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Spencertown Academy Festival of Books, Labor Day Weekend 2019

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The annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community. For three days in early September we welcome outstanding writers and poets and nearly 2,000 readers and book-lovers to our 1847 schoolhouse in rural Columbia County. This year’s festival will feature a visit from Froggy on Saturday morning for the kids.

The festival opens Friday with Members’ Only Preview Day, giving members and their guests early access to the book rooms. Admission is free for members, $10 for each member guest. Membership has its privileges! Join now to ensure early access, or purchase a membership at the door on Friday. Members also receive one or more free book(s), and may celebrate their purchases at an evening wine and cheese reception.

All other programming on Saturday, Sunday and Monday — book sales, children’s program and author presentations – is free to all.

DATES/TIMES:
Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2019

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LOCATION
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Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY 12165


MORE
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Phone: (518) 392-3693

 

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Spencertown Academy 2019 Hidden Gardens Tour & Garden Market, Jun 15

Spencertown Academy’s annual summer celebration of the art of the garden happens tomorrow (Saturday, June 15th). This year the self-guided garden tour showcases six private gardens in the hamlets of Spencertown and Old Chatham, NY.

A variety of garden styles will be on display on the tour: the perennial, herb, and pool gardens of a 1770s center hall colonial home ornamented with rustic fencing, pergolas, and arbors; a recently installed meadow with 1000 native plants; a cloistered rose garden and formal courtyard parterre; a productive kitchen and cutting garden; a charming retreat featuring an award-winning design; a two hundred-acre former horse farm with an English courtyard garden, multiple ponds, sweeping views, and massive islands of perennials, specimen trees, shrubs, and more.

Also happening on Saturday is the Garden Market on The Green at the Spencertown Village Green. This year’s market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice, plus shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. A percentage of all sales benefit the Academy. Food trucks will be on hand offering breakfast and lunch choices including Arturo’s at Micosta with crepes, coffee, fruit salad, organic juices, and vegetarian quesadillas, and Larry’s Food will be serving breakfast sandwiches and jerk chicken with rice and veggies, as well as an ice cream sundae booth staffed by Academy members.

 

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Tour: 10am – 4pm. Maps available from 9am to 2pm.
Market: 9am – 3pm
The tour will take place rain or shine

LOCATION:
Day-of garden tickets and garden maps will be available at the Academy.
The Garden Market will take place at the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy.
Spencertown Academy
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY

ADMISSION:
Tour: $35 in advance, $40 day of.
Market: Free
Visit https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=2a0e7f to purchase tickets.
Various package rates involving multiple events are also available.

MORE:
For more info on additional Hidden Garden Events, plus a list of the Market vendors, visit https://spencertownacademy.org/annual-events/hidden-gardens/

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Phone: (518) 392-3693

 

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Spencertown Academy Annual Garden Gallery Show: ‘Gardens of Delight’

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Gardens of Delight,” a unique visual arts celebration of spring, and a special addition to Spencertown Academy’s popular Hidden Gardens events. Featuring the work of seven invited artists from NY, MA and CT, the artwork depicts sumptuous, as well as playful garden imagery. The artists use styles ranging from Realism to Impressionism and Abstraction and the media is also as varied and exciting.

DATES/TIMES:
Saturdays and Sundays, May 18 – June 16, 2019 / 1pm – 5pm

LOCATION:
Spencertown Academy Arts Center Gallery
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY 12165

MORE:
spencertownacademy.org
facebook.com/SpencertownAcademy
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518.392.3693
info@spencertownacademy.org

 

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Spencertown Academy Members’ Art Show Opening, Apr 13

Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents its 4th Annual Members’ Art Show and Opening Reception. This popular annual show begins the Gallery season, and is bigger than ever. Work will be shown, in all mediums, by over 50 Academy artists.

The show was launched in 2016, as an experiment, and a gift from the Academy to its talented members in the visual arts. The show was so well received that new members have joined just so that they could be part of this year’s show. The Academy will hold an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 13, and the show will remain on display through May 5.

DATES & HOURS:
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 2019 / 3pm – 5pm
Art Show: April 13 through May 5

ADMISSION:
Admission is free.

LOCATION:
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY 12165

MORE:
spencertownacademy.org
facebook.com/SpencertownAcademy
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518.392.3693
info@spencertownacademy.org

 

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Ana Egge and Alec Spiegelman at Spencertown Academy, Mar 30

 

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center and it’s ongoing series, ‘Roots’, presents Ana Egge and Alec Spiegelman. Singer-songwriter, Americana, roots artist – Shawn Colvin claims, “Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” And, says USA Today, “[Ana] can write and sing rings around” her contemporaries. See Ana here.

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, March 30, 2019 / 8pm

ADMISSION:
$20 adults, $10 students, $15 members
Tickets available here.

LOCATION:
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY 12165

MORE:
facebook.com/SpencertownAcademy
info@spencertownacademy.org
518.392.3693

 

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