Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond October 16 to October 24 plus

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Sightseeing Tours

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises, including fall foliage tours, are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of October.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Ongoing Exhibitions

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

Where to Take the Kids

An occasional section called FUN & GAMES can be found near the end of this edition.

Hudson Ward Meetings

Coming Soon to Your Ward – Meet the Hudson Mayor Elect – Though he is not yet officially our Mayor, Rick Rector has been endorsed by the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Conservative Parties, and he is running unopposed, so his chances are pretty good!.  Looking ahead to when he is Mayor, he has announced a series of five conversational meetings –one in each ward— Meetings in the First, Third and Fourth Wards have already taken place. The Fifth Ward meeting is Tuesday, October 24 at 6 pm at the Crosswinds complex on Harry Howard Avenue; and the Second Ward meeting is Monday, October 30 at 6 pm at the Chamber of Commerce building at 1 North Front Street – Feel free to go to either one of these meetings, even though they may not be held in your ward.

MondayFriday, October 16-20

Free Double Feature Screenings of Twilight Zone Monday through Thursday, with a Quadruple Feature Screening on Friday – Information by email to @houseruleshudson or call 518-828-5938House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

Monday-Sunday, October 16-22

> Films at TSL

> Lucky – “The spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist (played by Harry Dean Stanton) and the quirky characters who inhabit his off-the-map desert town.”

> Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge – A sweeping biographical film about the first woman to win the Nobel Prize.  In French with English subtitles

> Two Trains Runnin’ – In June, 1964—Freedom Summer—hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi.  That same month, another group of musicians, students and record collectors also traveled to MS.  Unaware of each other, the two groups had come with the same goal—to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement.  Thirty years before, Son House and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era – The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians, offering a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in current day America.

> Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards – An in-depth portrait of legendary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, whose impeccable dedication to his craft set a fashion standard among celebrities, stylists, and industry icons.

> Dries – For the first time fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life…This film offers an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a Master Fashion Designer who, for more than 25 years, has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalization.” – In English and Dutch with subtitles

> Kakehashi: A Portrait of Chef Nobuo Fukuda – Born of a strict culture, the Chef had the desire to bridge the gap between Japan and the rest of the world (known as kakehashi) –Facing many challenges, he started as a dishwasher at Benihana and went on to create a cuisine that bridged the gap

> My Brothers and Sisters in the NorthWhat do we know about the citizens of North Korea?  The country seems to be inhabited by robotic soldiers and its leader’s hysterically loyal subjects.  But what about the everyday life of the people?  Award-winning documentary filmmaker Sung-Hyung Cho was the first South Korean director to receive an official permit to film in North Korea.  Traveling the country, she accompanies ordinary people during their everyday lives and work routines, talking to them about their hopes and dreams.  In German and Korean with English subtitles

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

Tuesday, October 17

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – A bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown, held at the Spotty since 2006 – Free admission – Information at 518-671-60066:30 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

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

Wednesday, October 18

Taconic Toastmasters Open House – All are welcome – Meet club members and learn how Toastmasters can help you gain confidence and find your voice when speaking in public – Experience a sample meeting, followed by Q&A and refreshments – Information at taconic.toastmastersclubs.org or 518-828-75205:30 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Cyrus Gengras / Kinsey – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-15628 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday, October 19

The first meeting of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Local Planning Committee takes place in the auditorium at John L. Edwards Primary School (behind 400 State Street). This meeting is intended to be a working meeting for the twenty-three member Planning Committee. The agenda includes an overview of the DRI program, process, roles and responsibilities, and schedule.  There will also be a review of Hudson’s DRI application.  This meeting is intended to be a working meeting for the members of the LPC. There will be opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting. – 6 pm – Auditorium, John L. Edwards Primary School, behind 400 State Street

Friday, October 20

Mrs. Greenthumbs Calls a Meeting – Last month a small informal group calling itself the Mrs. Greenthumbs Hedge Fund announced an initiative to turn the Fund into a full-blown Hudson Parks Conservancy to support the preservation and enhancement of Hudson’s parks.  Since then, a Facebook group–ninety-two members strong at last count–has been formed and great interest and support for the idea has been voiced.  This inaugural meeting has been scheduled to talk about a long-term vision and to explore what immediate projects might be undertaken.  All those who care about Hudson’s parks and want to help maintain, preserve, and improve them are invited to attend – Information and RSVP by going to Facebook and searching for “Hudson Parks Conservancy” – 6 pmConference Room, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

 Artists & Friends Community Potluck Dinner – Visual artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and others come together to share thoughts, conversation, artwork, and a meal.  All are welcome.  This week Sue Cornell, aka Deja Sue, will be sharing her new quilt work.  Sue says: “A lot of my work is done with items that are sentimental to the people who bring them to me.  They cannot be used for one reason or another, but there’s an attachment to them…that is very personal and unique.” – Also sharing their work will be Helen and Karl Wolff of Camphill Village in Copake – All are welcome – Please bring a dish to share – Anyone who wishes to share their work at the next meeting can contact artistpotluck@gmail.com– The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 pmHudson Senior Center, Second Floor, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Friday-Sunday, October 20-22

Ghent Playhouse’s presents Greater Tuna, directed by Brian Wagner  – “A hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores.  Two actors portray 20 characters—men, women, children, and animals—all wacky citizens of Tuna–Texas’s third smallest town.”  Reservations and information at 392-6264 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Runs on weekends through October 22 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, off Route 66, Ghent

Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 29

FilmColumbia – The eighteenth annual film festival produced and presented by the Chatham Film Club begins with a two-day tribute to actor Frank Langella.  Four of Langella’s films will be shown and followed by Q&A with the honoree – A cocktail party in Mr. Langella’s honor follows the Q&A on Saturday – The festival film screenings begin on Sunday, October 22 and run through Sunday, October 29and include a sneak preview, a children’s program, a shorts program, and animation for grownups – Over the eight days, the festival screens over seventy major studio and independent features, award-winning foreign films, documentaries, animation and meet-the-filmmaker events  – Screenwriting workshops led by Scott Cohen and Anastasia Traina are also offered – Information, tickets, and schedule at filmcolumbia.org  – All screenings are in Chatham Village at the Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street; Morris Memorial, 17 Park Row; or Tracy Memorial, 77 Main Street

Saturday, October 21

Hudson Farmers’ Market –The market is still going strong. – Apples, including historic varieties; pumpkins, peppers in all colors—sweet, mild, hot, and hotter; potatoes of all kinds, colors and sizes; and greens, squash, pesto, cookies, cheeses, eggs, bread, fair trade coffee, pies and tarts, meats and fish, and beautiful cut flowers! – The Wickers Creek Band performs in the Music Tent from 10 am to 12 noon – The Hudson Library Story Time On-the-Go will be in the Community Tent – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth & Columbia Streets

