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April 27th, 5:30 – 10:00 @ SPAF

Saugerties Performing Arts Factory
169 Ulster Avenue, Saugerties NY 12477

Honoring Jenne M. Currie, Barbara Klippert, Abigail Sturges & Tom Wolf

Emcee Norm Magnusson

Cocktail Reception | 5:30 – 7:00 PM with music by
Perry Beekman – Jazz Vocalist & Guitarist

Special Performance by the Jill Ann Schwartz Dance Ensemble

Little Gems [SQUARED] | 6:30 PM
Original 10×10 panels by regional artists
created in celebration of our Centennial
$100 each

Raffle & Silent Auction
special preview below – more items coming soon

Buffet Dinner, Live Music and Dancing
to the sounds of The Latin Jazz Express

Tickets: $100
Call (845) 679-2940

We hope you’ll join us for this special evening.

Highlights from past Galas
Photos courtesy of Angela P. Schapiro

Silent Auction Items

Celebrate WAAM’s Centennial anniversary with this special WAAM basket which includes a Centennial Poster designed by Milton Glaser, WAAM tote bag and pencil pouch + tickets to the 2019 Bruce Weber lecture series and a pre-order gift certificate for the Centennial book (arriving August 2019).

Treat yourself to a 60 minute Swedish massage at Glo Spa Woodstock, a shopping spree at Joovay, Rhinebeck, and wash and blow dry with Carly at Le Shag, Woodstock.


Invite a few friends and enjoy an intimate, hands-on cooking class for four in a lovely Overlook Mountain kitchen in Woodstock offered by Suzanne Parker of Cookskills. Every great chef can use a few fine epicurean accessories. Enjoy this cutting board, board butter and Charvet dishtowel from Hammertown, Rhinebeck.

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One (1) night stay in one of Woodstock Way Hotel‘s King Waterfall Suites. Tucked behind a waterfall along a babbling brook, our Catskills contemporary twelve-room hotel sits just steps away from Woodstock’s iconic town center. Our sustainable and conscious design, paired with a nod to local flavors and peerless hospitality will lead you to embrace our way of life here, drawing you in to live, love & listen. Enjoy a night in one of our King Waterfall Suites, designed as a open plan, with peaked 13 foot beamed ceilings or wood finished ceilings, all with private outdoor spaces and views of our private waterfall.

Day Rental for Two Hybrid Bicycles from Overlook Bicycles. Take in the sights and scenery of Woodstock on bike. Tour the many shops and side streets or take the bikes off-road on some of the incredible local trails.


Pair of Tickets to Omara Portuondo from the Buena Vista Social Club. Sunday, April 28 2019, 7:00 pm, Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. The diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, Omara Portuondo is a legendary singer whose voice reflects a long, creative life of passion and music. While other much-loved Buena Vista stars like Ruben Gonzalez and Ibrahim Ferrer were lured out of retirement, Omara has been continually performing since age 15 – an incredible 70 years – and while revolutions and wars shook the globe, she has carried on, with indomitable elegance.


Four Lawn Tickets to Tanglewood + Picnic. Enjoy the 2019 Season of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Shed, Pops, and Recitals. Pick up some picnic fare with a gift certificate to Haven Cafe, a bottle of wine from Nejaime’s Wine Cellar and enjoy music en plein air.

A 30 Minute Psychic Guidance & Intuitive Counseling Session with Dannah Chaifetz. Dannah is a Professional Intuitive and a Psychic Medium. Dannah will take a photo of you on her laptop & then while looking at it, receive important information for & about you. Photos are an easy portal for her to receive information from the spirit realm. Information may be about you, your partners, career, children, emotional issues, talents, & challenges you might be facing.

Dannah is extremely accurate & the messages she shares give clarity & guidance on how to heal & move forward in your life & relationships with more joy & satisfaction. Most people find Dannah’s channeled guidance, information, and suggestions extremely helpful and transformational. Dannah’s readings can help you to break through emotional blocks that hold you back, understand yourself better, gain clarity, receive guidance to help you sort out your life and your emotions, gain valuable insights about yourself and your relationships and to heal and make changes to become more balanced and whole. Dannah has a private practice ( phone & office sessions ) and is also on staff at Menla Mountain Retreat, Woodstock Healing Arts, and was a staff intuitive at The Omega Institute for 4 years. She has also taught workshops at LilyDale, NY.


Private Tour for Four of Magazzino Italian Art. Magazzino Italian Art is a museum located in Cold Spring, New York, devoted to Postwar and Contemporary Italian art. Magazzino serves as a resource for scholars and students and offers an extensive library and archive of Italian Art. In addition, Magazzino has become a cultural hub for the vibrant Hudson Valley community thanks to the joint programs with local organizations. Under the guidance of Director Vittorio Calabrese, his team and its curatorial programs, Magazzino Italian Art bridges collaborations with American and Italian institutions not only to support contemporary Italian artists but also to foster discussions on Postwar and Contemporary Italian Art in the United States.

