Oct
20
10:00am10:00am

Fall Senior Soirée

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Fall Senior Soirée
Sponsored by Fidelis Care
Friday, October 20
10:00AM-2:00PM
Admission $25 (includes lunch)

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Back by popular demand! Join us on Friday, October 20 for the fall edition of the Senior Soirée! Sponsored by Fidelis Care, this super fun day will include a delicious lunch, not to mention a taste of all the rich artistic offerings the Nigra Arts Center provides the public. Pick and choose what you explore, from African drumming, chair yoga and painting to how to make holiday hors doeuvres. We’ll even show you how to accessorize your wardrobe with style! The Senior Soirée runs from 10:00AM-2:00PM and costs $25 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by clicking HERE or by calling (518) 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 - Yoga or Music: choose one

1.  Chair Yoga/Intro to Meditation with Dori Daknis

2.  African Drumming with John Dickson   

 11:00AM - Art Classes: choose one

1.  Painting with Ellen Lauziere 

2.  Holiday Bow Making with Stacia Conyne from Sacandaga Flowers

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:

1.   Holiday Hors D’oeuvres with Andrew Dench

2.  Felting Your Own Design with Brenda Dwyer

3.  How to Accessorize for Fall/Winter with Bonnie Coulter from Just Because Boutique

 

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

Durey Creek Bluegrass Band Concert

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.

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Zombie Run/Walk to Benefit the Nigra Arts Center
Oct
28
8:30am 8:30am

Zombie Run/Walk to Benefit the Nigra Arts Center

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The Zombies are Coming to
the Nigra Arts Center! 

Fun Run/Walk to Benefit Center

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On Saturday, October 28th, dress up as a ZOMBIE and prepare to scare up some FUN at the Zombie Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. The public is invited to participate in and/or sponsor this family-fun event, which will take place on the grounds of the center, located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville.

Registration will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m and the Zombie Fun Run/Walk will kick off at 10:00 a.m. Participants will receive a free t-shirt as long as they register by October 20th. The entry fee is $25 per person. CLICK HERE to register, or you can sign up in person the day of the event for $30 per person (t-shirts will be included based on availability). Children 5 and under are admitted free (no shirt provided). 

Throughout the course, zombie runners and walkers will be greeted by friendly ghouls and creatures who will shower them with sweet treats while scaring up plenty of laughs - all in the name of good fun! The race will not be timed. Water will be available on site.  

Following completion of the Zombie Fun Run/Walk, there will be a Zombie Party featuring live entertainment, a costume contest, creepy and cool face painting, as well as food for sale.

Become part of the Zombie Fun Run/Walk while promoting your business! CLICK HERE for details!

For additional information, contact Amanda Bowman (775-9863) or Lynette May (774-3292).

 

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The Flipsydz Concert
Nov
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Flipsydz Concert

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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.

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Prince & Princess Holiday Tea
Nov
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Prince & Princess Holiday Tea

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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.  

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

Celebrate Christmas with Tim Keegan

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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.

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JECCO Trio Concert
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

JECCO Trio Concert

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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.

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Caroga Lake Music Festival Musician Celebration Concert Showcase & Brunch
Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Caroga Lake Music Festival Musician Celebration Concert Showcase & Brunch

Have a delicious brunch in our Grand Gallery while enjoying the incredible sounds of the Caroga Lake Music Festival (CLMF) musicians. The concert will feature world-renowned talent under the direction of Kyle Barrett Price. The musicians of the CLMF have rapidly become well-known throughout upstate New York for bringing their outstanding musical artistry and diverse instruments to traditional stages as well as backyard and lakefront concerts. The brunch menu will include quiche, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, salad greens, refreshments and desserts. Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 for children under 10. Reserve your spot by CLICKING HERE or by calling the Nigra Arts Center at 518-661-9932.

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

Hair of the Dog Concert

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.

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Color-A-Thon Run & Walk to benefit the Nigra Arts Center
Jul
15
9:00am 9:00am

Color-A-Thon Run & Walk to benefit the Nigra Arts Center

Get ready for a rainbow of colors and fun during a Color-A-Thon Run & Walk to benefit the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts on Saturday, July 15! The public is invited to participate in and/or sponsor the colorful event, which will take place on the grounds of the center, located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville. Registration will take place 9:00-10:00 a.m. The run begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and color pack as long as they register by July 4.

The entry fee is $30 per person. CLICK HERE to register, or you can sign up in person the day of the event. Children 5 and under are admitted free (no shirt provided). 

Throughout the family fun course, runners and walkers will be splashed with washable color dust at “color bomb stations.” The dust is safe, non-toxic and completely washable. The race will not be timed.

Participants will be able to purchase fun items on the day of the Color-A-Thon Run & Walk, ranging from sunglasses and socks to rainbow wigs and tutus. Water will be available on site. There will also be food for sale and live entertainment during a Color Blast Party!

Become a Sponsor!

Become part of the Color-A-Thon FUN while promoting your business! CLICK HERE for details! 

For additional information, contact Amanda Bowman (775-9863) or Lynette May (774-3292).

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

Maria Zemantauski, flamenco-style guitarist

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.

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Senior Soirée
Jun
16
10:00am10:00am

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 by calling 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

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

Electric City Chorus Concert

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.

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

Mother's Day Celebration

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

Easter Bunny Family Fun Day!

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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.

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

Musicians of Ma'alwyck Concert

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.

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

True Colors: An Autism Awareness Celebration

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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.

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

Meet the Instructors - Open House

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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!  

 

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Sensory Santa
Dec
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

Sensory Santa

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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.

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Polar Express Celebration
Dec
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Polar Express Celebration

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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.

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Junk Rocket
Dec
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Junk Rocket

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.

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

Prince & Princess Holiday Tea

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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.  

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JECCO Trio
Nov
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

JECCO Trio

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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.

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