Art in Hudson NY, June 24 to July 1, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday-Sunday, June 24-28

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

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

Thursday, June 25

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

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

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

Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28

Films at TSL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, June 26-27

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

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

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

 

Saturday, June 27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28

Hudson River Exchange Third Annual Summer Market – Brings 100 vendors of unique handmade goods, collectors of high quality vintage finds and specialty food purveyors out of their individual studios, farms, and kitchens for commerce and exchange, inspiration and networking.  The event includes live music, kids’ activities and interaction with local community groups.  – The Exchange’s Food Court will be populated with Market favorites such as Black-Eyed Suzie’s Upstate, Raven & Boar, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and The Catskill Food Truck.  Food vendor Maple Leaf Sugaring will be offering locally sourced maple syrup cotton candy.  Information at hudsonriverexchange.com or 821-5283 – Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

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

Sunday, June 28

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

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

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

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

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

Next Tuesday, June 30

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

Next Wednesday, July 1

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

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

 

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

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Thursday, June 18

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

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

Thursday-Sunday, June 18-21

Films at TSL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 19

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

Artist and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome. Please bring a dish to share or a give a donation – Artists expected to share their work this month are: painter Dan Rupe; filmmaker David McDonald; Valerie Richmond, who will show her monoprint series on the buffalo; and Greene County painter Kiki. If you would like to show your work, send examples to christinehales@me.com along with contact information – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

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

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

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

Friday-Saturday, June 19-20

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

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

Friday:

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

Saturday:

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

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

General Information: spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693

Friday-Sunday, June 19-21

Loud & Proud—The Sixth Annual Hudson Pride Weekend

Friday:

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

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

Saturday:

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

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

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

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

Sunday:

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

General Information: www.hudsonpride.com

Saturday, June 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hudson Cruises “Sunset on the River” Cruise –A fun and relaxing time on the river – Cash bar on board – Limited tickets available. – Reservations and tickets at http://www.hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Boarding at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 9:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

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

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

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

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

Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21

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

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

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

Sunday, June 21

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

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

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

 Next Monday, June 22

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

Next Tuesday, June 23

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

Next Wednesday, June 24

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

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

 

 

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Events in Hudson NY, June 10 to June 17, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday-Sunday, June 10-14

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone – “A merry mix of 1920s musical plot twists (mistaken identity, Follies production number, aviatrix, butler, bride-to-be) led by the drowsy (read: tipsy) chaperone into a delightfully comedic show” – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, June 11

Triage – A trio comprised of Jarrett Gilgore, alto sax; Noah Jarrett, upright bass; and Kevin Ripley, drums – They play with “the vision of creating deep, uncompromising, and relevant improvised music…with smatterings of free jazz greats, such as Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry….” – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Charlie Hunter Trio – Featuring Bobby Previte & Curtis Fowlkes – The Trio brings together the famed seven-string guitar wizard Charlie Hunter with longtime collaborators–Previte on drums and Fowlkes on trombone.  Hunter has worked with Hudson’s own Previte and Fowlkes on a variety of projects, but this trio lineup is a brand-new formation, captured on the new album, “Let the Bells Ring On.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Screening of CitizenFour – A 2014 film by Laura Poitras – The second film in the Fourth Annual Basilica Screenings program – In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.  In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden….Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion. – Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature – For information about the films in the series go to basilicahudson.com – Basilica Screenings is programmed by curator Aily Nash and Basilica’s creative directors, Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Stories from the Life of Linda Mussmann – Information at 822-8100 – 8:15 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14

Films at TSL

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

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

The Clouds of Sils Maria – At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago.  But back then she played the role of an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide.  Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.

> Smiles of a Summer Night – (1955) Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, four women and four men attempt to juggle the laws of attraction amidst their daily bourgeois life. – Directed by Ingmar Bergman

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

Wise Blood – (1979) In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston vividly brings to life her poetic world of American eccentricity.

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

Friday, June 12

 HWM Wine Tasting – Ignacio Ameztoi, a seventh generation winemaker, brings us three stand-out Basque wines.  His slightly fizzy red, white and rose wines are bright, light and delicious chilled.  These brilliant, warm-weather wines, made from grapes like Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Beltza, will be paired with regional cheeses and small bites – Wine expert Valerie Hall will be on hand to help you get to know the wines of this singular region. – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

The Cider Project at Café Le Perche – Taste a mix of local and French hard ciders along with entrees created especially to enhance “the hottest alcoholic beverage in the country.” – On offer will be five hard ciders, four special entrée pairings, and the “Apple Blossom,” a new and spirited mixed drink – Advance dinner reservations are required by calling 822-1850 – A percentage of your purchase of dinner and/or ciders will benefit The Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library – 5 pm until closing – Café Le Perche, 230 Warren Street

 Hudson Cruises “Jazz on the River” – Cruise on the river while listening to jazz – Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary boarding drink.  – Reservations and tickets at http://www.hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 6:30 pm, cruise from 7 pm to 9:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

Stageworks/Hudson presents The Fiery Sword of Justice, written and performed by Lauren Letellier – Directed by Richard Waterhouse – A comedic cautionary tale about a high powered public relations executive whose compulsive truth-telling torpedoes her career – One Night Only! – Tickets and information at 822-9667 or www.stageworkshudson.org – 8 pm – Stageworks/Hudson, 41-A Cross Street

A Bowl of Summer – The Annual Stuyvesant Strawberry Festival – Offering strawberry shortcake made with fresh berries, home-baked biscuits, and freshly whipped cream, all from local sources – Stuyvesant Town Supervisor Ron Knott will be manning the barbeque and grilling hot dogs and hamburgers – Members of the Stuyvesant Railroad Station Restoration Committee will serve the shortcake – Seating available in or outside the town hall or at picnic tables in Riverview Park – An impromptu farmers market will be in session on the grounds of Town Hall selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, bedding plants and perennials. – Proceeds of the event will benefit the restoration of the railroad station – Information at 758-6474 – 4 to 7 pm – Stuyvesant Town Hall, Stuyvesant

Wickers Creek Band Spring Tour takes the group to Philmont again – Stop by for tasty bluegrass and renowned local cuisine – Information at wickerscreekband.com – 8 to 10 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

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

Friday-Saturday, June 12-13

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

Exhibition Opening – Omi’s 2015 Annual Summer Group Exhibition – The Crayon Miscellany –  Curated by Julie Ryan – Featuring work by Donald Baechler, Mary Heilmann, Michael Zahn, Pamela Fraser, Robert Montgomery, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Ron Amstutz, Julie Ryan, Jason Stopa, John Monti, Andrew Huston, and Clare Gill – On view through September 27 – Friday: Exhibition Preview with curator’s talk & cocktail party from 6:30 to 8:30 pm – Saturday: Opening Reception from 1 to 5 pm; Live performances of poetry, spoken word and music with Power Animal System, Todd Colby, and The Schoemer Formation, in support of WGXC 90.7 FM’s Radio Active Pledge Drivefrom 4 to 7 pm  – Tickets and information at 392-4747 or www.omiartscenter.org – The Fields Sculpture Park and the Charles B. Benenson Gallery, Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Friday-Sunday, June 12-14

The Two Of Us Productions presents the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar – Information at www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 758-1648 – Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm – Performing Arts Center, Taconic Hills School, Craryville

Saturday, June 13

Hudson Elks Lodge Annual Flag Day Parade and Festivities – The summer season kicks off with one of Hudson’s biggest events – The day begins at 10 am in Seventh Street Park with vendors and music – The Elks Lodge Flag Day service  is at 11 am – The parade, with some 70 units including fire companies, emergency vehicles,  organizations, agencies, and government officials, is led by grand marshals including military and sports figures and personalities from the world of local television – There will be more bands than usual this year, the favorite (and loudest) being the Caballeros who will be back in full force.  Others include three drum and bugle corps—the Saints Brigade, the Skyliners and the Twentieth Century—the Rensselaer-based jazz combo Brass-O-Mania, the Columbia and District Pipe Band, the Ghent Band, and three high school bands.  The parade steps off at 2 pm and moves from the intersection of Green and State Streets, across Park Place, down Warren Street, and south on Front Street to the waterfront – On the waterfront, food, music, and dancing, and an Elvis impersonator keep the crowd busy until fireworks go off at dusk – Raindate is Sunday, June 14 – Information at www.hudsonflagdayparade.org –Henry Hudson Riverfront Park is on Water Street, over the grade crossing at Broad Street, past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Rhubarb and strawberries are here! – Marilyn Miller will be performing in the Music Tent and radio station WGXC 90.7 FM will be in the Community Tent – Next week:  a Strawberry Festival!  – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com or www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Exhibition Opening – 3D BY 3 : CALLINAN   LARSON  MCNALLY – Information at 518-697-5130 or  www.conceptohudson.com –  6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – June Bug: A Group Show with works by Carmen Barros Howell, Roy Volkmann, Mary Breneman, and Dan Taulapapa McMullin – On view through June 15 – Information at 828-6825 – 6 to 8 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238A Warren Street

Fourth Annual (Freak) Flag Day party – A ritual recognition of the beloved Flag Day tradition in Hudson. NY – The evening kicks off at sundown with the best seat in town for a spectacular fireworks display courtesy of the Elks Lodge Flag Day festivities happening on the waterfront –Followed by a New Wave-Industrial-Goth Dance Party with a live solo performance by Shannon from Light Asylum performing a musical set followed by a heavy DJ set by Neon Music and YOUWHO – Create your own flag and help raise funds for Basilica’s nonprofit arts programming – Information at basilicahudson.com – 8 pm to 2 am – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Parsonsfield – Rootsy folk-rock outfit Parsonsfield brings its unique, hard-hitting take on acoustic Americana music to Club Helsinki – The five piece, Connecticut-based ensemble (formerly known as Poor Old Shine) boasts three-part, high lonesome harmonies, banjos and mandolins, and an overall sound and approach that should appeal to fans of Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Hudson Cruises Flag Day Fireworks Cruise – A platform for viewing the fireworks from the water on the cruise boat The Spirit of Hudson – Hot music by DJ Roddy – Full cash bar on board – Space is limited! – Information and reservations at www.hudsoncruises.com or 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 – Board at 7:30 pm, cruise from 8 to 10 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Knit in Public Day – Bring your knitting, a chair, and any amount donation to benefit the library – Information at 851-7120 – 10 am to 12 noon – Claverack Free Library, Intersection of Routes 23B & 9H, Claverack

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

Sixth Annual Roeliff Jansen Community Library Gala – Food from over 25 local restaurants and chefs – A silent auction with over 75 items, with a focus on services such as lessons, expert consultations, personal conditioning, landscaping, etc., as well as hand-crafted items, two tickets to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, a boat cruise, and lunch for three with actress Linda Lavin – Information at 325-4101 or www.roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Harvest Barn, Roe Jan Park, Hillsdale

