The Salem Courthouse Community Center runs programs throughout the year.


Artist Gabi Moore

Our fun family programs are focused on promoting our core mission of promoting creativity, diversity, history and education.

See Our Newest Programs for Children and Adults!

Children’s ProgramsSalem Courthouse Community Center Pottery Program

After School Cooking in the Battenkill Kitchen

(This is a free program)

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After School Art Classes

(This is a free program)

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      ►Add After School Pottery Classes (Includes Art Classes)

■ Download Permission HERE.             $90.00 for a 6 week class series

Pottery Class Series

Adult Programs

Battenkill Kitchen Cooking Classes

This 3 part series is dedicated to delicious cooking from other lands featuring dishes passed down through the generations. Classes begin at 6pm-8pm. Each class is $35.00 or $100.00 for the whole series.

Class #1: March 6th- Old World Polish Dinner with Bill Frederick
Pirogue with cheese and potato /Golabki-stuffed cabbage roll/Beet Soup/ Blueberry pirogue

Class #2: April 3- Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Sylvia Hernandez
Home made salsa/guacamole /Stuffed Peppers /Beans with flour tortillas

Class #3: May 1st- A Night in India with Sangeeta Bell
Samosa (contains nuts)/ Tandoori Chicken/Kheer (rice pudding)

Series of 3 Cooking Classes

History Lectures

  • Our first history lecture will be held on Thursday, March 16th at 7PM in the Archive Room. It is entitled Ringling Barnum and Bailey Circus: Folding the Big Tent Forever. Al Cormier, Salem Town Historian, will discuss and show part of a film, which will air on PBS, about the history of this famous circus.  
  • Our 2nd lecture will be held Thursday, March 23rd at 7PM in the Archive Room. Sarah Craig, Executive Director, Caffe Lena will discuss the inside story of America’s legendary folk music coffehouse located in Saratoga Springs.
  • Our 3rd lecture will bring Cliff Oliver back here to reprise his role as Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and primary author of 12 Years a Slave. This will be held Thursday, March 30th at 7PM in the Courtroom.

Great Hall Exhibit coming soonSalem Courthouse Community Center Salem NY

The halls will be coming alive on Thursday, March 9th from 4-7pm with this year’s first Great Hall Exhibit. The exhibit is entitled Artists of the Courthouse and it represents the varied, diverse and very creative talent that is part of the Courthouse. A board member (Tom Kerr), a LL&P instructor (Virginia Anderson), an after-school instructor (Gabi Moore), a former exhibitor (Donna Wynbrandt), a potter who ran our pottery studio (Jordan Becker), and an artist that just recently became involved with the Courthouse (George Bouret). This show reflects the multi-faceted talent of our community center.

Exhibit Hours: Thursday March 9th 4-7pm, Friday March 10th 4-7pm, Saturday March 11th 10-1pm, Sunday March 12th 1-4pm.

We are thrilled to now have track lighting! This will enhance the experience for both the artist and the attendee. Please come check it out!