Art Events in Hudson NY, August 19 to August 26, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Forget the heat.  There are distractions aplenty–from bossa nova to the Buddha, from Pozzi to Grimm, and lots of air conditioned movies.  And on Sunday the Automotive Archive rolls through Hudson.  Details below.

Wednesday-Sunday, August 19-23

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Broadway musical, The Producers  – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, August 20

Exhibition Opening & Reception – Best of Hudson  A photographic exhibition featuring photos by 26 members of the Columbia County Photo Club – Over 60 images featuring residential, church and business architecture, river scenes, and city scenes of Hudson NY will be displayed and available for purchase – The exhibition is presented by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library and the Columbia County Photo Club with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library – On view through October 20 – Information at 828-1792 or hudsonarealibrary.org – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet – For over 40 years, this group has blended the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana with elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, country and blues to become the most esteemed Cajun group in music.  A twelve-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time Grammy Award winner, and the first Cajun band ever to win a Grammy.  They have released 25 albums – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, August 21 

Brazilian Bossa Nova – Diversao! A Brazilian & American Celebration of Timeless Music with world-renowned, award-winning Cornelius Bates & Vanessa Falabella – In support of Animalkind, Hudson’s cat rescue organization  – Tickets are limited – Information at 822-8643 or www.animalkind.info – Doors open at 6 pm, show at 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Buddha’s WifeThe Path of Awakening Together–Her Story and Reader’s Companion –   Book Signing and Presentation in conjunction with Bodhi Holistic Spa & Yoga – A two-part event: Authors Janet Surrey, PhD, and Samuel Shem, MD  will be at The Spotty Dog for drinks at 6 pm and at Bodhi at 7 pm for conversation – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006 – 6 pm: Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street; 7 pm: Bodhi Holistic Spa & Yoga, 543 Warren Street

Tal National with DJ Ephraim Asili – “The band speak French, but use the expression ‘very rock and roll’ quite seriously…” – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The Rymanowski Brothers perform as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – Note earlier hour – 6 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, August 21-22

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents the musical, Jack & The Giant – The greedy giant, Gogmagog, is making life miserable for everyone in the kingdom.  There is an evil Troll who does the Giant’s dirty work, and a bumbling, frightened High Sheriff Dumdum as well as a host of fanciful characters, including a chicken whose aim in life is to lay golden eggs – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

LODGE – presented by Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7 FM & Riedlbauer’s Resort – A weekend of live music, camp games, DJs, and more, in the heart of the Catskills   Friday from  6 pm to 12 midnight: Live music from The Roving Cowboys, all-you-can-eat Southern BBQ Buffet, and a late night “Dirty Dancing” dance-off with prizes for Best Dressed, Best Moves, and more; Saturday from 12 noon to 6 pm: DJs spinning all day, Transmitter Hide & Seek, swimming and races, bocce tournament, prizes and more; Saturday from 6 pm to 12 midnight: Live music from Herbcraft, MV & EE, Pigeons, P.G. Six, Rhyton, with DJ Lunar Moss – All to support WGXC 90.7 FM community radio for Columbia & Greene Counties – Information and tickets at wgxclodge2015.brownpapertickets.com – Discounted room rates available at 622-9584 – Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top, NY

Keigwin & Company performs as part of the PS21 Chatham Dance Festival – The company has   performed Keigwin’s electrifying brand of contemporary dance on many stages including The Kennedy Center, the Joyce Theater, The Guggenheim Museum, and New York City Center, among others.  – The Dance Festival runs throughout the month of August – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Friday-Sunday, August 21-23

Films at TSL:

> The Outrageous Sophie Tucker – The rags-to-riches story of the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century.
Dustin Hoffman presents Tosca’s Kiss Takes place in Milan’s Casa di Riposa, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896 as the world’s first home for retired musicians – The real life inspiration for the film Quartet
> Caravaggio  Director Derek Jarman’s “most profound, unsettling and astonishing reflection on art, sexuality, and identity.”
 > Tom at the Farm – After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume, Tom travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral.  Upon arriving, he is shocked to find that Guillaume’s family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place.  Complications ensue.
Love & Mercy – An intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the enigmatic singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys
Court – Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals – A quietly devastating absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India – A brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors
Tangerine – Its Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block.  Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend has been unfaithful during her 28-day lock-up, she and her best friend embark on a mission to get to the bottom of this scandalous rumor, leading them to various sub-cultures of Los Angeles
> Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – “…an immersive, inventive cinematic experience…”
> Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday-Monday, August 21-24

Summer Online Auction — Stair Galleries’ only online auction – Bidding is available exclusively through Invaluable.com from August 14 through 24.  All items can be previewed in person at the gallery on Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm – Information at stairgalleries.com or 751-1000 – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Saturday, August 22

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Kite’s Nest is in the Community Tent--stop by and say hello.  In the market, find  the full array of summer produce–tomatoes, corn, green beans, early apples, cut flowers, greens of all kinds, summer squash and eggplant, as well as prepared foods, nut butters, baked goods, cheeses, eggs, you name it!.  For a list of vendors and their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Owl’s Brew Tasting – Try Owl’s Brew refreshing tea-based syrups, perfect to mix with seltzer, club soda, or alcohol to create a non-sweet, refreshing summer drink.  Try Classic (English Breakfast tea, lemon and lime); Pink & Black (Darjeeling tea, hibiscus, lemon peel, strawberry, and agave); or Coco-Lada (Black tea, coconut pieces, chai spices, pineapple juice, and agave) – Also try Regina’s new vegan/gluten-free pastries – Information at www.VerdigrisTea.com or 828-3139 – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate, 135 Warren Street (at Second Street)

Exhibition Openings – Five solo shows:  Main Galleries— William Ransom: Sculpture; Sculpture Garden—Bruce Gagnier: Sculpture; Carriage House, Ground Floor—Laetitia Hussain:Murmuration; Carriage House, Second Floor—Benjamin Pritchard: Paintings; Carriage House, Third Floor—Peter Bonner: Paintings; Carriage House, Fourth Floor—Farrell Brickhouse: Paintings – On view through September 13 – Information at 828-5907 or johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Lucio Pozzi: The M. Van Dyke Group—Monoprints of the 1980s – Small editions of etchings made with the help of a young master printer, Marjorie Van Dyke – Information at 828-4539 or BCBART.com – 6 to 8 pm – BCBART, 116 Warren Street

Indie-rock musicians Larkin Grimm & Company perform outdoors at Olana as part of the Live in the Landscape series – Watch the sun set and the moon rise – Pack a cooler, lawn chairs or blankets, a flashlight and bug spray – Shuttles will be available from lower level parking – Tickets can be purchased online at or at the gate the day of the show – Rain date is Sunday, August 23 – Information and tickets at olana.org or 828-1872 x 105 – Gates open at 6 pm, Performance at 7 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Basilica Screenings ––Heaven Knows What (2014) A film by Josh & Benny Safdie – “…blends fiction, formalism and raw veritie as it follows a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) who plays a version of herself in this fast, forward moving narrative set on the streets of New York.  Co-stars Caleb Landry-Jones and also features street legend Buddy Duress and gore rap phenom Necro – Information at basilicahudson.com  – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

The Big Takeover – With Mad Satta opening – The Big Takeover is a unique concoction of backgrounds and spirits that perfectly creates a version of reggae that is fresh and vivid – Jamaican-born and raised NeeNee Rushie is a captivating front woman – A memorable Jamaican-infused dance party – Mad Satta is a future-soul band based in New York  –Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

“So You Think You Don’t Understand (Modern) Dance” — Dance Omi Residency Program Alumni perform Works in Progress – Works will include those of 2009 Dance Omi Alumna and Keigwin & Company co-founder, Nicole Wolcott – Dance Omi Director Christopher K. Morgan will facilitate the showing and will lead an exchange between the artists and the audience.  A reception with the dance artists follows the showing – Program presented in collaboration with Art Omi International Arts Center – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 –2 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – See details below

Sunday, August 23

Automotive Archive: A Roving Memorial – Oral History Summer School presents a mobile sound installation in the form of an automotive procession through the streets of Hudson to memorialize and honor six area residents who passed away during recent memory – The words and voices of Pamela Badila, (speaking about her husband Elombe Badila), Lynn Carr, Harold Hanson, Christina Malisoff, Frankie Martino, and Mary Potts, will be broadcast through car radios via community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM.  These narrators will tell us about the Hudson they knew and loved through the audio archive they left behind.  The Oral History Summer School event is presented in collaboration with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7 FM and The Listening Project of Kite’s Nest, and is hosted by Basilica Hudson – Participating cars need a working FM radio and up-to-date car insurance.  Non-drivers may join the procession as passengers.  Participating cars should pre-register at www.oralhistorysummerschool/automotivearchive  — The automotive procession lines up promptly at 1 pm for participating cars and 1:30 pm for passengers at Basilica Hudson’s parking lot, 110 South Front Street.  The event concludes with a brief gathering at 3 pm at Basilica Hudson.

 

“After Louie” Takes Hudson – The team behind a feature film called After Louie, is hosting a party to raise awareness and funds for the film, currently in pre-production – After Louie is a film about a former AIDS activist coming to terms with his own aging and a changing gay world.  It is the feature film debut of the visual artist and former member of ACT UP and Gran Fury, Vincent William Gagliostro – The film takes place predominantly in New York City but crucial scenes will be shot in Hudson.  The party features music by DJ Tedd Patterson and a performance by cabaret star Joey AriasLocal hosts for the party are the owners of Second Ward–Walter Sudol and Steven Johnson–as well as Victor Mendolia, Sherry Jo Williams, and Trixie Starr – Information at 966-2060 – Information about the film at www.afterlouie.com – Party tickets at www.AfterLouieHudson.brownpapertickets.com  – 6 pm to 12 midnight – Second Ward Foundation, 71 North Third Street

Local writer Debby Mayer, an award-winning author, blogger and journalist, will read her short story, Swerve, in a program entitled Not About Me, This new fiction represents a departure from the memoir, nonfiction and blog posts with which Mayer’s readers are familiar.  The reading will be followed by Q&A in which Mayer will discuss how she approaches the writing of fiction vs nonfiction and what makes the difference between the two – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 4 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection), Hillsdale

Rockin’ the Shtetl – A multimedia work-in-progress presentation  by Seth Rogovoy, based on his novel-in progress of the same title exploring the affinities between 19th-century Eastern European Yiddish songwriters and musicians and 20th-century American Jewish folk-rock poets and protest singers – Joining Rogovoy for the performance will be multimedia artist and musician Ryder Cooley – Using narrative, video, and music, the presentation dramatizes the historical figure of Elyokum Zunser, the first pop star of the Pale of Settlement.  Zunser started out as a mid-19th-century wedding poet or emcee, only to take that traditional folk form and become a pioneer of original Yiddish protest songs.  He became the most popular Jewish folksinger of his time, shocking and winning over audiences by building a new kind of protest music atop a foundation of folk tradition.  By working with a band of klezmer musicians, he became the closest thing the Old World had to a rock star and the voice of a generation.  The event is curated by Francine Hunter McGivern – Information at CR10.org – 4 pm – CR10Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Next Tuesday, August 25

Movie Tuesdays – Miss Hill:  Making Dance Matter – An inspiring and largely unknown story of a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance and who emerges as dance’s secret weapon in establishing dance as a legitimate art form – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, August 26

Outdoor Silent Film Series –– Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) Accompanied by live music performed by Logan Vischer, Colin LaClair (aka Saviour Self), Jeremy Kelly, & Special Guests – The fourth and last in a series of silent films presented Wednesday evenings in August in the TSL parking lot with musical accompaniment by local musicians – Curated by Shanekia McIntosh – Bring a chair – Information at 822-8100 – 9 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

CRUISES ON THE HUDSON RIVER

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays and 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 en 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, 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 columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY, August 10 to August 19, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Monday through Friday, August 10-14

Ashbery Home School Readings  The Ashbery Home School of Hudson is a one-week writing conference for poets who seek to redefine their practice through a radical consideration of the other arts—music, cinema, the visual arts, and dance, as well as other media.  Morning and afternoon programs are open to enrollees only, but evening readings are open and free to the general public – There is no reading scheduled for Wednesday – For more information on the School visit www.ashberyhomeschool.org  – 6 pm – Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, August 11

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 Tuesdays – Guy & Madeline on a Park Bench  (2009) – Recasts the MGM musical tradition in a gritty, verite style– Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Wednesday, August 12

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Mid-Week Sightseeing Cruise – See details below.

A Family Day on the Hudson Waterfront – Bring a picnic and join in one (or both) of the programs shown here:

Hudson River Journey with Environmental Educator Fran Martino – Explore the Hudson River with the River Haggie and Captain Stan to learn about river history and navigation, and to discover what creatures make the river their home.  Students will participate in hands-on activities to foster stewardship on the Hudson River.  Information and registration at 822-1438, or e-mail louise@hudsonoperahouse.org – Space is limited, so registration is required – Free admission for ages 6 to 18 – 10 am to 12 noon – Meet 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

Hook, Line & Sinker: Fishing the Hudson River – Arm-of-the-Sea presents a family-friendly and visually-charged Hudson River drama about the Hudson River.  The drama explores the River’s dual identity as a prolific natural resource and a 200-mile Superfund site.  The performance celebrates the timeless art of angling while offering the low-down on eating fish from the Hudson River.  Information at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – Suitable for all ages – A free event – 1 pm – Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Public Sail – Join in “all hands to the halyards” to help hoist the sails, steer the boat with the 11 foot tiller, visit the crew’s living quarters below deck, enjoy (or sing along with) music provided by the crew, and learn about the Hudson River’s history, biology, and environmental concerns – Information and tickets at www.clearwater.org/come-sailing/public-sail-schedule/ — 6 to 8 pm – City dock, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via the Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak station on Front Street

Outdoor Silent Film Series – A Page of Madness (1926) – The story of a retired sailor who has a job as a janitor in a lunatic asylum to look after his insane wife, locked away after attempting to drown their child.  A synopsis of the plot can’t begin to explain the power of the film, nor the audacity of its vision – It “bowls you over with a barrage of startling images utilizing every technique known to filmmakers of the time.” – Accompanied by live music performed by Logan Vischer & Colin LaClair (aka Saviour Self) – The second in a series of silent films presented Wednesday evenings in August in the TSL parking lot with musical accompaniment by local musicians – Curated by Shanekia McIntosh – Bring a chair – Information at 822-8100 – 9 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thursday, August 13

Laney Jones and the Spirits is a progressive-bluegrass outfit that is tearing up the modern bluegrass scene – New York City-based singer-songwriter Milton opens – Visit laney-jones.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Evan Cory Levine – An entertainer, producer, and electronics whiz living in Philadelphia, PA, where he is an in-demand guitarist and vocalist – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, August 13-16

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Broadway musical, The Producers  – Runs through August 23 – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, August 14 

The Catskill High Peaks Festival presents Music from High Peaks, featuring their renowned faculty and rising young international artists performing in the resonant space of Basilica’s North Hall – The program features both chamber and orchestral music, including a rare cello chorus playing Julius Klengel’s Hymnus for 12 Cellos – The program also includes works by Villa-Lobos, Grieg, Dvorak, Mozart, Bach, and others. – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Buke & Gase and Landlady – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thunder Ridge performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – Note earlier hour – 6 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, August 14-15

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents the musical, Jack & The Giant – The greedy giant, Gogmagog, is making life miserable for everyone in the kingdom.  There is an evil Troll who does the Giant’s dirty work, and a bumbling, frightened High Sheriff Dumdum as well as a host of fanciful characters, including a chicken whose aim in life is to lay golden eggs – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org –  10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Omi Dancers & Choreographers-in-Residence share their work with the public through a series of events – On Friday of this week The Choreographer’s Talk is an opportunity for incoming residents to speak and share video excerpts of their work, in connection with the Salon held on the following day, giving context to each dancer’s work before collaborations begin – 7 pm to 8:30 pm in The Studio Barns – On Saturday, in The Dance Omi Salon, the residents will demonstrate their work through live performances – 5 pm to 6:30 pm in The Studio Barns – Information at artomi.org – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, at the intersection of Route 22 and Letter S Road, Ghent

Gallim Dance performs as part of the PS21 Chatham Dance Festival – The company creates and  performs original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller  –It “has captured the attention of the dance public with award-winning work and fearless physicality…” – The Dance Festival runs throughout the month of August – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Friday-Sunday, August 14-16

Films at TSL:

> Tom at the Farm – After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume, Tom travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral.  Upon arriving, he is shocked to find that Guillaume’s family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place.  Complications ensue.

