Events in Hudson NY, September 15 to September 21, 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 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

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

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

Monday-Thursday, September 8-19

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

Tuesday, September 9

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

Wednesday, September 10

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

Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 12

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

Friday-Saturday, September 12-13

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

Friday-Sunday, September 12-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, September 13-14

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

Sunday, September 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Tuesday, September 2

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

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

Wednesday, September 3

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

Thursday, September 4

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

Thursday-Sunday, September 4-7

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 5

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, September 5-6

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

Friday-Sunday, September 5-7

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

Saturday, September 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7

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

Sunday, September 7

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

Wednesdays through Sundays

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

 

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, August 25

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

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

Tuesday, August 26

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

Wednesday, August 27

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

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

Wednesday-Saturday, August 27-30

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday-Sunday, August 27-31

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

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

Wednesday-Monday, August 27-September 1

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

Thursday, August 28

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

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

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

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

Thursday-Sunday, August 28-31

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

Friday, August 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, August 29-30

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

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

Friday-Monday, August 29-September 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, August 30-31

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

Sunday, August 31

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 1

Labor Day

FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

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

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

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

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, August 18

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

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

Tuesday, August 19

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

Wednesday, August 20

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

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

Wednesday-Friday, August 20-22

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

Wednesday-Saturday, August 20-23

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

Wednesday-Sunday, August 20-24

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

Thursday, August 21

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

Thursday-Sunday, August 21-24

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

Friday, August 22

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, August 22-23

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

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

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

Friday-Sunday, August 22-24

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, August 23-24

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

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

Sunday, August 24

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

Monday, August 25

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

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

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

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

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

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

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

 

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

WHAT? NO PARADE?

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

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

Sunday-Friday, August 10-15

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

Monday-Saturday, August 11-16

Films at TSL:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 12

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

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

Wednesday-Friday, August 13-15

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

Wednesday-Sunday, August 13-17

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

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

Thursday, August 14

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

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

Friday, August 15

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

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, August 15-16

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

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

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

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

Friday through next Thursday, August 15-21

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

Saturday, August 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, August 16-17

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

Monday, August 18

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

Tuesday, August 19

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

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

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

Tuesdays in August

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

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Events in Hudson NY, August 5 to August 12, 2014

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

WHAT TO DO IN HUDSON

What to do?  A better question is “which to do?”

The City of Hudson is hopping this summer, and this weekend is no exception.

You would think that, between the three-day Hudson Music Festival, the two-day Black Arts & Cultural Festival, and the BeLo3rd Dine/Art gallery stroll, there would be no time for anything else.  But wait…Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Let It BeRock and Roll Circus,Brideshead Revisited) is in town and can be seen at Basilica Hudson on Friday and BCB Art on Saturday.

In Hudson there is always room for more, including a parade almost every weekend.  The Black Arts Festival’s parade, featuring theHelsinki Band Camp band, consisting of 25 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students from Hudson’s Intermediate School, steps off on Saturday at 2 pm on Seventh Street, and proceeds down Warren  to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park.

In addition to the musical offerings in the Music Festival’s five performance tents on Warren Street, there are bound to be pop-up and fringe activities, and perhaps a few buskers on the street.  There is rumor of a three-day record party at the St. Charles Hotel.  (Bring your vinyl.)

Tuesday August 5

David Dondero – Live! – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Multi-tasking – See below under “Ongoing Fun & Games” for a way to eat ice cream, listen to music, and donate to the library at the same time.

Tuesday-Saturday, August 5-9

Dancers & Dancemakers Film Festival (Part of the Chatham Dance Fest)

> Tuesday: To Dance Like a Man (UK 2011) – Identical Cuban triplets, Angel, Cesar and Marcos, age 11, compete for a role in an important ballet in Havana

> Wednesday: Ballets Russes (Belgium 2005) – Portrait of a group of pioneering artists now in their later years, who gave birth to modern ballet

> Thursday: Dancing Dreams (Germany 2009) – Documents the process culminating in the opening night performance of Pina Bausch’sKontakthof – Her last film and last interview

> Friday: Dancing for Mr. B.: Six Balanchine Ballerinas (USA 1969) – A moving tribute to the legendary choreographer

> Saturday: Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (USA 2009) – A documentary featuring many greats from the worlds of Broadway and the ballet

> Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – All screenings at 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, August 6

Jerry Douglas – “The name Jerry Douglas is practically synonymous with the resonator guitar called the Dobro.  His playing has been heard on over 2,000 albums, garnering him 13 Grammy Awards, three Country Music Association’s Musician of the Year awards, a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association – Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose work incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.”– Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 6-10

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

Burning Bush: Part I and Part II – From the three-part drama directed by the Polish director Agnieszka Holland, returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history, ignored in Czech cinema until now. – In Czech with English subtitles  

Three Little Pigs and Fantasia – Walt Disney classics presented in partnership with The Ashbery Home School

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

Thursday, August 7

 Dan Blakeslee/The Vinegar Creek Constituency (Leo DiSanto) Slingshot Tour – Information at 828-1562 orwww.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates its new Thursday hours – On opening night only—10% off everything  – Treats and door prizes  – New hours on Thursdays are from 4 to 8 pm – Information at 828-0892 – 4 to 8 pm – Columbia County Habitat ReStore, 829 Route 66, north of the intersection of Routes 66 & 9H

Thursday-Sunday, August 7-10

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

Friday, August 8

Screening, Reading + Talking – A rare and special evening with Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the acclaimed film and television director, artist, and author, (The Normal Heart, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Brideshead Revisited) – A screening of The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus – Reading and book signing by Michael Lindsay-Hogg of a memoir entitled Luck and Circumstance – Co-hosted with Spotty Dog Books & Ale –  Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Smash 4 – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Tasting – Cornelius Van Brunt farmed the land along the Gowanus Creek and helped forge the eclectic society that became Brooklyn. Later, in the 1800s, the Brooklyn waterfront hosted gin, rum and whiskey distilleries.  Van Brunt Stillhouse honors this pioneering spirit with their artisanal bottlings created on Red Hook’s waterfront.  Stop in for a taste of their Moonshine and Due North Rum – Information at 828-6411 or www.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

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

Just For Fun Fridays – Word Dances – The Storycrafters, Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns, present a lively musical and participatory storytelling performance of world folk tales and songs of characters who dance, wiggle, and jive their way through life – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 1 to 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, August 8-9

