The Other Side

A Little Big Garden Dedicated to the Cultivation of Arts and Ideas In Utica

Our major events include the Monthly Art Gallery featuring world-class artists, our Jazz series which brings in some of the best jazz musicians in the country, our Hamilton College Lecture series, our activism-centered series dedicated to Sunithi Bajekal called The Big Conversation, the Mohawk Valley Freedom School dedicated to education and social justice, the Anti-Fascist Book club, as well as the Utica Herbal Study group, Kundalini Yoga, Spanish conversation classes, the Utica Poets Society and much more.


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Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform in Oneida and Herkimer Counties

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On June 12th last year, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order requiring all local governments with police departments to assess public opinion, review current policies and send police reform plans to Albany by April 1st of this year.  The order requires localities to consider racial justice in deciding how to reinvent law enforcement in their communities.   How is that effort shaping up in Oneida County?  What can we do to ensure these plans will make significant, lasting change? Professor…

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Click to check out the current (December 2019 to January 2020) Culture Calendar put together by Matt Mielnick for information about the many great music events happening in our area.
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