Programs + Events

Young at HeART: Playwriting Course

  • Thursdays & Fridays | May 21 - June 19 | 10 AM - 12 PM | $150 | Wagon House Education Center

FOR ADULTS 55+: Learn to write a dramatic monologue in the voice of a character that you conceive, then see your creation enacted by a professional actor. During this 11-session course, created in partnership with the Ancram Opera House, participants will learn the fundamentals of theatre-making and playwriting through creative writing, skill-building workshops, team-building, research, improvisation and a rehearsal leading to the staging of a final performance (June 17th, 18th and 19th). Classes take place at Olana’s Wagon House Education Center and Ancram Opera House.Participants must plan to attend all sessions.

PANORAMA: Summer Learning for Youth at OLANA

  • Monday-Friday, July 6 through July 24 from 9AM-4PM

The Olana Partnership’s Summer Learning Program for Youth will take place in July 2020 at Olana State Historic Site. These week-long programs are delivered by certified teachers, professionals in their respective fields, and museum educators with years of experience.

For further information email Liz Bouyea at or call 518-567-2170.

The Olana Summer Party

  • Saturday July 18, 2020

From the AMAZON to the HUDSON


Lead Supporter Reception: 4-5 pm
Main Cocktail Event: 5-7 pm

The Summer Party theme draws from the 2020 Cross Pollination exhibition, which showcases Martin Johnson Heade’s famed Gems of Brazil paintings.  Top regional chefs who will create hors d’oeuvres inspired by the AMAZON/HUDSON theme, paired with wine, craft beers and signature cocktails. Our celebration will be along Olana’s Ridge Road, with spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.

The Olana Partnership programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.