Upcoming Events

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in conjunction with the “Big Read” presents “Mexican Musica and More”

14581313_10154607738767679_5651731613473010841_nCHAC’s participation in this year’s “The Big Read” (the book was entitled Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea) involves Poughkeepsie Journal columnist Peter Leonard speaking about the hot topic of immigration in the Latino community and a multi-generational family group of Mexican musicians called Bohemio performing on Saturday 10/22 at 8:00 pm. Mexican foods will be served as well. Cash donations to CHAC will be accepted as well as food stuffs for Dutchess Outreach’s Food Pantry.

Peter Leonard, retired after 30 years as a teacher and administrator at Vassar College, a longtime Poughkeepsie Journal columnist and local radio host. In 1998 he won the Inter-American Press Association Award for his reporting on the immigration of people from Oaxaca Mexico to Poughkeepsie New York.


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.

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