Love & Mercy – An intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the enigmatic singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys

Court – Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals – A quietly devastating absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India – A brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors

Tangerine – Its Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block.  Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend has been unfaithful during her 28-day lock-up, she and her best friend embark on a mission to get to the bottom of this scandalous rumor, leading them to various sub-cultures of Los Angeles

> Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – “…an immersive, inventive cinematic experience…”

> Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday-Monday, August 14-24

Summer Online Auction — Stair Galleries’ only online auction – Bidding is available exclusively through Invaluable.com from August 14  through 24.  All items can be previewed in person at the gallery on Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm – Information at stairgalleries.com or 751-1000 – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Saturday, August 15

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Cause for celebration!  It’s time for the market’s Annual Corn Roast Festival!  Marilyn Miller performs in the Music Tent.  In the market, find  the full array of summer produce–tomatoes, corn, green beans, plums, peaches, cut flowers, greens of all kinds, summer squash and eggplant, as well as prepared foods, nut butters, baked goods, cheeses, eggs, you name it!.  For a list of vendors and their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Raise the Roof! – A barn dance and gala to benefit The Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library – Al fresco cocktails and dinner followed by a barn dance with caller Anne Banks and music by the Kaylie Band – Also a silent auction – Information and reservations at www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org – 6:30 to10:30 pm – Gioia Farm, 457 Middle Road, Greenport

Community Block Party – Sponsored by Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood and the SBK Social Justice Center –Free T-shirts, food, music by DJ Clint Lewis, bouncy houses, face painting, Youth Talent Show, Youth Cooking Competition, water activities, special prizes and giveaways – Information at 828-5418 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Columbia Street between Second and Front Streets

Simultaneous Exhibition Openings in Retrospective’s two galleries – (1) New works by Trudy Benson and Russell Tyler – 711 Warren Street;  (2) Late painter/new paint, a solo exhibition by Hudson, NY-based artist Conor Backman – 727 Warren Street – Both exhibitions on view through September 20 – Information at 828-2288 or retrospectivegallery.com– 6 to 8 pm

Seano’s Circus Spectacular! – Trunks, Tricks, Toys and more—Explore the world of circus with Seano, the teaching Clown.  Bring your energy!  Presentation is followed by a hands-on workshop. Free for children of all ages – Information at www.hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 10 am – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Basilica Screenings –– Dune vs. Dune–A back-to-back screening presenting the story of the ambitious Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013), in a documentary by Frank Pavich, followed by David Lynch’s Dune (1984), for one sci-fi-filled evening – Part of the Sci-Fi Summer Nights Series – Information at basilicahudson.com  – A special spice-inspired menu by Nicole LoBue/ Alimentary Kitchen available for purchase at 7 pm; Screening at 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Lindsey Webster – This Woodstock-based  vocalist’s cool, urban soul vocals have often been compared to such R&B royalty as Sade, Mariah Carey, and Anita Baker.  With her partner, Keith Slattery, and their band, Webster performs “an intimate style of jazzy, blue-eyed soul.” –Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Copake Falls Day – An annual event starting with a 5k cross country run in the wilderness (register at 7:30 am, and run at 8:30 am) followed by a street party, a bicycle raffle, tours of the Iron Works, lots of kids activities, garden lectures and visits, fancy old cars on display, a train exhibit, cool art and cold beer, jazz, barbeque, and campfire music. – Information at 329-3251 or www.copakefallsday.org  – An all day-into the night event – Copake Falls

Guided hike to Kaaterskill Falls 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, and hear stories that bring their history to life – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org  – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Garden Conservancy Open Day –Self-guided tours of private gardens:

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s gardens at Steepletop: a Public Garden Preservation Project – Prize-winning poet Millay created gardens that gave her endless inspiration for some of her most beloved work.  She created a series of garden rooms, a kitchen garden, and a spring-fed pool with an adjoining outdoor bar dubbed “the ruins,” where she could entertain guests.  Some features are in the restoration stage but can still be appreciated – Steepletop, 440 East Hill Road, Austerlitz

Garden of Margaret Roach – The garden is nearly 25 years old and aims to be satisfying 365 days a year.  Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens and container groupings cover the steep two-and-one third-acre hillside, a former orchard, and a simple farmhouse and outbuildings – Set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural road – 99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls

Garden of Helen Bodian – The garden, set in a rolling, rustic landscape,  has evolved over 18 years into a series of different environments linked together by paths that pass a pond, go through fields and connect to woodland trails – (Directions are provided at the other gardens open this day, or call 1-888-842-2442  from 9 to 5 weekdays), Millerton

> Information, admission fees, and directions at gardenconservancy.org/open-days/ — All gardens are open 10 am to 4 pm

Authors’ Reading – Author Wayne Koestenbaum will read from his forthcoming book of poetry, The Pink Trance Notebooksand other published and unpublished prose and poetry.  Author Dave King will read from his recently completed book, The Beast and Beauty – Presented in collaboration with Daniel Rothbart – Information at CR10.org – 4  pm – CR10Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Saturday-Sunday, August 15-16

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – See details below

Sunday, August 16

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents An Iliad, an adaptation of Homer’s original classic text by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare – Homer’s epic poem is about the Greek siege of the city of Troy – The company is on tour from its usual venue at Boscobel in Garrison, NY – Information at www.basilicahudson.com – 2 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Community Radio Station WGXC 90.7 FM Special Remote Broadcast – Meet the programmers of Barbershop Talks—Vern Cross, Kamal Johnson, and Ranier Blue. – Learn how these on-air personalities translated their passions into radio! – Information at 697-7400 – 2 to 4 pm – Oakdale Lake Beach House, 132 North Sixth Street

Photographer B. Proud discusses her First Comes Love project – A traveling exhibition of photographs, stories and video, accompanied by a book, that celebrates the long-term relationships in the LGBTQ community – First Comes Love was selected as one of the “Best of 2011” projects by the American Society of Media Photographers – Information at www.firstcomeslove.org – 3 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Nat Baldwin, Patrick Higgins, & Joshua Modney plus Probosci (Gyan Riley with Timba Harris) – Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors) performs solo acoustic bass and voice, Patrick Higgins of Zs will perform an improvised set for MIDI guitar and electronics featuring violinist Joshua Modney of Mivos Quartet and Wet Ink Ensemble – The Probosci duo will perform original compositions – Information at 828-1562 – 7 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

Ian O’Neil & Dennis Ryan (of Deer Tick), plus Kinsey and Otto Hauser solo – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006  – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Joey Alexander Trio – Twelve-year old Bali-born jazz pianist Joey Alexander is an overnight sensation whose virtuosity has garnered the attention and support of Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis, among others.  His Helsinki show comes just weeks after his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival and a residency at New York City’s Jazz Standard nightclub – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 8405 Columbia Street

A Trilogy of films by Alejandro Jodorowsky – Shown on consecutive Sundays in August – This week, El Topo (1970-74).   Jodorowsky stars in this acid western, which tells the story of a wandering Mexican bandit and gunslinger, who is searching for spiritual enlightenment, taking his young son along with him – Information at CR10.org – 5 pm – CR10Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Next Tuesday, August 18

Reading & Book Signing – Wendy Fairey, author of Bookmarked: Reading My Way from Hollywood to Brooklyn – The author’s reading will be followed by Q&A – Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the library – Ms. Fairey is the daughter of Sheilah Graham, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lover during the last years of his life.  As a child, she began reading through the library Fitzgerald had assembled for her mother and escaped into the landscape of classic English novels.  In Bookmarked, she blends personal memoir with literary criticism, and shows that her love of reading has been both a source of deep personal pleasure and the key to living s rich, fulfilling life.  Information at hudsonarealibrary.org – 6:30 pm – Hudson Area library, 400 State 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 Tuesdays – Les Girls (1957) – Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, and Kay Kendall dance to the music of Cole Porter – Directed by George Cukor – Information at ps21chatham.orgor 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, August 19

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Mid-Week Sightseeing Cruise – See details below.

Outdoor Silent Film Series – Triadic Ballet (1922) and Fernand Leger’s Ballet Mecanique (1924) – Accompanied by live music performed by Patrick Higgins – The third in a series of silent films presented Wednesday evenings in August in the TSL parking lot with musical accompaniment by local musicians – Curated by Shanekia McIntosh – Bring a chair – Information at 822-8100 – 9 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Upstreet Market,  Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

HUDSON RIVER CRUISES

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays and 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 en 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, 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 columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY, August 3 to August 12, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Monday, August 3

Chip in for Columbia Memorial – The 19th Annual Four-Ball Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament – Presented by Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation – Rain or shine – Information and registration at ColumbiaMemorialHealth.org/Foundation or call 828-8239 – Registration at 11 am, lunch at 11:30 am, Shotgun Start at 12:30 pm – Also includes dinner – Columbia Golf & Country Club, 295 Route 217, Claverack

Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will discuss the group’s recent trip to Washington and how lawmakers all over the country are showing much greater interest in the Climate Lobby’s proposal which is revenue-neutral, market-based, and consumer friendly.  Learn about the Climate Lobby’s proposal at the meeting.  Newcomers are welcome.  Information at 392-9431 – 6:30 pm – Offices of PS21, 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

The Franklin Family Performers – These talented family members (George, Charles, Lisa, Julia, and Emily) have area, regional, cruise, touring and Broadway credits.  Fresh from their New York debut at 54 Below, they appear here for one night only as part of the Mac-Haydn Monday series, in a show that includes Broadway melodies,  jokes, and “family conversations. “– Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 7:30 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Tuesday, August 4

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

Trixie Starr hosts Match Game, the Hudson version of the 60s/70s television show – Prizes and frivolity – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

Chuck Johnson Summer Tour 2015, Alexander Turnquist, and Pigeons – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Movie Tuesdays – Roberta  (1935) – Music by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach – Starring Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Wednesday, August 5

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Mid-Week Sightseeing Cruise – See details below.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

U.S. Girls and Saviour Self – U.S. Girls is the creative force of a lone American woman, Meghan Remy – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Outdoor Silent Film Series – The Kid – Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length feature, accompanied by live music performed by multi-media artist Brian Dewan – The first in a series of silent films presented Wednesday evenings in August in the TSL parking lot with musical accompaniment by local musicians – Curated by Shanekia McIntosh – Bring a chair – Information at 822-8100 – 9 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, August 5-9

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story  – Last chance this weekend  – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, August 6

Local Beer Meets Local History – Craig Gravina, author of Upper Hudson Valley Beer, and Neil Evans, owner of the CH Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station, will discuss the history of the Evans Brewery in Hudson, NY prior to Prohibition.  Gravina will also discuss other breweries operating in the area during the same time period, as well as the resurgence of brewing in the Hudson Valley – Books will be available for purchase and signing – A tasting flight featuring Evans Ales will be offered along with a pint of your choice, with the proceeds to benefit the Hudson Area Library – Presented by the History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library – Information at 671-6006 or www.thespottydog.com – 6 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Basilica Screenings – Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983) by Spike Lee – Part of the season-long series, Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986 – Projected on 16 mm film – Set in a Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn barbershop, customers come to hang out, discuss various issues, and get a haircut.  Zack takes over as manager after Joe is killed by a gangster who used the shop as a front.  Zack wants to keep the shop legitimate, but the gangster wants to continue the deal he had with Joe. – “Spike Lee’s NYU Masters program thesis (and the first student feature film ever selected for New Directors/New Films) is a precocious work from a major artist, irrefutable evidence that its maker would go on to become one of the greats.”—Jake Perlin – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Don Byron & Friends play the music of Junior Walker – Friends include Zachary Alford, Pete Levin, Matt Finck, Dean Bowman and Scott Petito – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, August 7

Footings, Metal Mountains, and Rick from Pile – Information at www.thespottydog.com or 671-6006 – 6 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Topaz Arts Dance Waterfront Performance & Cocktail Reception – Topaz Arts Dance Productions presents a new work, “Mine Fields,” choreographed and performed by New York City-based artist Paz Tanjuaquio, with music and visuals by Todd D. Richmond – In support of Operation Unite Education & Cultural Arts Center – Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.comevent/2080936 — Reception at 6 pm, performance at 6:30 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

SmashCrashBash!! – Twin Guns and Muck & the Mires will perform at the 21st installment of this monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure – New York’s Twin Guns have carved out a sonically spookified niche within the underground music scene – Muck & The Mires were featured on MTV in 2004 as the winners of Little Steven Van Zandt’s national battle of the garage bands contest – DJing are Chris Bishop (www.GarageHangover.com) and Stately Wayne Manor (Swamp Fiction Records)  – Information at 828-1562 – Doors at 9 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

Rich Robinson 2015 Acoustic Tour – Guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of The Black Crowes lands at Helsinki with a unique solo (mostly) acoustic performance.  Robinson will be performing material from his most recent album, “The Ceaseless Sight” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Oldies Show performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

SKINK – Acrobatics with Brian Sanders – Brian Sanders’ dance company offers an imaginative program of acrobatics combined with modern dance.  There are lots of laughs in his unexpected use of everyday objects – Free admission  – Part of the Just For Fun Fridays program – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Tours of the North Family Shakers’ Great Stone Barn – This is the first time the general public has been allowed inside the massive remains since a fire destroyed the roof and much of the timber frame 43 years ago.  After the successful completion of a major stabilization last fall, the Barn was deemed safe enough to begin taking small groups of visitors inside on guided tours. Together with Hancock Shaker Village and Shaker Heritage Society, a series of two “Barnstorming Weekends” will take visitors inside each historic site’s major barn buildings as a part of themed programming related to the collaborative exhibition at the New York State Museum, “The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries.”   At Mount Lebanon, visitors will accompany a guide through an exhibition about the Great Stone Barn in the 1838 Granary and inside the ruin of the Barn itself to experience the enormity and importance of the structure personally.  This is the last of two weekend tours – Information at www.shakerml.org or 794-9100 – 2 pm – Shaker Museum, Wash House Visitor Center & Museum Store, 202 Shaker Road, Mt. Lebanon

Friday-Saturday, August 7-8

Films at TSL:
> Love & Mercy
 – An intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the enigmatic singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys
> Court – Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals – A quietly devastating absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India – A brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors
Tangerine – Its Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block.  Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend has been unfaithful during her 28-day lock-up, she and her best friend embark on a mission to get to the bottom of this scandalous rumor, leading them to various sub-cultures of Los Angeles
> Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream  “…an immersive, inventive cinematic experience…”
> Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Super Summer Kids Book Sale – The Friends of the Hudson Area Library offer a special two-day sale with thousands of children’s books at bargain prices – Books for vacation reading fun or  for school, and both fiction and non-fiction can all be found in the Book Sale Room. Books for all ages—from early readers to young adults—are on the shelves – A face painting artist will be on hand on Friday from 11 am to 1 pm – Raffle Tickets for a large gift basket of children’s books will be available for purchase on both Friday and Saturday – Information at 828-1792 or www.hudsonarealibrary.org  – 10 am to 2 pm both days – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents the musical, Jack & The Giant – The greedy giant Gogmagog is making life miserable for everyone in the kingdom below his magic palace.  There is an evil Troll who does the Giant’s dirty work, and a bumbling, frightened High Sheriff Dumdum as well as a host of fanciful characters, including a chicken whose aim in life is to lay golden eggs – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org –  10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Brian Sanders’ JUNK opens the PS21 Chatham Dance Festival – Known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions, this Philadelphia-based company bridges the gap between dance and physical theatre –The Dance Festival runs throughout the month of August – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Saturday, August 8

