Art Events in Hudson NY and Beyond, July 19 to July 22, 2018PLUS including Ongoing Exhibitions


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Thursdays through Mondays

Films at TSL – Time & Space Limited shows a wide range of (mostly) independent and foreign films screened Thursdays through Mondays. Films for this time period—July 14 through July 22– are:  First Reformed; The Guardian; Summer 1993; RBG; Hearts Beat Loud; Araby; The Quest of Alain Ducasse; Five Seasons: the Gardens of Piet Oudolf; The Gospel According to Andre; The King –  Consult the website for film descriptions, schedule, and tickets.  A monthly calendar can also be found on the website. – Information at  or call 518-822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Fridays through August

Athens Performing Arts Corporation has launched its riverside summer concert series – During the summer months, live music is presented in Athens Riverfront Park on Friday nights from 7 to 9 pm – The series started on June 22 with Kristen Capolino (blues, soul, rock) and continues on Fridays through August 24 –  Hudson Cruises’ Hudson-Athens ferry service runs on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 pm and takes passengers directly to the riverfront park in Athens – – (See details below)  – The season finale will be on Thursday, August 30 with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.  Information by calling Rick at 518-522-9470.

Fridays & Saturdays

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises  provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and sometimes beyond – Roundtrip tickets available on the boat for cash only – No one-way tickets are sold. – Advance purchase of 10 tickets is available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at or 518-822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm – Don’t miss the boat!) – In Hudson, go to the waterfront via the Broad Street grade crossing, past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.  The city dock is behind the gazebo in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on Water Street.  In Athens, the ferry docks in Athens Riverfront Park, 4 Water Street.

Friday-Sunday, June 29 through Saturday, July 14

LUMBERYARD’s Under Construction Summer 2018 Festival – Performances on June 29 through September 2  take  place in Hudson and Catskill

>Go to LUMBERYARD.ORG for information  on performances from July 27 to the ribbon cutting on September 1

The Hudson River School  of Art Trail Hikes

Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Catskill Mountain Wild have launched a series of professionally guided hikes called The Hudson River School of Art Trail Hikes 2018 – Thomas Cole (1801-1848) founded America’s first major art movement—the Hudson River School of landscape painting—and many of the views that inspired Cole, his legendary student Frederic Church, and other Hudson River School artists are made accessible by the Hudson River School of Art Trail, which includes twenty locations in the Hudson River Valley.  The hikes will take place once a month,

The hikes started on June 30 and will continue through October on subsequent Fridays—July 27, August 24, September 28, and October 26. – Each hike will be guided by a licensed guide from Catskill Mountain Wild, a guide service creating custom outdoor adventures.  All hikes begin in Haines Falls or Catskill.  – Information on how to register for the hikes, and other details can be found at The hikes are presented in partnership with Olana State Historic Site, The Olana Partnership, and a number of national, state and county agencies.

Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, September 2

Broadway musicals in your neighborhood!  Applaud MacHaydn Theatre which is celebrating 50 seasons of professional musical theatre.  The 2018 season started on May 24 with Damn Yankees, then moved forward with Funny Girl, Cabaret and Mamma Mia, but there is plenty of music and dancing ahead. The Hunchbasck of Notre Dame begins its run on July 26, The Wedding Singer on August 9, and the beloved Annie on August 23.  Three children’s theatre productions—The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood, The Pied Piper, and Wendy’s Shadow– will play during the summer months. – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or go to the website at . – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Second Saturdays through October

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse , sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society, started  a summer schedule of tours on Saturday, July 14 –

The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active navigation aid for water traffic.  It is a quiet sentinel that has guided navigation on the Hudson River for 144 years.  Tours are available on the second Saturday of each month, through October. July 14 is the first tour date for this season, the last tour date being October 13. – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour: 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm; and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour: 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at  or by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to  or call 518-828-5294 ––Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time with confirmation of purchase and check-in. –  In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street


