Art Events in Hudson NY, July 6 to July 15, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Monday, July 6

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! –“ Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” – Community Sings with Conductor Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Open to singers of all levels and all ages – This Tenth Summer Sing will focus on traditional and classic rounds over the course of three Mondays– July 6, 13, and 20 – Composers are invited to submit a round for possible inclusion in this series  – Information at 392-6121; tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or at ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 Barn Studio, 3016 Route 66, Town of Chatham

Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7

Geek Show – A community art exhibition featuring work from a variety of Hudson-area artists and makers, 28 in all – Food by chefs Tyler Viggiano and Steve Hernandez – 5 to 9 pm – 533 Warren Street, 2nd Floor

Tuesday, July 7

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

Trixie Starr hosts Match Game, the Hudson version of the 60s/70s television show – Prizes and frivolity – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

Movie Tuesdays – Genghis Blues (New Zealand 1999) – San Francisco bluesman and composer Paul Pena makes a musical pilgrimage to the land of Tuva with Richard Feynman, B.B. King, and Kongar-ol Ondar – Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary – Free – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Wednesday, July 8

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The featured composer this week is J.S. Bach – We will listen to his Keyboard Concertos – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

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

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Last week I  tried Mexican food from Magdalena’s in Valatie, and the locally-made shortbread from Barley Farms—both delicious – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Wednesday-Sunday, July 8-12

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Broadway musical Hairspray – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, July 9

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

Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant Program, 1968-1971 – Part of the season-long series, Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986 – Inside Bed-Stuy was produced by Charles Hobson and aired on WNEW (better known as Channel 5).  This weekly show was originally conceived by Robert F. Kennedy’s organization and community boosters to counter images of black neighborhoods as presented in the mainstream news.  It is considered the first African-American produced television series in the USA.  Hosted by Roxie Roker and Jim Lowry, the program reflected the home of 400,000 people as it transitioned into a new era, featuring open and unscripted dialogues with residents, guest celebrities, and, most notably, a powerful public forum with Harry Belafonte.  This program will feature a selection of episodes, and will be introduced by producer Charles Hobson, followed by Q&A with Hobson and programmer Jake Perlin – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Wilber Forest Band and Lorkin O’Reilly – This evening of melodic folk-rock features two of the Hudson Valley’s most promising talents… Founded in 2012 by Ezra Glatt, Wilber Forest is deeply rooted in harmony, often containing three vocal parts and various instrumental harmonies.  Each of five band members plays multiple instruments and sings diverse harmonies….Arriving in Hudson from his native Scotland last year, Lorkin O’Reilly has made a name for himself around the Hudson Valley, headlining his own shows and sharing bills with established artists…. – This double bill represents Helsinki Hudson’s commitment to featuring regional and emerging talent – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, July 9-12

Films at TSL – On summer break

Creating Landscapes Within the Landscape – The Fourth Annual en plein air event co-hosted by The Olana Partnership and the Columbia County Council on the Arts – Thirty artists from across the country have been competitively selected to participate and will be painting the views within and from Frederic Church’s 250-acre artist designed landscape.  Visitors to Olana will be able to engage with the artists as they paint.  On Friday, participating painter Maria Kolodziej-Zincio will conduct an artist’s led tour of the artists at work in the landscape.  On Saturday artists will bring their canvases, some still wet, to the Wagon House Education Center, where the works will be exhibited during a reception with the artists from 4 to 6 pm.  Guests may submit their vote for the Viewers’ Choice Award to be given to one participating artist.  Awards will also be given for Best in Show, as well as Second Place and Third Place, all selected by special guest judge, Bob Bahr, editor of the weekly e-newsletter, Plein Air Today.  At 5 pm, the exhibited artworks will be sold via a live auction conducted by Rupert Finnell of Stair Galleries in Hudson.  The auction continues until all works are sold. Students from Olana’s Panorama summer program will also be painting plein air and exhibiting their work.    On Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm, the participating artists will continue to sell works either created at Olana or other locations. – Information, a full event schedule and tickets at www.olana.org or www.artscolumbia.org, or 828-1872, ext. 103. – Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Friday, July 10

Wine Tasting – Tradizione Imports is a small company importing wines from traditional Italian estates.  Stephen Strumza, one of the wine buyers, will be on hand to introduce some of his great finds. – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys – Texas-raised Mexican-American Alejandro Escovedo, the uncle of pop-funk star Sheila E., is a one-time punk-rocker whose music today “ranges from Velvet Underground-style drone rock to classic punk to Los Lobos-like Chicano rock to idiosyncratic, character-based visionary music along the lines of Tom Waits.” – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Olde News performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Joseph Bruchac performs as part of the Just For Fun Fridays program.  He is a traditional storyteller from the Adirondack region who draws on his Abenaki Indian ancestry and other Native American traditions for a variety of lively stories – He is a skilled teller of traditional tales, a professional musician, and an award-winning author of more than 120 books for children and adults –– Free admission – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Summer Shtick – An evening of comic mayhem conjured up by Andrew Joffe and Nancy Rothman and friends, with musical guest Amanda Boyd – No mimes.  No puppets.  Just a few hours of laughter and delight – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, July 10-11

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 – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  –Information at 822-1014 or hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty – “The witch has cast a spell—can the Prince fight through it to save lovely Aurora?” – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Free tickets available for children with a parent with current or past service in a branch of the armed forces – (Call 392-9292, use code FREESERVICE and show military ID) – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 11

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Liv Carrow will be performing in the Music Tent  – The Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Random House presents Off the Page – A day of literary discovery, filled with surprises and plenty of great reads to take home and devour – The day starts with an inspiring talk by bestselling author and legendary food critic Ruth Reichl, followed by a variety of book-inspired sessions and interactive workshops on book clubs, cooking, and travel – Gretchen Rubin, the author of the blockbuster bestseller The Happiness Project, will end the day with an energizing conversation about habits and happiness  – Information at basilicahudson.com – 9 am to 6 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Two Exhibition Openings – (1) Todd Knopke: BrightAirBrilliantFire – An exhibition of new work – Knopke combines the American tradition of quilting and the European tradition of tapestry making wall-based works that reference both collage and painting.  Using friend’s and family’s used clothing, sheets, towels, totes or duffles, Knopke breaks them apart and reassembles them through sewing.  Two works in the exhibition are site-specific and cover two walls of the gallery.  (2) Irena Jurek: Smooth Jazz – An exhibition of new drawings, painted assemblages, and sculpture – Jurek’s drawings are populated by a host of suave characters.  Hirsute men, luscious ladies and human/animal hybrids seductively interact in Edenic landscapes or stage-like settings…Jurek celebrates life in all  its forms…and always with a sense of humor.  Her assemblage paintings employ dollar store items such as hair rollers and plastic fruit, which she pushes beyond banality.  Both exhibitions are on view through August 2 – Information at baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Simultaneous Exhibition Openings in Retrospective’s two galleries – (1)  Tears on my Mirror Milk: Works by Violet Dennison – 727 Warren Street  and (2) Context Burger: Works by Scott Reeder, followed by a screening of his first feature length film—Moon Dust (2014) – 711 Warren Street  – Both exhibitions on view through August 9 –  Information at 828-2288 or retrospectivegallery.com – 6 to 8 pm plus film at 9 pm at TSL, 434 Columbia Street

Eilen Jewell – Seth Adam opens – Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell, a favorite of Helsinki audiences, ranks among the best in the Americana genre today…. – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation SocietyReservations at hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 –Tours also available the second Saturday of August, September and October – 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 – In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Herbalist Lauren Giambrone, founder of the Good Fight Herb Company, will give a guided plant tour to help participants recognize the wealth of edible plants that grow wild in our urban landscape. – She says, “Many of the most beautiful and useful plants for medicine are common weeds, and are often overlooked.  It thrills me to introduce folks to these plants growing all around, so they can recognize them and utilize them with confidence.” – The walk is given in partnership with Verdigris Tea and Chocolate Bar – Information and reservations (required) at 828-3139 or email VerdigrisTea@gmail.com – The tour begins and ends at Verdigris – At the conclusion of the tour, participants will re-assemble at the store for herbal ice tea and a discussion of how the plants found can be used at home – Participants will be given a 15% discount on Good Fight Herb products on the day of the tour – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street (at Second Street)

High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center Mane Event Annual Fundraiser to support the work of the Center – Discover the True Meaning of Horsepower – The event celebrates the powerful relationship between humans and equines through different disciplines and modalities – Demos, exhibits, games, silent auction, food and fun for all ages – Information at high-n-mighty.org or 672-4202 – 10 am to 3 pm – High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center, 71 County Road 21C, Ghent

Chatham Summerfest – A street fair including special sales, food, face painting, horse-drawn wagon rides and a kids parade – The Arts Spotlight Stage on Main Street will provide entertainment and performances by local groups throughout the day – Information at www.chathamsummerfest.,com or events@chathamareabusinessalliance.com or 269-1057 – 10 am to 4 pm – Main Street, Park Row and Hudson Avenue, Chatham

41st Annual Athens Street Festival – Antique and classic car show from 10 am to 4 pm, a parade at 11 am,  live music on three stages, fireworks and much more – Information at athensstreetfestival.com or 945-1551 – 10 am to 9:45 pm – Village of Athens, Greene County

Behold! New Lebanon – “A living museum of contemporary rural American life” – This new  museum without walls is described as “Local people opening their homes, farms, workshops, places of business, sharing their secrets of living successfully in today’s Rural America.”  The season spans 13 weekends, from July 4 through September 26.  A variety of tours and workshops are offered including a tour of a commercial-scale hops farm, a conversation with a reptile rescuer, and a walk to the Shaker Swamp to learn how the Shakers harnessed the swamp for productive use, etc.– Information and tickets at 720-7265 or www.beholdnewlebanon.org – Behold! Visitors Center, 438 State Route 20, New Lebanon

No Monster Power Lines announces that Bard Research Professor Gidon Eshel, PhD, will present vital new information related to the plan to construct new power lines in Columbia and Dutchess Counties – Information at www.nomonsterpowerlines.com – 10:30 am to 12 noon – Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Route 44, Pleasant Valley

“Betsy Ross:  Life Behind the Legend” – A lecture by Dr. Marla Miller, Director of the Public History program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Part of a Summer Lecture Series called Fabric of America: History of Our Flags – The series is in honor of the Historical Society’s current textile exhibition, and celebrates one of the most recognizable textiles in American history—the American flag.  Drawing on new sources, the lecture brings a fresh look at the fabled creation of “the first flag” and the woman who made it.  Dr. Miller’s book Betsy Ross and the Making of America, (2010) was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The Washington Post – Information and tickets at 758-9265 or cchsny.org – 4 pm – McNary Center, St. Paul’s Church, 6 Silvester Street, Kinderhook

Opening Reception – TRANS-FORM represents the first manifestation of the Rumsey Street Project and the first collaboration between Site:Lab and CR10 Arts.  The exhibition installation is composed of architectural and functional artifacts extracted from the de-sanctified Rumsey Street Church and re-contextualized in the CR10 Arts 7,000 square foot upper gallery.  Once the exhibition installation is complete the artifacts will once again be deconstructed and returned to Grand Rapids where they will be reconstructed and reinstalled as part of the ongoing Rumsey Street Project.  – The project was conceived and curated by Paul Amenta.  Participating artists include Paul Amenta, Hubert Dobler, Nick Kline, Francine Hunter McGivern, and Monika Wuhrer. On view through August 2 – Also, Roundabout3 (kinetic object) – a performance by Hubert Dobler – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo (Route 10 can be accessed from Route 9G or Route 31)

Media Stream – A film and video compilation which articulates the interconnectivity of data in  the internet era – Curated by Boshko Boskovic – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo (Route 10 can be accessed from Route 9G or Route 31)

Exhibition Opening – Related:  Artwork by Tom, Frank, and Margot Curran – The Curran family resided in Spencertown in the 1950s.  From a family of ten creative siblings, these three emerged as visual artists.  Current Columbia County residents Tom, Frank, and Margo are excited to offer a curated selection of their recent prints, paintings, and drawings.  The work on display reflects their shared interest in the novel application of classic techniques – On view through August 2 – Information at spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – Mostly Grimm: Works by Pamela Dalton – An exhibition primarily depicting classic fairy tales, made with a cut paper technique called Scherenschnitte (scissor cuts.)  The tradition of early American paper cutting was popular in Pennsylvania Dutch regions of this country in the early nineteenth century.  The show is unique because the artist has deviated from her usual style and cut these pieces in black paper, mounted on white.  The result is that the works resemble line drawings – The exhibition is on view through August 16 – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 5:30 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Library, 9091 Route 22 (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Declaration of Interdependence: A Celebration of Education, Agriculture, and the Arts to benefit the Hawthorne Valley Association educational programs – Cocktails and dinner prepared by the Chefs’ Consortium – Information and reservations at 672-4465 x 231 – 6 pm – Hawthorne Valley Association, 330 County Route 21C, Ghent

Dom Flemons Trio – Dom Flemons has been called the “American Songster.”  He has pulled from traditions of old-time folk music including ragtime, Piedmont blues, Southern folk, jug band, string band, spirituals and ballads to create new sounds.  He has performed music professionally since 2005.  As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals from Newport to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Old Opry – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12

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

Annual Art Omi Weekend celebrating ArtOmi International Visual Artists – This  community event celebrates the culmination of the Art Omi residency program, which this year hosted 30 artists from 24 countries – Saturday, from  6 to 7 pm, dinner ticket holders are invited for Sneak Preview Tours of selected artist studios, to experience the work firsthand and to hear the artists speak about their artistic practices – From 7 pm until 12 midnight:  Dinner Under the Stars overlooking the sculpture park, with music by Sambaland performing a variety of Brazilian music including samba to bossa nova  – Sunday, from 11 am to 1 pm, a Country Brunch on the Ledig House lawn, followed by Open Studios from 1 to 5 pm – Information and tickets at www.omiartscenter/art  or 392-4747 – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Sunday, July 12