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

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre series presents The Pied Piper—“The people of Koppleberg are overrun with rats…and the Mayor and Council are more interested in their parades than helping the people.  When the mysterious and magical piper appears and leads the rats away from town they think their troubles are over…” – Information and reservations at 392-9292 orwww.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday-Sunday, August 8-10

The Fourth Annual Hudson Music Festival teams with Operation Unite’s Black Arts & Cultural Festival, the Columbia County Council on the Arts (CCCA), Club Helsinki, and others for a weekend of music both indoors at various venues, and outdoors in five performance tents-- at the courtyard at 347 Warren, the pocket park next to Mexican Radio at 539 Warren, the parking lot at the corner of North Fifth Street and Warren, the south-side parking lot at 413 Warren, and Seventh Street Park – An additional attraction in Seventh Street Park is the CCCA Artists’ Marketplace where 40 vendors will display their wares from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.  On Friday at Club Helsinki at Fourth & Columbia Streets, band director Scott Vorwald of the Hudson Intermediate School, leads twenty-five fourth, fifth, and sixth grade members of The Helsinki Band Camp in a performance for family and friends.  On Saturday, both the Club Helsinki stage and courtyard will be the scene of a Festival performance showcase from 6 to 11 pm.  Also on Saturday from 6 to 8 pm, BCB Art Gallery, 116 Warren Street, opens an exhibition of work by acclaimed film and theatre director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, (The Beatles’ Let It Be, and The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus), and will host a special performance by the NYC band, Zero Times Everything from 3 to 4 pm – At last count, the Festival organizers claimed that some 80 acts, and still counting, would be performing, and predicted that they would hit the 100 mark by festival time.  This includes solo and duo acts, with contemporary rock and jazz being predominant. – Information, full performance schedule, and access to the Festival’s downloadable mobile app can be found at www.hudsonmusicfest.com  – Fri from 5 to 11 pm, Sat from 12 noon to 11 pm, Sun from 12 noon to 10 pm

Taconic Stage Company presents Old Love by Norm Foster starring Susan Fullerton and Jeffrey Judd – Directed by Carl Ritchie – Tickets and information at www.taconicstage.com or 325-1234 – Fri and Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm – St. John in the Wilderness, Route 344, Copake Falls

Saturday, August 9

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 –Tours also available the second Saturday of September and October – Information atwww.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

Exhibition Opening – Afghanistan: Photographs by Dima Gavrysh (Inshallah) and Andrea Camuto (Terrain of Loss: Afghan Exiles in Their Own Land)– Also Portfolio Showcases by David Gardner (Life on Wheels: The New American Nomads) and Stan Raucher (Los Israelitas – The New Promised Land)– On view through August 31 – Information at www.davisortongallery.com or 697-0266 – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – You game? I’m game: new paintings, drawings and sculpture by Michael Lindsay-Hogg – An acclaimed music, film and stage director, Lindsay-Hogg, notably the prime force behind the Beatles’ Let It Be and The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, has recently decided to take on yet another vocation—creating “one frame movies,” full of intrigue and innuendo, in paint and colored pencil – On view through September 7 – Also on view, a group show of gallery artists including Justin Baker, Ching Ho Cheng, Frank Cressotti, Rick Finkelstein, Emily Gui, Sedat Pakay, Richard Wright, and others – Information at www.BCBArt.com or 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCB Art, 116 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Paris, Giverny and the Loire Valley: New photography by John Lipkowitz – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through August 31 – Information at www.510warrenstgallery.com or 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Artists Palette: Where Death Valley Meets New York – Watercolors by Lynne Bolwell – “Artists Pallette is an overlook in Death Valley where iron and mica leave a ‘pallette’ of reds, pinks, yellows and purples. Bolwell uses her ‘desert paints,’ made of ground minerals such as bronzite, bauxite, heratite, turquoise, garnet and pipestone to capture the beauty.  She has painted with these paints extensively, ‘on location,’ throughout the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.  However, when she returns to the Hudson Valley, she ‘switches it up’ to paint equally expressive watercolors with a much more traditional palette….” – On view through August 31 – Information at 828-4417 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front 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

>> Galleries include:

Geoffrey Good, 238 Warren Street

J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

Gallery at Tommy’s & Hudson Jewelers, 228 Warren Street

FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

Columbia County Council on the Arts Gallery, 209 Warren Street

>Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 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: App.eritivi, 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

 Barn Dance with Moonshine Holler (Paula Bradley & Bill Dillof) & Peter Stix – To support the new TSL sidewalk project – Dances called by Peter Stix, will include New England-style contras, circle mixers, and squares – No dancing experience or partner needed – Information at 822-8448 – 7 pm – TSL Barn, 349-351 Columbia Street

Nelson Patton and Directors – Nelson Patton is “an experimental duo utilizing the sounds of effected and looped trombones and drums and moog bass pedals.  The result is a psychotropic experience as their compositionally-minded soundscapes transport you to a higher state of consciousness.”  Directors is “a new duo featuring world-class drummer Amir Ziv and Jordan McLean of Antibalas.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

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

Road Kill exhibition closing celebration and performances including Ryder Cooley & The Dust Bowl Faeries – Music, projections, and re-embodied taxidermy with The Dust Bowl Faeries and a word mish-mash summation by Johnnie Moore – The Faeries consists of keyboardist/vocalist Sara Ayers, steel guitarist/cellist Karen Cole, and Ryder Cooley on vocals, accordion, ukulele and musical saw – Information at 429-0046 – 7:30 pm – Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens

Exhibition Opening – Dystopian Domesticity – Featuring the work of ten artists from diverse backgrounds, ages, and areas of experience – Through both collaborative and individual pieces, the show explores “the messy landscape where idealized images and objects of domesticity share that malleable boundary with the dystopian.” – Participating artists include Valerie Blum, Nina Behrle, Robin Dann, Ali Hermann, Paula Lalala, Norm Magnusson, Keira McGill, Tom McGill, Kuba Myzler, and Jessica Willis – Information at 392-2250 – 4:30 to 7 pm – Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main Street, Chatham

An Evening in Agra – Friends of Clermont Summer Gala – The party is  inspired by the life and legacy of Colonel William Linnaeus Gardner, a grandson of the third Lord of Livingston Manor – A festive evening of Indian-influenced food, drink, and music, featuring live and silent auctions – To benefit Clermont State Historic Site – Information at 537-6622 or www.friendsofclermont.org – 6 to 8 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Reading – Two Girls Staring at the Ceilingby Lucy Frank, is intended for young adult readers, but because of the subject matter—teenagers dealing with a chronic illness–it speaks to adults as well.  It may be the first novel to be published, for teens or adults that deals with Crohn’s disease – Two teens from Carol Rusoff’s Hudson Teen Theatre Project will read selections from the book, a novel-in-verse. Kirkus Review calls it “riveting, humanizing and real.” – Followed by Q&A with the author – Information at 392-3005 – 5 to 7 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

