The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, a 501(C) 3 nonprofit Arts organization, holds its 11th Annual Magnolia Party, on Thursday May 4, 2017, at 5:30 pm. This event is a fabulous fundraiser supporting the ongoing preservation and maintenance of the historic, landmark Victorian structures that house the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center; located at 9 & 12 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie, NY.
This year’s Magnolia Party features live music by Cross Cultural Connection Jazz Workshop performers with their instructor, award-winning jazz saxophonist, composer and educator, Ray Blue. The party starts with wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a gallery exhibit by local artist Sean Lynch who will be on hand to talk about his work. Then the Magnolia Party continues across the street at 8:00 pm in the acoustically brilliant Victorian Vassar Brothers Institute auditorium for a memorable concert featuring professional jazz musicians and highly motivated students who have completed an intensive jazz workshop.