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

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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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Events in Hudson NY, July 7 to July 15, 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, July 7

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

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 – Also plays two subsequent Mondays in July – 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

A Community Sing – Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! (not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques) - Led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga, director of the Good Globe Singing School, has been teaching rounds for 20 years – This session is the first in a series of three – The repertoire of songs is likely to include Haydn, Mozart, Bernstein, Peter Schickele, and others – Composers may submit a round for possible inclusion in the series – 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

Tuesday, July 8

Movie Tuesdays – Havana, Havana! – Introduced by filmmaker David Grubin – Raul Paz brings together fellow musical stars for a concert in Havana.  Their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music – 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 9

Crude Oil on the Hudson: Virtual Pipeline, Real Risks – A community meeting with presentations by Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson to alert river communities to the increasing hazards of crude oil transportation on the Hudson River – The presentation will provide information and answer questions about the “virtual pipeline” that has been created in NY State to transport millions of gallons of crude oil per day by rail car and river vessel, despite its threat to public health, safety, and the environment – Along the US/Canadian route, repeated accidents have caused environmental damage, economic losses and deaths of dozens of people – Basilica Hudson and Hudson Sloop Club are also partners in this event – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Wednesday-Saturday, July 9-12

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 9-13

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 10

Alpenglow and FIRS– Special opening set by Paddy Reagan (The Paper Castles) – Alpenglow began in a small Vermont town – Their music has been described as “swooning, harmony-laden stuff…laced with arcing fiddle, shimmering keys and healthy doses of ringing guitar punch.” – FIRS is “a neat little band from Albany.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com  – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Black Moon – Louis Malle’s 1975 film – After skirting the horrors of a mysterious war being waged in the countryside, a beautiful  young woman takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic life of an extremely unconventional family – 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

Thursday-Saturday, July 10-12

Hudson-Mohawk Volunteer Firefighters Convention & Parade – Hosted by J.W. Hoysradt Hose Company

Thursday: Hudson Fire Department Annual Inspection Day

Friday at 6 pm: Mardi Gras Parade with the theme of “Christmas in July” – Parade lines up at Fifth Street, moves down Union Street to Fourth Street, then up Warren Street to Seventh Street and across Seventh Street to the Central Fire Station

Saturday at 4 pm: Full Dress Parade moves from Seventh Street down Warren Street to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

Friday, July 11

 Tasting – Sample the whiskey that scored 94/100 in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge – Barrel Craft Spirits bourbon tied with Pappy Van Winkle in a blind taste test – This bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel, with nothing added and nothing removed – Information at 828-6411 or www.hudsonwinemerchants.com – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 The Low Anthem, Death Vessel, and Last Good Tooth – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 A mini-festival of old-time American roots music – A triple bill features 13 Strings and a Two Dollar Bill (A traveling duet of banjo pickin’ Tomcat Wyatt Yurth and the Notorious Nora Jean), Intuitive Compass (featuring Jason O’Dea and Aurelia Cohen), and Lost Dog Street Band (a songwriter from Tennessee and a fiddle player from South Dakota who began as buskers in the Pacific Northwest), along with special guest Simi Stone  – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia 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 – A Man with a Movie Camera – A 1929 experimental silent documentary about life as it is lived by Russian director Dziga Vertov – 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

Ice Cream Social – Sponsored by the Stuyvesant Railroad Station Restoration Committee – Hot dogs and hamburgers and plenty of ice cream, plus a farmers’ market – Information at 758-6474 – 4 to 7 pm – Stuyvesant Railroad Station, Corner of County Route 26A & Riverview Street, Stuyvesant Landing

Full Buck Moon Walk – The tallest waterfall in Columbia County will be the backdrop for this full moon walk named after the new antlers of buck deer that start to push this month with coatings of velvety fur – This beautiful wooded Conservation Area skirts the Agawamuck Creek – Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – Information and registration at 392-5252, ext. 214 or by e-mail tosara@clctrust.org – 7:30 pm – High Falls Conservation Area, 540 Roxbury Road, Philmont/Claverack

Hudson Air Radio Theater presents Criminal Intent – Short comedic plays about the nature of crime and punishment, including works by contemporary writers as well as a classic piece by James Thurber adapted for radio – With Lora Lee Ecobelli, Nancy Rothman, Andrew Joffe, Byron Nilsson, and James Occhino – Live sound effects – Directed by Andrew Joffe – Music direction by Lincoln Mayorga – In collaboration with PS21, Hudson Opera House, and WGXC FM – 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-Saturday, July 11-12

 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 – 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 12

Sunset Cocktail Cruise on the Hudson River– Featuring magnificent views of the Hudson Valley at sunset, live jazz, cash bar, a raffle, and unobstructed views of a spectacular fireworks display on board The Spirit of Hudson – Sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library – Information and tickets available at 828-1792 or at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Tuesday through Saturday – Board at 7 pm, cruise from 7:30 to 10 pm – 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 – Odds & Ends, Take One  A group exhibition featuring works by four Upstate NY artists: Peter Acheson, Susan Meyer, Jill Shoffiett, and Jeff Starr – Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Artist Talk – Erika deVries in conversation with Linda Earle – Erika deVries’s exhibition—whathaslighttodowithdarkness—is currently on view in the HOH Center Hall Gallery – Her signature works in neon express a personal narrative of girlhood, womanhood, and subsequent motherhood .  The Prayer Flag series, consists of 72 photographs made in her childhood home, the mountains of Northern India, and her current home with her children in the Catskills – Linda Earle is former head of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and current director of Wesleyan’s New York Arts Program – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Lights Out 2014 Interiors – Germany/Italy/UK – Works by Wyatt Niehaus – This exhibition runs concurrently with a show of new works by Nick Darmstaedter at 727 Warren Street – Information at www.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Removable Feast – New Works by Nick Darmstaedter–  Darmstaedter expands upon his ongoing series of magnet paintings with modified freezers containing a variety of packaged ice creams to be consumed by the viewer. – This exhibition runs concurrently with a show of new works by Wyatt Niehaus at 711 Warren Street – Information at www.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 727 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Haute Surveillance – Presented by James Fuentes and featuring the work of New York-based artists Valerie Keane, Andy Meadow, and Daniel Peterson – Site specific installations as well as other work by the artists – The show’s title is borrowed from a play of the same name by Jean Genet that tells the story of three prisoners locked in the same cell – On view through July 25 – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Otan Vargas – A Filipino-born, NYC-based grunge-rock singer-songwriter – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Kook Outta Space –Visiting DJ from Planet Uranus is Musty Chiffon – Information at 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 T. McCann Band – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarandbistro.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 –Tours also available the second Saturday of August, September and October – Information at www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or 828-5294 – 11 am to 2:30 pm – Tours depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

 Auction of City-owned property at 405 Warren Street and 518 Washington Street – 12 noon – City Hall

Simple Gifts: Music from Around the World – Two women plus twelve instruments, including two fiddles, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, guitar, and banjo, plus some unusual instruments – Bring a picnic and a blanket – Information and pre-registration by e-mail atshasbrook@olana.org or call 828-1872, ext. 109 – 4 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Jaap Jacobs of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland presents an illustrated talk called The Great North River of New Netherland: The Hudson River and Dutch Colonization – Jacobs has published widely on the subject of New Netherland and New Amsterdam – Information and reservations at 758-9265 or e-mail to library@cchsny.org – 4 pm – Lecture at Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, followed by a reception at Pruyn House of 1766, Kinderhook

The Mane Event - High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center Celebrates the Year of the Horse – To benefit High & Mighty’s programs, care of the horses and scholarships – Western, English, Dressage & Carriage Driving demonstrations, food, horseshoe making, pony rides, a silent auction and a wide range of “horsey activities” – Information at www.high-n-mighty.org or 672-4202 – 10 am to 3 pm – High and Mighty, 71 County Route 21C, Ghent

Chatham Summerfest – A community celebration featuring sidewalk sales, artisan and craftsmen booths on Main Street from 10 am to 4 pm – Skits by Ghent Playhouse in the gazebo – PS21 hosts a Dafnis Prieto talk/demonstration on Afro-Cuban jazz at 2 pm at the Tracy Memorial – Horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, and a basketball tournament – Free cartoons at Crandell Theatre from 1 to 3 pm – and more! – Sponsored by the Chatham Business Alliance – Rain or shine – Information at www.chatham-summerfest.com or 392-5848 – Main Street and Hudson Avenue, Chatham

Athens Street Festival – Parade starts at 11 am, live music throughout the day on three stages, carnival rides, lighthouse tours, car/truck/cycle show, and fireworks – Information at www.athensstreetfestival.com – 10 am to 11 pm – Village of Athens, Route 385, Athens

Artists’ Reception  – Celebrating Summer – Featuring nine Germantown-area artists including Dea Archbold, Lindsey Brown, Emily Carvajal, Marie Cole, Jane Dodds, Lily Guerin, Melanie Mintz, Silvana Tagliferri, and Scrap Wrenn – Information atwww.germantownartspace.com or by e-mail to artspace@gtel.net – 5 to 7 pm – ARTspace, 71 Palatine Road, No. 7, Germantown

Singer-songwriter Abby Lappen performs songs from her new CD, Edge of Time – Copies of the CD will be available for purchase and signing – 5 to 7 pm – Under a tent on the library lawn,  Claverack Free Library, 629 Route 23B, at the intersection with 9H, Claverack

“Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline” Public Meeting – Information on the Kinder Morgan/TGP Northeast Expansion Project for a high-pressure gas pipeline planned by Tennessee Gas (K.M.), to traverse New York and Massachusetts carrying fracked gas – 6 to 8 pm – New Lebanon Town Hall, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon – Information at 704-8889 or  www.facebook.com/stopnyfrackedgaspipeline

Dinner theatre – GONG You’re Dead – A talent show at the county fair where all of the contestants would kill for a blue ribbon – Before the fat lady sings someone will be gonged into the hereafter – Whodunit? – Produced by Murder Café – Seating is limited – Reservations and information at 672-9993 – Doors open at 6:30 pm, dinner and show at 7 pm – Vanderbilt House, 161 Main Street, Philmont

Dafnis Prieto and his Si o Si Quartet – Innovative jazz with Afro-Cuban roots – “His revolutionary drumming techniques have had a powerful impact on the Latin and jazz music scene, locally and internationally” – Recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award – (Prieto also gives a lecture demonstration at 2 pm at Tracy Memorial Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham) – Information atwww.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, July 12-13

Art Omi Weekend in Celebration of the Omi Visual Artists Residency Program with 30 artists from 24 countries – An annual event attended by hundreds of art professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends

Saturday: Preview tours of selected artists’ studios at The Studio Barns from 6 to 7 pm (Requires dinner ticket and RSVP toartists@artomi.org);  Dinner Under the Stars on the Lawn of Ledig House, overlooking the Omi Sculpture Park from 7 to 9 pm; Dance Party with LARA + KIRAN – 9 pm to 12 midnight on the Lawn of Ledig House

Sunday: Brunch with the Artists – A country brunch on the lawn of Ledig House – 11 am to 1 pm; Open Studio visits at The Studio Barns – See what the resident artists have been working on for the past four weeks, along with additional events and installations

Information and tickets at 392-4747 or www.artomi.org

Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Sunday, July 13

The Lone Bellow – Known for combining bluegrass-style three-way harmonies with rock dynamics, this Brooklyn-based folk-rock trio has been called “one of the next big things” by Billboard magazine – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia 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 – 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

Book Fair for Self-Published Authors – Columbia County authors of children’s books, adult fiction, memoir and nonfiction read from and sell their books under a tent on the library lawn. Rotating readings will be held in the library – Meet and mingle with area writers – Light refreshments – Information at 851-7120 – 12 noon to 4 pm – Claverack Free Library, Route 23B at Route 9H, Claverack (Self-published authors who wish to participate should call the library at 851-7120.)

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine – 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

Hiroya Tsukamoto in concert – A composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan who plays several instruments including the five-string banjo – He will perform impressionistic and cinematic acoustic music, including Japanese folk songs and stories – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Monday, July 14

A Community Sing – Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! (not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques) - Led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga, director of the Good Globe Singing School, has been teaching rounds for 20 years – This session is the second in a series of three – The repertoire of songs is likely to include Haydn, Mozart, Bernstein, Peter Schickele, and others – Composers may submit a round for possible inclusion in the series – 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 – Also plays two subsequent Mondays in July – 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 15

Movie Tuesdays – The Full Monty – “In depressed Sheffield, six unemployed steel workers in need of money form a male striptease act.”   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 – This Saturday, Columbia Land Conservancy will be in the guest tent – 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 13

FIFA World Cup – Live at the Half Moon – Information at 828-1562 – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Through July 15

Incident No. 70 – Decoiler/Recoiler – Marc Ganzglass’s video installation is on view at Incident Report’s viewing station any time of day or night – Information and inquiries by e-mail to officer@incidentreport.info – Incident Report, the ground floor windows at 348 Warren Street

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 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

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, June 30 to July 9, 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, June 30

Joe Purdy – A prolific folk-rock songwriter who has recorded 12 albums in eight years.  A self-described storytelling troubadour, Purdy has sold over a million direct-download tracks on iTunes – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, July 1

Bernice and Devon Sproule – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Movie Tuesdays – Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel – A documentary that captures Vreeland’s life through a range of media including film, photography, animation, graphics, text, sound and music – Her own voice and persona guide us through her adventurous life – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films – This screening is part of Fashion Week at the tent – 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 2

Keir Neuringer, Nathan McLaughlin, and Saviour Self – Neuringer has been called a “drum-pounding prophet of doom, keyboard-playing last poet and sax marathonist” whose “percussive riffs and musical spitfire sermons disrupt neurons and reorient thinking—and hit the gut.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday, July 3

Paul  Cebar Tomorrow Sound –A solo acoustic performance – A funky brand of world-beat-influenced rock ‘n’ roll reflecting his ongoing and deepening fascination with African, Latin American and Caribbean rhythm & blues analogues – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com  or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Workingman’s Death (Austria, 2005) – “Today’s manual laborers are no longer celebrated in hymns of praise.  They must be content with encouraging one another that backbreaking work is better than no work at all” – Five portraits of heavy manual labor in treacherous situations around the world – This is a Tribute Screening to filmmaker Michael Glawogger, who passed away in April 2014 in Liberia, where he was planning his next film – 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

 Schoemer Formation and Kyle Clements – This group was formed as the result of a chance encounter on an Amtrak station platform, and the rest—as they say—is history – Karen provides the words and vocals, Eric is on bass guitar and electric fuzz bass, and Amy plays keyboards and electric guitar – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 DJ Musty Chiffon at Bard SummerScape – Information at 845-758-7900 – 10 pm to 12 midnight – Spiegeltent at Fisher Performing Arts Center, Bard College, off 9-G, Annandale-on-Hudson

Thursday-Sunday, July3-6

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

Friday, July 4

 The Live Cultures perform – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

An Old Fashioned Independence Day at Clermont – From 2 to 6 pm, glimpse life in the 18th century including drilling and firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors – From 7 to 10 pm the grounds will be rockin’ with oldies as played by The Greyhounds – Free hayrides from 2 to 4 pm – Food available  – Enjoy an evening under the stars watching the Saugerties fireworks from across the Hudson River – A great day for families – The parking lot fills up quickly, so consider coming early with a blanket and a picnic to make a day and night of it.  Lots for kids to do. – Information at 537-4240 – 2 to 10 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue (off 9G), Germantown

Germantown  Independence Day Fireworks – Come early for picnicking, vendors, children’s activities, fire and safety demonstrations, and live music by McGroovin and Camp Creek – Rain date is July 5 – Information at www.germantownny.org or 537-6118 – Gates open at 4 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm – Palatine Park, Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Friday-Saturday, July 4-5

 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 – 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 begins with Wilbur, The Not-So-Big, Not-So-Bad Wolf, the first of four musicals for children of all ages.  “Wilbur” is an original story with songs composed just for this show.  Professional performers play leading roles, with area youngsters filling in the ensemble. –Information and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  –10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 5

Exhibition Opening – More Drama: New Works by Peggy Reeves – Also showing gallery artists – On view through July 31 – Information at www.510warrenstgallery.com or 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Works by Jackie Gendel and by Julia Kunin and sculpture in the garden by Allen Glatter – On view through August 10 – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Locos Por Juana – This Grammy Award-nominated, Miami-based, Latin funk group plays a unique fusion of Latin dance, hip-hop, reggae and funk.  It describes its music as “island swing.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SmashCrashBash!! – This is a semi-regular rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in “totally rockin,” hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, psych, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school soul and R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure.”  This week: Brooklyn powerhouse trio, the Golden Grass, who “pound out boulder-hurling cavemanrawk” firmly descended from Grand Funk Railroad, Cream, etc.; and local space rockers, It’s Not Night: It’s Space, the Hudson Valley’s premier instrumental psychedelic rock unit – DJs for the evening are The Magic Stranger (WGXC’s “69”) and Sean McDevitt (Retouch Records)  – Information at 828-1562 – Doors open at 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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

Exhibition Opening – “influx” (arrival & inward flow of a large amount of something) part 1:: content selection – Installation by Peggy Ahwesh, Hubert Dobler, Daniella Dooling, Michael Gitlin, Jackie Goss, Tamara Johnson, Yael Kanarek, Nick Kline, Les LeVeque, Rehan Miskci, James Raymond, Matt Reed, William Sabiston, Gary Schwartz, Ken Van Sickle, Caterina Verdi, and Tery Fugate-Wilcox – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Exhibition Opening – Celebrating Summer – Featuring nine Germantown-area artists including Dea Archbold, Lindsey Brown, Emily Carvajal, Marie Cole, Jane Dodds, Lily Guerin, Melanie Mintz, Silvana Tagliferri, and Scrap Wrenn – Information atwww.germantownartspace.com or by e-mail to artspace@gtel.net – 5 to 7 pm – ARTspace, 71 Palatine Road, No. 7, Germantown

Siegel Kline Kill PCA Day – A day for the young and the young-at-heart alike – Bring both your hiking shoes and your dancing shoes –Old fashioned games such as horseshoes, sack races, and bocci games – A duck-herding presentation by Wild Goose Chase – A bonfire, with hot dogs, burgers and s’mores, and an Independence Day-themed story performed by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk – Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – Registration is required at 392-5252, ext. 209 – 5 to 9 pm – Siegel Kline Kill Conservation Area, 1452 Garage Place Road, Ghent

