Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond – September 4 to September 12, 2017 plus ongoing

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Sightseeing Tours

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Events, art, music, theater, antiques, gallery openings, exhibitions

Ongoing Exhibitions are listed near the end, in no particular order.
Call to find out gallery hours.

Monday-Sunday, September 4-10

Films at TSL – TSL is now showing films Monday through Sunday

> Lost in Paris – “….a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.” In French with English subtitles.

> Four Days in France – Pierre’s only guide is his “Grindr” dating app, which leads him on a series of encounters with a cast of characters across the French countryside.  Paul sets out after him, using his own phone to track Pierre’s movements in a strange and wonderful game of Grindr cat-and-mouse…” Film Society of Lincoln Center calls it “an erotic road movie like no other.” – In French with English subtitles

> Elevator to the Gallows (1958) – In his mesmerizing debut feature, twenty-four-year-old director Louis Malle brought together the beauty of Jeanne Moreau, the camerawork of Henri Decae and a now legendary score by Miles Davis….a richly atmospheric thriller of murder and mistaken identity….” – In French with English subtitles

> Menashe  – (2017) Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind , but hapless, grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven, after his wife passes away….One of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life-affirming look at the bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community.  In Yiddish with English subtitles

> The Midwife – Two of French cinemas biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father – In French with English subtitles.

> Sidemen: Long Road to Glory – An intimate look at the lives and legacies of three legendary bluesmen: piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen.

> The Exterminating Angel – (1962) – A group of high society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave – This film, full of eerie, comic absurdity, furthers filmmaker Luis Bunuel’s wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes. – In Spanish with English subtitles.

> The Pulitzer at 100– …an independent documentary released in conjunction with the Pulitzer Centennial.  The film is told through the riveting stories of the artists that have won the prestigious prize….

> Hare Krishna – A documentary on the life of the 70-year-old Indian Swami, Srila Prabhupada, who arrived in America in the 1960s.

> Dawson City: Frozen TimeThis meditation on cinema’s past, pieces together the bizarre history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s.  Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush.  It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon.  The films were seldom, if ever, returned.  The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer… dug up a horde of film cans.

>Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense – “Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made… Directed by Jonathan Demme”

> Information and schedule at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, September 5

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, September 8

Olde Hudson presents a free Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie Tasting – Also presentation of a selection of whites, reds, and sparklers  from Domaine Moutarde-Dilligent, whose founders have been documented back to the year 1642 – Information at www.OldeHudson.com4:30 pm to 6 pmOlde Hudson, 449 Warren Street

 

HWM Free Friday Wine Tasting –This in-store wine tasting features Spanish wines—two reds: a ripe, intense, and focused full-bodied Rioja and a Mencia from Ribeira Sacra with soft tannins and lush fruit; and a Xarel-lo—a crisp, herbal and fruity white  – Free and open to the public – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Our Domestic Insurrection Circus- Time & Space Limited  presents the Bread & Puppet Theater’s giant puppet spectacle addressing the urgencies and absurdities of our current political moment.  Bread & Puppet is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance, and slapstick – Their shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper mache and cardboard. This performance takes place in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park – A modest admission price is collected at the entrance – Seating is limited, so bring a chair or blanket – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org6 pmHenry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via the Broad Street grade crossing, past the Amtrak Station on South Front Street

Friday-Saturday, September 8-9

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Saturday, September 9

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Corn, peppers and tomatoes of all kinds and colors, eggplant, prepared foods,  fresh ginger, eggs, cheeses, pasture -raised meats, nuts, pesto, pickles, breads, herbs and greens, and fresh fish, – The Pie Guy from Churchtown Gardens has fruit pies and tarts. – Trixie’s Oven has gluten-free coconut macaroons and vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, while supplies last! – Columbia Greene Farm Service Agency will be in the Community Tent and Ron Renniger  performs in the Music Tent – Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pmParking lot at Sixth & Columbia Streets

Auction: Art & Design “…a curated selection of furniture, objects and fine art that add an element of interest to traditional and modern interiors.” – Online catalog at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 518-751-100011 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society–Tour one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. This gem still has its spiral staircase, working fog bell, and wonderful architecture – Learn its history and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the lighthouse.  The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active aid for navigation for water traffic.  Tours are available on the second Saturday of each month, through October. This is the next-to-the-last  tour date for this season, the last tour date being October 14. – Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.hudsoncruises.com  or by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org  or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour –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

Panel Discussion: Women Picturing Revolution in conversation with Catherine Morris – A conversation about how photography proposes acts of everyday resistance in connection with race, invisibility, mothering, and art.  Women Picturing Revolution highlights the work of female photographers who have documented conflicts, crises, and revolution in private realms and public spaces.  It sheds light on personal and political experiences that are often overlooked or underrepresented.  Part of the LightField Festival.  Catherine Morris is Sackler Family Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and co-organizer of We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85, currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum – The panel discussion is free and open to the public – Information and reservations (recommended) by calling 518-822-14385 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

BeLo 3rd Gallery Stroll – Various art and design locations welcome visitors to view a broad range of artwork including paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, antiques, artifacts and furnishings  – This spring-to-fall monthly open gallery event presents twelve galleries on Warren and Front Streets open for viewing, some with artist receptions – See listings for details

>Participating galleries on Warren Street are:  Kea Tribal Rug Gallery, 238 Warren Street; J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street; FRG Objects and Design/Art, 2nd Floor, 217 Warren Street; Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street, Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street; BCB ART, 116 Warren Street; and Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

> Participating galleries OFF Warren Street are: Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street (large white building behind the Basilica); and Art House, Earle Mitchell Gallery, Sarah Berney Art, and Wasserbach Fine Art, all accessible by Door #21, The Warehouse, 99 South Third Street (large white building behind the Basilica) – Information on the Gallery Stroll at 567-4056 – 5 to 7 pmBelow Third Street, on Warren and Front Streets

Exhibition Opening – Catherine Howe: Monoprints An exhibition exploring the artist’s recent collagraphic monoprints and the objects  they have inspired. – While this body of work is process-based, it emerges from Howe’s expressionistic brushwork that balances both abstraction and representation.  The works potentially resemble still life references such as Dutch flower painting, botanical illustrations and American post-war abstraction.  These sources eventually take on a life of their own. – On view through November 19 – Information at 518-610-5549 or info@inkyeditions.com5 to 7 pm – Inky Editions, Door 21, 112 South Front Street (large  white building behind the Basilica)

Exhibition Opening – Two Solo Exhibitions and a Portfolio Showcase on the theme of photocollage/photomontage – These exhibitions show collage that incorporates photographs and photographs that incorporate collage; mixed media and photography that mine memory and tell women’s stories with images, thread, fabrics and more; plus composited photographs of impossible scenes with true emotional impact.
* Two Solo Exhibitions:
> Pat Horner, collage – Collage Montage
>Astrid Reischwitz, photocollage, pigment prints – Stories From the Kitchen Table* Portfolio Showcase:
> Carol Erb, composites – Dominion: Portraits of Animals in Captivity
> Teresa Meier, composites – The Witness Within

On view through October 1 – Information at davisortongallery.com or 518-567-4056 – Reception from 5 to 7 pmDavis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Columbia-Greene Community Foundation’s Fourth Annual Scholars Ball – This annual event benefits scholarships and  collegiate programs at Columbia-Greene Community College – A festive evening with great food and dancing to the music of Just in Time – Information and reservations at 518-828-37276:30 pm – Main Building, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson

Volume  Reading & Music Series features authors’ readings of prose and poetry, followed by a short DJ set. Volume is a monthly event, taking place every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson, NY – Admission is free – Featured writers this month are : Samantha Hunt, Adrian Shirk, and Anne Korkeakivi
> Samantha Hunt is the author of four books: Mr. Splitfoot, a ghost story; The Invention of Everything Else, a novel about inventor Nikola Tesla; The Seas; and The Dark Dark, her debut short story collection.  She is a Guggenheim Fellow.
> Adrian Shirk is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy (Counterpoint, 2017). She’s a columnist at Catapult, and her essays have appeared in the The Atlantic and others. She teaches creative writing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Visit www.adrianshirk.com
> Anne Korkeakivi is the award-winning author of the novels Shining Sea and An Unexpected Guest. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications in the US, UK, and online. Born in NYC, she currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland. www.annekorkeakivi.com
>The readings are followed by book signings and DJ Joe Hagan.  Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. To learn more, please visit the Volume  Facebook Page at  www.facebook.com/volumehudson7 pm Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Mother Fletcher! !! – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com  or 518-828-15629 pm to 11:30 pm The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, September 10

The Rogovoy Salon presents John S. Hall and his current band, Unusual Squirrel – Hall is described as a “poet-rocker.”  He is also an attorney specializing in intellectual property law – The Rogovoy Salon is curated by music journalist Seth Rogovoy:  “With King Missile [Hall’s former band], Hall took his witty, culturally trenchant spoken-word observations and gave them the punk-rock setting they naturally cried out for.”  – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – 7 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tenth Annual Barry Hopkins Memorial Run on Olana’s 3.8 mile course traversing  Frederic Church’s  historic carriage roads – The run is a joint effort between The Olana Partnership and the Onteora Running Club –Barry Hopkins was a beloved art teacher in the Catskill School District.  He loved to run on the scenic and historic carriage roads at Olana.  His family developed this run in his memory and to carry out the vision Hopkins had for students to learn about and appreciate the cultural resources, art and nature of their communities.   Proceeds from the run support arts education in the Catskill School District  and at Olana. The event is open to all ages and happens rain or shine – Information at 518-828-1872 x 105 or go to www.olana.org  to register,  or register on race day – Registration opens at 8:30 am, a short (approximately 1 km) Children’s Run begins at 9 am, and the Adult Run begins at 9:30 am –  Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Twisted Cabaret starring Lydia and Casey in a fusion of classic songs, first-rate comedy and audience interaction – Admission price includes dinner – Cash bar – Information and reservations at 518-672-9993or vanderbilt-house.com4 pm – Vanderbilt House, 161 Main Street, Philmont

Tuesday, September 12

Hudson Democratic Primary Election ––For information on your voter registration, clarification on which ward you reside in since the redrawing of ward boundaries, qualifications for an absentee ballot, or to find out your polling place, call the Columbia County Board of Elections at 518-828-3115Polls open from 12 noon until 9 pm

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

*Encaustic Paintings: New Work by Carol Brody Also works by guest artist Sam Sebren and by gallery artists – On view through October 1 – Information at 518-822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

*Photography Exhibition curated by Greenwich Village, NYC gallerist Robin Rice – Featured artists include Benjamin Heller, Bill Phelps, Jose Picayo, Lynda Churilla, Patricia Heal, Pete Kelly, Robin Rice, and Todd Burris, among others – On view through October 2 – Information at finchhudson.com or 518-828-3430 FINCH Hudson, 555 Warren Street

*Incident Report: Reports – Incident Report is an experimental viewing station that has been located in Hudson for the past ten years.  It offers an interface between the many publics on the street, and the concepts and issues generated by visual thinkers.  It engages in formally arranged projects, as well as improvised situations.  In this exhibition September Gallery presents a framework for looking at Incident Report overall.  IR has been an unpredictable series of projects; a storefront space that is sensitive to a constantly shifting town.  For this exhibition, IR migrates up the street and into the gallery to present new works and the entire archive of all past 100 projects.  Artist Tyler Rowland has constructed a replica of the storefront to scale, and incorporated his original project within it. Reports also includes works by IR artists  Nancy Shaver, Allyson Strafella, Maximilian Goldfarb, Tyler Rowland, Carla Herrera-Prats, Taylor Davis, Joan Linder, Nick Tobier, Edna Arloween, Chris Lee, and Helen Mirra, and an accompanying publication documenting this project and including all participants and projects over the course of ten years.  Concurrently, Incident No.101, will be installed by Bruce Dow in the IR viewing station at 348 Warren Street.  Dow installed Incident No.1 in 2007.  The exhibitions will be on view through October 15.  Events will be programmed at September Gallery for subsequent Saturday afternoons – For information about the exhibitions visit SEPTEMBER or send email to Kristen@septembergallery.com6 to 8 pmSeptember Gallery, 449 Warren Street, #3.

*Up River: The Journey Home – An exhibition/installation by Kingsley Parker – For artist Kingsley Parker, the Hudson River has served as a metaphor for his personal and professional journey from New York City to the Hudson Valley.  His 67-foot-long multimedia installation is a “deeply felt and lovingly-executed meditation on the waterway that continues to shape commerce, history, environment, recreation, politics, art, and daily lives in New York State…This installation is his tribute to the immense power of the Hudson River, its impact on the natural world and the communities along its shores, and its profound influence on an artist as his life has changed along with it.”  – On view through September 24 – Information at walnuthillfineart.com or 843-324-5614Walnut Hill Fine Art, 551 Warren Street

 *Just the Facts: Lightfield Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art – Lightfield’s second annual festival features photography and video work by six distinguished artists: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Brenda Kenneally, Phyllis B. Dooney, Stacy Kranitz, Zoe Strauss, and Masterjia, and a screening of a documentary by director Manfred Kirchheimer. – The exhibition projects delve into the lives of working class people who struggle daily to keep their dignity in a social landscape that is increasingly hostile to immigrants and the working poor.  The festival also looks past common stereotypes to show how marginalized people, largely invisible to mainstream culture, have been left behind by technology and globalization –– The festival runs through September 30.  – Free and open to the public – Information at www.lightfield.vu  or call 347-254-0009 – Hudson Hall at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

*Summer Exhibition – Featuring works by Jenny Nelson, Stephen Walling, Christopher Engel, Bruce Murphy, Juan Garcia-Nunez, Joe Wheaton & John Griebsch – On view through September 24 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 518-828-1915Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Jeff Bailey Gallery
* Jason Middlebrook: Glow – An exhibition of new planks and outdoor sculpture – Middlebrook’s planks (from either vertical or horizontal cross sections of trees) bridge divides between painting and sculpture, surface and ornament, and point abstraction back to its roots in naturally occurring pattern….
* Joshua Marsh: Paper Garden – In the fall of 2016, Joshua Marsh spent two months at an artist residency in the mountains of Nikko, Japan.  Aspects of a moss garden there date back centuries.  Its rock walls, indigenous plants, stream and pond fostered the vocabulary for Marsh’s new graphite drawings….

>Both exhibitions on view through September 17 – Information at info@baileygallery.com  or 518-828-6680 –– Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

*Tim Freccia: Next of Kin – “Striking photography that will spike discussions” – Information at rsvp@nextofkinshow.com   or call 718-450-6801 – On view through the month of September – Hudson on the Green, First Floor, 704 Columbia Street

*Kiyoshi Ike: Silver Landscape Exhibition extended through October 1 – Information at https://www.conceptohudson.com/ – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

*Halaburda:  Contemporary Paintings on Cardboard – “Philippe Halaburda’s highly unusual body of work is inspired by his 2015 move to New York City, when he made the daring decision to paint on cardboard, a material easily acquired in the streets of Brooklyn.  Flattened packages, tubes used for carpet or fabrics, and even cereal boxes provided an exciting deviation from traditional shapes and canvas surfaces and increased the urban narrative of Halaburda’s work.  The works on cardboard seem to channel the metropolitan energy of New York.  Applying the language of abstract expressionism has created intense, emotional paintings while retaining a fierce sense of identity and independence.  With each painting, Halaburda embarks on an improvisational journey, the outcome being vivid, rhythmic compositions of geometric shapes and staccato brushstrokes, always spontaneous yet precisely executed….” – On view through the month of September – Information at 646-483-9109 or by email to frg@frgdesignart.com–   FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

John Davis Gallery Exhibitions – The work of six artists is being shown. – In the Front Galleries – Michael David:  Navigators, Golems and Geishas; in the Sculpture Garden – Bruce Gagnier:  Animula; and in the Carriage House – Works by Larry Brown, Kinnea Paskow, Daisy Craddock, and Stephen Reynolds. -– All on view through September 10 – Information at 518-828-5907 or by email to art@johndavisgallery.com – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

*Kiki Smith: From the Creek – This is the second annual exhibition in the series “OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole” which connects artists and ideas across centuries.  This year, the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Kiki Smith creates a unique multidisciplinary exhibition inside and out of the 200-year old home of the artist Thomas Cole.  Across time, both artists are responding to the Catskills, which so captivated Cole and inspired America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School of landscape painting.  The exhibition is curated by Kate Menconeri in collaboration with the artist and will be on view at the historic site through Sunday, October 29 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Two Worlds: The Art of Dan Peterson and Christina Painter – The exhibition features two artists, sharing life as husband and wife, and sharing a passion for exuberant self-expression.  The Florida natives live in two worlds, with studios and homes in Miami Beach during the winter months, and in Hillsdale, where they live and work each summer.  This will be their first joint exhibition. – On view through October 7– Information at www.neumannfineart.com or 413-246-5776 – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

* The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness at Jack Shainman Gallery / The School –  , Two inter-related shows at the gallery’s Chelsea location and The School, located in Kinderhook. –“ Serving as the centerpiece of the large-scale exhibition, The Gold Coast Slave Castles of Paa Joe honor the Ghanaian legacy of  abebuu adekai, or fantasy coffins. The ornate sarcophagi celebrate death and the afterlife, sculpted in the form of objects representative of the deceased and their interests….” –– Information at theschool@jackshainman.com – Open Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm – The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

*Sanford R. Gifford In The Catskills – Explores the work of the Hudson River School artist, Sanford R. Gifford – Curated by Kevin J. Avery, Senior Research Scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.  It explores the artist’s creative process and for the first time brings the original paintings to a venue just a few miles from the sites that inspired them. – Information at http://thomascole.org/events/ – New Studio Gallery, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

New to Earth: Paintings by Donna Moylan – On view through October 1 – Information at 518-392-3336 or by e-mail to  thompsongirouxgallery@gmail.com – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

 

 

 

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

 

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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond – August 28 to September 5, 2017 and more

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Lighthouse Tours

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and available on the second Saturday of each month, through October –There are only two tour dates remaining– September 9 and October 14 Make your reservations now!  See details and contact information under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Sightseeing Tours

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Take a Look

Ongoing Exhibitions are listed near the end, in no particular order.  Call to find out gallery hours.

Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4

Columbia County Fair – “Family Fun for 177 Years” – A demolition derby, pig races, Monster tractor pull, a rodeo, daily livestock events, a holiday cookie contest, talent shows, and a Travis Tritt concert on Sunday, September 3 at 7 pm – Ride discounts every day – Admission includes parking and ALL entertainment – Kids under 12 admitted free – Information  at columbiafair.com – Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham

Thursday-Sunday, August 31-September 3

Films at TSL

> The Midwife – Two of French cinemas biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father – In French with English subtitles.

> Sidemen: Long Road to Glory – An intimate look at the lives and legacies of three legendary bluesmen: piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen.

> Kedi (2016) – Critics and cats agree, this documentary will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul – In Turkish with English subtitles

> Pop Aye – “A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up.  The two embark on a road trip to the man’s childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside….Filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.”  In Thai with English subtitles.

> The Little Hours – Bored, volatile, and sexually repressed Renaissance nuns live in a monastery under the watchful eye of Father Tommasso.  Their dull lives are shaken up by the arrival of a handsome new groundskeeper, whom Father Tommasso introduces as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation.  Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the situation erupts into a frenzy of debauchery and hormones….

> Hare Krishna  – A documentary on the life of the 70-year-old Indian Swami, Srila Prabhupada, who arrived in America in the 1960s.

> Dawson City: Frozen TimeThis meditation on cinema’s past, pieces together the bizarre history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s.  Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush.  It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon.  The films were seldom, if ever, returned.  The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer… dug up a horde of film cans.

> The Pulitzer at 100 — …an independent documentary released in conjunction with the Pulitzer Centennial.  The film is told through the riveting stories of the artists that have won the prestigious prize….

> Information and schedule at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Hello, Dolly! “one of the greatest musicals of all time,” –  Monica M. Wemitt recreates her stellar role of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a “woman who arranges things,” making matches for one and all, including herself.  Ms.Wemitt, a Mac-Haydn favorite, performed in the show on Broadway with Carol Channing.  Hello, Dolly! “is filled with hope and love and will keep you happy until 2018, Mac-Haydn’s gala 50th anniversary season!”  This final show of the 2017 season runs through September 3  – Performance times vary; tickets are available for both matinee and evening performances –– Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit www.MacHaydnTheatre.org– Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday-Saturday, September 1-2

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Saturday, September 2

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Corn, peppers and tomatoes of all kinds and colors, eggplant, prepared foods,  fresh ginger, eggs, cheeses, pasture -raised meats, nuts, pesto, pickles, breads, herbs and greens, and fresh fish, – The Pie Guy from Churchtown Gardens has fruit pies and tarts. – Trixie’s Oven has gluten-free coconut macaroons and vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, while supplies last! – Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Sts

 

Exhibition Opening – Encaustic Paintings: New Work by Carol Brody – Live music by Sam Rosen – Also works by guest artist Sam Sebren and by gallery artists – On view through October 1 – Information at 518-822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com3 to 6 pm510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Photography Exhibition curated by Greenwich Village, NYC gallerist Robin Rice – Featured artists include Benjamin Heller, Bill Phelps, Jose Picayo, Lynda Churilla, Patricia Heal, Pete Kelly, Robin Rice, and Todd Burris, among others – On view through October 2 – Information at finchhudson.com or 518-828-34305 to 7 pm – FINCH Hudson, 555 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Incident Report: Reports – Incident Report is an experimental viewing station that has been located in Hudson for the past ten years.  It offers an interface between the many publics on the street, and the concepts and issues generated by visual thinkers.  It engages in formally arranged projects, as well as improvised situations.  In this exhibition September Gallery presents a framework for looking at Incident Report overall.  IR has been an unpredictable series of projects; a storefront space that is sensitive to a constantly shifting town.  For this exhibition, IR migrates up the street and into the gallery to present new works and the entire archive of all past 100 projects.  Artist Tyler Rowland has constructed a replica of the storefront to scale, and incorporated his original project within it. Reports also includes works by IR artists  Nancy Shaver, Allyson Strafella, Maximilian Goldfarb, Tyler Rowland, Carla Herrera-Prats, Taylor Davis, Joan Linder, Nick Tobier, Edna Arloween, Chris Lee, and Helen Mirra, and an accompanying publication documenting this project and including all participants and projects over the course of ten years.  Concurrently, Incident No.101, will be installed by Bruce Dow in the IR viewing station at 348 Warren Street.  Dow installed Incident No.1 in 2007.  The exhibitions will be on view through October 15.  Events will be programmed at September Gallery for subsequent Saturday afternoons – For information about the exhibitions visit SEPTEMBER or send email to Kristen@septembergallery.com6 to 8 pm – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street, #3.

Screening of Canners and post-screening talk with the filmmaker  – Manfred Kirchheimer’s deeply humane film takes to the streets in an ode to the men and women who earn their daily bread by diligently collecting New York City’s bottles and cans.  They talk to him about their struggles, their families, and their dreams, never straying too far from this film’s abiding subject–survival in the city.  This lyrical documentary, along with Manny’s earlier films about New York (including Stations of the Elevated ) , makes a superb addition to a body of work fifty years in the making, defined by Whitmanesque generosity and grandeur – Eric Hynes will lead a post-screening talk with Manny.  Hynes is a critic and columnist at Film Comment and Associate Curator of Film at the Museum of the Moving Image. – The screening is part of Lightfield’s second festival of photography and multimedia art – Reservations and information at 518-822-1438 or hudsonhall.org7 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Charles Busch:  My Kinda 60’s – Tony nominee and Helsinki on Broadway favorite returns with a brand new show and a brand new look, singing an eclectic mix from the 1960s.  It was a great decade of music with songs from Burt Bacharach to the Beatles, from The Stones to Sondheim, with Kander and Ebb and Henry Mancini rounding things out.  Cool music and hot gossip from the legendary Charles Busch! – Doors at 6 pm; show at 8 pm – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica Turns Three! – with DJ Ephraim Asili & Zemog el Gallo Bueno – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 518-828-15628 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Art Omi Exhibition Openings & Readings:

> Charles Clough – The gallery inaugurates new works by Charles Clough 1 to 3 pm – Plus an interactive public painting workshop led by Clough from 10 am to 5 pm – Benenson Visitors Center & Gallery

> Architecture Opening – On Site: Galia Solomonoff Part of the Art Omi: Architecture indoor gallery series – 1 to 3  pm – Kantor Lobby, Benenson Visitors Center

> Kristiania Writers’ Collective Reading – Members of Kristiania will offer public readings and performances at various locations throughout The Fields Sculpture Park.  This year’s readers are Lee Bob Black, Lonely Christopher , Ben Clague, Hanan Elstein, Josh Furst, and Uche Nduka – A reception celebrates Kristiania’s first publication– a limited edition, handmade anthology of work by its members on the theme of Wealth – 3 pm – Benenson Visitors Center & Gallery

> All programs free and open to the public – Information at www.artomi.org/ – Benenson Visitors Center & Gallery, Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Annual Columbia-Greene Garden Party – The 2017 party will be held at the Claverack home of acclaimed film director James Ivory – The 1805 federal mansion features original interiors, a late Greek Revival porch and a handsome rear wing. After our host bought the house and surrounding farm buildings in 1975, it quickly became Merchant-Ivory headquarters. – The party also features a Silent Auction – All to benefit the Alliance for Positive Health and its programs to reduce the impact and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other serious medical and social conditions – Information and reservations at 518-434-4686 or visit allianceforpositivehealth.org3 to 6 pm – Claverack

SaturdayMonday, September 2-4 

Twelfth Annual Festival of Books: A Celebration of Books and Reading – A giant used book sale, distinguished  authors’ readings, a children’s book room and a chance to meet the Cat in the Hat, a cook book café, an early bird preview, and much more – Information and schedule at spencertownacademy.org/events/schedule  or call 518-392-3693 – Starts with a Preview Party on Friday (September 1) and ends with a Clearance Sale on Monday – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Sunday, September 3

Eilen Jewell, “self-styled ‘queen of the minor key’ brings her blend of nourish rockabilly, surf-tinged country, retro-rock, and jazzy folk to Club Helsinki…”– She is celebrating the imminent release of her new album, “Down Hearted Blues.” – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Sunday Music on the Patio: T.J. Santiago & John Bendy– Santiago has been part of the Hudson Valley music scene for a decade.  He co-fronts the power house blues outfit, The Black Dirt Band, which calls Orange County, NY its home.  T.J. has been performing as a solo act covering a wide variety of well-known artists and, as well as his own original compositions.  The Café Omi menu  is prepared by Chef Rita Soares-Kern using local ingredients from nearby farms – Music from 12 noon to 2 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Christopher K. Morgan:  Pohaku – Choreographer Morgan danced the hula as a child in California, far from his family’s Native Hawaii.  For Pohaku, an evening-length solo dance, Morgan brings together storytelling, hula, modern dance, classical music, and projection design.  He incorporates his personal stories into the larger story of Hawaii’s native people. – Pohaku features live music by Kumu Hula Elsie Kaleihulukea Ryder and classically trained electric cellist Wytold. – Information and tickets at ps21chatham.org or call 518-392-61218 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (I mile north of Chatham Village)

Tuesday, September 5

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS –

*Sanford R. Gifford In The Catskills – Explores the work of the Hudson River School artist, Sanford R. Gifford – Curated by Kevin J. Avery, Senior Research Scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.  It explores the artist’s creative process and for the first time brings the original paintings to a venue just a few miles from the sites that inspired them. – Information at http://thomascole.org/events/ – New Studio Gallery, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

*Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show – All work exhibited was created through a series of collaborative art making workshops at the Library, led in July by working artists Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose – On view through September 4 – Free and open to the public – Information at info@hudsonarealibrary.orgor 518-828-1792 x 101 – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

*Up River: The Journey Home – An exhibition/installation by Kingsley Parker – For artist Kingsley Parker, the Hudson River has served as a metaphor for his personal and professional journey from New York City to the Hudson Valley.  His 67-foot-long multimedia installation is a “deeply felt and lovingly-executed meditation on the waterway that continues to shape commerce, history, environment, recreation, politics, art, and daily lives in New York State…This installation is his tribute to the immense power of the Hudson River, its impact on the natural world and the communities along its shores, and its profound influence on an artist as his life has changed along with it.”  – On view through September 24 – Information at walnuthillfineart.com or 843-324-5614 – Walnut Hill Fine Art, 551 Warren Street

 *Just the Facts: Lightfield Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art – Lightfield’s second annual festival features photography and video work by six distinguished artists: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Brenda Kenneally, Phyllis B. Dooney, Stacy Kranitz, Zoe Strauss, and Masterjia, and a screening of a documentary by director Manfred Kirchheimer. – The exhibition projects delve into the lives of working class people who struggle daily to keep their dignity in a social landscape that is increasingly hostile to immigrants and the working poor.  The festival also looks past common stereotypes to show how marginalized people, largely invisible to mainstream culture, have been left behind by technology and globalization –– The festival runs through September 30.  – Free and open to the public – Information at www.lightfield.vu  or call 347-254-0009 – Hudson Hall at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

*Summer Exhibition – Featuring works by Jenny Nelson, Stephen Walling, Christopher Engel, Bruce Murphy, Juan Garcia-Nunez, Joe Wheaton & John Griebsch – On view through September 24 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 518-828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

*Kiki Smith: From the Creek – This is the second annual exhibition in the series “OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole” which connects artists and ideas across centuries.  This year, the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Kiki Smith creates a unique multidisciplinary exhibition inside and out of the 200-year old home of the artist Thomas Cole.  Across time, both artists are responding to the Catskills, which so captivated Cole and inspired America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School of landscape painting.  The exhibition is curated by Kate Menconeri in collaboration with the artist and will be on view at the historic site through Sunday, October 29 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery:

*> Jason Middlebrook: Glow – An exhibition of new planks and outdoor sculpture – Middlebrook’s planks (from either vertical or horizontal cross sections of trees) bridge divides between painting and sculpture, surface and ornament, and point abstraction back to its roots in naturally occurring pattern….

*> Joshua Marsh: Paper Garden – In the fall of 2016, Joshua Marsh spent two months at an artist residency in the mountains of Nikko, Japan.  Aspects of a moss garden there date back centuries.  Its rock walls, indigenous plants, stream and pond fostered the vocabulary for Marsh’s new graphite drawings….

>Both exhibitions on view through September 17 – Information at info@baileygallery.com  or 518-828-6680 –– Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

*Tim Freccia: Next of Kin – “Striking photography that will spike discussions” – Information at rsvp@nextofkinshow.com   or call 718-450-6801 – On view through the month of September – Hudson on the Green, First Floor, 704 Columbia Street

*Kiyoshi Ike: Silver Landscape – Exhibition extended through October 1 – Information at https://www.conceptohudson.com/ – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

*Halaburda:  Contemporary Paintings on Cardboard – “Philippe Halaburda’s highly unusual body of work is inspired by his 2015 move to New York City, when he made the daring decision to paint on cardboard, a material easily acquired in the streets of Brooklyn.  Flattened packages, tubes used for carpet or fabrics, and even cereal boxes provided an exciting deviation from traditional shapes and canvas surfaces and increased the urban narrative of Halaburda’s work.  The works on cardboard seem to channel the metropolitan energy of New York.  Applying the language of abstract expressionism has created intense, emotional paintings while retaining a fierce sense of identity and independence.  With each painting, Halaburda embarks on an improvisational journey, the outcome being vivid, rhythmic compositions of geometric shapes and staccato brushstrokes, always spontaneous yet precisely executed….” – On view through the month of September – Information at 646-483-9109 or by email to frg@frgdesignart.com –   5:30-8:30 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

Two Worlds: The Art of Dan Peterson and Christina Painter – The exhibition features two artists, sharing life as husband and wife, and sharing a passion for exuberant self-expression.  The Florida natives live in two worlds, with studios and homes in Miami Beach during the winter months, and in Hillsdale, where they live and work each summer.  This will be their first joint exhibition. – On view through October 7 – Information at www.neumannfineart.com or 413-246-57765:30 pm – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

Davis Orton Gallery: Collage/Constructed Image. Pat Horner – collage montage, Astrid Reischwitz – Tales from the Kitchen Table; portfolios by Carol Erb and Teresa Meier through October 1. Reception Sept 9, 5-7pm. davisortongallery.com Davis Orton Gallery,  114 Warren St.

John Davis Gallery Exhibition Openings – The work of six artists is being shown. – In the Front Galleries – Michael David:  Navigators, Golems and Geishas; in the Sculpture Garden – Bruce Gagnier:  Animula; and in the Carriage House – Works by Larry Brown, Kinnea Paskow, Daisy Craddock, and Stephen Reynolds. -– All on view through September 10 – Information at 518-828-5907 or by email to art@johndavisgallery.com6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

New to Earth: Paintings by Donna Moylan – On view through October 1 – Information at 518-392-3336or by e-mail to  thompsongirouxgallery@gmail.com – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

 

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

* Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – (Remaining tour dates are September 9, and October 14.) Tour one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. This gem still has its spiral staircase, working fog bell, and wonderful architecture – Learn its history and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the lighthouse.  The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active aid for navigation for water traffic. –  Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.hudsoncruises.com or by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org  or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour –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

ETCETERA

House Rules Café – Hudson’s first board game café offers a variety of games at a number of levels, for both children and adults. – Information at 518-828-5938 – House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, August 24 to Sept 1, 2017

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Take Me to the River

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and available on the second Saturday of each month, through October –There are only two tour dates remaining– September 9 and October 14.  Make your reservations now.  See details and contact information under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Take a Look

Ongoing Exhibitions are listed near the end, in no particular order. 

Thursday-Sunday, August 24-27

Films  at TSL

> The Midwife – Two of French cinemas biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented by tightly wound midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free spirited mistress of Claire’s late father – In French with English subtitles.

> Sidemen: Long Road to Glory – An intimate look at the lives and legacies of three legendary bluesmen: piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’Wolf sidemen.

> Kedi (2016) – Critics and cats agree, this documentary will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul – In Turkish with English subtitles

> Hare Krishna – A documentary on the life of the 70-year-old Indian Swami, Srila Prabhupada, who arrived in America in the 1960s.

> Pop Aye – “A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up.  The two embark on a road trip to the man’s childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside….Filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.”  In Thai with English subtitles.

> The Little Hours Bored, volatile, and sexually repressed Renaissance nuns live in a monastery under the watchful eye of Father Tommasso.  Their dull lives are shaken up by the arrival of a handsome new groundskeeper, whom Father Tommasso introduces as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation.  Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the situation erupts into a frenzy of debauchery and hormones….

> The Exterminating Angel – (1962) – A group of high society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave – This film, full of eerie, comic absurdity, furthers filmmaker Luis Bunuel’s wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes. – In Spanish with English subtitles.

