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Building Community Through the Arts

Upcoming Events And Activities

Eighth Annual Members' Show

Now thru December 10, 2023

This annual show is a thank-you to all of our members and will feature work by over 70 Academy artists in all media. Learn more.

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Memoir Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Diggs

January 11-February 29, 2:00-4:00pm

This popular workshop is back! Start the new year crafting the memoirs you have been waiting to tell, with expert tutelage . Learn more.

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2024 Revels

There's no better way to shake off winter's chill. Support the Academy and enjoy great food, friends and neighbors at this annual moveable feast. Stay tuned for details.

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Concert to Benefit Hudson's Operation Unite

Saturday, April 6, 3:00pm

This benefit will feature Antony Bracewell (violin/viola), Gili Melamed-Lev (piano) and Julian Müller (cello) playing music by Mozart, Piazzolla, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Saint Saens and Beethoven. Learn more.

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Activists Among Us, Cont.

As promised, the panelists from this exciting discussion have provided links to info and ongoing work. Learn More.

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Learn about the people who loved the land you now live upon with Heather Bruegel public historian, activist, decolonial education consultant

Still Here, Cont.

View the slide presentation from Heather Bruegl's fascinating and informative presentation. Learn more.

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2023 Young Writers’ Contest Winners

Our judges have deliberated and have chosen winners in both Fiction & Non-Fiction categories. See this year's winners and read the work from these talented young writers. Learn more.

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Annual Appeal

Help to support our mission of Building Community Through the Arts, 50 years and going strong. Make your tax deductible gift today.

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Watch and Listen to PAST Programming

Rishi Reddi and Dexter Palmer

Dexter Palmer & Rishi Reddi

Discuss their works of historical fiction with Daphne Kalotay. Watch the video on our YouTube channel.

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Peter Sis

Discusses his book Nicky and Vera- A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued, with Carl Atkins. Watch the video.

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Rick Rogers

Learn how to make Almas Pite, a delicious Hungarian apple pie. In conversation with Madaline Sparks. Watch the interview.

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