HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
CELEBRATION – 7 p.m. 200 year celebration of the Erie canal featuring Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, Singer/Songwriters performing 8 historic songs from construction of Erie Canal. Refreshments available, donations appreciated. Fly Creek Area Historical Society, Grange Hall, 210 Cemetery Rd., Fly Creek.
EXHIBIT RECEPTION – 4 – 6 p.m. Student exhibit featuring works by recipients of Jean Parish Memorial Scholarship. Project Space Gallery, Fine Arts Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries/exhibitions
Guests at the annual Hyde Hall gala, celebrating its 200th anniversary, had the option to get their photo taken on a 1929 Chris-Craft motorboat that appeared on the lawn of the historic site. The boat, which has been on Otsego lake for over 80 years, was donated by Veronica Gil Seaver (seen above with son Jim Patrick) and her family to the historic site. The boat marks the christening of the Hyde Hall maritime boat collection. Plans for the future include boat rides on the historic craft as well as the reconstruction of the Hyde Hall dock that once stood on the edge of Otsego Lake. At right, Executive Director Jon Maney, dressed in tophat and tails, presents the seventh annual Anne Hyde Clarke Logan Cultural Preservation Award to Rabbit Goody of Thistle Hill Weavers with an engraved silver platter. Maney credited Goody on not only with his choice to move to Cooperstown, but being instrumental in bringing the splendor of Hyde Hall’s heyday back to life with her historically accurate textiles which can be seen throughout the house. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)Save
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 23
OPENING RECEPTION – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hyde Hall’s Bicentennial art show featuring artists renderings of their favorite aspect of Hyde Hall, opens with a reception. The exhibit will continue thru October 6. Kent Center, Hyde Hall, Cooperstown. hydehall.org/call-to-artists/
KITE FESTIVAL – All Day. Come fly a kite with the NY Kite Enthusiasts. Includes food, vendors, and professional kite flyers to help get your kite in the air. Edgewood Mountain, 216 Crow Hill Rd., Laurens.