Center for the Arts Announces New Season, Director, and Website

The Center for the Arts (CFA) at the College of Staten Island has announced the line-up for its 2009-2010 performing arts series, Close to Home, as well as its new director and new Website.

Newly appointed CFA Director, John Jankowski, says, “As the new Director for the Center for the Arts, I am honored to continue the mission and legacy of this world-class performing arts facility. Our exciting new season focuses on innovative performances with a strong community experience that is close to home.”

The CFA has also recently launched a new user-friendly Website that not only allows visitors to check the Center’s calendar of events, but it also has other useful sections with information on becoming a CFA member and how to rent space at the CFA, as well as discount offers and added links to the CFA’s new Facebook and MySpace pages. Regarding the Website, Jankowski notes that the CFA has listened to its audience, and has worked hard to produce a faster and easier way for them to find out what is happening at the Center.

These events and more can be found at the CSI Event Calendar.

The 2009-2010 Center for the Arts Close to Home line-up is as follows:

2009 New York International Choreographers Festival

Staten Island Ballet (SIB)

Saturday, September 12, 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Tickets: Free (reservations required)

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Linus Roth, violinist

Monday, October 19, 7:30pm

Tickets: Free (reservations required)

This event is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Michael Shugrue.

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Gran Noche de Salsa (Great Night of Salsa)

Co-presented with DOCO Entertainment LLC

Saturday, October 24, 8:00pm

Tickets: $80, 90

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The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats

A CFA KIDS EVENT

Sunday, November 8, 3:00pm

Tickets: $10, 12, 15

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The Lovin’ Spoonful

Friday, November 13, 8:00pm

Tickets: $35, 40

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New York Philharmonic Ensemble

Monday, November 16, 7:30pm

Tickets: Free (reservations required)

This event is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Michael Shugrue.

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COAHSI’s Night of Staten Island Artists

Saturday, January 23, 8:00pm

Tickets: $15

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Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

Saturday, February 6, 8:00pm

Tickets: $15, 20

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Ronnie Spector

Saturday, February 13, 8:00pm

Tickets: $35, 40

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Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

A CFA KIDS EVENT

Kids’ Entertainment

Sunday, February 21, 3:00pm

Tickets: $10, 12, 15

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Benjamin Hochman, pianist

Monday, March 1, 7:30pm

Tickets: Free (reservations required)

This event is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Michael Shugrue.

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Black 47

Friday, March 12, 8:00pm

Tickets: $35, 40

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The Hobbit

Theatre Sans Fil

A CFA KIDS EVENT

Sunday, March 14, 3:00pm

Tickets: $20

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Canaan Chamber Ensemble

Monday, April 19, 7:30pm

Tickets: Free (reservations required)

This event is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Michael Shugrue.

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Harry the Dirty Dog
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

A CFA KIDS EVENT

Sunday, April 25, 3:00pm

Tickets: $10, 12, 15

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CFA’s New York Night of Comedy

Featuring John Lambert, Marina Franklin, and Jeff Caldwell

Saturday, May 15, 8:00pm

Tickets: $20

For more information on the details of these events, Click Here to visit the CFA Website. For any additional questions please call the CFA Box Office at 718.982.ARTS (2787). Faculty, student, senior citizen, and group discounts are available.

The Lovin' Spoonful is one of many acts in the 2009-2010 season at the CSI Center for the Arts.

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