Palisades Center and the Arts Council of Rockland invite you to attend Winter Fest, a weekly holiday celebration featuring Rockland County performers and artists. Winter Fest will take place on Level Four in the Palisades Center every Thursday from 6-8pm in December leading up to Christmas. Guests can shop for unique, artist-made gifts while listening to music and watching performances from very talented Rockland County musicians and performers.
Live Music Performance Schedule
(all performances will take place at 7 PM)
December 2, 2021
Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble
The Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble (under the direction of jazz educator, composer, arranger, saxophonist, Peter Furlan) provides a chance for serious young musicians to collaborate with their peers from other schools, plus learn from guest artists involved in the jazz world. The Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble has been created to fill an important and necessary niche in the local jazz education community and to help promote this truly great American art form. The Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble has been created in this spirit of cooperation, with musicians sharing their knowledge and love of jazz.
This performance will also feature guest trombonist Erick Storckman.
For more information about Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble, visit www.ryje.com.
December 9, 2021
Soren Song (they/them) is a singer/songwriter from New York. Over the past few decades they have gained a reputation as a performer who taps into the human experience and takes their listeners through the highs and lows in a way that few others do. There is no difference between the performer and the performance. When you listen to Soren you get all of them – in whatever way it happens to come out. They seem to channel directly from a magical world – a place where songs and symbols and ideas are substance and the physical is a dream.
For more information about Soren Song, visit www.sorensong.com.
December 16, 2021
Chiku Awali African Dance, Music & Culture
West African dance tells a story. Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture, Inc. performs and teaches dances such as Lamba and Funga, which are dances of welcome. KouKou and Gundi are celebration dances for a good fishing catch. The dance Sounou, shows off dancing ability and beauty; and Soli, Kassa, and Sinte, are dances about the coming of age. In all African cultures, dances are participatory. Children will perform the dances Sounou and Sinte; and teens and adults will perform Lamban and Gbegbe. At the event, Yahaya Kamate, Chiku Awali dance instructor and Gabriel Roxbury, drummer, will encourage the shopping audience to stop their hustle and bustle to participate in one of these traditional West African dances.
For more information about Chiku Awali African Dance, Music & Culture, visit www.chikuawali.org.
December 23, 2021
The music of singer-songwriter, Adam Falcon has been widely considered an absence of genre yet ranges from folk to rhythm and blues. As a sideman Adam Falcon has worked and shared the stage with some of the brightest names in music. These artists include Roberta Flack, Sophie B. Hawkins, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Palmer, Peter Gabriel, and Nona Hendryx. Stepping out on his own, he’s opened for James Cotton Blues Band, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, The Wailers, Ruthie Foster, Jim Lauderdale, Stanley Jordan, and Tower of Power. Writing songs for George Benson and having songs on national television got Falcon noticed by The SongWriters Hall of Fame, which honored him with the Abe Olman Scholarship Award for Songwriting. For his composition, Woke Up Cryin’, Falcon became an International Songwriters Competition semi-finalist and also landed him a nomination for an Independent Music Award.
For more information about Adam Falcon, visit www.adamfalcon.com.
ART MARKET VENDORS
Cathleen Benjamin (Sage Wands, OM Blessing Boxes, Palo Santo Kits, Cards) – December 2, 9, 16, 23
Betsy Franco Feeney (Children’s books, notecards and photo giclées on canvas) – December 9, 16
Jamey Jackson (Paintings, acrylic and watercolors) – December 9, 16, 23
Lisa Levart (Oracle decks, Goddess books, Goddess t-shirts) – December 9, 16
Jennifer Massenat (Stickers, pins, keychains, notebooks & prints) – December 23
Corinne McConville (Ceramics, other Christmas crafts) – December 23
Jack Milazzo (Watercolors) – December 2, 9, 16, 23
Rockland Photography Club (Matted photo images and tote bags) – December 2, 9, 16, 23
Mitch Rosen (Mini prints, framed and unframed) – December 9, 16, 23
Jessie Taylor (Paintings) – December 2, 23
Stacey Tirro (Memoir, “What Ronnie Sue Knew”) – December 16
Colleen Vanderhoef (Handmade Ceramics: vases, jewelry, etc.) – December 2, 9, 16
Audrey Worman (Handmade Ceramics) – December 16