Fashion inTENTsive – A benefit auction and sale of unique clothing for women and men, selected from Rewraps, PS21’s retail outlet –Alan Chartock, CEO of WAMC Radio, is guest auctioneer – Musical (comedy) interludes and refreshments – Clothes modeled by some of your friends and neighbors – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 7 to 8 pm: VIP reception and reserved cabaret seating; 8 pm: General admission, entertainment and auction – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Singer/songwriter Abby Lappen – Performing covers and originals – Information at 672-7346 – 8 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Saturday-Sunday, July 5-6

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

Sunday, July 6

Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World – The first in a Documentary Film Series curated by Bonnie Marranca – Information atwww.cr10.org – 4 pm – In the new screening room , CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Berkshire Hillsmen – Barbershop Quartet Plus – The Hillsmen is an acclaimed a cappella group from Western Massachusetts – Information and tickets at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale  (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Monday, July 7

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, but pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.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 – Also plays two subsequent Mondays in July – 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

A Community Sing – Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! (not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques) - Led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga, director of the Good Globe Singing School, has been teaching rounds for 20 years – This session is the first in a series of three – The repertoire of songs is likely to include Haydn, Mozart, Bernstein, Peter Schickele, and others – Composers may submit a round for possible inclusion in the series – 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

Tuesday, July 8

Movie Tuesdays – Havana, Havana! – Introduced by filmmaker David Grubin – Raul Paz brings together fellow musical stars for a concert in Havana.  Their decision to return has injected a new spirit into Cuban music – 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 9

Crude Oil on the Hudson: Virtual Pipeline, Real Risks – A community meeting with presentations by Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson to alert river communities to the increasing hazards of crude oil transportation on the Hudson River – The presentation will provide information and answer questions about the “virtual pipeline” that has been created in NY State to transport millions of gallons of crude oil per day by rail car and river vessel, despite its threat to public health, safety, and the environment – Along the US/Canadian route, repeated accidents have caused environmental damage, economic losses and deaths of dozens of people – Basilica Hudson and Hudson Sloop Club are also partners in this event – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Summer Cooking Series with chef and nutritionist Erika Laurion – The second 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 week, “Gourmet Meals for Picnics and Packed Lunches” concentrates on delicious, healthy lunches and snacks to go – The last class in the series is scheduled for July 23 – Information at 828-0033 orwww.valleyvariety.com – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

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 towww.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 13

FIFA World Cup – Live at the Half Moon – Information at 828-1562 – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Through July 15

Incident No. 70 – Decoiler/Recoiler – Marc Ganzglass’s video installation is on view at Incident Report’s viewing station any time of day or night – Information and inquiries by e-mail to officer@incidentreport.info – Incident Report, the ground floor windows at 348 Warren Street

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 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

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, June 24 to July 1, 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.

PICKS OF THE WEEK

Though there are many worthy contenders, two events this week, judged by their past performance, stand out from the crowd.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Hudson River Exchange Summer Market, a well-organized, enterprising gathering of makers and collectors, comes together on the waterfront to celebrate things handmade and locally sourced.  Since it was founded by seamen and merchants, the City of Hudson has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit, and now boasts the highest self-employment rate in the state.  The Market, where you will see really interesting merchandise and meet our present-day entrepreneurs, is open on Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 11 to 4.  There will be local music, local food trucks, and plenty for kids to do too.

Yes, Hudson’s Got Talent!  The http: Hudson Teen Theatre Project has, in the past four or five years, under the direction of its director, Carol Rusoff, consistently presented hilarious and touching performances of the classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Canterbury Tales.  This Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm, they tread the boards at the Hudson Opera House with a project called Everybody Does It that draws on coming-of-age snippets and scenes from comedic and dramatic works spanning all the decades in the twentieth-century, from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Tuesday, June 24

Movie Tuesdays – PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films continues  with You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire and Rita Haworth with a score by Jerome Kern – Information at 392-6121 or  www.ps21chatham.org  – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Wednesday, June 25

Summer Cooking Series with chef and nutritionist Erika Laurion – The first 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 first class, “Farm to Finger Foods for your Summer Soiree,” concentrates on fresh, creative hors d’oeuvres, including vegetarian and gluten-free options – Two subsequent classes are scheduled for July 9 and July 23 – Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Wednesday-Sunday, June 25-29

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof, “a warm, loving, humorous story of a family’s closeness and struggles as old world Russia changes around them” – With music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 orwww.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, June 26

Liv Carrow Album Release Party with Brandon Schmitt – Carrow releases her third full-length album, Pile of Needles, on Philadelphia label Single Girl/Married Girl Records, available on cassette and CD.  She is joined for this performance by Otto Hauser on drums and Eric Marganon double bass – Brandon Schmitt of Ithaca, NY will also perform, celebrating the release of his third full-length album, Blood Red Blues – Also performing will be A Relative Term from Buffalo, NY – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

First Annual Food Truck Village – Attending food trucks include Black Forest Flammkuchen, ‘Cue BBQ, Yum Yum on Wheels, Sweet Central Express, Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck, and How We Roll – Information at http://blackforestflammkuchen.com/foodtruckvillage – 5 to 9 pm – Kinderhook Village Square, Kinderhook

ProJam#6 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians including Tas Cru, Petey Hop, Cameron Melville, Vinny Leggiere and Sonny Rock, plus 50 of the Hudson Valley’s professional touring musicians sitting in – A Sonny Rock/Gary McKeever Production presented by Woodstock Harley-Davidson – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Saturday, June 26-28

Hudson Teen Theatre Project presents three performances of  Everybody Does It, a theatrical evening of scenes from twentieth-century theater and film, adapted and performed by Columbia County teens under the direction of its founding director, Carol Rusoff – The production features work from coming-of-age comedic and dramatic works from John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles to Robert Anderson’s Tea and Sympathy, which explores the still taboo theme of sexual orientation and prejudice – Each performance is followed by discussion and refreshments – Reservations are recommended – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 8 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Walking the dog Theater’s Off Leash! ensemble presents Long Form Improv – With nothing but a title provided by the audience, the players hit the stage without a net, discovering characters and plot that come together to create a complete story – with David Anderson, Eddie Allen, Ted DesMaisons, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Melania Levitsky, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Nancy Rothman – Information at 392-6121 orwww.ps21chatham.org – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village ofChatham

Friday, June 27

Sunset Cruise on The Spirit of Hudson – To benefit Animalkind – Celebrate summer with Animalkind’s friends and supporters – Music – Dining on vegan/vegetarian  delicacies – Cash bar – Only fifty tickets available! – Tickets and information at 943-2359 or 822-8643 – Board at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 10 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 The Revelations – with special guest Simi Stone – The Revelations’ signature mix of soul and R&B is rooted in the classic sound of the 1960s and ‘70s.  Based In Brooklyn, they are fronted by Rell Gaddis – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, June 27-28

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 – Information at 822-1014 orwww.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 begins with Wilbur, The Not-So-Big, Not-So-Bad Wolf, the first of four musicals for children of all ages.  “Wilbur” is an original story with songs composed just for this show.  Professional performers play leading roles, with area youngsters filling in the ensemble. – Also plays the following weekend. – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, June 28

Auction – English, Continental and American furniture, fine art and decorations with Asian and Ethnographic furniture and decorations – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Mon through Thurs from 10 am to 5 pm, Fri from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sat from 9 am – Auction begins at 10 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Annual Agricultural Awareness Tour –– Tour includes stops at The Berry Farm, Altobelli’s Farm and Dutch Hollow Farm – Fee includes transportation and lunch – Space is limited – Information and reservations at 828-4417 – 10 am to 2 pm – Tour starts at the Chamber offices, 1 North Front Street

Chef Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew, presents a recipe demonstration and book signing of her latest cookbook, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World – RSVP required by e-mail to 3FortySevengallery@gmail.com – Information at 391-3165 – 12:30 pm to 2 pm – 3FortySeven Gallery/BackBar, 347 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – The Barns of Columbia County: Photographs by Joan Damiani – On view through August 1 – Information atwww.jdamianigallery.com – 4 to 8 pm – J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – whathaslighttodowithdarkness – Works in neon and photographs by Erika de Vries – Information atwww.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Artist’s Reception –– America’s Vanishing Landscape – C. Michael Bufi constructs collages from found objects to create miniatures of life size structures – Information at 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 North Front Street

 Exhibition Opening – Ice Garden: Photographs by Mary Kocol – Drawing upon themes of the garden, landscape, and the ephemeral, Kocol creates botanical ice tablets – Floribunda: Flower Stain Drawings by Linda Stillman – Also Portfolio Showcases by Patricia Barry Levy andLinda Morrow – On view through July 27 – Information at www.davisortongallery.com or 697-0266 – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Dine/Art – BeLo3rd’s Gallery Stroll featuring 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, 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

> Gallery at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

>>Participating restaurants include:

Apperitivi, Bruno’s, Café Le Perche, DA/BA, Relish, 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

Hudson Cruises Comedy Cruise – Laugh as you cruise – Saturday Night Liv – A comedy/variety show with the flavor of SNL brought to you by Liv Cummins and Sandy McKnight – Magic, music and lots of laughs with a cast including Andrew Joffe, John Wallace, Prudence Theriault, Brittany O’Neil, and Tony Carrano – Enjoy cocktails and an hors d’oeuvres buffet – Information and tickets at http://www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/Comedy or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – 7 to 9:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Eleanor Friedberger with Penn Sultan – 21+ –Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

