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MARIST COLLEGE

Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY is our central campus for the 2022 summer season. It will host all of our housing, offices, rehearsal rooms, shared work spaces, and Filmmakers' Workshop sessions. We will publicly present Musical Workshops and Play Readings in two of their performance spaces. Campus Map

VASSAR COLLEGE

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY has partnered with NYSAF for almost 40 years in support of developing stories for theater and film. In 2022, we will publicly present Play Workshops within the Powerhouse Theater. Creative teams will be shuttled daily to the historic campus for their final week of rehearsal, tech, and presentations. Transportation will also be provided for the NYSAF artistic community to see the presentations. Campus Map

 
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TOWNHOUSES

Everyone will be housed in the New Fulton Townhouses at Marist College. Each townhouse has eight private bedrooms, two bathroom suites (two vanities, water closet, shower room), and a large open concept living room & kitchen with two refrigerators, a dishwasher, a stove, an oven, a microwave, and ample cabinet storage. 

Typical layout:

  • First Floor: Living Room and Kitchen - floorplan

  • Second Floor: 4 private bedrooms, 1 bathroom suite - floorplan

  • Third Floor: 4 private bedrooms, 1 bathroom suite - floorplan

 

Important Notes:

  • Long-term residents (2+ weeks) may have three - four housemates

  • Short-term residents may have three - six housemates

  • Everyone will have a private bedroom

  • Each floor is separated by a set of stairs

  • Smoking, including electronic devices, is not allowed in any of Marist's residence halls or buildings. Marist College policy is that smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of any college building.

Housing Questionnaire: 

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE FOLLOWING

 

BEDROOM

  • Twin XL Bed, Dresser, Desk, Desk Chair, Closet

  • Bed Linens & Bath Linens 

    • Note: Seasonal Staff should plan to provide their own linens.

  • 10 hangers

  • 1 desk lamp

  • 1 area rug

BATHROOM SUITE

  • Two Vanities, Water Closet, Shower Room

  • Shower Curtain

  • Toilet Paper

  • Bathroom Trashcan

  • Hand Soap

  • Refrigerators (2), Dishwasher, Stove, Oven, Microwave

  • Plates, Bowls, Mugs, Drinking Glasses, Cutlery

  • Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Strainer

  • Knives, Cutting Board

  • Baking Dish, Casserole Dish

  • Coffee Maker

  • Tupperware

  • Ice Trays (ice maker is not automatic; must fill trays manually)

  • Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil

  • Cleaner

  • Dish Soap, Sponge

  • Counter-level table with barstools (4) 

  • Couches (2), Arm Chairs (2)

  • Coffee Table, Side Tables (2)

  • Dining Table, Dining Chairs (4)

CAMPUS AMENITIES

  • Free WiFi: You will be able to access the internet on the Marist College Guest Network

  • Laundry: FREE Laundry facilities are available from 6am- 12am daily within the townhouse complex. NYSAF will provide detergent.

    • Off-Campus Laundry

      • Big Bubble: 743 Main Street; 7am-10pm

      • E-Z Wash of Poughkeepsie: 264 North Road; Open 24 Hours

      • Stav Fresh NY: 133 Parker Ave; 5am-12am

  • Communal Supply Closet: Extra cleaning supplies, brooms, vacuums, Tupperware, additional kitchen supplies

  • Room Keys: You will receive a key for your townhouse front door that will also open only your personal bedroom. Replacement charge for lost keys: $50.

  • Postal Service: College Mail Room, 2nd Floor of the Student Center (M-F 8am-4pm)

    • If you need mail sent to you, address to:

Name

C/O New York Stage and Film

Marist College

3399 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387

Note: Company Management will retrieve mail from the Mail Room and will notify you if something arrives. Please anticipate a 3-4 day lag in normal delivery time if you send your mail to Marits College. 

    • UPS and FedEx should be sent to:

Name

C/O Chris Burney

2 Whinfield Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387

Note: Delivery Instruction - "Please leave packages by door under carport"

  • Shopping:

    • Ocean State Job Lot (walkable from housing)

      • 3456 North Road​

      • Open: 9am-7pm

    • Target (located in the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall)

      • 2001 South Road​

      • Open: 10am-9m

    • See FOOD section below for grocery stores

New York Stage and Film fosters an environment where everyone can participate in the artistic process. To further facilitate a sense of community, we are setting aside a housing unit that can be used for gathering, group meetings, affinity groups, etc.

