Thursday, May 14, 2009



RECEPTION HOSTED BY Cunneen-Hackett in Poughkeepsie, NYMay 28, 2009 6 – 8pm

Art Along the Hudson – 7 Cities, 7 Celebrations kicks off the 2009 summer season with a reception at Cunneen-Hackett, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 6:00 to 8:00 pm. In its sixth year, Art Along the Hudson continues to celebrate the arts in Kingston, Beacon, Catskill, Poughkeepsie and Newburgh plus new venues of New Paltz and Peekskill. As part of the Hudson Quadcentennial, we are celebrating 400 years of art in these seven cities with a growing new and contemporary art scene.

The reception includes light refreshments, live music and new this year, an art show by the artists from the seven cities. A program about the seven cities is scheduled for 6:45 pm. The event provides an opportunity to meet the artists and creators of this regional initiative, along with city officials actively working to revitalize their cities through the arts.

Art Along the Hudson celebrations are anchored by rotating Saturdays that spotlight each of the cities.

Kingston celebrates First Saturdays;
Beacon has Second Saturdays;
Catskill and New Paltz celebrate Third Saturdays; and
Newburgh highlights Last Saturdays, plus
Poughkeepsie and Peekskill have various art celebrations.

Although activities happen year-round in all of the participating communities, a focus of one Saturday each month helps to strengthen and build awareness of each city’s arts initiatives.

Programs feature a variety of art forms - from gallery and museum exhibits to music, dance, theatre and poetry. Special events range from sculpture exhibits, street fairs and parades, to art and history tours.

Please rsvp to by May 22nd if you would like to attend the event on May 28th.For more information on this regional initiative, please visit

An eye-catching, four-color brochure lists the participating venues in each city, and will be available at the reception. It will be widely distributed to tourism sites throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond.

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