Upcoming Events

Vassar Street BrewFest

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The Cunneen Hackett Arts Center invites you to the 3rd Annual Vassar Street BrewFest on Saturday, September 24th—1pm to 5pm under the big tent at 9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie. Help us celebrate the heritage of Matthew Vassar, his breweries and our historical venue.
Did you know that at one time the Vassars were the most prolific makers of beer & ale in the US? And one of those breweries was on the site that now houses our Victorian theater? The Vassar Street Brew Fest will connect the old with the new. Come sample artisan craft brews and hard ciders from local purveyors like Hyde Park Brewery, Mill House Brewing Company, and Yankee Folly Cidery; taste some classic pub grub and gourmet snacks from Schatzi’s Pub and Take 5 Deli. PLUS Live music!
Admission for this FUN fundraiser includes a commemorative pilsner glass and the brew sampling. The proceeds benefit the Cunneen Hackett Arts Center.
Please click here to purchase tickets online or call 845-486-4571 to reserve your tickets. Only $20 for ages 21 or older. Special MTA “Weekend Get Away” package $15 per person.

For sponsorship opportunities, click here, print out the form and mail. 

Coming to the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center:
The Ed Wood, Jr. statue


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What if there was a place you could hear a brass quartet ensemble, participate in a poetry slam, learn to move to the Salsa beat, see Shakespeare’s work come alive, view a vibrant watercolor exhibit and sip tea in a Victorian parlor? What if all these opportunities and more were housed in two 130 year old landmark buildings in the middle of a neighborhood undergoing a renaissance; where galleries, restaurants, other historic sites, the railroad station and the majestic Hudson River are only blocks away?

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center!

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. It exists to meet the cultural needs of the community by providing venues for both professional and amateur artists to showcase their talent in music, dance, fine and visual arts AND to preserve the two historically significant structures.

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is an ArtHop participant.

Please click here for the Adopt A Chair Campaign.