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Register for Summer Camps at Bethany Arts Community!

Register for Summer Camps at Bethany Arts Community!

We’re pleased to announce the 2023 Bethany Kids Create Camp summer schedule.
Register your camper now!

Week I: Jul 31 – Aug 4
Week II: Aug 7 – 11
Ages: 6-13 (entering 1st–8th grade)
Cost per week: $750

Join us this summer for Bethany Kids CREATE Camp to explore the boundless limits of artistic expression. Each day campers will participate in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and multidisciplinary art activities. A core element of CREATE will be a community art project in which campers will work together to build SOMETHING based on the group’s unique interests and curiosities. Campers will embark on a nature adventure each day to engage with the natural environment at Bethany and use outside the box thinking (literally!) to make art. Come CREATE with us!

Campers bring nut-free snack, water bottle, and nut-free lunch that will be refrigerated.

Example Day at CREATE Camp 

9:00-9:15am Arrival and Welcome!
9:15-10:00am Period 1: Music
10:00-10:45am Period 2: Visual Art
10:45-11:00am Snack
11:00-12:00pm Community Art Project
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:30pm Nature Adventure
1:30-2:10pm Period 3: Dance
2:10-2:50pm Period 4: Theater
2:50-3:00pm Dismissal

HERE Arts Center and Bethany Arts Community Presents The Story Box

HERE Arts Center and Bethany Arts Community Presents The Story Box

In an effort to make this program accessible to all, we ask that you pay what you can per person for each ticket.

SEPT 23 @ 6:30pm

at Bethany Arts Community

SEPT 24 @ 4:00pm

at Ossining Waterfront Park

SEPT 24 @ 7:00pm

at Ossining Waterfront Park

Written and performed by Suzi Takahashi and directed by Kristin Marting, The Story Box explores the importance of safeguarding our civil rights through the lens of Japanese-American identity, using traditional Japanese storytelling elements, like kamishibai, along with Takahashi’s own family history. Representing the relocation of Japanese Americans during WWII, the audience will receive a suitcase and a tag, inside of which is a wireless headset and a family photo album. Each unique family photo album documents an account of the problematic history of Asian people in the U.S., and more recently, the rise in anti-Asian violence during the pandemic. Inspired by the events of writer/performer Suzi Takahashi’s own life and delivered through her own words performed live & transmitted via the headset, The Story Box asks audience members to reflect together on the stories in each suitcase, and they are invited to leave a story of their own behind for future audiences.

Written, created, and Performed by Suzi Takahashi
Developed with and Directed by Kristin Marting
Composed by Michaela Gomez
Production Manager Ayumu “Poe” Saegusa
Set and Costume Design by Jian Jung
Sound Design by Drew Weinstein
Stage Manager Sarah Grant
Assistant Director Elyse Durand

About the artists:
Suzi Takahashi (Writer/Performer)
Suzi Takahashi is a biracial, Japanese/American theater creator, director, actor, and educator. She holds a BA in Theatre from Barnard College, an MA in Performance Studies from NYU-Tisch, and an MFA in Directing from Stony Brook Southampton. Suzi trained with the SITI Company. Suzi is part of the faculty at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting where she teaches Movement and directs. Recently, she was named Director of the Stella Adler Studio’s AAPI Artist’s Initiative. Suzi also teaches Asian Theater at NYU-Tisch. Previously, she has taught theater at: The Actor’s Studio, Pace University (IPE,) Swarthmore College, The City College of New York, and Hunter College. As an actor, she has performed for artists like: Taylor Mac, Richard Foreman, Richard Schechner, Kristin Marting, and Phil Soltanoff. Suzi was a three-year member of the Williamstown Theater Festival’s “Non-Eq” company, and has toured nationally and internationally. As a theater maker, Suzi has collaboratively created fifteen original works. She was a two-time HARP Artist-in-Residence at HERE with the international women’s performance ensemble she co-founded, Ex.Pgirl (2002-10.) Also, she was an Emerging Artist Directing Fellow at the New York Theater Workshop. Suzi has won numerous grants for her original works, which mostly explore Asian American women’s identity. She was the recipient of the 2009 Innovative Theater Award for Best Director. www.suzitakahashi.com

Kristin Marting (Director)
Kristin Marting (Director) is a director of hybrid work based in NYC. She has constructed 30 works for the stage (9 original hybrid works, 7 opera-theatre and music-theatre works, 9 adaptations of novels & short stories and 5 classic plays), most recently Looking at You with Kamala Sankaram and Rob Handel. Other recent projects include Silent Voices at BAM, IDIOT with Robert Lyons; Bombay Rickey, an opera cabaret also in Prototype; Trade Practices, an immersive theatrical experience where the audience determines value. She also directed Sounding and Dead Tech (collaborative works adapted from Ibsen), both of which received prestigious MAP Fund awards. She was recently named a nytheatre.com Person of the Decade for outstanding contribution, a Leader to Watch by Art Table and honored with a BAX10 Award. As Founding Artistic Director of HERE, she cultivates artists and programs all events for two performance spaces for an annual audience of 30,000. She co-created and co-curates HARP, HERE’s Artist Residency Program. Kristin is also co-director of PROTOTYPE: opera theatre now, an annual festival of contemporary opera-theatre and music theatre works, which she co-founded with Beth Morrison and Kim Whitener.

Michaela Gomez (Composer/Performer)
Michaela Gomez (Composer/Performer) is a New York City based musician who has toured extensively with the band Hazmat Modine.  She has been featured on the albums Leave Your Sleep (Natalie Merchant,) American Music for Gypsy Souls (Bill Barrett,) and Bahamut (Hazmat Modine), as well as on the soundtrack for the Academy Award nominated documentary, Pina.  Michaela is a graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and The New York Studio School where she studied visual art. Michaela was a student of music with Michael Longo.


The Story Box is produced by HERE and has been developed with support from Alfred University, Bethany Arts Community, Bristol Valley Theatre and National Park of Women’s Rights. It is co-presented with Japan Society, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, and NYC Economic Development Corporation and through partnerships with Asian American Arts Alliance, Chocolate Factory, Flushing Town Hall, National Lighthouse Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island Arts, and Target Margin Theater. Additional support provided by The Venturous Theatre Fund of theTides Foundation; and GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC. GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC is made possible with support from New York Community Trust and Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco Series, administered by City Parks Foundation in collaboration with the Horticultural Society of New York, New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, NYC Department of Transportation, OpenCultureWORKS, and Street Lab.

BAC Wood Festival 2022

May 21, 2022
Bethany’s first wood festival!
A celebration of the beauty of wood and art!

Join us us for music, art, crafts, food and family fun! Featuring visual artists, live musicians, food, live and interactive demonstrations, the festival will be a great experience for all ages!



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