> The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography – Errol Morris’s loving portrait of an artist too often overlooked in consideration of twentieth-century photography

> Information and schedule at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Hello, Dolly! “one of the greatest musicals of all time,” –  Monica M. Wemitt recreates her stellar role of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a “woman who arranges things,” making matches for one and all, including herself.  Ms.Wemitt, a Mac-Haydn favorite, performed in the show on Broadway with Carol Channing.  Hello, Dolly! “is filled with hope and love and will keep you happy until 2018, Mac-Haydn’s gala 50th anniversary season!”  This final show of the 2017 season runs from August 24 through September 3  – Performance times vary; tickets are available for both matinee and evening performances –– Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit machaydentheatre.org –  www.MacHaydnTheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday-Saturday, August 25-26

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Saturday, August 26

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Green beans, corn, peppers and tomatoes of all kinds and colors, eggplant, prepared foods,  eggs, cheeses, pasture -raised meats, nuts, pesto, pickles, breads, herbs and greens, and fresh fish, and peaches! – The Pie Guy from Churchtown Gardens has fruit pies and tarts. – Trixie’s Oven has gluten-free coconut macaroons and vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, while supplies last! – Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Hudson Ketermaya Connection Community Meeting – All are welcome and invited to come together to discuss the needs of the Syrian refugee families and children living in Ketermaya, Lebanon and ways in which we can help. Three core areas of need, including nourishment, environment and education, will be discussed. Come with an open heart and your positive energy and spirits to discuss these points of help and connection. Information at www.helpsyriaskids.org or info@helpsyriaskids.org or Facebook@helpsyriaskids – We believe our community will make a difference – 11 am to 1 pm  –  Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Artist Talk – Artist Brenda Ann Kenneally’s project Upstate Girls, is currently being shown in LightField’s Just the Facts exhibition at Hudson Hall – Kenneally’s film and photo project is a 12-year immersion into the lives of a group of young women in Troy, NY – The conversation will be about portrayals of the working poor and the realities of living on the margins, as well as how creativity and artistic vision can increase worth and confidence. In this Artist Talk, Kenneally will be talking with Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America – Kenneally’s project is also coming out in book form in November 2017 – 5 pm – West Room, Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

House Rules Café – Hudson’s first board game café offers a variety of games at a number of levels, for both children and adults. – Information at 518-828-5938House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

Storyteller Tom Lee returns to Olana State Historic Site to perform  Storytelling Tours for families and The Question Tour – Inspired by Frederic Church, Lee has written a new exciting story to perform inside the historic rooms at Olana – In addition, the all new Question Tour inspires a lively discussion – Lee’s storytelling began at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  He has worked as an arts educator for over 20 years through telling stories, myths, and legends from cultures around the world. – This public program is repeated on September 30 and October 28. Enrollment is limited and advance registration is highly recommended – Information and registration at www.olana.org or call 518-828-1872, ext. 105.

Exhibition Opening – New to Earth: Paintings by Donna Moylan – Music by Josh Connors and Otto Gardner – On view through October 1 – Information at 518-392-3336 or by e-mail to  thompsongirouxgallery@gmail.com4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Sunday, August 27

Chatham Film Club presents a screening of Detroit – Film critic Peter Biskind says:  “Detroit is likely to be the most powerful, punishing, and important film you’ll see this year.  Director Kathy Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal go a half century back in time to the riots that tore that city apart, and focus on a shocking police assault on the Algiers Motel, that they mistakenly believed housed snipers.  According to the film they subjected the occupants to hours of emotional and physical torture.  Three black men died.  Detroit is not for the faint of heart, but its essential viewing.” – Information at www.crandelltheatre.org12 noon, Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Next Monday, August 28

In Development – A special  show has been added to the Mac-Haydn Theatre Monday night schedule – In Development, with songs from two original musicals being developed by Musical Director David Maglione, will be performed.  Wendy’s Shadow is a modern-day retelling of the mischievous and magical adventure of Peter and Wendy, with a contemporary folk/rock score.  The second musical being developed, Fitted Up, is a tale of human connection, injustice and, ultimately, freedom.  – Mr. Maglione has been the musical director of several MacHaydn shows this summer.  Performed by Mac-Haydn company members for one night only –– Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit machaydentheatre.org –  www.MacHaydnTheatre.org7:30 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Next Tuesday, August 29

Prison Alley Tales – WGXC’s Diamond Street Radio Players present stories, plays and poems to benefit Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7 FM hands-on radio station – Produced by Matthew Tombers – Suggested donation at the door – A light supper will be served – Cash bar – Also broadcast  live on WGXC 90.7 FM – Doors open at 6 pm – Show at 7 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 319 Warren Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Free Movie Tuesdays: The Immigrant Experience in America Series. –Namesake – To quote Roger Ebert: “…the story of all immigrant groups in America: Parents of great daring arriving with dreams, children growing up in a way that makes them almost strangers, the old culture merging with the new.” – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 518-392-61218:30 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

Next Wednesday, August 30

On the Fly Story Slam invites Travel Stories – “Traveling! Some people go west, some venture south, some travel great distances in their minds. And some of us eventually find our way home. Traveling entails movement from one place to another, and that’s the stuff good stories are made from. We summon you to come share stories of enlightening , illuminating, and inspirational moments from the road. Or tales of vacations gone bad, imaginary or real-life journeys down into or out of the rabbit hole, encounters with worlds unknown. We look forward to another exhilarating night of stories told live without notes…”  Come early to put your name in the hat. – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Doors open at 6 pm – Stories at 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4

Columbia County Fair – “Family Fun for 177 Years” – A demolition derby, pig races, Monster tractor pull, a rodeo, daily livestock events, a holiday cookie contest, talent shows, and a Travis Tritt concert on Sunday, September 3 at 7 pm – Ride discounts every day – Admission includes parking and ALL entertainment – Kids under 12 admitted free – Info at columbiafair.com – Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham

Saturday-Monday, September 2-4 

Twelfth Annual Festival of Books: A Celebration of Books and Reading – A giant used book sale, distinguished  authors’ readings, a children’s book room and a chance to meet the Cat in the Hat, a cook book café, an early bird preview, and much more -– Information and schedule at spencertownacademy.org /events/schedule  or call 518-392-3693 – Starts with a Preview Party on Fridayand ends with a Clearance Sale on Monday – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS –

*Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show – All work exhibited was created through a series of collaborative art making workshops at the Library, led in July by working artists Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose – On view through September 4 – Free and open to the public – Information at info@hudsonarealibrary.orgor 518-828-1792 x 101 – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

*Up River: The Journey Home – An exhibition/installation by Kingsley Parker – For artist Kingsley Parker, the Hudson River has served as a metaphor for his personal and professional journey from New York City to the Hudson Valley.  His 67-foot-long multimedia installation is a “deeply felt and lovingly-executed meditation on the waterway that continues to shape commerce, history, environment, recreation, politics, art, and daily lives in New York State…This installation is his tribute to the immense power of the Hudson River, its impact on the natural world and the communities along its shores, and its profound influence on an artist as his life has changed along with it.”  – On view through September 24 – Information at walnuthillfineart.com or 843-324-5614Walnut Hill Fine Art, 551 Warren Street

 *Just the Facts: Lightfield Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art – Lightfield’s second annual festival features photography and video work by six distinguished artists: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Brenda Kenneally, Phyllis B. Dooney, Stacy Kranitz, Zoe Strauss, and Masterjia, and a screening of a documentary by director Manfred Kirchheimer. – The exhibition projects delve into the lives of working class people who struggle daily to keep their dignity in a social landscape that is increasingly hostile to immigrants and the working poor.  The festival also looks past common stereotypes to show how marginalized people, largely invisible to mainstream culture, have been left behind by technology and globalization –– The festival runs through September 30.  – Free and open to the public – Information at www.lightfield.vu  or call 347-254-0009Hudson Hall at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

*Summer Exhibition – Featuring works by Jenny Nelson, Stephen Walling, Christopher Engel, Bruce Murphy, Juan Garcia-Nunez, Joe Wheaton & John Griebsch – On view through September 24 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 518-828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery:

*> Jason Middlebrook: Glow – An exhibition of new planks and outdoor sculpture – Middlebrook’s planks (from either vertical or horizontal cross sections of trees) bridge divides between painting and sculpture, surface and ornament, and point abstraction back to its roots in naturally occurring pattern….

*> Joshua Marsh: Paper Garden – In the fall of 2016, Joshua Marsh spent two months at an artist residency in the mountains of Nikko, Japan.  Aspects of a moss garden there date back centuries.  Its rock walls, indigenous plants, stream and pond fostered the vocabulary for Marsh’s new graphite drawings….

>Both exhibitions on view through September 17 – Information at info@baileygallery.com  or 518-828-6680 –– Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

*Tim Freccia: Next of Kin – “Striking photography that will spike discussions” – Information at rsvp@nextofkinshow.com   or call 718-450-6801 – On view through the month of September – Hudson on the Green, First Floor, 704 Columbia Street

*Third Annual Group Show – Featuring fine art photography by 50 artists curated into a singular vision by Juror Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA – On view through August 28– Information at davisortongallery.com or 518-567-4056 – Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am to 5:30 pm or by appointment – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

*Kiyoshi Ike: Silver Landscape Exhibition extended through October 1 – Information at https://www.conceptohudson.com/Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

*Halaburda:  Contemporary Paintings on Cardboard – “Philippe Halaburda’s highly unusual body of work is inspired by his 2015 move to New York City, when he made the daring decision to paint on cardboard, a material easily acquired in the streets of Brooklyn.  Flattened packages, tubes used for carpet or fabrics, and even cereal boxes provided an exciting deviation from traditional shapes and canvas surfaces and increased the urban narrative of Halaburda’s work.  The works on cardboard seem to channel the metropolitan energy of New York.  Applying the language of abstract expressionism has created intense, emotional paintings while retaining a fierce sense of identity and independence.  With each painting, Halaburda embarks on an improvisational journey, the outcome being vivid, rhythmic compositions of geometric shapes and staccato brushstrokes, always spontaneous yet precisely executed….” – On view through the month of September – Information at 646-483-9109 or by email to frg@frgdesignart.com –   5:30-8:30 pmFRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

John Davis Gallery Exhibition Openings – The work of six artists is being shown. – In the Front Galleries – Michael David:  Navigators, Golems and Geishas; in the Sculpture Garden – Bruce Gagnier:  Animula; and in the Carriage House – Works by Larry Brown, Kinnea Paskow, Daisy Craddock, and Stephen Reynolds. –– All on view through September 10  – Information at 518-828-5907 or by email to art@johndavisgallery.com6 to 8 pmJohn Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street 

*Kiki Smith: From the Creek – This is the second annual exhibition in the series “OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole” which connects artists and ideas across centuries.  This year, the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Kiki Smith creates a unique multidisciplinary exhibition inside and out of the 200-year old home of the artist Thomas Cole.  Across time, both artists are responding to the Catskills, which so captivated Cole and inspired America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School of landscape painting.  The exhibition is curated by Kate Menconeri in collaboration with the artist and will be on view at the historic site through Sunday, October 29 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Two Worlds: The Art of Dan Peterson and Christina Painter – The exhibition features two artists, sharing life as husband and wife, and sharing a passion for exuberant self expression.  The Florida natives live in two worlds, with studios and homes in Miami Beach during the winter months, and in Hillsdale, where they live and work each summer.  This will be their first joint exhibition. – On view through October 7 – Information at www.neumannfineart.com or 413-246-57765:30 pm – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

*Sanford R. Gifford In The Catskills – Explores the work of the Hudson River School artist, Sanford R. Gifford – Curated by Kevin J. Avery, Senior Research Scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.  It explores the artist’s creative process and for the first time brings the original paintings to a venue just a few miles from the sites that inspired them. – Information at http://thomascole.org/events/ – New Studio Gallery, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill 

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*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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

* Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – (Remaining tour dates are September 9, and October 14.) Tour one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. This gem still has its spiral staircase, working fog bell, and wonderful architecture – Learn its history and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the lighthouse.  The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active aid for navigation for water traffic. –  Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.hudsoncruises.com or by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org  or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour –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

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

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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, August 7 to August 15, 2017 and more

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

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The Month of August  

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents its annual Chatham Dance Festival. This month-long celebration of contemporary dance includes performances by Parsons Dance on August 4 and 5, Caleb Teicher and Company on August 11 and 12, Monica Bill Barnes & Company on August 18 and 19, Ephrat Asherie Dance on August 25 and 26, and Christopher K. Morgan & Artists on September 2 and 3. It all takes place at PS21’s performance tent.  In addition to concert performances, several dance workshops will be offered, including Jamal Jackson and Frank Malloy’s popular West African Dance and Drum Workshop. In addition, Parsons Dance will be in residence at PS21 for four weeks, during which they will offer dance workshops, open rehearsals, and a Just for Fun program for children, in addition to the two performances.  Information and schedule at ps21chatham.org or call 518-392-6121. To order tickets, visit ps21chatham.org or call 1-800-838-3006 – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Thursday-Sunday, August 10-13

TSL Films

> The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography – Errol Morris’s loving portrait of an artist too often overlooked in consideration of twentieth-century photography

> Letters from Baghdad: The True Story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq “…sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia.  The film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer, and political powerhouse.”

> Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan – An intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.

> Hare Krishna! – A documentary on the life of the 70-year-old Indian Swami, Srila Prabhupada, who arrived in America in the 1960s.

>Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense “Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made… Directed by Jonathan Demme”

> I am the Blues – “…takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, and the moonshine-soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country, visiting blues musicians rooted in the genre’s heyday….”

> In Pursuit of Silence – Begins with an ode to John Cage’s seminal silent composition 4.33, the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into quiet spaces of hearts….”

> Beatriz at Dinner – “As opposing worldviews collide over a dinner table, Beatriz’s pent up outrage spills out in a way that surprises even herself.  Stars Salma Hayek.

> Information and schedule at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Spamalot, based on Monty Python and The Holy Grail.  The musical is “inane, irreverent, raucous, a bit bawdy, zany and every kind of incorrect there is.  It is a perfect parody of Broadway musicals…” – This Tony Award-winning musical runs August 10 through 20 – Performance times vary; tickets are available for both matinee and evening performances –– Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday-Saturday, August 11-12

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre series presents The Wizard of Oz, a musical version of the beloved L. Frank Baum tale with all the familiar characters and songs – Group rates are available – Mac-Haydn offers free tickets to children of military personnel and veterans; bring service identification to obtain these – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org  – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Caleb Teicher & Company “bring a radiant performance of tap, jazz, and modern dance to the PS21 stage.” – Part of the Chatham Dance Festival – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 518-392-61218 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village

Ancram Opera House presents the Obie award-winning We’re Gonne Die, written by Young Jean Lee. The play, by one of the most adventurous new playwrights to emerge on the New York scene in years, is part pop/indie rock cabaret, and part storytelling, and examines the universal experience of life’s unavoidable truths.  A singer takes the stage, backed by her band, and tells slyly humorous stories about the one thing we all have in common.  The play with live music boldly explores some of life’s darkest moments with humor and insight.  The singer is played by multi-talented actor Maria-Christina Oliveras, who has extensive theatre, TV and film credits – The band backing up Ms. Oliveras is the Hudson Valley’s own Reliable Tom, led by New York based sound artist and composer Monte Weber.  The play’s original music is written by Young Jean Lee, Tim Simmonds, Mike Hanf, Nick Jenkins, and Benedict Kupstas  – Adam Green in Vogue calls the play “…A goofily grim and oddly uplifting meditation by one of the most restlessly experimental—and widely entertaining—writer-directors working in theater today.” –Tickets and information at www.ancramoperahouse.org or 518-329-0114 –  8 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82 (Parking available on the adjacent lawn.)

FridaySunday, August 11-13

The Hudson Black Arts & Cultural Festival and Parade presented by Operation Unite Education & Cultural Center

> Thursday, August 10 – A Pre-Festival Dance Workshop with Artichoke Dance Company –Learn a new dance to be performed at the festival on Saturday5 pm at  Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

> Friday, August 11 – A Community Wearable Art Costume & Dance Workshop at Hudson Riverfront Park

> Saturday, August 12 Liberation Parade steps off at Seventh Street Park at 2 pm and moves down Warren Street to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, where

the Festival opens at 3:15 pm – The festival includes performances from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Kuumba Dance & Drum Academy, Rhythm for Life, Hip Hop Juggler, Sweet Life Music Project, High Peak Drummers,  poetry by Ife Cobbins, Hula Hoop Palooza with Vanessa Baehr, and Hip Hop Dance Kids – A Liberate the Earth Community Dance performance will be led by the Artichoke Dance Company – Youth activities will be available from 4 to 6 pm – Sign up for the Talent Show and the Annual Back to School Give-away – Awards as part of Operation Unite’s 25th Anniversary Celebration will be presented.

> Sunday, August 13 – Annual Gospel Festival with soloist Rizzo and the Albany District Choir from 4 to 7:30 pm – The evening will conclude with a Sunset Service. 