Raga & Tala:  The Art of North Indian Music – With Steve Gorn on bansuri flute and Samir Chatterjee on tabla – Grammy winner Steve Gorn is an internationally respected interpreter and innovator of Indian classical and new American music.  Samir Chatterjee is one of the leading tabla players of India, appearing frequently as a soloist and accompanist throughout India and abroad – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 2 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Monday, July 13

Taconic Stage Company presents I Know I Came in Here for Something…(The Middle-aged Musical) – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie, with music by Wayne Moore – With Diedre Bollinger, Kathy Lee-Visscher, Brian Litscher and Mark “Monk” Schane-Lydon, with accompaniment by Joe Rose – Last two performances – Information and tickets at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 3 pm and 7:30 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

The Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting – The group will discuss their trip to Washington in June and the reaction of lawmakers to the group’s proposal for a revenue-neutral, market-based, consumer friendly solution to encourage clean, renewable energy.  For information about the organization go to citizensclimatelobby.org or call 917-282-2395 – 6:30 pm – Offices of PS21, 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! –“ Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” – Community Sings with Conductor Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Open to singers of all levels and all ages – This Tenth Summer Sing will focus on traditional and classic rounds over the course of three Mondays– July 6, 13, and 20 – Composers are invited to submit a round for possible inclusion in this series  – Information at 392-6121; tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or at ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 Barn Studio, 3016 Route 66, Town of Chatham

Joe Pug – A Greenbelt, Md singer-songwriter by way of Austin, Pug has toured far and wide with a trio and as the opening act for Steve Earle, a kind of trial-by-fire and university-on-the-road. – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, July 14

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

Movie Tuesdays – Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon – Les Blank’s complex, insightful looks at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteno musicians of the Texas-Mexican border.  Selected in 1993 for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. –  Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 15

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The recording this week is George Frideric Handel’s Concerti Grossi, Opus 3, with John Eliot Gardiner conducting the English Baroque Soloists – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

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

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 1 to July 8, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday, July 1

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The featured composer this week is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – we will listen to his Mass in C Minor – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

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

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Thursday, July 2

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

The Wiyos – With Pat Linnan opening – Beloved for their unique blend of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music, the Hudson Valley-based trio the Wiyos are an intercontinental sensation.  They warmed up the audience on a full 28-day tour for Bob Dylan in 2009 and have been featured on a BBC TV program on American folksong – The Wiyos are Michael Farkas, Teddy Weber, and Columbia County’s own “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins – Pat Linnan, who opens the evening, is a member of the Hudson-based group Nature Films, as well as other projects.  He is backed up by the Brooklyn-based Mail the Horse – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, July2-5

Films at TSL – On summer break

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Broadway musical Hairspray – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 3

Wine Tasting – Valerie Hail from T. Edwards will be in the store with a great selection of American and European wines for a celebratory Fourth of July weekend – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Blade Runner Noodle Night – “Experience the haunting and prophetic science fiction masterpiece by Ridley Scott alongside food inspired by the film.  Noodle soup created by chefs Nicole LoBue and Carrie Waldman will be served out of Basilica’s courtyard kitchen, which was originally inspired by the noodle bar in Blade Runner!”  — The film is part of the new Sci-Fi Summer Nights Series curated by co-founder Tony Stone – Free event (noodles not included) – Information at basilicahudson.com – 7 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Stu Quimby, Tony Kieraldo, Otto Hauser, and Terence Murren play at the Spotty – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

A co-bill of soul-roots music with David Jacobs-Strain and Royal Jelly Jive – David Jacobs-Strain “is a highly percussive guitarist and slide wizard who buries himself inside a song and seemingly channels decades more life than he possibly could have experienced……His live show moves from humorous subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.”  Royal Jelly Jive is fronted by the sultry and soulful vocals of Lauren Bjelde – They play a fusion of the jumpin’ jive of the 1940s, brass band music of the 1950s and 60s, and today’s Gypsy punk… – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –  Jacobs-Strain at 8 pm, Jelly Jive at 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SmashCrashBash!! – Insane bands Cellular Chaos and Dead Unicorn will perform at the 20th installment of this monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, hand-picked 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 – NYC’s Cellular Chaos features guitarist Weasel Walter, drummer Mark Edwards, and vocalist Admiral Grey.  “The last time the band rocked the Half Moon, they almost destroyed it with their inimitable brand of unhinged, spazztastic, noise-splattered, and severely disjointed no wave skronk.”  – The duo Cellular Chaos (Zac Shaw on drums and vocals and Paul Heath on bass and vocals) was formed in 2004 – Their sound is a singular blend of “melodic choruses meet noisecore, heart-wrenching ballads meet stoner rock anthems, pop-punk melodies meet prog-metal pummeling.”   DJing are Peter Aaron (the Chrome Cranks, WGXC) and Logan Visscher (World Lines, Savior Self, WGXC)  – Information at 828-1562 – Doors open at 9 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

The Marty Wendell Band performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Exhibition Opening & Reception – Swimming, Singing, and S’mores: 120 Years of Camps in the Mid-Hudson Valley – The Roeliff Jansen Historical Society’s summer exhibit celebrates childhood through many camp alumni’s experiences in the Roe Jan community over the last 120 years – Some of the stories told in the exhibit through photos and signage include mud sliding, a young pitcher striking out a visiting Lou Gehrig, a polio epidemic, the controversial arrest and handcuffing of s popular camp owner, kids finding “lost” caves, folksinger Theodore Bikel entertaining campers, and many more – The exhibition will be on view Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 pm starting July 4 through Columbus Day weekend – Information at 329-2574 or www.roeliffjansenhs.org – Opening & Reception from 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Roeliff Jansen Historical Society museum, 8 Miles Road, Copake Falls

Hudson Air Radio Theater celebrates the Fourth of July with classic radio plays written by American writers Mark Twain, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, and Booth Tarkington, performed live on stage – As in the old radio days, the audience watches the magic of sound effects being created with ordinary objects – Performed by Lora Lee Ecobelli, Andrew Joffe, Byron Nilsson, James Occhino, and Nancy Rothman with musical direction by Lincoln Mayorga – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm  (Also Sunday, July 5 at 2 pm) – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, July 3-4

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 – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  –Information at 822-1014 or hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty – “The witch has cast a spell—can the Prince fight through it to save lovely Aurora?” – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 4

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Abby Lappen will be performing in the Music Tent  – The Hudson Sloop Club will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

July 4th Party with DJ Effie Asili and friends – Vinyl Healing and Good Vibes – Guest DJs Lunar Moss, Shanny, Stoop Kidz, and others – Information at 828-1562 – 5 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Behold! New Lebanon – “A living museum of contemporary rural American life” – This new  museum without walls is described as “Local people opening their homes, farms, workshops, places of business, sharing their secrets of living successfully in today’s Rural America.”  The presenters” are not costumed actors or docents recalling old-world skills; they are actual townspeople of today.”  After a successful pilot season in 2014, this season spans 13 weekends, from July 4 through September 26.  A variety of tours and workshops are offered including a tour of a commercial scale hops farm, a conversation with a reptile rescuer, a behind the scenes tour of the Lebanon Valley Speedway, a walk to the Shaker Swamp to learn how the Shakers harnessed the swamp for productive use, 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 at 720-7265 or www.beholdnewlebanon.org – Behold! Visitors Center, 438 State Route 20, New Lebanon

An Old Fashioned Independence Day Festival at Clermont – From 2 to 6 pm, glimpse life in the 18th century including drilling and firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors including George Washington on his horse – From 7 to 10 pm the grounds will be rockin’ with oldies as played by The Greyhounds – Children’s contests start at 4:45 and include a three-legged race, cherry pit spitting, and Grinning for Cheese – Hot food available  – Enjoy an evening under the stars watching the Saugerties fireworks from across the Hudson River – A great day for families – The parking lot fills up quickly so come early with a blanket and a picnic to make a day and night of it. – Information at 537-4240 – Visit Clermont State Historic Site’s Facebook page for a complete schedule of activities – 2 to 10 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue (off 9G), Germantown

“Betsy Ross:  Life Behind the Legend” – A lecture by Dr. Marla Miller, Director of the Public History program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Part of a Summer Lecture Series called Fabric of America: History of Our Flags – The series is in honor of the Historical Society’s current textile exhibition, and celebrates one of the most recognizable textiles in American history—the American flag.  Drawing on new sources, the lecture brings a fresh look at the fabled creation of “the first flag” and the woman who made it.  Miller’s portrait of the famous seamstress, who occupies a sacred place in American consciousness, reconstructs the true life behind the legend of Betsy Ross. Dr. Miller’s book Betsy Ross and the Making of America, (2010) was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The Washington Post – Information and tickets at 758-9265 or cchsny.org – 4 pm – McNary Center, St. Paul’s Church, 6 Silvester Street, Kinderhook

Germantown July Fourth Fete – Come early for picnicking, food vendors, children’s activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo, Bee Bee the Clown, and a children’s science performance on how rockets work – Rescued birds of prey – Live music by South Bound and Camp Creek – Rain date is July 5 – Information at www.germantownny.org or 537-6687 – Gates open at 4 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm – Palatine Park, Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Saturday-Sunday, July 4-5

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

Sunday, July 5

Catch Takes the Hudson  Catch, the Brooklyn-based, hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready series of performance events, heads up the river to conquer the Hudson and possibly America.  Pouring equal parts community, love, and beer along the way, Catch delivers an array of the finest artists who call NYC or the Hudson Valley (and in some cases both) home.  Curated by Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie, and Caleb Hammons – Featuring Gelsey Bell; Malik Gaines & Alexandro Segade; Nick Hallett & Luciana Acuna; Jeff Larson; R.B. Schlather; Ellen Foster, Jason Martin,  Jack Magai, and Hana van der Kolk; The Squares; Adrienne Truscott; and more–“A crash course in what performance looks like today.”—ARTFORUM – Information at basilicahudson.com – 6 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Hudson Air Radio Theater celebrates the Fourth of July with classic radio plays written by American writers Mark Twain, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, and Booth Tarkington, performed live on stage – As in the old radio days, the audience watches the magic of sound effects being created with ordinary objects – Performed by Lora Lee Ecobelli, Andrew Joffe, Byron Nilsson, James Occhino, and Nancy Rothman with musical direction by Lincoln Mayorga – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 2 pm  (Also Friday, July 3 at 8 pm) – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Monday, July 6

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! –“ Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” – Community Sings with Conductor Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Open to singers of all levels and all ages – This Tenth Summer Sing will focus on traditional and classic rounds over the course of three Mondays– July 6, 13, and 20 – Composers are invited to submit a round for possible inclusion in this series  – Information at 392-6121; tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or at ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 Barn Studio, 3016 Route 66, Town of Chatham

Next Tuesday, July 7

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

Trixie Starr hosts Match Game, the Hudson version of the 60s/70s television show – Prizes and frivolity – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

Movie Tuesdays – Genghis Blues (New Zealand 1999) – San Francisco bluesman and composer Paul Pena makes a musical pilgrimage to the land of Tuva with Richard Feynman, B.B. King, and Kongar-ol Ondar – Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary – Free – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 8

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The featured composer this week is J.S. Bach – We will listen to his Keyboard Concertos – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

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

 

 

 

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Art in Hudson NY, June 24 to July 1, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday-Sunday, June 24-28

Caravan Stage Company presents Hacked: Treasure of the Empire, a new operatic theatre fantasy, enacted aboard the tall ship Amara Zee – The company delivers “productions of experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street.  Shows feature outlandish props, circus acrobatics, and aerialists dangling from the ship’s rigging.  The opera themes are critical of the rich, governments and global corporations.  Its heroes are hackers promoting the equal distribution of wealth, who are persecuted by paranoid and over-controlling authorities.”—The New York Times – Presented by Time & Space Limited – Information at 822-8448 – 9 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park – Water Street, over the grade crossing at Broad Street (past the Amtrak Station on Front Street)

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Rent, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Jonathan Larson – “Timely, touching and sensitive, a modern day “La Boheme” set in Greenwich Village and filled with Bohemian and slightly bizarre characters, each with a problem that the others help resolve. – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, June 25

Second Annual Columbia County Food Truck Festival – The Food Truck Village will include Black Forest Flammkuchen, Lekker, ‘Cue Truck, Hungry Traveler, Slidin’ Dirty, Sweet Central Express, Wandering Dago, Enjoyaball, Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck, Chatham Brewing, S&S Farm Brewery, Dutch Desserts, and Blima’s Catering – Three bands will provide live music – Rain or shine – Information by e-mail to renshu5@aol.com – 5 to 9 pm – Kinderhook Village Square, Village of Kinderhook

 Basilica Screenings – Sugarcoated Arsenic and other recent films by Kevin Jerome Everson – The evening “…brings together a selection of profound films depicting the lives of working class African-Americans.  From factory workers, Cleveland Water Department technicians, magicians, student activists, and actors, Everson explores these stories through an acute sensibility, challenging distinctions of reality and fiction by engaging artifice and reenactments of histories…”   Introduction by and Q&A with the filmmaker – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 ProJam #11 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians—Billy “The Kid” Evanochko, John Ginty, Vince Leggiere, Pete Hop, Sonny Rock and 50 Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in – Information at 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28

Films at TSL

Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians – A Special Oral History Project – A feature-length documentary about music in prison – Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Ben Harbert

The New Rijksmuseum – The ambitious renovation of the museum, scheduled to reopen in 2008, was five years late and millions over budget when it reopened in 2013.

