Glimmerglass Festival 2017 — Gourmet Picnics

glimmerglass-2015-picnic-order-form.jpgClick here to download a copy of the 2017 Picnic order form We’re delighted to announce the opening of Black Cat at Mt. Wellington! Just 2 minutes from the Opera! We’re looking forward to another exciting season at Glimmerglass, and now we’re right near you … pick up or take out your favorite picnics and more!

Order securely online or print & complete the attached order form.2017 Picnic order form(3)picnic S


Happy Tenth Birthday to us …

Black Cat started work at 195 Main Street on February 19th, 2005! We had our Grand Opening on the Fourth of July, 2005.  As we approach that date we’ll be posting flashbacks and history of our first 10 years in historic Sharon Springs …black cat ten 1

[in Just-] (Spring is here!) ee cummings


in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman


whistles          far          and wee


and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s


when the world is puddle-wonderful


the queer
old balloonman whistles
far          and             wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing


from hop-scotch and jump-rope and








balloonMan          whistles

In Memoriam, Christopher Hitchens … some marvelous quotes

“Nothing optional—from homosexuality to adultery—is ever made punishable unless those who do the prohibiting (and exact the fierce punishment) have a repressed desire to participate.” 2007

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are god.” 2007


“The laugh here is on the polished, sophisticated Europeans. They think Americans are fat, vulgar, greedy, stupid, ambitious, and ignorant and so on. And they’ve taken as their own, as their representative American, someone who actually embodies all of those qualities,” – MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, May 2004

from a Daily Beast article on his best “zingers”