Events in Hudson NY, January 26 to February 3, 2015

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.   

Monday, January 26

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! – “Not your grandmother’s ‘Frere Jacques’” – Last in the series of community sings led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga – Singers of all levels are welcome – Information at 392-6121 – 7 to 9 pm – Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham

Monday-Thursday, January 26-29

Films at Fairview Cinema 3:

Foxcatcher – Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Steve Carell; Best Supporting Actor, Mark Ruffalo; and Best Director, Bennett Miller

Into the Woods – Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, Meryl Streep

The Imitation Game – Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director

> Coming Attraction:  Opening on Friday, January 30 – Birdman – Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, and Best Actor, Michael Keaton

> Information and schedule at www.fairviewcinema3.com or 828-1900 – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Tuesday-Wednesday, January 27-28

Taste of India is now serving Indian food at the Half Moon every Tuesday and Wednesday night  – Information at 828-1562 – 6 pm to 12 midnight – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Wednesday, January 28

Tasting Dinner – Vanderbilt House is hosting guest chefs to showcase their talents and cuisine – This Wednesday chef Tyler Cluthe will prepare a seven-course tasting menu, from soup to dessert – Vegetarian choices available – Information and reservations at 672-9993 – Vanderbilt House, 161 Main Street, Philmont

Thursday-Sunday, January 29-February 1

Films at TSL:

The Humbling – The story of an aging, suicidal stage actor (played by Al Pacino) and his struggles to find passion for life again.  Also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, and Dianne Wiest

> Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

Oscar Shorts: Animation and Oscar Shorts: Live Action – An opportunity to see nominated films prior to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 22

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

Friday-Sunday, January 30-February 1

Exhibition Viewing – Interventions II – Isidro Blasco, an award-winning artist and Art Omi alumni, invites 14 artists to apply their artistic processes and ideas to his new State Street home before he begins renovation – The exhibition will “investigate how the architectural elements of a house might turn out differently from what is generally accepted as normal,”  says Blasco – Participating artists include Beth Campbell, Clare Churchouse, Andrew Dupond, Max Goldfarb, Laetitia Hussain, Mala Iqbal, Laura King, Tom Kotik, Jaime Munarriz, Ivan Navarro, Ruby Palmer, Karina Skivirsky, Grace Sullivan, and Dannielle Tegeder – On view Friday-Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm with a reception on Saturday at 1 pm – 257 State Street (corner of Third Street)

The Ghent Playhouse presents Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s translation of the French comedy Les Vent des Pupliers by Gerald Sibleyras – At a French retirement home for ex-servicemen, three WWI veterans spend their days sharing past glories, irritating each other and gossiping about unbearable fellow “inmates.” – Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher – Runs on weekends through February 8 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, January 31

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera production of Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann   – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Postponed from last weekend:  Margaret Roach, author of the oft-praised website, A Way to Garden, presents a lecture on Starting from Seed. The best flower, vegetable and herb gardens start with seeds and choosing the right varieties from sources that match your garden conditions – Roach will demystify the politics and the practicalities to get participants growing with confidence – The talk will be followed by Q&A – Participants will receive a seed-starting calendar and succession-sowing schedules – Turtle Tree Seeds and Hudson Valley Seed Library will be on hand with their offerings – Come at 2:30 or stay after the lecture to shop for seeds – Refreshments from Olde Hudson and Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar – Proceeds benefit the new Hudson Area Library campaign – Information and reservations at www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org – 3 to 5 pm – Solaris/Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – On and Off the Wall – Annual Columbia County Council on the Arts sculpture show featuring CCCA members’ three-dimensional works that are freestanding, wall mounted, relief or assemblage – Juried by Chatham sculptor John Cooley – On view through March 21 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Spencertown Revels – Annual mid-winter movable feast – Starts with cocktails and hors d’oeurves at the Academy, then guests move to one of more than a dozen dinners hosted by friends of the Academy – Dinner tickets are sold out; tickets to the cocktail hour are available at the door – Information at 392-3693 or www.spencertownacademy.org – 5:30 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

 Exhibition Opening – Cityscapes – A group show of urban scenes in oil, acrylic, works on paper, and watercolor – Featuring works by Margaret Crenson, Darshan Russell, Arthur Hammer, Robert Goldstrom, Dan Rupe, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski, Joseph Maresca, Richard Merkin, Bill Sullivan, Edward Avedisian, and Patty Neal – On view through March 8 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Next Tuesday, February 3

Trixie Starr presides over Hudson’s version of the 60s-70’s classic TV show, Match Game – Winners take home Trixie’s cookies – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

Half Waif and Liam Singer – Half Waif kicks off its February 2015 tour at The Half Moon – Joined by Liam Singer, “the night promises to be steeped in dark & dreamy sounds and otherworldly atmospheres.” – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon — 8 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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Events in Hudson NY, January 19 to January 26, 2015

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.   

Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Observed

Barside Manner presents Lefty’s Lounge—A Hudson Speakeasy celebrating an important day in prohibition history – Featuring prohibition era cocktails created and served by mixologist  Kat Dunn and stride piano jazz by Tony Kieraldo – For more information and to RSVP go to email at leftysloungehudson@gmail.com – Basic information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 6:30 pm – Ballroom, Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Animal Tracking Walk – Join environmental educator Justin Wexler to look for signs of wildlife and learn how different species adapt to winter’s cold weather and limited food supply – If snow cover allows, snowshoes will be used – Dress in weather appropriate layers – Information and registration at www.clctrust.org/events or contact Sara Hart at 392-5252, ext. 214 – 10 am to 12 noon – Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 387 Gale Hill Road, New Lebanon

 

Wednesday, January 21

House Concert – Featuring the Schoemer Formation plus Nate Smallwood Solo and the Nate/Destefano Duo – 8 pm – Ryan LaPointe, Second Floor, 533 Warren Street

 

Thursday, January 22

Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society Fifth Annual Reunion & Annual Meeting – Hear plans for the coming year – Information by e-mail to Louise Bliss at leb32438@verizon.net – 6:30 pm – Back Room, Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street

 

Live simulcast of The National Theatre of London’s production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island – A story of “murder, money and mutiny” that starts on a dark and stormy night – (Also shown on Saturday – See below.) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Thursday-Sunday, January 22-25

Movies at TSL:

The Humbling – The story of an aging, suicidal stage actor (played by Al Pacino) and his struggles to find passion for life again.  Also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, and Dianne Wiest

Little Accidents – A boy goes missing in a town already devastated by a fatal mining accident

> Awake: The Life of Yogananda  About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

Actress – A film about starring in the movie of your life.

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

 

Friday, January 23

Friday Tasting – First HWM Tasting of 2015 – Features selections from David Bowler, a top New York-based importer focusing on naturally made small batch wines – Eat, drink, learn and chat.  Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 

Kevin Morby and Widowspeak – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon — 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 

Friday-Sunday, January 23-25

The Ghent Playhouse presents Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s translation of the French comedy Les Vent des Pupliers by Gerald Sibleyras – At a French retirement home for ex-servicemen, three WWI veterans spend their days sharing past glories, irritating each other and gossiping about unbearable fellow “inmates.” – Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher – Runs on weekends through February 8 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

 

Saturday, January 24

HD screening of The Metropolitan Opera production of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow starring Renee Fleming – New staging by Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Margaret Roach, author of the oft-praised website, A Way to Garden, presents a lecture on Starting from SeedThe best flower, vegetable and herb gardens start with seeds and choosing the right varieties from sources that match your garden conditions – Roach will demystify the politics and the practicalities to get participants growing with confidence – The talk will be followed by Q&A – Participants will receive a seed-starting calendar and succession-sowing schedules – Turtle Tree Seeds and Hudson Valley Seed Librarywill be on hand with their offerings – Come at 2:30 or stay after the lecture to shop for seeds – Refreshments from Olde Hudson and Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar – Proceeds benefit the new Hudson Area Library campaign – Information and reservations at www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org – 3 to 5 pm – Solaris/Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street

 

Exhibition Opening – John Cleater: Rafter – On view through March 22 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

 

Live simulcast of The National Theatre of London’s production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island – A story of “murder, money and mutiny” that starts on a dark and stormy night – (Also shown on Thursday – See above.) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 5 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 

Author’s Reading and Book Signing – Author Philip Gefter reads from Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, his biography of Sam Wagstaff, the legendary curator, collector, and patron of the arts, who emerges as a cultural visionary in this groundbreaking book – Gefter, who wrote about photography on staff at The New York Times, captures Wagstaff’s indelible influence on the world of late-20th-century art. – Books available for purchase and signing – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 5 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 

On and Off the Wall – Annual Columbia County Council on the Arts sculpture show featuring CCCA members’ three-dimensional works that are freestanding, wall mounted, relief or assemblage – Juried by Chatham sculptor John Cooley – On view through March 21 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

 

Two simultaneous Exhibition Openings at Retrospective Gallery’s two gallery spaces:

>Space Machine – New works by Guillame Gelot, in which the artist expands on a series of grid paintings that explicitly explore units of measurement as content – 711 Warren Street

>Badaude: Industry, Too – New work by Keith J. Varadi – 727 Warren Street

Both exhibitions on view through March 1 – Both exhibitions from 6 to 8 pm – Information at www.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288

 

Exhibition Opening – The Musical Box: John Newman & Cary Smith; Evie Falci & Robert Otto Epstein – The exhibition features two pairings of artists – On view through March 8 – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery/Hudson, 127 Warren Street

 

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret – Hosted by Ringmistress Philomena with Kinko the Clown, the Winter Cabaret features a variety of acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns from the worlds of circus, theatre, and comedy.  Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theatre.  The Winter Cabaret is for grown-ups only.  (A family-oriented matinee is offered on March 29.)  Audience members dressed in costume will receive a discounted admission.  The cabaret will be presented once a month during the winter months – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Dance Party with beats provided by DJ T-Bone – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon — 10 pm to 2 am– The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Artist Talk – Joan Linder will speak about her work in the exhibition Drawn Home, currently on view at Omi – The exhibition features large wall drawings and oversized accordion style books depicting domestic interiors of three generations of the artist’s family – Also on view is Documents, consisting of 100 pieces of Linder’s mail and press clippings, meticulously recreated in pen and ink – Information at www.artomi.org or 392-4747 – 1 pm – Charles B. Benenson Gallery, Omi Visitors Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

House Concert – The Broad Street Chamber Players – Elizabeth Chinery, flute; David Smith, piano; and Jay Shulman, cello perform works of Handel, Haydn and Lefevbre – Presented by the New Claverack Free Library – Information and reservations by e-mail to newbuilding@claveracklibrary.org or pay at the door – 5 pm – A private home at 6163 Route 9H, Claverack (opposite the Claverack Post Office)

 

Sunday, January 25

HD screening of The Bolshoi Ballet production of Swan Lake – “A…universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama….” –- Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Community Music Space presents the Young Performers Showcase – The Community Music Space, located at the Chocolate Factory in Red Hook, is an artistic educational center that provides a voice for music and acting in the Hudson Valley.  The school’s goal is to prepare people to live a musical life. Groups from the school perform extensively in the community from festivals to public venues and street fairs, as well as at this annual showcase. – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 6 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Author’s Reading – Joanne Dobson reads from her new historical novel, The Kashmiri Shawl.  The novel is set in the nineteenth century in an India in violent rebellion and an America on the verge of the Civil War.  The novel follows the epic journey of Anna Wheeler from her life as a missionary wife in India to the streets of New York City in search of her daughter – Followed by Q & A – Information at www.chathambookstore.com or 392-3005 – 2 to 4 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

 

Monday, January 26

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! – “Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” –  One of a series of community sings led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga – Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) has shared several of his unpublished rounds for these sessions.  Among them is “Say John,” a tribute to John Lennon – Singers of all levels are welcome – Information at 392-6121 – 7 to 9 pm – Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham

 

 

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Events in Hudson NY, January 13 to January 19, 2015

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.   