A co-bill of Swamp Baby and Dustbowl Faeries with special guests Two Cats in Suits – Two of the Capital Region’s top psych-folktronica groups headline this night of avant chamber-pop – Albany-based Swamp Baby has been gaining notice for its particular form of intimate, ethereal chamber pop. Dust Bowl Faeries is led by Ryder Cooley, a nationally-renowned multi-media artist who performs in tandem with Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram – Two Cats in Suits, featuring members of the Last Conspirators, will open – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Erin Harkes – Listen at http://www.erinharkes.com/ – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarandbistro.com /– 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit the private gardens of Abby Adams-Westlake in Ancram, the Husband-Haylett Garden in Kinderhook, the Mount Merino Garden of Gerald Moore & Joyce Nereaux in Greenport, and the gardens of Alice Platt in East Taghkanic and Susan Anthony & Richard Galef in Craryville – Information and directions at www.gardenconservancy.org – Gardens open from 10 am to 4 pm, with the exception of the Anthony-Galef garden which is open from 10 am to 5 pm

Launch Party – Hosted by Hudson Valley Distillers – Complimentary tours, tastings, light fare, and music to celebrate the release of the company’s first three spirits – Kids’ activities also provided – Information at 537-6820 – 12 noon to 6 pm – Spirits Grove Farm, 1727 Route 9, Clermont

Exhibition Opening – Dreams and Digressions: New Paintings by Kris Galli – On view through August 10 – Information atwww.spencertownacademyny.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 7 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Thomas Cole House Summer Party – Cocktails, dinner, dancing and fireworks all overlooking a 180-degree view of the Hudson River – To benefit Thomas Cole National Historic Site – Information and reservations at 943-7465 or www.thomascole.org – 7 pm – A private residence in Catskill

Saturday-Sunday, June 28-29

Hudson River Exchange Summer Market – This juried independent outdoor market draws on the mercantile history of Hudson by showcasing 70+ regional makers and collectors.  See and buy the work of independent artisans, designers, and  collectors of high quality vintage wares – The market features music by DJ Chocolate Genius, aka Marc Anthony Thompson, and children’s activities are provided by Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Kite’s Nest, and the Hudson Sloop Club – Information at www.hudsonriverexchange.com or 310-867-0372 – Sat from 10 am to 6 pm, Sun from 11 am to 4 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, over the grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, June 29

First day of Ramadan

Hudson Cruises Sunday 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

Back by Popular Demand – Broadway legend Terri White, backed by piano and bass, is back for her only Hudson Valley appearance this year – Her all new show, Two Score, features songs from the many Broadway and off-Broadway shows she has starred in – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Classics on Hudson – A new venture in chamber music launches its 2014-15 season with the first of four concerts, featuring violinist and Artistic Director Helena Baillie, accompanied by pianist Babette Hierholzer – The program includes the Bach Chaconne recast by Robert Schumann – The series is co-produced with the Hudson Opera House – Information and reservations (required) by e-mail torichard.collens@yahoo.com  – 3 pm – Home of Dr. Richard Collens, Hillsdale

Monday, June 30

Joe Purdy – The plaintive-voiced Purdy is a prolific folk-rock songwriter who has recorded 12 albums in eight years.  A self-described storytelling troubadour, Purdy has sold over a million direct-download tracks on iTunes – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, July 1

Bernice and Devon Sproule – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Movie Tuesdays – Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel – A documentary that captures Vreeland’s life through a range of media including film, photography, animation, graphics, text, sound and music – Her own voice and persona guide us through her adventurous life – Part of PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films – This screening is part of Fashion Week at the tent – 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 are available at the market –– Bret Scot will be performing in the music tent – 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 13

FIFA World Cup – Live at the Half Moon – Information at 828-1562 – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Through July 15

Incident No. 70 – Decoiler/Recoiler – Marc Ganzglass’s video installation is on view at Incident Report’s viewing station any time of day or night – Information and inquiries by e-mail to officer@incidentreport.info – Incident Report, the ground floor windows at 348 Warren Street

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

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 – 10 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, June 16 to June 22, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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  • Looking Ahead to Next Week
  • Farmers’ Markets
  • Ongoing Fun and Games including Open Mics

 Monday, June 16

The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, and featuring many great upstate musicians, is back.  This is part of a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, one of the greatest works of the twentieth century.  Released in 1970, “Bitches Brew” changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, rock, funk, and soul, and pop as well. – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, June 17

Sunset Paddle – Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – Journey to the North Bay in Hudson and see the Greenport Conservation Area, an ecologically diverse preserve with approximately 625 acres including wetlands and tidal mudflats, from the Hudson River.  The intertidal wetlands are home to two rare plant species and numerous types of waterfowl – We will travel three miles roundtrip – Bring your own canoe/kayak, equipment, and PFD (required) – Space is limited and pre-registration is required – Registration and information at www.clctrust.org/events or by e-mail to sara@clctrust.org or 392-5252, ext 214 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm – Hudson Boat Launch, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, over the grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Frack Free Catskills presents a community forum with a presentation by Riverkeeper on the risks of transporting crude oil through the Hudson Valley – 7 to 9 pm – Saugerties Library, 91 Washington Street, Saugerties

Movie Tuesdays – PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films begins with Thirty-two Short Films About Glenn Gould, an award-winning, Canadian documentary about the piano prodigy, portrayed by Colm Feore with a soundtrack consisting almost entirely of piano recordings by Gould (1993) – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Thursday, June 19

FIFA World Cup – Live at the Half Moon – From June 12 through July 13 – For full schedule see www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – Information at 828-1562 – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Delta Rae – Gabe Dixon opens – The indie-pop sextet Delta Rae started at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina – Three of the members are siblings – They have appeared at festivals including Austin City Limits and Voodoo, and will be a featured act at Lollapallooza in Chicago this August – Visit www.deltarae.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Two Gun Man -  Longtime friends and musical collaborators, all four members of Two Gun Man (Reid Waring and Josh Miesmer, guitar; Jonathan Talbott, upright bass and violin; and Julian Seidenberg, drums) either hail from or are now residents of Columbia County – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 19-22

Films at TSL:

Horses of God – How two brothers, living in poverty, grow up to commit the deadliest act of terrorism in Morocco’s history – In Arabic with  English subtitles

Smiles of a Summer Night – The 1955 prize-winning comedy that “ushered in an international audience for director Ingmar Bergman”

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

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof, “a warm, loving, humorous story of a family’s closeness and struggles as old world Russia changes around them” – With music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, June 20

Tenth Anniversary Tasting –– Organic Oenophilia – Zev Rovine Selections imports cutting edge organic and biodynamic, small batch wines.  Rovine’s Erin Sylvester will be pouring some of HWM’s newest favorites–some amazing value wines not to be missed. – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Towards a Huger Terrace – New Works by Sebastian Black – On view through July 6 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street (The exhibition continues at Retrospective’s other gallery at 727 Warren Street)

Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party – In support of the Spencertown Academy Hidden Gardens Tour – Delicious food and festive libations provided by the Academy’s Let’s Eat cooking crew and Culinary Command – Information and tickets at 392-3693 orwww.spencertownacademy.org – 6 to 9 pm – Bezalel Gables, the historic home of Chef David Robinson and Tom Michel

The Wickers Creek Band 2014 Spring “Tour” – Musicians Peter and Charlene Paden, Rob Bradley, Andy Bing, and special guest, Viv Walsh, have traveled north three Friday nights this spring to perform at the Pub in Philmont – This is the final performance of the tour, so catch ‘em while you can! – Information at 672-7346 – 8 to 10 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street (Route 217), Philmont

Friday-Saturday, June 20-21

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 – 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

Friday-Sunday, June 20-22

Fifth Annual Hudson Pride Weekend – Sponsored by the Hudson Pride Foundation

> Friday:

>>Two Hudson River Boat Cruises – Entertainment, food, cash bar, and music –A Sunset Cruise from 7 to 9 pm with Keira McGill andDJ Retts and a Moonlight Cruise from 9 to 11 pm with Beardonna and DJ Prephab – Information and tickets at www.hudsonpride.com – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

>> Trixie’s Whorehouse – A tribute to the notorious days of Hudson’s Diamond Street – Information at 822-1913 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

> Saturday:

2pm>> Sparkle-themed parade led by Grand Marshall Thomas Krever, CEO of the Hetrick Martin Institute, starts at Seventh Street Park and moves down Warren Street to Front Street, ending at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park – More than 50 units including the MacHaydn Theater’s tableau of Forty-Second Street, a Wizard of Oz float, Tykes on Trikes and much, much more – MCs will be at Fourth & Warren, Savoia’s Restaurant at 214 Warren, and at Riverfront Park – The parade steps off at 2 pm – Following the parade….