The Metropolitan Opera production of Bellini’s Norma Live in HD – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Hudson Bed Races – This traditional Hudson frolic moves to Front Street – 3 pm Starts around William Farmer & Sons (22 South Front Street) and ends at The Half Moon (48 South Front Street

A Show of Heads -Reception – Works by 25 artists on view through November 11 – Information at www.limnergallery.com or call 518-828-23436 to 8 pm – Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

A Musical Salute to Marvin Hamlisch –– Pianist Peter Dugan and violinist Charles Yang are highly sought-after crossover artists, equally at home in classical,  jazz, and pop idioms.  Yang’s masterful improvisational skills on violin, electric violin, and as a vocalist, have led him to perform with artists such as Twyla Tharp and Misty Copeland, and to the stages of the Aspen Music Festival and the Moab Music Festival.  Dugan has performed in tributes to Marvin Hamlisch with violinists Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, and his collaborations with Charles Yang have been hailed by The Wall Street Journal as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo,” earning critical acclaim across the United States – A prolific composer, Marvin Hamlisch wrote the music for more than forty motion picture scores including The Way We Were, The Sting, and Sophie’s Choice –His Broadway musical A Chorus Line won him a Pulitzer – This concert follows an exhibition of photographs by Len Prince which paid tribute to Hamlisch – Information at hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-14387 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Elvis Perkins – “Of all the legions of world-class musicians who call Hudson home, psychedelic-folk singer Elvis Perkins has to be numbered near the top….Come out to cheer on a hometown hero.” – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Pyramid Power presents a dance floor explosion featuring DJ sets by Legendary Bishop and SVB with visuals by Logan R. Visscher – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-156210 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, October 22

The Ghostly Gallop in support of the Hudson Area Library starts at 10:30 am with the judging of a pre-race Costume Contest, followed by the  Kids Fun Run at 11 am and the 5K Run/Walk at 11:30 am Cash prizes will be awarded to the top adult runners. –– Refreshments are available at the High School at the end of the race – The race course, certified by USA Track & Field, can be seen at www.GhostlyGallop.info The course will be closed to traffic for the duration of the race – Pre-registrants can pick up their bib numbers and timing chips at Steiner’s Sports, 301 Warren Street on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm On race day, costume judging starts promptly at 10:30 am followed by the races –  All races start and end at Hudson High School on Harry Howard Avenue

The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Le Corsaire in HD – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Multi-instrumentalist, singer and visual artist Natalia Zukerman, daughter of flutist Eugenia Zukerman and violinist Pinchas Zukerman, premieres her new multimedia program called The Women Who Rode Away: Songs and Portraits as part of the monthly Rogovoy Salon series, hosted by music journalist Seth Rogovoy.  The program features a new body of work in which her songs and paintings engage in a dialogue.  Some of her artwork is inspired by her songs; and some of her music is inspired by her paintings, and in this project, both are inspired by women who define and defy boundaries – The women portrayed include Jane Avril, a dancer made famous by French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; black feminist poet Andre Lorde; and the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, among others – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Diane Cluck and Sam Moss – Returning as part of their 2017 Northeast tour – Information at 518-671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street 

Nest Tuesday, October 24

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

FUN & GAMES

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

Samascott’s Corn Maze – Now that the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, its time to find your way through Samascott’s seven-acre corn maze.  Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all hidden stations.  Get a punch on your card at every station, and win a free ice cream!  The path can be muddy, so be prepared – Information at 518-758-929211 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday through October 29– Samascott’s Garden Market, 66 Chatham Street, (Route 9), Kinderhook

Think Ahead to Halloween – Hudson Halloween festivities will happen on Sunday, October 29:

> Trick or Treating at businesses on Warren Street from 2 to 4 pm

> Gathering in Seventh Street Park at 4 pm for a Halloween Parade down Warren Street to the Hudson Opera House at 327 Warren Street

> A Costume Contest at Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street at 4:30 pm.

The Hudson Area Library’s Ghostly Gallop race, (See above under Sunday) also involves a Costume Contest.   Find all the details at http://www.ghostlygallop.info/

Apple Picking – The “U-Pick” signs are up in Columbia County, so its time for a family trip to the orchard.  Look for pumpkins along the way. – Here are two suggestions:
> Philip Orchards at Route 9H, Claverack, 9 am to 5:30 pm daily through October – Phone 518-851-6351
> Fix Brothers Fruit Farm, 215 White Birch Road, – Open now through the end of October – Phone 518-828-4401

Hip-Hop Dance – The Hudson Opera House and Operation Unite NY offer an ever-popular weekly hip hop dance workshop taught by Alicia Salvatore on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for ages 6 and up.  No experience necessary.  Information at 518-822-1438 – To accommodate demand, classes take place at the Hudson Youth Center, 18 South Third Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises has suspended its ferry runs until next spring

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the month of October. – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are on the route.– Fall foliage tours will be offered as soon as the leaves turn.  Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased on board, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

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

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

*Incident Report: Reports Incident Report is an experimental viewing station that has been located in Hudson for the past ten years.  It offers an interface between the many publics on the street, and the concepts and issues generated by visual thinkers.  It engages in formally arranged projects, as well as improvised situations.  In this exhibition September Gallery presents a framework for looking at Incident Report overall.  IR has been an unpredictable series of projects; a storefront space that is sensitive to a constantly shifting town.  For this exhibition, IR migrates up the street and into the gallery to present new works and the entire archive of all past 100 projects.  Artist Tyler Rowland has constructed a replica of the storefront to scale, and incorporated his original project within it. Reports also includes works by IR artists  Nancy Shaver, Allyson Strafella, Maximilian Goldfarb, Tyler Rowland, Carla Herrera-Prats, Taylor Davis, Joan Linder, Nick Tobier, Edna Arloween, Chris Lee, and Helen Mirra, and an accompanying publication documenting this project and including all participants and projects over the course of ten years.  Concurrently, Incident No.101 will be installed by Bruce Dow in the IR viewing station at 348 Warren Street.  Dow installed Incident No.1 in 2007.  The exhibitions will be on view through October 27.  Events will be programmed at September Gallery for subsequent Saturdayafternoons – For information about the exhibitions visit SEPTEMBER or send email to Kristen@septembergallery.com6 to 8 pm – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street, #3.