> Information at 518-828-3612 or 518-821-8150

Saturday, August 12

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Green beans, corn, tomatoes of all kinds and colors, and peaches! – The Pie Guy from Churchtown Gardens has fruit pies and tarts. – The Farm at Miller’s Crossing has organic sweet corn, and Northern Star has sheepskin fleeces available – Trixie’s Oven has gluten-free coconut macaroons and vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, while supplies last! – Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pmParking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – Up River: The Journey Home – An exhibition/installation by Kingsley Parker – For artist Kingsley Parker, the Hudson River has served as a metaphor for his personal and professional journey from New York City to the Hudson Valley.  His 67-foot-long multimedia installation is a “deeply felt and lovingly-executed meditation on the waterway that continues to shape commerce, history, environment, recreation, politics, art, and daily lives in New York State…This installation is his tribute to the immense power of the Hudson River, its impact on the natural world and the communities along its shores, and its profound influence on an artist as his life has changed along with it.”  – On view through September 24 – Information at walnuthillfineart.com or 843-324-56144 to 6 pmWalnut Hill Fine Art, 551 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Just the Facts – Lightfield Festival of Photography & Multimedia Art – Lightfield’s second annual festival features photography and video work by six distinguished artists: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Brenda Kenneally, Phyllis B. Dooney, Stacy Kranitz, Zoe Strauss, and Masterjia, and a screening of a documentary by director Manfred Kirchheimer. – The exhibition projects delve into the lives of working class people who struggle daily to keep their dignity in a social landscape that is increasingly hostile to immigrants and the working poor.  The festival also looks past common stereotypes to show how marginalized people, largely invisible to mainstream culture, have been left behind by technology and globalization –– The festival runs through September 30.  The Opening Reception includes a Young Photographers Workshop Celebration and an Artist Talk with Stacy Kranitz and Zoe Strauss – Lightfield will honor the young women from Perfect Ten who participated in the Young Photographers Workshop – Artists Kranitz and Strauss will lead a discussion about their Lightfield Festival collaboration, “The Great Divide.” – Free and open to the public – Information at www.lightfield.vu  or call 347-254-00095 pm – Hudson Hall at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Summer Exhibition – Featuring works by Jenny Nelson, Stephen Walling, Christopher Engel, Bruce Murphy, Juan Garcia-Nunez, Joe Wheaton & John Griebsch – On view through September 24 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 518-828-19155 to 7 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

House Rules Café – Hudson’s first board game café offers a variety of games at a number of levels, for both children and adults. This Saturday, August 12, the entire café will be transformed into the Kingdom of Florin for a Princess Bride Day – Fight your way through the Fire Swamp, or enjoy a nice MLT, and finish it off with one of Miracle Max’s Miracle Pills (coated in chocolate to make it go down easier.)  Re-live the treasured movie with Westley, the Dread Pirate Roberts, Buttercup, the Princess Bride, and all the other famous (and infamous) characters.  Wear your best costume from the movie, bring your best quotes, and get ready to run from ROUS. – The Princess Bride will be screened at no charge at 5:30 pm – RSVP to ensure that you will have a seat. Call 518-828-5938House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

The National Theatre of London presents its production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America – Part 2: Perestroika On the big screen in HD – Information and reservations at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org6 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Openings at Jeff Bailey Gallery
> Jason Middlebrook: Glow An exhibition of new planks and outdoor sculpture – Middlebrook’s planks (from either vertical or horizontal cross sections of trees) bridge divides between painting and sculpture, surface and ornament, and point abstraction back to its roots in naturally occurring pattern….
> Joshua Marsh: Paper Garden – In the fall of 2016, Joshua Marsh spent two months at an artist residency in the mountains of Nikko, Japan.  Aspects of a moss garden there date back centuries.  Its rock walls, indigenous plants, stream and pond fostered the vocabulary for Marsh’s new graphite drawings….
> On view through September 17 – Information at info@baileygallery.com or 518-828-66806 to 8 pm– Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Volume Reading & Music Series – A free series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set  presented every second Saturday at Spotty Dog Books & Ale – The featured writers this month are Lee Matthew Goldberg, Claire McMillan  and Laurie Stone
> Lee Matthew Goldberg’s The Mentor is out from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press with the film in development. The foreign translations will be published in French and Slovakia. His debut novel Slow Down is a neo-noir thriller. He is the co-curator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. Visit  leematthewgoldberg.com
>   Claire McMillan is the author of The Necklace (from Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, July 2017) andGilded Age, inspired by Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth.  She currently lives on her husband’s family’s farm near Cleveland with their two children. Visit https://clairemcmillan.com
> Laurie Stone’s latest book is My Life as an Animal: Stories. Her work has appeared in Fence, Open City, and Creative Nonfiction, among numerous other journals. She was a longtime writer for the Village Voice and has received two NYFA grants, among other awards. – Visit lauriestonewriter.com
> The readings are followed by book signings and DJ Amanda Taylor.  Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf  French. – Information at Volume’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/volumehudson  or 917-535-8225 7 pm — Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening/Vernissage – Tim Freccia: Next of Kin – “Striking photography that will spike discussions”rsvp@nextofkinshow.com – Information at 718-450-68017 to 10 pmHudson on the Green, First Floor, 704 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Kiki Smith: From the Creek – This is the second annual exhibition in the series “OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole” which connects artists and ideas across centuries.  This year, the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Kiki Smith creates a unique multidisciplinary exhibition inside and out of the 200-year old home of the artist Thomas Cole.  Across time, both artists are responding to the Catskills, which so captivated Cole and inspired America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School of landscape painting.  The exhibition is curated by Kate Menconeri in collaboration with the artist  and will be on view at the historic site through Sunday, October 295 to 7 pm – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Hudson-Chatham Winery presents its 10th Annual Sangria & Jazz Festival – Five fresh sangrias for tasting, live jazz by Patricia Dalton & the Jazz Colleagues, Mexican food from The Taste Box, homemade cheesecakes, henna tattoos, tarot card readings, and glittery face painting – Bring a chair or blanket – Information at www.hudsonchathamwinery.com or call 518-392-9463 – 11 am to 6 pm – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Kinderhook Walks/A History of Place , a free series of interpretative walks, wraps up its inaugural series with Walk 5, entitled “Native Son: Martin Van Buren.” America’s eighth POTUS was a native and resident of Kinderhook and the walk will be led by Gregg Berninger of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. The walks leave at 9 am from the Kinderhook Library and last approximately one hour. Walkers are reminded to come dressed for the outdoors and to wear sturdy shoes. In case of rain, the talk will be held inside the Library.  The walk can also be followed live on facebook.com/kinderhookwalks – Information at 518-758-6192 – 9 am – Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook.

Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13

Third Annual Group Show – Featuring fine art photography by 50 artists curated into a singular vision byJuror Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA – On view through August 27– Information at davisortongallery.com or 518-567-4056 – Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am to 5:30 pm or by appointment – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Sunday, August 13

Guerrilla Basilica Improvisations – A world music avant-garde celebration to welcome the newest international musician residents in the Art Omi residency program – As part of their initial weekend together, the musicians will participate in a Cagean game of “guerrilla improvisations”—performing on the spot in spontaneously created ensembles picked from a hat by members of the audience.  – Information at basilicahudson.org2 pmBasilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Hudson Jazzworks with Special Guest Guitarist Freddie Bryant – Now in its 11th year, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas’ Hudson Jazz Workshop culminates with a concert at Hudson Hall featuring guitarist Freddie Bryant.  A member of Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet, the Mingus Orchestra, and his own group, Kaleidoscope, Bryant here performs with Donelian and Mommaas alongside an international line-up of workshop participants  – Free for students 18 and under – Information at 518-822-1438 or hudsonhall.org  – Concert at 4:30 is preceded by a free talk with the artists at 4 pm – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The Rogovoy Salon presents Jen Chapin, “celebrated for writing ‘brilliant soulfully poetic urban folk music’…for well over a decade…” – Seth Rogovoy, explaining why he chose Chapin for his monthly Salon, says “Jen is a remarkable songwriter, an untouchable vocalist, and one of our greatest song interpreters…While to some extent to the manor born, Jen has totally carved out her own unique path, with her vocals that owe as much to jazz artists including Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Cassandra Wilson as to any folk singers; her compositions that are likewise infused with soul influences of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and the Motown sound; all delivered as if she were a new-folk singer-songwriter, except that she’s not.  She defies genre in a similar way to her fellow Brooklynite, Norah Jones.” – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, August 14

Citizens’ Climate Lobby holds its August meeting in Hudson.  Agenda items include: The House bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, now at 50 members (25 Republicans, 25 Democrats); the monthly call—this month to noted environmentalist, author, and activist Paul Hawken; our work with farmers; efforts to support a statewide carbon tax; media successes (radio interview, letters to the editor); lobbying our members of Congress; endorsement work; tabling and presentation – Information at 518-672-7901 – (People who are coming to a CCL meeting for the first time are asked to come at 5:30 for a brief orientation to the organization.) 6 pm – Back Room, Wunderbar Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Next Tuesday, August 15

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Free Movie Tuesdays: The Immigrant Experience in America Series –The Visitor – A lonely, widowed college professor discovers a young couple living in his New York apartment, who are undocumented immigrants from Syria and Senegal. – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 518-392-61218:30 pm– PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

LOOKING AHEAD

Saturday, August 19

If you live within the 518 telephone area code, beginning August 19, you must “dial” ten digits (the area code and the number) on any call you make—even if you are calling a 518 number.  Beginning August 19 your call will not go through if you have not dialed the area code. Miss Buttinsky or some heartless robot will come on the line and tell you to hang up and try again.  Start practicing now!  Don’t panic. You will still use only three digits when dialing 911.

Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4

Columbia County Fair – “Family Fun for 177 Years” – A demolition derby, pig races, Monster tractor pull, a rodeo, daily livestock events, a holiday cookie contest, talent shows, and a Travis Tritt concert on Sunday, September 3 at 7 pm – Ride discounts every day – Admission includes parking and ALL entertainment –  Kids under 12 admitted free – Info at columbiafair.com – Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

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

 

 

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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson and beyond, August 2 to August 8, 2017 and on

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

The Month of August

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents its annual Chatham Dance Festival. This month-long celebration of contemporary dance includes performances by Parsons Dance on August 4 and 5, Caleb Teicher and Company on August 11 and 12, Monica Bill Barnes & Company on August 18 and 19, Ephrat Asherie Danceon August 25 and 26, and Christopher K. Morgan & Artists on September 2 and 3. It all takes place at PS21’s performance tent.  In addition to concert performances, several dance workshops will be offered, including Jamal Jackson and Frank Malloy’s popular West African Dance and Drum Workshop. In addition, Parsons Dance will be in residence at PS21 for four weeks, during which they will offer dance workshops, open rehearsals, and a Just for Fun program for children, in addition to the two performances.  Information and schedule at ps21chatham.org or call 518-392-6121. To order tickets, visit ps21chatham.org or call 1-800-838-3006 – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

Wednesday-Thursday, August 2-3

The Home School Poetry Readings – The public is invited to hear poet participants from The Home School read their work – Information at 518-822-84487:30 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 2-6

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Sweeney Todd, the gripping story of “The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” set to a lush Stephen Sondheim score – The show, presented in Mac-Haydn’s unique theatre-in-the-round, runs Wednesday through Sunday this week, the last week of the run.  – Performance times vary; tickets are available for both matinee and evening performances –– Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Thursday, August 3

Exhibition Opening – Making Art (Great) Again – Alon Koppel, an artist based in the village of Catskill, is Basilica’s latest artist-in-residence.  Alon will explore ideas of truth and fiction in the current political landscape in photography.  He will present various projects touching on the 2016 general election and its aftermath.  As part of the residency he will explore a visual dialog with Hudson residents which will be presented in the Back Gallery in various forms once the residency ends – Information at basilicahudson.org/ —  6  to 9 pm – Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Screening of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – A gripping documentary exploring the plight of a Chinese-American family-run bank—the only US bank to be prosecuted in the wake of the financial crisis – Presented in collaboration with Chris Boekmann of the True/False Film Fest – Part of the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series – Information at basilicahudson.org 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Friday, August 4

HWM Free Friday Wine Tasting – Representatives from Catskill Distilling Company will be pouring their small batch Bourbon, Rye, and Buckwheat Whiskey  – Accompanying nibbles – Free and open to the public –  Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-64115 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show – All work exhibited was created through a series of collaborative art making workshops led in July by working artists Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose – On view through September 4 – Free and open to the public – Information at info@hudsonarealibrary.org or 518-828-1792 x 1015 to 7 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Marc Cohn –“After winning a Grammy Award for ‘Walking in Memphis,’ Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of his generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man.  He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales… Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him ‘one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade.’” – Information and tickets at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8:30 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, August 4-5

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre series presents The Wizard of Oz,  a musical version of the beloved L. Frank Baum tale with all the familiar characters and songs –10:30 am this Friday and Saturday, as well as on August 11 and 12– Group rates are available – Mac-Haydn offers free tickets to children of military personnel and veterans; bring service identification to obtain these – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org  – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Ancram Opera House presents the Obie award-winning We’re Gonna Die, written by Young Jean Lee. The play, by one of the most adventurous new playwrights to emerge on the New York scene in years, is part pop/indie rock cabaret, and part storytelling, and examines the universal experience of life’s unavoidable truths.  A singer takes the stage, backed by her band, and tells slyly humorous stories about the one thing we all have in common.  The play with live music boldly explores some of life’s darkest moments with humor and insight.  The singer is played by multi-talented actor Maria-Christina Oliveras, who has extensive theatre, TV and film credits – The band backing up Ms. Oliveras will be the Hudson Valley’s own Reliable Tom, led by New York based sound artist and composer Monte Weber.  The play’s original music is written by Young Jean Lee, Tim Simmonds, Mike Hanf, Nick Jenkins, and Benedict Kupstas  – Adam Green in Vogue calls the play “…A goofily grim and oddly uplifting meditation by one of the most restlessly experimental—and widely entertaining—writer-directors working in theater today.” –Tickets and information at www.ancramoperahouse.org or 518-329-0114 – (Also playing next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12.) – 8 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82 (Parking available on the adjacent lawn.)

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Friday-Sunday, August 4-6

TSL Films

> Kedi (2016) – Critics and cats agree, this documentary will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul – In Turkish with English subtitles

> Letters from Baghdad: The True Story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq “…sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia.  The film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer, and political powerhouse.”

> Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan – An intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.

> Hare Krishna! – A documentary on the life of the 70-year-old Indian Swami, Srila Prabhupada, who arrived in America in the 1960s.

>The Hero – Sam Elliott plays an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him.

>Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense “Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made… Directed by Jonathan Demme”

> I am the Blues – “…takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, and the moonshine-soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill country, visiting blues musicians rooted in the genre’s heyday….”

> In Pursuit of Silence Begins with an ode to John Cage’s seminal silent composition 4.33, the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into quiet spaces of hearts….”

> Beatriz at Dinner – “As opposing worldviews collide over a dinner table, Beatriz’s pent up outrage spills out in a way that surprises even herself.  Stars Salma Hayek.

Information and schedule at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

29th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – Homegrown from a hillside gathering, the fest has become a yearly pilgrimage for many.  Campers and day-trippers converge on its yearly Brigadoon-like setting – Single, three-day, and camping tickets available, as are senior, student and military discounts – Children under 12 admitted free.  Brimming with main stage concerts, workshops, hours of dancing, activities for kids, a delightful Family Stage, international food and crafts, a Dance Tent, and over 50 vendors plying their handmade or fair trade wares – Music runs the gamut from Celtic to Cajun to Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Zydeco and more – A Thursday, pre-Fest Tasting brings local food producers, wineries, distilleries, and breweries together daytime followed by intimate evening performances at the Lounge Stage –The fest begins at noon on Friday – Information, tickets, and directions at FalconRidgeTickets or call 860-364-0366 –  Dodd’s Farm, 44 County Road 7D, North Hillsdale

Saturday, August 5

The Hudson Farmers’ Market  –  Green beans, corn, tomatoes of all kinds and colors, and peaches! – The Pie Guy from Churchtown Gardens has fruit pies and tarts. – The Farm at Miller’s Crossing has organic sweet corn, and Northern Star has sheepskin fleeces available – Trixie’s Oven has gluten-free coconut macaroons and vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, while supplies last! –The Wickers Creek Band is cooking up some traditional bluegrass music in the Music Tent  – Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Americana & English Auction – This sale of Americana and English decorative and fine art provides an opportunity to experience a variety of categories anchored around Americana from the 18th century to today.  The sale incorporates influences that illustrate the story of America, including the important connections with English and European traditions.  Featured is art from the American west as well as traditional wares and garden ornaments perfect for a country house conceived in a classic English style.  Stately portraits alongside a curated selection of tables, chairs and decorations are among the highlights of the sale.  Folk art and Latin American works of art demonstrate America’s creative spirit with bold colors and simple designs to create a pop of color when paired with furniture inspired by the Aesthetic Movement – An exceptional selection of clocks and rare books are also on offer in a range of tastes to suit every collector. – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com  – Information at 518-751-1000 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Grids, Drips and the Drawn Line: Paintings by Nancy Felcher  –  On view through August 27 – with Guest Artist Peter Head – Also showing gallery artists – Live music by Sam Rosen – Information at 518-822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

House Rules Café steps up its game (Pun intended!), offering a variety of games at a number of levels, for both children and adults
> Demonstration of a new-to-us game, Sentinels of the Multiverse, a cooperative card game where a group of heroes work together to defeat a villain.\
> Ongoing Events – On Wednesday Nights, tables are reserved for Mah Jongg – People at all levels of experience come together to play – From 5:30 to 8:30 pm
> Monday Afternoons (Starting August 31) a few tables will be reserved for those wishing to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game.
> Coming in August – From August 5 through 12 the Café will be participating in gishwhes (www.gishwhes.com), a worldwide scavenger hunt that combines kindness, art, community service, and creativity. >  August 12, the entire café will be transformed into the Kingdom of Florin for our Princess Bride Day – Prepare to dine!
> Information at http://www.houserulescafe.com or call 518-828-5938House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

Halaburda:  Contemporary Paintings on Cardboard – “Philippe Halaburda’s highly unusual body of work is inspired by his 2015 move to New York City, when he made the daring decision to paint on cardboard, a material easily acquired in the streets of Brooklyn.  Flattened packages, tubes used for carpet or fabrics, and even cereal boxes provided an exciting deviation from traditional shapes and canvas surfaces and increased the urban narrative of Halaburda’s work.  The works on cardboard seem to channel the metropolitan energy of New York.  Applying the language of abstract expressionism has created intense, emotional paintings while retaining a fierce sense of identity and independence.  With each painting, Halaburda embarks on an improvisational journey, the outcome being vivid, rhythmic compositions of geometric shapes and staccato brushstrokes, always spontaneous yet precisely executed….” – On view through the month of September – Information at 646-483-9109 or by email to frg@frgdesignart.com –   5:30-8:30 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

Booked for the Evening – Hudson Area Library’s Third Annual Summer Celebration – Eat – Mingle – Drink – Dance – Shop – Contribute – Information and tickets by email to info@hudsonarealibrary.org   or 518-828-1792 6 pm – A beautifully restored barn setting just minutes from Hudson

The National Theatre of London presents its production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America  – Part 1: Millenium Approaches – On the big screen in HD – Information and reservations at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org 6 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening/Vernissage – Tim Freccia: Next of Kin – “Striking photography that will spike discussions” – rsvp@nextofkinshow.com – Information at 718-450-6801 7 to 10 pm – Hudson on the Green, First Floor, 704 Columbia Street

Don Byron & Friends –“ Don Byron has always found exhilarating and unexpected musical avenues to explore, interpreting a wildly diverse range of styles and artists from gospel to cartoon music, from klezmer to Duke Ellington, from Afro-Cuban to hard-rock/metal to the funk-drenched R&B sounds of Junior Walker.  Byron expands his musical exploration of early soul, featuring the music of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and Walker”  in this performance at Club Helsinki –  Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com 9  pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Sunset on the River – Friends of Clermont’s Summer Gala honoring Mary Kay Vrba, President and CEO of Dutchess Tourism – Music by the local Americana duo Moonshine Holler – Information at 518-537-6622 or www.friendsofclermont.org5:30 to 7:30 pm – Clermont, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Art Omi Dance Showing – Art Omi dance residents share works created in collaboration with each other during their stay at Art Omi.  The residency emphasizes process over product, so the artists will present the fruits of their exchange in the form of unique pieces.  Each year’s iteration varies, but almost always involve site-specific performance events leading hundreds of visitors throughout Art Omi’s beautiful campus – Information at 518-392-4747 or by email to info@artomi.org2 pm – Art Omi, The Fields Sculpture Park, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Kinderhook Walks/A History of Place –  A free series of informative talks while walking with an expert around the Village of Kinderhook, moves into its fourth week with a walk entitled “Early European Immigration” led by historians Sally and Bruce Naramore.   The walks leave at 9 am from the Kinderhook Library and last approximately one hour. Walkers are reminded to come dressed for the outdoors and to wear sturdy shoes. In case of rain, the talk will be held inside the Library.  The walk can also be followed live on facebook.com/kinderhookwalks – Information at 518-758-61929 am – Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook.

Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6

Third Annual Group Show – Featuring fine art photography by 50 artists curated into a singular vision by Juror Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA – On view through August 27– Information at davisortongallery.com or 518-567-4056 – Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am to 5:30 pm or by appointment – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Sunday, August 6

Hudson, NY-Ketermaya, Lebanon: Closer Than You Think – A special community screening of Lucas Jedrzejak’s documentary Ketermaya.  In the camp of Ketermaya, children play and dream, just like any other children, but beneath the surface, things are not so easy for these Syrian kids who have fled fighting, chemical weapons and chaos.  On a dusty hillside surrounded by olive trees, the children of Ketermaya play far away from the horrors of Syria, but life in the Lebanese refugee camp is far from easy.  Disrupted education, the loss of loved ones, and the scars of war and chemical weapons weigh heavily.  The film is an important portrait of family and childhood innocence, an important corrective to narratives surrounding refugees, and a moving fable of hope and resilience in unimaginable circumstances. Filmmaker Lucas Jedrzejak will be present for an introduction and Q&A –  Immediately following the screening of Ketermaya a second documentary short, by Don Downey will be shown.  This second film records the interaction between Hudson schoolchildren and those at the refugee camp.  Through an organization called The Hudson-Ketermaya Connection, Hudson schoolchildren and young Muslim students are joined through a PenPal program – Translated letters will go back and forth between the children throughout the school year.  Correspondence will nurture reading and writing skills in both communities, while developing long-range awareness and friendships – Music written for the children by Ryder Cooley of Dust Bowl Faeries will be performed, and an interfaith orchestra and the Operation Unite Children’s Chorus will also perform.  Food by Taste of India and ice cream by Mr. Dingaling  will be available for purchase – All proceeds from this event will benefit the Ketermaya refugee camp for Syrian children and families. –  Event starts at 4 pm; screenings at 4:30 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Landing Day Celebration at Mount Lebanon – A commemoration of Landing Day, marking the Shakers’ arrival in America.  Landing Day represents the beginning of the American story of the Shakers.  August 6, 1774 is traditionally marked by the Shakers as the day that Ann Lee and her small group of followers landed in America, at the time comprised of several colonies of the British Empire and in the midst of growing political unrest.  It was in this new land that Mother Ann, as she is known to Shakers, established the Shaker Church just outside of Albany, New York before founding their first organized community at New Lebanon.  As part of the celebration, The Shaker Museum will be free and open to the public between 11 am and 2 pm, offering tours at 11 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. – In addition to free tours, the museum will be hosting Hop2o, an artisanal soda brewed from hops grown locally in Lebanon Springs, NY.  Attendees can enter a raffle for a chance to win a Shaker oval box and a four-pack of Hop2o, as well as an Individual  level membership in the Museum. – The celebration is free and open to the public – Attendees can reserve their spot for a free tour at https://shakerml.org/collections/online-tour-booking.  During checkout, use discount LANDINGDAY. – Information at 518-794-9100 x22011 am to 2 pm – Historic Mount Lebanon, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon

Special Event – A screening of ChurchillThis new film will be introduced by British actor Brian Cox who plays Churchill in the film, He will also be available to answer questions after the screening – Critic Peter Biskind says: “Winston Churchill is conspicuous by his absence from Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, but Churchill more than makes up for it.  The moment is the end of World War II, not the beginning, as the Allies prepare for Operation Overlord, the invasion of France meant to roll back the German armies across Europe.  This is not the Churchill to whom we are accustomed, the brilliant orator and inspiration to his people, but a depressed and frightened man, ground down by years of war, on the verge of collapse.  Dogged by a speech impediment and haunted by the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli that occurred on his watch in 1915, he fears that the Normandy invasion will fail, and does everything in his power to derail it.  The film tells the  untold story of the role played by his wife Clementine in rescuing him from the trough of despond and preparing him for the heroic role in which history had cast him….” – Information at movies@crandelltheatre.org12 noon – Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

 

SundayMonday, August 6-7

Hack the Library program for Tweens & Teens – A free, two-day intensive workshop for 9 to 17-year olds who will learn how to create works of art including music, gifs and videos using computers and smart phones – Youth participants will collaborate with digital art professionals currently working in the field and will create a new website hosted on newhive.com on site at the Library. – The program is free to all participants; registration is on a first come/first served basis – Information at 518-828-1792 x 101 or by email to smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.orgBreakfast and lunch will be provided during the sessions. – 10 am to 4 pm each day – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Next Monday, August 7

21st Annual Columbia Memorial Four-Ball Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament– Help raise money for Columbia Memorial Health and enjoy a great day on the course – Information at 518-828-8239 –  Columbia Golf & Country Club, 295 Route 217, Claverack

Next Tuesday, August 8

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pmPerformance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The bi-weekly, all-nerd throwdown – This Spotty Dog quiz night has been held since 2007 – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-6006 6:30 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Free Movie Tuesdays: The Immigrant Experience in America Series –Avalon – A Polish-Jewish family comes to the US at the beginning of the twentieth century to make themselves a better future. – Directed by Barry Levinson as a valentine to his immigrant grandparents –Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 518-392-6121 – 8:30  pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO

Monday, August 14

Citizens’ Climate Lobby holds its August meeting in Hudson.  Agenda items include: The House bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, now at 50 members (25 Republicans, 25 Democrats); The monthly call—this month to noted environmentalist, author, and activist Paul Hawken; Our work with farmers; Efforts to support a statewide carbon tax; Media successes (radio interview, letters to the editor); Lobbying our members of Congress; Endorsement work; Tabling and presentation – Information at 518-672-7901 – (People who are coming to a CCL meeting for the first time are asked to come at 5:30 for a brief orientation to the organization.) 6 pm – Back Room, Wunderbar Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Saturday, August 19

If you live within the 518 telephone area code, beginning August 19, you must “dial” ten digits (the area code and the number) on any call you make—even if you are calling a 518 number.  Beginning August 19 your call will not go through if you have not dialed the area code. Miss Buttinsky or some heartless robot will come on the line and tell you to hang up and try again.  Start practicing now!  Don’t panic. You will still use only three digits when dialing 911.

Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4

Columbia County Fair – “Family Fun for 177 Years” – A demolition derby, pig races, Monster tractor pull, a rodeo, daily livestock events, a holiday cookie contest, talent shows, and a Travis Tritt concert on Sunday, September 3 at 7 pm – Ride discounts every day – Admission includes parking and ALL entertainment –  Kids under 12 admitted free – Info at columbiafair.com – Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 518-822-1014The 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

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

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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY July 24 to August 1, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

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 Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29

TSL Films

> Kedi (2016) – Critics and cats agree, this documentary will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul – In Turkish with English subtitles

> Letters from Baghdad: The True Story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq – “…sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia.  The film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer, and political powerhouse.”

> Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story “…the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson, two unsung heroes of Hollywood’s Golden Age.”

>The Hero – Sam Elliott plays an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him.

Information and schedule at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Sweeney Todd, the gripping story of “The Demon Barber of Fleet  Street,” set to a lush Stephen Sondheim score – The show, presented in Mac-Haydn’s unique theatre-in-the-round,  runs Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, August 6 – Performance dates and times vary – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org  – Ticketsavailable for both matinee and evening performances – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 28

HWM Free Friday Wine Tasting – A selection of all natural wines—both red and white—from the heart of classic regions will be available for tasting.  Starring will be organic and biodynamic wines from the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace.  A 10% alcohol Grolleau imported by Kermit Lynch, Camille Rivieres’ sparkling Petnat, and more.  Also small bites, cheese, good neighbors, all free! – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Friday-Saturday, July 28-29

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Friday-Sunday, July 28-30

Rory Block’s Gospel & Blues Fest Weekend:
> Friday – The Campbell Brothers present a compelling, rich variety of material from the African- American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a twist—the singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar, “played as you have never heard it played before.” – 8 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

> Saturday – The Sisters of Slide – Two beloved masters of slide, five-time Blues Music Award winner Rory Block, and Texas Music Hall of Famer Cindy Cashdollar, offer an exceptional evening of the blues – 8 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

> Sunday – A Gospel Choir Fest at ChurchLIVE – A gathering of local gospel choirs hosted by Chatham’s Payne AME Church Choir and Rory Block at ChurchLIVE – Four gospel choirs gather from area churches to rejoice and share music of worship and celebration.  In addition to Chatham’s Payne AME Church, choirs from Hudson, Kingston and Albany will present the best of their musical offerings.  The public is invited to enjoy great gospel music and meet the choir members at the reception that follows.  No entrance fee. Donations gratefully accepted for participating choirs – 2 pm – ChurchLIVE, located at The Old Methodist Church, 8 Church Lane, Chatham Center

> Information, tickets and schedule at www.PS21chatham.org or 518-392-6121

Saturday, July 29

The Hudson Farmers’ Market  –  Today in the market—corn, cherry tomatoes, and peaches! – The Pie Guy from Churchtown Gardens has plain peach, peach raspberry, and peach blueberry pies as well as sour cherry pies and apple pies – Also, vegetarian quiches and frittatas – The Farm at Miller’s Crossing has organic sweet corn, and Northern Star has new sheepskin fleeces available – Trixie’s Oven has gluten-free coconut macaroons and vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, while supplies last! – Sauerkraut Seth performs in the Music Tent  and St. Catherine’s Center for Children is in the Community Tent.   – Bob Sheets is at the market the first Saturday of each month to sharpen knives, scissors, shears, and loppers –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

This Saturday House Rules Café steps up its game (Pun intended!), offering a variety of games at a number of levels, for both children and adults

> Pokemon GO! – Walk: Start at House Rules Café.  Walk around Hudson.  Hatch some Eggs, Raid some gyms.  Fight a Legendary Pokemon.  Come back to House Rules, charge your phone, and grab a lunch box.  This will go on all day.

> Representatives of the charity called Extra Life, which uses gaming to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network, will be on hand to discuss the organization and how Hudson can help – From 11 am to 2 pm

> Demonstration of a new-to-us game, Sentinels of the Multiverse, a cooperative card game where a group of heroes work together to defeat a villain.  The characters are all based on a fictional comic book universe that was created solely for the game itself.  Anyone who loves the Marvel and DC movies will adore this game.  Very easy to learn, and House Rules will be running regular sessions of it.

> Ongoing Events – On Wednesday Nights, tables are reserved for Mah Jongg – People at all levels of experience come together to play – From 5:30 to 8:30 pm

> Information at http://www.houserulescafe.com or call 518-828-5938 House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

The National Theatre of London presents its production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America  – Part 2: Perestroika – On the big screen in HD – Information and reservations at 518-822-84481 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Author’s Reading – Local author Sam J. Miller celebrates the release of his debut Young Adult (YA)  novel, with a reading from the book—The Art of Starving—to be published by Harper-Collins this month. Inspired by Miller’s childhood growing up in Hudson, the book tells the tale of Matt, a young boy coming to terms with his sexuality while battling an eating disorder.  The book has been described as “Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless and powerful,…a classic in the making.’—Book Riot. In a synopsis of the book, the publisher says that Matt has discovered that “the less he eats the more he seems to have…powers.  The ability to see things he shouldn’t be able to see.  The knack of tuning in to thoughts right out of people’s head.  Maybe even the authority to bend time and space.  So what is lunch really, compared to the secrets of the universe?” – The event is free and open to the public – The reading will be followed by Q&A and light refreshments – Copies of the book will be available for purchase – Information at hudsonarealibrary.org or 518-828-1792 x 1012 pm to 3:30 pmTeen Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Exhibition Opening – Third Annual Group Show – Featuring fine art photography by 50 artists curated into a singular vision by Juror Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA – On view through August 27– Information at davisortongallery.com or 518-567-40565 to 7 pmDavis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Screening of Hudson NY Shorts – A Short Film Festival – Program 1 at 5:30 pm; Program 2 at 7:30 pm – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

My Second Farewell Concert – Linda Lavin, making a record breaking fourth appearance in Helsinki on Broadway, returns with an all new show and her five-piece band led by the incomparable Billy Stritch on piano. It’s the American Songbook with a jazzy twist and its Linda Lavin telling show biz tales about her life and loves as only this Tony Award-winning actress can – With Special Guest Star, the fabulous jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein.  It’s a midsummer’s night party you won’t want to miss. – Presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information and tickets at  518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SWAY with DJ Brian DeGraw – The Music of  The Smiths & Morrissey, and other selections – 21+ – Information at 518-828-156210 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Starry Road to Freedom – A one man show about the life and legacy of famed former slave, abolitionist, and orator Frederick Douglass – Starring the show’s creator, Phil Darius Wallace –The play explores Douglass’ life from childhood to his career as a diplomat and statesman told through monologues, poetry, and song, and is an opportunity to meet the quintessential self-made man – Children under 12 admitted free – The play is performed outdoors and is followed by Q&A with the play’s star and local historians exploring Douglass’ role in the suffrage and other civil rights movements– Information by e-mail to info@friendsofclermont.org3 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Exhibition Opening – woods//words explores the woods as a place of inspiration in both literature and in art – Information at 518-672-7140 or http://artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org/5 to 7 pm – Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Route 21C, Ghent

Sunday, July 30

18th Annual Blueberry Festival – Presented by the Austerlitz Historical Society – This ever-popular event features early 19th – Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment, activities for children, animals, birds of prey, sheep-shearing demonstrations, plus many unique and highly talented craft vendors and artisans.  New this year is a special “Natural Fiber Arts” area with a focus on wool, linen, and other natural fibers, including handmade arts, crafts, yarn, fabrics, and dyes.  As always, there will be blueberries galore and a special blueberry pancake breakfast, in addition to a wide selection of tasty food items and baked goods. – There is an additional charge for both adults and children for the pancake breakfast.. – No pets, please. – Rain or shine – Information by email to admin@oldausterlitz.org or call 518-392-0062 – 9 am to 4 pm – Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

Next Tuesday, August 1

Living Poetry at the Library – Two acclaimed younger African-American poets, Harmony Holiday and Douglas Kearney, will present an evening of breathtaking and incisive multi-media performance in an unusual collaboration between four local arts-and-education organizations: the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany; Fence, a biannual literary journal and publisher; the Hudson Area Library; and the Poetry Home School.  Harmony Holiday is the author of three groundbreaking books of poetry “that push at the elasticity of language and memory, poems and prose.” – Douglas Kearney is a poet, performer and librettist whose work defies labels and expands boundaries by bridging themes such as politics, African-American culture and hip-hop music while employing nontraditional layouts he calls “performative typography.” – Information at 518-828-1792 x 101 or http://hudsonarealibrary.org/ 7 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Free Movie Tuesdays: The Immigrant Experience in America Series – The Immigrant – Marion Cotillard plays a Polish woman trying to free her sister from the island’s infirmary and Joaquin Phoenix co-stars as a shady businessman.  “For all its historical density and specificity, The Immigrant is among the most painful and powerfully intimate of movies.” – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 518-392-6121 – 8:30  pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

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

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Ellen Thurston

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Art Events in Hudson NY July 17 to July 23, 2017

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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The Month of July

The Find Waldo Hudson Scavenger Hunt is well under way, with some 35 Hudson businesses participating.  From July 1 to 31, children can pick up a “passport” at any participating business, identified by an iconic “Where’s Waldo” on the window or door.  Once the passport is obtained the hunt begins.  A miniature Waldo will be hidden somewhere in each of the thirty-five businesses.  When found by the child, his or her passport is marked for that particular business.  After visiting each business and finding Waldos all over town, the completed passport can be entered in a drawing for a basket of “goodies” donated by Hudson businesses.  The drawing will take place at a party for all those who completed their passports.   The party will be held on July 31 at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Tuesday, July 18

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Stephen Petronio in conversation with Ralph Lemon and Jimena Paz – Join celebrated choreographer Stephen Petronio in conversation with Jimena Paz and National Medal of Arts awardee Ralph Lemon.  Stephen, Ralph, and Jimena will share video and stories about their creative process and inspirations at Crows Nest, a new dance residency center established by Petronio in Cairo, NY – Free and open to the public; reservations recommended – Information at www.hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-14387 pmWest Room, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Movie Tuesdays: The Immigrant Experience in America Series— Moscow on the Hudson – When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale’s department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.  Starring Robin Williams – A free program presented by PS21 – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 518-392-61218:30 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

Wednesday, July 19

Just when you notice the cupboard is bare, Upstreet Market rides to the rescue, filling the gap between weekend markets – A great lineup of vendors is in the park every Wednesday afternoon selling meats, cheeses, freshly picked vegetables, bread, butters, eggs, prepared foods, and more.  Held every Wednesday from now through the end of October –Information at UpstreetMarket@gmail.com4 to 7 pmUpstreet Market, Seventh Street Park (aka the Public Square) between Columbia & Warren Streets

Thursday, July 20

Film, Slides and a Presentation: Greater Hudson Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents and Issues of Reentry with Program Leader Joan E. Hunt, Director of Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood –This is the fourth and final presentation in the Thursday Evening Program series meant to provide opportunities for thoughtful dialog about incarceration, prison towns, reentry, and community justice. – These programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP by email to events@davisortongallery.com is appreciated – Information at 518-567-4056 or by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com – 6 pm to 7:30 pmDavis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Luke Temple / Cassandra Jenkins / Jonny Fritz – Information at 518-828-1562 or Half Moon facebook page – 8 to 11 pm The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, July 20-23

TSL Films

> Kedi (2016) – Critics and cats agree, this documentary will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats of Istanbul – In Turkish with English subtitles

> Michelangelo: Love and Death – “…a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome, and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of the great artist.”