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The Eugene Tyler Band performs in the Music Tent this week – Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society is in the Community Tent.  In the market, find  the full array of summer produce–tomatoes, corn, green beans, plums, peaches, apricots, greens of all kinds, summer squash and eggplant, as well as prepared foods, nut butters, baked goods, cheeses, eggs, you name it!.  For a list of vendors and their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society – Reservations at hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 –Tours also available the second Saturday of September and October – Information at www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or 828-5294 – 11 am to 2:30 pm – Tours depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – 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

8th Annual Sangria Festival – Great flamenco guitar music, food vendors, henna tattoos, tarot card readings, and five sangrias to try – Information  at 392-9463 or hudsonchathamwinery.com – 11 am to 6 pm – Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent

Michael Hearst, composer, musician and author, celebrates his new book, Extraordinary People with a talk, performance and book signing.  He will also perform songs related to this book as well as his previous book, the beloved Unusual Creatures.  Extraordinary People is an incomplete compendium of excellence from all fields of endeavor. In brief bios, fascinating facts and illustrious illustrations, young readers will learn about 50 of history’s heroes and heroines, both unsung and sung, including Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound buses; Sam Patch, who jumped Niagara Falls for $75; Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole alone; and Roy Sullivan, who was struck by lightning seven times.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Suitable for children of all ages – Presented by Karen Schoemer, Bookseller and TSL — Information at 822-8100 – 2 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Icebergs in August – The Olana Summer Party – An evening of ice, art, cocktails and great chefs inspired by Frederic Church’s epic 1859 voyage to Newfoundland and Labrador – Church’s Olana will appear behind an immense iceberg created by ice artist Sean Taylor of Capital City Carvers – The main tent will feature polar scenery designed by architect Albert (Beau) Simons IV in tribute to church’s great painting “The Icebergs” of 1861 – A full-scale reproduction of the painting will be on view at the party and available for bid in the silent auction – Regional chefs will present northern inspired hors d’oeuvres – Information and tickets at 828-1872 or www.olana.org/icebergesInAugust — 6 to 8 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Exhibition Opening – CR10 Arts & Francine Hunter McGivern present FOODshed: Agriculture and Art in Action – Curated by Amy Lipton – The exhibition focuses on sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, and artists’ use of food as subject matter or medium.  Many of the artists in the exhibition are known for bringing community-specific issues into their work and are exploring the real-world implications of small-scale farming, and raising community awareness about their food systems.  Artists include:  Joan Bankemper/Black Meadow Barn; EcoArtTech/Leila Nadir & Cary Peppermint; Joy Garnett; Habitat for Artists Collective (Simon Draper, Aidan Draper, Michael Asbill, Carmen Acuna, Faheen Haider, Jessica Poser, Elyssa Willadsen and Green Up); Natalie Jeremijenko; Lenore Malen; Kristyna and Marek Milde; Peter Nadin/Old Field Farm; Andrea Reynosa; Jenna Spevack; Susan Leibovitz Steinman; Elaine Tin Nyo; Tattfoo Tan; and Linda Weintraub – On view through September 5 – Information at CR10.org – 4 to 6 pm – CR10Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Music Omi Concert in The Fields – The 2015 Music Omi International Musicians Residency concludes with the annual concert of new collaborative works created by fellows while in residence – Presented under a tent in The Fields Sculpture Park amidst over 80 works of contemporary sculpture in Omi’s 120+-acre pastoral landscape – 5 pm – Charles B. Benenson Visitor Center, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 Route 22, Ghent

Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9

Hudson Black Arts & Cultural Festival and Parade 2015 – Presented by Operation Unite Education & Cultural Arts Center

Saturday from 2 to 8 pm: 2 pm Parade from Seventh Street down Warren Street to the waterfront where you will find performances by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Kuumba Dance & Drum, Eagle Praise Dance Ministries, Electric Hip Hop Dancers, Bliss Towers Community Dancers, MonRay Francois & his R&B and Jazz Band – Also an Ivory Coast African Dance Workshop by Atito Gohi, a Kids Art Tent, games and crafts, back to school give-aways, food vendors, and more!

Sunday from 4 pm to 7:30 pm:  A Gospel Festival featuring a Praise Dance Hour, the Albany District Chorale Annual Gospel Concert, and a Sunset Service

Information at www.operationuniteny.com or 828-3612

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – See details below

Sunday, August 9

Ninth Annual Jazz Workshop Performance – Special guest Grammy-nominated trumpeter Claudio Roditi joins Hudson Jazzworks co-founders pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas to perform with an international gathering of jazz workshop participants – Meet the artists at a pre-concert talk before the performance – Information and reservations at 822-1438 or www.hudsonoperahouse.org – 3:30 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

A Trilogy of films by Alejandro Jodorowsky – Shown on consecutive Sundays in August – This week:  Fando y Lis (1953-1969) – Loosely based on a play written by Fernando Arrabal, who was working with Jodorowsky on performance art at the time.  It premiered at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival where it instigated a riot among those objecting to the film’s content; subsequently it was banned in Mexico. – Information at CR10.org – 5 pm – CR10Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Linda Lavin, Two time Tony Award Winner and Golden Globe winner, is back by popular demand!  – She appears with the incomparable multi-talented Musical Director Billy Stritch – Look for Linda and Billy to do great duets and listen to Ms. Lavin doing what she does best—singing the American songbook standards and telling fabulous show biz stories – This will be her only Hudson Valley cabaret appearance this year – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, August 10

Justin Townes Earle – Having migrated from his birthplace, Nashville, to NYC, the critically acclaimed folk-rock singer-songwriter pairs the sage wisdom of Americana music with themes that relate to his life in the Big Apple.  His most recent albums—“Single Mothers” and “Absent Fathers” deepen the authobiographical nature of his work. – Visit justintownesearle.com – Information at 828-4800 or www.helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday through Friday, August 10-14

Ashbery Home School Readings – The Ashbery Home School of Hudson is a one-week writing conference for poets who seek to redefine their practice through a radical consideration of the other arts—music, cinema, the visual arts, and dance, as well as other media.  Morning and afternoon programs are open to enrollees only, but evening readings are open and free to the general public – There is no reading scheduled for Wednesday – For more information on the School visit www.ashberyhomeschool.org – 6 pm – Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, August 11

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 Tuesdays – Guy & Madeline on a Park Bench  (2009) – Recasts the MGM musical tradition in a gritty, verite style– Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, August 12

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Mid-Week Sightseeing Cruise – See details below.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Outdoor Silent Film Series – A Page of Madness (1926)  The story of a retired sailor who has a job as a janitor in a lunatic asylum to look after his insane wife, locked away after attempting to drown their child.  A synopsis of the plot can’t begin to explain the  power of the film, nor the audacity of its vision – It “bowls you over with a barrage of startling images utilizing every technique known to filmmakers of the time.” – Accompanied by live music performed by Logan Vischer & Colin LaClair aka Saviour Self – The second in a series of silent films presented Wednesday evenings in August in the TSL parking lot with musical accompaniment by local musicians – Curated by Shanekia McIntosh – Bring a chair – Information at 822-8100 – 9 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

HUDSON RIVER CRUISES

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays and 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 en 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, 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 columbiacountytourism.org

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 28 to August 5, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Tuesday-Sunday, July 28-August 2

Great Rides! – PS21’s Film Festival:  Movies on and about trains
> Tuesday – Strangers on a Train – The classic Hitchcock thriller
Wednesday – Throw Momma from the Train – Starring Danny DeVito
Thursday – Murder on the Orient Express – Hercules Poirot attempts to solve the crime
Friday – Buster Keaton’s The General – No. 18 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Best American movies
Saturday – La Bete Humaine – A Jean Renoir film starring Jean Gabon
Sunday – Transsiberian – Scary stuff happens on an eight-day journey from Beijing to Moscow
 Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Wednesday-Sunday, July 29-August 2

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story  – Plays on weekends through August 9 – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, July 30

Hudson Cruises, Inc. Thursday Evening Sunset Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 or www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee – Boarding at 7:00 pm, cruise from 7:30 pm to 9:00 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.

Thursday, July 30

Exhibition Opens – Summer’s Bounty: Traditional & Modern Art (1875-1975) – Paintings by Nell Blaine, Al Loving, Ogden Pleissner, Sally Michel, Nicholas Escalier and others – On view through September 7 – Information at caldwellgalleryhudson.com – Thurs-Sat from 11 am to 6  pm, Sun from 12 noon to 5 pm – Caldwell Gallery, 355 Warren Street

Friday, July 31 

Gang Gang Dance (an improvised set), Georgia, and Image Man – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

J P Harris & The Tough Choices with Donny Dinero opening – Harris is a throwback to the classic country and honkytonk sounds of Buck Owens, George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams with such songs as “Home is Where the Hurt Is,” and “Young Women and Old Guitars” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Storyteller/Mime Motoko – Motoko enchants children of all ages with folk tales from Japan leavened with music, mime, and humor – Free admission  – Part of the Just For Fun Fridays program – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Tours of the North Family Shakers’ Great Stone Barn – This is the first time the general public has been allowed inside the massive remains since a fire destroyed the roof and much of the timber frame 43 years ago.  After the successful completion of a major stabilization last fall, the Barn was deemed safe enough to begin taking small groups of visitors inside on guided tours. Together with Hancock Shaker Village and Shaker Heritage Society, a series of two “Barnstorming Weekends” will take visitors inside each historic site’s major barn buildings as a part of themed programming related to the collaborative exhibition at the New York State Museum, “The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries.”   At Mount Lebanon, visitors will     accompany a guide through an exhibition about the Great Stone Barn in the 1838 Granary and inside the ruin of the Barn itself to experience the enormity and importance of the structure personally.  Tours are available on Friday, July 31 and Friday, August 7 – Information at www.shakerml.org or 794-9100 – 2 pm – Shaker Museum, Wash House Visitor Center & Museum Store, 202 Shaker Road, Mt. Lebanon

Just In Time performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, July 31-August 1

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleepy Hollow – A musical based on the Washington Irving spooky adventure tale about the schoolteacher Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Free tickets available for children with a parent with current or past service in a branch of the armed forces – (Call 392-9292, use code FREESERVICE and show military ID) – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

 

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Friday-Sunday, July 31-August 2

In the Garden: Sculpture by Theo A. Rosenblum & Chelsea Seltzer – An oversized donut called “Swinging Jimmies,” covered in pink frosting and assorted colored jimmies hangs from the balcony by a length of rope – Also on view—Todd Knopke: BrightAirBrilliantFire and Irena Jurek: Smooth Jazz – Information at 828-6680 or  www.baileygallery.com  – 12 noon to 6 pm and by appointment – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – The 27th Annual – Music, dance, crafts and food – Four stages – Information at 860-364-2138or www.falconridgefolk.com – Dodds Farm, 44 CR 7d, Hillsdale

Films at TSL:
“M”– Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller
> The Third Man – A legendary tale of love, deception, and murder in postwar Vienna – Starring Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Anton Karas’s evocative zither score
Wittgenstein – A visually stunning and profoundly entertaining work about modern philosophy and the dark genius that revolutionized it.
>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Saturday, August 1

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Abby Lappen performs in the Music Tent this week – In the market, find  tomatoes, corn, green beans, plums, peaches, apricots, baked goods, greens, prepared foods, you name it!.  For a list of vendors and their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Bangladeshi Cultural Fair 2015 – This fifth annual festival presents music and dance performances including a live performance by Rumi (see Balika – Rumi on YouTube) and a female singer from New York City – Also a Fashion Show! – Vendors and food – Information on facebook/ 5th Annual Bangladeshi Cultural Fair – 4 to 9 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, River Street, access via the Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Exhibition Opening – Shore, Sea and Sky: New Work by Eleanor Lord  On view through August 30 – Also showing recent work by gallery artists – Information at 822-0510 or 510warrenstgallery.com – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 

Exhibition Opening – The Plural I – A group exhibition that explores diverse visions about queerness through photo-based works and video – Thirty-two works by sixteen artists selected through international competition – Juried by Nandita Raman and Karen Davis – Curated by Nandita Raman – On view through August 30 – www.davisortongallery.com or 697-0266 – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Roosters & Pears – Everyone’s favorite subjects – Artworks in all media juried by Karen Hummel, artist and art educator – On view through September 26 – Information at artscolumbia.org or 671-6213 – 5:30 to 7:30  pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Direction – Works by Pablo Carpio, Melanie Fleischer, Kiyoshi Ike, and Matt Miller–from Spain, Japan and Brooklyn – On view through September 5 – Information at 697-5130 or www.conceptohudson.net – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Quandry: Recent Paintings by Rosemary Barrett – “Metaphor is at the heart of Rosemary Barrett’s paintings richly layered with meaning.” – On view through August 30 – Information at mcdarisfineart.com or 212-518-7551– 6 to 8 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

A Basilica Doubleheader:
> Psychic Green Trailer – A Historic Marker/Installation by Alan Danielson, curated by Daniel Peterson – Danielson is currently an MFA sculpture candidate at Bard College – The trailer is a relic of Hudson’s industrial past and has evolved into a location for a site-specific artist-in-residence project –The installation is open for one night only.
> Closing Party for Jack Walls’ Exhibition , Paintings, Et Cetera, – Features a conversation with Jack Walls and Sean Osborne on the artist’s work, life and times – Osborne, a Hudson Valley resident, completed his Master’s coursework at SUNY Purchase in Art History
> Information at basilicahudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Incorrigibles – Readers Theater and Community Conversation – Columbia County girls, working with historians and contemporary theatre directors and artists, present short  performances exploring the lives of young women who were sent to Hudson’s New York State Training School for Girls to be reformed in the 1920s and 30s.  Incorrigibles sets out to rethink issues in juvenile justice and social services as they relate to teenage girls in New York over the last hundred years – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 4 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Victory Perched Upon Their Eagles: Hudson Valley War Flags – A lecture by Chris Morton – Flags from local volunteer regiments of the Civil War have been collected by New York State since 1863.  These historically significant and fragile emblems provide a unique medium to present the Hudson River Valley’s rich Civil War history.  Morton will discuss the Battle Flag Collection and showcase several Civil War battle flags carried by regiments from the Hudson River Valley including Columbia County’s own 128th and 159th New York Volunteers – Presented by the Columbia County Historical Society – Information  at www.cchcny.org or 758-9265 – 4 pm – Hendrick Hudson Chapter DAR, 113 Warren Street

Cowboy Songs – Singer-songwriter Marc Berger performs “cowboy songs” about the American West from his album “RIDE”– Described as “a dusty tour of the Great American Frontier.” – Presented by the Roeliff Jansen Community Library – 5 pm – Roe Jan Park, Route 22, across from the library at 9091 Route 22 (approximately one-half mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23), Hillsdale

TRANS-FORM Closing Reception – SiTE:LAB|Rumsey St. Project – Conceived and curated by Paul Amenta in collaboration with Francine Hunter McGivern – Artists:  Paul Amenta,  Hubert Dobler,  Nick Kline , and Francine Hunter McGivern – TRANS-FORM represents the first manifestation of the Rumsey Street Project and the first collaboration between SiTE:LAB and CR10 Arts. The exhibition installation is composed of architectural and functional artifacts extracted from the de-sanctified Rumsey Street Church and re-contextualized in the CR10 Arts 7,000 sq ft upper gallery. Once the exhibition installation is complete the artifacts will once again be deconstructed and returned to Grand Rapids where they will be reconstructed  and reinstalled as part of the ongoing Rumsey Street Project – Information at www.cr10.org – 2 to 5 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Friends of Clermont Mid-Summer Benefit honoring Joan K. Davidson and Furthermore, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund – Information and reservations at 537-6622 – 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Summer Fun Under the Full Moon – Columbia Land Conservancy invites you to join in the variety of activities planned throughout the evening at Ooms Conservation Area—A snapping turtle program, paddling in Sutherland Pond, a full moon hike around the pond, games and races, and more.  A few kayaks will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring canoes or kayaks – Picnicking is also encouraged – Free local ice cream for all! – Information at clctrust.org or 392-5252 – 5 to 9 pm – Ooms Conservation Area, 480 Rock City Road, Chatham

