Senior Soirée
Jun
16
10:00 am10:00

Senior Soirée

Join us for an arts and entertainment-filled Senior Soirée at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville.  Sponsored by Fidelis Care, your special day will include a delicious lunch - not to mention a taste of all the rich artistic offerings the Nigra Arts Center provides our community. Pick and choose what you explore, from line dancing, songwriting and yoga, to chocolate and jewelry making, painting and more! The Senior Soirée runs from 10:00AM-2:00PM. The cost is $20 a person. Space is limited & pre-registration is required. CLICK HERE or call 661-9932.  
 

Senior Soirée Schedule

 

AM Program:  10:00-11:45AM

10:00AM - Grand Gallery: Meet and Greet to review day’s activities

10:15AM: Pick two 45 minute classes

 10:15AM - Fitness: choose one

1.  Line Dancing with Sue Kaupelis
2.  Chair Yoga with Dori Daknis

 11:00AM - Art Classes: choose one

1.  Painting with Ellen Lauziere 
2.  Floral Design with Stacia Conyne

 

11:45AM: Explore Community Art Gallery & Make Way to Grand Gallery

12:00-12:30PM: Lunch in Grand Gallery

 
PM Program: 12:45-1:45PM

12:45PM: Choose one hour long class:

 High Tech Phone Fun: 

1.  Smartphone 101 (bring your device & learn the basics)

 Culinary Arts:

           2.  Chocolate Making with Lisa McCoy

 Music:

           3.  Songwriting with Tom Simek

 Art:

           4.  Jewelry Making with Brenda Dwyer

 
1:45PM: Make way to Lobby

Maria Zemantauski, flamenco-style guitarist
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Maria Zemantauski, flamenco-style guitarist

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Maria Zemantauski is one of the world’s few heralded female flamenco-style guitarists, and one of even fewer female flamenco composers. Her programs are a dynamic blend of artistic freedom, innovation and tradition. Maria believes that the expressive possibilities of the guitar are limitless and pursues her music with passion, confidence and grace. She has performed in Spain, Italy and across the continental United States and has produced four albums since 1997.

Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

Hair of the Dog Concert
Aug
4
7:00 pm19:00

Hair of the Dog Concert

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Hair of the Dog, a high-energy Celtic rock band, originally formed as an acoustic trio in 1993. Band members include Rick Bedrosian (bass and vocals), Larry Packer (fiddle), Erin Finn (electric guitar, mandolin, violin and vocals), Brian Gibney (acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals) and Joe Morizio (drums) – all highly successful musicians in their own right. Hair of the Dog has released ten well-reviewed albums. They have been featured in Billboard Magazine, on high-profile compilations and were named “Best Band” since the late 1990s by top newspapers and magazines in Upstate New York. The band performs at clubs, concert venues and Celtic festivals across the United States and Ireland.

Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

JECCO Trio Concert
Sep
15
7:00 pm19:00

JECCO Trio Concert

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

The JECCO Trio is a high-octane fusion group that pulls from a wide array of influences to radically interpret classic jazz standards and pop tunes along with original songs. Hailing from the Capital Region and comprised of Lecco Morris on piano, Jeff Nania on tenor sax and Rob Morrison on cajon, tabla and drumset, this trio sports a unique stylistic blend of jazz, funk, pop and free improv that is sure to surprise and delight listeners across the musical spectrum. Their sound pulls from each of the members’ wildly different backgrounds, including classical composition, free jazz, Indian classical music and progressive rock.

Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

Durey Creek Bluegrass Band Concert
Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Durey Creek Bluegrass Band Concert

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Durey Creek Bluegrass Band gets its name from a stream in Fulton County, NY, that flows by the North Bush United Methodist Church, where the band originated. Members include Bob Kilmer (bass), Marilyn Fegley (rhythm guitar and harmony vocals), Jeff Nasadoski (banjo) and Nancy Purcell (lead vocals and acoustic guitar). The band has been performing together since 2008 and are currently working on their fourth CD. They specialize in bluegrass and gospel music performed at churches, community events, fairs, festivals and other venues around Fulton County and throughout New York State’s Capital Region.

Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Flipsydz Concert
Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Flipsydz Concert

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Spanning three generations of vocalists, The Flipsydz create a sound from the “golden oldies” that has the youthful tone of today’s generation. They recreate authentic sounds you will remember while also adding their own unique style to their repertoire. The group primarily performs a capella, evoking memories of the doo-wop groups that performed on street corners in Philadelphia and Brooklyn in the 1950s and ‘60s. Members include accomplished operatic singers, members of choral groups and solo artists who have performed across the United States as well as internationally. Though their backgrounds vary, the members of The Flipsydz share a common love for a cappella doo-wop music and creating wonderful harmony together.

Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

Celebrate Christmas with Tim Keegan
Dec
17
2:00 pm14:00

Celebrate Christmas with Tim Keegan

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Tim Keegan is a well-known Irish tenor who sang for many years with the Foothills Trio and, more recently, the Inter-Mountain Trio (IM3). Keegan often performs at private and community settings where his silky tenor voice can sell any tune, from ballad to love song to Irish folk song. Keegan is also an engaging and approachable storyteller, sharing laughs and history between songs. He will perform solo, accompanying himself on guitar, and share some new songs and a few old favorites. 

Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.


Electric City Chorus Concert
May
20
3:00 pm15:00

Electric City Chorus Concert

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

The Electric City Chorus is a men's a cappella close harmony singing group based in Schenectady. They have been singing Barbershop Harmony since 1944. Their repertoire draws from Broadway musicals, pop music and big band standards. They perform love songs, toe-tappers and hits from across the decades, all sung in a unique four-part a cappella close harmony style. In its mission to share the joy of music with everyone, Electric City Chorus has performed at many public and private events over the years, including at parks, parades, civic events, libraries, telethons, patriotic programs, sporting events, theaters and local schools.

Tickets are $10. Click here to buy tickets.

Lexington Foundation Fashion Show
May
18
11:00 am11:00

Lexington Foundation Fashion Show

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Join us on May 18, whenThe Lexington Foundation presents its Fashion Show and Luncheon with fashions provided by Just Because...Boutique. Registration begins at 11:00am and lunch is served at noon. For reservations, please call 661-9932.

Mother's Day Celebration
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Mother's Day Celebration

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Bring Mom and the whole family to the Nigra Arts Center on Saturday, May 13, for a delicious brunch buffet, live entertainment and special hand-made gifts! While moms relax and get pampered, children will make them something beautiful at each of our art stations, ranging from decorative jewelry and paintings to personalized Mother’s Day coffee mugs and cards. Admission is $15 per person for the brunch and activities. One Mom per family will be admitted FREE. Pre-registration is required. To reserve your family’s place, fill out the form below or call (518) 661-9932.

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*$15 per person, Moms are free! (One Mom per family.)

Easter Bunny Family Fun Day!
Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

Easter Bunny Family Fun Day!

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will host its second annual Easter Bunny Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 15, from noon until 3 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to come enjoy an Easter egg hunt, a Bunny Hop dance and a contest to win a giant chocolate bunny donated by EMVI Chocolate. You can also snap a photo with the Easter Bunny himself!  

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Admission to the event is $5 per person. For an additional $5, participants can enter the Easter Bonnet Contest. Those interested should bring a hat. The Nigra Arts Center will provide all other materials necessary to design a beautiful Easter bonnet.

Easter Bunny Family Fun Day is sponsored by Fidelis Care, a provider of health insurance coverage to New York State residents of all ages. For more information about them, visit www.fideliscare.org.

Musicians of Ma'alwyck Concert
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Musicians of Ma'alwyck Concert

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Musicians of Ma’alwyck is a flexible-size chamber ensemble that specializes in music performed in America during the 18th and 19th centuries, mostly drawn from the Special Collections of the New York State Library. Musicians of Ma’alwyck includes Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violinist, founder and director of the group; Sten Isachsen, guitarist; and Norman Thibodeau, flutist. The group has performed for television producer Norman Lear, on NPR, WMHT-FM, WMHT-TV and in the documentary film “Greene County USA.” They were named the best chamber music ensemble of the Capital Region by Metroland in 2008 and 2009 and produced the 1783 opera “The Poor Soldier” by William Shield in 2009. Each member has also achieved acclaim independently and in other groups for performing, producing, composing, recording and teaching music. Musicians of Ma’alwyck is currently in residence at the Schuyler Mansion New York State Historic Site and Schenectady County Community College.

Tickets are $10. Click here to buy tickets.

True Colors: An Autism Awareness Celebration
Apr
14
2:00 pm14:00

True Colors: An Autism Awareness Celebration

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts
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April is Autism Awareness Month - and the Nigra Arts Center has big plans! Join us Friday, April 14 for True Colors: An Autism Awareness Celebration. Explore how the arts benefit people with autism every day. Additionally, representatives from Transitions will be on hand to share how this premier apprenticeship program is helping young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other learning differences live independent and fulfilling lives.

Live entertainment will be provided by Flame. This event is open to children and adults of all ages. Admission is free.

