Art Events in Hudson, September 26 to October 4, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Thursday-Sunday, September 29-October 2

TSL Films: 

The Lovers and the Despot – Tells the story of young, ambitious South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, who met and fell in love in 1950s post-war Korea

 Morris from America – A heartwarming coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, centering on Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas, in an incredible breakout performance), a 13-year old who has just relocated with his single father to Heidelberg, Germany

Indignation – Written and directed by James Schamus – Based on Philip Roth’s late novel – Takes place in 1951, as a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, NJ travels on scholarship to a small conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted in the Korean War

> The Seasons of Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger  Writer John Berger moved from urban London to the tiny Alpine village of Quincy in 1973 – The four short films examine different aspects of his life, combining ideas and motifs from his work with the texture and history of his mountain home

Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World   Oscar-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches…

Almayer’s Folly – A film by Chantal Akerman – “Somewhere in Southeast Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter.  A story of passion, loss and madness.”  Adapted from the Joseph Conrad novel.

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

Friday, September 30

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band – As leader of 1970’s British rock legends Mott the Hoople, and as a hugely influential solo artist, Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most compelling and influential performers, as well as one of its most articulate songwriters…Mott the Hoople disbanded in 1974 and Hunter moved to New York, segueing into a celebrated solo career and quickly building a body of solo work.  His albums featured such diverse talent as Queen, the Clash, and a New Jersey outfit called the E Street Band.  These days he performs with his current outfit, The Rant Band, which backed him on his most recent album, “Fingers Crossed,” which contains “Dandy,” his tribute to his late friend and collaborator, David Bowie – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Main Street Pub in Philmont is now under new management by Eric Bell of Old Klaverack Brewing – Savor the new Pub menu while enjoying some great bluegrass music by the Wickers Creek Band – Information at www.facebook.com/philmontpub  or 672-7346 – Bluegrass from 7 to 9 pm – Main Street Pub, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 9

The Two of Us Productions presents the new Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein – Information and tickets at 758-2648 or 866-811-4111 or at www.TheTwoOfUsPRoductions.org  – Fri & Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun matinees at 3 pm – Performing Arts Center at Taconic Hills

Saturday, October 1 

 

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Tomatoes,  cantaloupe and  watermelons; breads, rolls, scones, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary);  garlic, greens of all kinds, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers.  Squash…and more squash. And apples – This week Christina Dellea will be performing in the Music Tent. – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop.  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

* Pick of the Week – Exhibition Opening & Benefit Reception – Historic Hudson celebrates its twentieth anniversary with an exhibition of The Warren Street Project, a photographic inventory of Hudson’s main street by Lynn Davis, first exhibited at Historic Hudson’s inaugural event held at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in 1996.  Lynn Davis photographed every building on Warren Street over the course of several years.  Twenty years later, this monumental series tells a remarkable success story for historic preservation.  It’s a story written collectively by the many creative individuals who have restored buildings and built flourishing businesses along Warren Street.  For information and tickets for the opening benefit reception go to www.historichudson.org or send email to historichudson@verizon.net – The Warren Street Project will be on view and open to the public on weekends during the month of October.  Lynn Davis signed prints from the exhibition are available for sale.  Opening Reception from 6 to 8 pm – The Tin Ballroom, Vincent Mulford Antiques, 419 Warren Street

The Poetics of Forgiveness Project – Drop Forge & Tool and the Hudson Opera House, with the help of the Hudson Sloop Club, have co-sponsored a month-long community art project focused on the themes of forgiveness and peace.  Author Nicole Mary Kelby and sculptor Alan Milligan, artists-in-residence at Drop Forge & Tool, have been running a series of creative workshops culminating in a community performance on Saturday set against the majestic backdrop of the Hudson River.  In a workshop led by Milligan and the Hudson Sloop Club, children and their parents have been learning how to build a traditional Irish Currach (wooden boat) using harvested reeds and saplings.  Nicole Mary Kelby has been leading creative writing workshops in Hudson schools, the results of which will be heard at the event.  Boston composer and saxophonist Ken Field has been creating an innovative, evocative sonic sculpture to be performed at the waterfront event by community wind instrument players and percussionists  – Performance at 7 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park – In case of poor weather, the event will be held in the West Room at the Opera House, 327 Warren Street.

Amy Ray & Her Band and Chely Wright- Amy Ray is best known as one-half of Indigo Girls with Emily Saliers.  Amy has a thriving solo career too.  She brings her band with her to perform songs from her 2014 album, “Goodnight Tender,” and her five other solo efforts – Chely Wright, singer-songwriter, author and gay-rights activist, grew up in a musical family in Wellsville, Kansas where she started signing professionally at age 11…By her senior year of high school she was working as a performing musician.  After graduating she went straight to Nashville.  In 1995 she was named Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

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

Octoberfeast In Chatham – Local food and family fun are the highlights of this first annual, festive harvest celebration.  Enjoy live music and fall food all day, enter the “Get Crocked” cooking contest, and participate in a cornucopia of family activities.  A pig roast, bocce on the lawn, duck tacos and lamb sliders, root beer floats, ceremonial keg tapping, and much, much more –Information and full program details at http://visitchathamny.com/OctoberFeast.htm or 392-0846 – From 11 am to 10 pm – Main Street and Hudson Avenue, Chatham

Behold! New Lebanon, the “first museum of contemporary rural American life,” offers a variety of summer tours through October 15 – This Saturday’s programs range from the practical to the fanciful, the historical to the reflective.  Conducted by locals, the programs provide insights into animal tracking, animal training, fairy houses, and reflections on the Shakers’ view of death.   – The programs allow visitors to “step into today’s rural American life and experience it up close and personal.” – Advance ticket purchase is recommended – Arrive 15 minutes before the program start time and take the shuttle bus to the program venue – More information, including full program descriptions and the online box office at www.beholdnewlebanon.org , or by email to info@beholdnewlebanon.org or at 720-7265 – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

Historic Red Hook – Country Seats Tour – Sponsored by Hudson River Heritage – Explore some of Red Hook’s most historic properties – Start at the Elmendorph Inn to obtain the tour itinerary and map – Stop for lunch at a local bistro, bring a picnic lunch, or pre-order a picnic lunch when you book your tour online – Tour may be booked at www.hudsonriverheritage.org, or via email to office@hudsonriverheritage.org or call 845-876-2472 – Tour check-in begins at 9:30 am; tour sites open from 10 am to 5 pm(Last tour starts at 4:30 pm) – Check in at Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook

The Won Dharma Center celebrates its Fifth Anniversary with an Autumn Festival – Enjoy traditional Korean food, a Korean percussion musical performance, Korean costumes, crafts, and so much more – Information at 851-6517 or by email to Karen@wondharmacenter.org – 4 to 7 pm – Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2

National Theatre of London production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera  Information and reservations at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – Saturday at 6:30 pmSunday at 1:00 pm – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Sunday, October 2

Preserving Olana: Stories from the Field  The Olana Partnership presents its second lecture in a series that celebrates Olana’s 50th Anniversary season – The lecture/hike will focus on Olana’s landscape preservation program and the laborious and creative steps taken to restore and preserve the land and viewshed around Olana.  The tour will be led by Daniel Seymour, Senior Landscape Architect, and Trevor Saksa, LEED AP Junior Landscape Architect, both with NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Taconic Region.  Senior staff of The Olana Partnership will also be present. – In addition to designing the house known as Olana, Frederic Church also designed a network of carriage roads which offer panoramic views, and planted thousands of trees on his heavily deforested land.  Even more relevant is the work happening now to restore the landscape back to Church’s period.  The hike, which is about 1.5 miles, is an opportunity to get close to landscape restoration experts and specifically those from the Taconic Region of NYS Parks and Recreation.  Walk-ins welcome – Information and pre-registration at www.olana.org/education/ or call 828-1872, ext 105 – Hike from 3 to 5 pm – Meet at the Visitor Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Tom Brosseau & Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) –Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota.  Since 2010 he has performed with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends, devoted to current American folk music revival.  Brosseau has just released his new album, “North Dakota Impressions,” the third part of a trilogy about life in his home state.  Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek and, with his sister Sara, for helming the Watkins Family Hour ensemble. – Information at 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, October 4

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – A bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown, held at The Spotty since 2007 – Teams of up to four people compete against each other over four rounds of 15 questions, a worksheet of (usually) 20 questions, and four bonus questions.  The winning team gets its  name on the winners’ board and their bar tab for the night on the house – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com/events  – 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

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

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

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Art Events in Hudson NY – September 5 – September 16, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Tuesday, September 6

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

Wednesday, September 7

Upstreet Market – By the local, of the local, for the local! – Hudson’s midweek farmers’ market is open for business with vendors offering baked goods, prepared foods, salad greens and seasonal produce for a quick fix to your midweek menu – Rain or shine – Every Wednesday through October 26 – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

Thursday, September 8

Basilica Hudson announces an expansion of its Screenings Series through a new collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, dedicated to exploring creative nonfiction film – The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors – The Basilica series begins with a screening of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, directed by Brett Story – “More people are imprisoned in the US at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself  has never felt further away or more out of sight.  The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary.  Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.” – Director Brett Story will be present for Intro and Q&A – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, September 8-11

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival – “An unprecedented convergence of the best in American traditional music.” – Now, in its second year, the Festival provides campers and festival-goers.With an impressively diverse sampling of American traditional music, from old-time and bluegrass to Cajun and New Orleans big band jazz.  Both national and regional acts will be appearing on the main, dance and workshop stages.  The Dance Tent will feature contra, square and swing dancing.  There will be workshops taught by top artists in their genre, kids’ activities, and instrument and band contests judged by the staff and artists.  There will also be great local farm food, beer and craft vendors – The festival will feature the only public performance in 2016 from New York vaudevillian favorites, The Two Man Gentleman Band, hard-driving bluegrass from Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, Cajun accordion superhero Jesse Lege, an old time string band super group led by Bruce Molsky, the fast-rising New Orleans brass and banjo band Tuba Skinny, and the globetrotting ambassadors of American music, The Foghorn Stringband.  There will be 20+ acts in all – The event is an earth-friendly family-focused camping adventure on the stunning 150 acre Cool Whisper Working Family Farm in Hillsdale owned by Matt & Lisa Schober.  Festival attendees will be able to see (from a distance) highland cattle amidst mountain views and rolling fields.  In addition to camping, day tickets are also available. – Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com – Children under 12 admitted free – Information and latest program lineup at www.oldtonemusicfestival.com – September 8 at 3 pm to September 11 at 3 pm – Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Road 21, North Hillsdale

TSL Films: 

An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Photographer Rosamond Purcell – “Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books.”

Almayer’s Folly – A film by Chantal Akerman – “Somewhere in Southeast Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter.  A story of passion, loss and madness.”  Adapted from the Joseph Conrad novel.

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil  A film by Pieter van Huystee.  In 2016 the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Bosch, who died 500 years ago.  The film documents the preparations for the exhibition and follows a team of Dutch art historians who crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth –Approaching the withdrawal of troops Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan.  Despite their determination, control of this so-called calm sector will gradually crumble as soldiers start to mysteriously disappear one by one. A film by Clement Cogitore that “moves beyond the clichés of combat into troubling political and metaphysical territory.”—The New York Times – In French and Farsi with subtitles.

Miss Sharon Jones! – Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo, Sharon Jones, during the most courageous year of her life.

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank – “The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one and the same….” – Frank’s editor, Laura Israel, has created “a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves a fast and fleeting imprint of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way….”

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

Friday, September 9

20th-Century Fine & Decorative Arts Auction – On-line catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com   Information at 751-1010 – 5 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Justin Townes Earle – with Anthony D’Amato opening – Justin Townes Earle, born in Nashville, but now living in NYC, is a critically-acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter who was named for Texas singer-songwriter legend Townes van Zandt – Earle pairs the sage wisdom of Americana music with themes that relate to life in the Big Apple – Singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato warms up the crowd for Earle – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, September 9-10

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

FridaySunday, September 9-11

Giant Antique & Estate Indoor Tag Sale – Featuring hundreds of items culled from local estates, including antiques, collectibles, household goods, and more – Information at 329-1142 or by e-mail to info@copakeauction.com – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (Early Bird Buying from 8 to 9 am at $10 per person); Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

FridayThursday, September 9-15

Films at Fairview Cinema 3

Florence Foster Jenkins – Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant

War Dogs – Featuring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller

> Information, trailers and schedule at FairviewCinema3.com – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Avenue, (Route 9), Greenport

Saturday, September 10

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day – Time to clean out the garage, cellar, workshop, barn, and under-the-kitchen-sink  – For information on what will be collected, go to columbiacountyny.com/columbia-county-solid-waste/hazardous – Collection from 8 am to 12 noon – Columbia County Department of Public Works garage, Route 23B, Greenport (opposite ADM)

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Follow the orange carrots painted on the pavement to where the summer’s bounty awaits you:  Sweet corn; tomatoes,  cantaloupes and seedless watermelons; breads, rolls, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary);  garlic, greens, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers.  Brewers and distillers products and herbal remedies are also sold at the Market.  This week Omkar Lewis will be performing in the Music Tent, and Toolin’ Around will be in the Guest Tent. – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop.  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Historic Hudson’s Chamber Music Series presents Contemporaneous performing new and recent works by composers Katherine Balch (b. 1991), David Bloom (b. 1990), Ian Gottlieb (b. 1990), and Shawn Jaeger (b. 1985) – Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 21 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now by performing and promoting the most exciting work of living composers through innovative concerts, commissions, recordings and educational programs. Founded in 2010 at Bard College, the ensemble has premiered more than 80 works, many of them large-scale pieces by emerging composers.  The concert will be held in a suite of beautiful rooms at the Bronson House and will be followed by a wine reception with the musicians – Seating is limited – Tickets and information at  www.historichudson.org  – 2 pm – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, grounds of the Hudson Correctional Facility, access from the Worth Avenue entrance at 53 Worth Avenue

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society Available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – On the tour, visitors will learn about life on the lighthouse in the 1930s from the daughter of the last civilian lighthouse keeper, who served as keeper from 1930 to 1949.  The tour also gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the important role the Hudson River played in the development of the Upper Hudson River towns, and how the lighthouse made navigation safe along the river to allow development to take place.  Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at hudsoncruises.com or by calling 518-348-8993 or 888-764-1844 – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Honey Tasting – Meet Nancy Wu Houk, founder of NYBUZZ, and taste her local honey—raw, unpasteurized, and nutrient rich – Learn how the flavor of the honey changes with the seasons – Information at 828-6923 or www.OldeHudson.com – 12 noon to 3 pm – The front porch, Olde Hudson, 449 Warren Street

Artful Hike at Olana: Frederic Church’s Letters + 19th-Century Ballads – Brian Dewan, Catskill visual artist and musician, presents “a performative artwork, where notions of authorship, ownership, possession, private space and public space are addressed through a poetical essay woven in between reading aloud and singing with accordion accompaniment.” – The one-mile hike will be along one of  Church’s carriage roads – Dewan has chosen his favorite letters by Church and in turn gives voice to Church’s sensibilities, sense of humor, feelings, and artistic process.  The hike will be repeated on October 8 and October 22 – Information and pre-registration at www.olana.org/education/ or 828-1872, ext., 105 – Walk-ins are welcome – 3 pm — Meet at the Visitor Center (In case of rain, meet at the Wagon House Education Center), Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Exhibition Opening – Dakota Territory: New Photography by John Lipkowitz – Horses, bison, landscapes, and more – Plus Guest Artist George Tsalikis: Encaustics and Polaroid Transfers – On view through September 25– Information at 822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Free Screening – Go Tell It on the Mountain, a 1985 made-for-television film based on James Baldwin’s autobiographical novel, will be shown as the introduction to a five-part seminar featuring the works of James Baldwin.  One of Baldwin’s earliest works, the novel on which the film is based tells a coming-of-age story.  It includes the glimmerings of a young man’s discovery of his homosexuality as well as the difficulties of growing up in a struggling family in 1930s Harlem.  Baldwin is considered to be one of the leading voices in the formation of the Civil Rights movement, but he also spoke freely about homosexuality and became inspirational in the emerging gay rights movement. The film, 39th in ranking of the Best Films of the 20thCentury, includes performances by Paul Winfield and Ruby Dee as well as those of Alfre Woodard and Ving Rhames in some of their earliest screen appearances. – Information at 828-1792, ext. 101 – 5 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

The Third Annual Scholars Ball in celebration of the Columbia-Greene Community College 50th Anniversary– To benefit CGCC scholarships – Music by the Society of Flying (with former members of Steppin’ Out) – Information at 828-4181 ext. 3727 or www.sunycgcc.edu – Cocktails at 6:30 pm; Dinner at 8 pm – The Quadrangle, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set – Every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson. – This month’s program showcases Shane Jones, Mark Baumer and Lydia Conklin.  Books will be available for purchase and signing – Shane Jones is the author of several books, including the novels Light Boxes (Penguin, 2010), Daniel Fights a Hurricane(Penguin, 2012), and most recently, Crystal Eaters (Two Dollar Radio, 2014); Mark Baumer lives in Providence, RI and works in a library. His book, Holiday Meat, won the 2015 Quarterly West novella contest. His poem, “b careful”, won the 2015 Black Warrior Review poetry contest; Lydia Conklin’s fiction has appeared in The Southern ReviewNarrative magazine, New LettersNew Orleans Review, and elsewhere. She has drawn graphic fiction for Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, The Florida Review, and the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The reading is followed by a DJ set from writer and series curator, Hallie Goodman – Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French. – Information at www.facebook.com/volumehudson — 7 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

A Night of 60s soul, pop and rock ‘n’ roll with DJ Sheila B – Sheila Burgel is a New York-based record collector, DJ, and music journalist.  She has produced and written the liner notes for several compilations including Rhino Records Grammy-nominated “One Kiss Can Lead to Another,” Girl Group Sounds’ “Lost and Found” box set, and Ace Records 60s Japanese girl-pop compilation series, “Nippon Girls.”  She founded girl-pop web magazine, chachacharming.com,  DJs her vinyl collection all over the world, and currently hosts radio show “Sophisticated Boom Boom” on WFMU – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm to 2 am – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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

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

Behold! New Lebanon, the “first museum of contemporary rural American life,” offers a variety of summer tours through October 15 – This Saturday’s wide-ranging programs explore the secrets of making sausage, hops farming, the speedway, cheese-making, forest survival/foraging, fairy houses, and a tour of an historic mill with today’s occupants of the restored building – The programs allow visitors to “step into today’s rural American life and experience it up close and personal.”  – Advance ticket purchase is recommended – Arrive 15 minutes before the program start time and take the shuttle bus to the program venue – More information, including full program descriptions and the online box office at www.beholdnewlebanon.org , or by email to info@beholdnewlebanon.org or at 720-7265 – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

Exhibition Opening – All in All, a newly installed work by Oliver Kruse – Information at artomi.org – Reception from 4 to 6 pm – Residency Road, near 59 Letter S Road, Ghent

Clarion Concerts presents Autumn Echoes, its first Leaf Peeper concert of the 2016 season at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School.  The concert includes works by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as works from the 20thcentury including Paul Schoenfeld’s Café Music and the premiere of the Clarion-commissioned  Elegy  for Cello and Piano by young composer Tonia Ko.  The concert features the 2016 Avery Fisher Grant-winner, violinist Tess Lark ,with Edward Arron, cello, Jeewon Park, piano, and Paul Green, clarinet. – Tickets available at leafpeeperconcerts.org or at 413-644-0007 – 7:30 pm – Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, 330 County Route 21C, Ghent

The Chatham Camerata, a new collective of professional musicians based in Columbia County,  presents an evening of Gustav Mahler’s The Song of the Earth.  Mahler’s autumnal masterpiece will be performed by an eighteen-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo. This epic song cycle is based on Chinese poems which alternately celebrate the joys of life and mourn the transience of its passing.  Featuring tenor Jon Morrell and mezzo soprano Elizabeth Russo –  This performance  is the first in a series of major chamber performances established to sustain Columbia County music lovers from fall through spring.  – Information at www.stjames.weconnect.com – 7:30 pm – St. James Church, 129 Hudson Avenue, Chatham

 

Sunday, September 11

Barry Hopkins Memorial Run – This annual run is a 3.8-mile course traversing the historic carriage roads at Frederic Church’s Olana – The run is presented by the Onteora Running Club and The Olana Partnership and supports Olana’s health and wellness initiatives – Proceeds from the run will benefit education programs at Olana and the Catskill School District – Information at 828-1972 ext. 105 or e-mail education@olana.org – and online registration at www.olana.org or on race day – For all ages – Registration at 8:30 am, Children’s Run at 9 am, Adult Run at 9:30 am – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

The Emerald Trio, with Special Guest Ellen Katz Willner, performs works by Gustav Holst, Ernst Bloch, and other 20th-century composers in a return concert to the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.  The trio consists of Karen Bogardus, flute; Orlando Wells, violin and viola; and Isabelle O’Connell, piano, with special guest Ellen Katz Willner on oboe.  – The Trio received first prize in the Continuo Arts Foundation Carnegie Hall Debut Competition in 2010. A frequent performer of new music, The Emerald Trio has premiered works by Zannoni, Barab, and Steinberg.  A reception will follow the concert.  – Information at www.roejanlibrary.orgor 325-4101 – 5 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale (approximately one-half mile south of the light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23.).

