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Flood Tide: Spring along the Hudson
Saturday, March 28, 6-8 PM

Celebrate the opening of our first exhibition of the 2009 season.  We'll provide the art, music and libations, you provide the scintilating commentary. As always, this event is free and open to the public.


Join us for an evening of artistic celebration, fundraising and fireworks

Saturday, June 13th
4-6 PM Bloomsday celebration
6-8 PM Opening reception, silent auction and Hollywood gift bag raffle
7-10 PM Music and fireworks in Athens Riverfront Park

What do Dublin and Athens have in common? We’re both celebrating Bloomsday with readings from James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. Then, join us for the opening of our latest art exhibition and our largest silent auction and raffle yet. Stroll down to the waterfront for more music and a display of fireworks.  This event is free and open to the public

4-6 PM
Bloomsday Celebration
Athens’ own population of writers, poets, actors and lovers of language will transport you back to June 16th 1904, reading from James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. Join the global celebration of Bloomsday and lift a glass to great literature!  With Casey Biggs, Nick Flynn, Ira Sher, Linda Kay Thompson, Christina Thyssen, Sam Truitt and Rebecca Wolff.  Hosted by John McInerney. Improvised jazz accompaniment by Ed Wasyluski.   

6-8 PM
Papering the Town Exhibition
Enjoy the opening of our newest art exhibition, featuring historic wallpaper from the 18th and 19th centuries generously loaned by Empire Historic Arts and Michael Levinson. Geoff Howell Studios provides the décor, Ed Wasyluski provides the jazz, you provide the excitement.

Hollywood Gift Bag Raffle and Silent Auction
We’ve assembled works by some of the best artists in Greene County as well as seven gift bags given to celebrities during the 2009 Hollywood awards show season.  For a dollar, you can buy a raffle ticket to win a gift bag with average value of $600. Bid on silent auction items and help us make up funding shortfalls and keep our programs and restoration going.

Music and Fireworks in Riverside Park
Stroll down to the waterfront to conclude your evening with music by Big Swell, playing contemporary rock.  End your evening by viewing Flag Day fireworks above the Hudson River. 



Wine tasting and opening reception of Lou Stettner: Works

Saturday, August 15, 6-8 PM

As a tribute to photographer Lou Stettner, a long-time resident of both Athens, New York and Paris, France, our annual wine tasting will explore the Franco-American relationship in a gastronomic way.  Contrast and compare the output of wines and delicacies from France and the Hudson Valley.  Keep tasting until you can choose your favorite!  Of course, Stettner’s works, will provoke a similar dialog in a visual way.  Experience both Paris and Athens in the same evening without leaving the Hudson Valley. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 22, 11-12 noon

To encourage the presence of artists in Athens, the ACC sponsors a plein air painting and photography contest in the village each summer.  The winning entries are judged and contestants exhibit and sell their artworks.

Location: Athens Riverfront Park bandstand



Major Works by Minors

Sunday, September 13, 2-5 PM

For six weeks during the summer, children of all ages in our community participate in the Athens Cultural Center’s summer art program.  Come see what your kids have been up to all summer.  This event is free and open to the public.



ACC’s Annual Halloween Party

Saturday, October 31, 6-9 PM

An Athens Cultural Center tradition!  Join holiday revelers and revel.  Come in costume or come as you are.  It’s always a fun night as we reveal the winners of our community Halloween house decoration contest. This event is free and open to the public.



A Celebration of Period Decorations, Historic Homes and Music
Saturday, December 12, 1-4 PM

An old time tradition in the village of Athens, the Stroll begins at the Athens Cultural Center, takes place up and down Second Street and includes holiday-related activities for both adults and children. Strollers can see period holiday decorations and beautifully decorated historic homes while listening to period music and sampling holiday treats. The event is free and open to the public. Maps of all venues and full information will be available at the Athens Cultural Center.

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