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Calendar Listings

Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6

TSL Films

n American Socialist: Eugene Victor Debs — The contemporary political movement to address income inequality in America began over 100 years ago with Eugene Victor Debs. American Socialist traces the history of American populism with the man who inspired progressive ideas, from FDR’s New Deal to Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. Here is an objective and passionate history of the movement as founded and championed by Debs, a movement that continues to impact our lives today. 2017. 1h 37 m.

n The Party — In Sally Potter’s dark comedy, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) hosts a gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow (Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, and Kristin Scott Thomas), some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay. 2018. 1h 11 m.

n AVA — Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava’s mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy, going so far as to visit a gynecologist, Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large. In Persian with subtitles. 2017. 1h 43 m.

n Ingmar Bergman Centennial: Wild Strawberries (1957) — Wild Strawberries is centered on two journeys: one physical, the other introspective. Isak Borg (played by Victor Sjöström, director of The Phantom Carriage) drives to Lund University, where he is to be given a lifetime achievement award for his work in medicine. Along the way, Borg is confronted by his past and forced to acknowledge his failures as a son, lover, husband, and father. The former journey is a testament to his successful career; the latter, his failings as a man. Ingmar Bergman, the film’s writer-director, notes in his autobiography Images (available at the TSL Book Space) that Isak Borg was a characterization of himself at the time: ‘I was thirty-seven, cut off from all human relations… I was a loner, a failure, I mean a complete failure. Though successful. And clever. And orderly. And disciplined.’ Wild Strawberries is an insightful journey into the mind of its auteur, who’s centennial we are now celebrating with this and other films. 1957. 1h 32 m.

n The Death of Stalin — The internal political landscape of 1950s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer-director Armando Iannucci (In The Loop, creator of HBO’s Veep). In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. Ensemble cast includes Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, and Jeffrey Tambor. 2017. 1h 47 m.

n Leaning Into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy — Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking film Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time, director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art. 2017. 1h 33 m.

n Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day — Commissioned to make a working-class family drama, up-and-coming director Rainer Werner Fassbinder took the assignment and ran, upending expectations by depicting social realities in West Germany from a critical perspective. Over the course of several hours, the sprawling story tracks the everyday triumphs and travails of the young toolmaker Jochen and the people populating his world, including the woman he loves, his eccentric nuclear family, and his fellow workers, with whom he bands together to improve conditions on the factory floor. In German with subtitles. 1972–1973.

n Schedule and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – Time & Space Limited.,

434 Columbia Street

Thursday, may 3

Art Opening Release

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Arts Center Theatre at Columbia Greene Community College

4400 Route 23, Hudson

518-828-4181

www.sunycgcc.edu/event

Columbia-Greene Community College’s Spring Student Art Show Opening.

A variety of artwork representing student work from Computer Graphics, Digital Photography, Figure Drawing, Visual Arts 3-D, Ceramics, and Art for Game Design courses, as well as the Fine Arts Seminar, will be on display. Visitors will enjoy observing individual interpretations of course assignments and the lively variety of the work on hand.

The exhibit will be held in the Foundation Gallery located in the Arts Center Theater at C-GCC, and the exhibit will be on display through August 17. Admission is free and open to the public; gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call (518) 828-4181.

Free

Friday, may 4

Art Show Reception

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Chatham Bookstore

27 Main Street, Chatham

518-392-3005

www.chathambookstore.com

Alexandra Gilbert – Ghent artist displays her original botanical watercolor paintings inspired by gardens in the Hudson Valley.

Exhibit runs through 5/31/18,

Free

Bluesy Retro-Rock

8 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Idaho native, Eilen Jewell, self-styled “queen of the minor key,” brings her blend of noirish rockabilly, surf-tinged country, deep blues, and jazzy folk to Club Helsinki.

$20 - $25

Spring Bird Walks at RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

DuBois Road, Catskill

518-678-3248

Dozens of bird species either make RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary their home or pass through on their way to and from northern breeding grounds. We will be birding along the Old Farm Road of the sanctuary, walking through upland habitat then through the tidal marsh identifying birds by sight and sound. Species we might encounter include Bald Eagle and other raptors, colorful warblers and songbirds like Scarlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, as well as some more secretive birds such as Virginia Rail.

The dates are April 13th and 20th, and May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. Meeting time is 7:30am at the Sanctuary parking lot on DuBois Road, Village of Catskill. The cost is $10 per session per person. Wear appropriate footwear (no flip-flops) and dress for the weather, dressing in layers works best since it can be chilly when the walks start and be warm by the end. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Registration is highly suggested in order to be notified of cancelations - walks will be canceled due to steady rain, but some mornings can be “iffy”. Register by email: birderlarry@verizon.net

Mary G

Blackthorne Resort

348 Sunside Road, East Durham

518-634-2541

www.blackthorneresort.com

A fun mix of music and friends! Come and enjoy an evening of Irish dance music with Mary G and friends!

Friday, may 4

Last Train to Nibroc

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Doctorow Center for the Arts

Route 23A, Hunter

917-687-6646

www.katactors.com

In December, 1940, an east-bound cross-country train carries the bodies of the great American writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathaniel West from Los Angeles to New York. Also on board (and very much alive) is May, engrossed in her book and her dreams of becoming a missionary. She reluctantly shares her seat with a charming young pilot, Raleigh, who is coming back from L.A. stunned by a piece of bad news. Sparks fly, feelings are bruised, and the prospect of war shadows everything as the train carries them to their separate destinations. Filled with humor and pathos, this fierce and funny play is sure to touch the hearts of everyone who sees it.

