Events in Hudson NY, November 18 to November 24, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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MEETINGS + ELLEN’S PICKS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2014                               

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, November 18

Youth Justice: A Learning Experience – Panel discussions on juvenile justice issues; community engagement; school environments; arrest, detention, and intake and victim services; treatment and supervision services; and aftercare and re-entry.  Followed by an afternoon interactive motivational exercise with youth when the panelists will share their expertise. – Presented by the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Information at 291-9415 or www.staleybkeith.org – Panels from 9 am to 12 noon; afternoon exercise from 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Mitski & Johanna Warren – “Two ladies with guitars coming to town to make you feel stuff” – Visit www.mitski.com/ andwww.johannawarren.com/ — Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Mary Beth Wenger, author and long-time Albany-area TV news anchor and reporter, will talk about her book, Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes – Information at 758-9265 – 7 pm – Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Wednesday, November 19

Taina Asili with Gaetano Vaccaro + Monica McIntyre – Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili and Sicilian guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro come together as a captivating duo intertwining potent vocals and guitar, performing original fusions of Afro-Latin, reggae and folk sounds, as well as unique and unforgettable renditions of Spanish flamenco and Latin American folk.  They appear with Monica McIntyre, who is on tour from New Orleans, blending blues, soul, classical, jazz, reggae and Middle Eastern sounds with the unique cello techniques of slapping, plucking and strumming – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday, November 20

Cider Tasting – Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider is fresh, unfiltered, unsulphited, authentic farmhouse cider produced in Staatsburg.   This certified Eco-Apple cidery produces both English and French style ciders  Phyllis Johnson will introduce their authentic traditional ciders – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 3 to 6 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

 Hudson FORWARD Community Meeting – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, Use Back Door

ProJam #8 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians – Vocalist Lex Grey, who leads her own band, the Urban Pioneers, is featured guest – The Club Helsinki House Band anchors the event and welcomes all working musicians in the region to sit in for a freewheeling blues jam – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica: An Evening of Vinyl Healing & Good Vibes – DJ Effie Asili with special guest sets with Otto Hauser, and a special Fela Kuti tribute – All vinyl awesomeness! – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, November 20-23

Films at TSL:

Force Majeure –  “…this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family…” – Won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival – With English subtitles

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

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

Friday, November 21

HWM Friday Tasting Series – Here’s the capper to Hudson Valley Cider Week – Taste products from Eve’s Cidery, recognized by Bon Appetit as one of New York’s top cideries. Eve’s ciders come from a small family run orchard and cidery in the Finger Lakes region where they grow apples and other tree fruits to create delightful, artisanal ciders – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com  or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 Wine Tasting – Taste a selection of “must haves” for your holiday table – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

Mike Wexler/Rhyton/Pigeons/Garcia Peoples/and DJ Lunar Moss – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Wickers Creek Band serves up tasty bluegrass – Other scrumptious food and beverage available – Information atwww.facebook.com/philmontpub or 672-7346 – 8 to 10 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street (Route 217), Philmont

Friday-Sunday, November 21-23

Walking the dog Theater presents the umbilical point – Written and performed by Gabriel Rodriguez and directed by David Anderson – “…a vibrant blend of devised theater, elemental movement, folklore, hip hop and spoken word.” – Information and reservations at 610-0909 or by e-mail to info@wtdtheater.org – To learn more about the play and the artistic process behind the scenes visit www.theumbilicalpoint.com – Runs on Fridays through Sundays  through November 30 – 8 pm – Solaris, 360 Warren Street

Saturday, November 22

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Last Saturday of the outdoor market.  The Hudson Standard, creator and purveyor of bitters and shrubs, will be at the Guest Table.  The indoor Winter Market will be open three weekends in December—the 6th, 13th, and 20th—at Christ Church Episcopal, Union & East Court Streets – It will be closed in January and will resume the first Saturday in February and remain open through April – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church Annual Food Sale – All food is handmade by members of the church – Apple pies (baked that morning), pyrohy (pierogies), and holubtsi (cabbage rolls) will be available – This is a very popular sale, so either arrive early or order in advance by calling 828-9308 – 10 am to 12 noon – St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church, 206 Union Street

 Cider Tasting – Nine Pin Ciders will be in the store pouring a selection of ciders made from Columbia County apples – Information atwww.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

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

 Exhibition Opening – Members Annual Holiday Small Works Show  Original art at reasonable prices – On view through January 10, 2015 – Information at info@artscolumbia.org or 671-6723 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

