Rockland's culture extends beyond history into a rich and diverse arts community that features galleries, museums, theaters, live music, outdoor concerts, sculpture parks, cultural events, film festivals and more! Many well-known artists made Rockland County their home including world-renowned painter Edward Hopper; playwright Maxwell Anderson; German composer Kurt Weill, and legendary stage and screen actress Helen Hayes.

Enjoy Broadway-quality performances at Penguin Repertory Theater in Stony Point. Visit the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern - Rockland's only historic single-screen, 1000-seat movie palace - featuring its original Wurlitzer theatre organ. Built in 1923, this nationally acclaimed movie theatre features first-run movies and hosts special events like its popular Big Screen Classics film shows.

Explore GARNER Arts Center - an artist-centered community - for great performances, gallery exhibits, events and festivals that take place throughout the year. Stop by Rockland Center for the Arts - the largest multi-arts center in the region which hosts exhibits, musical performances, and literary and art panel discussions. Opened year round, the Center features three indoor gallery spaces as well as the 10-acre Catherine Konner Sculpture Park.

Experience the rich heritage of African dance, the arts and the culture of African countries at Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture, Inc. Led by visionary Founder and volunteer Executive Director, Alexandreena Dixon, Chiku Awali has been captivating audiences with their performances and dedication to preserving and promoting African traditions.

Movie-buffs can attend our film festivals including the Nyack Film Festival, the JCC Rockland Film Festival, and the Northwest of NYC Film Festival, where they can meet some of today's best-known directors, producers and actors in the television and film production industry.

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Arts Council of Rockland             

Rockland Center for the Arts     

New York State Council on the Arts       

Helen Hayes Youth Theatre

Catherine Konner Sculpture Park, West Nyack