Oscar Stivala belts out a tune during last Saturday’s The Schmooz event in Canal Place.

by Dave Warner

What’s The Schmooz?  Well, it’s a little bit of fun down in Canal Place on the last Saturday of each month. It could be different events, music, specials on food, you name it.

This Saturday, it was a Zentangle Class at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, and a Maker’s supplies Rummage Sale at the 410 Collective.

It also included music at the Artdoor Gallery with the Oscar Stivala Jazz Trio, and a special appearance by Jane Malin of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts singing My Funny Valentine along with the trio.

Elias Saifan, owner of Artdoor Gallery said, “this is a jam session at The Schmooz, which is an event for the whole neighborhood. So it’s not just here at the Gallery. Canal Side Inn is even having a drink called The Schmooz.”

Photo by Dave Warner – Jane Malin, Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts sings My Funny Valentine along with the Oscar Stivala Jazz Trio.