6th Annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival

Date: October 14, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium, 514 US-20, Sharon Springs, NY 13459
Organizer: Klinkhart Hall Arts Center
Email address: INFO@KLINKHART.ORG
Klinkhart Hall

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center is pleased to announce the 6th annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival, live and in-person and with another brilliant line-up of poets!

Jennifer Grotz, Joyce Carol Oates, and Terrance Hayes will join Festival founder Paul Muldoon on Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15, 2022.

POETRY READING 

On Friday night, October 14, at 7:30 PM each of our guest poets Joyce Carol OatesJennifer Grotz, and Terrance Hayes will present a public reading in the auditorium of the Sharon Springs Central School. Afterward, you’ll be able to meet the poets in the lobby, purchase a copy of one of their books — which they will gladly sign — and meet your fellow poetry lovers. This event is free and open to the public.

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

As always, the Sharon Springs Poetry Festival includes one very special event that is not open to the public . . .

Paul Muldoon and the three guest poets will conduct poetry workshops for students in local area schools. Sharon Springs Central School will host and coordinate the event, and this year’s student participants will be from Sharon Springs, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Cooperstown, and Canajoharie. 

Why are such well-known and accomplished poets willing to do this? Because, like us, they know it is important. Like us, they believe that the arts are essential and that they contribute in direct and tangible ways to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. What better way to show our commitment to these lofty ideals than to support the work and enthusiasm of our students & teachers?

More about the poets, along with complete Festival schedule & details at klinkharthall.org/poetry-festival-2022/

“Muldoon’s Picnic” — A Literature & Music Extravaganza!

Date: September 10, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium, 514 US-20, Sharon Springs, NY 13459
Organizer: Klinkhart Hall Arts Center
Email address: INFO@KLINKHART.ORG
Klinkhart Hall

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center presents . . . “Muldoon’s Picnic”
Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM 
Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium
Sharon Springs, NY
Tickets $20 per person, online or at the door (subject to availability)

“OK, it’s not actually a picnic but a music & literature extravaganza”
Time Out New York

Named after a popular New York vaudeville act and an Irish-American knockabout farce from the 1880s, Muldoon’s Picnic is an entertainment devised, developed, and hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary at the Irish Arts Center in New York City, the Picnic has also toured widely in Ireland, most recently in August 2022. It will arrive in Sharon Springs NY on Saturday, September 10, 2022, before returning to take up residence in New York.

Billed as a mixum-gatherum of poetry, prose, and music, Muldoon’s Picnic has featured appearances by hundreds of artists. In addition to the “house band” Rogue Oliphant, the Sharon Springs Picnic will feature renowned musicians Richard Thompson and Zara Phillips along with poet Patricia Smith and, of course, poet Paul Muldoon himself.

https://klinkharthall.org/picnic/

Early Technology Day

Date: October 15, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: iroquois Museum P.O. Box 7 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave, NY 12092
Organizer: Iroquois Museum
Phone: (518) 296-8949
Iroquois Museum

Saturday, October 15 from 10 to 4

Visitors can watch and participate in the process of flint knapping (the ancient art of making chipped stone tools), fire making, cordage making, atlatl spear throwing and early archery.  There will be displays of projectile points, tools, and local archaeological finds from the Museum’s archaeology department.  Think you've found an artifact? Please bring it with you and the Museum’s experts will be glad to try to identify it for you.

These events are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature,  and friends and members of the Iroquois Museum. For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org

39th Annual Iroquois Festival

Start date: September 3, 2022
End date: September 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Iroquois Museum P.O. Box 7 324 Caverns Road Howes Cave, NY 12092
Organizer: Iroquois Museum
Phone: (518) 296-8949
Iroquois Museum

Saturday, September 3 & Sunday, September 4, 2022 • 10am-5pm

Celebrate Iroquois creativity and self-expression while enjoying a weekend filled with exciting events and activities! 

Our annual festival features an Art Market open exclusively to Iroquois artists. Both contemporary and traditional art forms are showcased. With this much talent in one place, visitors are assured of finding a treasure to take home.

Other weekend highlights include traditional Iroquois social dances performed by The Sky Dancers from Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. You might even find yourself invited to the dance floor to participate! Onondaga storyteller Perry Ground returns with tales of daring feats and astounding adventures. Local wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will be in attendance to discuss wildlife conservation in our bioregion and display a variety of wild animals including birds of prey. The Museum’s archeology department will be available to help identify archeological finds and give demonstrations of flintknapping and other early technologies. There will be a children's area with art & traditional crafts activities, and an opportunity to sample some delectable Native foods from our Haudenosaunee food vendors!

