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Spencertown, NY 12165 United States
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April 2019

Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show Opening Reception

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

Free
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The Lustre Kings

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

7:00pm dance lesson, music to follow. The Lustre Kings are more than just another rockabilly revival outfit churning out versions of popular Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry tunes. Lead singer and guitarist Mark Gamsjager has a natural affinity for the music and delivers a rootsy twang on his electric Gretsch guitar. See The Lustre Kings’ video. Swing dance lessons by Jason Fenton will be offered at 7:00pm prior to the concert. Jason is a dance instructor/choreographer/performer at The Arts Center…

$10 – $20
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Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 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, May 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

Free
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Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

Free
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Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show

Sunday, April 21, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

Free
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Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

Free
Find out more »

Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

Free
Find out more »

May 2019

Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

Free
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The Chapin Sisters

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content.” See The Chapin Sisters here. Order Tickets.

$10 – $20
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Fourth Annual Members’ Art Show

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 5, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm
This popular annual show begins our Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

Free
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The 16-and-Under Crowd: Music by Teenage Prodigies

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bend the Knotted Oak

Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music. Including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Walton, written with astonishing maturity just as the composers were emerging from childhood. These are not mere “student” works. BKO Chamber Music includes Mitsuko Suzuki (violin), Ron Carbone (viola), Robert Reed (cello), and Uel Wade (piano and artistic direction). A reception to follow.

$25
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June 2019

Garden Lecture and Continental Breakfast

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Jenny Elliott, owner and lead grower at Tiny Hearts Farm in Copake, NY

“Growing Cut Flowers for Your Garden and Home” with Jenny Elliot of Tiny Hearts Farm. Who can live without a cutting garden? Jenny Elliott, owner and lead grower at Tiny Hearts Farm in Copake, NY, can’t, which is why she grows 8 acres of specialty cut flowers every season!

$15 – $20
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Third Annual Juried Photography Show “Opening Reception”

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show! All artwork is for sale.

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Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Sunday, June 23, 2019, 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, July 14, 2019

Photo by Jamie Hankin

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show!

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Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 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, July 14, 2019

Photo by Jamie Hankin

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show!

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Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

These two renowned solo artists have joined forces to create a major new voice in American music. The songs are their own, the harmonies finely tuned, and the playing—on guitars, fiddle, banjo, and more—glances back to early American forms even as it peers forward with freshly contemporary ideas.

$10 – $20
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Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 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, July 14, 2019

Photo by Jamie Hankin

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show!

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July 2019

Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 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, July 14, 2019

Photo by Jamie Hankin

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show!

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Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 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, July 14, 2019

Photo by Jamie Hankin

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show!

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Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, July 14, 2019

Photo by Jamie Hankin

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show!

Find out more »

Third Annual Juried Photography Show

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, July 14, 2019

Photo by Jamie Hankin

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. This show continues through July 14. For the first time in the history of this show, submitting photographers were not asked to abide by a preconceived theme. As expected, the creative variety of the accepted photographers has produced a dynamic show!

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The Curator as Artist II Opening Reception

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Curator as Artist Gallery Show Opening Reception at Spencertown Academy

An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg. “To reward our diligent and dedicated volunteer Gallery Committee, every two years we host a show of their work. All of our curators are accomplished artists in their own right and not eligible to participate in the shows they curate,” says Madaline Sparks, vice president of the Academy Board. “This is our way…

Free
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The Curator as Artist II Gallery Show

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, August 11, 2019

Artwork by Moira O'Grady

An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg.

Free
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The Curator as Artist II

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, August 11, 2019

Curator as Artist Gallery Show at Spencertown Academy

An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg.

Free
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The Curator as Artist II

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, August 11, 2019

Curator as Artist Gallery Show at Spencertown Academy

An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg.

Free
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August 2019

The Curator as Artist II Gallery Show

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, August 11, 2019

Artwork by Moira O'Grady

An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg.

Free
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The Curator as Artist II Gallery Show

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, August 11, 2019

Artwork by Moira O'Grady

An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg.

Free
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The Curator as Artist II Gallery Show

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, August 11, 2019

Artwork by Moira O'Grady

An exhibit featuring mixed media collages, paintings, ceramics, and photographs by Academy gallery curators Norma Cohen, Leslie Gabosh, Barbara Lax Kranz, Moira E. O’Grady, and Lynn Rothenberg.

Free
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Fourteenth Annual Festival of Books

Friday, August 30, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019

The annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community. For three days in early September we welcome outstanding writers and poets and nearly 2,000 readers and book-lovers to our 1847 schoolhouse in rural Columbia County. This year’s festival will feature a visit from Froggy on Saturday morning for the kids.
Friday Members' Only Preview 2:00-8:00pm | Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm | Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm | Monday 10:00am-2:00pm

Free
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Members Only Preview

Friday, August 30, 2019, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Members Only preview event

Back by popular demand, members have free admission to extended early buying at the Festival of Books. Book sales begin Friday, August 30, at 2:00 pm and continue until 8:00 pm. Members are welcome for free, and their guests for $10. Complimentary refreshments will be served from 6:00-8:00 pm for members ONLY and their guests. We thank our members for their support, and welcome not-yet members to become ones. Memberships will be for sale throughout the Festival. Become a member.

Free for members
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Festival of Books Children’s Program

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Froggy

Visit with Froggy – and pose for a free souvenir photo with this popular storybook character to take home. Book-related art projects in the program tent. Storybook corner readings for the youngest readers. Froggy costume based on the character created by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz. All rights reserved.