 Classics on Hudson presents the pioneering post-classical string quartet ETHEL in its first appearance in Hudson – The quartet (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; and Kip Jones and Tema Watstein, violins) perform a program entitled Grace, honoring the 20th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s seminal album – The program includes an adaptation of Ennio Morricone’s score to the film The Mission, and works by Mary Ellen Childs, Marcelo Zarvos, and Carlo Mombelli, as well as music composed by members of the quartet.  The quartet has been described as “unfailingly vital”  by The New York Times, “downtown’s reigning string quartet” by The New Yorker, and “one of the most exciting quartets around by Strad Magazine – It has also been called the “string quartet that sometimes thinks it’s a rock band.” – Seating is limited – Reservations and information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of James McLindon’s Dead and Buried – This comedy-drama centers on one girl’s search for a connection to her recently deceased mother which ultimately leads her to a cemetery in a small New England town where she finds much more than her mother’s grave. – 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

The debut performance of Otto Hauser’s new ensemble, Expectations – Featuring Dan Lead (guitar), Michael Block (guitar), Tony Kieraldo (keyboard), Terence Murren (upright bass), Jon Shaw (electric bass), Anders Griffen (percussion), and Otto Hauser (drum set & compositions) – Featuring a mix of original music and cosmic standards, drawing from the books of Sun Ra, Funkadelic, Paul Motian, Thomas Mapfumo, etc. – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express – “With the aid of the Mission Express…Prophet embraces a host of traditional and classic sounds, including country, soul, LA rock, indie-rock, folk-rock, and plain old rock ‘n’ roll” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack’s Annual Bazaar – Lunch and holiday shopping:  Trifles and treasures, silent auction, homemade baked goods, knitted apparel, hand sewn home boutique items, wreaths and arrangements, gift baskets, and holiday ornaments – Ample parking and assistance with bundles and purchases – 10 am to 2 pm – Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 Route 9H, Village of Claverack (¼ mile north of the traffic light)

Jim Cusick, award-winning TV producer and writer, will talk about his latest novel, Death of an Anchorman, and about the underlying true story of “how the news business has been turned into the business of news” and what this means for journalism and the public. Cusick was news director of WCBS-TV and held positions as producer, editor and writer at WCBS-TV and WCBS Newsradio in New York City, and has had his own New York-based international communications company. – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101– 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Exhibition Opening –– En Masse – Featuring small works by more than 40 artists – Live jazz by Josh Connors and Ben Lanphear – On view through January 4, 2015 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Sunday, November 23

Live simulcast of The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Pharaoh’s Daughter – Information and reservations at 822 -8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Alexander Turnquist with Sontag Shogun and Julia Kent – “This unique triple bill of Hudson-based composer-guitarist Alexander Turnquist, Brooklyn-based piano trio Sontag Shogun, and experimental cellist-composer Julia Kent is a full-fledged mini-festival of contemporary ambient sounds, offering an evening of peaceful, calm, quiet listening and relaxed, shimmering beauty.” – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Monday, November 24

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

ODDS & ENDS

The Hudson Development Corporations’ Hudson Business Climate Survey – Since the City of Hudson shares a zip code with Greenport, it has been historically difficult to gather information about the businesses in Hudson. We know that Hudson is an economic driver of the county but we do not know precisely what’s fueling it.  With many new businesses moving into Hudson, now is the time to gather information .  With this survey HDC aims to get a gauge on the entire landscape of the economy in Hudson. Note that this survey is meant for business owners on and off Warren Street, self-employed individuals, nonprofits, and members of the creative economy (craftspeople, artists, IT, etc.). The only requirement is that the business be located within the city limits of Hudson proper or that their business be conducted in Hudson. Here is the link to the survey.

https://docs.google.com/a/hudsonfirst.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGdFdFBZRjdGZzJnVFduVTlILTZBcWc6MQ#gid=0

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrates November’s Month of Plenty – A triple-header of events and opportunities will take place all month long – Customers/visitors are asked to share their own abundance by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in Hudson and Chatham in time for the holidays – The store is abundantly stocked at the moment with extraordinary values with multiples of many items including 20 terracotta wall sconces, a Wolf commercial range with custom hood, and a sauna. – A super-abundant donation of solid wood doors, baseboard heaters, fireplace grates, Kohler tubs, showers and toilets, etc. will be available at the store in mid-November – The third part of the celebration is a party to celebrate the store’s Fifth Birthday on November 22, with Five Prizes of Plenty raffle drawings each hour from 1 to 5 pm – Information by e-mail to gmoore@columbiacountyhabitat.org or call 828-0892 – ReStore, Route 66, just north of the Route 9H intersection

