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It’s all good . . . music!

It’s all good . . . music!

Greetings – Happy Hanukkah! On behalf of Lena’s staff and Board, I send you wishes for peace and light during these dark and snowy days. November 30th is Giving Tuesday, a day of global generosity. This is the nonprofit sector’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I ask that you make a gift to support concerts, the School of Music, and Lena’s many free and low-cost community programs. If the world you want to create includes people making music . . .

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December Highlights

December Highlights

With so much going on at our legendary concert venue and music school, here’s a handy guide to our December line-up. This guide includes artists who are brand new to the Caffe Lena stage, local favorites, special performances that might not be on your radar and concerts that are sure to sell out.

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Annual Fund Drive is Underway & We Need YOU!

Annual Fund Drive is Underway & We Need YOU!

Greetings – Thanks to our community’s creativity, determination, hope and donations, Caffe Lena is back on mission. But right now, it takes a lot of extra effort and resources to keep live music alive. That’s why we’re asking you to make a donation before the end of the year to Caffe Lena’s 2021 Annual Fund Drive . . .

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Caffè Lena In the News

Caffè Lena  – an example of how to flourish in a pandemic

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — It seems contradictory to say that when an organization has been severely hurt economically, it has also prospered. It is, however, true of Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. Established in 1960, in 2020 the venue saw the lowest earned revenue period in their history. Mostly because it has not had a ticket sale or income from food sales since last March. However, generous foundation grants, patron donations and earned income from unexpected sources have kept the organization afloat. Indeed, Caffe Lena has innovated to build new business models. They have become a leader in offering live streamed performances, opened an educational component to their operation and have been a type of outreach source for many individuals and groups needing a secure facility with digital capabilities. They have done more than survive. They are a model of how a performing space can be an inspiration to a community in troubled times and act as a supportive resource for musicians and other area arts organizations.

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