Safety First at 171!

We have made operational accommodations to help our visitors, members, students, and our staff and faculty enjoy being at 171 in a safe and fun manner. We request that you register online for classes  or call to register at (607)936-4647. Seats for classes are limited and may not be reserved before payment is made. If you have questions, please call the number above or email us at We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

What’s New? What to Expect?

Updated 9/1/21

171 COVID-19 Safety Update

171 Cedar Arts Center is committed to our mission to enrich our community through the arts and we want all 171 members, employees, students, and visitors to stay healthy! With the recent rise of COVID 19 rates in our service region, we require everyone to wear a mask indoors at all times at the 171 campus, effective September 1, 2021. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The staff and Board of Directors continue to reviewing the updated guidance from NYS to understand the implications on our operational policies and protocols currently in place, and we will notify you of additional changes as they occur.

The safety and comfort of our patrons, members, visitors, students, staff and faculty is very important to us!


Can I register in person?

While you can register in person at the front desk of the Drake House (155 Cedar Street), it is our strong preference that you register for classes online or by phone.

What if I am at 171 and forgot to register for class or camp ahead of time?

Assuming there is space available in the class or camp, you may register at the Front Desk at the Drake House.

Will you accept cash?

Electronic forms of payment help reduce touch points, but we will accept all forms of payment.