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East Meredith, NY
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May 2014

Wild Food Foraging/Spring

May 10, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Take a spring walk on the wild side, exploring edibles in the forests and fields near the WKC with herbalist Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower.

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Kamilla Talbot, Landscapes

May 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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"As my relationship to place evolves, my work shifts toward abstraction. The winter landscape in particular presents a simplified and mysterious bridge for me to explore this shift. Painting in Scandinavia and Upstate New York, “the North” has become a discrete element in my work. The focus is on what I see, not on what I think I see." — Kamilla Talbot. Exhibit runs from May 23 to July 14. Opening Reception, May 23, 5–7pm.

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Heritage Blues Trio

May 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The grit of low-down country and urban blues, the hand-clapping fervor of gospel, the haunting cries of work songs, this is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities, and boundless beauty of African-American music.

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Fiction Writing/Spring

May 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY

The first of two eight-week Fiction Writing Workshops this year. It’s taught by novelist Mermer Blakeslee and welcomes both new and experienced writers.

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June 2014

Rug Hooking

June 3, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Five Tuesdays. Rugs make the house warm and beautiful, being both utilitarian and decorative and making rugs is a way of working that involves exhilarating freedom and a flat, lively, naïve quality.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

June 4, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Eight yoga sessions for all skill levels and age groups! Come to as many as you can or take them all. Vinyasa Yoga focuses on “breath-synchronized movement” as you flow from one posture to another.

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Belly Dance Afternoon

June 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Geared toward all skill-levels, ages, and body types, this all-afternoon Belly Dance workshop will bring out your inner sensuality and exotic soul!

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Cabinet

June 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt.

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Birds of Chicago

June 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Their music is familiar and strange stuff—the everyday and the magical. Not too perfect, not at all saccharine, you’ll hear echoes of mountain gospel, street corner doo-wop, and classic soul. It’s haunting.

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Landscape & Garden Tour 2014

June 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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A rare insider close-up ramble of exquisite, original, and outright outstanding gardens in our area. Get some amazing ideas for your own plot of land. In the Jefferson/South Worcester area

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July 2014

Shakespeare

July 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY

Our 27th year of teen Shakespeare workshops, culminating in fully stage productions. This year it's Twelfth Night!

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Theater Games

July 14, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY

In our popular Theater Games, children learn basic acting skills using group improvisation and creative play.

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Joseph Kurhajec, Paintings and Sculpture Exhibit

July 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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“Kurhajec is an embracer of life, a primitivist yearner for a simpler world based on the impossible dream of basic values restored.”

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Gala Dance Under the Stars with Nation Beat

July 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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American and Brazilian musicians have been finding common ground ever since jazz artists turned to bossa nova 50 years ago. But the result has never sounded quite like this!

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Technical Theater

July 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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All phases of technical theater production and the opportunity to “run” both shows of a teen production of Twelfth Night on August 1st & 2nd

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Costume Design

July 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Costumes from Love's Labors Lost

All phases of costuming and the opportunity to outfit the teen actors in both shows of Shakespeare in the Valley’s Twelfth Night on August 1st & 2nd

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Catherine Russell

July 26, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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"With a voice that wails like a horn and whispers like the snake in the Garden of Eden, she's finally claiming her place in the pantheon of 21st-century jazz divas." —NPR.

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August 2014

27th Annual Shakespeare In The Valley and Picnic Dinner

August 1, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops’ Shakespeare, Costume Design, and Stage Production workshops present Twelfth Night. Directed by Zane Relethford the play will be set in the disco-crazed 1970s. And the Intro to Acting crew will present a celebration of the characters from Alice in Wonderland.

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Fiction Writing/Summer

August 6, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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This class is full, sorry. Our Fiction Writing Workshop is celebrating its 34th session! Both new and experienced writers welcome.

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Wild Food Foraging/Summer

August 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Calendula Heart

Take a summer walk on the wild side, exploring edibles in the forests and fields near the WKC with herbalist Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower.

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DahkaBrahka

August 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theater, their musical spectrum is intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation.”

