Canastota Community Band to perform June 29

The Canastota Community Band will perform a traditional summertime band concert Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the International Boxing Hall of Fame Pavilion as part of the Canastota Parks and Recreation Commission’s Summer Concert Series.

The program will consist of marches, ballads, show tunes and patriotic pieces to celebrate July 4. This […]

Utica Public Library to host free two-session poetry class

The Utica Public Library will host a free two-session class entitled “Introduction to Poetry Writing” Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. The class will introduce participants to all the basics of composing poetry. The instructor will be author, poet and educator Suzanne Richardson, assistant professor of English at Utica College.

Registration is required. […]

Words & Pictures, A Memorial Contest in honor of Rebecca Eddy

Poetry and art workshops announced

Words & Pictures, a Memorial Contest in honor of Rebecca Eddy is getting underway with a series of workshops. Poetry and Art workshops will be offered for participants in the month of July.

“We have entirely revamped the contest this year,” said Library Director Liz Metzger.

This year, entries will […]

Utica Library announces photography contest winners

On Tuesday, June 20, the Utica Public Library announced the winners of its fourth annual Photography Contest for adults at a reception in the library gallery.

Pictured from left are winners Lisa Cooper (Best of Show), Sam McManus (Best Social Commentary), Terry Ann DeLude (Best B&W-tie), Jan Coffin (Best Striking Use of Color), Christina Hopkins […]

Oneida announces summer concert series

July 13th Joe Angerosa Memories of Elvis @ Higinbotham Park (Rain Date July 17)

July 20th Fritz’s Polka Band Polka @ Historical Society (Rain Date July 24)

July 27th Old Clay Stone Variety of Music and @ Higinbotham Park (Rain Date July 31) Artist

August 3rd Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon Country @ Higinbotham […]

OPL art workshop moves outdoors in July

Oneida Public Library has engaged the intrepid artist and teacher Carol Cotten to follow the trail of the French Impressionists in a free weekly Art Workshop en plein air for adults on Wednesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, July 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Cotten will be meeting students in scenic spots in the […]

2017 Oz Parade Winners

Specialty Awards

Judge’s Choice: Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Best Presentation of Theme: Community Bank Best Musical Presentation: Syracuse Elk’s Club Drumline Crowd Pleaser: Downbeat Percussion Most Creative: The Grand Ozziest: Oneida Indian Nation

High Score Winners

Wee Bears Preschool Upstate Independent Drum & Bugle Corp Bolivar Road Elementary School Central Square Middle School Marching Band Penn […]

Players of Utica announces its 105th season

The Players of Utica proudly announces its 105th season — showcasing a variety of theatrical experiences through three musical productions and two plays.

The season starts off with the comical hit, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical focuses on six quirky adolescents as they prep for an event sponsored by three equally […]

CNY Fiber Arts Festival June 10 and 11

The CNY Fiber Arts Festival will return to Bouckville June 10 and 11, bringing activities for the whole family, a view into local agriculture, a little history, animals, music, food, and inspiration for artists and crafters. The festival celebrates fiber animals – sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, and Angora rabbits – and the fiber arts: spinning, […]

‘SHOUT! The Mod Musical’ phenomenal all-female cast in a not-to-be-missed production

Players of Utica concludes its 104th season with SHOUT! The Mod Musical, by Philip George and David Lowenstein, direct by Dan Fusillo.

SHOUT! The Mod Musical brings back the smashing sounds that made England swing in the 60s. It is a fast-paced musical journey through the era’s hip-swiveling pop hits that made musical legends of […]

Catherine Bennett exhibit planned

“Overcoming Obstacles” – Collage and watercolor by Catherine Bennett

The Griffing Gallery of the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main Street, Oneida, will be showcasing the recent watercolor and collage work of local artist, Catherine Bennett, began May 31 and continuing through the end of June. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from […]

Auditions: 2017 Loomis Gang train robberies aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Players-to-Go of Players of Utica announces open auditions for the 2017 Loomis Gang Train Robberies aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Auditions will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Players of Utica Theatre, 1108 State St., Utica, at 6 p.m.

Shows are every Wednesday for nine weeks from July 5, 2017, through Aug. 30, 2017, […]