Next Monday, September 12

House Rules Café – For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants.  Now she is curating board games.  House Rules meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop.  No experience required.  Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.  The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic.  So come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors.” – Instruction is available – Information at houserulescafe@gmail.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Next Tuesday, September 13

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

Next Friday, September 16

Artist and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish to share or a give a donation – This month Mick Hales will show two new inspirational videos about artists and creativity and spirituality – Also, Tery Fugate-Wilcox will share some of his sculptures and paintings  If you would like to show your work at a future meeting, send examples to christinehales@me.com  along with contact information – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

ONGOING

OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Thomas Cole – by Jason Middlebrook – Following on the success of last year’s exhibition, River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, that incorporated contemporary art into both the Thomas Cole site and Olana, the series OPEN HOUSE enables today’s artists to continue to explore the connections to Thomas Cole’s art and ideas.  For the inaugural exhibition Jason Middlebrook worked with curator Kate Menconeri to create an installation of his towering plank paintings and drawings that explore a theme that was paramount to Thomas Cole as well—human intervention in the natural environment – On view through October 30 – Information at thomascole.org or 943-7465 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

Ruth Lauer Manenti: Photo Exhibition – Ruth Lauer Manenti received a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grant for excellence in photography – Exhibition on view through September 19 – Information at www.ruthlauermanenti.comm/ – – 11 am to 5 pm – Riverfront Antique and Design Center, Door 21, 99 South Third Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

>Hudson-Athens Ferry  Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 >Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

>Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

 

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

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, August 29 to September 6, 2016 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. 

Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 1

Films at Fairview Cinema 3:

War Dogs – featuring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller

> Café Society – Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy with a cast including Steve Carell, Sheryl Lee, Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, Tony Sirico, Blake Lively, and Kristen Stewart           >Information, trailers and schedule at FairviewCinema3.com – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Avenue, (Route 9), Greenport

Wednesday, August 31 through Sunday, September 4

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the stage version of The Addams Family “…living or dead, ‘family is still family’” – Runs on weekends – Check the website for schedule – Order tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org  or call 392-9292 – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5

176th Annual Columbia County Fair – Presented by the Columbia County Agricultural Society – This historic fair offers more than 200 exhibits, shows, contests, amusement rides and attractions   Highlights include:

Wednesday, August 31 – The ever-popular Demolition Derby beginning at 6:30 pm; Columbia County’s Got Talent, an open talent show, with finals and awards at 7 pm

> Thursday, September 1 – Demolition Derby Finale at 6:30 pm

Friday, September 2 – The 79th annual Schoolgirl Queen contest steps off at 6:30 pm in front of the grandstand – plus Freestyle Motocross

Saturday, September 3 – The annual Firefighters Parade steps off at 11 am, moves through the Village of Chatham and then into the fairground – A Monster Tractor Pull at 4 pm; the show called Extreme Illusions & Escapes at 1, 4 and 7 pm, and a Hypnosis show at 8:30 pm

> Sunday, September 4 – Country band Lonestar performs at 7 pm

Monday, September 5 – Painted Pony Rodeo

> DO NOT MISS the Pig Races in the Agricultural Area; also the Petting Zoo and Camel Rides; or the Columbia County Bounty Cupcake War

This is but the tip of the iceberg!

Information:  More information at www.columbiafair.com/show-schedule – Opening day from 12 noon to 11 pm; all other days from 10 am to 11 pm – Admission fee includes parking and free admission for children – Active military personnel always admitted free – Ask about discounted admission for youth under 18 and seniors – Fairgrounds, Route 66 and Route 203, Chatham

Thursday-Sunday, September 1-4

TSL Films: 

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil – A film by Pieter van Huystee.  In 2016 the Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Bosch, who died 500 years ago.  The film documents the preparations for the exhibition and follows a team of Dutch art historians who crisscross the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth –Approaching the withdrawal of troops Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan.  Despite their determination, control of this so-called calm sector will gradually crumble as soldiers start to mysteriously disappear one by one. A film by Clement Cogitore that “moves beyond the clichés of combat into troubling political and metaphysical territory.”—The New York Times – In French and Farsi with subtitles.

Under the Sun – “A rare glimpse behind the heavy curtain of secrecy and paranoia that shields North Korea from prying foreign cameras…a fascinating study in state propaganda and the darker truth that hovers just outside the frame….”

The Innocents – A film inspired by a true event that occurred in Warsaw in 1945. WWII is finally over and a Red Cross doctor is treating the last of survivors in the German camps, when a panicked Benedictine nun appears and begs her to follow her back to the convent where she finds a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy.  The nuns increasingly turn to the doctor as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities. In French and Polish with English subtitles.

Miss Sharon Jones! – Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo, Sharon Jones, during the most courageous year of her life.

The Bride – Based on Bodas de sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca, this is the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman.

> Belle de Jour (1967) – (Luis Bunuel, 1967) – Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles, that of Severine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her afternoons working in a bordello – One of Bunuel’s biggest hits.

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank – “The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one and the same….” – Frank’s editor, Laura Israel, has created “a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves a fast and fleeting imprint of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way….”

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

Friday, September 2

Damara Rose with Ngonda Badila with Caleb Drost to open – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 8 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Friday-Saturday, September 2-3

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

ParsonsDance returns to the PS21 tent for its eleventh season – Almah, one of the pieces the company will perform, was partially developed during the Company’s residency last summer.   After thousands of performances worldwide for nearly 30 years, another piece, Caught, continues to thrill audiences at every performance.  Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

Friday-Monday, September 2-5

Spencertown Academy Festival of Books: The Annual extravaganza of all things literary. The Festival features a giant used book sale, children’s activities, and two days of readings, discussions, and book signings by nationally known and local authors.  Admission is free to all the events, except the early buying opportunities on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

The festival revolves around a Giant Book Sale, one of the biggest in the region, featuring more than 10,000 gently-used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard  and soft cover – There is a Special Kids’ Corner and a media rack with CD’s and audio books. – The first floor gallery features a handpicked selection of specialty books including limited editions, out-of-print books, and new books donated by leading national publishers. – All this plus two days of readings and book signings by nationally-known and local authors, and a children’s program.

>Friday – Preview Party and early buying for Academy members and their friends only – 6 pm

Saturday –Book Sale from 10 am to 12 noon (Early Buying Opportunity from 8 to 9:30 am) – Special Children’s Program featuring a visit with Pete the Cat ( 9:30 to 11:15 am) – Authors’ Presentations by poet Mark Wunderlich, Michelle Hoover and Courtney Maum in conversation, and former Gourmet Magazine Editor, Ruth Reichl, in conversation with Madaline Sparks.  Consult the website for a list of other authors’ appearances.

>Sunday – Book Sale continues from 10 am to 4 pm –Russell Shorto, author of Amsterdam: The Island at the Center of the World will be presenting, and authors Christopher Breiseth, David Pietrusza and Will Swift will present a panel discussion about FDR’s legacy from the 1930s – Consult the website for a list of other authors’ appearances.

>Monday – Book Sale Clearance – 10 am to 2 pm – All remaining books just $1 and specialty books at half price – Closing hour surprise specials.

>Information, schedule and full program listings at www.spencertownacademy.org  or call 392-3693 – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Friday-Thursday, September 2-8

The Chatham Film Club film this week at The Crandell Theatre–Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant – Peter Biskind says: “Meryl Streep is on a roll.  In this comic folie de la vanite she impersonates the real life 1930s socialite who parlayed her social standing into a career as a soprano.  There was only one problem:  she couldn’t sing because she didn’t have a voice.  What she did have was money, which bought her a concert in Carnegie Hall in 1944 that was notorious for its awfulness.  But all of this makes for good fun and provides a rich stage for La Streep, who is as good an actress as Jenkins was a poor singer….” – Information, schedule and trailer at www.crtandelltheatre.org  – The Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street, Chatham

Saturday, September 3

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

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Follow the orange carrots painted on the pavement to where the summer’s bounty awaits you:  Sweet corn; tomatoes,  cantaloupes and seedless watermelons; breads, rolls, croissants and cookies; cheeses, pies (gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary);  garlic, greens, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, fresh mushrooms, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, fruit juices, and cut flowers.  Brewers and distillers products and herbal remedies are also sold at the Market.  This week Hudson Standard will be in the Guest Tent with shrubs and bitters; Zak Manenti will be performing in the Music Tent, and the Hudson Area Library’s Ghostly Gallop will be in the Community Tent. – Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop.  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

The Mac-Haydn Theatre Annual End-of-Season Cabaret featuring the entire 2016 company singing songs of Harold Arlen, composer of many of the classic songs of the twentieth century.  He and E.Y. Harburg won the Academy Award for Best Music and Original Song for The Wizard of Oz.  The score included Over the Rainbow, which was voted the 20th Century’s Number 1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The admission fee includes refreshments following the performance – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.orgor 392-9292 – 12 noon – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Writers Collective of Kristiania:  Wealth, Space, Community – Members of Kristiania offer public readings and performances at various locations throughout The Art Omi Fields Sculpture Park.  The public is invited to join the Community as it celebrates the role Omi has played in is artistic growth.  A reception celebrating the Collective’s first publication—a limited edition, handmade anthology of work by its members on the theme of Wealth—will follow in the Benenson Visitors Center – Information at artomi.org or 392-4747 – 3 pm – The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

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

Hudson Opera House and LightField continue to explore the boundaries between fact and fiction with two special screenings and a public talk as part of LightField’s inaugural festival, Making a Scene: Storytelling and the Real, on now at the Hudson Opera House – Lightfield Festival Screenings and Talks on this date are shown below.  (An artist’s talk with photographer Tim Davis takes place on September 17) – Limited seating; reservations are suggested.

4:30 pm – The Story Behind Richard Prince’s Photograph “Untitled (Cowboy)” – Witness the premiere of TIME’s short (15 minutes) film, which includes a 360-degree take from the artist himself, two original photographers from the Marlboro campaigns and two prestigious curators – Following the screening, independent curator Brian Wallis, who is featured in the film, and photographer and curator Oliver Wasow, will discuss the film.

7 pm – Five Star (83 minutes) – A Tribeca Award-winning feature film directed by Keith Miller – “After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets, once founded on respect and upheld by fear.  A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve, both in the film and in reality, the streets of Brooklyn are all Primo has ever known.  While John questions whether or not to enter into this – life, Primo must decide whether to leave it all behind as he vows to become a better husband and father.  Set during those New York summer weeks where the stifling heat seems to encase everything, Five Star plunges into gang culture with searing intensity.” – Followed by Q&A with Director Keith Miller

> Information and reservations at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Abstraction — Featuring new painting, sculpture and collage by Robert C. Morgan, Jack Walls, Bruce Murphy, Gabriel de la Portilla, and Joe Wheaton – On view through October 16 – Information at www.carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 5 to 7 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Scheherazade: A cycle of lyrical abstract paintings by Antonio Alvarez inspired by both One Thousand and One Nights, and the symphonic narrative of the honored classical composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – On view through October 23 – Also on view will be a selection of gallery artists including work by Richard Butler, John Foxx, Jim Goss, Lynn Itzkowitz, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and others – Information at 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

Skyscape Series: Neptune at Opposition – Join Dr. Willie Yee, President, and Joe Macagne, Vice President of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a presentation and 21st-Century exploration of the night sky at Olana.  Learn about the sky by looking through telescopes and finding celestial forms – Suitable for ages five and up – Tickets/registration at www.olana.org/education or 828-1872, ext. 105 – 8 pm – Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Joseph Keckler, a singer of “Larynx-defying range,” presents an intimate evening of his work.  Stephen Holden in The New York Times has described Keckler as “a singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing…”  Infused with humor and longing, Keckler’s material includes operatic renderings of contemporary life and haunted torch songs.  He is joined bycollaborators Dan Bartfield on violin and Matthew Marsh on piano.  As an option for traveling from Hudson to the Ancram Opera House, audience members can catch the yellow bus leaving the Red Dot restaurant at 321 Warren Street at 7:45 pm and returning back after the show.  Trixie Starr will be acting as the bus chaperone.  This is the final show of the Opera House’s first season under the leadership of Jeff Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi. – Information and tickets (for both the show and the bus) at www.ancramoperahouse.org or 329-0114 – 8:30 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7 (just north of the corner of Route 82), Ancram – Parking is available on the adjacent lawn

 

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones – The rock ‘n’ roll landscape is littered with the broken ties of bands based on sibling relationships – Dave and Phil Alvin, co-founded seminal early LA punk-roots band the Blasters in 1979.  They hung in together for seven years, when Dave left to become lead guitarist of cowpunk legend X.  After nearly three decades the brothers recorded their reunion album, 2014’s “Common Ground,” which garnered them a Grammy Award nomination.  The Alvins will be backed by Dave’s band, the Guilty Ones.  Helsinki’s “favorite goddess of twang rock, Sarah Borges, will warm up the crowd for this celebration of the power of brotherly love.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica with DJ Ephraim Asili – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, September 4

Screening of Nutcracker: The Motion Picture ( also known as Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker), part of a series called River’s Pics, a Sunday matinee series for kids, showing classic films chosen by River Stone – “In a world of too many screens and portable devices, Basilica brings the original BIG SCREEN into the lives of Hudson kids and their families.”  Free popcorn for all kids. – Information at basilicahudson.org – 11 am – North Hall, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

All Dogs Day Hike – Join dog enthusiast Fran Martino and her dog Loki for a dog themed hike and information sharing dedicated to our favorite furry friends.  For everyone’s safety, dogs must be on a leash at all times – Tickets/registration at www.olana.org/education or 828-1872, ext. 105 – 12 noon – Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson (GPS address)

Max Goldfarb’s Remote Viewing Pavilion – Max Goldfarb, local artist and Omi Visual Artist Residency alum, performs a project based on a text from his soon-to-be-published book, Remote Viewing. He will collaborate with two electronic sound improvisers, Jack Schoonover and Max Hamel to create a piece that will be broadcast from Wave Farm/WGXC, Hudson’s nonprofit, community radio station.  Additional voice performers will also participate in this piece.  There will be opportunities for the public to interact with this process as well – Information at artomi.org or 392-4747 – 2 pm – The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

The Annual Alliance for Positive Health Columbia-Greene Garden Party to benefit the work of the Alliance (formerly called the AIDS Council of Northeastern NY) – Held at the Hudson River home of Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea , a mid-century modernist retreat, nestled on the grounds of a historic Livingston estate.  The owners have transformed the interior spaces with art and objects from around the globe while lush landscaping around the entrance skillfully transitions to broad fields and spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains beyond. – Michele McClave, former Executive Director will be honored for her leadership, vision, and contributions to the agency. – Entertainment by musical artist Kelly Mittleman – Information and reservations at www.allianceforpositivehealth.org/news-events/columbia-greene-garden-party/ – – 3 to 6 pm – Woods Road, Germantown

Poetry Reading – Francine Hunter McGivern & The Frank Institute @ CR10  present Neo-Victoriana, Epigrams, and Greek Ecstasies, A Reading of Poetry by Robert C. Morgan – It is a little known fact that an international critic, author, and classical painter, Robert C. Morgan, began his career as a poet and was awarded the annual award in poetry by the faculty at his university. A year later he was given first prize by The Island, a poetry magazine published in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has since been translated into several languages and published in numerous periodicals.  In 2007, the Embassy of Colombia in Madrid launched a limited edition of prints by Willi Ramos with a Spanish translation of Morgan’s poetry that included a major symposium of distinguished scholars and intellectuals in Spain. Robert C. Morgan will engage his audience in a rare uncensored reading of his poetry, composed mostly of verse from the twenty-first century – Information at www.cr10.or – 4 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10,  283 County Route 10,  Linlithgo, (between Routes 9G & 31)

Pajama Party Co-hosted by Trixie Starr & Girlgantua – To benefit the return of the Hudson Bed Races – DJ ROBU – Drag performances at 12 midnight – Prizes for the best pajamas – Visit www.hudsonbedraces.com – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or 828-1562 – 10 pm to 2 pm – The Half Moon,  48 South Front Street

Next Tuesday, September 6

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

ONGOING

OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Thomas Cole – by Jason Middlebrook – Following on the success of last year’s exhibition, River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home,that incorporated contemporary art into both the Thomas Cole site and Olana, the series OPEN HOUSE enables today’s artists to continue to explore the connections to Thomas Cole’s art and ideas.  For the inaugural exhibition Jason Middlebrook worked with curator Kate Menconeri to create an installation of his towering plank paintings and drawings that explore a theme that was paramount to Thomas Cole as well—human intervention in the natural environment – On view through October 30 – Information at thomascole.org or 943-7465 – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House – A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic context and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership, with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

 Ruth Lauer Manenti: Photo Exhibition – Ruth Lauer Manenti received a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grant for excellence in photography – Exhibition on view through September 19 – Information at www.ruthlauermanenti.comm/ – – 11 am to 5 pm – Riverfront Antique and Design Center, Door 21, 99 South Third Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

>Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

>Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

>Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

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Art Events in Hudson NY, August 17 to August 23, 2016 and beyond

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Wednesday-Sunday, August 17-21

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Sister Act based on the blockbuster movie of the same name – Check the website for schedule – Order tickets at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org   – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

 Friday-Saturday, August 19-20

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Seussical, a musical extravaganza that follows the story of Horton the Elephant – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

The Chase Brock Experience –This young, high-energy, upbeat Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company, founded in 2007 by choreographer Chase Brock, has premiered six original scores and more than 25 original dances – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:00 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

FridaySunday, August 19-21

TSL Films: 

The Innocents – A film inspired by a true event that occurred in Warsaw in 1945. WWII is finally over and a Red Cross doctor is treating the last of survivors in the German camps, when a panicked Benedictine nun appears and begs her to follow her back to the convent where she finds a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advance stages of pregnancy.  The nuns increasingly turn to the doctor as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities. In French and Polish with English subtitles.

