All phone numbers are in area code 518 unless otherwise indicated.
All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.
Tuesday, September 6
Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street
Wednesday, September 7
Upstreet Market – By the local, of the local, for the local! – Hudson’s midweek farmers’ market is open for business with vendors offering baked goods, prepared foods, salad greens and seasonal produce for a quick fix to your midweek menu – Rain or shine – Every Wednesday through October 26 – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park
Thursday, September 8
Basilica Hudson announces an expansion of its Screenings Series through a new collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, dedicated to exploring creative nonfiction film – The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors – The Basilica series begins with a screening of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, directed by Brett Story – “More people are imprisoned in the US at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.” – Director Brett Story will be present for Intro and Q&A – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street
Thursday-Sunday, September 8-11
The Oldtone Roots Music Festival – “An unprecedented convergence of the best in American traditional music.” – Now, in its second year, the Festival provides campers and festival-goers.With an impressively diverse sampling of American traditional music, from old-time and bluegrass to Cajun and New Orleans big band jazz. Both national and regional acts will be appearing on the main, dance and workshop stages. The Dance Tent will feature contra, square and swing dancing. There will be workshops taught by top artists in their genre, kids’ activities, and instrument and band contests judged by the staff and artists. There will also be great local farm food, beer and craft vendors – The festival will feature the only public performance in 2016 from New York vaudevillian favorites, The Two Man Gentleman Band, hard-driving bluegrass from Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, Cajun accordion superhero Jesse Lege, an old time string band super group led by Bruce Molsky, the fast-rising New Orleans brass and banjo band Tuba Skinny, and the globetrotting ambassadors of American music, The Foghorn Stringband. There will be 20+ acts in all – The event is an earth-friendly family-focused camping adventure on the stunning 150 acre Cool Whisper Working Family Farm in Hillsdale owned by Matt & Lisa Schober. Festival attendees will be able to see (from a distance) highland cattle amidst mountain views and rolling fields. In addition to camping, day tickets are also available. – Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com – Children under 12 admitted free – Information and latest program lineup at www.oldtonemusicfestival.com – September 8 at 3 pm to September 11 at 3 pm – Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Road 21, North Hillsdale
> An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Photographer Rosamond Purcell – “Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books.”
> Almayer’s Folly – A film by Chantal Akerman – “Somewhere in Southeast Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. A story of passion, loss and madness.” Adapted from the Joseph Conrad novel.
> Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil – A film by Pieter van Huystee. In 2016 the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Bosch, who died 500 years ago. The film documents the preparations for the exhibition and follows a team of Dutch art historians who crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.
> Neither Heaven Nor Earth –Approaching the withdrawal of troops Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan. Despite their determination, control of this so-called calm sector will gradually crumble as soldiers start to mysteriously disappear one by one. A film by Clement Cogitore that “moves beyond the clichés of combat into troubling political and metaphysical territory.”—The New York Times – In French and Farsi with subtitles.
> Miss Sharon Jones! – Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo, Sharon Jones, during the most courageous year of her life.
> Don’t Blink – Robert Frank – “The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one and the same….” – Frank’s editor, Laura Israel, has created “a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves a fast and fleeting imprint of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way….”
> Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street
Friday, September 9
20th-Century Fine & Decorative Arts Auction – On-line catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com Information at 751-1010 – 5 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street
Justin Townes Earle – with Anthony D’Amato opening – Justin Townes Earle, born in Nashville, but now living in NYC, is a critically-acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter who was named for Texas singer-songwriter legend Townes van Zandt – Earle pairs the sage wisdom of Americana music with themes that relate to life in the Big Apple – Singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato warms up the crowd for Earle – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street
Friday-Saturday, September 9-10
Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.