Upswing Duo Concert & Brunch
Apr
2
11:00 am11:00

Upswing Duo Concert & Brunch

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Upswing Duo, a jazz group specializing in standards from the classic American Songbook, will provide music while participants enjoy a menu of quiche, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, salad greens, desserts and beverages.

Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for children under 10. Click here to buy tickets.

Meet the Instructors - Open House
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

Meet the Instructors - Open House

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Saturday, February 25 - (snow date February 26)
Noon - 3PM
FREE Admission

Bring the whole family to our annual Meet the Instructors Open House & Sensational Soup Cook-Off! Our outstanding instructors will show you all the Nigra Arts Center has to offer in art, music, dance, culinary arts and much more. While you're here, explore our Community Art Gallery, listen to live music and satisfy your appetite at our cafe concessions stand. Admission is FREE! PLUS: For just $5 per person, you can sample delicious soups and help decide the winners of our Sensational Soup Cook-Off. Do you fancy yourself a soup whiz? Enter your soup! Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. To enter you must:

  • E-Mail Sue Nigra at nigras@pnarts.org to secure your spot. DEADLINE: February 14  
    • Be prepared to provide one crockpot of soup

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out why the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is the area's premier community arts center!  

 

FLAME in Concert!
Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

FLAME in Concert!

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Flame, a group of talented musicians from upstate New York who happen to have disabilities, has been capturing the world’s attention for a decade. This is the official kick off of their 2017 ReKindle Tour! You will not want to miss this event!

Tickets are $10. Click here to purchase.

Acoustic Café with Michelle King
Jan
9
1:00 pm13:00

Acoustic Café with Michelle King

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Enjoy live entertainment by Michelle King while enjoying a hot cup of java. What a great way to take a break!

Cost*: $5; pre-registration required

Click here to register.

*Members receive a 20% discount. Don’t forget to enter the code at checkout!

 

Sensory Santa
Dec
11
2:00 pm14:00

Sensory Santa

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Sensory Santa is ideal for children with special needs such as autism and sensory processing disorders who may be overwhelmed by large crowds, bright lights and loud music. Children will meet with Santa alone in a quiet, soothing atmosphere, where they will receive individualized attention. Santa’s suit will be extra soft for a soothing sensory experience and there will be no nearby distractions. Children waiting to meet with Santa will be provided with coloring books and crayons. For more information, call (518) 661-9932.

This is a free event. Please register in advance by clicking here.

Polar Express Celebration
Dec
10
12:00 pm12:00

Polar Express Celebration

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate the joy of the season as our Grand Gallery is transformed into a sparkling North Pole with crafts, live entertainment and all kinds of family fun inspired by the classic tale “The Polar Express.” Concessions will be available and so will Santa Claus, our jolly guest of honor! Admission is $5 to benefit the Nigra Arts Center or a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots.

Junk Rocket
Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

Junk Rocket

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Junk Rocket is an acoustic roots-rock trio whose influences vary broadly, from early blues to classic soul to modern pop-punk. The band features Bill Ackerbauer on guitar and harmonica, Frank Pullen on bass, mandolin and banjo, and Chris Tomchik on percussion.

Admission is $10 and tickets are available in advance or at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.

Prince & Princess Holiday Tea
Nov
26
12:00 pm12:00

Prince & Princess Holiday Tea

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Join the Royals for crafts, storytelling, dances and a lovely lunch tea party with delicious food and holiday goodies. The tea is recommended for young boys and girls. Fairytale or dress up attire is encouraged. Seating is limited. For tickets, please call Foothills Family Productions at (518) 224- 1083. Tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased in advance.  

JECCO Trio
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

JECCO Trio

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

The JECCO Trio is a high-octane fusion group that pulls from a wide array of influences to radically interpret classic jazz standards and pop tunes along with original songs. Hailing from the Capital Region and comprised of Lecco Morris on piano, Jeff Nania on tenor sax and Rob Morrison on cajon, tabla and drumset, this trio sports a unique stylistic blend of jazz, funk, pop and free improv that is sure to surprise and delight listeners across the musical spectrum. Their sound pulls from each of the members’ wildly different backgrounds, including classical composition, free jazz, Indian classical music and progressive rock.

You can check out their sound by clicking here!

Admission is $10.