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

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

*Overlook: Teresita Fernandez Confronts Frederic Church at OlanaAn innovative collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, artist Teresita Fernandez examines Fredric Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes they experienced during their 19th century Latin American travels.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernandez’s perspective and respond to her provocative installation in Olana’s Sharp Family Gallery – On view through November 5 – Information at 518-828-1872 x103 – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

*David Eustace: notes from the sky and other material –– Curated by Victoria Anstead – David Eustace is a Canadian artist currently living and working in the Hudson Valley.  For this work, Eustace prepared his canvases by exposing them to three years’ worth of local wind and weather.  He “works the canvases as is they were hides, scraping and beating them…and then adds materials including salt, ammonia, oil and iron filings before exposing them to the natural elements.  Intention and accident collide during this ‘curing’ process….” – On view by appointment  through October 29 – Information at 917-902-6667Third Floor Gallery, 341 Warren Street (above Hudson Wine Merchants

*Not Just Flowers: New Photography by John Lipkowitz – Also exhibiting gallery artists – On view through October 29 – Information at 518-822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

*Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: The People’s Composer: Photographs by Len Prince – Len Prince’s photographs of the composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch chronicle the life and work of one of America’s cultural icons.  Hamlisch is one of only twelve people to win all four major U.S. performing awards.  His score for A Chorus Line earned him a Pulitzer, making him one of two (the other being Richard Rodgers) to have won a “PEGOT” (Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.)  A prolific composer, Hamlisch wrote the music for more than forty motion picture scores including The Way We Were, The Sting, and Sophie’s Choice.  –Exhibition on view through November 26 – A musical salute to Marvin Hamlisch takes place on October 21 – Information at 518-822-1438 Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture – James O’Shea’s abstract paintings will be the focus of Carrie Haddad Gallery’s front room this fall, as part of Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture, an exhibit that also includes paintings by Adam Cohen and Ginny Fox, with encaustic pieces by Susan Stover and wall sculptures by Dai Ban. – On view through November 12 – Information at http://carriehaddadgallery.com/or 518-828-1915 Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Identity in America: Who are we?: Two Solo Exhibitions and a Portfolio Showcase – The city of Hudson in upstate New York (population 6,700 est.) is a diverse community. Twenty-five percent of our population is African American, 7% Asian (predominantly from Bangladesh), and 8% Hispanic.  The gallery presents four artists who address the conversation with  
>Vibrant portraits of young American Muslims,   >America 2.0 – Mark Bennigton, photography
>Video portraits of older Bangladeshi women who fought in their country’s war for independence: Women Fighters, Hidden Memories – Carlos Saavedra, video portraits and photography
>a Peruvian-American artist’s journal of her life story in photocollage,  The Journey (el vieje) –   Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, photocollage
>Light-filled photographs of Quaker Meetinghouse interiors.     The Witness Within – Jean Schnell, photographs
All on view through November 12 > Information at davisortongallery.com or 518-567-4056Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

* BRESCHI: Acrylic Paintings on Canvas “Crisp geometric shapes and a Mondrian-like emphasis on negative space are at the core of Breschi’s non-objective compositions, softened by meticulously executed gently shifting color spectra.” – On view through November – Information at frgdesignart.com or 646-483-9109FRG Objects & Design Gallery/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

*Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture – James O’Shea’s abstract paintings will be the focus of Carrie Haddad Gallery’s front room this fall, as part of Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture, an exhibit that also includes paintings by Adam Cohen and Ginny Fox, with encaustic pieces by Susan Stover and wall sculptures by Dai Ban. – On view through November 12 – Information at http://carriehaddadgallery.com/or 518-828-19155 to 7 pm Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

*All Roads to the River: The 1799 Columbia Turnpike and Historic Tollhouses – The summer exhibition of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, comprised of an exhibition and video installation – The exhibition tells the story of the Columbia Turnpike and its role in the development of early Hudson and Columbia County.  It was the first turnpike in Columbia County and became part of a giant network of roads designed to promote commerce after the American Revolution. – The video installation consists of a presentation on the same topic, given by Peter Cipkowski, President of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society. – Both are on view through the month of November and are viewable during library hours – Information by email to brends.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792, ext. 101 – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street

*Selection ’17  – Concepto Hudson presents the first juried exhibition of its six-year run in Hudson – Twenty artists were chosen from an extensive number of submissions – The quality of the submitted works was exciting and unexpected, with a diversity of emerging, mid-career and self-taught artists.  The result is an exciting representation of present artists from in and around our region. – On view through November 19 – Information at concepto.gallery@gmail.com – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

John Davis Gallery presents the work of six artists in its Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House, including constructions by the featured artist–La Wilson – This is the 16th exhibition of Ms. Wilson’s work that the artist and dealer have presented together.  It also marks Ms. Wilson’s eighth exhibition in Hudson.  She visits Hudson, New York from Hudson, Ohio where she lives. Her work has been shown extensively in the mid-west and in New York City. The other works being shown are: recent work by Brandt Junceau, photographs by Paul Hamann, and paintings by Brian Rego, Tine Lundsfryd, and Priscilla Derven. All on view through November 5 – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

* Life’s Rich Pageant, a group exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs by 33 artists – On view through November 26 – Information by email to info@baileygallery.com or call 518-828-6680Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

*Eric Rhein: 360 Moons Eric Rhein has gained international recognition as a significant and widely exhibited artist, whose artwork embodies themes of love, sexuality, and identity through his ever-evolving experience of HIV.  Rhein tested positive in 1987 at age 27; 360 Moons now honors his three decades of creating artwork through this profound experience.  The selected works of photography, sculpture, and wire drawings evoke the physical, ethereal, and mystic, and his personal connection to the natural world.  Resilience and vulnerability, loss and survival co-exist in these light and shadowed works, reflecting Rhein’s spiritually driven understanding of being human. – Also on view is Ribbon Corner, a site specific installation by Lynn Itzkowitz, made of 23 graphite ribbons, floor to ceiling in a confined space, creating interplay of illusion and reality. – Work of gallery artists is also being shown – All on view through November 19 – Information by e-mail to brucecbergmann@hotmail.com or call 518-828-4539BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

*Paintings by Joseph Yetto – Yetto’s paintings have been included in many group shows at the gallery.  This is his first solo show and provides a unique opportunity to view the full range and depth of his talent and artistic concerns.  Yetto is “fascinated by beautiful deterioration.”  – For example, he paints sunflowers in the process of withering and drying—“ghosts of their former, radiant selves but no less worthy of appreciation.” – “Along with his sunflowers, the work in this show depicts other natural and man-made objects transformed by time and their surroundings.  Yetto’s willingness to be fully present with his subjects—seeing them as they are, as well as how they were, illuminates the commonplace to reveal the sublime.” – On view through November 26 – Information at 518-392-3336 or thompsongirouxgallery.com4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond October 2 to October 10 plus

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All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

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

Sightseeing Tours

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises, including fall foliage tours, are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of October.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Ongoing Exhibitions

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

Where to Take the Kids

A new occasional section called FUN & GAMES can be found near the end of this edition.