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“Fowl Play”—Artists Render the Yellow Rubber Ducky

August 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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We are pleased to present “Fowl Play,” an exhibition of toy-themed artworks born from the inventive minds of invited local artists, all based around the humble yellow rubber duck.

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West Kortright Fair 2014

August 31, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Every year our Labor Day weekend Fair just gets more fun. The auditorium is full of treasures and antiques, the food is fabulous and locally sourced, the beer is cold, the games are fun, the ice cream is frozen, and there are so many local crafts to shop for in the market. (Oh, and did we mention the non-stop music and dancing?) Admission is a mere $5 per person and free for children under 10 (food sold separately).

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September 2014

Suzy Bogguss

September 14, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Grammy Award-winning and Platinum-selling artist Suzy Bogguss is the finest voice to grace the stage in a very long time!

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Chiara String Quartet

September 28, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The players sustained this … score with masterly conviction, organizing the loose strands into a convincing dramatic whole and realizing a host of unusual sounds and textures with both gusto and finesse"—The Strad magazine.

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October 2014

Las Cafeteras

October 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado & inspiring lyrics tell stories of a dynamic community, looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

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Wild Foraging/Fall

October 5, 2014 @ 12:30 am - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The final of three foraging adventures. Spend a Sunday afternoon discovering edibles in the forests and fields near The WKC with herbalist Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower.

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November 2014

Battlefield Band

November 2, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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“They are still top dogs in this genre which has 101 pups following in their footsteps”—Scots Trad Music Awards.

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April 2015

Wild Food Foraging (Spring)

April 25, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$20

Discover how many common wild plants can feed your body and nourish the soul. This hands-on nature tour explores the woods and streams near The WKC. Includes a how-to session on preparing tasty dishes with educational handouts, recipes, and food tastings. (Spring variety)
Sponsored by Bassett Healthcare Network

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May 2015

Fiction Writing (Spring)

May 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Eight Wednesdays, May 13–July 22, 6:30–9 PM (no class on June 3 and 10)
The immensely popular Fiction Writing Workshop is FULL as of 4/16. (You are welcome to email info@westkc to inquire about the waitlist.)

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Gallery Opening: David Krchelich and Annie Hayes

May 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Relief sculpture paintings and hooked rugs

(Reception sponsored by Brewery Ommegang and Hand in Hand Farm)

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Red Baraat

May 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $25

Praised by NPR as “the best party band in years,” this Brooklyn-based ensemble melds the infectious rhythms of traditional North Indian music with funk, go-go, hip-hop, latin, and jazz.

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June 2015

Rug Hooking

June 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$110 - $130

Four Tuesdays, June 2–23, 6:30–8:30 PM
This hands-on workshop will teach you to create your own design, transfer it, hook a rug, and to finish it off.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

June 3, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
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Weekly yoga classes
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Four Wednesdays, June 3 –June 24, 5:30–6:45 PM
Four wonderful yoga classes in June, outside on the dance floor - if it rains we practice on the stage in the auditorium

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

June 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

This Father’s Day weekend, treat a dad to an evening of
Afro-Cuban Jazz at the West Kortright Centre!
Buy one regularly priced ticket for the
June 20 Jane Bunnet & Maqueque show,
get a complimentary ticket for an accompanying father (anyone's father!) -
contact (607)278-5454 or info@westkc.org for details.

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Solas

June 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$25

The New York Times has called Solas “America’s most lauded purveyors of Irish traditional music.” According to the Boston Herald, the group is “not merely America’s best Irish traditional band, but maybe the world’s.”

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July 2015

Gala Dance Under the Stars with Hazmat Modine

July 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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A deliriously danceable mix of all manner of music, performed with extraordinary skill, wit, and style– just the sort of passionately unique experience you’d expect for a celebration of The WKC’s 40th Anniversary!
“A celebration of American music and its ramshackle history of constantly melding influences…one tight, kicking band”—Boston Globe.
“A calypso/alt-country/blues/gypsy band…. which is obviously what the world needs most”—Times of London.

