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The Construction Concert Series

May 29th, 2019|

The Construction Concert Series The Stissing Center is announcing its fall CONSTRUCTION CONCERT SERIES. The series will include a free open house dance party, a free screening of the silent film, Phantom of the Opera, with a live performance of the original score, a concert from the Bard Conservatory, a performance by Molsky's Mountain Drifters and an evening of [...]

Release: Wynton Marsalis Comes to Pine Plains

May 28th, 2019|

Date: For Immediate Release Phone: 518-771-3340 Contact: Brian Keeler Email: Brian@TheStissingCenter.org ________________________________________________________________ Wynton Marsalis Comes to Pine Plains to Launch The Stissing Center Pine Plains, NY:  World renowned musician Wynton Marsalis will be heading to Pine Plains on Saturday, September 7th to headline the inaugural Benefit Concert for The Stissing Center, formerly the Pine Plains Memorial Hall. A performance [...]

Rural Intelligence: 10 Things To Love About Pine Plains

September 28th, 2017|

Rural Intelligence: 10 Things To Love About Pine Plains 9. Pine Plains Memorial Hall In many ways, this historic theater is the heart of Pine Plains. The Memorial Hall sits in the center of town, and for generations entertained its citizens, first with plays and later with films. Then for decades it sat dormant and crumbling. But it has [...]

Millerton News: Memorial Hall Celebration Makes A Lasting Impression

May 25th, 2017|

Millerton News: Memorial Hall Celebration Makes A Lasting Impression by Whitney Joseph PINE PLAINS — It was a groundbreaking like no other. There were the expected balloons and buttons, stickers and signs. But there were also crafts, vendors, food, games, a flea market, walking tours and lots and lots of dogs. There was even a dunking booth, atop which [...]

Rural Intelligence: Pine Plains Memorial Hall Groundbreaking Community Day

May 20th, 2017|

Rural Intelligence: Pine Plains Memorial Hall Groundbreaking Community Day Jamie Larson reports from Pine Plains. The Pine Plains Memorial Hall was once a huge part of the town’s history. On Saturday, May 20, a day full of activities brought the community out to celebrate the groundbreaking of the long awaited restoration of the vacant town icon. The original Memorial [...]

Robin Hood Radio Interview

May 5th, 2017|

Robin Hood Radio Interview Listen to this wonderful interview with President, Jack Banning and Executive Director, Brian Keeler about the PPMH project. They discuss the upcoming Community Day activities and the progress of the renovation. http://ppmemorialhall.org/marshall_mles_interviews_-jack_banning_brian_keeler_pine_plains_memorial_hall_groundbreaking_may_20

Millerton News: Site Plan Approved, $10K Matching Grant Offered

February 16th, 2017|

by Kaitlin Lyle PINE PLAINS — Toward the end of January, Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) announced two significant developments in efforts to renovate the historic building. The first announcement detailed a matching grant of $10,000 offered by a local resident. Preferring to remain anonymous, the resident has been de- scribed by PPMH Executive Director Brian Keeler as a [...]

PoJo: Pine Plains Memorial Hall Can Once Again Be Community Space

August 15th, 2015|

Good things are happening in Pine Plains, and at the middle of all the goodness is the renovation and repurposing of the Pine Plains Memorial Hall. The hall itself was constructed in 1915 and given to the Town of Pine Plains in memory of John McIntyre, his wife, Elizabeth Hauver, and their children by their philanthropic granddaughter, Mary Ellen [...]


July 15th, 2015|

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2015 Contact: info@ppmemorialhall.org, 917-647-2279 The Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) project has taken significant initial steps toward achieving its goal of bringing the 1915 performing arts and community center back to life. Pines Plains Memorial Hall, Inc. has been granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status allowing the organization to accept tax-deductible contributions to help achieve its [...]

The Millerton News Editorial: Pine Plains, headed in the right direction one step at a time

May 1st, 2015|

It may sound strange, but last week’s opening of a new laundromat in the town of Pine Plains is the start of something very special. The laundromat, at the rear of the lovely but dilapidated Pine Plains Memorial Hall building, signifies a community coming together to do more than just clean clothes. The laundromat has become a symbol of [...]

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