• Resident Life

    There is a lot to do when you are a resident at Bassett whether you are single, married or married with children. Bassett holds events throughout the year geared towards helping you get to know the Bassett family as well as to stay involved. Below is a sample of the events and things to do in the area.

    Bassett Resident Events

    Christmas carolling at the hospital on Christmas Eve
    Fernleigh Apartments yard sale
    Halloween party in the Sugar Shack
    Medicine vs. surgery annual softball game
    Floatillas - kayaking/canoeing on Lake Otsego at night
    New resident welcome barbecue
    Resident goodbye dinner & awards ceremony
    Surgery recruitment dinner weekend
    Year-end resident party on Lake Otsego


    Fun Stuff in Cooperstown

    Baseball Hall of Fame
    Brewery Ommegang
    Clark Sports Center
    Cooperstown Brewing Company
    Cooperstown Farmer's Market
    Cooperstown Fun Park
    Fly Creek Cider Mill
    Howe Caverns
    Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society (Train Rides) - Great Train Robbery, Blues Express



    Baseball Hall of Fame
    Catskill Symphony
    Cooperstown Art Association 
    Farmer's Museum
    Fenimore Museum of Art
    Glimmerglass Opera
    Hyde Hall
    Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center
    Orpheus Theatre
    Smithy Center for the Arts
    Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

    The Outdoors

    New York State Parks

    Clark Sports Center
    Cross County Skiing
    Downhill skiing
    Floatillas - kayaking/canoeing on Lake Otsego at night
    Golfing - Leatherstocking Golf CourseMeadow LinksOtsego Golf Club
    Ice Skating
    Water skiing


    Seasonal Events

    Antique shows/flea markets
    Bassett New Year's Eve Gala
    Boat tours on Lake Otsego
    Canoe Regatta
    Christmas candlelight service at the Farmer's Museum
    Cooperstown Halloween parade
    County fair
    Farmer's Museum equestrian and livestock shows
    Fourth of July fireworks over Otsego Lake
    Fourth of July parade in Springfield Center
    Sheep dog trials
    Vintage car shows
    Winter carnival

    Other information:

    • Excellent local schools
    • Large cities nearby:

    45 min. - Utica
    1 hr - Albany 
    1 hr - Binghamton 
    1.5 hrs. - Syracuse 
    5 hrs - NYC 
    5 hrs - Boston

    Cooperstown Community Profile
    Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce
    Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

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