Wassaic Summer Festival
August 5 – 7, 2016
FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST
The Wassaic Project Summer Festival is a FREE annual celebration of art, music, dance, and community featuring over 100 artists, 25 bands, film screenings, dance performances, and much more! Housed in the unique buildings and property of the Wassaic Project, the festival escapes the white walls of traditional art spaces and focuses on site-sensitive installations and performances. The festival creates a weekend-long opportunity for artists and performers of all mediums to come together, exchange ideas, learn new things, and engage in a thriving community. We offer day and night programming, guests are welcome to visit for the day – or register in advance for camping! Programming is cutting-edge, but also family friendly. The beautiful Hamlet of Wassaic is remarkably accessible from NYC and a short walk from the Wassaic MetroNorth train station. Funding for the festival comes from art sales, micro-spending, sponsorship, and donations.
GETTING TO WASSAIC
The Wassaic Project Summer Festival is accessible by train and by car. More info and directions.
We are located at:
The Maxon Mills 37 Furnace Bank Road
Wassaic, NY 12592
We have two parking lots available for visitors:
1. FREE – Off-site parking at 383 Old Route 22, Wassaic, NY. Off-site parking is available for FREE! Regular shuttles will run between off-site parking and festival grounds on Friday, August 5th from 5-11PM, Saturday, August 6th from 12PM – 11PM, and Sunday August 7th from 12PM – 4PM. We strongly encourage visitors to take advantage of off-site parking!
2. $40 – On-site at 32 Nelson Rd, Wassaic, NY 12592. On-site parking is VERY limited, costs $40, and is NOT open to overnight visitors and campers.
Register for parking HERE!
We highly recommend taking the convenient MetroNorth train from NYC to Wassaic during the Festival weekend. We offer a free shuttle between the train station and the Festival grounds.
Interested in volunteering?
Contribute to the Festival in a totally different way by becoming a Festival Volunteer!
Local Residents: Rent your house on Airbnb.com for the Festival Weekend!
Do you live near the Wassaic hamlet and have some extra space in your home? Make some extra cash and get to know our extended Wassaic Project community by listing it on Airbnb.com for the Festival. More information here.
BERKSHIRE TACONIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
This project has been supported by a grant from the Northeast Dutchess Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.