Tuesday, January 13

Partners Restoring the Hudson invites the public to an Information Session about the Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan—A Plan to Restore and Revitalize the Hudson River – This session is part of a regional planning process that will improve habitat conditions and community resilience along the Hudson River Estuary and in its shoreline communities.  The Partners include not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions, working in consultation with state and federal agencies to create a comprehensive, federally-recognized plan for the region – Information and registration at www.thehudsonweshare.org/events –Two sessions – 4 pm to 5:30 pm and 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Columbia-Greene Community College, Greenport

Wednesday, January 14

How to Repair our World - Thomas L. Friedman in conversation with Dov Seldman discuss the challenges facing leaders in today’s complex, interdependent world – Part of  92Y Live, providing educational and cultural programs streamed live from the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City to community organizations across the country.  Audience members will be able to pose questions to the featured speakers – Limited seating – First-come, first-served – Information and registration at www.92ylive.eventbrite.com or call 828-6848 – 8 pm – Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Boulevard

Thursday, January 15

Hudson FORWARD General Meeting – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, January 15-18

Movies at TSL:

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

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

Little Accidents – A boy goes missing in a town already devastated by a fatal mining accident

Tokyo Story – An aging couple journeys from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, postwar Tokyo – “One of the greatest of all Japanese films.”

Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

If You Don’t, I Will – A couple contemplates the strength and meaning of their commitment to each other – In French with English subtitles

Actress – A film about starring in the movie of your life.

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

Friday, January 16

Lille Kartofler Figurentheatre from Germany presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs- The beloved classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes alive with life-sized puppets by the German puppeteer Matthais Kuchta, a master storyteller who leads the story and captivates his audience – The performance marks the company’s fifth engagement at the Opera House and its final U.S. tour – Before we say goodbye to a beloved favorite, join Sleepy, Happy, Doc, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful, and Grumpy for an evening of magic and entertainment for the whole family – Information and reservations at  822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 6:00 pm –  John L. Edwards Primary School, State Street (behind the Hudson Area Library at 400 State Street)

Winter Exposition Auction – English, Continental, & American furniture, decorations and textiles – On-line catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Preview: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pmFriday from 10 am; Auction at 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

 Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – The Sexual Reptiles open – “…what you get when you cross Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner with Mick Jagger and a dose of the Squirrel Nut Zippers.  Its big-city grit and down-home sweetness together with a bit of Americana.” – “…a soul-funk dance party” – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday, January 17

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera production of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow starring Renee Fleming – New staging by Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Hudson Pride Foundation Film Screening – The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) – “A devastatingly skillful and emotionally compelling documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk charts the political rise and brutal slaying of the first openly gay city official in the United States.…” – Directed by Rob Epstein – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org –or 822-1438 – 1:00 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – The 18th Annual Columbia County Council on the Arts Juried Art Show – To celebrate the diversity and quality of the work being produced by Columbia County and regional artists – Curated by photographer Jack Shear, director of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and a long-time resident of Columbia County – On view through February 15 – Snow date is Saturday, January 24 – Information at www.artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Sugar free Chocolate Tasting – Try sugar free chocolate varieties such as Coco Polo, Mariebell and Tumbador – “This is the best sugar free chocolate I’ve ever tasted.  It’s sweetened with natural stevia,” says best-selling author and healthy living expert Sophie Uliano.  The chocolates will be paired with wines from Fairview Wines & Spirits – Information at 828-3139 or www.VerdigrisTea.com – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street

ZSoloSZ – Featuring New York avant-garde heavyweights Patrick Higgins, Greg Fox, and Sam Hillmer – Three unique sets of mastermind experimental works from some of New York City’s most acclaimed out-music practitioners – Followed by a DJ After Party – Information at 828-1562 or www.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon  — 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, January 18

A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Annual community observance presented by the Hudson Interfaith Council – Music by the Hudson High School Choir and the Shiloh Baptist Church Youth Choirs – 6 pm – Shiloh Baptist Church, 14 Warren Street

Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Observed

Animal Tracking Walk – Join environmental educator Justin Wexler to look for signs of wildlife and learn how different species adapt to winter’s cold weather and limited food supply – If snow cover allows, snowshoes will be used – Dress in weather appropriate layers – Information and registration at www.clctrust.org/events or contact Sara Hart at 392-5252, ext. 214 – 10 am to 12 noon – Hand Hollow Conservation Area, 387 Gale Hill Road, New Lebanon

 

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Events in Hudson NY, December 27 to January 6, 2015

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Out and About at End                     

Saturday, December 27

Bruner and Hallam are closing their gallery on Upper Columbia Street with a one-day showing of new works by David Dew Bruner and a closing party – Stop by to say farewell to this wonderful space – Information at 914-466-4857 – 3 to 9 pm – Bruner/Hallam, 876 Columbia Street

 Bruce Katz Band– Katz has toured and recorded with the Greg Allman Band, Delbert McClinton, Maria Muldaur, and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, among numerous others.  Visit www.brucekatzband.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday-Sunday, December 27-28

Clermont Holiday Open House – The mansion’s spectacular rooms are lavishly decorated for the holidays – Cookies and wassail will be served – Information at 537-4240 – 11 am to 3 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

This Weekend at the Movies–Saturday-Sunday, December 27-28

Times & Space, Ltd.:

> National Gallery – A Frederick Wiseman film that takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution

>Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

> Zero Motivation – A dark comedy portraying the power struggles of three female secretaries at a remote army base in the Israeli desert.

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation – Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century.  Now, more than 125 years after construction began, the basilica remains unfinished.

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

At the Movies Through January 1 (check with theaters)

Fairview Cinema 3:

Whiplash – A musical drama – Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival

> Annie – An all-new take on the Broadway play

Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb – Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Mickey Rooney, Ricky Gervais, and Robin Williams in his final movie appearance

> Information and schedule at 828-1900 or www.FairviewCinema3.com – Fairview Cinema 3, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

Crandell Theatre:

Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb – Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Mickey Rooney, Ricky Gervais, and Robin Williams in his final movie appearance

Downton Abbey – WMHT and the Chatham Film Club join forces to present a free preview of the Season 5 premier episode of this Masterpiece Theatre run-away TV hit – RSVP! – Saturday at 4 pm – Doors open at 3:45 for non-members

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night  An Iranian vampire movie – Sunday at 4 pm

> Information and schedule at 392-3331 – Crandell Theatre, 46-48 Main Street, Chatham

Movieplex 8 (The Octoplex):

The Interview – A political comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco

> Other movies too numerous to mention

> Information and schedule at 822-1049 – Movieplex 8, 350 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

OUT AND ABOUT

Follow Swallow – Swallow, the popular caffeine emporium on Warren Street, is moving from 433 Warren down the street to 357 Warren (formerly Sorted.)  The closing will take place at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 30, giving the regulars time to have their morning coffee.  Swallow promises to reopen at 357 Warren ASAP.

Tuesday, December 30 through 

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! – “Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” –  One of a series of community sings led by Sheri Bauer Mayorga – Singers of all levels are welcome – Information at 392-6121 – 7 to 9 pm – Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham

Wednesday, December 31

First Annual Hudsonian Ball Drop Ceremony – Hudson’s own count-down to the New Year –  The ball drop is preceded by a street festival hosted by Jerry “What the What?” Dymond – An opening prayer, “words of wisdom” from Mayor William Hallenbeck, Jr., live music by DJ Spice and Last Name Landin of WGXC’s “New Line Radio,” spoken word by Ifetayo, and various other performers – Dance performances curated by Elena Mosley – 8 pm to 12 midnight – Entrance to Promenade Hill Park, Warren Street from First Street to Front Street

 Lee Fields & The Expressions with DJ Gio – A New Year’s Eve dance party with Lee Fields and The Expressions’ old-school soul and R&B – Fields’ gritty voice—one part church and one part bedroom—and the Expressions’ classic sound can’t help but bring the listener back to the heyday of soul, when James Brown, Al Green, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder ruled the roost – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Voodoo Revue – WGXC 90.7FM and The Half Moon present a line-up of mostly local talent gathered by Bobby Previte – Musicians include Arone Dyer (voice), Tony Kieraldo (keys), Otto Hauser (drums), Jonathan Talbott (violin), Terence Murran (bass), and special guest from Vienna, Fabian Rucker (sax).  After midnight Marc Anthony Thompson (The Honeygun Power Hour) will DJ until the wee hours – Fancy and fanciful dress is strongly encouraged – Food available from Gracie’s Food Truck, rolling over from Catskill with scratch-made American classics – To benefit community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM – Broadcast live from WGXC 90.7 FM or streamed live on www.wgxc.org – Information at 828-1562 orwww.facebook.com/pages/The-Half-Moon  — 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sheila Dee & The Dazzlers – A musical theatre/dinner event with song, live music, and standup comedy – Champagne cocktail and five course dinner will be served – Information at www.vanderbilt-house.com – Reservations at 627-9993 – Cocktails at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm – The Vanderbilt House, 161 Main Street, Philmont

 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

35th Annual New Year’s Day Auction – Features the partial unreserved contents of the J. Turndorf “Dr. Love” 18th-century tavern in Millbrook, NY, an 18th-century Upper Saddle River, NJ Dutch home, and several handpicked estates from the tri-state area – Online catalog at www.copakeauction.com – Call 329-1142 or e-mailinfo@copakeauction.com for seat reservations (suggested) – Previews throughWednesday, December 31 from 11 am to 5 pm and Thursday, January 1 from 10 am through 11:45 am – Storm date is January 3 – Information at 329-1142 orwww.copakeauction.com –  Auction at 12 noon – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Sarah Borges and Girls Guns & Glory are two avatars of Boston’s thriving roots-rock scene.  Both artists mine early rock ’n’ roll styles as well as their roots and tributaries, including country, blues and R&B, on their way toward making new indie-rock with the immediacy and passion of 1950s and early ’60s music – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Friday-Sunday, January 2-4, 2015

Movies at TSL:

Anarctica: A Year on Ice – …a journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round—scientists, technicians, and craftsmen at various research stations.

Happy Valley – A deconstruction of the story of Penn State University assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s arrest for child sexual abuse

> Concrete Night – A dream-like odyssey through beautiful Helsinki over the course of one night – By the award-winning director Pirjo Honkasalo

National Gallery – A Frederick Wiseman film that takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution

>Awake: The Life of Yogananda – About an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation  Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Now, more than 125 years after construction began, the basilica remains unfinished.

