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Friday, November 22nd at 7:00pm: Upstate Comedy Show at 7:00pm at the Athens Cultural Center.  Join us for a night of laughs. The Athens Cultural Center presents a lineup of talented, eclectic comedians who come from all backgrounds, and they will take the stage and give their own views on life. Featuring Comedians: Erik Angel, Jim Felter, Jessica McNabb, Aric Grooms and Makenzi Berg.Upstate Comedy Show will be our last event that is scheduled in conjunction with our exhibit “HOMELY,”Curated by Tim Watkins,of May + Watkins Design,located in the Village of Athens. The exhibit will run until November 24th at theAthens Cultural Center.

“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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Greene County Council on the Arts., Peckham Family Foundation, The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation and the Athens Community Foundation.




























READING:  “The Tell-Tale Heart,” one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous short stories, has inspired artists, filmmakers, and writers since its first publication in 1843. But it was two murders a decade apart that helped inspire Poe to write his macabre masterwork of psychological fiction. Andrew K. F. Amelinckx brings to life these two lurid tales and the details of how they influenced one of the greatest psychological horror stories ever written.   

DUST BOWL FAERIES OCTOBER 12TH at 7:30pm doors open at 7:00pm

Dust Bowl Faeries will be performing in conjunction with the exhibit “HOMELY”, curated by Tim Watkins.
Dust Bowl Faeries is a dark-carnival band from Hudson NY. Their eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk, Gypsy and Eastern European folk music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel, guitar and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries otherworldly sound.
The band was founded by inter-disciplinary artist Ryder Cooley and Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram who performs with the Fairies as their mascot-spirit animal. They released their debut album in 2016 featuring Tommy Stinson (Replacements) & Melora Creager (Rasputina), and their brand new 6 song EP “Beloved Monster” was released in July 2019. The ensemble is currently collaborating with Lisa Thomas/Thin Edge Films on a series of music inspired videos and films. Zebra video, Thin Edge Films, Lumberyard Catskill:




Dave Ruch ( will give a special concert entitled
“Traditional Music the Catskills and of New York State.”
Friday September 27, 2019 at 7pm
When we think of old-time music handed down from generation to generation, we might
think of places like Kentucky, or North Carolina, or the Ozark Mountains….did you know we’ve got it right here in the Empire State, too?  For this specialconcert, Ruch presents and tells the stories behind the songs of real-life “Yorkers” from days gone by – – farmers, lumbermen, children, housewives, lake sailors, canallers and more – – collected through considerable research and interpreted for all to enjoy with mandolin, banjo, guitar, jaw harp, bones, spoons and more.
A professional musician and educator based in Buffalo NY, Dave Ruch gives hundreds
of concerts and workshops each year for schools, libraries, music festivals, historical
societies, museums, and community events. His work has been featured in Emmy-winning
documentaries and on stages across the US, Canada and the UK.











2018 Athens Victorian Stroll
Saturday, December 8th – Starting at Noon!


Vendor application for the 2018 Athens Victorian Stroll is available here! Please print and mail to ACC, 24 Second Street, Athens, NY 12015 or email to
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