> Hare Krishna! – A documentary on the life of the 70-year-old Indian Swami, Srila Prabhupada, who arrived in America in the 1960s.

> Letters from Baghdad: The True Story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq – “…sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia.  The film tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer, and political powerhouse.”

> Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story – “…the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson, two unsung heroes of Hollywood’s Golden Age.”

>The Hero – Sam Elliott plays an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him.

>Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense – “Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made… Directed by Jonathan Demme”

Information and schedule at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Playwright Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen starts its tour in Catskill – “If you’ve never seen Copenhagen, it’s hard to imagine that a play in which three dead people discuss atomic physics could be electrifying and intensely emotional.  Yet this riveting drama, full of crackle and vitality, delivers a literary and theatrical punch that stays with you long after the curtain has fallen….On the surface, Copenhagen turns around a mysterious 1941 meeting between the esteemed Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his former pupil, the German scientist Werner Heisenberg.  Old friends who had revolutionized atomic science during the 1920s, they are now on opposite sides of a world war.  But the science, it turns out, is merely a vehicle, a metaphor for a wrenching probe into deeply human quandaries and contradictions.” — The play is directed by Ellen Honig – The play’s first run is this week at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2 pm – Tickets at http://copenhagencatskill.brownpapertickets.com or at the door a half hour prior to each performance on a space available basis – Information at 518-943-3894 –  Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill  (The play travels to Byrdcliffe Theatre, Woodstock in August, and the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck in September –  Information at 845-489-3975 or by email to ellenhonig@gmail.com )

The Holler Sessions – This is the final week of The Holler Sessions, written and performed by Frank Boyd, and created in collaboration with the TEAM and Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin as consulting director– The play is staged as a live radio show, and centers around one man’s burning obsession for American jazz.  Ray, an explosive Kansas City DJ, broadcasts his love of jazz from his shoddy studio, with an infectious passion for this uniquely American art form. – “Embodied with respect and ferocity by Frank Boyd…Ray radiates a hard-core obsessiveness that’s both scary and contagious.”—Ben Brantley, The New York TimesCritic’s Pick – Information and tickets at www.ancramoperahouse.org or 518-329-0114 – Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 7 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Saturday Night Fever, “the most requested show of the season” “…a disco inferno of a show that will have you dancing down memory lane for three happy

weeks…” – The show, presented in Mac-Haydn’s unique theatre-in-the-round,  runs through Sunday, July 23 – Performance dates and times vary – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292

or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org  – Tickets available for both matinee and evening performances – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 21

HWM Free Friday Wine Tasting –  Maria Clark from Polaner Imports will be pouring a selection of affordable wines perfect for summer parties – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Artists and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – A monthly gathering where visual artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and others come together to share thoughts, conversation, artwork, and a meal. – Sher Stevens is hosting.  Please bring a dish to share and enjoy the conversation! – Our speaker will be Greene County Council on the Arts Grants Coordinator Margaret Uhalde. To qualify for a Community Arts Grant or an Individual Artist’s grant, the applicant must attend a mandatory informational workshop.  Margaret will be offering the workshop for the attendees at this month’s dinner.  It is recommended that artists attend the Potluck/informational workshop even if they are not sure if they  will be applying for a grant.  Ms. Uhalde will answer questions about the grant program at the dinner.  If you wish to share your work with the group at the next dinner, please send an email to artistspotluck@gmail.com – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 pmHudson Senior Center, Second Floor, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street, (corner of State Street)

Story Slam with Trixie Starr and Caitlin Langstaff – This is the kick-off event for Rally in the Valley, based on Planned Parenthood’s slogan “Care. No matter what.”  Features Hudson’s favorite drag queen Trixie Starr and Caitlin Langstaff, founder of The Mosquito Story Slam – Audience members who drop their name in the hat, will be picked at random during the show, to tell 5-minute true stories related to the theme of “No Matter What.”  The stories will be told, not read.  No notes will be used on stage. A maximum of 10 storytellers will be picked at random to share their stories with the audience.  Entry fee included with gold supporter wristband.  All proceeds benefit Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.  – Information at 518-828-1562 or Half Moon facebook page – 7:45 pm to 9:15 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Western Centuries – Seattle is best known for giving the world grunge-rock, but apparently some musicians there are equally influenced by American roots music, country, and rock ‘n’ roll.  – Western Centuries is comprised of Seattle-based country musician Cahalen Morrison, jam band veteran Jim Miller, R&B and bluegrass-by-way-of punk rock songwriter Ethan Lawton, pedal steel player Rusty Blake, and bassist Dan Lowinger. Western Centuries combines all its members’ influences and styles into an original take on American roots-rock.  The group brings its upbeat, honkytonk dance numbers, its lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between to Helsinki – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Doors open at 6 pm; Show at 9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Dishwasher Dreams – In his one-man show, actor and writer Aladdin Ullah draws on the story of his father, Habib, a steamship worker from East Bengal, who jumped ship and made his way to New York’s Lower East Side in the 1920s, settled in Harlem in the 1930s, and worked for years as a dishwasher and line cook.   Aladdin explores his father’s life as well as his own childhood growing up in East Harlem in the 1970s and 80s.  Accompanied by tabla player Avi Sharma, Ullah tells the story with a deep sense of humor, drama, and empathy for the American immigrant experience – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or call 518-392-61218 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

Friday-Saturday, July 21-22

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Exhibition Opening – Rally in the Valley: Act 1 – An anonymous exhibition of small works by emerging and established artists, with artists’ names revealed after works are purchased  – Organized by Kristen Dodge & Dawn BreezeProceeds to benefit Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood – Information and full schedule at www.rallyinthevalley.org – Preview on Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; exhibition and sale on Saturday from 5 to 7 pmCommon Council Room at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre series presents Hi, Ho, Robin Hood Robin Hood and his band of merry men are robbing the rich to help the poor people of Nottingham.  Prince John, who is ruling while King Richard is on a crusade, is taxing people right out of their homes!  The Sheriff of Nottingham can’t catch the clever bandits…Will King Richard return in time to save all of Nottingham, and the merry band?  – 10:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays through July 29 – – Season subscriptions and group rates are available – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

FridaySunday, July 21-23

Rally in the Valley – Three days of art, education and action in support of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood – See listings for “Story Slam” and “Act 1”  (above) and  “Hot Pink” (below)  – Information at www.rallyinthevalley.org

MONUMENT – The dance work MONUMENT combines beautifully revived works by legends of modern dance with original choreography by Hudson-based dance artist Adam H. Weinert. – With ingenuity, reverence, and grace, Weinert and an ensemble of stellar dancers, perform classic solos by Doris Humphrey, Jose Limon and Jacob’s Pillow founder Ted Shawn.  Weinert’s work then transports audiences to a new world that is “impressive, strange, a puzzle you want to solve, a social order changing before your eyes.”—The New York Times – For these performances, composer/performer Chris Garneau returns to Hudson to perform live, set to perfectly paced piano-led compositions with Garneau’s “dangerously beautiful voice.”—The New Yorker – Information and tickets at www.hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-1438Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 5 pm – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Saturday, July 22

Silhouette Artist Erik Johnson – The Bees Knees will be hosting silhouette artist Erik Johnson, a highly skilled, third generation artist who learned the craft from his father.  Within minutes, Johnson hand cuts each silhouette by just looking at the subject’s profile.  You’ll have an amazing keepsake of you, your child, significant other, etc.  Sign-ups are free.  Go to https:beesknees22.eventbrite.com/ — Framing is available – Information at 518-697-0888The Bee’s Knees, 725 Warren Street

The Hudson Farmers’ Market  –  Add to the season’s bounty—Tomatoes!  Meet this year’s new vendors:   the fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Atina Foods, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Jacuterie.   The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Cosby Gibson performs in the Music Tent – Bob Sheets is at the market the first Saturday of each month to sharpen knives, scissors, shears, and loppers –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com 9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – Tour one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. This gem still has its spiral staircase, working fog bell, and wonderful architecture – Learn its history and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the lighthouse.  The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active aid for navigation for water traffic. –  Reservations for  the tour are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.hudsoncruises.comor by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pmand  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour –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, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

The National Theatre of London presents its production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America  – Part I: Millennium  Approaches – On the big screen in HD – Information and reservations at 518-822-84481 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

OLANA ’67: A Public Work of Art – The Olana Summer Party – Imagine 1967 and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the date when Olana opened as a public work of art on June 3, 1967. – Top regional chefs will create 1967-inspired hors d’oeuvres and a DJ will spin tunes from this era on Olana’s East Lawn – Information at www.olana.org/olana67 –  Host Committee Reception from 5 pm to 6 pm; Main Cocktail Event from 6 to 8 pmEast Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9-G, Hudson

John Davis Gallery Exhibition Opening – The work of five artists will be shown – Main Galleries & Sculpture Garden – Animula:  Bruce Gagnier; Carriage House, Ground Floor – in paper, in boxes: Pamela J. Wallace; Carriage House, Second Floor – Paintings: Peter Bonner; Carriage House, Third Floor – Paintings: Benjamin Pritchard ; Carriage House, Fourth Floor – Paintings: McWillie Chambers – All on view through August 13 – Information at 518-828-5907 or by email to art@johndavisgallery.com6 to 8 pm John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Deadly Dragon Sound – Information at 518-828-15628 to 11 pm The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Hot Pink – Hosted by Rally in the Valley – Hot Pink is an inclusive + sweaty dance party to benefit Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood presented by Heavy Flow, an all-female identifying DJ lineup including  Jennifer Haley, Sis, DJ Shanny,  and SVB – Discounted admission at the door if you wear a pink costume – Information at rallyinthevalley.org9 pm to 1 am – Hudson Lodge, 601 Union Street

Art Omi Dance Salon – This annual event is a forum for the Art Omi Dance residents to share their individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month – The Salon offers an intimate evening of live performance by dancers from around the world, set in the studio spaces, and gives context to individual artists’ work at the start of the residency program – This year’s dance residents are from Palestine, Republic of the Congo, Singapore/Philippines, United States, Canada, Australia, France, India, and Spain/UK – Free and open to the public, no reservation required – Information at www.artomi.orgor 518-392-4747 –   5 pm – Studio Barns, Art Omi, intersection of County Route 22 and Letter S Road, Ghent

Valatie Village-Wide Tag Sale – Maps of participating tag sale addresses available at local stores in the village including Great Finds in the Millhouse, Upper Main Street; Mario’s Home Center on Route 9; and Hennessy Insurance and JGA Antiques on Main Street.  Check out tag sales all over the Village for fabulous finds including antiques, collectibles, toys, books, clothing, housewares, tools, and more.  Lunch is available in the Village at restaurants and cafes along Main Street and Route 9 – Sponsored by the Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association (VERA) – Information and maps at VERAvalatie.com or VERAvalatie on facebook – 8 am to 2 pm – Village of Valatie

The 12th Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert – Pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or call 518-392-61218 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

Sunday, July 23

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit three gardens in Spencertown, Austerlitz, and Canaan – Admission fee paid at each garden

> Garden of Linda Horn – Artist Linda Horn began to create a one-acre native meadow/prairie when she and her husband moved to the area – Owner and artist Linda Horn, land stewardship designer Barbara Hughey, and landscape designer Heather Grimes will be on hand to introduce guests to Linda’s dynamic landscape, discuss the concepts and practices of landscape restoration, and provide practical ideas for creating healthy, beautiful, and low maintenance native ecosystems – 10 am to 2 pm – 5015 County Route 7, Spencertown

> Steepletop – Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Garden – Named for the wildflower found in its high fields – 10 am to 4:30 pm – 440 East Hill Road, Austerlitz

> Rockland Farm – The garden is comprised of a variety of areas that flow one from another over about ten acres  – 10 am to 4 pm – 180 Stony Kill Road, Canaan

> Information at www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule

Read & Feed – Basilica Hudson, in partnership with the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP) presents its second annual celebration of literature and foodThis year the festival celebrates the legendary Hudson-based poet John Ashbery’s 90th birthday.  An all-star, twenty-person marathon reading of John Ashbery’s Girls on the Run is preceded by a gathering of poetry luminaries explaining “How to Love Reading Ashbery” – Also featured are acclaimed food writers and chefs – Some performances bring literature and food together, such as Whiting Award-winning poetry superstars Simone White and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs performing and talking poetry, food and music, while cooking up collard greens and salmon cakes – Celebrated cookbook authors and restaurateurs have conversations with literary chefs about food, memory and the senses – A cooking masterclass taught by Barbara “Barb the Butcher” Fisher teaches  how to make sausage – Delicious and affordable South Indian cuisine created by Rohan Kamicheril of the popular Tiffin food blog is offered in the new Community Café, and  a marketplace of local, independent literary publishers and artisanal food vendors is available.  – Information and schedule at basilicahudson.org12 noon to 5 pmBasilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

The Velocity of Geography – A staged reading of James Farrell’s new play – The play explores the complexities of experience behind the story of a father and daughter who emigrate from Romania to New York City in 1988, fleeing the oppressive regime of Nicolae Ceausescu – Directed by Robert Zukerman – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or call 518-392-6121 – 2 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66 (1 mile north of Chatham Village)

I / O – A collective of world class musicians exploring original and reworked compositions by contemporary artists – Featured musicians are: Rachel Z, a jazz and rock pianist and keyboardist who is considered one of the most influential and versatile musical forces of her generation; David Gilmore, a highly regarded session jazz guitarist and composer; Erik Lawrence, a gifted saxophonist and flutist; Scott Petito, the group’s bassist and composer, with a long list of live and recorded performance credits; Roberto Rodriguez, percussionist, composer, and arranger; and Roberto Juan Rodriguez, whose unique blending of Latin and Jewish music has created a whole new hybrid. – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.comDoors open at 6 pm; Show at 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months 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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

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

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

ellenthurston1@gmail.com

 

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and Beyond, July 5 to July 11, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

The Month of July

From July 1 to 31, thirty-five Hudson businesses will be participating in a Find Waldo Hudson scavenger hunt.  Children can pick up a “passport” at any participating business, identified by an iconic “Where’s Waldo” on the window or door.  Once inside, the hunt begins.  A miniature Waldo will be hidden somewhere in each of the thirty-five businesses.  When found by the child, his or her passport is marked for that particular business.  After visiting each business and finding Waldos all over town, the completed passport can be entered in a drawing for a basket of “goodies” donated by Hudson businesses.  The drawing will take place at a party for all those who completed their passports.   The party will be held on July 31 at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Wednesday, July 5

Just when you notice the cupboard is bare, Upstreet Market rides to the rescue, filling the gap between weekend markets – A great lineup of vendors is in the park every Wednesday afternoon selling meats, cheeses, freshly picked vegetables, bread, butters, eggs, prepared foods, and more.  Held every Wednesday from now through the end of October – 4 to 7 pm – Information at UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – Upstreet Market, Seventh Street Park (aka the Public Square) between Columbia & Warren Streets

Thursday, July 6

Yes, In My Backyard,A film screening of a documentary by Tracy Huling, Founder/Director of the Prison Public Memory Project – The film presents a portrait of Coxsackie, NY, a rural prison town in Greene County – Following the screening, the filmmaker, who is currently working in Illinois, will be available via video to answer questions.  – The screening is the second of four Thursday evening programs being presented as part of PRISON, an exhibition of photography and special programming presented  by the Davis Orton Gallery in partnership with the Prison Public Memory Project/Hudson.  The program presents opportunities for thoughtful dialog about incarceration, prison towns, reentry, and community justice—the prison’s impact on individuals, families and towns.  The exhibition and these Thursday programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP by email to events@davisortongallery.com is appreciated – Information at 518-567-4056 or by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com  – The screening is from 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street 

Thursday-Sunday, July 6-9

TSL Films – Time & Space Ltd. (TSL) is taking some time off.  There will be no movie screenings this week.  Movie screenings will resume on July 13.  Watch this space!