Friday–Sunday, September 9-11
Giant Antique & Estate Indoor Tag Sale – Featuring hundreds of items culled from local estates, including antiques, collectibles, household goods, and more – Information at 329-1142 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (Early Bird Buying from 8 to 9 am at $10 per person); Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake
Friday–Thursday, September 9-15
Films at Fairview Cinema 3
> Florence Foster Jenkins – Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant
> War Dogs – Featuring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller
> Information, trailers and schedule at FairviewCinema3.com – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Avenue, (Route 9), Greenport
Saturday, September 10
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day – Time to clean out the garage, cellar, workshop, barn, and under-the-kitchen-sink – For information on what will be collected, go to columbiacountyny.com/columbia-county-solid-waste/hazardous – Collection from 8 am to 12 noon – Columbia County Department of Public Works garage, Route 23B, Greenport (opposite ADM)
Hudson Farmers’ Market – Follow the orange carrots painted on the pavement to where the summer’s bounty awaits you: Sweet corn; tomatoes, cantaloupes and seedless watermelons; breads, rolls, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary); garlic, greens, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers. Brewers and distillers products and herbal remedies are also sold at the Market. This week Omkar Lewis will be performing in the Music Tent, and Toolin’ Around will be in the Guest Tent. – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop. For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets
Historic Hudson’s Chamber Music Series presents Contemporaneous performing new and recent works by composers Katherine Balch (b. 1991), David Bloom (b. 1990), Ian Gottlieb (b. 1990), and Shawn Jaeger (b. 1985) – Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 21 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now by performing and promoting the most exciting work of living composers through innovative concerts, commissions, recordings and educational programs. Founded in 2010 at Bard College, the ensemble has premiered more than 80 works, many of them large-scale pieces by emerging composers. The concert will be held in a suite of beautiful rooms at the Bronson House and will be followed by a wine reception with the musicians – Seating is limited – Tickets and information at www.historichudson.org – 2 pm – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, grounds of the Hudson Correctional Facility, access from the Worth Avenue entrance at 53 Worth Avenue
Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society Available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – On the tour, visitors will learn about life on the lighthouse in the 1930s from the daughter of the last civilian lighthouse keeper, who served as keeper from 1930 to 1949. The tour also gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the important role the Hudson River played in the development of the Upper Hudson River towns, and how the lighthouse made navigation safe along the river to allow development to take place. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at hudsoncruises.com or by calling 518-348-8993 or 888-764-1844 – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street
Honey Tasting – Meet Nancy Wu Houk, founder of NYBUZZ, and taste her local honey—raw, unpasteurized, and nutrient rich – Learn how the flavor of the honey changes with the seasons – Information at 828-6923 or www.OldeHudson.com – 12 noon to 3 pm – The front porch, Olde Hudson, 449 Warren Street
Artful Hike at Olana: Frederic Church’s Letters + 19th-Century Ballads – Brian Dewan, Catskill visual artist and musician, presents “a performative artwork, where notions of authorship, ownership, possession, private space and public space are addressed through a poetical essay woven in between reading aloud and singing with accordion accompaniment.” – The one-mile hike will be along one of Church’s carriage roads – Dewan has chosen his favorite letters by Church and in turn gives voice to Church’s sensibilities, sense of humor, feelings, and artistic process. The hike will be repeated on October 8 and October 22 – Information and pre-registration at www.olana.org/education/ or 828-1872, ext., 105 – Walk-ins are welcome – 3 pm — Meet at the Visitor Center (In case of rain, meet at the Wagon House Education Center), Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)
Exhibition Opening – Dakota Territory: New Photography by John Lipkowitz – Horses, bison, landscapes, and more – Plus Guest Artist George Tsalikis: Encaustics and Polaroid Transfers – On view through September 25– Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street
Free Screening – Go Tell It on the Mountain, a 1985 made-for-television film based on James Baldwin’s autobiographical novel, will be shown as the introduction to a five-part seminar featuring the works of James Baldwin. One of Baldwin’s earliest works, the novel on which the film is based tells a coming-of-age story. It includes the glimmerings of a young man’s discovery of his homosexuality as well as the difficulties of growing up in a struggling family in 1930s Harlem. Baldwin is considered to be one of the leading voices in the formation of the Civil Rights movement, but he also spoke freely about homosexuality and became inspirational in the emerging gay rights movement. The film, 39th in ranking of the Best Films of the 20thCentury, includes performances by Paul Winfield and Ruby Dee as well as those of Alfre Woodard and Ving Rhames in some of their earliest screen appearances. – Information at 828-1792, ext. 101 – 5 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)
The Third Annual Scholars Ball in celebration of the Columbia-Greene Community College 50th Anniversary– To benefit CGCC scholarships – Music by the Society of Flying (with former members of Steppin’ Out) – 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
Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set – Every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. – This month’s program showcases Shane Jones, Mark Baumer and Lydia Conklin. Books will be available for purchase and signing – Shane Jones is the author of several books, including the novels Light Boxes (Penguin, 2010), Daniel Fights a Hurricane(Penguin, 2012), and most recently, Crystal Eaters (Two Dollar Radio, 2014); Mark Baumer lives in Providence, RI and works in a library. His book, Holiday Meat, won the 2015 Quarterly West novella contest. His poem, “b careful”, won the 2015 Black Warrior Review poetry contest; Lydia Conklin’s fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Narrative magazine, New Letters, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. She has drawn graphic fiction for Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, The Florida Review, and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The reading is followed by a DJ set from writer and series curator, Hallie Goodman – Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. – Information at www.facebook.com/volumehudson — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street
A Night of 60s soul, pop and rock ‘n’ roll with DJ Sheila B – Sheila Burgel is a New York-based record collector, DJ, and music journalist. She has produced and written the liner notes for several compilations including Rhino Records Grammy-nominated “One Kiss Can Lead to Another,” Girl Group Sounds’ “Lost and Found” box set, and Ace Records 60s Japanese girl-pop compilation series, “Nippon Girls.” She founded girl-pop web magazine, chachacharming.com, DJs her vinyl collection all over the world, and currently hosts radio show “Sophisticated Boom Boom” on WFMU – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm to 2 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street
Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months. See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.
