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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Cheese Man

Isle De Formaggio – “The Cheese Island”

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2020

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 21, 2020

'Cheese man' Mike Haritos will be back with us, bringing his ever-spectacular assortment of Isle de Formaggio imported cheeses and other imported, mainly Mediterranean-area food items such as olives, olive oil, anchovies, etc. On Saturday, enjoy a coffee or an espresso drink from Cafe Domenico next door while you wait!  The Cafe is open 9-3 Saturdays (and 7-3 weekdays). Same as usual, masks must be worn, social distancing observed, 3 customers inside at a time.    Pre-order if possible. To…

From Orbit to Outcrop and Outcrop to Orbit: Teaching Astronauts to Think Like Geologists

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Since 2009, Barb Tewksbury has been part of a very small cadré of geologists who have been responsible for geology training for newly selected NASA astronauts. In this talk, Tewksbury will take you inside the current geology training program and what it’s like to work with astronauts both in the classroom at Johnson Spaceflight Center in Houston and in the field on the Taos Plateau in New Mexico. Barbara Tewksbury is the Upson Chair of Public Discourse and Professor of…

The Brubecks at Home, a Film & Discussion: Celebrating the Centennial of an American Jazz Icon

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dec. 9, 2020: Monk Rowe, Joe Williams Director of Fillius Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Music, “The Brubecks at Home, a Film & Discussion: Celebrating the Centennial of an American Jazz Icon”

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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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