 

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Events in Hudson NY, November 13 to November 18, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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Thursday, November 13

Diamond Doves, Last Good Tooth, and Adam Schatz – Diamond Doves has toured extensively in support of artists like the Felice Brothers and A.A. Bondy – Last Good Tooth leader Penn Sultan finds inspiration in his family’s roots in the mountains of North Carolina and the old time Appalachian music from the Blue Ridge region, mixed with his love-hate relationship with NYC – Boston multi-instrumentalist Adam Schatz is best known for his art-rock band, Landlady – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Celebrate the reconstruction of a buried 18th-century well at the Palatine Parsonage

> A slideshow and discussion with Dr. Christopher Lindner, Director of the Bard Archaeology Field School, about the Parsonage archaeology project since 2009 and suggestions for future directions – 7 pm – Hover Room, Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Road, Germantown

> Open House at the Archaeological Site with Dr. Christopher Lindner – 10 am to 12 noon, Palatine Parsonage, Maple Avenue, one block east of Route 9G – Germantown

> Information at 537-5800 or www.germantownlibrary.org

Thursday-Sunday, November 13-16

Films at TSL:

1,000 Times Good Night – One of the world’s top war photojournalists, played by Juliette Binoche, faces the choice of giving up her dangerous profession or losing the family she counts on being there every time she returns from an assignment.

Abuse of Weakness – An exploration of power and sex – Starring Isabelle Huppert – In French with English subtitles

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

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

Friday, November 14

Official Dedication of the Columbia County Courthouse in honor of Judge Roger J. Miner – 2 pm – 401 Union Street

Vico Vibes Hour Featuring vocalist Anneice and DJ Trumastr of Beat*Shot Music, with special guest Eushabell – No cover, and Happy Hour prices will be in effect – Information at 828-6529 – 5 to 6 pm – VICO Restaurant & Bar, 136 Warren Street

HWM Fall Tasting Series – In celebration of Hudson Valley Cider Week, Polly Giragosian, owner of Aaron Burr Cidery, crafting small batch, dry releases, will be on hand to pour her Isle au Haut Sea Apple Cider, made from apples foraged off the coast of Maine – Also featured are the iconic ciders of Eric Bordelet, who took over his family’s 200-year old orchards to produce flavorful ciders from over twenty varietals – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com  or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Tastings – The Master Distiller from Hudson Valley Distillery, Columbia County’s newest distillery, will introduce the apple vodka and applejacks they have just released – Also, this is Cider Week, in celebration of the Hudson Valley apple, and the store will be offering tastings of NY ciders all week long – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

Exposition Auction – More than 90 lots from the Estate of J. Hyde Crawford, Jr. from Bellport, NY, property from the collection of Aston Hawkins and Johnnie Moore, from the collection of Tom Noonan, from Brookbound in Claverack, and from several private NY collectors including English, Continental and American furniture, decorations, textiles, and art – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Pythias Braswell – Features the songwriting of Michael Hays, with Otto Hauser on drums – “Braswell blends ancient relics and alien lasers into a song form that is both old and new.  His songs are heartfelt, sacred, melodic, and given to occasional moments of improvised disintegration.” – Visit www.pythiasbraswell.bandcamp.com/ — Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chris Smither & The Motivators – with Milton opening – The New York Times:  “With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” –He may be best known for writing “Love You Like a Man” which Bonnie Raitt and, more recently, jazz great Diana Krall have covered.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Edge of Time – Singer-songwriter Abby Lappen performs with Pete Tenerowicz – Information at 672-7346 – 8 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street (Route 217), Philmont

Friday-Sunday, November 14-16

Upstage Productions presents Annie, Jr. – Entirely cast with youth from ages 8 to 18 – Directed by Francesco Archina, with musical direction by Alex Malsan, and choreography by Tanya Phelps – Information at www.upstageproductionsinc.org or 929-0624 – Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Hudson High School Performing Arts Center, 215 Harry Howard Avenue

Walking the dog Theater presents the umbilical point – Written and performed by Gabriel Rodriguez and directed by David Anderson – “…a vibrant blend of devised theater, elemental movement, folklore, hip hop and spoken word.” – Information and reservations at 610-0909 or by e-mail to info@wtdtheater.org – To learn more about the play and the artistic process behind the scenes visit www.theumbilicalpoint.com – Runs on Fridays through Sundays  through November 30 – 8 pm – Solaris, 360 Warren Street

