Staff Dining Picks
July 29, 2021
A nice spot to sit down for dinner, Mt. Fuji is conveniently located on Main Street in Cooperstown and has some of the most delicious food around.
They also provide takeout if that’s more your speed.
I recently had the chicken hibachi dinner there. It comes with a small salad to start.
It’s not so filling you loose your appetite and it cools you down on a hot day.
Then you can start on the main course.
The hibachi itself is served with seasonal vegetables like onions, carrots and squash (as well as fried rice) and it is meant to be dipped in the sauce that comes with it. My chicken was delicious by
itself, but the sauce just adds that extra flavor that cannot be done without.
134 Main St.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 26
CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Kimberley Hawkey to perform mix of songs from Jazz, Broadway, and folk. She will be joined by pianist/vocalist Loren Daniels, bassist Evan Jagels, and drummer Graeme Francis. Music charge, $15. Origins Cafe, 558 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-437-2862 or visit www.celebrateorigins.com
Explore the architectural gems found in the city of Oneonta. Trolley tour will be led by Dr. Cindy Falk, professor of material culture at SUNY Oneonta, and will visit the historic districts of Downtown Oneonta and Walnut Street, featuring examples from the first European settlement to the boom of the Victorian era, when the railroad came to town, and more. Registration, masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required. The cost is $10 per person. Presented by Otsego 2000. Pick-up is at the Riverside Elementary School parking lot at 39 House St. in Oneonta. Tours are at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 27. Call 607-547-8881 or visit facebook.com/otsego2000/ for information.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
LECTURE – 7 p.m. Novelist, playwright (Pulitzer-Prize winning play “Disgraced”), screenwriter, actor Ayad Akhtar presents a lecture on this year’s “Common Read” – the Mills Distinguished Lecture – this evening at the Dewar Arena, Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
BENEFIT AUCTION – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate summer harvest dinner and bid in silent auction to support Susquehanna SPCA. Origins Cafe, 558 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 or visit www.facebook.com/SQSPCA/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JULY 31
WALKING TOUR – 7 p.m. Explore historic Emmons Farm with descendants, followed by refreshments outside Woodchuck Knoll. Cost, $7/person. Reservation required. Meet at The Farmhouse at Emmons, 5649 St. Hwy. 7, Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org/upcomingevents.htm
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Hanzolo performs groovy originals, funky covers. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256 or visit richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 27
ART & POETRY – 6 p.m. Contest to explore the beauty of living life free from the negative impacts of addiction. Opening Gala in the CANO Gallery, Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0090 Ext 106 or visit www.facebook.com/LEAFArtContest/
SPRING SUMMIT – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Event for Youth Food Movement featuring film, school garden discussion, Disco soup, live music, seed starting, internship/job info, Community Building. Cooperstown Farmers Market, 101 Main St., Pioneer alley, Cooperstown. Call 607-437-2862 or visit www.celebrateorigins.com/yfm
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
BIRD WATCH & HIKE – 7 – 8 p.m. Search for American Woodcocks performing their spring “sky dance” with local birder Bob Donnelly. Parslow Road Conservation Area, 127 Parslow Rd., Town of Otsego. RSVP, 607-547-2366 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/the-news/programs-a-events/409-woodcock-walk-april-4th
THEATER – 8 p.m. Presenting “Hand to God” following the story of a troubled teen boy and his relationships with his pastor, his neighbor, the school bully, and his mother. Admission, $10. Slade Theater, Yager Hall, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Call 607-431-4227 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-theatre-arts-department-presents-hand-to-god/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 25
STARSTRUCK – 7:30 p.m. Local teens perform classic Broadway hits from plays like Annie, Wicked, Matilda, more in Starstruck Summer Cabaret. Tickets, $15. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call (607) 432-9392 or visit www.orpheustheatre.org
ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for the Fine Art invitational exhibit showing the work of Upstate New York artisans working in wood and the Solo Exhibition in Watercolor by Patrice Downes Centore. Cooperstown Art Association. www.cooperstownart.com