Otsego County Events Calendar

‘HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO’

Calendar Of Events

For Otsego County,

Cooperstown, Oneonta

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Ongoing Events

ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Market runs indoors at Main St. Garage Walkway during winter, outdoors on Muller Plaza during summer. Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com

COOPERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  101 Main St., Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. Rain or shine. Info, www.CooperstownFarmersMarket.org

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join local officials and others in the community to talk about local issues at The Green Earth, 4 Market Street, Oneonta.

ONEONTA HISTORY CENTER — Rotating public exhibits on local history. Free. One exhibit celebrates 150th anniversary of the center’s home building, at 183 Main St. The center is seeking anniversary donations. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St. (at Dietz St.), Oneonta. Hours, info, www.oneontahistory.org or (607) 432-0960.

TOASTMASTERS – 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Improve speaking and leadership skills in supportive club. Green Earth Market, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS –  7 p.m. Mondays. Meetings for those who desire to live free of nicotine. Front Meeting Room, St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta. 845-332-7803 or visit nicotine-anonymous.org

AL-ANON MEETING – 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Support meeting for the families and friends of Alcoholics or those suffering from chemical addictions. Cooperstown Center Nursing Home, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Rd., Cooperstown.

 

Thursday,

August 22
CONCERT – 2 p.m. Baseball themed concert “Perfect Pitch” featuring songs on playing, loving baseball. Included in museum admission. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events
HISTORY TOUR – 5:30 p.m. Learn history of Brookwood Point from time of Native American’s to founding of Cooperstown to present. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2366 ext. 108 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/445-brookwood-point-summer-tours?fbclid=IwAR3xK8cNhgL8pOQaR7IzGs1v2CLZNRPsoEoXjylLKLk06MtNKAkELJG9JYA
SUMMER SOIREE – 5:45 p.m. Awards reception includes, cocktails, tours of gym. Honoring Clark Sports Center, recipient of NBT Insurance Agency Quality of Life Award, Information Systems Division, recipient of Bank of Cooperstown Environmental Stewardship Award. Cost, $100/person. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-432-4500 or visit otsegocc.com
SUMMER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy musical performance by Three Days Gone. Bandstand near Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
WORD THURSDAY – 7 p.m. Open mic followed by featured writer. This week, welcome published poet Julie Suarez who taught at Hartwick college for 34 years. Bright Hill Press and Literary Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 607-829-5055 or visit www.facebook.com/brighthp/
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Performance “Billy Bishop Goes To War.” Set in 1914, follows journey of underachieving Billy Bishop on his journey to become a great fighter pilot. Explores complexities of heroism, cost of war, Britain’s colonial past. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/billy-bishop-goes-to-war/

 

Friday,

August 23
MAKERSPACE – 3:30 p.m. Bring kids for program “Magnets – lets see what sticks.” Free, children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of exhibits “Made In New York: The Art Of Wood” and solo show “Keeping It Real: Hand Drawn Stone Lithography in the 21st Century” by Amy Silberkleit. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Coopersotwn. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
COMMUNITY SOFTBALL – 6 – 9 p.m. Enjoy 4th annual ballgame. Family Resource Network V. Oneonta Job Corps Academy. Also includes contests, prizes, fireworks, more. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/
FILM – 6:30 p.m. Presenting “The Secret Life Of Pets 2.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
THEATER – 7 p.m. Classic metatheatrical play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder portrays everyday live of residents of the fictional Grover’s Corner. Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Performance “Billy Bishop Goes To War.” Set in 1914, follows journey of underachieving Billy Bishop on his journey to become a great fighter pilot. Explores complexities of heroism, cost of war, Britain’s colonial past. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/billy-bishop-goes-to-war/
HYPNOTIST – 9 p.m. Enjoy performace by 2017 entertainer of the year, Saleish the Hypnotist. Cost, $3/person. Hunt College Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta.

