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.

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Questions? Contact Lynette May at MayL@lexcenter.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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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!

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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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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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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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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Upswing Duo Concert & Brunch
Oct
14
11:30 AM11:30

Upswing Duo Concert & Brunch

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Have a delicious brunch in our Grand Gallery while enjoying the incredible sounds of the Upswing Duo. The Upswing Duo are a jazz duo specializing in standards from the classic American Songbook. The brunch menu will include quiche, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, salad greens, refreshments and desserts.

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Bus Trip to Salem, Mass
Oct
20
6:30 AM06:30

Bus Trip to Salem, Mass

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.

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Questions? Contact Lynette May 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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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.

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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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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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Annie and the Hedonists Brunch & Concert
May
12
11:30 AM11:30

Annie and the Hedonists Brunch & Concert

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Have a delicious brunch in our Grand Gallery while enjoying the incredible sounds of Annie and the Hedonists. The band features Annie Rosen on lead vocals; Jonny Rosen on guitar and vocals; Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano and vocals; and Don Young on bass and vocals. The brunch menu will include quiche, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, salad greens, refreshments and desserts.

Annie is a captivating singer. She delivers a lyric like it was a cherished bedtime story – as comfortable as your favorite sweater, as truthful as … well, I can’t think of anything that honest. Her bandmates, Peter Davis (guitar, banjo, clarinet, piano, vocals), Jonny Rosen (guitar, vocals) and Don Young (bass, guitar, vocals), are first and foremost accomplished, serious musicians. More importantly, they each have an innate yet individual sense of child-like wonder, which is evident on every track, becoming more intoxicating upon multiple listenings (I suggest 1,000 or more). – Joel Moss, Producer, Managra Music

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Spring into Fashion (Fashion Show to benefit the Nigra Arts Center)
May
10
11:00 AM11:00

Spring into Fashion (Fashion Show to benefit the Nigra Arts Center)

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Dress to impress on May 10 at the Nigra Arts Center as you enjoy a wonderful fashion show with the latest looks from Just Because…Boutique in Northville! Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 11:00AM. Lunch will follow at 12:00PM, with sensational soup and a fresh garden salad alongside your choice of chicken or salmon and dessert. Tickets: $50 per person or $400 to host a table of eight. Please RSVP by April 28 by contacting Lynette May at (518) 661-9932 ext. 126 or mayl@thearclexington.org or click the button below to purchase your tickets online.


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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Dori's Book Club
May
7
10:45 AM10:45

Dori's Book Club

Dori Daknis will share her love of reading with Dori's Book Club. The FREE series, held once a month, launched on February 5 with a video recording of a 20-minute TED Talk with Brené Brown. Brown studies human connection: our ability to empathize, belong and love. In a poignant, funny talk, Brown shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. For the next book club meeting, members will be asked to read Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection.

Free

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Nigra Broadway Showcase!
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Nigra Broadway Showcase!

Don’t miss the Nigra Broadway Showcase, a talent show featuring songs from the Broadway stage, to benefit The Nigra Arts Center! Come cheer on loved ones and friends as they perform a night of marvelous music from the Great White Way! Got talent? The Nigra Arts Center wants to hear from you! All singers age 10 and up will be considered. Video audition submissions (60 seconds or less) will be accepted until May 25.

Rules:

  • Songs must come from a Broadway show.
  • Soloists and small groups are eligible.
  • Each number should run between 2-4 minutes.
  • Performers must provide their own pre-recorded music or accompaniment. An electronic keyboard will be available.
  • Those who are selected are required to attend the dress rehearsal on Wednesday, May 30 at 6PM.
  • This is a show, not a contest. Our goal is to showcase top talent in a happy, stress-free family friendly environment.

To Submit:
Email mayl@thearclexington.org and provide the name, age, place of residence and phone number of each person in the act. Also include the name of the number and a link to the video. Parents or guardians must submit video auditions for those under the age of 18.

Those who are selected will be invited to participate in the Nigra Broadway Showcase on June 1. Again, those who are selected are required to attend the dress rehearsal on Wednesday, May 30 at 6PM. NOTE: Selected videos will be showcased on social media.

Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for children
 

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Drew & Crew Comedy Show
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Drew & Crew Comedy Show

Drew Jacobs has performed his comedy and music in clubs and festivals across the country. His award-winning songs have been heard on satellite and terrestrial radio since the ‘80s.

Jerry Dymond has been performing standup in the Capital District and New York for years. He is everyman, and everyman is he.

Mikael Gregg started his career in standup in Houston, Texas, in the ‘80s and has worked with Kevin James, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Hicks, to name just a few. Mikael is also a doctor, so his views on health, family and people in general will keep you in stitches.

Ed Smyth is a unique and effervescent comic who serves up a silly string of brain-twisty topics as diverse as single-cell balloon animals, warped French history, Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino, confused sock puppets, Led Zeppelin on kazoo and the prehistoric “Dawn of Standup Comedy.”

Steve Rinaldi appears regularly at The Funny Bone in Albany and has performed at The Laugh Factory and Zanies in Chicago, as well as in comedy clubs in his native Philadelphia.

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Easter Bunny Family Fun Day
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Bunny Family Fun Day

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The Nigra Arts Center's third annual Easter Bunny Family Fun Day will include an Easter egg hunt, arts & crafts, a bunny hop dance party and Easter bonnet contest. Additionally, there will be several raffles, including a giant Easter bunny donated by EMVI Chocolate. You can also snap a photo with the Easter Bunny himself!*

Admission 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.

*Children with special needs will have the opportunity to meet with the Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny, who will be stationed nearby in a quiet location. Steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers and create a more comfortable and subdued environment where children can meet and take photos with the bunny.

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New York Players Concert
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

New York Players Concert

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The New York Players are New York's Dance Party Experts, an entertainment powerhouse with a focus on corporate and private events, nightclubs, concerts and festivals. Their "no cheese" system is simple: exceed the client's vision and keep the dance floor packed all night long!

With many years and many performances at special events and weddings in and around the Capital Region of New York under their belt, the New York have earned their sterling reputation. They are highly acclaimed for their non-stop energy and enthusiasm. They will bring the party!

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Dori's Book Club
Mar
5
10:45 AM10:45

Dori's Book Club

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Monday, March 5
10:45am - Noon
Nigra Arts Center Granite Conference Room
FREE

Each week, Dori Daknis shares her love of yoga with students at the Nigra Arts Center.  Now she'll share her love of reading with Dori's Book Club. The series, which will be held once a month, launches on February 5th with a video recording of a 20 minute TED Talk with Brené Brown*.  Brown studies human connection: our ability to empathize, belong and love. In a poignant, funny talk, Brown shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. For the next book club meeting (date to be announced), club members will be asked to read Brown's book entitled The Gifts of Imperfection.

*This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxHouston, an independent event.

 

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Meet the Instructors Open House & Great Chili Cook-Off
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Instructors Open House & Great Chili Cook-Off

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Grab your family and friends and join us Saturday, February 24th from 11am-2pm as you meet our wonderful instructors and experience a fun filled day of music, dance, art, and much more!  Admission is free. While you're here, explore our Community Art Gallery and grab a bite at our cafe concessions stand. 

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PLUS - for just $10 a person you can warm up while tasting delectable chili in our Great Chili Cook-Off!  Your vote will decide who is crowned the Chili King or Queen.

Is YOUR chili royally delicious?  To enter the Great Chili Cook-Off, email Sue Nigra at nigras@pnarts.org to secure your spot. The deadline for entry is February 14. On the day of the cook-off, contestants should bring one crock-pot of chili to the Nigra Arts Center.

The snow date is February 25th.

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Angie and Frankie’s Anniversary
Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Angie and Frankie’s Anniversary

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Angie & Frankie’s Anniversary is a one-of-a-kind night of entertainment where the guests are part of the fun! It's an Italian-American family style celebration that includes food, dancing, mingling and, of course, drama. And the guests get to play the part of this great big fun family.   