3-6pm>> Waterfront Festival with a beer tent, food, music, and plenty of entertainment and free activities for children and families including a petting zoo, bouncy house, and rides – 3 to 6 pm

>> Cabaret, with entertainers IsisVermouth and Hedda Lettuce, at 8 pm, followed by a Dance Party with DJ Tedd Patterson at 10 pm – Information at 828-4800 – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

> Sunday:

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

> Information at www.hudsonpridefoundation.org

Saturday, June 21

First Day of Summer

Public Radio Station WGXC, in collaboration with the Oral History Summer School and the Hudson Pride Foundation, invites listeners to tune in to the station at 90.7 FM or come to a Listening Party for a special airing of StoryCorps founder David Isay’s Remembering Stonewall, immediately prior to the Hudson Pride Parade – Remembering Stonewall is the first documentary of any kind on the Stonewall Riots – Listeners can tune in and listen to the history of the riots in the words of those who were there.  The Hudson Opera House listening party will be followed by conversation and refreshments – Information at 697-7400 or 822-1438 – 12:30 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, or wherever you are near a radio

Exhibition Openings – Seven solo exhibitions  –– Paintings by Martha Diamond in the Main Galleries; Sculpture by Lisa Sanders in the Sculpture Garden; Photographs by Betsy Crowell in the Carriage House; Reliefs after paintings by Picasso and others by Jock Ireland in the Carriage House; and Paintings by Joseph Haske, Douglas Degges, and Pamela Cardwell in the Carriage House – On view through July 13 – Information at 828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Frank Yamrus: I Feel Lucky – Inspired by the onset of a mid-life crisis, Yamrus turned the lens on himself and produced a powerful collection of self-portraits that reflect pivotal moments in his life – Yamrus says, “I contemplated a lifetime of choices and created present-day images to evaluate my past with the hope of glimpsing my future.” – On view through July 6 – Music byDJ Gio – Seasonal cocktail featuring The Hudson Standard’s newest shrub – In celebration of Gay Pride Month, a percentage of the evening’s art sales will be donated to the Hudson Pride Foundation – Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 6 to 9 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise – Looking for intrigue on the water?  A Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise is for you.  The play unfolds around you as actors from The 2 of Us Productions, enact a fully scripted murder mystery.   The guest who figures out “whodunit” 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

Film Screening – Dyketactics and Other 70s Films – A Special Hudson Pride Event with filmmaker Barbara Hammer in person – Hammer is one of the brightest and most significant lesbian avant-garde filmmaking voices of the past 40 years.  Her work includes over 80 film and video works covering lesbian and feminist subjects – This screening is part of Basilica Screenings, a film series that presents an array of works 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

Aimee Norwich and Fiodor Dream Dog – Aimee Norwich is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer who works as a soloist and as a collaborator – She invented her own hybrid bass/guitar and other electronics, and mixes her own music as well as other artists’ music – She built much of the recording gear she uses – Fiodor Dream Dog (aka Tatiana Mladenovitch) is a Parisian musician – “She is a drummer at her core,… and has developed an insatiable appetite for roads less travelled” – Information at 671-6006 orwww.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

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

Spencertown Academy’s Tenth Annual Hidden Gardens Tour – Private Landscapes: Making Inspired Gardens in the Hudson Valley  A self-guided tour  of the grounds of six private residences in Chatham, East Chatham, Hillsdale, Ancram, and Spencertown – Gardens range from grand to personal and intimate.  They include an extensive country garden with views of the Catskills, a designer’s romantic English Style garden, an artist’s sculpture garden, a one-acre native flower meadow, and more – 10 am to 4 pm – Other related events include:

> Breakfast Garden Lecture – The Wow Factor: from Inspiration to Installation – An illustrated presentation  by garden expert C.L. Fornari, a former Spencertown resident, who hosts a two-hour call-in show that is streamed online, and has authored numerous books and articles on gardening – Light breakfast will be served – 8:30 am – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203

> Garden Market on the Green – Offers rare, unique and unexpected garden-themed merchandise by local nurseries, dealers, vendors, and craftspeople – 9 am to 3 pm – Spencertown Village Green

> Also see Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party listed above under Friday

> Information and tickets at www.spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – Tour tickets may also be purchased the day of at the Academy or at the Market on the Green – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Ooms PCA Day –Sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy – A full day celebration with fun for everyone – Environmental educator Casey Tompkins presents his popular Snapping Turtle Program, complete with a live snapping turtle – Paddle boarding in Sutherland Pond – A guided hike, and instructions on water chestnut removal – Paddle boards will be provided – Bring hiking shoes or a kayak – Registration and information at www.clctrust.org/events or by e-mail to sara@clctrust.org or 392-5252, ext 214 – 10 am to 3 pm – Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road, Chatham

Sciencetellers – Learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of Dragons & Dreams – This story features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles and more – Appropriate for grades K though 5 – Information atwww.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 10:30 am – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Open Public Day at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary – Meet 84 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, most of whom were rescued from abuse and/or neglect –Graphics at each paddock give the history of the animal – Feel free to picnic at the pond at the sanctuary – No pets allowed – 11 am to 4 pm – Equine Advocates, 3212 Route 66 (2 miles north of the Village of Chatham)

Jim Mackin, historian and Friends of Taconic State Park board member, will present Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Copake Iron Works But Were Afraid to Ask – Followed by a reception and tour of the Iron Works – Information at 966-2730 – 2 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Unreserved Catalogued Estate Auction – Contents of Hudson, NY Home for the Aged and select additions from an Albany mansion – Previews on Thurs 11 am to 5 pm, Fri 11 am to 7 pm, and Sat 12 noon to 2:45 pm – Information at 329-1142 or www.copakeauction.com– Auction at 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Exhibition Opening – Still Life with Sculpture – Featuring the paintings of Leslie Gabosh, Xico Greenwald, Tatiana Klacsmann and Joseph Yetto; and sculpture by Philip Howie and David Paulson, with furniture by Chris Schober – Live jazz – Exhibition on view through August 10 – Information at 392-3336 or www.thompsongirouxgallery.com – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening – Music by Jim Wann and Chris Brashear – Chattanooga-born Jim Wann, composer-lyricist of Broadway’s Tony-nominated (Best Musical) acoustic gem, Pump Boys and Dinettes, sings Johnny Mercer classics, his own songs, and traditional folk tunes.  Chris Brashear, singer, songwriter and featured musician with Prairie Home Companion, accompanies Wann in this performance.  Bring a blanket and a picnic and watch the sun set over the Catskills – In case of rain, the event will take place in the Wagon House Education Center – Pre-registration at 828-1872 ext. 109 is requested but not required – Information at www.olana.org – 7 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9-G, Greenport

Sunday, June 22

Albany Gay Men’s Chorus presents songs from Stage and Musicals. Information at www.albanygmc.org Tickets discounted with advance purchase at PM Wine Bar, 119 Warren and Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren. At 4pm - First Presbyterian Church of Hudson, 369 Warren Street – corner of Fourth and Warren.

Hudson Cruises Sunday 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

Ninth Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert – Held in memory of Paul Grunberg, late husband of PS21 President Judy Grunberg – Performed by Repast Baroque (Amelia Roosevelt, violin; John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba; and Congsok Shin, harpsichord) presenting the music of J.S. Bach, including Movement 2 of Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Preludes and Fugues in C# Major and C# Minor, and several sonatas – Information at 392-6121 or  www.ps21chatham.org – 2 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Juan Wauters (of The Beets) – With Trummors – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, June 24

Movie Tuesdays – PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films continues  with You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire and Rita Haworth with a score by Jerome Kern – Information at 392-6121 or  www.ps21chatham.org – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, June 28-29

Hudson River Exchange Summer Market – This juried independent outdoor market draws on the mercantile history of Hudson by showcasing 70+ regional makers and collectors.  See and buy the work of independent artisans, designers, and  collectors of high quality vintage wares – The market features music by DJ Chocolate Genius, aka Marc Anthony Thompson, and children’s activities provided by Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Kite’s Nest, and the Hudson Sloop Club – Information at 310-867-0372 orwww.hudsonriverexchange.com

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more are available at the market – This week is the Second Annual Strawberry Festival (postponed from last week) – Randy Smith will be performing in the music tent – 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 – 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

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 – 10 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

CORRECTION

In last week’s listing for an exhibition opening at Concepto Hudson, the website listed was incorrect.  The mistake has now been corrected.  See below.

“Exhibition Opening – Paper Works – “Paper, as the main medium of this exhibition, extends its range and variety in contemporary expression and historical impression.” – The work of 19 artists is featured – Information at www.conceptohudson.com or 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street”

 

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Abramovic Enlightenment & Walking Tour – paean or spoof?

abramavic tourSeen Monday 6/16/2014 at Warren and Fifth St. – posted at the four corners with arrows directing you around the loop of the intersection: “Marina Abramovic Enlightenment and Walking Tour of Hudson” (in four stages)
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Events in Hudson NY, June 10 to June 17, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, June 10

Many Arms, featuring Colin Fisher, and Century Plants – Many Arms is “a power trio in the truest sense of the term.  The band’s music is a loud, aggressive blend of punk and free jazz…”  Multi-instrumentalist Colin Fisher is featured in this performance – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Wednesday-Sunday, June 11-15

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Frank Loesser’s popular musical, The Music Man – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, June 12

FIFA World Cup – Live at the Half Moon from June 12 through July 13 – For full schedule seewww.thehalfmoonhudson.com – Information at 828-1562 – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Live simulcast of the National Theatre of London’s production of A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn – Reservations atwww.timeandspace.org or 828-8448 – 7 pm – Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street (Also on Sunday. See below.)