Miss Sharon Jones! – Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo, Sharon Jones, during the most courageous year of her life.

The Bride – Based on Bodas de sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca, this is the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman.

> Belle de Jour (1967) – (Luis Bunuel, 1967) – Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles, that of Severine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her afternoons working in a bordello – One of Bunuel’s biggest hits.

Smiles of a Summer Night – An Ingmar Bergman classic – “…one of film history’s great tragicomedies, a bittersweet view of the transience of human carnality.” – In Swedish with English subtitles

> Right Now, Wrong Then – Won the top prize at the 2015 Locarno film festival – In Korean with English subtitles

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank – “The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one and the same….” – Frank’s editor, Laura Israel, has created “a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves a fast and fleeting imprint of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way….”

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

LAST CHANCE to see the American premier of In Praise of Elephants by Kevin Dyer, with song lyrics by Catherine Ireton – The play is the fourth show in the Ancram Opera House’s summer season, and marks its first fully staged production under the leadership of Jeffrey Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi.  The play is directed by Jeffrey Mousseau.  It is a touching play, told through story and song, of a man turning 60 whose life is about to be turned upside down. Information and tickets at www.ancramoperahouse.org or 329-0114 – Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 7 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82, Ancram (Parking on the adjacent lawn.)

Friday-Thursday, August 19-25

Films at Fairview Cinema 3:

War Dogs – featuring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller

> Café Society – Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy with a cast including Steve Carell, Sheryl Lee, Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, Tony Sirico, Blake Lively, and Kristen Stewart           Information, trailers and schedule at FairviewCinema3.com – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Avenue, (Route 9), Greenport

Saturday, August 20

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The summer’s bounty awaits you:  Sweet corn; tomatoes, including cherry tomatoes in yellows, oranges and reds, red slicers, beefsteak, or heirlooms;  cantaloupes and seedless watermelons; breads and rolls of all kinds; soft or hard cheeses, pies (summer berry, Jersey peach, gluten free or not), fair-trade coffee, nuts and granola; herbs (basil, mint, oregano, thyme, and rosemary);  garlic, greens, cukes, zucchini, peppers, beets, honey, mushrooms, donuts, tarts, pesto, salamis, sauerkrauts, yogurts, prepared foods, soups, sandwiches, and fruit juices, flowers, and….organic bug repellant!  Hudson Standard is in the guest tent with shrubs and bitters, as is Randy Ezinga with his wooden bowls. Clean Energy Collective is in the Community Tent, and James Hearne is performing in the Music Tent. Knives, scissors and pruners are sharpened by Bob Sheets while you shop. For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit the private gardens of Margaret Roach in Copake Falls (10 am to 4 pm), Kevin Jacobs in Valatie (10 am to 4 pm), Steepletop, the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz (10 am to 4:30 pm), and Versailles on Hudson in the City of Hudson (10 am to 2 pm) – Further Information, including garden descriptions, addresses and directions at www.gardenconservancy.org

AJewel-like Jellies. Gem-like Jams – A jam/jelly tasting – Join founder/owner and chief jam maker Brigid Dorsey to taste Les Collines offerings – The company is committed to sourcing delicious ingredients from small local farms and orchards – Their products are made in small batches—stirred by hand, measured by hand into jars that are filled and sealed by hand.  The result is “homemade, handmade perfection.” – Information at 828-6923 – 12 noon to 3 pm – The Front Porch, Olde Hudson, 449 Warren Street

Live in HD – The Stratford Festival’s production of William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew – Information and schedule at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1:00 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

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

Exhibition Closing – Sorrow in Sunlight –  Marc Swanson’s Back Gallery exhibition, , co-presented by Jeff Bailey Gallery, closes with an evening of readings by Jack Ferver and Chris Freeman – 4 pm –  Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Exhibition Opening – Field Study is an exploration of the relationship between art, agriculture, traditional crafts like quilting and mending, and the underlying importance of place in sustainability. This collaboration between textile artists and ecology advocates, Katrina Rodabaugh and Jessica Lewis Stevens, features ten new, original, textile art pieces from naturally dyed fabrics, yarns, fibers, and hand stitching. All works will be for sale at HawkinsNY through September 18.  Questions?  Contact Katharine Daugherty at Drop Forge & Tool by e-mail at katharine@dropforgeandtool.com – 5 to 7 pm – HawkinsNY, 339 Warren Street

Opening reception from 5 to 7 pm Making a Scene: Storytelling and the Real – LightField, a new visual arts nonprofit, launches its initial exhibition at the Hudson Opera House –The exhibition presents the work of eight international artists who explore the boundaries of storytelling and the increasing slippage in narrative art between documentary and fiction through photography, film, video, and cross-platform installations. The exhibition, which is accompanied by a youth photo workshop led by faculty from the International Center for Photography, and a feature film screening and public talk in September, launches LightField’s annual festival of innovative and distinguished photography and related media in Hudson, NY.  Featured artists include Zackary Canepari, Tim Davis, Omar Imam, Keith Miller, Yola Monakhov Stockton, Arne Svenson, Anastasia Taylor-Linda, and Wendel A. White – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tea + Lights – A Tea Tasting for a good cause – The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and Verdigris Hudson are introducing a limited edition of commemorative tea canisters as a fundraiser for the beautiful Hudson River lighthouse.  Featured on each is a rendering by an area artist.  The artists include Perry Cooney, Tomm Eaton, Gretchen Kelly, Dan Region and Georgia VanZutphen.  The Tea Tasting includes hot and iced teas featuring the teas sold in the tins, and lighthouse cookies by famed local baker Regina Simmons.   A portion of each sale will be donated to the Lighthouse Preservation Society – Information at 828-3139 or e-mail to VerdigrisTea@gmail.com – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Hudson, 135 Warren Street (at Second street)

Exhibition Opening – John Davis Gallery exhibits the work of five artists in the Main Galleries, the Sculpture Garden and Carriage House – Works include paintings by Rodney Dickson, sculpture by Willard Boepple, new paintings by J.J. Manford, paintings by Nina Maric, and wood blocks and prints by Jon Isherwood – On view through September 11 – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Curt Oren & Nora Petran – “An atmospheric singer-songwriter show” – Information at www.thespottydog.comor 671-6006 – 8 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Copake Falls Day – Starts with the 5K Cross Country Run in the Wilderness and ends with a Beef Barbeque and campfire music on the green.  In between, plenty of food and activities, garden and historic homes tours, a Farmers Craft Market,  a kids’ scavenger hunt, a local history exhibit, a chain saw sculptor, music by the Bash Bish Band, and plenty more – Information at www.copakefallsday.org or 966-2233 – 8 am to 8 pm – Copake Falls

Behold! New Lebanon is in its second season as “the first museum of contemporary rural American life” – A variety of summer tours are offered from June 4 through October 15 – This Saturday, Behold! offers a range of programs, from culinary to nature walks, and includes the environment, historic buildings, hops farming, auctioneering, and more  The presenters are not costumed actors or docents recalling old-world skills; they are the real townspeople of today, whose lives and work challenge the quaint myths about country life – Advance ticket purchase is recommended – Arrive 15 minutes before the program start time and take the shuttle bus to the program venue – More information, including full program descriptions and the online box office at www.beholdnewlebanon.org , or by email to info@beholdnewlebanon.org or at 720-7265 – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

Architecture Omi Director’s Tour – Architecture Omi Director Warren James leads an engaging public tour of WOOD: From Structure to Enclosure in Field 01 on the grounds of Architecture Omi.  Free and open to the public – RSVP to events@artomi.org – 12 noon – Meet at the Benenson Visitors Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

R.B. Schlather,  American artist and opera director,  stages a five-hour, one-day-only performance installation of Oscar-nominated American composer David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passionat Chelsea gallerist Jack Shainman’s Kinderhook gallery, The School The staging rehearsal will be performed by Schlather, music director Amanda Crider, four singers and one percussionist.  The visibility of process is Schlather’s primary concern, creating a unique opportunity for spectators to engage with classical music as living sculpture, in dialogue with larger themes about performance, intimacy, and access – Featuring soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird, countertenor Brennan Hall, tenor Karim Sulayman, bass Zachary James, and percussionist Michael Zell, with costumes by Terese Wadden. – Free and open to the public during gallery hours from 12 noon to 5 pm.  The performers will take 15-minute breaks every 90 minutes, culminating in a final showing around 4:15 PM.  In addition to the performance, Jack Shainman Gallery celebrates the second anniversary of The School with A Change of Place: Four Solo Exhibitions. On view are paintings, photography, and sculpture by Pierre Dorion, Hayv Kahraman, Richard Mosse, and Garnett Puett, converging on themes of transformation, environment, and remembrance.  Information by e-mail to theschool@jackshainman.com – Jack Shainman Gallery, The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

FAN LETTERS – Francine Hunter McGivern and The Frank Institute @ CR10 present an audiovisual collaboration between musician Dylan Neely and video artist Alex Nathanson, with Jonas Bers. Their work combines sound, video, computer programing and handmade electronic instruments into playful and thought-provoking interactive multimedia performances. Shows oscillate between noise and chamber music, from experimental cinema to Saturday morning cartoons, and political negotiations to schoolyard games.  Jonas Bers is a stalwart of NY video performance and devotee of obsolete technology, Bers’ minimalist geometric abstractions use audiovisual stimulation as a context for the deep contemplation of shapes and patterns typically devoid of spiritual connotation in order to consider visual and emotional illusions of dimensionality. In Bers’ realtime video sonification works, salvaged VHS era editing machines, surveillance cameras, and laboratory equipment undergo crude modifications to be reincarnated as performance instruments. Audible frequencies within the video signal are amplified into a stark and droning synesthetic score; an intuitive and hypnotic illustration of the inextricable relationship between analog video and sound.  Admission fee  payable at the door – 5 pm – The Frank Institute at CR10, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo – (between routes 9G & 31)

Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21

Hudson Black Arts & Cultural Parade & Festival Presented by Operation Unite/New York – Saturday:
12:30 pm – Children’s activities and games; 

1 pm – Arm of the Sea Theater Celebrate the River Pageant
3 pm – Parade from Seventh Street to Riverfront Park with Grand Marshals Jake & Barbara Walthour; 
4 pm – Author/Storyteller Janice Laboard, Joakim Lartey Family Drum Workshop, Kuumba Drum, and Community Talent Show; Back To School Give-Away; Zorkie Nelson African Drum & Dance

Sunday2:30 to 7:30 pm – Bindlestiff Family Cirkus; Annual Gospel Concert featuring Diane Bailey and All Nations Church Praise Dancers; Sunset Service with Albany District Chorale and message by Rev. Linda Van Alstyne

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Sunday, August 21

Quinn Sullivan – Only 17 years old, blues guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan first gained national attention at age six with an appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He has already shared stages with Buddy Guy and B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, the Roots, and Derek Trucks, and played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.  He sings his own songs, as well as challenging himself by playing well-known classics…Buddy Guy has brought him along as the opening act on several tours – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, August 22

House Rules Café – For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants.  Now she is curating board games.  House Rules meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop.  No experience required.  Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.  The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic.  So come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors. – Instruction is available – Information at houserulescafe@gmail.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North – “…led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte and featuring many great Upstate New York musicians, plays a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.” – “The Voodoo Orchestra North starts where ‘Bitches Brew’ left off, and begins anew,” says Previte.  “Even better than the real thing, “says local music critic Seth Rogovoy. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, August 23

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The Scotty’s bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown – Held since 2007 – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006 – 6:30 pm – The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

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

Movie Tuesday – Our Last Tango – A story of love between two great tango dancers and their equally great love for the tango  – Part of the free movie series – Information at 392-6121 or www.ps21chatham.org – 8:00 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

ONGOING

Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House  A design exhibition featuring original concept sketches by 21 architects and landscape architects to address one of Olana’s great mysteries – Frederic Church’s 1886 plan for Olana, detailed Church’s vision for his large-scale designed landscape  The plan’s details are largely accurate, yet it contains a structure labeled “Summer House,” which doesn’t exist today.  Twenty-one architects and landscape architects were invited to imagine what such a structure might look like.  The exhibition serves as a dialogue of innovative design ideas and as a response to Olana’s historic contest and dramatic setting – Curated by Mark Prezorski, Landscape Curator, The Olana Partnership with guest co-curator Jane Smith, AIA, of Spacesmith – On view through November 13 – Information at 828-1872, ext. 103 or olana.org/summerhouse – Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm – Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana State Historic Site, GPS address: 5720 Route 9G, Hudson

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

>Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

>Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

>Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

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

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 25 to August 3, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

Monday, July 25

House Rules Café – For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants.  Now she is curating board games.  House Rules meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop.  No experience required.  Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.  The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic.  So come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors.” – Instruction is available – Information at houserulescafe@gmail.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Summer Sings – Last in the series – All are welcome to join the chorus conducted by David Smith, Broad Street Chorale Director, three Mondayevenings in July – July 11 the  group sang  “Handel beyond Messiah” ; July 18 featured Gilbert & Sullivan — This Monday they will sing “Five Centuries of Part Songs: from 17th-century Madrigals to 2016”  – Information and registration at 392-6121 – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

Monday-Wednesday, July 25-27

Chess for Kids – Chris Chanin and Alec Butterfield teach a three-day chess course designed for ages six to eleven, including  beginners, more experienced players, or those who have never played before.  Participants learn everything from how the pieces move to how to take your game to a whole new level.  All materials are provided.  – Space is limited.  Registration is required at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 3 to 5 pm – Monday through Wednesday – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Chess in the Park – Suitable for all ages – On Monday evening, join Chris and Alec for chess in the park.  Adults and children are invited to enjoy a game of chess with the community.  While you play, Chris and Alec will be on hand to answer your questions and offer their insight, theory and analysis – In case of rain, the workshop will take place in the Opera House – 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street – Directly across the street from the Opera House.

Tuesday, July 26 

Shakey Graves – Alejandro Rose-Garcia  is known professionally as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, “And the War Came,” he extends the ground—emotionally and sonically—broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, “Roll the Bones,” which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts.  NPR Music named him one of 10 artists music fans “should’ve known in 2012,” describing him as “astonishing…unclassifiably original, and frighteningly good..”  The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.  Visit shakeygraves.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Movie Tuesdays: Music & Dance Film Series— Enter the Faun – A veteran choreographer/dancer trains a young man with cerebral palsy to become a dancer  – A free program presented by PS21 – Information  at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm to 10:15 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Wednesday, July 27

Christ Church Episcopal presents a summer lunch hour music program, its own version of “Bach’s Lunch,” every Wednesday during July and August.  Various composers are featured and  both sacred and secular works are presented.  Bring a bag lunch and listen to recordings of music by popular composers on an exceptional sound system that will convince you that you are listening to a live orchestra and singers.  While listening to the “concerts,” the audience is also invited to enjoy the ambience of the beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available, and hostesses will be on hand to answer questions. – Information at 828-1329 or christchurchepiscopalhudson.org – 12 noon to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, corner of Union and East Court Streets

Upstreet Market – Hudson’s midweek farmers’ market is open for business, bringing fresh food to Hudson – By the local, of the local, for the local!  – Salad greens, and all the other summer bounty, and to-go prepared foods too – Rain or shine – Every Wednesday through October 26 – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

Mandolin Orange – Multi-instrumentalist/singer Emily Frantz and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist/singer Andrew Marlin are the North Carolina-based folk-Americana duo Mandolin Orange.  NPR named the duo’s 2013 debut album, “This Side of Jordan,” one of the year’s best folk/Americana releases, calling it “effortless and beautiful…” – The group followed up with last year’s “Such Jubilee.”  Indy Week called it “a pleasant and endearing listen, with songs that catch the first time around and sentiments that pull you into their private world” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

The newly-formed Columbia County Beekeepers Club holds its monthly meeting, “open to everyone interested in honey bees, whether you have bees, are thinking of getting bees, or would just like to learn about these remarkable creatures” –  Information by e-mail to Linda at ccnybees@gmail.com or 943-2708 – 6:30 pm – Roe Jan Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale

WednesdaySunday, July 27-31

Architecture Omi – WOOD: From Structure to Enclosure

Three Exhibition Openings:

ReActor – The newest work in an experimental, performative series of “social relationship architecture designed and built by internationally renowned architect-artist team Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley – Schweder and Shelley will live in this habitable sculpture in full lview of their audience for a five-day performance from Wednesday, July 27 through Sunday, July 31.  The 44-foot by 8-foot structure rotates 360 degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants. Can be seen  in Architecture Omi Field 01 through July 31

Unpacking the Cube –Three architectural firms,  Leong Leong, Leven Betts, and Steven Holl Architects, express the core philosophies of their practice through an exploration of the cubic form.  Featuring a selection of new cubic works and drawings – Guest curated by Andrew Zuckerman

OnSite: Nicholas Aracena Muller  – Improvisational furniture carpentry by Chilean architect Nicholas Aracena Muller.  Constructed from cast-off materials reclaimed from the streets and dumpsters of New York City, the works retain the raw history of the discarded wood, pieced into functional and sculptural designs by the architect, without formal plans.

> Saturday, July 30: Public viewing from 2 to 4 pm; Reception & Architecture Omi Director’s Talk from 4 to 6 pm in the Benenson Visitors Center

Thursday, July 28

The Big Squeeze Off—Those Darn Accordions – with Heather Fisch & Ryder Cooley opening – “This accordion-fueled rock ‘n’ roll band pumps out catchy originals, classic rock and pumped up polkas.  Fronted by lead singer/squeezebox wizard Paul Rogers along with Suzanne Garramone, TDA promises to forever rearrange your understanding of the accordion.  TDA’s extreme squeezeboxers mix solid keyboard chops with a groundbreaking use of guitar effects pedals and amps to produce a super-cool sound like nothing you’ve ever heard emanating from an accordion.”– Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

ThursdaySunday, July 28-31

TSL Films 

Kaili Blues – Country doctor Chen Sheng sets out on a train journey to search for his brother’s abandoned child, only to find himself in a dream like world where the boundaries between past, present, and future—and between fantasy and reality—are porous.  This remarkable visual achievement announces a major new filmmaking talent—Bi Gan.

> Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary – Centers on a 1995 meeting and filmed interview at Timothy Leary’s home in Los Angeles – Leary has announced that he is dying of cancer and intends to approach his condition with the same curious enthusiasm… that marked the rest of his life…Visiting him is his old friend and Harvard collaborator Ram Dass (nee Richard Alpert), now an esteemed spiritual guide steeped in Eastern and Western religious traditions …Their wise exchange offers food for thought as the filmmakers revisit the history and impact of two remarkable lives.

The Witness – In March 1964 Kitty Genovese was repeatedly attacked on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens.  Her name became synonymous with urban apathy after 38 eyewitnesses did nothing while an attacker stabbed her to death…Forty years later, her brother Bill, who was 16 at the time of his sister’s death, decides to re-examine the details of the crime.  In the process, he makes startling discoveries about the crime that transformed his life, condemned a city, and defined an era.

Indian Point – Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square.  With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has the support of the plant’s operators and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  At the same time it has stoked a great deal of controversy in the community, including a vocal anti-nuclear contingent concerned that the kind of disaster that happened at the Fukushima nuclear plant could happen here….Director Ivy Meeropol presents a balanced argument about the issues surrounding nuclear energy and offers a startling reality check for our uncertain nuclear future.