Free
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October 2019

Sixth Annual Regional Juried Art Show Opening Reception

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ilene Spiewak They Are Strangely Settled And Ready. Are They?

This year’s theme “In The Moment” displays how the artist captures the ephemeral in their art. Join us for the opening and meet the artists, whose work includes painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, mixed media, and ceramics.” Above: "They Are Strangely Settled And Ready. Are They?" by Ilene Spiewak

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November 2019

Amy Ryan Band

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amy Ryan Band

A Magical Brew of Blues, Rock, Jazz and More Over the past five years, the Amy Ryan Band has gained an enthusiastic and growing following. In 2015, the group won Capital Region Blues Network’s qualifying competition to represent the region at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Guitarist Richard Green saw an opportunity to join forces with a gutsy female singer with the potential to lead a great blues band. Melding Amy’s country-blues vocal magic and Richard’s urban blues and…

$10 – $20
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Juilliard soprano Katheen O’Mara & pianist Chris Reynolds performing for Kids Need Music Annual Benefit Concert

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Juilliard soprano Katheen O'Mara

Kids Need Music presents a program of art songs, arias and popular songs by acclaimed soprano Kathleen O’Mara and pianist Chris Reynolds. The program will include works by Schubert, Charpentier, Debussy, Puccini, Verdi, Gershwin, Arlen and more.  Mr. Reynolds will perform selected piano pieces, including the dramatic Mephisto Waltz No.1 by Franz Liszt. " Kathleen O’Mara is a soprano from Fort Washington, Pennsylvania and is studying for her M.M. at Juilliard. Ms. O’Mara has performed in The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, The Turn…

$25 – $75
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December 2019

Geoff Muldaur

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roots & Shoots Concert Series presents Geoff Muldaur

Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960s and ’70s, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings. His newest albums have met with high critical acclaim.

$10 – $25
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January 2020

Art for the Academy

Saturday, January 11, 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

Final weekend. Most available work discounted by 15%. The end is in sight, we're only about $150,000 away from reaching our goal for the building restoration and maintenance endowment fund. To help get us there, we are holding a special art show fund-raiser, which to date has been a tremendous success!Our gallery shows are an intrinsic component of our yearly programming at the Academy and a valuable resource for artists in our region to exhibit their work in a beautiful space.

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Art for the Academy Gala Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Unknown Language by Rick Patterson

Eat, drink, be merry and support the Academy at this special opening of "Art for the Academy", a fundraiser to bring us closer to our Building Restoration Campaign goals. 52 artists have generously donated work for this special event. With their generosity, 100% of all sales will go to help the Academy reach its fiscal destination. Tickets are $25. The full price of the ticket can be credited toward any purchases. Art for the Academy Artists Stephanie Anderson | website…

$25
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Art for the Academy

Sunday, January 12, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Art for the Academy

Saturday, January 18, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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The Nields

Saturday, January 18, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nields Concert Canceled

Sisters Nerissa and Katryna are well into their third decade as musical partners. They have released 17 albums, had major and independent record and publishing deals, and performed with The Band, James Taylor, Dan Zanes, 10,000 Maniacs, and the Indigo Girls. Their most recent album, XVII, is both their most personal and their most community-minded. Its meditative lyrics express joy in the present and faith in the future. The songs are about the lessons The Nields hope to have learned…

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Art for the Academy

Sunday, January 19, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Revels 2020

Saturday, January 25
Revels

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

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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Art for the Academy

Sunday, January 26, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Art for the Academy

Saturday, February 1, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Raven PT Reyes CA by William Bullard

Final weekend: most available work discounted by 15%. 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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Art for the Academy

Sunday, February 2, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Raven PT Reyes CA by William Bullard

Final weekend: most available work discounted by 15%. 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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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.

$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.

$65
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Love Songs

Friday, February 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nellie Rustick

Local favorites Nellie Rustick and Steve Hassmer return to the area with a concert of LOVE SONGS, accompanied by Catherine Schane-Lydon. Presenting a mix of gorgeous classical pieces and fun musical theater favorites. This concert is sure to have something for everyone. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call (518) 755-7185. Tickets available at the door.

$15
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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

The Impact of Digital Media in Our Region

Saturday, March 7, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conversations with Neighbors: The Impact of Digital Media in Our Region

Come and meet your favorite local media personalities! With digital press taking over, news about our community is delivered in an instant. How has that changed how we communicate and interact? This is an opportunity to find out from the folks on the front lines.

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Embe Esti with special guest Rob Fisch

Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embe Esti concert canceled

TO BE RESCHEDULED. 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 Aaron Shields, with special guest jazz…

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April 2020

Jim Kweskin

Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jim Kweskin canceled

TO BE RESCHEDULED. 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. Kweskin, now in his 70s, makes history again by playing as well…

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Saturday, April 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, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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Opening Reception: Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Show Postponed

TO BE RESCHEDULED. 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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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Sunday, April 26, 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, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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May 2020

Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Saturday, May 2, 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, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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CANCELED: Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna

Saturday, May 2, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna canceled

TO BE RESCHEDULED. 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…

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Sunday, May 3, 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, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Saturday, May 9, 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, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Sunday, May 10, 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, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Saturday, May 16, 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, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Sunday, May 17, 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, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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