Events in Hudson NY, October 29 to November 4, 2014

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

If you missed the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition meeting at the Churchtown Firehouse two weeks ago, you have a second chance to be enlightened about the proposed Energy Highway slated to come through Columbia County with devastating effects already being felt by some property owners.  The bonus at these meetings, which feature a presentation by research professor Gidon Eshel, is that, whether you are a physicist or not, you come away actually understanding why the power line expansion is not needed, and you were entertained in the bargain. Enid Futterman (imby) says:  “Fascinating, conclusive, and dead funny.  I wasn’t expecting to have such a good time!”  Professor Eshel makes a second appearance on Saturday, November 1 at Bard College.  Details below.

Wednesday, October 29

Upstreet Market – Only two more weeks to see your favorite farmers in the park and stock up on seasonal goods – Pro-Sharp will be there to sharpen knives – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm through November 5 – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square)

Becoming Incorrigible: The Girls of the Hudson Training School, 1921-1932 – A Prison Public Memory Project in collaboration with professors Laura Rogers and Tobi Jacobi – In 2011, local resident and business owner Lisa Durfee found an old box at a garage sale on Clinton Street in Hudson.  In it were intake records, photographs, and letters from girls who lived at the Hudson Training School from around 1920 to 1930.  This roundtable discussion and dialogue will explore how we read and interpret documents from a complex past and what these documents can tell us about the girls who lived at the Hudson Training School nearly a century ago – Information at 828-1792 or www.hudsonarealibrary.org – 6:30 pm – The History Room, Second Floor, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Wednesday-Thursday, October 29-30

Two Kinder Morgan Pipeline Related Meetings

> Wednesday: An informational meeting sponsored by “Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline” regarding the proposed Kinder Morgan fracked gas pipeline and Columbia County compression station – The meeting will feature a Power Point presentation followed Q&A – Kinder Morgan Company was invited, but declined to participate – 6:30 pm – New Lebanon Town Hall, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon

>Thursday: Kinder Morgan Company presentation followed by Q&A – 4 pm to 5:30 pm – New Lebanon Fire Station, 512 Route 20, New Lebanon

> Information at 781-4686 or e-mail raconnors@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 30

Ben Seretan and Nat Baldwin– Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, October 30-November 2

Films at TSL:

20,000 Days on Earth – Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave

Watchers of the Sky  – “An extraordinary testament to one man’s perseverance, this Sundance award-winning film…examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.”

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, October 31

Halloween Wine Tasting – The Phantom is back! Taste it, and other frighteningly delicious and mysterious wines – All treats, no tricks – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue (Fairview Plaza, Route 9, Greenport

Kook Spook with DJs Black Lake & Musty Chiffon, and Special Guest Girlgantua Jones – Cash prize for the best costume  – Information atwww.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Halloween Night Party – With DJ T-Bone – Cash prizes for best costumes – 21 and over with ID – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, October 31-November 2

Behold! New Lebanon – A Living Museum of Contemporary Rural American Life – This ongoing program is now in its final week – Locals share their secrets of living successfully in today’s rural America.  A variety of programs and events are offered, including a Halloween Lantern Walk, a behind-the-scenes look at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, a walk with the VP of the Corkscrew Rail Trail Association following the footprint of the once famed Rutland Railroad, a class on identifying animals by their tracks, or a conversation with owners of Percheron horses – Information, program descriptions and schedule, and tickets at www.beholdnewlebanon.org or at the Visitors Center beginning at 9 am on Saturday – Behold! Visitors Center, 14398 Route 22, just south of the intersection with Route 20, New Lebanon

Saturday, November 1

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, meat, and more –Information atwww.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The Market is held Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen – Information and reservations at 822-8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Book Launch and Reception – To learn about the Shakers and the Shaker Museum and to celebrate the publication of The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World, published by Skira Rizzoli – For 160 years (1787 to 1947), The Shakers at Mount Lebanon NY, in the Northeastern corner of Columbia County, comprised the largest utopian society in America – The Museum preserves and interprets their legacy – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 5 to 7 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

John Bloomfield An early evening concert and reception to benefit Hudson Opera House music programs for young children – Known for training piano virtuosos at the Golandsky Institute, which he co-founded, John Bloomfield gives a rare performance of work by Domenico Scarlatti, Joseph Haydn, Frederic Chopin, and Johannes Brahms – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The Wonders of Raptor Migration  - Wildlife rehabilitator and educator Trish Marki of Silent Wings will talk about the fall migration patterns of our native raptors – She will present live birds to show the amazing adaptations of these magnificent hunters – A family friendly educational program – The event is held outside, so dress for the weather – Information and registration at 392-5252 ext. 208 or www.clctrust.org/events or by e-mail to christinev@clctrust.org – 1 to 3 pm – Harrier Hill Park, Rod and Gun Road, Stockport

Public Meeting on the Proposed Power Line Expansion – This is the second of two county-wide meetings sponsored by the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition to share new information on the Power Line expansion proposed for Columbia County – Featured is a presentation byGidon Eshel, PhD, Bard College Research Professor of Environmental Science and Physics, who will speak on his findings that existing power lines can meet our region’s peak electricity-demand needs well into the future – Dr. Eshel is an internationally recognized physicist, scientist, and research professor with expertise in data analysis and efficiency metrics, and a very dynamic speaker – Information at www.hvsec.org – 2 pm – Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College, Route 9G, Annandale-on-Hudson

Reading/Book Signing – Author Vernon Benjamin reads from his recent book, The History of the Hudson River Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War – The book combines historical record with anecdotes from the colorful characters who lived this history, beginning with the Native American communities that first inhabited the Valley and ending at the close of the Civil War – Co-hosted by the Friends of Clermont, the Germantown Library, and the Germantown History Department – Reservations and information at 537-6622 or www.friendsofclermont.org – 3 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue (off Route 9G), Germantown

Boom and Bust and Beyond – Classics from the American Songbook by composers such as Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hammerstein, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin performed by Doug Schmolze, vocals and guitar, Vikki True, vocals, and Eric Martin, violin – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm –  Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

PS21 Annual Gala – Choreographer David Parsons is Guest of Honor – Parsons Dance Company members will perform throughout the evening – Auction of glass lanterns, decorated by local artists – Wine & tapas – Space is limited – Reservations at www.ps21chatham.org or  by e-mail to ps21@fairpoint.org or call 392-6121 – 5:30 to 8 pm – Omi International Arts Center Visitors’ Center, 1405 Route 22, Ghent

Sunday, November 2

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS – Set your clocks back one hour.

Annual Tweed Ride – An easy three-mile bicycle ride on the streets of Hudson on vintage bikes (not required) wearing dapper tweedy clothes (required) – Photo opportunities – Information and/or wardrobe advice by contacting Lisa Durfee at Five & Diamond, 828-1557 orlisadurfee@verizon.net – Meet at 2:30 pm at Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Reading & Book Signing – Local author Daniel Region will read from his fictional memoir, Tales from Thurmons Corners  The book is the first in a trilogy and is the story of a man who returns to the small Midwestern community where he was born… Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing – All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library –The reading will be followed by Q & A and a reception – Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis – Information at 212-518-7551 or www.mcdarisfineart.com – 3 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

 HD screening of The National Theatre of London’s  production of David Hare’s Skylight – Directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Monday, November 3

Mondays with Melora – A residency during the month of November with Melora Creager and her band the Calico Indians, featuring Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica, and Timothy Oakley – Special guests include singer-violinist Eszter Balint,  Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice – Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, says the performances, will include a mix of old originals re-orchestrated, old covers re-organized, and new songs, including a few songs about Columbia County – The performances are intended as a live “lab” with “an ear to recording.” – Creager is best known as founder and leader of the cello-rock band Rasputina – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, November 4

Election Day – For information on polling places, absentee ballots, etc. call the Board of Elections at 828-3115 – Polls open from 6 am to 9 pm

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org

 

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Events in Hudson NY, October 4 to October 19, 2014 and Beyond

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Happening Next Week and Beyond
from October 16 to December 6 – at end of Ellen’s Picks

 

Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 19

20th Annual ArtsWalk
Presented by the Columbia County Council on the Arts

Windows on Warren kicks off the whole shebang!  Artworks by over 100 artist members of CCCA are displayed in the windows of Warren Street shops and can be viewed any time of day or night – A list of artists and where their work can be seen is in the ArtsWalk brochure.

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12

>Literary Arts Festival – Readings – Book Sales – Signings

Friday, October 10
“Spotty Lit” presents Here, Now II featuring six local authors reading unpublished or in-progress works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, hosted by Karen Schoemer – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12
Readings at the Opera House Twelve authors including performance artists, memoirists, poets, fiction writers and a playwright.  Both emerging and established authors will read from works spanning a variety of genres, followed by discussion. Curated by Elizabeth Bryant, former curator of the Bard Roving Reading Series – From 12 noon to 5 pm each day – West Room, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Friday, October 10

>Small Gems Show – A CCCA fundraiser featuring works in a variety of media in a 7”x7” format – All works shown are donated by member artists, each piece selling for $50 – On view through January 10  – Opening Reception from 5 to 7 pm, CCCA, 209 Warren Street

Saturday, October 11

>Art Marketplace with fine art and crafts on sale from 11 am to 4 pm; ArtsWalk Kids – A paint party for the whole family from 12 noon to 2 pm - Seventh Street Park

> CCCA Members Show – The signature event of ArtsWalk – Opening reception with hundreds of artworks by CCCA member artists held in a 19th-century industrial showplace – On view through October 19 – 6 to 8 pm – Enter on Prospect Street through the torchlit courtyard – Museum Room, The Pocketbook Factory, North Sixth Street, between Washington & Prospect Streets

Saturday, October 11

>Performing Arts Festival: The Two of Us Productions performs Broadway show tunes; Wild Roses Belly Dance Troupe also performs – 12 noon to 4 pm, Seventh Street Park

Sunday, October 19

Performances and readings, including readings from the 2014 Student Play Writing Contest – Followed by ArtsWalk Closing Reception – 12 noon to 5 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Thursday-Saturday, October 16-18

Creating Landscapes Within the Landscape

An en plein air event and an art auction - Watch artists painting in the fields of Frederic Church’s historic Olana estate, then attend an artists’ reception and auction of the instant landscapes you  have seen being created – Information at 828-0135 or www.olana.org – Preview from 4 to 5 pm on Saturday, auction from 5 to 6 pm – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G,   Greenport

> Information at 671-6213 – For a complete listing of artists and ArtsWalk programs go to www.cccaartswalk.webs.com  or pick up a brochure at the Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Wednesday, October 8

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and art – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm through November 19 – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square)

 O’Death and Last Good Tooth – Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday, October 9

 Heavy Trash – Bloodshot Bill opens – Heavy Trash creates “a vintage sound, transporting audiences back to the mid-1950s, when by its very nature rock ‘n’ roll was avant-punk—a music ahead of its time.” – Visit www.heavytrash.net – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Author’s Talk – Author Chrysler Szarlan will talk about her debut novel, The Hawley Book of the Dead – Information atgermantownlibraryevents@gmail.com – Registration is suggested – Call 537-5800 – 6:30 pm – Hover Room, Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Thursday-Sunday, October 9-12

Films at TSL:

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints the day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Mood Indigo – Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story.

The Zero Theorem – A Terry Gilliam film starring double Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz as an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, October 10

HWM Friday Tasting – Alvaro de la Vina of Selections de la Vina, a small importer of traditional Spanish wines, will be on hand to help debut the newest selection from his portfolio, a naturally produced Mencia – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Exposition Auction – English, Continental & American furniture, decorations, textiles and art, including items from the collection of Ashton Hawkins and Johnnie Moore – For an essay on the featured interest in the auction, go to www.stairgalleries.com – For information call 751-1000 – 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Gallery Grand Opening – Telisport Putsavage opens the North River Gallery, a new fine art gallery – Refreshments provided by Chatham’s new cheese shop, Bimi’s Cheese – Information at 202-466-3700 – Friday Opening is from 11 am to 7 pm – Also open on Sat from 11 am to 5 pm, Sun from 11 am to 3 pm, and Mon from 10 am to 2 pm – North River Gallery, 29 Main Street, Suite 2B, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Rosegarten Reconstructed – The work of R.J. Rosegarten who turns found objects into three-dimensional art – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 –  – 6:30 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Friday-Saturday, October 10-11

Annual Art Book Sale – Hundreds of gently-used books on art, graphic design, crafts, photography, architecture and interior design, as well as titles on art history, artists’ monographs, biographies and various art techniques – Hardcovers, paperbacks, catalogues, magazines, and coffee table books, all priced to sell – Sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, to benefit the library – Open each day of the sale from 10 am to 1 pm – Book Sale Room, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 Exhibition Opening – Unframed—Featuring work by eight award-winning photographers:  Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Richard Edelman, Kay Kenny, Jeff Jacobson, Ellen Mayes, Carla Shapiro, and Ruth Wetzel – In celebration of ArtsWalk – Closing reception November 8 – Information at www.nobogallery.com – 5 to 8 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

 Hudson-Athens Weekend Ferry Service – Last ferry runs of the season – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12

Claverack Library Fall Book Festival & Sale – A Special Preview Party on Friday with first choice of books at early-bird premium prices from 5 to 7 pm – Specially-priced gift-quality books also available – Saturday: Scarecrow making contest and raffle; hot lunch and homemade baked goods – Information at 851-7120 or www.claveracklibrary.org – Saturday 9 am to 3 pm; Sunday 10 am to 2 pm – Claverack Free Library, at the intersection of Routes 9H and 23, Claverack

The Ghent Playhouse opens its 40th season with the 1955 version of Noel Coward’s comedy, Fallen Angels – “…Coward’s wit and farcical fun at their most delectable.” – Directed by Kate Gulliver – Runs on weekends through October 26 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, October 11

WGXC Record & Media Fair – Some 20 local and regional vendors will be on hand with a huge selection of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes for perusal and sale to benefit Columbia and Greene Counties’ community radio station – Food trucks too – Information at 697-7400 – Early Bird Special with entry fee at 8 am; Fair from 10 am to 4 pm – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street (Parking behind the building)

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, meat, and more – Information atwww.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets,

