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Arts on the Lake presents three-year history to Kent Town Board

Town Board of Kent NY

Photo: Chris Casaburi

Why are the members of the Town Board smiling?  You can see below the slide show of pictures presented by James Shearwood on Monday evening, February 28. 

Click here to see the presentation.


Artist Member Peter Rossi Passes Away

We were saddened to learn of the passing of our member Peter Rossi - artist, dedicated social worker, social activist and one of the founders of the legendary Putnam Valley Night Kitchen.  Visiting hours are at the Beecher Funeral Home (Brewster) Friday (2/25), 4:30-7:30, and Saturday (2/26), 1-3.

Grant Announced

It was announced (12/8/10) that the Putnam Arts Council has awarded Arts on the Lake a grant for the 2011 summer concert series.  We are pleased for the Council's continuing support of our programs.

Eleanor Reissa and Friends Celebrate a Yiddish Hanukkah

Friend and supporter Eleanor Reissa (Tony-Nominee / International Concert Artist) and her extraordinary new band led by Frank London, trumpeter extraordinaire, leader of the Klezmatics and the Klezmer Brass All Stars, accordionist virtuoso Patrick Farrell, Brian Drye on slide trombone, Marty Confurius on upright bass, and Rex Benincasa on percussion and drums will perform Sunday, December 12, at 2:30 pm at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY.  Info and tickets ($18) here (Scroll to Dec 12).

Michelle in Peekskill

Member and Jazz Vocalist extraordinaire Michelle LeBlanc will perform at The Division Street Grill, 26 North Division Street, Peekskill, on Friday, November 12, 7:30pm - 10:30 pm. Joining her will be jazz pianist Tom Kohl, who has often been part of her performances at Arts on the Lake. Dinner reservations at 914 739-6380. See Michelle at: or the Division Street Grill at

Fund-Raiser Report

It will take time to determine the financial success of our Fall Fund Raiser last Friday (10/1), but the Silent Auction alone raised $2,700. The Day of Golf, because of heavy rain, had to be postponed. James and Wilma Baker accepted honors from Representative Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell, a song from Kate Hoekstra and Tim Pitt, and a sculpture from Roy Volpe. See pictures and program in Scrapbook.

Comics at Sedgewood

Our friends at the Sedgewood Club in Western Kent are offering COMEDY BY THE LAKE Saturday, October 9. Some of NYC’s best comics – Eddie Brill (Letterman Show), Pat Dixon (Comedy Central), William Stephenson, (Daily Show) and J. R. Havlan (Writer for Jon Stewart) – will perform at the Boathouse (1026 Barrett Circle West) at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $40 per person ($45 at the door). Mail to: Sedgewood Club, 810 Golf Ridge Road, Kent Lakes, NY 10512 or call 845 225-5227. Tell ‘em Art sent you.

T-shirt Contest Results

Our t-shirt contest was won by young artist Richie Burke. A limited-edition printing will be available Friday, October 1, at the Party at the Boathouse and on Saturday, October 2, at the Opening Reception of the Fall Art Exhibit. 

Stuart Hample

Active supporter, writer and friend Stuart Hample passed away Sunday, September 19. He was an actor in Kent Stories, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and the author of Alms for the Middle Class, the initial Blue Horse Repertory presentation at Arts on the Lake. There will be a celebration of his life at the Judson Memorial Church, Washington Square South, NYC, on Sunday, October 24, 5 pm-8 pm.  

Scholarship Fund Created

A new scholarship fund at Arts on the Lake was created in March by the many friends of Kathie Freston on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Joined with the Bobby Doherty Fund and the Work/Study Program, it is now possible for more students, who might otherwise be prevented for financial reasons, to take classes offered by Arts on the Lake. See How to Register for Classes for inquiry information.