Dick Solberg, Sun Mountain Fiddler
Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

Dick Solberg, Sun Mountain Fiddler

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

Born in New York City, Dick Solberg was trained classically on the piano and the violin, but when he encountered "fiddling" in styles like old-timey, bluegrass, Celtic, and Cajun, he was hooked. His professional career started in 1976, when he fiddled on the streets in places like Ann Arbor, Michigan; Provincetown, Cape Cod; and Coconut Grove, Florida; it has continued across America, in the Caribbean (34 winter seasons in St. Thomas) and at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland; on the Great Wall of China; and the American University in Cairo.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Gloversville Community Music Faculty Recital
Aug
19
7:00 pm19:00

Gloversville Community Music Faculty Recital

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

As faculty members of Gloversville Community Music, oboist Kelly Lockwood and French hornist Joshua Thompson will perform an evening of chamber music with special guest artists. Kelly and Joshua are freelance musicians and educators who perform throughout the Northeastern United States. They can often be seen playing as a duo for local events including those for the Micropolis Art Cooperative in downtown Gloversville. As advocates for music in our communities, they work through Gloversville Community Music to bring performance opportunities, paid gigs, workshops and private lessons to downtown Gloversville and the surrounding region.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Meet the Artists Reception - Statewide Summer Art Show
Aug
4
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Artists Reception - Statewide Summer Art Show

  • The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

A Meet the Artists Opening Reception for the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts' 2016 Statewide Summer Art Show will be held on Thursday, August 4, 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at the reception, which will be attended by some of the featured artists. All are invited to view the pieces and talk to the artists about their work.

The Statewide Summer Art Show features paintings, photography, mosaics, sculptures and mixed media pieces by artists from all over New York State. Through the generous support of donors, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer $750 in awards and prizes for the participating artists.

More than 45 artists and 80 pieces are featured in this show, including more than 20 created by artists with disabilities. Some of the featured artists include Jacqueline Abodeely, Pritpal Anand, Stanley Baxter, Barney Bellinger, Cheryl Bielli, Linda Biggers, Sansanee Booyad, Janene Bouck, Stephanie Brown, Kaylob Chenaille, Tim Conlin,  Bethany Cramer, Michael Darling, Susan Ferron, Kristina Fosmire, Francisco Garcia, Bill Gilmartin, Yana Golikova, Makayla Gray, Deborah Handy, Peter Hathaway, Nicole Hauser, Antoine Hawkins, Carol M. Hesselink, Michael Hine, Linda Hinkle, Scott Hook, Nancie Johnson, Linda Kollar, Joey Ladd, Phyllis Lapi, Nancy LaPorta, James Leddick, Caroline Locatelli, Eva Marie Loucks, Greg Maklae, Amy Marlett, Ellen Rae Panero, Michelle Raspanti, Vanessa Rhodes, Thelma Senecal, Madison Smrtic, Sally Stormon, Lucy Suhr, Brian Tanner, Michael Teal, Mary Thayer, Breauna Theobald, Paul Valovic, Kathy VanLoan and collaborators from Lexington's Creative Expressions Studio, Liberty ARC's Community Connections Day Program, and the Saratoga Bridges Creative Endeavors Art Center.

The show will hang from August 4 to October 5. The public is welcome to view the artwork in the Nigra Arts Center's Community Gallery Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville. For more information, please call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts Adirondack Foothills Rock Festival
Jul
30
12:00 pm12:00

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts Adirondack Foothills Rock Festival

  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts

FLAME | 12-1PM
Flame, a group of talented musicians from upstate New York who happen to have disabilities, has been capturing the world’s attention for a decade. In 2003, Lexington, an agency in Fulton County, NY, that supports people with developmental disabilities, held a talent show from which Flame was born. The band has been changing the world through their music ever since.

THIRD RAEL | 1-2PM
Some of the greatest rock songs of all time performed by three of the area's top musicians! Having three singers gives Third Rael the versatility to play a wide range of music in a variety of styles. From dance and pop to classic rock and country, with Third Rael, t's all about a great night out.

SMYTHE' BROTHERS 2 | 2-3PM
Formed in 1979 in Upstate New York, Smythe' Brothers 2 plays classic rock and the blues and is made up of members of Cleen Street.

JOCELYN & CHRIS ARNDT | 3-4PM
Devastatingly powerful vocals and retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut between vulnerable to all-out venomous, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt’s music has matured into what can only be described as a throwback to pure, album rock. Together with their band, Jocelyn and Chris logged more than 100 shows in 2015 including stops at The Sundance Film Festival and Mountain Jam Music Festival, two performances at CMJ, Acme Nashville, The Hard Rock in Pittsburgh and Myrtle Beach, The Middle East in Boston, NY’s Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and Delancey along with television appearances in New York, California, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Admission is $15 and tickets are available in advance or at the door.