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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Bingo
Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Bingo

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Bingo | LaShawn Hawkins, caller

Tuesdays, December 4, 11 & 18

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Café

Cost: $25

Join bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins and meet people as you play your favorite game! There will be chances to win some great prizes. Refreshments are included in the price. Must be 18 to play.
 

 

 

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Senior Bingo
Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Senior Bingo

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Bingo | LaShawn Hawkins, caller

Tuesdays, December 4 & 18

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Café

Cost: $25

Join bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins and meet people as you play your favorite game! There will be chances to win some great prizes. Refreshments are included in the price. Must be 18 to play.
 

 

 

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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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Bingo
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Bingo

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Bingo | LaShawn Hawkins, caller

Tuesdays, December 4, 11 & 18

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Café

Cost: $25

Join bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins and meet people as you play your favorite game! There will be chances to win some great prizes. Refreshments are included in the price. Must be 18 to play.
 

 

 

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The Polar Express Celebration
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

The Polar Express Celebration

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The beloved Fulton County tradition continues as the Polar Express Celebration returns to the arts center. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas!  Guests of all ages will be magically transported to the North Pole as they enjoy crafts, live entertainment, raffles and all kinds of family fun inspired by the classic tale "The Polar Express."

Yummy food with a holiday flare will be available for sale and you’ll be able to snap photos with Santa. Admission: $5 per person to benefit the Nigra Arts Center or a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots. Children a year and under will be admitted free.  

Sensory Santa Available
The Arts Center will also host Sensory Santa from 10:00AM - 12:00PM. 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 Sensory Santa alone in a quiet, soothing atmosphere, where they will receive individualized attention. Sensory Santa’s suit will be extra soft for a comforting sensory experience and there will be no nearby distractions such as elves, colorful decorations or blinking lights. While they wait to meet with Sensory Santa, children will be provided with coloring books and crayons.

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Bus Trip to New York City - SOLD OUT!
Dec
8
6:30 AM06:30

Bus Trip to New York City - SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT!!!!

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.

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

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Bingo
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Bingo

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Bingo | LaShawn Hawkins, caller

Tuesdays, December 4, 11 & 18

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Café

Cost: $25

Join bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins and meet people as you play your favorite game! There will be chances to win some great prizes. Refreshments are included in the price. Must be 18 to play.
 

 

 

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Bingo
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Bingo

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Bingo | LaShawn Hawkins, caller

Tuesday, November 6, 13, 20 & 27

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Café

Cost: $25

Join bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins and meet people as you play your favorite game! There will be chances to win some great prizes. Refreshments are included in the price. Must be 18 to play.
 

 

 

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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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Bingo
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Bingo

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Bingo | LaShawn Hawkins, caller

Tuesday, November 6, 13, 20 & 27

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Café

Cost: $25

Join bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins and meet people as you play your favorite game! There will be chances to win some great prizes. Refreshments are included in the price. Must be 18 to play.
 

 

 

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Bingo
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Bingo

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Bingo | LaShawn Hawkins, caller

Tuesday, November 6, 13, 20 & 27

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Café

Cost: $25

Join bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins and meet people as you play your favorite game! There will be chances to win some great prizes. Refreshments are included in the price. Must be 18 to play.
 

 

 

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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 & Sky Glassworks

  • 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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Bingo
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Bingo

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Bingo | LaShawn Hawkins, caller

Tuesday, November 6, 13, 20 & 27

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Café

Cost: $25

Join bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins and meet people as you play your favorite game! There will be chances to win some great prizes. Refreshments are included in the price. Must be 18 to play.
 

 

 

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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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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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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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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.

Click here for more information.  

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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