Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass Offers Discounts to 5 Arts Venues

The Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass (HVSAP) is back for the third year, with a collaborative discount package between five arts organizations: Jacob Burns Film Center, Historic Hudson Valley, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Storm King Art Center and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

The discount bundle offers tickets for some of the area’s top cultural spotlights. The pricing structure is new this year, with options for two-person ($195—a value of $400) and four-person packs ($375 –- a value of $800), on sale through June 30.

Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass includes Historic Hudson Valley

According to Historic Hudson Valley (HHV)’s vice president of communications and commerce, Rob Schweitzer, this collaboration “offers [the] community access to some of the most anticipated events of the season at an affordable rate.” HHV offers discounts for tours of three National Historic Landmarks: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, the riverside home of the American author Washington Irving; Union Church of Pocantico Hills, which includes stained glass windows by master artists Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall; and Philipsburg Manor, a 1750s estate, including its annual Pinkster celebration.  A Two-Person Pack includes two free tickets to each historic site and event listed. A Four-Person Pack provides four tickets to each historic site and event listed.

Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass includes Jacob Burns Film Center

Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) Executive Director, Mary Jo Ziesel says that the pass offers “a chance to try out the diverse cultural offerings [Westchester has] … and patrons can enjoy a significant discount with all partner organizations while supporting arts in the Hudson Valley.” JBFC‘s state-of-the-art theater boasts everything from new releases and foreign films to documentaries and classic films. JBFC’s two-person pack offers four free passes and two free popcorn-and-soda coupons. For the Two-Person pack, you’ll receive four complimentary passes (plus two coupons for free popcorn and soda) for any regular screening through August 31. Four-Person packs receive eight complimentary passes with four coupons.

Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass includes Caramoor Center for Music and Arts

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts President and CEO, Edward Lewis, III, comments that “music has the unique ability to unite people across geography, through history, and from all lived experiences.” Caramoor offers a calendar of curated live music performance — from orchestral music and jazz to opera and American roots – on several scenic open-air venues. For the two-person HVSAP pack offers two tickets to any concert, while the four-person pack offers four tickets.

Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass includes Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Managing Director Kendra Ekelund says she looks forward to “sharing [the organization’s] love of live theater with new and returning audiences this summer.”

This year, HVSAF offers two world premieres, both by living American playwrights. The two-person pack allows guests to select two weekday (Monday-Friday) tickets, and the four-person pack offers four weekday tickets.

Storm King Art Center President John P. Stern, says he hopes the summer arts pass will “encourage people to visit somewhere they’ve never been or seek out a new experience.” Storm King displays outdoor large-scale sculptures on a 500-acre landscape. For Storm King’s participation, guests can select two or four general admission timed-entry tickets on a day of their choice. This will include either parking or Storm King shuttle tickets from Beacon Metro-North station (Sat-Sun visits only).  

Photo credit: Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass graphic (courtesy of the organization); Historic Hudson Valley: Sunnyside (courtesy of Jaime Martorano); Jacob Burns Film Center (courtesy of Lynda Shenkman); Caramoor Friends Field (courtesy of Gabe Palacio); Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (courtesy of T Charles Erickson © T Charles Erickson Photography); Storm King Art Center (courtesy of the organization).

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