Columbia County Historical Society presents The First Columbians 2015: Renovating the Past & Designing the Future – Celebrating the contributions of architects who are preserving the historic character of our region:  Alan Barlis and Dennis Wedlick of Barlis Wedlick Architects; James Dixon Architect PC; The Office of Kate Johns, AIA; and Jim Joseph of Hottenroth and Joseph Architects – Cocktail reception on the grounds of the Vanderpoel House of History, followed by dinner in private homes – Silent auction and architects’ exhibition – To benefit the programs of the Columbia County Historical Society – Information and reservations at 758-9265 – 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Lawn of the Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook

English and Italian Art Song performed by soprano Nellie Rustick and pianist Catherine Schane-Lydon – Pieces centered around the themes of love and nature by composers Roger Quilter, Vincenzo Bellini, Samuel Barber, and Celius Dougherty, as well as pieces from the beloved collection of 24 Italian Songs and Arias – Reservations and information at 755-7185 – 7 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble plays standards, Latin, bebop and blues – Richard Green, guitar; Roger Suters, bass; Chris Ferrone, sax; Peter Skaller, piano; Peter Coombs, drums; and Rob Fisch, trumpet – To benefit the Meetinghouse – Information and directions at 766-2992 or www.oldchathamquakers.org – 7:30 to 9:30 pm – Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House

Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14 

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

Sunday, June 14

Community Radio Station WGXC 90.7FM takes its summer pledge drive outside – Host Tom DePietro’s Mambo Italiano, a monthly program about the Italian-American experience, is broadcasting live from Ca’Mea Ristorante one night only.  Tune in to 90.7 FM or stop by Ca’Mea any time between 6 and 8 pm and be part of the show—live on WGXC! – Make your donation while there, or call the station at 697-7400. The pledge drive continues through June 19 – 6 to 8 pm – Ca’Mea, 333-335 Warren Street

Authors’ Reading – Author David Gates reads from the stories in A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me, his first book since the 90s – His novel Jernigan was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. – Albany author Karin Lin-Greenberg, reads from her story collection, Faulty Predictions, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction – Information at 822-8100 – 7:15 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Tica Douglas and Double King – “Tica Douglas has been building a fan base for years by releasing heartfelt bedroom recordings and playing shows all over, from New Hampshire to New Orleans to Edinburgh, Scotland…and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.” – “Founded in early 2012 in Brooklyn, NY, Double King came on the scene swinging with their debut, self-titled LP later that year.” – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Heaters and Moonwalks – “Whoever said garage rock wasn’t danceable has clearly never listened to Heaters.” – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

The composer/musicians of the DownTown Ensemble perform In and Out of Context including “Entitled” by Daniel Goode, “Double Talk” by William Hellermann, “New Work” by Kamala Sankaram, and “Prepare for Docking” and “Awkward Position” by Peter Zummo – Information at www.cr10.org – 4 pm – CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Next Tuesday, June 16

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

Next Wednesday, June 17

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

Gabi and Pecas – “Gabrielle Herbst’s formal training began at an early age, studying Balinese dance and gamelan in Indonesia…Herbst continued her training at Bard College where she studied voice and composition under…Joan Tower, Zeena Parkins and Marina Rosenfeld.  Her work has already been showcased at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, as well as Roulette, who in 2014 commissioned and premiered her first opera, Bodiless.  Herbst’s experience writing for chamber orchestra and mixed instrumentation inspired her to develop a repertoire of short-form, vocal-centric compositions under the name GABI….”— Driven by Sandy Davis’ haunting, yet soothing vocals, pecas is a dreamy cinematic take on what can loosely be described as indie rock.  Previously, the Hudson Valley resident played bass for New Paltz psychedelic folk rockers, Breakfast in Fur…Originally a solo recording project, pecas has slowly morphed into a five-piece band…” – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

 

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Events in Hudson NY – June 4 to June 10, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Thursday, June 4

Community Radio Station WGXC 90.7FM kicks off its summer pledge drive – The Thursday Afternoon Show, with co-hosts Tom DePietro and Ellen Thurston, is broadcasting live from DA/BA this Thursday only.  This is one of many remote broadcasts during the drive.  Tune in to 90.7 FM or stop by DA/BA any time between 4 and 6 pm and be part of the show—live on WGXC! – Make your donation while there, or call the station at 697-7400. The pledge drive continues through June 19 4 to 6 pmDA/BA, 225 Warren Street

Guest Speaker John Paul Keeler will present a talk called “Hudson: Then and Now” as part of the Local History Speaker Series at the Hudson Area Library.  The talk will be followed by Q&A and a viewing of photos from Keeler’s personal collection. – Keeler was known locally in his early years as a classical singer and as creator and performer in a summer concert series at Olana.  He has been writing on music, theatre and art since 1963 when he was music editor for the New York Magazine Report, and has contributed reviews since then to The Register-Star and The Daily Mail – Information at 828-1792 – Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis – 6 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

The Fourth Annual Basilica Screenings program begins – This season will emphasize expansive documentary practices, with many works focusing on African-American filmmakers and cinema that explores the black experience.  Notably, Basilica will present selections from Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968-1986.  Programmed by Jake Perlin and Michelle Materre, the series was shown at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this past February. The first film to be screened is Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, A docufiction by William Greaves, 1968 – For more information about the films go to basilicahudson.com – Basilica Screenings is programmed by curator Aily Nash and Basilica’s creative directors, Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Thursday-Sunday, June 4-7

Films at TSL

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – An Israeli woman, seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. – In Hebrew, French & Arabic with English subtitles

The Clouds of Sils Maria – At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago.  But back then she played the role of an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide.  Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.

> Smiles of a Summer Night – (1955) Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, four women and four men attempt to juggle the laws of attraction amidst their daily bourgeois life – Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Wise Blood – (1979) In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston vividly brings to life her poetic world of American eccentricity.

Ruggles of Red Gap – (1935) Stars Charles Laughton as Marmaduke Ruggles, an English valet brought to the American west who assimilates into the American way of life. – Directed by Leo McCarey

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday – (1953) Jacques Tati’s endearing clown takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another.  Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers – Directed by Jacques Tati 

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

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone – “A merry mix of 1920s musical plot twists (mistaken identity, Follies production number, aviatrix, butler, bride-to-be) led by the drowsy (read: tipsy) chaperone into a delightfully comedic show” – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Friday, June 5

Auction of Personal Property from the Estate of Helen Frankenthaler – Includes jewelry, fashion, furniture and objects – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Mon-Thurs from 10 am to 5 pm, Fri from 10 am until auction at 6 pm – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Quiet in the Head – The ongoing musical project of guitarist Seamus Maynard, violinist Jonathan Talbott and cellist Jonah Thomas – Their original acoustical music has evolved over many years of playing together and is always an exploration of texture and melody.  Improvisation plays a large part in Quiet in the Head’s compositions, but the core of the music is through-composed – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

SmashCrashBash!! – The Rats of New York and The Piggies will perform at the 19th installment of this monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure – Formed in Mole City, under the NYC subway trains, the Rats of New York  bash out tuneful, catchy, hard-edged, melodic punk descended from such unquestionable sources as the Undertones, the Buzzcocks, and the Ramones – Brooklyn slop rockers, the Piggies, have a perfectly  trashy split single out on the great Norton Records label and make bluesy sounds ala the Flamin Groovies, the Real Kids and the Rolling Stones – DJing are Peter Aaron (the Chrome Cranks, WGXC) and Stately Wayne Manor (Swamp Fiction Records)  – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm  – The Half Moon, 48 South Front  Street

Martin Sexton – An upstate New York native and a self-taught musician, Sexton composes a singular blend of folk, soul, jazz, gospel, and pop.  He is a dazzling guitarist and virtuoso vocalist with an extraordinary range and blend of textures….He won the Best Live Performance Album award at the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for his album “Solo.” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

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

Friday-Saturday, June 5-6 

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

The Ghent Playhouse presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole “A drama infused with moments of humor and glimpses of hope,…”– Now in its  final weekend   – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Friday-Sunday, June 5-7

The Two Of Us Productions presents the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar – Runs through June 14 – Information at www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or 758-1648 – Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 3 pm – Performing Arts Center, Taconic Hills School, Craryville

Saturday, June 6

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Rhubarb and strawberries are here! – Marilyn Miller will be performing in the Music Tent and community radio station WGXC 90.7 FM will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter, visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com or www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Annual Agricultural Bus Tour – Explore agriculture in Columbia County.  This year the tour includes visits to Trowbridge Angus, Holmquest Farms, and Sequel Stallions – Reservations at 828-4417 – Admission includes lunch – Co-produced by the Chamber and the Columbia County Farm Bureau – 10 am to 2 pmColumbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Spot On!  Modern & Contemporary Fine & Decorative Arts Auction– Included in the sale are works by Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Helen Frankenthaler, and others – Also included is local artist Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes’ Nepal Portfolio to benefit the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund– The Portfolio includes 21 etchings produced by Pasquier-Desvignes when living in Kathmandu, Nepal from 1969 to 1973 – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Previews Mon-Fri from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday auction at 11 am – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Kaleidoscope: Paper Takes Shape – A global celebration of meeting and making – Etsy’s Hudson office hosts an Etsy Craft Party in a pop-up Makers’ Space in the park – Information at www.etsy.com/craftparty — 11 am to 4 pm – PARC Park, 330 Warren Street (between Third Street and Fourth Street) across from the Hudson Opera House

Exhibition Opening – James Autery Solo Photography Exhibition – “I believe in obtaining consent to photograph, if possible.  If someone asks me not to photograph them, I don’t try to convince them otherwise.  I want my subjects to have their guard down, so I can capture a moment of self-reflection.  It gives the sense that there’s a story to be told, concerning the subject and concerning humanity.” Autery has lived all over the United States and is now based in upstate New York – On view through July 5 – Information at hudsonoperahouse.org or 822-1438 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Amy Pleasant: Blink – An exhibition of new paintings, drawings and sculpture – Pleasant’s new work focuses on the body’s shape and contours.  Silhouetted forms evoke everyday motions and gestures.  Facial profiles suggest turning heads.  Bent legs show the body in repose. – On view through July 5 – Information at baileygallery.com or 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Vibrant Space: New Work by Musho Rodney Alan Greenblat –– The artist says, “The works in Vibrant Space are a departure from the full representation works in my previous 2013 show…at BCB ART.  I’ve let go of the background landscape replacing it with a wide open color field.  The wide open color fields are playgrounds and stage sets populated by semi-abstract beings and processes that interact with each other in various ways.  There is plenty of space for all.” – On view through July 5 – Gallery artists also exhibited – Information at 828-4539 or BCBART.com – 6 to 8 pm – BCBART, 116 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Earth Sky Dream – A group exhibition featuring Linda Newman Boughton, Chris Freeman, Bruce Murphy, Vincent Vella, Laura Von Rosk, and Jane Bloodgood-Abrams – On view through July 12 – Information at carriehaddadgallery.com or 828-1915 – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