Four Tickets to Dia: Beacon. Housed in in a former Nabisco box printing factory, Dia:Beacon presents Dia’s collection of art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and public programs. In keeping with Dia’s history of single-artist, site-related presentations, each gallery was designed specifically for the presentation of one artist’s work. Examples include Dan Flavin’s series of fluorescent light “monuments to V. Tatlin”; Joseph Beuys’ mixed-media installations such as Fond III/3 (1979) and Fond IV/4 (1979); Richard Serra’sTorqued Ellipses (2007); and Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West (1967/2002).

Private Tour for Four at Storm King Art Center. Private Tour of Storm King Art Center with docent Marilyn Janow.  Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. Since 1960, Storm King has been dedicated to stewarding the hills, meadows, and forests of its site and surrounding landscape. Building on the visionary thinking of its founders, Storm King supports artists and some of their most ambitious works. Changing exhibitions, programming, and seasons offer discoveries with every visit.

AUCTION ITEM NO. | TURN TURN TURN – The Pete Seeger Experience

Pair of Tickets to Turn, Turn, Turn: A Celebration of Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday! Sunday, May 05 2019, 7:00 pm, Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Celebrating Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday in music & dance. Featuring the Vanaver Caravan & special guests Happy Traum, Tom Chapin, Maria Muldaur and more. Includes more than 20 of Pete’s beloved songs, from children’s tunes to activist anthems, including We Shall Overcome, Big Muddy, Wimoweh, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, and of course, Turn Turn Turn. The show features a variety of dance styles, from clogging to swing and Zulu gumboot dancing, and uses historical photos and recordings to take viewers on a journey through American history. Audiences leave the theater humming Pete’s timeless songs, moved by his enduring message, and inspired to make our world a better place.

Day Sail for Two on the Sloop Clearwater. Experience the Hudson River and its shores from a new perspective on the sloop Clearwater. Founded by Pete Seeger, the sloop Clearwater is recognized as America’s Environmental Flagship and is among the first vessels in the United States to conduct science-based environmental education aboard a sailing ship. In 2004, the sloop Clearwater was named to the National Register of Historic Places for its groundbreaking role in the environmental movement.Join in “all hands to the halyards” to help hoist the sails to the rhythm of a traditional sea chanty, steer the boat with the 11-foot tiller, meet the crew of a working tall-ship and visit their living quarters below deck. Experience the Clearwater tradition of a moment of silence and reflection. Enjoy (or sing along with) music provided by the crew and learn about the Hudson River’s history, biology and environmental concerns.Relax and enjoy being out on the water

AUCTION ITEM NO. | Full Pass to Woodstock Film Festival

The Woodstock Film Festival is one of the premiere independent film events in the country, screening exceptional films from the US and beyond, hosting emerging and established filmmakers, and presenting exciting panels, concerts and special events. This certificate entitles you to a full pass for the 20th Annual Woodstock Film Festival, October 2-6 and includes priority seating for screenings and panels, access to filmmakers hospitality suite, access to parties, Golden Circle Kick Off event, ticket to awards gala and film festival t-shirt, cap and poster. Valued at $750. Wow!

Enjoy shopping at Lily’s, Woodstock + beautiful Polymer “bug” pin by Joyce Fritz from Topka, Woodstock.


Six Tickets to the 2019 Maverick Concert Series. There is no better place in Woodstock to hear music than at the Maverick Concert Hall. Enjoy four tickets to any concert during the 2018 concert season. Jazz, chamber music, young people’s concerts….it’s all there!

Pair of Tickets to Hudson Valley Philharmonic: The Mighty Hudson. Saturday, May 04 2019, 8:00 pm, Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Compositions inspired by the Hudson River are celebrated by Jon Bowermaster’s stunning visuals, Bernstein’s dramatic film score suite, plus works from Mendelssohn and Britten. Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato w/projected images by Jon Bowermaster; Thorne: Symphony No. 7- Along the Hudson w/ projected images by Jon Bowermaster; Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, op.26 (Fingal’s Cave); Britten: Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes; and Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront. Ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert talk by Maestro Fleischer with soloists and/or members of the orchestra one hour prior to the concert.

Pair of Tickets to the MET LIVE IN HD: Dialogues Des Carmelites (Francis Poulenc). Saturday, May 11 2019, 12:00 pm, Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. PRE SHOW TALK: One half hour prior to curtain time, ticket-holders are invited to enjoy an insightful talk at the Bardavon or UPAC on the day’s production lead by Leslie Gerber, who is a music teacher at Marist’s Center for Lifetime Studies and author of all Hudson Valley Philharmonic playbill liner notes.

Studio tour for two of Woodstock-based, internationally acclaimed, Violinmaker David Wiebe and Bowmaker Sue Lipkins. Explore the intimate creation of concert grade string instruments at the Woodstock-based studio of David Wiebe and Sue Lipkins.

$50 gift certificate to Gilded Carriage + beautiful olive tray from the Gilded Carriage, Woodstock and housewares basket from Herzogs, Kingston.