 Saturday Salons:  The Guided Gallery – Families are invited to share ideas on art with guided tours and workshops through the month of October – The tours are led by inspirational teaching artist Hawley Hussey, whose work with NYC public schools has earned her a statewide reputation for her innovative art-centered curriculums – These tours are designed to help families with children discover and discuss Hudson’s burgeoning arts scene – In this week’s tour, participants will view Windows on Warren,  artwork by over 100 Hudson Valley artists displayed in Warren Street shop windows as part of ArtsWalk – Tours will also take place on October 18 and 25 – Space is limited so registration is required by calling 822-1438 – 10 am to 12 noon – Tour starts at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Hudson Valley Bounty Chili Contest – Vote for your favorite chili and let your taste buds be heard! – Local restaurant chefs and home cooks compete for prizes – You be the judge!  – Beer, food, and live music by country/rock band Thunder Ridge – Information atwww.hudsonvalleybounty.com – 12 noon to 4 pm; judging stops at 3:30 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, over the grade crossing on Front Street, past the Amtrak Station

Author’s appearance – Lou Di Palo, Italian food expert, cheese expert,  and great grandson of the founder of Di Palo’s, a family-owned shop in NYC’s Little Italy, will make mozzarella, talk about great cheeses, and sign copies of his just released book, DiPalo’s Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy:100 Years of Wisdom and Stories from Behind the Counter – Information by e-mail to info@oldehudson.com – 11 am to 5 pm – Olde Hudson, 421 Warren Street

Hudson Pride Fall Foliage Cruise – See the scenery that inspired the Hudson River School of Art – Sponsored by the Hudson Pride Foundation and Trixie’s Oven – Information and tickets at www.hudsonpridefoundation.org/fall-foliage-boat-cruise or at the boat – Board at pm, cruise from 4:30 to 6:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, over the bridge at Front & Allen Streets

Cheese Making & Tasting – A hands-on class with acclaimed cheese maker Peter Kindel to learn the science and art of turning fresh milk into curds – Make your own jar of feta to take home – Tastings will be paired with wine from Hudson Wine Merchants – Seating is limited – Reservations at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 10 am to 12:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Poppies & Pixels: New ipaintings and watercolors by Nina Lipkowitz – Also exhibiting gallery artists – On view through October 26 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening –Two solo exhibitions:  Working the Land:  Craig J. Barber – “tintype portraits from the Catskill region where the agrarian culture is in rapid transition,” and Surruralism: Steve Anderson – “mysterious imagery depicting life and work on a small family farm in northern Illinois” – Plus two photographers’ portfolios—Dana Matthews: One Farm, One Decadeand Kay Westhues: Rural Culture. – On view through November 9 – Information at 697-0266 or www.DavisOrtonGallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – A two-person show – Landmark: Paintings by Patrick Terenchin and Luminous: Photography and Prints by Cannon Hersey – On view through November 9 – Information at www.mcdarisfineart.com or 212-518-7551 – 6 to 8 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

 Exhibition Openings – Seven exhibitions including White Paintings by Judy Glantzman featured in the Main Galleries; Bruce Gagnier sculptures exhibited in the Sculpture Garden; and works by Paul Harbutt, Elisa Soliven, Andrew Roy, Fran Shalom, and Yi Zhang shown in the Carriage House – On view through November 2– Information at 828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Shin Creek: Photographs by Benjamin Swett – Taken in the past 12 years in the woods and surrounding landscapes along Shin Creek in the Western Catskills – Visit www.benjaminswett.com – Information at 828-4539 or www.bcbart.com – 6 to 8 pm – BCBArt, 116 Warren Street

 Horszowski Trio – First concert of the inaugural season of Classics on Hudson, led by co-Artistic Directors Helena Baillie and Gwen Gould – Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills, pianist Rieko Aizawa and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in C, one of the most virtuosic works Haydn ever wrote, and a masterwork by Robert Schumann, his Trio No. 1 in D minor.  Joan Tower, described by The New Yorker as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time,” introduces the Trio as they perform her composition, For Daniel, a poignant elegy written for her nephew in 2004 – Reservations and information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s Macbeth – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org– 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Dalmatian Day – Annual Fire Safety and Prevention Day – Meet and greet live Dalmatians, kids’ games with prizes, Melvin the Magnificent Magic Show, Safety House Interactive Tour, Museum Scavenger Hunt, and more – Information at www.fasnyfiremuseum.com or 822-1875 –10 am to 3 pm – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society – Last lighthouse tours of the season – Reservations at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise or 888-764-1844 – Information at 828-5294 orwww.hudsonathenslighthouse.org – 11 am to 2:30 pm – Tours depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

OK Fall Festival – Bring the family for a day of fun including hay rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, a farmers market, a bake-off and live music – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business and Professional Association – Information at www.kinderhookbusiness.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Kinderhook Village

Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival – Fall Fun including live music, bake sale, face painting, raffles, pumpkin carving, food, and more – See the guide map for activities, times, parking, and to find events throughout town all day – Presented by the Hillsdale Business Alliance – Information atwww.hillsdaleny.com/2014/10/pumpkin-festival/ – 12 noon to 4 pm, Village Square, Hillsdale

Hillrock Estate Distillery’s Fall Open House – Information at www.hillrockdistillery.com or 329-1023 – 1 to 5 pm – 408 Pooles Hill Road, Ancram

Second Annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival – Performers include Dorrance Dance, Gallim Dance, Keigwin + Company, dancers from the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Pontus Lidberg Dance – Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS – Information and tickets at www.dradance.org – Cocktail Reception at 4 pm, Performance at 5 pm, VIP reception at a private home at 6:30 pm – Historic Catskill Point, Catskill

Author’s Talk – Author Nancy Kricorian presents a slideshow and talk on the extensive research she did for her third novel, All the Light There Was, the story of the struggles of an Armenian refugee family in Paris during the Nazi occupation – Includes many historical photos of life in Paris during World War II – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 –5 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Exhibition Opening – Stephen Walling/Woodwork – Unique painted wooden constructions – Courtesy of Carrie Haddad Gallery – On view through November 2 – 5 to 7 pm – ARTSpace, 71 Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Desiree Shook Konkus Benefit – All you can eat buffet, a 50/50 raffle and other raffle items – 5 to 10 pm – Kozel’s Restaurant, 1006 Route 9H, Ghent

Lantern tours of Lindenwald, the home of President Martin Van Buren – Lanterns are provided to visitors who are guided by park rangers – Appropriate for all ages – Information at www.nps.gov/mava/ or 758-9689 – 7 pm – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road (Route 9H), Kinderhook

Clarion Concerts Leaf Peeper concert series presents the Annual Newell Jenkins Baroque Concert – Performed by award-winning flutistEugenia Zuckerman, Music Director Sanford Allen (violin), Virginia Brewer (oboe), and Anthony Newman (harpsichord) – Information and tickets at leafpeeper.clarionconcerts@gmail.com – 7:30 pm – Copake Methodist Church, Copake

Saturday-Monday, October 11-13

Behold! New Lebanon – A Living Museum of Contemporary Rural American Life – Locals  share their secrets of living successfully in today’s rural America.  A variety of programs and events are offered including a demonstration of working farm dogs, a lecture on how to become an auctioneer, a tour of the circa 1860 North Family Shaker Great Stone Barn, or a walk through the woods to collect, prepare and savor edible plants – Information and tickets at www.beholdnewlebanon.org – Visitors Center hours: Sat/Sun from 9 am to 5 pm, Mon from 9 am to 12 noon – Behold! Visitors Center, 14398 Route 22, just south of the intersection with Route 20, New Lebanon

Sunday, October 12

TSL Barn Sale – To help fund the TSL sidewalk project – 10 am to 2 pm – TSL Barn, 349-351 Columbia Street

Vio/Mire with The Sugar Honey Ice Tea – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562– 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The 20th Annual Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival – A family-friendly celebration with activities for all ages including hay mazes; slides and rides, puppet shows; music; apple cider pressing; horses, chickens, pigs and sheep; pie baking contest; pumpkin carving and scarecrow making – Rain or shine – Information at www.hvfallfest.org or 672-4465 x 224 – 10 am to 4 pm – Hawthorne Valley Farm, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent

18th Annual Autumn in Austerlitz Festival – 19th-century costumed characters, antiques, children’s entertainment, Early American crafters, a quilt raffle, blacksmithing and other demonstrations – Music by Ampersand – Information at www.oldausterlitz.org – Rain or shine! – 11 am to 4 pm – Old Austerlitz, 11550 Route 22, Austerlitz

Art Omi Fall Exhibition Opening & Reception – New works in the Fields Sculpture Park plus Architecture Omi – Works by Alexandre Arrechea, Jackie Ferrara, Guy Goldstein, Harrison Atelier, Paula Hayes, Catherine Lee, and Joan Linder –Information at 392-4747 orwww.artomi.org – 1:30 pm to 4 pm – Site-specific installation and performance of  Species Niches 2 by Harrison Atelier at 2 pm –Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Sunday-Monday, October 12-13

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Cruises – See the colors of autumn and close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Runs this weekend and remaining weekends in October – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

HAPPENING NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

October 16 – Second Show 20th Anniversary Celebration Open House

October 16-18 – “Creating Landscapes Within the Landscape” – En Plein Air painting event and auction at Olana

October 17 – Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours begin at Clermont State Historic Site

October 18 – 8th Annual Pumpkin Walk, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Columbia & Greene Counties

October 18 – John Waters at Basilica Hudson, with a book signing at Finch

October 18 – Writers Omi Fall Reading and BBQ

October 18 – “Handmade in America” – Valatie Artisans Fair

October 18 – Hudson Opera House Movable Feast (Eat well and meet new people!)

October 18 – Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene Counties Gala

October 20 – Record release party for Bobby Previte’s Terminals at Club Helsinki

October 22-26 – Film Columbia film festival

October 26 – Hudson Halloween Trick or Treat, Halloween Parade & Operation Pumpkin

October 26 – “Haute Cature” Fashion Show to support Animalkind

October 26 – Ghostly Gallop 5K Race to benefit the Hudson Area Library

November 1 – PS21 Gala

November 2 – Daylight Saving Time ends

November 4 – Election Day

November 7 – Kite’s Nest Alimentary Feast dinner

November 27 – Thanksgiving

November 28-30 – Basilica Farm + Flea

December 6 – Winter Walk!

 

 

 

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Events in Hudson NY, September 29 to October 5, 2014

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end

Monday-Thursday, September 29-October 2

Boyhood – Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Fast Food Nation, Slacker) – Filmed annually over a 12-year period and starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Jamie Howard, and Tess Allen – Schedule and trailer at www.FairviewCinema3.com – Each evening at 7 pm, matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Wednesday, October 1

Christ Church Episcopal resumes its Wednesday Lunch season – The menu changes each week and consists of a hot main course such as soup, stew, or pasta, a beverage, and dessert – Donations are requested, according to the donor’s ability – All donations go back into the lunch program – Church volunteers cook and serve the meal – Take-out is not available – All are welcome – Information at 828-1329 – 11:30 am to 1:15 pm every Wednesday through Memorial Day weekend – Fellowship Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

 Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and art – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm through November 19 – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square)

Author Elizabeth Sheffield will read from her book, Helen Keller Really Lived – Copies will be available for purchase and signing – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006 – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Free Dance Film Series – Leading up to the Second Annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival on October 11 – This Wednesday two films by Swedish filmmaker, choreographer and dancer, Pontus Lidberg, will be shown—The Rain (2007) and the award-winning Labyrinth Within (2011) – Information by e-mail to ddang@worksandprocess.org – 8 pm – Publication Studio Hudson, 460 Main Street, Catskill

Wednesday-Tuesday, October 1-7

Pop-Up Exhibition – Asian Art on the Hudson – Contemporary Chinese art, featuring the work of nine artists in media including painting, calligraphy, embroidery, and traditional Chinese ink wash shown at an historic Hudson Valley estate – Information by contacting Joanna Virello at jvprpr@gmail.com or 860-709-7399 – Wed/Thurs/Fri, October 1 through 3, hours are 12 noon to 3 pm; Sun/Mon/Tues, October 5 through 7, hours are 12 noon to 5 pm; or by appointment by calling 845-867-7916 – Southwood, 726 Woods Road, Germantown

Thursday, October 2

Buy Local Business Expo – A business to business trade show that gives companies the opportunity to present their products and services to buyers and business leaders – Sponsored by the Columbia and Greene County Chambers of Commerce – Information at 828-4417 orwww.columbiachamber-ny.com – 4 to 7 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, October 2-5

Films at TSL:

A Man with a Camera – An experimental silent documentary about life as it is lived, by Russian director Dziga Vertov – Original music composed and performed by Claudia Bruce, Bryce Courbois and Ogden Courbois

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints the day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Closed Curtain – Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking, and creates a masterpiece that surpasses his previous work – In Farsi with English subtitles

Through a Lens Darkly – This film “considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery.”