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

 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Exhibition Opening – Frigid Fractals: New Photography by H. David Stein – Also showing gallery artists – On view through January 25 – Information atwww.510warrenstgallery.com or 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 

Home Bass 2 – A Little Help from our Friends Cabaret Concert to benefit Columbia County Habitat for Humanity – The concert is comprised of local talent curated byTommy Stinson, bassist for The Replacements and Guns ‘n’ Roses – Performers include Stinson, backed up by Happiness (3/5 of Deer Tick); singer-songwriter Rhett Miller of the old 97’s; Elvis Perkins; Jesse Malin; the Dust Bowl Faeries; Ruby Stinson; and Kiki*D – Hosted by MC Girlgantua – Information and reservations at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm (Dinner available from 5 pm) – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Trixie Starr presides over Hudson’s version of the 60s-70’s classic TV show, Match Game – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

 

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Events in Hudson NY, November 18 to November 24, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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MEETINGS + ELLEN’S PICKS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2014                               

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, November 18

Youth Justice: A Learning Experience – Panel discussions on juvenile justice issues; community engagement; school environments; arrest, detention, and intake and victim services; treatment and supervision services; and aftercare and re-entry.  Followed by an afternoon interactive motivational exercise with youth when the panelists will share their expertise. – Presented by the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Information at 291-9415 or www.staleybkeith.org – Panels from 9 am to 12 noon; afternoon exercise from 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Mitski & Johanna Warren – “Two ladies with guitars coming to town to make you feel stuff” – Visit www.mitski.com/ andwww.johannawarren.com/ — Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Mary Beth Wenger, author and long-time Albany-area TV news anchor and reporter, will talk about her book, Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes – Information at 758-9265 – 7 pm – Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Wednesday, November 19

Taina Asili with Gaetano Vaccaro + Monica McIntyre – Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili and Sicilian guitarist Gaetano Vaccaro come together as a captivating duo intertwining potent vocals and guitar, performing original fusions of Afro-Latin, reggae and folk sounds, as well as unique and unforgettable renditions of Spanish flamenco and Latin American folk.  They appear with Monica McIntyre, who is on tour from New Orleans, blending blues, soul, classical, jazz, reggae and Middle Eastern sounds with the unique cello techniques of slapping, plucking and strumming – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday, November 20

Cider Tasting – Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider is fresh, unfiltered, unsulphited, authentic farmhouse cider produced in Staatsburg.   This certified Eco-Apple cidery produces both English and French style ciders  Phyllis Johnson will introduce their authentic traditional ciders – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 3 to 6 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

 Hudson FORWARD Community Meeting – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, Use Back Door

ProJam #8 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians – Vocalist Lex Grey, who leads her own band, the Urban Pioneers, is featured guest – The Club Helsinki House Band anchors the event and welcomes all working musicians in the region to sit in for a freewheeling blues jam – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica: An Evening of Vinyl Healing & Good Vibes – DJ Effie Asili with special guest sets with Otto Hauser, and a special Fela Kuti tribute – All vinyl awesomeness! – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, November 20-23

Films at TSL:

Force Majeure –  “…this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family…” – Won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival – With English subtitles

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

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

Friday, November 21

HWM Friday Tasting Series – Here’s the capper to Hudson Valley Cider Week – Taste products from Eve’s Cidery, recognized by Bon Appetit as one of New York’s top cideries. Eve’s ciders come from a small family run orchard and cidery in the Finger Lakes region where they grow apples and other tree fruits to create delightful, artisanal ciders – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com  or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 Wine Tasting – Taste a selection of “must haves” for your holiday table – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

Mike Wexler/Rhyton/Pigeons/Garcia Peoples/and DJ Lunar Moss – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Wickers Creek Band serves up tasty bluegrass – Other scrumptious food and beverage available – Information atwww.facebook.com/philmontpub or 672-7346 – 8 to 10 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street (Route 217), Philmont

Friday-Sunday, November 21-23

Walking the dog Theater presents the umbilical point – Written and performed by Gabriel Rodriguez and directed by David Anderson – “…a vibrant blend of devised theater, elemental movement, folklore, hip hop and spoken word.” – Information and reservations at 610-0909 or by e-mail to info@wtdtheater.org – To learn more about the play and the artistic process behind the scenes visit www.theumbilicalpoint.com – Runs on Fridays through Sundays  through November 30 – 8 pm – Solaris, 360 Warren Street

Saturday, November 22

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Last Saturday of the outdoor market.  The Hudson Standard, creator and purveyor of bitters and shrubs, will be at the Guest Table.  The indoor Winter Market will be open three weekends in December—the 6th, 13th, and 20th—at Christ Church Episcopal, Union & East Court Streets – It will be closed in January and will resume the first Saturday in February and remain open through April – Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church Annual Food Sale – All food is handmade by members of the church – Apple pies (baked that morning), pyrohy (pierogies), and holubtsi (cabbage rolls) will be available – This is a very popular sale, so either arrive early or order in advance by calling 828-9308 – 10 am to 12 noon – St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church, 206 Union Street

 Cider Tasting – Nine Pin Ciders will be in the store pouring a selection of ciders made from Columbia County apples – Information atwww.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville – Information and reservations at 822 -8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Exhibition Opening – Members Annual Holiday Small Works Show  Original art at reasonable prices – On view through January 10, 2015 – Information at info@artscolumbia.org or 671-6723 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

 Classics on Hudson presents the pioneering post-classical string quartet ETHEL in its first appearance in Hudson – The quartet (Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; and Kip Jones and Tema Watstein, violins) perform a program entitled Grace, honoring the 20th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s seminal album – The program includes an adaptation of Ennio Morricone’s score to the film The Mission, and works by Mary Ellen Childs, Marcelo Zarvos, and Carlo Mombelli, as well as music composed by members of the quartet.  The quartet has been described as “unfailingly vital”  by The New York Times, “downtown’s reigning string quartet” by The New Yorker, and “one of the most exciting quartets around by Strad Magazine – It has also been called the “string quartet that sometimes thinks it’s a rock band.” – Seating is limited – Reservations and information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of James McLindon’s Dead and Buried – This comedy-drama centers on one girl’s search for a connection to her recently deceased mother which ultimately leads her to a cemetery in a small New England town where she finds much more than her mother’s grave. – The reading is followed by a reception and “talk back” with the playwright, actors and director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Walk-ins welcome – 7:30 pm – Auditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

The debut performance of Otto Hauser’s new ensemble, Expectations – Featuring Dan Lead (guitar), Michael Block (guitar), Tony Kieraldo (keyboard), Terence Murren (upright bass), Jon Shaw (electric bass), Anders Griffen (percussion), and Otto Hauser (drum set & compositions) – Featuring a mix of original music and cosmic standards, drawing from the books of Sun Ra, Funkadelic, Paul Motian, Thomas Mapfumo, etc. – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express – “With the aid of the Mission Express…Prophet embraces a host of traditional and classic sounds, including country, soul, LA rock, indie-rock, folk-rock, and plain old rock ‘n’ roll” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack’s Annual Bazaar – Lunch and holiday shopping:  Trifles and treasures, silent auction, homemade baked goods, knitted apparel, hand sewn home boutique items, wreaths and arrangements, gift baskets, and holiday ornaments – Ample parking and assistance with bundles and purchases – 10 am to 2 pm – Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 Route 9H, Village of Claverack (¼ mile north of the traffic light)

Jim Cusick, award-winning TV producer and writer, will talk about his latest novel, Death of an Anchorman, and about the underlying true story of “how the news business has been turned into the business of news” and what this means for journalism and the public. Cusick was news director of WCBS-TV and held positions as producer, editor and writer at WCBS-TV and WCBS Newsradio in New York City, and has had his own New York-based international communications company. – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101– 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Exhibition Opening –– En Masse – Featuring small works by more than 40 artists – Live jazz by Josh Connors and Ben Lanphear – On view through January 4, 2015 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Sunday, November 23

Live simulcast of The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Pharaoh’s Daughter – Information and reservations at 822 -8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Alexander Turnquist with Sontag Shogun and Julia Kent – “This unique triple bill of Hudson-based composer-guitarist Alexander Turnquist, Brooklyn-based piano trio Sontag Shogun, and experimental cellist-composer Julia Kent is a full-fledged mini-festival of contemporary ambient sounds, offering an evening of peaceful, calm, quiet listening and relaxed, shimmering beauty.” – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Monday, November 24

Mondays with Melora – A residency during the month of November with Melora Creager and her band the Calico Indians, featuring Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica, and Timothy Oakley – Special guests include singer-violinist Eszter Balint,  Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice – Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, says the performances, will include a mix of old originals re-orchestrated, old covers re-organized, and new songs, including a few songs about Columbia County – The performances are intended as a live “lab” with “an ear to recording.” – Creager is best known as founder and leader of the cello-rock band Rasputina – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

ODDS & ENDS

The Hudson Development Corporations’ Hudson Business Climate Survey – Since the City of Hudson shares a zip code with Greenport, it has been historically difficult to gather information about the businesses in Hudson. We know that Hudson is an economic driver of the county but we do not know precisely what’s fueling it.  With many new businesses moving into Hudson, now is the time to gather information .  With this survey HDC aims to get a gauge on the entire landscape of the economy in Hudson. Note that this survey is meant for business owners on and off Warren Street, self-employed individuals, nonprofits, and members of the creative economy (craftspeople, artists, IT, etc.). The only requirement is that the business be located within the city limits of Hudson proper or that their business be conducted in Hudson. Here is the link to the survey.

https://docs.google.com/a/hudsonfirst.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGdFdFBZRjdGZzJnVFduVTlILTZBcWc6MQ#gid=0

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrates November’s Month of Plenty – A triple-header of events and opportunities will take place all month long – Customers/visitors are asked to share their own abundance by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in Hudson and Chatham in time for the holidays – The store is abundantly stocked at the moment with extraordinary values with multiples of many items including 20 terracotta wall sconces, a Wolf commercial range with custom hood, and a sauna. – A super-abundant donation of solid wood doors, baseboard heaters, fireplace grates, Kohler tubs, showers and toilets, etc. will be available at the store in mid-November – The third part of the celebration is a party to celebrate the store’s Fifth Birthday on November 22, with Five Prizes of Plenty raffle drawings each hour from 1 to 5 pm – Information by e-mail to gmoore@columbiacountyhabitat.org or call 828-0892 – ReStore, Route 66, just north of the Route 9H intersection

 

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Events in Hudson NY, November 13 to November 18, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

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Thursday, November 13

Diamond Doves, Last Good Tooth, and Adam Schatz – Diamond Doves has toured extensively in support of artists like the Felice Brothers and A.A. Bondy – Last Good Tooth leader Penn Sultan finds inspiration in his family’s roots in the mountains of North Carolina and the old time Appalachian music from the Blue Ridge region, mixed with his love-hate relationship with NYC – Boston multi-instrumentalist Adam Schatz is best known for his art-rock band, Landlady – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Celebrate the reconstruction of a buried 18th-century well at the Palatine Parsonage

> A slideshow and discussion with Dr. Christopher Lindner, Director of the Bard Archaeology Field School, about the Parsonage archaeology project since 2009 and suggestions for future directions – 7 pm – Hover Room, Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Road, Germantown

> Open House at the Archaeological Site with Dr. Christopher Lindner – 10 am to 12 noon, Palatine Parsonage, Maple Avenue, one block east of Route 9G – Germantown

> Information at 537-5800 or www.germantownlibrary.org

Thursday-Sunday, November 13-16

Films at TSL:

1,000 Times Good Night – One of the world’s top war photojournalists, played by Juliette Binoche, faces the choice of giving up her dangerous profession or losing the family she counts on being there every time she returns from an assignment.