Pair of Tickets to Comedian Brian Regan. Sunday, May 12 2019, 7:00 pm, UPAC, Kingston. Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, comedian Brian Regan’s nonstop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues in America, visiting close to 100 cities each year. He appeared at Carnegie Hall in 2017 following years of performances in New York City’s finest theaters including Avery Fisher Hall, The Beacon Theater and Radio City Music Hall. Brian premiered his seventh hour of comedy, the Netflix special, Brian Regan: Nunchucks And Flamethrowers, in 2017 and his next Netflix special will air in 2019.

Dinner at Santa Fe Kingston. Before you get your laughs with Brian Regan stop by Santa Fe Kingston for dinner and a couple (or more) margaritas.

Pair of Tickets to Mel Brook’s Silent Movie (1976) with Live Wurlitzer. Friday, May 17 2019, 7:30 pm, Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. We are all in for a treat! Our own resident organist, Juan Cardona Jr. will be accompanying this hilarious Mel Brooks classic on our own Mighty Wurlitzer. If you have been asking for more organ, you must come watch and listen as Juan follows along the film with a score written by John Morris and arranged by David Peckham. A mix of original pieces and cultural nods, the music will have you laughing along with Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Bernadette Peters and Sid Caesar with cameos by Anne Bancroft, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Paul Newman and the one and only Marcel Marceau who delivers the one and only line in the film.

The sounds of this peaceful chime create a relaxed, tranquil environment. The Woodstock Tranquility Table Chime by Woodstock Chimes is designed to help you create your own restful environment. Its mellow tones can help soothe your mind during a stressful day. It provides a reminder to stop, take a deep breath and listen.

Pair of Tickets to Lord Huron with special guest Bully at the Hutton Brickyards. July 18 2019, 7:30 pm, Hutton Brickyards, Kingston.

Led by Michigan native Ben Schneider, the Los Angeles-based Lord Huron — who take their name from one of the five Great Lakes — found mainstream success in 2014 with the release of their lush, Western-inspired second album, Strange Trails, whose closing track, “The Night We Met,” reached an even larger audience in 2017 thanks to a key placement in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Evoking wide-open vistas and the spirit of travel, American indie outfit Lord Huron emerged in the early 2010s on the heels of the indie folk boom, bringing together an expansive and dynamic blend of folk, rock, pop, and threads of Americana.

Dinner & Drinks at Ole Savannah, Kingston. Before the show stop by Ole Savannah for dinner on the Rondout. Ole Savannah’s menu and bar seeks to celebrate the fresh and inspired cooking and culture of the American South. We strive to deliver to our patrons a spirited and inventive twist on classic Southern cuisine. The South is about succulent, fall off the bone barbecue, fried chicken and pecan pies as much as it is about great bourbon and craft beers.

AUCTION ITEM NO. | Dinner for Twelve

You and eleven of your friends will enjoy dinner featuring delicious, pasture-raised meats provided by Woodstock Meats butchery and prepared by chef Samuel Iapoce at the home of WAAM board Chairman Danny and Leah Rubenstein.

Pair of ruby earrings with faceted natural ruby and 14k gold-filled wire by Love Spells Jewelry. Love Spells…the oldest words ever spoken. Since our ancient beginnings, humans have used the magical properties of stones to help and heal themselves. The word spell is the translation of the Sanskrit word for mantra. To spell something is to give it our power, our energy, our love, and our intention.

Raffle Items

$5/single ticket – $20/arm’s length

Cash and Credit accepted

Woodstock Dine Around You won’t have to cook for a week! Enjoy a lunch or dinner with this package of gift certificates to eateries and restaurants around town, including Cucina ($100), SYLVIA ($100), The Garden Cafe ($50), Provisions ($25), The Woodstock Pub ($75), Phoenicia Diner ($50), Yum-Yum Noodle Bar ($25), The Hickory BBQ Smokehouse ($25) and Maria’s Bazaar ($15)

Tranquility Spa Package Take a break from the daily grind and enjoy a day of indulgence with this $100 gift voucher to the Emerson Resort & Spa, fine, handmade chocolates from Fruition Chocolate and home to relax with Nest Aromatherapy from Haven Spa, Rhinebeck.

RAFFLE ITEM | Enjoy this basket of assorted sauces, Dals and condiments from Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods. All the makings for a great meal!

Runsdorf Jewelry Necklace. Featuring a total of 21 round carnelian beads measuring approximately 16mm alternating with a total of 17 round carnelian beads measuring approximately 6mm and finished with a sterling silver clasp.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors:
Catskill Art and Office Supply
Paper House Productions
Pardee’s Agency Insurance
Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello
Ulster Savings Bank

Supporter Sponsors:
Ric Hirst
Rondout Savings Bank
Saugerties Animal Hospital
Smith Hardware
Transcend Dental

In-Kind Donations:
Jill Ann Schwartz Dance
Perry Beekman

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