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, October 3

Shemekia Copeland – Grammy Award-nominated vocalist who has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival, and has scored critics’ choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic, has also won several W.C. Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards for her patented blend of modern blues, funk, soul and R&B – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 SmashCrashBash!!  – Featuring  the New York punks, The Virginia Gentlemen, and the Western Massachusetts garage trio, Hill Haints – This is the 12th installment of this semi-regular, rock ‘n’ roll-themed party, featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, handpicked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure – DJs are Sean McDevitt (Retouch Records), Alix Brown (Golden Triangle), and Peter Aaron (Chrome Cranks, WGXC’s “The PA System”) – Information at 822-1913 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday, October 4

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, meat, and more – Information atwww.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

 Blessing of the Animals – Animals of all sizes, shapes and stripes will be blessed by Rev. Eileen Weglarz, interim rector of Christ Church, in celebration of the feast day of St. Francis.  Rev. Weglarz has blessed iguanas, chickens, cows and horses in the past, in addition to dogs, cats and birds.  All animals are welcome, as long as they are leashed or crated.  Those who have lost a pet in the last year are welcome to bring a photo of that pet for a special blessing –  Refreshments will be served for pets and their people – Information at 828-1329 – Rain or shine – 10 am – Circle Drive, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

 Annual Art Book Sale – Featured are hundreds of gently-used books on art, graphic design, crafts, photography, architecture and interior design, as well as titles on art history, artists’ monographs, biographies and various art techniques – Hardcovers, paperbacks, catalogues, magazines, and coffee table books will be offered, all priced to sell – Sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, to benefit the library – Sale continues on Friday and Saturday of ArtsWalk weekend, October 10 and 1l – Open each day of the sale from 10 am to 1 pm – Book Sale Room, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 Exhibition Opening – Voiced – A group show featuring the work of Fred Fleisher, Kiyoshi Ike, Guy Romagna, Annette Rusin, Manju Shandler, and Jeremiah Teipen – On view through November 2 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com or 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

Film historian John Epperson, best known for his Lypsinka persona, presents his idiosyncratic interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 suspenseful sex mystery, Marnie – The evening begins with Epperson’s introduction to the screening of the film and concludes with a post-screening illustrated talk and Q&A – Reservations at 822-8448 – Information at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Al Margolis/Walter Wright/Dave Seidel trio will perform – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Steve Gunn with Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler – Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Guided hike to Catskill Mountain House and North-South Lake– Part of the Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Open House and Master Gardener Plant Swap & Sale – Bring your unwanted perennials and houseplants and swap or buy new ones – Master Gardener Volunteers will answer horticultural questions – Soil testing available – Three seminars: “Cooking Up a Fall Favorite—Squash!,”  “Putting Your Garden to Bed,” and “How to Winterize Your Lawn & Garden Equipment” – Live music by Nancy Carey Johnson, a singer-songwriter from Millerton – Food available – Information at 828-3346 or www.ccecolumbiagreene.org – Rain or shine – 10 am to 2 pm – Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties, 479 Route 66, Ghent

Won Dharma Center Meditation, Health & Wellness Festival/Open House – The Center celebrates its Third Anniversary by hosting more than a dozen local practitioners and vendors offering holistic products, services, and consultations – Activities offered include traditional Korean dance, Tai Chi, guided nature walks, sitting/moving meditation, music, and much more – A Silent Auction with a wide variety of donations from local businesses and healing practitioners – Korean lunch available at noon by reservation atRSVP@wondharmscenter.org – Rain or shine – Information by calling Karen Rosand at 851-6517 or e-mail toKaren@wondharmacenter.org – 10 am to 4 pm – Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack

Exhibition Opening – Search Portrait – Brings together five artists exploring contemporary portraiture across a range of media – Featured artists are Margot Curran, Dan Devine, John Hampshire, Mark LaRiviere, and Jack Shear – On view through November 16 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Artist Talk – Iranian-American artist Afruz Amighi will give a slide presentation on her body of work – Her piece, Far From God, is installed in front of the Visitors Center and references early Christian architecture and spirituality – Information at 392-4747 orwww.artomi.org – 5 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Lantern tours of Lindenwald, the home of President Martin Van Buren – Lanterns are provided to visitors who are guided by park rangers – Appropriate for all ages and free of charge – Also available on October 11 – Information at www.nps.gov/mava/ or 758-9689 – 7 pm – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road (Route 9H), Kinderhook

Beat the Devil – A play about Faust written and performed by Glen Williamson – Reservations and information at 392-2760 – 7 pm – Camphill Ghent, Culture Hall, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5

Artists’ Reception – Under Siege: Monuments of Syria – Photographs by Peter Aaron and Lynn Davis – Aaron’s photographs of Syria were taken in 2009, before the civil war and the destruction and damage to many of these monuments.  Here they are displayed with Lynn Davis’ large photographs of the Roman ruins of Syria – Aaron’s photos were shown earlier this year in Germantown’s ARTSpace.  This brief showing is sponsored by James Male of HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty – On view both Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm; reception is Saturday from 5 to 8 pm – Mark McDonald, 555 Warren Street

Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 19

Windows on Warren – Columbia County Council on the Arts’ ArtsWalk opens with Windows on Warren – Over 250 works by member artists are displayed in the windows of shops on Warren Street and can be viewed any time of day or night – For a complete listing of artists and other ArtsWalk programs go to www.cccaartswalk.webs.com or www.artscolumbia.org or call 671-6213 or pick up a brochure at the Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org 

 

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Events in Hudson NY, September 22 to September 28, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end

Monday-Thursday, September 22-October 2

HELD OVER FOR ONE MORE WEEK - Boyhood – Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Fast Food Nation, Slacker) – Filmed annually over a 12-year period and starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Jamie Howard, and Tess Allen – Schedule and trailer at www.FairviewCinema3.com – Each evening at 7 pm, matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Tuesday, September 23

First Day of Autumn

Wednesday, September 24

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Crooked Still – “…the soft, dreamy mellow vocals of Aoife O’Donovan combined with the band’s high energy, technical skill, and unusual instrumentation.”  - Listen at www.crookedstill.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Free Dance Film Series – Leading up to the Second Annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival on October 11 – This Wednesday’s screening is Paul Taylor: Creative Domain with the film’s producer, Robert Aberlin, present for Q&A – Other films will be shown on October 1 and 8 – Information by e-mail to ddang@worksandprocess.org – 8 pm – Publication Studio Hudson, 460 Main Street, Catskill

Thursday-Sunday, September 25-28

Films at TSL:

Expedition to the End of the World –  “On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, a crew sets sail for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland.” – “an irreverent, philosophical look at humanity and our effect on the world around us.”

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints the day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Closed Curtain – Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking, and creates a masterpiece that surpasses his previous work – In Farsi with English subtitles

Through a Lens Darkly – This film “considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery.”

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, September 26

Wine Tasting – Will Carroll of Carlo Huber Selections will be pouring three naturally produced wines, all new to Hudson Wine Merchants – Sample a crisp Austrian Nueberger, a light, earthy Pinot Noir from the Cotes du Jura, and a dry, completely unique Rose Sparkler from Italy – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys – Rockabilly Hall of Fame winners featuring Western swing, honkytonk, doo-wop, and country boogie – Listen at www.bigsandy.net – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, September 27

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, meat, and more – It’s the Market’s Third Annual Garlic Day – Representatives of public radio station WGXC 90.7 FM will be in the guest tent –– Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

 Exhibition Opening – Columbia County in All Seasons – Features the work of 32 local and regional artists – Curated by H.M. Saffer – On view through November 7 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or www.cccaartswalk.webs.com or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Fall Exhibit featuring work by Linda Cross (mixed media constructions and drawings), William Clutz (paintings), andAllyson Levy & Joshua Brehse (encaustic works) – On view through November 2 – Information at 828-1915 orwww.carriehaddadgallery@verizon.net – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Cooking Classes – This week, Small Batch Canning with author and canning expert Marisa McClellan – Learn the concepts of small batch canning while you make your own batch of pickled cauliflower – Marisa will also demonstrate how to make her pear vanilla jam – Samples of her pickles, jams and chutney will be served, along with local cheeses and wine from Hudson Wine Merchants – Copies of Marisa’s new cookbook, Preserving by the Pint, and her previous book, Food in Jars, will be available for purchase and signing – Seating is limited – Reservations at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – Class from 6:30 to 8:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

 Driftwood Soldier and Matt Hecker of Deep Chatham – Information at www.thespottydog.com – or 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 The Getdown performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

 Auction – Classicism to Contemporary: The Collection of Ashton Hawkins and Johnnie Moore – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 TEDxHudson (x= independently organized TED event) and the Etsy Family Dinner – The inaugural TEDxHudson event is created in the spirit of TED’s mission to present “ideas worth spreading.” – Entitled “Crossroads,” it brings together a broad range of perspectives, backgrounds and interests.  Speakers include artists, activists, entrepreneurs, historians, and national leaders – Alice Waters, a pioneer in the locavore movement, is Guest of Honor at both the TEDx event and the Etsy Dinner –She will introduce Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – Information atwww.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – TEDxHudson is from 11 am to 6 pm, Etsy Dinner is at 7:30 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street – Both the event and dinner are Sold Out.

 Jon Meredith will be guest speaker at the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series – Meredith is a collector of Columbia County memorabilia focussed on historic postcards, primarily from Hudson and surrounding areas – Meredith is an engineering manager for Bechtel but also sells antiques and collectibles – The presentation is sponsored by The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org or 828-1792 – 3:30 pm – First Floor, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Clarion Concerts presents one of its 2014 Leaf Peeper concerts – “A Program of Violins and Viola” will be performed by Sanford Allen and Dale Stuckenbruck on violin and Daniel Panner on viola – Works by Prokofiev, Mozart, Kodaly and Dvorak are on the program – Information and tickets at 329-5613 or www.leafpeeperconcerts.org – 8 pm – Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Guided hike to Sunset Rock and Catskill Mountain House – Part of the Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Auction – Unreserved Catalogued Estate Auction including the contents of The Colgate Mansion in Sharon, CT and a Redwood, NY estate – Online catalogue at www.copakeauction.com – Information at 329-1142 – 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Chatham Farm & Art Tour – Tour nine farms, including horse, alpaca, sheep, cattle and produce farms – Enjoy farm products, demonstrations, kids’ activities, and art produced by artists who have been painting and photographing the farms in the area since March, 2014 – Sponsored by the Chatham Agricultural Partnership, the Town of Chatham, and Columbia County Plein Air Artists – Information by e-mail atJeff@spruceridgefarm.com or 221-2911 –For further details and a map go to http://www.chathamkeepfarming.org/FarmTour.html – Information on the artists is posted at www.columbiapleinair.wordpress.com – 10 am to 4 pm

House Tour to benefit the restoration of the historic Stuyvesant Railroad Station – Tour six unique homes in Stuyvesant including a former schoolhouse, a log cabin and another with panoramic views of the Hudson River – Each house is unique and has a story to tell – 10 am to 4 pm – Tour starts at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, where tickets and maps will be available

Winnakee Land Trust’s Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms – A self-guided tour of eight Northern Dutchess County sites including two Dutch barns, a Victorian barn on the Landsman Kill, and an adaptively reused structure that is now an architect’s studio – Tour ends with a reception at a restored historic barn in Rhinebeck – Tickets and information at www.winnakeeland.org or 845-876-4213 – 10 am to 4 pm – Tour starts at 165 Academy Hill Road, Milan

Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival – A family affair and day out on the farm – Pet farm animals – Picnic on locally-produced food and beverages – Shop the Locavore Village – Introductions to food businesses throughout the Hudson Valley region – Held at a new working farm with kids and family activities, local libations, live music and a Disney musical artist performance – Sponsored by Friends of the Farmer to benefit the Farm On! Foundation’s youth education programs – Information at www.friendsofthefarmer.com – 10 am to 6 pm – 556 Empire Road, Copake

The Actors’ Ensemble presents two plays by Hamlin Garland—Mrs. Ripley’s Trip and Uncle Ethan Ripley – Starring Fern Sloan and Ted Pugh – Information at 392-2760 – 4 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Regional Art Show, featuring the juried work of 27 artists in various media – Juried by Marie-Claude Giroux, Bill Thompson, and Peter Jung – Information at www.spencertownacademy.org – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Sunday, September 28

Hudson Urban Gardens/Hudson Community Garden Potluck Harvest Party – Bring a dish or beverage to share – Meet the collaborators of theRiver City Garden: Kite’s Nest, Sweet Freedom Farm, Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center and Hudson Promise Corps, and learn how volunteers can lend their time or expertise to the garden – 3 to 5 pm – River City Garden, 59 North Front Street

Basilica Screenings – Film as Film: Three Films by Gregory J. Markopoulos—Ming Green (1966), Twice a Man (1963), and Through a Lens Brightly: Mark Turbyfill (1967)Markopoulos was one of the pioneers of independent and avant-garde cinema and was a contemporary of Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage and Andy Warhol – This rare screening of early Markopoulos films is in celebration of the publication of Film as Film: The Collected Writings of Gregory J. Markopoulos and is co-presented with the Bard College Film & Electronic Arts Department  –Filmmaker Robert Beavers and curator Mark Webber will be present for a discussion following the screening – Information and tickets atwww.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 The Mattson 2 and Normal Music will be performing – Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Tour Olana’s geological landscape with Professor Robert Titus – Prof. Titus teaches geology at Hartwick College.  He has written several books on the geology of the Catskills and he and his wife Johanna recently released their book, Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour – Presented by The Olana Partnership – Information and registration by e-mail at shasbrook@olana.org or 828-1872 ext.109 – 1 to 3 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Thomas Cole House Community Day Open House – The house and galleries are open to everyone free of charge – View the special exhibitions, plus Postcards from the Trail 2014featuring over 100 original artworks by more than 75 artists – Live music by the Coxsackie Community Band, the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers, and Frank Cuthbert performing original songs about Rip Van Winkle in conjunction with Alice Tunison’s reading of the famous story by Washington Irving – Craft demonstrations and a petting zoo – Information at 943-7465 orwww.thomascole.org – 1 to 4 pm – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Walking the Living Land Outings – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a series of participatory research outings that offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape at natural areas throughout the County.  The outings will be led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve 6 to 8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities, “botanical portraits,” and reflections as the group travels through different habitats with cameras, notebooks and botany bags in hand. Spaces are limited, and participation is generally limited to one outing – Information and registration (required) by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail to Anna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org  or visit www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org – Weekends in August and September

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.com – Meets every first and third Monday from 7 to 9 pm at the Red Dot, 319 Warren Street, and every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tuesdays

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Wednesdays

 Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

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Events in Hudson NY, September 15 to September 21, 2014

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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Monday-Thursday, September 15-18

Boyhood – Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Fast Food Nation, Slacker) – Filmed annually over a 12-year period and starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Jamie Howard, and Tess Allen – Schedule and trailer atwww.FairviewCinema3.com – Each evening at 7 pm, matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Tuesday, September 16

Live simulcast of The National Theatre of London’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire captured live at the Young Vic – Repeat broadcast shown on Saturday  (See below) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday, September 17

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Haunt the House with Penn Sultan – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday, September 18

Landlady and Breakfast in Fur – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, September 18-21

Films at TSL:

Expedition to the End of the World –  “On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, a crew sets sail for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland.” – “an irreverent, philosophical look at humanity and our effect on the world around us.”

