June 2018

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June 2018

The Other Side is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing space for community-based and community-informing initiatives. Events include lectures, performances, media, classes and discussion groups, in arts and humanities, environmental awareness, sustainability, food, global issues, holistic health, Western wisdom traditions, peace and justice, and practical knowledge and skills.

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A HUGE thanks to

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"The Other Side of Utica thanks The Foundation (The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties) for its generous grant support of our recent gallery and concert space renovations, in particular for their funding of the purchase of our terrific new portable Bose public address and sound system (Two self-powered P/A towers, one monitor speaker, a sound board/mixer, four Shure microphones plus all necessary cables and carrying cases) and for our wonderful new LED track lighting system with dimmer switches and for our new lighted wooden lectern. The sound and lighting systems have already had an immense impact on our programming of local art. We have heard from so many arts patrons and from artists how very impressed they are with our renovated space and for how the renovations have enhanced and professionalized our presentation of local art. These improvements would not have been possible without the Foundation's support."

TOS Board Chair - Orin Domenico

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Calendar of Events

Please view our monthly calendar below with up to date information regarding special events, lectures, performances, and more.

June 2018

Upcoming Events

May 4th thru 27th - "A View on Things” Paintings by Ken Marchione


Ken Marchione is the dean of Academic Affairs at Pratt MWP,

May 11th - “One More Time” featuring John Piazza Jr.


LIVE JAZZ with the triumphant return of Utica’s own John Piazza Jr on trumpet. Performing alongside John will be

  • Mike Dubaniewicz-saxophone 
  • Tom Brigandi-bass 
  • Dave Solazzo-piano 
  • Jimmy Johns-drums

This performance dedicated to the memory of Victor "Vic Circh" Circhirillo, who recently passed away. Vic was an important part of the Utica Jazz family and will be sorely missed.

Victor J. Circhirillo 1929 -2018 (view obituary here)

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

Other sponsors: Commonwealth Charitable Fund (The Excellent Adventure Fund), Green Onion Pub.

May 22nd - Reggie Watkins Quintet featuring Orrin Evans

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"One More Time" with the Reggie Watkins Quintet featuring Orrin Evans

  • Tony Marino, bassist
  • Mike Cortese, drums
  • Mike Dubaniewicz, saxophone

May 30th - Ed Sanders: Investigative Poetry & the Spirit of Allen Ginsberg

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A talk by poet, historian and composer Ed Sanders

  • Author of Investigative Poetry;
  • Tales of Beatnik Glory;
  • 1968, A History in Verse;
  • The Family (A book about the Charles Manson Group); Thirsting for Peace In A Raging Century (1987),
  • gounder of the satiric folk/rock group The Fugs

@ The Other Side: 2011 Genesee St. • Utica Tickets: $10 or (Next door to Cafe Domenico) $5 for Students

June 15th - Night Class for Insomniacs: Book release & reading by Thomas Townsley


Join us for the book release and reading from Thomas Townsley's new book, Night Class for Insomniacs, on Friday, June 15th, at 7:30 pm.  The Other Side will host Townsley, known more throughout the area as a consummate blues musician than as a poet -- undeservedly so, as his writing is full of humor and insight!  Copies of the book Night Class for Insomniacs will be for sale for $15.  Reading free to the public.  Refreshments are provided.  The Other Side of Utica is located at 2011 Genesee St, Utica, NY.  For more information about the reading, email us at blackrabbitpress@gmail.com, or called 315-327-8366.

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