Sun Ra Arkestra

7/20 Saturday, 7pm

Food by Baby Smoker NYC and drinks available at the concession stand starting at 6pm.

Space is the Place! Sun Ra Arkestra is a pioneer of Afrofutrism. The legendary jazz group was formed in the mid 1950s and led by Sun Ra until his death in 1993. As of 2002 the band has been under the direction of the now 100-year old saxophonist Marshall Allen.

Join us for an evening under the stars with cosmic celebration, space tunes, jazz and experimental exploratory music!

Watch: Sun Ra Arkestra: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Shakespeare in the Valley presents:

As You Like It

Friday 8/2 and Saturday 8/3, 6pm

Indoor and Outdoor performances

Celebrate the talents of youth and Shakespeare with our 37th annual Shakespeare in the Valley performance. Each evening begins at 6 PM with a performance of All the World's a Stage by the Introduction to Acting group.

After the first performance we are taking a break for everyone to enjoy a picnic. Help us support the theater programs by purchasing food & drinks from the WKC concession stand.

At 8 PM, the lights go up on a fully staged production of As You Like It by the Acting, Music, Tech & Costume Design groups of the West Kortright Center’s Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops. 

Bring your own lawn seating. Rain or Shine.

We recommend that you purchase your tickets ahead of time, to prevent long lines at the box office. (Tickets do not need to be printed.)

2024 West Kortright Center arts and community programs are funded in part by our members, by contributors to the 2024 Program Fund Drive and the Nancy Fales Garrett Scholarship Fund, by the Bert Santora Trust and by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation and the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation.

Special thanks to our community sponsors:

Argosy Designs, Birdsong Farm, Catskill Country Living, Golden Artist Colors, and the Clark Family Foundation.

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WKC Film Festival
Set in the rolling hills at the heart of Upstate New York’s Delaware County, The West Kortright Center Film Festival celebrates films of the arts, music & live performance, and rural & farming culture of the Catskills and around the world.

Dates: August 23-25, 2024

Formats: Short films of all genres under 45 minutes in length.

Select features: see program

Reception: Opening reception and closing night awards ceremony will be held at the Center.

Filmmaker Talkback/Q&As & Panel Discussion: A panel discussion on craft and the business of filmmaking will take place on the last day of the festival.


Festival Pass giving access to all the films $40 Tickets for individual blocks of the program $10 Saturday Family Matinee is FREE.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance, or at the box office.

Food, Drinks and popcorn will be for sale during the breaks.

Parental Guidance Suggested:
Some material may not be suitable for children under the age of 18

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Arm-of-the-Sea Theater presents:

Estuary Tales

9/7 Saturday, 2:00 pm

Outdoor performance

This puppet extravaganza chronicles the life and times of the Hudson River, rendered in the visual poetry of mask and puppet theater. This performance tells the tale of a lively young couple who live by the Esopus Creek and encounter the wildlife who call it home.

Arm-of-The-Sea Theater will host a FREE pre-show puppetry workshop for young people ages 7 & up. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Learn more and sign up here!

Arm-of-the-Sea is an award winning ensemble that fuses visual storytelling with live music in original works of mask and puppet theater. Founded in 1982, the company's lively productions illuminate relations between humans and the life-support networks of this blue-ocean planet.

This performance is FREE. Register to get updates about cancellation in case of bad weather.

Get a sneak peek of their performance here.

2024 West Kortright Center arts and community programs are funded in part by our members, by contributors to the 2024 Program Fund Drive, by the Bert Santora Trust, the Tianaderrah Foundation, and by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and from the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation and the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation. Special thanks to  all our Songbird sponsorsBovina Center Montessori School, Catskill Country Living, Delaware National Bank of Delhi, ecoagents, and Sportsfield Specialties.

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Nabihah Iqbal

9/27 Friday, 7pm

Nabihah Iqbal is a musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster from London. She has made her prolific work rate look effortless with a resume as varied as her music having recently collaborated with artist Zhang Ding, been commissioned to compose music for the Turner Prize, collaborated with Wolfgang Tillmans as part of his Tate Modern exhibition and was recently involved in a group performance at the Barbican as part of its major Basquiat retrospective. She has also contributed to Serpentine’s recent book ‘140 Artists’ ideas for Planet Earth’ and has given guest lectures at the Royal College of Art. In 2022 Nabihah was announced as a guest director for England’s largest multi-arts festival, Brighton Festival, in 2023, her “biggest, most challenging and exciting curatorial position” to date.

Watch & Listen to Nabihah Iqbal live on KEXP

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The Bones of J.R. Jones

11/23 Saturday, 7pm

The Bones of J.R. Jones is the musical project of Jonathon Linaberry, an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his soulful blend of blues, folk, and Americana. With a distinctive raw and gritty sound, Linaberry captivates audiences with his powerful vocals, skillful guitar playing, and dynamic one-man band performances. His music explores themes of love, loss, and the human experience, resonating with authenticity and emotion. The Bones of J.R. Jones has garnered acclaim for its compelling live performances and soul-stirring recordings, showcasing Linaberry’s ability to channel the spirit of traditional roots music while infusing it with a contemporary edge.

Watch & Listen to Stay Wild by The Bones of J.R. Jones

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