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September 2017

“Heads Up!” 2017 Group Multi-Media Benefit Exhibit

September 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Opening reception, Friday, September 1, 5–7 PM
Exhibit runs from through November 5.
Our annual fundraising exhibition will be a collection of artworks thematically inspired by "Heads" and born from the inventive minds of area artists.

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West Kortright Fair 2017

September 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Join us for our 12th Annual Labor Day Extravaganza!

Music, food, and country fun fair

Sponsored by CADE, Pure Catskills, Townsquare Media, and The Daily Star

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The Rahim AlHaj Trio

September 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj perfectly blends traditional and contemporary music with breathtaking skill and emotion. Joined by santour maestro Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American Arabic percussion master Issa Malluf, this 2-time Grammy nominee translates the haunting sorrow, joy, angst, passion, and determination that he has experienced and witnessed in his lifelong struggle against injustice — as an Iraqi, a political refugee, and now as an American citizen—into soulful and passionate music.

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October 2017

Barn Tour

October 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$16

Take a fascinating tour of the structures that characterize our region’s agricultural heritage and hilly farmland.

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November 2017

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$8 - $15

We’ll close out the season with a wonderful blend of entertainment and education. Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of America’s premier Spanish dance companies. Four artists—two dancers, a singer, and a guitarist—will present a lecture-demonstration program in colorful traditional costumes. Discover the intricacies of flamenco, its cultural history, and details of the varied instruments involved in the art form. Audience participation will be a vital aspect of the show, which ends with a Q & A and will be…

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March 2018

Annual Membership Gathering

Sunday, March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenane Farms, 196 County Highway 10
Meridale, NY 13806 United States
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$25

Please join us for mid-winter drinks, food, conversation, and the all-important business of being a member of The West Kortright Centre!

WKC Members only!

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June 2018

Community Celebration of Martha’s Retirement

Saturday, June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Let the Great Retirement Rumpus Begin!
Join us in celebrating Martha Van Burek & her 31 years as our glorious Executive Director!

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Choir! Choir! Choir!

Saturday, June 16 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience. They take a non-traditional approach...the audience is the choir! Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love, offering the proven benefits and good feelings that singing can bring, with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.
“Choir! Choir! Choir! has fashioned a profound way for people to connect and interact”—The New Yorker.

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WKC Summer Solstice Party at Wayside Cider

Thursday, June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wayside Cider, 55 Redden Lane
Andes, NY 13731 United States
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Join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Wayside Cider in Andes, home of small batch, Catskills-made fine mountain cider!
Featuring a taco dinner on the outdoor grill, live music by The Package, and a cash bar.

Reservations appreciated. $25 (dinner & music)

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July 2018

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs Concert

Saturday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Considered one of the most significant creator/performers of the past fifty years and a pioneer of “extended vocal technique,” “site-specific,” and “interdisciplinary” performance, Monk’s groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument has expanded the boundaries of musical composition by creating landscapes of sound. 

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Landscape and Garden Tour

Sunday, July 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Travel beautiful country roads and get a rare insider look at how others have enhanced their outdoor environments with a full range of garden-planning schemes, each a reflection of that artist/gardener’s personal aesthetic. On view will be a myriad of design sensibilities and strategies incorporating flowers, shrubs and trees, stonework, water elements, mass plantings, artwork, vegetable beds, and homes for livestock and wildlife.

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Gala Dance Under the Stars with Ginkgoa

Saturday, July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Outdoor dance party with a live vintage swing-infused electronic band!

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August 2018

Shakespeare in the Valley: Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Join us to celebrate the talents of youth and William Shakespeare at the 31st Annual WKC Shakespeare in the Valley!
Performance & Picnic: Friday 8/3 & Saturday 8/4

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Science Around the House with The Dirtmeister

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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As the name suggests, this show takes a wild and wacky look at some of the science that takes place in and around the home. Using some “Dirt Cheap” materials such as coffee cans, soda bottles, mixing bowls, and even a toilet plunger, The Dirtmeister leads the audience on an exploration of the science behind gravity, air pressure, and sound. All experiments are 100% safe and participants are encouraged to try them at home!
This event is a fundraiser for The WKC. Admission is by donation. (Suggested donation $5–$10+ per person)

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Opening Reception: “Flight” Multi-Media Benefit Exhibit

Friday, August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Our annual fundraising exhibition features a collection of artworks created by local artists based on the theme of "flight." The works are available for purchase by silent bidding, ending at the Blake Fleming Trio concert on October 28.

The opening reception is on Friday, August 31, 5-7pm. Refreshments sponsored in part by Brewery Ommegang.
(This is also the sneak preview for the rummage sale & silent auction!)

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September 2018

West Kortright Fair 2018

Sunday, September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The Centre’s 13th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration of the region’s “agri-cultural” bounty includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment.

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2018 Barn Tour

Sunday, September 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Our second annual Barn Tour features barns showcasing the variety of agricultural architecture in Delaware and Schoharie Counties (Jefferson, Gilboa, North Harpersfield). The self-guided tour includes a typical gambrel-roofed ramp barn with spectacular views of the Catskill High Peaks, one of the 13 octagon-shaped barns in New York State, an old mill that was converted into a poultry barn and then into a residence, and a barn assembled from a kit sold by Sears, Roebuck in the early 20th century. The tour will also take you by the imposing Decker-Starheim barn, with its enclosed ramp that crosses the road.

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October 2018

Eva Salina & Peter Stan (traditional Balkan Romani music)

Sunday, October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Balkan Romani (gypsy) music.
“Poised, lustrous”—New York Times
"Darkly glorious”—Pop Matters

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