 

Saturday,

August 24
LAWN SALE DAY – 7:30 a.m. Find 50+ lawn sales, shows, special events with food available all day from pancake breakfast (7:30 – 11 Fly Creek Fire Hall), lunch (11 FCAHS Grange Hall), & bake sale (Fly Creek Methodist Church). Fly Creek.
SIDEWALK DAY – 9 a.m. Visit over 5 vendors, live music, cruise-in car show, traveling petting zoo, more at Afton Sidewalk Day. Main St. Afton. 607-765-6507 or find schedule at aftonsidewalkday.weebly.com
BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pick up your next read for $1/book at Franklin Free Library, 334 Main St., Franklin. 607-829-2941 or visit www.franklinfreelibrary.org
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate Franklin with pie sale, book sale, vendors, food, arts, crafts, live music, more. Institute St. & Main St., Franklin. 607-287-4986 franklinny.org/new-old-franklin-day-2019/
GARLIC FEST – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Find delicious, biodynamic garlic, seed stock, growing tips, food samples, more at Dancing Veggie Farm, 246 Ainslie Rd., Richfield Springs. 315-858-1095.
ANTIQUE ENGINES – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 26th annual show features single cylinder gas engines (manufactured by Hercules, Economy, Jaeger, McCormick, orthers) running early agricultural machinery, more. Rain or Shine. Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose St., Fly Creek. 607-547-9692 or visit www.flycreekcidermill.com
OFFICE HOURS – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet staff from Rep. Delgado’s office to have questions answered, get help with everything from farm grants to senior SS benefits. Richfield Springs Farmers’ Market, Spring Park, St. Rt. 20, Richfield Springs. 607-376-0091 or visit delgado.house.gov/media/press-releases/delgado-announces-mobile-office-hours-local-farmers-markets-ny-19
FAMILY FARM DAY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore local farms throughout Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Counties. Tour, try products, learn about farming from fish farming to beekeeping, more. Pick up your farm guide from participating, farms, farmer’s markets, libraries, more in the 3 counties. Call 607.547.2536 or download guide from www.familyfarmday.org
CELEBRATION – Noon – 2 p.m. Help SQSPCA and sponsor NBT celebrate groundbreaking of new building for the Animal Shelter. Includes unveiling of shelter plans & exterior, interactive photo booths, refreshments, more. Free, open to public. Susquehanna SPCA New Site, 5088 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 or visit sqspca.org/groundbreaking-reception/
CORN FEST – Noon – 5 p.m. Enjoy afternoon of vendors selling everything corn flavored, crafts and games for kids, cornhole tournaments, competitions, duck race, more. Klumpp Park, 88 Park St., Windsor. 607-655-3399 or visit www.facebook.com/Windsor-NY-Partnership-143668335665484/
PAWSITIVE PAWSIBILITIES – Noon – 2 p.m. Meet adoptable pets from Susquehanna SPCA. Front Lobby, Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/SQSPCA/
LOCAL GRAINS – 2 – 5 p.m. Farmers learn about growing market for local grain from oats to heirloom corn to flax also value added processes, equipment needed. Entrance fee, $15/person. Earth’s Harvest Farm, 2835 St. Rt. 51, Morris. 607-433-2545 or visit www.facebook.com/cadefarms/
THEATER – 3 & 7:30 p.m. Performance “Billy Bishop Goes To War.” Set in 1914, follows journey of underachieving Billy Bishop on his journey to become a great fighter pilot. Explores complexities of heroism, cost of war, Britain’s colonial past. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/billy-bishop-goes-to-war/
FILM – 6:30 p.m. Presenting “The Secret Life Of Pets 2.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
FILM – 6:30 p.m. Visit Herb Ritts exhibit then enjoy film, starting at 7, connected to exhibit with introduction. This week “Madonna: Truth or Dare” Documentary chronicling the life of Madonna during her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour. (1991, R) with live commentary by tour manager John Draper. Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
COFFEE HOUSE –7-9 p.m. Music in range of genres by amateur local performers; light refreshments; all welcome. Schuyler Lake United Methodist Church. Church Rd., Schuyler Lake.
MAGIC SHOW – 9 p.m. Enjoy the show by widely traveled magician, Ben Seidman. Cost, $3/person. Hunt College Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta.