 

Dancing in the Square –Dance to the Playin’ With Fire Band – Dinner, craft beer, sweet treats, and ice cream available – For all ages – Bring your lawn chair and stay awhile – Sponsored by the Kinderhook Business & Professional Association – 7 to 10 pm – Kinderhook Village Square, Kinderhook

Bruce Katz Band – Woodstock keyboardist playing piano and Hammond B3 organ – Visit brucekatzband.com – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Sunday, August 2

Christopher Paul Stelling – with Planes on Paper opening – “Stelling transverses from country blues to flamenco to claw hammer banjo all on his trusted ‘Brownie,’ an old nylon string guitar that’s been traveling the globe with him for years.  He has no rule book.  He sees no limitations. He is an anthology of his influences and he is the first of his kind” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Philmont Farmers Market – Pie Contest! – Buy a slice or two of summer pie and vote – 10 am to 2 pm – 116 Main Street, Philmont

Valatie Farmers’ Market – Live music by Jody Samascott – 11 am to 1 pm – 3211 Church Street, Glynn Square Park, Valatie

Under Heat (1994) A film directed by Peter Reed presented by Francine Hunter McGivern and CR10 Arts – Starring Lee Grant, Robert Knepper, and David Conrad. This gay melodrama is based on a novel by Michael David Brown and is centered around AIDS, of which the filmmaker Peter Reed died – Peter S. Reed was born in 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He trained as a dancer at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, moved to New York City and founded the Contemporary Ballet Company. His innovative works were performed at City Center, the Kitchen, the Band Shell in Central Park and numerous avant-garde venues throughout New York. He also wrote and directed short films. His first feature, Under Heat starring Lee Grant and David Conrad, had its world premiere in 1994, the year he died of AIDS. Information at www.CR10.orgg – 5 pm– The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Next Monday, August 3

Chip in for Columbia Memorial – The 19th Annual Four-Ball Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament – Presented by Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation – Rain or shine – Information and registration at ColumbiaMemorialHealth.org/Foundation or call 828-8239 – Registration at 11 am, lunch at 11:30 am, Shotgun Start at 12:30 pm – Also includes dinner – Columbia Golf & Country Club, 295 NY-217, Claverack

The Franklin Family Performers – These talented family members (George, Charles, Lisa, Julia, and Emily) have area, regional, cruise, touring and Broadway credits.  Fresh from their New York debut at 54 Below, they appear here for one night only as part of the Mac-Haydn Monday series, in a show that includes Broadway melodies,  jokes, and “family conversations. “– Information  and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 7:30 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Next Tuesday, August 4

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

Chuck Johnson Summer Tour 2015, Alexander Turnquist, and Pigeons – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Movie Tuesdays – Roberta  (1935) – Music by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach – Starring Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, August 5

Hudson Cruises Mid-Week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

U.S. Girls, and Saviour Self– The creative force behind U.S. Girls is Meghan Remy – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Outdoor Silent Film Series – The Kid – Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length feature, accompanied by live music from multi-media artist Brian Dewan – The first in a series of silent films presented Wednesday evenings in August in the TSL parking lot with musical accompaniment by local musicians – Curated by Shanekia McIntosh – Bring a chair – Information at 822-8100 – 9 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

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

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 21 to July 29, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Tuesday, July 21

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 Tuesdays – Schultze Gets the Blues – A retired miner living in East Germany plays Polka on his accordion…until he hears Zydeco on the radio –  Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Wednesday, July 22

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The recording this week is Tomaso Albinoni’s oboe concertos with soloist Heinz Holliger– Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

 Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Thursday, July 23

Hudson Cruises, Inc.Thursday Evening Sunset Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Information and tickets at 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 or www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee – Boarding at 7:00 pm, cruise from 7:30 pm to 9:00 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.

Basilica Screenings presents Frederick Wiseman’s Aspen – A film about the town of the same name which became famous in the 19th century for silver mining and now for its scenic mountains, skiing culture, and fashionable clientele.   Directed by Frederick Wiseman’s neutral, yet guided eye (absent of narration, talking heads, and subtitles) the town is presented as a study in contrasts – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story  – Plays on weekends through August 9 – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 24

Palm, JOBS, and Patrick Higgins perform – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Bettye LaVette – “a soulful interpreter of songs from the rock arena…”  A frequent guest on NPR, late-night TV shows and at public events, including the 2009 “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise – Hudson Cruises, Inc., and The 2 of Us Productions present  “Last Call At Chez Morte” as part of the continuing Murder Mystery Dinner Series. Information and tickets at https://www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/Murder or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board the Marika Yacht at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 9:30 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.

Rear Admiral David Titley (Ret.) leads a discussion on Climate Risk & National Security: It’s about People, not Polar Bears – His talk will revolve around the strategic challenges facing our military and national security apparatus due to climate change, and its impact on local communities.  He has testified before Congress for the Pentagon, where he ran the U.S. Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change.  He served as a Naval officer for 32 years and is now Professor of Practice in Meteorology and Director of The Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University.  Dr. Titley’s talk will be followed by Q&A – The discussion is sponsored by Citizens’ Climate Education – Information at http://citizensclimateeducation.org or 917-282-2395 – Reception at 6:30 pm, program at 7 pm – Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue

Jim Snack – The region’s most renowned magician and a master of sleight-of-hand, Jim Snack not only amazes and amuses, he makes the audience a part of the action – A workshop for ages 10 to 12 takes place before the performance. Register for the workshop at 392-6121 – Free admission  – Part of the Just For Fun Fridays program – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

“The Beatles” perform as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Family Circus with Light Up Troy – Top young circus artists from the Montreal National Circus School bring juggling, handstands, acrobatic ladders, mini Korean planche, clowning, hand-to-hand, hoop diving, and other surprises.  The company was founded as a collective of circus performers who push the boundaries of what Americans think of as a circus.  It does not use animals or bright colored costumes.  Instead its focus is on the incredible capabilities of the human body demonstrated through contortion, gymnastics, and juggling.  Light Up Troy is a contemporary circus production company – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 7:30 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

 

Friday-Saturday, July 24-25

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleepy Hollow – A musical based on the Washington Irving spooky adventure tale about the schoolteacher Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Free tickets available for children with a parent with current or past service in a branch of the armed forces – (Call 392-9292, use code FREESERVICE and show military ID) – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday-Sunday, July 24-26

Films at TSL:

> A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy.

A Master Builder- Directed by Jonathan Demme; written by Wallace Shawn, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen; created for the stage by Andre Gregory – To be shown in Screening Room 2

The Tribe – Winner of multiple 2014 Cannes Film Festival Awards – “…an undeniably original and intense feature debut set in the insular world of a Ukrainian high school for the deaf.”

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Saturday, July 25

Hudson Farmers’ Market – The Friends of the Hudson Area Library holds its annual Cook Book Sale this Saturday at the market offering a selection of vintage, new, and gently used cookbooks including titles for gourmet, quick meals and menus, summer barbeques and picnics, entertaining, and ethnic cuisines. Hundreds of books to choose from. – In the market, find the first tomatoes, corn, green beans, plums, peaches and apricots.  For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Twentieth-century Art & Design Exposition Auction – Modern and contemporary art, furniture, and decorations, including modern decorative arts from the inventory of Robert Altman, LLC – Exhibition currently on view – Information at stairgalleries.com or 751-1000 – 10 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Silly Billy – Silly Billy combines magic with oodles of comedy.  Named Best Children’s Entertainer in New York, Silly Billy is a “zany magician who lives up to his name”—The New York Times – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 11 am – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Openings – Five solo shows:  Main Galleries—Janice Nowinski: Recent Paintings; Sculpture Garden, Ground Floor & Carriage House—Ben Butler: Sculpture; Carriage House, Second Floor—Vilaykorn Sayaphet: Family and Friends, to my mother; Carriage House, Third Floor—Melinda Stickney Gibson: Nothing but Love Songs; Carriage House, Fourth Floor—Laurel Sucsy: Paintings – On view through August 16 – Information at 828-5907 or johndavisgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Open Studio & Artist’s Talk – Visit Roya Amigh, the July artist-in-residence at Drop Forge & Tool – The attic studio will be open for viewing of the installation and a chance to talk with the artist about her work – Information at dropforgeandtool.com – 4 to 7 pm, with artist’s talk at 5 pm – Drop Forge & Tool, 10 ½ Aitken Avenue

Ed Bear with Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski – Wave Farm Artist-in Residence Ed Bear is an American performing artist and engineer.  “His work with robotics, sound, video, transmission and collective improvisation investigates the questionable calibration of perception.  As an educator and designer committed to an open source world, he researches and practices material reuse and as a civil responsibility.” – Information at 671-6006 or thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Unreserved Catalogued Estate Auction – Information at 329-1142 – Preview dates and online catalogue at copakeauction.com – 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Exhibition Opening – To Each Their Own – A group exhibition featuring Steven Careau, Frank Curran, Bart Gulley, Hideyo Okamura, Kingsley Parker, and Joseph Yetto – Refreshments and live jazz – Information at thompsongirouxgallery.com or 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Prayers, Pastorals & Pagans – Poet Mark Wunderlich and harpsichordist Andrew Appel, two leading artists in the Hudson Valley, and a mutual admiration society,  join forces to offer a duo recital of recent work – A one hour reading of Mark Wunderlich’s  poetry and harpsichord music of Couperin played by Appel, offer a way to celebrate summer – “From the lyrical, to the playful, to the melancholy…these poems and poetic musical works reflect upon each other, underlining the delights in both word and sound.” – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 pm – CR 10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

The Great American Folk Song Revival with singer-songwriter and record producer Caroline Doctorow accompanied by singer-songwriter Russ Seeger performing folk hits of the early 60s from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Dave Von Ronk and others. – – Information at 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 New York Route 22, Hillsdale (I mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23)

8th Annual Sylvia Center Farm to Table Benefit Dinner in the Fields of Katchkie Farm – Hosted by Great Performances to celebrate and support The Sylvia Center’s Farm to Table Programs for Columbia County youth – Dinner will feature seasonal and local ingredients – Information and tickets at sylviacenterdinner2015.eventbrite.com – Cocktails at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm – Katchkie Farm, 745 Fischer Road, Kinderhook

 

Guy Klucevsek, composer/accordionist, and guest Alex Meixner play accordion solos and duos – This outstanding composer, accordion virtuoso, and improviser has been a major contributor to the accordion renaissance of the last 25 years – His music reverberates with sounds of the ballroom, the beer garden, and the concert hall, fusing elements of regional accordion styles with jazz and avant-garde music –  Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, July 25-26

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Sunday, July 26

16th Annual Blueberry Festival – A very popular event featuring early nineteenth-century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, children’s activities, animals, birds of prey and  sheep-shearing, plus many unique and highly talented craft vendors and artisans – Blueberries galore and a  blueberry pancake breakfast (additional charge) served from 9 to 11:30 am, plus a wide range of tasty food items and baked goods – Music by the Berkshire Ramblers, the Kitchen Kaylie Band, and the Neubop Monsemble – Rain or shine – Information at oldausterlitz.org – 9 am to 4 pm – Austerlitz Historical Society, the Grounds of Old Austerlitz,  11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

Ashley Bathgate, cello, with Karl Larson, piano, offer music by J.S. Bach, Ken Thomson, and Johannes Brahms –  Ms. Bathgate is described as “one of the most sought after performers of her time….” – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 2 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Mycology Walk: Identifying Local Edibles – Representatives of The Mid-Hudson Mycological Association will introduce participants to foraging and the ecology of forest mushrooms by walking the land that Frederic Church walked.  Long pants and sturdy walking shoes are required.  Harvesting is prohibited.  Bring a camera for an ample supply of picture opportunities –Sunscreen, bug spray and long socks are also suggested –– Pre-registration (required by July 23) at 828-1872 x105 –Two sessions are offered: from 2 pm to 3 pm or from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Meet at The Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, Route9G, Greenport

The Music Omi Residency Program Showcase – This summer the music residency program is hosting 15 artists from 15 different countries who are given time to concentrate on creative work, cultural exchange and experimental music making.  The showcase will be an improvised and impromptu afternoon event to showcase the new residents’ varied talents.  A second public event will take place on August 8.  The residency program is directed by Jeffrey Lependorf, and Carl Ludwig Hubsch, an invited Alumni-in-Residence. – Information at 392-4747 or media@artomi.org – 3 pm – The Café, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Garden Tea Party for Elders and their families or guests, featuring the inimitable Trixie Starr, who will offer Bingo with her famous cookies as prizes – 3 to 5 pm – Call Amanda Henry at 929-0105 for reservations and details.

Next Tuesday, July 28

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

Hudson Development Corporation Second Public Input Session on proposed Promenade Hill improvements application – A conceptual design by Dragana Zoric, the landscape architect who is providing conceptual design services pro bono, will be presented – Information at 751-1045 – 7 pm – 1 North Front Street

Movie Tuesdays –Strangers on a Train – The classic Hitchcock thriller with Farley Granger and Robert Walker – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 29

Hudson Cruises Mid-Week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 14 to July 22, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Tuesday, July 14

Prison Public Memory Project Pop-up Museum – Visiting students from Colorado State University display materials from the Girls Training School, an institution that once occupied the property now known as the Hudson Correctional Facility.  Much of the archival material including records, photographs and correspondence, came from what is now known as the “Durfee box “ a container of papers relating to life at the school in the 1920s that was discovered at a garage sale by Lisa Durfee, owner of Five & Diamond – The “Museum” will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on the lawn at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street (Also Thurs July 23 from 10 am to 7 pm on Thursday at Promenade Hill Park, at the foot of 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 Tuesdays – Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon – Les Blank’s complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteno musicians of the Texas-Mexican border.  Selected in 1993 for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. – Information at ps21chatham.orgor 392-6121 – 8:30 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Wednesday, July 15

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The recording this week is George Frideric Handel’s Concerti Grossi, Opus 3, with John Eliot Gardiner conducting the English Baroque Soloists – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

Hudson Cruises Mid-week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings – Novelty music from the 1910s and 20s – Pre-music BBQ at 6:30 pm free for members – Please RSVP – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 7:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Wednesday-Sunday, July 15-19

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Broadway musical Hairspray – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Walking the dog theater of Ghent and Nikita Productions of New York City present William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale – Directed by Melania Levitsky – Information and tickets at 610-0909 or www.wtdtheater.org – Wed/Thurs/Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sun at 2 pm – Hawthorne Valley School Hall, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent

Thursday, July 16

Prison Public Memory Project Pop-up Museum – Visiting students from Colorado State University display materials from the Girls Training School, an institution that once occupied the property now known as the Hudson Correctional Facility.  Much of the archival material including records, photographs and correspondence, came from what is now known as the “Durfee box “ a container of papers relating to life at the school in the 1920s that was discovered at a garage sale by Lisa Durfee, owner of Five & Diamond – The “Museum” will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on the lawn at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Warren Street Exchange–Hudson River Exchange Headquarters:  Ribbon Cutting & Open House – The Hudson River Exchange produces curated marketplaces and develops programming to cultivate and support the makers and collectors in and around Hudson – Started in 2013, it is known for its Summer Market on Hudson’s waterfront and for its partnership with Basilica Hudson to produce the holiday market called Farm & Flea – The Open House celebrates the opening of a series of pop-up markets (called Warren Street Exchange) taking place in the organization’s new headquarters.  During July the featured makers are Silke Jacobs, Erica Kane Fink, Davistudio, Kelly & Co., and JK Custom Furniture – They will be showing jewelry, textiles, ceramics, and wooden home accessories, alongside Steve’s Clothing’s vintage finds and Russell Jones fine jewelry – Vendors will be rotated every two to three weeks – the Exchange will be open Fridays/Saturdays from 12 noon to 7 pm, and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 pm – Information at hudsonriverexchange.com – Ribbon cutting at 4:30 – Warren Street Exchange, 514 Warren Street