Abuse of Weakness – An exploration of power and sex – Starring Isabelle Huppert – In French with English subtitles

The Better Angels – Sheds new light on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history – Feature debut of producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A. J. Edwards

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

Friday, November 14

Official Dedication of the Columbia County Courthouse in honor of Judge Roger J. Miner – 2 pm – 401 Union Street

Vico Vibes Hour Featuring vocalist Anneice and DJ Trumastr of Beat*Shot Music, with special guest Eushabell – No cover, and Happy Hour prices will be in effect – Information at 828-6529 – 5 to 6 pm – VICO Restaurant & Bar, 136 Warren Street

HWM Fall Tasting Series – In celebration of Hudson Valley Cider Week, Polly Giragosian, owner of Aaron Burr Cidery, crafting small batch, dry releases, will be on hand to pour her Isle au Haut Sea Apple Cider, made from apples foraged off the coast of Maine – Also featured are the iconic ciders of Eric Bordelet, who took over his family’s 200-year old orchards to produce flavorful ciders from over twenty varietals – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com  or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Tastings – The Master Distiller from Hudson Valley Distillery, Columbia County’s newest distillery, will introduce the apple vodka and applejacks they have just released – Also, this is Cider Week, in celebration of the Hudson Valley apple, and the store will be offering tastings of NY ciders all week long – Information at www.fairview-wines.com or 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Route 9, Greenport

Exposition Auction – More than 90 lots from the Estate of J. Hyde Crawford, Jr. from Bellport, NY, property from the collection of Aston Hawkins and Johnnie Moore, from the collection of Tom Noonan, from Brookbound in Claverack, and from several private NY collectors including English, Continental and American furniture, decorations, textiles, and art – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Pythias Braswell – Features the songwriting of Michael Hays, with Otto Hauser on drums – “Braswell blends ancient relics and alien lasers into a song form that is both old and new.  His songs are heartfelt, sacred, melodic, and given to occasional moments of improvised disintegration.” – Visit www.pythiasbraswell.bandcamp.com/ — Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chris Smither & The Motivators – with Milton opening – The New York Times:  “With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.” –He may be best known for writing “Love You Like a Man” which Bonnie Raitt and, more recently, jazz great Diana Krall have covered.” – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Edge of Time – Singer-songwriter Abby Lappen performs with Pete Tenerowicz – Information at 672-7346 – 8 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street (Route 217), Philmont

Friday-Sunday, November 14-16

Upstage Productions presents Annie, Jr. – Entirely cast with youth from ages 8 to 18 – Directed by Francesco Archina, with musical direction by Alex Malsan, and choreography by Tanya Phelps – Information at www.upstageproductionsinc.org or 929-0624 – Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Hudson High School Performing Arts Center, 215 Harry Howard Avenue

Walking the dog Theater presents the umbilical point – Written and performed by Gabriel Rodriguez and directed by David Anderson – “…a vibrant blend of devised theater, elemental movement, folklore, hip hop and spoken word.” – Information and reservations at 610-0909 or by e-mail to info@wtdtheater.org – To learn more about the play and the artistic process behind the scenes visit www.theumbilicalpoint.com – Runs on Fridays through Sundays  through November 30 – 8 pm – Solaris, 360 Warren Street

 

Saturday, November 15

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Fair Warning—Next Saturday, November 22, will be the last day of this market.  The indoor Winter Market opens December 6.  Stay tuned for details. –Information at www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Baking Class & Book Signing –

> Making Scones:  Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga of the Brooklyn-based bakery, Ovenly, will teach a hands-on class in making both sweet and savory scones – Participants will be able to taste the freshly-baked creations and will take some home to share with friends and family – Reservations required at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 10 am to 12 noon

>Book Signing and Tasting:  Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery, features experimental yet perfected recipes from Erin and Agatha, the founders of Ovenly, the Brooklyn-based bakery named Best Bakery in New York City in 2013 by Time Out New York  - Books will be available for purchase and signing – 1 pm to 2 pm

>Information at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Crunch Time! – Wine & Chocolate Tasting – Sample peanut brittle, chocolate bark, and butter crunch paired with specially selected beverages from Fairview Wines & Spirits – Take home Thanksgiving treats, stocking stuffers, or guilty pleasures! – Information at 828-3139 – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street (corner of Second Street)

HD screening of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen – Information and reservations at 822 -8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Ruth Piwonka, Kinderhook’s municipal historian, will offer a presentation called “Before Hudson: The Dutch at Claverack and other locales along the east side of the river, 1614-1783,” focusing particularly on the period from 1649 through 1715.  The presentation is part of theLocal History Speaker Series – Piwonka has researched and written extensively on the region’s history and historic architecture, with a special interest in the Hudson Valley’s Dutch cultural history.  She is perhaps best known for her book A Visible Heritage, Columbia County, NY: A History in Art and Architecture, which she coauthored with Roderic H. Blackburn – In 2013 she was awarded the Alice P. Kenney Memorial Award by the New Netherland Institute for her contribution in research and writing on the Dutch experience in North America – Seating is available on a first come-first served basis – Information at www.hudsonarealibrary.org  or 828-1792 – 3:30 pm –  Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 Meg Carlon Memorial Celebration – 4 to 6 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Dine/Art – BeLo3rd’s Gallery Stroll featuring open galleries, and several exhibition openings with special restaurant tastings at the galleries, all below Third Street

> Geoffrey Good, 238 Warren Street

> Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren Street

> J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

> Gallery at Tommy’s, 228 Warren Street

> FRG Objects & Design, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

> Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

> BCB Art, 116 Warren Street

> Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

> Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 North Front Street

>>Participating restaurants include:

Apperitivi, Bruno’s, Café Le Perche, DA/BA, River City Essentials, (pm)Winebar, Tanzy’s, Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, and VICO 

Information at www.belo3rd.com – See individual listings for exhibition openings – 5 to 8 pm – Warren Street and Front Street below Third Street

 Exhibition Opening – True North: Abstract Expressionist Collage by Lynne Perrella – On view through January 10 – Information at 828-4417 or www.columbiachamber-ny.com – 5 to 8 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Exhibition Opening – Multum in Parvo (Much in Little) – Bronze sculptures by Ed Smith – The sculptures range from about 5 to 6 inches in height, “but emanate a coiled energy that calls to mind the expansive physical gestures seen in martial arts and the universal, space-capturing moves found in defense training.” – Exhibition also includes Smith’s drawings and prints – On view through December 21 – Information atwww.BCBART.com or 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCBArt, 116 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Photobook 2014: Fifth Annual International Juried Exhibition – Including 20 photobooks (chosen from 80 entries), and photographs by Best of Show artists – Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of Griffin Museum of Photography andKaren Davis, co-owner/curator of Davis Orton Gallery – On view through December 21 – Exhibition will also be shown at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, in January, 2015 – Information at 697-0266 or www.davisortongallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Lithographs from the estate of Theodore Roszak (1907-1981) – Curated by Anne MacDougall, who will be present – On view through November 30 – Information at 828-5907 or art@johndavisgallery.com – Main Galleries (all other exhibit spaces are closed for the winter season) – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Gathering of the Tribes – Encaustics and oil painted collages by Lucinda Abra – On view through December 14 – Information at 671-6777 or www.nobogallery.com – 4:30 pm through 7 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Everything and Nothing at Once: Still Life Paintings by Dustin Pevey – “The work presents a confusing reflection of reality that is meant to be constantly questioned but never completely understood.” – On view through January 17 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 (Runs concurrently with a show of new paintings by Tomer Aluf at Retrospective’s other gallery at 727 Warren Street.) – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective, 711 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Free Drama: New Paintings by Tomer Aluf – On view through January 17 – Information atwww.retrospectivegallery.com or 828-2288 (Runs concurrently with a show of new paintings by Dustin Pevey at Retrospective’s other gallery at 711 Warren Street.) – 6 to 8 pm – Retrospective, 727 Warren Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North – The orchestra, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte, and featuring many great upstate musicians, has been presenting a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’ eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  The work, released in 1970, was hailed as “one of the greatest works of the twentieth century,” and has “changed the entire landscape of not only jazz, but rock, funk, soul and pop as well.” – Visit www.bobbyprevite.com – Information atwww.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – 2 Photographers/2 Views, presents the work of two local photographers—Susan B. Anthony and Debra Bilow – The exhibition is “an opportunity to present two of the many ways subject matter—in this case architecture and ‘place’—can stimulate and shape the expressive.” – On view through December 13 – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Skyscapes Series: What’s in Tonight’s Sky – Dr. Willie Yee and Joe Macagne, both officers in the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will present a 21st-century exploration of the night sky at Olana – The program starts with a presentation of the wonders of the night sky that are presently observable – Participants will then move out to the viewing field to see the major features of the night sky – Information at 828-1872 ext,103 or e-mail to mhasbrook@olana.org – 7 to 9 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Concerts at Camphill Ghent presents The Passionate Cello – Thrill to the cello’s sonorous voice in every work in this concert.  Cellist Ashley Bathgate, whose “rich tone, fluid dynamics and imaginative phrasing captured the magic”—The New York Times, personifies that voice, first in Bach’s sublime Solo Cello Suite No 3; then, with pianist Gili Melamed-Lev in Beethoven’s noble Cello Sonata, Part’s mystical Fratres, and Saint-Saen’s flashy Allegro appassionato – Followed by a post-concert reception with the artists – Information and reservations (recommended) at www.concertsatcamphillghentnov2014.eventbrite.com or 392-2760 – 3 pm – Cultural Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Sunday, November 16

Brunch for Habitat with Seth Rogovoy, writer, editor, and cultural consultant – Information and reservations at 828-0892 – 11:30 am to 1 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Maryna Kysla, piano, and Scot Moore, viola, perform the Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major and works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Chopin and Ptushkin – Both are currently pursuing graduate studies at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. – A reception follows the performance.  Reservations by e-mail to rhoveninc.@gmail.com – 2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

Joan Osofsky, owner of Hammertown Barn, and writer Abby Adams talk about their new book, Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country – The book highlights eighteen houses that embody a relaxed lifestyle with an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary elements. The authors will share their thoughts on modern country living with creative ideas and tips for making homes warm, welcoming and authentic. – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org  or 325-4101– 3 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

Monday, November 17

Mondays with Melora – A residency during the month of November with Melora Creager and her band the Calico Indians, featuring Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica, and Timothy Oakley – Special guests include singer-violinist Eszter Balint,  Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice – Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, says the performances, will include a mix of old originals re-orchestrated, old covers re-organized, and new songs, including a few songs about Columbia County – The performances are intended as a live “lab” with “an ear to recording.” – Creager is best known as founder and leader of the cello-rock band Rasputina – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, November 18

Youth Justice: A Learning Experience – Panel discussions on juvenile justice issues; community engagement; school environments; arrest, detention, and intake and victim services; treatment and supervision services; and aftercare and re-entry.  Followed by an afternoon interactive motivational exercise with youth when the panelists will share their expertise. – Presented by the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center – Information at 291-9415 or www.staleybkeith.org – Panels from 9 am to 12 noon; afternoon exercise from 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

ODDS & ENDS

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrates November’s Month of Plenty – A triple-header of events and opportunities will take place all month long – Customers/visitors are asked to share their own abundance by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in Hudson and Chatham in time for the holidays – The store is abundantly stocked at the moment with extraordinary values with multiples of many items including 20 terracotta wall sconces, a Wolf commercial range with custom hood, and a sauna. – A super-abundant donation of solid wood doors, baseboard heaters, fireplace grates, Kohler tubs, showers and toilets, etc. will be available at the store in mid-November – The third part of the celebration is a party to celebrate the store’s Fifth Birthday on November 22, with Five Prizes of Plenty raffle drawings each hour from 1 to 5 pm – Information by e-mail to gmoore@columbiacountyhabitat.org or call 828-0892 – ReStore, Route 66, just north of the Route 9H intersection

 

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Events in Hudson NY, November 3 to November 11, 2014

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Odds and Ends and End.