 

Saturday, November 15

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Fair Warning—Next Saturday, November 22, will be the last day of this market.  The indoor Winter Market opens December 6.  Stay tuned for details. –Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Baking Class & Book Signing –

> Making Scones:  Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga of the Brooklyn-based bakery, Ovenly, will teach a hands-on class in making both sweet and savory scones – Participants will be able to taste the freshly-baked creations and will take some home to share with friends and family – Reservations required at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 10 am to 12 noon

>Book Signing and Tasting:  Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery, features experimental yet perfected recipes from Erin and Agatha, the founders of Ovenly, the Brooklyn-based bakery named Best Bakery in New York City in 2013 by Time Out New York  - Books will be available for purchase and signing – 1 pm to 2 pm

>Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Crunch Time! – Wine & Chocolate Tasting – Sample peanut brittle, chocolate bark, and butter crunch paired with specially selected beverages from Fairview Wines & Spirits – Take home Thanksgiving treats, stocking stuffers, or guilty pleasures! – Information at 828-3139 – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street (corner of Second Street)

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

 Ruth Piwonka, Kinderhook’s municipal historian, will offer a presentation called “Before Hudson: The Dutch at Claverack and other locales along the east side of the river, 1614-1783,” focusing particularly on the period from 1649 through 1715.  The presentation is part of theLocal History Speaker Series – Piwonka has researched and written extensively on the region’s history and historic architecture, with a special interest in the Hudson Valley’s Dutch cultural history.  She is perhaps best known for her book A Visible Heritage, Columbia County, NY: A History in Art and Architecture, which she coauthored with Roderic H. Blackburn – In 2013 she was awarded the Alice P. Kenney Memorial Award by the New Netherland Institute for her contribution in research and writing on the Dutch experience in North America – Seating is available on a first come-first served basis – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org  or 828-1792 – 3:30 pm –  Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 Meg Carlon Memorial Celebration – 4 to 6 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Dine/Art – BeLo3rd’s Gallery Stroll featuring open galleries, and several exhibition openings with special restaurant tastings at the galleries, all below Third Street

> Geoffrey Good, 238 Warren Street

> Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren Street

> J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

> Gallery at Tommy’s, 228 Warren Street

> FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

> Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

> BCB Art, 116 Warren Street

> Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

> Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 North Front Street

>>Participating restaurants include:

Apperitivi, Bruno’s, Café Le Perche, DA/BA, River City Essentials, (pm)Winebar, Tanzy’s, Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, and VICO 

Information at www.belo3rd.com – See individual listings for exhibition openings – 5 to 8 pm – Warren Street and Front Street below Third Street

 Exhibition Opening – True North: Abstract Expressionist Collage by Lynne Perrella – On view through January 10 – Information at 828-4417 or www.columbiachamber-ny.com – 5 to 8 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Exhibition Opening – Multum in Parvo (Much in Little) – Bronze sculptures by Ed Smith – The sculptures range from about 5 to 6 inches in height, “but emanate a coiled energy that calls to mind the expansive physical gestures seen in martial arts and the universal, space-capturing moves found in defense training.” – Exhibition also includes Smith’s drawings and prints – On view through December 21 – Information atwww.BCBART.com or 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCBArt, 116 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Photobook 2014: Fifth Annual International Juried Exhibition – Including 20 photobooks (chosen from 80 entries), and photographs by Best of Show artists – Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of Griffin Museum of Photography andKaren Davis, co-owner/curator of Davis Orton Gallery – On view through December 21 – Exhibition will also be shown at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, in January, 2015 – Information at 697-0266 or www.davisortongallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Lithographs from the estate of Theodore Roszak (1907-1981) – Curated by Anne MacDougall, who will be present – On view through November 30 – Information at 828-5907 or art@johndavisgallery.com – Main Galleries (all other exhibit spaces are closed for the winter season) – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Gathering of the Tribes – Encaustics and oil painted collages by Lucinda Abra – On view through December 14 – Information at 671-6777 or www.nobogallery.com – 4:30 pm through 7 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Everything and Nothing at Once: Still Life Paintings by Dustin Pevey – “The work presents a confusing reflection of reality that is meant to be constantly questioned but never completely understood.” – On view through January 17 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 (Runs concurrently with a show of new paintings by Tomer Aluf at Retrospective’s other gallery at 727 Warren Street.) – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective, 711 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Free Drama: New Paintings by Tomer Aluf – On view through January 17 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 (Runs concurrently with a show of new paintings by Dustin Pevey at Retrospective’s other gallery at 711 Warren Street.) – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective, 727 Warren Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, and featuring many great upstate musicians, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’ eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – 2 Photographers/2 Views, presents the work of two local photographers—Susan B. Anthony and Debra Bilow – The exhibition is “an opportunity to present two of the many ways subject matter—in this case architecture and ‘place’—can stimulate and shape the expressive.” – On view through December 13 – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Skyscapes Series: What’s in Tonight’s Sky – Dr. Willie Yee and Joe Macagne, both officers in the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will present a 21st-century exploration of the night sky at Olana – The program starts with a presentation of the wonders of the night sky that are presently observable – Participants will then move out to the viewing field to see the major features of the night sky – Information at 828-1872 ext,103 or e-mail to mhasbrook@olana.org – 7 to 9 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Concerts at Camphill Ghent presents The Passionate Cello – Thrill to the cello’s sonorous voice in every work in this concert.  Cellist Ashley Bathgate, whose “rich tone, fluid dynamics and imaginative phrasing captured the magic”—The New York Times, personifies that voice, first in Bach’s sublime Solo Cello Suite No 3; then, with pianist Gili Melamed-Lev in Beethoven’s noble Cello Sonata, Part’s mystical Fratres, and Saint-Saen’s flashy Allegro appassionato – Followed by a post-concert reception with the artists – Information and reservations (recommended) at www.concertsatcamphillghentnov2014.eventbrite.com or 392-2760 – 3 pm – Cultural Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Sunday, November 16