Ticket Prices: 
Adults: $10
Children (5-17): $5
Children Under 5: Free
Museum Members: $8
Children of Museum Members: $4

These events are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature,  and friends and members of the Iroquois Museum. For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org

ARMOR AS A STATE OF MIND

Start date: July 30, 2022
End date: September 10, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Jeff Tufano Gallery, 548 Main St, Cobleskill, NY
Organizer: Jeff Tufano Gallery
Phone: (917)-717-1927
Schoharie County

ARTIST BRINGING ARMORED CHILDREN SCULPTURE TO COBLESKILL AS RESPONSE TO SCHOOL MASSACRES

Jeff Tufano Gallery, 548 Main St, Cobleskill, Schoharie County

July 30- Sept.10, 2022 • Weekends 12-4pm

“The continued slaughter of innocent schoolchildren has compelled me to reassemble 27 of my woven steel child-sized figures which have toured the world in the past." -- Kate Taverna

THE KIDS installation depicts a children’s playground from hell where armor-clad child sculptures form a tableau of aggressive games and activities, bullying, fighting, competing, climbing the walls. The anachronistic reference to medieval armor can also appear futuristic.

“It’s a war being waged on ourselves,” says Taverna, “and it’s escalating. That’s why I need to show this work now.”

The other half of the show presents another form of armor as a state of mind. Commenting on her visionary new pastel and charcoal drawings of SHELLS, Taverna explains: “I imagine them in motion and defending themselves against predators as well as the contaminated tides of our polluted oceans.”

Accompanying the drawings are large woven steel sculptures inspired by shells and sea life.

www.katetaverna.com/thekids

46th Annual Fall Antiques in Schoharie

Date: September 25, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 143 Depot Lane Schoharie NY 12157
Organizer: Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association
Email address: scha@midtel.net
Phone: 518-295-7505
Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association

The 46th Annual Fall Antiques in Schoharie event is all set for September 24 and 25, 2022. This fundraising event will benefit both the 1743 Palatine House and the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museums.

Free parking and Country Kitchen onsite. Admission is $6.

Also participating is the Heritage Crafters and Stony Creek Quilts and wovens. Approximately 100 antique vendors participate in this show so if you love antiques this is your Heaven.

46th Annual Fall Antiques in Schoharie

Date: September 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 143 Depot Lane Schoharie NY 12157
Organizer: Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association
Email address: scha@midtel.net
Phone: 518-295-7505
Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association

The 46th Annual Fall Antiques in Schoharie event is all set for September 24 and 25, 2022. This fundraising event will benefit both the 1743 Palatine House and the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museums.

Free parking and Country Kitchen onsite. Admission is $6.

Also participating is the Heritage Crafters and Stony Creek Quilts and wovens. Approximately 100 antique vendors participate in this show so if you love antiques this is your Heaven.

Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum Train Show

Date: September 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 143 Depot Lane Schoharie NY 12157
Organizer: Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association
Email address: scha@midtel.net
Phone: 518-295-7505
Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association

The museum will be open all day for this event.

There will be vendors selling all kinds of trains and train accessories. This is a fundraising event. Fees to the show are approximately $8 but entry to the museum is free with donations always appreciated. There will be a number of food trucks on premise during the show.

We are still accepting vendor applications. This is an indoor (unheated) event and the vendor spaces are $25 per table (max of 6 tables). You can email or call for additional information.

John Jackson Whimsical Sculpture Exhibit

John Jackson, Whimsical Sculptures Exhibit

Start date: August 6, 2022
End date: August 7, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: The Judd Hall 163 Main St, Jefferson, NY 12093
Organizer: Jefferson Historical Society
Jefferson Historical Society

Treat yourself to the whimsy of John Jackson during his Whimsical Metal Sculpture Exhibit. Folk art created from junk portraying animals, birds, musicians, dancers, masks, sports men and women and anything else that comes to mind. With a little haiku thrown in.

You can also view the exhibit on Friday-Sunday, August 12-14, at 1pm-5pm at Judd Hall, 163 Main St, Jefferson.

"This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts da CREATE Council for the Arts."

John Jackson, Whimsical Sculptures Exhibit

Date: August 5, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Judd Hall 163 Main St, Jefferson, NY 12093
Organizer: Jefferson Historical Society
Jefferson Historical Society

Treat yourself to the whimsy of John Jackson during his Whimsical Metal Sculpture Exhibit. Folk art created from junk portraying animals, birds, musicians, dancers, masks, sports men and women and anything else that comes to mind. With a little haiku thrown in.

"This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts da CREATE Council for the Arts."