The Friends of Crawford Park are proud to present Music at the Mansion, an acoustic music series held at the historic Crawford Mansion on the grounds of Crawford Park in Rye Brook, NY.
The mission of Music at the Mansion is to raise money for the park through a series of musical events that feature a combination of nationally-renowned and exceptional local talent. The music will be eclectic, diverse, and will definitely entertain you. Our intimate venue seats about 100 and we host shows approximately every two months. Previous shows have featured Jill Sobule, Bill Kirchen, Sloan Wainwright, Guy Davis, and more.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the impending renovation project for Crawford Mansion, the Music at the Mansion series will be on hiatus starting Feb. 1, 2018, for 12-18 months. Our last show of the current season will be the Comedy at the Mansion performance on Jan. 20, 2018. Thank you to all who have attended our benefit concerts in the past, and we look forward to seeing you again after the remodeling is finished in 2019!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018, 8:00PM:
Comedy at the Mansion
Featuring LoHud Comedy w/ Andy Pitz and Adam Oliensis
LoHud Comedy was founded in 2010 for the purpose of bringing stand-up comedy to the Lower Hudson Valley. Since then, LoHud Comedy has presented both local and nationally-reknowned talent, including comedy legends and luminaries such as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, and Gilbert Gottfried.
Andy Pitz (in his own words): “I’m a standup comedian based in New York City and I’ve been doing standup for over 20 years. I was born and raised in Buffalo NY, and I lived in Westchester for a number of years with our cat, a dog, and a baby girl. Not to mention my wife’s mom and her boyfriend also live with us. Yes, pretty brutal.
“I’ve been featured in Westchester Magazine and I’ve been on TV a number of times, highlighted by appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I was also on Star Search but that was pretty lame. The other two shows were really fun and awesome experiences. Clips of those appearances are on my videos age and here’s the link to that video.
“The topics I talk about change all the time of course but lately I seem to be focusing on my marriage, fatherhood, technology / social networking and just everyday things that I get obsessed with.”
The Journal News labeled Adam Oliensis as Rockland’s King of Comedy. Thumbtack.com has named him the #1 Comedian for Hire in New York for 2015, 2016, & 2017.
In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by genuine adulthood. Having lived as a child in East Africa, studied martial arts in India, and languished spiritually in New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience, especially as a husband and a father).
Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. He performs at comedy clubs all over New York City and the surrounding area, including regularly at Gotham Comedy Club and Levity Live, as well as at Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Also at colleges, corporate & private events, synagogues, theatres, and JCCs throughout the Northeast.
Tickets for this show for this show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. This benefit show is presented by Friends of Crawford Park and all proceeds go toward beautification of Crawford Park. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine. Doors open at 7:00pm.
THINGS WE LIKE
We are pleased to be a cultural partner with the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah, NY.
Sound City Music of Stamford CT does an excellent job of ensuring that the PA system sounds great at our shows. They also have rehearsal spaces for musicians.
Acoustic Live has listings of live music around the NYC area.
Music at the Mansion would like to thank:
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