 Thursday, July 19

Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin –“ Patty Griffen is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation—a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together.”  Over the course of two decades she has won two Grammy Awards and has been a seven-time nominee.  The New York Times has hailed her for “writing cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people…her songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends.”  – Information and tickets at or call 518-828-4800 – Doors at 6 pm, show at 8 pm Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Super Tone presents J. P. Harris with Chris Acker and the Hayrollers – Information at call 518-828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday, July 20

HWM Free Tasting of Brooklyn-made spirits.  Join Daniel from Forthave Spirits who brings samples of a red apertivo infused with 13 botanicals, an amaro with notes of eucalyptus and cinammon, and a lovely herbal gin.  See what the buzz is all about! – Information at or call 518-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 1/2 Warren Street

Shannon McNally with The DuPont Brothers –“ Born in New York but simultaneously roughed up and refined by New Orleans and Mississippi, Shannon McNally has cut a singular path through the musical landscape—one that includes a Grammy nomination and a place on the stage with a who’s-who of rock, country and soul, including Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Levon Helm,”  and a host of others.  – Zack and Sam DuPont are a Burlington, Vermont-based sibling indie-folk-Americana duo who have been touring heavily since March,  2013 – Information and tickets at or call 518-828-4800 – Doors at 6 pm, show at 9 pmClub Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

DJ Uncle Rudy plus special guest Ephraim Asili  – Information at  518-828-1562  or go to  – 10 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday through Sunday, July 20 through July 22

Hudson Hall presents The Badila Family: A Celebration of Community and Culture

“Hudson’s first family of creativity shines in a weekend of theater, music and community at Hudson Hall.  Led by matriarch Pamela, the Badilas are a close-knit family of artists whose incredible talent and community spirit have made them a household name in Hudson.  “The Badilas’ unique blend of Congolese traditions and popular culture resonates at home, and reverberates on the world stage.”

> Spirit of the River – A traditional West African folktale adapted for the stage by Pamela Badila and performed by a spirited community cast from the shores of the Hudson River – Friday, July 20 at 7 pm; Saturday July 21 at 3 pm; and Sunday, July 22 at 5 pm

> Young Paris in ConcertFriday, July 20 at 9 pm (His first hometown concert since joining Jay Z’s Roc Nation entertainment brand)

> Lady Moon & The Eclipse – Saturday, July 21 at 7 pm  (The 2018 Eclipse Season Tour)

> Gemini MoonAn exhibition of works by talented artist and Spirit of the River crew member, Ntangou Badila – Can be seen at the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (at State Street)

> Tickets are required for the Young Paris concert and for the Lady Moon concert.  Spirit of the River is free admission, but reservations are encouraged.  For more information, reservations and tickets, visit or call 518-822-1438 – Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Saturday, July 21

Opening Reception – They Made the Cut – Featuring work by artists who cut various materials as part of their art-making process.  The artists are Pamela Dalton, Judith Hoyt, Roxie Johnson, Deb Koffman, Melissa Sarris, and Maude White.  Materials range from paper and textiles, to scrap metal and wood – The exhibition is on view through August 12 – Information at or call 518-392-3693 – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 State Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – Out of Line “The order that a word is written on a page or hung in the air is a powerful inflection, distorting or elucidating, accentuating or diminishing….Out of Line is a breakdown, a mutiny of order/s.  Here language is re-formed, communication is re-routed, and meaning is re-made.”  – The exhibition is curated by Kristen Dodge – Included are works by twenty artists: Anne Beresford, Judith Braun, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Cynthia Daignault, Taylor Davis, Kim Faler, Rochelle Feinstein, Fernanda Fragateiro, Dana Franfort, Tamara Gayer, Meg Hitchcock, Katherine Hubbard, Joyeux Janson, Anna K.E., Susan Lipper, Nyeema Morgan, Kay Rosen, Amanda Ross-Ho, Carrie Schneider, and Allyson  Strafella – On view through September 2 – Information by email to Kristen@septembergallery.com6 to 8 pm – SEPTEMBER, 449 Warren Street #3

Sunday, July 22

Mrs. Greenthumbs Day – The biennial event honoring the memory of Hudson’s most talented, most exuberant, and most famous gardener, Cassandra Danz, who had a local radio show, appeared on national television, and wrote books as Mrs. Greenthumbs, happens this year on Sunday, July 22.

