Sponsor: Liggan Insurance
Rosendale Street Festival Committee Members
Ann Citron (Board of Directors/ Volunteer Coordinator) has called Rosendale home for 25 years. She is the owner and founder of CANALTOWN ALLEY ARTS AND LEARNING CENTER off Main Street. Ann has volunteered and been on the board of directors for the street festival for the past 6 years. Ann loves that the Street Festival is responsible for bringing many thousands through this lovely town and is committed to continued economic growth through the arts. She is also on the Board of Directors of The Rosendale Theatre Collective.
Amanda Coppola (Vendor Committee) As an event planner, Amanda has organized retreats, workshops, craft fairs and concerts at venues such as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. In July 2011, Amanda took a leap of faith, relocating from her hometown of Brooklyn to Rosendale, where she immediately dove in to help coordinate the vendors of Street Fest. The weekend also became the Hudson Valley debut for her nature-inspired jewelry, SkywalkDesigns.com.
Anne Johnson is a new resident to Rosendale. She has long admired the dedication and energy required to put the festival on and has wanted to help. She is happy to be part of the team.
Bobby Kennedy (Music Committee) Singer/songwriter Bobby Kennedy has resided in the Hudson Valley for 25 years. He has been involved in the regional music scene since arriving in the Hudson Valley after serving in the US Army for 10 years. Bobby’s performances usually include daughters Alison, Kate and twin daughters Kimberly and Samantha aka (Still Undivided). Bobby has worked with the music committee and performed at the Street Festival since its reincarnation in the early ‘90s. He has also worked sound at the Cafe Stage for several years. Bobby performs as BobKat on the Cafe Stage this Saturday.
Charlie Kniceley (Chairman) is a professional bass player who has performed with many regional, national and international artists since 1965 and has resided in Rosendale for the last 29 years. Charlie continues to perform on a regular basis both locally and on the road. Some of his projects include: Mr. Rusty and Jazz at Jack and Luna’s. His involvement in the Rosendale Street Festival is motivated by his desire to help continue the Festival’s economic, social and philanthropic activities in the Hudson Valley. Charlie is also on the Board of Advisors of The Rosendale Theatre Collective.
Gail Knicely (Vendor Chair) has been a resident of Rosendale over 30 years, raising kids and working as a nurse. She feels it is important to be involved in projects which bring people together in the community.
Jill LaFera (Treasurer) was born and raised in High Falls. After living in Rosendale for a while, she moved back to High Falls with her husband, Steve, and their dog, Jersey. She joined the festival committee about 6-7 years ago helping out with hospitality among other things. She has been attending the Rosendale Street Festival since it began. Jill works for a consulting firm called Legacy consulting.
Billy B. Liggan (Vice Chair) moved to Rosendale from Brooklyn in 1960. He attended the first Street Festival in 1978. He has been involved in planning this event since 2008. Rosendale used to have an abundance of bars, but since most of them closed Billie needed to find something else to do, so he got involved with the Street Festival. In his words, “It beats working!” Speaking of work, Billie is a part of the team at Liggan Insurance and is also a chair of the Rosendale Chamber of Commerce.
Kieran Liggan (Merch) has lived in Rosendale for almost her whole life. She first became involved in the Street Festival as a vendor assisting with the Bite Me Weiner cart on Main Street. This is her second year on the committee and she got involved to make sure that the Street Festival happens!
Linda Liggan (Merch) has lived in Rosendale since 1954. She attended the first festival in 1978. She became a vendor in 1996 and joined the committee in 2000. She works on the Street Festival because “It’s a nice bunch of people to work with and it has been a great experience throwing the biggest party of the year.” Linda heads up the team at Liggan Insurance and is a chair on the Rosendale Chamber of Commerce.
Jim Marzano (Music Committee) has been an artist and community activist in the Hudson Valley since the late 60’s. Born in the Bronx, but raised in upstate NY , Jim utilizes his passion for art and music to produce & promote community events and has been volunteering at the Street Fest for many years. A Father of 5, he enjoys working with children in his Art Fun for Kids program.
Jan Melchior (Design) is happy to lend her design skills to the Street Festival. She created all of the posters and the festival program. Jan is also a very active member of The Rosendale Theatre Collective.
Doug Motel (Branding) is a storyteller who's work deals with the themes of maintaining humor in the face of heartbreak and fear. He is also a coach who supports people through the process of completing and marketing their projects on the web. He runs the web marketing consultancy company Site Optimized and created the 30 Day Author Program which coaches people through the entire process of writing and self publishing a book in only a month.
Tony Sisilli is responsible for the coordination of emergency services for the event. Tony has lived in Rosendale for most of his life and has been a member of the Rosendale Fire Department for over thirteen years. He has been involved with the Street Festival since its big comeback in the mid-nineties, and has been on the planning board for 4 years. He operates his own business called Trailside Graphics.
Joe Tantillo (Design) is an award-winning graphic designer and owner of “Tantillo Book Design,” serving self-publishing authors, with book and cover design. He also has shown his creative artwork in many galleries throughout the Northeast.
Steve Terpening (Board of Directors / Music Committee) is a life-long resident of Rifton, near Rosendale. He began working on the Street Festival in 1996 as a stage manager and has been involved ever since. Steve dedicates himself to the Street Festival because he enjoys the people and the music.
Tito Walsh (T-Shirt Design) has been in Rosendale for 40 years. He was a vendor at the first festival in 1978. For the last four years he has created the official Rosendale Street Festival T-shirt. He does this for a goof and because he likes being on Main Street watching people enjoy the festival.
Carrie Wykoff (Secretary/ PR/ Music Committee) is the founder of Events That Matter, an event company based in Rosendale that produces conferences, gatherings and celebrations worldwide. Carrie moved to Rosendale after the birth of her daughter and feels as if she has come home. She has been involved with the Street Festival for the past four years and is thrilled to lend her skills to such an incredible party! Carrie is also a singer and musician and loves to work at an event that makes her feel like dancing! She is also on the board of The Rosendale Theatre Collective.