Cultural Affairs
Upcoming Events

Each fall and spring, Hudson Valley Community College offers quality cultural programming for the campus community and the general public.

Events are free of charge unless otherwise noted. All events are free for Hudson Valley students.

For more information about any of these events, call (518) 629-8071.

2016 Guitar Festival Survey

Scott Freiman: Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Thursday, May 4, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Composer and musician Scott Freiman shares his in-depth, multimedia exploration of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, “the greatest album of all time,” according to Rolling Stone magazine, naming it “the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time.” Freiman examines Sgt. Pepper from many angles, exploring the history behind the music and leading his audiences on an amazing journey into the creative process of The Beatles’ performances and recording sessions. His presentation is an eye (and ear) opener even for die-hard Beatles’ fans, who already recognize Sgt. Pepper as a masterpiece, and fosters a newfound appreciation for the incredible talents of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.


Arm of the Sea Theater: DIRT — The Secret Life of Soil
Saturday, May 6, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Siek Campus Center

DIRT is a theatrical experience for all ages that combines over-size mask and puppet characters, visual storytelling and live music in a fun-filled tale about the secret life of soil. The show’s quirky characters include a posse of cosmic shakers, an astronaut gone astray, the alchemical processes of plants, and soil microbes performing their unsung ecosystem services as a lyrical reminder that even modern cyber-space travelers depend on dirt for survival. Based in Saugerties, Arm of the Sea Theater tours extensively throughout the northeast with its original, award-winning shows.