On Friday, May 25, the Green Meadow community celebrated the completion of the new Arts Building and dedicated the performance space to community use Chestnut Ridge. Earlier this year, Green Meadow opened the extensively renovated Arts Building on its campus. The construction of Rose Hall was at the heart of the changes, and the theater will be officially dedicated this month.
“This celebration marks not only a milestone for Green Meadow but for the surrounding community as well,” said Vicki Larson, Green Meadow Waldorf School’s Director of Communications and Marketing. “We are thrilled to dedicate this building which serves as a performance hall for our school community and has already housed symphonies, a church congregation and children’s theater companies, as well as school plays and concerts.”
The festive evening included music performed by Green Meadow students and faculty, as well as the Chapin Sisters, Green Meadow alumnae who are daughters of Grammy winner Tom Chapin.
The building includes classrooms, the Rose Hall theater, practice rooms for musicians and more. It serves Green Meadow students for dance, woodwork, metalwork, clay, chorus, instrumental music and other applied arts.
The Rose Hall auditorium and adjacent rooms are also a resource for all of Rockland County, Bergen County and the surrounding counties offering public concerts, plays, community events and a rental space for performances and conferences.
The hall features a stage with professional lighting and acoustics and seating for 300. Nearly 350 students from 13 counties and almost 90 towns attend the independent Green Meadow Waldorf School. Located about 20 miles north of New York City, Green Meadow serves students from nursery school through grade 12.