Incorporated in 2013 as a 501 (C)(3), not for profit arts organization, Paramount Hudson Valley Arts (PHVA)’s mission is to provide quality performing arts and arts education programs to the diverse and under-served community of Peekskill and northern Westchester County. We endeavor to establish accessible and professional arts programming in theater, film, music, and fine arts for schools, universities, centers for seniors, and health programs. We provide internships, technical training, theater related workshops, master classes, and seminars in art administration. We sponsor, produce, present, promote, and collaborate in the presentation of music concerts, plays, art exhibitions, and special events to benefit the community and regional social welfare of Peekskill, northern Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess Counties.
Our programs include theater, dance, music, fine arts, story telling and poetry readings, and other cultural activities, as well as related workshops, master classes and lecture/discussions. PHVA particularly seeks to develop new work that celebrates Peekskill’s rich history and culture. Annual program highlights include Black History Month programs; fall and spring Shakespeare residencies for family audiences; a Hispanic Heritage Month festival; and an annual Film Convention featuring 35mm and 70mm films: world-class opera, orchestras, chamber ensembles and quartets, jazz, dance and theater. Our cultural programs are presented at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater located in the heart of downtown Peekskill.