 

Sunday,

August 25
GARLIC FEST – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Find delicious, biodynamic garlic, seed stock, growing tips, food samples, more at Dancing Veggie Farm, 246 Ainslie Rd., Richfield Springs. 315-858-1095.
BOOK SALE – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pick up your next read for $1/book at Franklin Free Library, 334 Main St., Franklin. 607-829-2941 or visit www.franklinfreelibrary.org
MUSIC – 11 a.m. The Catskill Mountain Consort performs Classical music, original compositions. Franklin Farmers’ Market, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-2672 or visit franklinlocal.org/franklin-farmers-market-13th-season/
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. Share your old & new quilts with Debby Clough and the Susquehanna Valley Quilters. Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. 607-287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/summer-sunday-series/
FILM – 1 p.m. Presenting “The Secret Life Of Pets 2.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
THEATER – 5 p.m. Performance “Billy Bishop Goes To War.” Set in 1914, follows journey of underachieving Billy Bishop on his journey to become a great fighter pilot. Explores complexities of heroism, cost of war, Britain’s colonial past. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/billy-bishop-goes-to-war/
MUSIC FEST – 7:30 p.m. Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Violinist Jesse Mills leading chamber orchestra in performance of Baroque masterworks, including works by Vivaldi, Bach. Tickets, $25/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 800-838-3006 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Musicians of Ma’awlyck present American Dreams of Russia. Features Russian, Russian-inspired American music, and purely American “From A Dream Of Russia.” Composer in attendance. Admission, $20. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Visit www.cvartworks.org

 

Monday,

August 26
COMEDY NIGHT – 9 p.m. Presenting Nimesh Patel and Jon Rudnitsky, of SNL. Ballroom, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta.

 

Tuesday, August 27
KNITTERS GROUP – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Join the knit-wits and work on current projects. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org
BOARD GAMES – 6 – 8 p.m. Night of fun Board & Party games with Serenity Hobbies. Ages 16+ welcome. Huntington Memorial Library, 61 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series presents D’Funk’D, a 9 piece pop horn band performing pop, funk, soul, other genres of music. Bring chairs, picnic and relax in Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series

 

Wednesday,

August 28
AFTERNOON ART – 3 – 4 p.m. Drop in art class for ages 4-8. Features visit to exhibit, storybook reading, hands-on take-home art project. Activities range from painting, drawing, to sculpting, more. Cost, $5/child. Fenimore Art Museum, Coopersotwn, 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
DISCUSSION GROUP – 3 – 5 p.m. Come together and discuss current events. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org
OPEN HOUSE – 4 – 6 p.m. Tour adult home, meet the staff, learn about respite care, adult social day program. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Oneonta. 607-547-0600, ext. 102 or visit woodsidehall.net
ALUMNI MEETING – 6:30 p.m. Oneonta High School Alumni Association to meet. All OHS grads welcome. Library, Oneonta High School, 31 Center St., Oneonta. 607-432-7015 or visit www.oneontacsd.org
FILM SCREENING – 7 p.m. Enjoy screening of MLB Network Presents “The Impossible Dream: Red Sox Nation Begins.” Grandstand Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/mlbpresents/the_impossible_dream?date=0
THEATER – 7 p.m. Classic metatheatrical play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder portrays everyday live of residents of the fictional Grover’s Corner. Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
POETRY SLAM – 8 p.m. Open the Big O’ Poetry Slam season with 3-time world champion spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield. Also enjoy performances by SUNY Oneonta students. Free, open to public. Waterfront Room, Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3013.

 

Thursday,

August 29
LIGHT EXHIBITION – 6 – 8 p.m. Opening receptions of exhibit featuring generators, parts, tools and ephemera given to the museum by the Hoyt family. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. www.facebook.com/Edmeston-Museum-219562458817938/
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – 6 p.m. Discuss art of creating custom electric guitars with the man who made them for performers like the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, others. Thomas Leiber will give live demonstrations, discuss guitars in museum exhibit. Followed by refreshments. Cost, $50/non-member. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/calendar-a-4
SUMMER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy musical performance by Small Town Big Band. Bandstand near Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/

 

