June 
2019
REAA NEWSLETTER 
A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the BOD President:
Dear Friends,

It's full steam ahead into summer for the arts alliance! We're gearing up for some exciting events and programs. I'm particularly looking forward to the Artist Appreciation Concert in Wood Park on Wednesday, June 12, where we'll present the 2019 Artist Appreciation Award to Jeannette McClellan, a beloved Hudson High School music teacher. 

Another very exciting development: the state of Massachusetts has given the Town of Hudson the right of first refusal to purchase the Armory property in downtown Hudson. The Hudson Downtown Business Improvement District has formed a steering committee to determine the feasibility of turning the Armory into a Community Art Center, and they are looking for community input to gauge interest, build support, and develop a sustainable business plan for the space. This would be a huge boost for the arts in Hudson, and I hope our River's Edge Arts Alliance community will show their strong support for the project by responding to the online survey.

Looking ahead, we're also SO excited to announce that the River's Edge Players will be back with fall musical, The Addams Family, in late October. More details are available below - save the date to audition and get spooky with us!

Best regards,

Anna Klashka
President, REAA Board of Directors


Summer Drama Workshop 2019
Registration extended!

Still thinking about summer camp? We've extended the registration deadline for our 31st season of Summer Drama Workshop to June 17 - but don't wait! Some sessions are already filling up! Sign up for a summer of musical theater fun now! 


HudsonFest 2019

Come find us at one of Hudson's favorite community festivals! We'll be under the REAA tent with glitter tattoos and arts and crafts. If you're out bright and early, you can catch the Chorale performance at 9am. And if you venture over to Main Street during the festivities, be sure to look for artwork from Hudson Public School students in store front windows and check out the free Kindness Rocks event at Serendipity from 10-12.
T ony Awards Viewing Party: June 9

We're rolling out the red carpet for Broadway's biggest night of the year! Come join us at Hudson's coolest new co-working space, Out of Office, on June 9 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. We'll have flatbreads from Rail Trail Flatbread Company, a selfie station, commercial break show tune karaoke with a live accompanist, and more! Get all the details and sign up for a karaoke spot on  our website
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Artist Appreciation Concert: Join us June 12!

We are so looking forward to the 2019 Artist Appreciation Concert in Wood Park on June 12. Our guest artists, Crocodile River Music, will kick things off at 6:30pm. We'll present the 2019 Artist Appreciation Award to Jeannette McLellan, a beloved music teacher at Hudson High School, and we'll have performances from 
the River's Edge Chorale, REHarmonix, and select students from the River's Edge School of Music, plus an ice cream truck, glitter tattoos, and arts and crafts! Come and join us at the Wood Park Hatch Shell for this FREE event, which is sponsored in part by St. Mary's Credit Union.
Save the Date: Fall Musical Auditions!

We are SO excited to announce that the River's Edge Players are coming back with a fall musical. We're getting spooky October 26-28, 2019, with The Addams Family at First Church in Marlborough. Save the date for auditions August 18-20 and keep an eye on the REP website for more details as they become available!

Armory Public Input Session

Have you heard the buzz about the Armory? The steering committee is holding a public input session on Wednesday, June 12, from 5:00-6:00pm at Out of Office co-working space in Hudson. Get the details here, and plan to head over to the Artist Appreciation Concert after you've shared your ideas!

     MEMBERSHIP MATTERS! Join us today! 
 
Membership fees help us financially meet our mission to: 
E nrich lives and create community through the arts .

Your membership fee helps keep ticket fees and participation costs down, ensuring that our arts programming can be accessible to all, and helps defray operating costs so that we can continue to provide flagship programs and develop new ones to meet the changing needs of our growing community.

Individual membership ($50/year)
Household membership ($50/year)
Senior/student membership ($30/year, for individuals only)

Non-profit and arts organization membership ($60/year)


For more information on what our membership offers, please visit our webpage:
Membership webpage   You can also renew your membership right on the site!  
River's Edge Arts Alliance Board and Staff:

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors
Anna Klashka - President
Danielle Neuffer - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Julie Bolduc - Secretary
Julie-Anne Burdick
Ron Sorgman
Christopher Griffith
Denise Hurley
Casey Eliopoulos

Junior BOD members:
Blaine Stanczak - Marlborough High School
Brianna Hamel - Marlborough High School
Maya Levine - Hudson High School
Lucy McCabe - AMSA
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Chief Administrative Officer - Danielle Griggs

To learn more about our leadership, please visit our leadership website:  

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Here is a link to our last Annual Report:  http://upwitharts.org/annual-report/
   
River's Edge Arts Alliance Classifieds

Seeking candidates to join our
Board of Directors

If you are passionate about the arts and want to help make a difference in the community, a BOD position may be for you!   As a board member, you will be expected to attend our monthly meetings, attend some of our programs, and provide support throughout your term.  Our current board has a variety of experience in the arts, education, business and more.

There is NO financial commitment to join our board, just a love of the arts and a passion to make the organization even stronger!  Please e-mail us at: bod@upwitharts.org for an application or for more information.
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