Film Screening – Daisies (Vera Chytilova, Czechoslovakia, 1966) – As a tribute screening to the filmmaker who passed away this past March, Basilica presents what is considered to be one of the most anarchic films of all time – A “brilliantly rendered, hilarious work which was banned by the Czech government for a year after it was first released.” — Part of Basilica Screenings, a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art – Information atwww.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Turkuaz – Hailing from Brooklyn, this nine-piece power-funk group boasts a three-man horn section, and a handful of vocalists and percussionists – They will remind listeners of classic funk acts such as Parliament and Sly & The Family Stone as well as the 1990s funk-rockers Fishbone and Red Hot Chili Peppers – Visitwww.turkuazband.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 12-15

Films at TSL:

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas – An arresting medieval epic adapted from Heinrich von Kleist’s 16th-century novella, the story of Michael Kohlhaas is considered one of the first examples of modern literature – In French 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, June 13

Tenth Anniversary TastingSample the latest batch of local shrubs and bitters from the Hudson Standard – Marianne Courville will be pouring her new Strawberry-Rhubarb Shrub Daiquiri, made with NYC Moonshine from Dutch’s Spirits – Taste what the shrub craze is all about!  Information about Hudson Standard’s Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1363494719/the-hudson-standard-bitters-and-shrubs – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Here We Go Magic, People of the North, Eric & Erica – 21+ — Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Mother Falcon, with Special Guest, The Family Crest – The chamber-rock collective Mother Falcon began as a jam session among a group of high school cellists eager to break out of the classical repertoire.  Since then the 17-member ensemble has evolved as a collective of classically-trained young musicians pushing their artistry into new musical territory by crafting a soundscape blending rock, jazz and hip hop rhythms – The Family Crest is an indie-rock group also comprised of classically-trained musicians – Visitwww.motherfalconmusic.com and www.thefamilycrestfamily.com – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Summer Kick-Off Party – DJ H-BomB will be spinning all the favs – Casual dress code, but no hoodies – Must be 21,with ID – Information at 828-0555 or www.wunderbarandbistro.com – 10 pm to 2 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Friday-Saturday, June 13-14

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 – 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

Art Omi Season Opening

Friday:  The Fields Sculpture Park & Architecture Omi Season Opening Cocktail Party & Preview – Member reservations by e-mail to membership@artomi.org – 6:30 to 8:30 pm with an Artist Talk by Stephen Westfall at 7:30 pm

Saturday: Season Opening – New works by 11 artists  on view at The Fields Sculpture Park and in conjunction with projects from Architecture Omi – Family friendly activities including hayrides, art workshops and more – Two site-specific performances—From 1 to 5 pm: robbinschilds will present a durational, site responsive interaction – From 3 to 5 pm: a site-specific performance by choreographer Silas Riener with fellow Merce Cunningham Dance Company alums will inaugurate a piece by Harrison Atelier

Information by e-mail to info@artomi.org – Work is on view from 1 to 5 pm – enter at Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Friday-Sunday, June 13-15

The Two of Us Productions presents the Broadway musical Les Miserables, based on Victor Hugo’s classic tale – Information and tickets at www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 866-811-4111 or 758-1648 – Last performances  – Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm – Performing Arts Center, Taconic Hills School, 73 County Route 11A, Craryville

Saturday, June 14

 Hudson Elks Lodge Annual Flag Day Parade and Festivities – The summer season kicks off with one of Hudson’s biggest events – The day begins at 10 am in Seventh Street Park with vendors, music, a Hudson Police Department Bike Rodeo, and the Elks Lodge Flag Day service  at 11 am – The parade, with some 70 units including fire companies, emergency vehicles, bands, organizations, agencies, and government officials, is led by grand marshals including military and sports figures and personalities from the world of local television – The parade steps off at 2 pm and moves from the intersection of Green and State Streets, across Park Place, down Warren Street, and south on Front Street to the waterfront – On the waterfront, activities including a midway with rides, musical entertainment, and food vendors keep the crowd busy until fireworks go off at dusk – (No airshow this year) – Information at www.hudsonelksflagdayparade.com – Raindate is Sunday, June 15

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local purveyors of fresh produce; vegetable, flower, and herb plants for your garden; prepared foods; cheese; baked goods and more are available at the market – This week, the Second Annual Strawberry 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 – 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

(Pre-) Fathers’ Day Chocolate Tasting – Taste Cocktail Chocolates created by award-winning Rhinebeck chocolatier, Oliver Kita – The chocolate choices include Dark & Stormy (dark chocolate and beer), Guinness Stout and Pretzel Chocolates, The Naughty Cow (milk chocolate and whiskey), The Apostle (Grand Marnier-filled chocolates), and Watermelon Mojitos – Kita was formerly pastry chef at the Russian Tea Room – Information at 828-3139 or www.VerdigrisTea.com – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Paper Works – “Paper, as the main medium of this exhibition, extends its range and variety in contemporary expression and historical impression.” – The work of 19 artists is featured – Information at www.concepto9@earthlink.net or 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises Flag Day Fireworks Cruise – A platform for viewing the fireworks from the water – With hot music by DJ Roddy – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/Fireworks or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 8 pm, cruise from 8:30 pm to 10 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Industrial Dance Party plus Flag Day Fireworks – A heavy DJ set with Shannon F–half of the goth duo Light Asylum - Also performances by Crush (“the Brooklyn-based electronic love child of Alessandra Genovese and Rogelio Ramos”), Love Pig (James Thatcher) and Evil Doers (Hudson icons Melissa Auf der Maur of Hole and Smashing Pumpkins, Bunny Brains, and C. Lavender)– All this and front row seats to Hudson’s legendary Flag Day fireworks display – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Ruby Bergman and Cal Folger Day – Bergman is “a guitarist and chanteuse with jazz leanings, whose vocal control and onstage presence command attention”—The New Yorker– She hails from Australia – This is her second appearance at the Dog – Cal Folger Day is an American songwriter and performer who is based in NYC and Dublin – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Flag Day Dance Party with DJ T-Bone – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Lick the Toad – Listen at http://www.reverbnation.com/lickthetoad  – Information atwww.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises Saturday 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 the Fireworks Cruise listed below.)

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

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Two markets have joined forces – The expanded market is  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

Hillrock Estate Distillery Spring Open House – Tours, tastings, and bottle signing – To celebrate the release of Hillrock Estate peat-smoked single malt whiskey, just in time for Fathers’ Day – 12 noon to 5 pm – Hillrock Estate Distillery, 408 Pooles Hill Road, Ancram

Ruth Reichl will read from and discuss her latest book – Reichel, well-known as a restaurant critic, as the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine for ten years, and as the author of numerous memoirs and cookbooks, has now written a novel called Delicious – The reading will be followed by Q&A and refreshments – Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing – Sponsored by the friends of the Chatham Public Library as part of the monthly Authors and Artists series – Information at 392-3666 – 3 pm – Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham

Author’s Reading – Mary Beth Wenger, former WRGB news anchor, reads from her book, Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes – The book is set in Germantown and began when she stumbled across her grandmother’s collection of recipes.  The recipes, and family lore recounted by relatives over the years, were folded into fond memories of Germantown when she was a child – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at www.germantownlibrary.org – 4 pm – Germantown Library, Hover Road, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown

20th Annual First Columbians movable feast – Honoring Claverack resident, “the estimable Julia Philip” – To benefit the programs of the Columbia County Historical Society – Cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinners in private homes – Information at www.cchsny.org or 758-9265 – 5 pm – Grounds of the Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Exhibition Opening – Sue Browdy: Recent Work – Ceramics artist Sue Browdy has been working in clay for over fifty years – She taught for many years at Greenwich House Pottery and the 92nd Street Y in New York City – Exhibition on view through July 19 – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org  – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Author’s Reading – Jessica Lamb Shapiro reads from Promise Land: My Journey Through America’s Self-Help Culture – “Lamb-Shapiro, herself the loving daughter of an aspiring self-help guru, gives a funny yet surprisingly nuanced look at the legends and ideas of the self-help industry…”—People – Followed by discussion – Books available for purchase and signing – Reservations and information at 851-7120 – 5 pm – Claverack Free Library, intersection of route 23 & 9H, Claverack

Friends of Beattie-Powers 2014 Fundraiser Dinner – Cocktails overlooking the Hudson River – Dinner prepared by Max Cenci, Chef, Ca’Mea Ristorante – Information at www.beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com – Reservations by e-mail to rhoveninc@gmail.com – 5:30 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

A Night Under the Stars – Dr. Willie Yee and Joe Macagne of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association offer a presentation and 21st-century exploration of the night sky – Members of the Association will be present with various size telescopes to view the moon, comets and stellar clusters – For all ages – Pre-register by Thursday at 828-1872 ext. 109 – Information at www.olana.org – 7 to 9 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9-G, Greenport

Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15

Historic Hudson presents the work of three women artists–Valerie Hammond, Kiki Smith, and Seton Smith–at the historic Dr. Oliver Bronson House – Part of the NY State Path Through History Weekends program – Information at www.historichudson.org  or 828-1785 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, Worth Avenue entrance, south of Union Street

Sunday, June 15

HD screening of the National Theatre of London’s production of A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn – Reservations atwww.timeandspace.org or 828-8448 – 1 pm – Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street (Also on Thursday.  See above.)