Live simulcast of the National Theatre of London’s production of Everyman, starring Chiwetel Ejifor, Academy Award nominee for 12 Years a Slave – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street (Also shown on Saturday at 4 pm)

Basilica Screenings presents Wildness (2012), by filmmaker Wu Tsang – “Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, Wildness is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home for Latin/LGBT immigrant communities since 1963…the bar itself  becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party…which explodes into creativity and conflict – Film introduction by and Q&A with the filmmaker following the film – Information at basilicahudson.com – Food available at 7 pm, screening at 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

The Brothers Comatose – A San Francisco string band that blends old-time folk and bluegrass with a contemporary edge – Brothers Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front the band that has become a West Coast headliner and national touring act in a mere four years – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19

Media Stream – A film and video series curated by Boshko Boskovic articulating the interconnectivity of data in the internet era – Screened continuously in the Lower Gallery – TRANS-FORM is on view in the Upper Gallery – Both on view through August 2 – Information at www.cr10.org – 12 noon to 6 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo (Route 10 can be accessed from Route 9G or Route 31)

Friday, July 17

West African Dance & Drum – A high energy performance by the participants in the PS21 workshop taught by dancer/choreographer Jamal Jackson and members of his company – Part of the Just For Fun Fridays program.  – Free admission – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Secrets & Seawalls – Choreographer Melissa Riker and architect Lee Skolnick present a collaborative dance performance inspired by storms and disruption, using dance and architecture “to explore vulnerability, power and how each are revealed.”  – This is an outdoor performance which will be moved inside to the Studio Barn if necessary – The performance is followed by a panel discussion on the nature of the collaboration facilitated by Jeremy Williams and Erin Reck – Information and directions at 392-4747; RSVP (required) by e-mail to events@artomi.org  – 6 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Exhibition Opening – Paintings, Et Cetera – Paintings and selected ephemera by the legendary artist, poet and author, Jack Walls – Opening night features a screening of Eye to Eye, a documentary film about artist Robert Mapplethorpe, Walls’ longtime partner and fellow artist – The film features Walls’ narration over many of Mapplethorpe’s most provocative images, so viewers learn of the forces that drove Mapplethorpe’s evolution as an artist and his relationships to his subjects…, —The film is followed by a reading by Walls from his work, The Ebony Prick of the White Rose’s Thorn with musical accompaniment by Harbour (Jonas Bers and Damien Patrick Cleary) – Exhibition on view through August 1 – Information at basilicahudson.com – 6 to 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

South Bound performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Folk/Pop Music Cruise Live – Featuring the Capital Region’s popular The Waldorfs offering a mix of folk, pop, country and rock – Information and tickets at 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 or zerve.com/amp/view_activity.php?activity_id=7886&event_id=3600681 – Boarding at 7:30 pm, cruise from 8 to 10 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.

Last Good Tooth/Zachary Cale/Wes Buckley/Alexander Turnquist – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Saturday, July 17-18

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleepy Hollow – A musical based on the Washington Irving spooky adventure tale about the schoolteacher Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Free tickets available for children with a parent with current or past service in a branch of the armed forces – (Call 392-9292, use code FREESERVICE and show military ID) – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Friday-Sunday, July 17-19

Films at TSL:

> A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy.

A Master Builder– Directed by Jonathan Demme; written by Wallace Shawn, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen; created for the stage by Andre Gregory – To be shown in Screening Room 2

The Tribe – Winner of multiple 2014 Cannes Film Festival Awards – “…an undeniably original and intense feature debut set in the insular world of a Ukrainian high school for the deaf.”

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Saturday, July 18

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, and hear stories that bring their history to life – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

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

Say Cheese! – The second of a two-part seminar about cheese and its presentation co-hosted by Peg Patterson of Dish Hudson and Dena Moran of Olde Hudson to benefit theCampaign for the New Hudson Area Library – This second session is called “Cottage Cheese,” and will introduce participants to the world of small batch, regional, mostly fresh cheese products of the region’s adventurous cottage industries – Dena Moran has selected fresh cheeses—those that have not been aged.  Such cheeses are generally softer, often spreadable and with a rind – Guest Renate Nollin, owner of Dutch Girl Cheese, where she produces authentic small batch cheeses from raw cow, goat, and sheep’s milk, will participate in a Q&A with Moran to talk about her cheeses and cheesemaking in general.  Peg Patterson will provide the tableware that works particularly well with this kind of cheese – Reservations are required – Information and tickets at www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org  5:30 pm to 7 pm – Dish Hudson, 103 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Big Collars: New Work by Barbara Friedman – The artist says:  “These Big Collar paintings are inspired by the Dutch Ruff collars in Old Master portraits, but the free play of scale and color in the paintings take the collars out of those portraits into contemporary discussions of bodies and genders.”  “Last summer I started taking the collars off those old necks.  I spent some time near Hudson, and I made a number of paintings in which the collar (sometime with a head on it, sometimes not) flew over the horse farm across the street.  I thought about New York’s old identity as New Amsterdam, which made it reasonable for Amsterdam’s old collars to float over the territory, something like metonyms for the European intrusion in North America.” – Big Collars is on view through August 16 – Also on view will be a group exhibition of gallery artists, including work byMarcy Rosenblat, Richard Butler, Bill Seaman, Ed Smith, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and others. Information at bcbart.com or 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCBART, 116 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Abstraction – A selection of paintings and sculpture by Adam Cohen, Elizabeth Coyne, Donise English, and Chris Duncan, and “The Bumforth Manor Collection,” a series of archival photographs by Nick Simpson – On view through August 23 – Information at carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Not Just a Dish: Paintings by Marian Dioguardi & Dan Rupe – On view through August 10 – Information at rosegalleryfineart.com or 828-5825 – 6 to 8 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren Street

Live simulcast of the National Theatre of London’s production of Everyman, starring Chiwetel Ejifor, Academy Award nominee for 12 Years a Slave – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 7 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street (Also on Thursday at 7 pm)

Talk with the Artist – Tom Curran, one of three siblings whose art work is shown in Related, the exhibition currently on view at the Academy through August 2, will be on hand to talk with visitors about the printmaking process, and will demonstrate using engraving tools and materials – Available between 1 pm and 5 pm – Gallery, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Artist’s Talk – Pamela Fraser has used The Fields at Omi as her canvas in a piece for Omi’s current show, The Crayon Miscellany.  She has created over 200 vibrant glazed ceramic arrangements letting the landscape and existing sculptures be her guide.  The result is Steps (Omi), a linear work outlining a hedgerow and a rustic staircase creating an endless sculptural line, and a second element that shadows a sculpture in the park – Information at omiartscenter.org – 4 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Valatie Village-wide Tag Sale – Sponsored by the Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association – Maps of participating residents’ homes available at local stores in the village, including Great Finds, Beaver Mill Antiques, Mario’s Home Center, and Hennessy Insurance – Check out the tag sales all over the village for great finds including antiques, collectibles, toys, clothing, housewares, and much more. – Lunch available at restaurants and cafes along Main Street and Route 9 – Information by e-mail to VERAvalatie.com – 8 am to 2 pm – Village of Valatie

The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum – Poet Martin Steingesser’s original arrangement of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a Dutch woman who charted a spiritual journey through the Holocaust, will be performed by Steingesser and Judy Tierney, with cellist Robin Jellis – Information at 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 New York Route 22, Hillsdale (I mile south of the intersection of Rtes 22 and 23)

The Farm On! Foundation presents its annual Hootenanny! Benefit Dinner to support the youth education programming of the Farm On! Foundation  – A farm fresh meet-your-farmer family style dinner will be prepared by Host Chef Jonathan Wright of the Rainbow Room – Also a silent auction, live music, and a bonfire under the stars – Information and tickets at farmonfoundation.org or at the door – Cocktail hour at 5 pm, Dinner at 7 pm – Empire Farm, 556 Empire Road, Copake

Villalobos Brothers—Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis–plus a few others – One of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles – “original compositions and arrangements [that] masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music” –  Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, July 18-19

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Sunday, July 19

Iris DeMent  Since her debut in 1992, country-folk singer-songwriter Iris DeMent has been regarded in musical circles as an authentic living legend, the last of fourteen children born in a Pentecostal household in Arkansas, who spent her childhood immersed in gospel and traditional country music.  In August, right around the time of her Helsinki performance,  DeMent will release her latest work, “The Trackless Woods,” a collection of 18 poems written by the late Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and set to music by DeMent – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Red Sled Choir and Liv Carrow – Accordion, piano, guitar, banjo, casio, bells, and a clatter of percussion make up the textured fabric of the Red Sled Choir songbook – Liv Carrow is a songwriter and guitarist based in Hudson who “…explores the shadowy terrain of Appalachian melody and traditional balladry in its many forms, crafting songs both strange and familiar that invoke American roots music, the British folk revival of the 60s, pop crooners of the 70s, and freak folk of the ages, with a sprinkling of 90s alt-indie earnestness.” – Information at 671-6006 or thespottydog.com – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Garden Conservancy Open Day –Self-guided tours of private gardens – The following gardens will be open:  The garden at Rockland Farm, 180 Stony Kill Road, Canaan and The Tilden Japanese Garden at 576 U.S. Route 20 in New Lebanon. Information, admission fees, and directions at gardenconservancy.org/open-days/  — The gardens are open from 10 am to 4 pm

Next Monday, July 20

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! –“ Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” – Community Sings with Conductor Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Open to singers of all levels and all ages – This Tenth Summer Sing will focus on traditional and classic rounds over the course of three Mondays, this being the last in the series – Composers are invited to submit a round for possible inclusion in this series  – Information at 392-6121; tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or at ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 Barn Studio, 3016 Route 66, Town of Chatham

Next Tuesday, July 21

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 Tuesdays – Schultze Gets the Blues – A retired miner living in East Germany plays Polka on his accordion…until he hears Zydeco on the radio –  Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 22

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The recording this week is Tomaso Albinoni’s oboe concertos with soloist Heinz Holliger– Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

Hudson Cruises Mid-week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Next Thursday, July 23

Prison Public Memory Project Pop-up Museum – Visiting students from Colorado State University display materials from the Girls Training School, an institution that once occupied the property now known as the Hudson Correctional Facility.  Much of the archival material including records, photographs and correspondence, came from what is now known as the “Durfee box “ a container of papers relating to life at the school in the 1920s that was discovered at a garage sale by Lisa Durfee, owner of Five & Diamond – The “Museum” will be open from  10 am to 7 pm on Thursday at Promenade Hill Park, at the foot of Warren Street .

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 6 to July 15, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Monday, July 6

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! –“ Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” – Community Sings with Conductor Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Open to singers of all levels and all ages – This Tenth Summer Sing will focus on traditional and classic rounds over the course of three Mondays– July 6, 13, and 20 – Composers are invited to submit a round for possible inclusion in this series  – Information at 392-6121; tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or at ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 Barn Studio, 3016 Route 66, Town of Chatham

Monday-Tuesday, July 6-7

Geek Show – A community art exhibition featuring work from a variety of Hudson-area artists and makers, 28 in all – Food by chefs Tyler Viggiano and Steve Hernandez – 5 to 9 pm – 533 Warren Street, 2nd Floor

Tuesday, July 7

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

Trixie Starr hosts Match Game, the Hudson version of the 60s/70s television show – Prizes and frivolity – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

Movie Tuesdays – Genghis Blues (New Zealand 1999) – San Francisco bluesman and composer Paul Pena makes a musical pilgrimage to the land of Tuva with Richard Feynman, B.B. King, and Kongar-ol Ondar – Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary – Free – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Wednesday, July 8

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The featured composer this week is J.S. Bach – We will listen to his Keyboard Concertos – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

Hudson Cruises Mid-week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Last week I  tried Mexican food from Magdalena’s in Valatie, and the locally-made shortbread from Barley Farms—both delicious – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Wednesday-Sunday, July 8-12

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Broadway musical Hairspray – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, July 9

Hudson Cruises Evening Sunset Sightseeing – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants during the evening. – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during sunset – Information and tickets at 888-764-1844 or                       518-348-8993 or at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 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.

Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant Program, 1968-1971 – Part of the season-long series, Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986 – Inside Bed-Stuy was produced by Charles Hobson and aired on WNEW (better known as Channel 5).  This weekly show was originally conceived by Robert F. Kennedy’s organization and community boosters to counter images of black neighborhoods as presented in the mainstream news.  It is considered the first African-American produced television series in the USA.  Hosted by Roxie Roker and Jim Lowry, the program reflected the home of 400,000 people as it transitioned into a new era, featuring open and unscripted dialogues with residents, guest celebrities, and, most notably, a powerful public forum with Harry Belafonte.  This program will feature a selection of episodes, and will be introduced by producer Charles Hobson, followed by Q&A with Hobson and programmer Jake Perlin – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Wilber Forest Band and Lorkin O’Reilly – This evening of melodic folk-rock features two of the Hudson Valley’s most promising talents… Founded in 2012 by Ezra Glatt, Wilber Forest is deeply rooted in harmony, often containing three vocal parts and various instrumental harmonies.  Each of five band members plays multiple instruments and sings diverse harmonies….Arriving in Hudson from his native Scotland last year, Lorkin O’Reilly has made a name for himself around the Hudson Valley, headlining his own shows and sharing bills with established artists…. – This double bill represents Helsinki Hudson’s commitment to featuring regional and emerging talent – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, July 9-12

Films at TSL – On summer break

Creating Landscapes Within the Landscape – The Fourth Annual en plein air event co-hosted by The Olana Partnership and the Columbia County Council on the Arts – Thirty artists from across the country have been competitively selected to participate and will be painting the views within and from Frederic Church’s 250-acre artist designed landscape.  Visitors to Olana will be able to engage with the artists as they paint.  On Friday, participating painter Maria Kolodziej-Zincio will conduct an artist’s led tour of the artists at work in the landscape.  On Saturday artists will bring their canvases, some still wet, to the Wagon House Education Center, where the works will be exhibited during a reception with the artists from 4 to 6 pm.  Guests may submit their vote for the Viewers’ Choice Award to be given to one participating artist.  Awards will also be given for Best in Show, as well as Second Place and Third Place, all selected by special guest judge, Bob Bahr, editor of the weekly e-newsletter, Plein Air Today.  At 5 pm, the exhibited artworks will be sold via a live auction conducted by Rupert Finnell of Stair Galleries in Hudson.  The auction continues until all works are sold. Students from Olana’s Panorama summer program will also be painting plein air and exhibiting their work.    On Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm, the participating artists will continue to sell works either created at Olana or other locations. – Information, a full event schedule and tickets at www.olana.org or www.artscolumbia.org, or 828-1872, ext. 103. – Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, Greenport

Friday, July 10

Wine Tasting – Tradizione Imports is a small company importing wines from traditional Italian estates.  Stephen Strumza, one of the wine buyers, will be on hand to introduce some of his great finds. – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys – Texas-raised Mexican-American Alejandro Escovedo, the uncle of pop-funk star Sheila E., is a one-time punk-rocker whose music today “ranges from Velvet Underground-style drone rock to classic punk to Los Lobos-like Chicano rock to idiosyncratic, character-based visionary music along the lines of Tom Waits.” – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Olde News performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Joseph Bruchac performs as part of the Just For Fun Fridays program.  He is a traditional storyteller from the Adirondack region who draws on his Abenaki Indian ancestry and other Native American traditions for a variety of lively stories – He is a skilled teller of traditional tales, a professional musician, and an award-winning author of more than 120 books for children and adults –– Free admission – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 1 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Summer Shtick – An evening of comic mayhem conjured up by Andrew Joffe and Nancy Rothman and friends, with musical guest Amanda Boyd – No mimes.  No puppets.  Just a few hours of laughter and delight – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, July 10-11