Simultaneous Exhibition Openings in Retrospective’s two galleries – (1) Paintings by Jeremy DePrez, Jonathan Lasker’s paintings and studies from the 1980s-2012, and Zachary Leener’s abstract ceramic sculptures  – 711 Warren Street  (2) Recent paintings and drawings by Copenhagen-based artist Ta R – 727 Warren Street – Both exhibitions on view through July 5 –  Information at 828-2288 or retrospectivegallery.com – 6 to 8 pm

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force – Four-time Grammy Award-nominee Femi Kuti, son of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, whose name was nearly synonymous with “Afrobeat,” carries on his father’s legacy, combining swirling African rhythms and gritty textures with horn-laced funk in songs laced with social and political messages performed by his band, Positive Force. – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Botanica – A night of vinyl healing and cool vibes with DJ Effie Asili and special guest Stoop Kidz – Expect soul, funk, disco, boogie, afro, Latin, and reggae – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

 A Garden Picnic: Food education with spectacular views – Join Jillian Naveh, Farm-to-Table Chef/Instructor at The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm, for a picnic in Olana’s flower garden – Working alongside Chef Jillian, attendees will learn about a variety of herbs and wild edibles and how to use them in a variety of recipes – Pre-registration required at 828-1872 x 105 or olana.org – 1 to 3 pm – Meet at the Museum Shop/Visitor Center – In case of rain, the event will be held in the Wagon House Education Center – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9-G, Greenport

The 27th Annual Columbia-Memorial Hospital Ball – Information at 828-8239 or columbiamemorialhealth.org/foundation/ — 6:30 pm – The Historic Catskill Point, One Main Street, Catskill

Rory Block, “First Lady of Blues Guitar” in concert to benefit ChurchLIVE! – 7:30 – ChurchLIVE!, 8 Church Lane, Chatham Center

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Visit the private gardens of Peter Bevacqua & Stephen King in Claverack, Joyce & Ken Ketay in Claverack, Richard Egan’s Hudson Hood in Hudson, Ronald Wagner & Timothy Van Dam’s Arcadia in West Taghkanic, and Margaret Roach’s gsrden in Copake Falls – Peter Bevacqua & Stephen King’s garden showing will also feature a plant sale by Pondside Nursery – Information and directions at www.gardenconservancy.org – Gardens open from 10 am to 4 pm, (with the exception of Hudson Hood which is open from 11 am to 4 pm)

Exhibition Opening – Reginald Madison: Heliocentric Omni Verse – A Tribute Installation to Sun Ra – On view through June 21 – Plus a screening of Joyful Noise, a 1980 film by Robert Mugge documenting performances by Sun Ra & his Arkestra – Music by The Star Gazers – Information at cr10.org – 4 to 6 pm –CR10 Arts, 283 County Route 10, Linlithgo

Exhibition Opening – Fusionera  – Featuring work by Erin Beaver, Adam Brent, Dan Devine, Barry Gerson, Ned Snider, Josephine Turalba and Hazle Weatherfield – Live jazz by Josh Connors and Otto Gardner – On view through July 19 – Information at 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7 

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

Sunday, June 7 

Author’s Reading – Author Joseph Luzzi reads from his new book, In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love  “Joseph Luzzi lived through something terrible, and has made something beautiful.  In a Dark Wood is a memoir of love and loss; but more than that, it is a powerful testimony to the consolation—even salvation—that an engagement with great literature can supply.” –Rebecca Mead, The New York Times – In addition, there will be a performance of Italian music by violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry – Luzzi is a professor of Italian at Bard College and the author of a number of award-winning books on the subject of Italy. – Books will be available for purchase and signing –  Information at 828-6411 – 2 pm – Third Floor Gallery (above Hudson Wine Merchants), 341 ½ Warren Street

 Opening Reception for Wordscape@ Clermont: A Poetry Trail – A month-long installation of over 350 poems, short pieces of prose, and words, displayed along the path to the mansion, throughout the gardens, and in Clermont Cottage – Work has been submitted on paper tags, wooden signs, printed cloth and other imaginative manners and has been weather-proofed for viewing throughout the month – This is a community-based art project, with contributions from individuals, both writers and non-writers, groups, schools and organizations throughout the Hudson Valley – The installations are viewable during normal park hours with scheduled readings by youth and adults – Information at www.friendsofclermont.org or 537-6622 – Opening Reception is from 4 to 6 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

 The Platte Clove Nature Theater – A spellbinding musical odyssey with Ryder Cooley, Luis Majica, and Fredo Viola – Guest musicians include Melora Creager of Rasputina, Karen Cole of Dust Bowl Faeries and more – The ensemble offers a unique theatrical blend of electronic and organic sounds, complex compositions, looped and layered vocals, piano, accordion, singing saw, beat box, ukulele, video projections, aerial movement and more! – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Next Monday, June 8

The Late Regulars – A new jazz trio featuring three of the Hudson area’s finest instrumental and improvisational talents—drummer Otto Hauser, bassist Terence Murren, and pianist Tony Kieraldo – The group plays post-bop jazz and original compositions – Reviewing their recent debut at Helsinki, critic Seth Rogovoy wrote, “Those who were there witnessed the birth of something cool.  Very cool.”   – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Citizens’ Climate Lobby – CCL is working toward non-partisan, free market, consumer friendly solutions to encourage clean, renewable energy – Anyone concerned about the stronger and more frequent storms, droughts, and heat waves we are experiencing is encouraged to come to the meeting  to find out how they can help – Information at citizensclimatelobby.org or 917-282-2395 – 6 pm – Offices of PS21, 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

Next Tuesday, June 9

Broader Brush: Community Development, Equity and the Arts – “A discussion for anyone who wants to help affect change in their communities” – The Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy presents Jeff Mirel, President of Albany Barn, and June W. Choi, consultant/coach to entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits (formerly with the Asian American Arts Alliance and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors) for an armchair discussion with the audience about art, community development, access and change. – Registration required at www.upstatecreative.org – Registration from 3 pm to 3:30 pm, Discussion from 3:30 pm to 5 pm, Networking Reception from 5 pm to 6:30 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

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

 Wednesday, June 10

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

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

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Events in Hudson NY, May 27 to May 31, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday-Sunday, May 27-31

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Baker’s Wife  – “A tasty mix of life’s necessities: a baker for a breadless village, tempestuous versus tender love, happenings that make life different and new, all sweetly served with a beautiful score” – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

Thursday, May 28

Jonah Parzen-Johnson plus McLaughlin/Chrisman Duo plus Destroyer of Worlds – …his music “combines extended saxophone with analog synthesizer to make unedited, un-looped, lo fi experimental folk music.” – And a new duo from Seth Chrisman and Nathan McLaughlin – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Steve Forbert – A Grammy Award-nominated folk-rock singer-songwriter, who was touted as a “new Dylan” when he burst upon the NYC music scene in the mid-1970s.  He played for spare change in Grand Central Station and became a favorite of the crowd at CBGB’s – He is in the midst of a creative revival this year with his first album of new songs in several years due out this summer and his memoir scheduled for publication this fall. – Information at 828-4800 or hdelsinkihudson.com– 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday-Sunday, May 28-31

Films at TSL

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – An Israeli woman, seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. – In Hebrew, French & Arabic with English subtitles

Liz in September – Based on the classic lesbian play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove – In Spanish with English subtitles

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Stuck in a nursing home and determined to escape on his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson leaps out a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey

A Wolf at the Door – This nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind, is based on real events

> Patience – A richly textured essay film exploring the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald, with contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers

The Sturgeon Queens – Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family have created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives – This is the 100th anniversary of the store

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

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

Friday, May 29

Vodka Tasting – Square One Vodka produces pure organic rye spirits infused with fresh vibrant botanicals to make this one of the cleanest and most distinctive vodkas.  Brendan from Inspired Beverages is here again to introduce Square One’s versatile flavors—Cucumber, Basil, Botanical, and the new Bergamot – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Fairview Plaza, Greenport

 SCB presents New York blues punk kings and Norton Records recording artistes Daddy Long Legs with special guests, the Schoemer Formation – “From the esteemed Norton Records label comes one of the wildest and most exciting groups of the current roots and blues revolution!  Daddy Long Legs is named for its harp-blowing, blues-bellowing front man, Brian Hurd—a blues hollerer who blurs any definition by age or color.  He growls, barks, yelps and wails without sounding like an imitation of anyone or anything.”  The Schoemer Formation is a Hudson Valley-based spoken word/improvised music project comprised of author Karen Schoemer, and underground rock ‘n’ roll legends Eric Goulden and Amy Rigby – Information at 828-1562 – Doors at 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Saturday, May 29-30

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

The Ghent Playhouse presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole “A drama infused with moments of humor and glimpses of hope,…”– Runs on weekends through June 7 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, May 30

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Prosharp Cutlery is on hand every weekend to sharpen your knives, scissors and small garden tools –Gail Cameron will be performing in the Music Tent and the Hudson Area Library will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com (The former website—www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com–also seems to be in operation.) – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

 Vintage Black Label One Day Trunk Sale – Meet acclaimed fashion illustrator George Gozum and receive a free portrait sketch with every purchase from the Vintage Black Label trunk – Information at 697-0909 – 12 noon to 4 pm – TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street

City of Hudson Police Department PBA Motorcycle Ride & Chicken BBQ – Information at 828-3388 – 12 noon to 8 pm – Central Firehouse, Seventh Street & Washington Street

Spring Fling Gala – To benefit the Hudson Opera House – Honoring past Presidents Thomas Froese and Douglas Thorn, and the first recipient of the HOH “Henry” Award—Bruno Pasquier-Desvignes, introduced by James Ivory – Musical accompaniment by Bobby Previte – Catered by Swoon – Silent Auction – Information and reservations at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – Cocktails at 5 pm, dinner at 7 pm – Second Floor Performance Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Bodyworks; Cars, Trucks, Bikes & Tattoos – Featuring the work of area artists in all mediums, showing off their “bodies of work” relating to the bodies of vehicles or figures through tattoo art – Juried by Bill Sinclair, area photographer, author, vintage car expert and owner of antique autos – Come to the opening dressed as your favorite greaser, biker, gearhead, pink lady, show off your tattoos.  There will be a prize for the “Best Dressed.” The opening also includes a musical performance by Christina Dellea, and a preview performance by The Two of Us Productions of their upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar. – Exhibition is on view through July 25 – Information at artscolumbia.orgor 671-6213 – 5 to 7 pm – Columbia County Council on the Arts, 209 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – A medley of five solo exhibitions to open the season – Dawn Clements: Drawings and Watercolors in the Main Galleries; Isidro Blasco: Tilted Garden in the Sculpture Garden and Photo-based work in the Carriage House, Ground Floor; Christine Hughes: Paintings and Drawings in the Carriage House, Second Floor; Kristen Rego: Works on Paper in the  Carriage House, Third Floor; and Saskia Sutherland: Flower Still Lifes in the Carriage House, Fourth Floor – On view through June 21 – Information at 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – June Invitational 2015 – Recent work by Diane Firtell, Shelley Marks, Susan Leroy Merill, and Honey Sharp – On view through June 21 – Also exhibiting gallery artists – Information at 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Artwork by Laura Summer, co-founder of Free Columbia – Information at 392-2760 – 2 pm, with artist’s talk at 2:30 pm and a music performance by Vocaluna at 3 pm – Breezeway Art Gallery, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