 

Additional amenities will be included in this space for all community members to borrow, including: 

  • Extra spices, salt, pepper, oil, sugar

  • Tupperware

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Some baking/cooking supplies

  • Extra cooking, serving, eating utensils 

  • Iron & Ironing Board

  • Paper towels

  • Laundry soap

All community members are kindly asked to return anything that's borrowed from the community townhouse.

 

IF SOMETHING BREAKS / ISN'T WORKING

Please contact Company Management: coman@newyorkstageandfilm.org 

Please note: Requests may take up to 24 hours to be addressed by the college staff; requests received over the weekend may take an additional business day.

VISITOR POLICY

Our visitor/overnight guest policy will be tied to our final COVID protocol for the summer season. We will clarify these details prior to arrival on campus. Any visitors would require advance approval from the NYSAF staff.

PET POLICY

Pets are not allowed within Marist College housing, unless they have proper service animal certification. You must contact Company Management in advance to request approval.

OFF-CAMPUS LODGING

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MAKING TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

The NYSAF Summer Season takes place in Poughkeepsie, NY, approximately 85 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. You will be contacted by NYSAF Company Manager, Sarah Glenn, two-four weeks before your arrival to review your travel options and to confirm your travel plans. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions if you're confused.

*Important* If you need to fly prior to arrival, please contact Company Manager Sarah Glenn asap, as airfare rates continue to rise. 

 

NYSAF reimburses one Off-Peak round-trip railroad fare on Metro North between Poughkeepsie and NYC (or the equivalent if driving) for your residency arrival and departure. Please submit this Travel Reimbursement Request by 5:00 pm EST on the Wednesday after your arrival to get your reimbursement before the end of the week. (Forms submitted after that deadline will be mailed). If you do not reside in NYC and require additional travel, please contact Company Manager Sarah Glenn asap.

TRAIN

Poughkeepsie is easily accessed by the METRO NORTH commuter railroad. Poughkeepsie is the final stop on the Hudson Line that departs from Grand Central Station.

Marist College: 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • GOOGLE MAPS: Use this location pin to direct your GPS to the Tennis Court Parking Lot, adjacent to the New Fulton Townhouses, where you will check in on your arrival day.

  • APPLE MAPS: Use this location pin to direct your GPS to the Tennis Court Parking Lot, adjacent to the New Fulton Townhouses, where you will check in on your arrival day.

  • Free parking is available on campus. Please DO NOT park in spaces marked for faculty, staff, house fellows, house officers, etc. Marist College parking map.

If you are flying in, the New York City area airports (JFK or LaGuardia) are the most convenient and cost-effective options. From either airport, you may take a subway, shuttle bus, or taxi to Grand Central Station, where you will then take the Metro North train to Poughkeepsie (see above):

New Jersey's Newark International Airport (EWR) is also an option; its distance to Grand Central Station is comparable to JFK.

Many air carriers offer direct and connecting flights from Boston, NYC, and Washington DC to Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY, approximately 40 minutes from the Marist campus. Please let Company Management know no less than five (5) days in advance if you choose to arrive at Stewart so we can arrange your travel from the airport. Note: flying into Stewart may be more expensive.  

LOCAL

  • Lyft / Uber: Available in Poughkeepsie; wait times might be longer than in urban centers.

  • Taxi Services

    • Allen's Taxi: 845-485-2411​

    • B&B Taxi: 845-704-7000

    • Del-Toy Taxi: 845-452-1222

    • Executive Ride: 845-204-7148

    • L&M Taxi Service: 845-240-8937 

  • Gas Stations: Take a left out of the New Fulton Townhouse Apartment lot (aka The Tennis Court Lot); Take a right onto North road; the gas station will be on your right in The Home Depot shopping center

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IN COMMUNITY WITH NYSAF

New York Stage and Film is a company dedicated to a flexible, artist-driven process. We believe in artistic freedom, artistic expression, and empowering artists to reach their fullest visions. We believe that a safe process can only be fostered in a creative space that is also a brave space. We expect that all members of the community recognize that each individual has a right to a working environment that encourages considerate, dignified and non-sexualized working relationships. As such, all members of our community will be required to review and agree to abide by  our Code of Conduct. Please find the consolidated version here, which links to the expanded text as well. 

INCIDENT REPORT

Anyone is free to report any incident of potential bias, discrimination, sexual harassment, other harassment/bullying, or another violation of NYSAF's policies. These reports are an important way to ensure NYSAF's workplace lives up to our goals, values, and Code of Conduct. We take these reports seriously and we make every effort to act on them properly. Learn more here and access the form, or access the form here directly.

