Hey DJ! Keep playing that song! (Tuesdays, July 11 – August 15)

This summer, Sarah Van Buren (SVB) and an impressive list of guest DJs will share a dynamic Youth DJ Workshop experience for youth ages 9 – 16. This program will include a summer kick-off party, a series of studio days and vinyl record shopping field trips, and a final performance where our newly trained DJs will take the stage for the whole community to enjoy. Participants will gain knowledge and skills related to digital and analog music-making, a collection of their own vinyl records, a chance to take home their own record player (based on workshop attendance), and a small “artist fee” for performing at the final event!

Dates/Times and Locations:
  • All Ages “Ready for Summer” Party: Tuesday, July 11, 5 – 7pm – Half Moon Hudson (48 S. Front St. Hudson, NY)
  • Youth DJ Workshops: Tuesdays, July 11 – August 15, 3 – 5pm – Hudson Area Library, with two field trips to local record stores
  • Youth DJ Performance for All Ages: Tuesday, August 15, 5 – 7pm – Hudson Area Library

Registration is required and space is limited! To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

Photo credit: Joann Arruda

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia County by CREATE Council on the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Sarah Van Buren (SVB) is a DJ, artist, educator, sound maker and raver based in Stottville, NY who works with music, sound and collaborative performance to investigate buried histories, communal ritual and collective resonance. SVB began radio DJing 20 years ago in Boston at WECB, Emerson College’s freeform campus radio station, and started DJing in clubs in NYC, the UK and Europe 10 years ago with her art + party collective, CHERYL. She is an occasional guest DJ on WFMU’s Radio Row program, and a former programmer at 90.7 WGXC, Wave Farm’s community radio station. SVB started a DJ school in 2019 which evolved into Community Rave Network, the Hudson Valley-based DJ collective she co-runs. She is co-curator of Basilica Hudson’s 24-HOUR DRONE music + sound festival since its inception in 2015, and is certified in Deep Listening® by The Center for Deep Listening at RPI.