“Gardening with Deer” – A talk by Barbara Hobens – Hobens lives in the Hudson Valley, is a property evaluator, garden designer and consultant, lectures on wildlife gardening and white-tailed deer, and is author of the how- and where-to garden book, Garden Your City. – The talk is co-hosted by The Friends of Clermont, Tivoli Free Library, and the Germantown Library – Space is limited – Reservations and information at 537-6622 or friendsofclermont.org – 3 pm – The James D. Livingston Library at Clermont Cottage – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

Exhibition Opening – Concrete & Clay: Works Inspired by the Garden – Featuring seven regional ceramicists and one concrete fabricator, exhibiting both functional and ornamental items priced for sale – Decorative pieces with glazes and finishes influenced by nature and botanical elements will also be displayed – Information at spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – 4 to 6 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Exhibition Opening – Three local illustrators, Elwood Smith, Keith Bendis, and David Goldin, exhibit their work – Collectively their work has appeared in Time magazine, The SmithsonianThe New YorkerFortuneThe Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and many other major publications.  Elwood Smith’s illustrations have been the subject of an extensive retrospective exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum.  Keith Bendis has been an illustrator/cartoonist for decades and now does graphic recording and illustration for companies and organizations in Europe and the US.  David Goldin makes mixed media artwork with fantastical and warped creatures, dynamic pieces full of movement and feeling – Information at 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, 1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23

Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31

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

Never Grow Up! – Upstage Productions, Inc. presents a kids’ cabaret, featuring Upstage’s young performers – Thirty musical numbers will be performed by 39 talented children from local school districts – Information at 821-4449 – Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Hudson Intermediate School, Harry Howard Avenue

Sunday, May 31

Elie Wiesel in Conversation with Marvin Kalb – Elie Wiesel, founder of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and Nobel laureate, as he speaks with Marvin Kalb, Senior Advisor to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Senior fellow at Brookings, and Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard University – Moderated by Roselle Kline Chartock, Professor Emerita of Education, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Holocaust author and scholar – Part of  92Y Live, streamed live from the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City.  Audience members will be able to pose questions to the featured speakers – Limited seating – First-come, first-served – Information and registration at www.92ylive.eventbrite.com or call 828-6848 – 10:30 am – Congregation Anshe Emeth, 240 Joslen Boulevard

Exhibition Opening & Brunch – Judy Grunberg: Past & Present  A retrospective of work of  objects made in the interstices of her life from the 50s through 2014, including, but not limited to, photographs, digital diversions, line drawings, graphic design, silk work, and close, but not art? – Grunberg founded and heads PS21, now entering its tenth season of summer performances under a tent just north of Chatham – Information at 822-8448 – 11 am to 2 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 HWM Tasting – Kathleen will be behind the table, showing off two summery cocktails – Recipes and nibbles will be available.  This is the first in the HWM On The House cocktail series– Information at 828-6411 – 2 to 4 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Song for the Earth – A benefit concert with The Blue Ribbon Trio & Patchwork Symphony – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Author’s Reading – Author Joseph Luzzi reads from his new book, In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love – A Dante scholar, Luzzi tells his own story of personal loss while allowing the poet to guide his thinking and forge connections between life in the Inferno and the long life of grief.  His memoir is both a personal odyssey and a reminder of the power of great literature in the darkest of times. – Luzzi is a professor of Italian at Bard College and the author of a number of award-winning books on the subject of Italy. – The reading is followed by Q&A – Books will be available for purchase and signing –  Information at 392-3005 or chathambookstore.com – 2 to 4 pm– Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

The Uel Wade Music Scholarship Concert/Competition featuring five outstanding musicians, two of them pianists who have previously won prizes, and a bassoonist, a violinist, and a marimbist – The judges will choose the prize winners immediately after the competition, while violinist Hannah Cohen, the 2014 prizewinner, entertains the audience – The Wade Scholarship supports exceptional high school music students – Information at spencertownacademy.org or 392-3693 – 3 pm – Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown

Edwardian Great Lawn and Porch Party on the Rokeby Farm Estate  To benefit the Sloop Eleanor restoration – Music by the Blackiston Twins, food and beverages by Bruno’s, house tours, and talk by Halsey Herreshoff, America’s Cup yacht designer and sailor – Silent Auction –  Reservations and Information by e-mail to eleanorrestoratioinproject@gmail.com – 3 to 6 pm – Rokeby Estate, 845 River Road, Barrytown

Dr. Sohyun Ahn performs a program of Mozart piano sonatas from her soon-to-be released CD – She has been named Performer of the Year by South Korea’s leading classical music journal.  She has been invited to perform in many European and Asian countries.  In the US she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Bechstein Hall and Hubbard Recital Hall. – Information at 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, 1 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23

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Events in Hudson NY, May 20 to May 24, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday, May 20

Upstreet Market, Hudson’s weekly mid-week farmers’ market, opens for business with 18 vendors offering fresh produce, local meats, cheese, eggs, baked goods, herbal medicines, and prepared foods to eat on the spot or take home for supper – Information by e-mail to UpstreetMarket@gmail.com – 4 to 7 pm – Seventh Street Park (The Public Square), between Seventh Street and Park Place 

Thursday, May 21

Spring Clean-up Day – Organized by Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood and community partners – Information at 828-5418 – 2 to 6 pm – Starting at Warren & Front Streets 

Brooks’ Barbecue – Chicken and Ribs – Sit Down or Take Out – Information and tickets at 567-5588 or 828-9657 – To benefit the Hudson Day Care Center – 4 to 7 pm or until sold out – First Presbyterian Church, Corner of Fourth & Warren Streets

Thursday-Sunday, May 21-24

Films at TSL

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Stuck in a nursing home and determined to escape on his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson leaps out a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey

A Wolf at the Door – This nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind, is based on real events

> Every Secret Thing – A detective story involving missing children and teenage girls

Patience – A richly textured essay film exploring the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald, with contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers 

The Sturgeon Queens – Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family have created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives – This is the 100th anniversary of the store

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

> City Lights  A Charlie Chaplin classic film featuring The Little Tramp

A Night at the Opera – A Marx Brothers’ classic film

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

Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The Baker’s Wife  – “A tasty mix of life’s necessities: a baker for a breadless village, tempestuous versus tender love, happenings that make life different and new, all sweetly served with a beautiful score” – Professional musical theatre-in-the-round – Also performed on May 27-31 – Information, schedule and reservations at 392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org – Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham

 Friday, May 22

HWM Friday Tasting – Rowan Imports will be pouring ciders and liqueurs – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Bonfire – Summer 2015 Shana Lee Jewelry Collection Opening – Information at 828-8789 – 6 to 8 pm – Shana Lee Jewelry, 315 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening –  HQTBD/Headquarters To Be Determined presents Still/Life, a 3D rendering of contemporary practices in the Hudson area – The exhibition reimagines the still life as a living arrangement, activated by bringing together works and programs by artists of diverse backgrounds into a single community space.  The exhibiting artists include Peggy Ahwesh, Ephraim Asili, Conor Backman, Annie Bielski, Hannah Black, Jeffrey Gibson, Elise McMahon, Takeshi Murata, Aily Nash, Nick Payne, Carla Perez-Gallardo, Daniel Seward, Tristan Schipa, William Stone, Earl Swanigan, and Jon Wang. The programs for the opening night include a screening of moving image works by three artists in the exhibition.  (See “Basilica Screenings” below.) HQTBD is a parasite project that inhabits and programs various spaces in Hudson, NY.  This first showing is on view through June 14 – Information on open hours and a schedule of performances and events, at www.hqtbd.com – 6 to 10 pm – Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

 Hudson Cruises Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise – Become an amateur detective during this murder mystery aboard The Marika luxury yacht  –The Two of Us Productions performs Fishing For Trouble for a fun, suspense-filled evening of murder and mayhem – Full dinner included – Full cash bar – Information and reservations at 888-764-1844 or 518-348-8993 or book via www.zerve.com/HudsonCruise/Murder — 7 pm to 9:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Broad St grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Beautiful Victims – Three established writers/performers from New York City—Henrietta Weekes, Frazier Russell, and Shelley Stenhouse—read from their newest work – Information at  822-8448 – 7:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street 

 Basilica Screenings – The fifth annual season’s first screening of moving image works by three artists–  Many Thousands Gone (2015) by Ephraim Asili, Kissing Point and Lessons of War (both 2014) by Peggy Ahwesh, and OM Rider (2014) by Takeshi Murata – All three artists will be present to discuss their work – Shown in conjunction with the HQTBD exhibition in the Back Gallery – Information at www.hqtbd.com – 8 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Blood Warrior/ Death Vessel/ Liv Carrow  – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Friday-Saturday, May 22-23

Traditions Linens Factory Outlet 11th Annual Memorial Day Sale –Locally-made bedding, towels, decorative pillows, blankets, quilts and coverlets, scarves, pajamas, socks and tableware, up to 90% off retail prices – Also a world class Fabric Loft – Information at 851-3975 – 9 am to 4 pm – 29 Route 9H,  Claverack 

Friday-Sunday, May 22-24

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides a regular evening Hudson-Athens Ferry service during the summer months  – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Show your ferry ticket to participating restaurants for discounts  –Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com– The ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm – This weekend only, the ferry also runs on Sunday from 4 to 8 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

The Ghent Playhouse presents David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole “A drama infused with moments of humor and glimpses of hope,…”– Runs on weekends through June 7 – Information and reservations at 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org – Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, Ghent

Saturday, May 23

Hudson Farmers’ Market –Asparagus is here, and Prosharp Cutlery is on hand every weekend to sharpen your knives, scissors and small garden tools – New this year:  Get a Frequent Buyer Card from any vendor; make ten purchases and get a free HFM shopping tote.  This weekend Abby Lappen will be in the performance tent and the Hudson Pride Foundation will be in the Community Tent – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com (The former website—www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com–also seems to be in operation.) – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets  

Exhibition Opening – Mark Wasserbach: New Sculpture – On view through June 21 – Information at 212-518-7551 or mcdarisfineart.com – 6 to 8 pm, McDaris Fine Art, 623 Warren Street

 Classics on Hudson presents String Trios by Schubert and Mozart with Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin; Helena Baillie, viola; and Peter Wiley, cello – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 Kath Bloom (with Tom Hanford) and Linda Draper – For fans of the song and how to feel it, Kath Bloom is some kind of legend.  She has been described as “…a woman who has spent years in the wilderness…An early unpretentious presence, she can snap a heart like a twig.” – Linda Draper’s “wise, wistful, and quietly devastating folk-pop reaches new levels of refinement on her latest album…bringing early Joni Mitchell and Kate McGarrigle to mind…” – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street 

 HD screening of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of Antony and Cleopatra – “…a steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world…” – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