> Mrs. Greenthumbs Garden Tour – As in the past, Mrs. Greenthumbs Day will be celebrated with an open garden day in Hudson.  This year, twenty gardens will be welcoming visitors from 11 am to 4 pm.  The gardens are located throughout the city, but all within walking distance of each other.  Mrs. Greenthumbs Day provides a rare opportunity to view gardens in Hudson that are hidden behind buildings and fences and to get inside gardens that can usually only be longingly glimpsed from the sidewalk.  The garden tour is free and open to all, but there will be an opportunity at each garden to show your appreciation and help with the preservation and beautification of Hudson’s public spaces by making a contribution.  In the past, garden tour contributions have gone to the “Mrs. Greenthumbs Hedge Fund,” but in the past year, the “Hedge Fund” has morphed into the Hudson Parks Conservancy, which will be the beneficiary of this year’s contributions.

> The Parks Party – When the garden tour is over, all are invited to The Parks Party from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at The Secret Gardener, 250 Warren Street, just below Third Street.  The party is a festive celebration to launch the Hudson Parks Conservancy, whose mission is the restoration and enhancement of Hudson’s parks.  All are invited to celebrate the beginning of the organization whose mission is the restoration and enhancement of Hudson’s parks and to learn what is being planned and how you can be a part of it. – Admission fee is payable at the door; credit cards are accepted  – 5:00 to 7:00 pm – The Secret Gardener, 250 Warren Street

Saturday, July 28

Wayne Koestenbaum & Dorothea Lasky – Reading and Book Signing Part 2 of Koestenbaum’s autobiographical trance trilogy., Camp Marmalade, is part diary, part collage, part textbook for a new School of ImpulseCamp Marmalade assembles a perverse and giddy cultural archive, a ferris wheel of aphorisms, depicting a queer body amidst a dizzying flow of sensations, dreams, and sex-and-death distillations—whether sugary, fruity, bitter, expired, or freshly jarred.”  – “In her latest collection, Dorothea Lasky brings her signature style—a deeply felt and uncanny word-music—to all matters of creativity, from poetry and the invention of new language to motherhood and the production of new life….”   – Information at 518-828-6680 or go to – 4 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street


* Fourth Annual Group Show – Fifty photographers and one videographer – Juried by Paul Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA – On view through August 12 – Information at or call 518-567-4056 – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

* Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana – The Olana Partnership is focused this summer on a new exhibition called Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana – Many programs are being built around the theme of this exhibition.  The Artists on Art Tours series, for example, is a collaboration with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in New York City.  The collaboration enables contemporary working artists to interpret the Main House at Olana from their own unique perspectives.  Participating artists this season are of Arab descent and will bring their personal and expansive perspective touching on themes such as Olana’s Persian influence, landscape, identity, clothing, gender, as well as the larger issues of Orientalism and Islamophobia.  These tours are offered twice a month and followed by an in-depth discussion with the artist.  Go to or call 518-828-1872 x 103 to find out the details on the exhibition and the ancillary programs – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Greenport

* Picturesque & Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance – Thomas Cole National Historic Site opened  this new exhibition on May 1.  It will be on view through November 4   – The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and members of the Yale History of Art Department – It complements the Thomas Cole exhibition now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – > Information and tickets at – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

* Figures We Fancy – Works by Mark Beard, David Dew Bruner, Robert Goldstrom, Greg Decker, David Austin, Louise Laplante, and Abel Ramirez – On view through July 29 – Information at  or call 518-828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* SCULPTURE – Works by Jake Fallat, Margaret Roleke, and Steve Rosenzweig, providing three distinct expressions of the medium – On view through July 22 – Information by email to  – Concepto Gallery, 741 Warren Street

* Mark LaRiviere: A Certain Light – This solo show “combines paintings done years ago with current sculpture.  The work is a continuation in Mark’s investigation on making images with a variety of materials that embody a sense of form, a sense  of scale, and a sense of color to evoke a sense of being.”  – On view through August 5 – Information at 518-392-3336 or go to  – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