ACCIDENT REPORT

Reporting accidents that happen during work is an important way to ensure a safe and secure workplace for everyone. If someone is injured at work (even if they don't require or receive medical attention), they are required to complete an accident report form, and submit it to their supervisor, the General Manager, or the Executive Director. Access the Accident Report form here. 

COVID-19 MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL

The NYSAF 2022 Summer Season will operate with COVID-19 Management protocol in place, including vaccination, masking, distancing, and cleaning guidelines. The full scope of our protocol will be communicated prior to your arrival. 

ON CAMPUS SECURITY

The Office of Safety and Security at Marist College is located in Donnelly 201, and can be reached by calling 845-575-3000, Ext. 2282 or 845-471-1822. In an emergency only dial 5555. Security officers will also patrol the dormitories at night from 3:00 pm - 7:00 am. Marist College cannot assume responsibility for personal property at any time.

NON-POLICE AID

  • In the event of a life-threatening situation or injuries, please dial 911. 

  • For a situation in which you prefer non-police aid, please consider the following resources, compiled by ENJAN (End the Jim Crow Action Network), which is dedicated to to working in the Hudson Valley to fight the racial criminal justice system. This is a group of Hudson Valley residents working locally to end the era of mass incarceration in this country: https://endthenewjimcrow.blogspot.com/p/non-police-aid.html 

 
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PLEASE, TAKE CARE

New York Stage and Film strives to make our summer season an encouraging environment in which everyone may ask big questions, take risks, and fully explore their impulses. We also acknowledge that we are assembling in a time of local, global, social, medical, and political upheaval. We do not intend to bounce back to "business as usual" just because we are able to work in-person. It is a priority that we approach our work carefully and intentionally. Everyone's mental and emotional health is just as important as our physical health. 

 

MidHudson Regional Hospital

241 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Open: 24 Hours

PHARMACIES

Walkable:

  • Rite-Aid | 845-452-6153

    • 3350 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​

Driveable:

  • City Drug Pharmacy | 845-471-2320

    • 324 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​

  • CVS | 845-452-7117

    • 722 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​

  • Walgreens | 845-486-4041

    • 827 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​

All townhouses will be professionally cleaned before each artist residency. 

 

All townhouses will be equipped with cleaning spray and paper towels. If you would like additional cleaning supplies (more spray, a broom, a vacuum, etc), please visit the Communal Townhouse - 9E..

All rehearsal rooms and offices will be cleaned daily by a professional housekeeping company. 

Everyone will be responsible for wiping down their personal work spaces within their offices on a daily basis. Cleaning products will be provided. Sharing of devices such as computers, phones, headphones, etc. is to be avoided.

Each department should articulate their own daily cleaning plan, specific to their schedule and equipment, and in coordination with the CCO. These teams include: Front of House, Stage Management, Production Management, Lighting, Audio, and Company Management. Cleaning supplies will be provided. 

Poughkeepsie offers some excellent outdoor activities, such as:

  • The Walkway Over the Hudson

  • Long View Park

  • Fern Tor Nature Preserve (on the Marist College campus)

  • Quiet Cove River FrontPark

  • Upper Landing Park

  • Scenic Hudson

  • the Locust Grove Estate

Check out other Things to Do in Dutchess County

Bicycles are convenient for getting around campus. If you are traveling by Metro-North, bicycles are only allowed on off-peak trains or at the discretion of the conductor, unless your bike folds, in which case it is allowed on any train. MTA Bike Regulations

24/7 Crisis Services provided by Dutchess County Government

"If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year."

  • CALL or TEXT HELPLINE: 845-485-9700

  • CALL Toll Free: 877-485-9700

WALK IN @ The Stabilization Center

230 North Road · Poughkeepsie 

(845) 486-2849

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FOOD STIPEND

Every individual receives an additional $75/week within their salary as a food stipend.

COMMUNITY MEALS

Every Tuesday, NYSAF will host a communal lunch to welcome new arrivals. The entire NYSAF community is invited to participate.

NYSAF will host a second community event each week of residence, centered around an artistic presentation, where snacks and/or a meal will be provided. Details will be communicated in advance. 

TOWNHOUSE KITCHENS

Each townhouse has a large kitchen with two refrigerators, one stove, one oven, one microwave, one dishwasher, and ample cabinet space. NYSAF will provide basic cooking needs and eatery. See details here

 

Regular grocery runs will be provided in company vehicles; schedules will be communicated in advance.