 Wine Tasting – Febe Lange brings her distinctive wines from La Tosca, a small Chilean estate.  They reflect both the traditions and the modernity of the wine and food scene in that exciting and vibrant country – Information at 828-0934 or fairview.wines.com – 1 to 5 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue, Fairview Plaza (Route 9), Greenport

 Book Party & Author Reading – Jynne Dilling Martin, the 2013 National Science Foundation Antarctica Writer-in-Residence, reads from her book of poetry, We Mammals in Hospitable Times – Martin is described by Time Out New York as “an extraordinary poet,” and by The New York Times as “full of intelligence and discretion.” – Information at 828-2288 – 3 pm to 4:30 pm with author reading at 4 pm – Retrospective Gallery, 711 Warren Street

Looking Out: The Power of Nature and Music – Amanda Boyd-Grout, soprano; Michael Clement, piano; and Joseph Rutkowski, clarinet,  perform works by Schubert, Spohr, Schumann, Poulenc and McCabe – 5 pm – Hillsdale United Methodist Church, corner of Routes 22 & 23, Hillsdale 

Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24

Third Annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival – Sponsored by the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail – Features award-winning wineries, distilleries, cideries and craft breweries from the Hudson Valley and the Massachusetts Berkshire Region – Local and regional food producers offer food samplings – Raffles – Bounce house and pony rides for kids –Information at hudsonberkshirewinefestival.com or 732-7317 – Sat. from 11 am to 6 pm, Sun. from 11 am to 5 pm – Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 203, Chatham (Entrance on Route 66)

Saturday-Monday, May 23-25

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

Sunday, May 24

Remembering Christina – A memorial gathering in honor of Christina Malisoff, a beloved long-time member of the Hudson community, who passed away on April 19th of this year – Christina’s artwork will be exhibited, as well as drawings of her made by members of the HOH life drawing class.  A film called Christina’s World, made by Isabelle Barton in 1999, will be shown – Feel free to bring a dish to share. – Information at 822-1438 – 11 am – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

 25th Annual Country Barbecue – “A great bustling country picnic” sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy in celebration of the agricultural heritage and character of Columbia County – Music, live entertainment, farm tours, many fun and educational activities for children of all ages, and delicious locally-sourced food and drink – Information at clctrust.org/barbecue or 392-5252 – 4:30 pm to 8 pm –Dutch Hollow Farm, 3137 Running Creek Road, Schodack Landing, NY

 

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Events in Hudson NY, May 12 to May 17, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Tuesday, May 12

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

The Little Prince – Performed by actor/storyteller Matthew Dexter – Based on the popular book by Antoine De Saint-Exupery – Suitable for all ages – 7 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Thursday, May 14

How masculinity has changed – In the 21st century, for men and women, gay or straight, the landscape of masculinity has changed.  Join David Sampliner, director of the Netflix documentary, My Own Man, and Chris Tarry, author of the short story collection, How To Carry Bigfoot Home, to talk about the challenges of being a partner, a dad, and a good (enough) man.  The evening will include tall tales, humorous truths, and a short screening – Books will be available for purchase and signing – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Alan Devoe Bird Club will hold a bird walk to look for spring migrant birds – For information call the trip coordinator, Bill Cook at 851-2678 – Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult – 8 am – Meet at the visitor parking lot, Drowned Lands Conservation Area, Route 3, Ancram (3.5 miles north of Ancramdale Route 82)

Thursday-Sunday, May 14-17

Films at TSL

> Rebels of the Neon God – A despondent cram school student becomes obsessed with a young petty thief – In Mandarin with English subtitles

Dior and I – Takes the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house            

> White God – A story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed human superiors

> Every Secret Thing – A detective story involving missing children and teenage girls

Patience – A richly textured essay film exploring the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald, with contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers

The Sturgeon Queens – Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family have created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives – This is the 100th anniversary of the store

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

> City Lights – A Charlie Chaplin classic film featuring The Little Tramp

A Night at the Opera – A Marx Brothers’ classic film

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

Friday, May 15

Large Exposition Auction – Six hundred lots of English, Continental and American furniture, decorations and art, Asian and ethnographic decorations – Also art and jewelry – Information and online catalogue at stairgalleries.com or 751-1000 – Previews Monday through Thursday, May 11-14 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Friday from 10 am to 3 pm when the auction begins – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Artist and Friends Community Potluck Dinner – To celebrate the artist community through monthly potluck dinners by sharing artwork and exploring creativity as a spiritual practice – Visual artists, writers, dancers, filmmakers and their friends are all welcome.  Please bring a dish to share or a give a donation – Artists expected to share their work this month are:  painter Cynthia Mulvaney, photographer Mick Hales, performance artist Abby Lappen, artist Kiko Govantes, and ceramics artist Jessica Alt-Cropper.  If you would like to show your work, send examples to christinehales@me.com along with contact information – The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 to 9 pm – First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets (Use the side entrance on Fourth Street.)

Chris Brokaw and Peter Aaron – Chris Brokaw is best known as the drummer in CODEINE and the guitarist in COME, who made several albums in the 1990s that are considered landmarks in American independent rock music.  Since 2001 he has focused primarily on his work as a solo artist – Peter Aaron will perform a solo guitar set – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

 Rhett Miller – With Salim Nourallah opening – “While best known as lead singer and songwriter of seminal alt-country band the Old 97s, Rhett Miller has enjoyed an equally successful solo career, emphasizing his brilliance as a songwriting craftsman drawing on a wider, pop-rock palette, and delivering hooks around every corner…” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Reading & Book Signing – Author DW Gibson reads from his latest book, The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-first Century – The book explores the process of gentrification from the perspective of those involved with it.  Through oral histories of brokers, buyers, sellers, renters, landlords, artists, and contractors—the people who are being shaped by and are shaping the new New York City–Gibson explains what urban change really looks and feels like.  The reading is followed by a conversation with bookstore owner Thomas Chulak and Q&A with the author – The event is co-sponsored by Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, where Gibson is director of the writers’ residency program – Information at 392-3005 – 5 to 7 pm – Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham

Questar III Seventh Annual Classic Car Cruise-in – Get your kicks on Route 66! – All specialty vehicles welcome – Buffet prepared by Culinary Arts students available – Music from Cruisin’ 93.5 – To benefit the Scholarship Fund – Information at 828-4157 – 5 to 8 pm – Columbia-Greene Educational Center, Route 66, Greenport

Friday-Saturday, May 15-16

Mosaic Tree Stumps by Jason Middlebrook – Sculpted from Styrofoam, coated in fiberglass and tiled in glass mosaic, each stump is unique.  The forms themselves are roughly the size and shape of large cut stumps that could be found in the forest.  The tile patterns mimic those found in kitchens, bathrooms and inlaid garden furniture. Middlebrook’s work is known for investigating the tension between natural and manmade materials, and focusing on man’s impact on nature.  Installed in the gallery’s garden, the stumps sit under the limbs of an eighty-year old Silver Maple tree.  Sunlight filters through its growing leaves.  The light, always changing, reflects off the mosaic. Information at 828-6680 or baileygallery.com – On view through June 20 on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 6 pm or by appointment – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Saturday, May 16

Hudson Farmers’ Market –This weekend Marilyn Miller will be providing music – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com (The former website—www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com–also seems to be in operation.)  – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Follow the carrots painted on the pavement leading to the market at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

HD screening of the National Theatre of London’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman – Starring Ralph Fiennes – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Hudson: Art Works – Self-portraits by Hudson High School students working in collaboration with local professional artists – The resulting artworks represent a wide variety of styles, and reflect the diverse group of students working under the mentorship of artists that work in all mediums – The program was initiated by abstract painter Myron Polenberg, and inspired by an exhibition organized by The Education Project in NYC in 1994 – On view through May 31 – Information at 822-1438 or hudsonoperahouse.org – 5 to 7 pmHudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Newcomers: The Immigrant Experience  Two solo exhibits: Photographs by Thomas Holton and Photographs by Edie Bresler, plus a Portfolio Showcase with work by Mary Beth Meehan and Eleonora Ronconi – On view through June 21 – Information at 617-312-8550 or davisortongallery.com – 5 to 7 pm – Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Frank Tartaglione: New Paintings and Works on Paper – On view through June 22 – Information at 828-1677 – 6 to 8 pm – Galerie Gris, 621 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – VAULT: Works by Sean-Paul Pluguez – “Sean-Paul Pluguez allows us into a creative compartment where even seemingly mundane objects have an aura of value.  What more appropriate way to propel any object or surface to prominence than bathing it in a golden light. With the three-year culmination of what Pluguez refers to as the “gold project” ordinary objects are awarded fine art status through the perceived value of precious metal.” On view through Summer 2015 – Information at 646-483-9109 or frgdesignart.com – 6 to 8 pm – FRG Objects & Design/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

HRC Showcase Theatre presents a staged reading of How To Save a Life by Elizabeth Anderson – The play is winner of the 2014-15 W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest, chosen from over 100 submissions – The reading is followed by a reception and “talk back” with the playwright, actors and director – Information and reservations at 851-2061 – Walk-ins welcome – 7:30 pm – Auditorium, First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street

 Ryley Walker and Pigeons – Information at 828-1562 – 8 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Bard College Conservatory of Music students perform as part of the Young Artist Series – This last concert of the season will include works by Mozart, Brahms, and Schumann – Information and reservations at 392-2760 – 3 pm – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

Unreserved Catalogued Estate Sale – Online catalogue at copakeauction.com – Information at 329-1142 – Preview Thurs 11 am to 5 pm, Fri 11 am to 7 pm, and Sat 12 noon to 2:45 pmwith auction at 3 pm – Copake Auction, 266 Route 7A, Copake

Exhibition Opening – Mariangela Damiani – Aquarelle, Plein-Aire, and the Umbrian Countryside – Information at jdamianigallery.com or 828-8750 – 4 to 7 pm – J. Damiani Gallery, 237 Warren Street

Writers Omi Spring Reading and BBQ – A distinguished group of international writers, translators, and poets currently in residence at the Omi International Arts Center, read from their works – Following the reading, visitors are invited to a barbeque feast and reception for the writers, for which donations are appreciated – Information at 392-4747 or artomi.org – 5 pm – Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent

Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17

New York Rivers Boating Festival – A one of a kind event with a focus on rediscovering boating and recreation on the Hudson River – Sponsored by the Mohawk Hudson Council of Yacht Clubs – A land and water boat show of new and pre-owned boats presented by dealers and individuals – Educational activities on safe boating – Food and craft vendors – US Power Squadron marine flare demonstrations – Antique Motor Boat Museum – Children’s activities – Music and dancing with the Macerators – NYS Police dive team demonstration, etc. – Information at 463-6985 or  http://nyriversboatingfestival.com/ – 10:30 am to 6 pm both days – Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises provides daytime Hudson-Athens Ferry service during the NY Rivers Boating Festival – Tickets available on the boat for cash only – Advance purchase of 10 tickets available at a discounted price on the boat – Also specials for ferry riders from participating businesses – Information at 822-1014 or www.hudsoncruises.com – The Ferry departs Hudson on the hour and Athens on the half hour from 12 noon to 6 pm – Board at the City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street

