Thrive – Making a Career in the Arts (virtual)

Are you an aspiring young artist? Hear firsthand how professionals in the arts carved a path to working in their chosen fields. Free but must RVSP to attend.

Hear and ask questions from panelists:

  • Molly Ahearn, Graphic Design & Founder of Full Deck Design
  • Jesse Brown, Co-Founder of HUDSY TV
  • Tommy Costello, Dutchess Community College Theater
  • Liz Dahmen, Hudson Valley Performing Arts Lab
  • Alexa Floresta, Artist & Business Owner
  • Poet Gold, Poet
  • Karen Madden, Rock, and a Soft Place studios
  • Al Nowak, On Location Studios
  • Amy Poux, Stockade Works
  • Chris Silva, Bardavon & Hudson Valley Philharmonic
  • Keiko Sono, Artist & Founder of Forge Collective
  • Karen Waltuch, Violinist & Horticulturist
  • Gretchen Weerheim, Orange County Arts Council
  • Ava Yurchison, iHeart Media
  • & more!

Leading with Artivism (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with Amy Trompetter, a puppeteer, trumpeter, World Theater historian, teacher, and community organizer. She founded Redwing Blackbird Theater in the late 90s as a workshop and performance space in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has taught, directed, and performed all over the globe.

Leading with Artivism (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with Amy Trompetter, a puppeteer, trumpeter, World Theater historian, teacher, and community organizer. She founded Redwing Blackbird Theater in the late 90s as a workshop and performance space in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has taught, directed, and performed all over the globe.

Leading with Artivism (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as Poet Gold talks with Carol Bash, the Founder and President of Paradox Films, a media production company based in Peekskill, NY. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 years of experience.⁠

Kaal Rock Park Concert Series (in person)

Gather on Poughkeepsie’s southern waterfront for a series of free sunset concerts with some great regional bands. Saturday, Sept. 10, 17, and 24. Bring a chair or blanket.

Howland Cultural Center 150th Anniversary Opening Night (in person)

Save the Date! Exhibition opening and performance, Saturday, August 6th at 6pm. Come celebrate our Library’s 150th anniversary! The exhibit will take place at the Howland Cultural Center the original library building, from August 6th – September 25th. Join us opening night on August 6th for a special performance with local performers! There is an exciting line up of exhibits and events at the Library, the Cultural Center and Historical Society.

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Howland Cultural Center Celebration (in person)

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 This exhibition has been over a year in the making. In collaboration with the Howland Public Library and the Beacon Historical Society. Artist and curator Donna Mikkelsen has put together a series of historical pictographs to tell the incredible story of what is now our free Public Library – it wasn’t always that way! Joined by fellow artist and history fan, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak. Click here for Howland Public Library  Click here for Beacon Historical Society  Click here for Donna Mikkelsen

Celebration of the Arts EXPO (in person)

The 8th Annual Celebration of the Arts EXPO will take place at the state University of New York (SUNY) Ulster Kingston Campus and will feature a full day of free workshops in a variety of arts genres – including dance, music, puppet-making, animation, photography, painting, spoken word, writing and more. Professional teaching artists will lead all of the workshops with assistance from PUGG, MAD’s teen workforce interns managed by The D.R.A.W. arts ed program. The EXPO will also feature panel discussions and tabling from over a dozen local arts and culture organizations.

Actor’s Lab (virtual)

Flex/develop your acting abilities and help develop new work at the same time! Join The Hudson Valley Performing Arts Lab on Zoom for exercises and more, as we explore the craft of acting in the context of new play development.
Register here!