Monday-Sunday, October 2-8

> Films at TSL

> Walk With Me – “…a cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness and the Zen Buddhist master Yhich Nhat Hanh….This visceral film is a meditation on a community whose members have given up all their possessions for a monastic life in rural France.” – Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch – In Vietnamese, French, and English, with English subtitles.

> Kakehashi: A Portrait of Chef Nobuo Fukuda – Born of a strict culture, the Chef had the desire to bridge the gap between Japan and the rest of the world (known as kakehashi) –Facing many challenges, he started as a dishwasher at Benihana and went on to create a cuisine that bridged the gap

> Spettacolo – “Villagers in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play.  Every summer their piazza becomes their stage and residents of all ages play a part—the role of themselves.  Monticchiello’s annual tradition has attracted worldwide attention and kept the town together for 50 years.  But with an aging population and a future generation interested more in Facebook then farming, the town’s 50th anniversary performance just might be its last.” – In Italian with English subtitles.

> My Brothers and Sisters in the North – What do we know about the citizens of North Korea?  The country seems to be inhabited by robotic soldiers and its leader’s hysterically loyal subjects.  But what about the everyday life of the people?  Award-winning documentary filmmaker Sung-Hyung Cho was the first South Korean director to receive an official permit to film in North Korea.  Traveling the country, she accompanies ordinary people during their everyday lives and work routines, talking to them about their hopes and dreams.  In German and Korean with English subtitles

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

> Beach Rats – Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends.  As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurling toward irreparable consequences.  Eliza Hittman’s award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.

> Ex Libris – The New York Public Library –“In his 43rd film in 50 years, Frederick Wiseman cracks open the New York Public Library, an institution eminently worthy of his immersive style.  If you thought libraries are just repositories for books, you’re in for a big wonderful surprise.  The magnificent Stephen A. Schwarzman building is the spine of the film, but equally vital is the role of branch libraries that act as community centers for civic life.  ‘Libraries are the pillars of our democracy,’ says Toni Morrison, as Wiseman’s opus makes abundantly clear.”

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

Thursday, October 5

Meet the Hudson Mayor Elect – Though he is not yet officially our Mayor, Rick Rector has been endorsed by the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Conservative Party.  Looking ahead to when he is Mayor, he has announced a series of five conversational  meetings –one in each ward—beginning with aFirst Ward Meeting held on Thursday, October 5 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Hudson Lodge at 601 Union Street – Stay tuned for announcements of the other ward meetings!

Friday-Saturday, October 6-7

The Hudson-Athens Ferry has suspended its service for this year.  The ferry will be back in service in the spring.

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8

Claverack Free Library Fall Book Sale – Browse a huge selection of gently used fiction and non-fiction titles, and children’s books

> Friday – A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception  – A modest entry fee allows Early Bird Shoppers to get first dibs – 5 to 7 pm

> Saturday – The sale begins – Lunch is available along with home-baked specialties and beverages – 9 am to 3 pm

> Sunday – The sale continues – Home-baked specialties and beverages are available – 10 am to 2 pm – Purchase a Library tote bag and fill it with books for free

> Library Trustees will lead tours of the new Claverack Library all weekend. Proceeds from the book sale support the Library’s annual budget.

– Information by email to info@claveracklibrary.org or by calling 518-851-7120– Claverack Free Library, 629 Route State Route 23B (at intersection with Route 9H), Claverack

Opening week of Ghent Playhouse’s production of Greater Tuna, directed by Brian Wagner  – “A hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores.  Two actors portray 20 characters—men, women, children, and animals—all wacky citizens of Tuna–Texas’s third smallest town.”  Reservations and information at 392-6264 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Runs on weekends through October 22 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, off Route 66, Ghent

Saturday, October 7

Hudson Farmers’ Market –The market is still going strong.  – Hudson Area Library’s “Story Time On-the-Go” is in the Community Tent – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth & Columbia Streets

Community Drum Circle – Free and open to the public – 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street (directly across from Hudson Opera House)

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Bellini’s Norma – Live in HD – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Openings – Two Solo Exhibitions and a Portfolio Showcase on the theme of Identity in America: Who are we? – The city of Hudson in upstate New York (population 6,700 est.), home of the Davis Orton Gallery, is a diverse community. Twenty-five percent of our population is African American, 7% Asian (predominantly from Bangladesh), and 8% Hispanic. In 2016, the Davis Orton Gallery presented its first show highlighting questions of identity in America.

Now, a year later, the gallery presents four artists who address the conversation withvibrant portraits of young American Muslims, video portraits of older Bangladeshi women who fought in their country’s war for independence, a Peruvian-American artist’s journal of her l   life story in photocollage, and light-filled photographs of Quaker Meetinghouse interiors that convey the artist’s love for the religion’s tenets.

> Two Exhibitions: America 2.0 – Mark Bennigton, photography
 Women Fighters, Hidden Memories – Carlos Saavedra, video portraits and photography

> Portfolio Showcase:
The Journey (el vieje)– Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, photocollage
 The Witness Within – Jean Schnell, photographs

> Information at davisortongallery.com or 518-567-4056 – Reception from 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening  – Not Just Flowers: New Photography by John LipkowitzAlso exhibiting gallery artists – On view through October 29 – Information at 518-822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening & Book Signing –Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: The People’s Composer: Photographs by Len Prince – Len Prince’s photographs of the composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch chronicle the life and work of one of America’s cultural icons.  Hamlisch is one of only twelve people to win all four major U.S. performing awards.  His score for A Chorus Line earned him a Pulitzer, making him one of two (the other being Richard Rodgers) to have won a “PEGOT” (Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.)  A prolific composer, Hamlisch wrote the music for more than forty motion picture scores including The Way We Were, The Sting, and Sophie’s Choice.  – Join the artist and special guests for an opening reception event featuring music by Carolyn Mix (violin) and Darcy Doniger (cello) of 2Note Hudson, and the launch of a new fragrance by Source Adage – Exhibition on view through November 26 – A musical salute to Marvin Hamlisch takes place on October 21 – Information at 518-822-14385 pm – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Meet Hudson-based artist Filiz Soyak, and enjoy a glass of wine and artisanal cheeses from Lime Kiln Farm – Soyak’s work draws from places and experiences to create abstracted landscapes.  A number of pieces incorporate symbols, relics and other found objects of the places she’s been recalling in the work. – Free and open to the public – Information at 828-0033 or valleyvariety.com5 to 7 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