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

Sunday, May 17

Literchoor is My Beat: A New Directions Festival – Author Ian S. MacNiven reads from his award-winning biography of New Directions founder and poet James Laughlin – Followed by a roundtable discussion with MacNiven, current New Directions president Barbara Epler, and former president Peggy Fox – Plus a pop-up bookshop featuring current and classic ND titles – Presented by Karen Schoemer, Bookseller and TSL – Information at 822-8100 – 1 to 3 pm – Time & Space Limited434 Columbia Street

River Crossings Curators’ Lecture – Artist Stephen Hannock and art historian Jason Rosenfeld, curators of the Olana/Thomas Cole House blockbuster exhibition River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, discuss how the project was conceived and how it came to engage such an extraordinary group of artists – Information at rivercrossings.org –  2 pm – Arts Center Theater, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Upstage Productions presents Nunsense with those zany Nuns in a dinner theatre presentation – Ticket price includes a complete buffet – Reservations required by calling 828-3326 – Information at upstageproductionsinc.org – 2 pm – Kozel’s Restaurant, 1006 Route 9H, Ghent

Folk Y’all, My Druthers, and Mail Myself to Thoreau – Old-timey American party music from New London, CT – Crowd shoutin’ traditionals and foot-stompin’ originals! – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – El Anatsui: Five Decades – El Anatsui has just been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, the Venice Biennale’s highest honor.  Five Decades is a comprehensive survey spanning the last forty years of Anatsui’s celebrated career, from compositions in painting, wood and clay, to the magnificent metal works for which he is renowned. The exhibition celebrates the first anniversary of The School. – On view through September 26 – Information at jackshainman.com or 758-1628  – 1 to 4 pm and subsequent Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm – Jack Shainman Gallery/The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

 

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Events in Hudson NY, May 6 to May 12, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

Wednesday, May 6

Dana Sipos and Matt Heckler – Sipos “crafts folk, roots and Canadiana-nuanced songs that map heart and country, and the spaces between.  She inhabited the far north before going nomad.  She beguiles and charms, weaving fragments of stories, myths and dreams that she has collected and spun, salted and sealed into song.” – “Virtuosic fiddler and banjoist Matt Heckler (formerly of Deep Chatham) will bring his bombastic Appalachian re-interpretations to once again test the fortitude of the Spotty floorboards!” –Information at 671-6006 – 8 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street –

Thursday, May 7

Home & Garden Buy Local Expo – Sponsored by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – Geared specifically toward homeowners, second homeowners, and property managers – Home improvement, landscape, real estate, contractor, and craft-based businesses will be showcased – Information at 828-4417 or columbiachamber-ny.com – 4 to 7 pm – Catskill Point, At the end of Main Street overlooking the Hudson River, Catskill

Thursday-Sunday, May 7-10

Films at TSL

> Rebels of the Neon God – A despondent cram school student becomes obsessed with a young petty thief – In Mandarin with English subtitles

Dior and I – Takes the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house            

> White God – A story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed human superiors

> Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll – A vibrant musical culture that was nearly lost forever under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime is revived and celebrated in this documentary

The Sturgeon Queens – Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family have created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives – This is the 100th anniversary of the store

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

> City Lights – A Charlie Chaplin classic film featuring The Little Tramp

A Night at the Opera – A Marx Brothers’ classic film

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

Friday, May 8

Exhibition Opening – Mother’s Day  A solo exhibition of watercolors by Claudia Engel – A tribute to mothers and all the new life that spring represents – Information at 828-5825 or rosegalleryfineart.com – 5 to 8 pm – Rose Gallery Fine Art, 238a Warren Street

Heather Maloney – Singer-songwriter noted for her indie rock sound and folk roots – Her Helsinki concert comes just one week after the release of her long-awaited new album, “Making Me Break” – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm, with Will Dailey opening at 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wickers Creek Band Spring Tour takes the group to Philmont again – Stop by for tasty bluegrass and renowned local cuisine – Information at wickerscreekband.com – 8 to 10 pm – Main Street Public House, 12 Main Street, Philmont

Friday-Sunday, May 8-10

Claverack Library Spring Book & Plant Sale – An annual event to benefit the library, featuring used books for all ages (most hardcovers at $1 and most paperbacks at 50 cents.) – A selection of annuals, perennials, and vegetable plants – Breakfast and lunch and baked goods available on Saturday – Children’s activities – Tours of the new Claverack Library and community center at the A.B. Shaw firehouse next door may be available, construction permitting – Information at claveracklibrary.org  or 851-7120 – A special preview reception on Friday from 5 to 7 pm for a chance at best book selection – Sat from 9 am to 2 pm, Sun from 10 am to 2 pm – Claverack Free Library and Reading Room, 629 Route 23B, Claverack

Saturday, May 9

Hudson Valley Old Time Power Association Annual Auction – Twenty acres of antique tools and equipment laid out in neat rows, with a mobile auctioneer’s stand, pulled by a tractor, traversing the fields and conducting business until every object is sold – Here you will find antique tractors, old-fashioned farm implements, handcrafts, and one-of-a-kind furnishings – Food available –Breakfast available starting at 7 am – Information at 822-1511 – 8 am until everything is sold – Rain or shine – 390 Fingar Road, just east of the intersection of Routes 9, 23, and 31

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Second Saturday of the larger-than-ever summer market with some 30 vendors in all. This weekend visit the Community Tent and find out about the Columbia Land Conservancy – For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com (The former website—www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com–also seems to be in operation.)  – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine – Follow the carrots painted on the pavement and pointing to the market at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

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

Local History Speaker Series – Conrad Vispo will discuss his book, The Nature of the Place: A History of Living with the Land in Columbia County, NY, followed by Q&A – Information at 828-1792 – 3:30 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Plays in Progress presents Sex and Death, a reading of short plays by Sharon Breslan, Ellen Clarkson, Bernie Kukoff, Richard Landers, Ralda Lee, Lucile Lichtblau & Jesse Waldinger – To benefit the Hudson Opera House – Information at 822-1438 – 7 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey –The impossibly cool jazz guitarist/singer is joined by his incredibly talented wife, Broadway actress/singer, Jessica Molaskey, to present an evening of new songs and classic standards – Direct from a one month engagement at The Carlyle Hotel in NYC, this show has garnered great critical acclaim including making Time magazine’s Top Ten Musical Theatre shows of 2014 – The popular couple co-hosts the nationally syndicated weekly radio program, “Radio Deluxe.” – Part of the Helsinki on Broadway series, presented in association with Showstoppers New York – Information at 828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Dramatic Reading & Author’s Talk – Selections from Lucy Frank’s novel, Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling—a dialogue in verse between two adolescent girls sharing a hospital room.   Performed as a dramatic reading by two local teens–Kylie Pecord, a senior at Germantown Central School, and Rileigh Toole of Palenville—both veterans of Carol Rusoff’s theatre workshops at The Bridge and the Hudson Opera House.  The novel follows the unfolding friendship between two very different girls who share a hospital room and an illness.  Though the book is intended for young adult readers, its subject matter—teenagers dealing with a chronic illness (Crohn’s disease)—speaks to adults as well.  The performance will be followed by a Q&A and a discussion with the author – Information at 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org – 5 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23, Hillsdale

Armchair Travel Series: Cinco de Mayo – A culinary class with local chef-instructor Julie Gale, owner of the At the Kitchen Table Cooking School in Hillsdale – Participants will be led through a hands-on cooking demonstration to learn three recipes—Chiles en Nogada, Chicken Mole, and Pineapple Flan – The Series is designed to celebrate artist Frederic Church’s love of travel and exploration.  This session celebrates Church’s particular affinity for Mexico where he spent eighteen winters.  Space is limited, so please pre-register at 828-1872 x 105 or by e-mail to ahufnagel@olana.org – 1 to 3 pm – Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G. Greenport

Garden Conservancy Open Day – Tour Margaret Roach’s garden – This nearly 25-year old garden is on a two-and-one-third-acre hillside, in a former orchard with a simple farmhouse and outbuildings, set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road – Specialty growers Broken Arrow Nursery, will be selling plants at the garden – Information and directions at gardenconservancy.org/open-days/ — 10 am to 4 pm – 99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls

Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10

Hudson Valley Choral Society Spring Concert in two locations – Featuring Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore – Also showcasing new compositions and arrangements by regional composers D. Haller, Julie Kabat, Horatio Spafford, Kevin Quigley, Charlie Fitzhugh, and James Oppenheimer – Gretchen Rueckheim conducts, with soloists Rose Hunsberger, soprano; Mary Hack, alto; Doug Schmolze, tenor; and John Arthur Miller, bass-baritone – Tickets and information at 794-9831 or 828-3698 – Saturday: 7:30 pm, Our Lady of Hope, 8074 Route 22, Copake FallsSunday3:30 pm, First Reformed Church, 56 Green Street, Hudson

Sunday, May 10

Mothers’ Day

Hudson Cruises Mothers’ Day Dinner and Music Cruise – A special Mothers’ Day afternoon Dinner Cruise aboard the luxury Marika Cruise Yacht. Enjoy dinner and drinks, while listening to the music of the Stuart Quimby Trio and cruising the Hudson River Valley. Especially planned for families; couples and groups also welcome – Information and reservations at hudsoncruises.com or call 888-764-1844 – Boarding at 2 pm, cruise from 2:30 pm to 5 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Water Street, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Broad St grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

 At Home with the Soledad Ensemble – A bouffon performance of work in progress from DF&T’s current resident artist – “The bouffons are in town and they’re making a play about home.  These grotesque demi-gods hold a mirror up to our nature, mimicking and mocking all things familiar, and exposing things unspoken…a heart-searing afternoon of music, mystery, nostalgia, trauma, hypocrisy, fantasy, and more.”  – Performance is followed by Q&A – Information and reservations at 545-4028 – Drop Forge & Tool, 10 Aitken Avenue

Next Tuesday, May 12

The Little Prince – Performed by actor/storyteller Matthew Dexter – Based on the popular book by Antoine De Saint-Exupery – Suitable for all ages – Culture Hall, Camphill Ghent, 2542 Route 66, Chatham

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Events in Hudson NY, April 27 to May 4, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.  

THIS WEEKEND…

Olana and Thomas Cole House open their joint blockbuster exhibition, River Crossings.

SmashCrashBash! lets loose at The Half Moon.

The Hudson Farmers’ Market opens for business at Sixth & Columbia!

The seventh annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival 

Fifth annual Ramp Festival open right on time.

Four exhibitions open on Warren Street on Saturday night.

Classics on Hudson offers children and their parents a classical concert followed by an instrument petting zoo.

