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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 20

A Wrinkle In Time

At The Sports Center

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MOVIE NIGHT – 9 – 10:30 p.m. Screening of “A Wrinkle in Time” (2018) on the inflatable movie screen on the field. Bring snacks, beverages, chairs, blankets, bug spray, etc for added comfort. Free, open to the public. Outdoor Soccer Field, Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/community-movie-nights/

THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Performance of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon. A coming of age story about Eugene Morris Jerome, a teenage Polish-American immigrant during the Great Depression in Brooklyn. Tickets, $17/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

CELEBRATE JULY 4TH IN OTSEGO COUNTY

CELEBRATE JULY 4TH

IN OTSEGO COUNTY

Sunday, July 1

PREVIEW – 3 p.m. Concert previewing the 2018 season. Benefit for Springfield Center 4th of July Committee. Tickets availble at Country Memories, Tom & Kelly’s. Glimmerglass Festival, 7300 St. Hwy 80, Cooperstown. Call 315-858-2691 or visit https://glimmerglass.org/events/springfield-appreciation-concert/

►Tuesday, July 3

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY – 3:30 p.m. Bring the kids to learn about the 4th of July, hear stories, make independence day crafts. Arkell Museum, 2 Eries Blvd., Canajoharie. Call 518-673-2314 or visit http://www.arkellmuseum.org/events-calendar

CONCERT – 7 p.m. Small Town Big Band features 14 piece band performing music from the ‘30s to present in the style of the Big Band Era. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256 or visit http://richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/

►Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day!
OPEN – 9 a.m. – Noon. This independence day learn about Adam Helmers run to warn the colonial army of an attack by the Indians and Tories. Find this and more about Edmeston’s early settlers. Edmeston Museum, 1 North St., Edmeston. Call 607-293-6635 or visit https://www.facebook.com/EdmestonMuseum/

COLOR RUN – 9 a.m. Fun 5K run for all fitness levels, ages, backgrounds. No winners or runtimes. All welcome. Cost, $25. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-2031 or visit http://www.coloroneontarun.com/

CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Old fashioned party features kids’ fishing derby, frog-jumping contest, homemade icecream (chilled with ice from the ice harvest festival), field day games, vendors, music, more. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 Co. Hwy. 12, East Meredith. Call 607-278-5744 or visit http://www.hanfordmills.org/programs/events/independence-day/

PARADE – 10 a.m. Celebrate the independence of United States of America followed by a BBQ with musical entertainment at the Sharon Springs Central School. This years parade them is ‘Music of America.’ Start at Dairyland, 664 St. Hwy. 20, Sharon Springs. Proceeds west on Rt. 20 to the Athletic Field, Chestnut St., Sharon Springs. Call 518-860-5513 or visit http://sharonspringschamber.com/events/

CELEBRATION – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate Independence day with the sites & sounds from the 1700s. Includes a militia muster, reading of the Declaration of Independence, food, traditional music. Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit https://www.farmersmuseum.org/Independence-Day-July-4th-Celebration
PARADE – 11 a.m. Celebrate Independence day. Begins in Springfield Center. Followed by Patriotic celebration featuring live music, games, great food, the 4th of July Quilt Show, activities, more. Springfield Community Center, 6 Ann St., Richfield Springs. Call 315-217-1485 or visit https://www.richfieldspringschamber.org/?tribe_events=springfield-4th-of-july-parade-and-celebration

PARADE – Noon. Patriotic parade down Main St. to Neahwa Park. Lineup 11 a.m. at Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432 0090 Ext. 106 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Hometown4th/

FESTIVAL – 1 p.m. Celebrate Hometown 4th of July, features battle of the bands, live music, free Baseball game with the Oneonta Outlaws, arts & crafts, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. followed by after party on the main stage. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432 0090 Ext. 106 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Hometown4th/

CONCERT – 4 p.m. Independence day gathering in memory of founder Louise Porter Moore features program “Reminiscene’s & Reflections on West Side Store” featuring Maestro Charles Schneider. Potluck supper to follow. Bring a dish to share. Free-will donation, support the barn. Windfall Dutch Barn, 2009-2019 St. Hwy. 80, Fort Plain. Call 518-993-2239 or visit http://www.windfalldutchbarn.com/quiet-concert-for-the-4th.html

BASEBALL – 6 p.m. Support the Oneonta Outlaws against Amsterdam Mohawks. Damaschke Field, 15 James Georgeson Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326 or visit https://www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/

CELEBRATION – 7:30 p.m. Concert featuring “Scattered Flurries” followed by 4th of July Fireworks at dusk. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Hwy. 31, Cooperstown. E-mail Springfield.July4@gmail.com

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Independence Day Fireworks

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FIREWORKS – Dusk. Celebrate the declaration of Independence. Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2018/6/30/fireworks-in-cooperstown

BOOK FAIR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find rare, interesting books and ephemera the Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.cooperstownantiquarianbookfair.com/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 27

Paddle Board Race

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SUP RACE – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All skill levels welcome to the 2 mile Stand Up Paddle board race. Demonstration available to 3 p.m. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-286-7349 or visit www.canoeandkayakrentals.com/brookwood-opening/2018/5/27/3rd-annual-sup-race

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Presenting LADAMA, a band of 4 women performing a blend of Pan-American Traditional music mixed with soul, R&B, & pop. Cost, $28 at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/ladama/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26

9th Annual Hall Of Fame Classic

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HOF CLASSIC – Noon. Get hyped for the game with the Home Run Contest then enjoy the 9th Hall of Fame Classic Game. First pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/classic-18?date=0

LIVE AUCTION – 3 p.m. Find beautifully painted tables, chairs, and paddles for auction. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 914-262-3216 or visit www.jerichoarts.com

Fireworks!

