Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289



Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge.To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.


TAUNY Kids Create: Mini-Cheeseballs and Other Snacks with Rose Rivezzi

Wednesday, June 1, 3:30-5pm

$12 ($10 for TAUNY Friends)*

*(10% discount if you register for 3 or more out of the 4 spring workshops at once. More information about the series is available at this link .)


Get ready for Dairy Princess Weekend with this workshop, in which kids will learn to make a delicious savory treat using local cheddar and other fresh regional ingredients. Rose Rivezzi will show kids how to make these no-cook cheddar cream cheese balls, rolled in carrots or nuts, along with other fun and tasty summer snacks. Rose has done a number of kitchen demonstrations for TAUNY; she loves cooking within the season, putting food by, sharing food ideas and working with children and others to stir up excitement about good food made simply.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by calling 386-4289. For further information contact us by phone or at

Thank you to Nature’s Storehouse and Jreck Subs for their support of this workshop!

Dairy Princess Parade Day

Saturday, June 4

Throughout the day

Stop in and see what’s going on at The TAUNY Center before or after the parade!

Heritage in a Bottle: North Country Dairy Display

Tour the rich dairy heritage of the North Country through this collection of more than 50 bottles from dairies around the area, which will be presented along with related materials. This collection is part of an effort to document the history and collect community stories about the history of dairies in St. Lawrence County.

TAUNY Fundraiser Garage Sale

A rummage sale featuring a wide variety of items will take place both in front of the building and inside. Organized by the TAUNY Board of Directors, the sale features antiques and collectibles, linens, depression glass, a large selection of costume and vintage jewelry, books, kitchenware, household items, furniture, and some surprises. The sale begins at 10am and will continue until 4pm or until everything is sold. Members of the TAUNY Board and friends will be working the tables, and they encourage everyone to stop by to say hello and take home a treasure. All proceeds will support the work that TAUNY does in the community.

And of course, our exhibit, “Warmth, Remembrance, and Art: 200 Years of Quilts and Comforters in Northern New York,” includes around 70 quilts and their stories.

Campfire Jam with Barb Heller

A Nature Up North/TAUNY event

Thursday, June 9 OR June 16 (not quite confirmed yet)

7:30 pm till dark

Free and open to the public. S’mores provided!

Wachtmeister Field Station, St. Lawrence campus; directions below

Bring your guitar and your friends and family for a campfire sing/play -along jam featuring NCPR’s Barb Heller. Expertise NOT required...just 4 or 5 basic chords will do it. Barb will guide you through the chord changes, so just come and have a good time. We'll be playing and singing traditional campfire songs, with a few requests added. No pressure--just fun! S’more supplies are on the house. Come a few minutes early if you need help tuning up.

The campfire jam will be held at the Wachtmeister Field Station at the south end of the SLU campus in Canton. To get there, proceed south down Park St. past the campus athletic fields. Cross the wooden bow bridge over the Little River and take the first left into the field station parking lot. Coming from the south, it is the second driveway on the right after the Kunoco station as you approach Canton village.

Campfire jams are a TAUNY/Nature Up North collaboration.
Photo: courtesy of Nature Up North

Create Scarecrows!

A Canton Recreation Department Event, Co-sponsored by littleGrasse Foodworks and TAUNY

Wednesday, June 29


Taylor Park, Canton

Sign up through the Canton Recreation Department; 315-386-3992

Bring a bag lunch for a picnic

Hey rising 6th-8th graders, how about spending a summer day at Taylor Park making scarecrows with your friends to help our local gardeners and farmers? Have fun creating scarecrows, work with high school team leaders, learn more about locally grown foods, recycle used materials, and help contribute to our regional agriculture. Register by calling the Canton Rec Department; 315-386-3992

This project is a collaboration between Canton Recreation, littleGrasse Foodworks, and TAUNY.

Photo: courtesy of Grit Magazine

Do you have excess material or clothes that might be useful in the creation of Scarecrows that you’d like to donate?

Drop them off at The TAUNY Center Monday, June 13-Saturday, June 18th (M-F10-5, S 10-4). All materials must be bagged or boxed. Thank you.

Quilt Lecture by Exhibit Curators Jill Breit and Hallie Bond

Saturday, October 1, 1:00pm

Folklorist and TAUNY executive director Jill Breit and historian Hallie Bond will speak about their travels around the North Country to study more than 1,000 quilts and interview quilters about their work. They will present highlights of their quilt research and discuss how they brought their disciplines together for this project.

Lecture will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments.


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