 Exhibition Opening – Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture – James O’Shea’s abstract paintings will be the focus of Carrie Haddad Gallery’s front room this fall, as part of Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture, an exhibit that also includes paintings by Adam Cohen and Ginny Fox, with encaustic pieces by Susan Stoverand wall sculptures by Dai Ban. – On view through November 12 – Information at http://carriehaddadgallery.com/ or 518-828-19155 to 7 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

 

Exhibition Opening – BRESCHI: Acrylic Paintings on Canvas – “Crisp geometric shapes and a Mondrian-like emphasis on negative space are at the core of Breschi’s non-objective compositions, softened by meticulously executed gently shifting color spectra.” – On view through November – Information at frgdesignart.com or 646-483-9109 – Reception at 5:30 pm – FRG Objects & Design Gallery/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

From Russia with Love – Leaf Peeper Concerts presents The Voxare Quartet playing Russian music of the early 20th century alongside a screening of Vertov’s silent Russian movie classic—The Man with a Movie CameraThe film captures citizens from dawn to dusk in all aspects of life—mundane, athletic, dangerous and breathtaking.  The quartet draws on the feast of Soviet-era music composed during the same time period as the film – “a unique visual and sonic experience” –  Followed by a reception with the artists – Information and tickets at www.leafpeeperconcerts.org7:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Hudson Valley Dance Festival – Presented by Dancers Responding to AIDS – This year’s performances (at 2 pm and 5 pm) include choreography by Rob Ashford, Joshua Beamish, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Jeffrey Cirio, American dance legend Merce Cunningham, Moses Pendelton, Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh, Manuel Vignoulle, and others. This is the fifth year of this annual event which raises funds to provide grants to AIDS and family service organizations nationwide, including ten based in the Hudson Valley.- The schedule includes a performance at 2 pm, a cocktail reception for orchestra and VIP ticket buyers  at 3:30, a second performance at 5 pm, and a VIP reception at W&G SPACE on Catskill Creek at 6:30 pm – Information and tickets available at dradance.org or 212-840-0770, ext. 229 – 2 and 5 pm – Historic Catskill Point, Catskill

OK Fall Festival – A fun-filled day for the family. – Hay rides, ghost making, a bake-off and live music – Pumpkin painting and ghost making supplies are provided, or bring your own – Food available for purchase – Information at www.kinderhookbusiness.com9 am to 1 pm – Kinderhook Village Square, intersection of Route 9 and Hudson Street, Kinderhook

Dalmatian Day – Celebrate the dalmatian and National Fire Prevention Week with this family- friendly event featuring dalmatians, games, shows, demonstrations and more. All shows and activities, including admission to the Museum, are free for this special day.  See Mr. Twisty’s Fabulous Magic Show, games and crafts for kids, a puppet show and lots of live dalmatians  -Information at 518-822-1875 or www.fasnyfiremuseum.com10 am to 3 pm – FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue

Hillsdale’s Pumpkin Festival – Activities throughout the Town of Hillsdale, all day! – Preserve tasting, pumpkin carving, donkey hugs, grab bag discounts, games, hay rides, wine tasting, bake sale, movie night and a Pumpkin Pie bake off – Information at 518-325-3310 or www.hillsdaleny.com/2017/10/pumpkin-festival/ – 10 am to 6 pm – Town of Hillsdale

Handmade in America:  Artisans Along Main Street – An annual event presented by the Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association – Meet the artisans and get a jump on your holiday pantry and gifts – Live acoustical music by Kid Kurt Blues Band – Artisans are selling cheeses, breads, condiments, beverages, ceramics, soaps, fabric and textile objects, jewelry, and other distinctive goods – Maps will be available in most Main Street businesses – Information at http://www.veravalatie.com/HandMade_in_ America.html 11 am to 5 pm – Main Street, Valatie

OctoberFeast – Celebrate the harvest with local food and family fun including a mini petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin painting, craft projects, local bands, a pretzel eating contest, a dog costume contest, a German costume contest, a stein heist, and two chili contests! – A Farmers’ Market, beer steins and pretzel necklaces for sale, baby goats for petting, a raffle to support local food pantries – Information at VisitChathamNY.com – 11 am to 4 pm all along Main Street; and 4 pm to 11 pm at Chatham Brewery parking lot,  Chatham Village

Sunday, October 8

Autumn in Austerlitz Festival –Antiques, live music, entertainment for children, vendors, silent auction, quilt raffle, and a variety of foods to satisfy your hunger. A bountiful Farmers’ Market and Tasting Area. – Rain or shine – Information at www.oldausterlitz.com/2017-autumn-in-austerlitz-festival/  — 11 am to 4 pm – Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz

The Spotty Dog International Short Film Festival – A free one-night celebration of short films – Local and non-local filmmakers, both highbrow and lowbrow – Information at 518-671-60067 to 10 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

For Puerto Rico – DJ Hank Flick, Raices, and DJ Shanny – 100 % of admission fees goes toward Puerto Rico relief  – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com/events/ or 518-828-15628 to 11 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Tuesday, October 10

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

FUN & GAMES

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

Samascott’s Corn Maze – Now that the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, its time to find your way through Samascott’s seven-acre corn maze.  Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all hidden stations.  Get a punch on your card at every station, and win a free ice cream!  The path can be muddy, so be prepared – Information at 518-758-929211 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday through October 29 – Samascott’s Garden Market, 66 Chatham Street, (Route 9), Kinderhook

See OK Fall Festival, Dalmatian Day, Hillsdale’s Pumpkin Festival, OctoberFeast, and Community Drum Circle, all under Saturday above.

Think Ahead to Halloween – Hudson Halloween festivities will happen on Sunday, October 29:

> Trick or Treating at businesses on Warren Street from 2 to 4 pm

> Gathering in Seventh Street Park at 4 pm for a Halloween Parade down Warren Street to the Hudson Opera House at 327 Warren Street

> A Costume Contest at Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street at 4:30 pm.

