I spent the afternoon the other day at The Wassaic Project. Just minutes away from the Wassaic Train Station, the converted Maxon Mills is 6+ floors of art and creativity. It kind of feels like a MASS MoCA right here in our own backyard.
This project envisions, nurtures, and creates a community that is economically vibrant, socially inclusive and infused with creativity. There is so much going on there that Hammertown is interested in so we will continue featuring and blogging on them periodically so you all can be in the know.
Get it on your schedule this summer…starting with this weekend’s
AUGUST FESTIVAL (click here to see schedule of events)
- Watch FREE dance performances by over 10 dance companies
- View FREE feature film and short screenings
- Listen to LIVE music at The Lantern (ticketed) on Saturday evening (8/12)
- View our Summer Exhibition, Vagabond Time Killers
- Enjoy a performance by our Camp Wassaic youth
- Bring the family to a garden party and more!
Just steps from the Wassaic Project is The Lantern Inn. Famous for their wood-fired pizza, this homey haunt also features burgers & brews in a bright space with generous outside seating (and a fire pit at night). People and the press have been raving about it! The Lantern is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Wassaic Project Hours: Fridays 5 – 7; Saturday 12 – 7; Sunday 12 – 5. Visit their free exhibitions of emerging artists located in this historic seven-story mill.
SO HERE’S MY ADVICE: Go there Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Visit Maxon Mills and see extraordinary new art by young up-and-coming artists (great to share with your kids) and then have an amazing pizza at The Lantern Inn. Go to their website and support this wonderful community-based organization. It is the result of community officials thinking outside the box, and local citizens stepping up with time and money that makes something like this happen. Bravo to all!