More joy came to Mudville this week, as the three talented baseball players — Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker — who were elected to the Hall of Fame in 2020, journeyed to Cooperstown for their COVID-delayed, toned-down inductions. Marvin Miller, the first director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, who died in 2012, was also inducted.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 15
COMMUNITY CONCERT – 3 p.m. Bring out the kids (and their teddy’s) for free concert ‘Teddy Goes On a Trip,’ held in memory of Marilyn Roper, principal flutist and band president from 2001 to her death in October 2020. Program will include ‘The Children’s March,’ ‘Pixar Movie Magic,’ ‘Cartoon Symphony,’ more. Under the Pavilion, Wilber Park, Oneonta. 607-376-7485 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontacommunityconcertband/
August 12, 2021
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is back with the Grammy -nominated wind quintet “Imani Winds.” They are known for dynamic playing, adventurous programming and outreach programs, which have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The cost is $30/person. At The Otesaga in Cooperstown at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15. Call 877-666-7421 or visit cooperstownmusicfest.org for information.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, AUGUST 10
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – 7 p.m. Enjoy ice cream, conversation with your friends, and live music from the Cooperstown Community Band. All donations support Schuyler Lake UMC food pantry renovation fund. The Pantry, 1472 Co. Hwy. 22, Schuyler Lake.
MUSIC FESTIVAL – 7 p.m. Cooperstown Summer Music Festival opens with free performance by Caroga Arts Ensemble, led by cellist Kyle Price. This concert is intended as a gift for the Cooperstown Community and the music will range from bluegrass and classical to jazz and pop. There is truly something for everyone here. Free, open to the public. On the Lawn, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org – CANCELLED
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival will open its 23rd season with a free outdoor community concert featuring the Caroga Arts Ensemble, led by cellist Kyle Price, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, on the lawn behind the Fenimore Art Museum.
The concert, entitled CSMF Musical Kaleidoscope and sponsored by NBT Bank, will feature a repertoire of bluegrass and classical to jazz and pop in a musical variety show.
“CSMF is thrilled to be partnering with the Caroga Arts Ensemble for our return to the stage,” said Festival Founder and Artistic Director Linda Chesis in a media release. “We wanted our first concert to be a gift to the community so that everyone can experience the joy of music after such a difficult year.”
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The Cooperstown Summer Music festival announced in a press release Tuesday, June 15, that the summer concert series would be returning in August and September for live chamber music, after being on hiatus for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A free outdoor concert will be given at the Fenimore Art Museum Lawn by the CSMF Musical Kaleidoscope on Tuesday, Aug. 10, which will be led by Kyle Price of the Caroga Arts Ensemble, going through different types of music, including jazz and bluegrass.
“CSMF is thrilled to be partnering with the Caroga Arts Ensemble for our return to the stage,” Linda Chesis, festival founder and artistic director, said in a press release. “We wanted our first concert to be a gift to the community so that everyone can experience the joy of live music after such a difficult year.”
Other performances will include a Sunday, Aug. 15, concert from Imani Winds at the Otesaga Resort Hotel; the Verona Quartet at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Farmer’s Museum, Brazilian jazz group Trio de Paz, Monday, Aug. 30, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel and the final event in the concert series will be violinist Danbi Um and guitarist Jiji at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel.
Limited capacity will be available and restrictions on masks and social distancing will be enforced.
Go to cooperstownmusicfest.org for more information and tickets.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
PIT RUN – 10:45 a.m. Run or walk 6.2 miles through scenic Oneonta, passing through SUNY Oneonta campus, ending at Neahwa Park. Also includes 5k race, 2 mile stroll, or kids fun run. In memory of Ricky J. “Pit” Parisian NYS Police Investigator killed in Line of Duty. Start at Main Street Bridge, Oneonta. 607-432-8068 or visit pitrun.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
SUNDAY SERIES – 1 – 3 p.m. Share your old & new quilts with Debby Clough and the Susquehanna Valley Quilters. Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. 607-287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/summer-sunday-series/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
MUSIC FESTIVAL – 1 – 8 p.m. Celebration of Local Musicians features performances by 5 local bands, myriad individuals musicians. Donations support Gary Johnson Memorial Music Scholarship Fund. at Maple Street Park, Oneonta. 607-431-1001 or visit www.facebook.com/CleinmanNetwork/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
END DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – 2 a.m. Turn clocks back 1 hour. Visit www.timeanddate.com/time/change/usa
HOT COCOA RUN – 9:30 a.m. Enjoy fall day with 5K run/walk/roll followed by cup of hot cocoa. Benefit for Helping Hands Fund, assisting individuals with developmental disabilities, families meet challenges. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-433-8445 or visit www.arcotsego.org/hot-cocoa-5k-run-walk-roll/
CONCERT – 4 p.m. Cooperstown Summer Music Festival concludes its 20th season with performance by celebrated Ying Quartet featuring works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, more. Cost, $25/adult. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 800-838-3006 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 6
CONCERT – 4 p.m. The prize winning Argus Quartet perform program entitled “Visions and Miracles” featuring music from the renaissance to the present with composers like Josquin, Haydn, Mendelssohn, others. Christ Episcopal Church, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Call 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org
PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancake, eggs, sausage, maple syrup, applesauce, more with your friends. All donation go to upkeep of the Historical Building. Suggested donation, $8/adult. The Old Grange, 210 Cemetery Road, Fly Creek. Call 607-547-1275.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 15
WELLNESS EXPO – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Love the Life you Live expo features a fashion show, 25+ local vendors, & a presentation from the fabulous Beekman Boys. Meet your neighbors and find your path to a better tomorrow. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit www.facebook.com/thefamilyserviceassociation/
SUMMER CONCERTS – 4 p.m. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival kicks off with concert “Death and the Maiden” featuring the American string quartet and Linda Chesis on flute. The program features peices by Schubert, Debussy, and Griffes. Tickets, $25. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 877-666-7421 or visit www.cooperstownmusicfest.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 7
SPRING CONCERT – 4 p.m. The first performance of the Summer Music festival presents Brahms Horn Trio and other classics. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Info, www.cooperstownmusicfest.org
VOLUNTEER – 1-4 p.m. Help clean up the gardens. Tools and refreshments provided. Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org