The Fits – “…a meditation on movement as seen from the perspective of adolescent girls.” – Toni becomes fascinated by the dance team that practices at a local community center.  One day the dance captain faints during practice.  By the end of the week most of the girls on the dance team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, moaning and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis.  Toni fears “the fits” but is equally afraid of losing her place just as she’s found her footing – She is caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance.

Kamikazi ’89 – A film by Wolf Gremm – In his last film role, legendary German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder plays Jansen, an expert cop living in a dystopian future where a mysterious organization known as The Combine controls all media.  After The Combine’s headquarters receives several bomb threats, Jansen is tasked with infiltrating the nefarious conglomerate. – In German with English subtitles

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

Thursday. July28 through Sunday, August 7

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s musical twist on “happily ever after,” the Broadway musical Into the Woods  – Check the website for schedule – Order tickets at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 29

September Gallery announces the first event in the Arcade Bloc Performance Series–Psycho Daisiescurated by Amber Esseiva and featuring performances by Fluct, Annie Bielski, and Constance Tenvik – Information at Kristen@septembergallery.com – 7 pm – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street

“The Oldies Show,” performs music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s as part of the Town of Greenport’s Music at Sunset Concert Series – Food available – Schedule at www.townofgreenport.com – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Miracle & Monstah – The Dance Omi Alumni Concert – Celebrating 25 years of Art Omi – Dance Residency Alumni Stephanie Miracle and Monstah Black present multi-disciplinary solo performances – Monstah Black presents his dance film and performance, Cotton, filmed in NYC and Virginia –The performance features Black performing to the soundtrack live.  In the film, Black employs images from slavery and the plantation as a point of departure, modifying the images into positive iconography to inspire, empower, and rejuvenate those that have suffered its legacy.  Stephanie Miracle, from the US but currently living and working in Germany, presents Figure Eights (Part 2), an autobiographical solo that weaves, darts, and lingers in a memory landscape.  Original music is performed live by David Schulman — Co-presented by PS21 and Art Omi – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 to 10 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Dub is a Weapon – This Brooklyn-based group “sets out to translate studio-derived Jamaican dub music onto the live stage.  Influenced by everyone from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to Jimi Hendrix to John Coltrane, the group lays down rhythms for a nonstop dub-dance party.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

FridaySaturday, July 29-30

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents The Frog Prince, which offers squirmy critters for little boys and romance for little girls – This is the final weekend of this play – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

Saturday, July 30

Hudson Farmers’ Market –For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com  – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening: Photo-collage and assemblages by Smith Eliot, Photography by Patricia Lay-Dorsey, Portfolios by Tiziana Rozzo and Charlotta Maria Hauksdottir.  davisortongallery.com  Davis Orton Gallery, 5-7 pm. 114 Warren Street

National Theatre Live: The Encore Series presents  Helen Mirren in The Audience – Information and schedule at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 1:00 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

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

Exhibition Opening – Farms and Skies in the Verdant Foothills of Upstate NY:  by Robert Moylan and Clarence King – Farms and skies are seen through the eyes of two different people sharing a common place.  Both artists paint and love the verdant foothills of Northeastern New York State.  Both deal with the simplicity of forms illuminated in the rural farmlands of Washington County and both are moved by the eve-changing light casting it unique radiance over all it embraces. – Information at www.northrivergallery.com or 392-7000 or by e-mail to twp@northrivergallery.com – 4 to 7 pm – North River Gallery, 34A Main Street, Chatham Village

Read & Feed – The launch of a New Festival of Food & Literature bringing together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature – Presented by Basilica Hudson in partnership with the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP) – Features panel discussions bringing together celebrity writers, farmers and chefs, cooking and mixology demonstrations, a marathon reading of John Cage’s Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)  and a marketplace featuring twenty plus small press publishers and artisanal food makers, plus spectacular eats and drinks.  Much of Read & Feed will be broadcast live on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7 FM and streamed live online at wavefarm.org – Tickets include all panel discussions, readings, demos, access to the marketplace and special tastings, plus a $5 voucher that can be used toward any book or magazine purchase at the event – Information at basilicahudson.org – 5 to 11 pm – Doors open at 4 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Clermont Summer Gala 2016 – Texas Meets Cuba – Wear your best western and prepare to mambo! – Honoring Hermes Mallea & Carey Maloney – Information and tickets at 537-6622 or info@friendsofclermont.org  – Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Howard Fishman Band in an Evening of Dixieland, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Swing – Critically-acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own.  “Fishman’s performances combine the exuberance and spontaneity of jazz with a storyteller’s sense of drama, emotional depth and play.” – Information at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Sunday, July 31

Screening of Bringing Up Baby, part of a series called River’s Pics, a Sunday matinee series for kids, showing classic films chosen by River Stone – “In a world of too many screens and portable devices, Basilica brings the original BIG SCREEN into the lives of Hudson kids and their families with a series featuring music, humor, and ballet.”  This series is part of a program called Basilica Free Screenings – Information at basilicahudson.org – 11 am – North Hall, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Historic Hudson’s Chamber Music Series presents musicians from The Orchestra Now from  Bard College in a program of Ensemble Pieces: Beethoven Quartets – The concert will be held in a suite of beautiful rooms at the Bronson House and will be followed by a wine reception with the musicians – Seating is limited – Tickets at  www.historichudson.org – 2 pm – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, grounds of the Hudson Correctional Facility, access from the Worth Avenue entrance at 53 Worth Avenue

Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue – Hosted by Seth “Sauerkraut” Travins, this episode of Seth’s Sauerkraut Revue features the Caleb Clauder Country Band from Portland, Oregon, specializing in pre-rock, old-time country music.  Chops & Sauerkraut, featuring Seth Travins on guitar and Chops Laconte on bass, are a hard-edged rockabilly, honky-tonk, and garage band influenced by Carl Perkins, the Standells, Elvis Presley, Bob Wills, and the Cramps.”  – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

17th Annual Blueberry Festival – Presented by the Austerlitz Historical Society – This ever-popular event features early 19th-century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment, a magic act, activities for children, animals, birds of prey, and sheep-shearing demonstrations, plus many unique and highly talented craft vendors and artisans – There will be blueberries galore and a blueberry pancake breakfast, in addition to a wide selection of tasty food items and baked goods.  New this year is a Silent Auction.  Note:  There is an additional charge for both adults and children for the pancake breakfast.  Leave your pets at home please. – Information and tickets at www.oldausterlitz.orgor 392-0062 or by e-mail to oldausterlitz@fairpoint.net –     Rain or shine! – 9 am to 4 pm – Austerlitz Historical Society, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

Next Monday, August 1

Mac-Haydn Monday brings back a favorite from two summers ago, The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County with Meg Dooley, Dierdre Bollinger, Amy Fiebke, and Cathy Lee-Visscher – Be prepared to grin, giggle and guffaw as their antics tell it like it is about the locals, weekenders, divorce, marriage, and more – Written by Copake Lake resident Carl Ritchie, with music by Los Angeles composer Wayne Moore – This original musical is presented by Mac-Haydn in conjunction with Taconic Stage Company for four performances only—August 1 and 15 at 3 pm and 8 pm – Information and reservations at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

House Rules Café – For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants.  Now she is curating board games.  House Rules meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop.  No experience required.  Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.  The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic.  So come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors.” – Instruction is available – Information at houserulescafe@gmail.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Next Monday through Sunday, August 1-7

Construct It!– A week-long film festival about buildings and those who design them – Monday, August 1Unfinished Spaces – Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro’s Revolution, was neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece; Tuesday, August 2Bauhaus in America – A visually stunning documentary that explores the impact of the Bauhaus on American architecture and design from the 1930s to almost the present day; Wednesday, August 3Metropolis – In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.  Fritz Lang directs this classic. – For information and full schedule go to www.ps21chatham.org or call  392-6121 – All films begin at 8:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Next Tuesday, August 2

Movie Tuesday – Bauhaus in America (See Film Festival entry under “Next Monday” above)   – A free program presented by PS21 – Information  at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm to 10:15 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Next Wednesday, August 3

Christ Church Episcopal presents a summer lunch hour music program, its own version of “Bach’s Lunch,” every Wednesday during July and August.  Various composers are featured and  both sacred and secular works are presented.  Bring a bag lunch and listen to recordings of music by popular composers on an exceptional sound system that will convince you that you are listening to a live orchestra and singers.  While listening to the “concerts,” the audience is also invited to enjoy the ambience of the beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available, and hostesses will be on hand to answer questions. – Information at 828-1329 or christchurchepiscopalhudson.org – 12 noon to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, corner of Union and East Court Streets

Upstreet Market – Hudson’s midweek farmers’ market is open for business, bringing fresh food to Hudson – By the local, of the local, for the local!  – Salad greens, and all the other summer bounty, and to-go prepared foods too – Rain or shine – Every Wednesday through October 26 – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

*Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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Art Events in Hudson, July 18 – July 27, 2016

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

MondaySunday, July 18-24

Exhibition – Summer Color – A group show of four gallery artists:  Stephen Walling, Vincent Pomilio, Marion Vinot, and Anne Francey – On view through August 28 – Information at carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm; Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Wednesday-Sunday, July 20-24

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Kander & Ebb’s Broadway musical Chicago  – The all-professional cast is directed by John Saunders, who directed this year’s opening production of My Fair Lady – Check the website for schedule – Order tickets early at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

ThursdaySunday, July 21-24

TSL Films 

> Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary – Centers on a 1995 meeting and filmed interview at Timothy Leary’s home in Los Angeles – Leary has announced that he is dying of cancer and intends to approach his condition with the same curious enthusiasm… that marked the rest of his life…Visiting him is his old friend and Harvard collaborator Ram Dass (nee Richard Alpert), now an esteemed spiritual guide steeped in Eastern and Western religious traditions …Their wise exchange offers food for thought as the filmmakers revisit the history and impact of two remarkable lives.

The Witness – In March 1964 Kitty Genovese was repeatedly attacked on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens.  Her name became synonymous with urban apathy after 38 eyewitnesses did nothing while an attacker stabbed her to death…Forty years later, her brother Bill, who was 16 at the time of his sister’s death, decides to re-examine the details of the crime.  In the process, he makes startling discoveries about the crime that transformed his life, condemned a city, and defined an era.

Indian Point – Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square.  With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has the support of the plant’s operators and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  At the same time it has stoked a great deal of controversy in the community, including a vocal anti-nuclear contingent concerned that the kind of disaster that happened at the Fukushima nuclear plant could happen here….Director Ivy Meeropol presents a balanced argument about the issues surrounding nuclear energy and offers a startling reality check for our uncertain nuclear future.

The Fits – “…a meditation on movement as seen from the perspective of adolescent girls.” – Toni becomes fascinated by the dance team that practices at a local community center.  One day the dance captain faints during practice.  By the end of the week most of the girls on the dance team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, moaning and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis.  Toni fears “the fits” but is equally afraid of losing her place just as she’s found her footing – She is caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance.

Kamikazi ’89 – A film by Wolf Gremm – In his last film role, legendary German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder plays Jansen, an expert cop living in a dystopian future where a mysterious organization known as The Combine controls all media.  After The Combine’s headquarters receives several bomb threats, Jansen is tasked with infiltrating the nefarious conglomerate. – In German with English subtitles

> Beware of a Holy Whore – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s brazen depiction of the alternating currents of lethargy and mayhem inherent in moviemaking – Involves an aloof star, an abusive director, and a financially troubled production – A vicious look at behind-the-scenes dysfunction – In German with English subtitles

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

Friday, July 22

South Bound performs country and rock as part of the Town of Greenport’s Music at Sunset Concert Series – Food available – Schedule at www.townofgreenport.com – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Chances With Wolves performs – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Saturday, July 22-23

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents The Frog Prince which offers squirmy critters for little boys and romance for little girls – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

PS21 (Performance Spaces for the 21st Century) presents Vanaver Caravan’s Turn, Turn, Turn! Celebrating Pete Seeger in Dance & Music — Original choreography and musical arrangements inspired by Livia and Bill Vanaver’s 40-year relationship with the legendary musician and activist, Pete Seeger – The performance includes a variety of dance styles, from clogging and swing to Zulu Gumboot dancing and Body Percussion.  Audience members will be up and dancing as part of the show – (A performance for children takes place on Friday from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm) – Information and tickets at www.ps21chatham.org  or 392-6121 – Tickets may also be ordered  through 1-800-838-3006 – 8 to 10 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24

Francine Hunter McGivern |&The Frank Institute @ CR10  present The Birds & the Bees – An installation by Harrison Atelier – The installation proposes a locus of cohabitation for pollinators and humans.  A suite of drawings, molds, and prototypes traces the development of panels for a multi-species façade system.  Panels test out varied materials and aperture size in an ongoing exploration of new dwelling typologies for local cavity-nesting birds and solitary bees.  This is part of a series of Harrison Atelier speculative building projects that explore human/non-human species cohabitation in the Anthropocene period. – Last chance to view this installation  – Information by email to info@cr10.org – 12 noon to 6 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10, 283 County Route 10,  Linlithgo (between Routes 9G & 31)

Saturday, July 23

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Brett Miller will be performing in the Music Tent and Hudson Standard will be in the Guest Tent with shrubs and bitters. – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com  – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Chatham Meadows – Columbia County Council on the Arts Summer Sculpture Exhibition and Fundraiser –  A kickoff fundraiser/opening reception to a season-long outdoor sculpture show – More than 50 sculptures by local and regional artists on 15 acres – Curated by John Cooley and Stepan Kubicek – Wine and hors d’oeuvres – Music/performance by Ryder and Friends – Prizewinning sculptures  awarded at 6:30 pm – Tickets at ArtsColumbia.org or at the door – Open summer viewing on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm through September 10 (Find self-guiding maps on the front porch) – Rain date July 24 – 5 to 7 pm – 101 Harmon Heights Road, Chatham

 

Exhibition Opening – John Davis Gallery exhibits the work of four artists – In the Main Gallery– Yi Zhang: Sculpture; in the Sculpture Garden and Carriage House–Willard Boepple: Sculpture; in the Carriage House—John Dugdale: Photography; and in the Carriage House—Mark Tambella: New Paintings 2015-2016 – On view through August 14 – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

An Evening with Jack & Amanda Palmer with Thor & Friends – Basilica Hudson presents an evening with father-daughter power duo Jack & Amanda Palmer, supported by an opening performance by percussive polymath Thor Harris and his group, Thor & Friends – Amanda & Jack Palmer will perform a set of covers from their carefully selected new release, “You Got Me Singing.”  The album marks the first collaboration between new mother Amanda and her father, written and recorded while her baby boy was in utero—a fluid family dialogue between Jack, Amanda, and her unborn son.  Amanda sings and plays piano and ukulele, and Jack, a semi-professional choral singer, plays guitar and lends his rich bass voice to a variety of cover songs that span decades.  It is rumored that Jack and Amanda may bring other family members onto the stage during the performance – Information and tickets at basilicahudson.org – Doors open at 7 pm –Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

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

The Sylvia Center’s 9th Annual Farm to Table Dinner in the fields of Katchkie Farm, hosted by Great Performances – Featuring dishes inspired by The Sylvia Center’s Learning Garden – Proceeds benefit The Sylvia Center’s farm to table programs serving Columbia County youth – Information at sylviacenter.org or 212-337-6075 – Tickets at http://www.fttdinner.com – Cocktails at 6 pm; dinner at 7 pm – Katchkie Farm, 745 Fischer Road, Kinderhook

Ancram Opera House presents cabaret artist Carol Lipnik, winner of the Broadway World 2015 New York Cabaret Award for Best Alternative Cabaret Show – Ms. Lipnik is a regular at cabaret hot spots in NYC including Joe’s Pub and Pangea and has also performed as part of Weimar NYC and, locally, at Bard Spiegeltent.  Lipnik’s music evokes a shadow-world of mysterious, often misunderstood creatures, from sideshow freaks and b-movie monsters to love’s obsessive victims.  In a recent review of her show, Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote, “What separates Ms. Lipnik from every other conjurer of the otherworldly is her phenomenal voice. With a four-octave range, impeccable pitch and several distinct personalities within that voice…her instrument is, in a word, phenomenal.”  Accompanying Ms. Lipnik will be her longtime collaborator Matt Kanelos on piano.   As an option for traveling to the Ancram Opera House, for a modest fee Hudson residents and audience members can catch the yellow bus, leaving the Red Dot Restaurant (321 Warren Street) at 8pm and returning back after the show – Alana at the Dot is offering 10% off the price of your entrée if you present your bus ticket –  Information and tickets at ancramoperahouse.org or 329-0114 – 8:30 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82 – Parking is available on the adjacent lawn.

