ARM-of-the-SEA Theater, performing Puppet Suite- “KEEP THAT LAMP TRIMMED’N BURNING” on the Bandstand Stage, during the 2019 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties, and held at Cantine Field, in Saugerties, N.Y., on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Photo by Jim Peppler. Copyright Jim Peppler/2019.

The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy would like to extend our gratitude to Arm of the Sea Theater for the creation of this year’s Esopus Creek Puppet Suite. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Lighthouse, writer/director Patrick Wadden and artistic director Marlena Marallo crafted “Keep That Light Trimmed and Burning” to share the epic history of this cherished beacon on the river. The project was aided by a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area grant, for which we are grateful. Each of the season’s seven performances offered a chance to learn about our local history with vibrance and awe. A talented team of researchers, artists, musicians, actors, and crew collaborated to create a shining interpretation of history, treasured by all ages. Our highest compliments go to Arm of the Sea Theater for making this community partnership so very rewarding.