1. Film Screening: "Lost in the Stars", Saturday, February 22 at 7:00pm. Free to the public!

    Film Screening: "Lost in the Stars", Saturday, February 22 at 7:00pm. Free to the public!

    Lost in the Stars is a video portrait of playwright Maxwell Anderson, who lived on South Mountain Road in New City from the 1920s until the 1950s. Written and co-produced by long-time Rockland County resident, Richard Connolly, the 1988 documentary includes rare interviews with former Rockland residents Burgess Meredith and Helen Hayes. The title is taken from the 1949 musical "Lost in the Stars," which Maxwell Anderson wrote with composer Kurt Weill while they were living on South Mountain Road.

    Maxwell Anderson was born in western Pennsylvania in 1888 and studied at Stanford University before he became a journalist and a playwright. He wrote the classic plays and movies "Key Largo", "The Bad Seed", "What Price Glory", "Anne of a Thousand Days", and the musicals "Knickerbocker Holiday" and "High Tor."

    Richard Connolly is a writer, editor, publisher, and producer with fifty-two years of professional experience as a full-time college teacher. For fifteen years (1998-2012), Connolly was Chair of the Communication Media Arts Program at SUNY Rockland Community College, where he teaches courses in writing, digital media production, media history, and critical thinking. 

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  2. Music Sessions @ RoCA with AJ Croce

    Music Sessions @ RoCA with AJ Croce
    Music Sessions @ RoCA with AJ Croce Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm Tickets: $25 in advance $30 at the door call: 845-358-0877 or visit www.rocklandartcenter.org to order AJ Croce's 9 albums have been released via both major and independent labels. The albums have charted 18 Top 20 singles and have been played on Top 40, Americana, Independent, Blues & Jazz radio. A virtuoso piano player, he has held a master class at the University of Barcelona. Croce has also performed on major talk shows and news programs including The Late Show, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CNN, MTV, and VH1.
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  3. Empowering Your Creativity and Wellbeing

    Empowering Your Creativity and Wellbeing
    Empowering Your Creativity and Wellbeing with Diane Rosen 1 session Sun. Oct. 27 1:00-4:00pm Creativity is part of human nature, existing in each of us and surfacing in many different ways. The challenge is how to understand, use and develop the creativity you have. Through discussion and hands-on activities, workshop participants will learn to tap their own unique creativity more effectively and express it more confidently. Creating something new that has personal meaning gives us a sense of joy, which enhances overall wellbeing; in turn, feeling more centered, open, and flexible further encourages connection with the intuitive self. This "virtuous cycle" can release tension and help us lead healthier more productive lives at work, school, and everyday tasks.
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  4. Indian Bollywood Dancing Workshop

    Indian Bollywood Dancing Workshop
    Indian Bollywood Dance Workshop Presented by Ashni Mehta $20 in advance/$25 at the door Time: 3:00-4:00pm Bollywood dance is a basis of all Indian films. The dances are a fusion of traditional and classical Indian dance combined with an influence of western and modern dance styles. The lively form of dance encourages movement of all parts of the body giving a total body workout. We will cover some of the basic Bollywood dance steps. Work up to a dance that you can showcase to your friends and family! Presented in collaboration with Arts From India. For more information on their programs, visit artsfromindia.com
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  5. Music Sessions @ RoCA with Toby Walker

    Music Sessions @ RoCA with Toby Walker
    Saturday, October 26, 7:30pm Tickets: $20 ($25 at the door) Join us for a concert with internationally-acclaimed musician and songwriter, Toby Walker. A virtuoso performer of roots music, he has been hailed as a specialist of fingerstyle guitar. He has toured both the US and Europe to thunderous accolades. Blending the blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker's style is his own.
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