April, 2015
29—29 Albert L. Brockway: An Architectural Career
Elizabeth Crawford addresses "Albert L. Brockway: An Architectural Career." Known locally for the Oneida Ltd. Sales Office near the Mansion House, Brockway (1864-1933) was a classically-trained designer whose numerous residential and commercial projects in the Syracuse area are illustrated in photograph and blueprint. Crawford, an Associate with Crawford & Stearns, Architects and Preservation Planners, has preserved and rehabilitated hundreds of buildings across New York State.
May, 2015
2 Syracuse University Brass Ensemble
Join the Holy Cross Academy Choirs as they host the heralded Syracuse University Brass Ensemble on Saturday May 2 at 7:00pm at St. Josephs Catholic Church (121 St. Joseph Pl., Oneida, NY). The renowned ensemble under the baton of Dr. James Spencer boasts more than 40 brass players and percussionists, many of whom are doctors, lawyers, and teachers by day and semi-professional musicians by night. Also featured will be the award winning choirs of Holy Cross Academy directed by Scott Rutledge. Tickets are $10 with proceeds to benefit the HCA music program. Visit holycrossacademy.com or call (315) 363-1669 for ticket information.
6—6 Ward Wellington Ward: CNY Architect of the Arts & Crafts Mov
Bill Bowen presents "Ward Wellington Ward: Central New York Architect of the Arts and Crafts Movement." Inspired by a wide range of eclectic, early twentieth-century styles, this Syracuse designer (1875-1932) was hailed for his use of handcrafted materials still in evidence in homes near the Mansion House. Bowen, of the Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York, is a recognized authority on Ward, the Stickleys, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Arts and Crafts phenomenon.
9 Bark For Life
A Canine event with dog walk, games, demonstrations, vendors, food, and fun! 10am - 12:30pm at Allen Park, Oneida. $10 per dog prior to event and $15 at event. Benefits Madison Relay For Life
12 Tuesdays on the Towpath: Oneida
(315) 687-3801
3rd Anniversary of the award winning Tuesdays on the Towpath - a series of eight recreational bike rides on the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park Towpath. Bring your bike and join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, May-August. All rides begin at 6pm and are about 10 miles. We welcome all riders. Helmets required. Before each ride, find route details on the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Facebook page. The first ride of the year is May 12th, 6pm in Oneida! Meet at Oneida Commons located at 157 Cedar St, Oneida, NY.
13—13 The Architecture of Theodore Skinner
Giles Wayland-Smith discusses works by Theodore Skinner (1878-1944), an Oneida Community-born architect who apprenticed with the architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White. Skinner's local designs of the early 1900s show a classical bent tastefully adapted to client preference and physical context. A descendant both of Skinner and of the Oneida Community, Dr. Wayland-Smith is an emeritus professor of Allegheny College and long-term trustee of the Oneida Community Mansion House.
17 Give Me Music!
The Oneida Area Civic Chorale will present Give Me Music! at 4:00 PM at the Oneida High School. The concert will celebrate the 20th year with the OACC of Director Kimberly Nethaway and piano accompanists Heather O'onnell and Bernadette VanValkenburg. The program will feature favorite musical selections from the past 20 years, as well as a newly commissioned piece by Samuel Pellman. Tickets for the concerts are $10 and are available from Chorale members, at W.J. Hinman Jewelers, 115 Main St., Oneida, or by calling Beth at 697-3377.
17 Wolf Oak Acres Open House and Bridal Show
This bridal show will feature the new Wolf Oak Acres' venue as a day of event. It is open and free to the public. A bridal show featuring 30+ vendors will be inside. Horse drawn carriage rides around the grounds. Swag bags to the first 250 pre-regsistered brides. 11-4pm this will be an event you won't want to miss!
30—31 Madison County Relay For Life
2015 Relay Theme: "Cowboy Up!" Join us in activities, entertainment, food, and fundraising throughout the day and night. Saturday 2:00pm through Sunday 7am at the Oneida High School Track. Supporting the American Cancer Society
July, 2015
25—25 Open Farm Day
Madison County
Open Farm Day is your chance to visit working farms and meet local farmers. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy farm tours and demonstrations, animals, product tastings and more!
October, 2015
10—10 An Evening with Tom Rush
Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the 60s and the renaissance of the 80s and 90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Tom is now celebrating his 52nd year on stage and in the studio, still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing passionately, tenderly knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. OCMH Members, $35, Non-members, $40, At the Door, $45. A special thanks to our lead sponsor, Oneida Financial Corp., and to International Wire and the Gifford Foundation for making this concert possible. Special VIP dinner with Tom Rush before the concert, limited seating $100 includes dinner at Kenwood and Vine and reserved concert seating. Call for tickets/reservations.
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