Hudson Cruises Fathers’ Day Dinner/Music Cruise – An afternoon cruise for Dad and the family – Information and tickets at http://www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/Father or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 2 pm, cruise from 2:30 to 5 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 Alexander Turnquist with Christopher Tignor opening – “Hudson-based composer-guitarist Alexander Turnquist’s unique style of composition and performance connect the dots between players like Alex De Grassi and Kaki King, minimalists like Philip Glass and Steve Reich, and fellow innovators like Rhys Chatham and Sonic Youth…In his hands, the guitar is utterly reinvented as an expressive, orchestral instrument. – Experimental composer and software designer Christopher Tignor will warm up the crowd for Turnquist.” — Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Monday, June 16

The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, and featuring many great upstate musicians, is back.  This is part of a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece,  one of the greatest works of the twentieth century.  Released in 1970, “Bitches Brew” changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul, but pop as well. – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, June 17

Movie Tuesdays – PS21’s summer movie program of free screenings of music- and dance-themed films begins with Thirty-two Short Films About Glenn Gould, an award-winning, Canadian documentary about the piano prodigy, portrayed by Colm Feore with a soundtrack consisting almost entirely of piano recordings by Gould (1993) – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, one mile north of the Village of Chatham

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

 

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Events in Hudson NY, June 4 to June 8, 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.

 Wednesday, June 4

 Start of Summer: Double Bill – Horse Lords and Lucrecia Dalt with Hudson favorites Palm opening – Playing two drum sets, modified guitars, and saxophone, the Baltimore-based, experimental rock band, Horse Lords, has garnered praise for its hypnotic instrumental songs and exacting live show.  This is the debut Hudson performance of Berlin-based electronic artist, Lucrecia Dalt – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday, June 5

Physical Cosmologies: The Shining – A free event including a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and a discussion on the language of movies.  Game developer Kevin McLeod (mstrmnd) will introduce the film – A presentation of McLeod’s analysis of the film and discussion will follow the screening – This is the season kickoff of Basilica Screenings, a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, and experimental films, to video and media art, as well as guest curated programs – Programmed by Basilica Hudson’s film curator, Aily Nash, and creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone – Information at www.basilicahudson.com  8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

The Autumn Defense – A Wilco offshoot band that revels in the sounds of such classic British invasion groups as the Zombies, the Kinks, and the Beatles – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 5-8

 Films at TSL:

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas  An arresting medieval epic adapted from Heinrich von Kleist’s 16th-century novella, the story of Michael Kohlhaas is considered one of the first examples of modern literature – In French 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

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Frank Loesser’s popular musical, The Music Man – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 orwww.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, June 6

An (almost) Summer Festival – Dramatic performances by Camphill Hudson residents and Triform Camphill students, music by Anneice Cousin, lemonade provided by the Perfect Ten girls, and crafts for children – All are invited – Donations gladly accepted – Information atwww.camphillhudson.org or 828-3431 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm – Solaris, Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street

Tenth Anniversary Tasting – Tequilas & Whiskies for Summer – Start the season with tequilas and whiskies from Blueprint Brands, one of the top artisanal spirits portfolios. – Blueprint’s David Brooks will be on hand making fresh clementine margaritas for sampling – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Friday-Saturday, June 6-7

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 – 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

Friday-Sunday, June 6-8

The Two of Us Productions presents the Broadway musical Les Miserables, based on Victor Hugo’s classic tale – Information and tickets at www.TheTwoOfUsProdcutions.org or 866-811-4111 or 758-1648 – Two weekends only – Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm – Performing Arts Center, Taconic Hills School, 73 County Route 11A, Craryville

The Ghent Playhouse presents The Grapes of Wrath – 2014 is the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, which became a prize-winning motion picture, and was then adapted for the stage –This is the final week of the run – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent\

Saturday, June 7

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local purveyors of fresh produce, prepared foods, and more are at the market every Saturday through November 22 –This week radio station WGXC 90.7 FM visits the guest tent – David Ludtke, “The Pie Guy,” will be taking pre-orders for lemon curd tarts for pick-up on June 14 for your Fathers’ Day events – 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 – Second Annual Strawberry Festival next week!– 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Auction – Modern and Contemporary Fine Art, Furniture & Decorations – Online catalog at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Design Brooklyn – Photographer Michael Arnaud will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Design Brooklyn, described as a “visual exploration of the unique and diverse architecture, interiors, and design of public and private spaces in today’s Brooklyn, from mechanics’ shops renovated into restaurants, to newly built public spaces, to restored brownstones and modern townhouses.” – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at www.tkhomeandgarden.com or 697-0909 – 3 to 5 pm – TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Saugerties Artists in Hudson – The inaugural exhibit of this new gallery showcases the talents of 16 artists that work within the professional fine arts community in Saugerties.  The work ranges from paintings and works on paper to sculpture and installations – Information at 671-6777 or by e-mail to info@NOBOgallery.com – 4 to 6 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Nurture Nature – Featuring new paintings by Jeff Briggs, photographs by Jerry Freedner, and works by Kim McLean – “The shared theme dances around the subject of nature, its many forms, and the effects of human influence.”  On view through July 13 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

 Jessica Molaskey and Her Italian Quartet –Back by Popular Demand! – Returning for a third visit to Club Helsinki, Jessica Molaskey appears with her amazing group of musicians—piano, bass, percussion, and super-talented jazzy guitar for an unforgettable evening of Broadway show tunes and jazz standards.  Could there be Pizzarellis involved? – This is their only Hudson Valley appearance this year – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors) returns to the Spotty Dog accompanied by Maine psych-folk duo,  Arborea – Baldwin just released his latest album, In the Hollows, which has received widespread critical acclaim – Arborea’s latest album, Fortress of the Sun, was  released by the legendary Hudson-based label, ESP Disk – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 SmashCrashBash!! Party with garage-psychedelic greats The Living Kills and the scuzz pop duo 999999999 (All the Nines) – This is a semi-regular rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in “totally rockin’, hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, psych, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school soul and R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure.”  DJs for the evening are Lunar Moss and Tony LoFi – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Ill Funk Ensemble – Listen at www.illfunk.com – Information at www.wunderbarandbistro.com or 828-0555 – 10 pm to 1:30 am – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – Two markets have joined forces – The expanded market is  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

Third Annual Mount Lebanon Heritage HerbFest – Celebrate the herb heritage of New Lebanon – Explore herb remedies, living green, local history, and more through lectures and workshops – Locally-made products for sale – 9:30 am to 4 pm – Darrow School, 101 Darrow Road, New Lebanon

Round Ball PCA Day/National Trails Day – Columbia Land Conservancy rolls out its Hike 5 Program, inaugurates several miles of new trails, and offers a guided hike and presentation led by local geologist legend Bob Titus.  Also a Birds of Prey demonstration – Information at www.clctrust.org or 392-5252 – 10 am to 3 pm – Round Ball Mountain Conservation Area, 503 Carson Road, Ancram

Under the Blew Hills - Greene County Historical Society 38th Annual Tour of Homes – This year’s tour takes place in Kiskatom and High Falls in the Town of Catskill – 10 am to 4 pm – Tour headquarters, Kiskatom Reformed Church, Route 32, Kiskatom

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit the private gardens of Peter Bevacqua & Stephen King in Claverack, Hudson Hood in Hudson, and Margaret Roach in Copake Falls – Margaret Roach’s garden showing will also feature a plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery – Information and directions at www.gardenconservancy.org – Gardens open from 10 am to 4 pm, with the exception of Hudson Hood, which is open from 11 am to 4 pm

Voyage a Paris – Featuring soprano Sun Young Chang and pianist Mitchell Vines performing selections by European composers as well as Broadway songs – Mr. Vine will perform several solos and accompany Ms. Chang –– Information and tickets at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection)

Meeting of the Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby – A new local chapter of a national non-partisan grassroots effort dedicated to building political will for Congress to take meaningful action for a sustainable climate – The meeting will discuss effective ways to communicate about climate change – Information by e-mail at ccl.columbiacounty@gmail.com – 12:45 pm – Chatham Real Food Co-op Market, 15 Church Street (on Route 203, one block west of the intersection of Routes 66 & 203, Chatham

Author’s Reading – Barbara Reina reads from her science fiction romance novel, Two Husbands—One Wife – followed by conversation with bookstore owner Thomas Chulak and Q&A – Information at 392-3005 – 5 to 7 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

Paris – The 26th Annual Columbia Memorial Hospital Ball – In honor of Francis Greenburger and in support of the hospital – Information at www.supportcolumbiamemorial.com or 828-8239 – 6:30 pm – The Point, Catskill

Public Forum on Proposed Fracked Gas Pipeline – The proposed pipeline would traverse the towns of Malden Bridge, Old Chatham, Canaan, and New Lebanon, and continue into the Berkshires in Richmond, MA and beyond – Bruce and Jane Winn, co-directors of the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, and Rosemary Wessel, founder of No Fracked Gas in Mass, will speak about the environmental impact of the proposed high-pressure fracked gas pipeline, the impact on property values, health and safety concerns, the rights of communities, the need for the pipeline, utility customer costs and possible jobs – Information athttps://www.facebook.com/stopnyfrackedgaspipeline  – Sponsored by Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline – 7 to 9 pm – Canaan Congregational Church, intersection of County Route 5 & Route 295, Canaan

Saturday-Sunday, June 7-8

Exhibition – Historic Hudson presents the work of three artists—Valerie Hammond, Kiki Smith, and Seton Smith–at the historic Dr. Oliver Bronson House – Part of the NY State Path Through History Weekends program – The exhibition will also be on view next weekend – Information at www.historichudson.org  or 828-1785 – Exhibition from 12 noon to 5 pm – A Meet the Artists Reception will be held from 5 to 7 pm for a suggested donation –– historic Dr. Oliver Bronson House, Worth Avenue entrance, south of Union Street

Sunday, June 8

 Play Reading – In a Roundabout Way by Kim Sykes – Directed by Paul Hecht with Cynthia Darlow, Kim Sykes, Anthony Michael Hobbs, Michael Arkin, and Jane Beller – 2 pm – Hudson Lodge, 601 Union Street (at Sixth Street)

Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers – Zoe Muth first made her name in the Pacific Northwest, where she’s been called “Seattle’s Emmylou,” and heralded as one of the best songwriters to come out of Washington State. – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Nashville Up North – Blackfoot Gypsies, Kim Logan, and Cataline Crime – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Hudson Cruises Sunday 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

Noted historian Jim Mackin leads a tour of the Copake Iron Works Historic District in Copake Falls as part of NY State’s Path Through History Weekends program (www.paththroughhistory.ny.gov) – The Iron Works—an important example of 19th-century industrial history–were established in 1845 along the Bash Bish Brook at the foot of the Taconic Range and are now listed on the State and National Register of Historic Sites – Hosted by Friends of Taconic State Park, who suggest that you arrive early for a picnic lunch and stay late for a hike on the Rail Trail – 1 pm – Meet at the Iron Works, 99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

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 – 10 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, May 28 to June 1, 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 and Open Mics at end.