2018 COOPERSTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL

Fireworks!  

…And There’s More To Come...

As the crowd looks across Otsego Lake from Lakefront Park, the grand finale bursts over the Leatherstocking Golf Course a few minutes ago.  But another day of Cooperstown Winter Carnival Fun lies ahead, from a pancake breakfast at the Vets Club, 8-11:30, 60 Main St.; to  free-throw and three-point competitions at the Clark Sports Center at 11; to the Winter Carnival Ice Breaker, food and fun at the Cooperstown Distillery, 11 Railroad Ave., 2-4:30.  Tonight, enjoy bands at The Farmers Market, Cooley’s and the Pratt.  Check the calendar for details.  (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
Fireworks Finalize Family Fourth Festivities

Fireworks Finalize

Family 4th Festivities

The skies lit up with the fabulous fireworks display as the Hometown Fourth of July Festival came to a close this evening in Neahwa Park. Enjoying the finale were Doug Armstrong, above, as well as Bruce Von Holtz, Amanda Calkins, daughter Emma Collins, and Keshia Genzardi seen at left. Afterwards, the Mopar Cams kept the after-party hopping as Greg Lee, right, and the rest of the Cosmic Karma Fire Spinners entertained the crowds with their fiery antics. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Crowds Head To Springfield For Fourth Of July Festivitie
2 FIREWORKS THIS EVENING

Crowds Head To Springfield

For Fourth Of July Festivities

Jim Weeks and Noel Dries, pals going back to their Springfield school days, are marshals at today’s parade.

SPRINGFIELD CENTER – Crowds are headed to Springfield Center from the county and around the country this morning for the 103rd Springfield Fourth of July Parade, one of the oldest in the nation, which begins at 11 a.m.

But that’s not all the Independence Day activity.

The parade ends a bit after noon at the Springfield Community Center, where patriot exercises, a Cooperstown Community Band concert, Brooks BBQ and hot dogs and hamburgers are annual staples.

In the evening, attending turns to Glimmerglass State Park, where the Kenesaw Mountain Boys are performing a free concert at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk.

…And in Oneonta, July Fourth Fun

ONEONTA – The City of the Hills’ Fourth of July parade marches down Main Street at noon, ending up in Neahwa Park for the annual Hometown Fourth of July for an afternoon of food, music and games, culminating with fireworks at dusk.

Fourth Of July Fireworks \Light Up Cooperstown Sky

Fourth Of July Fireworks

Light Up Cooperstown Sky

Fourth of July fireworks lit up the sky over Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park a few minutes ago, signalling the end to the annual lakeside picnicking and Cooperstown Community Band concert.  Fireworks are planned at dusk Monday night over Canadarago Lake and on Tuesday in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park – and, also Tuesday, over Glimmerglass State Park, the finale of the Town of Springfield’s daylong celebration that begins with the famous parade at 11 a.m.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 3

Parades On The Lakes

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BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. Decorate your boat and sail, motor, paddle, or whatever from 3 mile point to Lake Front Park. Decorate boats anyway you want. All entries are welcome at any point. Enter the contest at 3 mile point. Spectators can view from Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Contact Wayne Bunn (518)542-6630 or visit otsegolakeassociation.org

BOAT PARADE – 6-7:15 p.m. Show your boat in its Patriotic glory and then view the fireworks after. Meet at the New York State Boat Launch, 135 Denison Rd., Richfield Springs. www.canadaragolake.com

FIREWORKS – 9:30-10 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July with an amazing show above Canadarago Lake. www.canadaragolake.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 2

Concert & Fireworks

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CONCERT – 5 p.m. Come enjoy food and refreshments by the Cooperstown Rotary club. The concert by the Cooperstown Community Band starts at 8 p.m. and is followed by the Independence Day fireworks at Dusk. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown.

FIREWORKS – 6 p.m. View the Fourth of July Fireworks, enjoy free ice cream donated by Stewarts, live music, and lawn games for the kids. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in the garden. Suggested donation $5 per person/$20 per family. Children 14 and under, free. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. otsegolandtrust.org or call (607)547-2236

Enjoy Fireworks In Cooperstown, Oneonta, Richfield This Holiday

Enjoy Fireworks In Cooperstown,

Oneonta, Richfield This Holiday

As in this photo from a year ago, Independence Day fireworks are planned at dusk Sunday, July 2, at Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park. The Cooperstown Rotary Club will be selling food from 5 p.m., the Cooperstown Community Band plays at 8, and fireworks follow.  Picnickers welcome.  Monday the 3rd, fireworks may be viewed from the state boat launch at Canadarago Lake, Town of Richfield, and on Tuesday, July 4, at Oneonta’s Neahwa Park. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
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