FINE ARTS AT OLD DUTCH
Of the many ways in which we reach out to those in our community and invite them into our church, one of the most popular is the Old Dutch Fine Arts Series. Old Dutch hosts a variety of performances including concerts, recitals, craft fairs, gallery openings, sculptural exhibitions and even full scale theatrical productions! Performances and events take place on our grounds, in Bethany Hall and in our beautiful Sanctuary. All of these spaces can hold hundreds of people comfortably, creating a venue that offers a truly unique setting. Our Fine Arts Series promises events and performances that are always entertaining and thought-provoking. Old Dutch Church has participated in the ASK Sculpture Biennial numerous times, we have hosted many performances for community groups and repertory companies and we most recently have participated in the O+ Festival, WDST Radio Woodstock Pink October Art Along the Hudson First Saturday program. We invite you to come to Old Dutch and celebrate the arts with us. The programs that we host are open to the general public and free of charge.
Community groups also rent our space for their own productions and for many other purposes. If your organization is interested in having a program or event at Old Dutch Church, please contact the Church office 338-6759 for an application and additional info or click here.
SPRING & FALL CONCERT SERIES
We have expanded our Fine Arts program throughout much of the year! There are noontime concerts on Thursdays in the Spring and Fall and during the seasons of Lent and Advent. Events feature performers from the entire spectrum of the arts and not only are they entertaining, relaxing and meditative, they are a great diversion from a typical work day. All are welcome to attend and admission is free. Concerts begin at 12:15pm and generally conclude at 12:45pm.
For more information on Fine Arts at Old Dutch, please contact the Old Dutch Church office at 845-338-6759 or click here.
OLD DUTCH CHURCH HERITAGE MUSEUM
The present edifice of Old Dutch Church was designed by renowned architect Minard LaFever and it truly is a work of art in and of itself. The structure was erected in 1852 and constructed of massive Native Bluestone and Limestone blocks. The aesthetic combines Renaissance, Egyptian and Gothic Revival motifs. The interior of the Sanctuary was designed in the style of Christopher Wren and it features a gorgeous 15-foot illuminated stained glass window depicting the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. This priceless work of art was created by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1891. The Old Dutch Church Heritage Museum maintains countless historical treasures from our rich past, but also many original works of American art from the Colonial period through to the present. View works by Vanderlyn, Stuart, Dillon and many more!
For more information on the Old Dutch Church Heritage Museum and to schedule a tour of the Sanctuary, grounds and museum, please contact the Old Dutch Church office at 845-338-6759 or click here. Also visit our Museum section for more information on the history of Old Dutch Church.