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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

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 Schapiro

Silent Auction Items

Sunday, April 28 2019, 7:00 pm at the 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.  Presented by the Bardavon 1869 Opera House who has been presenting top-notch entertainment to diverse audiences since 1976.

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 19th Annual Woodstock Film Festival, October 10th-14th 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. Wow!!

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

Pair of Tickets to the 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.

Violinmaker and Bowmaker Studio Tour for Two
An exclusive inside look into how concert grade stringed instruments are made. Studio tour for two of Woodstock-based, internationally acclaimed, Violinmaker David Wiebe and Bowmaker Sue Lipkins

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.

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

An intimate, hands-on cooking class for four in a lovely Overlook Mountain kitchen in Woodstock offered by Suzanne Parker of Cookskills. Go to for a complete selection of available classes.

Pair of Tickets to BRIAN REGAN
Sunday, May 12 2019, 7:00 pm at 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.

Enjoy Dinner & Drinks at Santa Fe Kingston before the show with a $50 gift certificate

MEL BROOKS’ SILENT MOVIE (1976) with Wurlitzer organ accompaniment
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. 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. We guarantee this is a one of a kind event!

WAAM offers a diverse series of exhibitions, events and programs to artists and the art loving community. In this basket you’ll receive copies of WAAM publications, complimentary tickets to our Dialogues series of performances and lectures for the 2018 season, our handsome t-shirt with a Philip Guston quote, a Milton Glaser print and a one year membership to WAAM. Go WAAM!

Thank you to our Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors:
Catskill Art and Office Supply
Paper House Productions

Supporter Sponsors:
Transcend Dental

In-Kind Donations:
Jill Ann Schwartz Dance
Perry Beekman

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