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Shakespeare

July 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$350 - $400

Tuesdays–Fridays, July 7–July 31, 1–5 PM, w/ performances on July 31 and August 1.
Casting call for budding actors aged 13-19!
Join us for our 28th year of immersion in all aspects of the acting craft for four challenging, intensely creative weeks and two fully staged performances of Henry VIII!
Co-sponsored by Clark Companies, New York Central Mutual Insurance, and Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus

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Theater Games

July 13, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Monday–Friday, July 13 – 17, 1–4:00 PM
Teamwork, self-confidence, storytelling, body awareness, and a sense of adventure are developed as children aged 6 to 9 learn to take to the stage and transform it using their bodies, voices, and imaginations.
Co-sponsored by Clark Companies, New York Central Mutual Insurance, and Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus
As of June 1, Theater Games is FULL! Please contact us to be put on the waitlist and/or to be notified when registration opens next year.

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Gallery Opening! Paintings by Bette Alexander: Timkat and Reimagined Synagogues of Eastern Europe

July 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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(Reception sponsored by Brewery Ommegang and Hand in Hand Farm)

Alexander’s studies and extensive travel have helped her formulate a more spiritually direct, primal style. Her expressionist paintings are inspired by the vibrant cultures of people from around the world and are made with oil paint and oil sticks on paper.

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Song-Gathering & Music-Making Workshop with Dan Zanes

July 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes will introduce children to classic folk songs to learn, interpret, play, and sing together. The group will come up with one finished song to perform on stage at the 1PM Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell concert later that day and as an opening act for the Introduction to Acting Workshop performances on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1 as part of our annual Shakespeare in the Valley productions.

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Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower

July 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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“(Zanes is) the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate” —Time magazine.
“Elizabeth Mitchell has bridged the gap between independent rock and post cradle kiddo-core…Gorgeously lucid.” —Chicago Reader

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Introduction to Acting

July 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Tuesdays–Fridays, July 21–31, 11 AM–3 PM, w/ performances on July 31 & August 1.
Actors aged 9-12 will focus on character development, stagecraft basics, movement, stage presence, and improvisational skills, all while developing a strong sense of tribe and passion for theater.
Co-sponsored by Clark Companies, New York Central Mutual Insurance, and Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus
This workshop is FULL- please contact us if you would like to be put on the waitlist and/or alerted to next year's registration.

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Technical Theater

July 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$170 - $190

Tuesdays–Fridays, July 21–31, 11 AM–3 PM, w/ performances on July 31 & August 1.
Thinking of a career in the theater, behind the scenes? This workshop teaches scenic, lighting, props, and sound design and implementation to techies aged 12-19.
Co-sponsored by Clark Companies, New York Central Mutual Insurance, and Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus

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Costume Design

July 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$170 - $190

Tuesdays–Fridays, July 21–31, 1–5 PM
This intensive hands-on workshop for creative costumers aged 12 to19 teaches design, production, and backstage dressing for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions on July 31 & Aug 1.
Co-sponsored by Clark Companies, Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus, and New York Central Mutual Insurance

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“Girlchild Diary” (A film by Meredith Monk)

July 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Join the filmmaker for viewing of her new documentary film. It includes rare archival footage from performances of Monk’s seminal work, Education of the Girlchild, between 1973 and 2010, and centers on a reunion of the original cast members for a revival of the work at the Joyce Theater in 1993.

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Meredith Monk with Katie Geissinger & Allison Sniffin: 50 Years of New Music

July 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$16 - $32

The iconic composer/singer/director/choreographer Meredith Monk returns with two members of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble.

“...she is at once fearless, unique, uncompromising and yet builds human values into work that is never polemical, and has communicated across genre boundaries long before 'crossover' was even a term.” —Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

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Shakespeare in the Valley (picnic & performance)

July 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Performances on July 31 & August 1
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$5 - $12

The Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops’ Shakespeare, Costume Design, and Technical Theater workshops present Henry VIII. Directed by Zane Relethford.
Plus, the Intro to Acting crew will present “Childhood Champions and their Fantastical Feats,” a celebration of classic characters. Performances on July 31 & August 1. Rain date: August 2.
Co-sponsored by Clark Companies, Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus, and New York Central Mutual Insurance

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August 2015

Shakespeare in the Valley (picnic & performance)

