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SPACE on Ryder Farm Announces 2018 Events Calendar

Featuring SPACE’s Annual Roving Dinner, Farm-To-Table Suppers

and Live Performances from Celisse Henderson, Michael Thurber, Lauren Henderson, Brittain Ashford, Grace McLean, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and Cultural Arts Coalition’s Concerts Around the Corner Ensemble

 

Brewster, NY (June 5, 2018) - SPACE on Ryder Farm--a nonprofit residency program for artists and activists housed on a 223-year-old working organic farm in Putnam County, New York--announced its 2018 Events Calendar, featuring farm-to-table dinners and outdoor performances at Ryder Farm.

 

Taking place each month from June through August, SPACE on Ryder Farm's Seasonal Supper series is a showcase for creativity on the plate and on the stage, pairing intimate performances from SPACE’s affiliated artists with farm-to-table menus prepared by innovative chefs from New York City and the Hudson Valley. The first Seasonal Supper will take place June 23rd, featuring soulful singer-songwriter Celisse Henderson and a seasonal three-course menu from chef Rebecca Newman served al fresco at Ryder Farm. Proceeds from Seasonal Suppers support SPACE’s annual residency programs, which provide fully-subsidized 1-5 week residencies for artists, activists and creative changemakers.

 

Sharing SPACE is a performance series that invites the public to Ryder Farm for outdoor performances from neighboring Putnam County arts organizations and SPACE resident artists. 2018 performances will include Cultural Arts Coalition’s Concerts Around the Corner ensemble (July 28th) and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s original production of The Sea-Maid’s Music (August 12th). Both Sharing SPACE events are family-friendly, with tickets available for under $15.

 

The highlight of SPACE’s on-farm season, The Roving Dinner (September 15th) is an eight-course dinner paired with excerpts of eight new plays and musicals developed by SPACE’s Working Farm writers group. Prepared by SPACE’s resident chefs Brendan Spieth and Kate Eminger, each course is served alongside a performance at eight locations around Ryder Farm. The most robust of SPACE’s residency programs, The Working Farm brings seven playwrights and one composer/lyricist to Ryder Farm for five non-consecutive weeks to nurture and inspire the creation of a new work for the theatre. The 2018 writers are Ngozi Anyanwu, Will Arbery, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Dave Harris, A. Rey Pamatmat, Michael Thurber, Anne Washburn and Stefanie Zadravec.

 

The full events calendar is as follows:

 

Seasonal Supper

Saturday, June 23rd at 6pm

Featuring an intimate performance from soulful singer-songwriter Celisse Henderson and a seasonal three-course menu from chef Rebecca Newman served al fresco at the farm. Sponsored by Bonterra Wines.

Tickets are $135 per person.

 

Seasonal Supper

Saturday, July 21st at 6pm

Presented with Hayfields Market, featuring music by Michael Thurber and Lauren Henderson and a farm-fresh dinner from Hayfields’ chef Rory Crumm. Sponsored by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Tickets are $135 per person.

 

Sharing SPACE - Concerts Around the Corner

Saturday, July 28th at 7:30pm

An outdoor performance from the Cultural Arts Coalition’s Concerts Around the Corner ensemble and special guests, highlighting folk music traditions in both contemporary and classical music. Come early for a farm tour, and picnic baskets are welcome.

Suggested donation of $15 for adults, and $10 for children under 12.

 

Sharing SPACE - Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival The Sea Maid’s Music

Sunday, August 12th at 5pm

Devised and Directed by Zachary Fine

In this original clown show made in collaboration with the actors of HVSF’s Conservatory Company, a Mermaid is a source of inspiration for a young Will Shakespeare aching to break free from his small town life. Suitable for all ages. Pre-show farm tours are available, and picnic suppers are welcome.

Adult tickets are $5, and the event is free for children 12 and under.

 

Seasonal Supper

Saturday, August 25th at 6pm

Featuring a special duet performance by Broadway vocalists Brittain Ashford and Grace McLean and farm-to-table dinner from chef Scott Andrews of NYC’s Stagionarsi supper club. Sponsored by Anthony Road Wine Company.

Tickets are $135 per person.

 

The Roving Dinner

Saturday, September 15th at 4:30pm

An eight-course curated dinner paired with excerpts of eight new plays and musicals developed by SPACE’s Working Farm writers group, served and performed at eight locations around Ryder Farm. This popular event sells out early every year--get tickets now!

Tickets are $180 per person.

 

All events will take place at Ryder Farm located at 406 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster NY 10509.

For tickets and more information, visit spaceonryderfarm.org/events.

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