Brunch for Habitat with Seth Rogovoy, writer, editor, and cultural consultant – Information and reservations at 828-0892 – 11:30 am to 1 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Maryna Kysla, piano, and Scot Moore, viola, perform the Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major and works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Chopin and Ptushkin – Both are currently pursuing graduate studies at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. – A reception follows the performance.  Reservations by e-mail to rhoveninc.@gmail.com – 2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

Joan Osofsky, owner of Hammertown Barn, and writer Abby Adams talk about their new book, Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country – The book highlights eighteen houses that embody a relaxed lifestyle with an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary elements. The authors will share their thoughts on modern country living with creative ideas and tips for making homes warm, welcoming and authentic. – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org  or 325-4101– 3 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Monday, November 17

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

Tuesday, November 18

Youth Justice: A Learning Experience – Panel discussions on juvenile justice issues; community engagement; school environments; arrest, detention, and intake and victim services; treatment and supervision services; and aftercare and re-entry.  Followed by an afternoon interactive motivational exercise with youth when the panelists will share their expertise. – Presented by the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Information at 291-9415 or www.staleybkeith.org – Panels from 9 am to 12 noon; afternoon exercise from 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

ODDS & ENDS

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrates November’s Month of Plenty – A triple-header of events and opportunities will take place all month long – Customers/visitors are asked to share their own abundance by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in Hudson and Chatham in time for the holidays – The store is abundantly stocked at the moment with extraordinary values with multiples of many items including 20 terracotta wall sconces, a Wolf commercial range with custom hood, and a sauna. – A super-abundant donation of solid wood doors, baseboard heaters, fireplace grates, Kohler tubs, showers and toilets, etc. will be available at the store in mid-November – The third part of the celebration is a party to celebrate the store’s Fifth Birthday on November 22, with Five Prizes of Plenty raffle drawings each hour from 1 to 5 pm – Information by e-mail to gmoore@columbiacountyhabitat.org or call 828-0892 – ReStore, Route 66, just north of the Route 9H intersection

 

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Events in Hudson NY, November 3 to November 11, 2014

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Odds and Ends and End.

Monday, November 3

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

Tuesday, November 4

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

Wednesday, November 5

Questar III invites veterans to be their guests at the annual Veterans’ Day Luncheon – Limited space – Reservations required – Call 828-4157 – Two seatings:  11 am to 12 noon and 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Questar III, Columbia-Greene Educational Center, Route 66, Hudson

 Upstreet Market – Sadly, this is the last day of the mid-week market for this year – Say farewell to your favorite farmers in the park and stock up on seasonal foods – Pro-Sharp will be on hand, so bring your blades to be sharpened – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square)

