Local Organizations Join Together to Make a Summer of Culture More Accessible

May 24, 2022

Four of our region’s premier arts organizations have joined together on an initiative to make a season of arts and culture more accessible!

Caramoor, The Jacob Burns Film Center, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and a group of Sleepy Hollow National Historic Landmarks have joined to create The Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass.

The pass is a discounted bundle of tickets to the season’s top events. With an abundance of offerings across the four partner organizations, the Pass helps consumers plan a vibrant and diversified season of arts and culture — all within a short drive! The Pass costs $148, and is valued at over $320.

Some highlights of the pass are:

The Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville 

The pass includes four tickets (plus two coupons for free popcorn and soda) to any regular screening at the Film Center. With a diverse slate of films carefully curated by their talented programming team, anyone is sure to have an outstanding experience at this state-of-the-art theater. 





Historic Hudson Valley, Sleepy Hollow Country

This summer, enjoy spectacular treasures of the Hudson Valley with two tickets for tours of three National Historic Landmarks. See Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, the charming riverside home of the Father of American Literature; gaze in wonder at stained glass windows by master artists Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall at Union Church of Pocantico Hills; and be transported to the 1750s during a tour of Philipsburg Manor.

Two tickets for each historic site tour can be reserved on hudsonvalley.org within 48 hours after purchase of the Hudson Valley Summer Arts Pass.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah

Caramoor’s 2022 Summer Season is one of the most dynamic to date! Featuring top artists and ensembles spanning genres of classical, American roots, jazz, global, Broadway, and opera, Caramoor has something for everyone! The summer arts pass includes two tickets to a concert this season of your choice. 




Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison

HVSF is bringing you a summer of storytelling. The 2022 season includes a reimagined Shakespearean classic, a thrilling and timely contemporary American play, and an intimate and thought-provoking solo piece. Select two tickets to a weekday performance to revel in the joy and magic of live theater.





In addition to helping audiences navigate the vast summer offerings, the four organizations joined together to play an active role in rebuilding the profile of the arts in the region.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, arts presenters experienced some of the steepest economic declines, and while the world retreated into social distancing, NEA data reported that the arts shrank at nearly twice the rate of the economy as a whole. Yet throughout this downturn, the power of the arts — including both its economic and humanitarian value — burned even brighter as audiences and presenters yearned to return to live events. 


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Sunnyside, the riverside home of Washington Irving in the Hudson Valley. 

image courtesy of Sunnyside

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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison