Bus Trip to Salem, Mass - SOLD OUT!
Oct
20
6:30 AM06:30

Bus Trip to Salem, Mass - SOLD OUT!

Join us on October 20 for a bus trip to Salem, Mass.

Our Brown Coach bus will depart from The Center at Lexington (465 N. Perry St., Johnstown) at 6:30am and there will also be a pickup at Crossgates Mall (JC Penney entrance) at 7:30am. The bus will drop passengers off at Salem's Visitors Center and will  depart the Visitor's Center at 6:30pm to return to Johnstown. There will be a comfort stop on the Mass Pike on the way there and a fast food dinner stop on the Mass Pike on the way home.

Cost: $50/person for Lexington individuals and staff and Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts members, $55/person for members of the public.

Questions? Contact Lynette May at MayL@lexcenter.org.

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Zombie Fun Run and Walk!
Oct
27
8:30 AM08:30

Zombie Fun Run and Walk!

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On Saturday, October 27, the second annual Zombie Fun Run/Walk will take over the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.  People of all ages are invited to dress up as zombies and participate in this family-fun event, which will take place on the grounds of the center, located at 2736 State Highway 30 in Gloversville.

Zombies can register 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 12.

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,  friendly ghouls and creatures will shower zombie runners and walkers with sweet treats! The race will not be timed. Water will be available on site. 

The event will include a Zombie Party featuring entertainment, a costume contest, creepy and cool face painting, as well as food for sale.

The rain date is Saturday, November 3.

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

For additional information, contact Lynette May at (518) 661-9932 or at mayl@lexcenter.org.

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Novelette 13 Concert
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Novelette 13 Concert

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Novelette 13, consisting of flutist Melanie Chirignan and pianist Mark Evans, will be performing classical works including the Poulenc Sonata, Prokofiev Sonata and the Digital Bird Suite by Takashi Yoshimatsu.

Mark Evans is assistant professor of piano at the Schenectady County Community College School of Music, and he is the director of the SCCC Chamber Music Series. In 2006, he received the SCCC Outstanding Service Award. He has given solo and chamber music performances at the Hyde Collection, the Tang Museum at Skidmore, the Arkell Museum, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Siena College, among other venues. He has participated in additional performances on the Donnell Library concert series in New York City as well as in concert with the Musicians of Ma’alwyck and as concerto soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra at the University at Albany. He performs regularly on the SCCC Chamber Music Series with fellow faculty as well as guest artists. His CD, Lucille Beer Sings, contains a selection of art songs on piano.

Melanie Chirignan, a native of Hauppauge, NY, is a flautist known for her musicality and versatility of repertoire. She earned her bachelor’s in Music Performance and Music Education, graduating magna cum laude, from SUNY Fredonia and her master’s degree in Flute Performance at the Hartt School. Melanie’s eclectic tastes have led her to collaborate with many different performers and ensembles, including the New York Chamber Player's Orchestra, the Chelsea Symphony, the Gateway Classical Music Society, the S.E.M. Ensemble, Hartt Independent Chamber Orchestra, jazz bass legend Nat Reeves, traditional Irish harpist Hailey Hewitt, guitarists Scott Hill and Oren Fader, and the Alturas Duo. She has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, Opera America, the DiMenna Center and the Smithsonian, among other venues. Melanie has also worked closely with many composers and has premiered new works by Nolan Stolz (Princess Ka'iulani, released on SCI/ Parma Recordings) and Masatora Goya ("Dream of Sailing," available on ITunes).  She is currently freelancing and teaching in New York.

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Shop, Sip & Savor: An Evening for Women
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

Shop, Sip & Savor: An Evening for Women

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Join us on the evening of Friday, November 9 to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Over 30 local vendors will be showing their wares at the Arts Center and there will be raffles and other fun surprises. We’ll also be serving up great food, including the Railyard’s famous seafood bisque! Pre-sale tickets are available online for $10 and tickets will be available at the door for $15. You’re not going to want to miss this fun event!