Set Fire to the Stars – Based on true events, this film portrays John Malcolm Brinnin, the NY academic who brought Dylan Thomas to America, and the volatile celebrity poet who was tormented by “anonymity, alcohol and the abyss”

The Marriage of Maria Braun – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic film – Part of his “postwar trilogy” and a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her life – In German with English subtitles

> Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – “…an immersive, inventive cinematic experience…”

>Wittgenstein – “A visually stunning and profoundly entertaining work about modern philosophy and the dark genius that revolutionized it.”

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, June 26

Exhibition Opening – Landscape Thoughtography: Abstract Photographs by Jonathan Pazer – On view through July 26 – Information at 822-0510 or 510warrenstgallery.com – 5 to 7 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Wine Tasting – Vinum Imports has an impressive portfolio of traditional naturally made wines from small farms along the Adriatic coast of Croatia.  These wines are distinctive, fascinating, and delicious.  Laura Carino from Vinum will be in the store offering tastings and talking about the unique wines of Croatia – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Sherry Tasting – One of the world’s most historically important wines, Sherry is known for its nuanced complexity from long aging in cask.  Sherries are incredibly diverse, ranging from fresh, saline finos and manzanillas to olorosos.  With its array of styles, there’s a sherry to pair with every dish.  Join HWM staff and Maria Clark from Polaner Selections, for almonds, hard cheese, and some delicious learning – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

House Concert/Potluck – Italian-born Pasquale Grasso (guitar) and Parisian Yvonnick Prene (chromatic harmonica) will perform two sets – Both now live and play jazz in the NYC area – The duo recently recorded an album in tribute to the great Belgian jazz harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielmans, titled “Merci, Toots.” – Reservations at 755-4350 or e-mail to peterjung512@gmail.com – Potluck at 7 pm, Music at 8 pm Peter Jung Fine Art, 512 Warren Street

Last Good Tooth and Eric & Erica – Penn Sultan, Morgan Eve Swain, and Scott Keellerhouse play in honor of and congratulations to Cara Turett. Eric & Erica open in honor of the Hudson River Exchange this weekend! – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South 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 at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Peaceful Country performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, June 26-27

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 – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  –Information at 822-1014 or hudsoncruises.com– The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Auction – English, Continental & American paintings, furniture, porcelain, silver, glass, textiles, and  jewelry, and Asian & Ethnographic decorations – Includes property from the Estate of Sam and writer/actress Grayson Hall – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Friday: 6 pmSaturday11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty – “The witch has cast a spell—can the Prince fight through it to save lovely Aurora?” – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

 

Saturday, June 27

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Sky & Keys will be performing in the Music Tent and Kites Nest is in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

BeLo3rd Evening Art Gallery Stroll – Ten galleries, offering a diversity of art work including painting, photography, video, sculpture, drawing, and unique art jewelry, will welcome visitors from 5 to 7 pm – Galleries include: FRG Objects & Design/Art, 217 Warren; J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren; Geoffrey Good, 238 Warren; Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren; Columbia County Council on the Arts Gallery, 209 Warren; Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren; Limner Gallery, 123 Warren; BCB Art, 116 Warren; Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren; and the Columbia Cnty Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 N. Front – Information at 828-4539 – 5 to7pm

Exhibition Opening – got walls?: Works by J. Damiani  Information at 828-5490 – 4 to 7 pm – J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

Exhibition Openings – Two solo exhibitions:  The Chosen Place: Photographs by Keith Johnson; and Swamp Spaces: Photographs by Ruth Wetzel – Also Watery Landscapes – A competitive Portfolio Showcase featuring portfolios by Steffen Kloster Poulsen and Peter Stern – All on view through July 26 – Information at 697-0266 or davisortongallery.com – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Katie Merz: More Than Blue and Jicky Schnee: Innerscapes – On view through July 26 – Information at 212-518-7551 – 6 to 8  pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

 Exhibition Openings – Five Solo Shows – The Fictitious Image: Nicolas Carone – Paintings, drawings and sculpture from the Estate of the late Nicolas Carone in the Main Galleries; Tilted: Isidro Blasco in the Sculpture Garden; and Each DayKiki SmithNothing but Love Songs: Rachel Ostrowand works by Valerie Hammond in the Carriage House – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 Improvised Showboat # 8 – A curatorial venture from Lauren Britton and Zachary Keeting – One-night studio exhibitions are organized in and around New York – They are improvisational in their nature; exhibiting  artists are asked to bring a work of their choosing, rather than to  curate specific works – The organizers:  “We hope this series acts as a catalyst for unexpected conversation and viewing.”  Artists in this exhibition include Julie Evans, Bryon Finn, Brenda Goodman, Elliott Green, Catherine Howe, Meg Lipke, Jason Middlebrook, Donna Moylan, Portia Munson, Thomas Nozkowski, Gary Stephan, and Eric Wolf – This is the eighth Improvised Showboat exhibition – 6 to 9 pm – Hosted by Julie Evans, 39 South Third Street

Live in the Landscape: with a Grand Piano and Pianist – Eighteen-year-old pianist Keely Schmerber, called “a prodigy of classical music,” will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy – Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets, a flashlight, cooler, bug spray, and sweaters. A rain date of Sunday, June 28, has been set – Information at 828-1872, x 105 – 7 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Iron Horse Cigar Depot presents Cigar & Local Distillery Night – Featuring Harvest Spirits Distillery, Hudson Valley Distillers, PDR Cigar Company, with Chef Hugh’s Special Buffet and jazz music – Information and tickets at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 5to 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Spotty Dog Ten Year Anniversary – Help the Spotty celebrate!  – $4 pints all day long and 10% off all merchandise – Champagne toast and cake at 5 pm – Performance by Yek Koo and Gabie Strong at 8 pm – Information at 671-6006 – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chips Ahoy! – Wine & Chocolate Tasting featuring Oliver Kita Chocolate Bark Chips – Just as addictive as potato chips – Four flavors:  Breakfast in Bed – yogurt, cranberries, granola and bacon; Bluebird Food – Sunflower seeds, blueberries, and flax seeds; Japanese Mermaid – Spicy seaweed with sesame seeds; and Midnight Munchies – Sour cream & onion potato chips –  Information at 828-3139 or www.verdigristea.com – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street (at Second Street)

 Stageworks/Hudson presents Unitard in House of Tards  A dangerous adult comedy featuring Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku – Directed by Paul Dobie – “Incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious”—Time Out New York – One Night Only! – Tickets and information at 822-9667 or www.stageworkshudson.org – 8 pm – Stageworks/Hudson, 41-A Cross Street

Morgan O’Kane and Vic Thrill – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Flying Under the Radar @_FUTR_  –Performed by the Performance Art Dance Company featuring Marlon Taylor-Wiles, Maleek Washington, Jaqui Defranca, and Zui Gomez – Site installation by Lydia Meyer & Parker Shipp – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Garden Conservancy Open Day –Self-guided tours of private gardens – The following gardens will be open:  The garden of Alice Platt, 46 Tibbet Lane, Taghkanic from 10 am to 4 pm; The garden of Susan Anthony & Richard Galef, 158 Maiers Road, Craryville from 10 am to 5 pm; and the garden of Jack Potter & David Lebe, 104 May Hill Road, Ghent from 10 am to 4 pm Information, admission fees, and directions at gardenconservancy.org/open-days/ — Times as shown above.

“America the Beautiful: Women and the Flag” – A lecture by Dr. Trudie Grace – Part of a Summer Lecture Series called Fabric of America: History of Our Flags – The series is in honor of the Historical Society’s current textile exhibition, and celebrates one of the most recognizable textiles in American history—the American flag.  From the flag’s legendary beginnings and role in times of crisis, to its reinterpretation in twentieth-century pop culture, these guest lecturers will explore the profound power a little scrap of fabric can hold. – The lecture is followed by a reception at the 1848 Bye-Low House in Kinderhook – Information and tickets at 758-9265 or cchsny.org – 4 pm – St. Paul’s McNary Center, 6 Silvester Street, Kinderhook

Composer/actor/singer Jim Wann, leading man in Broadway’s Pump Boys and Dinettes, will perform a selection of his own songs.  Wann’s work as a composer/lyricist/performer consistently reflects the Southern folk music he heard, sang, and played growing up in the South:  songs that told stories.   Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection, Hillsdale

 

Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28

Hudson River Exchange Third Annual Summer Market – Brings 100 vendors of unique handmade goods, collectors of high quality vintage finds and specialty food purveyors out of their individual studios, farms, and kitchens for commerce and exchange, inspiration and networking.  The event includes live music, kids’ activities and interaction with local community groups.  – The Exchange’s Food Court will be populated with Market favorites such as Black-Eyed Suzie’s Upstate, Raven & Boar, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and The Catskill Food Truck.  Food vendor Maple Leaf Sugaring will be offering locally sourced maple syrup cotton candy.  Information at hudsonriverexchange.com or 821-5283 – Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

A Celebration of Herbs in the Gallery, Garden & Kitchen – Hosted by The Spencertown Academy, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop, and the Austerlitz Historical Society – The three organizations (located within five minutes of each other) have planned a weekend of activities  including workshops in botanical drawing and “backyard bouquets,” and an exhibition of botanical art and illustration by Mary Christiansen & Wendy Hollender at the Spencertown Academy; Open hearth cooking workshops, herbal demonstrations, live music by the Berkshire Columbia Musicians Collaborative, and gourmet boxed lunches at Old Austerlitz; and an herb wreath making workshop and a garden lecture at Steepletop – Go to the organizations’ websites for hours and details: spencertownacademy.orgoldausterlitz.org, and millay.org

Sunday, June 28

Philmont Sunday Farmers’ Market – Featuring Strawberry Shortcake and Burnells Baking – 10 am to 2 pm – 116 Main Street, Philmont

Exhibition Opening – Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design – The exhibition is focused on the connections between mid-century modern design and Shaker precedents – Features pieces from George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, and other modern designers – Information at 794-9100 or www.shakerml.org – 10 am to 4 pm – The Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon

Tenth Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert: Music for Voices & Instruments – Cantatas and pieces for orchestra performed by The Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra – David Smith, Artistic Director and Conductor – This is the season opener for PS21 – A Gala Opening Reception for the Festival will follow the performance – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 2 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile North of Chatham

Helena Baillie, (violin), hailed by The Strad magazine for her “brilliance and poignance,” and Amadi Azikiwe, (viola), “a musician who plays so effortlessly that the listener does not fully appreciate what has been accomplished until reflection after the fact.”—The NY Amsterdam News perform a concert including music by Mozart, Leclair and Bartok to benefit Classics on Hudson – The concert is followed by a reception with the artists – Limited seating –  Reservations and information by e-mail to Richard.collens@yahoo.com – 3 pm – A private home in Hillsdale

Screening of director Duncan Roy’s AKA (2002) – With Matthew Leitch, Diana Quick, and George Asprey – The film tells the story of a disaffected youth’s search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain – He is handsome and bright, but is hampered by his working-class background and by his family.  In order to make something of himself, he assumes another identity and manages to enter high society – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Next Tuesday, June 30

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

Next Wednesday, July 1

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

Swirlies and Breakfast in Fur – “Swirlies formed in Cambridge MA in the summer of 1990, and quickly established themselves as central players in the nascent US shoegaze scene.  They released singles on Slumberland, Pop Narcotic, Simple Machines, and Nervous Records,…”  and then EPs and LPS, etc. – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, June 18 to June 24, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Thursday, June 18

Rachel Grimes Ensemble with special guest Alexander Turnquist – As a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky, Rachel Grimes straddles numerous musical worlds. She plays in rock groups, indie-rock chamber ensembles, and improvisational outfits, and tours the world as a pianist playing classical and art repertoire. She channels all these various influences into her solo piano compositions…” Hudson Valley guitarist/composer Alexander Turnquist will warm up the crowd for Grimes – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Screening of Videodrome – A 1983 film by David Cronenberg – Part of the Basilica Screenings series – “Sleazy lowlife cable TV operator Max Renn discovers a snuff broadcast called ‘Videodrome.’ But it is more than a TV show—it’s an experiment that uses regular TV transmissions to permanently alter the viewer’s perceptions by giving them brain damage. Max is caught in the middle of the forces that created ’Videodrome’ and the forces that want to control it, his body itself turning into the ultimate weapon to fight this global conspiracy.” Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry. “…one of the most influential and mind-bending science fiction films of the 1980s.” – For information about the films in the series go to basilicahudson.com – Basilica Screenings is programmed by curator Aily Nash and Basilica’s creative directors, Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 18-21

Films at TSL

> The New Rijksmuseum – The ambitious renovation of the museum, scheduled to reopen in 2008, was five years late and millions over budget when it reopened in 2013.

> Set Fire to the Stars – Based on true events, this film portrays John Malcolm Brinnin, the NY academic who brought Dylan Thomas to America, and the volatile celebrity poet who was tormented by “anonymity, alcohol and the abyss”

> The Marriage of Maria Braun – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic film – Part of his “postwar trilogy” and a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her life – In German with English subtitles

> Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – “…an immersive, inventive cinematic experience…”

> A Man with a Camera – With live music – An experimental 1929 silent documentary film by Russian director Dziga Vertov

>Wittgenstein – “A visually stunning and profoundly entertaining work about modern philosophy and the dark genius that revolutionized it.”

> The Yes Men are Revolting The Yes Men “…have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue worldwide about the issues of the day. They are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever….”

> Wild Strawberries – (1957) The classic film that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director’s “richest, most human movie.”

