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Festival of the Arts

July 5 – August 16, 2019

All performances begin at 9pm

Mohonk has long been a destination for artists who find inspiration in the unparalleled beauty of its surroundings and the founding family’s dedication to serving mind, body, and spirit. The summer Festival of the Arts, established in 1989 by Patricia Smiley and her husband, pianist Robert Guralnik, provides a rare opportunity for guests to experience a wide range of outstanding artists and entertainers in the intimate setting of Mohonk’s Victorian Parlor.

Festival Director Maria Guralnik Melikyan has put together a lineup of Mohonk favorites from past years as well as first-time Festival artists. Among notable performers are pianist Frederic Chiu, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Trout Fishing in America, and jazz guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola. Debuts include Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble New York Voices Unplugged, 40’s jazz band Fleur Seule, Upstate Rubdown featuring David Gonzalez, the dynamic dances of Fiesta Flamenca!, bluegrass musicians The Brook Sisters, and more.

Whether you prefer family entertainment, dance, theater, or Broadway, folk, jazz, World Music, or classical, the Festival of the Arts offers a dash of creative inspiration to cap off your summer evening at Mohonk.

Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: COMING SOON

Please check back for an updated schedule 3 months prior to the event.

Preview last year’s schedule:

WEEK 1

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Thursday

The World Comes to Mohonk
The Inspiration of Rhythm

The World Comes To Mohonk July 5 and 6

Friday

The World Comes to Mohonk
World Music Masters of Strings and Bows

WEEK 2

Requinte Trio July 8

Sunday

Requinte Trio Project

Jimmy Durante

Monday

DURANTE! featuring Grover Kemble

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Tuesday

The Mammals

Erin Stewart and David DeWitt in performance July 12

Thursday

A Broadway Cabaret
with Erin Stewart and David DeWitt

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Friday

Fleur Seule

WEEK 3

Cubbage @ Milkboy-73 (1)

Sunday

Cubbage

Close up of Carlin Knight Musical Group

Monday

Family Matters

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Tuesday

Frank Vignola Trio

Heather Maase July 19

Thursday

In the Pines
with Heather Masse, David Lutken, and Andy Teirstein

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Friday

Tribute to Django Reinhardt
with La Pompe Attack

WEEK 4

Singers | Cassat Quartet

Sunday

Cassatt Quartet

Band Photo for Heroes Show

Monday

A Salute to Musical Heroes:
Gone But Never Forgotten

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Tuesday

Moscow Nights & Golden Gates

Close up of Pete Malinverni

Thursday

Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
Pete Malinverni Trio

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Friday

Frederic Chiu

WEEK 5

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Sunday

The Vanaver Caravan in Earthbeat

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Monday

Koehler & Kelly

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Tuesday

Triple Play
with Chris Brubeck, Peter “Madcat” Ruth, and Joel Brown

Ungar Molly Mason with instruments on dock

Thursday

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason 

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Friday

Puzzles & Prestidigitation
with David Kwong

WEEK 6

Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez August 6

Sunday

Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez Trio

Helen Kim

Monday

Helen Kim and Marc Shapiro

UpstateRubdown

Tuesday

Oh, Hudson!
with David Gonzalez and Upstate Rubdown

Anna Mazo Aug 9

Thursday

Fiesta Flamenca!

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Friday

Sue Anderson and Cris Groenendaal

WEEK 7

Close up of Yuri Kharenko

Sunday

Summer Serenade
with Yuri Kharenko (violin) and Marina Rogozhina (piano)

The Brook Sisters August 13 with instruments

Monday

The Brook Sisters

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers Group August 14

Tuesday

Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers

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Thursday

New York Voices Unplugged

Trout Fishing band in nature

Friday

Trout Fishing in America

Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .

When you visit during Festival of the Arts, your overnight package includes:

  • Three meals daily featuring fresh, locally sourced cuisine from our farm-to-table partners
  • Access to more than 85 miles of the Hudson Valley’s best hiking trails
  • Boating, fishing, and swimming on Lake Mohonk
  • Daily Guided “House History” Tours of our National Historic Landmark resort
  • Guided Nature Hikes with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains
  • Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness Classes
  • Indoor Heated Pool with underwater music
  • Afternoon tea and cookies in our historic Lake Lounge
  • Complimentary greens fees on our Scottish-inspired golf course
  • Nightly Evening Entertainment
  • Special Events such as Outdoor Summer Movie Series and more! See schedule of activities >

A la carte experiences available to overnight guests:

  • A full menu of nature-inspired treatments at our award-winning spa
  • The Carriage Lounge, featuring a full bar and handcrafted cocktails as well as hyperlocal draft beer and hard cider
  • An award-winning wine list in our Main Dining Room
  • Horseback riding, carriage rides, and pony rides

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