 The world famous Harlem Wizards play against the Hudson Buzzer Beaterz, made up of students and faculty, representatives of the central school administration, and local community members – Tickets at www.harlemwizards.com or at the Hudson High School main office – Information at 828-4132 ext. 3118 or 3100 – Doors open at 5:30 pm, game starts at 6:30 pm – Hudson High School Gymnasium, Harry Howard Avenue

Thursday, November 6

Open House at the Columbia-Greene Partnership Academy aka “The Bridge”  – RSVP to 781-3500, ext. 3517 – Refreshments, networking, and tours from 4 to 6 pm, with a presentation from 5 to 5:30 pm – Columbia-Greene Partnership Academy, 364 Warren Street

HD screening of the Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd (Also shown on Sunday.  See below.) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 The Compact – These Hudson Valley favorites choose to celebrate the release of their new album, “One at a Time” at Helsinki – At the core of the group is the songwriting team of guitarist/vocalist Erin Hobson and bassist/vocalist Steven Ross – Visit www.reverbnation.com/thecompact – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, November 7

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner including spaghetti with meatball sauce, salad, beverages and homemade desserts – Information at 828-1329 – Take-out dinners from 4 to 5 pm, sit-down dinners from 5 to 7 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

 HWM Fall Tastings begin with a visit from John J. Bowman Brothers Distillery – Bowman produces fruit-driven whiskies with a trademark touch of barley – Their small batch bourbon tied with Pappy Van Winkle at the Ultimate Spirits Competition. – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 Kite’s Nest Annual Alimentary Feast – Prepared by Kite’s Nest chef and co-director Nicole LoBue from local produce and provisions – To benefit the programs of this alternative learning center – Silent auction and music – Information and reservations at www.kitesnest.org or 945-8445 – 6:30 pm – Basilica Hudson – 110 South Front Street

 SCB Cavestomp! – Little Steven’s Underground Garage and King Yum Records present the 13th installment of SmashCrashBash!!, a monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party – Featured are The Cocktail Slippers, an all-female outfit from Oslo, Norway, and New Hampshire power pop band,The Connection – Also DJs Chris Bishop and Jeff the Chef – All for “your dancing and screaming pleasure!” – Information atwww.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Sunday, November 7-9

Films at TSL:

1,000 Times Good Night – One of the world’s top war photojournalists, played by Juliette Binoche, faces the choice of giving up her dangerous profession or losing the family she counts on being there every time she returns from an assignment.

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

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

Saturday, November 8

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, meat, fresh chickens, and more –Information atwww.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – (Indoor winter market opens December 6.  Stay tuned for details.) – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – The Manhattan Paintings: New works by Kate Knapp – Also exhibiting work by gallery artists – On view through November 30 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Closing Reception – Unframed – The work of eight award-winning photographers including Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Richard Edelman, Kay Kenny, Jeff Jacobson, Ellen Mayes, Carla Shapiro, and Ruth Wetzel – Information at www.nobogallery.com – 5 to 8 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Landscapes & Bodyscapes – New works by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Mark Beard, and Dan Rupe – These artists’ studies of landscapes and bodyscapes have catapulted them to national and international recognition – On view through December 14 – Information atwww.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Vantage Point – Works by six artists hailing from Asia, Europe and the U.S., journey to establish clarity of vision – On view through December 7 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com or 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

 New Gallery Opening – Welcome Renata Metelska and her new gallery to Warren Street, Hudson – Information at 561-385-4779 orwww.renatafinearts.com – 6 to 8 pm – Renata Fine Arts, 428 Warren Street

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

  Swappers Unite! – If you cook, bake, can/preserve, grow or forage food and would like to trade the fruits of your labor for other delectable, homemade foods, join this fun social swap event organized by Brooklyn-based BK Swappers – RSVP (mandatory) or information at 828-0033 – 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

 Quiet in the Head – The ongoing musical project of guitarist Seamus Maynard, violinist Jonathan Talbott, and cellist Jonah Thomas – “…always an exploration of texture and melody.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Glen David Andrews – This group’s jazzy, horn-laced New Orleans funk and soul singer-trombonist-bandleader, always turn Club Helsinki into Mardi Gras – Visit www.glendavidandrewsband.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Solar Door Opening Tour – Mesiko and Corn Mo of .357 Lover – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Dance With Me:  Birthday Booty Shake – Denise Keegan’s Birthday Bash with DJ H-Bomb (Henry Race) – id essential – Information at 828-3657 – 11 pm on – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Chancellor Livingston: Reexamining a Founding Father – An Exhibition Preview and Talk – A preview of the new exhibit to open in 2015 with a fresh take on Chancellor Livingston, whose contributions were minimized and ambitions stifled by his 18th-century peers – The preview is accompanied by a talk with emerging Livingston historian and exhibit co-curator, Geoff Benton – Information at www.friendsofclermont.org  – 2 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, off Route 9G, Germantown

