CONCERT – 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy a performance by the band ‘Lazy II’ for the Independence Day weekend. Followed by a bonfire and s’mores at 7. Under the Large Shelter, Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Rd., Laurens. 607-432-2114 or visit www.facebook.com/GilbertLakeStatePark/
PRIDE PROM – 7 – 10 p.m. Come together and celebrate pride in the most glamorous style you can think of with the Otsego Pride Alliance. Must be 18+ to attend, 21+ to drink from the cash bar. Tickets, $10, 25% goes to support the Otsego Pride Alliance. Hosted by Bigger Dreams Productions at the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/biggerdreamsproductions/
Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture brings back its popular series of Summer Crafternoons for children aged 5-12, starting July 6 from noon until 3 pm.
Summer Crafternoons are designed to allow children to explore their creativity in the setting of the Museum’s galleries. The Museum will set up craft tables filled with all the supplies needed for kids to make something brilliant and beautiful. Snacks will also be available in the Museum classroom to help power participants’ creativity. The programs are free to the public, no reservation is needed, and participants can drop in any time between 12 noon and 3 p.m. An adult will be required to stay with children during the programs. In accordance with College policy, the Museum requires that all visitors to campus aged 12 years and over to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Each week will feature a new theme and the Museum will have provide supplies specific to each theme. Budding artists may make any kind of art they choose, however. The weekly themes are:
July 6 – Flags
July 13 – Artifacts
July 20 – Places
July 27 – Masks
During June and July, the Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum and offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Support your local library, purchase used books from the annual Friends of the Village Library Book Sale. Features wide variety of books from fiction to craft books, children’s books, and non-fiction. Held on the Fair Street side of The Cooperstown Village Library, Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
APPRECIATION CONCERT – 4 p.m. Glimmerglass Festival to hold a season preview concert to appreciate the Springfield Community. Listen to some highlights from the coming opera season. Proceeds benefit the Springfield 4th of July Parade. Tickets, $5/person available from the Convenience Corner Store at US-20 and St. Rt. 80 in Springfield or at the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, Cooperstown. Held at the Alice Busch Opera Theater, 7300 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2255 or visit www.facebook.com/SpringfieldParade/
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. ‘The Big Take Over’ 7-piece band presents a fresh take on reggae, rocksteady and ska while taking inspiration from the big bands of the 60s & 70s soul music. Tickets, $15. Presented by Cherry Valley Artworks at The Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
ARTIST TALK – 4 p.m. Discuss the exhibit ‘The Colors of Green’ with a panel of contributing artists. Reservations required. Free admission. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
SWIMMING LESSON – 3:30 – 4 p.m. Bring the kids out for the worlds largest swimming lesson. Aquatic centers around the world will be hosting swimming lessons and spreading awareness to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 – 5. This year the plan is to break the record set right now in the book of Guinness World Records of 36,564 which was set in 2014 by the World Waterpark Association. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com
The Town of Springfield brings its famous Fourth-of-July parade back after a two-year pandemic hiatus and, this year, they’ve chosen longtime parade organizers Debra Ann and Jonathan Miller as grand marshals for the festivities.
“Deb and Jon have been the driving force to put together one of the finest parades and celebrations in Central New York,” said Fourth of July Committee Chair Ernie Whiteman, who succeeded Debra Miller as Chair. “After taking over for Deb as chairman two years ago and having the event canceled due to COVID, it finally hit me this year as to the great job and many, many hours they both put into it. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and salute two amazing people for all they have done to make this event the success that it is.”
GAME NIGHT – 6 – 8 p.m. Join the group to play fun strategy games like Settlers of Catan, Sorry, Battleship, and more. Adult and children’s game will be available so bring the whole family. Springfield Library, 129 Co. Rd. 29A, Springfield Center. 315-858-5802 or visit libraries.4cls.org/springfield/
WALKING CLUB – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun walk on Mondays & Fridays with friends old and new and listen to music of the 70s. Free for members, non-members aged 50+. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 547-2800, ext. 109 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com
BLOOD DRIVE – 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Quality Inn, 5206 St. Hwy. 23, Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org