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Happenin’ Otsego

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Independence Day Boat Parade 07-04-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 4

Independence Day Boat Parade

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BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. Get out for the annual ‘We Love Our Lake’ decorated boat parade. This years theme ‘Lets Celebrate – It’s The 4th Of July.’ All boats welcome from human powered to motor powered and all in between. Participants are reminded to practice social distancing. Parade assembles at 3 Mile Point and proceeds on West Side of the Lake to Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. 518-542-6630 or visit otsegolakeassociation.org for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Farmers’, Fenimore Art Museum Open For Independence Day Holiday 07-03-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 3

Farmers’, Fenimore Museums

Open For Holiday Weekend

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MUSEUMS OPEN – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Farmers’ Museum & Fenimore Art Museum plan opening for holiday weekend featuring safety precautions, limited admission. Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/reopen2020/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Architectural Scavenger Hunt 07-01-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

Architectural Scavenger Hunt

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SCAVENGER HUNT – July 1 – August 31. Youths and families are invited to participate in 2020 Historic Oneonta’s Main Street Architectural Detail Scavenger Hunt. Search for architectural details on Main Street Oneonta and tell the Oneonta History Center about them. A great lead in to upcoming exhibit ‘Building Blocks Of A City: 100 Years og Architecture In Oneonta.’ Visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Legends Of The Game Featuring Hall Of Famer Dennis Ekersley 06-30-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  TUESDAY, JUNE 30

Legends Of The Game Featuring

Hall Of Famer Dennis Ekersley

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BASEBALL DISCUSSION – 1 p.m. Virtual Legends of the Game featuring Hall of Famer Dennis Ekersley, pitcher with 100 save & 100 complete games, discussing career, Cooperstown, more during live presentation, followed by Q&A with select participants. Free, Registration required. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-legends-of-the-game-Dennis-Eckersley?date=0 for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Paddle & Pull On Silver Lake 06-27-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  SATURDAY, JUNE 27

Paddle & Pull On Silver Lake

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PADDLE & PULL – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy fun day on the lake to help pull up Water Chestnut & European Frog Bit from scenic lake. Canoes & Kayaks will be provided, outside craft not permitted. Registration required by 6/26. Silver Lake, Silver Lake Rd., New Berlin. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/paddle-and-pull-silver-lake-2/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Teens Take On Otsego Outdoors Hiking Challenge 06-26-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  FRIDAY, JUNE 26

Teens Take On Otsego

Outdoors Hiking Challenge

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OUTDOORS CHALLENGE – 2 p.m. Teens meet to participate in LEAF’s Great Otsego Outdoors Challenge, the summer hiking challenge featuring an Otsego County trail each week. Total of 8 hikes with 4 bonus hikes. Meet at Club Odyssey, 80 Water St., Oneonta. 607-353-7143 or visit www.facebook.com/ClubOdysseyOneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Discuss History Of Baseballs Negro League 06-25-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Negro League Heroes’ Discussed

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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP – 1 p.m. Celebrate 100 years since the founding of the Negro Leagues with virtual program about their history in their heyday of the 1920s, 30s, & 40s. Learn about founder Rube Foster, and the great Black Baseball players Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and many more with the Baseball Hall of Fame. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-field-trip-celebration-of-the-negro-leagues?date=0 for info.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Hall Of Famer Alan Trammel Scheduled At Zoom Discussion 06-23-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for  TUESDAY, JUNE 23

Hall Of Famer Alan Trammel

Scheduled At Zoom Discussion

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BASEBALL DISCUSSION – 1 p.m. Virtual Legends of the Game featuring Hall of Famer Alan Trammel discussing career, Cooperstown, more during live presentation, followed by Q&A with select participants. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-legends-of-the-game-Alan-Trammell?date=0 for info.

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