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Rent, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Jonathan Larson – “Timely, touching and sensitive, a modern day “La Boheme” set in Greenwich Village and filled with Bohemian and slightly bizarre characters, each with a problem that the others help resolve. – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, June 19

Cider Tasting – In celebration of Hudson Valley Cider Week – Grande Dame Sonia de Peral will be pouring ciders from Nine Pin Cider Works – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Fairview Plaza, Greenport

Artist and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome. Please bring a dish to share or a give a donation – Artists expected to share their work this month are: painter Dan Rupe; filmmaker David McDonald; Valerie Richmond, who will show her monoprint series on the buffalo; and Greene County painter Kiki. If you would like to show your work, send examples to christinehales@me.com along with contact information – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

Michael Powers Frequency – Led by the dynamic singer-guitarist Michael Powers, the Helsinki favorite is the missing link among Southern porch-blues, down-and-dirty Chicago blues, and the hard-rocking R&B of British invasion-era rock groups. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Mirage performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Olde News Band – Featuring Bandoke! – A chance to sing your old favorites with the band – Hits and deep cuts from the 1960s through the 1980s and beyond – 9 pm until 12 midnight – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday-Saturday, June 19-20

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 – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts –Information at 822-1014 or hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Spencertown Academy’s Eleventh Annual Hidden Gardens Tour – Artful Landscapes: Ornamental & Edible Gardens

Friday:

*Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party – To benefit the Hidden Gardens Tour – Delicious food and festive libations served in a bucolic setting – Information at 392-3693 or www.spencertownacademy.org – Tickets may be purchased at the party – 6 to 9 pm at a private home, 55 Austerlitz Street, Chatham

Saturday:

*Self-guided Garden Tour – The tour includes the grounds of private residences located in the Chatham area and in Kinderhook – Gardens range from grand to personal and intimate. They include a romantic country garden anchored by a fenced potager covered in roses, a minimalist deer-resistant landscape with views of the Catskills, and a designer’s cozy English Style garden – 10 am to 4 pm

*Garden Lecture – “The Art of Growing Food” – An illustrated lecture by Ellen Ecker Ogden, the Vermont-based food and garden writer, landscape designer, and author of The Complete Kitchen Garden – Continental breakfast will be served – 8:30 am to 10 am – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

General Information: spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693

Friday-Sunday, June 19-21

Loud & Proud—The Sixth Annual Hudson Pride Weekend

Friday:

*Two Hudson River Cruises—Tickets available at www.hudsonpride.com for Sunset Cruise from 7 to 9 pm or Moonlight Cruise from 9 to 11 pm

*Trixie’s Whorehouse – Hosted by Trixie Starr and Isis Vermouth –With DJ JayFourWorld – Live Performances – To benefit the Hudson Pride Foundation – Information at 828-1562 – Doors open at 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday:

*The Hudson Pride Parade steps off at 2 pm at State & Greene Streets, turns onto Park Place, then proceeds down Warren Street to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

*Waterfront Festival with entertainment hosted by Maya Azucena, Girlgantua Jones, and Ophelia Nightly – 3 to 6 pm – Access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Cabaret Show with Hedda Lettuce –Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

*Dance Party with DJ Tedd Patterson – Information at 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday:

*Tea Dance – Information at 828-3657 – 4 to 8 pm – Red Dot, 321 Warren Street

General Information: www.hudsonpride.com

Saturday, June 20

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Strawberry Festival! – Everything strawberry this weekend – Jo Tobin will be performing in the Music Tent and the Hudson Area Library is in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com or www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Exhibition Opening – Menagerie: Works by Eli Merritt – A Mimosa Reception to celebrate the artwork of Eli Merritt and to kick off the Hudson Pride Festival – On view through July 5 – Information at 303-6446 – 10 am to 12 noon – Gallery @46 Green Street Studios, 46 Green Street

Remembering Stonewall – A citywide pre-parade listening party to hear Storycorps founder David Isay’s Remembering Stonewall. The first documentary of any kind on the Stonewall Riots in 1969, Remembering Stonewall sparked the modern gay rights movement – Conversation and refreshments to follow – Or tune into WGXC 90.7 FM to listen to the history of the riots in the words of those who were there. – Information at hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 12 noon – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Alfred Hennen McAdams: 1914-2008—A Retrospective – The second retrospective series of this important American artist – Paintings, drawings, and etchings plus sketch books, letters and personal memorabilia pertaining to art history as well as documented world events – Information at 828-5825 or rosegalleryfineart.com – 5 to 8 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238 Warren Street

 Say Cheese! – A two-part seminar about cheese and its presentation co-hosted by Dena Moran of Olde Hudson and Peg Patterson of Dish Hudson to benefit the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library – Part One, called “Down on the Farm,” emphasizes small batch cheeses made at local farms and beyond. Brent Zimmerman, who is currently establishing a farm in the Hudson Valley after living and working as a cheesemaker in Italy for more than 20 years, is the author of Get Your Goat. He will present the cheeses, recount stories of his life as a cheesemaker, and sign copies of his book – Peg Patterson will be highlighting rustic serve ware from Italy (On July 18, the second part of the seminar, called “Cottage Cheese,” will present fresh cheese prepared in small batches that are meant to be eaten immediately, not aged.) – Reservations are required – Information and tickets at www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org 5:30 pm to 7 pm – The garden behind Dish, 103 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Wood: Photographs by Christopher Draghi – In celebration of Hudson Pride 2015 – Black and white photographs on the theme of Man + Nature – 6 to 8 pm – Future home of source adage NYC, 314 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises “Sunset on the River” Cruise –A fun and relaxing time on the river – Cash bar on board – Limited tickets available. – Reservations and tickets at http://www.hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 9:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Cabaret performance featuring Hedda Lettuce – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Guided hike to Catskill Mountain House and North-South Lake – Part of the Hudson River School 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

Hillrock Distillery Open House – Farm and distillery tours, tasting, and bottle signing with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell – Just in time for Fathers’ Day, Hillrock launches its first Estate Rye Whiskey finished in Port Casks. This special port cask finished rye whiskey release is limited to 250 bottles sold only at the distillery – Call to reserve bottles for pick-up – Information at hillrockdistillery.com or 329-1023 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Hillrock Distillery, 408 Pooles Hill Road, Ancram

Hudson Valley Distillery One Year Anniversary Celebration – First Anniversary and release of the distillery’s Gin and Fine Shine – Complimentary tours, tastings, music, and fun for kids – Lawn Chairs and blankets encouraged – Information at 537-6820 – 12 noon to 6 pm – Hudson Valley Distillery, 1727 Route 9, Clermont (six miles north of Red Hook)

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21

The Dr. Oliver Bronson House, a designated National Historic Landmark, will be open to the public this weekend from 10 am to 3 pm each day, as part of the NYS Path Through History Weekend activities. The Timothy Dunleavy Memorial Concert will take place on Sunday. (See details below.) – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, 53 Worth Avenue Entrance

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

Il Cuore Canta presents The Enchanted Pomegranate – A storytelling concert with music from Monteverdi to Handel – “A love story unfolds in the garden of the Muses. Enchanted pomegranates intoxicate the senses, igniting love, soothing rancor, and reuniting sundered hearts.” – Presented by four gifted singers and a musical ensemble that includes period instruments – Il Cuore Canta grows out of an annual workshop which teaches the Libero Canto Szamosi approach to teaching singing – Tickets at iccpomhud.brownpapertickets.com – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street\

Sunday, June 21

An afternoon of Music, Theatre, and Poetry – Presented by McDaris Fine Art and Lee Gould Productions Featuring musician/composer Jeffrey Lependorf, playing the Japanese flute; poet Eric Keenaghan reading his new poems; and visual artist/actor Norm Magnusson presenting a multi-media theatre piece – In celebration of the current exhibition, Mark Wasserbach: Recent Works – A reception follows the performances – Information at 212-518-7551 – 2:30 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

Timothy Dunleavy Memorial Concert and Reception to benefit The Dr. Oliver Bronson House restoration under the stewardship of Historic Hudson – Music by contemporary composers Conor Brown, Katherine Balch, and Gabriella Smith will be performed by Contemporaneous, a group based in New York City and active throughout the United States. The ensemble was founded in 2010 at Bard College – Limited seating – Information at 828-1785 – 4 to 6 pm, concert at 4:30 pm – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, 53 Worth Avenue Entrance

Screening of director Duncan Roy’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (2007) – A contemporary adaptation of the Oscar Wilde classic tale of vanity, with David Gallagher, Noah Segan, Christian Camargo, and Aleksa Palladino – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

 Next Monday, June 22

Taconic Stage Company presents I Know I Came in Here for Something…(The Middle-aged Musical) – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie, with music by Wayne Moore – With Diedre Bollinger, Kathy Lee-Visscher, Brian Litscher and Mark “Monk” Schane-Lydon, with accompaniment by Joe Rose – Four performances only at the Mac-Haydn this Monday and on July 13 – Information and tickets at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 3 pm and 7:30 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Next Tuesday, June 23

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

Next Wednesday, June 24

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal invites the public to a new free musical offering, to take place every Wednesday throughout the summer – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this historic church – Cold beverages will be available and docents will answer questions about the music or the building – The featured composer this week is Camille Saint-Saens – Information at 828-1329 – Doors open at 12 noon, program from 12:15 to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, corner of East Court & Union Streets

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

 

 

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Events in Hudson NY, June 10 to June 17, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday-Sunday, June 10-14

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone – “A merry mix of 1920s musical plot twists (mistaken identity, Follies production number, aviatrix, butler, bride-to-be) led by the drowsy (read: tipsy) chaperone into a delightfully comedic show” – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, June 11

Triage – A trio comprised of Jarrett Gilgore, alto sax; Noah Jarrett, upright bass; and Kevin Ripley, drums – They play with “the vision of creating deep, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music…with smatterings of free jazz greats, such as Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry….” – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Charlie Hunter Trio – Featuring Bobby Previte & Curtis Fowlkes – The Trio brings together the famed seven-string guitar wizard Charlie Hunter with longtime collaborators–Previte on drums and Fowlkes on trombone.  Hunter has worked with Hudson’s own Previte and Fowlkes on a variety of projects, but this trio lineup is a brand-new formation, captured on the new album, “Let the Bells Ring On.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Screening of CitizenFour – A 2014 film by Laura Poitras – The second film in the Fourth Annual Basilica Screenings program – In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.  In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden….Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion. – Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature – For information about the films in the series go to basilicahudson.com – Basilica Screenings is programmed by curator Aily Nash and Basilica’s creative directors, Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Stories from the Life of Linda Mussmann – Information at 822-8100 – 8:15 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14

Films at TSL

>Wittgenstein – “A visually stunning and profoundly entertaining work about modern philosophy and the dark genius that revolutionized it.”

The Yes Men are Revolting – The Yes Men “…have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue worldwide about the issues of the day.  They are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever….”

The Clouds of Sils Maria – At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago.  But back then she played the role of an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide.  Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.

> Smiles of a Summer Night – (1955) Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, four women and four men attempt to juggle the laws of attraction amidst their daily bourgeois life. – Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Wild Strawberries – (1957) The classic film that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director’s “richest, most human movie.”

Wise Blood – (1979) In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston vividly brings to life her poetic world of American eccentricity.

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, June 12

 HWM Wine Tasting – Ignacio Ameztoi, a seventh generation winemaker, brings us three stand-out Basque wines.  His slightly fizzy red, white and rose wines are bright, light and delicious chilled.  These brilliant, warm-weather wines, made from grapes like Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Beltza, will be paired with regional cheeses and small bites – Wine expert Valerie Hall will be on hand to help you get to know the wines of this singular region. – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

The Cider Project at Café Le Perche – Taste a mix of local and French hard ciders along with entrees created especially to enhance “the hottest alcoholic beverage in the country.” – On offer will be five hard ciders, four special entrée pairings, and the “Apple Blossom,” a new and spirited mixed drink – Advance dinner reservations are required by calling 822-1850 – A percentage of your purchase of dinner and/or ciders will benefit The Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library – 5 pm until closing – Café Le Perche, 230 Warren Street

 Hudson Cruises “Jazz on the River” – Cruise on the river while listening to jazz – Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary boarding drink.  – Reservations and tickets at http://www.hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 9:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Stageworks/Hudson presents The Fiery Sword of Justice, written and performed by Lauren Letellier – Directed by Richard Waterhouse – A comedic cautionary tale about a high powered public relations executive whose compulsive truth-telling torpedoes her career – One Night Only! – Tickets and information at 822-9667 or www.stageworkshudson.org – 8 pm – Stageworks/Hudson, 41-A Cross Street

A Bowl of Summer – The Annual Stuyvesant Strawberry Festival – Offering strawberry shortcake made with fresh berries, home-baked biscuits, and freshly whipped cream, all from local sources – Stuyvesant Town Supervisor Ron Knott will be manning the barbeque and grilling hot dogs and hamburgers – Members of the Stuyvesant Railroad Station Restoration Committee will serve the shortcake – Seating available in or outside the town hall or at picnic tables in Riverview Park – An impromptu farmers market will be in session on the grounds of Town Hall selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, bedding plants and perennials. – Proceeds of the event will benefit the restoration of the railroad station – Information at 758-6474 – 4 to 7 pm – Stuyvesant Town Hall, Stuyvesant

Wickers Creek Band Spring Tour takes the group to Philmont again – Stop by for tasty bluegrass and renowned local cuisine – Information at wickerscreekband.com – 8 to 10 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

The Darrick Kinney Band performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, June 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 – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  –Information at 822-1014 or hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Exhibition Opening – Omi’s 2015 Annual Summer Group Exhibition – The Crayon Miscellany –  Curated by Julie Ryan – Featuring work by Donald Baechler, Mary Heilmann, Michael Zahn, Pamela Fraser, Robert Montgomery, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Ron Amstutz, Julie Ryan, Jason Stopa, John Monti, Andrew Huston, and Clare Gill – On view through September 27 – Friday: Exhibition Preview with curator’s talk & cocktail party from 6:30 to 8:30 pm – Saturday: Opening Reception from 1 to 5 pm; Live performances of poetry, spoken word and music with Power Animal System, Todd Colby, and The Schoemer Formation, in support of WGXC 90.7 FM’s Radio Active Pledge Drivefrom 4 to 7 pm  – Tickets and information at 392-4747 or www.omiartscenter.org – The Fields Sculpture Park and the Charles B. Benenson Gallery, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Friday-Sunday, June 12-14