Wednesday through Sunday, May 28 through June 1

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Sondheim: Putting It Together – Stephen Sondheim has his own unique style of putting music and lyrics together.  This show highlights some of his most beloved songs – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, May 29

Deadly Dragon Sound System – Attendees must be over 21 – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday through Saturday, May 29 through 31 

Films at TSL:

Watermark – A documentary film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use

Bicycling with Moliere – Two French actors are at odds with one another in every possible way, except with regard to their love for performing Moliere’s The Misanthrope

Manakamana  “…shot within a cable car that carries pilgrims and tourists to and from a mountaintop temple in Nepal….a cross between science fiction and ethnography”

Finding Vivian Maier- A documentary on the life of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

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

Friday, May 30

Sam Moss and Penn Sultan  – Moss is a Vermont-based songwriter and string player who has received high praise from NPR and others – Sultan is part of Last Good Tooth – Information at 671-6006 orwww.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Dance All Night with the Northeastern Western Swing Explosion featuring Lauren Ambrose – Ambrose has acted, entertained in nightclubs, and performed with her previous Ragtime Dixieland jazz group, the Leisure Class – She now concentrates on Western swing, combining jazz and country music, a style that many hear as a precursor of rock ‘n’ roll – Her present band hails from the far western reaches of New England and features a supergroup of seasoned musicians – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com –8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Shotgun Willie – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday & Saturday, May 30 & 31

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens ferry service during the summer months –Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price – This Saturday evening’s ferry ride from Hudson to Athens is free through the sponsorship of The Stewart House in Athens for their grand opening celebration  – Attendees at the celebration must get their tickets marked at Stewart House – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 11 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Friday through Sunday, May 30 through June 1

The Ghent Playhouse presents The Grapes of Wrath – 2014 is the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, which became a prize-winning motion picture, and was then adapted for the stage –Runs on weekends through June 8 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, May 31

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local purveyors of fresh produce, prepared foods, and more are at the market every Saturday through November 22 –This week Marilyn Miller performs in the music tent – 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 – 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Exhibition Opening – A Two-Person Show – October Waves– New Photographs by Sandra Gottlieb andExternal Conditions– New Paintings by Brenda Giegerich – On view through July 6 – Both exhibitions organized in collaboration with Katharine T. Carter & Associates – Information at www.BCBART.com or 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

The Monthly Nut (How Much Misery Does It Take to Be Happy?) – James Braly is back with a revised version of his workshop performance of a new (darkly) comic monologue –  Braly, whose critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, Life In A Marital Institution, recently finished a 14-city national tour presented by Meredith Vieira Productions, is developing his new show in Hudson.  The monologue, produced and presented by ideasmythe, was first performed in Hudson in March of this year. The work-in-progress is performed in Café Le Perche’s intimate upstairs performance space. – Dinner reservations at Le Perche, for either before or after the performance, may be made at 588-1850 – Information and tickets at http://ideasmyth.com/315-the-monthly-nut-a-new-darkly-comic-monologue-by-james-braly-2/ –Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance at 7 pm – Café Le Perche, 230 Warren Street

 Plays in Progress (PIP) presents Food for Thought, a reading of new short plays by Sheila Curran Bernard, Mel Cobb, Jr., Lucile Lichtblau, Sheldon Lichtblau, Kate McLeod, Byron Nilsson, Steven Somkin and Jesse Waldinger – PIP is a collaborative of some 25 professional playwrights, actors, directors and designers that meets regularly at the Hudson Opera House to read, discuss, and develop new work in progress. – The reading will benefit the Hudson Opera House – Information and reservations at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – 2014 June Invitational -- Works by Ann-Marie Light, Ellen Murtaugh, Margo Trout, and Ken Young – Also recent work by gallery artists – On view through June 29 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstgallery.com – 2 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Kath Bloom and Linda Draper – “Bloom sounds like a woman who has spent years in the wilderness…An early, unpretentious presence, she can snap a heart like a twig”—Pitchfork – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Tin Ballroom Milonga! – Presented by The Albany Tango Society with Tango New Paltz and Tango Hudson – Information at 266-9612 or 588-1356 –“Sassy Turns”- A pre-Milonga class with Kevin from 8 pm to 8:50 pm; and Milonga from 9 pm to midnight – The Tin Ballroom, Top Floor, Vincent Mulford Antiques, 417-419 Warren Street

Buffalo Trio – An improvisational jazz ensemble led by Hudson’s own Tony Kieraldo, aka Baba Buffaloon piano, and includes electric bassist Noah Jarrett, son of pianist Keith Jarrett, and Nick Halley, son of Paul Winter Consort keyboardist Paul Halley – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com –9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

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

Lounge Session – Featuring DJ H-BomB with special guest, Creeper – “Chill vibes, good people and epic music” – No cover charge – 11 pm to 4 am – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Opening Day of the Copake Hillsdale Farmers’ Market – These two markets have joined forces – The expanded market will be open every Saturday through October 25 – Ample parking, picnic tables and a covered roof are amenities that make the Roe Jan Park’s location a convenient place for one-stop shopping – Music every week as well as special events and cooking demonstrations – Information atcopakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Route 22

Olde Kinderhook Fair – Crafts vendors, farmers’ market, Ichabod Crane Art Department exhibit, Kinderhook Reformed Church Pancake Breakfast, and a plant swap/sale – Vanderpoel House of History open house from 1 to 4 pm – Live music with fyfe and drum muster – Fair from 10 am to 3 pm, parade at 12 noon – Rain or shine – Kinderhook Village Square, Kinderhook

Roeliff-Jansen Community Library Fifth Annual Celebration – Food—from pad thai and falafel to vegetarian sushi and Chinese dumplings—is provided by local restaurants and chefs – Instrumental jazz by the Mike Schiffer Trio – A raffle basket valued at $1,000, a silent auction and a live auction with guest auctioneer Louis Caropreso –– Information and tickets at www.roejanlibrary.org  or 325-4101 – 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Camp Pontiac, West Copake

“Once more unto the breach” – The Stewart House celebrates its (Re-)Opening Night with Rick Surrano & 1-4-5 Blues Band, and food and drink specials at The River Garden Bar – Damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, the facility has undergone a renovation of its bar, restaurant, and eight-room boutique hotel – Free ferry ride from Hudson – Information at www.stewarthouse.com or 444-8317 – 7 to 10 pm – The Stewart House, 2 North Water Street, Athens

Sunday, June 1

TSL Barn Sale – Tables, lamps, chairs, tubs, windows, you-name-it-we got-it  – Information atwww.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – 10 am to 2 pm – TSL Barn, 349-351 Columbia Street

 New York Blues Hall of Fame Induction to honor, showcase  and induct great blues artists from  the region – Hosted by NYS Blues Ambassador Michael Packer and the Michael Packer Blues Band – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com –6 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Hudson Cruises Sunday 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 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.

Mycology: A Mushroom Walk – Jill Weiss from the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association, will lead the walk through the grounds of Olana, starting with a brief introduction on foraging, including the ecology of forest mushrooms, safety in the woods, how to identify mushrooms, and some tips for cooking wild mushrooms. Bring bug repellant, drinking water, and a camera (please note that Olana prohibits harvesting anything in the woods).  To avoid tick bites, MHMA suggests you wear long pants, with your socks tucked into hiking boots. Pre-register by Friday, May 30 at 828-1872 x109 or by e-mail toshasbrook@olana.org – 2 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Greenport 

Garden and House Tour – Includes gardens in Catskill and Athens and interiors of some historic and modern homes – Sponsored by Temple Israel – 10 am to 4 pm – Admission fee also includes free raffle ticket – Information and tickets at www.templeisraelofcatskill.org or 943-5758 – Tour begins at Temple Israel of Catskill, 220 Spring Street, (near intersection of Routes 385 and 23) Catskill

Monday, June 2

MV & EE – Sassy Kraimspri – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Melora Creager & The Calico Indians – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ONGOING FUN & GAMES

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 – 10 pm – Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

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

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