SUMMER SUNDAYS – 1 – 3 p.m. Favorite local author, Chuck D’Imperio, returns to share stories from his books on the charms of Upstate New York. Masks required. Bring your own lawn chair. Front lawn, Swart Wilcox House Museum, Oneonta. Visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/2021-summer-sunday-series/
Run to support the Susquehanna SPCA. This year the shelter is partnering with three local breweries to raise funds for animals in need. The 0.5K Fun Run is a kid-friendly event beginning at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 9:15, and the 10K at 9. There will also be a pet parade with prizes. Cost is $10 for ages 13+ in the 0.5K, $30 for adults in the 5K and 10K. Age-appropriate drinks will be provided to the runners. Winners will have an adoption sponsored in their names. Starts at Brewery Ommegang, 656 Co. Hwy. 33, near Cooperstown, on Saturday, June 19. Call 607-547-8111 or visit sqspca.org/fetching-brews-run-walk/.
Celebrate the liberation of the last enslaved people in the U.S. this Juneteenth. Live music, free food, art from local artists, speeches, and more. 3 p.m. Neahwa park, Oneonta. Saturday, June 19. Visit stayhappening.com/e/juneteenth-E2ISTOP8XG7.
Hang out at Fire Pit Friday with friends and enjoy The Beadle Brothers live performance of modern country music, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Brewery Ommegang, 656 county Route 33, near Cooperstown. Friday, June 18. Call 607-544-1800 or visit www.ommegang.com/concerts-events/.
Get the teens out of the house for fun game of Fizzball with the Teen Center and Otsego Pride Alliance. Bring a garbage-bag smock, goggles and get ready to have some fun. New players are welcome. At 7 p.m., Friday, June 18. Meet at The Skatehouse, Neahwa Park in Oneonta. Call 607-441-3999 or visit www.facebook.com/oneonta.teencenter.
The Oneonta Outlaws will host the Amsterdam Mohawks. Children 18 and under get free admission, sponsored by SFCU. 7 p.m., Thursday, June 17. Damaschke Field in Oneonta.
DRIVE WITH PRIDE – 2 p.m. Decorate your car for pride month and participate in parade down Main Street with the Otsego Pride Alliance. Line-up is at 1:30 in Neahwa Park. Also includes socially distanced and safe LGBT+ remembrance ceremony. Neahwa Park & Main Street, Oneonta. 607-386 1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/
Decorate your car for pride and join the Otsego Pride Alliance to parade down Main Street Oneonta. Will be followed by socially distanced remembrance ceremony for the LGBTQ+ community in Neahwa Park. Begins at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 5. Call 607-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/.
EXHIBIT DISCUSSION – 2 – 3 p.m. Discuss photographs & career of Ansel Adams with his son Michael Adams. Presentation will focus on current exhibit ‘Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams’ and will be followed by Q&A session. Registration required for online meeting. Cost, $10/non-member. Presented by Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400 or visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org
CONCERT – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Presenting ‘Songs of Struggle’ a concert of political & rights music by John O’Connor. Coincides with exhibit “Art/Politics: Power, Persuasion, and Propaganda” Free, open to public. Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4480 or visit www.facebook.com/yagermuseum/
ARTIST TALK – 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and conversation with Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director of Glimmerglass Festival and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar. $25 donation benefits Klinkhart Hall Arts Center. Klinkhart Hall Arts Center, 191 Main St., Sharon Springs. For reservations, call 518-284-2105 or visit www.klinkhart.org
Event organizer Elayne Moser Campoli, above, Oneonta, waves as she leads hundreds of participants thought the streets of Oneonta earlier this afternoon during the parade that kicked off the third annual Pridefest on the 50th anniversary of the riots at Stonewall. At right, Ryan Harrington, Oneonta, hands out rainbow leis to onlookers along the parade route as he marches. Pridefest continued through the afternoon with live music, awards, vendors, food, drag shows, fireworks and celebrations of love, diversity and acceptance. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
With thumping music and flashing lights, Opal Essence, Albany, struts her stuff in front of Granny Bola, Oneonta, and the rest of the crowd who filled My Father’s Place for the second annual Winter Wonderland all ages drag show on Saturday evening. At right, Ryder Knightley, Oneonta, brought his A-game with a bedazzled shirt and pants during his dance performance. All proceeds from the event go towards the 2019 Pridefest. Their next show is slated for February. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
FAMILY DANCE – 6 p.m. Put on your semi-formal best and bring the whole family for a fun night out, families of all sorts welcome. Cost, $25/family. Unitarian Universalist Soceity of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 60-7-386-1508 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegopride/
ART CLASS – 3:15 – 5 p.m. Kids learn about “The Great Wave” print by Japanese artist Hokusai, then make their own prints. Cooperstown Art Association. Call 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com/for-kids.html