Here’s a sampling of the local vendors that will be at the event:

  • 31 Gifts

  • Ageless Aesthetics

  • American Horse Wood Designs

  • Arbonne

  • Ashley Furniture

  • Beachbody & Team Ambition

  • CAS Jewelry

  • DoTERRA

  • Earth Glass Sky Works

  • Hand Sewn 

  • Just Because Boutique

  • Lee's Furniture & Restorations

  • Lemongrass Spa

  • Libby's Natural Soap

  • Lula Roe Clothing

  • McLemons Boutique

  • Partylite

  • P&D Farm LLC

  • Premiere Jewelry

  • Rodan & Fields Skin Care

  • School House Treasures

  • Serenity Now 

  • Studio Herbage

  • SW Spa

  • Vintage Gypsy 

  • Wagner's What Nots

  • Whipperwill Candles

  • Young Living Essential Oils



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Prince & Princess Holiday Tea
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Prince & Princess Holiday Tea

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Foothills Family Productions presents
Prince & Princess Holiday Tea
Saturday, November 24
12:00 PM  - 2:00 PM
$12 per person

This popular tradition is back at the Nigra Arts Center! 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. Fairy tale or dress up attire is encouraged. Seating is limited. Tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, please call Foothills Family Productions at (518) 224-1083.  Tickets are also available at the Vintage Café in Johnstown.

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Bus Trip to New York City
Dec
8
6:30 AM06:30

Bus Trip to New York City

Join us on December 8 for a day trip to the City that Never Sleeps! You'll have the whole day to explore New York's many incredible landmarks and attractions at your own pace!

Our Brown Coach bus will depart from The Center at Lexington (465 N. Perry St., Johnstown) at 6:30am and will drop passengers off at Bryant Park (6th Avenue between W. 40th and 42nd Streets.) The bus will depart Bryant Park at 6:30pm to return to Johnstown. There will be a comfort stop on the Thruway on the way there (15-20 minutes) and a fast food dinner stop in Sloatsburg (30 minutes) on the way home.

Cost: $50/person for Lexington individuals and staff and Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts Members. $55/person for members of the public.

Click here to reserve your spot.

Questions? Contact Lynette May at MayL@lexcenter.org.

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Tim Keegan Concert
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Tim Keegan Concert

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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. 

This concert is generously sponsored by John and Sunday Blackmon.

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DINNER THEATER! Murder at Crabby Abbey
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

DINNER THEATER! Murder at Crabby Abbey

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Dinner Theater!
Murder at Crabby Abbey
presented by Foothills Family Productions
Saturday, February 9
6:00 PM
Cost: $35 per ticket

Guess whodunit and have a blast at a comedic murder mystery dinner theater production of Murder at Crabby Abbey! Presented by Foothills Family Production, guests will be transported back to the 1920s in Jolly Old England at the aristocratic grand country estate known as Crabby Abbey.

You will be part of the action as family and friends gather for the reading of the last will and testament of the late Lord of Crabby Abbey who mysteriously and suspiciously passed away. Mayhem, murder and hilarity ensues!

Price of ticket includes dinner and show. Cash bar. Reservations are required.

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The Lexington Foundation's Night Out (to benefit the Nigra Arts Center)
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Lexington Foundation's Night Out (to benefit the Nigra Arts Center)

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September 20 will be a night to remember as the Nigra Arts Center is transformed into a spectacular party with food, drinks, raffles, live entertainment and much more! All proceeds will benefit the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.

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Questions? Contact Wally Hart at (518) 661-9932 or hartw@thearclexington.org.


Become a sponsor of this and other Nigra Arts Center events! For more information, contact Wally Hart, Executive Director of The Lexington Foundation at (518) 661-9932 or hartw@thearclexington.org or Sue Nigra, Director of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts at (518) 661-9932 or nigras@pnarts.org.

