Erie Canalway Photo Contest – Call for Entries

Deadline for Entries is Aug. 31, 2017

As New York celebrates the 200th anniversary of the building of the Erie Canal in 2017, amateur and professional photographers are invited to capture the canal corridor’s distinctive sense of place for the 12th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning photos will be featured in the 2018 Erie […]

CORRECTED DATE: ‘State Fair’ to be Chittenango Summer Musical Theatre’s 10th production

On Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., at Chittenango High School, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the CSMT’s 10th summer production, ‘State Fair!’

Originally based on Phil Strong’s novel of the same name, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair was the only musical they […]

Players of Utica summer showcase continues with two one-acts

“Full Circle” and “Lepers” By Local Playwright Robert Barone coming Aug. 11 through 13

Players of Utica continues its 2017 Summer Showcase of original plays with two one-act dramas by Robert Barone—Full Circle and Lepers—Aug. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.

In Full Circle, directed by Josh Beckinsale, two […]

Concert for a Cause planned

Concert for a Cause returns to the Nelson Odeon Sunday, Sept. 10, with the Jefferson Quartet featuring Allan Kolsky, principal clarinetist with the Syracuse Symphoria. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the 7 pm show. The concert will feature classical chamber music by Mozart, Dvorak and Nikola Resanovic.

Concert for a Cause began in 2017 […]

Words & Pictures, a memorial contest in honor of Rebecca Eddy

All local poets and artists are encouraged to submit their entries to the Canastota Public Library’s Words & Pictures Contest, a memorial for Rebecca Eddy.

This year, entries will be accepted in poetry and art. There is also a theme for the contest. This year’s theme was selected in cooperation with the Canal Town Museum […]

Trinity Episcopal Church to host a folk fest and camp-style sing-along

Trinity Singers & Friends rehearsing for the upcoming August 13th concert, directed and accompanied by Peg Nuspliger. Photo courtesy Laura Czajka.

Songsmith, Dan Berggren

There will be a summer Sunday folk fest and camp-style sing-along at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 124 Schuyler St., Boonville, featuring Dan Berggren with the Trinity Singers […]

Fritz’s Polka Band to perform again at largest free festival in the United States

Fritz’s Polka Band (sponsored by Coldcock Whiskey) from Verona will returns to Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 6. Fritz’s Polka Band will perform on the Festplatz Stage from 4 to 7 p.m. Musikfest is the largest free festival in the United States, as over 900,000 people attend this annual festival.

“The guys in Fritz’s […]

Ann Pangburn exhibit

The Kallet Civic Center Griffing Gallery will be displaying the watercolor work of local artist, Ann Pangburn, during the month of August. The gallery is located in the lobby of the Civic Center at 159 Main St. in downtown Oneida, and is open Mon-Fri, from 10 am – 2 pm. For the past five […]

Utica Zoo adds sculptural sign to the Parkway

Utica Zoo has installed a massive sculptural sign at the entrance featuring popular animals and native landscapes. Incorporated into this steel structure is a LED video board which allows for dynamic visual programming. This art installation was designed and created by Joel Grimaldi of Metallogix.

The original idea was spearheaded and fully funded by local […]

42nd Infantry Division Army National Guard Band tour begins in NYC this week

The New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division Band kick off their summer annual training concert tour with a free concert at the United Nations this Wednesday.

Bandmembers of the famed “Rainbow Division” 42nd Infantry appear in communities across New York State this summer. The concert tour, conducted as part of the unit’s annual […]

American Idiot opens today

A CNY Amateur Premier! The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century […]

Auditions July 23 through 25 at 7 p.m.

We are hosting open auditions for our December production of “1940s Radio Hour”. Director Patricia Catchouny is looking to fill most roles. Auditioners should bring their own sheet music to audition with 16 bars of a period (1930s/1940s) song. A pianist will be provided. Auditioners will also be asked to read. 7 male and […]