The Columbia County Historical Society presents Nelson Rockefeller: Columbia County Memories – An evening with Governor Rockefeller’s former associates who will discuss Rockefeller’s years in office, along with Charles Holcomb, former political reporter and co-author of Oreos and Dubbonet: Remembering Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller – Joining Holcomb will be Alexander “Sam” Aldrich, John Dunne, John Hanna, Jr., and Dr. Alan D. Miller, all current and former Columbia County residents – Followed by a reception at a private home for additional admission fee – Information and reservations at 758-9265 – 4 pm – McNary Center, St. Paul’s Church, 6 Silvester Street, Kinderhook

Saturday Night Live and Silent Auction – Annual auction event to benefit the Scholarship Fund of Columbia-Greene Community College – Auction items include jewelry, antiques, artwork, small appliances, gift baskets, gift certificates for services and restaurant dining, and more – Information at 828-4181, ext. 3727 or e-mail joan.koweek@sunycgcc.edu – Silent Auction at 4:30 pm; Live Auction at 6 pm – Professional Academic Center, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Exhibition Opening – Warren Street: A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ken Young, who explores Hudson’s celebrated street through a rain-streaked windshield – Following on the success of his popular Warren Street 2014 calendar, Young, in collaboration with Sketch Art Supplies in Hudson, has used images from the show in a new calendar, Warren Street 2015.  Copies of the calendar will be available for purchase at the gallery and at Sketch. – Information at www.neumannfineart.com – 6 pm – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

The Ball:  Inspiration from the Dance – Last of the Four Nations Ensemble’s 2014 Hudson River Harvest Concerts –– Dancers Carlos Fittante and Caroline Copeland with colleagues, join the American pianist Diane Walsh and harpsichordist Andrew Appel for an afternoon of 18th- and 19th-century ballroom dances from Paris and Vienna and masterworks of keyboard music inspired by preludes, gavottes, pavans, cakewalks, chaconnes, minuets, waltzes and polonaises – Music by Bach, Debussy, Byrd, Ravel, Lully, Rameau, and Chopin – Pre-concert wine and hot cider – Concert followed by a reception – Information and tickets by e-mail to fournationsinc@aol.com or call 212-928-5708 – 3:30 pm – Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli (Driving instructions will be sent upon purchase of tickets)

Sunday, November 9

HD screening of the Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd (Also shown on Thursday.  See above.) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Brent Barrett, one of Broadway’s most talented leading men, returns to Helsinki in his second appearance, after a sold out performance two years ago – This time he will be singing exclusively the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb from such shows as Chicago, Cabaret, and Woman of the Year – This performance is part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Common Birds of Greene County – Learn how to identify local feathered friends by sight and sound with a slide show and talk by birding expert Larry Federman, President of the local Audubon NY chapter, North Catskills Audubon – Federman also serves as Education Coordinator for three upstate Audubon NY Sanctuaries – Reservations (recommended for this popular speaker) by e-mail to rhoveninc.@gmail.com – 2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

The Glory of Handel III: Sacred and Secular Music of the Baroque in England – Part of the Concerts in the Village series – Featuring the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra, David Smith Artistic Director and Conductor – Reception follows the concert – Information atwww.kinderhookreformedchurch.com or 758-6401 – 3 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, Broad & Church Streets, Kinderhook

The History of Hillsdale – An illustrated talk by Town Historian Peter Cipkowski, including the town’s tumultuous origins as Nobletown, the early settlers and what brought them here, who Roeliff Jansen was, and how the Village of Hillsdale displaced the older settlements throughout the town.  He will share stories of a rogue revolutionary, a slave-owning US Congressman, an enclave of women, and more than a few poets and literary legends, all illustrated by photographs and maps – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 3 pm –  Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Winds in the Wilderness Concert with Sharon Powers, Artistic Director and flute; John Myers, guitar; Anne Legene, cello; and Ron Gorevic, viola, performing the music of Beaser, Roussell, Schubert/Matiegka, and Kodaly/Bach – Information at 329-1577 – 3 pm – The Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls

Monday, November 10

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

Tuesday, November 11

Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day Parade and Memorial Service – 10:15 am – Services begin in Seventh Street Park – Parade moves from Seventh Street Park down Warren Street and across South Fourth Street to the Columbia County Court House where services continue

ODDS & ENDS

Claude Cherry’s specially curated selection of rare and unique objects of glass and crystal, including vintage candlesticks and candelabras, is now available online.  Also available are C.M. Cherry’s glass candles, able to burn continuously with a clean paraffin flame for five hours – The C.M. Cherry Collection is now also available at Lili and Loo, 259 Warren Street and at Classic Country, 2948 County Route 9, East Chatham – Information at 697-9508 or by e-mail to cmcherryabc@gmail.com

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrates November’s Month of Plenty – A triple-header of events and opportunities will take place all month long – Customers/visitors are asked to share their own abundance by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in Hudson and Chatham in time for the holidays – The store is abundantly stocked at the moment with extraordinary values with multiples of many items including 20 terracotta wall sconces, a Wolf commercial range with custom hood, and a sauna,. – A super-abundant donation of solid wood doors, baseboard heaters, fireplace grates, Kohler tubs, showers and toilets, etc. will be available at the store in mid-November – The third part of the celebration is a party to celebrate the store’s Fifth Birthday on November 22, with Five Prizes of Plenty raffle drawings each hour from 1 to 5 pm – Information by e-mail to gmoore@columbiacountyhabitat.org or call 828-0892 – ReStore, Route 66, just north of the Route 9H intersection

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

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

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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

Wednesday, October 29

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

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

Wednesday-Thursday, October 29-30

Two Kinder Morgan Pipeline Related Meetings

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

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

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

Thursday, October 30

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

Thursday-Sunday, October 30-November 2

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

Friday, October 31

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

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

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

Friday-Sunday, October 31-November 2

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

Saturday, November 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, November 2

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 3

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

Tuesday, November 4

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

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

 

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

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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

 

Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 19

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

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

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12

>Literary Arts Festival – Readings – Book Sales – Signings

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

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

Friday, October 10

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

Saturday, October 11

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

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

Saturday, October 11

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

Sunday, October 19

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

Thursday-Saturday, October 16-18

Creating Landscapes Within the Landscape

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

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

Wednesday, October 8

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

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

Thursday, October 9

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

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

Thursday-Sunday, October 9-12

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 10

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, October 10-11

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

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

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

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12

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

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

Saturday, October 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Monday, October 11-13

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

Sunday, October 12

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday-Monday, October 12-13

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

HAPPENING NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

October 16 – Second Show 20th Anniversary Celebration Open House

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

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

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

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

October 18 – Writers Omi Fall Reading and BBQ

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

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

October 18 – Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene Counties Gala

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

October 22-26 – Film Columbia film festival

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

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

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

November 1 – PS21 Gala

November 2 – Daylight Saving Time ends

November 4 – Election Day

November 7 – Kite’s Nest Alimentary Feast dinner

November 27 – Thanksgiving

November 28-30 – Basilica Farm + Flea

December 6 – Winter Walk!

 

 

 

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

 

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end

Monday-Thursday, September 29-October 2

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

Wednesday, October 1

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

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

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

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

Wednesday-Tuesday, October 1-7

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

Thursday, October 2

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

Thursday-Sunday, October 2-5

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 3

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

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

Saturday, October 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5

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

Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 19

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

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

 

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

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end

Monday-Thursday, September 22-October 2

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

Tuesday, September 23

First Day of Autumn

Wednesday, September 24

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

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

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

Thursday-Sunday, September 25-28

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 26

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

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

Saturday, September 27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, September 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

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

 

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

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end

Monday-Thursday, September 15-18

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

Tuesday, September 16

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

Wednesday, September 17

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

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

Thursday, September 18

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

Thursday-Sunday, September 18-21

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 19

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

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

Friday-Saturday, September 19-20

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

Saturday, September 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21

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

SATURDAY:

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

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

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, September 21

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

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

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

 

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

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end

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

Monday-Thursday, September 8-19

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

Tuesday, September 9

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

Wednesday, September 10

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

Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 12

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

Friday-Saturday, September 12-13

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

Friday-Sunday, September 12-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14

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

Sunday, September 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Tuesday, September 2

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

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

Wednesday, September 3

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

Thursday, September 4

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

Thursday-Sunday, September 4-7

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 5

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, September 5-6

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

Friday-Sunday, September 5-7

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

Saturday, September 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7

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

Sunday, September 7

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

Wednesdays through Sundays

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

 

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

 

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