July 13 – JCA Fundraiser – Woodstock 1869

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Woodstock 1869
July 13, 2019 3-6pm
A Benefit for Jacksonville Community Park

The Jacksonville Community Association is hosting Woodstock 1869, a fundraiser to build a restroom for the Jacksonville Community Park. The event, in the style of an old country fair, will feature local musical talents Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers, and Erich Von Sterrich—The World’s Loudest Tuba Player, and TOiVO. Performances by the Crapstone Royal Shakespeare Company, Mark Twain—Humorist, and magicians Sir Moreland, and Lord Stanley and Lady Michelle will make the afternoon one to never forget. Raven of the East will provide tarot readings in the Sorcerer’s Bower, and local celebrities will be ceremoniously dunked in the 500 gallon dunk tank. A corn hole tournament is sure to get the blood pumping, and cotton candy will delight the tongue. Alexander’s food truck will be present to provide just the thing to sate the wildest of appetites.
The Jacksonville Community Association (JCA) is a not-for-profit organization that has owned and operated the 10 acre park at 3037 Swamp College Rd, Jacksonville, since 1960. The JCA and community members recently worked with Design Connect, a student-run program based in Cornell’s graduate School of Landscape Architecture, to create a master plan for the park. The bathroom was selected by popular demand as the first feature of the plan to be constructed. The JCA partnered with the Town of Ulysses and received a parks and trails improvement grant from Tompkins County to cover part of the cost of building the restroom. Monies raised at Woodstock 1869 will go entirely to
financing additional expenditures on the lavatory—quite literally throwing money down the toilet!

May 31, June 1 – TBurg HS Senior Art Showcase

Trumansburg High School
Senior Art Showcase
Opening Friday, May 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am – noon
As guests of TCFA, the senior artists graduating from Trumansburg’s Charles O’ Dickerson High School will hold an opening for their annual show. Come out and support our creative T-burg grads!


May 17&18 – Dance Recital

12th Annual Dance Recital 
“We Dance Because”

Dates & Time: Friday, May 17th, 7pm & Saturday, May 18th, 1pm
Tickets: $3 at the door; free for kids under 5


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The Conservatory’s dance program, led by Dance Director Samantha Johnson, will be performing their final routines in an array of dance styles.  Each class, from our young first-year Creative Movers, up through high school and rhythmic adults, is a little different.  We’ll have jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, musical theater, and more!  Come enjoy an evening or afternoon of dance with TCFA.

May 29 – Klezmer at the Conservatory

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Wednesday May 29 from 8-10pm
Advance tickets $17 at www.TCFA.live | $20 at the door

The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts is proud to announce an all klezmer show on Wednesday, May 29th from 8-10pm featuring Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird. Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary Alienation Klezmer. With the Painted Bird, he presents a variety of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of the century, and in part by his own intense desire for a better world. The Painted Bird has brought “Yiddish Punk Cabaret” to rock clubs, festivals and shtetls, from Berlin to Boston, Leningrad to Louisiana. The band has been referred to as “The Yiddish Pogues,”

“Accordion charged with punkrock… the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, cabaret flair, and scraps of Tom Waits.”

– Rolling Stone [Germany]


Opening act Two-Shekel Swing and their unique blend of Swing and shtetl nostalgia will have you clapping, stomping and singing along to some of your old favorites, reimagined with spirit, flair and a little schtick. The group is led by fiddler and vocalist, Yoni Avi Battat, whose fresh arrangements draw on his love for gypsy Jazz and klezmer repertoire. Two-Shekel Swing celebrates Yiddishkeit with a fresh energy that will get the whole mishpokhe dancing to the beat!  

Live at Boston City Hall Plaza


May 4 – Remanu Panther w/ Michael Stark

Saturday, May the fourth from 8-10pm
Advance tickets only $10 / $15 at the door

Panther header tinyYou’re invited to an intimate performance of “Panther on Piano” at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts featuring Remanu Panther with Michael Stark. “Panther on Piano” unveils from the heart a theatrical telling of pieces of Remanu’s journey from Long Island to Ithaca, NY.
Remanu plays with a passion and accessibility that resonates with audiences leaving a powerful message about our place in the world. Remanu will be joined by local jazz pianist Michael Stark to create an improvisational and unique piano event, not to be missed.

April 20 – Preston Reed



One of the most influential guitarists in the world, Preston Reed has been captivating audiences globally for almost three decades with the two-handed integrated percussive style he began developing in the 1980’s.

Preston’s music combines chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion, fulfilling the orchestral potential of the guitar body. The power and depth of Preston’s timeless, imagery-evoking compositions are as unique as his execution.  Blues, rock, metal, funk, jazz and classical styles are distilled into a breath-taking visual and sonic experience – a border-hopping musical language that tells stories without words.

As millions of YouTube viewers have discovered, Reed’s recordings and live performances continue to define the sound of the pioneering compositional guitar genre he invented over a quarter century ago.

“You can’t speak about the acoustic guitar scene today without including Preston Reed”. Premier Guitar Magazine

“Reed’s fiendishly intricate blend of blues, rock, country and metal styles ducks and weaves itself away from measurability”  The Irish Times

“Spectacular… the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen… A terrific performer”  The Irish Independent

“… widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist” Total Guitar



Mar 16 – Ceili Dance


Our St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 6:30PM.  This fundraiser for TCFA includes live music provided by local Celtic musicians, with dance instruction by Kathy Whitfield of Rince Na Saor Irish Dance Studio.  Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is needed.  Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with dancing, music and refreshments all to benefit TCFA!  Admission is $5 at the door.

Feb 17 – Uke Group

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Sunday, Feb 17 at 2pm we will be having our second ukulele group. Free to attend. Whether you’re just getting started or an experienced player, this is your chance to learn and share! Beginners welcome.

Feb 15 – The Blue Flames

blue flames web headerThe Blue Flames Valentines Dance
Friday, February 15 from 7-10
Tickets at the door – $7

The Blue Flames play dancer-friendly blues, R&B, swing and other styles encouraging west coast swing. The band is composed of seasoned musicians who have been playing in the Ithaca scene for decades:  Alex Specker (of the Pelotones) on lead guitar/vocals, Mike Wellen behind the drums, Chris Gibbons on bass/vocals, Ken Zeserson (of Radio London and The Yardvarks) on tenor sax/vocals and centerpiece Don Karr on Hammond B3 organ and “Ray Charles” vocals.  We can’t tell the difference anyway!  If you like to dance you will love being consumed by the Blue Flames!

Feb 19-22 – Winter Arts Week

winter break programTell Your Story In Art & Movement (Ages 7-12)
Click HERE to register
February 19-22, 9AM to 3PM (extended hours available)
$200 for all 4 days or $60 per day

A week of “screen-free” fun focusing on self-expression with morning art projects (including 2 days of bookmaking with Laura Rowley*) and afternoon workshops in acting, singing, improvisation and choreography with dance director Samantha Johnson.
*made possible through a grant from the Trumansburg Education Foundation