Foothills Family Productions and the Nigra Arts Center team up to present the perfect pre-Valentine Day event. The delectable dinner will be catered by Kingsboro Catering and will include salad, pasta, chicken and an anniversary cake for dessert. Come celebrate Angie & Frankie’s 25th wedding anniversary on Saturday, February 10th. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Don’t be late - it’s a surprise and we all need to be in the room before Frankie & Angie arrive!

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Winter Art Show Meet the Artists Reception

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The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is proud to announce the opening of its 2018 Winter Art Show.

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The show hangs from January 18 to April 4. It features work in a wide variety of media from both local artists and artists from other states, such as North Carolina, Rhode Island and Utah. With the snow falling and the temperatures plunging, what better way to bring warmth and color back into your life than by visiting a gallery full of beautiful art?

More than 36 artists are exhibiting more than 100 pieces in this show. The featured artists include Amy Andujar, Barney Bellinger, Linda Biggers, Janene Bouck, Margaret Bromford, Bob Buck, Donald Cooper, Ron Dennis, Richard Freeman, Katey Germain, Hope Morrow Glidden, Warren Greene, Carol M. Hesselink, Michael Hine, Scott Hook, Nancie Johnson, Linda Kollar, Faith LaFountain, Caroline Locatelli, Garlyn MaGinnis, Maryanne Malecki, Ed McDaniel, John Morrette, Paul M. Murray, Lynda Naske, Christian O’Callaghan, Joanne Petrozzi-Jones, Kathie Raneri, Kashyra Tomlinson, Paul Valovic, Darlene Van Sickle, Lynne Vokatis, David Waite, Sean Walmsley, Mikyle Woodward, Setsuko Yoshida and collaborators from the Saratoga Bridges Creative Endeavors Art Center.

Through the generous support of donors, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes to outstanding submissions in this show. Award winners will be announced at the Meet the Artists Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 25, from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome to attend, see the show and meet some of the featured artists. Light refreshments will be served.

The public is welcome to view the artwork in the Nigra Arts Center’s Community Gallery throughout its run. The gallery is open 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.

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Tim Keegan in Concert
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Tim Keegan in Concert

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The concert featuring Tim Keegan that was set for Sunday, December 17 had been RESCHEDULED to Sunday January 14 at 2 pm at the Nigra Arts Center. For those able to attend on January 14, your tickets will be held for you at the door. For those unable to attend on January 14, please contact us at 518-661-9932 or NigraS@pnarts.org for a FULL refund. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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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The Polar Express Celebration
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

The Polar Express Celebration

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Back by popular demand! 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 per person to benefit the Nigra Arts Center or a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots. The Polar Express Celebration is sponsored by Fidelis Care. 

*Sensory Santa Available 
The Arts Center will also host Sensory Santa from 12:00-2:00PM. 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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FLAME CD Release Party
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

FLAME CD Release Party

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Join us for a FREE Flame concert and CD release! This will be an awesome performance celebrating the release of their new album, "Christmas Classics." Be one of the first to purchase and hear the new album. The band will be available for autographs! We will have raffles and more.

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Prince & Princess Holiday Tea
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

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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Bus Trip to New York City!
Nov
18
6:30 AM06:30

Bus Trip to New York City!

Join us on November 18 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!

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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.

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Cost: $50/person for Lexington individuals and staff, $60/person for members of the public.

There are only 55 seats available and they'll fill up quickly, so CLICK HERE to reserve your spot now!

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

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The Flipsydz Concert
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Flipsydz Concert

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THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THE REQUEST OF THE BAND. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR THE SPRING. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

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.

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Zombie Run/Walk to Benefit the Nigra Arts Center
Oct
28
8:30 AM08:30

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.

The rain date is Saturday, November 4. 

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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Durey Creek Bluegrass Band Concert
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Durey Creek Bluegrass Band Concert

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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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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

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 with live entertainment provided by Michelle King

 
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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JECCO Trio Concert
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

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
11:00 AM11:00

Caroga Lake Music Festival Musician Celebration Concert Showcase & Brunch

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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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