Thursday, April 30

Peter Cipkowski offers his popular photo presentation called Hudson’s Lost Neighborhood: Remembering South Front Street as part of the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series – The presentation is an historical look at the South Front Street neighborhood that was devastated by Urban Renewal in the 1970s, and includes photographs and home movies taken by Cipkowski’s  grandfather who owned and operated Chipp’s Market at 30 South Front Street – This special presentation is offered by reservation only by calling 828-1792 – 6 pm – Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street

Arthur Brooks Ensemble – Trumpeter-composer Arthur Brooks is one of the unsung heroes of the new music.  In his 40+ year career he has collaborated with such legendary figures as Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, Sonny Sharrock, and Alan Silva.  For over 20 years he taught alongside Dixon in the Black Music Division at Bennington College. – Visit soundcloud.com/arthurbrooksensemble – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Thursday-Sunday, April 30-May 3

Films at TSL

> Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault – Documents the now-legendary 1971 debate between two heroes of the intellectual Left

Amour Fou –“…inspired by the actual suicide in 1811 of Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel—goes against expectations to become a wry and curious denunciation of dying for love.”

> Sputnik Mania  “At the height of the Cold War, Sputnik almost provoked World War III, were it not for a private agreement between two ex-generals…”

> Paris was a Woman – A portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, and photographers (Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early 20th Century.

> Human Capital – Begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve – In Italian with English subtitles

Detour – Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1945 film begins when hitchhiker Al Roberts accepts a ride from an affable gambler who suffers a fatal heart attack

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

The Golddiggers of 1933 – A Broadway producer has the talent, the tunes, the theater, and everything else he needs to put on a show—except the dough. – A Busby Berkeley classic

The General — A classic Buster Keaton film

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

Friday, May 1

Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases – An overview of Lyme disease, a serious problem for Hudson Valley residents – Dr. Brian Fallon, internationally renowned for his work on the neurologic and neuropsychiatric aspects of Lyme disease and Director of the Tick-borne Disease Research Center at Columbia University, will provide an overview of Lyme disease and bring the audience up-to-date on the latest advances in research, and strategies for prevention, that are helping to solve controversies and improve public health – Information on strategies for prevention of these diseases including person protection, pet protection and information on how to eliminate tick habitat from your property will be available. – Pre-registration is requested at 622-9820 ext. 0 – Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties – 7 pm – Fine Arts Theatre, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Sean Rowe –“Troy, NY native Sean Rowe is a throwback to 1970s-era soulful rock poets like Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, and Van Morrison – He boasts an impossibly deep and rich baritone, a gift for melody, an innate sense of groove, and a knack for the perfectly hewn image to get across his haunting, brooding folk-rock and soul anthems.” – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SmashCrashBash!! – Born Loose and Wizard Sex will perform at the 18th installment of this monthly rock ‘n’ roll-themed party featuring live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ‘n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure – Born Loose is one of New York’s best bands.  Fronted by Larry May, formerly of punk rock thugs the Candy Snatchers, the quartet continues in that outfit’s tradition of outta-control rock ‘n’ roll a la the Dead Boys and (Johnny Thunders’) Heartbreakers. Wizard Sex is another crazed garage punk unit on the rise.  The A-side title of their debut single says it all: “Rock-N-Roll is My Business.” DJing are Sean McDevitt (Retouch Records) and Chris Bishop (WGXC, Garage Hangover blog) – Information at 828-1562 – Doors at 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday, May 2

Hudson Farmers’ Market – Opening day of the larger-than-ever summer market with some 30 vendors in all. Welcome back your favorites and say hello to new ones, including the Pickle Man and Moon Goddess Herbals. Some familiar vendors will be selling new products such as Samascott’s Nine Pin Hard Cider. For a list of vendors and information on their products, or to sign up for a weekly newsletter visit www.hudsonmarket.weebly.com also seems to be in operation.)  – 9 am to 1 pm – Rain or shine! – Follow the carrots painted on the pavement and pointing to the market at the corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

Plant Swap & Sale – Bring some plants to exchange, or if you are just starting out, come and see what treasures you can take home.  The Cornell Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand for lots of garden talk – pH soil testing will be available – Information at 828-3346 or by e-mail to columbiagreene@cornell.edu – Rain or shine – 10 am to 12 noon – Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 479 Route 66

 The Seventh Annul Hudson Children’s Book Festival features 75 children’s and young adult authors and illustrators  – Browse, buy books, and meet the authors –National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, author of brown girl dreaming, will be there from 10 am to 12 noon  – Scheduled authors’ readings in the Read To Me Corner – Performances by favorite children’s performers Aaron Nigel Smith  and John Farrell  – Exhibits from area organizations – Food available – Free bus transportation  available from downtown Hudson  – Information at www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com – 10 am to 3 pm – Hudson Junior/Senior High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue

Fifth Annual Ramp Fest Hudson – A gastronomic event to celebrate the ramp, an early spring vegetable known for its strong garlicky odor and pronounced onion flavor – The ramp, considered a spring delicacy and abundant in the Hudson Valley, will be at the center of original dishes created by superstar chefs from both upstate and downstate New York – For the first time the Fest includes collaborations with environmentally-conscious and like-minded organizations.  Glynwood, Hawthorne Valley, Camphill Village and Green Mountain Energy will participate with educational and hands-on demonstrations to renew focus on sustainable agriculture, community, and energy.  Entry fee includes a ramp dish created by each chef – Cash Bar – Live music by local rockabilly/honky-tonk band Chops and Sauerkraut – The event is organized by Jeff Gimmel, Executive Chef at Swoon Kitchenbar in Hudson.  This is a very popular event so advance purchase and early arrival is suggested – For information, including a list of the seventeen participating restaurants and chefs, go to www.rampfesthudson.com – 12 noon to 4 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

HD screening of the Metropolitan Opera production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Exhibition Opening – Streetscapes: Recent Work by Natalie Levy – On view through May 24 – Also exhibiting gallery artists – Information at 822-0510 – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Priscilla Derven: Disland: Paintings 2013-2015 – “Nothing stays the same on our land.  Water changes everything.” – On view through May 24 – Information at 828-5907 – 6 to 8 pm – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

 Two Exhibition Openings – Cast of Characters – Figurative works by Michael Crawford, Paul Katz, and David Austin; and Heavy Metal – A solo show of highly realistic paintings by Joe Richards – On view through May 31 – Information at 828-1915 or carriehaddadgallery.com – 6 to 8 pm – Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

The Kitchen Ecosystem – Dinner with Eugenia Bone – Harnessing leftover components from one dish to add flavor to a future dish saves time, saves money, and reduces food waste.  This is a practice used by most professional chefs.  Chef/author Eugenia Bone will prepare a four-course dinner which demonstrates how you, too, can cook this way.  Throughout the evening she will provide insight on how to take advantage of the “whole food” and the “whole jar,” and she will illustrate the techniques for using the byproducts from the evening’s dinner to become the basis for tomorrow’s.  She will use food scraps from the dinner to prepare carrot top pesto for everyone to take home.  The meal will be served with wines selected by Hudson Wine Merchants.  Advance reservations required.  For information, reservations and to view the menu, go to valleyvariety.com – 6:30 pm to 9 pm – Valley Variety, 705 Warren Street

Green Goats Jam: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Rebuild – This past February, a tragic fire destroyed the barn and a herd of 100 goats at Green Goats Farm in Red Hook. With this concert, three country, Celtic, and roots music groups lend their musical assistance to the cause – Performers include the Little Creek Band, T. McCann Band, and the String Masters – Information at facebook.com/redhookbarnraising – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 Botanica – Vinyl Healing & Good Vibes – with DJ Effie Asili and Guest DJ Mar Mar – Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie, Reggae, Afrobeat, and Latin – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, May 3

Exhibition Opening – River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home – Olana State Historic Site and Thomas Cole National Historic Site join forces to co-host a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary art by 28 contemporary artists at two historic settings on the Hudson River.  The artists, including Chuck Close, Maya Lin, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman, and Kiki Smith, illuminate the pivotal role that Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Church played in shaping an innovative culture of American art.  The exhibition, co-curated by the painter Stephen Hannock and art historian Jason Rosenfeld, PhD, takes place in the residences and surrounding landscapes of both Thomas Cole House and Olana, with transportation provided from the Amtrak Station in Hudson and between the two exhibition sites.  A hardcover book accompanies the exhibition and a Curators’ Lecture takes place on Sunday, May 17 at 2pm at Columbia-Green Community College – The exhibition is on view through November 1 – Information and tickets to both sites at www.rivercrossings.org – On opening day:  Guided Tours from 11 am to 1 pm; Self-guided Touring from 2 to 5 pm – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Greenport; Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

Project Monarch – An opportunity for children, ages 5 to 12, and their families to become “butterfly heroes” by learning about the Monarch Butterfly and by participating in activities to help save the species.  The Monarch is perhaps the most familiar North American butterfly and its numbers east of the Rockies have declined by more than 90 percent since 1995.  – Information at 325-4101 – Kickoff for the project will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; five more weekend sessions will be given in May and June, with adult butterflies scheduled to be released at the final session on June 27– Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23, Hillsdale

Mozart & Friends:  Classics on Hudson presents a free family concert with world-class musicians who serve as faculty with the Preparatory Division of The Bard College Conservatory of Music sharing the stage with talented young musicians under their tutelage.  These future stars of classical music are joined by soprano Amy Palomo, clarinetist Nicholas Lewis, violinist Jaram Kim, and pianist Renana Gutman to play selections from Mozart to Rodgers & Hammerstein – A free instrument petting zoo follows the concert and gives young audience members and their parents a chance to try out violins, cellos, double bass, and piano – Bard Prep offers music lessons for Hudson area students ages 3 to 18.  Find out more at the concert – Limited seating, so reservations are recommended by calling 822-1438 – 3 pm – Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Great Lake Swimmers with Special Guests Winterpills  – “Canadian folk-rock outfit Great Lake Swimmers boasts a timeless sound, blending acoustic guitars, violin, banjo, standup bass and drums with leader Tony Dekker’s ethereal vocals.  The band is likely to appeal to fans of Neil Young, Iron and Wine, Nick Drake and Red House Painters.” – Visit greatlakeswimmers.com – Information at 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

 

Monday, May 4

The Columbia County Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby holds its monthly meeting, preceded by a special one-hour information session on the details of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s proposal for a consumer-friendly big-picture solution to climate change–a slowly increasing fee on carbon which distributes all proceeds to households – The information session will be conducted by Chatham Center resident, Deirdre Henderson – RSVP to ccl.columbiacounty@gmail.com – Information at citizensclimatelobby.org or call 917-282-2395 – 6 pm – PS21 Offices, 11 Kinderhook Street, Chatham

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Events in Hudson NY, April 20 thru April 26, 2015

ELLEN’S PICKS

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

All addresses are in Hudson unless otherwise indicated.