Behold! New Lebanon is in its second season as “the first museum of contemporary rural American life” – A variety of summer tours are offered from June 4 through October 15 – This Saturday, Behold!  offers four of its most popular programs: auto familiarization and repair, the making of jazz, hops farming, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the local speedway – The presenters are not costumed actors or docents recalling old-world skills; they are the real townspeople of today, whose lives and work challenge the quaint myths about country life.  Aside from the rendezvous point for transportation to these venues, there is no museum building; the programs all take place “where it is happening.” – The programs this Saturday are: 10:00 am—Speed Demons:  Led by Howard Commander, long-time owner of the Lebanon Valley Speedway; 10:30 am –-Hops Make the Beer – An up-close view of a commercial-scale hops farm; 1:00 pm –“What you “auto” know about your car, led by Bud Godfroy, of Godfroy’s Service Station; and 4:00 pm – Making Jazz with Juilliard graduate Monte Wasch – Learn how you can turn your favorite tune into a jazz song – Information at 720-7265 or beholdnewlebanon.org  – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

Tousey Winery Third Annual Release Party – Five new vintages, from Queen of Clermont to Killer Red, will be released.  There will be live music and food from the Lost Sailor Seafood Company – Information at 537-5353 – 12 noon to 6 pm – Tousey Winery, 1774 Route 9, Germantown

In Plain Air – Omi Visual Artist Residency alumnae Peggy Cyphers, Rosemarie Fiore and Portia Munson, and Fields artist Margaret Evangeline create one-day temporary pieces in The Fields Sculpture Park.  Works include sculptures, on-site installations, and hanging works in the trees.  The artists will engage in a combination of performances and informal talks throughout the day. – Free and open to the public – Information at artomi.org or 392-4747 – 2 pm – The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Exhibition Opening – Mysterious & Unexpected: The Merger of Art and Science – Features the work of six artists who incorporate science to create their art–Carrie Crane, Kay Hartung, Larry Kagan, Gwenn Mayers, Karen Schoolman, and Catherine Wilcox-Titus – “The processes used are unique and the results outstanding and unusual.” – On view through August 14 –Information at spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy Art Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Dance Omi Salon – Featuring the Art Omi Dancers-in-Residence – With a diverse group of dancers from all over the world, the Salon provides a forum for the residents to share their individual work with the publc before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month.  This is an intimate evening of live performance set in the studio spaces, and gives context to the individual artists’ work at the start of the residency program – Information at artomi.org or 392-4747 – 5 to 6:30 pm – The Studio Barns, Omi International Arts Center, County Route 22 & Letter “S” Road, Ghent

Kick Up Your Heels! – A benefit event to support High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center’s mission to offer programs to people with special needs through equine assisted activities – Great food, a silent auction, music and dancing, games, and a bonfire – Information and tickets at www.high-n-mighty.org or 672-4202 – 6 to 11 pm – High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center, 71 County Route 21C, Ghent

Sunday, July 24

Fortieth Anniversary Celebration – Linda & Claudia celebrate forty years of collaboration – The celebration includes  (1) the launch of the Archive of TSL: 1982-1987 including photographs, texts, and other items selected and organized with the help of intern Bailey Connolly; (2) Free screenings of classic films:  2:00 pm – The General2:30 pm – A Night at the Opera3:45 pmModern Times4:15 pm – Mr. Hulot’s Holiday and (3) Cake and Libations at 6:00 pm – Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – Time & Space Ltd., 434 Columbia Street

Ephraim Asili & Lunar Moss Patio Session – Vinyl Selections – An Evening Out of Doors – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 6 to 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys – Texas-raised Mexican-American Escovedo, the uncle of pop-funk star Sheila E., is a one-time punk-rocker mostly playing original alt-country music since before there was such a term – He has recorded with Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown and Jon Dee Graham, is both a critic’s darling (No Depression magazine, the bible of alt-country, called him Artist of the Decade in the 1990s) and a musician’s musician – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Francine Hunter McGivern and The Frank Institute at CR10 present An Evening of the Non Retinal – Brian Dewan is Master of Ceremonies – Ross Goldst4ein & Friends; and Brian Dewan playing accordion, autoharp & magnetic tape – Information by e-mail to info@cr10.org – 5 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10, 283 County Route 10,  Linlithgo  (between Routes 9G & 31)

Next Monday, July 25

House Rules Café – For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants.  Now she is curating board games.  House Rules meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop.  No experience required.  Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.  The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic.  So come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors.” – Instruction is available – Information at houserulescafe@gmail.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

Summer Sings – Third in the series – All are welcome to join the chorus conducted by David Smith, Broad Street Chorale Director, three Monday evenings in July – July 11 the  group sang  “Handel beyond Messiah” ; July 18 featured Gilbert & Sullivan — This Monday they will sing “Five Centuries of Part Songs: from 17th-century Madrigals to 2016”  – Information and registration at 392-6121 – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

Next Monday-Wednesday, July 25-27

>  Chess for Kids – Chris Chanin and Alec Butterfield teach a three-day chess course designed for ages six to eleven, including  beginners, more experienced players, or those who have never played before.  Participants learn everything from how the pieces move to how to take your game to a whole new level.  All materials are provided.  – Space is limited.  Registration is required at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 3 to 5 pm – Monday through Wednesday – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

>  Chess in the Park – Suitable for all ages – On Monday evening, join Chris and Alec for chess in the park.  Adults and childrenare invited to enjoy a game of chess with the community.  While you play, Chris and Alec will be on hand to answer your questions and offer their insight, theory and analysis – In case of rain, the workshop will take place in the Opera House – 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street – Directly across the street from the Opera House.

Next Tuesday, July 26

Shakey Graves – Alejandro Rose-Garcia  is known professionally as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, “And the War Came,” he extends the ground—emotionally and sonically—broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, “Roll the Bones,” which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts.  NPR Music named him one of 10 artists music fans “should’ve known in 2012,” describing him as “astonishing…unclassifiably original, and frighteningly good..”  The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.  Visit shakeygraves.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Movie Tuesdays: Music & Dance Film Series— Enter the Faun – A veteran choreographer/dancer trains a young man with cerebral palsy to become a dancer  – A free program presented by PS21 – Information  at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm to 10:15 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 27

Christ Church Episcopal presents a summer lunch hour music program, its own version of “Bach’s Lunch,” every Wednesday during July and August.  Various composers are featured and  both sacred and secular works are presented.  Bring a bag lunch and listen to recordings of music by popular composers on an exceptional sound system that will convince you that you are listening to a live orchestra and singers.  While listening to the “concerts,” the audience is also invited to enjoy the ambience of the beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available, and hostesses will be on hand to answer questions. – Information at 828-1329 or christchurchepiscopalhudson.org – 12 noon to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, corner of Union and East Court Streets

Upstreet Market – Hudson’s midweek farmers’ market is open for business, bringing fresh food to Hudson – By the local, of the local, for the local!  – Salad greens, and all the other summer bounty, and to-go prepared foods too – Rain or shine – Every Wednesday through October 26 – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

The newly-formed Columbia County Beekeepers Club holds its monthly meeting, “open to everyone interested in honey bees, whether you have bees, are thinking of getting bees, or would just like to learn about these remarkable creatures” –  Information by e-mail to Linda at ccnybees@gmail.com or 943-2708 – 6:30 pm – Roe Jan Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale

Mandolin Orange – Multi-instrumentalist/singer Emily Frantz and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist/singer Andrew Marlin are the North Carolina-based folk-Americana duo Mandolin Orange.  NPR named the duo’s 2013 debut album, “This Side of Jordan,” one of the year’s best folk/Americana releases, calling it “effortless and beautiful…” – The group followed up with last year’s “Such Jubilee.”  Indy Week called it “a pleasant and endearing listen, with songs that catch the first time around and sentiments that pull you into their private world” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

 HUDSON CRUISES, INC. 

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm– (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

*Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993– Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 13 to July 20, 2016

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 17

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Kander & Ebb’s sizzling musical Chicago for a three week run ending on July 24 – The all-professional cast is directed by John Saunders, who directed this year’s opening production of My Fair Lady – Check the website for schedule – Mac-Haydn recommends that patrons order tickets early at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org   – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, July 14

ProJam Number 16 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians including Vocalist/drummer Trisha Marie Pallo,  singer/guitarist  Petey Hop, bassist/vocalist Pat Perkinson, Craig Keil, and Sonny Rock, Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in for an evening of jamming on the blues.  This is a bimonthly event! – A Sonny Rock-Gary McKlever Production – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Saturday, July 14-16

Exhibition Extended – thefirstlieaboutthestars: Richard Butler – New paintings to replace the ones sold – Information at brucebergmann@hotmail.com – Each day from 12 noon to 5 pm –  BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

ThursdaySunday, July 14-17

TSL Films – TSL is taking a break.  No films will be shown during the first two weeks of July.  Film schedule resumes Thursday July 21 through Saturday July 23 – Fortieth anniversary  celebration takes place on Sunday, July 24 – Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd. 434 Columbia Street

Shakespeare’s Supernaturals – Presented by Walking the dog Theater in collaboration with Nikita Productions – Adapted and directed by Melania Levitsky – A devised show about faeries, witches, magic, and other ordinary mysteries drawn from the works of William Shakespeare – Brings seasoned Shakespearean actors together with children from the community – Information at 392-3399 or by e-mail to melania@wtdtheater.org – Thursday at 7:30 pmSaturday at 2 pm & 7:30 pmSunday at 2 pm – Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent

Friday, July 15

The Skivvies – To benefit Animalkind, Hudson’s cat rescue organization – The duo of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, singers/actors/musicians, perform “stripped down” arrangements of eclectic covers and eccentric originals – Nominated for the 2015 MAC Award Show of the Year – Out Magazine says:  “…part Weird Al parody and part sexy burlesque…an unusual explosion of satire and sultry – Tickets at www.animalkind.info or at Animalkind, 721 Warren Street or Red Dot, 321 Warren Street – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 to 10 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

A Midsummer’s Evening Exposition Auction – English, Continental and American furniture, decorations, textiles, paintings, works on paper, and more! – Previews: Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pmFriday from 10 am, with Auction at 6 pm – Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Artist and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish to share or a give a donation – Organizer Christine Hales will be presenting the program – This month the group will have a discussion/dialogue after viewing several short videos on artists and spirituality. The videos are:  An interview with painter Agnes Martin; “Painting with the Spirit” from Tokyo; “Waterfall of Creativity” from Italy; and “Making Painting Great Again,” a video of a recent art opening in New York City – In addition, Terry Fugate-Wilcox , a NYC/Hudson transplant, will be sharing his work.  He is an NEA laureate with creations in the collections of The Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Australia, NYC parks and other museums  Christine issues A Special Call for Musicians:  If you can bring your guitar and play a few songs, we will treat you to dinner.  This is an effort to encourage more musicians to join the group – If weather permits, we will picnic on the lawn before the presentation takes place – If you would like to show your work at a future meeting, send examples to christinehales@me.com along with contact information – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren Street, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

Just For Fun: Free performances for kids – Zuckerman, Rothman and friends bring wacky skits and shticks just for laughs – Presented by PS21 (Performance Spaces for the 21nst Century) —Information  at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

 

Symposium on Women Creating Public Art – Anita Glesta, Kate Gilbert, Paula Hayes, and Melissa McGill gather for a conversation on the topic of women’s unique voice in the creation of public art. – Each of these women has created or administered the creation of ambitious public art works.  In places ranging from public parks in Sydney, NYC, and Boston; to an island in the middle of the Hudson River, and a federal building in Washington, DC.  The artists will each share some of their completed projects, as well as their experiences creating and caring for them once they are in place, and being the voice behind an artwork which becomes part of the public sphere. – Information at artomi.org or 392-4747 – 6:30 pm – Benenson Visitors Center, Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 Route 22, Ghent

King of the Forest performs rock ‘n’ roll as part of the Town of Greenport’s Music at Sunset Concert Series – Food available – Schedule at www.townofgreenport.com – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

FridaySaturday, July 15-16

Moving Sale – Everything Must Go! – The Columbia County Council on the Arts is moving out of its Warren Street Gallery and downsizing and reorganizing in an effort to move forward.  – Available for sale are furniture items, office supplies, art supplies, and odds and ends – Information at 671-9812 or info@artscolumbia.org – Friday from 11 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents The Frog Prince which offers squirmy critters for little boys and romance for little girls – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Summer Shtick: An Evening of Comic Mayhem, Volume 2 – Comedy and music galore!  Nancy Rothman, Robert Zuckerman and friendsperform two nights only of Summer Shtick, Volume 2 – Presented by PS21 (Performance Spaces for the 21nst Century) — Information and tickets at www.ps21chatham.org  or 392-6121 – Tickets may also be ordered  through 1-800-838-3006 – 8 to 10 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Saturday, July 16

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Abby Lappen will be performing in the Music Tent – Martin Van Buren National Historic Site will be in the Community Tent, and, Rocker Box Spice Company will be in the Guest Tent with mixed spices – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com  – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Marissa Nadler – Wrekmeister Harmonies – Muscle and Marrow – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Okkervil River – With Bird of Youth opening – Led by New Hampshire native Will Sheff – The New York Times has said, “[Sheff] writes like a novelist.  His songs are full of elegant phrases and unexpected images.”  Sheff’s idol, Lou Reed, named Okkervil River one of his favorite contemporary bands, asked them to open for him, telling  Sheff, “You have a classic rock and roll voice.”  — Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Derby and His Badges – Aaron Patrick Decker – Visitors to Ornamentum will remember Aaron Decker as Ornamentum’s  intern two summers ago.  With an MFA degree and several awards under his belt since then, Decker has put together a body of work made recalling childhood scribblings of toys and weapons.  Oddly cartoonish compositions of military badges, stuffed toys and silver scribblings come together in Decker’s first solo exhibition – On view through August 14 – Information at 671-6770 or www.ornamentumgallery.com  – 6 to 8 pm – Ornamentum Gallery, 506 Warren Street

Breaking the Frame – A rare screening of the feature film of artist Carolee Schneemann’s life and work by Marielle Nitoslawska, as well as a selection of Schneemann’s artwork featuring her performances over the years – Carolee Schneeman will be present and will be signing the recent catalog from her retrospective exhibit at the Salzburg Museum der Moderne, Kinetic Painting,as well as the monograph book Unforgivable. – This is a free event – Reception at 7 pm, Screening at 7:30 pm, Book Signing at 9 pm – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street

Guided hike to Sunset Rock and Catskill Mountain House – Part of the Hudson River School Art Trail Hikes program – Walk in the footsteps of the painters who created the first great American art movement – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Be sure to wear comfortable shoes – Rain or shine – Reservations required at www.thomascole.org or 943-7465 – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Tree-torials: Species Tour – Learn more about native and foreign trees in the Hudson Valley – explore the carriage roads and enjoy panoramic views with environmental educator Fran Martino.  Frederic Church planted thousands of trees while living at Olana.  Learn about these trees lives—how they grow, and the nuts and fruits they produce – Some of the trees you will see have been here since the Church family lived at Olana in the nineteenth century. – Information and pre-registration at 828-1872 ext 105 – Walk-ins are welcome – 3 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Greenport

Lenore Malen: Scenes from Paradise – Lenore Malen will direct a live performance excerpted from Scenes from Paradise, her upcoming movie featuring two characters and six sheep.  Adam and Eve, like time travelers, find themselves on a sheep farm and learn to be human.  Naked and unashamed, with a life span of an hour, they interact with the sheep and the audience. – Featuring actress Jessica Weinstein, mime Blake Haberman, and the herd from Dan Devine’s Sheep Farm (a permanent installation in The Fields).  Followed by a reception in the Benenson Visitors Center – Rain date July 17 – Information at artomi.org or 392-4747 – 4 pm – The Fields Sculpture Park, Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 Route 22, Ghent

Exhibition Opening – Francine Hunter McGivern |&The Frank Institute @ CR10  present The Birds & the Bees – An installation from Harrison Atelier – The installation proposes a locus of cohabitation for pollinators and humans.  A suite of drawings, molds, and prototypes traces the development of panels for a multi-species façade system.  Panels test out varied materials and aperture size in an ongoing exploration of new dwelling typologies for local cavity-nesting birds and solitary bees.  This is part of a series of Harrison Atelier speculative building projects that explore human/non-human species cohabitation in the Anthropocene period. – On view through July 24 – Information by email to info@cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10, 283 County Route 10,  Linlithgo (between Routes 9G & 31)

Exhibition Opening – Blue Sky – Featuring the work of Adam Brent, Jeff Kell, Donna Moylan, Asya Reznikov, and Robin Whiteman – “Making art is a hopeful act. The artist has the need to communicate, the desire to create something new, the willingness to take a risk.  This exhibition brings together five contemporary artists who aren’t afraid to ask ‘what-if?’ as they explore possibilities and resist placing limits on their work.” – On view through August 21 – Live jazz by Josh Connors and Otto Gardner – Information at www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Real People Real Stories—An evening of homegrown stories told by local residents – The Ancram Opera House presents six local residents in an evening of personal stories about leaps of faith, forgiveness, loss, family secrets, and really bad dates – The storytellers are Peter Cipkowski from Hillsdale, Martha Holmes from Pine Plains, Sarah Jackson from Ancramdale, Debby Mayer from Hudson, Bobbie Slovinsky from Ancram, and Aaron Stewart from Highland – Inspired by The Moth Radio Hour, the new directors of the Opera House, Jeff Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi, created the program to bring communities in the region together through storytelling – Information and tickets at www.ancramoperahouse.org or 329-0114 – 8 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7,  just north of the intersection with Route 82 – Parking is available on the adjacent lawn

Sunday, July 17

Mrs. Greenthumbs Day Garden Tour – To honor the memory of Hudson’s most talented, most exuberant, and most famous gardener,Cassandra Danz, who had a local radio show, appeared on national television, and wrote books as Mrs. Greenthumbs –  The tour is a great opportunity to see Hudson gardens hidden behind houses and fences, many only approachable through an alley entrance.  Fifteen gardens located throughout the city will be open to visitors from 11 am until 4 pm – A map showing the location of the gardens is online at http:/mrsgreenthumbsday.blogspot.com/ and will be available on the day of the tour at Nolita Café, 454 Warren Street; Red Dot, 321 Warren Street; and The Secret Gardener, 250 Warren Street.  Maps will also be available in all participating gardens.  Entrances to the gardens are marked by balloons. – The Garden Tour is free and open to the public.  Visitors may show their appreciation and support for the preservation and beautification of Hudson’s public spaces by making a contribution to the Mrs. Greenthumbs “Hedge Fund” at any of the gardens. – 11 am to 4 pm

Aoife O’Donovan – With Special Guest Haas Kowert Tice –  Boston native O’Donovan is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the alt-bluegrass band Crooked Still for the last ten years – She has performed with Yo-Yo Ma on his “Goat Rodeo Sessions” project, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.  During the summer of 2013 she toured with Garrison Keillor and his “A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour.”  Instrumental string-band trio Haas Kowert Tice is rooted in traditional music, but veers easily into jazz, classical, and rock territory without skipping a beat – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 7 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit The Tilden Japanese Garden in New Lebanon, Rockland Farm in Canaan, and the garden of Linda Horn in Spencertown, where Pondside Nursery will be on site with a pop-up plant sale – There is an admission fee at each garden – Information and directions at www.gardenconservancy.org/events/all-events/columbia-county-ny-open-day-10 – 10 am to 4 pm

Evenings of the Non Retinal – Brian Dewan is Master of Ceremonies – Arone Dyer leads Dronechoir Trace, the third evolution of Dronechoir, involving 6-8 unrehearsed vocalists – Each vocalist will have a set of directions fed to him/her during the performance, and the audience will see/hear how each individual interprets these directions.  Also performing will be Peptalk with Michael Carter, Shayna Dunkelman, and Angelica Negron  – Information by e-mail to info@cr10.org – 5 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10, 283 County Route 10,  Linlithgo  (between Routes 9G & 31)

Next Monday, July 18

House Rules Café – For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants.  Now she is curating board games.  House Rules meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop.  No experience required.  Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.  The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic.  So come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors.” – Instruction is available – Information at houserulescafe@gmail.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North  – The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte and featuring many great upstate New York musicians, plays a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  – One of the greatest works of the twentieth century, “Bitches Brew” (1970), changed the entire landscape of not only jazz but rock, funk, soul, and pop as well.  Hailed as a masterpiece upon its release, it has proven even more influential in the fullness of time.  “The Voodoo Orchestra North starts where ‘Bitches Brew’ left off, and begins anew,” says Previte.  “Even better than the real thing,” says local music critic Seth Rogovoy. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm– Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Summer Sings – Second in the series – All are welcome to join the chorus conducted by David Smith, Broad Street Chorale Director, three Monday evenings in July – July 11 the  group sang  “Handel beyond Messiah”  — This Monday they will sing “An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan,” and on July 25,  “Five Centuries of Partsong” – Information and registration at 392-6121 – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

MacHaydn Mondays – Elvis is in the building! – Elvis, and more, will be in the building for the Mac-Haydn Monday show, when Bill McGrath and Meg Morrow present A Night of Elvis and Friends:  Favorite Songs of Favorite Stars from the Past – The couple are popular Capital District entertainers who play to packed houses throughout the area.  Well known for his Elvis Presley looks, sounds, and swivel, McGrath is an energetic performer who doesn’t limit his musical style to just “The King.”  You’ll hear Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and many more.  Ms. Morrow adds her own considerable talents to the program.  This popular Monday series is now in its fourth year.  The rest of the series is scheduled for August 1 and 15 – Information, schedule and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Next Tuesday, July 19

Bonfiglio Pop-Up Summer Series at Rivertown Lodge – Bonfiglio continues its pop-up with a summery seafood indoor picnic – The three-course meal is offered between 6 and 10 pm – See the menu and make reservations by e-mail to kim@rivertownlodge.com  – Rivertown Lodge, 731 Warren Street

