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West Kortright Centre

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

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June 2018

Group Photography Show

Friday, June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Featuring photographs by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, Patrick Barnes, & Tess Mayer.
Opening reception: Friday, June 22, 5-7PM
Free & Open to the public!
Exhibit will be on view until July 24

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

Saturday, June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$160 - $200 2 tickets left

Learn the basics of building free-standing dry-laid stone walls under the instruction of a stone wall professional with over 20 years experience.

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Sam Baker

Saturday, June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Sparse, literary songs from the highly acclaimed Texas troubadour.

"Simultaneously beautiful and broken…Sam Baker is an artist worth waiting for"—NPR All Things Considered.
"The Bard of the Workaday World"—Wall Street Journal.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Wednesday, June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$10

Yoga for all ages and skill levels. (Outdoors on the dance floor.)

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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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$100 94 tickets left

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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Chess Workshop

Sunday, July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$10 - $35

Four Sundays, July 8-29, 3-4PM With James Caban The strategies of chess can be applied to many life situations...and it's fun! Learn the basics or improve your tactics. James Caban has been teaching chess to both children and adults since 2009. He is a certified chess trainer (with the Puerto Rico Chess Federation, an affiliate of the World Chess Federation.) This workshop is for all ages and levels; come for one class or all four. Pre-registration is encouraged but not…

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Theater Games 2018

Monday, July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$90 - $110 9 tickets left

Teamwork, self-confidence, storytelling, body awareness, and a sense of adventure are developed as children learn to take to the stage and transform it using their bodies, voices, and imaginations. For ages 6-9.

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Shakespeare 2018

Tuesday, July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$370 - $420 11 tickets left

This extremely creative four-week ensemble acting workshop will culminate in two fully staged productions on August 3rd and 4th following the 6 PM Introduction to Acting performance and picnic dinner.

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Franklin Method on the Farm

Saturday, July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$65 - $75 20 tickets left

This 3-hour workshop will provide basic knowledge of the Franklin Method and how to apply an understanding of mind/body techniques for farmers, gardeners, and other folks bending, digging, pulling, and carrying (pretty much all of us!) We'll focus on neck, shoulder, and spine health, and leave with some simple daily at-home ball and band exercises to improve movement, flexibility, stability, and strength.

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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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$18

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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$11 - $25 300 tickets left

Outdoor dance party with a live vintage swing-infused electronic band!

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Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater 2018

Tuesday, July 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$150 - $170 5 tickets left

Interested in working behind the scenes?
This workshop teaches set design and fabrication, as well as lighting, props, and sound design and implementation.
Participants will be running both shows of the Shakespeare in the Valley production on August 3 & 4.
Ages 12-19

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Introduction to Acting

Tuesday, July 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!
With Vanessa Van Burek & Sarah-Doe Osborne
The actors will focus on character development, movement, stage presence, and improvisational skills, all while developing a strong sense of tribe and passion for theater.
Contact caitlyn@westkc.org for information about the waitlist and the 2019 workshop.

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Costume Design 2018

Tuesday, July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$170 - $190 8 tickets left

An intensive hands-on workshop in all phases of costuming—design, production, and backstage dressing—for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions of Much Ado About Nothing on August 3 & 4.
Ages 12-19

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Opening Reception: Drawings by Lise Engel

Friday, July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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This reception is free and open to the public.
Refreshments sponsored by Brewery Ommegang.

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Saturday, July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $25 146 tickets left

An internationally acclaimed musician, Jane Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking.

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August 2018

Shakespeare in the Valley: Much Ado About Nothing

Friday, August 3 @ 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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Fiction Writing Summer/Fall

Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$180 - $210 6 tickets left

Mermer Blakeslee’s popular workshop is now in its 42nd cycle!
8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM
August 8-September 26
All levels of experience welcome.

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(8/11) American Roots Harmony Singing with Val Mindel

Saturday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$35 - $40 20 tickets left

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll create chord-based country harmonies and the characteristic buzzy close-harmony blend that is so much a part of American roots music. The afternoon features non-stop American old-time, bluegrass, and country harmony singing, working knee-to-knee with other workshop participants.

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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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Weaving Cosmology

Saturday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$65 - $75 15 tickets left

This 4-hour workshop will demystify reading your astrological natal chart, pinpoint deep challenges, allow space for creative energy to address places of greatest healing. Students will learn the basics of weaving for the creation of a personal mandala that may aid in reminding us of our humanity and interdependence. 

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Vieux Farka Touré

Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$12 - $30 129 tickets left

One of Africa’s most dazzling guitarists plays a blend of Malian blues, praise song, funk, reggae, and rock.

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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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(9/15) Singing with your Heart, Soul, & Body with Sloan Wainwright

Saturday, September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$35 - $40 15 tickets left

In this 3-hour workshop, we will move our bodies, soften our hearts, open our mouths, and let our voices out to play. With an emphasis on vocal health and self-care, we’ll use a combination of vocal warm-ups and work-outs—traditional and non-traditional—to help relax, release, and strengthen the voice, making it more flexible and reliable. Individual attention is offered, as well as to the group as a whole; each student will be supported in developing their own personal vocal practice. 
This class is for singers AND non-singers alike. 

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The Seldom Scene

Saturday, September 29 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$14 - $38 148 tickets left

The iconic Grammy nominated, Smithsonian Folkways and Rounder Records recording bluegrass band comes to The WKC valley!

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October 2018

Eva Salina & Peter Stan

Sunday, October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $16 150 tickets left

Balkan Romani (gypsy) music.
“Poised, lustrous”—New York Times
"Darkly glorious”—Pop Matters

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Alexander String Quartet

Saturday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $17 143 tickets left

“The Alexander Quartet is destined for greatness,” says the Guardian (U.K.); their concerts make you “live through the music and rejoice with the performers in risks successfully taken.”

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