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Come Back to the Arts! 2021 Arts Al Fresco Series Has Something for Just About Everyone

From Shakespeare in Manhattan to Penguin in Stony Point

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Con Edison is sponsoring Arts Al Fresco, an extraordinary series of safe outdoor arts experiences across the five boroughs, and Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Sullivan Counties. Arts Al Fresco events are scheduled this week and throughout the summer and into the fall.

"Con Edison's long-standing commitment to making the arts accessible to all New Yorkers is more important today than ever before," said Frances A. Resheske, Con Edison's senior vice president, Corporate Affairs. "As New York recovers from the pandemic, we are pleased to support local artists and cultural organizations in our 'Arts Al Fresco' series."

Orange & Rockland (O&R), a wholly owned electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Con Edison, also will join in offering major support to the summer-long celebration.

From today’s kickoff to its October finale, Arts Al Fresco will include an eclectic array of arts and cultural experiences with something for everyone. For the current schedule and new events, check this link often.

All events will adhere to Covid-19 health and safety protocols.

Here’s a rundown of just some of the events now scheduled and their venues:

Forestburgh Under the Stars 2021

The Forestburgh Playhouse, which marks its 75th anniversary season in 2021 is one of the oldest continuously operating summer theaters in New York State. The 292-seat theater operates during the summers only, from mid-June through Labor Day. Summer stock productions include Broadway classics, musicals, and original musicals for children. They also have a musical cabaret after every evening performance, in their adjoining tavern. 

All shows are from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at: 

Forestburgh Playhouse 
39 Forestburgh Road
Forestburgh, NY 12777

Friday June 18 – The Skivvies with Special Guest Tamika Lawrence
Saturday, June 19 – Kyle Taylor Parker
Friday, June 25 – Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat Accompanied by Georgia Stitt
Friday, July 2 – Nicholas Rodriguez: All is Fair in Love
Saturday, July 3 – Kathryn Allison: The Sophisticated Ladies of Broadway and R&B

Penguin Barnside Live @5! Music Festival

The Penguin Repertory Theater’s return to live, in person programming kicks off with a summer music festival – Barnside Live @5! – beginning Saturday, June 19 on the lawn of the historic theater at 7 Cricketown Road in Stony Point. That evening’s program will be devoted to a musical salute to Juneteenth, the commemoration of the June 19th end of slavery in the U.S. Successive Saturdays at Penguin this summer will feature the music of Patsy Cline, John Prine, Elton John and Billy Joel. 

Music concert #1 Guy Davis, Miche Braden & Lula Pilar                     
Sat 06/19 @ 5 p.m.    
Raindate: Sun 06/20 @ 5 p.m.

Music concert #2 Walking After Midnight: A Tribute to Patsy Cline Starring Broadway’s Carter Calvert
Sat 06/26 @ 5 p.m.
Raindate: Sun 06/27 @ 5 p.m.

Music concert #3 John Prine Tribute, Artists TBA
Sat 07/10 @ 5 p.m.
Raindate: Sun 07/11 @ 5 p.m.

Music concert #4 Jefferson McDonald & Cocomama
Sat 07/17 @ 5 p.m.
Raindate: Sun 07/18 @ 5 p.m.

Music concert #5 Neil Berg’s Pianomen: An Intimate Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel                  
Sat 07/24 @ 5 p.m.
Raindate: Sun 07/25 @ 5 p.m.

Piermont Civic Association's 2021 Bob Samuels Summer Concert Series

This annual concert series has been renamed this year after Bob Samuels, in memory of a beloved member lost to COVID-19.

2021 Bob Samuels Summer Concert Series
Flywheel Park, Piermont 7pm – 10pm

Thursday, July 1 | rain date July 8
Thursday, July 15 | rain date July 22
Thursday, July 29 | rain date August 5
Thursday, August 12 | rain date August 19

Bridgemusik Summer Festival

BridgeMusik is composed of top-tier musicians, including several Rockland County residents, who perform regularly in New York City venues and around the world. All programs are performed at the Historic DeWint House, Livingston Street and Oak Tree Road in Tappan unless otherwise specified.

BridgeMusiKids - What Makes Music American?
July 3, 11 AM Children's Concert

BridgeMusiKids program will share the power of American music with our youngest audience members in an interactive form, hosted by veteran teaching artist and BridgeMusik co-founder Tanya Witek.

BridgeMusik Celebrates the Fourth, featuring award-winning jazz singer Shirley Crabbe July 4, 3 PM concert. This program will feature beloved American classics by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others, performed in special arrangements for the BridgeMusik chamber orchestra. BridgeMusik will continue the series into August with concerts funded by the BridgeMusik Summer Festival, which will involve student and faculty from around the world in a sixteen-day festival with virtual and in-person events.

Con Edison supports hundreds of nonprofits in New York City and Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties to strengthen neighborhoods, sustain communities and improve lives. In addition to the arts, these philanthropic efforts support the environment, and important educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.