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The Usual Suspects Concert
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Usual Suspects Concert

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With their rich and eclectic mix of contemporary pop, country, classic rock, blues, jazz and all-time favorite oldies, The Usual Suspects delight in entertaining audiences with original music and uniquely interpreted covers. Hailing from Schenectady, NY, this five-piece group of veteran musicians perform a carefully crafted, multi-genre song list covering such artists as Wilson Pickett, Zac Brown, Junior Parker, The Grateful Dead and Van Morrison as well as Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Sister Hazel and local singer/songwriter Andy Chestnut. Downright enjoyable music with something for everyone!

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Caroga Lake Music Festival Brunch and Concert
Aug
19
11:30 AM11:30

Caroga Lake Music Festival Brunch and Concert

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Have a delicious brunch in our Grand Gallery while enjoying the incredible sounds of the musicians of the Caroga Lake Music Festival (CLMF). 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.

The Caroga Lake Music Festival is directed by its founder, cellist Kyle Barrett Price. Inspired by the serene, beautiful area and inviting community, each of the CLMF artists is dedicated to presenting chamber music in this relaxed, naturally intimate backdrop of the Adirondacks.

As the best-kept secret in Upstate New York, Caroga Lake welcomes artists from across the world each year. These artists hail from top performance groups and have attended premiere music conservatories, including the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Yale School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory and Eastman School of Music, among many others. Caroga Lake Music Festival artists have won various prizes at international solo and chamber music competitions and regularly appear in notable media programs.

This concert is generously sponsored by John and Sunday Blackmon.

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Color Splash Fun Run and Walk
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Color Splash Fun Run and Walk

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On Saturday, July 21, prepare yourself for a sensational splash of color and a whole lot of fun at the Color Splash Fun Run & Walk at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts! All proceeds will benefit the Arts Center.

Registration takes place 9:00-10:00 a.m. The run begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants will receive a free t-shirt as long as they register by July 9. (Rain Date: July 28)

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. 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. The dust is non-toxic and washable. The race will not be timed.

Participants will be able to purchase fun items the day of the event such as sunglasses, socks, rainbow wigs and tutus. Water will be available on site. There will also be food for sale and music during our Color Splash Party!


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THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 COLOR SPLASH FUN RUN AND WALK SPONSOR!

 


Become a Sponsor!
Become part of the Color Splash Fun Run & Walk while promoting your business! CLICK HERE for details!

For additional information, contact Lynette May at (518) 661-9932 ext. 126 or
mayl@thearclexington.org.

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Hitrick and Brooks Concert
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Hitrick and Brooks Concert

Hitrick and Brooks consists of three college students from Upstate New York: Ben Hitrick, 18, Connor Brooks, 18, and Alex Hitrick, 20. They perform music ranging from Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, and Billy Joel all the way to Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz, and Ed Sheeran.

Shawn Beebie and Mark Hitrick will be opening the show at 6:30PM.

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Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program Concert

We hope you will join us for a very special concert on the evening of Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00pm when Young Artists from The Glimmerglass Festival will present a mix of this season's repertoire and favorites from the opera and musical theater cannon. This concert is generously sponsored by John and Sunday Blackmon and The Glimmerglass Festival and is free for the general public to attend. Donations will be accepted. Visit www.glimmerglass.org to learn more about The Glimmerglass Festival.

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Bus Trip to Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Jul
14
6:30 AM06:30

Bus Trip to Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Join us for a bus trip to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival!

Our Brown Coach bus will depart from The Center at Lexington (465 N. Perry St., Johnstown) at 6:30am. The bus will drop passengers off at the Wine Festival and will depart at 6:30pm to return to Johnstown. There will be a comfort stop on the way there and a fast food dinner stop on the way home.

Cost: $85/person for Lexington individuals and staff and Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts members, $90/person for members of the public. This price includes a ticket for the Wine Festival.

Click here to reserve your spot!

Questions? Contact Lynette May at MayL@lexcenter.org.

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Summer Senior Soirée
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Senior Soirée

Join us for the summer edition of the Senior Soirée! The day includes a delicious lunch and a taste of classes offered at the Nigra Arts Center. You pick and choose what you explore! Options range from smartphone photography and yoga to jewelry making. You can even design a fun sign for your kitchen. The cost of the Senior Soirée is $25 per person. Space is limited & pre-registration is required by clicking HERE or by calling (518) 661-9932.