Walkable:

  • ShopRite

    • 3470 North RoadPoughkeepsie, NY 12601

    • Hours: 7am-11pm

Driveable:

  • Stop & Shop

    • 2540 South RoadPoughkeepsie, NY 12601

    • Hours: 7am-11pm

  • Adams Fairacre Farms

    • 765 Dutchess TurnpikePoughkeepsie, NY 12603

    • Hours: 7am-8pm (7pm on Sundays)

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS

Walkable *From Marist*:

  • Cosimo's 

    • 120 Delafield Street​

    • Quality Italian Food

  • Starbucks

    • 5 Winslow Gate Road

  • Falafel Town

    • 260 North Road​

    • Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm; Sunday 11am-9pm

  • Pad Mango

    • 11 Marist Dr

    • Mon 12-930pm; Wed-Fri 11:30am-9:30 pm; Sat-Sun 11:30am-10pm

  • Yeung Ho II

    • 264 North Road #2

    • Mon-Sat 11am-9:30pm; Sun 12-9:30pm

Walkable *From Vassar*:

  • Pizzeria Baccio

    • 7 Collegeview Ave

    • Mon-Thurs 10:30 am - 10pm; Fri-Sat 10:30am-11pm; Sun 12-10pm

  • Savona's Trattoria

    • 1 Collegeview Ave

    • Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm; Sun 11am-9pm

  • Billy Bob's BBQ

    • 35 Fairmont Ave

    • Tues-Wed 4:30-9pm; Thurs 12-9pm; Fri-Sat 12-10pm; Sun 12-8pm

Driveable:

  • Farmers & Chefs

    • 40 Albany Street​

    • Technically walkable from Marist, but longer

  • The Palace Diner

    • 194 Washington Street​

    • 24 Hours

    • Technically walkable from Marist, but longer

  • Brasserie 292

    • 292 Main Street

    • Tues-Sun Dinner service starting at 4pm

  • Refinery 51

    • 194 Washington Street​

    • Tues-Fri 4-11pm; Sat 11:30am-1am; Sun 11:30am-4pm

  • Wine & Liquor Market

    • 11 Marist Drive

    • Mon-Wed 10am-7pm; Thurs-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12-6pm

  • Arlington Wine & Liquors

    • 718 Dutchess Turnpike

    • Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun 12-6pm

 
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EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

The current Employee Handbook may be accessed here. It details our Code of Conduct, Employee Policies, and other helpful information. Please contact Executive Director Thomas Pearson with any questions. 

CONTRACTS / PAYROLL PAPERWORK

Contracts, agreements, and financial paperwork will be administered by Executive Director Thomas Pearson and/or General Manager Anthony Massa. Secure Dropbox links will be sent to each individual to upload paperwork. Please contact Thomas or Anthony at any time with questions. 

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2022 SEASON PROGRAMMING

The 2022 Summer Season Programming details may be found here

NYSAF Community Bios may be found here

NYSAF TICKETING POLICY

The entire NYSAF community is welcome to attend our public presentations for free. The full ticketing policy and request instructions will be communicated upon your arrival. 

NYSAF REHEARSAL ROOM POLICY

NYSAF encourages collaboration between artistic peers and a cross-pollination of ideas and energies. We welcome a safe and respectful approach to an open rehearsal process. If you are interested in observing another team's process, please contact Artistic Producer Liz Carlson to facilitate. 

SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES

NYSAF maintains active Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Please consider tagging us when you post about NYSAF and/or The Season. 

 

Please remember that a main goal of NYSAF is to provide a protected environment for work at all stages of development.  We encourage you to share information about your experiences, help celebrate the unique community here, and even explore our beautiful surroundings (there’s a lot of wildlife!). That said, because all of the work is in-process, we ask that you refrain from posting critical responses to the projects, or other negative or confidential information you may encounter.

Facebook: @New York Stage and Film

Instagram: @NYSAF

Twitter: @NYStage and Film

 
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GENERAL FEEDBACK

Have thoughts or questions about what we do? Please let us know!​ We believe that our practices should be in process, just like our artists and their stories. Your feedback has a direct impact on how we shape our work in the future.

General Feedback Form Here! 

NYSAF TEAM CONTACTS

Here is a current list of NYSAF full-time and seasonal staff contacts. 

REMIND

NYSAF will use the REMIND App for brief community-wide communications throughout the season, such as community meal reminders, links for tickets, helpful tips, etc. Everyone will be prompted to link with the app at Orientation. While optional, this will be a useful tool to stay in the loop about fun events and information. We will use it sparingly.