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty – “The witch has cast a spell—can the Prince fight through it to save lovely Aurora?” – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Free tickets available for children with a parent with current or past service in a branch of the armed forces – (Call 392-9292, use code FREESERVICE and show military ID) – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 11

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Liv Carrow will be performing in the Music Tent  – The Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Random House presents Off the Page – A day of literary discovery, filled with surprises and plenty of great reads to take home and devour – The day starts with an inspiring talk by bestselling author and legendary food critic Ruth Reichl, followed by a variety of book-inspired sessions and interactive workshops on book clubs, cooking, and travel – Gretchen Rubin, the author of the blockbuster bestseller The Happiness Project, will end the day with an energizing conversation about habits and happiness  – Information at basilicahudson.com – 9 am to 6 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Two Exhibition Openings – (1) Todd Knopke: BrightAirBrilliantFire – An exhibition of new work – Knopke combines the American tradition of quilting and the European tradition of tapestry making wall-based works that reference both collage and painting.  Using friend’s and family’s used clothing, sheets, towels, totes or duffles, Knopke breaks them apart and reassembles them through sewing.  Two works in the exhibition are site-specific and cover two walls of the gallery.  (2) Irena Jurek: Smooth Jazz – An exhibition of new drawings, painted assemblages, and sculpture – Jurek’s drawings are populated by a host of suave characters.  Hirsute men, luscious ladies and human/animal hybrids seductively interact in Edenic landscapes or stage-like settings…Jurek celebrates life in all  its forms…and always with a sense of humor.  Her assemblage paintings employ dollar store items such as hair rollers and plastic fruit, which she pushes beyond banality.  Both exhibitions are on view through August 2 – Information at baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Simultaneous Exhibition Openings in Retrospective’s two galleries – (1)  Tears on my Mirror Milk: Works by Violet Dennison – 727 Warren Street  and (2) Context Burger: Works by Scott Reeder, followed by a screening of his first feature length film—Moon Dust (2014) – 711 Warren Street  – Both exhibitions on view through August 9 –  Information at 828-2288 or retrospectivegallery.com – 6 to 8 pm plus film at 9 pm at TSL, 434 Columbia Street

Eilen Jewell – Seth Adam opens – Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell, a favorite of Helsinki audiences, ranks among the best in the Americana genre today…. – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation SocietyReservations at hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 –Tours also available the second Saturday of August, September and October – Information at www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or 828-5294 – 11 am to 2:30 pm – Tours depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour – 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

Herbalist Lauren Giambrone, founder of the Good Fight Herb Company, will give a guided plant tour to help participants recognize the wealth of edible plants that grow wild in our urban landscape. – She says, “Many of the most beautiful and useful plants for medicine are common weeds, and are often overlooked.  It thrills me to introduce folks to these plants growing all around, so they can recognize them and utilize them with confidence.” – The walk is given in partnership with Verdigris Tea and Chocolate Bar – Information and reservations (required) at 828-3139 or email VerdigrisTea@gmail.com – The tour begins and ends at Verdigris – At the conclusion of the tour, participants will re-assemble at the store for herbal ice tea and a discussion of how the plants found can be used at home – Participants will be given a 15% discount on Good Fight Herb products on the day of the tour – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street (at Second Street)

High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center Mane Event Annual Fundraiser to support the work of the Center – Discover the True Meaning of Horsepower – The event celebrates the powerful relationship between humans and equines through different disciplines and modalities – Demos, exhibits, games, silent auction, food and fun for all ages – Information at high-n-mighty.org or 672-4202 – 10 am to 3 pm – High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center, 71 County Road 21C, Ghent

Chatham Summerfest – A street fair including special sales, food, face painting, horse-drawn wagon rides and a kids parade – The Arts Spotlight Stage on Main Street will provide entertainment and performances by local groups throughout the day – Information at www.chathamsummerfest.,com or events@chathamareabusinessalliance.com or 269-1057 – 10 am to 4 pm – Main Street, Park Row and Hudson Avenue, Chatham

41st Annual Athens Street Festival – Antique and classic car show from 10 am to 4 pm, a parade at 11 am,  live music on three stages, fireworks and much more – Information at athensstreetfestival.com or 945-1551 – 10 am to 9:45 pm – Village of Athens, Greene County

Behold! New Lebanon – “A living museum of contemporary rural American life” – This new  museum without walls is described as “Local people opening their homes, farms, workshops, places of business, sharing their secrets of living successfully in today’s Rural America.”  The season spans 13 weekends, from July 4 through September 26.  A variety of tours and workshops are offered including a tour of a commercial-scale hops farm, a conversation with a reptile rescuer, and a walk to the Shaker Swamp to learn how the Shakers harnessed the swamp for productive use, etc.– Information and tickets at 720-7265 or www.beholdnewlebanon.org – Behold! Visitors Center, 438 State Route 20, New Lebanon

No Monster Power Lines announces that Bard Research Professor Gidon Eshel, PhD, will present vital new information related to the plan to construct new power lines in Columbia and Dutchess Counties – Information at www.nomonsterpowerlines.com – 10:30 am to 12 noon – Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main Street, Route 44, Pleasant Valley

“Betsy Ross:  Life Behind the Legend” – A lecture by Dr. Marla Miller, Director of the Public History program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Part of a Summer Lecture Series called Fabric of America: History of Our Flags – The series is in honor of the Historical Society’s current textile exhibition, and celebrates one of the most recognizable textiles in American history—the American flag.  Drawing on new sources, the lecture brings a fresh look at the fabled creation of “the first flag” and the woman who made it.  Dr. Miller’s book Betsy Ross and the Making of America, (2010) was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The Washington Post – Information and tickets at 758-9265 or cchsny.org – 4 pm – McNary Center, St. Paul’s Church, 6 Silvester Street, Kinderhook

Opening Reception – TRANS-FORM represents the first manifestation of the Rumsey Street Project and the first collaboration between Site:Lab and CR10 Arts.  The exhibition installation is composed of architectural and functional artifacts extracted from the de-sanctified Rumsey Street Church and re-contextualized in the CR10 Arts 7,000 square foot upper gallery.  Once the exhibition installation is complete the artifacts will once again be deconstructed and returned to Grand Rapids where they will be reconstructed and reinstalled as part of the ongoing Rumsey Street Project.  – The project was conceived and curated by Paul Amenta.  Participating artists include Paul Amenta, Hubert Dobler, Nick Kline, Francine Hunter McGivern, and Monika Wuhrer. On view through August 2 – Also, Roundabout3 (kinetic object) – a performance by Hubert Dobler – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo (Route 10 can be accessed from Route 9G or Route 31)

Media Stream – A film and video compilation which articulates the interconnectivity of data in  the internet era – Curated by Boshko Boskovic – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm – The Screening Room, CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo (Route 10 can be accessed from Route 9G or Route 31)

Exhibition Opening – Related:  Artwork by Tom, Frank, and Margot Curran – The Curran family resided in Spencertown in the 1950s.  From a family of ten creative siblings, these three emerged as visual artists.  Current Columbia County residents Tom, Frank, and Margo are excited to offer a curated selection of their recent prints, paintings, and drawings.  The work on display reflects their shared interest in the novel application of classic techniques – On view through August 2 – Information at spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – Mostly Grimm: Works by Pamela Dalton – An exhibition primarily depicting classic fairy tales, made with a cut paper technique called Scherenschnitte (scissor cuts.)  The tradition of early American paper cutting was popular in Pennsylvania Dutch regions of this country in the early nineteenth century.  The show is unique because the artist has deviated from her usual style and cut these pieces in black paper, mounted on white.  The result is that the works resemble line drawings – The exhibition is on view through August 16 – Information at www.roejanlibrary.org or 325-4101 – 5:30 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Library, 9091 Route 22 (1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 & 23), Hillsdale

Declaration of Interdependence: A Celebration of Education, Agriculture, and the Arts to benefit the Hawthorne Valley Association educational programs – Cocktails and dinner prepared by the Chefs’ Consortium – Information and reservations at 672-4465 x 231 – 6 pm – Hawthorne Valley Association, 330 County Route 21C, Ghent

Dom Flemons Trio – Dom Flemons has been called the “American Songster.”  He has pulled from traditions of old-time folk music including ragtime, Piedmont blues, Southern folk, jug band, string band, spirituals and ballads to create new sounds.  He has performed music professionally since 2005.  As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals from Newport to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Old Opry – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Annual Art Omi Weekend celebrating ArtOmi International Visual Artists – This  community event celebrates the culmination of the Art Omi residency program, which this year hosted 30 artists from 24 countries – Saturday, from  6 to 7 pm, dinner ticket holders are invited for Sneak Preview Tours of selected artist studios, to experience the work firsthand and to hear the artists speak about their artistic practices – From 7 pm until 12 midnight:  Dinner Under the Stars overlooking the sculpture park, with music by Sambaland performing a variety of Brazilian music including samba to bossa nova  – Sunday, from 11 am to 1 pm, a Country Brunch on the Ledig House lawn, followed by Open Studios from 1 to 5 pm – Information and tickets at www.omiartscenter/art  or 392-4747 – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Sunday, July 12

Raga & Tala:  The Art of North Indian Music – With Steve Gorn on bansuri flute and Samir Chatterjee on tabla – Grammy winner Steve Gorn is an internationally respected interpreter and innovator of Indian classical and new American music.  Samir Chatterjee is one of the leading tabla players of India, appearing frequently as a soloist and accompanist throughout India and abroad – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 2 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Monday, July 13

Taconic Stage Company presents I Know I Came in Here for Something…(The Middle-aged Musical) – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie, with music by Wayne Moore – With Diedre Bollinger, Kathy Lee-Visscher, Brian Litscher and Mark “Monk” Schane-Lydon, with accompaniment by Joe Rose – Last two performances – Information and tickets at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 3 pm and 7:30 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

The Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting – The group will discuss their trip to Washington in June and the reaction of lawmakers to the group’s proposal for a revenue-neutral, market-based, consumer friendly solution to encourage clean, renewable energy.  For information about the organization go to citizensclimatelobby.org or call 917-282-2395 – 6:30 pm – Offices of PS21, 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! –“ Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” – Community Sings with Conductor Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Open to singers of all levels and all ages – This Tenth Summer Sing will focus on traditional and classic rounds over the course of three Mondays– July 6, 13, and 20 – Composers are invited to submit a round for possible inclusion in this series  – Information at 392-6121; tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or at ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 Barn Studio, 3016 Route 66, Town of Chatham

Joe Pug – A Greenbelt, Md singer-songwriter by way of Austin, Pug has toured far and wide with a trio and as the opening act for Steve Earle, a kind of trial-by-fire and university-on-the-road. – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Tuesday, July 14

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 Tuesdays – Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon – Les Blank’s complex, insightful looks at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteno musicians of the Texas-Mexican border.  Selected in 1993 for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. –  Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 15

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The recording this week is George Frideric Handel’s Concerti Grossi, Opus 3, with John Eliot Gardiner conducting the English Baroque Soloists – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

Hudson Cruises Mid-week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

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

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Art Events in Hudson NY, July 1 to July 8, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday, July 1

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The featured composer this week is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – we will listen to his Mass in C Minor – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

Hudson Cruises Mid-week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, is open for business every Wednesday during the summer months – Vendors offer fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information on the Market’s Facebook page or by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place

Thursday, July 2

Hudson Cruises Evening Sunset Sightseeing – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants during the evening. – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse during sunset – Information and tickets at 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 or at www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/SightSee  – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 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 Wiyos – With Pat Linnan opening – Beloved for their unique blend of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music, the Hudson Valley-based trio the Wiyos are an intercontinental sensation.  They warmed up the audience on a full 28-day tour for Bob Dylan in 2009 and have been featured on a BBC TV program on American folksong – The Wiyos are Michael Farkas, Teddy Weber, and Columbia County’s own “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins – Pat Linnan, who opens the evening, is a member of the Hudson-based group Nature Films, as well as other projects.  He is backed up by the Brooklyn-based Mail the Horse – Information at helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, July2-5

Films at TSL – On summer break

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Broadway musical Hairspray – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, July 3

Wine Tasting – Valerie Hail from T. Edwards will be in the store with a great selection of American and European wines for a celebratory Fourth of July weekend – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Blade Runner Noodle Night – “Experience the haunting and prophetic science fiction masterpiece by Ridley Scott alongside food inspired by the film.  Noodle soup created by chefs Nicole LoBue and Carrie Waldman will be served out of Basilica’s courtyard kitchen, which was originally inspired by the noodle bar in Blade Runner!”  — The film is part of the new Sci-Fi Summer Nights Series curated by co-founder Tony Stone – Free event (noodles not included) – Information at basilicahudson.com – 7 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Stu Quimby, Tony Kieraldo, Otto Hauser, and Terence Murren play at the Spotty – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

A co-bill of soul-roots music with David Jacobs-Strain and Royal Jelly Jive – David Jacobs-Strain “is a highly percussive guitarist and slide wizard who buries himself inside a song and seemingly channels decades more life than he possibly could have experienced……His live show moves from humorous subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.”  Royal Jelly Jive is fronted by the sultry and soulful vocals of Lauren Bjelde – They play a fusion of the jumpin’ jive of the 1940s, brass band music of the 1950s and 60s, and today’s Gypsy punk… – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –  Jacobs-Strain at 8 pm, Jelly Jive at 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SmashCrashBash!! – Insane bands Cellular Chaos and Dead Unicorn will perform at the 20th installment of this monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure – NYC’s Cellular Chaos features guitarist Weasel Walter, drummer Mark Edwards, and vocalist Admiral Grey.  “The last time the band rocked the Half Moon, they almost destroyed it with their inimitable brand of unhinged, spazztastic, noise-splattered, and severely disjointed no wave skronk.”  – The duo Cellular Chaos (Zac Shaw on drums and vocals and Paul Heath on bass and vocals) was formed in 2004 – Their sound is a singular blend of “melodic choruses meet noisecore, heart-wrenching ballads meet stoner rock anthems, pop-punk melodies meet prog-metal pummeling.”   DJing are Peter Aaron (the Chrome Cranks, WGXC) and Logan Visscher (World Lines, Savior Self, WGXC)  – Information at 828-1562 – Doors open at 9 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

The Marty Wendell Band performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Exhibition Opening & Reception – Swimming, Singing, and S’mores: 120 Years of Camps in the Mid-Hudson Valley – The Roeliff Jansen Historical Society’s summer exhibit celebrates childhood through many camp alumni’s experiences in the Roe Jan community over the last 120 years – Some of the stories told in the exhibit through photos and signage include mud sliding, a young pitcher striking out a visiting Lou Gehrig, a polio epidemic, the controversial arrest and handcuffing of s popular camp owner, kids finding “lost” caves, folksinger Theodore Bikel entertaining campers, and many more – The exhibition will be on view Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 pm starting July 4 through Columbus Day weekend – Information at 329-2574 or www.roeliffjansenhs.org – Opening & Reception from 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Roeliff Jansen Historical Society museum, 8 Miles Road, Copake Falls

Hudson Air Radio Theater celebrates the Fourth of July with classic radio plays written by American writers Mark Twain, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, and Booth Tarkington, performed live on stage – As in the old radio days, the audience watches the magic of sound effects being created with ordinary objects – Performed by Lora Lee Ecobelli, Andrew Joffe, Byron Nilsson, James Occhino, and Nancy Rothman with musical direction by Lincoln Mayorga – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8 pm  (Also Sunday, July 5 at 2 pm) – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Friday-Saturday, July 3-4

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty – “The witch has cast a spell—can the Prince fight through it to save lovely Aurora?” – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Saturday, July 4