August 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$5 - $12

The Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops’ Shakespeare, Costume Design, and Technical Theater workshops present Henry VIII. Directed by Zane Relethford.
Plus, the Intro to Acting crew will present “Childhood Champions and their Fantastical Feats,” a celebration of classic characters. Performances on July 31 & August 1. Rain date: August 2.
Co-sponsored by Clark Companies, Frank Lumia Real Estate Plus, and New York Central Mutual Insurance

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Fiction Writing (Summer)

August 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Eight Wednesdays, August 12–September 30, 6:30–9 PM
Novelist Mermer Blakeslee's immensely popular Fiction Writing Workshop begins it's 36th cycle! The workshop welcomes both new & experienced writers.
As of 4/22, this workshop is FULL! Please contact us for information about the waitlist.

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Rachelle Garniez

August 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $15

(Original roots cabaret)
Garniez is hailed by the New York Press as “one of the greatest songwriters of our time,” and her original story-songs were described by the New York Times as “romantic, rhapsodic and casually hilarious.”

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Wild Food Foraging (Summer)

August 22, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$20

Discover how many common wild plants can feed your body and nourish the soul. This hands-on nature tour explores the woods and streams near The WKC. Includes a how-to session on preparing tasty dishes with educational handouts, recipes, and food tastings. (Summer variety)
Sponsored by Bassett Healthcare Network

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September 2015

Gallery Opening! 2015 Benefit Exhibit, “Play the Numbers” —Group Multi-Media Exhibit

September 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Our annual group show fundraiser! This year's theme is "Numbers."

(Reception Sponsored by Brewery Ommegang and Hand in Hand Farm)

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West Kortright Fair 2015

September 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The Centre’s 10th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration of the region’s “agri-cultural” bounty includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment.
(Rain or Shine)

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Alexander String Quartet: Mozart, Shostakovich, and Beethoven

September 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $15

“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.” Overflowing with emotion and sheer joy for playing, along with acute discipline and a tight sense of unity, it’s no wonder that the Alexander String Quartet has earned a place among the world’s premiere ensembles.

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Greg Brown

September 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$17 - $33

GREG BROWN, with his signature rumbling baritone voice, is widely considered to be one of the foremost living folk musicians of his generation.
“Mr. Brown's music provides a stark, unself-consciously literary tour of off-road Americana.” — New York Times
“A wickedly sharp observer of the human condition.” — Rolling Stone

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October 2015

Nellie McKay

October 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $25

Nellie McKay is part cabaret, part sparkly pop mixed with a cutting wit and a sharply tuned social conscience.

“Supremely gifted, charming, and darkly funny”—The Washington Post.

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November 2015

The Fairfield Four

November 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $25

The most distinguished a cappella gospel group working today.
The Fairfield Four carries on a tradition begun at their Nashville church in 1921, continuously passing the torch to new standard-bearers.
(And the current configuration is the best yet!)

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April 2016

“Big Chuck” D’Imperio presents “The Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to Fifty Treasures”

April 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Come enjoy Chuck's stories of the Bottle Museum, the Fly Fishing Museum, the Drain Tile Museum, the Kazoo Museum, the Trolley Museum, the Cobblestone Museum, and many more!

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May 2016

Gallery Opening: Group Photography Show

May 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Group photography show featuring Alan Herman, Editha Mesina, Gail Peachin, and David Sundberg.
Opening reception food & drink sponsored by Hand in Hand Farm and Brewery Ommegang.

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Jon Cleary & The Monster Gentlemen

May 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $32

February 2016 Grammy award-winner and January 2016 offBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year (for “Boneyard”), and Best Piano/Keyboardist.

“Expert mix of strutting party-starters and beseeching soul anthems, sung in an agreeably raspy voice”—The New York Times.

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June 2016

Della Mae

June 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

Traditional mountain music with modern singer-songwriter sensibilities.

"From songs that explore independence and urban adventure to timeless themes of love and loss, Della Mae brings acoustic grit and twang to town with no apologies"—Bluegrass Journal.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

June 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Yoga for all levels and ages

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Karrin Allyson Trio

June 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $25

“She aces the tightrope walk of songbook reverence and jazz-vocal breeziness that often proves elusive”—New York Times.