The Two Of Us Productions presents the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar – Information at www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 758-1648 – Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm – Performing Arts Center, Taconic Hills School, Craryville

Saturday, June 13

Hudson Elks Lodge Annual Flag Day Parade and Festivities – The summer season kicks off with one of Hudson’s biggest events – The day begins at 10 am in Seventh Street Park with vendors and music – The Elks Lodge Flag Day service  is at 11 am – The parade, with some 70 units including fire companies, emergency vehicles,  organizations, agencies, and government officials, is led by grand marshals including military and sports figures and personalities from the world of local television – There will be more bands than usual this year, the favorite (and loudest) being the Caballeros who will be back in full force.  Others include three drum and bugle corps—the Saints Brigade, the Skyliners and the Twentieth Century—the Rensselaer-based jazz combo Brass-O-Mania, the Columbia and District Pipe Band, the Ghent Band, and three high school bands.  The parade steps off at 2 pm and moves from the intersection of Green and State Streets, across Park Place, down Warren Street, and south on Front Street to the waterfront – On the waterfront, food, music, and dancing, and an Elvis impersonator keep the crowd busy until fireworks go off at dusk – Raindate is Sunday, June 14 – Information at www.hudsonflagdayparade.org –Henry Hudson Riverfront Park is on Water Street, over the grade crossing at Broad Street, past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Rhubarb and strawberries are here! – Marilyn Miller will be performing in the Music Tent and radio station WGXC 90.7 FM will be in the Community Tent – Next week:  a Strawberry Festival!  – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com or www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Exhibition Opening – 3D BY 3 : CALLINAN   LARSON  MCNALLY – Information at 518-697-5130 or  www.conceptohudson.com –  6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – June Bug: A Group Show with works by Carmen Barros Howell, Roy Volkmann, Mary Breneman, and Dan Taulapapa McMullin – On view through June 15 – Information at 828-6825 – 6 to 8 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren Street

Fourth Annual (Freak) Flag Day party – A ritual recognition of the beloved Flag Day tradition in Hudson. NY – The evening kicks off at sundown with the best seat in town for a spectacular fireworks display courtesy of the Elks Lodge Flag Day festivities happening on the waterfront –Followed by a New Wave-Industrial-Goth Dance Party with a live solo performance by Shannon from Light Asylum performing a musical set followed by a heavy DJ set by Neon Music and YOUWHO – Create your own flag and help raise funds for Basilica’s nonprofit arts programming – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm to 2 am – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Parsonsfield – Rootsy folk-rock outfit Parsonsfield brings its unique, hard-hitting take on acoustic Americana music to Club Helsinki – The five piece, Connecticut-based ensemble (formerly known as Poor Old Shine) boasts three-part, high lonesome harmonies, banjos and mandolins, and an overall sound and approach that should appeal to fans of Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Hudson Cruises Flag Day Fireworks Cruise – A platform for viewing the fireworks from the water on the cruise boat The Spirit of Hudson – Hot music by DJ Roddy – Full cash bar on board – Space is limited! – Information and reservations at www.hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 7:30 pm, cruise from 8 to 10 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Knit in Public Day – Bring your knitting, a chair, and any amount donation to benefit the library – Information at 851-7120 – 10 am to 12 noon – Claverack Free Library, Intersection of Routes 23B & 9H, Claverack

Cider Tasting – In celebration of Hudson Valley Cider Week – Grande Dame Sonia de Peral will be pouring ciders from Nine Pin Cider Works – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm– Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Fairview Plaza, Greenport

Sixth Annual Roeliff Jansen Community Library Gala – Food from over 25 local restaurants and chefs – A silent auction with over 75 items, with a focus on services such as lessons, expert consultations, personal conditioning, landscaping, etc., as well as hand-crafted items, two tickets to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, a boat cruise, and lunch for three with actress Linda Lavin – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Hillsdale

Columbia County Historical Society presents The First Columbians 2015: Renovating the Past & Designing the Future – Celebrating the contributions of architects who are preserving the historic character of our region:  Alan Barlis and Dennis Wedlick of Barlis Wedlick Architects; James Dixon Architect PC; The Office of Kate Johns, AIA; and Jim Joseph of Hottenroth and Joseph Architects – Cocktail reception on the grounds of the Vanderpoel House of History, followed by dinner in private homes – Silent auction and architects’ exhibition – To benefit the programs of the Columbia County Historical Society – Information and reservations at 758-9265 – 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Lawn of the Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

English and Italian Art Song performed by soprano Nellie Rustick and pianist Catherine Schane-Lydon – Pieces centered around the themes of love and nature by composers Roger Quilter, Vincenzo Bellini, Samuel Barber, and Celius Dougherty, as well as pieces from the beloved collection of 24 Italian Songs and Arias – Reservations and information at 755-7185 – 7 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble plays standards, Latin, bebop and blues – Richard Green, guitar; Roger Suters, bass; Chris Ferrone, sax; Peter Skaller, piano; Peter Coombs, drums; and Rob Fisch, trumpet – To benefit the Meetinghouse – Information and directions at 766-2992 or www.oldchathamquakers.org – 7:30 to 9:30 pm – Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House

Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14 

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

Sunday, June 14

Community Radio Station WGXC 90.7FM takes its summer pledge drive outside – Host Tom DePietro’s Mambo Italiano, a monthly program about the Italian-American experience, is broadcasting live from Ca’Mea Ristorante one night only.  Tune in to 90.7 FM or stop by Ca’Mea any time between 6 and 8 pm and be part of the show—live on WGXC! – Make your donation while there, or call the station at 697-7400. The pledge drive continues through June 19 – 6 to 8 pm – Ca’Mea, 333-335 Warren Street

Authors’ Reading – Author David Gates reads from the stories in A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me, his first book since the 90s – His novel Jernigan was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. – Albany author Karin Lin-Greenberg, reads from her story collection, Faulty Predictions, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction – Information at 822-8100 – 7:15 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Tica Douglas and Double King – “Tica Douglas has been building a fan base for years by releasing heartfelt bedroom recordings and playing shows all over, from New Hampshire to New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland…and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.” – “Founded in early 2012 in Brooklyn, NY, Double King came on the scene swinging with their debut, self-titled LP later that year.” – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Heaters and Moonwalks – “Whoever said garage rock wasn’t danceable has clearly never listened to Heaters.” – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The composer/musicians of the DownTown Ensemble perform In and Out of Context including “Entitled” by Daniel Goode, “Double Talk” by William Hellermann, “New Work” by Kamala Sankaram, and “Prepare for Docking” and “Awkward Position” by Peter Zummo – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Next Tuesday, June 16

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

Next Wednesday, June 17

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

Gabi and Pecas – “Gabrielle Herbst’s formal training began at an early age, studying Balinese dance and gamelan in Indonesia…Herbst continued her training at Bard College where she studied voice and composition under…Joan Tower, Zeena Parkins and Marina Rosenfeld.  Her work has already been showcased at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, as well as Roulette, who in 2014 commissioned and premiered her first opera, Bodiless.  Herbst’s experience writing for chamber orchestra and mixed instrumentation inspired her to develop a repertoire of short-form, vocal-centric compositions under the name GABI….”— Driven by Sandy Davis’ haunting, yet soothing vocals, pecas is a dreamy cinematic take on what can loosely be described as indie rock.  Previously, the Hudson Valley resident played bass for New Paltz psychedelic folk rockers, Breakfast in Fur…Originally a solo recording project, pecas has slowly morphed into a five-piece band…” – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

 

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Events in Hudson NY – June 4 to June 10, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Thursday, June 4

Community Radio Station WGXC 90.7FM kicks off its summer pledge drive – The Thursday Afternoon Show, with co-hosts Tom DePietro and Ellen Thurston, is broadcasting live from DA/BA this Thursday only.  This is one of many remote broadcasts during the drive.  Tune in to 90.7 FM or stop by DA/BA any time between 4 and 6 pm and be part of the show—live on WGXC! – Make your donation while there, or call the station at 697-7400. The pledge drive continues through June 19 4 to 6 pmDA/BA, 225 Warren Street

Guest Speaker John Paul Keeler will present a talk called “Hudson: Then and Now” as part of the Local History Speaker Series at the Hudson Area Library.  The talk will be followed by Q&A and a viewing of photos from Keeler’s personal collection. – Keeler was known locally in his early years as a classical singer and as creator and performer in a summer concert series at Olana.  He has been writing on music, theatre and art since 1963 when he was music editor for the New York Magazine Report, and has contributed reviews since then to The Register-Star and The Daily Mail – Information at 828-1792 – Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis – 6 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

The Fourth Annual Basilica Screenings program begins – This season will emphasize expansive documentary practices, with many works focusing on African-American filmmakers and cinema that explores the black experience.  Notably, Basilica will present selections from Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986.  Programmed by Jake Perlin and Michelle Materre, the series was shown at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this past February. The first film to be screened is Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, A docufiction by William Greaves, 1968 – For more information about the films go to basilicahudson.com – Basilica Screenings is programmed by curator Aily Nash and Basilica’s creative directors, Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 4-7

Films at TSL

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – An Israeli woman, seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. – In Hebrew, French & Arabic with English subtitles

The Clouds of Sils Maria – At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago.  But back then she played the role of an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide.  Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.

> Smiles of a Summer Night – (1955) Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, four women and four men attempt to juggle the laws of attraction amidst their daily bourgeois life – Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Wise Blood – (1979) In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston vividly brings to life her poetic world of American eccentricity.

Ruggles of Red Gap – (1935) Stars Charles Laughton as Marmaduke Ruggles, an English valet brought to the American west who assimilates into the American way of life. – Directed by Leo McCarey

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday – (1953) Jacques Tati’s endearing clown takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another.  Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers – Directed by Jacques Tati 

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone – “A merry mix of 1920s musical plot twists (mistaken identity, Follies production number, aviatrix, butler, bride-to-be) led by the drowsy (read: tipsy) chaperone into a delightfully comedic show” – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, June 5

Auction of Personal Property from the Estate of Helen Frankenthaler – Includes jewelry, fashion, furniture and objects – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Mon-Thurs from 10 am to 5 pm, Fri from 10 am until auction at 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Quiet in the Head – The ongoing musical project of guitarist Seamus Maynard, violinist Jonathan Talbott and cellist Jonah Thomas – Their original acoustical music has evolved over many years of playing together and is always an exploration of texture and melody.  Improvisation plays a large part in Quiet in the Head’s compositions, but the core of the music is through-composed – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

SmashCrashBash!! – The Rats of New York and The Piggies will perform at the 19th installment of this monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, hand-picked 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 – Formed in Mole City, under the NYC subway trains, the Rats of New York  bash out tuneful, catchy, hard-edged, melodic punk descended from such unquestionable sources as the Undertones, the Buzzcocks, and the Ramones – Brooklyn slop rockers, the Piggies, have a perfectly  trashy split single out on the great Norton Records label and make bluesy sounds ala the Flamin Groovies, the Real Kids and the Rolling Stones – DJing are Peter Aaron (the Chrome Cranks, WGXC) and Stately Wayne Manor (Swamp Fiction Records)  – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

Martin Sexton – An upstate New York native and a self-taught musician, Sexton composes a singular blend of folk, soul, jazz, gospel, and pop.  He is a dazzling guitarist and virtuoso vocalist with an extraordinary range and blend of textures….He won the Best Live Performance Album award at the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for his album “Solo.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Greyhounds perform as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7-9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, June 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 – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  –Information at 822-1014 or hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

The Ghent Playhouse presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole “A drama infused with moments of humor and glimpses of hope,…”– Now in its  final weekend   – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Friday-Sunday, June 5-7

The Two Of Us Productions presents the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar – Runs through June 14 – Information at www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 758-1648 – Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm – Performing Arts Center, Taconic Hills School, Craryville

Saturday, June 6

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Rhubarb and strawberries are here! – Marilyn Miller will be performing in the Music Tent and community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com or www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Annual Agricultural Bus Tour – Explore agriculture in Columbia County.  This year the tour includes visits to Trowbridge Angus, Holmquest Farms, and Sequel Stallions – Reservations at 828-4417 – Admission includes lunch – Co-produced by the Chamber and the Columbia County Farm Bureau – 10 am to 2 pmColumbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Spot On!  Modern & Contemporary Fine & Decorative Arts Auction– Included in the sale are works by Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Helen Frankenthaler, and others – Also included is local artist Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes’ Nepal Portfolio to benefit the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund– The Portfolio includes 21 etchings produced by Pasquier-Desvignes when living in Kathmandu, Nepal from 1969 to 1973 – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Mon-Fri from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday auction at 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Kaleidoscope: Paper Takes Shape – A global celebration of meeting and making – Etsy’s Hudson office hosts an Etsy Craft Party in a pop-up Makers’ Space in the park – Information at www.etsy.com/craftparty — 11 am to 4 pm – PARC Park, 330 Warren Street (between Third Street and Fourth Street) across from the Hudson Opera House