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints the day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Closed Curtain – Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking, and creates a masterpiece that surpasses his previous work – In Farsi with English subtitles

Rocks in My Pockets – In this new animated gem, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness.

This Ain’t No Mouse Music – Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz is a “detective of deep American music” – Join Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Doucet, Flaco Jimenez and the Treme Brass Band for a delightful hip-shaking romp

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, September 19

Diane Cluck and Liv Carrow – For Diane Cluck, listen at www.dianecluck.info – Liv Carrow, a local favorite, can be heard atwww.livcarrowmusic.bandcamp.com/  – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Buffalo Stack with special guests, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra – “With slide guitar, gospel organ chords, New Orleans-style horns, and group harmonies, bluesy root-rockers Buffalo Stack can’t help but recall Woodstock heroes the Band.” – Visit www.buffalostack.com  – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, September 19-20

BasilicaScope Weekend – A Film Festival with the entire run dedicated to screenings of films made in the 1980s by featured filmmaker Alex Cox, including the cult classics Repo Man (combines punk teenagers, automobile repossessors, and aliens from outer space)Straight to Hell Returns (a slightly tweaked re-release of the 1987 Spaghetti Western comedy)and Walker (the story of 19th-century American adventurer William Walker who abandoned a series of careers to become a soldier of fortune, and for several years, dictator of Nicaragua.) – Cox will be present for Q&A and discussion – Rudy Wurlitzer, screenwriter of Walker, will also be present – Presented in association with Rooftop Films – Further information, schedule and tickets at www.basilicahudson.com – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Saturday, September 20

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, meat, and more – Hudson Historic Boat & Sailing Society visits with information on the restoration of The Eleanor and activities for children – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com– Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

 Exhibition Opening – Martin McMurray: The Case for Dream Insurance – An exhibition of new faux books – “McMurray uses the familiarity of a well-worn book and its standard format as a way to explore a wide range of current and historical events, personal relationships and emotional states…As physical objects, McMurray’s books are paintings as much as they are sculptures.” – On view through October 18 – Erik Schoonebeek’s paintings and drawings are also on view – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery/Hudson, 127 Warren Street

 Dance Party with DJs T-Bone and Builda – 21+ with ID – Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 9 pm to 2 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Reverberations perform – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Cooking Classes – This week, Pie Making with Allison Kave, first prize winner of the annual Brooklyn Pie Bake-Off and author of First Prize Pies – Participants will make a pie from scratch with a choice of two fillings – Pies will be available for tasting – Each person will leave with a pie ready to be baked at home, plus dough for a second pie, both of which can be frozen – Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing – Seating is limited – Reservations at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – Class from 10 am to 12 noon; Book signing from 1 to 2 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

 Smokey the Bear and His Forest Friends – Meet a wildlife rehabilitator who will introduce you to her rescued forest friends – Then meet Smokey and find out how you can help him keep forest animals safe from fire – Part of the Super Saturday Days program – Information atwww.fasnyfiremuseum.com or 822-1875 –10:30 am – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

Repeat broadcast of The National Theatre of London’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire captured live at the Young Vic – Live simulcast shown on Tuesday  (See above) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour – Three routes—10, 25, and 62 miles – Registration at www.TownofCopake.org or Facebook: Roe Jan Ramble – Sponsored by the Towns of Copake, Hillsdale, and Ancram – Sign-in at 7:30 am; First riders (62 mile run) leave at 8 am, other rides leave at 8:45 am – All rides begin and end at Copake Memorial Park

2014 Red Apple Run – A 5K orchard run, a 10K trail run, and a 1 mile kids’ run – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Runners Club – Awards and raffle prizes and “the most scenic trail run in Columbia County.” – Online registration and information atwww.kinderhookrunnersclub.com/assets/rar_registration_2014.pdf - On-site registration from 7:30 to 8:00 am, Kids’ Run at 8:30, Run starts at 9 am – Samascott’s Orchards, 5 Sunset Avenue, Kinderhook

Hudson Valley Apple Festival – Hosted by the Germantown Lions Club – Live music by Anthony Michael one-man band, Taconic Ridge, and Southbound; local, beer, wine and spirits  tasting;  horse-drawn hayrides through the park; baking contest; the Wacky Apple Crate Derby, a hay bale maze; Wild Goose Chase border collie demonstration; and fireworks at 7:15 pm! – Information at 537-6833 orwww.hudsonvalleyapplefestival.com  – 9 am to 8 pm – 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Double Lighthouse Lunch Buffet Tour & Cruise – Visit the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse and the Kingston Rondout Lighthouse, both still operating in the upper Hudson River and each with its own special history – Admission includes a full tour of both lighthouses and a lunch buffet – Reservations and information at www.ZERVE Esopus Meadows/Kingston Lighthouse Lunch Buffet Tour – 10 am to 2 pm – Sails from Kingston, NY

Garden Conservancy Open Day – See the private garden of Margaret Roach in Copake Falls – Information, schedule and directions atwww.gardenconservancy.org – 10 am to 4 pm – 99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls

FilmColumbia Festival Preview – The Chatham Film Club, producers of the 15th annual international film festival, to be screened this year in Chatham and Hudson, will hold a one-time, members-only preview of the 2014 festival at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham – Festival Executive Director and Co-Programmer Peter Biskind, Festival Director Calliope Nicholas, and Co-Programmer Laurence Kardish will host the preview, sharing trailers of featured films, and offering program highlights and insights – The event is free for members – Membership registration is available at www.filmcolumbia.org and in the lobby the day of the event – 4 pm – Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Light Into Night – The first annual showcase, art auction, dinner, and barn dance to benefit Omi International Arts Center – Brings together visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for an exclusive evening of installations and performances against the striking backdrop of the Omi Studio Barns  – Features pieces commissioned especially for this event by Omi residency alumni – Guests will enjoy an open bar and a farm-to-table dinner while children will attend a  Little Stars event featuring a night-themed sculpture project using shadows, and a campfire with songs and storytelling – For information and tickets go to www.artomi.org/lightintonight   or 392-4747  – 5 to 9 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21

Charles Atlas Screenings – Presented by the Hudson Opera House, Second Ward Foundation and Luhring Augustine – Charles Atlas had been a pioneering figure in film and video for over four decades, extending the limits of his medium and forging new territory in a far-reaching range of genres, stylistic approaches, and techniques.  He has worked with such artists as Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Douglas Dunn, Marina Abramovic, Yvonne Rainer, Antony & The Johnsons, and most notably Merce Cunningham, for whom he served as in-house videographer from the early 1970s through 1983.

SATURDAY:

> Screening of Turning – Originally staged at St. Anne’s Warehouse as part of the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the film is a 78-minute musical documentary featuring the award-winning tour of the live multi-media performance concert by Antony & The Johnsons – Preceded by a reception with the artist

. Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – Reception at 7 pm; screening at 8 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

> Continuous Screenings of Atlas’s films and videos – Viewer discretion is advised Complimentary Virgin and Bloody Marys

Hail the New Puritan (1985-86) – Documenting a fictional day in the life of British dance celebrity Michael Clark

.Mrs. Peanut Visits New York (1992-1999) – A video portrait of the legendary late performance artist and dancer Leigh Bowery

.A variety of drag-centered videos including Son of Sam & Delilah (1988-1991) and Butcher’s Vogue (1990)

Information at www.facebook.com/secondwardfoundation – 12 noon to 5 pm – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street (Parking behind the building)

Sunday, September 21

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

A Gallery Talk on Belkis Ayon – Edward Sullivan, Professor of Art History at NYU, and a specialist in Latin American and Caribbean art, will speak on the work of Cuban artist Belkis Ayon, whose exhibition is currently on view at the gallery and has been extended through October 25 – Prof. Sullivan is the author of 30 books and exhibition catalogs and the curator of exhibitions at numerous museums in Latin America, the US and Europe – Katia Ayon, sister of the artist, will be present – This event is co-sponsored by the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba — Information at www.FRGobjectsanddesign.com or Facebook, or 646-483-9109 – 3 pm – FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

Marilyn Maye and her trio led by Tedd Firth – Celebrate autumn with this legendary and iconic jazz and cabaret vocalist as she makes her Hudson Valley debut – Johnny Carson called her a Super Singer and Ella Fitzgerald said she was “The Greatest White Singer in the World.” – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Columbia Chamber Players perform a benefit concert to raise funds for the maintenance of the Roe Jan Library’s donated Mason & Hamlin piano – The Players include Karen Bogardus, flute; Ellen Katz Willner, oboe; and Wenhan Anderson, piano – They will perform trios by Mathias, Dring, and Jacobs, and Gaubert’s Nocturne and Allegro for flute and piano – Reservations are requested – Call 325-4101 – Further information at www.roejanlibrary.org – 4 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Walking the Living Land Outings – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a series of participatory research outings that offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape at natural areas throughout the County.  The outings will be led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve 6 to 8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities, “botanical portraits,” and reflections as the group travels through different habitats with cameras, notebooks and botany bags in hand. Spaces are limited, and participation is generally limited to one outing – Information and registration (required) by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail to Anna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org  or visit www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org – Weekends in August and September

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.com – Meets every first and third Monday from 7 to 9 pm at the Red Dot, 319 Warren Street, and every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tuesdays

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesdays

 Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

 

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Events in Hudson NY, September 8 to September 14, 2014

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All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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Astounding array of artist offerings this weekend in Hudson including SoundScape, on Friday through Sunday at Basilica/Hudson featuring some 25 artists; Groundswell, the Olana/WGXC artist-in-the-landscape bonanza on Saturday afternoon with another 14; and 440Hz, an evening of experimental sound and composition at Second Ward Foundation on Sunday evening with 6 more.

Monday-Thursday, September 8-19

Boyhood – Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Fast Food Nation, Slacker) – Filmed annually over a 12-year period and starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Elijah Smith, Jamie Howard, and Tess Allen – Schedule and trailer at www.FairviewCinema3.com – Each evening at 7 pm, matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Tuesday, September 9

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater will be on the Hudson waterfront and offering a public sailing trip on a first come, first served basis – Donations by cash or check are accepted – Information by calling Mary Udell at 851-7044 – Board at 3:30 pm, sail from 4 pm to 6:30 pm – City dock, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, over the grade crossing on Front Street, beyond the Amtrak Station

Wednesday, September 10

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14

Films at TSL:

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints the day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Closed Curtain – Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking, and creates a masterpiece that surpasses his previous work – In Farsi with English subtitles

Rocks in My Pockets – In this new animated gem, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness.

This Ain’t No Mouse Music – Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz is a “detective of deep American music” – Join Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Doucet, Flaco Jimenez and the Treme Brass Band for a delightful hip-shaking romp

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The All Night Strut – A “musical bonanza that has all the special sounds from the depression and lowdown Harlem jive to WWII and stage door canteens to the sophistication of both uptown and downtown night club elegance.” – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, September 12

Gallery Opening – Caldwell Gallery Hudson opens its inaugural exhibition in this new space with Panorama: 250 Years of American Artfeaturing works by Grant Wood, Andrew Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, John Koch, Guy Wiggins, Isabel Bishop, David Burliuk, Dorothy Dehner, John Grillo, and Malvina Hoffman – On view through October 13 – Information at 828-7087 or www.caldwellgalleryhudson.com– Gallery hours are 11 am to 6 pm – Caldwell Gallery Hudson, 355 Warren Street

Friday-Saturday, September 12-13

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, over the grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Friday-Sunday, September 12-14

Basilica SoundScape – Basilica Hudson, in collaboration with international music organizers Pitchfork and Leg Up Management, presents a full weekend program featuring a wide range of music and visual art – Ben Ratliff of The New York Times said of last year’s program: “More festivals, in idyllic destinations or not, should explicitly be this way: a declaration and a creative act, in which a lot of different kinds of musical and literary sensibilities, low-key or oblique or confrontational, barely out of the egg or middle-aged and experienced, can be made memorable by juxtaposition and setting.”

> Artist Sterling Ruby will create large-scale quilt-like flags as backdrops for the main stage.  These backdrops will be up for the entire weekend

> Pop-up Shops including Bunnybrains Fire Sale and the Spotty Dog Pop-up Shop will be on hand.  Bunnybrains will stage Examine Your Vitamins featuring installations and performances by Gerard Malanga, Brian Degraw, and a host of other artists

> Official SoundScape After Parties on Friday and Saturday with DJ sets by Blazer SS, Soft Pink Truth, and Rainbow in the Dark at The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

> Food vendors on site – Camping available at Meadowgreens Campgrounds in Ghent

> Saturday tickets and Weekend Passes are Sold Out – A limited number of Friday tickets are available – Sunday is free entry from 11 am to 4 pm – (See “Sunday Brunch & Marketplace” below)

> For full program listing, tickets, and further details, go to www.basilicasoundscape.com/

> Information at www.basilicahudson.com – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Saturday, September 13

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods, meat and more –Randy Smith performs in the music tent – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Exhibition Openings – Two solo photography exhibitions: Wendy PatonVisages de Nuit and Lear LevinBurlesque & Cabaret – Also a Portfolio Showcase called  Night Life, with two photographers selected through competition—Karine LaRocque and Gary Zuercher – On view through October 5 – Information at 697-0266 or www.davisortongallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Openings – Two solo exhibitions: Liz AinslieNot the Thing We Were Thinking and Lorenza Sannai, Ideal Garden – On view through October 5   www.bcbart.com – 6 to 8 pm – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

 Exhibition Openings – Five solo exhibitions of painting, photography and sculpture – Works by Leonid Lerman in the Main Galleries & The Sculpture Garden; Paintings by Tine Lundsfryd, by Linnea Paskow, and by Chuck Bowdish in the Carriage House; and photographs by Paul Hamann in the Carriage House – On view through October 5 – Information at 828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Zach Gross – Zach Gross is an internationally published photographer with a focus on portraits, fashion and landscapes – One of his photos was selected as one of 12 standout portraits in The New Yorker magazine in 2012 – In addition to photographs, the exhibition also includes his paintings, videos, and photograms made directly in the darkroom without a camera – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 A Hudson Alley Tour – Herbalist Lauren Giambrone from the Good Fight Herb Company, will lead the tour and will identify wild urban plants and discuss how they can be processed and used to help maintain health – The tour begins at Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar and concludes at Verdigris with a complimentary herbal iced tea and further conversation about medicinal herbs – Reservations (required) and information at 828-3139 or e-mail VerdigrisTea@gmail.com – 5 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