Devon Allman Band – The son of Greg Allman, leader of the legendary Southern-rock group, the Allman Brothers Band – He never actually met his father until he was 16 years old, but ended up touring with the Allman Brothers Band for their reunion tour in the early 1990s.  Devon Allman is finding his own sound, making a distinctive mark in familiar territory of Southern blues and Southern rock, the music that runs through his blood – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Movie Tuesdays: Music & Dance Film Series— Pete Seeger: the Power of Song – “A great testament to the mind-changing ability of music…Great footage here from Pete’s early career…” – A free program presented by PS21 – Information  at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm to 10:15 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 20

Christ Church Episcopal presents a summer lunch hour music program, its own version of “Bach’s Lunch,” every Wednesday during July and August.  Various composers are featured and  both sacred and secular works are presented.  Bring a bag lunch and listen to recordings of music by popular composers on an exceptional sound system that will convince you that you are listening to a live orchestra and singers.  While listening to the “concerts,” the audience is also invited to enjoy the ambience of the beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available, and hostesses will be on hand to answer questions. The program on Wednesday, July 20, is  Haydn’s Mass in F Major, and Mass in C Major with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church. – Information at 828-1329 or christchurchepiscopalhudson.org – 12 noon to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, corner of Union and East Court Streets

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*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993– Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

*Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 6 to July 13, 2016

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, July 6

Bach’s Lunch – Christ Church Episcopal offers its second annual summer lunch hour music programBring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.    Listen to recordings of music on an exceptional sound system that will convince you that you are listening to a live orchestra and singers.  Various composers will be featured, including both sacred and secular works.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and hostesses will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The featured composer this week is Edvard Grieg:  Peer Gynt, Suite 1, Op. 46; Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16; Lyric Suite, Op. 54; three works from Lyric Pieces; and Symphonic Dance Op. 64/4. – Information at 828-1329 – 12 noon to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

Upstreet Market – Hudson’s midweek farmers’ market is open for business with familiar vendors and some new ones –Salad greens, breads, and to-go prepared foods, including empanadas and Mexican food, are available – Rain or shine – Every Wednesday through October 26 – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park

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

Thursday, July 7

Basilica Screenings presents Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels– Chantal Akerman (1975) – In a small apartment in Brussels lives Jeanne Dielman, a middle-aged widow, mother, homemaker, and prostitute whose existence is dominated by routine—the preparation of meals, the running of errands, visits from her clients, and evenings with her teenage son—until the cracks start to show – Information at basilicahudson.org – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 10

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Kander & Ebb’s sizzling,  jazzy musical Chicago for a three week run ending on July 24 – The all-professional cast is directed by John Saunders, who directed this year’s opening production of My Fair Lady – Check the website for schedule – Mac-Haydn recommends that patrons order tickets early at 392-9292 or www.machaydntheatre.org  – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

TSL Films – TSL is taking a break.  No films will be shown at TSL during the first two weeks of July.  Information at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Ltd. 434 Columbia Street

Friday, July 8

Just For Fun: Free performances for kids – Mime Eddie Allen – Invisible walls, ropes, ladders and more are created right in front of your imagination – Presented by PS21 (Performance Spaces for the 21nst Century) —Information  at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Peaceful Country performs country music as part of the Town of Greenport’s Music at Sunset Concert Series – Food available – Schedule at www.townofgreenport.com – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

PS21 (Performance Spaces for the 21st Century) presents Nancy Rothman in a staged reading of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-ass Wit of Molly Ivins  – Based on the witticisms of political columnist and humorist Molly Ivins – Written by sisters/journalists Margaret and Allison Engel – Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ps21chatham.org – Information at 392-6121 – 8 pm to 9:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

FridaySaturday, July 8-9

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre season opens with The Story of Hansel and Gretel, the classic tale of a poor sister and brother who just want to get something to eat – Last week of this production – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months leaving Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5 pm to 10:30 pm – Details below under HUDSON CRUISES.

FridayThursday, July 8-14

JUST BOOKED! – Weiner, a highly rated documentary about disgraced NY Congressman Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign – IndieWire critics have reviewed the movie “…as one of the best documentaries about a political campaign ever made.” – Information at FairviewCinema3.com or 828-1900 – Fri/Sat at 7:10 pm and 9:35 pm; Sun through Thurs at 7:10 pm; Bargain matinees Sat/Sun at 1:10 pm – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Plaza, Route 9, Greenport

Saturday, July 9

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Marilyn Miller will be performing in the Music Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – Tidal: Works by Patrick Madden – An exhibition of drawings and paintings of an estuary—the Hudson, “the river that flows both ways…” – Information at 822-1438 – Daily from 12 noon to 5 pm through Sunday, August 14 – Reception from 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and are now available on the second Saturday of each month, July through October – On the tour, visitors will learn about life on the lighthouse in the 1930s from the daughter of the last civilian lighthouse keeper, who served as keeper from 1930 to 1949.  The tour also gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the important role the Hudson River played in the development of the Upper Hudson River towns, and how the lighthouse made navigation safe along the river to allow development to take place.  Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at hudsoncruises.com or by calling 518-348-8993 or 888-764-1844 – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or call 518-828-5294 – tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

The Woes, Kinsey, and War Horse –The Woes is a band of merrymakers performing the songs of Osei Essed.  The sound of The Woes is an eclectic interpretation of a wide range of contemporary and historical American musical idioms anchored by Essed’s explorative song craft.  Also good for dancing. Nick Kinsey is the work of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist producer Nick Kinsey who is perhaps best known for his work with Elvis Perkins, Kevin Morby, AC Newman, AA Bondy and others.  War Horse is “an animal with multiple personalities happy with one another, War Horse is not a band; it’s a horse of course!  Battle worn but gentle.  Playful but earnest.  Carefree yet precise.  On this night, the dancing Horse will be joined by Grahm Dion, Omar Chowdhury, Anders Griffen, and perhaps others.” – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm to 12 midnight – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Eric Krasno Band – Iconic jam-band guitarist and producer Eric Krasno is best known as cofounder of jam-rock avatars Soulive and Lettuce.  “After 20 years, Krasno is releasing his first solo album, “Blood from a Stone,” the day before his Helsinki show…Krasno’s rousing new solo album “reveals a previously unknown and utterly compelling side of his artistry, though, inviting us to bear witness as he both literally and metaphorically finds his voice.  As it turns out, Krasno’s voice has been an ace up his sleeve this whole time.  Rich, warm, and full-bodied, his tone blends earnest sincerity with casual swagger and, much like his guitar playing, taps into a deep vein of emotion.  ‘It’s something I didn’t know was there, he concludes…I didn’t know I had it in me.’”– Visit erickrasno.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Olana ’66 – The Olana Summer Party – Come party like it’s 1966 in celebration of Olana’s 50th anniversary as a State Historic Site – Food by area restaurants – Oyster Bar by Other Brother Darryl’s – Music by Javier Peral – 60’s-inspired attire is admired but not required – Information at olana.org or 828-1035 – 6 to 8 pm – Ridge Road at Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Exhibition Opening – Walter Robinson: Paintings – Dylan Languell: Great Value – “ ‘You’re soaking in it.’ – Spoken by Madge, a manicurist extolling the virtues of Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid (TV commercial, 1970s)”  – The food, clothing and consumer products in Walter Robinson’s paintings are instantly familiar.  Cheeseburgers, gin bottles, swimsuits and donuts are the stuff of life, or at least somebody’s.  Is that a Whopper or a Big Mac?  Gordon’s or Beefeaters?  A Land’s End one piece, or is it from Target?  Advertisements, product packaging and catalogues provide Robinson with unlimited source material.  Yet, keen editor that he is, each painting and its subject becomes an archetype:  there may be lots of polka dot swimsuits out there but Robinson’s seems like the one.” – [In Dylan Languell’s work], automobile tires, painted white and topped with Corian, serve as pedestals for sculptures in the form of kachina dolls.  The multi-colored textures of each sculpture feature fragments of shrunken brand names, logos and food descriptions: Fritos, Sun Chips, Lays, Veggie Harvest, white cheddar, original potato chips, BBQ Fries, etc.  The text is printed on aluminum laminated with polypropylene, known commonly as bags of chips. – Both artists on view through August 7 – Information at baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Too Much of a Good Thing – Part of the Back Gallery Series  A group show of sculpture,  painting and performances curated by Dylan Kraus and Rose Salane – On view on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm through July 24 – Information at basilicahudson.org – 6 to 9 pm – Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Volume Reading Series – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set that takes place every second Saturday at 7 pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson –  This month’s program features Nick Flynn, Nelly Reifler, and Sean H. Doyle. Nick Flynn has worked as a ship’s captain, an electrician, and as a caseworker with homeless adults.  His most recent book is My Feelings (Gray wolf, 2015), a collection of poems.  See www.nickflynn.org  Nelly Reifler is the author of the story collection, See Through, and the novel, Elect H. Mouse State Judge.  Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney’sLucky Peach BombThe Atlas Review, and on NPR’s “Selected Shorts.”  See www.nellyreifler.com  Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn, NY.  His book, This Must Be the Place, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2015.  See www.seanhdoyle.com  The readings are followed by a DJ set by writer/musician Susie DeFord – (www.neongrlzbandcamp.com) – Volume is hosted and curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf  French – To learn more go to www.facebook.com/volumehudson – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 7 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Behold! New Lebanon launches its second season as “the first museum of contemporary rural American life” –Visitors will meet Rural Guides at their barns, studios, farms, nature trails and businesses.  These are the farmers, artisans, innovators, chefs, and historical preservationists who contribute to the rich back-stories of rural life and work – More than 100 summer tours are offered through October 15 – The schedule for this Saturday includes programs focusing on the North Family Shakers, a walk along the Rutland rail trail, hops farming, sausage making, community gardening, and deer farming – Information at 720-7265 or beholdnewlebanon.org. – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

Chatham’s 40th Annual Summerfest – A full day of food, sales and entertainment including artisan booths, food vendors, and not-for-profit organizations sharing their messages – A popular sidewalk sale and Artisan Faire – Three stages to accommodate  a variety of entertainers, three bands, a magician, circus performers – A giant kids mural project, and the annual Big Head Parade – Featured is So Percussion, an internationally-acclaimed, Brooklyn-based modern percussion quartet using unusual instruments including a glockenspiel, a bowed marimba, aluminum pipes, and an amplified cactus – Lead actors in MacHaydn Theatre’s production of Chicago will perform. – More than 60 food and merchandise vendors and nonprofit organizations will be present – All events are free. Presented by the Chatham Area Business Alliance – Information and schedule at ChathamSummerfest.com or 392-5225 – 10 am to 4 pm – Main Street, Hudson Avenue, & Park Row, Chatham Village

Athens Street Festival – This all day affair ends in fireworks visible from the east side of the river, in Hudson – A Paper Hat Parade with a Pirate theme – Lots of kids activities, street performances, Big Bubble Fun, an antique car show, vendors, a raffle, carnival rides, a chainsaw artist, and much, much more – 10 am until dusk – Athens Riverfront Park, Second Street, and other adjacent streets, Athens, Greene County

 

Author’s Reading – Award-winning author Dinitia Smith will read from her new novel, The Honeymoon, centered on the writer George Eliot’s late-life marriage to a much younger man. Grounded in the study of the life, letters, journals, essays, poetry, and novels of Eliot, her contemporaries, friends and loved ones, The Honeymoon is the imaginative fleshing out of a period in Eliot’s life about which little is known with certainty—Eliot’s honeymoon with John Walter Cross in Venice in June, 1880.  Smith is the author of four novels, including The Illusionist, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  For eleven years she was a cultural correspondent for The New York Times.  She is also an Emmy Award winning filmmaker and has taught literature at Columbia University, New York University and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference – 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 and 23), Hillsdale

Exhibition Opening – Don Wynn Solo Exhibition – Paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, and woodcut prints – Wynn’s work first received international recognition in the Whitney Museum’s landmark Twenty-two Realists exhibition. – In 1995, the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired one of his oils for its Twentieth Century Collection.  He was the first Adirondack resident artist so honored since Rockwell Kent. He has received reviews from major publications and is included in major fine art reference volumes both in the United States and abroad – Information at www.neumannfineart.com or 413-246-5776 – 5 to 7 pm – Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale

15 Minutes of Fame by Bobby Previte – To benefit the new Claverack Library – Get a sneak peek inside the new Claverack Library building on an early evening for traffic noise, random phrases, partygoers, and drums – A one-time performance conducted by Bobby Previte, Guggenheim fellow, legendary drummer, and critically acclaimed composer – The performance features audience participation by all ages.  No need to play an instrument to garner your 15 minutes of fame, but bring your reading glasses – Will be broadcast live on WGXC 90.7 FM – Old Klaverack Brewery will offer tastings of craft beers.  Soft drinks and snacks will also be provided – Tickets available at the Library – Information at www.claveracklibrary.org or 851-7120 – New library open for tours and refreshments at 5:30 pm – Short rehearsal at 6 pm; performance at 6:30 pm – The new Claverack Free Library is at 9 Route 9H, just north of the Claverack traffic light.  Parking is behind the current library at 629 Route 23B, Claverack

 

PS21 (Performance Spaces for the 21st Century) presents So Percussion – This group is redefining the scope of the modern percussion ensemble by performing twentieth-century classics, contemporary pieces, and modern collaborations – Information and tickets at www.ps21chatham.org  or 392-6121 – Tickets may also be ordered  through 1-800-838-3006 – 8 to 10 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

SaturdaySunday, July 9-10

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

Francine Hunter McGivern |&The Frank Institute @ CR10  present Things You Do Seldom by Eliza Coolidge, Bianca Hildebrand & Tim Severo — Things You Do Seldom, is a multimedia collaboration of  international artists and musicians.  Both the installation and performance are a re-interpretation of the conceptual piece, Die meisten Sachen macht man selten, (Most Things One Seldom Does) by contemporary Swiss composer, Jürg Frey. For this project @ CR10, the artists have built 100 sculptures from found and forgotten objects. Each sculpture has been re-purposed as instruments to perform the sound work. Thank you to deuxpiece (www.deuxpiece.com).  Performers: Nurya Chana, Destefano DeLuise, Jenny Portney, Rebecca Borer, Lucas Severo, Samuel Wentz, Timothy Severo and more – Photographer: James Autery.  Information by e-mail to info@cr10.org – Saturday performance  from 4 to 6 pmSunday performance from 1 to 3 pm with Skype Talk with  Jürg Frey at| 1 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10, 283 County Route 10,  Linlithgo (between Routes 9G & 31)

Art Omi Weekend 2016 – Celebrating 25 Years with 30 artist residents who hail from 27 diverse countries at this annual event attended by hundreds of art professionals, art lovers, neighbors and friends:

*Saturday – Dancing Under the Stars – Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music overlooking the firefly-lit sculpture park at Omi in the company of Omi’s artists-in-residence and upstate arts community.  Sambaland brings their roster of drummers, dancers, and singers to perform a variety of Brazilian music, including hot samba rhythms and cool bossa nova jazz. – 8:30 pm– Ledig House

*Sunday – Country Brunch – Takes place in the same outdoor, tented location overlooking the Fields Sculpture Park.  A short walk down the road leads to the much anticipated Open Studios, where visitors will see the work the artists have been making for the last four weeks – Brunch at 11 am at Ledig House; Open Studios from 1 to 5 pm in the Studio Barns – the studios are free and open to the public

*Information at www.artomi.org or 392-4747 – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent;  Ledig House is at 59 Letter S Road, Ghent; Studio Barns are at the corner of County Route 22 & Letter S Road, Ghent

Sunday, July 10

CATCH Takes Basilica – Presented by CATCH series curators Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeff Larson, and Caleb Hammons – CATCH, “everyone’s favorite”  Brooklyn-based, hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready series of performance events, forges back upriver to reconquer Basilica Hudson – After a standing room only crowd at their 2015 maiden voyage to the Hudson Valley, Basilica welcomes back the Obie-award-winning performance series – CATCH is a Brooklyn-based, nomadic and multidisciplinary performance series which creates a celebratory, communal space for both artists and audience members to experience bold new performance framed by a serious party that whirls through Brooklyn once a month or so.  Each CATCH event features an array of artists working across and between disciplines, creating a space for community discovery and exchange. In this special edition for Basilica Hudson, CATCH delivers a squadron of the finest artists who lay claim to NYC, the Hudson Valley, or both. –“CATCH is a crash course in what performance looks like today.”—ARTFORUM – Information and a list of performers at www.basilicahudson.org/catch/ — 6 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Francine Hunter McGivern & The Frank Institute @ CR10 |present STREAMING II (for Nikola Tesla)  a video work by Daniel Rothbart and Milica Lapčević with music by Patrick Grant. Blending archival footage of Tesla’s hydro-electric power plant at Niagara with new winter imagery of the Niagara River Whirlpool and Falls, STREAMING II celebrates the 160th anniversary of Nikola Tesla’s birth. Protean forms of water, from mist to torrent, intermingle with imagery of turbines and power lines, evoking themes of science, art, nature, and spirituality. Simultaneous screenings will take place at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, NY, Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade (Serbia), Ozalj Hydroelectric Power Plant (Croatia), Jaruga Hydroelectric Power Plant (Croatia), and The University of Maribor Library (Slovenia). Thanks to Manuela Graf of Cluster of Cultural Routes. – Information by e-mail to info@cr10.org – 1 to 6 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10 | 283 County Route 10 | Linlithgo  (between Routes 9G & 31

Shrubs and Bitters with Marianne Courville & The Hudson Standard – A workshop with The Hudson Standard – Learn how to make your own bitters by combining various botanical extracts that appeal to your own taste.  Also learn how to create those delicious apple cider vinegar syrups, called shrubs, which make awesome cocktail mixers as well as natural sodas.  After demonstrating, measuring, mixing, adjusting, tasting and sharing, participants will leave with their own unique bottle of bitters to add to their cocktail cart.  And finally, a delicious cocktail will be made and shared for a toast to creativity. – Information at 325-3310 or homechef@hillsdalegeneralstore.com  – Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shrubs-and-bitters-with-Marianne-Courville-of-Hudson-Standard — 2:30 to 4:30 pm – HGS Home Chef, 2635 Route 23, Hillsdale

Next Monday, July 11

House Rules Café – Meets every Monday night at the Red Dot to talk, play games, and introduce newbies to the fun of tabletop.  No experience required.  Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn.  The entry fee buys your first drink—beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic.  For the past five years, Kathleen Miller has curated Hudson’s wine and spirits collection at Hudson Wine Merchants.  Now she is curating board games.  This week is The Basement-Cleaning edition.  Says Kathleen: “Mom’s basement got cleaned.  We found several giant boxes of old games, including Trivial Pursuit (7th edition), Yahtzee, MasterMind, and a few other treasures.  I grabbed a bunch, so come out to Red Dot and play with—or against—your friends and neighbors.” – Instruction is available – Information at houserulescafe@gmail.com – 6:30 pm – Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street

The Columbia County Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) July meeting.  “CCL’s ultimate goal is to convince Congress to take comprehensive action to protect future generations from the perilous and costly impacts of an unstable climate.  Our proposed solution, favored by most economists and by many conservative thinkers, is to put a steadily increasing price on carbon to motivate a shift away from fossil fuels, and protect the economy by returning all revenues to American households, which will shield the poor and working class from higher energy prices.”  This month members will be reporting on what they learned at CCL’s annual international conference in Washington, D.C. where Mark Reynolds, the executive director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby promised to get a carbon fee and dividend bill passed in 2017.  Members will also be sharing their impressions from meetings they had with their Representatives and will talk about the National Audubon Society’s Climate Initiative.  The meeting is open and all are welcome.  First-time attendees can learn more at  http://citizensclimatelobby.org/about-ccl/.  The evening will start with an informal pot luck dinner.  Please RSVP to Karen Frishkoff at 672-7901 or email her at krishkoff@gmail.com – 6 pm – 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