The Hudson Area Library’s Ghostly Gallop race, taking place on Sunday, October 22, also involves a Costume Contest.  So those who come in last, could still be winners!  Find all the details at http://www.ghostlygallop.info/

Apple Picking – The “U-Pick” signs are up in Columbia County, so its time for a family trip to the orchard.  Look for pumpkins along the way. – Here are two suggestions:

> Philip Orchards at Route 9H, Claverack, 9 am to 5:30 pm daily through October – Phone 518-851-6351

> Fix Brothers Fruit Farm, 215 White Birch Road, – Open now through the end of October – Phone 518-828-4401

Hip-Hop Dance – The Hudson Opera House and Operation Unite NY offer an ever-popular weekly hip hop dance workshop taught by Alicia Salvatore on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for ages 6 and up.  No experience necessary.  Information at 518-822-1438 – To accommodate demand, classes take place at the Hudson Youth Center, 18 South Third Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises has suspended its ferry runs until next spring.

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the month of October. – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are on the route.– Fall foliage tours will be offered as soon as the leaves turn.  Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased on board, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

*John Davis Gallery presents the work of five artists in its Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House, including works by Benjamin Butler, Louis & Henry Finkelstein, Laurel Sucsy, and Lee Marshall – On view through October 8 – Information at art@johndavisgallery.com or 518-828-59076 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

*Overlook: Teresita Fernandez Confronts Frederic Church at OlanaAn innovative collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, artist Teresita Fernandez examines Fredric Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes they experienced during their 19th century Latin American travels.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernandez’s perspective and respond to her provocative installation in Olana’s Sharp Family Gallery – On view through November 5 – Information at 518-828-1872 x103 – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

*David Eustace: notes from the sky and other material — Curated by Victoria Anstead – David Eustace is a Canadian artist currently living and working in the Hudson Valley.  For this work, Eustace prepared his canvases by exposing them to three years’ worth of local wind and weather.  He “works the canvases as is they were hides, scraping and beating them…and then adds materials including salt, ammonia, oil and iron filings before exposing them to the natural elements.  Intention and accident collide during this ‘curing’ process….” – On view by appointment  through October 29 – Information at 917-902-6667 – Third Floor Gallery, 341 Warren Street (above Hudson Wine Merchants)

 

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Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond, September 18 to 28, 2017

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Sightseeing Tours

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises, including fall foliage tours, are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of October.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Ongoing Exhibitions

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

Where to Take the Kids

A new occasional section called  FUN & GAMES can be seen near the end of this edition.

 Monday-Sunday, September 18-24

> Films at TSL – Now showing films Monday through Sunday

> Machines – Moving through the corridors of an enormous and disorienting structure, the camera navigates through a dehumanized place of physical labor and intense hardship, a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India.  In his thought-provoking and intimate portrayal, the director observes the lives of the workers, the suffering, and the almost unescapable environment.  The film tells a story of the hugh divide between rich and poor, and the perspectives of both.  In English and Hindi with English subtitles.

> Time To Die (1966) – This classic Mexican neo-western was the first realized screenplay of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez and legendary Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. The film represents one of the earliest examples of New Mexican Cinema and one of the most accomplished Mexican films from the 1960s. In Spanish with English subtitles.

> Beach Rats – Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends.  As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurling toward irreparable consequences.  Eliza Hittman’s award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.

> Ex Libris – The New York Public Library –“In his 43rd film in 50 years, Frederick Wiseman cracks open the New York Public Library, an institution eminently worthy of his immersive style.  If you thought libraries are just repositories for books, you’re in for a big wonderful surprise.  The magnificent Stephen A. Schwarzman building is the spine of the film, but equally vital is the role of branch libraries that act as community centers for civic life.  ‘Libraries are the pillars of our democracy,’ says Toni Morrison, as Wiseman’s opus makes abundantly clear.”

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

> Polina – A promising classical ballet dancer discovers contemporary dance and faces the realization that determination and hard work don’t always lead to success – In French and Russian with English subtitles.

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays

Upstreet Market is held in Seventh Street Park every Wednesday until the end of October – If your cupboard is bare, save yourself a trip to the supermarket and take a look at the offerings of the vendors who bring fresh-picked vegetables, salad greens, prepared foods, baked goods and more – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park, between Park Place and Seventh Street

Friday, September 22

Free In-Store Tasting – Haus Alpenz, importer of historic and exotic spirits, is in the house! – Taste amaro, rum, cocktails and eclectic spirits.  Josh Holly will be serving up Navy Strength daiquiris, and a liquid edification, all for you! – Small bites, fine sippin’, and a jolly start to the weekend – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Continental & Asian Exposition Auction – Offering furniture, decorations and art –– Online catalogue at www.stairgalleries.com/ — Online bidding accepted – Information at 518-751-1000 — Preview on Friday from 10 am until auction at 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – David Eustace: notes from the sky and other material  – Curated by Victoria Anstead – David Eustace is a Canadian artist currently living and working in the Hudson Valley.  For this work, Eustace prepared his canvases by exposing them to three years’ worth of local wind and weather.  Before exposing them to the weather, he “works the canvases as is they were hides, scraping and beating them…and then adds materials including salt, ammonia, oil and iron filings before exposing them to the natural elements.  Intention and accident collide during this ‘curing’ process….” – On view by appointment from September 16 through October 29 – Information at 917-902-66676 to 8 pm –  Third Floor Gallery, 341 Warren Street (above Hudson Wine Merchants)

Ana Popovich, L.A.-based guitar-player and singer, is back on the road promoting her new triple album “Trilogy,” her most ambitious project yet.  With “Trilogy” Ana releases three albums in one including twenty-three funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes produced by Grammy Award-winners Warren Riker and Tom Hambridge, and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today.  Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Rudolph, and many others. Ana was born in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) and grew up in a family where music was important.  She started playing guitar at age fifteen, and now has a legion of fans throughout the world. Her previous albums were named Pick-of-the-Week by USA TODAY, and featured on NPR Music.  Nearly all of her albums have made it to the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts and are played regularly on US radio. –Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com  – Doors at 6 pm; show at 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, September 22-23

The Hudson-Athens Ferry has suspended its service for this year.  The ferry will be back in service in the spring.

