Goldee Greene, Gwen Laster at Women’s History Month Celebration, Mar. 25

Goldee Greene (Photo by Ella Goldsmith)

Howland Cultural Center is host

Off-Broadway playwright and journalist Goldee Greene, of Garrison, and trailblazing Cold Spring violinist and educator Gwen Laster will be featured in a Women’s History Month celebration at the Howland Cultural Center this Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m.  The program is co-sponsored by the Southern Dutchess NAACP and the Howland Cultural Center. The event is entitled, Our Souls Look Back (and Ahead) in Wonder:  An Afternoon of Women’s Drama, Words and Music.

Gwen Laster

Guest artists include Broadway actress/storyteller and activist Vinnie Burrows, who started her career as a child actress working with such luminaries as Helen Hayes, Claude Rains and Ossie Davis. Writer Janet Ruhe-Schoen, of Beacon, will read from her historical novel, Rejoice in My Gladness, which recounts the story of an Iranian woman poet who dared to unveil her face in 1848.

 The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main Street, at Tioronda Avenue, Beacon. Admission is $10, but no one will be turned away.  For more info call 845-440-8595, or the Howland website.


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