Gatherings, Happenings, Events, Soirees, Frolics...
2013 marks The Millay Colony for the Arts 40th Anniversary.
We celebrated this in many ways...
with an extra specially special edition of EDNA, our magazine of alumni work,
with a Ruby Anniversary Benefit Party at Roulette in Brooklyn,
with an amazingly successful Indiegogo campaign in which we raised $20,000,
and with a great year of resident-artists, workshops, free programs in the schools, and more...
It has been glorious. Here are some hilights, dear readers...
October 28, 2013, at 7:00pm
@ Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
A magical celebration of The Millay Colony with dancing, an open bar, auctioneering by Col. Quince Mountain, live music by the Hungry Hollow Trio and Special Guests, led by Ralph Denzer, and Encounter Booths with mystical Millay Alums, featuring:
Tarot readings by poet Mark Wunderlich
Graphology by artist Selena Kimball
Fortune telling with artist Annabel Daou
Hypnosis by poet and hypno-therapist Kristin Prevallet
Silhouette drawing by artist Patte Loper
Palm Reading by poet Melissa Buzzeo
Love Artistry with Kathe Izzo
Tickets sales helped to underwrite Millay’s many programs for artists, local schools, and the larger public.Check out photos HERE.
We published an anniversary edition of EDNA, The Millay Colony's annual magazine of alumni work, with a special section featuring work from alumni over the last forty years. Editors Cara Benson & Amanda Davidson with help from Caroline Crumpacker. Read it online HERE ...or buy a print copy HERE.
And we had a wildly successful Indiegogo campaign. We bugged our friends and families, we Facebooked day and night, we Tweeted and we Twittered. In fact, we went all out and we made our goal of $20,000.
It has been a fabulous anniversary party, and we thank all the many friends and supporters who have been and are part of it. Here is to 40, or 400, more years.
Open House & Alumni Parties
Every year, The Millay Colony has several parties for our alumni and friends. Some have happened on our upstate campus, some at a brownstone in Prospect Heights, and some at Roulette in Brooklyn. Wherever they take place, these events allow us to get together, chat, gossip, listen to music, drink wine and otherwise enjoy ourselves and one another's company.
In recent years we have welcomed a huge variety of artists to perform or show new work at these parties. These artists include indie rock duo Christy & Emily; poet and former member of the Fugs, Ed Sanders; Walking the Dog Theater Company; Hungry Hollow Trio; Poets Timonty Donnelly, Michael Robbins, Catherine Wagner, Susan Wheller and Andrew Madrid; Mass MoCA; composer/perfomers Caroline Mallonee, Emily Lacy, and Samita Sinha; alumna Laura Silver performing hula hoop dances; & Emily Skllings Dance Co. with 'Ambient Dance.' All of this incredible art is matched by the incredible local food & wine...homemade sausages from Fleisher's Grassfed & Organic Meats, whiskey and moonshine from Dutch's Spirits, home-baked deliciousness from Hawthorne Valley Farms, bedazzling hard cider from Hudson-Chatham Winery and lovingly selected wines from Hudson Wine Merchants.We always promise a good time! More coming soon in 2014...
The Millay Colony offers readings and performances in New York and in our own lovely environs...
Previous events have taken place at
A downtown NYC apartment with stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge
A gorgeous Brooklyn Brownstone in Prospect Heights
The Bowery Poetry Club
The Hudson Opera House
A Public Space in Brooklyn
Spotty Dog Books & Ale
Stuyvesant Train Station