Friday-Sunday, September 22-24

Performing Olana – The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the Ancram Opera House, presents an original play that moves both the actors and the audience through the Olana landscape.  The play has been written by nationally recognized playwright and TV writer. Darrah Cloud, and is co-directed by the Directors of the innovative Ancram Opera House, Jeffrey Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi, along with the Partnership’s Director of Education Amy Hufnagel.  The result is an immersive, promenade style theatre production to be performed in the Olana landscape.  The piece draws inspiration from Frederic Church’s paintings, letters, family life, archival material, and the celebrated landscape itself. – Tickets at www.olana.org;/calendar – Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to walk about ¾ of a mile. –  Information at 518-828-1872 ext.105 – Performances on Friday at 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm, 4 pm. and 6 pm. – Start at Wagon House Educational Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

Saturday, September 23

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Corn, peppers and tomatoes of all kinds and colors, eggplant, prepared foods,  fresh ginger, eggs, cheeses, pasture -raised meats, nuts, pesto, pickles, breads, herbs and greens, apples, the fall harvest veggies, and fresh fish, – WGXC 90.7 FM programmers will be in the Community Tent – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth & Columbia Streets

Greenport Community Day – Featuring Asia Hickman, Miss NY State Outstanding Teen; a rock climbing wall from 12 to 4; Tots the Clown from 2 to 5; Flacho Gymnastics from 11 am to 12 noon, Oldies 93.5, Bill Williams and his prize wheel, and music by Southbound from 1 to 4 pm; Also pumpkin painting, face painting, bounce houses, slides, craft vendors, contests, and kids games – Free admission – Information at 518-828-4656 – 10 am to 5 pm – Greenport Town Park, Joslen Boulevard

Unreserved Estate Auction with select additions – Featuring 18th and 19th century furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives, and more – Information at 518-329-1142 or by email to info@copakeauction.com3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Hudson River Harvest Concerts 2017 series – Andrew Appel and The Four Nations Ensemble present the first concert in the series celebrating beautiful music and the season, and look to the landmark workshops of Venice, Paris, Meissen, and London for inspiration.  This first concert—Venetian Glass/ Vivaldi’s Seasons features arias and songs from Venice, including arias of Vivaldi and Strozzi  – Information by email to fournationsinc@aol.com or call 212-928-5708 or go to www.Fournations.org – Begins at 3:30 pmwith wine and cider to enjoy the grounds – Concert at 4 pm with reception following the concert, at a private home in Linlithgo

The Movable Feast  – Enjoy a delectable dinner and meet new friends – Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House presents this annual event to benefit the organization’s programs, including free community arts programs – Tickets go quickly for this popular evening of drinks at the Opera House, dinner in a private home or shop, and dessert and coffee and the “Foodie” raffle drawing back at the Opera House – Information and tickets at hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-1438 – Cocktail reception at 6 pm; dinner at 7:30 pm – Dessert, coffee and raffle drawing at 9:30 pm –  Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

The Backdoor Boys debut their new satirical revue, “Better with a Man,”  a cabaret to benefit the Columbia County Democrats – The Backdoor Boys are not quite like other boy bands.  They put a new spin on some old favorites and explore lesser-known socially and politically satirical numbers – The Boys—Craig Cunningham and Kevin Weldon–sing and joke their way through contemporary life, looking at the world through lavender-colored glasses, as it were. – Their performances are described by Time Out New York as “…shot through with a tough kind of self-irony that is intriguing, and ultimately inspiring – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Sunday, September 24

Author’s Reading – Author Richard Boch will read from his memoir, The Mudd Club, followed by Q&A, book signing and a reception with the author – Introduction and Q&A moderated by filmmaker Amos Poe– “More than the well-known doorman of the Mudd Club, Richard Boch played a pivotal role in why it was the coolest club in the world back then.  Richard was the  crowd curator, carefully letting in the right mix of the wildly creative downtown movers and shakers who made it our hangout, leaving the squares and the unhip outside in the cold.  Richard is now letting everyone into the Mudd Club by way of this well written book that details the who’s who and all the fun we had while infiltrating, changing and disrupting pop culture.”—Fab 5 Freddy — Information and reservations at 518-822-1438 or hudsonhall.org5 pm – Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Thomas Cole National Historic Site Community Day and the first ever Skywalk Arts Festival –Join in the fun, rain or shine – Guests can explore Thomas Cole’s home and studios and view the exhibition and the immersive installation called “The Parlors.”  – Games, demonstrations, refreshments and activities for the whole family – Free admission  from 1 to 4 pm – The Skywalk Arts Festival at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge is presented in collaboration with Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site – It is presented by Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley and the NYS Bridge Authority and celebrates the art of the Hudson Valley and the in-progress Skywalk pedestrian crossing at the bridge – At the festival, area artists’ landscapes will be on view in the Rip Van Winkle Administration building on the Catskill side of the bridge.  – Information at www.thomascole.org1 to 4 pm – Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Monday, September 25

Bark! – The Knoxville alt-duo of husband/wife Tim Lee (bass. vi, vox) and Susan Bauer Lee (drms, vox), both formerly of the TimLee3 – They released their debut self-titled EP in 2015.  Their new full-length LP, Year of the Dog, lands on October 16The Knoxville Mercury calls them “a lo-fi post-punk garage-rock combo inspired by American blues and roots revisionists like Cramps, the Gun Club, and R.I. Burnside. – Information at 518-671-60068 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Tuesday, September 26

Common Ground Cocktail Fundraiser – Common Ground is a nonprofit organization that provides the citizens of Columbia and Greene Counties an efficient way of resolving disputes of any kind, whether it involves family or neighbors, or disagreements that occur in the workplace or at school. – Since the 1980s, the organization’s services have been delivered by certified volunteer mediators who are trained to give confidential counsel on a wide range of issues – This party is meant to raise awareness and build community outreach for the organization. – Proceeds will support Common Ground’s free and low-cost programs including youth and anti-bullying workshops, peer and family mediation, and parent education classes – The party includes live music by Randy Burns, a silent auction, a beer and wine bar, and delicious hors d’oeuvres – Information and tickets  at 518-943-0523 or by email to dwallant@commongroundinc.org5 to 7 pm – Home  of Carrie and Nick Haddad, 127 Union Street (at Second Street)

Public Meeting with representatives of the NYS Department of Transportation and Amtrak regarding the plans for the escarpment below Promenade Hill and the Hudson Terrace building.  – All are welcome – 5:30 pm – City Hall, 520 Warren Street

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

Wednesday, September 27

Mode Moktar  / Aaron Roche  – Information at www.thehalfmoonhudson.com or 518-828-15628 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday, September 28

Public Meeting — “Airbnb:  Who are you and what are you doing to my city?” – An Affordable Housing Hudson public forum – Panelists include Bill McKenna, Supervisor, Town of Woodstock NY, who will speak on the effects of Airbnb on community life, and initiatives he has taken to control and shape how Airbnb is allowed to do business in his town; and Michael O’Hara, First Ward Alderman, to discuss resolutions that can help Hudson follow in the footsteps of other cities around the nation that have been proactive in protecting affordable housing and workforce housing. – Free and open to all – 5:30 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

 

 

FUN & GAMES

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

Samascott’s Corn Maze – Now that the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, its time to find your way through Samascott’s seven-acre corn maze.  Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all hidden stations.  Get a punch on your card at every station, and win a free ice cream!  The path can be muddy, so be prepared – Information at 518-758-929211 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday through October 29– Samascott’s Garden Market, 66 Chatham Street, (Route 9), Kinderhook

 

See Greenport Community Day under Saturday above.