Seventh Annual Sangria Festival –  A showcase for five different fresh-made sangrias, live flamenco guitar music by the renowned Maria Zemantauski and Jose Miralles, other musical acts, tarot card readings, henna tattoos, and great food – Bring a lawn chair or blanket – Information at www.hudsonchathamwinery.com or 392-9463 – 11 am to 6 pm – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Saturday-Sunday, August 9-10

Annual Hudson Black Arts & Cultural Festival

Saturday at 2 pm: – A parade, with the theme of Celebrate the Children, includes the Helsinki Band Camp marchers led by Scott Vorwald,  moves from Seventh Street down Warren Street to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park for a festival offering family activities with games, food, and musical entertainment including the Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble, Kuumba Dance & Drum, Wild Roses Belly Dance Troupe dancing to Arabic and North African Maghreb music; an Arts Tent organized by Mary Udell, showing children’s art work from around the county; a high energy jazz and dance band called Najeli Soul; Electric Hip Hop Dancers directed by Anthony Molina; youth members of The Bindlestiff  Family Cirkus; a community talent showcase, and more – Saturday festivities conclude  with jazz and R&B at Savoia, 214 Warren Street at 8 pm

>Sunday features a Gospel Festival from 4 to 7:30 pm with performances by the Albany District Chorale, Greater Praise Band from Connecticut, the Starlites and Grandma’s Angels from the region, The All Nations Praise Dancers from Greenport, and the Shiloh Baptist Praise Dancers.

> The Festival is presented by Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center – Information at 828-3612 – Sat from 2 to 8 pm, Sun from 4 to 7:30 pm – Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, August 10

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

8th Annual Hudson Jazzworks’ Workshop Performance – Featuring acclaimed pianist and composer Armen Donelian, tenor saxophonistMarc Mommaas, and special guest Reggie Workman, the legendary jazz double bassist, along with participants in the Hudson Jazz Workshop – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – Pre-concert talk at 3 pm, concert at 3:30 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 JD McPherson – “…his debut album, “Signs & Signifiers,” released by Rounder Records, garnered the Independent Music Award forBest Rock Album in 2012….the former art teacher comes across as a modern-day Elvis Presley raised on Led Zeppelin, punk-rock and Wu-Tang Clan – Visit www.jdmcpherson.com – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Screening of Don’t Expect Too Much (The Making of Nicholas Ray’s We Can’t Go Home Again) – Directed by Susan Ray, who will be present  – “Drawing on Nicholas Ray’s archive of never-before-seen film, video, and stills, his wife Susan investigates the questions of his work and the relationship forged by Ray between his life and his art. Includes interviews with Jim Jarmusch and Victor Erice.” – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room at CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Full Sturgeon Moon Walk and Snapping Turtle Program – An ancient fish, native to the Hudson but today rare and protected, lends its name to this month’s full moon because Native tribes caught sturgeon in abundance in August – By popular demand, a Snapping Turtle program by wetland biologist Casey Tompkins has been added to this walk from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. – The Moon Walk is from 7:30 to 9 pm – Information and registration at www.clctrust.org/events/  or 392-5252, ext.214 – Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond, Main Parking Area, 480 Rock City Road, Chatham

Monday, August 11

Jerry Gretzinger and Benita Zahn perform Side by Side, an evening of songs and banter, including standard numbers and newer hits. Gretzinger and Zahn are two of the three Singing Anchors trio  who performed last year at Mac-Haydn Theatre.  Both are well-known in the Capital Region for their work as television news anchors.  Presented by Mac-Haydn Theatre and Fort Salem Theater – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Tuesday, August 12

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be holding its Cookbook Sale beginning at 9:30 am – Choose from an eclectic collection of vintage, new, and used cookbooks in many categories from gourmet to quick meals, ethnic cuisines, barbequing and grilling, or holiday entertaining, all at discount prices – Information at  www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets, Hudson

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

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

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through August

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

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

Tuesdays in August

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

Wednesdays

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

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

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Events in Hudson NY, July 28 to August 5, 2014

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Monday, July 28

Haas Kowert Tice – “a supergroup of acoustic roots-music talent featuring members of Punch Brothers and Crooked Still that plays a unique blend of bluegrass, folk, chamber-grass and classical.” – Visit www.haaskowerttice.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

A Community Sing – Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! (not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques) – Led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga, director of the Good Globe Singing School, who has been teaching rounds for 20 years – This session is the last in a series of three – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Taconic Stage Company and Mac-Haydn Theatre present The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County Musical – A musical battle between the locals and the weekenders, in Columbia County “where the men are men and the women are fabulous!” – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie – Music by Wayne Moore – Information  and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – A complimentary glass of wine at 7:30 pm – Performance at 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Tuesday, July 29

Movie Tuesdays – Films of Georges Melies : A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Impossible Voyage (1904), Palace of the Arabian Nights(1906), and Baron Munchausen’s Dream (1911) – Choreographer’s Choice:  Lionel Popkin, who introduces the films – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, July 30

Opening Day for The Upstreet Market – A mid-week farmers’ market – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

Wednesday-Saturday, July 30-August 2

Films at TSL:

The Amazing Catfish – A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. – In Spanish with English subtitles

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

Burning Bush: Part I and Part II – From the three-part drama directed by the Polish director Agnieszka Holland, returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history, ignored in Czech cinema until now. – In Czech with English subtitles  

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

Wednesday-Sunday, July 30-August 3

Transylvania Mania – Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Young Frankenstein – Created by Mel Brooks and adapted for the stage – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Preserving Creative Spaces: Photographs from the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program – The reception will feature remarks by Donna Hassler, Director of Chesterwood, who organized the traveling exhibition and administers the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation – Hosted in partnership with Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Russel Wright’s Manitoga, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, and Daniel Chester French’s Chesterwood – On view through November 2 – Information at www.olana.org or 828-1872 – 3 to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Greenport

Thursday, July 31

Los Angeles Plays Itself – Newly remastered and reedited, Thom Andersen’s 2003 opus traces the development and evolution of Los Angeles, “the most photographed city in the world,” and is composed of hundreds of film clips drawn from a century of cinema. –Introduced by writer Colin Beckett – Part of Basilica Screenings, a series that presents an array of work from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

