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West Kortright Centre

49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
607-278-5454

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July 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Picnic & Performance)

Friday, July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Friday & Saturday shows!
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The 30th Anniversary of our Young People's Theater Arts Workshops and Shakespeare in the Valley!

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August 2017

Fiction Writing/Fall

Wednesday, August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Mermer Blakeslee’s popular workshop is now in its 40th cycle!
For both new & experienced writers.
This workshop is FULL. Contact caitlyn@westkc.org to be added to the wait list.

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$11 - $24

Daymé Arocena

Sunday, August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, Daymé Arocena is one of the “most inviting ambassadors” for Cuba’s contemporary music. Santerian chant, rhythmic complexity, fluid jazz styling, and a nuanced Afro-Cuban soulfulness—she channels the elements in service to her audience and culture.

“Ms. Arocena unites cosmopolitan musicianship with deep roots”—New York Times.

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East Meets West Theater Workshop with Lanny Harrison

Thursday, August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Movement. Meditation. Music.
In these playful & provoking sessions, participants will discover some of the myriad characters who dwell within.

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$11 - $24

Steve Riley & Racines

Friday, August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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This French Music supergroup draws its inspiration from the music of southwest Louisiana and pays tribute to its pioneers with classic Cajun, Creole, zydeco, and swamp blues songs.

Each band member is an acclaimed musician in his own right; seeing them perform together as Racines is a rare treat!

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$25

Foraging Walk & Talk: Discovery and Music of the Plants & Plant Cymatic Formations

Saturday, August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Foraging techniques of weed & tree edibles; boosting your immune system; creative segment with Music of the Plants in the
field.

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$55 - $100

Double Vision: Plein Air Painting

Saturday, August 26 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, August 27 @ 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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With Lisbeth Firmin & Richard Kathmann
Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & Williamsburg Paints

Students ages 13 and up will benefit from the considerable skills of two well-known artists who live and paint in these hills. Participants of all levels (no prior painting experience necessary) will work outside, painting the vistas and the structures around The West Kortright Centre and The Centre itself.

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September 2017

West Kortright Fair 2017

Sunday, September 3 @ 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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$11 - $24

The Rahim AlHaj Trio

Saturday, September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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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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$180 - $200

Gravity is Your Mortar: Dry-laid Stone Wall Building Workshop

Saturday, September 23 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, September 24 @ 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Learn the basics of building free-standing dry-laid stone walls!

Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Ages 17+
Limit: 10 students

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$11 - $27

Ranky Tanky

Saturday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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With influences of jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, this Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet’s repertoire is built on re-imagined arrangements of playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, heartbreaking spirituals, and delicate lullabies from the centuries-old Gullah tradition of America's southeastern Sea Islands, where geographical isolation has helped sustain treasured West African traditions and ways of life for generations.

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October 2017
$11 - $17

Frisson

Sunday, October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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A nine-piece chamber ensemble featuring NYC’s finest young classical musicians, Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Listen and enjoy as Frisson expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, and a small chamber orchestra.

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November 2017
$8 - $15

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

Sunday, November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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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 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 followed…

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