Cooperstown Organizations Start a New Holiday Tradition
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown is pleased to present two Glimmer Globe Theatre performances of Charles Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 15. The play tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three ghosts show him the error of his ways. Excerpts from the show will also be performed the day before at the museum’s Candlelight Evening.
“This exciting holiday event will mark the first major collaboration between our museum and Smithy Center for the Arts. We both hope to establish an annual holiday tradition with the show,” commented Todd Kenyon, Director of Marketing at The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum. Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Join us for one of the region’s best-loved holiday traditions, Candlelight Evening, to be held Saturday, December 14, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.
Music and live performances bring Candlelight Evening to life. “A Living Nativity” is presented by members of the congregation of Christ Episcopal Church. Excerpts from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol are performed by the cast of the Glimmer Globe Theatre production. Traditional holiday favorites are sung by the Catskill Chamber Singers and the Ah Coopella Singing Group. Holiday favorites are played by local school bands. Best of all, visitors can join in singing with carolers in the midst of our candle-lit historic buildings! Read more »
Thanksgiving at the Farm
Nov. 29-30, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s when The Farmers’ Museum re-opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following the holiday: November 29 and 30 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Farmers’ Museum is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Visitors will see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the tavern green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training. Read more »
Witness fresh, sweet cider made the old-fashioned way at the Fly Creek Cider Mill as they start the press just minutes from Cooperstown, NY.
Fly Creek, N.Y. - The Fly Creek Cider Mill’s Boomer and Boschert press will once again come to life this Saturday September 7th maintaining an autumn tradition for 157 years in the Upstate New York hamlet of Fly Creek just minutes from Cooperstown.
Known for its historically authentic machinery the Mill makes its cider in the traditional rack-and-cloth method using the power of water and an antique Waterloo Boy Engine. Visitors can witness the entire production in the Cider Gallery overlooking the original equipment while operators demonstrate the cider-making technique and explain the process. Read more »
September 14-15, 2013, from 10 am-5 pm
Cooperstown, N.Y. - A perfect blend of new attractions and trusted favorites make the 35th annual Harvest Festival at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown the most entertaining celebration of fall. Taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this event is a regional favorite, bringing together a wide range of performers, artisans, and exhibitors.
A new Festival Tent will feature live performances and family activities such as crafts, demonstrations, story time, and contests - all under one roof. Performances include Generation CMC, a group of Congolese and Rwandan dancers (Saturday), and the Gravelyard Bluegrass Band (Sunday). Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, celebrates its fifteenth anniversary season this summer with concerts by leading classical artists. Three Festival concerts will be held on Wednesday evenings in August in the Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY.
Vienna is the focus of two Festival concerts on August 7 with the Amphion String Quartet, flutist Linda Chesis and clarinetist Mingzhe Wang, and on August 14 with the Walden Chamber Players. “I was curious to explore how Viennese culture inspired three centuries of important composers and continues into the 21st century,” explains Chesis. Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents the REBEL Baroque Ensemble with guest Leon Schelhase, harpsichord on Sunday, August 4, at 3 pm at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. The program, BAROCCO: MUSICAL TREASURES OF THE 17th & 18th CENTURIES, features works by Corelli, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Telemann.
REBEL features Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer, violins & directors, and John Moran, violoncello. Named after the innovative French Baroque composer Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747), REBEL has performed in many European cities as well as U.S. venues Read more »