Friday,

August 30
MAKERSPACE – 3:30 p.m. Bring kids for program “Span The Mohawk.” Kids get out the building materials to create bridges and locks on floor mural of Mohawk Valley. Free, children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 ext. 113 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
BALLOON FEST – 5 – 9 p.m. Enjoy vendors, performers, bounce house, rock wall, more. Then Hot Air Balloon launch at 6. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
BENEFIT EXHIBIT – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Annual group show features small works donated by favorite artists, artisans to raise money for the center. West Kortright Center, 49 W. Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/eventbrite-event/opening-reception-benefit-art-exhibit/
FILM – 6:30 p.m. Presenting “The Dead Don’t Die.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy evening of lively soul-funk music by band Wuliday, featuring some of the best artists in the Capital regions live music scene. Free. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1472 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy evening of great songs from many genres performed by Julian Fleisher and Friends. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/julian-fleisher-and-friends/

 

Saturday,

August 31
RECOVERY RUN – 9 a.m. 2nd Rothenberger Annual Recovery run features 10k & 5k race. Then 1k color walk & kids run/walk starts at 9:15. Check in begins at 7 a.m. with speech in memory of Luke Rothenberger at 8:25. Race followed by awards ceremony, food/refreshment for the runners, then kick off the Susquehanna Balloon Festival. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit rothenbergerrun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=11053
ARTISANS FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find beautiful items hand made by NY artisans, enjoy food, entertainment, more. Lawn, Otsego County Courthouse, 193 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.cooperstownartisanfestival.info
ARTS FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fine Arts On The Lawn presents artists showing, selling works, hosting demonstrations, more. Concurrent with exhibits “Made in New York: The Art of Wood” & “Keeping It Real” solo exhibit of stone lithography by Amy Silberkleit. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
OFFICE HOURS – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet staff from Rep. Delgado’s office to have questions answered, get help with everything from farm grants to senior SS benefits. Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown. 607-376-0091 or visit delgado.house.gov/media/press-releases/delgado-announces-mobile-office-hours-local-farmers-markets-ny-19
BENEFIT TOURNAMENT – Noon. Come out for vendors, food, drinks, cornhole tournament (register at 11), airmail, skinny boards, other games & more to support the Morris Fire Department. Town Park, Morris. 607-422-6925 or visit www.facebook.com/empirecornhole/
PAWSITIVE PAWSIBILITIES – Noon – 2 p.m. Meet adoptable pets from Susquehanna SPCA. Front Lobby, Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/SQSPCA/
BALLOON FEST – 3 – 9 p.m. Enjoy vendors, bounce house, rock wall, cruise-in car show, hanzolo performance, utica zoomobile, more. Then Hot Air Balloon launch at 6. See the balloons glow at Dusk. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
FILM – 6:30 p.m. Presenting “The Dead Don’t Die.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Presenting A$AP Ferg with Earthgang and Midnight Cartunes. Cost, $30 at-door. Dewar Arena, Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/4205911
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy evening of great songs from many genres performed by Julian Fleisher and Friends. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/julian-fleisher-and-friends/

 

Sunday,

September 1
ARTISANS FEST – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find beautiful items hand made by NY artisans, enjoy food, entertainment, more. Lawn, Otsego County Courthouse, 193 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9983 or visit www.cooperstownartisanfestival.info
ARTS FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fine Arts On The Lawn presents artists showing, selling works, hosting demonstrations, more. Concurrent with exhibits “Made in New York: The Art of Wood” & “Keeping It Real” solo exhibit of stone lithography by Amy Silberkleit. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
MUSIC – 11 a.m. Hyzer Hillbillies perform folk and bluegrass music. Franklin Farmers’ Market, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-2672 or visit franklinlocal.org/franklin-farmers-market-13th-season/
FAIR – Noon – 6 p.m. Enjoy music, food, family fun from Hanzolo, a rummage sale, silent auction, art show, artisan vendors, more. West Kortright Center, 49 W. Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/eventbrite-event/west-kortright-fair-2019/
FILM – 1 & 6:30 p.m. Presenting “The Dead Don’t Die.” Cost, $3/person. Red Dragon Theater, SUNY Oneonta.
CONCERT – 5 p.m. Enjoy evening of great songs from many genres performed by Julian Fleisher and Friends. Free admission. Franklin Stage Company, 25 Institute St., Franklin. 607-829-3700 or visit franklinstagecompany.org/events/julian-fleisher-and-friends/