FIBER ARTS WEEKEND – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit for demonstration and hands-on activities in everything from spinning to weaving to quilting with local groups on hand to discuss the art. Admission, $15/adult. The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450 or visit farmersmuseum.org
Michael Federov, of Maryland, NY, will informally discuss his climate change paintings with gallery visitors in Brave New World at the Art Garage, Saturday September 17, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. Free admission.
Guests are invited to bring their curiosity, concerns, questions and comments.
Brave New World, an exhibit featuring the works of artists Lewis Danielski and Michael Federov, opened at The Art Garage on Beaver Meadow Road in Middlefield on Saturday, August 20.
In Brave New World, Mr. Danielski presents a range of work along with artist Michael Fedorov. Mr. Danielski grew up in Indonesia, but his grandparents were long-time Cooperstown residents, so he spent many summers and holidays in the region.
ARTIST TALK – 4 p.m. Discuss and tour the current exhibit ‘Brave New World’ with artist Lewis Danielski. Free admission, reservation recommended. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 315-941-9607 or visit facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm St. Cooperstown. 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org
SUMMER SUNDAYS – 1 – 3 p.m. Local history presentation ‘A Geological History Beneath the Swart-Wilcox House’ by Dr. Robert & Johanna Titus. Free, open to the public. Bring your own mask, folding chair. Handicapped accessible. Held on the front lawn at The Swart Wilcox Museum, Wilcox Ave., Oneonta. 607-287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/summer-schedule/
CONCERT SERIES – 7 p.m. Bring the kids, a chair and some blankets for fun evening featuring a performance by The Steve Fabrizio Ensemble band. By the bandstand, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-0680 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontarec
BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. View annual ‘We Love Our Lake’ decorated boat parade this Independence Day weekend. This years theme is ‘Our Lake’s a Treasure’ and all boats are welcome. Meet at 3 mile point or join up on the way behind the Otsego Lake Association pontoon boat south along Otsego Lake’s West Shore. Concludes at Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.otsegolakeassociation.org
APPRECIATION CONCERT – 4 p.m. Glimmerglass Festival to hold a season preview concert to appreciate the Springfield Community. Listen to some highlights from the coming opera season. Proceeds benefit the Springfield 4th of July Parade. Tickets, $5/person available from the Convenience Corner Store at US-20 and St. Rt. 80 in Springfield or at the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, Cooperstown. Held at the Alice Busch Opera Theater, 7300 St. Rt. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2255 or visit www.facebook.com/SpringfieldParade/
ARTIST TALK – 4 p.m. Discuss the exhibit ‘The Colors of Green’ with a panel of contributing artists. Reservations required. Free admission. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown
BLOOD DRIVE – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elm Park Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org
ARTIST TALK – Noon. Californian, Marcus Villagran on Surrealism, the Pacific Northwest and Majolica. Hybrid-zoom-at-noon program. Contact gallery for zoom link by March 29. Limited in-person reservations also accepted. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 315-941-9607 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown
EXHIBIT OPENING – 5 – 7 p.m. Celebrate opening of mid-winter show featuring painting, sculpture, and ceramics by local artists Lucia Phillips, Marcus Villagran, more. On view Saturdays thru 4/5, or by appointment. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 315-941-9607 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown
ART EXHIBIT – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by or make an appointment to view works in exhibits ‘Tom Nussbaum: Art & Objects, 1962-2021’ fun for all ages, includes a pop up show, & ‘The East Orange NJ BLM Project’ a film and art show by 5 of the muralists. Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
ART OPENING – 4 – 6 p.m. Celebrate the 3rd entry in the ongoing art series ‘High Alert, Artists Speak Out on social justice.’ This time enjoy a preview of a 2021 in-progress documentary on the creation of a 9000 sq. ft. mural in NJ and works by 5 of the muralists will be on display on the walls. All welcome. The Art Garage, 689 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. 607-547-5327 or visit www.facebook.com/TheArtGarageCooperstown/
A letter addressed only to “Nana, Springfield Center,” from her relative “Graham” has the town of Springfield searching.
According to officials at the Springfield Center Post Office, attempts to locate Graham’s Nana have been unsuccessful so far and their hope is a larger audience will help ensure letter delivery.
Art Garage to host Black Lives Matter project from N.J.
An East Orange New Jersey Black Lives Matter Project takes center bay at The Art Garage on Saturday Aug, 14 with an opening from 4 to 6 p.m., at 689 Beaver Meadow Road. The opening is free and everyone is invited to attend.
BEACH CONCERT – 7 p.m. Bring out your lawnchair to enjoy a concert by the Cooperstown Community Band. Also on hand will be the Cherry Valley-Springfield class of 2023 hosting a bake sale. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown. 607-547-8662 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerglassStatePark/