Our mission is to create a place that inspires wonder — where people of all ages can playfully explore nature, art, science and history.

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater is in the process of transforming the ruins of a water-powered paper mill into an inspirational center for arts, science and local history. The site is located on the Esopus Creek in Saugerties NY, adjacent to Tina Chorvas Waterfront Park — where we’ve been staging our annual Esopus Creek Puppet Suite for nearly two decades. Now we’re creating a cultural park and Hudson River education center. designed to convey the multilayered story of this extraordinary place.

The Tidewater Center will offer place-based programs and provide public fishing access to the tidal Esopus Creek. The site will also serve as an incubator for Arm-of-the-Sea’s new performance works. Like the Saugerties Lighthouse, it will be a special portal to the aquatic realm, welcoming local residents and visitors alike.

Our skilled team of Makers & Shakers have developed a phased, master plan which includes:

  • A performing arts space
  • A waterworks playground
  • An aquatic classroom for river education
  • Public access to tidewater fishing
  • Staging areas for citizen-science projects
  • Kayak launch & way-station for water travelers

Please join with us in bringing this one-of-a-kind waterfront revitalization project to fruition! 

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PO Box 175, Malden on Hudson, NY 12453

Arm-of-the-Sea Productions, Inc. is a non-profit, 501©3 organization, registered in the state of New York since 1991. Our most recent financial report is available at www.guidestar.org.

Initial planning for the Tidewater Center made possible by public support from the Environmental Protection Fund, administered by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation through their Hudson River Estuary Program. We also recognize the support of NY Rising / Community Reconstruction Program, and the Village of Saugerties.