Monday, November 3

Mondays with Melora – A residency during the month of November with Melora Creager and her band the Calico Indians, featuring Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica, and Timothy Oakley – Special guests include singer-violinist Eszter Balint,  Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice – Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, says the performances, will include a mix of old originals re-orchestrated, old covers re-organized, and new songs, including a few songs about Columbia County – The performances are intended as a live “lab” with “an ear to recording.” – Creager is best known as founder and leader of the cello-rock band Rasputina – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, November 4

Election Day – Polls open from 6 am to 9 pm – For information on polling places, absentee ballots etc., call the Board of Elections at 828-3115

Wednesday, November 5

Questar III invites veterans to be their guests at the annual Veterans’ Day Luncheon – Limited space – Reservations required – Call 828-4157 – Two seatings:  11 am to 12 noon and 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Questar III, Columbia-Greene Educational Center, Route 66, Hudson

 Upstreet Market – Sadly, this is the last day of the mid-week market for this year – Say farewell to your favorite farmers in the park and stock up on seasonal foods – Pro-Sharp will be on hand, so bring your blades to be sharpened – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square)

 The world famous Harlem Wizards play against the Hudson Buzzer Beaterz, made up of students and faculty, representatives of the central school administration, and local community members – Tickets at www.harlemwizards.com or at the Hudson High School main office – Information at 828-4132 ext. 3118 or 3100 – Doors open at 5:30 pm, game starts at 6:30 pm – Hudson High School Gymnasium, Harry Howard Avenue

Thursday, November 6

Open House at the Columbia-Greene Partnership Academy aka “The Bridge”  – RSVP to 781-3500, ext. 3517 – Refreshments, networking, and tours from 4 to 6 pm, with a presentation from 5 to 5:30 pm – Columbia-Greene Partnership Academy, 364 Warren Street

HD screening of the Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd (Also shown on Sunday.  See below.) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 The Compact – These Hudson Valley favorites choose to celebrate the release of their new album, “One at a Time” at Helsinki – At the core of the group is the songwriting team of guitarist/vocalist Erin Hobson and bassist/vocalist Steven Ross – Visit www.reverbnation.com/thecompact – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, November 7

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner including spaghetti with meatball sauce, salad, beverages and homemade desserts – Information at 828-1329 – Take-out dinners from 4 to 5 pm, sit-down dinners from 5 to 7 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

 HWM Fall Tastings begin with a visit from John J. Bowman Brothers Distillery – Bowman produces fruit-driven whiskies with a trademark touch of barley – Their small batch bourbon tied with Pappy Van Winkle at the Ultimate Spirits Competition. – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

 Kite’s Nest Annual Alimentary Feast – Prepared by Kite’s Nest chef and co-director Nicole LoBue from local produce and provisions – To benefit the programs of this alternative learning center – Silent auction and music – Information and reservations at www.kitesnest.org or 945-8445 – 6:30 pm – Basilica Hudson – 110 South Front Street

 SCB Cavestomp! – Little Steven’s Underground Garage and King Yum Records present the 13th installment of SmashCrashBash!!, a monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party – Featured are The Cocktail Slippers, an all-female outfit from Oslo, Norway, and New Hampshire power pop band,The Connection – Also DJs Chris Bishop and Jeff the Chef – All for “your dancing and screaming pleasure!” – Information atwww.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Sunday, November 7-9

Films at TSL:

1,000 Times Good Night – One of the world’s top war photojournalists, played by Juliette Binoche, faces the choice of giving up her dangerous profession or losing the family she counts on being there every time she returns from an assignment.

Watchers of the Sky – “An extraordinary testament to one man’s perseverance, this Sundance award-winning film…examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.”

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

Saturday, November 8

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, meat, fresh chickens, and more –Information atwww.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – (Indoor winter market opens December 6.  Stay tuned for details.) – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – The Manhattan Paintings: New works by Kate Knapp – Also exhibiting work by gallery artists – On view through November 30 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Closing Reception – Unframed – The work of eight award-winning photographers including Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Richard Edelman, Kay Kenny, Jeff Jacobson, Ellen Mayes, Carla Shapiro, and Ruth Wetzel – Information at www.nobogallery.com – 5 to 8 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Landscapes & Bodyscapes – New works by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Mark Beard, and Dan Rupe – These artists’ studies of landscapes and bodyscapes have catapulted them to national and international recognition – On view through December 14 – Information atwww.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Vantage Point – Works by six artists hailing from Asia, Europe and the U.S., journey to establish clarity of vision – On view through December 7 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com or 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

 New Gallery Opening – Welcome Renata Metelska and her new gallery to Warren Street, Hudson – Information at 561-385-4779 orwww.renatafinearts.com – 6 to 8 pm – Renata Fine Arts, 428 Warren Street

 Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro – Information and reservations at 822-8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

  Swappers Unite! – If you cook, bake, can/preserve, grow or forage food and would like to trade the fruits of your labor for other delectable, homemade foods, join this fun social swap event organized by Brooklyn-based BK Swappers – RSVP (mandatory) or information at 828-0033 – 3:30 to 5:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

 Quiet in the Head – The ongoing musical project of guitarist Seamus Maynard, violinist Jonathan Talbott, and cellist Jonah Thomas – “…always an exploration of texture and melody.” – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Glen David Andrews – This group’s jazzy, horn-laced New Orleans funk and soul singer-trombonist-bandleader, always turn Club Helsinki into Mardi Gras – Visit www.glendavidandrewsband.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Solar Door Opening Tour – Mesiko and Corn Mo of .357 Lover – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 Dance With Me:  Birthday Booty Shake – Denise Keegan’s Birthday Bash with DJ H-Bomb (Henry Race) – id essential – Information at 828-3657 – 11 pm on – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Chancellor Livingston: Reexamining a Founding Father – An Exhibition Preview and Talk – A preview of the new exhibit to open in 2015 with a fresh take on Chancellor Livingston, whose contributions were minimized and ambitions stifled by his 18th-century peers – The preview is accompanied by a talk with emerging Livingston historian and exhibit co-curator, Geoff Benton – Information at www.friendsofclermont.org  – 2 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, off Route 9G, Germantown

The Columbia County Historical Society presents Nelson Rockefeller: Columbia County Memories – An evening with Governor Rockefeller’s former associates who will discuss Rockefeller’s years in office, along with Charles Holcomb, former political reporter and co-author of Oreos and Dubbonet: Remembering Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller – Joining Holcomb will be Alexander “Sam” Aldrich, John Dunne, John Hanna, Jr., and Dr. Alan D. Miller, all current and former Columbia County residents – Followed by a reception at a private home for additional admission fee – Information and reservations at 758-9265 – 4 pm – McNary Center, St. Paul’s Church, 6 Silvester Street, Kinderhook

Saturday Night Live and Silent Auction – Annual auction event to benefit the Scholarship Fund of Columbia-Greene Community College – Auction items include jewelry, antiques, artwork, small appliances, gift baskets, gift certificates for services and restaurant dining, and more – Information at 828-4181, ext. 3727 or e-mail joan.koweek@sunycgcc.edu – Silent Auction at 4:30 pm; Live Auction at 6 pm – Professional Academic Center, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Exhibition Opening – Warren Street: A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Ken Young, who explores Hudson’s celebrated street through a rain-streaked windshield – Following on the success of his popular Warren Street 2014 calendar, Young, in collaboration with Sketch Art Supplies in Hudson, has used images from the show in a new calendar, Warren Street 2015.  Copies of the calendar will be available for purchase at the gallery and at Sketch. – Information at www.neumannfineart.com – 6 pm – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

The Ball:  Inspiration from the Dance – Last of the Four Nations Ensemble’s 2014 Hudson River Harvest Concerts –– Dancers Carlos Fittante and Caroline Copeland with colleagues, join the American pianist Diane Walsh and harpsichordist Andrew Appel for an afternoon of 18th- and 19th-century ballroom dances from Paris and Vienna and masterworks of keyboard music inspired by preludes, gavottes, pavans, cakewalks, chaconnes, minuets, waltzes and polonaises – Music by Bach, Debussy, Byrd, Ravel, Lully, Rameau, and Chopin – Pre-concert wine and hot cider – Concert followed by a reception – Information and tickets by e-mail to fournationsinc@aol.com or call 212-928-5708 – 3:30 pm – Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli (Driving instructions will be sent upon purchase of tickets)

Sunday, November 9

HD screening of the Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd (Also shown on Thursday.  See above.) – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Brent Barrett, one of Broadway’s most talented leading men, returns to Helsinki in his second appearance, after a sold out performance two years ago – This time he will be singing exclusively the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb from such shows as Chicago, Cabaret, and Woman of the Year – This performance is part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Common Birds of Greene County – Learn how to identify local feathered friends by sight and sound with a slide show and talk by birding expert Larry Federman, President of the local Audubon NY chapter, North Catskills Audubon – Federman also serves as Education Coordinator for three upstate Audubon NY Sanctuaries – Reservations (recommended for this popular speaker) by e-mail to rhoveninc.@gmail.com – 2 pm – Beattie-Powers Place, Prospect Avenue & Bridge Street, Catskill

The Glory of Handel III: Sacred and Secular Music of the Baroque in England – Part of the Concerts in the Village series – Featuring the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra, David Smith Artistic Director and Conductor – Reception follows the concert – Information atwww.kinderhookreformedchurch.com or 758-6401 – 3 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, Broad & Church Streets, Kinderhook

The History of Hillsdale – An illustrated talk by Town Historian Peter Cipkowski, including the town’s tumultuous origins as Nobletown, the early settlers and what brought them here, who Roeliff Jansen was, and how the Village of Hillsdale displaced the older settlements throughout the town.  He will share stories of a rogue revolutionary, a slave-owning US Congressman, an enclave of women, and more than a few poets and literary legends, all illustrated by photographs and maps – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 3 pm –  Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Winds in the Wilderness Concert with Sharon Powers, Artistic Director and flute; John Myers, guitar; Anne Legene, cello; and Ron Gorevic, viola, performing the music of Beaser, Roussell, Schubert/Matiegka, and Kodaly/Bach – Information at 329-1577 – 3 pm – The Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls

Monday, November 10

Mondays with Melora – A residency during the month of November with Melora Creager and her band the Calico Indians, featuring Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica, and Timothy Oakley – Special guests include singer-violinist Eszter Balint,  Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice – Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, says the performances, will include a mix of old originals re-orchestrated, old covers re-organized, and new songs, including a few songs about Columbia County – The performances are intended as a live “lab” with “an ear to recording.” – Creager is best known as founder and leader of the cello-rock band Rasputina – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, November 11

Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day Parade and Memorial Service – 10:15 am – Services begin in Seventh Street Park – Parade moves from Seventh Street Park down Warren Street and across South Fourth Street to the Columbia County Court House where services continue