Exhibition Opening – James Autery Solo Photography Exhibition – “I believe in obtaining consent to photograph, if possible.  If someone asks me not to photograph them, I don’t try to convince them otherwise.  I want my subjects to have their guard down, so I can capture a moment of self-reflection.  It gives the sense that there’s a story to be told, concerning the subject and concerning humanity.” Autery has lived all over the United States and is now based in upstate New York – On view through July 5 – Information at hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Amy Pleasant: Blink – An exhibition of new paintings, drawings and sculpture – Pleasant’s new work focuses on the body’s shape and contours.  Silhouetted forms evoke everyday motions and gestures.  Facial profiles suggest turning heads.  Bent legs show the body in repose. – On view through July 5 – Information at baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Vibrant Space: New Work by Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat –– The artist says, “The works in Vibrant Space are a departure from the full representation works in my previous 2013 show…at BCB ART.  I’ve let go of the background landscape replacing it with a wide open color field.  The wide open color fields are playgrounds and stage sets populated by semi-abstract beings and processes that interact with each other in various ways.  There is plenty of space for all.” – On view through July 5 – Gallery artists also exhibited – Information at 828-4539 or BCBART.com – 6 to 8 pm – BCBART, 116 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Earth Sky Dream – A group exhibition featuring Linda Newman Boughton, Chris Freeman, Bruce Murphy, Vincent Vella, Laura Von Rosk, and Jane Bloodgood-Abrams – On view through July 12 – Information at carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Simultaneous Exhibition Openings in Retrospective’s two galleries – (1) Paintings by Jeremy DePrez, Jonathan Lasker’s paintings and studies from the 1980s-2012, and Zachary Leener’s abstract ceramic sculptures  – 711 Warren Street  (2) Recent paintings and drawings by Copenhagen-based artist Ta R – 727 Warren Street – Both exhibitions on view through July 5 –  Information at 828-2288 or retrospectivegallery.com – 6 to 8 pm

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force – Four-time Grammy Award-nominee Femi Kuti, son of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, whose name was nearly synonymous with “Afrobeat,” carries on his father’s legacy, combining swirling African rhythms and gritty textures with horn-laced funk in songs laced with social and political messages performed by his band, Positive Force. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica – A night of vinyl healing and cool vibes with DJ Effie Asili and special guest Stoop Kidz – Expect soul, funk, disco, boogie, afro, Latin, and reggae – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 A Garden Picnic: Food education with spectacular views – Join Jillian Naveh, Farm-to-Table Chef/Instructor at The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm, for a picnic in Olana’s flower garden – Working alongside Chef Jillian, attendees will learn about a variety of herbs and wild edibles and how to use them in a variety of recipes – Pre-registration required at 828-1872 x 105 or olana.org – 1 to 3 pm – Meet at the Museum Shop/Visitor Center – In case of rain, the event will be held in the Wagon House Education Center – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9-G, Greenport

The 27th Annual Columbia-Memorial Hospital Ball – Information at 828-8239 or columbiamemorialhealth.org/foundation/ — 6:30 pm – The Historic Catskill Point, One Main Street, Catskill

Rory Block, “First Lady of Blues Guitar” in concert to benefit ChurchLIVE! – 7:30 – ChurchLIVE!, 8 Church Lane, Chatham Center

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit the private gardens of Peter Bevacqua & Stephen King in Claverack, Joyce & Ken Ketay in Claverack, Richard Egan’s Hudson Hood in Hudson, Ronald Wagner & Timothy Van Dam’s Arcadia in West Taghkanic, and Margaret Roach’s gsrden in Copake Falls – Peter Bevacqua & Stephen King’s garden showing will also feature a plant sale by Pondside Nursery – Information and directions at www.gardenconservancy.org – Gardens open from 10 am to 4 pm, (with the exception of Hudson Hood which is open from 11 am to 4 pm)

Exhibition Opening – Reginald Madison: Heliocentric Omni Verse – A Tribute Installation to Sun Ra – On view through June 21 – Plus a screening of Joyful Noise, a 1980 film by Robert Mugge documenting performances by Sun Ra & his Arkestra – Music by The Star Gazers – Information at cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm –CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Exhibition Opening – Fusionera  – Featuring work by Erin Beaver, Adam Brent, Dan Devine, Barry Gerson, Ned Snider, Josephine Turalba and Hazle Weatherfield – Live jazz by Josh Connors and Otto Gardner – On view through July 19 – Information at 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7 

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

Sunday, June 7 

Author’s Reading – Author Joseph Luzzi reads from his new book, In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love  “Joseph Luzzi lived through something terrible, and has made something beautiful.  In a Dark Wood is a memoir of love and loss; but more than that, it is a powerful testimony to the consolation—even salvation—that an engagement with great literature can supply.” –Rebecca Mead, The New York Times – In addition, there will be a performance of Italian music by violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry – Luzzi is a professor of Italian at Bard College and the author of a number of award-winning books on the subject of Italy. – Books will be available for purchase and signing –  Information at 828-6411 – 2 pm – Third Floor Gallery (above Hudson Wine Merchants), 341 ½ Warren Street

 Opening Reception for Wordscape@ Clermont: A Poetry Trail – A month-long installation of over 350 poems, short pieces of prose, and words, displayed along the path to the mansion, throughout the gardens, and in Clermont Cottage – Work has been submitted on paper tags, wooden signs, printed cloth and other imaginative manners and has been weather-proofed for viewing throughout the month – This is a community-based art project, with contributions from individuals, both writers and non-writers, groups, schools and organizations throughout the Hudson Valley – The installations are viewable during normal park hours with scheduled readings by youth and adults – Information at www.friendsofclermont.org or 537-6622 – Opening Reception is from 4 to 6 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

 The Platte Clove Nature Theater – A spellbinding musical odyssey with Ryder Cooley, Luis Majica, and Fredo Viola – Guest musicians include Melora Creager of Rasputina, Karen Cole of Dust Bowl Faeries and more – The ensemble offers a unique theatrical blend of electronic and organic sounds, complex compositions, looped and layered vocals, piano, accordion, singing saw, beat box, ukulele, video projections, aerial movement and more! – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, June 8

The Late Regulars – A new jazz trio featuring three of the Hudson area’s finest instrumental and improvisational talents—drummer Otto Hauser, bassist Terence Murren, and pianist Tony Kieraldo – The group plays post-bop jazz and original compositions – Reviewing their recent debut at Helsinki, critic Seth Rogovoy wrote, “Those who were there witnessed the birth of something cool.  Very cool.”   – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Citizens’ Climate Lobby – CCL is working toward non-partisan, free market, consumer friendly solutions to encourage clean, renewable energy – Anyone concerned about the stronger and more frequent storms, droughts, and heat waves we are experiencing is encouraged to come to the meeting  to find out how they can help – Information at citizensclimatelobby.org or 917-282-2395 – 6 pm – Offices of PS21, 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

Next Tuesday, June 9

Broader Brush: Community Development, Equity and the Arts – “A discussion for anyone who wants to help affect change in their communities” – The Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy presents Jeff Mirel, President of Albany Barn, and June W. Choi, consultant/coach to entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits (formerly with the Asian American Arts Alliance and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) for an armchair discussion with the audience about art, community development, access and change. – Registration required at www.upstatecreative.org – Registration from 3 pm to 3:30 pm, Discussion from 3:30 pm to 5 pm, Networking Reception from 5 pm to 6:30 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

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

 Wednesday, June 10

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

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Eighteen  vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

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

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Events in Hudson NY, May 27 to May 31, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday-Sunday, May 27-31

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Baker’s Wife  – “A tasty mix of life’s necessities: a baker for a breadless village, tempestuous versus tender love, happenings that make life different and new, all sweetly served with a beautiful score” – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, May 28

Jonah Parzen-Johnson plus McLaughlin/Chrisman Duo plus Destroyer of Worlds – …his music “combines extended saxophone with analog synthesizer to make unedited, un-looped, lo fi experimental folk music.” – And a new duo from Seth Chrisman and Nathan McLaughlin – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Steve Forbert – A Grammy Award-nominated folk-rock singer-songwriter, who was touted as a “new Dylan” when he burst upon the NYC music scene in the mid-1970s.  He played for spare change in Grand Central Station and became a favorite of the crowd at CBGB’s – He is in the midst of a creative revival this year with his first album of new songs in several years due out this summer and his memoir scheduled for publication this fall. – Information at 828-4800 or hdelsinkihudson.com– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, May 28-31

Films at TSL

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – An Israeli woman, seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. – In Hebrew, French & Arabic with English subtitles

Liz in September – Based on the classic lesbian play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove – In Spanish with English subtitles

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Stuck in a nursing home and determined to escape on his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson leaps out a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey

A Wolf at the Door – This nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind, is based on real events

> Patience – A richly textured essay film exploring the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald, with contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers

The Sturgeon Queens – Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family have created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives – This is the 100th anniversary of the store

Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, May 29

Vodka Tasting – Square One Vodka produces pure organic rye spirits infused with fresh vibrant botanicals to make this one of the cleanest and most distinctive vodkas.  Brendan from Inspired Beverages is here again to introduce Square One’s versatile flavors—Cucumber, Basil, Botanical, and the new Bergamot – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Fairview Plaza, Greenport

 SCB presents New York blues punk kings and Norton Records recording artistes Daddy Long Legs with special guests, the Schoemer Formation – “From the esteemed Norton Records label comes one of the wildest and most exciting groups of the current roots and blues revolution!  Daddy Long Legs is named for its harp-blowing, blues-bellowing front man, Brian Hurd—a blues hollerer who blurs any definition by age or color.  He growls, barks, yelps and wails without sounding like an imitation of anyone or anything.”  The Schoemer Formation is a Hudson Valley-based spoken word/improvised music project comprised of author Karen Schoemer, and underground rock ‘n’ roll legends Eric Goulden and Amy Rigby – Information at 828-1562 – Doors at 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Saturday, May 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 – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  –Information at 822-1014 or hudsoncruises.com– The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

The Ghent Playhouse presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole “A drama infused with moments of humor and glimpses of hope,…”– Runs on weekends through June 7 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, May 30

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Prosharp Cutlery is on hand every weekend to sharpen your knives, scissors and small garden tools –Gail Cameron will be performing in the Music Tent and the Hudson Area Library will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com (The former website—www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com–also seems to be in operation.) – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Vintage Black Label One Day Trunk Sale – Meet acclaimed fashion illustrator George Gozum and receive a free portrait sketch with every purchase from the Vintage Black Label trunk – Information at 697-0909 – 12 noon to 4 pm – TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

City of Hudson Police Department PBA Motorcycle Ride & Chicken BBQ – Information at 828-3388 – 12 noon to 8 pm – Central Firehouse, Seventh Street & Washington Street

Spring Fling Gala – To benefit the Hudson Opera House – Honoring past Presidents Thomas Froese and Douglas Thorn, and the first recipient of the HOH “Henry” Award—Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes, introduced by James Ivory – Musical accompaniment by Bobby Previte – Catered by Swoon – Silent Auction – Information and reservations at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – Cocktails at 5 pm, dinner at 7 pm – Second Floor Performance Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Bodyworks; Cars, Trucks, Bikes & Tattoos – Featuring the work of area artists in all mediums, showing off their “bodies of work” relating to the bodies of vehicles or figures through tattoo art – Juried by Bill Sinclair, area photographer, author, vintage car expert and owner of antique autos – Come to the opening dressed as your favorite greaser, biker, gearhead, pink lady, show off your tattoos.  There will be a prize for the “Best Dressed.” The opening also includes a musical performance by Christina Dellea, and a preview performance by The Two of Us Productions of their upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar. – Exhibition is on view through July 25 – Information at artscolumbia.orgor 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – A medley of five solo exhibitions to open the season – Dawn Clements: Drawings and Watercolors in the Main Galleries; Isidro Blasco: Tilted Garden in the Sculpture Garden and Photo-based work in the Carriage House, Ground Floor; Christine Hughes: Paintings and Drawings in the Carriage House, Second Floor; Kristen Rego: Works on Paper in the  Carriage House, Third Floor; and Saskia Sutherland: Flower Still Lifes in the Carriage House, Fourth Floor – On view through June 21 – Information at 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – June Invitational 2015 – Recent work by Diane Firtell, Shelley Marks, Susan Leroy Merill, and Honey Sharp – On view through June 21 – Also exhibiting gallery artists – Information at 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Artwork by Laura Summer, co-founder of Free Columbia – Information at 392-2760 – 2 pm, with artist’s talk at 2:30 pm and a music performance by Vocaluna at 3 pm – Breezeway Art Gallery, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

“Gardening with Deer” – A talk by Barbara Hobens – Hobens lives in the Hudson Valley, is a property evaluator, garden designer and consultant, lectures on wildlife gardening and white-tailed deer, and is author of the how- and where-to garden book, Garden Your City. – The talk is co-hosted by The Friends of Clermont, Tivoli Free Library, and the Germantown Library – Space is limited – Reservations and information at 537-6622 or friendsofclermont.org – 3 pm – The James D. Livingston Library at Clermont Cottage – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Exhibition Opening – Concrete & Clay: Works Inspired by the Garden – Featuring seven regional ceramicists and one concrete fabricator, exhibiting both functional and ornamental items priced for sale – Decorative pieces with glazes and finishes influenced by nature and botanical elements will also be displayed – Information at spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – Three local illustrators, Elwood Smith, Keith Bendis, and David Goldin, exhibit their work – Collectively their work has appeared in Time magazine, The SmithsonianThe New YorkerFortuneThe Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and many other major publications.  Elwood Smith’s illustrations have been the subject of an extensive retrospective exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum.  Keith Bendis has been an illustrator/cartoonist for decades and now does graphic recording and illustration for companies and organizations in Europe and the US.  David Goldin makes mixed media artwork with fantastical and warped creatures, dynamic pieces full of movement and feeling – Information at 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, 1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23

Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31

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

Never Grow Up! – Upstage Productions, Inc. presents a kids’ cabaret, featuring Upstage’s young performers – Thirty musical numbers will be performed by 39 talented children from local school districts – Information at 821-4449 – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Hudson Intermediate School, Harry Howard Avenue

Sunday, May 31

Elie Wiesel in Conversation with Marvin Kalb – Elie Wiesel, founder of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Nobel laureate, as he speaks with Marvin Kalb, Senior Advisor to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Senior fellow at Brookings, and Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard University – Moderated by Roselle Kline Chartock, Professor Emerita of Education, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Holocaust author and scholar – Part of  92Y Live, streamed live from the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City.  Audience members will be able to pose questions to the featured speakers – Limited seating – First-come, first-served – Information and registration at www.92ylive.eventbrite.com or call 828-6848 – 10:30 am – Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Boulevard