 

See the Thomas Cole House Free Community Day and the Skywalk Arts Festival under Sunday above.

 

 

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises has suspended the ferry runs until next spring.

 

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the month of October. – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are on the route.– Fall foliage tours will be offered as soon as the leaves turn.  Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased on board, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 

 

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

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

 

*Encaustic Paintings: New Work by Carol Brody – Also works by guest artist Sam Sebren and by gallery artists – On view through October 1 – Information at 518-822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

*Two Solo Exhibitions and a Portfolio Showcase on the theme of photocollage/photomontage – These exhibitions show collage that incorporates photographs and photographs that incorporate collage; mixed media and photography that mine memory and tell women’s stories with images, thread, fabrics and more; plus composited photographs of impossible scenes with true emotional impact.

* Two Solo Exhibitions:

> Pat Horner, collage – Collage Montage

>Astrid Reischwitz, photocollage, pigment prints – Stories from the Kitchen Table

* Portfolio Showcase:

> Carol Erb, composites – Dominion: Portraits of Animals in Captivity

> Teresa Meier, composites – The Witness Within

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

 

*John Davis Gallery presents the work of five artists in its Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House, including works by Benjamin Butler, Louis & Henry Finkelstein, Laurel Sucsy, and Lee Marshall – On view through October 8 – Information at art@johndavisgallery.com or 518-828-59076 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 

*Overlook: Teresita Fernandez Confronts Frederic Church at OlanaAn innovative collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, artist Teresita Fernandez examines Fredric Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes they experienced during their 19th century Latin American travels.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernandez’s perspective and respond to her provocative installation in Olana’s Sharp Family Gallery – On view through November 5 – Information at 518-828-1872 x103 – Olana State Historic Site,

 

 

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

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Sightseeing Tours

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

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

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

Monday-Sunday, September 4-10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 5

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

Friday, September 8

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

 

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

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

Friday-Saturday, September 8-9

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

Saturday, September 9

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

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

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society–Tour one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. This gem still has its spiral staircase, working fog bell, and wonderful architecture – Learn its history and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the lighthouse.  The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active aid for navigation for water traffic.  Tours are available on the second Saturday of each month, through October. This is the next-to-the-last  tour date for this season, the last tour date being October 14. – Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.hudsoncruises.com  or by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org  or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour –Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time with confirmation of purchase and check-in. –  In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, September 10

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 12

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

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

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

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

 

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

 

 

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

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Lighthouse Tours

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

Sightseeing Tours

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

Take a Look

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

Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4

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

Thursday-Sunday, August 31-September 3

Films at TSL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, September 1-2

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

Saturday, September 2

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Omi Exhibition Openings & Readings:

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

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

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

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

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

SaturdayMonday, September 2-4 

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

Sunday, September 3

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 5

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

 

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS –

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

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

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

* Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – (Remaining tour dates are September 9, and October 14.) Tour one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. This gem still has its spiral staircase, working fog bell, and wonderful architecture – Learn its history and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the lighthouse.  The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active aid for navigation for water traffic. –  Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.hudsoncruises.com or by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org  or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour –Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time with confirmation of purchase and check-in. –  In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

ETCETERA

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

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

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Ellen Thurston

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

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Take Me to the River

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

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

Take a Look

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

Thursday-Sunday, August 24-27

Films  at TSL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, August 25-26

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

Saturday, August 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 27

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

Next Monday, August 28

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

Next Tuesday, August 29

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

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

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

Next Wednesday, August 30

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

Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4

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

Saturday-Monday, September 2-4 

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

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS –

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

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

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

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

Exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

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

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

* Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – (Remaining tour dates are September 9, and October 14.) Tour one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. This gem still has its spiral staircase, working fog bell, and wonderful architecture – Learn its history and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the lighthouse.  The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active aid for navigation for water traffic. –  Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.hudsoncruises.com or by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org  or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pm and  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour –Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time with confirmation of purchase and check-in. –  In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, accessed via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

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

The Month of August  

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

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

Thursday-Sunday, August 10-13

TSL Films

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, August 11-12

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

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

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

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

FridaySunday, August 11-13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13

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

Sunday, August 13

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

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

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

Next Monday, August 14

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

Next Tuesday, August 15

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

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

LOOKING AHEAD

Saturday, August 19

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

Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4

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

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

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

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

 

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

 

 

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The Month of August

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

Wednesday-Thursday, August 2-3

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

Wednesday-Sunday, August 2-6

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

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

Thursday, August 3

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

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

Friday, August 4

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, August 4-5

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

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

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

Friday-Sunday, August 4-6

TSL Films

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, August 5-6

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

Sunday, August 6

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

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

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

 

SundayMonday, August 6-7

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

Next Monday, August 7

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

Next Tuesday, August 8

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

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

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

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO

Monday, August 14

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

Saturday, August 19

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

Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4

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

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

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

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

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

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Ellen Thurston

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

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

 Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29

TSL Films

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, July 28

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

Friday-Saturday, July 28-29

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

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

Friday-Sunday, July 28-30

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, July 30

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

Next Tuesday, August 1

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

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

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

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

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

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

All content herein copyright 2017

Ellen Thurston

ellenthurston1@gmail.com

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated. 

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

The Month of July

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

Tuesday, July 18

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 19

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

Thursday, July 20

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

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

Thursday-Sunday, July 20-23

TSL Films

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, July 21

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

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, July 21-22

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

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

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

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

FridaySunday, July 21-23

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

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

Saturday, July 22

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

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

Tours of the historic 1874 Hudson-Athens Lighthouse – Sponsored by the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society and available on the second Saturday of each month, through October – Tour one of only seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. This gem still has its spiral staircase, working fog bell, and wonderful architecture – Learn its history and what life was like for the lighthouse keeper and his family who lived on the lighthouse.  The Hudson-Athens Light is still an active aid for navigation for water traffic. –  Reservations for  the tour are strongly recommended and can be made online at www.hudsoncruises.comor by calling  888-764-1844 – Tickets are available the day of the tour at the departure site – For general information go to www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org or call 518-828-5294 – Tours run from 11 am to 2:30 pmand  depart from Henry Hudson Riverfront Park on the hour and Athens Riverfront Park on the half hour –Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time with confirmation of purchase and check-in. —  In Hudson, board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, July 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

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

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

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Ellen Thurston

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