“Kite Festivals across the world were all called off because of COVID and now they are all coming back,” said Jane Sapinsky, Executive Director Cherry Valley Artworks and coordinator of the Cherry Valley Kite Festival. “The last Kite Festival we had was 2018.”
“The kiters love the Cherry Valley event. They look forward to it every year,” she said. “We are working on getting all of those kiters back this year.”
“This event is magical. There is nothing like it, it’s such a fun event,” Ms. Sapinsky said. “They are always wonderful. When I see the results, I feel the actual act of getting it together is worth it.”
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. ‘The Big Take Over’ 7-piece band presents a fresh take on reggae, rocksteady and ska while taking inspiration from the big bands of the 60s & 70s soul music. Tickets, $15. Presented by Cherry Valley Artworks at The Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
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.
STRING QUARTET – 6 p.m. Bring a chair, blankets, and a picnic and enjoy a wonderful evening with the Fenimore String Quartet performing works by Haydn, Dvorak, & Tchaikovsky. Presented by Cherry Valley Artworks. Tuscarora, 2238 Co. Rt. 50, Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
CHERRY VALLEY – The biennial Cherry Valley Sculpture Trail will open with a viewing and launch party scheduled for Friday, July 2.
Jane Sapinsky, executive director of Cherry Valley Artworks, said this year’s sculpture trail stands out because of the “beautiful pieces” and said that it is a “COVID-friendly activity.”
There are 24 sculptures, ranging from small ones to half-ton sized.
One piece, by Shiro Shinohara of Westmoreland, was more than 1,000 pounds and had to be delivered by crane. It’s called the“Baku Nightmare Buster.”
Other pieces on display include “Whole Earth Cabinet,” which was created by the Dora P. Manny Collective in West Winfield. The idea behind the cabinet, according to Sapinsky, is “give
a little, take a little.” Visitors can take things from the cabinet while leaving something else behind.
“We thought it was a good community activity,” Sapinsky said.
EASTER ART – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrate spring. Come enjoy community art project ‘It’s For The Birds’ featuring hand-decorated birds perched around town. Will be displayed through Memorial Day. Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
CHRISTMAS PARTY – 6 p.m. Celebrate the season with Cherry Valley Artworks featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar. Free, all welcome. The Rose & Kettle Restaurant, 4 Lancaster St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
CRAFT & CHAT – 3:30 p.m. Bring your current knitting or crochet project and chat with the group. Ages 10+. Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. 518-673-2314 or visit www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Boston Brass treats audience to one-of-a-kind musical experience featuring classical, burning jazz standards. Tickets, $25 general admission. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St.,Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org
KITE FESTIVAL – 6 p.m. Build your own kite then see if it can fly without wind at indoor kite fly event. All ages welcome, cost $3. Old School Gymn Genesee St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Hear Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos” performed by returning favorite Joseph Lin. Ticket’s, $25/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/new-events
ROUNDTABLE – 7 – 8 p.m. Presenting TV personality who hosted “One on One,” author Jane Mitchell discusses Hall of Famers Trevor Hoffman and Alan Trammell, other sports celebrities from Ted Williams to Dick Enberg. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
DEBUT – 7:30 p.m. Midwest A Cappella group “No Promises” makes NY Debut/release album. Performance features innovative arrangements, harmonization of jazz, motown, contemporary music. Admission, $10. The Star Theater, The Foundry, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/The-Star-Theater-at-The-Foundry-1921514351442514/
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Embi Esti, intercontinental fusion band incorporating Afrobeat, North African, Romani traditions in soulful music. The Star Theater, 44 Main St., Cherry Valley. Call 607-264-3080 or visit www.facebook.com/cherryvalleyartworks/
GRADUATION – 10:30 a.m. Seniors graduate. Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School District, 693 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. Call 607-783-2207 or visit www.gmucsd.org
LUMBERFEST – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See timbersports, enjoy activities with Hanford Mills, go on a train ride, do a project, see a demonstration, more. Free, open to public. Co. Rt. 35a, Portlandville. Visit WightmanLumber.com
HARVEST FESTIVAL – 3-6 p.m. Celebrate the bounty of summer with the Butternut Valley Alliance and the Morris Farmer’s Market. Guy Rathbun Park (behind the firehouse), 117 Main St., Morris. Visit butternutvalleyalliance.org
NATURE WALK – 6-7:30 p.m. Walk through Riddell State Park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent. Visit historic structures, fields, and forests along the Schenevus creek and learn the history of the land. Meet at the Main Entrance of the Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Rd., Davenport. Call (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/nature-walk-robert-v-riddell-state-park/