* Richard Butler:  Happinessisthespace  betweensorrows  – New paintings and eight new works on paper  – Information at or 518-828-4539  – BCBART, 116 Warren Street

* Travelogue, a survey exhibition by Radcliffe Bailey.  With works spanning from 2002 through 2018, Bailey incorporates a multitude of mediums.  Often quilt-like in aesthetic, his practice creates links between diasporic histories and potential futures, investigating the evolution or stagnation of notions of identity.  It is Bailey’s exploration into such varied concepts and methods that serves as a springboard into the concurrent solo presentations by Nina Chanel Abney, Shimon Attie, Math Bass, Valerie Blass, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Lyne Lapointe, Gordon Parks, and Leslie Wayne.  Working across a variety of media, these artists converge on themes of history and migration funneled through the lens of contemporary life.  Emphasis is not on the destination, but on the digressive path of the journey and the various points of discovery and loss along the way. – On view through October 6 – The School is open on Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm.  Information at – The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

*Current Exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery – Jered Sprecher: Paintings – Divided Light – On view through July 29 ; Yevgeniya Baras, John Dilg, & Matt Phillips – On view through July 29;

Allen Glatter – Boomerang –Sculpture in the garden – On view through September 2 – Information at 518-828-6680  or visit – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

*Gemini Moon – Ntangou Badila is a Congolese artist based in Brooklyn, NY – Raised in a multifaceted household of self-employed artist parents and nine siblings, there is always nurturing toward the exploration of creativity.  This show reflects Ntangou’s inner process with creativity and the continuous flow of new interests with endless ideas and potentials for that creativity.  This summer exhibition coincides with three days of theater and music at Hudson Hall titled The Badila Family: A Celebration of Community and Culture on July 20 through 22. – The exhibition is on view in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library during the library’s open hours through August 30 – Information at 518-828-1792 x 101, or by email to,  – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

*Cuban Visions: Its Cars, Its People – New Photographs by John Lipkowitz – On view through July 29 – Information at 518-822-0510 or go to – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street


Upstreet Farmers’ Market – This mid-week market is open in Seventh Street Park every Wednesday through the summer months, bringing food mid-week to Hudson, “by the local, of the local, for the local” and including meats, cheeses, vegetables, bread, butters, eggs, gluten -free foods, and other prepared foods – Information at – 4 to 7 pm – Warren Street side of Seventh Street Park

The Hudson Farmers’ Market is in its usual summer location in the parking lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Columbia Street, where it will reappear every Saturday until November 17 –.  The Cidermakers will be joining the market on a bi-weekly basis. – You will find the familiar, friendly group of vendors selling  prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, eggs, meats and cheeses, fresh fish, and plants for vegetable gardens, flower beds, hanging baskets and herb gardens – EBT and WIC are accepted by all qualified vendors –- Information at –– Open from 9 am to 1 pm – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

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All content herein copyright 2018 Ellen Thurston            


A Life in Water Colors – William A. Carbone, much loved, long time resident of Hudson, passed away in February after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. We celebrate his life and work in water colors along with his love for Columbia County and its people, his two great passions. He taught watercolors at Columbia Greene Community College and lead many workshops there and at the Hudson library, Washington Irving Senior Center in Catskill as well as at the Athens Cultural Center.  Bill participated in the Motion Picture Scenic Artist’s (NYC) Apprentice Program, made displays for the World’s Fair (NYC) Pepsi-Cola Pavilion, studied at the Art Students League, Riley School of Design, Fordham University and the University of New Mexico.  “Challenge is part of the Process”, Bill stated, “My work is somewhat conventional, leaning towards realism, while trying to convey a feeling, emotion or mood of my subject. SOMETIMES, I AM EVEN SATISFIED.”

–Ron Carbone

William A. Carbone Exhibition  and Life Celebration – An exhibition of Carbone’s work will be on view at the Kaaterskill Gallery, Columbia-Greene Community College from July 9 through July 31    A reception and celebration of the life of William A. Carbone will take place at the Gallery on Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 5 pm



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