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July 2016

Gala Dance Under the Stars with Girls Guns & Glory

July 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $26

One of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know”:
“Modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks…Think-y, soulful lyrics paired with a beat you can dance to.” —Rolling Stone

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Shakespeare 2016

July 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$370 - $420

Now in it's 29th year, this extremely popular and creative four week ensemble acting workshop will culminate in two fully staged productions on July 29 and 30. For ages 13-19.

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2016 Landscape & Garden Tour

July 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The 25th annual tour to benefit The West Kortright Centre will be a journey along beautiful northern Catskills roads, a chance to see how others have enhanced their outdoor environments by simply accentuating the natural beauty of their sites. On view will be a myriad of design sensibilities incorporating flowers, shrubs, and trees, stonework, water elements, artwork, vegetable beds, and homes for livestock and wildlife.

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Theater Games 2016

July 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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One-week workshop for ages 6-9.
One space left for 2016!

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Gallery Opening: Lisa Jacobson, paintings

July 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Opening reception, Friday, July 15, 5–7 PM

Exhibit runs through August 27
Abstract paintings inspired by the systems of the natural world and holistic interconnected-ness.

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Emeline Michel

July 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $26

Accomplished dancer, versatile vocalist, songwriter, and captivating performer Emeline Michel is the reigning Queen of Haitian Song.
“The dancing ambassador with a voice serene and warm like the breeze” —The New York Times.

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Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater 2016

July 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$150 - $170

Interested in working behind the scenes?
This two week 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 July 29 & 30. For ages 12-19.

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Costume Design 2016

July 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$170 - $190

An intensive hands-on two week workshop in all phases of costuming—design, production, and backstage dressing—for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions on July 29 & 30.
For ages 12-19.

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August 2016

Fiction Writing 38

August 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$180 - $210

Mermer Blakeslee's popular workshop is now in its 38th cycle! 8 Wednesdays, August 10 - September 28, 6:30-9PM Mermer Blakeslee is the author of three novels. In Dark Water, called by Connie May Fowler “a novel of uncommon grace and soaring beauty,” was selected by Barnes and Noble for its Discover Great New Writers series. “Blakeslee’s world,” the San Francisco Chronicle stated, “is lyrical and mythic, filled with magic, visions and dreams.” Leenie, an excerpt from her latest novel, When…

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East Meets West 2016

August 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Thursday, August 11-September 1Come to one or more sessions!
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Movement. Meditation. Music.
Join actress, dancer, and cabaret artist Lanny Harrison on a voyage of theatrical exploration and contemplative practice.
4 Thursday sessions; come for one or all.

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Hot Club of Cowtown

August 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London) the Hot Club sets up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent).

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Alash Ensemble

August 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

These Tuvan throat singing masters subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating a unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their musical heritage.

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Double Vision: Plein Air Painting

August 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - August 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$80 - $100

Paint the vistas and the structures around The West Kortright Centre, no experience necessary. Taught by professional painters, Lisbeth Firmin & Richard Kathmann.

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Darlingside

August 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $29

"Exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop"
—NPR Music.

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September 2016

Gallery Opening! 2016 Benefit Exhibit, “Sticks ‘N’ Stones” —Group Multi-Media Exhibit

September 2, 2016 @ 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 will be a collection of artworks inspired by the natural environment of the northern Catskills and born from the inventive minds of area artists.

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West Kortright Fair 2016

September 4, 2016 @ 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 Annual Labor Day Extravaganza!
•Foot-stompin’ music and entertainment.
•Pie eating contest
•Scrumptious foods made from fresh local products
•Group art show
•Shop a huge silent auction and rummage sale of antiques, goods, and services to benefit The WKC
•Lots of kid-friendly games and activities
•Hands-on Experimental Technology & Sound tent
•Shop for one-of-a-kind items from our favorite local vendors
Rain or shine!!

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Voxare String Quartet meets the Man with a Movie Camera

September 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $15

This landmark project marries Dziga Vertov's 1929 silent masterpiece, The Man with a Movie Camera, with the Voxare Quartet's ingenuity, musical prowess, and aesthetic sensibilities to create an unforgettable and unique experience.
“With rustic melodies made edgy through piquant harmonies, and in passages of turbulent mechanical chugging, the music neatly corresponded to Vertov’s jumpy barrage of images. The members of the quartet, seated in darkness to one side of the stage, played with precision and passion”—The New York Times.

