Another busy month

Marcy B. Freedman, the Croton-on-Hudson performance artist who’s frequently been featured here in our newsletter, has let us know she’s about to launch yet another jam-packed month of projects and performances.

Freedman’s December schedule will include all kinds of work. Here are just a few details to whet your appetite:

  • “Who Does She Think She Is!” – featuring a new body of work using old promotional images of Freedman in conjunction with photos of famous women from diverse realms – continues through Dec. 13 at the BeanRunner Café in Peekskill.
  • “The Women’s Room: Female Perspectives on Men, Women, Family and Nation,” for which Freedman serves as co-curator, continues through Dec. 7 at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill.
  • Freedman (also an art historian) will participate in a collaborative effort, “Joined at the Hip: Fascinating Parallels in the History of Modern Dance and Modern Art,” with Andrea Elam, a teaching artist and choreographer. Live demonstrations and projected images will explore the links between dance and the visual arts in the 20th century from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the First Monday Salon at BeanRunner Café in Peekskill.
  • Freedman’s first performance in a bakery will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Baked by Susan in Croton-on-Hudson. “Sweet Talk,” an interactive piece, is designed to inspire patrons of the bakery to reflect upon their childhood memories of various holiday treats. Their comments will be recorded and used by the artist to create an audio installation.
  • And then, Freedman will appear at the Peekskill Coffee House with “SANTA WANTS YOU!” starting at 11 a.m. Dec. 20. She will encourage members of the public to act on Santa’s behalf, bestowing gifts (provided by Freedman) upon unsuspecting strangers. The performance will continue until all of the wrapped presents have been shared with others.

For more on these events, contact Freedman at 914-271-5891 or or visit

– Mary Shustack

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