Guided Hike to Sunset Rock and Catskill Mountain House – Part of the Hudson River School Art Trail Hikes program – Guided hikes to the nearby places that inspired Thomas Cole and other artists of the Hudson River School. See the views that appear in some of the most beloved landscape paintings of the nineteenth century – 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
Behold! New Lebanon, the “first museum of contemporary rural American life,” offers a variety of summer tours through October 15 – This Saturday’s wide-ranging programs explore the secrets of making sausage, hops farming, the speedway, cheese-making, forest survival/foraging, fairy houses, and a tour of an historic mill with today’s occupants of the restored building – The programs allow visitors to “step into today’s rural American life and experience it up close and personal.” – Advance ticket purchase is recommended – Arrive 15 minutes before the program start time and take the shuttle bus to the program venue – More information, including full program descriptions and the online box office at www.beholdnewlebanon.org , or by email to email@example.com or at 720-7265 – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon
Exhibition Opening – All in All, a newly installed work by Oliver Kruse – Information at artomi.org – Reception from 4 to 6 pm – Residency Road, near 59 Letter S Road, Ghent
Clarion Concerts presents Autumn Echoes, its first Leaf Peeper concert of the 2016 season at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. The concert includes works by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as works from the 20thcentury including Paul Schoenfeld’s Café Music and the premiere of the Clarion-commissioned Elegy for Cello and Piano by young composer Tonia Ko. The concert features the 2016 Avery Fisher Grant-winner, violinist Tess Lark ,with Edward Arron, cello, Jeewon Park, piano, and Paul Green, clarinet. – Tickets available at leafpeeperconcerts.org or at 413-644-0007 – 7:30 pm – Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, 330 County Route 21C, Ghent
The Chatham Camerata, a new collective of professional musicians based in Columbia County, presents an evening of Gustav Mahler’s The Song of the Earth. Mahler’s autumnal masterpiece will be performed by an eighteen-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo. This epic song cycle is based on Chinese poems which alternately celebrate the joys of life and mourn the transience of its passing. Featuring tenor Jon Morrell and mezzo soprano Elizabeth Russo – This performance is the first in a series of major chamber performances established to sustain Columbia County music lovers from fall through spring. – Information at www.stjames.weconnect.com – 7:30 pm – St. James Church, 129 Hudson Avenue, Chatham
Sunday, September 11
Barry Hopkins Memorial Run – This annual run is a 3.8-mile course traversing the historic carriage roads at Frederic Church’s Olana – The run is presented by the Onteora Running Club and The Olana Partnership and supports Olana’s health and wellness initiatives – Proceeds from the run will benefit education programs at Olana and the Catskill School District – Information at 828-1972 ext. 105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org – and online registration at www.olana.org or on race day – For all ages – Registration at 8:30 am, Children’s Run at 9 am, Adult Run at 9:30 am – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)
The Emerald Trio, with Special Guest Ellen Katz Willner, performs works by Gustav Holst, Ernst Bloch, and other 20th-century composers in a return concert to the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The trio consists of Karen Bogardus, flute; Orlando Wells, violin and viola; and Isabelle O’Connell, piano, with special guest Ellen Katz Willner on oboe. – The Trio received first prize in the Continuo Arts Foundation Carnegie Hall Debut Competition in 2010. A frequent performer of new music, The Emerald Trio has premiered works by Zannoni, Barab, and Steinberg. A reception will follow the concert. – Information at www.roejanlibrary.orgor 325-4101 – 5 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (approximately one-half mile south of the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23.).
Next Monday, September 12
House Rules Café – For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants. Now she is curating board games. House Rules meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop. No experience required. Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn. The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic. So come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors.” – Instruction is available – Information at email@example.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street
Next Tuesday, September 13
Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street
Next Friday, September 16
Artist and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome. Please bring a dish to share or a give a donation – This month Mick Hales will show two new inspirational videos about artists and creativity and spirituality – Also, Tery Fugate-Wilcox will share some of his sculptures and paintings – If you would like to show your work at a future meeting, send examples to firstname.lastname@example.org along with contact information – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)
OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Thomas Cole – by Jason Middlebrook – Following on the success of last year’s exhibition, River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, that incorporated contemporary art into both the Thomas Cole site and Olana, the series OPEN HOUSE enables today’s artists to continue to explore the connections to Thomas Cole’s art and ideas. For the inaugural exhibition Jason Middlebrook worked with curator Kate Menconeri to create an installation of his towering plank paintings and drawings that explore a theme that was paramount to Thomas Cole as well—human intervention in the natural environment – On view through October 30 – Information at thomascole.org or 943-7465 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill
Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today. Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like. The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson
Ruth Lauer Manenti: Photo Exhibition – Ruth Lauer Manenti received a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grant for excellence in photography – Exhibition on view through September 19 – Information at www.ruthlauermanenti.comm/ – – 11 am to 5 pm – Riverfront Antique and Design Center, Door 21, 99 South Third Street
HUDSON CRUISES, INC.
>Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street
>Hudson Cruises Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.
>Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street
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