Date: August 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm

Hudson Valley Folk Guild

presents 40th Anniversary Concert Sunday 8/25/19 at 2:00 pm

Date: August 24, 2019
Time: 8pm

The Sleuth Pro Speaker Series Presents: Toni Blackman, Inspirational Speaker.

The Sleuth Pro Speaker Series Presents: Toni Blackman, Inspirational Speaker.  A highly respected Howard University-educated artist and social entrepreneur, she is the first Hip-Hop artist to work as a cultural ambassador for the US Dept. of State.  Toni is one of the world’s foremost Hip-Hop activist/consultants working in over 47 countries, touring Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, Canada, and Brasil.  $15 in advance; $20 at the

Date: July 19, 2019
Time: 8pm

More Sinatra Big Band Style

“More Sinatra Big Band Style” Fri. 7/19 at 8 p.m., Sat. 7/20 at 8 p.m., and Sun. 7/21 at 2 p.m. Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie. General Admission: $20. Tickets:
The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie will be the venue for a swinging “More Sinatra, Big Band Style” show presented by The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra to benefit the Sparrow’s Nest local charity. Performances are Friday, July 19th at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 20th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 21st at 2 p.m. General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance at 

“More Sinatra, Big Band Style” will feature The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra, including six vocalists and swing dance performers, in a show spotlighting the music of Frank Sinatra and his friends. Frank Sinatra recorded nearly a thousand different songs in his lifetime, which spanned the Golden Age of Popular Music. Sinatra started off singing with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, and he then went on to his spectacular solo career where he was often backed by the big bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others. “More Sinatra, Big Band Style” will highlight the best of those thousand songs: the songs at the core of the Great American Songbook that Frank Sinatra and his friends brought into our lives, all in the most exciting setting of a live big band.

“More Sinatra, Big Band Style” will showcase several songs from Frank Sinatra’s early years travelling with the big bands, including “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” and “Marie”, as well as songs from his peak recording years, including “Strangers in the Night” and “Fly Me to the Moon”, and songs from his later years, including “Theme from New York, New York”. Duets, like those on his albums from the 1990s, will include such classics as “For Once in My Life” and “My Kind of Town”. And, the full range of America’s greatest composers will be covered, including Cole Porter’s “At Long Last Love”, Rodgers and Hart’s “Where or When”, Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”, and the Gershwins’ “Someone to Watch Over Me”. 

The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra has performed throughout the Hudson Valley for over 40 years and this “More Sinatra” show will continue in the series of “Big Band Style” shows that they have presented the past five summers to great acclaim. This is a follow-up to “Sinatra Sounds, Big Band Style”, which was presented in 2017, and will include more than twenty new selections. 

General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance at Proceeds from this show will benefit the Sparrow’s Nest local charity. At last year’s show, $3000 was raised for the charity. Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley provides meals to the families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. More information about Sparrow’s Nest can be found at

Date: July 14, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm

Trinity Youth Network

 Presents “GOD IS ABLE” Musical Breakthrough Experience the heartfelt singing with the Dynamic Gospel Singers Ashbe Barrett, Yvonne Williams, Jasha Woodall…

Call for tickets: (845) 309-2094

12 Vassar Street VBI Theater

Date: July 5, 2019
Time: 7pm

Hairspray – The Musical

Date: June 23, 2019
Time: 10am-5pm


June 23, 2019 10:00 Am To 5:00 Pm At The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center 9 & 12 Vassar Street Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 845-486-4571 You are invited to have your antiques appraised at $10 per item by an experienced appraisal team specializing in fine arts, coins, antiques, religious arts, jewelry, first edition books, newspapers, maps, documents, fine wine, sports memorabilia, comic books, magic cards and other modern games An honoree event from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM will take place at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center for Advertisers, Vendors, Volunteers and Patrons Vendors will be buying and selling at the Antique Fair Food available for purchase This is an event for the whole family We hope to see you there.


