …Continue Reading


Garden Lecture: 8:30-10:00am Self-Guided Tour: 10:00am-4:00pm The 11th Annual Hidden Gardens Tour – Artful Landscapes: Ornamental and Edible Gardens will feature the grounds of an outstanding collection of private residences located in the Chatham area and Kinderhook, NY. Gardens range from grand to personal and intimate. More info…

Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party

Good friends paired with delicious food and libations, all served up in a bucolic setting. That’s the recipe for the annual Twilight in the Garden Party. This year’s festive evening will be held at the historic home of Drs. Maureen Killackey and Bruce Pinkernell in Chatham. The 1914 architectural gem designed by Wilson Eyre, one of …Continue Reading

English and Italian Art Song

These pieces are centered around the themes of love and nature, perfect for the start of summertime. Composers include Roger Quilter, Vincenzo Bellini, Samuel Barber, Celius Dougherty, as well as pieces from the beloved collection of 24 Italian Songs and Arias. There will be a brief intermission and a reception after the program. Please call …Continue Reading

Gallery Show: “Concrete & Clay”

Seven regional ceramicists and one concrete fabricator bring their finest Creations to the annual Academy gallery show that celebrates the art of the garden. New York residents are Mary Anne Davis and Justin Madsen of Spencertown, Corinne Alexander and Lauren Mundy of Ghent, Jacqueline Wilder of Ancram, Sue Browdy and Marybeth Ketz of Hillsdale, joined by Kay Castelle of Great Barrington, MA.

Uel Wade Music Scholarship Competition 2016

Four extraordinary young area musicians will perform at the Academy. Two violinists (Evan Ducreay and Maya Zhou), a percussionist, (Cooper Martell), and a French horn player (Liri Rhoen) will be competing for money awards to put toward their music studies. While the judges confer, former winners pianist Yee Jin Yuk and mezzo-soprano Margaret Flannigan will …Continue Reading