ODDS & ENDS

Claude Cherry’s specially curated selection of rare and unique objects of glass and crystal, including vintage candlesticks and candelabras, is now available online.  Also available are C.M. Cherry’s glass candles, able to burn continuously with a clean paraffin flame for five hours – The C.M. Cherry Collection is now also available at Lili and Loo, 259 Warren Street and at Classic Country, 2948 County Route 9, East Chatham – Information at 697-9508 or by e-mail to cmcherryabc@gmail.com

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore celebrates November’s Month of Plenty – A triple-header of events and opportunities will take place all month long – Customers/visitors are asked to share their own abundance by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in Hudson and Chatham in time for the holidays – The store is abundantly stocked at the moment with extraordinary values with multiples of many items including 20 terracotta wall sconces, a Wolf commercial range with custom hood, and a sauna,. – A super-abundant donation of solid wood doors, baseboard heaters, fireplace grates, Kohler tubs, showers and toilets, etc. will be available at the store in mid-November – The third part of the celebration is a party to celebrate the store’s Fifth Birthday on November 22, with Five Prizes of Plenty raffle drawings each hour from 1 to 5 pm – Information by e-mail to gmoore@columbiacountyhabitat.org or call 828-0892 – ReStore, Route 66, just north of the Route 9H intersection

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

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Events in Hudson NY, October 29 to November 4, 2014

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

If you missed the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition meeting at the Churchtown Firehouse two weeks ago, you have a second chance to be enlightened about the proposed Energy Highway slated to come through Columbia County with devastating effects already being felt by some property owners.  The bonus at these meetings, which feature a presentation by research professor Gidon Eshel, is that, whether you are a physicist or not, you come away actually understanding why the power line expansion is not needed, and you were entertained in the bargain. Enid Futterman (imby) says:  “Fascinating, conclusive, and dead funny.  I wasn’t expecting to have such a good time!”  Professor Eshel makes a second appearance on Saturday, November 1 at Bard College.  Details below.

Wednesday, October 29

Upstreet Market – Only two more weeks to see your favorite farmers in the park and stock up on seasonal goods – Pro-Sharp will be there to sharpen knives – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm through November 5 – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square)

Becoming Incorrigible: The Girls of the Hudson Training School, 1921-1932 – A Prison Public Memory Project in collaboration with professors Laura Rogers and Tobi Jacobi – In 2011, local resident and business owner Lisa Durfee found an old box at a garage sale on Clinton Street in Hudson.  In it were intake records, photographs, and letters from girls who lived at the Hudson Training School from around 1920 to 1930.  This roundtable discussion and dialogue will explore how we read and interpret documents from a complex past and what these documents can tell us about the girls who lived at the Hudson Training School nearly a century ago – Information at 828-1792 or www.hudsonarealibrary.org – 6:30 pm – The History Room, Second Floor, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Wednesday-Thursday, October 29-30

Two Kinder Morgan Pipeline Related Meetings

> Wednesday: An informational meeting sponsored by “Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline” regarding the proposed Kinder Morgan fracked gas pipeline and Columbia County compression station – The meeting will feature a Power Point presentation followed Q&A – Kinder Morgan Company was invited, but declined to participate – 6:30 pm – New Lebanon Town Hall, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon

>Thursday: Kinder Morgan Company presentation followed by Q&A – 4 pm to 5:30 pm – New Lebanon Fire Station, 512 Route 20, New Lebanon

> Information at 781-4686 or e-mail raconnors@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 30

Ben Seretan and Nat Baldwin– Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, October 30-November 2

Films at TSL:

20,000 Days on Earth – Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave

Watchers of the Sky  – “An extraordinary testament to one man’s perseverance, this Sundance award-winning film…examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.”

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

Friday, October 31

Halloween Wine Tasting – The Phantom is back! Taste it, and other frighteningly delicious and mysterious wines – All treats, no tricks – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue (Fairview Plaza, Route 9, Greenport

Kook Spook with DJs Black Lake & Musty Chiffon, and Special Guest Girlgantua Jones – Cash prize for the best costume  – Information atwww.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Halloween Night Party – With DJ T-Bone – Cash prizes for best costumes – 21 and over with ID – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Sunday, October 31-November 2

Behold! New Lebanon – A Living Museum of Contemporary Rural American Life – This ongoing program is now in its final week – Locals share their secrets of living successfully in today’s rural America.  A variety of programs and events are offered, including a Halloween Lantern Walk, a behind-the-scenes look at the Lebanon Valley Speedway, a walk with the VP of the Corkscrew Rail Trail Association following the footprint of the once famed Rutland Railroad, a class on identifying animals by their tracks, or a conversation with owners of Percheron horses – Information, program descriptions and schedule, and tickets at www.beholdnewlebanon.org or at the Visitors Center beginning at 9 am on Saturday – Behold! Visitors Center, 14398 Route 22, just south of the intersection with Route 20, New Lebanon

Saturday, November 1

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Local fresh produce, prepared foods, cheese, baked goods, meat, and more –Information atwww.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – The Market is held Saturdays through November 22 from 9 am to 1 pm – Lot at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen – Information and reservations at 822-8448 orwww.timeandspace.org  – 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Book Launch and Reception – To learn about the Shakers and the Shaker Museum and to celebrate the publication of The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World, published by Skira Rizzoli – For 160 years (1787 to 1947), The Shakers at Mount Lebanon NY, in the Northeastern corner of Columbia County, comprised the largest utopian society in America – The Museum preserves and interprets their legacy – Information at www.baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 5 to 7 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

John Bloomfield An early evening concert and reception to benefit Hudson Opera House music programs for young children – Known for training piano virtuosos at the Golandsky Institute, which he co-founded, John Bloomfield gives a rare performance of work by Domenico Scarlatti, Joseph Haydn, Frederic Chopin, and Johannes Brahms – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The Wonders of Raptor Migration  – Wildlife rehabilitator and educator Trish Marki of Silent Wings will talk about the fall migration patterns of our native raptors – She will present live birds to show the amazing adaptations of these magnificent hunters – A family friendly educational program – The event is held outside, so dress for the weather – Information and registration at 392-5252 ext. 208 or www.clctrust.org/events or by e-mail to christinev@clctrust.org – 1 to 3 pm – Harrier Hill Park, Rod and Gun Road, Stockport

Public Meeting on the Proposed Power Line Expansion – This is the second of two county-wide meetings sponsored by the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition to share new information on the Power Line expansion proposed for Columbia County – Featured is a presentation byGidon Eshel, PhD, Bard College Research Professor of Environmental Science and Physics, who will speak on his findings that existing power lines can meet our region’s peak electricity-demand needs well into the future – Dr. Eshel is an internationally recognized physicist, scientist, and research professor with expertise in data analysis and efficiency metrics, and a very dynamic speaker – Information at www.hvsec.org – 2 pm – Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College, Route 9G, Annandale-on-Hudson

Reading/Book Signing – Author Vernon Benjamin reads from his recent book, The History of the Hudson River Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War – The book combines historical record with anecdotes from the colorful characters who lived this history, beginning with the Native American communities that first inhabited the Valley and ending at the close of the Civil War – Co-hosted by the Friends of Clermont, the Germantown Library, and the Germantown History Department – Reservations and information at 537-6622 or www.friendsofclermont.org – 3 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue (off Route 9G), Germantown

Boom and Bust and Beyond – Classics from the American Songbook by composers such as Harold Arlen, Rodgers & Hammerstein, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin performed by Doug Schmolze, vocals and guitar, Vikki True, vocals, and Eric Martin, violin – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm –  Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

PS21 Annual Gala – Choreographer David Parsons is Guest of Honor – Parsons Dance Company members will perform throughout the evening – Auction of glass lanterns, decorated by local artists – Wine & tapas – Space is limited – Reservations at www.ps21chatham.org or  by e-mail to ps21@fairpoint.org or call 392-6121 – 5:30 to 8 pm – Omi International Arts Center Visitors’ Center, 1405 Route 22, Ghent

Sunday, November 2

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS – Set your clocks back one hour.

Annual Tweed Ride – An easy three-mile bicycle ride on the streets of Hudson on vintage bikes (not required) wearing dapper tweedy clothes (required) – Photo opportunities – Information and/or wardrobe advice by contacting Lisa Durfee at Five & Diamond, 828-1557 orlisadurfee@verizon.net – Meet at 2:30 pm at Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Reading & Book Signing – Local author Daniel Region will read from his fictional memoir, Tales from Thurmons Corners  The book is the first in a trilogy and is the story of a man who returns to the small Midwestern community where he was born… Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing – All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library –The reading will be followed by Q & A and a reception – Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis – Information at 212-518-7551 or www.mcdarisfineart.com – 3 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

 HD screening of The National Theatre of London’s  production of David Hare’s Skylight – Directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Monday, November 3

Mondays with Melora – A residency during the month of November with Melora Creager and her band the Calico Indians, featuring Chops LaConte, Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica, and Timothy Oakley – Special guests include singer-violinist Eszter Balint,  Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice – Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, says the performances, will include a mix of old originals re-orchestrated, old covers re-organized, and new songs, including a few songs about Columbia County – The performances are intended as a live “lab” with “an ear to recording.” – Creager is best known as founder and leader of the cello-rock band Rasputina – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tuesday, November 4

Election Day – For information on polling places, absentee ballots, etc. call the Board of Elections at 828-3115 – Polls open from 6 am to 9 pm

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

 

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Events in Hudson NY, October 4 to October 19, 2014 and Beyond

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Happening Next Week and Beyond
from October 16 to December 6 – at end of Ellen’s Picks

 

Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 19

20th Annual ArtsWalk
Presented by the Columbia County Council on the Arts

Windows on Warren kicks off the whole shebang!  Artworks by over 100 artist members of CCCA are displayed in the windows of Warren Street shops and can be viewed any time of day or night – A list of artists and where their work can be seen is in the ArtsWalk brochure.