Summer Sings – First of a series – All are welcome to join the chorus conducted by David Smith, Broad Street Chorale Director, three Monday evenings in July – July 11 the  group will sing “Handel beyond Messiah,”  July 18 – “An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan,” and July 25 – “Five Centuries of Partsong” – Information and registration at 392-6121 – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

Next Tuesday, July 12

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – Spotty’s bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown – Free – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006 – 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Odyssey: A Return to Love – A free staged reading of an adaptation of The Odyssey, Homer’s epic poem, written  by JiYoun Chang, directed by Eric Nightingale, and presented by Tilted Field and Drop Forge & Tool – The goal of the adaptation  is to weave together a spectacular, operatic retelling of The Odyssey with creator JiYoun Chang’s very contemporary, very personal story: of leaving South Korea as a teenager to come, alone, to the US; of her years of searching for the father that left her; and of finally returning to love. – This summer, Drop Forge & Tool is providing space and support for the show’s creators to work with composer Mowgli Giannitti and a band of actor/multi-instrumentalists to transform the text of The Odyssey into song. The work in Hudson culminates in this script-in-hand reading at Second Ward.  The five cast members will play their own instruments and sing about the ancient hero’s war and journey home, while creator JiYoun Chang relates her own journey and personal battles. – Following the reading, the creators will seek audience feedback to guide their continued development of the piece.  RSVP for this free staged reading at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-odyssey-a-return-to-love-a-free-staged-reading-tickets-26351614388 — Information by e-mail to Katharine@dropforgeandtool.com – 7 pm – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street

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

“Bollywood @ Basilica” – Part of Basilica Community Film Screenings – Max, neighborhood purveyor of the tastiest Indian food in Hudson, serves up three summer evenings of Bollywood films screened in Basilica’s North Hall.  Each epic, romantic, musical action-adventure film is hand-selected by Max and features Bollywood’s biggest stars.  Max’s home cooking from the “Taste of India” food truck will be available for purchase on site – Information at basilicahudson.org – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, North Hall, 110 South Front Street

Movie Tuesdays: Music & Dance Film Series— Almost Famous – Cameron Crowe’s poignant, semi-autobiographical film about going on tour with rock stars in the 1970s.  An all-star cast.  – A free program presented by PS21 – Information  at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm to 10:15 pm – PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 13

NRBQ  – For half a century, idiosyncratic rock band NRBQ has been blazing a unique trail in rock ‘n’ roll.  Still led by the group’s founder, pianist and songwriter, and all-around musical visionary Terry Adams, the group continues to play its signature blend of early rock ‘n’ roll with touches of pop, jazz, funk, blues, and experimental music, that magically remains accessible and party-friendly.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Flash Mob: Firefly Hike at Olana – Discover the fascinating world of fireflies with Environmental Educator Fran Martino.  Though commonly referred to as “fireflies” or “lightening bugs”, they are actually flying beetles – Participants should bring a mason jar with holes punched in the lid, or borrow one from the Olana staff – Learn about the bugs’ communication, behavior, and role in our ecosystem.  Catch and release. – To pre-register visit www.olana.org/education/ or call 828-1872, ext. 105 – Walk-ins are welcome – 8 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

 

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm– (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

*Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

*Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – This is an occasional service – Check the website – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993– Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

 

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Art in Hudson NY, June 29 to July 5, 2016

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, June 29 through Sunday, July 3

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s epic musical South Pacificas popular today as when it first won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1950 – The story of love exceeding racial boundaries during World War II is based on  James Michener’s  Pulitzer Prize-winning Tales of the South Pacific – This is the last week of this production – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, June 30

Basilica Screenings presents Hail the New Puritan, (Charles Atlas, 1987) – An Evening with Charles Atlas — Atlas will be in conversation with artist Alexandro Segade following the screening – “A simulated day-in-the-life “docufantasy” starring the British dance celebrity Michael Clark…a vivid invocation of the studied decadence of the 1980s post-punk London subculture…” – A pre-movie dinner provided by Lil’Deb’s Oasis  available from 6 to 8 pm while supplies last – Information at basilicahudson.org – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3

Films at TSL: 

> My Love, Don’t Cross That River – Director Mo-young Jin followed a fragile couple described as “100-year old Lovebirds” who were inseparable companions for 76 years, to capture their twilight days – The film became a blockbuster in its native Korea and has gone on to become the country’s biggest independent film of all time – “…a unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures.” – In Korean with English subtitles

> The Lobster – A “highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos,” starring Colin Farrell as a man who has just been dumped by his wife.  In his society, he is given 45 days to find love, or else be turned into the animal of his choice.  (What!?)

> Concerto: A Beethoven Journey – Filmed over the course of four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written—Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

Beware of a Holy Whore – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s brazen depiction of the alternating currents of lethargy and mayhem inherent in moviemaking – Involves an aloof star, an abusive director, and a financially troubled production – A vicious look at behind-the-scenes dysfunction – In German with English subtitles

Diary of a Chambermaid – Lea Seydoux follows in the footsteps of Paulette Goddard and Jeanne Moreau as Celestine, a resentful young Parisian chambermaid

Call Her Applebroog – Directed by Beth B., this film is a poignant and intimate portrait of Applebroog, who grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household with an immigrant father who only wanted to have sons…It is a cathartic story of self-realization and the act of art-making as a life-saving parachute

Bayou Maharajah – This film explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.”

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

Waterfront Futures: Designing Resilience for an Epoch of Rising Tides Masters of Landscape Architecture students in Cornell’s Climate-Adaptive Design (CAD) studio exhibit their designs for Hudson’s South Bay waterfront – This is the LAST CHANCE to see this exhibition – Information at 822-1438 – Daily from 12 noon to 5 pm through Sunday, July 3 – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Friday, July 1

Hudson Cruises Friday Evening Sunset Sightseeing – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during the sunset hours – Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee   or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 to 9 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

The Ponytails/Live Band perform Sweethearts of  Rock ‘n’ Roll Oldies as part of the Town of Greenport’s Music at Sunset Concert Series – Food available – Schedule at www.townofgreenport.com – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslen Boulevard, Greenport

Simi Stone – with Burnell Pines opening – “Woodstock pop-rock singer-songwriter Simi Stone plays violin, guitar and percussion, boasts a huge versatile voice, and commands the stage like a latter day Tina Turner.  She writes catchy pop tunes, dance numbers and compelling, introspective folk songs, all in her signature, upbeat Mountain Motown style, and her band is a veritable funk-rock supergroup…” – In a 2013 review of her show at Helsinki, local music critic Seth Rogovoy wrote “If there is any justice in the world, her upcoming album will propel Stone into national consciousness as a major new force on the pop-soul scene…”  — Visit simistonemusic.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

Preview of Roeliff Jansen Historical Society’s Bash Bish Falls exhibit – Peter Cipkowski, President of the Society, will introduce the exhibit – “Natural landmarks, like historic landmarks, tell local stories,” said Cipkowski.  “Bash Bish has an alluring star-power that is fully part of the history of the Roe Jan community.  This beautiful exhibit conveys that story.” – The exhibit is curated by Greg Keffer and Darin Johnson, both residents of Copake Falls.  – On view on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 pm through September 4 – Information at www.roelifffjansenhs.org – Preview from 6 to 8 pm – Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum, 8 Miles Road, Copake Falls

FridaySaturday, July 1-2

The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre season opens with The Story of Hansel and Gretel, the classic tale of a poor sister and brother who just want to get something to eat – Also playing on July 8 and 9 – Information and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 2

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Pete Wagula will be performing in the Music Tent – Eat, Sip and Smile will be in the Guest Tent with organic smoothies – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Exhibition Opening – White on White/Black on Black: New Photography by H. David Stein and Guest Artist Simeon Amstutz: Mixed Media Painting – Also exhibiting recent work by gallery artists – On view through July 31 – Information at www.510warrenstreetgallery.com or 822-0510 – 2 to 5 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality – DJ Lunar Moss – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 8 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Exhibition Closing – Francine Hunter McGivern & The Frank Institute invite the public to a Closing Reception for Judy Pfaff’s Grasshopper, a sprawling, site-specific work, created for the vast spaces of CR10 –  Panel Discussion with Judy Pfaff, David Ebony, Jim Yohe, and Portia Munson – “Pfaff’s installation is both vital and challenging and requires a certain degree of audience participation.  Viewers are offered an intimate experience, and a discourse on provocative themes with far-reaching, perhaps even cosmic implication.”—David Ebony, Curator – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – The Frank Institute @ CR10, 283 County Route 10, (between Routes 9G and 31), Linlithgo

Exhibition Opening – Chronicles of Human Presence and Dissolution by Jeffrey Neumann  and Ian Creitz –  Neumann was “…dazzled by the whimsical architectural roadside attractions that emerged during the post World War II boom years in the form of motels, gas stations, diners and such.  Structures with unique forms pulsating with neon lights rippled across the southwest… leaving Neumann in his impressionable years with a profound sense of wonder and deep feeling…” – “For Creitz the passage of time in his photos expresses decay.  The changes manifest are caused not only by social influences in which objects outlive their usefulness but palpably by nature.  Thrusting itself upon architecture and objects, it insinuates itself with surprising force in textures and forms that rip apart the very fabric of what man has tried to construct…” – On view through July 27 – Information at www.northrivergallery.com or 392-7000 – 4 to 7 pm – North River Gallery, 34A Main street, Village of Chatham

Germantown Independence Day Celebration – Families throughout the Hudson Valley are invited to enjoy food, live music, and children’s activities including educational talks on “Birds of Prey” with live raptors, safety demonstration, bounce houses, clowns, magicians, and other performances.  Cap the evening off with fireworks – Information at 537-6687 – Gates open at 4 pm; fireworks at 9:30 pm – Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Eleventh Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert – Presented by PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, featuring award-winning violinist, fiddler, and composer Jeremy Kittel and his exceptional band. – The spirit of Bach is woven throughout this program of wide-ranging works.  Kittel explains his approach to Bach’s music:  “Bach is, without a doubt, one of my personal top five favorite composers, so there may be somewhat of a natural, long-standing influence from Bach in my own compositions and arrangements.  At least I hope and strive for the kind of brilliant resourcefulness I hear in his music, and most importantly, the spiritual heights he so often attains…” – In addition to Bach pieces for solo instruments, and arrangements for the group, there will be lots of musical tangents, both inspired by the master and diverging into the many musical styles for which the band is known.—Information and tickets at www.ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – Tickets may also be ordered  through 1-800-838-3006 – 7:30 pm – PS21 performance tent, 2980 Route 66, Chatham

SaturdaySunday, July 2-3

Hudson Cruises  Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993– Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Sunday, July 3

Special Botanica Party – Record Co-op Swap/Sale – Food by Bonfiglio & Bread – DJs Ephraim Asili, Uncle Rudy, Lunar Moss, Patrick Higgins, Trumaster,  and Tall Ass Matt  – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 2 pm to 1 am  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Exhibition Opening, Book Signing, and New Shop Launch – Princeton Architectural Press launches its new retail and gallery space with an opening of works on paper by Melissa McGill, the artist behind Constellation, a large-scale sculptural project above the Bannerman Castle ruin on an island in the Hudson River in 2015 – Princeton Architectural Press is the publisher of McGill’s book Constellation, a collaboration with artists and writers who were touched by this public art project – The art work being displayed consists of works on paper by Melissa McGill and her collaborator Sam Anderson called Reverse Constellation Punctuation, wherein Anderson created typewritten notes in turn inspiring McGill to create drawings on the ipsides, and to punch out Anderson’s punctuation to create new constellations when illuminated from the other side.  Viewers will be able to see both Anderson’s writings and McGill’s artistic intervention. –The new stationery store being opened is called Paper + Goods Storefront  — Information at 671-6100 or www.papress.com – 3 to 5 pm —  Paper + Goods Storefront, 204 Warren Street

Next Monday, July 4

Independence Day 

A few Fourth of July celebrations:

* Old-Fashioned Independence Day Festival at Clermont State Historic Site – Encounter the sounds, tastes and smells of the Colonial era with activities for every member of the family. A very popular event, so you might want to arrive early in the day. The site will close its gates when parking is full.

>    2 to 6 pm, the museum will be surrounded by hands-on experiences taken from daily life of the 18th century.  Visitors will be able to sample all kinds of activities from grueling laundry to polite tea parties, drilling and firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War reenactors, as well as a chance to meet George Washington on his horse.  Free hayrides are available from 2:30 to 4:30 pm – The mansion will be open for free self-guided tours from 2 to 6 pm. – Free ice cream from Stewarts Shops – Children’s contests start at 5:15 pm

>    7 to 10 pm, the grounds will be alive with the blues played by the Willie Amrod Band, until the evening is capped off with a beautiful view of the Saugerties fireworks over the Hudson River.  Hot food will be available for sale.

>    Information at 537-4240 – Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, off 9G,  Germantown

*People’s Parade – Join local citizens in recognizing our country’s independence on its birthday with this Kinderhook Village tradition.  Participants are encouraged to decorate and ride or push their cars, strollers, wagons, tractors, lawn mowers or bikes and to wear red, white and blue – Parade starts at Rothermal Park and proceeds down Rothermal Lane to Eichybush Road onto Broad Street to the Village Green – 11 am to 1 pm – Kinderhook Village

*Also see Germantown Independence Day Celebration under Saturday, July 2 above

Next Tuesday, July 5

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

ONGOING 

Shaker Museum /Mount Lebanon has opened its doors for the summer season at the North Family historic site. Guided tours depart from the Wash House every two hours beginning at 10:30 am. New this season is a walking tour at 12:30 pm to the North Family’s Cemetery & Community Memorial, which explores the lives of those buried there and the Shaker approach to the afterlife.   The site will also feature a new orientation gallery in the Wash House and a learning space for children in the Poultry House.  Wash: There is no dirt in heaven, this season’s exhibition, explores the day to day work of Shaker women and men as they carried out the domestic chore of weekly communal laundry and looks at the Shakers’ engineered waterpower systems, including dams, ponds, and aqueducts that ran the mechanical wash-mill, extractors, and elevators to lift clothes from the wash room to the drying attic. The exhibition also explores how the Shakers used their knowledge of laundry technology to create and manufacture a commercial washer, mangle, and laundry soap for sale to the public.  Information at www.shakerm1.org – Friday through Monday10 am to 4 pm, through October 10.  Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon

Olana State Historic Site introduces new Historic Landscape Tours – This is a fundamental expansion of the visitor experience and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the saving of Olana from the brink of destruction.  These new tours present Olana as an integrated work of art, architecture, conservation, agriculture, and landscape design and take the visitor to key locations in Olana’s landscape.  Guided landscape tours along Olana’s carriage roads are available via an open-air electrical vehicle or on foot – A self-guided version is available through a downloadable cell phone app – Landscape tours will continue through Sunday, November 6 – Information at www.olana.org – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

 Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at hudsoncruises.com or 822-1014 – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – (Last return from Athens at 10:30 pm) – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, June 20 to June 29 and beyond

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

MondaySunday, June 20-26

Screening of 130919 – A Portrait of Marina Abramovic by Matthu Placek an immersive 3-D film installation – “Placek forges an honest depiction of the artist’s creative and emotional energy.… Placek sits Abramovic in the center of an expansive, crumbling room that will become the Marina Abramovic Institute, a space serving as the performance artist’s legacy.”  In the film, which was shot in a single take without dialogue, Abramovic is depicted standing nude.  Both Abramovic and the space are exposed, strong, and marked with history.  The work is installed in the Second Ward Foundation’s ground floor, and is available for viewing Mondays through Wednesdays by appointment, and Thursdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm through June 26.  Groups of four people will be admitted into Second Ward’s recently restored auditorium every 15 minutes, where four individual “viewing stations” will provide a stereoscopic screening of the work.  The exhibition is free, with specific times bookable at http://www.130919hudson.eventbrite.com/ or at http://www.secondward.org –The film is shown by The Second Ward Foundation and Basilica Hudson in association with Visionaire Film – Information at http://www.secondward.org – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street

ThursdaySunday, June 23-26

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s epic musical South Pacificas popular today as when it first won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1950 –  The story of love exceeding racial boundaries during World War II is as meaningful now as when James Michener wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tales of the South Pacific upon which the script is based – Runs through July 3 – Information, schedule and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Films at TSL: 

> My Love, Don’t Cross That River – Director Mo-young Jin followed a fragile couple described as “100-year old Lovebirds” who were inseparable companions for 76 years, to capture their twilight days – The film became a blockbuster in its native Korea and has gone on to become the country’s biggest independent film of all time – “…a unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures.” – In Korean with English subtitles

> The Lobster – A “highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos,” starring Colin Farrell as a man who has just been dumped by his wife.  In his society, he is given 45 days to find love, or else be turned into the animal of his choice.  (What!?)

> Concerto: A Beethoven Journey – Filmed over the course of four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written—Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

> Inheritance – See Saturday listing below

Beware of a Holy Whore – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s brazen depiction of the alternating currents of lethargy and mayhem inherent in moviemaking – Involves an aloof star, an abusive director, and a financially troubled production – A vicious look at behind-the-scenes dysfunction – In German with English subtitles

Diary of a Chambermaid – Lea Seydoux follows in the footsteps of Paulette Goddard and Jeanne Moreau as Celestine, a resentful young Parisian chambermaid

Call Her Applebroog – Directed by Beth B., this film is a poignant and intimate portrait of Applebroog, who grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household with an immigrant father who only wanted to have sons…It is a cathartic story of self-realization and the act of art-making as a life-saving parachute

Bayou Maharajah – This film explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.”

