Skip to content

Happy, Merry, Good Holidays & New Year from CCoA

December 23, 2017

Interested in any of the Cedar Lane Arts Center Programs for youth or adults starting in January?  Here’s the >> link to the CLAC program listing.

Some time ago, we told you about Christine Knowlton’s hour-long documentary about blind sailors, “Sense the Wind.”  Christine is thrilled to announce that the movie has just been fully released to the public and is available online with iTunes and Amazon rental or download purchases. And Kunaki, a DVD on Demand service, will produce a copy to order and ship anywhere internationally. To watch the film go to these links:  iTunes:; Amazon:; Kunaki DVD on Demand:  The independent film project began when Christine brought a camera to the Courageous Sailing docks in 2009 and began a long challenging ride, continuing beyond its 2015 completion. This fall concluded 2 years and 42 festival and filmmaker presentations coast to coast and across continents.

January 1 at 3 pm – free New Year’s Gala Concert at Holy Name of Mary, Croton: Richard Simons and Gabriel Tevan conducting the Cortlandt Chamber Orchestra.  2 pm – the Simons Funtime Band.

Coming at the Croton Free Library:

JANUARY 7, 2 pm – NEW DATE | BROADWAY & CABARET SHOWCASE – Cris Groenendaal (who starred as the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway), Master of Ceremonies, hosts the Broadway & Cabaret Showcase; Sue Anderson, musical director for several Broadway shows, accompanies Cris and all other performers.  Hear Cris, Sue, your family, friends, and neighbors, including Ben Bauder, Noelle Carlson, Nanci Gentile, Emily Groenendaal, Jonathan Hiller, Kathryn Kit, Elissa Leone, Justen Lopez, Dante Mancinelli, Julie Martinez, Tina Mayer, Martina Portychova, Carmel Riggs (listing subject to change). Free and open to the public.

JANUARY 13, 3 pm – In connection with an exhibition on view in January and February by visual artist Yoon Cho “The Desert Walk Photo and Video Series,” Yoon Cho will give an artist’s talk and video screening at the opening reception (2 – 4 pm).  Free and open to the public.  Family Gallery Activity Guides are available for children during the exhibition.  “The series explores the relationship with our environments by featuring the artist’s walk performances in America’s diverse desert landscapes with superimposed digital drawings of various biological life forms such as seeds, embryos, and pollen. The artist’s difficult journey to motherhood and upbringing in a family of physicians inspired her to explore the relationship between biological life forms and their habitats.”  The series, five years in the making, captures walk performances in 20 deserts, including Death Valley, White Sands National Monument, and Three Rivers Petroglyph Site.

JANUARY 21, 2 pm – Acclaimed Soprano Misty Ann Sturm Presents Kurt Weill (who collaborated with some of the finest lyricists of the 20th century: Bertolt Brecht, Ira Gershwin, Ogden Nash, Maxwell Anderson and Ann Ronell). Sturm, winner of the Lotte Lenya International Vocal Competition, will perform Weill’s songs lesser-known songs that were cut from his cinematic and theatrical productions alongside his familiar melodies in in an evening of cabaret accompanied by pianist Anna Dagmar.

Coming from CCoA in 2018:

Local Color artists’ show; Photographers of Northern Westchester show; and much more.


No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: