Caravan Partners


We are proud to have partnered with each of these organizations. 

Bardavon Opera House – (For more than 127 years the Bardavon Opera House has presented legendary performances to the Hudson Valley.

Catskill Mountain Region Guide 

CD Sales – To purchase a CD of Pastures of Plenty: songs of Woody Guthrie by The Vanaver Caravan.

CDBaby – Online distributors of our CD, as well as the best assortment of “Indy” music CDs.

Center for Symbolic Studies – Since opening it’s doors in 1991, CSS has sponsored a rich array of workshops, lectures, seasonal festivals, ceremonies, and performances led by a faculty of professionals well known in their fields, and enjoyed by thousands of people of every age and all walks of life.

Chronogram – A Hudson Valley magazine of arts, sustainability, and community and a proud supporter of the creative and cultural treasure that is The Vanaver Caravan.

Clearwater Festival – Founded by folk legend Pete Seeger we are proud to have performed at this environmental and music gathering that has changed the landscape of the Hudson River and will continue to implement positive change via music and community.

Common Ground on the Hill – is an annual festival at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, first held in 1994. Common Ground brings together musicians, artists and craftsmen from many different cultures for the celebration, also offering a number of classes and workshops.

Dance Flurry – Saratoga Springs’ world social dance (all kinds), it’s heaven.

Dance Gypsy – Monthly listings of dances (all kinds) in Vermont, New Hampshire, northeastern New York, and western Mass. Plus a Summer Planner; a national listing of dance festivals, week-long camps and weekends.

DanceSpots Network – The internet’s largest dance directory.

Dancing On the Air – Jay Ungar & Molly Mason’s WAMC radio show.

FolkTimes – An online calendar of music events (folk, acoustic, bluegrass, country, old-timey, swing, blues, jazz, Cajun/zydeco, new-age and Irish) happening in the northeast region. Listings include theater, and all kinds of dance (participatory to performance) and family entertainment such as storytelling, puppet & magic shows, craft & county fairs.

Amy Fradon – Amy, who is the featured female vocalist in our “Pastures of Plenty” show, is a formidable performer and songwriter in her own right.

Great Hudson River Clearwater Revival – This fantastic music, arts, and environmental festival is run by the Sloop Clearwater, most associated with Pete Seeger.

Hudson Valley Community Dance – An all volunteer not-for-profit organization committed to supporting traditional dance and music in the Hudson Valley. We sponsor Swing, Contra, Zydeco, English Country and West Coast Swing dances.

Rebecca Kelly Ballet – An internationally acclaimed contemporary ensemble from New York City, It brings to the stage its earthy and lyrical classicism fused with modern and ethnic dance forms.

John Kirk & Trish Miller – Our great singin’, pickin, & dancin’ pals. They’ve toured with us many times to Europe and at home. They’re also fine square contra/dance callers.

Muses of Modern Dance – Premier modern dancers, Jeanne Bresciani and Livia Vanaver reanimate Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis respectively and Jody Sperling inspired by Loie Fuller command the quintessential nature of this legendary American modern dance trio.

New York Revels – The New York Revels is a Celebration of the Winter Solstice, with Traditional and Ritual Dances, Processionals, Carols & Drama featuring English Pantomime Melodrama, Comedy and Sentiment or traditions from around the world, including Appalachian (US), Western European (including French and Italian), Scandinavian, African, Karelian, Russian and other Slavic lands, the Balkans, etc.

Old Songs Festival – A family festival we have performed in many times – the high level of musicianship and friendliness are a perfect match!

Omega Institute – Omega is probably the finest Holistic Center in the world. Their summer programs include great arts weeks and family weeks.

Paul Rosenberg & Home Spun Occasions

Sing Out! – A not-for-profit educational organization which publishes Sing Out! magazine, folksong collections (including ‘Rise Up Singing’), and maintains a collection of folk music research materials.

Fode Sissoko – African drummer, dancer, and teacher. Fode often joins us onstage for our Earthbeat program and is also a star in our Arts in Education and residency programs.

Ramona Staffeld – Lindy hop champion and a core member of our dance company.

Saria Idana

Symphony Space

Tap Dance Homepage – Ira Bernstein – The Tap Dance Homepage aims to collect a variety of resources for tap dancers and tap dance fans. It includes an event calendar, supplies, some history, biographies, books, films & videos, steps and terms.

Ulster County Arts Council – For more than a quarter century, the Ulster Arts Alliance and its predecessor, the Ulster County Council for the Arts, have provided leadership in the cultural development of Ulster County, New York, and the surrounding Hudson Valley.

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason – Jay and Molly are superb musicians who run a fantastic series of events! Jay wrote “Ashokan Farewell,” as featured in Ken Burns’ Civil War TV documentary.

Unison Arts – A non-profit arts center offering performance and visual arts programming, personal growth workshops and recreational, arts and educational activities for children and families.

Doug Varone – An impressive and inspirational contemporary dance choreographer.

Wayfinder Experience – Through cooperative games, improvisational theatre exercises and our exciting, open ended fantasy stories, we seek to inspire our participants to live life as an adventure. Come play with us!

Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives – Directed by Nora Guthrie, Woody’s daughter and our close friend and collaborator. Here is a wealth of information and offerings regarding Guthrie’s music and related interests.

World Music Institute – Dedicated to bringing music from around the world into the concert halls of the USA.

World Peace Prayer Society & Festival – A nonprofit, member-supported, non-sectarian organization dedicated to spreading the message and prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”