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12

>Literary Arts Festival – Readings – Book Sales – Signings

Friday, October 10
“Spotty Lit” presents Here, Now II featuring six local authors reading unpublished or in-progress works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, hosted by Karen Schoemer – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12
Readings at the Opera House Twelve authors including performance artists, memoirists, poets, fiction writers and a playwright.  Both emerging and established authors will read from works spanning a variety of genres, followed by discussion. Curated by Elizabeth Bryant, former curator of the Bard Roving Reading Series – From 12 noon to 5 pm each day – West Room, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Friday, October 10

>Small Gems Show – A CCCA fundraiser featuring works in a variety of media in a 7”x7” format – All works shown are donated by member artists, each piece selling for $50 – On view through January 10  – Opening Reception from 5 to 7 pm, CCCA, 209 Warren Street

Saturday, October 11

>Art Marketplace with fine art and crafts on sale from 11 am to 4 pm; ArtsWalk Kids – A paint party for the whole family from 12 noon to 2 pm - Seventh Street Park

> CCCA Members Show – The signature event of ArtsWalk – Opening reception with hundreds of artworks by CCCA member artists held in a 19th-century industrial showplace – On view through October 19 – 6 to 8 pm – Enter on Prospect Street through the torchlit courtyard – Museum Room, The Pocketbook Factory, North Sixth Street, between Washington & Prospect Streets

Saturday, October 11

>Performing Arts Festival: The Two of Us Productions performs Broadway show tunes; Wild Roses Belly Dance Troupe also performs – 12 noon to 4 pm, Seventh Street Park

Sunday, October 19

Performances and readings, including readings from the 2014 Student Play Writing Contest – Followed by ArtsWalk Closing Reception – 12 noon to 5 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Thursday-Saturday, October 16-18

Creating Landscapes Within the Landscape

An en plein air event and an art auction – Watch artists painting in the fields of Frederic Church’s historic Olana estate, then attend an artists’ reception and auction of the instant landscapes you  have seen being created – Information at 828-0135 or www.olana.org – Preview from 4 to 5 pm on Saturday, auction from 5 to 6 pm – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G,   Greenport

> Information at 671-6213 – For a complete listing of artists and ArtsWalk programs go to www.cccaartswalk.webs.com  or pick up a brochure at the Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Wednesday, October 8

Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and art – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm through November 19 – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square)

 O’Death and Last Good Tooth – Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday, October 9

 Heavy Trash – Bloodshot Bill opens – Heavy Trash creates “a vintage sound, transporting audiences back to the mid-1950s, when by its very nature rock ‘n’ roll was avant-punk—a music ahead of its time.” – Visit www.heavytrash.net – Information at 828-4800 orwww.helsinkihudson.com  – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Author’s Talk – Author Chrysler Szarlan will talk about her debut novel, The Hawley Book of the Dead – Information atgermantownlibraryevents@gmail.com – Registration is suggested – Call 537-5800 – 6:30 pm – Hover Room, Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Thursday-Sunday, October 9-12

Films at TSL:

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

Mood Indigo – Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story.

The Zero Theorem – A Terry Gilliam film starring double Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz as an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.

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

Friday, October 10

HWM Friday Tasting – Alvaro de la Vina of Selections de la Vina, a small importer of traditional Spanish wines, will be on hand to help debut the newest selection from his portfolio, a naturally produced Mencia – Information at www.hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Exposition Auction – English, Continental & American furniture, decorations, textiles and art, including items from the collection of Ashton Hawkins and Johnnie Moore – For an essay on the featured interest in the auction, go to www.stairgalleries.com – For information call 751-1000 – 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Gallery Grand Opening – Telisport Putsavage opens the North River Gallery, a new fine art gallery – Refreshments provided by Chatham’s new cheese shop, Bimi’s Cheese – Information at 202-466-3700 – Friday Opening is from 11 am to 7 pm – Also open on Sat from 11 am to 5 pm, Sun from 11 am to 3 pm, and Mon from 10 am to 2 pm – North River Gallery, 29 Main Street, Suite 2B, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Rosegarten Reconstructed – The work of R.J. Rosegarten who turns found objects into three-dimensional art – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 –  – 6:30 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Friday-Saturday, October 10-11

Annual Art Book Sale – Hundreds of gently-used books on art, graphic design, crafts, photography, architecture and interior design, as well as titles on art history, artists’ monographs, biographies and various art techniques – Hardcovers, paperbacks, catalogues, magazines, and coffee table books, all priced to sell – Sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, to benefit the library – Open each day of the sale from 10 am to 1 pm – Book Sale Room, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 Exhibition Opening – Unframed—Featuring work by eight award-winning photographers:  Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Richard Edelman, Kay Kenny, Jeff Jacobson, Ellen Mayes, Carla Shapiro, and Ruth Wetzel – In celebration of ArtsWalk – Closing reception November 8 – Information at www.nobogallery.com – 5 to 8 pm – NOBO Gallery, 558 Warren Street

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

Friday-Sunday, October 10-12

Claverack Library Fall Book Festival & Sale – A Special Preview Party on Friday with first choice of books at early-bird premium prices from 5 to 7 pm – Specially-priced gift-quality books also available – Saturday: Scarecrow making contest and raffle; hot lunch and homemade baked goods – Information at 851-7120 or www.claveracklibrary.org – Saturday 9 am to 3 pm; Sunday 10 am to 2 pm – Claverack Free Library, at the intersection of Routes 9H and 23, Claverack

The Ghent Playhouse opens its 40th season with the 1955 version of Noel Coward’s comedy, Fallen Angels – “…Coward’s wit and farcical fun at their most delectable.” – Directed by Kate Gulliver – Runs on weekends through October 26 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, October 11

WGXC Record & Media Fair – Some 20 local and regional vendors will be on hand with a huge selection of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes for perusal and sale to benefit Columbia and Greene Counties’ community radio station – Food trucks too – Information at 697-7400 – Early Bird Special with entry fee at 8 am; Fair from 10 am to 4 pm – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street (Parking behind the building)

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

 Saturday Salons:  The Guided Gallery – Families are invited to share ideas on art with guided tours and workshops through the month of October – The tours are led by inspirational teaching artist Hawley Hussey, whose work with NYC public schools has earned her a statewide reputation for her innovative art-centered curriculums – These tours are designed to help families with children discover and discuss Hudson’s burgeoning arts scene – In this week’s tour, participants will view Windows on Warren,  artwork by over 100 Hudson Valley artists displayed in Warren Street shop windows as part of ArtsWalk – Tours will also take place on October 18 and 25 – Space is limited so registration is required by calling 822-1438 – 10 am to 12 noon – Tour starts at Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Hudson Valley Bounty Chili Contest – Vote for your favorite chili and let your taste buds be heard! – Local restaurant chefs and home cooks compete for prizes – You be the judge!  – Beer, food, and live music by country/rock band Thunder Ridge – Information atwww.hudsonvalleybounty.com – 12 noon to 4 pm; judging stops at 3:30 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, over the grade crossing on Front Street, past the Amtrak Station

Author’s appearance – Lou Di Palo, Italian food expert, cheese expert,  and great grandson of the founder of Di Palo’s, a family-owned shop in NYC’s Little Italy, will make mozzarella, talk about great cheeses, and sign copies of his just released book, DiPalo’s Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy:100 Years of Wisdom and Stories from Behind the Counter – Information by e-mail to info@oldehudson.com – 11 am to 5 pm – Olde Hudson, 421 Warren Street

Hudson Pride Fall Foliage Cruise – See the scenery that inspired the Hudson River School of Art – Sponsored by the Hudson Pride Foundation and Trixie’s Oven – Information and tickets at www.hudsonpridefoundation.org/fall-foliage-boat-cruise or at the boat – Board at pm, cruise from 4:30 to 6:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, over the bridge at Front & Allen Streets

Cheese Making & Tasting – A hands-on class with acclaimed cheese maker Peter Kindel to learn the science and art of turning fresh milk into curds – Make your own jar of feta to take home – Tastings will be paired with wine from Hudson Wine Merchants – Seating is limited – Reservations at 828-0033 or www.valleyvariety.com – 10 am to 12:30 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Poppies & Pixels: New ipaintings and watercolors by Nina Lipkowitz – Also exhibiting gallery artists – On view through October 26 – Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening –Two solo exhibitions:  Working the Land:  Craig J. Barber – “tintype portraits from the Catskill region where the agrarian culture is in rapid transition,” and Surruralism: Steve Anderson – “mysterious imagery depicting life and work on a small family farm in northern Illinois” – Plus two photographers’ portfolios—Dana Matthews: One Farm, One Decadeand Kay Westhues: Rural Culture. – On view through November 9 – Information at 697-0266 or www.DavisOrtonGallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – A two-person show – Landmark: Paintings by Patrick Terenchin and Luminous: Photography and Prints by Cannon Hersey – On view through November 9 – Information at www.mcdarisfineart.com or 212-518-7551 – 6 to 8 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

 Exhibition Openings – Seven exhibitions including White Paintings by Judy Glantzman featured in the Main Galleries; Bruce Gagnier sculptures exhibited in the Sculpture Garden; and works by Paul Harbutt, Elisa Soliven, Andrew Roy, Fran Shalom, and Yi Zhang shown in the Carriage House – On view through November 2– Information at 828-5907 or www.johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Shin Creek: Photographs by Benjamin Swett – Taken in the past 12 years in the woods and surrounding landscapes along Shin Creek in the Western Catskills – Visit www.benjaminswett.com – Information at 828-4539 or www.bcbart.com – 6 to 8 pm – BCBArt, 116 Warren Street

 Horszowski Trio – First concert of the inaugural season of Classics on Hudson, led by co-Artistic Directors Helena Baillie and Gwen Gould – Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills, pianist Rieko Aizawa and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in C, one of the most virtuosic works Haydn ever wrote, and a masterwork by Robert Schumann, his Trio No. 1 in D minor.  Joan Tower, described by The New Yorker as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time,” introduces the Trio as they perform her composition, For Daniel, a poignant elegy written for her nephew in 2004 – Reservations and information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Live simulcast of The Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi’s Macbeth – Information and reservations at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org– 12:55 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Dalmatian Day – Annual Fire Safety and Prevention Day – Meet and greet live Dalmatians, kids’ games with prizes, Melvin the Magnificent Magic Show, Safety House Interactive Tour, Museum Scavenger Hunt, and more – Information at www.fasnyfiremuseum.com or 822-1875 –10 am to 3 pm – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

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

OK Fall Festival – Bring the family for a day of fun including hay rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, a farmers market, a bake-off and live music – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business and Professional Association – Information at www.kinderhookbusiness.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Kinderhook Village

Hillsdale Pumpkin Festival – Fall Fun including live music, bake sale, face painting, raffles, pumpkin carving, food, and more – See the guide map for activities, times, parking, and to find events throughout town all day – Presented by the Hillsdale Business Alliance – Information atwww.hillsdaleny.com/2014/10/pumpkin-festival/ — 12 noon to 4 pm, Village Square, Hillsdale

Hillrock Estate Distillery’s Fall Open House – Information at www.hillrockdistillery.com or 329-1023 – 1 to 5 pm – 408 Pooles Hill Road, Ancram

Second Annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival – Performers include Dorrance Dance, Gallim Dance, Keigwin + Company, dancers from the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Pontus Lidberg Dance – Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS – Information and tickets at www.dradance.org – Cocktail Reception at 4 pm, Performance at 5 pm, VIP reception at a private home at 6:30 pm – Historic Catskill Point, Catskill

Author’s Talk – Author Nancy Kricorian presents a slideshow and talk on the extensive research she did for her third novel, All the Light There Was, the story of the struggles of an Armenian refugee family in Paris during the Nazi occupation – Includes many historical photos of life in Paris during World War II – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 –5 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Exhibition Opening – Stephen Walling/Woodwork – Unique painted wooden constructions – Courtesy of Carrie Haddad Gallery – On view through November 2 – 5 to 7 pm – ARTSpace, 71 Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Desiree Shook Konkus Benefit – All you can eat buffet, a 50/50 raffle and other raffle items – 5 to 10 pm – Kozel’s Restaurant, 1006 Route 9H, Ghent

Lantern tours of Lindenwald, the home of President Martin Van Buren – Lanterns are provided to visitors who are guided by park rangers – Appropriate for all ages – Information at www.nps.gov/mava/ or 758-9689 – 7 pm – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road (Route 9H), Kinderhook

Clarion Concerts Leaf Peeper concert series presents the Annual Newell Jenkins Baroque Concert – Performed by award-winning flutistEugenia Zuckerman, Music Director Sanford Allen (violin), Virginia Brewer (oboe), and Anthony Newman (harpsichord) – Information and tickets at leafpeeper.clarionconcerts@gmail.com – 7:30 pm – Copake Methodist Church, Copake

