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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Catskill Choral Society Returns 04-30-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Catskill Choral Society Returns

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MOZART CONCERT – 7 p.m. The Catskill Choral Society returns to the stage after a 2 year pandemic silence to celebrate 50 years of making music with their spring concert titled ‘How Can We Keep From Singing.’ The concert will feature the beloved Mozart Requiem accompanied by a full Orchestra. The program will begin with light choral pieces by such composers as Bernstein, Alice Parker, Samuel Barber, and Gwyneth Walker. Tickets, $25/adult. Available at The Green Earth, Oneonta, and Cooperstown Natural Foods. Hosted at The First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Visit catskillchoralsociety.com

MEDICATION TAKE-BACK-DAY – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Got unused medication? Avoid the risk of having dangerous unused medications in the house and take them to a DEA take-back-location. Otsego County location is The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office, 172 Co. Hwy. 33W, Cooperstown. 607-547-4271 or visit www.facebook.com/OtsegoSheriff/?view_public_for=1219166834832301

Ommegang brings concerts back to the big lawn

Ommegang brings big shows back to the big lawn

Avett Brothers kick season off Memorial Day weekend

Like every other entertainment venue around the world, Cooperstown’s Ommegang Brewery felt COVID’s hard kick with an all-but cancelled summer concert season in 2020 and 2021. The popular destination spot comes back to life beginning Memorial Day weekend, though, once again welcoming national acts to its big field and Firepit Fridays along the way.

Community and Events Manager Tim Holmes told The Freeman’s Journal / Hometown Oneonta that Ommegang is planning on a busy summer after a “let’s play two!” doubleheader of shows from The Avett Brothers May 27 and 28. Sierra Ferrell opens the May 27 show, popular Boston band Lake Street Dive opens the already sold-out May 28 show.

“We’ll open to 7,500 people for each of those shows,” Mr. Holmes said. “Saturday is sold out and Friday is getting there.”

In a now time-worn pandemic tale, the Memorial Day weekend shows are events rescheduled first from 2020 to 2021, then again from 2021 to 2022. An August 23, 2022 date with Lord Huron at

Cooperstown’s newest restaurant is a total renovation
Ian Porto, proprietor, sits at Natty Bumppo’s bar, now back downstairs. (Tara Barnwell/AllOtsego.com)

Cooperstown’s newest restaurant is a total renovation

Not too many businesses opened during the past 18 months thanks, of course, to COVID.

But welcome to Natty Bumppo’s, the newest restaurant to open in downtown Cooperstown.

Owner and Cooperstown native Ian Porto has been a longtime fixture on Main Street. You may know him as the previous owner of Tin Bin Alley, or perhaps from Northern Eagle Beverage and Cooperstown Brewing Company. Maybe even from Brewery Ommegang.

Now you’ll get to know him as the owner of Natty Bumppo’s on Hoff

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 9/11 Commemorative Run 09-04-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Commemorative 10K Races

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HEROES RUN – 9 a.m. Come Commemorate 20 years since 9/11 with local firefighters, Assemblymen Salka and Oberacker, and others. An a capella group will be singing ‘God Bess America’ and there will be a flag raising ceremony ahead of the run. Will feature a 5K and 10K run starting at 10 a.m. Cost, $20 for the 10K. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Begins and Ends at the Fly Creek Fire Station, 607-547-5469 or visit www.facebook.com/Fly-Creek-Volunteer-Fire-Company-409995299193467/

RECOVERY RUN – 9 a.m. Join the Rothenberger Road to Recovery Run in the 10K, 5K, or 1K run or walk. This run is in memory of Lucas Rothenberger and for those who have lost a loved one to addiction and to provide knowledge and education on the reality of recovery. The whole family is invited. Cost, $30 for the 10K. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-267-4435 or visit rothenbergerrun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=11053

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: County Chamber Golf Classic 08-27-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 27

County Chamber Golf Classic

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GOLF CLASSIC – 1 p.m. Join the Otsego Chamber of Commerce for the 35th Annual Golf Classic to support the Chamber’s efforts to help the local community thrive. Sign up for golf tournament at 1 and Lunch/networking event at 11:30. Registration required. Oneonta Country Club, 9 Country Club Dr., Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit otsegocc.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: ‘Made in New York: The Art of Wood’ exhibit opens at the Art Association 08-20-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

‘Made in New York: The Art of Wood’
exhibit opens at the Art Association

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of ‘Made in New York: The Art of Wood’ a fine craft invitational exhibit. Also opening is the ‘Daily Draw: Revisited.’ On show 8/20 thru 9/24. Cooperstown Art Association. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Kids Award party with Dan the Snakeman 08-13-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

Kids Award party
with Dan the Snakeman

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AWARDS PARTY – 5:30 p.m. Celebrate end of library’s summer reading program with the kids. Will include a show by Dan the Snakeman, awards for the kids who participated, more. Come between 1 & 5 for meet & greet with Dan the Snakeman, receive an interactive book, and meet his animals up close. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-432-1980 or visit www.facebook.com/hmloneonta/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Learn about Nature at Night 07-09-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 9

Learn about Nature at Night

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NATURE – 8:15 p.m. Join the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society to learn about the sights and sounds of nature at night. Learn about crickets, owls, bats, and fireflies. Will end with firefly catch and release so bring a container to hold them. Free, registration required for max of 20 people. All children must be accompanied by an adult. DOAS Sanctuary, Franklin Mountain, Oneonta. 607-397-3815 or visit doas.us/event/natures-symphony-and-fireworks/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Fun performance at Hyde Hall 06-25-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 25

Fun performance at Hyde Hall

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy fun performance of ‘The Ships Captain’ about the hijinks of 2 sisters, their guardian, and a mysterious suitor. This singspiel from 1817 includes parodies of famous pieces from Mozart, Beethoven, and popular German folk songs.Cost, $20/adult. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

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Run for the Susquehanna SPCA,
Celebrate Juneteenth, more.

Run to support the Susquehanna SPCA. This year the shelter is partnering with three local breweries to raise funds for animals in need. The 0.5K Fun Run is a kid-friendly event beginning at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 9:15, and the 10K at 9. There will also be a pet parade with prizes. Cost is $10 for ages 13+ in the 0.5K, $30 for adults in the 5K and 10K. Age-appropriate drinks will be provided to the runners. Winners will have an adoption sponsored in their names. Starts at Brewery Ommegang, 656 Co. Hwy. 33, near Cooperstown, on Saturday, June 19. Call 607-547-8111 or visit sqspca.org/fetching-brews-run-walk/.

Celebrate the liberation of the last enslaved people in the U.S. this Juneteenth. Live music, free food, art from local artists, speeches, and more. 3 p.m. Neahwa park, Oneonta. Saturday, June 19. Visit stayhappening.com/e/juneteenth-E2ISTOP8XG7.

Hang out at Fire Pit Friday with friends and enjoy The Beadle Brothers live performance of modern country music, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Brewery Ommegang, 656 county Route 33, near Cooperstown. Friday, June 18. Call 607-544-1800 or visit www.ommegang.com/concerts-events/.

Get the teens out of the house for fun game of Fizzball with the Teen Center and Otsego Pride Alliance. Bring a garbage-bag smock, goggles and get ready to have some fun. New players are welcome. At 7 p.m., Friday, June 18. Meet at The Skatehouse, Neahwa Park in Oneonta. Call 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter.

The Oneonta Outlaws will host the Amsterdam Mohawks. Children 18 and under get free admission, sponsored by SFCU. 7 p.m., Thursday, June 17. Damaschke Field in Oneonta.

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