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

July 4th Party with DJ Effie Asili and friends – Vinyl Healing and Good Vibes – Guest DJs Lunar Moss, Shanny, Stoop Kidz, and others – Information at 828-1562 – 5 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Behold! New Lebanon – “A living museum of contemporary rural American life” – This new  museum without walls is described as “Local people opening their homes, farms, workshops, places of business, sharing their secrets of living successfully in today’s Rural America.”  The presenters” are not costumed actors or docents recalling old-world skills; they are actual townspeople of today.”  After a successful pilot season in 2014, this season spans 13 weekends, from July 4 through September 26.  A variety of tours and workshops are offered including a tour of a commercial scale hops farm, a conversation with a reptile rescuer, a behind the scenes tour of the Lebanon Valley Speedway, a walk to the Shaker Swamp to learn how the Shakers harnessed the swamp for productive use, a lecture on how to become an auctioneer, and of course a variety of food, from BBQ to a vegetarian brunch with the Universal Order of Sufis – Information and tickets at 720-7265 or www.beholdnewlebanon.org – Behold! Visitors Center, 438 State Route 20, New Lebanon

An Old Fashioned Independence Day Festival at Clermont – From 2 to 6 pm, glimpse life in the 18th century including drilling and firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors including George Washington on his horse – From 7 to 10 pm the grounds will be rockin’ with oldies as played by The Greyhounds – Children’s contests start at 4:45 and include a three-legged race, cherry pit spitting, and Grinning for Cheese – Hot food available  – Enjoy an evening under the stars watching the Saugerties fireworks from across the Hudson River – A great day for families – The parking lot fills up quickly so come early with a blanket and a picnic to make a day and night of it. – Information at 537-4240 – Visit Clermont State Historic Site’s Facebook page for a complete schedule of activities – 2 to 10 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue (off 9G), Germantown

“Betsy Ross:  Life Behind the Legend” – A lecture by Dr. Marla Miller, Director of the Public History program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Part of a Summer Lecture Series called Fabric of America: History of Our Flags – The series is in honor of the Historical Society’s current textile exhibition, and celebrates one of the most recognizable textiles in American history—the American flag.  Drawing on new sources, the lecture brings a fresh look at the fabled creation of “the first flag” and the woman who made it.  Miller’s portrait of the famous seamstress, who occupies a sacred place in American consciousness, reconstructs the true life behind the legend of Betsy Ross. Dr. Miller’s book Betsy Ross and the Making of America, (2010) was named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The Washington Post – Information and tickets at 758-9265 or cchsny.org – 4 pm – McNary Center, St. Paul’s Church, 6 Silvester Street, Kinderhook

Germantown July Fourth Fete – Come early for picnicking, food vendors, children’s activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo, Bee Bee the Clown, and a children’s science performance on how rockets work – Rescued birds of prey – Live music by South Bound and Camp Creek – Rain date is July 5 – Information at www.germantownny.org or 537-6687 – Gates open at 4 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm – Palatine Park, Palatine Park Road, Germantown

Saturday-Sunday, July 4-5

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Sunday, July 5

Catch Takes the Hudson  Catch, the Brooklyn-based, hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready series of performance events, heads up the river to conquer the Hudson and possibly America.  Pouring equal parts community, love, and beer along the way, Catch delivers an array of the finest artists who call NYC or the Hudson Valley (and in some cases both) home.  Curated by Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie, and Caleb Hammons – Featuring Gelsey Bell; Malik Gaines & Alexandro Segade; Nick Hallett & Luciana Acuna; Jeff Larson; R.B. Schlather; Ellen Foster, Jason Martin,  Jack Magai, and Hana van der Kolk; The Squares; Adrienne Truscott; and more–“A crash course in what performance looks like today.”—ARTFORUM – Information at basilicahudson.com – 6 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Hudson Air Radio Theater celebrates the Fourth of July with classic radio plays written by American writers Mark Twain, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, and Booth Tarkington, performed live on stage – As in the old radio days, the audience watches the magic of sound effects being created with ordinary objects – Performed by Lora Lee Ecobelli, Andrew Joffe, Byron Nilsson, James Occhino, and Nancy Rothman with musical direction by Lincoln Mayorga – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 2 pm  (Also Friday, July 3 at 8 pm) – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Monday, July 6

Rounds! Rounds! Rounds! –“ Not your grandmother’s Frere Jacques” – Community Sings with Conductor Sheri Bauer-Mayorga – Open to singers of all levels and all ages – This Tenth Summer Sing will focus on traditional and classic rounds over the course of three Mondays– July 6, 13, and 20 – Composers are invited to submit a round for possible inclusion in this series  – Information at 392-6121; tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or at ps21chatham.org  – 7:30 pm – PS21 Barn Studio, 3016 Route 66, Town of Chatham

Next Tuesday, July 7

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

Trixie Starr hosts Match Game, the Hudson version of the 60s/70s television show – Prizes and frivolity – Information at 301-4398 – 8 to 10 pm – (pm) Wine Bar, 119 Warren Street

Movie Tuesdays – Genghis Blues (New Zealand 1999) – San Francisco bluesman and composer Paul Pena makes a musical pilgrimage to the land of Tuva with Richard Feynman, B.B. King, and Kongar-ol Ondar – Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary – Free – Information at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 8:30 pm  – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile north of Chatham

Next Wednesday, July 8

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal offers a new free musical experience – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this beautiful historic church.  Cold beverages will be available for sale, and docents will be available to answer questions about the music or the building. – The featured composer this week is J.S. Bach – We will listen to his Keyboard Concertos – Information at 828-1329 – Church doors open at 12 noon – Program takes place from 12:15 pm to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, East Court Street at Union Street

Hudson Cruises Mid-week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, 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 24 to July 1, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday-Sunday, June 24-28

Caravan Stage Company presents Hacked: Treasure of the Empire, a new operatic theatre fantasy, enacted aboard the tall ship Amara Zee – The company delivers “productions of experimental opera that might be described as Cirque du Soleil meets Occupy Wall Street.  Shows feature outlandish props, circus acrobatics, and aerialists dangling from the ship’s rigging.  The opera themes are critical of the rich, governments and global corporations.  Its heroes are hackers promoting the equal distribution of wealth, who are persecuted by paranoid and over-controlling authorities.”—The New York Times – Presented by Time & Space Limited – Information at 822-8448 – 9 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park – Water Street, over the grade crossing at Broad Street (past the Amtrak Station on Front Street)

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Rent, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Jonathan Larson – “Timely, touching and sensitive, a modern day “La Boheme” set in Greenwich Village and filled with Bohemian and slightly bizarre characters, each with a problem that the others help resolve. – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, June 25

Second Annual Columbia County Food Truck Festival – The Food Truck Village will include Black Forest Flammkuchen, Lekker, ‘Cue Truck, Hungry Traveler, Slidin’ Dirty, Sweet Central Express, Wandering Dago, Enjoyaball, Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck, Chatham Brewing, S&S Farm Brewery, Dutch Desserts, and Blima’s Catering – Three bands will provide live music – Rain or shine – Information by e-mail to renshu5@aol.com – 5 to 9 pm – Kinderhook Village Square, Village of Kinderhook

 Basilica Screenings – Sugarcoated Arsenic and other recent films by Kevin Jerome Everson – The evening “…brings together a selection of profound films depicting the lives of working class African-Americans.  From factory workers, Cleveland Water Department technicians, magicians, student activists, and actors, Everson explores these stories through an acute sensibility, challenging distinctions of reality and fiction by engaging artifice and reenactments of histories…”   Introduction by and Q&A with the filmmaker – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 ProJam #11 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians—Billy “The Kid” Evanochko, John Ginty, Vince Leggiere, Pete Hop, Sonny Rock and 50 Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in – Information at 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28

Films at TSL

Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians – A Special Oral History Project – A feature-length documentary about music in prison – Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Ben Harbert

The New Rijksmuseum – The ambitious renovation of the museum, scheduled to reopen in 2008, was five years late and millions over budget when it reopened in 2013.

Set Fire to the Stars – Based on true events, this film portrays John Malcolm Brinnin, the NY academic who brought Dylan Thomas to America, and the volatile celebrity poet who was tormented by “anonymity, alcohol and the abyss”

The Marriage of Maria Braun – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic film – Part of his “postwar trilogy” and a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her life – In German with English subtitles

> Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – “…an immersive, inventive cinematic experience…”

>Wittgenstein – “A visually stunning and profoundly entertaining work about modern philosophy and the dark genius that revolutionized it.”

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Friday, June 26

Exhibition Opening – Landscape Thoughtography: Abstract Photographs by Jonathan Pazer – On view through July 26 – Information at 822-0510 or 510warrenstgallery.com – 5 to 7 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Wine Tasting – Vinum Imports has an impressive portfolio of traditional naturally made wines from small farms along the Adriatic coast of Croatia.  These wines are distinctive, fascinating, and delicious.  Laura Carino from Vinum will be in the store offering tastings and talking about the unique wines of Croatia – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, Fairview Plaza, 160 Fairview Avenue, Greenport

Sherry Tasting – One of the world’s most historically important wines, Sherry is known for its nuanced complexity from long aging in cask.  Sherries are incredibly diverse, ranging from fresh, saline finos and manzanillas to olorosos.  With its array of styles, there’s a sherry to pair with every dish.  Join HWM staff and Maria Clark from Polaner Selections, for almonds, hard cheese, and some delicious learning – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

House Concert/Potluck – Italian-born Pasquale Grasso (guitar) and Parisian Yvonnick Prene (chromatic harmonica) will perform two sets – Both now live and play jazz in the NYC area – The duo recently recorded an album in tribute to the great Belgian jazz harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielmans, titled “Merci, Toots.” – Reservations at 755-4350 or e-mail to peterjung512@gmail.com – Potluck at 7 pm, Music at 8 pm Peter Jung Fine Art, 512 Warren Street

Last Good Tooth and Eric & Erica – Penn Sultan, Morgan Eve Swain, and Scott Keellerhouse play in honor of and congratulations to Cara Turett. Eric & Erica open in honor of the Hudson River Exchange this weekend! – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

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

Peaceful Country performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, June 26-27

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry  service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Auction – English, Continental & American paintings, furniture, porcelain, silver, glass, textiles, and  jewelry, and Asian & Ethnographic decorations – Includes property from the Estate of Sam and writer/actress Grayson Hall – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Friday: 6 pmSaturday11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty – “The witch has cast a spell—can the Prince fight through it to save lovely Aurora?” – Information and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 10:30 am – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

 

Saturday, June 27

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

BeLo3rd Evening Art Gallery Stroll – Ten galleries, offering a diversity of art work including painting, photography, video, sculpture, drawing, and unique art jewelry, will welcome visitors from 5 to 7 pm – Galleries include: FRG Objects & Design/Art, 217 Warren; J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren; Geoffrey Good, 238 Warren; Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren; Columbia County Council on the Arts Gallery, 209 Warren; Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren; Limner Gallery, 123 Warren; BCB Art, 116 Warren; Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren; and the Columbia Cnty Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 N. Front – Information at 828-4539 – 5 to7pm

Exhibition Opening – got walls?: Works by J. Damiani  Information at 828-5490 – 4 to 7 pm – J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

Exhibition Openings – Two solo exhibitions:  The Chosen Place: Photographs by Keith Johnson; and Swamp Spaces: Photographs by Ruth Wetzel – Also Watery Landscapes – A competitive Portfolio Showcase featuring portfolios by Steffen Kloster Poulsen and Peter Stern – All on view through July 26 – Information at 697-0266 or davisortongallery.com – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Katie Merz: More Than Blue and Jicky Schnee: Innerscapes – On view through July 26 – Information at 212-518-7551 – 6 to 8  pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

 Exhibition Openings – Five Solo Shows – The Fictitious Image: Nicolas Carone – Paintings, drawings and sculpture from the Estate of the late Nicolas Carone in the Main Galleries; Tilted: Isidro Blasco in the Sculpture Garden; and Each DayKiki SmithNothing but Love Songs: Rachel Ostrowand works by Valerie Hammond in the Carriage House – Information at johndavisgallery.com or 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 Improvised Showboat # 8 – A curatorial venture from Lauren Britton and Zachary Keeting – One-night studio exhibitions are organized in and around New York – They are improvisational in their nature; exhibiting  artists are asked to bring a work of their choosing, rather than to  curate specific works – The organizers:  “We hope this series acts as a catalyst for unexpected conversation and viewing.”  Artists in this exhibition include Julie Evans, Bryon Finn, Brenda Goodman, Elliott Green, Catherine Howe, Meg Lipke, Jason Middlebrook, Donna Moylan, Portia Munson, Thomas Nozkowski, Gary Stephan, and Eric Wolf – This is the eighth Improvised Showboat exhibition – 6 to 9 pm – Hosted by Julie Evans, 39 South Third Street

Live in the Landscape: with a Grand Piano and Pianist – Eighteen-year-old pianist Keely Schmerber, called “a prodigy of classical music,” will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy – Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets, a flashlight, cooler, bug spray, and sweaters. A rain date of Sunday, June 28, has been set – Information at 828-1872, x 105 – 7 pm – East Lawn, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport

Iron Horse Cigar Depot presents Cigar & Local Distillery Night – Featuring Harvest Spirits Distillery, Hudson Valley Distillers, PDR Cigar Company, with Chef Hugh’s Special Buffet and jazz music – Information and tickets at www.helsinkihudson.com or 828-4800 – 5to 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The Spotty Dog Ten Year Anniversary – Help the Spotty celebrate!  – $4 pints all day long and 10% off all merchandise – Champagne toast and cake at 5 pm – Performance by Yek Koo and Gabie Strong at 8 pm – Information at 671-6006 – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Chips Ahoy! – Wine & Chocolate Tasting featuring Oliver Kita Chocolate Bark Chips – Just as addictive as potato chips – Four flavors:  Breakfast in Bed – yogurt, cranberries, granola and bacon; Bluebird Food – Sunflower seeds, blueberries, and flax seeds; Japanese Mermaid – Spicy seaweed with sesame seeds; and Midnight Munchies – Sour cream & onion potato chips –  Information at 828-3139 or www.verdigristea.com – 5 to 7 pm – Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, 135 Warren Street (at Second Street)

 Stageworks/Hudson presents Unitard in House of Tards  A dangerous adult comedy featuring Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku – Directed by Paul Dobie – “Incredibly vicious and relentlessly hilarious”—Time Out New York – One Night Only! – Tickets and information at 822-9667 or www.stageworkshudson.org – 8 pm – Stageworks/Hudson, 41-A Cross Street

Morgan O’Kane and Vic Thrill – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Flying Under the Radar @_FUTR_  –Performed by the Performance Art Dance Company featuring Marlon Taylor-Wiles, Maleek Washington, Jaqui Defranca, and Zui Gomez – Site installation by Lydia Meyer & Parker Shipp – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Garden Conservancy Open Day –Self-guided tours of private gardens – The following gardens will be open:  The garden of Alice Platt, 46 Tibbet Lane, Taghkanic from 10 am to 4 pm; The garden of Susan Anthony & Richard Galef, 158 Maiers Road, Craryville from 10 am to 5 pm; and the garden of Jack Potter & David Lebe, 104 May Hill Road, Ghent from 10 am to 4 pm Information, admission fees, and directions at gardenconservancy.org/open-days/ — Times as shown above.

