Upcoming Events


This landmark building  at 9 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie, NY is the home of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center built by the Vassar Brothers as a home for aged men in 1881.  The boiler at 9 Vassar street is about to expire which would leave our office tenants out in the cold, the freezing pipes would burst destroying this historic structure.  Please help us raise the funds needed to replace our failing boiler and keep the warmth of the arts alive.  Other important nonprofit organizations like Friends of Seniors, the Dutchess Interfaith Council and Cocoon Theater call this place home.  Your donation is tax deductible and your assistance greatly appreciated.  Please make your contribution today and share the warmth with friends and on Facebook.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact J. Andrew Burgreen, Executivr Director at 845 486-4571 or at cunneenexec@hotmail.com.

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Upcoming Events



The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, in partnership with the talented theater troupe from the Murder Café, Inc. present Murder at the Vassar Brewery or (Whatever Ales You?) on Saturday evening September 30th, 2017 staring at 6:30 pm. The beautiful Victorian Italianate buildings at 9 and 12 Vassar Street will set the scenes for an historic encounter of the murdering kind. During a sumptuous buffet dinner, up to one hundred distinguished guests will try to solve a period murder mystery involving the Vassar name. Admission is only $70 per person which includes appetizers, entrée, dessert, drinks and interactive sleuthing for prizes. Guests are welcome to wear Victorian costumes for prizes as well.

For more information and tickets go to


or call 845 486-4571.


Please consider Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center for your end of the year tax donation credit.

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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.

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