HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JUNE 19
CELEBRATE – 5 – 8 p.m. Celebrate our progress since the official end of slavery with food, music and art. Also, learn about all the work that still needs to be done. Please wear a mask & practice social distancing. Includes speakers at 6 with candlelight vigil at 7:45 p.m. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/events/275119526873479/ for info.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
BIKE RACE – 10 a.m. 8th Annual Drops to Hops Bike Race. Ride 43 miles or 23 miles followed by party at the finish line for races, families. Cost, $55/person after 9/26. Brewery Ommegang, 656 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2019-drops-to-hops/
Up, Up And AWAY!
Balloon Fest Begins In Neahwa Park
Dave Markowitz, Town of Maryland, and Ben Wagoner, Bristol, sit inside the basket of the Wild Ride balloon surrounded by crew members Stephanie Douglas, Gofftown, Michael Butler, Cooperstown, Nick Scherer, Schenevus, and Beth McGown, Cooperstown, as they illuminate the hot air balloon during tonight’s balloon glow in Neahwa Park. At right, Savannah Wilson, Morris, and Emily Leonard, Pittsfleld, enjoy one of the inflatable attractions from the New York Bounce House. The festivities continue Saturday with the second annuall Rothenberger Run, live music, face painting, vendors, hot air balloons and more. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
SUMMER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy musical performance by Small Town Big Band. Bandstand near Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – It’s not just dogs that will benefit from the proposed Oneonta dog park.
“There are a lot of dog lovers in Oneonta,” said Common Council member Michele Frazier, First Ward. “People who love dogs meet each other at dog parks, it fosters community.”
The dog park, which has been proposed several times over the past few years, was once again brought to the table during the city’s Operations, Planning and Evaluations Committee meeting on Monday, Aug. 26.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
SUMMER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy musical performance by Three Days Gone. Bandstand near Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
CRUISE-IN CAR SHOW – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Enjoy ice cream, music, horse powered wagon rides, as well as Kyle Busch’s M&M’s #18 NASCAR Show Car, restored vintage cards, muscle cars, street rods from car enthusiasts. Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Rd., Edmeston. 607-965-8377 or visit pathfindervillage.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
SUMMER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy musical performance by Leatherstocking Jazz Band. Bandstand near Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
THEATER – 7 p.m. Classic metatheatrical play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder portrays everyday live of residents of the fictional Grover’s Corner. Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL – 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Find vintage items, collectibles, art, more and enjoy variety of musical performances at City of the Hills Art & Music Festival. Main St., Oneonta. Visit cityofthehillsartsfestival.com