Saturday-Monday, October 11-13

Behold! New Lebanon – A Living Museum of Contemporary Rural American Life – Locals  share their secrets of living successfully in today’s rural America.  A variety of programs and events are offered including a demonstration of working farm dogs, a lecture on how to become an auctioneer, a tour of the circa 1860 North Family Shaker Great Stone Barn, or a walk through the woods to collect, prepare and savor edible plants – Information and tickets at www.beholdnewlebanon.org – Visitors Center hours: Sat/Sun from 9 am to 5 pm, Mon from 9 am to 12 noon – Behold! Visitors Center, 14398 Route 22, just south of the intersection with Route 20, New Lebanon

Sunday, October 12

TSL Barn Sale – To help fund the TSL sidewalk project – 10 am to 2 pm – TSL Barn, 349-351 Columbia Street

Vio/Mire with The Sugar Honey Ice Tea – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562– 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The 20th Annual Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival – A family-friendly celebration with activities for all ages including hay mazes; slides and rides, puppet shows; music; apple cider pressing; horses, chickens, pigs and sheep; pie baking contest; pumpkin carving and scarecrow making – Rain or shine – Information at www.hvfallfest.org or 672-4465 x 224 – 10 am to 4 pm – Hawthorne Valley Farm, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent

18th Annual Autumn in Austerlitz Festival – 19th-century costumed characters, antiques, children’s entertainment, Early American crafters, a quilt raffle, blacksmithing and other demonstrations – Music by Ampersand – Information at www.oldausterlitz.org – Rain or shine! – 11 am to 4 pm – Old Austerlitz, 11550 Route 22, Austerlitz

Art Omi Fall Exhibition Opening & Reception – New works in the Fields Sculpture Park plus Architecture Omi – Works by Alexandre Arrechea, Jackie Ferrara, Guy Goldstein, Harrison Atelier, Paula Hayes, Catherine Lee, and Joan Linder –Information at 392-4747 orwww.artomi.org – 1:30 pm to 4 pm – Site-specific installation and performance of  Species Niches 2 by Harrison Atelier at 2 pm –Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Sunday-Monday, October 12-13

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

HAPPENING NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

October 16 – Second Show 20th Anniversary Celebration Open House

October 16-18 – “Creating Landscapes Within the Landscape” – En Plein Air painting event and auction at Olana

October 17 – Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours begin at Clermont State Historic Site

October 18 – 8th Annual Pumpkin Walk, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Columbia & Greene Counties

October 18 – John Waters at Basilica Hudson, with a book signing at Finch

October 18 – Writers Omi Fall Reading and BBQ

October 18 – “Handmade in America” – Valatie Artisans Fair

October 18 – Hudson Opera House Movable Feast (Eat well and meet new people!)

October 18 – Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene Counties Gala

October 20 – Record release party for Bobby Previte’s Terminals at Club Helsinki

October 22-26 – Film Columbia film festival

October 26 – Hudson Halloween Trick or Treat, Halloween Parade & Operation Pumpkin

October 26 – “Haute Cature” Fashion Show to support Animalkind

October 26 – Ghostly Gallop 5K Race to benefit the Hudson Area Library

November 1 – PS21 Gala

November 2 – Daylight Saving Time ends

November 4 – Election Day

November 7 – Kite’s Nest Alimentary Feast dinner

November 27 – Thanksgiving

November 28-30 – Basilica Farm + Flea

December 6 – Winter Walk!

 

 

 

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Events in Hudson NY, September 29 to October 5, 2014

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Ongoing Fun and Games at end

Monday-Thursday, September 29-October 2

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

Wednesday, October 1

Christ Church Episcopal resumes its Wednesday Lunch season – The menu changes each week and consists of a hot main course such as soup, stew, or pasta, a beverage, and dessert – Donations are requested, according to the donor’s ability – All donations go back into the lunch program – Church volunteers cook and serve the meal – Take-out is not available – All are welcome – Information at 828-1329 – 11:30 am to 1:15 pm every Wednesday through Memorial Day weekend – Fellowship Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

 Upstreet Market – A mid-week market, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, baked goods, meats, crafts, music, and art – Wednesdays from 4 to 7 pm through November 19 – Seventh Street Park (aka The Public Square)

Author Elizabeth Sheffield will read from her book, Helen Keller Really Lived – Copies will be available for purchase and signing – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006 – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Free Dance Film Series – Leading up to the Second Annual Hudson Valley Dance Festival on October 11 – This Wednesday two films by Swedish filmmaker, choreographer and dancer, Pontus Lidberg, will be shown—The Rain (2007) and the award-winning Labyrinth Within (2011) – Information by e-mail to ddang@worksandprocess.org – 8 pm – Publication Studio Hudson, 460 Main Street, Catskill

Wednesday-Tuesday, October 1-7

Pop-Up Exhibition – Asian Art on the Hudson – Contemporary Chinese art, featuring the work of nine artists in media including painting, calligraphy, embroidery, and traditional Chinese ink wash shown at an historic Hudson Valley estate – Information by contacting Joanna Virello at jvprpr@gmail.com or 860-709-7399 – Wed/Thurs/Fri, October 1 through 3, hours are 12 noon to 3 pm; Sun/Mon/Tues, October 5 through 7, hours are 12 noon to 5 pm; or by appointment by calling 845-867-7916 – Southwood, 726 Woods Road, Germantown

Thursday, October 2

Buy Local Business Expo – A business to business trade show that gives companies the opportunity to present their products and services to buyers and business leaders – Sponsored by the Columbia and Greene County Chambers of Commerce – Information at 828-4417 orwww.columbiachamber-ny.com – 4 to 7 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, October 2-5

Films at TSL:

A Man with a Camera – An experimental silent documentary about life as it is lived, by Russian director Dziga Vertov – Original music composed and performed by Claudia Bruce, Bryce Courbois and Ogden Courbois

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

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

Through a Lens Darkly – This film “considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery.”

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

Friday, October 3

Shemekia Copeland – Grammy Award-nominated vocalist who has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival, and has scored critics’ choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic, has also won several W.C. Handy Awards and Blues Music Awards for her patented blend of modern blues, funk, soul and R&B – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 SmashCrashBash!!  – Featuring  the New York punks, The Virginia Gentlemen, and the Western Massachusetts garage trio, Hill Haints – This is the 12th installment of this semi-regular, rock ‘n’ roll-themed party, featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, handpicked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure – DJs are Sean McDevitt (Retouch Records), Alix Brown (Golden Triangle), and Peter Aaron (Chrome Cranks, WGXC’s “The PA System”) – Information at 822-1913 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday, October 4

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

 Blessing of the Animals – Animals of all sizes, shapes and stripes will be blessed by Rev. Eileen Weglarz, interim rector of Christ Church, in celebration of the feast day of St. Francis.  Rev. Weglarz has blessed iguanas, chickens, cows and horses in the past, in addition to dogs, cats and birds.  All animals are welcome, as long as they are leashed or crated.  Those who have lost a pet in the last year are welcome to bring a photo of that pet for a special blessing –  Refreshments will be served for pets and their people – Information at 828-1329 – Rain or shine – 10 am – Circle Drive, Christ Church Episcopal, 431 Union Street

 Annual Art Book Sale – Featured are hundreds of gently-used books on art, graphic design, crafts, photography, architecture and interior design, as well as titles on art history, artists’ monographs, biographies and various art techniques – Hardcovers, paperbacks, catalogues, magazines, and coffee table books will be offered, all priced to sell – Sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, to benefit the library – Sale continues on Friday and Saturday of ArtsWalk weekend, October 10 and 1l – Open each day of the sale from 10 am to 1 pm – Book Sale Room, Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

 Exhibition Opening – Voiced – A group show featuring the work of Fred Fleisher, Kiyoshi Ike, Guy Romagna, Annette Rusin, Manju Shandler, and Jeremiah Teipen – On view through November 2 – Information at www.conceptohudson.com or 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

Film historian John Epperson, best known for his Lypsinka persona, presents his idiosyncratic interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 suspenseful sex mystery, Marnie – The evening begins with Epperson’s introduction to the screening of the film and concludes with a post-screening illustrated talk and Q&A – Reservations at 822-8448 – Information at 822-8100 or www.timeandspace.org – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Al Margolis/Walter Wright/Dave Seidel trio will perform – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Steve Gunn with Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler – Information at 828-1562 or www.thehalfmoonhudson.com – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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

Open House and Master Gardener Plant Swap & Sale – Bring your unwanted perennials and houseplants and swap or buy new ones – Master Gardener Volunteers will answer horticultural questions – Soil testing available – Three seminars: “Cooking Up a Fall Favorite—Squash!,”  “Putting Your Garden to Bed,” and “How to Winterize Your Lawn & Garden Equipment” – Live music by Nancy Carey Johnson, a singer-songwriter from Millerton – Food available – Information at 828-3346 or www.ccecolumbiagreene.org – Rain or shine – 10 am to 2 pm – Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties, 479 Route 66, Ghent

Won Dharma Center Meditation, Health & Wellness Festival/Open House – The Center celebrates its Third Anniversary by hosting more than a dozen local practitioners and vendors offering holistic products, services, and consultations – Activities offered include traditional Korean dance, Tai Chi, guided nature walks, sitting/moving meditation, music, and much more – A Silent Auction with a wide variety of donations from local businesses and healing practitioners – Korean lunch available at noon by reservation atRSVP@wondharmscenter.org – Rain or shine – Information by calling Karen Rosand at 851-6517 or e-mail toKaren@wondharmacenter.org – 10 am to 4 pm – Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack

Exhibition Opening – Search Portrait – Brings together five artists exploring contemporary portraiture across a range of media – Featured artists are Margot Curran, Dan Devine, John Hampshire, Mark LaRiviere, and Jack Shear – On view through November 16 – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Artist Talk – Iranian-American artist Afruz Amighi will give a slide presentation on her body of work – Her piece, Far From God, is installed in front of the Visitors Center and references early Christian architecture and spirituality – Information at 392-4747 orwww.artomi.org – 5 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Lantern tours of Lindenwald, the home of President Martin Van Buren – Lanterns are provided to visitors who are guided by park rangers – Appropriate for all ages and free of charge – Also available on October 11 – Information at www.nps.gov/mava/ or 758-9689 – 7 pm – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road (Route 9H), Kinderhook

Beat the Devil – A play about Faust written and performed by Glen Williamson – Reservations and information at 392-2760 – 7 pm – Camphill Ghent, Culture Hall, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5

Artists’ Reception – Under Siege: Monuments of Syria – Photographs by Peter Aaron and Lynn Davis – Aaron’s photographs of Syria were taken in 2009, before the civil war and the destruction and damage to many of these monuments.  Here they are displayed with Lynn Davis’ large photographs of the Roman ruins of Syria – Aaron’s photos were shown earlier this year in Germantown’s ARTSpace.  This brief showing is sponsored by James Male of HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty – On view both Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm; reception is Saturday from 5 to 8 pm – Mark McDonald, 555 Warren Street

Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 19

Windows on Warren – Columbia County Council on the Arts’ ArtsWalk opens with Windows on Warren – Over 250 works by member artists are displayed in the windows of shops on Warren Street and can be viewed any time of day or night – For a complete listing of artists and other ArtsWalk programs go to www.cccaartswalk.webs.com or www.artscolumbia.org or call 671-6213 or pick up a brochure at the Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

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

 

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