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Life as a Bassett Resident/Fellow

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Resident/Fellow Life

There is a lot to do when you are a resident or fellow 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.

Our Area

Bassett Resident Events

  • Christmas carolling at the hospital on Christmas Eve
  • Diwali celebration
  • Floatillas – kayaking/canoeing on Lake Otsego at night
  • Fernleigh Apartments yard sale
  • Halloween party in the Sugar Shack
  • Massages
  • Medicine vs. surgery annual softball game
  • Monthly movie nights
  • New resident welcome picnic
  • Pet Therapy
  • Resident goodbye dinner & awards ceremony
  • Surgery recruitment dinner weekend
  • Year-end resident party
  • Yoga

Fun Stuff in Cooperstown


The Outdoors

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, including Utica (45 mins), Albany (1 hour), Binghamton (1 hour), Syracuse (1.5 hours), NYC (5 hours), Boston (5 hours)