About our group

CNY Ukes started with players from the classes at the Canastota Public Library in 2018. Originally the CLUES Club, in 2023 the group became the Central New York Ukulele Club (CNY UKES) after incorporating members from several locations. 

CNY Ukes is an inclusive group that believes ukulele is for everyone! We offer free classes for all ages and skill levels, ukulele jams, and performances. We strive to give back to our community through outreach and events; partnering with and performing for many local organizations.  

A very special thanks to the friends and family of Karen Schotthoefer, whose generous donations in Karen's memory have funded the ukulele program at Oneida Library and contributed to the growth of CNY Ukes.