NYSEG Power Line Expansion Open House to discuss a lower voltage alternative – Information at www.protectghent.com – 4 to 8 pm – West Ghent Volunteer Fire Station, 74 Bender Boulevard, West Ghent

Author’s Talk – Craig Harris, author of The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music, will talk about his book chronicling the life and times of the seminal rock group, The Band – The Band was formerly Bob Dylan’s backup band – A reception will follow the talk – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.orgg – 6 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Friday, August 1

 Tallahassee, Smith & Weeden – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Hallowed Bells and Brian Dewan – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Free Friday Outdoor Movies – Featuring black & white 1920s classic silent films with live music  – This week – Buster Keaton’s The General – Orson Welles called this film “the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made.” – Bring a chair – Presented by Time and Space, Ltd., in association with the PARC Foundation and the City of Hudson – Information at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 8 pm or after dark – PARC Park, 328 Warren Street

 Carbon Leaf – A Richmond, VA-based indie-rock quintet – “the band can pivot from Great Big Sea-like Celtic rock one moment to Dave Matthews Band-like jams the next.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Dragonflies & Butterflies at Louden Road – A rare opportunity to spend time at one of the Columbia Land Conservancy’s properties that is not yet open to the public.  – An exploration of the woods with expert presentations and family-friendly programs on dragonflies and butterflies by Claudia and Conrad Vispo of the Farmscape Ecology Program, and Larry Federman of Audubon NY – Information and registration at www.clctrust.org/events/  or 392-5252, ext.214 – 11 am – The meeting place is to be announced upon registration – Louden Road, Ghent

Just For Fun Fridays – Modern Dance Experience with Lionel Popkin – Popkin’s company will introduce the audience of kids and their families to the world of modern dance, and give them an opportunity to try a few modern dance moves themselves – Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 to 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, August 1-2

Super Summer Kids Book Sale – Thousands of children’s books at every level of reader, from toddlers to teens, all at bargain prices –Includes board books, picture books, non-fiction books, chapter books, and books for young adults – Also movies, games and music, and a special selection of vintage children’s books of interest to collectors – Story time, crafts, games and activities in The Children’s Room both days – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org or 828-1792 – 10 am to 2 pm – Book Sale Room, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 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 specials from participating businesses – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season presents The Pied Piper—“The people of Koppleberg are overrun with rats…and the Mayor and Council are more interested in their parades than helping the people.  When the mysterious and magical piper appears and leads the rats away from town they think their troubles are over…” – (Also plays August 8 and 9) – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Lionel Popkin Dance presents Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – Popkin, who is of mixed Jewish and Indian heritage, explores how our origins define us.  His dances are simultaneously low-tech and lush, questioning and funny.  This dance considers the paradoxical legacy of modern dance pioneer, Ruth St. Denis, who brought Orientalism to Western dance – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Sunday, August 1-3

26th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – Three days of folk music and dance (Preceded by a Pre-Festival Day on Thursday, July 31 with food, crafts, The Lounge Stage and a Social Media School, all geared toward the camping community that arrives early) – Information and tickets at 866-325-2744 or www.falconridgefolk.com – Dodds Farm, 44 County Route 7-D, Hillsdale

Taconic Stage Company presents Old Love by Norm Foster starring Susan Fullerton and Jeffrey Judd – Directed by Carl Ritchie – Tickets and information at www.taconicstage.com or 325-1234 – Fri and Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm – St. John in the Wilderness, Route 344, Copake Falls

Saturday, August 2

Exhibition Opening – New Works by Dean Levin – Information at www.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 5 to 7 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street – (This exhibition runs concurrently with an exhibition called Ambulance Blues being shown at Basilica Hudson.  Details below.)

Exhibition Opening – The Godfather of Psychedelic Art – New Works by Isaac Abrams – Information at www.NOBOgallery.com or 671-6777 – 5 to 8 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

 Exhibition Reception – Cuban artist Belkis Ayon: Print Paintings – A collection of visionary works rarely seen in the US – These works, done from 1988 to 1999, reveal a surprising array of influences.  Imagery and narratives from the Afro-Cuban religion Abaku’a and Christian iconography and ceremony illuminate her own personal mythologies.  This vision, along with her stunning use of collography on a heroic scale, brought her international acclaim.  The artiest died at the age of 32, leaving behind a body of work of considerable importance in the history of contemporary printmaking – Information at www.FRGobjectsanddesign.com or 646-483-9109 – 6 to 8 pm – FRG Objects and Design, 217 Warren Street

 Gaia Roots World Music Ensemble brings folkloric Afro-Caribbean and West African sounds to the Opera House, providing a taste of what’s to come in the Black Arts & Cultural Festival on August 9.  The Ensemble blends drumming, dance, vocal harmonies, and storytelling into a high-energy show – Free admission – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Ambulance Blues – Curated by Erin Falls – Featuring the work of 17 artists with performances by Mick Barr and Heart of Gold – On view through August 18 – Presented in collaboration with Basilica Hudson – Gallery hours Friday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm or by appointment via email to info@retrospectivegallery.com – Opening reception from 7 to 9 pm – After party live show from 9 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street (This exhibition runs concurrently with an exhibition of new works by Dean Levin at the Retrospective Gallery at 711 Warren Street.  Details above.)

 U.S. Girls and Ice Cream – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Donna the Buffalo – This upstate New York-based group began performing at folk and roots-music festivals in 1989, long before “Americana” was a genre.  They still appeal to “a fanatically loyal base of followers called ‘The Herd.’ ” – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Washington Irving and the (Re)Creation of Dutch New York – A lecture by New York Times bestselling author, Brian Jay Jones – Jones will speak on the life and works of Washington Irving, author of Legends of Sleepy Hollow and folk hero of Kinderhook.  Jones will also address the historical myths taken from Irving’s satirical history, The History of New York, written in 1809 – Information and reservations at 758-9265 or www.cchsny.org – 4 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, followed by a reception at the Jesse Merwin House