Mac-Haydn Theatre opens Saturday Night Fever, “the most requested show of the season” – “…a disco inferno of a show that will have you dancing down memory lane for three happy weeks…” – The show runs from Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 23 – Performance dates and times vary – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org  –Tickets available for both matinee and evening performances – Mac-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 7

HWM Friday Wine Tasting –Free tastings of rye, bourbon and whiskey from Ancram’s powerhouse distillery– Hillrock Distillery.  Nosh, sip and learn how these gems are made.  “With their persistence of flavor and long finishes, they are not to be missed.” – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

The Town of Hillsdale hosts a summer celebration concert featuring award-winning singer-songwriter John Farrell, Grammy-winning keyboard player Jeff Miller, and local harmonica wizard Jeff Neumann – Farrell is a dedicated musician who works with children and families around the world.  He has performed in 25 countries and is the author of three books for children.  His songs are inspiring, humorous, and educational – Adults enjoy his songs as much as children do.  – Roe Jan Park is “a community center for all ages.”  It is host to the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, the library gala, and a number of local weddings and special events – For information about the Park and its programs, go to www.hillsdaleny.com7:30 pm to 9 pm – Roeliff Jansen Park, State Route 22, a mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23, Hillsdale

FridaySaturday, July 7-8

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre season begins with The Trials of Alice in Wonderland In this new telling of the fanciful tale, Alice is on trial for daring to grow and change.  With the Cheshire Cat as a guide, she revisits Wonderland to gather evidence of her innocence.  The Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and caterpillar testify before the judge—The Queen of Hearts.   Tweedledee and Tweedledum are attorneys, if only they can decide which side they are on! The songs—“Off With Her Head,” “Always Time For Tea,” “Somewhere In A Dream,” and others add to the fun and help tell the story – 10:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays through July 15 – Season subscriptions and group rates are available – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 8

The Hudson Farmers’ Market –Now in its 21st year of operation – Meet this year’s new vendors:   the fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Atina Foods, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Jacuterie.   The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Bob Sheets is at the market the first Saturday of each month to sharpen knives, scissors, shears, and loppers –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pmParking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

 

Photographer Michel Arnaud will be signing copies of his newly released book Detroit: The Dream is NowThe Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City – The book is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the City of Detroit – Light refreshments – Information by email to info@tkhomeandgarden.com1 to 4 pmTK Home and Garden, 441 Warren Street

Strawberry Festival – Sponsored by the UMW of Trinity United Methodist Church – Featuring a turkey club sandwich, and home-made strawberry shortcake with REAL whipped cream – Children under three are admitted free – 4 pm to 6:30 pm – Trinity United Methodist Church, (handicapped accessible) 555 Joslen Boulevard, Hudson

Volume Reading & Music Series – A free series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set,  presented every second Saturday at Spotty Dog Books & Ale – The featured writers this month are Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Courtney Maum, and Christopher Bollen

> Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, BookRiot, and Huffington Post. She lives in Boston where she teaches at Grub Street and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

> Courtney Maum is the author of the acclaimed novels Touch and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, and the chapbook Notes from Mexico. Maum’s work has also been published in The New York Times, O Magazine, Tin House, Electric Literature, and Buzzfeed.

> Christopher Bollen is the author of the new novel The Destroyers, as well as Orient and the critically acclaimed Lightning People. His work has also appeared in GQ, The New York Times, New York magazine, and Artforum. He lives in New York and is the Editor-at-Large at Interview magazine.

The readings are followed by book signings and DJ Amanda Taylor.  Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf  French. – Information at Volume’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/volumehudsonn7 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chatham Summerfest – An annual street fair that draws hundreds of visitors and showcases  varied local organizations as well as performers, artists, and vendors.  All events are free – In addition to the popular sidewalk sale and Artisan Faire, three stages throughout the village will accommodate a variety of entertainers – Sponsored by the Chatham Area Business & Arts (CABA) Organization – 10 am to 4 pm – Takes place along Main Street, Park Row, and Hudson Avenue – Village of Chatham

Athens Street Festival – In case you haven’t had enough fireworks – This is an annual event, ending in a fireworks display that can be seen from certain points in the City of Hudson.  Try Promenade Hill Park at the foot of Warren Street – The festival includes national, regional and local entertainment on three stages, a parade, carnival rides, a car show, food booths, exhibitors and vendors including 150 booths selling everything from crafts and jewelry to T-shirts and more – Information at 518-945-1551 or  https://festivalnet.com/25457/Athens-New-York/festivals/Athens-Street-Festival10 am to 11 pm – Riverfront Park, Village of Athens

SaturdaySunday, July 8-9

Art Omi Open Studio Weekend – Celebrate with 30 resident artists who hail from 28 diverse countries – This is an annual event attended by hundreds of art professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends.

> Saturday – Dancing Under the Stars – Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music overlooking Omi’s  firefly-lit sculpture park – Dance to the exuberant music of Nkumu Katalay in the company of Omi’s artists-in-residence and the upstate arts community –  8:30 am to 12 midnight – Benenson Visitors Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

> Sunday – Country Brunch –  Omi honors its international artists-in-residence and celebrates with a country brunch (mimosas, French toast, and fresh fruit), on the lawn of Ledig House –  11 am to 1 pm – Ledig House, 59 Letter S Road, Ghent

> Sunday – Open Studios – After Country Brunch, stroll down to the studio barns, and see what the resident artists have been working on for the past four weeks, along with additional events and installations. – Open and free to the public – 1 to 5 pm – The Studio Barns, intersection of County Route 22 and Letter S Road, Ghent

> Information and tickets for Dancing Under the Stars and Country Brunch at www.artomi.org

Sunday, July 9

Conversations with Neighbors: Join the Garden Revolution: Natural Landscapes Workshop – Learn how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful and healthy landscapes with experts Linda Horn, Heather Grimes, and Barbara Hughey – Information by e-mail to info@spencertownacademy.org9:30 am to 12:30 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Next Monday, July 10

Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) holds its monthly meeting in the back room of The Wunderbar in Hudson, hoping to attract interested people from southern Columbia County and from Greene County. CCL is all about how citizen lobbyists can exercise their political power to create a livable world.  The organization discusses strategies for creating public awareness about and support for pricing carbon and returning that money to American households, thereby reducing carbon emissions while growing the economy and creating jobs.  The work of the organization  consists of lobbying with members of congress, writing letters to the editor, doing public presentations on climate issues, and reaching out to the community through events and individual outreach. The regular meeting starts at 6 pm, with orientation for newcomers at 5:30 pm – Following the usual information sharing, national call, and skill building, the meeting will break into action groups, with a wrap-up at the end of the meeting. – For information send email to Karen Frishkoff at kfrishkoff@gmail.com or call 518-672-7901 – All are welcome – Orientation for newcomers at 5:30 pm; Full Meeting from 6 to 8 pm – Back Room, Wunderbar Bistro, 744 Warren Street

Next Tuesday, July 11

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pmPerformance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months 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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

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

 

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

ellenthurston1@gmail.com

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, June 27 to July 4, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Tuesday, June 27  

Lucero – with Banditos opening – “The five members of Lucero have been steady road warriors since 1998, averaging 250 gigs a year.  You can see that these guys have put in their proverbial 10,000 hours and then some.  The result is they know how to grab a crowd and take them along on a rock ‘n’ roll journey.” – Information at 518- 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Doors at 6 pm; show at 8 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

NOT! Helsinki Open Mic –– No open mic on June 27 nor on July 4!!! – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, June 28

Just when you thought the cupboard was bare, Upstreet Market rides to the rescue, filling the gap between weekend markets – A great lineup of vendors is in the park every Wednesday afternoon selling meats, cheeses, freshly picked vegetables, bread, butters, eggs, prepared foods, and more.  Held every Wednesday from now through the end of October – 4 to 7 pm – Information at UpstreetMarket@gmail.comUpstreet Market, Seventh Street Park (aka the Public Square) between Columbia & Warren Streets

Thursday, June 29

Hudson’s Prison History: 1887 to the PresentThe Prison Public Memory Project and Davis Orton Gallery kick off the summer’s Thursday evening program series with this rich presentation by Peter Tenerowicz. The presentation takes attendees through over a century of Hudson prison history, from the foundation of the House of Refuge for Women in 1887 to the Hudson Correctional Facility’s transformation into a juvenile facility today.  Building on an illustrated talk developed by Prison Public Memory Project staff and presented in 2016 at the Hudson Correctional Facility to staff and all inmates, Peter will bring his unique perspective as a former corrections officer to the history of Hudson’s past as a prison community, as well as his knowledge about the history of his wife’s family members who lived and worked at the Hudson prison from 1917 until the 1950s when it was the NYS Training School for Girls – Free and open to the public – RSVP by email to events@davisortongallery.com is appreciated –  Information at 518-567-4056 or by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com  – Lecture from 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 29-July 2

TSL Films – Time & Space Ltd. (TSL) is taking a week off.  There will be no movie screenings this week.  Movie screenings will resume on July 13.  Watch this space!

An updated version of Anything Goes, Cole Porter’s classic Broadway musical, runs through July 2 – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org –  Tickets available for both matinee and evening performances – Mac-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Shaker Museum / Mount Lebanon opened its 2017 season on June 16.  Visitors may enjoy the grounds and visit the shop anytime between 10 am and 4 pm on Fridays through Mondays through October 9.  Guided tours are available Friday through Monday at 11 am and 2 pm – Access to the buildings, exhibitions, and installations is by guided tour only.  Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon stewards the historic site in New Lebanon, which is open from June to October, and offers tours, exhibitions and public programs.  The museum also has a campus in Old Chatham, open year round by appointment, where the administrative offices, collections, library, and archives are housed.  The museum’s collection of over 56,000 Shaker items is the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world. – Information at https://shakerml.org/ Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon, Shaker Road, New Lebanon

Friday, June 30

HWM Friday Wine Tasting – Martin Scott Imports will help us toast in the weekend with great value whites and two levels of Broadbent Madeira, including the rich and wonderful 10-year Malmsey – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or  828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Friday-Saturday, June 30-July 1

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre season begins with The Trials of Alice in Wonderland In this new telling of the fanciful tale, Alice is on trial for daring to grow and change.  With the Cheshire Cat as a guide, she revisits Wonderland to gather evidence of her innocence.  The Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and caterpillar testify before the judge—The Queen of Hearts.   Tweedledee and Tweedledum are attorneys, if only they can decide which side they are on! The songs—“Off With Her Head,” “Always Time For Tea,” “Somewhere In A Dream,” and others add to the fun and help tell the story – 10:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays through July 15 – Season subscriptions and group rates are available – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 1

The Hudson Farmers’ Market –Now in its 21st year of operation – New Vendors this year include the fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Atina Foods, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Jacuterie.   The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Bob Sheets will be at the market the first Saturday of each month to sharpen knives, scissors, shears, and loppers –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society invites the public to visit the sailboat Eleanor to see the work that has been completed and the work that remains to be accomplished on the restoration of the 1903 sailboat. – Continental breakfast will be served – Information at 518-828-788410 am to 11:30 am – Door 19, 99 South Third Street

Housing Narratives – Oral History Summer School in partnership with the Hudson Area Library presents Walis Jackson and Sarita Daftary-Steel in a program called Housing Narratives, a conversation about community development and housing.  Ms. Jackson will present The Red Line Archive, a mobile public art project that engages New York City residents in discussing race and the history of the 1938 City Line Map that helped create the segregated urban landscapes of the city.  This “cabinet of curiosities” is wheeled along city streets, inviting people to freely associate about personal artifacts and documents from the artist’s family history in gentrifying Brooklyn.  Ms. Daftary will present her oral history project on East New York, designed to capture the experiences of neighborhood residents who lived in East New York during the period when families of color (African American, West Indian, and Puerto Rican) moved in and white families moved out, and the resulting decline of services and quality of life that followed.  A discussion of housing-related issues in Hudson will follow.   The event is free and open to the public.  A light breakfast of bagels and beverages will be served – Information at 518-828-1792, x 101 10 am to 12 noon – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Exhibition Opening – Creative Growth – Hand Hooked Rugs from Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California Creative Growth serves artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. It provides both a professional studio environment for artistic development, as well as a gallery for exhibition and representation.  The artwork fostered in this unique environment is included in prominent collections and museums worldwide. Creative Growth artists Judith Scott and Dan Miller were included in the 2017 Venice Biennale – Information by email to keacarpetsandkilims.com  or call 917-952-16545 to 8 pmKea Carpets and Kilims, 238 Warren Street

Fireworks for America’s Celebration on Hudson Cruises – Celebrate!  A night of fun on the majestic Hudson River—cruise, music, and drink specials – Must be over 21 – Information and reservations at 1-888-804-9716 – Or take a chance and pay as you board (only available if not sold out!) – Boarding starts at 8 pm; cruise from 8:30 pm to 10 pm – Board at Hudson Cruises, City Dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Exhibition Opening – A Canon of Beauty – A group show featuring oil and watercolor painter Barry DeBaun, voted “Best Artist” in Hudson Valley magazine’s Best of the Hudson Valley 2016 Readers’ Poll, and is the recipient of many national and regional awards – His work can be seen in many museum collections – Gallery artists are also shown in the exhibition – On view through August 12 – Information at www.neumannfineart.com or call 413-246-57765:30 pm – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

Fireworks! – Germantown Independence Day Celebration – Fun for families, kids, couples & friends – Live music, food, vendors, games, and activities for kids –– Pay at the gate, per person or per carload – Sponsored by the Town of Germantown – Information at 518-537-6687 or www.germantownny.org – Gate opens at 4 pm – Fireworks display at 9:30 pm– Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown

“The Most Unbelievable Fireworks Show!!!” – Gates open at 5 pm – Information at 518-794-9606 – Lebanon Valley Speedway, 1746 US Route 20, West Lebanon

Sunday, July 2

The Rogovoy Salon, a new music and literary series curated and hosted by Seth Rogovoy, presents  Breath and Hammer: Clarinet, Piano and Beyond ,with the Krakauer-Tagg Duo,featuring the innovative, experimental pianist Kathleen Tagg, a “sound explorer” from South Africa, and David Krakauer, known for his virtuoso solo clarinet work in classical and avant-garde music, klezmer, and  jazz – “…witness what promises to be another mind-bending concert with one of the world’s most exciting and innovative musical duos.” – Information and tickets at 518-828-4800 or heksinkihudson.com7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Mistresses and  Palberta – Information at 828-1562 – 8 to 11 pm The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Monday, July 3

Basilica Back Gallery:  The Bright Future Group Show – Works by David Aron, Simeon Amstutz, Elbert Perez, Becca Van K., Louise Smith, Martin Katzoff, and Jack Walls – “In these dark times the only refuge seems to be in art, for these are very dark times indeed.  The Bright Future Group Show is a group of younger and older artists brought together by Melissa Auf der Maur.  Yes,, the title of the show is somewhat sardonic.  The younger artists in the show all have studied art and are attending or have graduated from various art schools.  The older artists—David Aron and Jack Walls are longtime veterans of the Downtown New York art scene.  The coming together of this diverse and talented group of seven is a sign of hope not subscribing to any politics, but can be viewed as a political statement with a dash of irony. – This exhibition continues Basilica Hudson’s 2017 thematic Back Gallery artist in residency program,….” – Information at basilicahudson.orgBBQ Opening Party – (Bring your own dogs.) 4 pm ‘til sunset – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Wailing Souls, one of the original Kingston, Jamaica groups to popularize a then-new music called “reggae” in the mid-1960s, bring their trademark vocal harmonies and dancehall rhythms to  a special holiday weekend dance party – Winston “Pipe” Matthews and Lloyd “Bread” McDonald met in a vocal workshop in Kingston in 1964.  Classmates included aspiring singers who would go on to form a group called the Wailers, which became Bob Marley’s group.  Matthews and McDonald formed the Wailing Souls, and they’ve never stopped singing since.  These reggae and rocksteady legends have been thrice-nominated for Grammy Awards and are the living connection back to the trenchtown origins of reggae music – Information and tickets at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8 pm  – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, July 4

The People’s Parade – Make your own float, decorate your car, stroller, wagon, garden tractor, lawn mower, or bike.  Decorate anything  you can push or ride with good old American pride!  Wear your red, white and blue and bring your patriotic spirit. Not up to marching? Join the crowds who bring chairs and watch the parade from the sidelines.  Parade route is from Rothermel Park, down Rothermel Lane to Eichybush Road, and then on to Broad Street (US 9) to the Village Green – Parade starts at 11 am – Kinderhook Village, Kinderhook

An Old Fashioned Independence Day – Eighteenth-century crafts, re-enactors, music and entertainment.  A great day for young families.  Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River – Information at www.friendsofclermont.org or call 518-537-4240 – Buy tickets in advance to insure entry – 2 to 10 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown (off Route 9G)

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 518-822-1014The 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

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

 

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

ellenthurston1@gmail.com

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Art Events in Hudson and Beyond, June 19 to June 26, 2017

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE NOTE
Ellen’s e-mail address has changed to “ellenthurston1@gmail.com“.  Please use this address for all correspondence/

Thursday-Sunday, June 22-25

TSL Films:

> Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan – “An intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.  What we see is a woman of tremendous strength, resilience, and good humor….”

> Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe – The story of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig and his life in exile between 1936 and 1942.  Having been driven into emigration at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig falls into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall, which he had anticipated early on.  “…the story of a refugee, a tale of losing one’s homeland, and of the search for a new one….”

> Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent – “Both a biopic of a complicated man and an exploration of the gathering forces that converged to shape a new American cuisine and create the cult of ‘celebrity chef’….” – Produced by Anthony Bourdain

> Manifesto – Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is featured in 13 distinct vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements.  From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before.  Director Julian Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this contemporary call to action.

> Obit – there are only a handful of editorial obituary writers in the world and none are better than at The New York Times, where obits have become some of the best writing in journalism.  This is the first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries via the legendary obit desk at The Times. “Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time….”

> The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (2016) – Delve into the vivid imagination of this true visionary. Who is Hieronymus Bosch?  Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever?  Featuring the exhibition, “Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius” at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time.

> Burden (2017)Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in the 1970s with a series of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances.  After having himself shot, confined to a locker for five days, and crucified on the back of a VW bug, Burden reinvented himself as the creator of truly mesmerizing installations. In this film, his work and private life are seen through a mix of still-potent videos of his 70s performances, personal films and audio recordings, and comments from friends and critics, peppered with Burden’s musings through the years.

> Information and schedule at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

An updated version of Anything Goes, Cole Porter’s classic Broadway musical, opens and runs through July 2 – Information and tickets at 518-392-9292 or www.MacHaydnTheatre.org –  Tickets available for both matinee and evening performances – Mac-Hayden Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Shaker Museum / Mount Lebanon opened its 2017 season on June 16.  Visitors may enjoy the grounds and visit the shop anytime between 10 am and 4 pm on Fridays through Mondays through October 9.  Guided tours are available Fridaythrough Monday at 11 am and 2 pm – Access to the buildings, exhibitions, and installations is by guided tour only.  Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon stewards the historic site in New Lebanon, which is open from June to October, and offers tours, exhibitions and public programs.  The museum also has a campus in Old Chatham, open year round by appointment, where the administrative offices, collections, library, and archives are housed.  The museum’s collection of over 56,000 Shaker items is the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world.  Information at shakerml.org – (See under Saturday, June 17.below for community picnic to celebrate the opening.)

Friday-Saturday, June 23-24

The Hudson-Athens Ferry runs on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months, between the hours of 5 pm and 10:30 pm, leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half-hour.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

5th Annual Hudson River Exchange Summer Market – On the riverfront – Featuring 90 vendors of high quality handmade items, unique vintage finds, and farm fresh food; live music and DJ sets throughout the weekend; multiple areas for lounging, picnicking and enjoying the beauty of the river and the company of friends; a full compost and recycling program in partnership with Perfect Ten and Etsy – For the first time, the Market includes Friday night programming. A sister event—the Take Care Fair —takes place on Sunday and features local health and wellness practitioners. (See below under Sunday.) – Free and open to the public – Friday from 4 to 9 pm; Saturday from 11 am to 6 pmHenry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Friday-Sunday, June 23-25

Buds, Blooms, and Blossoms – The Greenport Garden Club presents a flower show at Verdigris Hudson – Beautiful floral arrangements will be on view all weekend – Watch and learn about building floral arrangements from garden club members – Information about the garden club by email to kathy12534@icloud.com – View the flowers during Verdigris open hours – Information at www.VerdigrisTea.com or call 518-828-3139 – Verdigris Hudson, 135 Warren Street (corner of Second Street)

Saturday, June 24

Electronics Recycling Day – Bring your old and broken electronics to Columbia-Greene Community College and they will be taken away free of charge (exception: a $10 charge for air conditioners and dehumidifiers) – The drive is sponsored by I Hear Media of the Hudson Valley, Columbia-Greene Community College, United Way of Columbia-Greene, Maven Technologies, and Metal Mike – Information at 518-828-50069 am to 12 noon – Columbia-Greene Community College, 5620 Route 9G

The Hudson Farmers’ Market – Strawberries are here!  Columbia County’s largest (and perhaps oldest) farmers’ market is back in its usual outdoor spot for its 21st year of operation – New Vendors include the fishmonger Pura Vida, Dairy Direct, Atina Foods, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Jacuterie.   The Destino Taco Cart is also on hand. – Accepting SNAP and WIC – Bob Sheets will be at the market the first Saturday of each month to sharpen knives, scissors, shears, and loppers –Information at http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth and Columbia Streets

Auction of the Collection of Keith & Patti Richards including furniture, decorations, and fine art – Online catalog at www.stairgalleries.com  – Information at 518-751-100011 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Jack Shainman Gallery / The School celebrates the opening of The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness, two inter-related shows at the gallery’s Chelsea location and The School, located in Kinderhook. –“ Serving as the centerpiece of the large-scale exhibition, The Gold Coast Slave Castles of Paa Joe honor the Ghanaian legacy of  abebuu adekai, or fantasy coffins. The ornate sarcophagi celebrate death and the afterlife, sculpted in the form of objects representative of the deceased and their interests….” – A special performance of PATIENT(CE) by Company SBB. Drinks, music, and local fare – Please RSVP by email to rsvp@jackshainman.com2 to 6 pm – The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Exhibition Opening – Summer Exhibit: Paintings by Mark Beard and Corinne Robbins – Works on Paper by Kahn & Selesnick, Claire Lofrese, Anne Francey, Sue Bryan, and David Seiler – On view through August 6 – Information at 518-828-1915 or carriehaddadgallery.com5 to 7 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

BeLo3rd Gallery Stroll – Various art and design locations welcome visitors to view a broad range of artwork including paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, antiques, artifacts and furnishings  – This spring-to-summer monthly open gallery event presents nine galleries on Warren and Front Streets open for viewing, some with artist receptions – See listings for details

>Participating galleries on Warren Street are:  Kea Tribal Rug Gallery, 238 Warren Street;

  1. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street; FRG Objects and Design/Art, 2nd Floor, 217 Warren Street; Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street, Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street; BCB ART, 116 Warren Street; and Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

> Participating galleries off Warren Street are: Inky Editions, 112 South Front Street (big white building behind the Basilica); and Wasserbach Fine Art, 99 South Third Street, Door 21

> Information on the Gallery Stroll at 567-4056 – 5 to 7 pm – Below Third Street, on Warren and Front Streets

Exhibition Opening – PRISON – An exhibition of photography and four evening programs – Through this exhibition of fine art/documentary photography and special programming, the Gallery, in partnership with Prison Public Memory Project/Hudson, presents opportunities for thoughtful dialog about incarceration, prison towns, reentry, and community justice—a prison’s impact on individuals, families and towns in Hudson, NY and beyond

> Exhibition of Photography: Isadora Kosofsky, Still My Mother, Still My Father: Parent Child Visits; Joe Librandi-Cowan, The Auburn System; and a Portfolio Showcase by Jason Koxvold and Dana Ullman

> Exhibitions on view through July 23 – Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5:30 pm and by appointment – Information http://davisortongallery.com by email to Karen@DavisOrtonGallery.com or 518-567-4056

> Four Thursday Evening Programs at the Gallery from 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Contact the Gallery for details

> Reception from 5 to 7 pm with artist talks at 6 pmDavis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Two Exhibition Openings & One Holdover

> Nichole van Beek: The Longest Day—New Paintings – “van Beek’s new work dives deep into the expressive potential of geometry, pattern and surface…This is her third solo exhibition with the gallery.”

> Green: John Dilg, Floryn Honnet, David Shaw and Eric Wolf – A group exhibition of painting and sculpture.

> Carl D’Alvia’s sculpture is still on view in the garden

> All on view through August 6

>Information at www.baileygallery.com  or 518-828-6680 – Reception from 6 to 8 pmJeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – “You lose yourself, you reappear”: New Work by Richard Finkelstein –  The artist draws inspiration from a quote by the playwright Samuel Beckett:  “To find a form that accommodates themes, that is the task of the artist now.” A common thread of cinematic isolation unites this exhibition, which initially gives the impression of being a group show.  However, closer inspection reveals the singular focus of Mr. Finkelstein, who communicates stories of separation using diverse media such as miniature tableaux, installations, drawings, and photographs…. – On view through August 6 – Work by gallery artists is also on view – Information  at www.BCBART.com or 518-828-4539 – Reception from 6 to 8 pmBCB Art, 116 Warren Street

Exhibition Openings – John Davis Gallery announces new exhibitions – Six artists will be shown in the Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Carriage House—Main Galleries: Farrell Brickhouse: New Work; Sculpture Garden: Sculpture by Howard Kalish; and Carriage House: Paintings by Jenny Snider, Alison Fox, Rosie Lopeman, and Kathy Osborn – On view through July 16 – Information at 518-828-5907 or by email to art@johndavisgallery.com6 to 8 pm John Davis Gallery, 362 1/2 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – 3 Artists: New Work: Barney Bellinger, Mark Wasserbach, and Jonathan Sweet showing sculpture, paintings, photography, and furniture design – Preview the new collection from these three acclaimed Hudson artists – Information by email to wass1@nycap.rr.com or call 518-368-5340 – On view through July 16 – 6 to 9 pm – The Warehouse, Door 21, 99 South Third Street

The National Theatre of London / NT Live presents its production of Salome – “This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salome at the center of a revolution…” – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 7 pmTime & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

John Paul White – Once a member of the Southern Gothic folk duo, Civil Wars, John Paul White  launched his solo career with last year’s album called Beulah – It has been described as a “remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy Southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop…” – Lera Lynn opens the show – 9 pm – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.comClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thomas Cole National Site Annual Summer Party – An evening under the stars on the banks of the Hudson River – Sweeping views of the Hudson River, cocktails and dinner, a chance to bid on thrilling getaways and other fabulous auction items, and fireworks!, all to benefit Thomas Cole National Site – Information at thomascole.org or 943-7465 – Extremely limited availability. Please call Carrie Tuccio at 518-943-7465 x 4 to inquire. – 7 to 11 pm, 152 William Street, Catskill

Garden Conservancy Open Day in Columbia County – Visit these three unique country gardens in Taghkanic, Craryville, and Ancram – Admssion fee paid at each garden

> Alice Platt’s garden – “This garden, which won a Golden Trowel Award from Garden Design magazine in 2005, is nestled in the woods at the end of a country lane…” – 10 am to 4 pm – 46 Tibbet Lane, Taghkanic

> Rabbit Lane – “Forty years ago, my husband Richard and I bought a tiny ‘get-away’.  A nineteenth-century farmhouse set in fifty-seven acres of a second-growth woodland…”- 10 am to 5 pm – 158 Maiers Road, Craryville

> Adams-Westlake Garden – “Two writers, Abby Adams, who writes about gardens and interiors, and her late husband, crime novelist Donald Westlake, authored the various plantings on this former farm in a pastoral Columbia County valley…” – 12 noon to 4 pm –Ancram

> Information at www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/columbiacounty-ny

 

Blackdome Music Festival – Featuring the Brooklyn-based orchestral pop piano-violin duo Gracie and Rachel, which crafts intricate tunes combining classical string elements with haunting, fierce vocals; Hite, the new project from Julia Easterlin, described as “rooted in folk yet still using the language of art and electronica”; and Jiji, an adventurous artist on guitar performing Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, as well as works by Ginastera and Albeniz – Discounts for seniors, students and children 12 and under – Information and tickets at www.blackdomemusic.com or call 917-816-59107:30 pm – Windham Civic Centre, 5379 Route 23, Windham

Real People Real Stories – Ancram Opera House starts its summer season with a much-anticipated  evening of homegrown stories told by local residents – The program is inspired by the Moth Radio Hour, but with its own unique improvised style – The storytellers are Lisa Morris from Gallatin, Sherry Weaver from Livingston, Darlene White from Pittsfield, Joan Galler from Ancram, Mildred Aksen from Ancramdale, and Ellen Thurston from Hudson – Information and tickets at ancramoperahouse.org or call 518-329-01148 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82 (Parking behind the Opera House)

 

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises are available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months.  See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Sunday, June 25

Take Care Fair – Hudson River Exchange in collaboration with Stella Fay, launches the Take Care Fair, the Hudson Valley’s first interactive marketplace dedicated to health and wellness – Showcasing healing arts, living food, and a broad spectrum of supportive services for physical, mental and spiritual health. – The marketplace setting allows attendees to learn about and experience in a low risk, introductory way the growing variety of resources available  – Participants are able to ask questions, receive mini-sessions, attend talks and take classes – Approximately 75 practitioners and makers will vend at the market; classes, workshops and presentations take place in the riverside gazebo or under tents throughout the day.  Participating vendors represent a variety of fields including acupuncture, massage therapy, personal training, nutrition coaching, mental health and more.– Free and open to the public – Rain or shine – Information at takecarefair/hudsonriverexchange.com – 11 am to 4 pm –  Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Book Sale and Signing – Author Adrienne Ross, former Hudson City School District teacher, now author, editor, columnist, and speaker hosts an Open House with a special invitation extended to former students and colleagues – An inspirational speech and book talk will be given at 12 noon, followed by the book signing – Ms. Ross is the commencement speaker at Hudson High School’s graduation ceremony on Friday – Her available books include Push Your Way to Purpose and #Aunt Alma Unleashed – Information at lseftner@questar.org or 518-828-415712 noon to 2 pmHudson Hall at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Modern Gaming 101 – Stuck in a Monopoly rut?  House Rules Café announces the first in a series of sessions to teach new games and to learn about the plethora of games that have been released in the last 20 years.  This first lesson will take a look at Splendor, published in 2014.  Splendor is a set-collecting game where players are trying to build the biggest and best collection of precious gems.  Good for two to four players, it’s easy to learn, but has the potential for some gory strategy and vicious backstabbing! – Information at 828-5938 – 1 to 6 pmHouse Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

Plays in Progress (PIP) presents Taking a Stand, a performance of staged readings of short pieces (both comic and serious) written and produced by the playwrights, actors, and directors of Plays in Progress:  Ellen Clarkson, Mel Cobb, Jr., Christopher Conant, Lucile Lichtblau, Byron Nilsson, Marcia Slatkin, and Jesse Waldinger – The program includes never before performed plays about different forms of love and fear of commitment: William Shakespeare’s improbable gentlemanly aspirations, the turning point of the Dreyfus Affair, a contest between hummus-makers, and more. – To benefit Hudson Hall – Tickets and information at 518-822-1438 or www.hudsonhall.org3 pm Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Michael Hearst’s Nerd-fabulous Author Event – Original musical accompaniment to a Power Point slideshow featuring his new book, Curious Constructions,  a follow-up to his previous  books–Unusual Creatures and Extraordinary People – In this book the reader will come face-to-face with 50 incredible structures such as a fire-breathing octopus sculpture, the skateboard ramp you would need to jump the Great Wall of China, a whole community of tree houses in Costa Rica, and a lifesize X-Wing Starfighter built of Legos – These and many more fascinating accounts of constructions both fantastically useful and gloriously unnecessary await inquisitive readers, aspiring engineers, and anyone who ever looked at a skyscraper and thought, “Yeah, but what if it had a roller coaster on top?” – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 518-671-60064 to 7 pm The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Columbia County Historical Society and Historic Hudson, present The Hudson River School (1825-1875):  A Slideshow and Conversation by gallery owner Peter Jung – Hudson River School painters such as Thomas Cole, Sanford Robinson Gifford and Frederic Church, and others, captured some of the last moments of the virgin landscape inhabited by Native Americans before the European immigrants transformed borders of true wilderness into farms and settlements.  These artists believed that God was manifest in the form of the American landscape, and their reverence for the vistas before them is recorded in the paintings known as the Hudson River School paintings – Information and tickets at www.cchsny.org or at the door – Reception at 4:30 pm; Lecture at 5 pm Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Brazilian Girls – “They are neither Brazilian nor all girls, but Grammy Award-nominated Brazilian Girls play a singular, sophisticated, and catchy fusion of electronic dance music and world-beat styles that has attracted the likes of David Byrne, Baba Maal and Angelique Kidjo…and has established a reputation as New York’s premier international party band.” – Doors open at 6 pm; show at 8 pm – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.comClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, June 26

Governor’s Office Health Care Forum – Learn what  the impact of the Trump era American Health Care Act (AHCA) might have on you and your family – The Governor’s Office is sending an expert panel to give you the opportunity to learn what is at stake and how best to protect your family from possible changes to our health care system.  RSVP to mike.morris@exec.ny.gov – Information at 822-1438 – 6 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

First Annual OutHudson Awards Night – The judges were Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton, Richelle Martin, and Rick Rector – Awards of a one-of-a-kind statuette will be given in eight categories—Most Hudson Spirit, Most OUT There, Best Music, Most PRIDE, Most Kitsch, Most Fabulous, Butchest, and Best in theme: Wild Queendom – Give-what-you-like contributions will be taken at the door; cash bar; weekday menu items available from the Helsinki restaurant – Dinner reservations at 518-828-48007 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, June 27 – NOT!

Helsinki Open Mic –– No open mic on June 24 or July 4!!! – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Lucero – with Banditos opening – “The five members of Lucero have been steady road warriors since 1998, averaging 250 gigs a year.  You can see that these guys have put in their proverbial 10,000 hours and then some.  The result is they know how to grab a crowd and take them along on a rock ‘n’ roll journey.” – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Doors at 6 pm; show at 8 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months 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 available at a discounted price on the boat  – Bicycles are allowed on the ferry if room permits – Information at hudsoncruises.com 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, via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months through Labor Day weekend and beyond – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased onboard, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

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

 

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Ellen Thurston

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