AM Program: 10:00-11:45AM

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

10:15AM | (pick one 45 minute class)

  1. Yoga & Meditation with Dori outside (weather permitting) or in Yoga Studio
  2. Essential Oils Workshop (how they can benefit mind, body & well-being) with Erica Darling & Carol Ann Hammons in Granite Conference Room

11:00AM | (pick one 45 minute class)

  1. Necklace Design with Brenda Dwyer in Art Studio #2
  2. POUND (exercise class using weighted drumsticks) with Callie Jennings in Dance Studio

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 | (pick one hour long class)

  1. Make Strawberry Creme Crepes with Nita Preddice in Teaching Kitchen
  2. Kitchen Sign Design with Brenda Dwyer in Art Studio #2 
  3. Smartphone Photography 101 with Todd Bailey in Granite Conference Room

1:45PM | Make way to Lobby

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The Flipsydz Concert
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Flipsydz Concert

Spanning three generations of vocalists, The Flipsydz create a sound from the Golden Oldies that has the ‘youthful tone' of today's generation. The group concentrates on performing a cappella (without instrumentation), often evoking memories of the groups of the ‘50s and ‘60s singing ‘doo wop' on the street corners of Philadelphia and Brooklyn.

The Flipsydz' members include accomplished operatic singers, choral group members and solo artists who have performed in Las Vegas 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 harmonies together.

The Flipsydz are able to recreate the “authentic” sounds you will remember, while also adding their own unique style to some of their repertoire. They will get you clapping, snapping and singing along, and their on-stage banter is sure to get you laughing. 

Whether or not you watched Dick Clark's American Bandstand in the ‘50s, ‘60s or ‘70s (or re-runs in the ‘80s or ‘90s!), you will think you've traveled back in time when you hear The Flipsydz.

Come take a trip down memory lane, and we'll catch you on the flip side!

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Lexington Golf Tournament (at Hales Mills Country Club to benefit the Nigra Arts Center)
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Lexington Golf Tournament (at Hales Mills Country Club to benefit the Nigra Arts Center)

Lexington, a chapter of The Arc New York, invites you to join us on Friday, June 8, for our second annual golf tournament! All golfers are welcome at this outstanding day of competition and fun.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • The tournament includes foursome teams, but a foursome is not necessary to register. Individual registrations are accepted.
  • Registration includes:
  • Complimentary gift
  • Sandwich lunch
  • Liquid refreshments and snacks
  • Prime rib dinner
  • Opportunities for prizes and raffle items
  • Registration fee: $100 per golfer
  • Fee for non-golfers planning to attend dinner: $50
  • Deadline for entry: Friday, June 1

To sign up for the tournament, contact Lynette May at 518-661-9932/ MayL@thearclexington.org or Tim White at 518-775-5342/WhiteT@thearclexington.org. Proceeds benefit the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.
We look forward to seeing you there!


Become a sponsor of this and other Nigra Arts Center events! For more information, contact Wally Hart, Executive Director of The Lexington Foundation at (518) 661-9932 or hartw@thearclexington.org or Sue Nigra, Director of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts at (518) 661-9932 or nigras@pnarts.org.

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Bus Trip to Boston
May
26
6:30 AM06:30

Bus Trip to Boston

Join us on May 26 for a day trip to Boston!

Our Brown Coach bus will depart from The Center at Lexington (465 N. Perry St., Johnstown) at 6:30am and there will also be a pickup at Crossgates Mall (JC Penney entrance) at 7:30am. The bus will drop passengers off at Quincy Market and will  depart Quincy Market at 5:30pm to return to Johnstown. There will be a comfort stop on the Mass Pike on the way there and a fast food dinner stop on the Mass Pike on the way home.

Cost: $50/person for Lexington individuals and staff and Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts members, $55/person for members of the public.

Click here to reserve your spot!

Questions? Contact Lynette May at MayL@lexcenter.org.

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