Spencertown

Colibri poppies - multicolored poppie bouquet
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  Spencertown Academy Art Center’s 15th Annual Hidden Gardens Events include the Annual Garden Gallery Show, Twilight in the Garden Party, Garden Lecture, and Hidden Garden Tour, and Garden Market on the Green.

The Garden Lecture, Hidden Garden Tour, and Garden Market will take place on June 15. The lecture will be delivered by Jenny Elliot of Tiny Hearts Farm in Copake, New York. Tiny Hearts Farm offers organically grown flowers in the Hudson Valley and in the Hidden Garden’s Lecture, Jenny Elliot will talk about incorporating cut flowers into all sizes and styles of gardens.

Jenny Elliot joined us along with co-chair of Hidden Gardens, Madaline Sparks.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 13th annual Festival of Books takes place over Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 3.

The Festival features a giant used book sale, two days of discussions with and readings by esteemed authors, and a children’s program.

Authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing. The Festival, which began in 2006 as a book sale to raise funds for the Academy’s community arts programs, has grown into one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated cultural events of the year. Academy Board member and event co-chair David Highfill is here to tell us more.

Old Methodist Church, New Austerlitz Town Hall
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A Columbia County town is celebrating its bicentennial this weekend.

Established in 1818, the town of Austerlitz, which includes the hamlet of Spencertown, will be celebrating its 200th birthday with a gala weekend.  Events include a community picnic, live music, an antique car show and tours of historic houses.