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Oxford, a small village located beside the Chenango River midway between Binghamton and Utica, in the heart of Chenango County, is a community of beautiful old homes, churches and well-kept parks. Oxford, NY is rich in history and diversity, and has much to offer the visitor including walking tours of historic homes and convenient shopping for everything from antiques to hand crafted items. Oxford is filled with a variety of art and craft galleries, a museum- rich with local history and artifacts, a folk music center (featuring some of the best -big name- performers anywhere), and loads to do for the outdoor enthusiasts!
Outdoor activities like golf at our own Blue Stone Golf Course, as well as hunting and fishing are all available nearby. The surrounding countryside is a haven for everything from White-Tailed deer to Pheasant, Turkey and Geese, and our streams, lakes and rivers provide some of the best sport fishing in NY state.
This site was designed to aid established residents, newcomers or visitors to our beautiful town, in finding out all there is to see and do in Oxford, NY, as well as detailing our rich and varied past. But aside from its charm and beauty, it's a community rich with warm and friendly people.
Although Oxford is a small town, there are still properties big enough to have a productive farm and be completely self sufficient. Peace and quiet, all alone with nature. Another of Oxford's greatest assets is its residents. Oxford has a community filled with nice, concerned, enthusiastic, and involved people. You don't have to join in, but the spirit is contagious! The pharmacist at Bartles knows his customers by their first names (and can tell you historic town tidbits too); the postal carriers deliver mail with addresses that aren't...quite perfect (because they know what it's supposed to be); Canal Street Hardware will offer advice to help you with most any project (and then help to carry your heavy items to your car); most stores still have a penny dish on the counters (in case you don't have exact change); neighbors still help neighbors; drivers will stop to let you cross the road; and other pedestrians will wave and say, "hi", even if they don't know your name. People in Oxford volunteer their time coaching summer sports to kids, helping out at the school, the Oxford Library, and the Youth or Senior Center. It sounds very idealistic, like a vision from the past, in today's mechanized, and often rushed society.
Many caring people are in organizations or clubs that preserve the town's heritage (like the Oxford Historical Society, the Oxford Memorial Library, Promote Oxford Now); some preserve the beauty (like the Oxford Garden Club, The Village Tree Board, and again, Promote Oxford Now); some help people in need (like the 5 churches, the food pantry, the American Legion, the Oxford Volunteer Fire Dept., the EMT's, the Lion's Club, the Masons, and the Rotary); some enrich lives (all of the above, plus the Oxford Academy schools, Band Boosters, PTA, the Youth Center, the Senior Center, the Grange, book clubs, and more). Groups such as the Fire Dept. Auxiliary, Oxford Academy Student Council, Lions Club, Rotary Club, and others, get together "Community Gift Baskets" at Christmas time. There are fund-raising dinners and bake sales, Scouts visit the NYS Veterans Home to sing carols, or at other times school concert bands play music to the Veterans. There's even an Oxford Community Band, made up of student-to-senior-age volunteers, who play summer concerts in the parks. There are many civic and community groups that raise funds for student scholarships of all sizes.
A Community Design Advisory meeting was held Monday afternoon, May 14, in the Community Room of the Oxford Memorial Library. This was an introductory overview of three “Vision Planning” meetings scheduled over the next three months with the future of Oxford as their theme. The goal is to create an updated, realistic plan to guide future action that the local government and community can implement. This first informal gathering to begin to plan the process brought up several probing questions such as, “What would make you want to be here in the future?”
Be a part of that future by including your thoughts and views. One way is to attend some or all of the upcoming meetings (see full details here); another would be to participate in discussing it here in our forum (link to that discussion).
Many generations of families live here in Oxford, New York, a true testament of the love people have for this town. Feel free to follow the links in our site to learn about Oxford today, its history, its commerce, and its community.
Now-May 31, Art of Katie Thomas Exhibit at 6 On The Square.
April 21, May 19, June 16, 7 PM, A.L. Legionnaires Meet at Legion Post 376.(3rd Mon/month)
April 22, May 13 & 27, June 10 & 24, etc. 7 PM, Lions Club Meeting at Fred's Inn Restaurant. (2nd/4th Tues)
April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, etc., "Trapshooting Thursdays" at the Oxford Rod & Gun Club.
April 24, 10 AM, Preschool/Toddler Storytime at Library in the Community Services Room.
April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, etc., 6:30 PM, Rotary Club Meeting (every Thurs.) at American Legion Post #376.
April 26, 9 AM, Arbor Day Ceremony & Tree Give-Away in LaFayette Park.
April 26, 12 PM/Noon, Oxford Historical Society Board Meets at Depot-Museum.
April 26, 4:30-6:30 PM, UCO Pork Dinner & all the trimmings at United Church of Oxford Fellowship Hall of the Fort Hill building, across from the Library.
April 26, 7:30 PM, Cheryl Wheeler at 6 On The Square. Rick Gottlieb will open for Cheryl.
April 29, Noon - 5 PM, Blood Drive at High School.
April 29, May 27, June 24, 7:30 PM, the Village Board of Trustees meeting. (Last Tues. of month.)
April 29, May 27, June 24, 7 PM, Drumming Circle at 6 On The Square. (Last Tues. of month.)
May 3 & 17; June 7 & 21, 7:30 PM, Karaoke at Legion Post 376. Open to public. (1st & 3rd Saturday/mo.)
May 3, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Red Cross Blood Drive at American Legion Post 376. Enter to win a $50 Lowe's gift card.
May 3, 7:30 PM, Marjorie Thompson at 6 On The Square.
May 4, 7:30-11 AM, Don Utter Benefit Breakfast, Bake Sale & Raffle at American Legion Post 376.
May 7, then June 4, 7:00 PM, American Legion's SAL Meets at Post 376. (1st Wed/monthly. Not in Jan. or Feb.).
May 10, 8 AM - 2 PM, ALA's Great Garage Sale Day & Bake Sale Shop for housewares, crafts, baked goods, have lunch and more at Oxford Legion Post 376.
May 10, then June 14, 5-7 PM, Second Saturday Spaghetti Dinner at St. Paul's Church.
May 12, then June 9; 7:00 PM, AL Auxiliary Unit 376 meets (2nd Monday/mo.) in Legion Post 376. (No meetings in July or August.)
May 14, 10 AM, OIDC meets (quarterly mtgs.) at Village Hall.
May 15, June 19, July 19, 7:30 PM, Open Mic at 6 On The Square. (3rd Thrs.)
May 21, June 18, July 16, 7 PM, Library Board Meets at Library. (3rd Wed.)
May 26, 9:30 AM, Post 376 Memorial Day Parade stepping off at American Legion Post 376.
May 28, 7 PM, Annual Meeting of Riverview Cemetery Association at Library.
May 31, 7:30 PM, Brian Ashley Jones at 6 On The Square.
June 10, 7 PM, Oxford Historical Society presents Linda Lewis-Moors Habitat volunteer who went to New Orleans. Held at Oxford Historical Museum-Depot.