CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY—6-7:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends for a fun community celebration of Christmas Eve. Includes candlelight Christmas songs with the New Life Band, a message of Christmas, an HD depiction of an account of the birth of Jesus as well as Christmas cookies/coffee/cocoa, and photos with your family and friends. Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center, Oneonta. (607) 431-2080 or visit destinationoneonta.com/calendar
COOPERTOWN – As this election cycle ends, it has become clearer that the fight for the right to vote did not end with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Claims of fraud, polling place closures and gerrymandering are rampant. Access to voting continues to depend on who we are, how we look and where we live. In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v Holder that it was no longer necessary for states and local governments with a history of voter suppression to submit changes in their election laws for review; other outstanding Supreme Court cases threaten to erode voting rights even further. While New York itself has recently passed laws to protect the right to vote, de facto barriers, growing political animosity, and a feeling that one’s vote will not count continue to threaten voting in the state, clearly evidenced by the drop in voter turnout in this recent election cycle.
Michael Federov, of Maryland, NY, will informally discuss his climate change paintings with gallery visitors in Brave New World at the Art Garage, Saturday September 17, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. Free admission.
Guests are invited to bring their curiosity, concerns, questions and comments.
ASTRONOMY – 7 p.m. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association to explore the night sky in04 the autumn. See the milky way, spot Jupiter and Saturn, and see if you can see the Andromeda galaxy. Bring a comfortable chair and blankets. Binoculars helpful, but optional. Come dressed for the weather. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available in the workshop after the viewing. Free, registration required. Mohican farm, 7207 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit occainfo.org
FILM FESTIVAL – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Glimmerglass Film Days invites you to view engrossing documentary film ‘The Truffle Hunters’ at the Hall of Fame Grandstand Theater, Cooperstown. 607-547-8881 www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org
FILM FESTIVAL – 7 p.m. Sign up to view online this years film festival featuring 27 full length films about topics ranging from community to racism, climate change to art, and more. Presented by The Glimmerglass Film Days. 607-547-8881 www.glimmerglassfilmdays.org
ART EXHIBIT – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by or make an appointment to view works in exhibits ‘Tom Nussbaum: Art & Objects, 1962-2021’ fun for all ages, includes a pop up show, & ‘The East Orange NJ BLM Project’ a film and art show by 5 of the muralists. Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
A letter addressed only to “Nana, Springfield Center,” from her relative “Graham” has the town of Springfield searching.
According to officials at the Springfield Center Post Office, attempts to locate Graham’s Nana have been unsuccessful so far and their hope is a larger audience will help ensure letter delivery.
Art Garage to host Black Lives Matter project from N.J.
An East Orange New Jersey Black Lives Matter Project takes center bay at The Art Garage on Saturday Aug, 14 with an opening from 4 to 6 p.m., at 689 Beaver Meadow Road. The opening is free and everyone is invited to attend.
ART EXHIBITS OPEN – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 3 exhibits open. The Annual Regional Juried Art show celebrating talents of NYS artists with Jane Carr & Bruce Goddard as jurors; ‘Wild Things – Wild Places’ by ild Things – Wild Places” by last years Juried Art Show winner David Kiehm who specializes in wildlife art; & The Cooperstown Central School Art Exhibit. Showing at The Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
ART EXHIBIT – 5 – 7 p.m. on In-person exhibit ‘All Together Art Show’ will feature local artists residing in Otsego, Chenango and Delaware counties. Free admission. COVID-19 restrictions in place. Main View Gallery and Gift Shop, 77 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-1890or visit www.arcotsego.org/main-view-gallerystudio-2
VIRTUAL TOUR – 2 p.m. Zoom meeting featuring walk through of exhibit ‘Cooper, Cole, and the Hudson River School’ with manager of arts education Kevin Gray. Free, registration required. Suggested donation $5. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
CELEBRATION – 1 p.m. Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos on Zoom with Coop Graduate Program. Features storytime & craft activity. Pick up materials at the Library during 11/5 & 11/6 (3-5 p.m.). During the week public is invited to place a copy of a photograph of a deceased loved one on the ofrenda (altar) to celebrate & honor loved ones who are no longer with us. Cooperstown Village Library. Visit diademuertoscgp.wordpress.com
ART EXHIBIT – 10 a.m. Showing ‘Folk Art In Wood’ exhibit of contemporary Catskill traditional artists. Presented by Catskills Folk Connection. On view through 10/15 by appointment only. Free. Hanford Mills Musuem, 51 Co. Rt. 12, East Meredith. 607-278-5744 or visit www.hanfordmills.org/folk-art-in-wood/
DRIVE-IN MOVIES – 8 p.m. Come out for a fun outdoor movie experience. This week showing ‘Mary Poppins.’ Movie starts at dusk. Free admission, donations welcome. Foothills Performing Arts Center Parking Lot, Oneonta. 607-353-7143 or visit www.facebook.com/TheOtsegoCountyChamber/
ART EXHIBIT – 4 – 7 p.m. Stop at airy gallery to view exhibit by local artist ‘George Hymas: Spontaneous & Deliberate. ’ Hymas uses visionary, colorful sculpture from castoffs like construction debris, twisted trees, spent bullets, more. The Art Garage, middle bay, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/