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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The Big Conversation: “Milk in the Mohawk Valley: How Migrants Make the Difference”

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Big Conversation speaker series is dedicated to continuing "the big conversation" about peace and social and environmental justice here in a public space in Utica.  It is dedicated to Utica peace and justice activist Sunithi Bajekal (1933-2014) Immigrants are a vital, yet vulnerable part of the workforce driving New York state's $14 billion dairy industry. Here in the Mohawk Valley, rural isolation renders the contributions of immigrants to our communities invisible. Moreover, the hostility of immigration law and policy…

Live Jazz with vocalist Ronnie Leigh

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Featuring: Mike Dubaniewicz, sax, Rick Montalbano, keyboards, Jimmy Johns, drums and Ian Stewart, bass. "For the past five decades, Ronnie Leigh has wowed audiences everywhere from Istanbul to Winnipeg and from Detroit to Philly to the Big Apple, in theaters, arenas, stadiums, gazebos, concert halls, nightclubs, and dance halls. He's also played a balcony over a bowling alley, and a sandwich shop opening on a converted gas station's rooftop. If you can imagine a venue, Ronnie Leigh has probably played…

Isle de Formaggio

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mike Haritos will be on hand selling his fine imported cheeses. Not to be missed.

According to Nature: Paintings by Edward Christiana An Exhibition/Sale

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Special exhibition at The Other Side Gallery featuring work by the late artist Edward Christiana (1912-1992), dubbed "painter laureate of the Mohawk Valley" by MWPAI colleague Easton Pribble.  The family having reached the decision to get as many of the remaining paintings as possible out into peoples homes, all paintings are priced to sell...

Alternative Electronic Music #14: Featuring Anne Rhodes

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Anne Rhodes: Red Rainbow is Rhodes's solo voice and electronics project, in which she uses variety of vocal styles, extended techniques, and bel canto vocalises to create loops and soundscapes that are at once noisy and lyrical, dissonant and harmonious. https://annerhodes.bandcamp.com/releases Based in New Haven, CT, Anne Rhodes (b. 1976) performs a broad range of experimental, improvised, and classical music. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Boston University, an M.A. in Experimental Music Performance from Wesleyan…

Alternative Electronic Music #15: featuring Sooner

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

Sooner perform compositions and improvisations that move between intricate duo playing and ambient soundscapes. Both members contribute original material they collectively translate in to a group sound that is larger than the sum of its parts. Bristling textures exist alongside stretched out vocal loops, and unison saxophone and guitar melodies appear as if from nowhere. Charlotte Greve - alto sax / voice / electronics Simon Jermyn - guitar / electronics https://soundcloud.com/simon-jermyn-1/01-sketch Charlotte Greve is an alto saxophonist / composer and…

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