Photo Credit: Susan Stava Photography

Photo Credit: Susan Stava Photography

Saturday, September 22nd

Tickets Available at the Door
Adults: $15; 10% Discount for senior/student/military/member/tenant
Doors at 630p

Kicking off our 2018 - 2019 season, Brick Alley Block Party has quickly become a crowd favorite. This low-key night of art, music, food & beer lets you hang out under the stars in three adjoining alleyway & warehouse spaces in the 19th century GARNER Historic District. 

AVANT-GARDE-ARAMA brings the spirit of the legendary East Village performance art scene to GARNER Arts Center. Charles Dennis was a co-founder of Performance Space 122 (now Performance Space New York), one of this country's most active presenters of cutting-edge dance and performance. It was at PS 122 that Dennis co-created the Avant-Garde-Arama series in 1980. 

Curated by Charles Dennis
Hosted by Brian Muni

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jody Atkinson, Building 2 Upstairs Hallway
Singing Bowl & Meditation Live Sound Installation

6:30pm, 8:50PM,
Maya Orchin & Rebeccca Margolick, Dye Works
Vlady & Donnie Dance; A Duet for 2 World Leaders

Charles Dennis, Dye Works
Ode to The Spirit of Avant-Garde Arama

7:10pm, 1040pm, 1140pm
Emily Smith, Dye Works
3 Works of Kinetic Sculpture Dance & Performance

7:30pm, 10:00pm, 11:00pm
Alex Romania, Dye Works
3 works of Physical Performance using Voice, Movement and Props

7:50pm, 1020pm, 1120pm
Claire Porter, Dye Works
3 Witty Dances with Monologues

8:10pm, 940pm,
Alex Francisco & Dancers, Dye Works
Into the Ballroom Scene

Charles Dennis, Dye Works
2 x 2 x 4, A Duet for Charles & A Stack of 2 x 4 lumber

8:30pm, 9:20pm
Mudman Mudwoman, Dye Works & Industrial Arts Brewing Company
Performed by Kristin Swiat and Rodney A. Brown with live music by Geoff Gersh and Jim Birnbaum

Johanna Castillo
Textile Installation, Brick Alley

Samantha Roesmann & Mike McCarthy
Light Installation, Bates Alley

Michael Delaney
Visual Arts Exhibition, Dye Works

DJ Papi Blaze

Come and Party – Avant-Garde-Arama Style!

Brick Alley Block Party is sponsored, in part, by: County of Rockland and Rockland County Legislature, Rockland County Tourism, Village of West Haverstraw, Town of Haverstraw, Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, Rockland County Pride Center, Rivertown Magazine and Rockland Music Center. Beverages courtesy of Industrial Arts Brewing Company

 Artwork by Jorden Haley/Bird Ov Prey

Artwork by Jorden Haley/Bird Ov Prey

Saturday, October 20th
Tickets On Sale Now! (Click here)
$13.50 in advance
$15 at the door
$12 for senior/student/military anytime
Doors at 6:00pm

On Saturday October 20, ANNIHILVS POWER ELECTRONIX proudly joins forces with the Garner Arts Center for the GARNER ARTS AUTUMN ELECTRONIX FESTIVAL II. Back for a second year, the Autumn Elextronix Festival a specially-curated selection of seven live acts representing many varied facets of electronic music. Annihilvs is an independent underground record label founded by Rockland County native Lee M. Bartow in the Summer of 1997. Specializing in a broad spectrum of obscure forms of music, the label has since expanded to include several artists from around the globe. A great many live events in New York, and beyond, have been organized under the label's aegis, featuring acts reflecting many facets of the international underground music community. In August 2017, the label celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

New this year audiences can browse a record fair stocked by Cloister Recordings, Opposite Records and Redscroll Records. {decompress} DJS, _Floor_Funktion_  and Pope Joan II, provide interludes between performances and Area & Perimeter (Kevin J. Reilly Jr.) provides sound installations. Combined with these live performances, we also present WORLDS WITHIN SHADOWS, an exhibition of visual art curated by Nyack-based photographer, performance artist, and videographer Gretchen Heinel.



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Pitch Thursdays
Industrial Arts Brewing Company Tasting Room
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Featuring Robert Hill & Joanne Lediger
Music Starts at 6:30
$5 Suggested Donation, 100% goes to the Musicians

Robert Hill, originally from North Little Rock, Arkansas, was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. An award-winning artist, not only for his slide guitar work, but also for his songwriting, winning in numerous songwriting competitions including Billboard, Unisong, and the ISC. Firmly rooted in the Blues, Hill also branches out into Americana, Roots and what has been described as "Psychedelta".

 Hill’s stellar slide guitar work, coupled with one of the best vocalists you will hear anywhere, Joanne Lediger, (Reverend Jefferson, McMule, Stir Fried), make for a potent and entertaining duo.

Born and raised in Rockland County, Joanne’s musical influences cover a lot of ground, from rock to blues to bluegrass, to folk and Irish music. Her wide range of musical tastes has given her a tremendous scope of vocal expressions. Joanne has performed with Dr. John, Joe Cocker, Cornell Dupree, Jorma Kaukonen, recorded with Derek Trucks, among numerous others.

Hill has shared the stage with Chris Smither, Levon Helm, John McEuen,(Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Kim Simmonds,(Savoy Brown), Rick Danko, Tony Trischka, Rory Block, Debbie Davies, and many others.

Hill’s songs have been used extensively in TV series and commercials, including HBO series - Dexter, Smirnoff Ice, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, All My Children, Canadian reality show, Hell On Hooves, just to name a few. His latest release, “Slide on Rye” is a collection of original slide guitar instrumentals.

Music videos:

"Hill's aggressive slide playing over a rough-and-ready backing track, “Slide On Rye”, makes us want to slam down some moonshine and start a ballroom blitz. It's intense and relentless, and Hill's slide tone is fat, edgy and fabulous."                                                                                        

                                                                                            - Guitar Player magazine