Upcoming Events

Jeh Vincent Johnson Alana Cultural Center, Black History Month Kickoff, "The Power Rests In Our Hands", Villard, 01 FEB 6-7:30 PM
Feb 1, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Featuring performances and speeches by students, alums, faculty, administrators, and local community members—as well as food and stations highlighting mental health, artifacts, African cuisine recipes, and books written by Black authors. Attend in person or virtually.

The words "ALANA Center" written in fancy script encircled by decorative patterns.

A gathering to celebrate the first day of Black History Month, sponsored by the Jeh Vincent Johnson ALANA Cultural Center and hosted by leaders of the African Students’ Union (ASU), Black Students’ Union (BSU), and Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA).

Campus community only, please.

Kate McGloughlin

From Requiem to Solace: Artwork Inspired by the Ashokan Reservoir. Artist Kate McGloughlin will speak about how the devastation endured by her ancestors during the creation of the Ashokan Reservoir influences and inspires her work. Sponsored by Late Night at the Loeb and the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

Heidi Latsky

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre performs works selected from the current repertory by faculty, students, and guest choreographers, including a special appearance by the Heidi Latsky Dance Company. Tickets are free but must be reserved.

Hailed as a ‘personable polymath’ in the London Times, Bill Barclay ’03 is a director, composer, writer, and producer. He joins us to discuss his work Le Chevalier, a full-length play detailing Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ true friendships with Mozart and Marie Antoinette, and his unknown contribution to the abolishment of slavery.

Welcome to Indian Country is an evening-length celebration of Native culture through music and storytelling. A world-class, five-piece musical ensemble is joined by storyteller and Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. Together they weave new compositions and songs with witty, wise, and poignant poetry and satire to honor the elders and ancestors.

Ongoing Events

A Library exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of Jean Toomer’s novel Cane. Curated by students in ENGL 319 during the fall 2022 semester. The show draws on printed works from the Archives & Special Collections Library. An exhibition catalogue accompanies the show.

Jan 26 through Feb 19

An exhibit of artwork by Kate McGloughlin depicts the beauty and sorrow inherent in the Ashokan Reservoir. Kate’s family lost both land and community to reservoir construction. There will also be an artist talk in the second week of the festival during Late Night at the Loeb. This exhibit is sponsored by the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

Jan 21 through Sep 10

How do artists help us see or shape the past and future? Works ranging from Matthew Vassar’s initial bequest in 1864 to the Loeb’s most recent gifts and acquisitions will cluster in visual dialogues thematizing past, present, and future as categories in constant states of flux and transformation.

Have a good idea for a community-based partnership and need funding? Good Neighbors Partnerships provides grants to students (and student groups) and College employees to fund innovative campus-community partnerships with not-for-profit (501c3) organizations in Poughkeepsie. Apply now!

Sep 12, 7:00 p.m. through May 1

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health-care system that integrates physical posture, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. This virtual class is for all levels and will be held every Monday until the end of the Spring Semester.