Concert in the Fields – Fourteen Art Omi musicians in residence will present a concert of collaborative new works created while in residence this year.  The fellows include a remarkable assortment of musicians, from a French classically-trained cellist, to a New Zealand multi-instrumentalist, to a Lebanese singer and oud player, to a Columbia County jazz vocalist – The musicians have engaged in two and a half weeks of intensive collaborative music making to now be shared with the public – Information and reservations at 392-4747 – 5 pm – Omi International Arts Center, Visitors Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Dave Hall, composer, poet, singer, songwriter, lyricist and producer, premiers his new work, Ancram Suite, a musical impression of the area and its life. Accompanied by the piano/cello duo of Zach Mo and Isabel Fairbanks – Reservations and information atwww.roejanlibrary.com or 325-4101 – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Dancing in the Square – Dance to the hot jazz and early swing music of the 1920s and 30s with the New Orleans band, Bad Penny Pleasuremakers – Food available from Pass the Thyme Café, Black Forest Flammkuchen Co., and Ben & Jerry’s of Lark Street – Bring your picnic basket and blankets and lawn chairs – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business & Professional Association and the Village of Kinderhook – Rain Date August 16 – Information at www.villageofkinderhook.org – 7 to 10 pm – Village Square, Village of Kinderhook

Concerts at Tannery Pond – Pianist Gleb Ivanov – Information and reservations at 888-820-1696 – 8 pm – Darrow School, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon

Saturday-Sunday, August 2-3

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Free gift certificate giveaway – Information and tickets atwww.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 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, August 3

 Black Violin – “…the world’s first and quite likely only classical music and hip-hop fusion duo.  ..features classically trained Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester on violin and Wilner “ Wil B” Baptiste on viola…the decade old duo has succeeded at defying preconceptions and erasing boundaries both musical and societal.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Screening of Meredith Monk: Inner Voice – A film by Babeth M. VanLoo – “Always compelling, often ravishing.  Feel your own horizons grow as you watch and listen.”—Alastair Macauley, The New York Times – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room at CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Monday, August 4

Viking Moses + Spenking – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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

The Hudson Valley Bounty “Taste of” Dinner – Celebrated area chefs are paired with expert farmers to showcase a wide range of food grown and prepared in the Hudson Valley.  More than 20 restaurant chefs will prepare dishes alongside tasting tables featuring local winemakers and brewers – Tastes of more than 30 recipes, from appetizers and salads to main courses and desserts, will be available  – Hudson Valley Bounty is a program of Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation – Information and tickets atwww.hudsonvalleybounty.com/ or 432-5360 ext 303 – 5 to 8 pm – Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham

Tuesday August 5

David Dondero – Live! – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Dancers & Dancemakers Film Festival - The first film in the series is To Dance Like a Man (UK, 2011) – Identical Cuban triplets, Angel, Cesar and Marcos, age 11, are passionate about becoming ballet dancers – Who will be chosen for a role in an important ballet in Havana?  – The series continues every night through Saturday, August 9 with films about Pina Bausch, George Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more – This week is the Annual Corn Roast Festival! – To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go to www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Upstreet Market – A mid-week farmers’ market – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park, Hudson

Chatham Farmers Market – Information at 392-3353 or www.chathamrealfoodcoop.net

– Fridays from 4 to 7 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op, 15 Church Street, Chatham

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

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market – Town Square, Village of Kinderhook

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July & August

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

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

 Wednesdays

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

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

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

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Events in Hudson NY, July 22 to July 29, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Tuesday, July 22

Movie Tuesdays – Jazz on a Summer’s Day – The 1958 Newport Jazz Festival with performances by the jazz greats of the time – This film was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, July 23

Summer Cooking Series with chef and nutritionist Erika Laurion – The last of three casual, informative cooking classes involving hands-on preparation of dishes to prepare at home for family and friends – Paired with wine and cocktail selections by Hudson Wine Merchants and their sister company, The Hudson Standard – This class, “Salads: From the Sidelines to the Main Course,” makes the most of the abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs available during the summer months.  Add whole grains and a protein and voila, you have a satisfying meal.  Gluten- and dairy-free recipes will be included – Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

The Baseball Project – “…a rock ’n’ roll supergroup featuring members of R.E.M., Dream Syndicate, Hindu Love Gods and Young Fresh Fellows.  A veritable rock ‘n’ roll all-star team…” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Author’s Appearance – Marilyn Oser, Hudson Valley resident, will discuss her novel, Rivka’s War – The book is based on actual events and takes place in Russia in 1914 – It is described as “a thoughtful and inspiring novel” and “a riveting tale of loss and survival.”  The author portrays the impact of the Great War on Jewish life, recreating a vanished world – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at 943-5758 – 7 pm – Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring Street, Catskill (intersection of Routes 385 and 23, at the foot of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge)

Wednesday-Saturday, July 23-26

Films at TSL:

Siddharth – A father’s journey across India in search of his son – In Hindi with English subtitles

The Amazing Catfish – A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. – In Spanish with English subtitles

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

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

Thursday, July 24

 No Man’s Land (Terra de Ninguem)“ Paolo, a mercenary, narrates and performs his own history…” – This film has been screened widely at festivals including the Berlinale, FID Marseille, Viennale, MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, and elsewhere – Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Salome Lamas – Introduction by Joana Pimenta – Part of Basilica Screenings, a series that presents an array of work from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

NYSEG Power Line Expansion Open House to discuss a lower voltage alternative – The final Open House will also be held next week on July 31 – Information at www.protectghent.com  – 4 to 8 pm – NYSEG Chatham Service Center, 31 Dardess Drive, Chatham

Thursday-Sunday, July 24-27

Transylvania Mania – Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Young Frankenstein – Created by Mel Brooks and adapted for the stage – Information, schedule and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 25

Tasting – David Hughes from Haus Alpenz will be on hand offering a vast array of libations, from Switzerland to the Caribbean, including a wonderful Genepy, a lightly bitter infused liquor that predates Absinthe and makes a great variation on a gin martini.  “Perfect for the summer.” – Information at 828-6411 or www.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Free Friday Outdoor Movies – Featuring black & white 1920s classic silent films with live music  – This week – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari(1920) – Considered one of the greatest horror movies of all time! – Bring a chair – Presented by Time and Space, Ltd., in association with the PARC Foundation and the City of Hudson – Information at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 8 pm or after dark – PARC Park, 328 Warren Street

Stephin Merritt – With Brian Dewan opening – Merritt, who calls Hudson home, “is known for dark, clever and at times subtly ironic lyrics about love and loss, as well as for his impossibly deep bass vocals” – Visit www.houseoftomorrow.com/merritt.php – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Just For Fun Fridays – The Sky is Falling & other tales from our bird-brained feathered friends with Susannah White, Carapace Farm Puppetry– Stories, songs and silliness that brings new meaning to the phrase, “Ain’t nobody here but us chickens.” A family-friendly event with opportunities for audience participation” – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 –  1 to 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, July 25-26

 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 specials from participating businesses – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season presents Aladdin—“An evil magician, a bumbling Genie, a talking Crystal Ball, and a lovely Princess change a poor boy’s life….”  –Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