Date: May 17, 2019
Time: 8pm

Cocoon’s “Title and Deed”

Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm

Annual Magnolia Party

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 13th Annual Magnolia Party 5:30-8:30 pm Grand Parlor 9 Vassar St  $50 pp

Date: April 20, 2019
Time: Noon to 9:00 pm

PoughETRY Fest 2019

PoughETRY Fest 2019 is a collaboration made possible with funding from Arts Mid-Hudson.  Visit our Youth Open Mic hosted by Derick Cross, LGBTQ Open Mic hosted by Jen Herman, the Calling All Poets Series hosted by Mike Jurkovic, the Poet Laureate room featuring the newly appointed Hudson Valley & beyond Poet Laureates, and the Audre Lorde room Co-curated by Armando Batista. In whatever you choose to partake throughout the day at the festival, we hope you end the night with us for a special Poelodies opening with Poetyc Visionz with the Funk Junkies featuring Dominic Buccellato aka DOM P. and Poet Gold – BGW at PoughETRY Fest 2019. It’s going to be a full day of diverse poetic expression. #poetry#spokenword#poughtential#artsmidhudson#poetgold#dutchesstourism

Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 7pm

Inappropriate Relationships – YER Productions

YER’s production of “Inappropriate Behavior” on Sat. 3/23.

As part of the series of stage plays entitled Inappropriate Relationships, YER Productions introduces the audience to several original works in one evening of diverse, humorous, and heart-felt theater. This production is an encore presentation after receiving its debut in early January in Poughkeepsie, followed by a performance at the Tuscon Fringe Festival in Arizona.
Gavin Kayner’s Misogynistic Shoes is a hard-driven suspenseful one act complete with an utterly shocking finale that will leave audiences ruminating long after the lights fade to black. Charlie, a middle-aged urbane man, roiling with inner turmoil, convinces Mavis, a free-spirited young woman to enact his darkest fantasy.

Date: March 2-3, 2019
Time: TBA

Mamma Mia!

Standing Room Only presents Mama Mia on March 2nd & 3rd in the VBI Theater 12 Vassar St.

Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 8pm

New Deal Creative Arts Center

“New Deal Creative Arts Center” presents Almost, Maine Friday Feb. 15th and Saturday Feb. 16th at 8 pm in the VBI Theater 12 Vassar Street Poughkeepsie, NY.”

Date: February 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Valentine’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting


Saturday February 9th, 2019 Valentine’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting 1:00 – 4:00 pm Grand Parlor 9 Vassar St. $20 pp

Celebrate the weekend before Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 9th in Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center’s Grand Parlor with a fabulous fundraiser that tempts the taste buds with pairings of a variety of wines, cheeses and chocolate desserts, all while listening to love songs. The warmth and ambiance in our historic parlor is the perfect on a chilly winter’s day. Come join us as we cheer to all that we love.; htpp://


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Date: January 12-13, 2019
Time: TBA

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: James & the Giant Peach

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.


Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 4pm

Artist reception

Saturday 1/12/19 at 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm 9 Vassar St. Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Date: December 17, 2018
Time: 7pm

Cocoon Theatre Presents: Trio Speak

Date: December 15, 2018
Time: TBA

Stage to Screen presents ANNIE Jr.

From Stage to Screen presents “ANNIE Jr.” 12/15 & 16.

Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 7pm

Star2B presents “ELF”

 Sat. 12/8 at 1 pm & 6 pm

12/9 at 1 pm

Date: November 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 & 5:30 pm

CreativesMX Panel Discussion

CreativesMX Panel Discussion 12:00 & 5:30 pm on Wednesday 11/28/18 at 12 Vassar St.

Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 6pm & 1pm

Seussical Jr. presented by Star2B

Sat. mat.11/17 is at 1 pm; Sat eve. at 6 pm and Sun.11/18 mat at 1 pm.