 Broadway Goes to Church – Organist Graham Farrell performs a benefit for the Friends of the First Presbyterian Church featuring the memorable melodies of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and Lerner & Loewe on the historic 1927 Austin organ – 6 pm – First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street at the corner of Fourth Street

No Quarter performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

 Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society – Reservations at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise or 888-764-1844 – Information at www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or 828-5294 – 11 am to 2:30 pm – Tours depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Rock My Religion – A day-long celebration of history, art, and music followed by a gala dinner and auction in the historic Shaker Tannery – To benefit the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon – Rock My Religion, Dan Graham’s 1984 art video, explores the connection between ecstatic religious practices in American history and the development of rock-n-roll music and youth culture.  The video will be shown through September 22 in the North Family’s 1854 Wash House, at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village – Information atwww.shakerml.org/events or 794-9100

Guided hike to Catskill Mountain House and North-South Lake – Part of the Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century, and hear stories that bring their history to life – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Village of Kinderhook Village-wide Yard Sale + Friends of the Library Book Sale at 9 am at  18 Hudson Street – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business & Professional Association, Village of Kinderhook

Greenport Fall Festival – Includes a giant Yard Sale including used goods, crafts and antiques; music; food; and lots of fun – Information at 828-4656 – 11 am to 5 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslen Boulevard

Machinations, Scandals and Mysteries: the Obscure Legacy of New York’s Premier Founding Father – Travis Bowman, Chief Curator of the NYS Bureau of Historic Sites at the Peebles Island Resource Center, will give a talk highlighting Chancellor Robert Livingston’s biggest political successes and the personality conflicts that relegated him to obscurity – Information and reservations at 537-4240 – 2 pm – James D. Livingston Library, Clermont Cottage, Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

 Groundswell – The Olana Partnership and Wave Farm’s WGXC-90.7 FM co-present the second iteration of this award-winning exhibition event, featuring site-specific performances and works in sound, installation, broadcast, and movement – Over a dozen artists will reflect on and react to Olana and its integral viewshed as “an ambitious and early environmental work” – Participating artists are: Kenseth Armstead, William Basinski, Steve Bull, Jane Carver, Ellen Driscoll with Daniela Gomez, Michael Garofalo, Mckendree Key, Helene Lesterlin, Jack Magai, Man Forever, Laura Ortman, Mau Schoettle, and Bryan Zimmerman – Audiences will explore the Olana property’s undiscovered roads and naturalistic scenes as they encounter each project site – Picnicking will take place at a clearing overlooking the Hudson River, the Catskill Mountains and beyond – The event culminates with a performance by celebrated composer and artist William Basinski – Picnic lunches made available by Swoon Kitchenbar  – Tickets are offered as a discount if purchased in advance, and are available at www.groundswell2014.brownpapertickets.com/  – Information available at www.olana.org – 2 to 6 pm – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

The Hunt – The first of the Four Nations Ensemble’s 2014 Hudson River Harvest Concerts – Three 18th-century horns led by Todd Williams perform traditional hunting calls in the fields around a 19th-century barn in which a Baroque ensemble, joined by the horns, presents chamber works inspired by the hunt and evoking barking dogs, fleeing stags, galloping horses and all the “pleasures of the plains!” – Music by Leclair, Boccherini, Schobert, Fasch and Scarlatti – Followed by a reception – Information by e-mail tofournationsinc@aol.com or call 212-928-5708 – 3:30 pm – Private property in the Town of Ancram  (driving instructions will be sent upon purchase of tickets)

Investing in Futures in Our Community Fundraising Gala – To benefit student scholarship programs at Columbia-Greene Community College – Music by Nite-Time, Live Auction with Roy Brown, auctioneer – Information at 828-4181, ext 3727 or www.sunycgcc.edu – Cocktails at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 8 pm – The Quadrangle, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Cruises – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Saturday: Board at 6:30 pm, Cruise from 7 pm to 8:30 pm; Sunday: Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, September 14

TSL Barn Sale – To support the TSL sidewalk project – 10 am to 2 pm – 349-351 State Street

 Artist’s Talk and Reading – Artist/poet/critic/author Wayne Koestenbaum will discuss the gallery’s current exhibition—Tossed (organized by Jennifer Coates and Rachel Schmichofer)—and will read from his own work, including selections from a forthcoming book, The Pink Trance Notebooks – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 3 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery/Hudson, 127 Warren Street

 Sunday Brunch and Marketplace – Presented by Basilica Farm & Flea as a preview of Basilica’s Thanksgiving weekend marketplace which showcases handmade goods by a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors – This preview features Hudson River Exchange, Hudson Sloop Club, the Good Fight Herb Company, and more – A morning feast will be served by Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 11 am to 4 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

440Hz – Second Ward Foundation presents a one-night music festival with experimental sound, projections, and compositions by William Basinski, C. Lavender, Ami Dang & Slag Ralden, and Buke & Gase – Information at www.facebook.com/secondwardfoundation –7 pm – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street

Farmhouse Rules – Marianne Courville of Hudson Standard will appear on Nancy Ginsberg’s Food Network show – 12:30 pm

Screenings of Elvis ’56  (1987)–celebrating the pivotal year that Elvis became a legend, and Sweet Home Chicago (1993)–the history of Chess records with John Lee Hooker, Buddy Gay, and Mick Jagger – This is the final screening in a Micro Retrospective of Alan & Susan Raymond Documentary Films: 1976-2011 – The filmmakers will be available for Q&A following the screening – Information atwww.cr10.org – 4 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Pianist Sohyun Ahn performs selections by Mozart, Schumann and Chopin – Ahn has been named the Performer of the Year by South Korea’s leading classical music journal – She has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and Steinway Hall, among other venues – She serves on the faculty of Rutgers University, Concordia College and Geneva Conservatory – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Walking the Living Land Outings – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a series of participatory research outings that offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape at natural areas throughout the County.  The outings will be led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve 6 to 8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities, “botanical portraits,” and reflections as the group travels through different habitats with cameras, notebooks and botany bags in hand. Spaces are limited, and participation is generally limited to one outing – Information and registration (required) by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail to Anna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org  or visit www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org – Weekends in August and September

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.com – Meets every first and third Monday from 7 to 9 pm at the Red Dot, 319 Warren Street, and every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tuesdays

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Wednesdays

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

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Events in Hudson NY, September 2 to September 7, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Tuesday, September 2

SeaChange Riverside Party for Climate Justice – Jane’s ice cream, handmade boats from Kite’s Nest, live music by Brian Dewan, and lots of fun and games!  SeaChange: We All Live Downstream is located in Troy, NY and is a collaborative art and activism project navigating the Hudson River in handmade paper canoes, initiating dialogue about climate change, extreme energy and water as commons along the way.  Join the SeaChange paddlers, Kite’s Nest, Hudson Sloop Club, Hudson Praxis, the Hudson Community Garden, and the Publication Studio Hudson – 5:30 pm to 8 pm – Rick’s Point, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, over the grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Alula and Amanda Jo Williams – Listen at www.soundcloud.com/alulasmusic andhttp://amandajowilliams.tumblr.com/ – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Wednesday, September 3

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Thursday, September 4

Live simulcast of The National Theatre of London’s production of Euripedes’ Medea – A new version by Ben Power – Also shown on Saturday (See below) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, September 4-7

Films at TSL:

Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger – “…a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger…”

The Last Sentence – A biopic “…based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden’s leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country’s policy of appeasement to Hitler.” – In Swedish with English subtitles

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, September 5

Auction – Single-Owner Collection of Nineteenth-Century Decorative Arts, and Modern and Contemporary Paintings from Brookbound, Claverack, NY – While most of the property is Victorian, there are also Modern and Contemporary works of art, including some paintings by Maurice Grosser and an etching by Man Ray. English Aesthetics Movement pieces and Twentieth-Century Art Pottery Movement pieces are also included. – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Preview Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Auction begins at 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

House Concert – Giacomo Smith & Friends deliver Hot Jazz with Giacomo on soprano saxophone and clarinet, and friends on trumpet, guitar and string bass – Information and reservations at 755-4350 or emailpeterjung512@gmail.com – Pot Luck at 7 pm, Music at 8 pm – 512 Warren Street

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – “With Egypt 80, Seun Kuti carries on the legacy of his father, the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, whose name was nearly synonymous with Afrobeat…Kuti “has found his own idiosyncratic voice as a songwriter, singer, and bandleader, with the scorching rhythms and kinetic funk energy that has earned the band worldwide acclaim as one of today’s most incendiary live acts.”– Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SmashCrashBash!!  (Now on first Fridays) – Featuring  Brooklyn noise rock trio, Beech Creeps and the blues punk duo, The Luxurious Faux Furs – This is the 11th installment of SmashCrashBash!!, a semi-regular, rock ‘n’ roll-themed party at Half Moon, featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, handpicked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure – DJs are Chris Bishop and Josh Lee Hooker – Information at 822-1913 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Saturday, September 5-6

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Friday-Sunday, September 5-7

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The All Night Strut – A “musical bonanza that has all the special sounds from the depression and lowdown Harlem jive to WWII and stage door canteens to the sophistication of both uptown and downtown night club elegance.” – Also plays next weekend – Information, schedule and reservations atwww.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, September 6

The 6th Annual Taste of Hudson – Sponsored by the BeLo3rd organization – Sample the cuisine of over 20 plus of Hudson’s finest restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and food retailers – Rain or shine – Information atwww.BeLo3rd.com – 11 am to 2 pm – Under the tents on Warren Street between Second and Third Streets

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods, meat and more –Sauerkraut Seth Travins performs in the music tent – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Exhibition Opening – Ze’ev Willy Neumann Sculptures – A two-part solo show: Spears Into Art – “No offense – just a fence” and Do Touch – Come and break the 4th wall with me! – On view through October 5 – Information at www.nobogallery.com – 5 to 8 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Looking Up: Tree Portraits – New Paintings by Nancy Ghitman – Plus gallery artists – On view through September 28 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 HD screening of The National Theatre of London’s production of Euripedes’ Medea – A new version by Ben Power – Also shown on Thursday  (See above) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 orwww.timeandspace.org – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

An Evening of Classical Music and Tango with violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry playing pieces from Bach, Bartok, and Paganini, plus tango pieces and more – In support of the 2014-15 season ofClassics on Hudson, a new classical music series – Information at 697-0909 – Tickets may be purchased at TK Home & Garden or by check to P. O. Box 1298, Hudson 12534 – 6 pm – Second Floor Gallery, TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

 Lizz Wright – “With one ear in the southern Georgia church where her father was pastor and musical director, and the other tuned to R&B charts, soul-gospel vocalist Lizz Wright can sing a lofty spiritual like ‘Amazing Grace,’ then turn on a dime and render a steamy rendition of (‘I’ve Got to Use My) Imagination’ by Gladys Knight and the Pips.” – She has been likened to her contemporary, Norah Jones – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Big Queef performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Hudson Valley Tour Cruise – Poughkeepsie to Hudson – A one-way cruise aboard Hudson Cruises’ newest cruise vessel, Marika – If coming from New York, take Metro North or Amtrak to Poughkeepsie and walk down the hill to the dock for a four-and a half hour journey up the Hudson River Valley to the old whaling port, City of Hudson – Along the way see peregrine falcon nesting sites, beautiful mansions and historic houses along the river, wildlife such as bald eagles, blue heron and ospreys, four Hudson River lighthouses and views of the beautiful Catskill Mountains – A light brunch will be served – Full cash bar – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/PouHudson or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 10 am in Poughkeepsie, arrive in Hudson at 2:45 pm

Lucky Ducky Derby Water Race and Chicken Barbeque – To benefit the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society – Music, food, auction, and views – Groups or individuals may purchase a racer—either a duck or a flamingo—at the barbeque or call 567-8832 to buy a racer before the event – Information at www.hudsonriverhistoricboat.org or 567-8832 or by e-mail to eleanorrestorationproject@gmail.com  – Grounds open at 2 pm – Race takes place at approximately 3:30 pm to take advantage of the out flowing tide of the Roe Jan Creek – Roe Jan Creek Boat Club, 91 Station Road, Germantown (a few miles south of Hudson on Route 9G, opposite County Route 10)

Author’s Talk – Copake resident Barbara Krauthamer will discuss the book she co-authored with Deborah Willis, called Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery – She will also show images from the book, comprised of over 150 photographs taken primarily during the Civil War period through the early twentieth century – The book was awarded the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in non-fiction – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale

The Wickers Creek Band serves up bluegrass at Rolo Scarpetti’s Pop Up Restaurant – A dinner in six courses – Information and reservations at 415-317-2428 – Two seatings: at 6 pm and at 8 pm – Rolo Scarpetti’s Pop Up Restaurant, 2994 Church Street, Pine Plains

Community Concert and Cider Party – Fresh cider and live music to dance to under the famousPS21 saddlespan tent in the apple orchard – Music by the Berkshire Bop Society (Lincoln Mayorga, Sheri Bauer-Mayorga, and Otto Gardner) playing standards from the American Songbook, and cabaret songs performed by Sally Jane Heit, accompanied by Uel Wade – Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic or order a boxed meal by calling 392-6121 – PS21 members are admitted free of charge – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 6:30 to 8 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Cruises – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets atwww.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, September 7

Author’s Reading – Author Joseph Luzzi reads from his new book, My Two Italies, “exploring his family’s connection to the dramatic history of Italy’s north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family.” – Live Italian music, wine and cheese – Information at 828-6411 orwww.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 2 pm – Third Floor Gallery, Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Stockport Middle Ground Flats Paddle – A “moderate paddle”, heading north on the Hudson River and around Stockport Middle Ground Flats – Prior paddling experience is required – Bring your own canoe or kayak, equipment, PFD, and bottled water – Advance registration is required by calling Marissa Codey at 392-5252, ext. 211 – Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – 2 pm – Stockport Creek Parking Lot, 200 Station Road, Stockport and Stuyvesant