The 2014 Art Studio Tour – Preceded by a pre-tour reception and exhibition of representative work by artists included in the tour – The exhibition will be on view through August 23 – Twenty area artists are included on the tour – Sponsored by the Roeliff-Jansen Community Library Visual Arts Committee –Tickets and information at www.roejanlibrary.com or 325-4101 – Friday: Pre-tour reception and exhibition opening from 5 to 7 pm; Saturday: Art Studio Tour from 10 am to 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

The Actors’ Ensemble presents two one-act plays based on stories by Hamlin Garland – Mrs. Ripley’s Trip and Uncle Ethan Ripley – StarringFern Sloan and Ted Pugh – Musical interludes by Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Friday-Sunday, July 25-27

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent Cabaret present two circus programs:

> Friday & Saturday at 8:30 pm – Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret – Performances that weave together the rich heritage of European one-ring spectacles and the best of American vaudeville and sideshow acts – Ringmistress Philomena guides you through an evening of spectacle featuring daredevil balance on the rolla bolla, powerful aerial artistry, stunning wire walkers, and gasp-inducing, vaudevillianous variety acts, all punctuated musically by Sabrina Chap

> Saturday at 11 am & Sunday at 3 pm – the Kinder Spiegel Cirkus for young audiences – Family-friendly fun for the young and the young at heart – Also features balance acts, aerial and acrobatic artistry and wire-walking, geared toward a younger audience

> Information at http://fishercenter.bard.edu/spiegeltent/ or www.bindlestiffcirkus.org

> Tickets at 845-758-7900

> The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Manor Avenue, Annandale-on-Hudson

Saturday, July 26

Liv Carrow, “a 100% bona fide hometown hero,”  plus Black Sky and Tongue Oven – Liv is taking off to the West for a while, so catch her while you can – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Alright, Alright, Alright – with DJ Captain Fantasy and a night of 70s-80s AM Gold, Dad Rock, Yacht Rock, cheese, and the sleaze – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Simi Stone with The Revelations opening – Stone “can’t be contained in a single word or sentence.  She plays violin, guitar and percussion and boasts a huge, versatile voice.  She writes catchy pop tunes, dance numbers, and compelling, introspective folk songs, all in her signature, upbeat ‘Mountain Motown’ style.” – Visit www.simistonemusic.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

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

Forgotten Founding Father Reexamined – A Saturday afternoon lecture series and an exhibit to highlight the life’s work of Hudson Valley native, Chancellor Robert R. Livingston – Historians will offer their fresh interpretations of this drafter of the Declaration of Independence, including glimpses into his career, his palatial home, and his personal life.  This Saturday’s lecture is entitled “The Lost Treasures of Arryl House: The Chancellor’s Villa at Clermont” and will attempt to piece back together one of the most glamorous mansions of its time, lost to a fire over a century ago – Reservations and information at 537-4240 or www.friendsofclermont.org – 2 pm – The Stable, Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown (off Route 9-G)

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

Exhibition Opening – Thomas Cole’s Honey – Artworks by Stanley Maltzman – A special selection of new artworks made between 2013 and the present, includes watercolors, pastels and drawings that pay homage to the towering, 200-year-old honey locust tree that stands across from Thomas Cole’s front door – On view through October 2 – Information at 943-7465 or www.thomascole.org – 4:30 to 6 pm – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Closing Party for “influx” (arrival and inward flow of a large amount of something) part 1 – Les Leveque gives the last performance within his multimedia installation – (See also, the film screening under Sunday listed below) – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 to 7 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

A Midsummer Eve’s Silent Auction to benefit the new Claverack Free Library – Wine and hors d’oeuvres – Auction items include weekend getaways, bridge lessons, garden consultancies, a rafting trip, delicious food items, gift baskets, etc. – Also a raffle – Reservations at 851-5950 or by e-mail to fortjenpost@gmail.com – 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Oxbow Hill, a private home in Taghkanic

Fourth Annual Farm On! Hootenanny Fundraiser Dinner – A farm-to-table dinner featuring the cuisine of a NYC Michelin-starred celebrity chef – A cheese course and happy hour features local cheese makers and creameries and libations from local breweries and wineries – Dinner features spit-roasted meat sourced just five miles away from the event – All consumables at the event are sourced within forty miles – Live music – Lakeside dining – A golf cart drive-in movie – A silent and a live auction – Information and reservations atwww.friendsofthefarmer.com – 6 pm to midnight – Copake Country Club, 44 Golf Course Road, Copake Lake

Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27

Reading and book signing – Author Allison Guertin Marchese will read from her book, Hidden History of Columbia County – Books available for purchase and signing – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 4 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Free gift certificate giveaway – 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

Sunday, July 27

Marc Cohn with Amber Rubarth opening – A Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singer – His “distinctive, soulful vocals and his gift for melody have made him one of his generation’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

15th Annual Blueberry Festival – A very popular event featuring early nineteenth-century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music, children’s activities, animals, birds of prey and  sheep-shearing, plus many unique and highly talented craft vendors and artisans – Blueberries galore and a  blueberry pancake breakfast (additional charge) served from 9 to 11:30 am, plus a wide range of tasty food items and baked goods – Rain or shine – Information at www.oldausterlitz,org – 9 am to 4 pm – Austerlitz Historical Society, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

Julie Martin, producer of The Nine Evenings, an historic 1966 event when 10 artists and 30 engineers from Bell Labs came together for a series of performances, presents two of the performances—John Cage’s Variations VII and Robert Rauschenberg’s Open Score – Each film features archival footage and interviews with the artists, engineers and performers discussing their groundbreaking experiments with the then new technologies – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room at CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Monday, July 28

 Haas Kowert Tice – “a supergroup of acoustic roots-music talent featuring members of Punch Brothers and Crooked Still that plays a unique blend of bluegrass, folk, chamber-grass and classical.” – Visit www.haaskowerttice.com – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Taconic Stage Company and Mac-Haydn Theatre present The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County Musical – A musical battle between the locals and the weekenders, in Columbia County “where the men are men and the women are fabulous!” – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie – Music by Wayne Moore – Information  and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – A complimentary glass of wine at 7:30 pm – Performance at 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Tuesday, July 29

Movie Tuesdays – Films of Georges Melies (France 1906): A Trip to the Moon (1902), The Impossible Voyage (1904), Palace of the Arabian Nights (1906), and Baron Munchausen’s Dream (1911) – Choreographer’s Choice:  Lionel Popkin, who introduces the films – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more –Representatives from the Hudson River Historic Boat & Sailing Society will be on hand to talk about the Eleanor restoration project and to provide  activities for children and grown-ups – To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go to www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

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

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

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

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July & August

Free public tours of the summer exhibitions – Sundays only – Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College,  Annandale–on-Hudson

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

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, July 16 to July 20, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Farmers’ Markets and Ongoing Fun and Games at end.

Wednesday-Saturday, July 16-19

Films at TSL:

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – “After 81 days of solitary detention, world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest….but during the year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights” – In English and Mandarin with English subtitles

A Summer’s Tale – (1996) – “[Eric] Rohmer provides insights aplenty into matters of love, friendship, fidelity, loneliness, luck, destiny and desire.”—Time Out London – In French with English subtitles

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

Wednesday-Sunday, July 16-20

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents 42nd Street – “Come and meet those dancing feet” – A musical full of flashy tap dancing and happy songs –Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, July 17

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye preceded by Bim Bam Boom – “An intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of groundbreaking performance artist and music pioneer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge…and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent…” – “One of the best movies of 2012”—The New Yorker – Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Marie Losier – Part of Basilica Screenings, a series that presents an array of work from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

NYSEG Power Line Expansion Open House to discuss a lower voltage alternative – Open Houses will also be held on July 24 and July 31 – Information at www.protectghent.com  – 4 to 8 pm – West Ghent Volunteer Fire Department, 74 Bender Boulevard, Commerce Park, Ghent

Friday, July 18

Tasting – Alejandro del Peral makes Nine Pin Cider using apples sourced from New York State, including those from his family farm in Ghent – He will be on hand offering tastes of this bright, delicious hard cider, along with tasty bites and good company – Information at 828-6411 orwww.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 Jeff Beam and Louis Monroe (of Nature Films) and Kafari – Beam is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter from Portland, Maine – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Free Friday Outdoor Movies – Featuring black & white 1920s classic silent films with live music by Bryce Courbois, Odgen Courbois, and Claudia Bruce – This week – Pandora’s Box – A 1929 German silent melodrama film directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starring the famous silent film star Louise Brooks as the carefree seductress whose uninhibited nature brings ruin to herself and to those who love her – Bring a chair – Presented by Time and Space, Ltd., in association with the PARC Foundation and the City of Hudson – Information atwww.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 8 pm or after dark – PARC Park, 328 Warren Street

 Tribal Dance Party #2 – with Young Paris and Fulathela playing back to back African House and electro dance set for hours of bass and tribal rhythms – Information at 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Steve Charney and his dummy Harry – Performs “a unique brand of stage comedy with magic, music and ventriloquism…” – Charney has been profiled in The New Yorker, been a commentator on NPR, and has written songs for Jim Henson and Disney – His radio program is currently heard on WGXC 90.7 FM – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 to 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

POV:  On Being Cuban Architects In and Out of Cuba – A conversation with Yoandy Rizo Fiallo and Osmany Abel Garcia Fuentes – Fiallo is a former exhibiting architect at Architecture Omi and Fuentes is his collaborator and fellow architect on Entre Fronteras: An Architectural Intervention at the Queens Museum – Fiallo’s piece, Nest: Points of View can be seen currently on the grounds of Art Omi – Information at 392-4747 or www.artomi.org – 6 pm – Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Farm On! Hoedown Benefit Concert with Lukas Nelson (the son of Willie Nelson) and his group, Promise of the Real; Ruby Stinson, daughter of The Replacements’ star Tommy Stinson; Tommy Stinson himself; Liana Gabel; and Rhett Miller of Ol’97s – A farm-fresh menu and local libations will be served – All in support of the FarmOn! Foundation and the organization’s regional farming families – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 6 pm to 12 midnight – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, July 18-19

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 specials from participating businesses – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Children’s Theatre season presents Aladdin—“An evil magician, a bumbling Genie, a talking Crystal Ball, and a lovely Princess change a poor boy’s life….”  –Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 19

 Seano’s Circus Spectacular – Trunks, tricks, toys, and more.  Come explore the world of circus with Seano, the teaching clown – Sean Fagan wears many hats as the artistic director of Circus Theatricks, introducing young people of all ages to circus, theatre, and the visual arts.  “You’ll laugh, learn, and fall in love with the circus.” – A free performance, followed by a circus workshop – Information and reservations at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 10 am – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Water Wars: An Interactive Learning Experience for Kids – “Are you ready to get wet?  Join firefighters as they teach you to use a real fire hose!” – Part of the Super Saturday Days program Information at www.fasnyfiremuseum.com or 822-1875 – Columbia County residents admitted  free with valid license showing Columbia County address – 10 am – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

 Exposition Auction of English, Continental, American, Asian & Ethnographic furniture, decorations and art, including the partial collection of the late Kenneth Battelle – On-line catalog available at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Tues through Fri from 10 am to 5 pm, Sat from 9 am, Auction at 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Local railroad enthusiast and guest speaker, Dale Flansburg offers a presentation about the Albany-Hudson Fast Line, the electric trolley line that connected the two cities from the turn of the century to 1929.  One of the popular stops on the line was Electric Park, the amusement park on Kinderhook Lake – The presentation is part of the Local History Speaker Series presented by the History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org – 3:30 pm – Hudson Area Library, first floor, 400 State Street

Herbalist Lauren Giambrone will present a wellness seminar entitled “Meet the Flowers and Herbs of Summer” – The healing powers of such plants as calendula, rose, lemon balm and raspberry leaf, among others, will be discussed – Giambrone is the founder of The Good Fight Herb Company – Reservations are required – Information by e-mail at VerdigrisTea@gmail.com or 828-3139 – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Body of Work – Works by 28 local and regional artists express the human form in all media – Juried by Copake artist, illustrator and instructor, Maj Kalfus – On view through September 19 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Like Garage Band – An installation by Daniel Jocz – “…Jocz’s most recent work where the artist takes 13 industrial grade aluminum panels…and messes them up until a narrative arrives.” – On view through October 11 – Information at 828-251-1957 orwww.curatoriumhudson.org – 5 to 7 pm – Curatorium, 60 South Front Street