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October 2016

Maarja Nuut

October 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $15

An enchanting blend of traditional Estonian storytelling, folk music, and experimental electronic soundscapes.
“… bridging minimalism, experimental music and the village entertainment of pre-World War II Europe… giving her musical brand a digital-age twist” — The Washington Post.

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Bombay Rickey

October 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $15

With their deliciously quirky blend of cowboy music, exotic dance rhythms, coloratura soprano, surf guitar, Indian, Latin, funk, and rock, Bombay Rickey might be the soundtrack to a Bollywood noir film from the 1960s, or perhaps to a spaghetti western that never existed.

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November 2016

Harmony singing workshop with the Bumper Jacksons

November 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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One hour Introduction to Harmony Singing workshop with the founders of the Bumper Jacksons!

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Bumper Jacksons

November 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $29

"You may come for the jazz: clarinet and horns and swingy rhythms, plus Billie Holliday and Duke Ellington classics. But you'll stay for all the other ingredients in their mélange: fiddles and guitars, bouncy banjo-ukes, weepy country pedal steel, rock-and-roll electric guitar, jug-band kazoo and assorted percussion" —Huffington Post.

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May 2017

Opening Acts Auditions: Young Artists Showcase 2017

May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Opening Acts: Young Artists Showcase is in its 26th year of encouraging the development of area youth through the arts. We invite young artists, ages 10-21, who attend schools or whose primary residences are in Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, or Schoharie county to audition for an opportunity to share their talents with Centre audiences. The performance or reading would be limited to five minutes prior to a professional production. Applications will be considered in any of the following categories: dramatic scenes;…

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Fiction Writing/Spring

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$180 - $210

Mermer Blakeslee’s popular workshop is now in its 40th cycle!
This 8-week class welcomes both new & experienced writers.
This workshop is currently FULL!

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Gallery Opening: Christine Alexander, Lanny Harrison, & Lenny Failla

May 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Collage & Paintings by Christine Alexander, Lanny Harrison, and Lenny Failla.
Receptions sponsored by Brewery Ommegang

Opening reception, Friday, May 26, 5–7 PM
Exhibit runs through July 8.

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The Ebony Hillbillies

May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

As one of the last black string bands in the U.S.—currently based in the concrete hills of NYC—the Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style that many forget was a key element in the genesis of all the music we cherish as uniquely American—jazz, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock and roll and country.

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June 2017

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

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$180 - $200

Learn the basics of building free-standing dry-laid stone walls!

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

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The Gibson Brothers

June 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$12 - $28

"Bluegrass superstars" (New York Times)
Winners of numerous International Bluegrass Music Awards, including entertainer of the year, song of the year and album of the year.

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga

June 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 28, 2017

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Four Wednesdays, June 7–June 28, 5:30–6:30 PM

Pre-registration not required; All ages

$10 per class, $35 for all four sessions

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AURELIO

June 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and percussionist Aurelio Martinez is a cultural warrior for the Garifuna people of the Caribbean Coast of Central America. Aurelio’s sound is firmly rooted in surging rhythms, driven by the spirited thumping of traditional drums alongside hypnotic melodies. Aurelio’s passion for his culture is matched by his joyful spirit, powerful voice, and musical chops. “Not only the leading figure of Garifuna music but one of the great artists of Latin America”—London Evening Standard.

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July 2017

Gallery Opening: Erik Schoonebeek

July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Working primarily through small-scale painting Schoonebeek aims to elevate the mundane and celebrate the surreal nature of both personal and collective human experience.

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Gala Dance Under the Stars with Los TexManiacs

July 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $26

Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty, oh-so-dance-able TexManiacs groove!

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DakhaBrakha

July 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $27

Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha’s hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkan, African, Jazz and R&B. This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites.

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JP Harris & Chance McCoy

July 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $17

An eclectic mix of folk, rock, and country, with banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

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August 2017

Fiction Writing/Fall

August 2, 2017 @ 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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Daymé Arocena

August 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

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

August 10, 2017 @ 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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