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

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EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

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.


Create Scarecrows!

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

Wednesday, June 29

10am-1pm

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 youíd 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.

Summer Preservation Series with littleGrasse Foodworks: (First of two)

Water Bath Canning: Dilly Beans!

NOTE: New time!

Saturday, July 16

2:00-4:00pm

 

In the TAUNY Kitchen

$15 ($12 for TAUNY Friends)*

Space is limited, so pre-registration is suggested. Call 315-386-4289

(ALSO: Saturday, August 13th, 2-4pm: Live Fermentation: Garlic Pickles)

*Get a 10% discount if you register for both at once.


Water Bath Canning

Does canning seem overwhelming? Do you think it requires a long day spent over a hot stove? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this workshop is for you! Come and see how simple the process can be and the important techniques to follow for a delicious and shelf stable final product. We'll create a crispy, tangy bean with aromatics including dill, garlic and coriander. Each participant will leave with a full jar for their pantry!

Photo: Courtesy of Bob Washo


Special thanks to SeaComm for support of this program.



Campfire Jam with Barb Heller

A Nature Up North/TAUNY event

Thursday, August 4, 7:30pm till dark

Wachtmeister Field Station, Canton (out Park St.)

Free and open to the public. Símores provided!

Bring your guitar and your friends and family for a campfire sing /play -along jam featuring NCPRís 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! Símore 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.

Photo courtesy of Nature Up North.

Summer Preservation Series with littleGrasse Foodworks: (Second of two)

Live Fermentation: Garlic Pickles

NOTE: New time!

 Saturday, August 13

2:00-4:00-pm

In the TAUNY Kitchen

$15 ($12 for TAUNY Friends)*

Space is limited, so pre-registration is suggested. Call 315-386-4289
*Get a 10% discount if you register for both at once.

Live Fermentation

Come to this workshop to learn about probiotics and harnessing the help of microorganisms to create healthy and flavorful live foods. There's a wide diversity of garden produce that can be preserved through this fascinating and interactive traditional process. Each participant will leave with a jar and instructions to monitor and enjoy the fermentation process at home.

Special thanks to SeaComm for support of this program.

Jam Workshop with Barb Heller

Friday, August 26th

3:00-5:00pm

$10 ($8 for TAUNY Friends)

Ages 15 & up

This one-time session will give a crash course in navigating music reading and group playingóitís not about learning to play, but about learning to play with other people in a group setting.


The workshop is designed as a preamble to our monthly TAUNY jams which begin on September 2nd and focus on traditional fiddle tunes and folk songs. Learn about time signatures, repeats, first and second endings, codas, and other musical terms that can befuddle a first-time jammer. Weíll also practice group playing and jam etiquette. All instruments and levels of players are welcome, and music will be provided. Just get set to have fun!

First Friday Jam

Friday, September 2

7-8:30pm

First Friday Jams are back for the season. Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more at this link.

Special thanks to Parker Maple for sponsoring TAUNY Jams!



Welcome to the North Country Reception

Thursday, September 15

5:00-7:00pm

This annual party offers newcomers to the area a chance to meet some of their neighbors and learn a little bit about what makes life in the north country special. Stop in and enjoy some our exhibits, activities, food, music, and more.


Thanks to Pat Collins Real Estate for support of this program!



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.


First Friday Jam

Friday, October 7

7-8:30pm

Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more at this link.

Special thanks to Parker Maple for sponsoring TAUNY Jams!


Salute to North Country Heritage

Sunday, October 16

2:00-4:00pm


The 24th Annual Salute to North Country Heritage honors the North Country Heritage Award Recipients, and is free and open to the public.


This yearís Salute recognizes The Adirondack Playboys, the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, 4-H Camp Overlook, and Allan P. Newell.


Each year, the North Country Heritage Award is presented to individuals, families, and community groups who have mastered traditional arts or customs identified with our region, and have remained committed to passing them on to future generations. The Salute includes light refreshments and a brief program about each of the recipients and how they contribute to North Country culture.


This program is supported by Corning Incorporated Foundation, Cloudsplitter Foundation, NYSCA, and Heritage Homes.

Annual Donor Reception

Friday, November 4

5:00-7:00pm


The annual donor reception is our chance to show our appreciation to all of you who support TAUNY through the year. This annual party is not to be missed, so if you havenít yet made a contribution to TAUNY, you can do so at this link. Thank you!


First Friday Jam

Friday, November 4

7-8:30pm

Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more at this link.

Special thanks to Parker Maple for sponsoring TAUNY Jams!


TAUNY Kids Create: Gingerbread Workshop with Sue Wilder

Saturday, November 12

10:00am - noon

$40 ($30 for TAUNY Friends) per workstation (either an individual, or a small group)

To register call 315-386-4289


Award-winning gingerbread builder Sue Wilder will again lead this seasonal workshop. Instruction, inspiration, and all materials, including a sparkling array of candies, will be provided. Participants can work individually or in small groups and will bring home their decorated gingerbread house. There is no minimum age to participate, but children must be supervised. Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $40 ($30 for TAUNY Friends) per individual or small group (the cost is per gingerbread house, basically). The workshop is great preparation for TAUNY's annual Sugar and Spice Gingerbread House Competition.


Thanks to Save A Lot for their support of this workshop!


First Friday Jam

Friday, December 2

7-8:30pm

Last jam of the season. Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more at this link.

Special thanks to Parker Maple for sponsoring TAUNY Jams!


Holiday Open House and Sugar and Spice Opening

Saturday, December 3

10:00am-4:00pm

TAUNY's annual open house brings the holiday spirit to life with refreshments, music, food demonstrations, and kids' activities throughout the day, and, of course, opens our annual Sugar and Spice Gingerbread exhibit. More details coming soon.


Sugar and Spice is generously supported by Save A Lot.





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