Exhibition Opening & Brunch – Judy Grunberg: Past & Present  A retrospective of work of  objects made in the interstices of her life from the 50s through 2014, including, but not limited to, photographs, digital diversions, line drawings, graphic design, silk work, and close, but not art? – Grunberg founded and heads PS21, now entering its tenth season of summer performances under a tent just north of Chatham – Information at 822-8448 – 11 am to 2 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 HWM Tasting – Kathleen will be behind the table, showing off two summery cocktails – Recipes and nibbles will be available.  This is the first in the HWM On The House cocktail series– Information at 828-6411 – 2 to 4 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Song for the Earth – A benefit concert with The Blue Ribbon Trio & Patchwork Symphony – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Author’s Reading – Author Joseph Luzzi reads from his new book, In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love – A Dante scholar, Luzzi tells his own story of personal loss while allowing the poet to guide his thinking and forge connections between life in the Inferno and the long life of grief.  His memoir is both a personal odyssey and a reminder of the power of great literature in the darkest of times. – Luzzi is a professor of Italian at Bard College and the author of a number of award-winning books on the subject of Italy. – The reading is followed by Q&A – Books will be available for purchase and signing –  Information at 392-3005 or chathambookstore.com – 2 to 4 pm– Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

The Uel Wade Music Scholarship Concert/Competition featuring five outstanding musicians, two of them pianists who have previously won prizes, and a bassoonist, a violinist, and a marimbist – The judges will choose the prize winners immediately after the competition, while violinist Hannah Cohen, the 2014 prizewinner, entertains the audience – The Wade Scholarship supports exceptional high school music students – Information at spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – 3 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Edwardian Great Lawn and Porch Party on the Rokeby Farm Estate  To benefit the Sloop Eleanor restoration – Music by the Blackiston Twins, food and beverages by Bruno’s, house tours, and talk by Halsey Herreshoff, America’s Cup yacht designer and sailor – Silent Auction –  Reservations and Information by e-mail to eleanorrestoratioinproject@gmail.com – 3 to 6 pm – Rokeby Estate, 845 River Road, Barrytown

Dr. Sohyun Ahn performs a program of Mozart piano sonatas from her soon-to-be released CD – She has been named Performer of the Year by South Korea’s leading classical music journal.  She has been invited to perform in many European and Asian countries.  In the US she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Bechstein Hall and Hubbard Recital Hall. – Information at 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, 1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23

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

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Events in Hudson NY, May 20 to May 24, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday, May 20

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, opens for business with 18 vendors offering fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place 

Thursday, May 21

Spring Clean-up Day – Organized by Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood and community partners – Information at 828-5418 – 2 to 6 pm – Starting at Warren & Front Streets 

Brooks’ Barbecue – Chicken and Ribs – Sit Down or Take Out – Information and tickets at 567-5588 or 828-9657 – To benefit the Hudson Day Care Center – 4 to 7 pm or until sold out – First Presbyterian Church, Corner of Fourth & Warren Streets

Thursday-Sunday, May 21-24

Films at TSL

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Stuck in a nursing home and determined to escape on his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson leaps out a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey

A Wolf at the Door – This nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind, is based on real events

> Every Secret Thing – A detective story involving missing children and teenage girls

Patience – A richly textured essay film exploring the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald, with contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers 

The Sturgeon Queens – Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family have created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives – This is the 100th anniversary of the store

Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

> City Lights  A Charlie Chaplin classic film featuring The Little Tramp

A Night at the Opera – A Marx Brothers’ classic film

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Baker’s Wife  – “A tasty mix of life’s necessities: a baker for a breadless village, tempestuous versus tender love, happenings that make life different and new, all sweetly served with a beautiful score” – Professional musical theatre-in-the-round – Also performed on May 27-31 – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

 Friday, May 22

HWM Friday Tasting – Rowan Imports will be pouring ciders and liqueurs – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Bonfire – Summer 2015 Shana Lee Jewelry Collection Opening – Information at 828-8789 – 6 to 8 pm – Shana Lee Jewelry, 315 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening –  HQTBD/Headquarters To Be Determined presents Still/Life, a 3D rendering of contemporary practices in the Hudson area – The exhibition reimagines the still life as a living arrangement, activated by bringing together works and programs by artists of diverse backgrounds into a single community space.  The exhibiting artists include Peggy Ahwesh, Ephraim Asili, Conor Backman, Annie Bielski, Hannah Black, Jeffrey Gibson, Elise McMahon, Takeshi Murata, Aily Nash, Nick Payne, Carla Perez-Gallardo, Daniel Seward, Tristan Schipa, William Stone, Earl Swanigan, and Jon Wang. The programs for the opening night include a screening of moving image works by three artists in the exhibition.  (See “Basilica Screenings” below.) HQTBD is a parasite project that inhabits and programs various spaces in Hudson, NY.  This first showing is on view through June 14 – Information on open hours and a schedule of performances and events, at www.hqtbd.com – 6 to 10 pm – Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Hudson Cruises Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise – Become an amateur detective during this murder mystery aboard The Marika luxury yacht  –The Two of Us Productions performs Fishing For Trouble for a fun, suspense-filled evening of murder and mayhem – Full dinner included – Full cash bar – Information and reservations at 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 or book via www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/Murder — 7 pm to 9:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Broad St grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Beautiful Victims – Three established writers/performers from New York City—Henrietta Weekes, Frazier Russell, and Shelley Stenhouse—read from their newest work – Information at  822-8448 – 7:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street 

 Basilica Screenings – The fifth annual season’s first screening of moving image works by three artists–  Many Thousands Gone (2015) by Ephraim Asili, Kissing Point and Lessons of War (both 2014) by Peggy Ahwesh, and OM Rider (2014) by Takeshi Murata – All three artists will be present to discuss their work – Shown in conjunction with the HQTBD exhibition in the Back Gallery – Information at www.hqtbd.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Blood Warrior/ Death Vessel/ Liv Carrow  – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Saturday, May 22-23

Traditions Linens Factory Outlet 11th Annual Memorial Day Sale –Locally-made bedding, towels, decorative pillows, blankets, quilts and coverlets, scarves, pajamas, socks and tableware, up to 90% off retail prices – Also a world class Fabric Loft – Information at 851-3975 – 9 am to 4 pm – 29 Route 9H,  Claverack 

Friday-Sunday, May 22-24

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 – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  –Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com– The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – This weekend only, the ferry also runs on Sunday from 4 to 8 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

The Ghent Playhouse presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole “A drama infused with moments of humor and glimpses of hope,…”– Runs on weekends through June 7 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, May 23

Hudson Farmers’ Market –Asparagus is here, and Prosharp Cutlery is on hand every weekend to sharpen your knives, scissors and small garden tools – New this year:  Get a Frequent Buyer Card from any vendor; make ten purchases and get a free HFM shopping tote.  This weekend Abby Lappen will be in the performance tent and the Hudson Pride Foundation will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com (The former website—www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com–also seems to be in operation.) – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets  

Exhibition Opening – Mark Wasserbach: New Sculpture – On view through June 21 – Information at 212-518-7551 or mcdarisfineart.com – 6 to 8 pm, McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

 Classics on Hudson presents String Trios by Schubert and Mozart with Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin; Helena Baillie, viola; and Peter Wiley, cello – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Kath Bloom (with Tom Hanford) and Linda Draper – For fans of the song and how to feel it, Kath Bloom is some kind of legend.  She has been described as “…a woman who has spent years in the wilderness…An early unpretentious presence, she can snap a heart like a twig.” – Linda Draper’s “wise, wistful, and quietly devastating folk-pop reaches new levels of refinement on her latest album…bringing early Joni Mitchell and Kate McGarrigle to mind…” – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street 

 HD screening of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of Antony and Cleopatra – “…a steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world…” – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Wine Tasting – Febe Lange brings her distinctive wines from La Tosca, a small Chilean estate.  They reflect both the traditions and the modernity of the wine and food scene in that exciting and vibrant country – Information at 828-0934 or fairview.wines.com – 1 to 5 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Fairview Plaza (Route 9), Greenport

 Book Party & Author Reading – Jynne Dilling Martin, the 2013 National Science Foundation Antarctica Writer-in-Residence, reads from her book of poetry, We Mammals in Hospitable Times – Martin is described by Time Out New York as “an extraordinary poet,” and by The New York Times as “full of intelligence and discretion.” – Information at 828-2288 – 3 pm to 4:30 pm with author reading at 4 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street

Looking Out: The Power of Nature and Music – Amanda Boyd-Grout, soprano; Michael Clement, piano; and Joseph Rutkowski, clarinet,  perform works by Schubert, Spohr, Schumann, Poulenc and McCabe – 5 pm – Hillsdale United Methodist Church, corner of Routes 22 & 23, Hillsdale 

Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24

Third Annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival – Sponsored by the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail – Features award-winning wineries, distilleries, cideries and craft breweries from the Hudson Valley and the Massachusetts Berkshire Region – Local and regional food producers offer food samplings – Raffles – Bounce house and pony rides for kids –Information at hudsonberkshirewinefestival.com or 732-7317 – Sat. from 11 am to 6 pm, Sun. from 11 am to 5 pm – Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 203, Chatham (Entrance on Route 66)

Saturday-Monday, May 23-25

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

Sunday, May 24

Remembering Christina – A memorial gathering in honor of Christina Malisoff, a beloved long-time member of the Hudson community, who passed away on April 19th of this year – Christina’s artwork will be exhibited, as well as drawings of her made by members of the HOH life drawing class.  A film called Christina’s World, made by Isabelle Barton in 1999, will be shown – Feel free to bring a dish to share. – Information at 822-1438 – 11 am – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 25th Annual Country Barbecue – “A great bustling country picnic” sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy in celebration of the agricultural heritage and character of Columbia County – Music, live entertainment, farm tours, many fun and educational activities for children of all ages, and delicious locally-sourced food and drink – Information at clctrust.org/barbecue or 392-5252 – 4:30 pm to 8 pm –Dutch Hollow Farm, 3137 Running Creek Road, Schodack Landing, NY

 

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Events in Hudson NY, May 12 to May 17, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Tuesday, May 12

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

The Little Prince – Performed by actor/storyteller Matthew Dexter – Based on the popular book by Antoine De Saint-Exupery – Suitable for all ages – 7 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Thursday, May 14

How masculinity has changed – In the 21st century, for men and women, gay or straight, the landscape of masculinity has changed.  Join David Sampliner, director of the Netflix documentary, My Own Man, and Chris Tarry, author of the short story collection, How To Carry Bigfoot Home, to talk about the challenges of being a partner, a dad, and a good (enough) man.  The evening will include tall tales, humorous truths, and a short screening – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Alan Devoe Bird Club will hold a bird walk to look for spring migrant birds – For information call the trip coordinator, Bill Cook at 851-2678 – Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult – 8 am – Meet at the visitor parking lot, Drowned Lands Conservation Area, Route 3, Ancram (3.5 miles north of Ancramdale Route 82)

Thursday-Sunday, May 14-17

Films at TSL

> Rebels of the Neon God – A despondent cram school student becomes obsessed with a young petty thief – In Mandarin with English subtitles

Dior and I – Takes the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house            

> White God – A story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed human superiors

> Every Secret Thing – A detective story involving missing children and teenage girls

Patience – A richly textured essay film exploring the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald, with contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers

The Sturgeon Queens – Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family have created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives – This is the 100th anniversary of the store

Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

> City Lights – A Charlie Chaplin classic film featuring The Little Tramp

A Night at the Opera – A Marx Brothers’ classic film

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, May 15

Large Exposition Auction – Six hundred lots of English, Continental and American furniture, decorations and art, Asian and ethnographic decorations – Also art and jewelry – Information and online catalogue at stairgalleries.com or 751-1000 – Previews Monday through Thursday, May 11-14 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Friday from 10 am to 3 pm when the auction begins – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Artist and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish to share or a give a donation – Artists expected to share their work this month are:  painter Cynthia Mulvaney, photographer Mick Hales, performance artist Abby Lappen, artist Kiko Govantes, and ceramics artist Jessica Alt-Cropper.  If you would like to show your work, send examples to christinehales@me.com along with contact information – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

Chris Brokaw and Peter Aaron – Chris Brokaw is best known as the drummer in CODEINE and the guitarist in COME, who made several albums in the 1990s that are considered landmarks in American independent rock music.  Since 2001 he has focused primarily on his work as a solo artist – Peter Aaron will perform a solo guitar set – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Rhett Miller – With Salim Nourallah opening – “While best known as lead singer and songwriter of seminal alt-country band the Old 97s, Rhett Miller has enjoyed an equally successful solo career, emphasizing his brilliance as a songwriting craftsman drawing on a wider, pop-rock palette, and delivering hooks around every corner…” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Reading & Book Signing – Author DW Gibson reads from his latest book, The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-first Century – The book explores the process of gentrification from the perspective of those involved with it.  Through oral histories of brokers, buyers, sellers, renters, landlords, artists, and contractors—the people who are being shaped by and are shaping the new New York City–Gibson explains what urban change really looks and feels like.  The reading is followed by a conversation with bookstore owner Thomas Chulak and Q&A with the author – The event is co-sponsored by Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, where Gibson is director of the writers’ residency program – Information at 392-3005 – 5 to 7 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

Questar III Seventh Annual Classic Car Cruise-in – Get your kicks on Route 66! – All specialty vehicles welcome – Buffet prepared by Culinary Arts students available – Music from Cruisin’ 93.5 – To benefit the Scholarship Fund – Information at 828-4157 – 5 to 8 pm – Columbia-Greene Educational Center, Route 66, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, May 15-16

