Otsego County Events
Otsego County Chamber
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS — 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join Oneonta Common Council members for coffee & chat. Starting Aug. 25: moving back to Main Street Creamery, 254 Main St., Oneonta.
TOASTMASTERS– 6-7 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Improve speaking and leadership skills in supportive club. Green Earth Market, 4 Market St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.toastmastersclubs.org
AL-ANON MEETING – 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Support meeting for the families and friends of Alcoholics or those suffering from chemical addictions. Focus Nursing Home, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Rd., Cooperstown.
ONEONTA FARMERS MARKET – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Market runs indoors at Main St. Garage Walkway during winter, outdoors on Muller Plaza during summer. Main St, Oneonta. Info, www.oneontafarmersmarket.com
EVERY SATURDAY THRU OCOTOBER; Cooperstown Blues Express Join us for a 3 Hour Rockin' Blues Party
every Saturday night featuring some of the best bands in upstate N.Y. Riders can enjoy food and drink. Full cash bar with beer and wines. Passengers must be 21 with valid I.D. to ride. 607-432-2429 Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad 136 East Main Street, State Route 166 Milford
JULY 1; HYDE HALL TOURS OPEN by Reservation Only. Masks Required | Limit Group Size to 6 | Physical Distancing | Enhanced Sanitation and Protection | Contactless Tickets Sales
Tours are available by reservation only, and with a strict limit of six guests per tour. Starting Wednesday (July 1st), tours will run daily—on the hour—between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (The last tour of the day begins at 3 p.m.)
Call (607) 547-5098 Extension 7 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Hyde Hall team members are prepared to assist you in selecting the best time to schedule your visit. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled visit. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. https://hydehall.org
August 14-16; Civil War Weekend. Lice, Mice, and Nothing Nice. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Free and Open to the Public *Mansion Tour Available at Regular Cost. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. https://hydehall.org
AUGUST 21; 5PM: Artists of the Glimmerglass Festival Concert Tickets will be available through the Hyde Hall online store. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. https://hydehall.org
August 22; Eleanor Returns Across the Barrier of Fear. A One-women play on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. Time & Price TBD; Reservations Required. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. https://hydehall.org
September 7; 6PM: Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman. Enjoy a charming evening of Traditional Celtic and Folk, Contemporary Celtic, and Jazz Instrumental with Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, world-class musicians. The duo, recently awarded “Concert of the Year” and Chris named "Male Musician of the Year" in the 2019 Live Ireland Awards, have visited Cooperstown twice before and return this time at Hyde Hall for a concert to remember. The Irish Times calls their work "music of fire and brilliance from the hi-wire act in traditional music" (learn more Here or Listen Now ). Dirty Linen USA refers to the pair a "blazing guitar and dancing harp." Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown
SEPTEMBER 12; 7PM: Get Lit! Speciality Themed Lighting Tour with Historic Cocktails $30; Reservations Required. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown
SEPTEMBER 13; Chatham Baroque. Baroque Concert. Time & Price TBD; Reservations Required. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown
September 15; 5:30PM: Chatham Baroque's Mediterranean Odyssey. Join Chatham Baroque for a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean and enjoy graceful minuets from France, lively ciaconnas from Italy, and sultry jacaras from Spain as the members of this world-famous early music group perform in Hyde Hall's drawing room. The program includes works by Senaillé, Castello, Corelli, and Vivaldi. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown
SEPTEMBER 21; 5:30PM: Chatham Baroque Hear members of this world-famous group perform in Hyde Hall’s fabulous Drawing Room. Tickets will be available through the Hyde Hall online store. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. https://hydehall.org
SEPTEMBER 21; 10AM: Children's Activity on Oneontans and the Gold Rush. The Greater Oneonta Historical Society's Children’s Programming Committee will present a free event at the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main Street. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12, the activity will provide interactive experiences relating to the History Center's current exhibition, “The Oneonta ’49ers", about the six local men who left for California and the Gold Rush in 1849. The activities will include learning about the lifestyle and hardships of these daring men through multimedia, an exhibition hunt, and a hands-on clay workshop. The workshop will be led by Jacqui Hauser, the owner of the Studio for Art and Craft. In it, children will learn about, decorate, and take home a clay vessel similar to a type used by the ’49ers. Refreshments will be provided. As space is limited, reservations are required. Reserve space(s) by contacting (607) 432-0960 or info@OneontaHistory.org or by visiting the History Center.
