HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
MEET YOUR LOCAL HEROES—9 a.m. to noon. Come meet the heroes of our local emergency services. The morning will include a chance to put out a “real” fire, tours of the fire trucks, a scavenger hunt, demonstrations, and a visit from Elsa and Anna of the Snow Sisters with The American Hero. Free fun for children of all ages. Cooperstown Fire House, 24 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.
Visit https://www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com/events-on-saturday-february-4-2023 for more events in the Cooperstown Winter Carnival
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
BOOK COLLECTION—6-7:30 p.m. Help the Friends of the Village Library prepare for the Cooperstown Winter Carnival book sale. Bring your used books in good condition. Everything from paperbacks to DVDs and hardcovers to audiobooks will be accepted. Please, no outdated travel guides, dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes or cassettes. Use the Fair Street entrance at the Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown. (607) 547-8344 or visit facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 1
FIREWORKS – Dusk. Celebrate the birth of the United State of America with fireworks launched from Fairy Spring Park. Enjoy from Lake Front Park or the Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown.
CONCERT – 8 p.m. Enjoy performance by the Cooperstown Community Band while you watch this year’s Independence Day fireworks. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JUNE 28
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/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 3
BOOK COLLECTION – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bring books, audio-books, DVDs, and CDs to donate for the library books sale. Please no old textbooks, older encyclopedia sets, or outdated travel books. Hosted by the Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
PIT RUN – Line-up at 10:25 a.m. Run in 28th annual Pit run established to support the “The Ricky J. Parisian Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc” provided scholarships to Oneonta High School students continuing their educations. Even features at 10K, 5K, 2 mile walk, a virtual 100K challenge, a fun run for the children, and a post race BBQ catered by Brooks. Cost, $33 for the 10K. See website for details. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-8068 or visit runsignup.com/Race/NY/Oneonta/PitRun
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
ART BY THE LAKE – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join artists of upstate New York to celebrate the beauty of nature and Otsego Lake. On show will be pastels, watercolor, oil, acrylics, photography, and many more mediums with demonstrations throughout the day. On the lawn of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of The Central New York Watercolor Society’s Annual Members-Only Juried Exhibition accompanied by and a new exhibit from wood artist Emilie Rigby. Both showing through 10/29. Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
CHICKEN DINNER – 4:30 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a take-out Brooks chicken dinner including a half chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, and a roll. Cost, $12/dinner. Pre-orders by Wednesday encouraged. First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, 21 Elm St., Cooperstown. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with name, number, quantity.
RUMMAGE & BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – Noon. Bring your own bag and fill it up with whatever you find for $2. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit www.firstumc-oneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
RUMMAGE & BOOK SALE – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-4102 or visit www.firstumc-oneonta.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Get out and enjoy a concert in the park. Bring a chair, a blanket and get comfortable to listen to A Capella quartets as performed by the New Horizons Barbershop Chorus. At the Bandstand, Spring Park, Richfield Springs. 315- 858-0964.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4
OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, the Rafter Z Rodeo (admission $10), 4-H games on horseback, Butternut Valley Grange singers in the grange building, Karaoke contests, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
GHOST TOUR – 7 p.m. Come hear the tales of mysterious and frightful happenings in the shadowy corners of our local historic mansion. Cost, $20/adult. Hyde Hall, Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 Ext. 1 or visit hydehall.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 7
HISTORY DISCUSSION – 7 p.m. Explore the personal stories of Japanese American incarcerees during World War II. First learn about some of the people Ansel Adams met while taking his pictures of the camp at Manzanar, the listen to local resident Liane Hirabayashi as she discusses the effect the camps had on her fathers family. Free, recommended donation $10. Auditorium, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 4
CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the nations independence with sights and souds of the 18th century. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/event/independence-day-celebration/
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE – 1 p.m. The parade will line up at Noon at Foothills and proceed down Main Street to Neahwa Park for remarks and festivities. All essential workers are invited to participate and will have a chance to win door prizes from local businesses when they register. Bassett CEO Tommy Ibrahim will be serving as Grand Marshall. Main Street, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/FNOneonta/
INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL – 2 – 11 p.m. After the Parade enjoy food, entertainment on the main stage, support local artisans, and much more at the festival. Mayor Gary Herzig and mayoral candidates will be presenting remarks to honor our essential workers. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/FNOneonta/
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS – 9:30 p.m. Five Star Subaru will be presenting the fireworks display, dedicated to Essential Workers, which will be ‘twice as intense’ as years past. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/FNOneonta/