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December 31, 2015
Greetings Art Lovers:

What a great year! We are proud of all Arts Mid-Hudson has accomplished during 2015 with the help of our great staff and board, members, volunteers, and sponsors. As we look ahead to 2016, we thank you for your participation and support, and ask that you consider a year-end gift for the arts. 

Celebrating the new year is on everyone's mind this week and there are many options for everyone's taste. Check out the highlighted selections below. We also noted that on New Year's Eve in Kingston, there is an old-fashioned ball drop, marching band, street performers and fireworks at the corner of Wall Street and N. Front Street - free and open to the public. 

In the village of Millbrook, the Rotary Club once again presents a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration beginning at 4:00 p.m. including the Bindlestiff Cirkus and a line-up of amazing performers; marionettes, klezmer music, a variety show and musicologist Peter Muir playing exquisite piano renditions of Rag, Blues, and Jazz. The celebration continues until 8:00 p.m. - just in time to get the kiddies to bed on time. 

In Woodstock, the Bearsville Theatre presents their New Year's Eve celebration with  Simi Stone and the soulful Eric Redd. 

The Resolution New Year's Eve event hosted by poet/performer Decora in Newburgh will be a spectacular performance and celebration to bring in the New Year.  

New Year's Day in Beacon head over to Quinn's for the Beacon Music Factory annual music blowout featuring Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel album performed by the amazing Kelly Ellenwood - 3:00 p.m. onward with other special guests - RSVP.  

Save the Date:
January 8: The Music Man arrives at the CENTER for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck
January 9: Gallery opening for Asian Inspiration at Arts Mid-Hudson 
January 25: Arts Mid-Hudson Annual Meeting

Best wishes for an art-filled week!   
 
Linda Marston-Reid
Executive Director
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events
New years eve dance party

Great live music begins at 8pm, plus sumptuous late night snacks, featuring Swing, Cajun and Waltzing in one room and Contras and Squares in another.  

Olivebridge
Thursday, 
December 31 
6:00 p.m.
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KAKIZOME

Join us at Arts Mid-Hudson for the Japanese traditional first calligraphy writing of the New Year. Volunteers from the local Japanese community will be on hand, offering guidance for deciding on and writing your chosen kanji. Brushes, paper, and ink will be provided.This popular program is free and open to the public.
 
Poughkeepsie
Saturday,
January 2,  
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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Seastrom's "The Phantom Carriage" 

This silent film is an artistic rendering of a dark morality tale. The story is told within flashbacks-a pretty complex story structure for 1921. The silent films in Rosendale's series are enhanced by the piano of Marta Waterman.


Rosendale
Sunday,
Januray 3
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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ARS CHORALIS PRESENTS MESSENGERS OF PEACE CONCERT
 
This year's concert features soprano saxophonist Bob Shaut and narrators Victoria Langling, Eve Baer and Elizabeth Lesser. The award-winning chorus will perform music by Harry Belafonte, Carly Simon, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, Ysaye Barnwell and the Swedish composer/saxophonist Anders Paulsson, among others.

Kingston

Thursday,
December 31 
6:00 p.m.
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Waves, Women, and Other Wonders: An Exhibit of Sculpture by Anne Stanner
 
 

Join the Arts Society of Kingston for the opening of  a spotlight exhibit featuring the sculpture of Anne Stanner. On view are her abstract and semi-abstract welded metal artworks along with her naturalistic figurative sculptures of other subjects in clay, plaster, aqua resin, cement, and bronze.

Kingston
Saturday, January 2
5:00 p.m.
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SAVE THE DATE: 

Arts 
Mid-Hudson's
2016 Annual Meeting

Poughkeepsie
January 25
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
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sponsor
New York State Council on the Arts


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