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

N.B..– Last two weeks for viewing Judy Pfaff’s work, Grasshopper, curated by David Ebony – On view through July 2 on Thursdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 6 pm – CR 10, 283 County Route 10, (between Route 31 and Route 9G), Linlithgo

Friday, June 24

Live in the Landscape:  Astronomy, Music, and Film Night at Olana – A free family evening – Pack a cooler with snacks and drinks, bring blankets and chairs for an evening of live music, sunset and star-gazing, and outdoor all-audience films – Check the website for rain dates

6-8 pm: – Ilusha Tsinazde & Company—“a soulful merging of far-flung cultures that only music can accomplish…”

6-10 pm – Star-gaze with members of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association

8 pm – Screening of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG)

*10 pm – Screening of Eat, Pray, Love (PG-13)

Information at www.olana.org or 828-1872 – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

The Darrick Kenny Band performs Rock ‘n’ Roll and Oldies as part of the Town of Greenport’s Music at Sunset Concert Series – Food available – Schedule at www.townofgreenport.com – 7 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslen Boulevard, Greenport 

Saturday, June 25

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The Acoustic Medicine Show will be performing in the Music Tent –  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.ny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Author’s Reading – Joseph Luzzi, author and Bard College professor, will read from his memoir In a Dark Wood.  In this memoir Luzzi writes of the days and months that followed the terrible event that left him suddenly both a widower and a first-time father.  Luzzi’s wife, Katherine, eight-and-a-half months pregnant, was in an automobile accident, and died from her injuries less than an hour after giving birth to their daughter, Isabel.  Luzzi, a professor if Italian Studies, and a Dante scholar, begins his book with lines from Dante’s The Divine Comedy:  “In the middle of our life’s journey, I found myself in a dark wood.”  The memoir describes the challenges that Luzzi faced as a grieving widower trying to balance his responsibilities as a single father and an academic, and to open himself again to love. – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at www.HudsonAreaLibrary.org – 4 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

La Compagnia Amarilli, a vocal duo, brings its latest program to Hudson – Kinga Cserjesi, soprano, and Deborah Carmichael, mezzo-soprano, will sing works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Handel, and others presented in a storytelling format.  The music will be woven together with a fairy tale, inviting children and adults alike to enter a magical world.  A simple set and whimsical, colorful costumes complete the program.  Pianist Drew Spradlin accompanies the singers.  The production is directed by Beate Mathois – La Compagnia Amarilli is a Libero Canto ensemble  – Tickets available at the door with all proceeds benefitting Christ Church – Information at 828-1329 until 1 pm – 5 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, Corner of Union and East Court Streets

Exhibition Opening – Basilica Hudson and Left in Focus present Lives Not Numbersby documentary photographers Atish Saha and Bryan MacCormack – The exhibition is a series of photographs measuring lives in numbers, statistics, and data points that dominate mainstream discourse about public tragedies.  Those who die in mass, especially the subaltern, are reduced to numerical archives.  By reporting deaths as numbers, we devalue the lives lost and the lives they leave behind….In 2013, thousands perished during the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.  Every year, thousands more are lost while migrating across the Sonoran Desert of Mexico and Arizona.  In their first collaboration, Atish Saha and Bryan MacCormack present a series of photographs to reveal the lives behind the numbers reported in these two separate events  – On view through June 26Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm and by appointment – Information at basilicahudson.org – 5 pm  Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

BeLo3rd Summer Gallery Stroll – An open house event at nine galleries, highlighting the diversity of art offerings on Warren Street below Third Street and a few blocks beyond

Open galleries include:

> Inky Editions – Six Stops: Prints and editions by six artists affiliated with the print studio – 112 South Front Street (white building behind the Basilica)

> Davis Orton Gallery – Photographs by Ellen Feldman and Zelda Zinn – 114 Warren Street

> BCB ART – Quietus: New Paintings by Richard Butler – 116 Warren Street

> Limner Gallery – Sextet – Works by six contemporary artists – 123 Warren Street

> Jeff Bailey Gallery – Bill Adams: Sunup and David Pappaceno: Hohle Fels – 127 Warren Street

> Columbia County Council on the Arts – Human Impact: Living in the Anthropocene Age – 209 Warren Street

> FRG Objects & Design/Art – Summer Highlights – 2016 – Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

> J. Damiani Gallery – Composite Imagery & Oils 237 Warren Street

> Rose Gallery Fine Arts – Celebrating 27 Years with Gallery Artists  238a Warren Street

Information at 617-645-1616 – 5 to 7 pm – Warren Street below Third Street and beyond

Exhibition Opening – Street Photography and Urban Scenes: What’s New? – The gallery presents constructed, deconstructed, discovered and rediscovered photography—all used to conjure up the experience of the city.  Exhibiting artists call upon approaches from painting, collage, film, performance as well as the keen eye of the street photographer – Two solo exhibitions:  Urban Zips by Ellen Feldman and New York Revelations by Zelda Zinn, plus a Portfolio Showcase of two artists:  Welcome to New York: 1985-2005 by Amy Shapiro and Auto-Reflection by David Curtis – On view through July 24 – Information at 697-0266 or davisortongallery.com – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – A group show of featured artists and more – Curated by Rick Gillette – Artists include Sarah Berney, Mark Wasserbach, Paul Harbutt, Sean Paul Pluguez, Drew Boughton, and Joseph Conrad-Ferm – Information at 646-483-9109 or frgdesignart.com– 5 to 8 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, 217 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – John Davis Gallery exhibits the work of five artists–In the Main Gallery: New Work by Susanna Heller; in the Sculpture Garden and Carriage House: Sculpture by John Crawford; on the second floor of the Carriage House: Paintings by Matthew Blackwell; on the third floor of the Carriage House: Paintings by Herbert Reichert; and on the fourth floor of the Carriage House: Sculpture and Paintings by Tom Butter – On view through July 17 – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – FLORA III – Featuring work by Katie Degroot, Joy Taylor, and Doug Clow – On view through July 18 – Information at 828-1677 or by e-mail to info@grisnewyork.com – 6 to 8 pm – Galerie Gris, 621 Warren Street

Inheritance – A world premiere film – Cambiz Amir-Khosravi has been a documentary filmmaker for most of his adult life, but this is, quite literally, the film he was born to make – The filmmaker discovers the truth about his father and the shocking role he played in the history of modern Iran – One screening only – 6:15 pm – Information at www.timeandspace.org or 822-8448 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Don Byron brings his group of musician friends for “Do the Boomerang,” featuring the music of R&B legend Junior Walker, as well as Ray Charles, James Brown and other soul, funk, and jazz artists. – Joining Byron is an all-star cast of NYC and Woodstock-based musical talents, including vocalist Dean Bowman, keyboardist Pete Levin, bassist Scott Petito, guitarist Matthew Finck, and superstar drummer Zachary Alford – Visit donbyron.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

WGXC 90.7 FM Emergency Fundraising System Dance Party – Come join the celebration! – DJ Neva and others will provide the music – Proceeds from the party will help keep creative community radio on the air – The WGXC “All Together Now” summer pledge drive was extended until the station’s $20,000 goal to raise funds for basic operating expenses was met.  This party, originally created to provide the final push to meet the goal so that regular WGXC  programming could be restored, has now turned into a celebration!  Can’t make the party?  You can still call the station at 697-7400 and make a pledge or make a tax-deductible donation online at wgxc.org/donate – Information at 828-1562 or The Half Moon facebook page – 9 pm to 2 am  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Village of Kinderhook Garden Stroll – Visit five gardens in the village – Also, “The Naturalistic Garden,” an on-site walk and talk in the garden by Sigrid Gray, former Horticulture Director at The Battery, in NYC and former gardener at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum – at 10 am11 am, and 12 noon – Plus—in the Village Square—Kinderhook Farmers’ Market from 8:30 am to 1 pm; Cider, Wine, and Spirits Tastings from 10 am to 1 pm, and Carapace Farm Puppetry puppet performance for kids at 10 am11 am and 12 noon – Sponsored by the Village of Kinderhook Office of Economic Development

Exhibition Opening – Capturing Color:  Contemporary Pastels: Works by Joe Baker, Frank Frederico, Dave Francis, Susan M. Story, and Marlene Weidenbaum – On view through July 17 – Information at 392-3693 or spencertownacademy.org – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Behold! New Lebanon has launched its second season as “the first museum of contemporary rural American life” – More than 100 summer tours are offered from June 4 through October 15 – This Saturday, it is offering a day-long series of six sessions on sustainability, providing “insights on the efforts that any one person can make to tread a little more lightly on the earth.”  – Each session represents a different aspect of sustainable living.  Participants will learn about herbs, berries, farming with horses, bread making, waste-water control, purification, and management, in sessions led by locals – In addition, visitors have a new and one-time opportunity to partake in a Farm-to-Table lunch at The Abode, whose CSA farm is a veritable model of sustainable living. – Information at 720-7265 or beholdnewlebanon.org  – 9 am to 5 pm – Behold! New Lebanon, 438 Route 20, New Lebanon

17th Annual Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Awareness Tour – Chamber members and members of the public are invited to explore agriculture in the county –The tour leaves the Chamber offices by coach bus at 10 am and returns for lunch at 1 pm – The tour is co-produced by the Chamber and the Columbia County Farm Bureau – Tickets include transportation and a boxed lunch – Space is limited – Information and reservations at 828-4417 –10 am to 2 pm –  Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street, at Warren Street

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit the private gardens of Helen Bodian in Millerton; the modernist garden of Tim Legg and Doug Wingo on Mt. Merino; Mark McDonald and Dwayne Resnick’s new garden at Texas Hill in Hillsdale; Kevin Lee Jacobs’ garden in Valatie; and Susan B. Anthony and the late Richard Galef’s garden at Rabbit Hill in Craryville– Most gardens are open from 10 am to 4 pm, but check the website since opening hours may vary – Information, including addresses and directions at https://www.gardenconservancy.org/events/all-events/columbia-county-ny-open-day-4

Auction – Three Centuries of Style:  Fine & Decorative Arts from the 18th, 19th and Early 20th Centuries – Preview hours and on-line catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Les Moutons (The Sheep) Performance & Opening Party at Ancram Opera House – Jeff Mousseau & Paul Ricciardi, new proprietors/artistic directors of the Ancram Opera House, kick off summer with a party and Les Moutons (The Sheep), an all-ages performance about, well…all things sheep.  A nearly wordless performance, the play is great for audiences ages 3 and up.  The story features Julie, Marie-Louise, Bernadette and César—three healthy ewes and a young ram — in a quirky look at how sheep spend their time. Routine activities, including shearing, feeding, milking and many more, are depicted in this live installation and performance that twists reality in surprising ways.  There will be two performances—at 2 pm and 5 pm—with a party featuring Cowboy Jim and The Hayrollers between shows.  Stay after the first show or come early for the second one. Son of Herondale Rambo, Ancram’s legendary ovine, will make a special guest appearance.   Kids admitted free.   Information and tickets at 329-0114 or http://www.ancramoperahouse.org/les-moutons  – 2 pm & 5 pm – Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram

Auction – Unreserved Estate Auction with selected additions – Includes 763 lots of 18th- and 19th-century furniture, artwork, collectibles, photographs, early glass and ceramics, etc. – Online catalogue at www.copakeauction.com – Information by e-mail at info@copakeauction.com or 329-1142 – Previews on Thurs/Fri from 11 am to 5 pm, and Sat from 12 noon to 2:45 pm, with Auction at 3 pm– Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Alchemy in Art & Architecture – Francine Hunter McGivern and The Frank Institute at CR10 present Seth Harrison and Ariane Lourie Harrison in a Harrison Atelier Presentation Talk—The Birds and the Bees:  Building in the Anthropocene –“The Anthropocene period, characterized by the planetary impact of human activity on the environment, produces a posthuman territory: no longer a docile nature nor neutral environment, it is a heterogeneous assemblage of human, animal, and technology bound in an increasingly intimate struggle over the Earth’s limited resources. While architecture has produced varied types of inhabitation, the discipline is historically anthropocentric.  Fiction, performance, and design become critical tools in challenging architecture’s anthropocentrism and developing cohabitation strategies for multiple species, for which we will propose several examples from Harrison Atelier’s recent work.” – Information at www.cr10 – 4 pm – CR10, 283 County Route 10, between Route 9G and Route 31, Linlithgo

Ultra-Pro: Sculptures That Cook!  – Art Omi 2002 Artist Residency alum Michael Tong has invited some 15-20 artists to create working grills, smokers and ovens for an afternoon barbeque event.  Local farms are contributing delicious grillable foods and locally produced condiments.  Select local chefs are invited to collaborate with artists on recipes and will participate in the judging – Participating artists include Matt Bua, DeWitt Godfrey, Tim Davis, Dan Devine, Tim Freccia, Emily Hassell, Wennie Huang, Abel Ramirez, Andrew Robinson, William Stone, Mark Wasserbach, Jason Wycoff, and more – Free and open to the public – Information at artomi.org – 5:30 pm – Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

PS21 (Performance Spaces for the 21st Century) opens its 11th summer season with a new kind of circus – Marquise Productions presents YOL, which  means “road” or “way” in Turkish, and  is a mixture of circus and theater.  The seven-member cast features artists from Quebec, NYC and the Capital Region specializing in music, dance, handstands, juggling, and unicycling.  There are no animals in the show. The circus’s Artistic Director, Aaron Marquise, is a professionally trained clown and graduate of Ecole Nationale de Cirque, Montréal.  Heestablished his European-style circus troupe in Troy. This evening’s performance is the result of the troupe’s residency at PS21, during which this original circus show was developed.  It toured throughout the region during the month of June. – Information and tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or www.ps21chatham.org – Information at 392-6121 – 7:30 pm – PS21, 3980 Route 66, Chatham (one mile north of the Village of Chatham on Route 66)

 

SaturdaySunday, June 25-26

Hudson River Exchange Fourth Annual Summer Market – A juried and independent outdoor market drawing on the mercantile history of Hudson by showcasing some 100 vendors of high quality handmade goods, unique vintage finds, and farm fresh food, along with local community organizations, an airstream photo booth, live music, and activities for kids – Takes place under two canopy tents – No admission charge – Rain or shine – Saturday from 10 am to 6 pmSunday from 11 am to 4 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Saturdays and Sundays – Passengers often have close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are always on the route.– Information and tickets at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Sunday, June 26

Screening of The Sound of Music, the first screening in a series called River’s Pics, a Sunday matinee series for kids, showing three classic films chosen by River Stone – “In a world of too many screens and portable devices, Basilica brings the original BIG SCREEN into the lives of Hudson kids and their families with a series featuring music, humor, and ballet.”  This series is part of a program called Basilica Free Screenings – Information at basilicahudson.org – 11 am – North Hall, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

On the big screen – The Berlin Philharmonic, Andris Nelsons conducting, presents a program including excerpts from Wagner’s Parsifal and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 – Information and schedule at 822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 1:00 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Book Reading – The public is invited to join in celebrating the 50th reunion of the Hudson High School Class of ’66 with a reading by classmate Gary Grossman. – Grossman will read from his most recent book, Old Earth, a critically-acclaimed thriller mixing history with intrigue – The book has become an award-winning best seller, taking the Grand Prize for Fiction at the London Book Festival, the Amsterdam Book Festival, and the Hollywood Book Festival, and the Best Science Fiction Novel at the New York Festival of Books – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 2 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Chris Garneau at 7:30 pm – Dust Bowl Faeries with Ryder Cooley and others at 8:30 pm – Information at 917-873-4503 or www.orgalleryandtavern.com – 7:30 pm – Or Tavern and Gallery, 35 South Third Street

Exhibition Opening – Chancellor Livingston:  Reexamining a Founding Father – The exhibit highlights Clermont’s own Founding Father and his contribution to the Revolutionary War and the founding of America as a new nation. – Robert R. “Chancellor” Livingston was a drafter of the Declaration of Independence, the highest judge in New York State who later swore George Washington into office, and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase with Napoleon Bonaparte – Refreshments will be served and at 3 pm Clermont’s Curator of Collections Geoff Benton will give a free tour of the museum – Information at 537-4240 or by e-mail to Kjirsten.Gustavson@parks.ny.gov – 3 to 5 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue (off Route 9-G), Germantown

Next Monday, June 27

Olana State Historic Site Celebrates its 50th Anniversary – The Olana Partnership and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of Olana State Historic Site.  On June 27, 1966 (also a Monday), Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller arrived by helicopter to sign the Lane-Newcombe Bill into law, which authorized the state to purchase Frederic Church’s Olana, saving America’s most intact and important artist’s home, studio and landscape from destruction.  Fifty years later, representatives of the public-private partnership that preserves and interprets Olana today will be joined by elected officials and hundreds of others, including veterans of the 1964-66 campaign to save Olana, to commemorate this signal victory of the historic preservation movement in America. – The celebration is open to the public; RSVP is requested by calling 828-1872, ext. 103 – Information at www.olana.org – 10 am – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

House Rules Café at Red Dot Its Meatloaf Monday at Red Dot, so come for dinner and a quick hand of “Cards Against Humanity.” – Do you miss the board games of childhood?  Curious about the new trend of cooperative games?  Interested in learning a new card game?  Come on out to play with—or against—your neighbors.  Start an island adventure or play a quick hand of “Exploding Kittens.” – A small fee gives you access to the library of games, and if you’re encountering a new game, just ask!  Instruction is available. – Information at  houserulescafe@gmail.com  – 6:30 pm – Red Dot, 321 Warren Street

The Voodoo Orchestra North Summer Series – The Voodoo Orchestra North, led by legendary jazz drummer, improviser and composer Bobby Previte and featuring many great upstate New York musicians, plays a regular series of performances devoted to exploring the music of Miles Davis’s eternal electric jazz-funk masterpiece, “Bitches Brew.”  One of the greatest works of the twentieth century, “Bitches Brew”—released in 1970—changed the entire landscape of not only jazz but rock, funk, soul, and pop as well.  Hailed as a masterpiece upon its release, it has proven even more influential in the fullness of time – “The Voodoo Orchestra North starts where ‘Bitches Brew’ left off, and begins anew.” says Previte.  “Even better than the real thing,” says local music critic Seth Rogovoy.– Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street

MacHaydn Mondays – Jerry Gretzinger in Sinatra 101: The Man, The Myth and The Music – Gretzinger, a popular area entertaineris known for his performances with  Benita Zahn and Jessica Layton in The Singing Anchors – This solo show commemorates the 100th year since Frank Sinatra’s birth and is filled with songs that “Ol’ Blue Eyes” made famous – This popular series is now in its fourth year.  The rest of the series is scheduled for July 18 and August 1 and 15 –   Information, schedule and tickets at www.machaydntheatre.org or 392-9292 – 8 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Next Tuesday, June 28

Federal Primary Election for our Representative in Congress – Information at 828-3115 or at Columbia County Board of Elections, 401 State Street

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – The bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown! – Information at 671-6006 or www.thrspottydog.com – 6:30 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

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

Next Wednesday, June 29

Art, memory and sites of conscience – An illustrated artist talk by Lily Hibberd, an Australian interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator –  Presented by the Prison Public Memory Project – Information at 828-3431 – 6 to 8 pm – Solaris/Camphill Hudson, Second Floor, 360 Warren Street

Columbia County Beekeepers Club holds its second meeting, “open to everyone interested in honey bees, whether you have bees, are thinking of getting bees, or would just like to learn about these remarkable creatures” –  Information by e-mail to Linda at ccnybees@gmail.com – 7 pm – Roe Jan Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale

ONGOING 

Shaker Museum /Mount Lebanon has opened its doors for the summer season at the North Family historic site. Guided tours depart from the Wash House every two hours beginning

at 10:30 am. New this season is a walking tour at 12:30 pm to the North Family’s Cemetery & Community Memorial, which explores the lives of those buried there and the Shaker approach to the afterlife.   The site will also feature a new orientation gallery in the Wash House and a learning space for children in the Poultry House.  Wash: There is no dirt in heaven, this season’s exhibition, explores the day to day work of Shaker women and men as they carried out the domestic chore of weekly communal laundry and looks at the Shakers’ engineered waterpower systems, including dams, ponds, and aqueducts that ran the mechanical wash-mill, extractors, and elevators to lift clothes from the wash room to the drying attic. The exhibition also explores how the Shakers used their knowledge of laundry technology to create and manufacture a commercial washer, mangle, and laundry soap for sale to the public.  Information at www.shakerm1.org – Friday through Monday: 10 am to 4 pm, through October 10.  Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon

Olana State Historic Site introduces new Historic Landscape Tours – This is a fundamental expansion of the visitor experience and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the saving of Olana from the brink of destruction.  These new tours present Olana as an integrated work of art, architecture, conservation, agriculture, and landscape design and take the visitor to key locations in Olana’s landscape.  Guided landscape tours along Olana’s carriage roads are available via an open-air electrical vehicle or on foot – A self-guided version is available through a downloadable cell phone app – Landscape tours will continue through Sunday, November 6 – Information at www.olana.org – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service on Fridays and Saturdays  during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  – Information at 822-1014 or hudsoncruises.com – The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

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