Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) | Kids Out and About Hudson Valley

Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA)

Address: 
27 South Greenbush Road
West Nyack , NY , 10994
Phone: 845-358-0877
41° 5' 26.2392" N, 73° 56' 52.0152" W
Contact name: 
Barbara Galazzo
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RoCA is a multi-arts center dedicated to creating and promoting art through its School for The Arts, exhibitions, workshops, literary and performing arts events, Summer Arts Day Camp, and outreach programs.

Our History

RoCA is a multi-arts center dedicated to creating and promoting art through its School for The Arts, exhibitions, workshops, literary and performing arts events, Summer Arts Day Camp, and outreach programs.

Originally known as the Rockland Foundation, RoCA was founded in 1947 by a group of renowned artists, including Aaron Copland, Paulette Goddard, Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, Maxwell Anderson, and Helen Hayes. Their intention was to create a new cultural center, separate from New York City, taking advantage of the immense creative talent that had recently migrated to the region.

RoCA outgrew its Nyack storefront and moved in the 1950's to a ten-acre property in West Nyack. What began as a grassroots, volunteer organization has developed into the largest professionally staffed multi-arts center in the lower Hudson Valley.

RoCA attracts over 25,000 visitors and students annually from throughout the region. RoCA's School for the Arts and intensive Summer Arts Day Camp has an annual enrollment of over 400. RoCA's Community Outreach Programs provide studio art programs to the underserved populations in the area. RoCA also administers the County 1% for Art,  program that commissions public works of art.

 

Our Mission

The mission of Rockland Center for the Arts is to inspire, educate and enrich the community through creating, teaching and presenting the arts, and to provide opportunities for all people to experience and participate in the cultural life of our region.

Artistic Vision

RoCA believes that everyone has the potential to express themselves through the arts. RoCA is committed to the process of experiencing, responding to, creating, and presenting art. By providing a range of relevant, thought-provoking programs, RoCA engages the individual and the community through quality art experiences, while cultivating new audiences in personally meaningful ways.

Arts: Performance, Arts: Visual

Location:

27 South Greenbush Road
West Nyack, NY, 10994
United States

Phone:

845-358-0877

Holiday Affordable Art & Pottery Bazaar

Dates: 
12/04/2021
Time: 
11am-4pm

Location:

27 South Greenbush Road
West Nyack, NY, 10994
United States

Phone:

845-358-0877

Design Your Own Power Pendant

Dates: 
12/11/2021
Time: 
12:00pm-3:00pm

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
Fall Art Classes - Center for the Arts (RoCA)
PUBLISHED

Are you looking for an expressive arts experience? Do you feel as though you need to get some creative juices flowing? Or, perhaps you want to calm your mind, improve your health/well-being through the process of artmaking and let your mind escape the world around you for a few hours.

This fall, engage in a creative process. Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is providing a wide range of studio art experiences for all ages and skill levels: on-site, outdoors and on-line.

Visual arts / crafts
Visual arts / crafts
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Fall Art Classes - Center for the Arts (RoCA)
PUBLISHED

Are you looking for an expressive arts experience? Do you feel as though you need to get some creative juices flowing? Or, perhaps you want to calm your mind, improve your health/well-being through the process of artmaking and let your mind escape the world around you for a few hours.

This fall, engage in a creative process. Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is providing a wide range of studio art experiences for all ages and skill levels: on-site, outdoors and on-line.

Visual arts / crafts
Middle School
High School
Adults
$