CAP Grant Profile of the Month ~ Always something going on at the Whallonsburg Grange…
If you live in or near the Champlain Valley, where do you head for year-round entertainment? Why, the Whallonsburg Grange, of course!
The historic Whallonsburg Grange is located in the heart of the Champlain Valley, at the crossroads of NYS Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road in the hamlet of Whallonsburg. The beautifully restored, century-old building is home to concerts, a biweekly film series, plays, lectures, classes and workshops throughout the year. In July and August, The Depot Theatre Academy children's summer camp (pictured above) moves in with young actors spending four weeks rehearsing and presenting musical theater on our stage. All kinds of community events, from annual meetings to Election Night Dinners take place here and the Grange is available for birthdays, weddings, anniversary parties, family reunions, meetings, and other gatherings. The certified commercial kitchen is available to rent for community projects.
The Grange also owns Whitcomb’s, the renovated building and greenspace across the street. It is home to a blacksmith, pottery studio, woodworking shop and retail store as well as a Community Room, open for drop-in visitors. The monthly Storytelling Open Mics also take place there along with art exhibitions and music jams. Click here for more about Whitcomb’s.
The Whallonsburg Grange Hall manages the building and oversees Grange-sponsored programs including the Champlain Valley Film Series, Lyceum lectures, music and theater series and much more. Volunteers keep the everything going: staffing shows, cooking for events, carrying out special work projects, maintaining the building, and organizing the programs.
The Grange has applied for 2023 CAP Grant funding from ECAC for a dance-artist performance on Sunday, June 25th, entitled “Four of the Ways”. Although 2023 will be a very competitive year in terms of CAP grants, ECAC supports the diversity of programs offered by the Grange. For more information, find and follow the Grange on Facebook or check out their website at: www.thegrangehall.info. It is definitely worth a visit, to visit the shops or hear a lecture or concert!
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