Author’s Reading – Author Lydia Davis will read from her new book of short stories, Can’t and Won’t – A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A will follow –Davis is the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize, and the author of one novel and six previous story collections, the most recent of which, Varieties of Disturbance, was a finalist for the National Book Award – She is also an acclaimed translator of Swann’s Way and Madame Bovary, both of which received the French-American Foundation Translation Prize – Space is limited  and reservations, by calling 392-3005, are required – Information atwww.chathambookstore.com/events/ – 3 to 5 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

Screening of The Police Tapes, the third film in a Micro Retrospective of Alan & Susan Raymond Documentary Films: 1976-2011 –– “Originally conceived as an experimental video using small format Sony Porta-pak equipment…a perceptive and probing work, a harrowing peek into the dark underbelly of society. Filmed in 1976, when the South Bronx was burning, this video delivers an uncensored and immediate style that continues to influence police drama and reality shows.” –– The series runs on Sundays through September 14 – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Exhibition Opening – Clermont’s Imagined Histories: Photographs, Paintings and Sculptures by Robert Hite –The exhibition features black and white photographs of architectural sculptures situated in scenic forests, fields, and gardens throughout Clermont’s 500-acre estate. – Hite was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the summer of 2014 – His work will be displayed in both the historic mansion and in the Visitor’s Center –Presented by the Friends of Clermont and Clermont Historic Site – On view through October 13 – Information at 537-6622 or www.friendsofclermont.org – 4 to 7 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Walking the Living Land Outings – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a series of participatory research outings that offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape at natural areas throughout the County.  The outings will be led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve 6 to 8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities, “botanical portraits,” and reflections as the group travels through different habitats with cameras, notebooks and botany bags in hand. Spaces are limited, and participation is generally limited to one outing – Information and registration (required) by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail toAnna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org  or visit  www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org – Weekends in August and September

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn atliveoriginalmusic@hotmail.com – Meets every first and third Monday from 7 to 9 pm at the Red Dot, 319 Warren Street, and every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tuesdays

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Wednesdays

 Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

Wednesdays through Sundays

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

 

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Events in Hudson NY, August 25 to August 31, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, August 25

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’ eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Kevin Morby and Better Pills (members of Hand Habits) perform – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Tuesday, August 26

Movie Tuesdays – Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times – Chaplin’s Little Tramp gracefully and playfully makes his way through the Great Depression of the 1930s – One of the great classics of American cinema – Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, August 27

This mini-festival of Dreampop features three New York State based bands—Widowspeak, Hand Habits, andSleepers Bells—exploring the depths, corners and intersections of psychedelic rock, freak folk, and mumblecore – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com  or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Isa X, Painted Faces, and Saviour Self – “Isa X is the sound and noise compositions of Dylan Hay from Brooklyn – Painted Faces: Lo-fi freak pop collage weirdo David Drucker creates bizarre nostalgic jams. – and Saviour Self is the improvisational noise duo of Logan Visscher and Colin LaClair.”  (They said it, I didn’t.) – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Wednesday-Saturday, August 27-30

Films at TSL:

Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger – “…a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger…”

> Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem – “an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.”

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step – Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff – A documentary on “one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of ‘alternative’ journalism in America.”

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 27-31

World Premiere Theatre Revival – Stageworks Hudson revives its 2012 award-winning hit, Tomorrow in the Battle, by Kieron Barry  – “…one of the most remarkable pieces of theater in recent memory.  Brilliant would be the word.”—Albany Times Union – Directed by Laura Margolis – This is the final week of the run – Information and tickets at 822-9667 – Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 pm & 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Stageworks Hudson, 41 Cross Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Full Monty – “…the steel mine has closed and the guys are out of work…They’ve hit rock bottom, until, encouraged by a male strip show their wives are enjoying, they come up with a scheme to ‘bare it all”…. – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Wednesday-Monday, August 27-September 1

The 174th Annual Columbia County Fair – A sampling of programs includes midway rides, the famousDemolition Derby, Heritage Village with antique engines, corn huskers and other working machinery, the Hudson Valley Bounty cooking contest and a pie contest,  Agricultural Show Ring, watermelon eating contest, the Brad Comedy Hypnosis Show, oxen demonstration, Talent Contest, 64th Annual Firefighters Parade (Sat at 11 am), quilt show, scarecrow demonstration, cow chip bingo, Painted Pony Rodeo, monster tractor pull, daily pig races and 4-H demonstrations, plus nightly entertainment on the Main Stage including The Oak Ridge Boysand Still Surfin’: A Musical Tribute to The Beach Boys, and much, much more – Admission includes parking and all entertainment – Kids under 12 admitted free – Thursday is Youth & Senior Citizens’ Day with reduced pricing – Information and schedule at www.columbiafair.com – Wed from 3 to 11 pm, Thurs-Mon from10 am to 11 pm, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham

Thursday, August 28

Hudson Cruises Weekday Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets atwww.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street (See also below, Sightseeing Cruises on Saturday and Sunday)

Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project with New Fancy Foils, Undertone Overtone, Glistening Thrills, and Let Your Light Shine by Jodie Mack – “Interweaving the forms of personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, Dusty Stacks of Mom is an animated musical documentary that examines the rise and fall of a nearly-defunct poster and postcard wholesale business; the changing role of physical objects and virtual data in commerce; and the division (or lack of) between abstraction in fine art and psychedelic kitsch.” - Q&A with Jodie Mack via Skype – Part of the Basilica Screenings series – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 The Del McCoury Band – Grant Gordy Trio opens – “The Del McCoury Band has been able to stride the divide between traditional and progressive bluegrass like no other group before or since….In June 2010, McCoury received a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts in the field of folk and traditional arts, and in 2011 he was elected into the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame.” – Visitwww.delmccouryband.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Alexander Turnquist and Christopher Tignor perform – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, August 28-31

Held Over! – Caravan Stage Company presents Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire!, an operatic, circus theatre spectacle performed on the decks and rigging of a Tall Ship called the Amara Zee and viewed from the ground – Presented in Athens by Shakespeare on the Hudson and the Village of Athens – The play is “a tale of pirate activists who, through virtual and creative manipulation, battle the corrupting icons of our past and present world.”  Described by The New York Times as “Experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street” – Bring a chair – Mature content; recommended for ages 13 and up – Information at 504-715-7152 or http://caravanstage.org – 9 pm – Athens Waterfront Park, Athens

Friday, August 29

Free Auction Appraisal Day – Bring your treasures for a free verbal appraisal – Photographs can also be sent toinfo@stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 10 am to 12 noon – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Friday Tasting – Negronis made with Art in the Age Sage and Gran Classico bitters – Information atwww.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Beautiful Music for You – A double set with Loud & Sad (Nathan McLaughlin & Joe Houpert) weaving violin, guitar, and tape loops, and the Hauser/Lependorf/Radtke Trio (Otto Hauser, percussion; Jeffrey Lependorf, Asian flutes; and Carsten Radtke, guitar) explore aural subtleties – Information at 917-609-7112 – 7 pm – Upstairs at 533 Warren Street

 Evan Levine and The Old Way – Evan Levine was once of Hudson, but now of Philly – “Captivating, unmistakable and singular renditions of Americana classics, and more.” – The Old Way is the duo of Irena and Joshua Smith from Northern California, who have performed extensively across the US – They have performed with and opened for bluegrass legend Peter Rowan, Mike & Ruthy, and songwriter/guitarist Scott Barkan– Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Closing Party for BUMP An Interactive Whale Exhibit by Frank and Dan DenDanto – Special music performances by Black Sea Hotel, Charlie Looker, and Patrick Higgins –Black Sea Hotel is an a cappellaBalkan women’s trio singing “traditional songs from the mythical birthplace of Orpheus” – The installation includes bones from three different whales, suspended at eye level in Basilica’s Main Hall and accessible for hands-on touching.  – On view through September 1 on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 or by appointment by e-mail to info@basilicahudson.com  – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 9 pm – Doors open at 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thunder Ridge performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 6 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, August 29-30

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Parsons Dance – This internationally-acclaimed contemporary American dance company has performed at PS21 every year since 2006 – The performances will include new works that celebrate the company’s 30thAnniversary, as well as some classic pieces – The company is led by dancer, choreographer, and teacher David Parsons who was a leading dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1978 to 1987 – This performance is part of the Chatham Dance Fest and traditionally closes PS21’s season – Information at 392-6121 orwww.ps21chatham.org – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Monday, August 29-September 1

Spencertown Academy Festival of Books: An annual extravaganza of all things literary

> Giant Book Sale featuring more than 10,000 gently-used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard cover and paperbacks – Special Kid’s Corner and a media rack with CD’s and audio books. – First floor gallery features a handpicked selection of specialty books including limited editions, out-of-print books, and new books from leading national publishers. – Plus two days of readings and book signings and a children’s program – Admission is free to all events, except for the early buying opportunities and the Preview Party.

>Friday – Preview Party and early buying for Spencertown Academy members and friends

Saturday –10 am to 12 noon (Early Buying Opportunity from 8-10 am – Special Children’s Program features a visit from Curious George ( 9-11 am) – A Crime Novel Roundtable at 12 noon  and lectures on YA Literatureand Edna St. Vincent Millay from 1:30 to 3 pm

>Sunday – Book Sale continues from 10 am to 4 pm – Authors’ Readings & Book Signings by Jonathan Weiner, author of The Beak of the Finch and Deborah Heiligman, author of Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith at 11:30 am; Liz Neumark and Carole Lalli, authors of Sylvia’s Table at 1 pmand NYS Poet Laureate Marie Howe, author of three volumes of poetry, at 2:30 pm

>Monday – Book Sale Clearance – 10 am to 2 pm – All remaining books just $1 and specialty books at half price

>Information and schedule at www.spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Behold! New Lebanon – The inaugural week of New Lebanon’s promotion of the town as “a living museum of contemporary rural American life” – The program is described as “Local people opening their homes, farms, workshops, places of business, sharing their secrets of living successfully in today’s Rural America.”  A variety of programs and events are offered including a hops farm demonstration, a tour of famed kinetic sculptor George Rickey’s studio and sculpture garden, a behind the scenes tour of the Lebanon Valley Speedway, a demonstration of working farm dogs, a lecture on how to become an auctioneer, and of course a variety of food, from BBQ to a vegetarian brunch with the Universal Order of Sufis – Information and tickets atwww.beholdnewlebanon.org – Visitors Center hours: Fri from 3 to 8 pm, Sat/Sun from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Mon from 8:30 am to 12 noon – Behold! Visitors Center, 14398 Route 22, just south of the intersection with Route 20, New Lebanon

Saturday, August 30

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods meat and more – A Tomato Festival! – Miriam Rubin, author of the cookbook Tomatoes, will be in the book tent from 10 am to 12 noon – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Cooking Demonstration & Book Signing – Cookbook author Miriam Rubin, “a nationally known food writer and tomato connoisseur,” will be presenting a cooking demonstration and tasting of tomato creations from her recent cookbook, Tomatoes – Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing – Information atwww.valleyvariety.com or 828-0033 – 2 to 4 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Chocolate & Wine Tasting – Chocolates from Oliver Kita Chocolates in Rhinebeck paired with wines fromFairview Wines & Spirits – Meet Oliver Kita, the maker, and taste such chocolates as Pistachio Almond Marzipan covered in dark chocolate, and dark chocolate filled with White Peaches & Cream – Information at 828-3139 or www.VerdigrisTea@gmail.com – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Trios – New Works by Jesse Stecklow – On view through September 21 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective  Gallery, 727 Warren Street (Runs concurrently with Retrospective’s group show at 711 Warren Street)

 Exhibition Opening – My Chemical Romance – Works by Mikkel Carl, Eric Davis, Rachael Milton, and Santiago Taccetti – This exhibition “seeks to explore a series of works operating at the intersection of art and science.” – On view Through September 21 – Information at 828-2288 or www.retrospectivegallery.com  – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street (Runs concurrently with the Jesse Stecklow exhibition at 727 Warren Street)

Jorma Kaukonen – “…Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jorma Kaukonen—one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana—is a veritable Zelig of rock history….” – Co-founder of two of the most influential rock groups of all time—Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Reverberations performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Walking the Living Land Outing: Nutten Hook – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a unique cultural and artistic outing exploring different habitats at Nutten Hook.  The outing is part of a series of participatory research outings led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve a group of 6-8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities, “botanical portraits,” and shared reflections as we travel through 3-4 different habitats with cameras, notebooks, and botany bags in hand.  The outings are free, but registration is required.  Spaces are limited, and participation is generally limited to one outing.  Information and registration (required) by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail to Anna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org – or go to  www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org– 2 pm to 4:30 pm

MacHaydn Theatre Cabaret – An annual fundraising event featuring members of the 2014 company singing favorite songs from the movies – Refreshments will be served following the performance – Information and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 12 noon, Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, August 30-31

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets atwww.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street (See also above, Sightseeing Cruise on Thursday)

Sunday, August 31

Charles Busch in Pretty in Pink – “Hudson’s ‘in the pink’ with the return of the fabulous, flamboyant and forever fascinating Charles Busch.  With brand-new songs, brand-new stories, and brand-new gowns, Charles Busch puts a brand-new face on cabaret, and with Catskills’ own Tom Judson on the eighty-eights you know you’re in for a magical night of music, merriment, and more!” – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Downer (Simon O’Connor, Danny Wood, and Prince Terrence) play Nirvana’s In Utero live, in its entirety – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Pete Wagula – Solo  Guitar performance – Wagula combines his live acoustic guitar performance with live looping – He covers blues, jazz, and his own Hudson Valley inspired songs – Information and reservations at 828-1872 x 109 or e-mail to shasbrook@olana.org – 2 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Annual Columbia County Garden Party to benefit the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York – Hosted by Peter Spears and Brian Swardstrom – Offers a rare opportunity to visit the historic 1786 William Henry Ludlow House, which has recently undergone a full scale restoration – Features a silent auction with many one-of-a-kind items – A Hudson Valley Farm-to-Table menu provided by Chef Ric Orlando and New World Catering – Information and reservations at 434-4686 or www.aidscouncil.org – 3 to 6 pm –Ludlow Homestead, Claverack

Screening of An American Family. Anniversary Edition (2011) – Re-mastered and re-edited from the original Alan & Susan Raymond 12-hour landmark series shown on PBS in 1973. The original cinema verite series is considered to have created the template for today’s Reality TV.  The Anniversary Edition is 2 hours long – This is the second film in a Micro Retrospective of Alan & Susan Raymond Documentary Films: 1976-2011 – The series runs on Sundays through September 14 – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Monday, September 1

Labor Day

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods meat and more – A Tomato Festival! Plus Miriam Rubin, author of the cookbook Tomatoes, will be in the book tent from 10 am to 12 noon – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm through October 11 – Town Square, in front of Kinderhook Bank at 1 Hudson Street, Village of Kinderhook

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library – LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, a new store next door at 255 Warren Street, have joined forces in support of the library and its move to new quarters – On Tuesday evenings, Carolyn Mix and Darcy Doniger, the Perfumery owners, who happen to play cello and fiddle, will be playing Celtic, contemporary, folk and fusion outside Lick beginning around 7 pm – A portion of all sales made between 7 and 10 pm on Tuesdays in August will be donated to the library’s campaign – Lick, listen, and donate, all at the same time!

Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies offers free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Information atwww.bard.edu/ccs or 845-758-7562 – Sundays only at 12 noon – Depart from the Lobby of the Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson (Off Route 9-G)

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm – Information at 392-9463 orwww.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Walking the Living Land Outings – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a series of participatory research outings that offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape at natural areas throughout the County.  The outings will be led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve 6 to 8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities, “botanical portraits,” and reflections as the group travels through different habitats with cameras, notebooks and botany bags in hand. Spaces are limited, and participation is generally limited to one outing – Information and registration (required) by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail toAnna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org  or visit  www.hawthornevalleyfarm.org – Weekends in August and September

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn atliveoriginalmusic@hotmail.com – Meets every first and third Monday from 7 to 9 pm at the Red Dot, 319 Warren Street, and every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tuesdays

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Wednesdays

 Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

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Events in Hudson NY, August 18 to August 25, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, August 18

Hudson FORWARD Meeting – “Government 101” at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 1 North Front Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, August 19

Movie Tuesdays – Frances Ha (USA 2012) – “Shot in glorious monochrome and packed with gentle, subtle comedy, Frances Ha is a sweet, could-be-real tale, powered by an excellent Greta Gerwig leading performance.” – Introduced by choreographer Takehiro (Take) Ueyama – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, August 20

Taj Mahal – A Living Legend – Grammy Award-winning blues musician Taj Mahal is a pioneer of world music, blending American blues with global roots music representing virtually every corner of the world—West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian Islands and more – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Winds in the Wilderness concert with Sharon Powers, flute; Judith Dansker, oboe and English horn; John Myers, guitar; and Pete Toigo, bass – 6 pm – St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls

Wednesday-Friday, August 20-22

Caravan Stage Company presents Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire!, an operatic, circus theatre spectacle performed on the decks and rigging of a Tall Ship called the Amara Zee and viewed from the ground – The play is “a tale of pirate activists who, through virtual and creative manipulation, battle the corrupting icons of our past and present world.”  Described by The New York Times as “Experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street” – Bring a chair – Mature content; recommended for ages 13 and up – Information at 504-715-7152 or http://caravanstage.org – 9 pm – Athens Waterfront Park, Athens

Wednesday-Saturday, August 20-23

Films at TSL:

>Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem – “an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.”

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step – Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff – A documentary on “one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of ‘alternative’ journalism in America.” – Director David L. Lewis will make a special guest appearance on August 23

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 20-24

World Premiere Theatre Revival – Stageworks Hudson revives its 2012 award-winning hit, Tomorrow in the Battle, by Kieron Barry  – “…one of the most remarkable pieces of theater in recent memory.  Brilliant would be the word.”—Albany Times Union – Directed by Laura Margolis – Runs on weekends through August 31 – Information and tickets at 822-9667 – Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm (Special matinee August 30 at 2 pm) – Stageworks Hudson, 41 Cross Street

Thursday, August 21

Captain’s Log and The Buffalo Trio – Captain’s Log is  “…a duo of genre-bending improvisers dedicated to sonic and temporal explorations…” – Featuring Mike Gamble on guitars, effects, and loops, and Tony Falco on drums – Buffalo Trio is led by pianist Tony Kieraldo and features electric bassist Noah Jarrett (son of Keith Jarrett), and Nick Halley (son of Paul Winter Consort keyboardist Paul Halley) – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, August 21-24

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Full Monty – “…the steel mine has closed and the guys are out of work…They’ve hit rock bottom, until, encouraged by a male strip show their wives are enjoying, they come up with a scheme to ‘bare it all”…. – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, August 22

Wine Tasting – Alvaro, of Selections de la Vina, will be pouring little-known Spanish gems, including Eva de los Santos and other affordable, unique natural wines – Stop in for small bites, good neighbors, and tasty wine research – Information atwww.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 The Wiyos – A Hudson valley-based trio, “beloved for their unique blend of early swing, jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music… Their sound is reminiscent of days gone by, when live bands could be heard both on the radio and at community dances, juke joints, and house parties.” – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

King of the Forest performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, August 22-23

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre presents Rumplestiltskin— Guess a name to save the prince! – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

TakeDance performs Somewhere Familiar Melodies, a memory piece by Takehiro Ueyama, artistic director, and two premieres, includingChatham, based on memories and movements of four local residents – Friday’s performance is followed by Q&A with the company and participants in the Chatham community workshop – Part of the Chatham Dance Fest – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org– 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Sunday, August 22-24

influx” (arrival and inward flow of a large amount of something) part 2

> Videos by Keith Sonnier and by Jeffrey Gibson; sculpture by Judy Pfaff; installation by Francine Hunter McGivern; and work by Daniel Rothbart; a GIF Sequence selected by Mark Dorf

> Documentary film series on Sundays at 4 pm (See details below under Sunday)

> On view through September 20 – Information at www.cr10.org – 12 noon to 6 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Taconic Stage Company presents The Portable Dorothy Parker starring Margot Avery – Fri/Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm – St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls

Saturday, August 23

Junior Firefighter Challenge Grand Opening – Try out the Museum’s new challenge course and see if you can hoist the tools, climb the ladder, slide down the pole, and much more – Part of the Super Saturday Days program – Information at www.fasnyfiremuseum.com or 822-1875 –10:30 am – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

 Community Block Party – Organized by the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Hudson PROMISE Corps, and the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Lots for kids to do:  dancing, jump roping, face painting, bouncy houses, hula hooping, music, and food – Information at 828-4619, ext. 202 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Columbia Street between Second & Front Streets

 Exhibition Opening – BUMP: An Interactive Whale Exhibit by Frank and Dan DenDanto – The installation includes bones from three different whales, suspended at eye level in Basilica’s Main Hall and are accessible for hands-on touching.  Once touched, the bones are set in motion, causing shadows that dance around the space – The artists will be available at the opening for Q&A and discussion – On view through September 1 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 or by appointment by e-mail to info@basilicahudson.com – A closing celebration with special music performances by Black Sea Hotel, Charlie Looker, and Patrick Higgins takes place on August 29 – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 5 to 7 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Open House/Closing Doors Reception “to thank Hudson for supporting culture+commerce project for the last 3 ½ years and to celebrate the next chapter in the growth of our company.” – Information at 828-9219 or www.cultureandcommerceproject.com – 5 to 7 pm – culture+commerce project, 428 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Playful: Stephen Walling, Fernando Orellana, Phyllis Palmer& Joseph Kurhajec – On view through September 21 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise – Looking for intrigue on the water?   The play unfolds around you as actors from The 2 of Us Productions enact a fully scripted murder mystery.   The guest who figures out “the plot” leaves with a Murder Mystery prize of the evening.  Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/ or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 “A Night on the Hudson” Boat Ride – On Hudson Cruises’ new luxury cruise ship Marika – To benefit the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Food, music by DJ Clint, live performances –Information and tickets at www.staleybkeith.org or 291-9415 – Board at 8:30 pm, Cruise from 9 to 11 pm – Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 Ryan Montbleau – The winner of a Boston Music Award, he sounds equally at home backed by a New Orleans-flavored outfit or covering soul classics…He’s written songs for Trombone Shorty, and he’s recorded with members of Galactic, the Meters and the Neville Brothers – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 The Bounce Back Band performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Knife Sharpening – Pro Sharp Mobile Sharpening will bring its mobile workshop to TK’s backyard garden and provide sharpening services for everything from kitchen knives, utility blades and scissors, to garden tools and more –Also seasonal sales inside the store – Information at www.tkhomeandgarden.com or 697-0909 – 2 to 6 pm – TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

Dance Omi Showing in The Fields – Dancers from all over the world come to share ideas with one another and create unique pieces in Omi’s International Residency Program – This year’s dance residents will share the works they created in collaboration with each other while in residence at Omi.  Each year’s iteration varies based on the interests of the Residents, but generally involves site specific performance events which lead visitors through Omi’s sculptures and grounds.  Though the residency does not emphasize creating a finished product, the arts will present the fruits of their exchange –Information at www.artomi.org or 392-4747 – 2 to 4 pm – The Fields at Omi, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Riders Mills Schoolhouse Art Show – Sponsored by the Riders Mills Historical Association – An outdoor art show featuring 40 invited artists – Dixieland music and food – Information at www.RidersMillsSchoolhouse.org or 794-7146 – 10 am to 4 pm – Grounds of the restored Riders Mills Schoolhouse, intersection of Riders Mills Road & Drowne Road, Malden Bridge (.8 mile from intersection of Riders Mills Road and Route 66)

Unreserved Catalogued Estate Auction – 18th- and 19th-century furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives, and more – Online catalogue available – Information at www.copakeauction.com or 329-1142 – Previews Thurs from 11 am to 5 pm, Fri from 11 am to 7 pm, Sat from 12 noon to 2:45 pm – Auction at 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Saturday-Sunday, August 23-24

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

In Celebration of Barns – On Saturday, a Barn Photography Exhibit by members of the Columbia County Photo Club, on display in the Society’s Morey-Devereaux Barn along with writings about barns by local children who attended an AHS writing workshop in July – OnSunday, the exhibit will be open at 1 pm, with a brief AHS membership meeting at 2 pm and an illustrated talk by guest speaker Cynthia Falk, author of Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State –  Refreshments – Live music from High Country, an old time group from the Finger Lakes – Presented by the Austerlitz Historical Society – Information at www.oldausterlitz.org or 392-0062 – 1 to 5 pm – Austerlitz Historical Society, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

Sunday, August 24

Screening of Children in War – First film in a Micro Retrospective of Alan & Susan Raymond Documentary Films: 1976-2011 – Received Primetime Emmy Award for best Feature Documentary – Alan & Susan Raymond will be present to open the series – A special showing of drawings made by the children to honor the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide will be on view– The Documentary Film Series runs on Sundays through September 14 – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Monday, August 25

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – This week is the Martin Farm Corn Roast – Information at  www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm through October 11 – Town Square, in front of Kinderhook Bank at 1 Hudson Street, Village of Kinderhook

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

Free Auction Appraisal Day – Bring your treasures for a free verbal appraisal – Photographs can also be sent to info@stairgalleries.com – Every Friday in August – Information at 751-1000 – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library – LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, a new store next door at 255 Warren Street, have joined forces in support of the library and its move to new quarters – On Tuesday evenings, Carolyn Mix and Darcy Doniger, the Perfumery owners, who happen to play cello and fiddle, will be playing Celtic, contemporary, folk and fusion outside Lick beginning around 7 pm – A portion of all sales made between 7 and 10 pm on Tuesdays in August will be donated to the library’s campaign – Lick, listen, and donate, all at the same time!

Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies offers free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Information at www.bard.edu/ccs or 845-758-7562 – Sundays only at 12 noon – Depart from the Lobby of the Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson (Off Route 9-G)

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Walking the Living Land Outings – The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is seeking participants for a series of five late summer participatory research outings that offer a cultural and artistic exploration of different habitats in the landscape.  The outings will be led by Farmscape Ecology Program scientists, along with a guest artist, and will involve 6 to 8 participants in an afternoon of multi-sensory activities and reflections as the group travels through different habitats with cameras, notebooks and botany bags in hand. Information and registration by contacting Anna Duhon at 672-7994 or by e-mail to Anna@hawthornevalleyfarm.org – Weekends in August and September

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.com – Meets every first and third Monday from 7 to 9 pm at the Red Dot, 319 Warren Street, and every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tuesdays

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Wednesdays

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

 

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Events in Hudson NY, August 10 to August 19, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

WHAT? NO PARADE?

After last weekend’s Music Festival, the Black Arts Festival, and all the exhibition viewings,  farmers’ market feastings, and Super Moon watching, its time to take a deep breath and contemplate the week ahead.

Even more cultural riches are being offered up.  The Bangladeshi Cultural Fair on Saturday is one of Hudson’s most colorful and joyous celebrations, even though it does not involve a parade. (What?  No parade?)

Sunday-Friday, August 10-15

Ashbery Home School of Hudson – A one-week writing conference for “poets who seek to redefine their practice through a radical consideration of the other arts—music, cinema, the visual arts, and dance, as well as other media.” – The School’s morning and afternoon programs are open to enrollees only.  Evening readings and late-night movies are open and free to the general public.  The program is hosted by Time & Space Limited – For a schedule of the readings and films go to www.ashberyhomeschool.org or www.timeandspace.org– All readings are at 6 pm, all films are at 10 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Monday-Saturday, August 11-16

Films at TSL:

A Coffee in Berlin – This film swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards – Paints the day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. – In German with English subtitles

Closed Curtain – Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking yet again – In Farsi with English subtitles

Ida – A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation – In Polish with English subtitles

Pootie Tang – “the quintessential poet-narrative” – Wanda Sykes plays a supporting role –   Presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

> The Saddest Music in the World – By maverick filmmaker Guy Maddin – Stars Isabella Rossellini – Presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

Detour – John Ashbery notes, “Detour is an unpleasant movie that somehow lodges in the memory and invites repeated viewings.” – Presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

Celine and Julie Go Boating – Presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, August 12

Tuesdays in August - Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library Multi-tasking – There is a way to eat ice cream, listen to music, and donate to the Hudson Area Library all at the same time – See below under “Ongoing Fun & Games” for details of  LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, 255 Warren Street.