OCTOBER 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26; Hyde & Shriek! Candlelight Ghost Tours Visit all the spooky places in the Mansion where ghostly manifestations have been reported for over 150 years – including those identified by Ghosthunters(c) in their Halloween special on the SyFy network. Reservations required; tickets will be available through the Hyde Hall online store. These tours sell out fast so don't delay! Tricks and treats for Halloween! Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. https://hydehall.org
October 6; 4:30PM: Macabre Music Concert with the Musicians of Ma'alwyck, Hyde & Shriek Ghost Tour, and Harvest Dinner. Reserve your place for a hauntingly delightful evening with a Macabre Music Concert with the Musicians of Ma'alwyck, a Hyde and Shriek Ghost Tour and a Harvest Dinner. The Concert: A program of scary music featuring works for voice and instrumental sextet of John Williams, Arthur Foote, Richard Einhorn, Gerald Finzi, and Camille Saint-Saens. The concert includes the world premiere of the Hyde Sextet of Max Caplan. Inspired by the ghost stories of Hyde Hall, the work scored for flute, harp and string quartet is reminiscent of the grotesque scherzo movements of Gustav Mahler. Caplan is a noted ascendant composer, whose suffrage-themed opera Aleda was premiered in June of 2018. Musicians of Ma'alwyck is delighted to bring this fun, eerie program to Hyde Hall. Who knows, maybe the ghosts will drop in to hear it! After the Concert (for diners only): Before sitting down to feast, you will be treated to a Hyde & Shriek Ghost Tour of Hyde Hall and visit the most haunted parts of the mansion. After a thorough spooking, the Harvest Dinner begins with menu options of Vegetable Lasagna Roulade, Chicken Waterford and Pork Osso Bucco. Hyde Hall, Inc. 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown
OCTOBER 6; 3PM: "CALL ME ISHMAEL”: CARLETON WATKINS' REMARKABLE JOURNEY. Naef is curator emeritus and founding curator of photographs of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He has written several books on the history and art of photography, including the award-winning Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs with Christine Hult-Lewis (2011). "Call me Ismael": Carleton Watkins' Remarkable Journey" is related to the History Center's current exhibition on the six men who left Oneonta in 1849 for California and the Gold Rush. Weston Naef sent GOHS the following information about his talk: “Of the six men who left Otsego County in the winter of 1849, Watkins was the best traveled and most colorful one of that group. I will discuss the scope of his travels that include several return visits to his birthplace, Oneonta. My remarks will be phrased in the context of Herman Melville's amazing novel, Moby Dick, that was being written in 1848 and 1849, just when Watkins and the others were planning their journey to California.” The event is free and open to the public. "The Oneonta '49ers exhibition will continue through November 23. For more information, contact (607) 432-0960 or info@OneontaHistory.org. Sponsored by The Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) Oneonta History Center, 183 Main Street, Oneonta.
OCTOBER 12; 8:30 AM: Cupola 5K hosted by Bassett Healthcare Network! Pre-register at itsyourrace.com. Entry fee is $20 per person if received on or before Oct. 5 or $30 per person on event day. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m, event starts at 10 a.m. More details at Bassett.org/cupola5k. Proceeds to benefit the Fieldstone Fund. Race location: The Clark Sports Center, 124 County Highway 52, Cooperstown.
NOVEMBER 5 - 11; A Road Less Traveled is the theme for this year's Glimmerglass Film Days. Due to COVID-19, we will be presenting Film Days online. Curator Peggy Parsons and the Film Days Steering Committee are building a slate of films you'll want to watch, ponder, and discuss. You'll meet mavericks, pioneers, dreamers, and doers and hear stories of revival, perseverance, injustice, and the human spirit. We also plan to offer filmmaker talks, a hallmark of Film Days. We realize that this is a big change, and invite you to travel with us to the online version of Glimmerglass Film Days. We value your thoughts and input, and welcome you to complete this short survey. Glimmerglass 101 Main Street, Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown
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