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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 and 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 

2016 Brew Fest Sponsors website links

McCann Foundation

A. Page & Associates, LLC

Riverside Bank-A division of Salisbury Bank & Trust Co.

Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Sedore & Company

Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

HVFCU Financial Services (use attached logo)

Wells Fargo Advisors

Rhinebeck Bank

Rohde, Soyka & Andrews Consulting Engineers, PC

McCabe & Mack Attorneys at Law, LLP

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

Vassar College

William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

MaryAnn Lohrey

John E. Burgreen-North

Levine & Levine, P.C.

Design by MGC

Dutchess ProPrint

Matthew Cantele Tent Rentals

Participating Brewers and Vendors

Mill House Brewing Company

Hyde Park Brewing Company

Gilded Otter Brewing Company

Yankee Folly Cidery

Hudson Ale Works

Hudson Brewing Company

Schatzi’s Pub & Bier Garden

Mahoney’s Irish Pub

Take 5 Deli

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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