Upcoming Events

Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner
September 15, 2018
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center presents its annual Fall fundraiser- A Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner. A sumptuous dinner in the Grand Parlor is the scene for murder and the guests must figure out “Who dun it” before another falls victim. The mysterious guests behind masks find themselves in an intriguing suspense and if they can deduce the motive, then perhaps from the suspects, the killer will be revealed.

Prizes will be given for the best masks and for solving the mystery. Grand Prize is an overnight stay with breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Admission is limited. Tickets are $75 per person.

Avoid the processing fee by sending your check directly to CHAC 9 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Rossi’s Deli is partially catering with wine from Arlington Wine & Liquors and Southside Wine & Spirits.
Seating is limited, so please get your tickets today!

Thank you to our SPONSORS:

Rhinebeck Bank, Levine & Levine, William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Riverside Bank-a division of Salisbury Bank & Trust Company, Doris Adams, John & Sharon Gates, Mary Ann & Fred Lohrey, McCabe & Mack, Charles Porter Photography, Marshall & Sterling Specialty Risks

Buy Tickets Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-mystery-masquerade-dinner-tickets-48072759919

Employment opportunity:




Reports to the Executive Director

Candidates should have an excellent phone manner, be customer service oriented and able to problem solve independently. The position requires flexibility, organizational skills and teamwork. Candidates should be able to quickly familiarize themselves with the mission and goals of CHAC and be confident in articulating it. A working knowledge of bookkeeping procedures and accounting protocol is necessary, as well as advanced training in the method of Quickbooks/ Quickbooks Not for Profit accounting that Cunneen-Hackett uses.

Possible Cunneen-Hackett tasks include:

  • Reception/phone/message recording & follow-up
  • Liaison with tenants & renters when needed
  • Data entry for mailing lists,etc.
  • Special Event/Box office set up & break-down
  • Attend meetings or events
  • Scheduling of studio, reception or parlor use
  • Assist gallery installations
  • General office work, filing, copying, mailing, etc.
  • Fill in for Director during vacations or planned absence for meetings, etc.
  • Be responsible for the opening & lock-up of #9 & #12 buildings.


Bookkeeping responsibilities

  • Data entry/paper records/back up
  • Cash reconciliation & deposits
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable
  • Payroll
  • Generation of reports (weekly & monthly)
  • Required quarterly Tax reports
  • Liaison with CPA Accounting firm engaged for year-end filing

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.