Movie Tuesdays – Bill T. Jones: A Good Man – Follows this acclaimed director/choreographer for two tumultuous years, as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial –Information atwww.ps21chatham.org  or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday-Friday, August 13-15

Caravan Stage Company presents Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire!, an operatic, circus theatre spectacle  performed on the decks and rigging of a Tall Ship called the Amara Zee and viewed from the ground – The play is “a tale of pirate activists who, through virtual and creative manipulation, battle the corrupting icons of  our past and present world.” – Described by The New York Times as “Experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street” – Bring a chair – Mature content; recommended for ages 13 and up – Information at 904-994-3698 or http://caravanstage.org – 9 pm – Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 13-17

World Premiere Theatre Revival – Stageworks Hudson revives its 2012 award-winning hit, Tomorrow in the Battle, by Kieron Barry  – “…one of the most remarkable pieces of theater in recent memory.  Brilliant would be the word.”—Albany Times Union – Directed by Laura Margolis – Runs on weekends through August 31 – Information and tickets at 822-9667 – Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm (Special matinee August 30 at 2 pm) – Stageworks Hudson, 41 Cross Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Guys & Dolls, based on Damon Runyon’s humorous and sentimental short stories celebrating Broadway’s gamblers, hustlers, gangsters and their women  – Music by Frank Loesser – Information, schedule and reservations atwww.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, August 14

Exhibition Opening: Back Roads of Columbia County, An Open Photographic Exhibition – Third annual exhibition of the Columbia County Photo Club with 27 members participating – On view through October 25 – Information at 828-1792 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 ProJam #7 – A Night of the Region’s Best Blues Musicians – Special guest host Jay Collins with Jeremy Walz, Vinny Leggiere, Dave Keyes, Sonny Rock and other Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in – A bi-monthly event – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, August 15

Exposition Auction – English, Continental, American, Asian, Ethnographic and Modern furniture, decorations, textiles and art from various collections and estates – Preview Tues-Thurs 10 am to 5 pm and Fri from 10 am, Auction begins at 6 pm – Information atwww.stairgalleries.com or 751-1000 – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Silent Isle, Zaimph and Colin Fisher – Silent Isle is directed by Anastasia Clarke and features looped guitar, vox, and occasional percussion – Zaimph is the solo project of artist, musician and performer Marcia Bassett – She is “…deeply entwined with the American noise underground…” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Wood Brothers with Simi Stone opening – “…on one level, a simple, classic, rootsy brother duo, but on another level, and with the addition of percussionist Jano Rix, an entirely different and complex post-roots ensemble that incorporates elements of rock, jazz, classical and experimental music….” – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

High Peaks Festival Orchestra performs in Olana’s Orchard – The renowned High Peaks faculty and rising young international artists perform various chamber music combinations including chorus, solo and duo piano, quartets and sextets – The orchestra performs Vivaldi’s Double Violin Concerto, Gershwin and more – A reception follows the concert – Pre-registration required at 828-1872, ext. 109 or e-mail to shasbrook@olana.org – Information at www.olana.org – 6 pm – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Billy Goodspeed performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, August 15-16

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also discounts from participating restaurants upon presentation of ticket – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:15 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Colony of Light: Programs I & I – Screening & performance programs – The Colony of Light is a provisionally utopian collective of artists and filmmakers that first convened and collaborated in July 2013 at MoMA PS1, NYC.  They are reunited for a week residency at Basilica to collaborate on new work and present these two public programs of films, videos, and performances.  Each night will be an entirely new program of recent work by the Colony members:  Basma Alsharif, Peter Burr, Bonnie Jones, Ted Kennedy, Jodi Mack, Xander Marro, Ben Russell, Jonathan Schwartz, Fern Silva, Ruth Somalo, and others, all of whom will be in attendance for discussion – Presented by Basilica Screenings – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre Series presents Rumplestiltskin— Guess a name to save the prince! – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Jamal Jackson Dance Company presents a new work, Bask in the Shade as part of the Chatham Dance Fest – Jackson’s newest work “…explores how an individual’s view of him or herself changes when their social circle expands, the pressure that a community places on the individual, and the complexities of racial cohesion.  Traditional Malian dance combined with an evolved contemporary African technique helps show the tug of war between traditional and modern values.” – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday through next Thursday, August 15-21

Fairview Cinema 3, our hometown, locally-owned movie theatre, will be holding over Begin Again, starring Keira Knightly, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine, a romantic comedy by John Carney (Once), centered around a struggling songwriter – Also starting Friday,Woody Allen’s new movie, Magic in the Moonlight, starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth – Schedule at www.fairviewcinema3.com or 828-1900 – Fairview Cinema 3, 160 Fairview Avenue

Saturday, August 16

 ****Bangladeshi Cultural Fair**** Live music and dance performances, a fashion show, food, vendors – Information on the BCFHudson Facebook page – 4 to 9 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Uncle Rock – Indie rocker Robert Burke Warren, aka Uncle Rock, returns for what is sure to be another SRO event – His multi-generational “rock for all ages” draws inspiration from all-time favorites like the Beatles, the Ramones, and Woodie Guthrie, to writers such as Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein – Part of what sets him apart is his artful approach to oft-overlooked topics like conspicuous consumption (“Too Many Presents”), the plight of Arctic-dwelling friends (“Polar Bear Over There”), and the need for downtime (“Nothin’ Doin’”). – He has earned critical praise from the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Time Out NY Kids. – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 10 am – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Openings – Six solo exhibitions of painting, photography, and sculpture – Paintings by Matthew Blackwell in the Main Galleries; Sculpture by Maud Bryt in the Sculpture Garden; Paintings and photographs by Judith Simonian, Angela Dufresne, Ruth Lauer Manenti, and Kathy Osborn in the Carriage House – On view through September 16 – Information at www.johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – painting a whisper: wind, sea and water – Drawings by David Dew Bruner – Ceramics by Robert Pesce and Grace Davies – Information at 914-466-4957 or 821-3158 – Hallam + Bruner Gallery, 876 Columbia Street (across from Columbia Memorial Hospital)

 The Soul Rebels – “…combine top-notch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate life in time-honored New Orleans style.” – Visit www.thesoulrebels.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Lick the Toad performs – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Guided hike to Kaaterskill Falls and North-South Lake – Part of the Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School.  See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Fourth Annual Columbia County Rotary Bike Ride – Choose from a 10, 30, or 60 mile route – Rain or shine – Organized by the Kinderhook Tri-Village Rotary Club to benefit the Valatie Community Theatre and other local charities – Information atwww.ktvrotary.org – 60 mile tour begins at 9 am, 30 mile at 10:30 am, and 10 mile at 11 am – Volunteer Park, Independence Way, Valatie

Garden Conservancy Open Days – Visit three private gardens in Columbia County including the gardens of Sue & Art Bassin at Cricket Hill Farm in Ancramdale, Kevin Lee Jacobs in Valatie, and Margaret Roach in Copake Falls – Information and directions atwww.gardenconservancy.org – 10 am to 4 pm

Hillsdale Historic House Tour – Visit eight houses, ranging from simple to elegant, that have all retained many if not most of their period details, and are all located on the same road – Houses include a 1850s house originally designed by esteemed architect Alexander Jackson Davis.  Three of the houses were part of the “women’s enclave” that presided over the road from 1920 to 1960 – A box lunch prepared by Carlucci-Simons Catering is included with the tour and will be served under a tent set in a meadow on the road – Order tickets in advance at Passiflora (325-6559), Hillsdale General Store or at http://hillsdaleny.com/2014/o8/2nd-annual-historic-house-tour/ –11 am to 3 pm – Check in to pick up tickets and a brochure at the Hillsdale Town Hall, 2609 State Route 23, Hillsdale

Screening of Art House, a film by Don Freeman, featuring 12 houses that artists built for themselves, including Olana, the home of Frederic Edwin Church – Based on Don Freeman’s book, Artists’ Handmade Houses – A love song, in film, to the places art lives” – Screening at 2 pm, followed by Q&A with Don Freeman at 3:30 pm – Upstate Films, 132 Tinker Street, Woodstock

“influx” (arrival and inward flow of a large amount of something) part 2

> Choreographed performances: Shiva . Shakti by Jessica Harris & Austin Selden and Dark and Pretty Flat by Esme Boyce & Kit McDaniel, with music by Cody Boyce

> Videos by Keith Sonnier and by Jeffrey Gibson; sculpture by Judy Pfaff; installation by Francine Hunter McGivern; and work by Daniel Rothbart; a GIF Sequence selected by Mark Dorf

> Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Exhibition Opening – Friend of a Friend – Seven artists who have previously shown work at the gallery were each asked to invite someone new.  Connections between inviter and invitee may or may not be apparent – Featured artists are:  Simeon Amstutz, Adam Brent, Steven Careau, Sasha Chermayeff, Andrew DuPont, Jean Fineberg, Marianne Gagnier, Joylynn Krystosek, Kim McLean, Susan Rabinowitz, Ed Rath, Asya Reznikov, Carleen Sheehan, and Michael Tong – On view through September 28 -  Information atwww.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street

Exhibition Opening – Syria: Then and Now – Peter Aaron, architectural photographer, displays photos of the people, and the ancient and recent Syria in 2009, juxtaposed with images of the destruction since the revolution began – On view through September 7 – Information at www.germantownartspace.com – 5 to 7 pm – ARTspace, 71 Palatine Road, Germantown

Sunday, August 17

 Robert Ellis with Dawn Landes opening – Texas Monthly magazine called him “Texas’s next great singer-songwriter.” – Listen atwww.robertellismusic.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Marian McLaughlin and Dust Bowl Faeries – McLaughlin “creates lyrically-driven songs with complimentary arrangements on her classical guitar that are delicate yet full of depth.” – Dust Bowl Faeries is led by inter-disciplinary artist, musician and performer Ryder Cooley – “Accordion, lap steel guitar, singing saw, ukulele, keyboards and three-part vocal harmonies combine to create their unique, other-worldly sound.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament – Food and beverages available – Cash prizes – Information at 828-3824 – Registration at 9 am, tournament starts at 10 am – Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy, #659, 27 Bridge Street, Greenport

So You Think You Don’t Understand (Modern) Dance? – Dance Omi Alumni Works in Progress  “Dance Omi Director Christopher K. Morgan will facilitate a showing of works-in-progress by Dance Omi alumni including Marie France Forcier, Lynn Neuman, and Melissa Riker.  Using his extensive experience with the Liz Lehrman’s Critical Response Process, Morgan will facilitate an exchange between the artists and the audience. – Followed by a reception  – Part of the Chatham Dance Fest –  Information at 392-6121 orwww.ps21chatham.org – 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Fish & Game invites the Northern Chefs Alliance to cook a feast in the fields of Fish & Game Farm to benefit the Farm On! Foundation – Some of the most talented and famous chefs from both Canada and the US will be “playing with fire,” cooking Hudson Valley products over open fires, custom grills, and giant smokers, and teaming up with some of the country’s best bartenders – John Medeski, Nature Films, and friends will provide the music – Attendees will hang with the chefs, party, eat, drink, dance, and roam the beautiful fields – For tickets, and a list of the participating chefs, and other information, go to www.Friendsofthefarmer.com – 3:30 pm, Fish & Game Farm, 623 Fish & Game Road, Claverack

Screening of Shut Up and Look – A film about Richard Artschwager – Presented by Ann Artschwager – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Saturday-Sunday, August 16-17

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Monday, August 18

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com  – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, August 19

Movie Tuesdays – Frances Ha (USA 2012) – “Shot in glorious monochrome and packed with gentle, subtle comedy, Frances Ha is a sweet, could-be-real tale, powered by an excellent Greta Gerwig leading performance.” – Introduced by choreographer Takehiro (Take) Ueyama –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – Information at  www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and knife sharpening – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square), Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net – Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday through October 25 – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information at copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22, Hillsdale

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm through October 11 – Town Square, in front of Kinderhook Bank at 1 Hudson Street, Village of Kinderhook

Philmont Farmers’ Market – Three market days – Fridays from 4 to 8 pm, a To-Go-Market, promoting locally-sourced, healthy to-go foods; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, is the Thrifting & Artisans Market; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm is the Farmers’ Market– to stock up for the week ahead – Each market will also feature farm-to-market foods – All markets at 116 Main Street, Philmont

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies offers free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Information at www.bard.edu/ccs or 845-758-7562 – Sundays only at 12 noon – Depart from the Lobby of the Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 33 Garden Road, Annandale-on-Hudson (Off Route 9-G)

The Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Tasting Room is open all summer Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm – Happy Hour is held on Fridays through August 29 from 5 to 7 pm – Information at 392-9463 or www.hudsonchathamwinery.com – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Mondays

Wunderbar B Movie Mondays – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

Acoustic Jam/Song Circle – All welcome – Information by contacting Marilyn at liveoriginalmusic@hotmail.com – Meets every first and third Monday from 7 to 9 pm at the Red Dot, 319 Warren Street, and every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tuesdays

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesdays in August

Eat Ice Cream and Support the Hudson Area Library – LICK, the ice cream store at 253 Warren Street and 2 Note Botanical Perfumery, a new store next door at 255 Warren Street, have joined forces in support of the library and its move to new quarters – On Tuesday evenings, Carolyn Mix and Darcy Doniger, the Perfumery owners, who happen to play cello and fiddle, will be playing Celtic, contemporary, folk and fusion outside Lick beginning around 7 pm – A portion of all sales made between 7 and 10 pm on Tuesdays will be donated to the library’s campaign – Lick, listen, and donate, all at the same time!

 Wednesdays

Stewart House Open Mic – Hosted by Justin Smith – 7 to 9 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

Stump Trivia at Wunderbar – Every Wednesday night through November – Go to www.stumptrivia.com – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 9:30 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

For more information on Columbia County events, visit www.columbiacountytourism.org  

 

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