 Exhibition Openings – Six solo exhibitions of painting and sculpture – Paintings by Brenda Goodman in the Main Galleries; Sculpture by Maud Bryt in the Sculpture Garden; and in the Carriage House: Paintings by Bruce GagnierSuspect Terrain: Paintings of the Southern California Desert and Mountains by Jane Culp; Paintings by Susanna Heller; and Town and Country, works by Dave Hardy using found objects – On view through August 10 – Information at 828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Orb of Influence – Independent Artists of Hudson presents a group exhibition of works by seven Hudson-area artists, including David Eustace, Julie Evans, Sarah Falkner, Dana Gentile, Jen P. Harris, Kahn & Selesnick, and Rachel Kauff – Curated by Jen P. Harris – “The works in the show are connected by an allusion to cycles and temporality, as seen through a range of lenses and concerns—from biological to celestial to societal.” – Information at http://orbshow.tumblr.com or 917-804-4987 – 6 to 8 pm – Exhibition and opening reception held in two places:  Henry Hudson Studios, second floor, 726 Union Street, and Hudson Wellness Collective, 514 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – A Nod to the Past – Paintings by Mark Beard, Bruce Murphy, and James O’Shea, and photographs by David Halliday – On view through August 24 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Expanding Mode – A group sculpture show where 11 artists use organic materials to express their conceptual visions – On view through August 17 – Information at www.concepto9@earthlink.net or 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

 Reading and book signing with Courtney Maum and Hallie Goodman – Maum is the author of I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You , a novel, described as “a heartfelt exploration of marriage, love, and fidelity.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Back by Popular Demand – Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin returns to Helsinki with an all new show and with her big band, led by the multi-talented Billy Stritch – “Singing show tunes and standards and telling show biz stories is what Linda does best” – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Old News Band – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarandbistro.com/ – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

“influx” (arrival and inward flow of a large amount of something) part 1 – Performative Events: > –Brian Block presents “A talk by Rene Glete on the unpublished Late Work Notes of philosopher F. Curtis Wott (1943-2009)” – Performed by Alyona Valerie
> Matthew C. Lange presents “An Encyclophilic Guide to The Plummet Machine, Vol III”
> Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society invites the public to an Open House & Ribbon Cutting at Steepletop – Visitors may tour the poet’s house and gardens, and view an exhibition of Millay’s personal treasures, artifacts, and rare photos – The ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will open the Millay Society’s new Visitor Center at Tamarack Cottage – Information at 392-3766 or www.millay.org – 12 noon to 4 pm – Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop, 440 East Hill Road, Austerlitz

The Spice of Life: Lockwood de Forest and the Influence of India – A reception and discussion focusing on the influence of Indian design in the 19th century and today with collector and antique dealer David Petrovsky and textile designer John Robshaw – Robshaw will be signing copies of his book, John Robshaw Prints: Textiles, Block Printing, Global Inspiration and Interiors  This event is inspired by Olana’s 2014 exhibition, All the Raj: Lockwood de Forest and Frederic Church—Painting, Decorating and Collecting at Olana – Information at 828-1872, x 103 or www.olana.org – 2:30 to 4 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Author Allison Guertin Marchese reads from her book, Hidden History of Columbia CountyNY, on the little-known stories of people and places in the county – Followed by Q&A – Information at 392-3005 or www.chathambookstore.com – 5 to 7 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

The Sylvia Center’s Annual Farm to Table Benefit Dinner in the fields of Katchkie Farm – A buffet dinner fresh from the fields of the farm, featuring seasonal and local ingredients – Proceeds benefit The Sylvia Center’s farm-based culinary and food literacy programs for youth in Columbia County – Information and reservations at www.sylviacenter.org/category/events/ or 518-758-2170 – Rain or shine! – Cocktails from 6 to 7 pm, dinner at 7 pm – The Sylvia Center, Katchkie Farm, 34 Fischer Road Extension, Kinderhook

Saturday-Sunday, July 19-20

Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Free gift certificate giveaway – 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

Valatie Village-wide Yard Sale – A map of participating households is available at local stores including Great Finds in the Millhouse, Beaver Mill Antiques on Upper Main Street, Mario’s Home Center on Route 9, and Hennessy Insurance on Main Street – Information atwww.VERAvalatie.com – Sponsored by Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association – 8 am to 2 pm – Village of Valatie

Bring Out Your Old – An opportunity to have your antiques evaluated and appraised by experts – Limited to the maximum of three small items per person – (No coins, stamps, or guns allowed) – Sponsored by The Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library – The Friends will also be selling a collection of vintage and collectible books on the lawn of the library – In addition, the Book Shop at the Feed & Seed Building will be open from 9 am to 1 pm, and the Village of Kinderhook will feature an Antiques on the Green at the Farmers’ Market – 8:30 am to 2 pm – Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook

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

Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas plus excerpts from The Fairy Queen – Presented in collaboration with Concerts in the Village, David Smith, Director – With singers Amanda Boyd, Kameryn Leung, Jon Morrell, Vicki Smith and Katie Roppolo, with The Broad Street Chorale & Orchestra – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Sunday, July 20

Mrs. Greenthumbs Day – A free self-guided tour of 14 private gardens in the City of Hudson in honor of Cassandra Danz, known as Mrs. Greenthumbs—a free-spirited gardener, author, and radio and television personality who lived among us and provided the inspiration for many Hudson gardens – The Secret Gardener at 250 Warren Street will be open for business and will have copies of the map showing the open gardens – Davis Orton Gallery, at 114 Warren Street will also be open with botanically-themed art on display – All the gardens will be marked by balloons – Information at 828-3378 – 11 am to 4 pm – City of Hudson

A Memorial Celebration of the life of Akira Hamaguchi (Aki) – 3 to 5 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

Absolute Wilson on Robert Wilson – Part of a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room , CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Love Letters, a Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist written by A.R. Gurney in 1989 – “A bittersweet story told through a lifetime of correspondence between prominent socialites…” – Read by Burnell Shively and Marty Wilde – Information at 444-8317 – 5 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Second Street, Athens

Art Omi Improvisers Orchestra – Featuring special guests Karl Berger & Ingrid Sertso –International musicians in the Music Omi International Musicians Residency program are led by jazz greats Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso in a free concert of “guerilla jazz.”  The Music Omi 2014 fellows will perform, for the first time ever, as an improvising orchestra.  Berger and Sertso, along with Ornette Coleman, founded the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY, the birthplace of world jazz – No reservations required – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com– 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, July 22

Movie Tuesdays – Jazz on a Summer’s Day – The 1958 Newport Jazz Festival with performances by the jazz greats of the time – This film was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films –Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more –To find out what’s available at the market, to see the calendar of events, or to sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, go to www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The market is open every Saturday through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

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

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

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

 

 

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

Through July & August

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

Mondays

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

Alternating Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

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

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

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

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