Mosaic Tree Stumps by Jason Middlebrook – Sculpted from Styrofoam, coated in fiberglass and tiled in glass mosaic, each stump is unique.  The forms themselves are roughly the size and shape of large cut stumps that could be found in the forest.  The tile patterns mimic those found in kitchens, bathrooms and inlaid garden furniture. Middlebrook’s work is known for investigating the tension between natural and manmade materials, and focusing on man’s impact on nature.  Installed in the gallery’s garden, the stumps sit under the limbs of an eighty-year old Silver Maple tree.  Sunlight filters through its growing leaves.  The light, always changing, reflects off the mosaic. Information at 828-6680 or baileygallery.com – On view through June 20 on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 6 pm or by appointment – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Saturday, May 16

Hudson Farmers’ Market –This weekend Marilyn Miller will be providing music – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com (The former website—www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com–also seems to be in operation.)  – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Follow the carrots painted on the pavement leading to the market at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

HD screening of the National Theatre of London’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman – Starring Ralph Fiennes – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Hudson: Art Works – Self-portraits by Hudson High School students working in collaboration with local professional artists – The resulting artworks represent a wide variety of styles, and reflect the diverse group of students working under the mentorship of artists that work in all mediums – The program was initiated by abstract painter Myron Polenberg, and inspired by an exhibition organized by The Education Project in NYC in 1994 – On view through May 31 – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 to 7 pmHudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Newcomers: The Immigrant Experience  Two solo exhibits: Photographs by Thomas Holton and Photographs by Edie Bresler, plus a Portfolio Showcase with work by Mary Beth Meehan and Eleonora Ronconi – On view through June 21 – Information at 617-312-8550 or davisortongallery.com – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Frank Tartaglione: New Paintings and Works on Paper – On view through June 22 – Information at 828-1677 – 6 to 8 pm – Galerie Gris, 621 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – VAULT: Works by Sean-Paul Pluguez – “Sean-Paul Pluguez allows us into a creative compartment where even seemingly mundane objects have an aura of value.  What more appropriate way to propel any object or surface to prominence than bathing it in a golden light. With the three-year culmination of what Pluguez refers to as the “gold project” ordinary objects are awarded fine art status through the perceived value of precious metal.” On view through Summer 2015 – Information at 646-483-9109 or frgdesignart.com – 6 to 8 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of How To Save a Life by Elizabeth Anderson – The play is winner of the 2014-15 W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest, chosen from over 100 submissions – The reading is followed by a reception and “talk back” with the playwright, actors and director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Walk-ins welcome – 7:30 pm – Auditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

 Ryley Walker and Pigeons – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Bard College Conservatory of Music students perform as part of the Young Artist Series – This last concert of the season will include works by Mozart, Brahms, and Schumann – Information and reservations at 392-2760 – 3 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Unreserved Catalogued Estate Sale – Online catalogue at copakeauction.com – Information at 329-1142 – Preview Thurs 11 am to 5 pm, Fri 11 am to 7 pm, and Sat 12 noon to 2:45 pmwith auction at 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Exhibition Opening – Mariangela Damiani – Aquarelle, Plein-Aire, and the Umbrian Countryside – Information at jdamianigallery.com or 828-8750 – 4 to 7 pm – J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

Writers Omi Spring Reading and BBQ – A distinguished group of international writers, translators, and poets currently in residence at the Omi International Arts Center, read from their works – Following the reading, visitors are invited to a barbeque feast and reception for the writers, for which donations are appreciated – Information at 392-4747 or artomi.org – 5 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17

New York Rivers Boating Festival – A one of a kind event with a focus on rediscovering boating and recreation on the Hudson River – Sponsored by the Mohawk Hudson Council of Yacht Clubs – A land and water boat show of new and pre-owned boats presented by dealers and individuals – Educational activities on safe boating – Food and craft vendors – US Power Squadron marine flare demonstrations – Antique Motor Boat Museum – Children’s activities – Music and dancing with the Macerators – NYS Police dive team demonstration, etc. – Information at 463-6985 or  http://nyriversboatingfestival.com/ – 10:30 am to 6 pm both days – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides daytime Hudson-Athens Ferry service during the NY Rivers Boating Festival – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also specials for ferry riders from participating businesses – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The Ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 12 noon to 6 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

Sunday, May 17

Literchoor is My Beat: A New Directions Festival – Author Ian S. MacNiven reads from his award-winning biography of New Directions founder and poet James Laughlin – Followed by a roundtable discussion with MacNiven, current New Directions president Barbara Epler, and former president Peggy Fox – Plus a pop-up bookshop featuring current and classic ND titles – Presented by Karen Schoemer, Bookseller and TSL – Information at 822-8100 – 1 to 3 pm – Time & Space Limited434 Columbia Street

River Crossings Curators’ Lecture – Artist Stephen Hannock and art historian Jason Rosenfeld, curators of the Olana/Thomas Cole House blockbuster exhibition River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, discuss how the project was conceived and how it came to engage such an extraordinary group of artists – Information at rivercrossings.org –  2 pm – Arts Center Theater, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Upstage Productions presents Nunsense with those zany Nuns in a dinner theatre presentation – Ticket price includes a complete buffet – Reservations required by calling 828-3326 – Information at upstageproductionsinc.org – 2 pm – Kozel’s Restaurant, 1006 Route 9H, Ghent

Folk Y’all, My Druthers, and Mail Myself to Thoreau – Old-timey American party music from New London, CT – Crowd shoutin’ traditionals and foot-stompin’ originals! – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – El Anatsui: Five Decades – El Anatsui has just been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, the Venice Biennale’s highest honor.  Five Decades is a comprehensive survey spanning the last forty years of Anatsui’s celebrated career, from compositions in painting, wood and clay, to the magnificent metal works for which he is renowned. The exhibition celebrates the first anniversary of The School. – On view through September 26 – Information at jackshainman.com or 758-1628  – 1 to 4 pm and subsequent Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm – Jack Shainman Gallery/The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

 

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Events in Hudson NY, May 6 to May 12, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday, May 6

Dana Sipos and Matt Heckler – Sipos “crafts folk, roots and Canadiana-nuanced songs that map heart and country, and the spaces between.  She inhabited the far north before going nomad.  She beguiles and charms, weaving fragments of stories, myths and dreams that she has collected and spun, salted and sealed into song.” – “Virtuosic fiddler and banjoist Matt Heckler (formerly of Deep Chatham) will bring his bombastic Appalachian re-interpretations to once again test the fortitude of the Spotty floorboards!” –Information at 671-6006 – 8 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street –

Thursday, May 7

Home & Garden Buy Local Expo – Sponsored by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – Geared specifically toward homeowners, second homeowners, and property managers – Home improvement, landscape, real estate, contractor, and craft-based businesses will be showcased – Information at 828-4417 or columbiachamber-ny.com – 4 to 7 pm – Catskill Point, At the end of Main Street overlooking the Hudson River, Catskill

Thursday-Sunday, May 7-10

Films at TSL

> Rebels of the Neon God – A despondent cram school student becomes obsessed with a young petty thief – In Mandarin with English subtitles

Dior and I – Takes the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house            

> White God – A story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed human superiors

> Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll – A vibrant musical culture that was nearly lost forever under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime is revived and celebrated in this documentary

The Sturgeon Queens – Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family have created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives – This is the 100th anniversary of the store

Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

> City Lights – A Charlie Chaplin classic film featuring The Little Tramp

A Night at the Opera – A Marx Brothers’ classic film

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, May 8

Exhibition Opening – Mother’s Day  A solo exhibition of watercolors by Claudia Engel – A tribute to mothers and all the new life that spring represents – Information at 828-5825 or rosegalleryfineart.com – 5 to 8 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238a Warren Street

Heather Maloney – Singer-songwriter noted for her indie rock sound and folk roots – Her Helsinki concert comes just one week after the release of her long-awaited new album, “Making Me Break” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm, with Will Dailey opening at 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wickers Creek Band Spring Tour takes the group to Philmont again – Stop by for tasty bluegrass and renowned local cuisine – Information at wickerscreekband.com – 8 to 10 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday-Sunday, May 8-10

Claverack Library Spring Book & Plant Sale – An annual event to benefit the library, featuring used books for all ages (most hardcovers at $1 and most paperbacks at 50 cents.) – A selection of annuals, perennials, and vegetable plants – Breakfast and lunch and baked goods available on Saturday – Children’s activities – Tours of the new Claverack Library and community center at the A.B. Shaw firehouse next door may be available, construction permitting – Information at claveracklibrary.org  or 851-7120 – A special preview reception on Friday from 5 to 7 pm for a chance at best book selection – Sat from 9 am to 2 pm, Sun from 10 am to 2 pm – Claverack Free Library and Reading Room, 629 Route 23B, Claverack

Saturday, May 9

Hudson Valley Old Time Power Association Annual Auction – Twenty acres of antique tools and equipment laid out in neat rows, with a mobile auctioneer’s stand, pulled by a tractor, traversing the fields and conducting business until every object is sold – Here you will find antique tractors, old-fashioned farm implements, handcrafts, and one-of-a-kind furnishings – Food available –Breakfast available starting at 7 am – Information at 822-1511 – 8 am until everything is sold – Rain or shine – 390 Fingar Road, just east of the intersection of Routes 9, 23, and 31

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Second Saturday of the larger-than-ever summer market with some 30 vendors in all. This weekend visit the Community Tent and find out about the Columbia Land Conservancy – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com (The former website—www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com–also seems to be in operation.)  – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Follow the carrots painted on the pavement and pointing to the market at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding 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.

Local History Speaker Series – Conrad Vispo will discuss his book, The Nature of the Place: A History of Living with the Land in Columbia County, NY, followed by Q&A – Information at 828-1792 – 3:30 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Plays in Progress presents Sex and Death, a reading of short plays by Sharon Breslan, Ellen Clarkson, Bernie Kukoff, Richard Landers, Ralda Lee, Lucile Lichtblau & Jesse Waldinger – To benefit the Hudson Opera House – Information at 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey –The impossibly cool jazz guitarist/singer is joined by his incredibly talented wife, Broadway actress/singer, Jessica Molaskey, to present an evening of new songs and classic standards – Direct from a one month engagement at The Carlyle Hotel in NYC, this show has garnered great critical acclaim including making Time magazine’s Top Ten Musical Theatre shows of 2014 – The popular couple co-hosts the nationally syndicated weekly radio program, “Radio Deluxe.” – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Dramatic Reading & Author’s Talk – Selections from Lucy Frank’s novel, Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling—a dialogue in verse between two adolescent girls sharing a hospital room.   Performed as a dramatic reading by two local teens–Kylie Pecord, a senior at Germantown Central School, and Rileigh Toole of Palenville—both veterans of Carol Rusoff’s theatre workshops at The Bridge and the Hudson Opera House.  The novel follows the unfolding friendship between two very different girls who share a hospital room and an illness.  Though the book is intended for young adult readers, its subject matter—teenagers dealing with a chronic illness (Crohn’s disease)—speaks to adults as well.  The performance will be followed by a Q&A and a discussion with the author – Information at 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23, Hillsdale

Armchair Travel Series: Cinco de Mayo – A culinary class with local chef-instructor Julie Gale, owner of the At the Kitchen Table Cooking School in Hillsdale – Participants will be led through a hands-on cooking demonstration to learn three recipes—Chiles en Nogada, Chicken Mole, and Pineapple Flan – The Series is designed to celebrate artist Frederic Church’s love of travel and exploration.  This session celebrates Church’s particular affinity for Mexico where he spent eighteen winters.  Space is limited, so please pre-register at 828-1872 x 105 or by e-mail to ahufnagel@olana.org – 1 to 3 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G. Greenport

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Tour Margaret Roach’s garden – This nearly 25-year old garden is on a two-and-one-third-acre hillside, in a former orchard with a simple farmhouse and outbuildings, set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road – Specialty growers Broken Arrow Nursery, will be selling plants at the garden – Information and directions at gardenconservancy.org/open-days/ — 10 am to 4 pm – 99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls

Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10

Hudson Valley Choral Society Spring Concert in two locations – Featuring Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore – Also showcasing new compositions and arrangements by regional composers D. Haller, Julie Kabat, Horatio Spafford, Kevin Quigley, Charlie Fitzhugh, and James Oppenheimer – Gretchen Rueckheim conducts, with soloists Rose Hunsberger, soprano; Mary Hack, alto; Doug Schmolze, tenor; and John Arthur Miller, bass-baritone – Tickets and information at 794-9831 or 828-3698 – Saturday: 7:30 pm, Our Lady of Hope, 8074 Route 22, Copake FallsSunday3:30 pm, First Reformed Church, 56 Green Street, Hudson

Sunday, May 10

Mothers’ Day

Hudson Cruises Mothers’ Day Dinner and Music Cruise – A special Mothers’ Day afternoon Dinner Cruise aboard the luxury Marika Cruise Yacht. Enjoy dinner and drinks, while listening to the music of the Stuart Quimby Trio and cruising the Hudson River Valley. Especially planned for families; couples and groups also welcome – Information and reservations at hudsoncruises.com or call 888-764-1844 – Boarding at 2 pm, cruise from 2:30 pm to 5 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Broad St grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 At Home with the Soledad Ensemble – A bouffon performance of work in progress from DF&T’s current resident artist – “The bouffons are in town and they’re making a play about home.  These grotesque demi-gods hold a mirror up to our nature, mimicking and mocking all things familiar, and exposing things unspoken…a heart-searing afternoon of music, mystery, nostalgia, trauma, hypocrisy, fantasy, and more.”  – Performance is followed by Q&A – Information and reservations at 545-4028 – Drop Forge & Tool, 10 Aitken Avenue

Next Tuesday, May 12

The Little Prince – Performed by actor/storyteller Matthew Dexter – Based on the popular book by Antoine De Saint-Exupery – Suitable for all ages – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

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