“*” indicates a Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration event

Tuesday, April 21

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 828-4800 – Sign-up begins at6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, April 22

Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon – Local caterer, Nancy Fuller (Ginsberg), star of the Food Network’s “Farmhouse Rules” is guest speaker – Sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – Limited seating – Reservations mandatory – Call 828-4417 or email akneller@columbiachamber-ny.com12 noon to 1:30 pm – The Vanderbilt House, 161 Main Street, Philmont

Hudson FORWARD Celebrates the City of Hudson’s 230th Birthday and kicks off a Voter Registration Campaign – The public is invited to say hello to neighbors, meet local dignitaries, enjoy cake and other refreshments, register to vote, and support civic engagement – 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

*Lincoln – A special screening of the 2012 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, in conjunction with the Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration – 7 pm – Fairview Cinema 3, Fairview Avenue, (Route 9), Greenport

Thursday, April 23

Twelfth Annual Dining Out For Life, a benefit for the Alliance for Positive Health (formerly the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York) – Six Hudson restaurants–Baba Louie’s Sourdough Pizza Company, Ca’Mea Ristorante, Mexican Radio Hudson, Park Falafel & Pizza, Red Dot Restaurant and Bar, and Relish Hudson–will donate a percentage of the price of your meal to the Alliance to help people in the region who are living with HIV/AIDS – The donation applies to both lunch and/or dinner, for those restaurants that are open for lunch – Local ambassadors will greet you at the restaurant and give you a chance to enter a drawing for a pair of Southwest airline tickets – For information on participating restaurants visit allianceforpositivehealth.org– Reservations are necessary!!

*Ted Hilscher, Associate Professor of History, presents “Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address’ and the Meaning of the Civil War,” as part of the Lincoln Funeral Train Commemoration – 10:30 am – Faculty Staff Lounge, Main Building, Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

*Operation Unite program participants will read aloud from books about Abraham Lincoln – Information at 828-3612 – 4 to 5 pm – Hudson Area Library, Children’s Room, 400 State Street

A Night at the Races – Sponsored by the Hudson Rotary Club – Proceeds will help support homeless students within the Hudson City School District – Cash bar, menu fare, and silent auction – Information at 755-2155 – Doors open at 4:30 pm – First race at 6 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Footings, Mail the Horse, and Liv Carrow – Footings, formerly known as Passerine, is the solo project of Eric Gagne of such outfits as Death to Tyrants, Redwing Blackbird, and Dweller on the Threshold – Mail The Horse is a grunge gospel/country rock band that found its start in New Hampshire before moving to Brooklyn, NY – Liv Carrow is a favorite local singer/songwriter – Information at 671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Special Silent Movie Event – A Trip to the Moon and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with original and improvised music by Rasputina (Melora Creager) & The Calico Indians, Patrick Higgins (Zs), John Rosenthal & Aron Sanchez (Buke & Gase), and Colin LaClair & Logan Visscher (Saviour Self) – Curated by Shannikia McIntosh – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 8 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

Richard Thompson – Named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time – He practically invented British folk-rock and went on to become the master of the art of the performing singer-songwriter – This is a rare and nearly unprecedented chance to see this pioneer of an entire genre of music, who usually performs in large theaters and on festival stages, in the intimate confines of a nightclub.… – Information at 828-4800 – 8 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, April 24

Mezcal, the Other Agave Spirit – Brendan from Inspired Beverages will be pouring a selection of Mezcals, the other spirit made from Agave, in a wide range of styles from earthy to smoky – Information at 828-0934 – 4 to 7 pm – Fairview Wines & Spirits, 160 Fairview Avenue (Route 9), Greenport

HWM Friday Tasting – Maria Clark from Polaner Selections will be pouring sake! – Information at 828-6411 – 5 to 7 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 ½ Warren Street

Bad Seeds presents BunnyBrains & DJ Shannon F (goddess) of (Light Asylum, The Knife) with Special Guests – Information at 828-1562 – 9 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

FridaySaturday, April 24-25

Two Stair Galleries Auctions: Friday at 6 pm: Nineteenth-Century Exoticism & Revivals in Design; Saturday at 11 am: An Enduring Legacy: The Collection of Joseph T. Butler of Tarrytown, NY including fine art, furniture, and ethnographic works of art – Online catalogues at stairgalleries.com – Information at 751-1000 – Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

FridaySunday, April 24-26

Films at TSL

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

> The General — A classic Buster Keaton film

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

*Lincoln’s Long Journey Home – An exhibition telling the story of the assassination of President Lincoln and the journey of the Funeral Train. On view is a facsimile copy of the “Emancipation Proclamation” on loan from the New York State Library, a replica of the Derringer used to slay President Lincoln, and a portrait of Lincoln by artist Robert Francis Whelan. April 1865 newspapers, maps, photos and other artifacts are also on display. – 1 to 4 pm, or by appointment – Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the D.A.R., 113 Warren Street, Hudson

Legally Blonde, the Musical – Presented by Upstage Productions and The Gemini Series at Columbia-Greene Community College – Based on the film where after her boyfriend dumps her, Elle Woods tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams at Harvard Law School – Information and tickets at 828-4181 – Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Columbia-Greene Community College Performing Arts Center, 4400 Route 23, Greenport

Saturday, April 25

Hudson Winter Farmers Market –This is the last Hudson Winter Farmers Market of the season. Find the spring/summer/fall outdoor market at Sixth & Columbia Streets next week! – 10 am to 1 pm – Parish Hall, Christ Church Episcopal, Union & East Court Streets

Live simulcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci – Information and reservations at 822-8448 – 12:30 pm – Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

*Lincoln in the Hudson Valley – The Town of Stuyvesant stages a varied four-hour program commemorating the journey of the Lincoln Funeral Train with interpretive displays in the historic railroad depot; music by Ichabod Crane High School Band and Chorus and the Massachusetts 9th Light Artillery Chorus; a Walt Whitman reading by actor James Occhino; and a performance of Passings, a play written for the occasion by Kate McLeod and others – Also a featured exhibit of three issues of The Old Flag, a handwritten prison newspaper from Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas, 1864 – Reenactors will portray Mrs. Lincoln, A Civil War surgeon, and Solomon Northrup – Food will be available, and there will be special activities for children. – Information at http://lincolninthehudsonvalley.com or by e-mail to lincolntrain2015@gmail.com1 pm to 5:30 pm – Park at the Stuyvesant Town Hall on Route 26A near Route 9J. A shuttle bus will transport visitors to the Landing area where the program will take place.

Prize-winning narrative poet Joan Murray reads from her new collection, Swimming for the Ark: New & Selected Poems 1990-2015 – Part of the Poetry Month Celebration – Information at 325-4101 – 4 pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, one mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23, Hillsdale

Exhibition Opening – Passage Path Road Route Way – Featuring work by Owen Barensfeld, Madeleine Boga, Kyle Bradford, Luca Pearl Khosrova, Natalya Kornblum-Laudi, Zach Nevens, Isabel Piazza, Jannelle Roberts, Casson Rugen, and Robert W. Smith – On view through May 31 – Information at 392-3336 – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

The Broad Street Chamber Players (Jay Shulman, cellist; Elizabeth Chinery, flutist; and David Smith, pianist) offer the Awakened Heart Benefit Concert to raise funds for the Won Dharma Center Scholarship Program – A reception and tour of the facilities will follow the performance – Reservations by e-mail to Karen@wondharmacenter.orgor 851-6517 – 5 to 7 pm – Won Dharma Center, Il Won Hall, 361 Route 23, Claverack

Fourth Annual International Community Dinner and Cultural Festival – To celebrate diversity and promote harmony in the community – A family-friendly potluck meal including traditional and festive dishes prepared by the members of the diverse national and ethnic groups living in the area – Admission is by donation – Bring food to share – Activities for children, and music and dance from around the world – Information at 672-7901 or 366-2551 – 5 to 8 pm – First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth & Warren Streets

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity’s 2015 Awards Gala – Honoring John Livingston, Diana Coughlin Award, Twin County Recovery Services, Inc., and Volunteers of the Year – Silent Auction – Information at 828-0892 – 5:30 pm – Winding Brook Country Club, 2839 Route 23, Valatie

Jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke performs with drummer Jaimeo Brown and bassist Ricky Rodriguez – The performance is presented by Planet Arts, the Jazz in G’Town Project, ARTspace, and Art & Collaboration – A week-long photo exhibition, Masters of Jazz by photographer Chuck Stewart, accompanies the performance and will be on view through May 2 – This concert is sold out – Call 945-2669 for possible cancellations – Exhibit opening and artists’ reception at 6 pm; concert at 8 pm – Central House Hotel, 220 Main Street, Germantown

Exhibition Openings – (1) Nichole Van Beek: Dare Read Dear – New Paintings – Van Beek continues to make compositions derived from letterforms, but with a new focus… (2) – Cody Hoyt: Slow Cooker – An exhibition of new ceramic vessels – On view through May 3l – Information at 828-6680 – 6 to 8 pm – Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

Exhibition Opening – Slant Flying – New works by Sasha Chermayeff – Also on view will be works by a selection of gallery artists including Emily Gui, Benjamin Swett, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and others – Information at 828-4539 – 6 to 8 pm – BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

Simultaneous Exhibition Openings in Retrospective’s two galleries – (1) Kate Steciw at Retrospective – 711 Warren Street (2) New Works by Matthew Palladino – 727 Warren Street – 6 to 8 pm – Information at 828-2288 or retrospectivegallery.com

Exhibition Opening – Vision – Works by Mark Brosseau, Daniel Derwelis, Paul Gagner, and Anna Ortiz – On view through May 30 – Information at 697-5130 – 6 to 8 pm – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

*“Mourning Lincoln” – A re-creation of what happened when Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Hudson on April 25, 1865, including a torchlight procession, a choir of women singing dirges, an oration, and a tableau vivant. The event begins at Basilica Hudson, then crosses over the railroad tracks at Broad Street to the lawn beside the old Dunn warehouse – 8:45 pm – Gather at Basilica Hudson, in front of Kite’s Nest, 108 South Front Street, and follow the procession

Buffalo Stack – At Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock husband and wife team Andy and Tania Stack (a Grammy and Juno award-winning fiddle player) of Hudson, met bassist Brandon Morrison, drummer Lee Falco, and guitarist Connor Kennedy, the other musicians who would soon join them to form this group – Information at 828-4800 – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SaturdaySunday, April 25-26

Sean’s Run Weekend – This annual event is in its fourteenth year – Saturday: Zumbathon, Super Saturday Run for Special Needs Kids, and Sean’s Run Bike Rides – Sunday: Prevention Education Expo, World Championship Battle of the Belts, Meghan’s Mile Youth Race/ Community Walk, and the 5K run or walk – Schedule, locations of events, entry forms and online registration at www.seansrun.com – Information at 672-4757 – Chatham Elementary School, Chatham High School, and Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham

*24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound & Music – In collaboration with the Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands – Featuring Prurient, SUUNS, Bobby Previte, Patrick Higgins (ZS), Arone Dyer (Buke and Gase), Randy Gibson, Eric Fraser, Greg Fox (Guardian Alien and Liturgy), and local favorites C. Lavender, John Rosenthal, Alexander Turnquist, Logan Visscher, Brian Dewan and others – An immersive event and all-encompassing experience featuring experiments in electronic, psychedelic, classical,

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