“America the Beautiful: Women and the Flag” – A lecture by Dr. Trudie Grace – Part of a Summer Lecture Series called Fabric of America: History of Our Flags – The series is in honor of the Historical Society’s current textile exhibition, and celebrates one of the most recognizable textiles in American history—the American flag.  From the flag’s legendary beginnings and role in times of crisis, to its reinterpretation in twentieth-century pop culture, these guest lecturers will explore the profound power a little scrap of fabric can hold. – The lecture is followed by a reception at the 1848 Bye-Low House in Kinderhook – Information and tickets at 758-9265 or cchsny.org – 4 pm – St. Paul’s McNary Center, 6 Silvester Street, Kinderhook

Composer/actor/singer Jim Wann, leading man in Broadway’s Pump Boys and Dinettes, will perform a selection of his own songs.  Wann’s work as a composer/lyricist/performer consistently reflects the Southern folk music he heard, sang, and played growing up in the South:  songs that told stories.   Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, (1 mile south of the Route 22/23 intersection, Hillsdale

 

Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28

Hudson River Exchange Third Annual Summer Market – Brings 100 vendors of unique handmade goods, collectors of high quality vintage finds and specialty food purveyors out of their individual studios, farms, and kitchens for commerce and exchange, inspiration and networking.  The event includes live music, kids’ activities and interaction with local community groups.  – The Exchange’s Food Court will be populated with Market favorites such as Black-Eyed Suzie’s Upstate, Raven & Boar, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and The Catskill Food Truck.  Food vendor Maple Leaf Sugaring will be offering locally sourced maple syrup cotton candy.  Information at hudsonriverexchange.com or 821-5283 – Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 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 – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

A Celebration of Herbs in the Gallery, Garden & Kitchen – Hosted by The Spencertown Academy, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop, and the Austerlitz Historical Society – The three organizations (located within five minutes of each other) have planned a weekend of activities  including workshops in botanical drawing and “backyard bouquets,” and an exhibition of botanical art and illustration by Mary Christiansen & Wendy Hollender at the Spencertown Academy; Open hearth cooking workshops, herbal demonstrations, live music by the Berkshire Columbia Musicians Collaborative, and gourmet boxed lunches at Old Austerlitz; and an herb wreath making workshop and a garden lecture at Steepletop – Go to the organizations’ websites for hours and details: spencertownacademy.orgoldausterlitz.org, and millay.org

Sunday, June 28

Philmont Sunday Farmers’ Market – Featuring Strawberry Shortcake and Burnells Baking – 10 am to 2 pm – 116 Main Street, Philmont

Exhibition Opening – Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design – The exhibition is focused on the connections between mid-century modern design and Shaker precedents – Features pieces from George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, and other modern designers – Information at 794-9100 or www.shakerml.org – 10 am to 4 pm – The Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon

Tenth Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert: Music for Voices & Instruments – Cantatas and pieces for orchestra performed by The Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra – David Smith, Artistic Director and Conductor – This is the season opener for PS21 – A Gala Opening Reception for the Festival will follow the performance – Information and reservations at ps21chatham.org or 392-6121 – 2 pm – PS21 Tent, 2980 Route 66, 1 mile North of Chatham

Helena Baillie, (violin), hailed by The Strad magazine for her “brilliance and poignance,” and Amadi Azikiwe, (viola), “a musician who plays so effortlessly that the listener does not fully appreciate what has been accomplished until reflection after the fact.”—The NY Amsterdam News perform a concert including music by Mozart, Leclair and Bartok to benefit Classics on Hudson – The concert is followed by a reception with the artists – Limited seating –  Reservations and information by e-mail to Richard.collens@yahoo.com – 3 pm – A private home in Hillsdale

Screening of director Duncan Roy’s AKA (2002) – With Matthew Leitch, Diana Quick, and George Asprey – The film tells the story of a disaffected youth’s search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain – He is handsome and bright, but is hampered by his working-class background and by his family.  In order to make something of himself, he assumes another identity and manages to enter high society – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Next Tuesday, June 30

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 Wednesday, July 1

Hudson Cruises Weekday Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Swirlies and Breakfast in Fur – “Swirlies formed in Cambridge MA in the summer of 1990, and quickly established themselves as central players in the nascent US shoegaze scene.  They released singles on Slumberland, Pop Narcotic, Simple Machines, and Nervous Records,…”  and then EPs and LPS, etc. – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY, June 18 to June 24, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Thursday, June 18

Rachel Grimes Ensemble with special guest Alexander Turnquist – As a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky, Rachel Grimes straddles numerous musical worlds. She plays in rock groups, indie-rock chamber ensembles, and improvisational outfits, and tours the world as a pianist playing classical and art repertoire. She channels all these various influences into her solo piano compositions…” Hudson Valley guitarist/composer Alexander Turnquist will warm up the crowd for Grimes – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Screening of Videodrome – A 1983 film by David Cronenberg – Part of the Basilica Screenings series – “Sleazy lowlife cable TV operator Max Renn discovers a snuff broadcast called ‘Videodrome.’ But it is more than a TV show—it’s an experiment that uses regular TV transmissions to permanently alter the viewer’s perceptions by giving them brain damage. Max is caught in the middle of the forces that created ’Videodrome’ and the forces that want to control it, his body itself turning into the ultimate weapon to fight this global conspiracy.” Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry. “…one of the most influential and mind-bending science fiction films of the 1980s.” – For information about the films in the series go to basilicahudson.com – Basilica Screenings is programmed by curator Aily Nash and Basilica’s creative directors, Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 18-21

Films at TSL

> The New Rijksmuseum – The ambitious renovation of the museum, scheduled to reopen in 2008, was five years late and millions over budget when it reopened in 2013.

> Set Fire to the Stars – Based on true events, this film portrays John Malcolm Brinnin, the NY academic who brought Dylan Thomas to America, and the volatile celebrity poet who was tormented by “anonymity, alcohol and the abyss”

> The Marriage of Maria Braun – Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic film – Part of his “postwar trilogy” and a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her life – In German with English subtitles

> Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – “…an immersive, inventive cinematic experience…”

> A Man with a Camera – With live music – An experimental 1929 silent documentary film by Russian director Dziga Vertov

>Wittgenstein – “A visually stunning and profoundly entertaining work about modern philosophy and the dark genius that revolutionized it.”

> The Yes Men are Revolting The Yes Men “…have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue worldwide about the issues of the day. They are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever….”

> Wild Strawberries – (1957) The classic film that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to the forefront of world cinema is the director’s “richest, most human movie.”

>Information and schedule at 822-8100 – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Rent, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical by Jonathan Larson – “Timely, touching and sensitive, a modern day “La Boheme” set in Greenwich Village and filled with Bohemian and slightly bizarre characters, each with a problem that the others help resolve. – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, June 19

Cider Tasting – In celebration of Hudson Valley Cider Week – Grande Dame Sonia de Peral will be pouring ciders from Nine Pin Cider Works – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Fairview Plaza, Greenport

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 – Artists expected to share their work this month are: painter Dan Rupe; filmmaker David McDonald; Valerie Richmond, who will show her monoprint series on the buffalo; and Greene County painter Kiki. If you would like to show your work, 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, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

Michael Powers Frequency – Led by the dynamic singer-guitarist Michael Powers, the Helsinki favorite is the missing link among Southern porch-blues, down-and-dirty Chicago blues, and the hard-rocking R&B of British invasion-era rock groups. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Mirage performs as part of the Music at Sunset concert series – Information at 828-4656 – 7 to 9 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslyn Boulevard, Greenport

Olde News Band – Featuring Bandoke! – A chance to sing your old favorites with the band – Hits and deep cuts from the 1960s through the 1980s and beyond – 9 pm until 12 midnight – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday-Saturday, June 19-20

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service during the summer months – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Spencertown Academy’s Eleventh Annual Hidden Gardens Tour – Artful Landscapes: Ornamental & Edible Gardens

Friday:

*Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party – To benefit the Hidden Gardens Tour – Delicious food and festive libations served in a bucolic setting – Information at 392-3693 or www.spencertownacademy.org – Tickets may be purchased at the party – 6 to 9 pm at a private home, 55 Austerlitz Street, Chatham

Saturday:

*Self-guided Garden Tour – The tour includes the grounds of private residences located in the Chatham area and in Kinderhook – Gardens range from grand to personal and intimate. They include a romantic country garden anchored by a fenced potager covered in roses, a minimalist deer-resistant landscape with views of the Catskills, and a designer’s cozy English Style garden – 10 am to 4 pm

*Garden Lecture – “The Art of Growing Food” – An illustrated lecture by Ellen Ecker Ogden, the Vermont-based food and garden writer, landscape designer, and author of The Complete Kitchen Garden – Continental breakfast will be served – 8:30 am to 10 am – Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

General Information: spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693

Friday-Sunday, June 19-21

Loud & Proud—The Sixth Annual Hudson Pride Weekend

Friday:

*Two Hudson River Cruises—Tickets available at www.hudsonpride.com for Sunset Cruise from 7 to 9 pm or Moonlight Cruise from 9 to 11 pm

*Trixie’s Whorehouse – Hosted by Trixie Starr and Isis Vermouth –With DJ JayFourWorld – Live Performances – To benefit the Hudson Pride Foundation – Information at 828-1562 – Doors open at 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday:

*The Hudson Pride Parade steps off at 2 pm at State & Greene Streets, turns onto Park Place, then proceeds down Warren Street to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

*Waterfront Festival with entertainment hosted by Maya Azucena, Girlgantua Jones, and Ophelia Nightly – 3 to 6 pm – Access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

*Cabaret Show with Hedda Lettuce –Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

*Dance Party with DJ Tedd Patterson – Information at 828-1562 – 10 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday:

*Tea Dance – Information at 828-3657 – 4 to 8 pm – Red Dot, 321 Warren Street

General Information: www.hudsonpride.com

Saturday, June 20

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Strawberry Festival! – Everything strawberry this weekend – Jo Tobin will be performing in the Music Tent and the Hudson Area Library is in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com or www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Exhibition Opening – Menagerie: Works by Eli Merritt – A Mimosa Reception to celebrate the artwork of Eli Merritt and to kick off the Hudson Pride Festival – On view through July 5 – Information at 303-6446 – 10 am to 12 noon – Gallery @46 Green Street Studios, 46 Green Street

Remembering Stonewall – A citywide pre-parade listening party to hear Storycorps founder David Isay’s Remembering Stonewall. The first documentary of any kind on the Stonewall Riots in 1969, Remembering Stonewall sparked the modern gay rights movement – Conversation and refreshments to follow – Or tune into WGXC 90.7 FM to listen to the history of the riots in the words of those who were there. – Information at hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 12 noon – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Alfred Hennen McAdams: 1914-2008—A Retrospective – The second retrospective series of this important American artist – Paintings, drawings, and etchings plus sketch books, letters and personal memorabilia pertaining to art history as well as documented world events – Information at 828-5825 or rosegalleryfineart.com – 5 to 8 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238 Warren Street

 Say Cheese! – A two-part seminar about cheese and its presentation co-hosted by Dena Moran of Olde Hudson and Peg Patterson of Dish Hudson to benefit the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library – Part One, called “Down on the Farm,” emphasizes small batch cheeses made at local farms and beyond. Brent Zimmerman, who is currently establishing a farm in the Hudson Valley after living and working as a cheesemaker in Italy for more than 20 years, is the author of Get Your Goat. He will present the cheeses, recount stories of his life as a cheesemaker, and sign copies of his book – Peg Patterson will be highlighting rustic serve ware from Italy (On July 18, the second part of the seminar, called “Cottage Cheese,” will present fresh cheese prepared in small batches that are meant to be eaten immediately, not aged.) – Reservations are required – Information and tickets at www.Armory.HudsonAreaLibrary.org 5:30 pm to 7 pm – The garden behind Dish, 103 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Wood: Photographs by Christopher Draghi – In celebration of Hudson Pride 2015 – Black and white photographs on the theme of Man + Nature – 6 to 8 pm – Future home of source adage NYC, 314 Warren Street

Hudson Cruises “Sunset on the River” Cruise –A fun and relaxing time on the river – Cash bar on board – Limited tickets available. – Reservations and tickets at http://www.hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 9:30 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.

Cabaret performance featuring Hedda Lettuce – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 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, and hear stories that bring their history to life – Hikes range from easy walks to moderately vigorous climbs – Rain or shine – Reservations required at 943-7465, ext. 5 or www.thomascole.org – 9 am – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Hillrock Distillery Open House – Farm and distillery tours, tasting, and bottle signing with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell – Just in time for Fathers’ Day, Hillrock launches its first Estate Rye Whiskey finished in Port Casks. This special port cask finished rye whiskey release is limited to 250 bottles sold only at the distillery – Call to reserve bottles for pick-up – Information at hillrockdistillery.com or 329-1023 – 12 noon to 5 pm – Hillrock Distillery, 408 Pooles Hill Road, Ancram

Hudson Valley Distillery One Year Anniversary Celebration – First Anniversary and release of the distillery’s Gin and Fine Shine – Complimentary tours, tastings, music, and fun for kids – Lawn Chairs and blankets encouraged – Information at 537-6820 – 12 noon to 6 pm – Hudson Valley Distillery, 1727 Route 9, Clermont (six miles north of Red Hook)

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21

The Dr. Oliver Bronson House, a designated National Historic Landmark, will be open to the public this weekend from 10 am to 3 pm each day, as part of the NYS Path Through History Weekend activities. The Timothy Dunleavy Memorial Concert will take place on Sunday. (See details below.) – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, 53 Worth Avenue Entrance

Hudson Cruises Weekend Sightseeing Cruises – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Il Cuore Canta presents The Enchanted Pomegranate – A storytelling concert with music from Monteverdi to Handel – “A love story unfolds in the garden of the Muses. Enchanted pomegranates intoxicate the senses, igniting love, soothing rancor, and reuniting sundered hearts.” – Presented by four gifted singers and a musical ensemble that includes period instruments – Il Cuore Canta grows out of an annual workshop which teaches the Libero Canto Szamosi approach to teaching singing – Tickets at iccpomhud.brownpapertickets.com – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street\

Sunday, June 21

An afternoon of Music, Theatre, and Poetry – Presented by McDaris Fine Art and Lee Gould Productions Featuring musician/composer Jeffrey Lependorf, playing the Japanese flute; poet Eric Keenaghan reading his new poems; and visual artist/actor Norm Magnusson presenting a multi-media theatre piece – In celebration of the current exhibition, Mark Wasserbach: Recent Works – A reception follows the performances – Information at 212-518-7551 – 2:30 pm – McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

Timothy Dunleavy Memorial Concert and Reception to benefit The Dr. Oliver Bronson House restoration under the stewardship of Historic Hudson – Music by contemporary composers Conor Brown, Katherine Balch, and Gabriella Smith will be performed by Contemporaneous, a group based in New York City and active throughout the United States. The ensemble was founded in 2010 at Bard College – Limited seating – Information at 828-1785 – 4 to 6 pm, concert at 4:30 pm – Dr. Oliver Bronson House, 53 Worth Avenue Entrance

Screening of director Duncan Roy’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (2007) – A contemporary adaptation of the Oscar Wilde classic tale of vanity, with David Gallagher, Noah Segan, Christian Camargo, and Aleksa Palladino – Information at www.cr10.org – 5 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

 Next Monday, June 22

Taconic Stage Company presents I Know I Came in Here for Something…(The Middle-aged Musical) – Book, lyrics and direction by Carl Ritchie, with music by Wayne Moore – With Diedre Bollinger, Kathy Lee-Visscher, Brian Litscher and Mark “Monk” Schane-Lydon, with accompaniment by Joe Rose – Four performances only at the Mac-Haydn this Monday and on July 13 – Information and tickets at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – 3 pm and 7:30 pm – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Next Tuesday, June 23

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 Wednesday, June 24

Bach’s Lunch on the Square – Christ Church Episcopal invites the public to a new free musical offering, to take place every Wednesday throughout the summer – Bring a bag lunch and enjoy recordings of music by favorite classical composers while enjoying the ambiance of this historic church – Cold beverages will be available and docents will answer questions about the music or the building – The featured composer this week is Camille Saint-Saens – Information at 828-1329 – Doors open at 12 noon, program from 12:15 to 1 pm – Christ Church Episcopal, corner of East Court & Union Streets

 Hudson Cruises Mid-Week Sightseeing Cruise – Close-up views of wildlife such as bald eagles and cormorants – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – 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, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

 

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