Teen Short Story Contest

Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to submit a story of up to 4,000 words of any subject. Three cash prizes and the winner will be invited to read his or her story at the annual Festival of Books. See contest rules for details.

Garden Market on The Green

The Garden Market on The Green will take place on the lovely Spencertown village green across the street from the Academy on Saturday, June 21st, 9AM-3PM. The aim of the market is to offer the rare, and the unexpected at affordable prices. Spencertown Academy is proud to support local dealers, vendors, and craftspeople. Click here to see a list of …Continue Reading

Garden Lecture

Saturday kicks off early with an illustrated presentation at the Academy by renowned garden expert C.L. Fornari. The topic: “The Wow Factor: from Inspiration to Installation.” A former Spencertown resident, C.L. now lives on Cape Cod and hosts GardenLine, a live two-hour call-in show on WXTK that is streamed online. C.L. speaks to audiences across the country …Continue Reading

Hidden Gardens 2014

The timing couldn’t be more perfect! The 10th annual Hidden Gardens Tour will take place on Saturday, June 21—the first day of summer. Join us for one (or all) of the activities organized to celebrate the art of the garden in the Hudson Valley. Click here for more information.  Click here to buy tickets – Day of tour …Continue Reading

Off the Beaten Path

Husband and wife Vermont artists, Jude and Bill, present works of a horticultural nature. The show is open weekends, 1:00 – 5:00 pm from 5/17 through 6/22.

Spencertown Academy Presents Life Skills Workshop Series

Leading Your Life: Essential Tools for Professional Success and Personal Growth Led by former Disney Broadway producer Michele Steckler, the three-part series will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 16, May 21 and June 25. The workshops are appropriate for adults of all ages including young adults, who are …Continue Reading

Conversations with Neighbors

Investigative journalist Michael Singer will moderate Congressman Chris Gibson in conversation with Dr. Richard Ostfeld of the Cary Institute  about a topic of vital interest to our community. Dr. Ostfeld will be presenting some highlights of the Institute’s recent research on ticks and tick-borne diseases in the Hudson Valley, including newly-emerging pathogens. To reserve tickets click …Continue Reading


The Chatham Synagogue presents a very special reading of “RED“, the Tony Award-winning bio-drama about abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Purchase tickets online at http://bit.ly/RedTickets RED, a play by American writer John Logan, was first produced by the Donmar Warehouse, London in 2009. It was the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play on Broadway. The reading is directed by Bernie Kukoff, a …Continue Reading