Saturday, may 5

Hudson Children’s Book Festival

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hudson Junior/Senior High School

215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson

518-828-4132

www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com

Over 75 children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, hundreds of books to browse, author and illustrator presentations, arts & crafts and workshops.

Free

Garden Open Day

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Garden of Margaret Roach

99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls

www.awaytogarden.com

845-424-6500

Garden of Margaret Roach

The garden, about thirty years of age, reflects my obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days of the year. Sixty-five kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every local frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens, and container groupings cover the steep two-and-one-third-acre hillside. It’s a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road.

Specialty growers Broken Arrow Nursery will be on site selling plants during all Margaret’s Open Days.

Directions: From Route 22 (5 miles south of Hillsdale, 13 miles north of Millerton) take Route 344 towards Taconic State Park signs. Bear right onto Valley View Road after park entrance and brown store, over metal bridge and past camp. After High Valley Road on left, stay right another 100 feet to green barn and house on left. Parking on High Valley or opposite house.

$7

Lecture: ‘Listening to the Still Small Voice: Shakers in America’

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Van Buren Hall

6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook

www.cchsny.org/shaker---cchs-lectures-2-spring-2018.html

The Columbia County Historical Society and The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon Present: Listening to the Still Small Voice: Shakers in America, a Lecture by Sharon Koomler.

Shaker Scholar, Sharon Koomler takes us on an illustrated tour highlighting Shaker history, Shaker biographies, and thematic interpretations of material culture, as well as individual Shaker spiritual journeys and missionary life.

$15 - $20

Author Event

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Chatham Bookstore

27 Main Street, Chatham

518-392-3005

www.chathambookstore.com

Literary historian Jon Michael Varese comes to the Chatham Bookstore with his debut novel “The Spirit Photographer”. Set in Boston and New Orleans after the Civil War, the novel combines the end of slavery with a mysterious, thrilling ghost story. Published by Overlook Press in April. The author lives in Kinderhook, NY.

A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follow a brief reading. Free. Refreshments.

Free

Rob Fisch’s Intentional Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 NY-203, Spencertown

518-392-3693

www.spencertownacademy.org

Rob Fisch’s Intentional Jazz Ensembe will return to Spencertown Academy Arts Center with “A Jazz Timeline”.

The group features Rob Fisch (trumpet), Peg Delaney (piano), Bill Delaney (upright bass), and Gene Garone (drums).

This celebration of jazz history will highlight well-known selections and genres, including blues, swing, bebop, straight ahead, jazz-rock, free jazz, and contemporary jazz, as well as original compositions. The group will pay homage to the likes of Ray Henderson (“Bye Bye Blackbird”), Johnny Green (“Body and Soul”), Rogers and Hart, Gershwin, Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, and more.

Tribute to Joni Mitchell

9 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

“Shadows and Light” – The Music of Joni Mitchell

Producer and bassist, Scott Petito assembles a world class ensemble, with some of the most well-respected musicians working today, to interpret the timeless music of the genius from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

“When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century” – Allmusic

http://jonimitchell.com/

Joni Mitchell’s gift was so enormous that it remade the social space around her. It is no small burden to possess something as valuable as Mitchell’s talent, and it meant that this girl from the Canadian prairie would be in the world, whether she liked it or not. All she needed was her lyrics, preternaturally analytic, wry, and shrewd; her chords, largely self-invented, a kind of calligraphy of the moods; and her voice, which modulates from patter to rue to rhapsody in a single phrase. The best pop music is often preening and shamanic. Mitchell’s is almost always about what two articulate adults mean, or once meant, to each other.

$25 - $30

Last Train to Nibroc

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Doctorow Center for the Arts

Route 23A, Hunter

917-687-6646

www.katactors.com

In December, 1940, an east-bound cross-country train carries the bodies of the great American writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathaniel West from Los Angeles to New York. Also on board (and very much alive) is May, engrossed in her book and her dreams of becoming a missionary. She reluctantly shares her seat with a charming young pilot, Raleigh, who is coming back from L.A. stunned by a piece of bad news. Sparks fly, feelings are bruised, and the prospect of war shadows everything as the train carries them to their separate destinations. Filled with humor and pathos, this fierce and funny play is sure to touch the hearts of everyone who sees it.

Mountain Top Historical Society - Campus Clean-up Day

9 a.m.

Haines Falls

518-589-6657

www.mths.org

On Saturday, May 5th at 9:00 a.m. the Mountain Top Historical Society will emerge from its annual winter hibernation into the sunlight of another exciting season of hikes, programs, and special events.

A thorough cleaning needs to be done in the Visitors’ Center, in the Train Station, and around the grounds. The more volunteers we have there, the quicker the chores will be completed. Looking forward to seeing you then and throughout the summer.

Cinco de Mayo Party

4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

5220 Route 23, Windham

800-754-9463

www.windhammountain.com/events-activities-events-calendar-event/cinco-de-mayo-party-2

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican Army’s unlikely win over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. But, don’t come for a history lesson, come for a wide range of Margaritas and the best Mexican food on the mountain top! Grab your amigos and get here for:

Happy Hour from 4pm – 6pm

Drink Specials all Night

Live Music from Wyld Blue 7pm – 10pm

Mary G

Blackthorne Resort

348 Sunside Road, East Durham

518-634-2541

www.blackthorneresort.com

A fun mix of music and friends! Come and enjoy an evening of Irish dance music with Mary G and friends!

I Love My Park Day

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

North-South Lake State Campgrounds

County Route 18

Haines Falls

518-402-9059

www.dec.ny.gov

Volunteer on May 5th and be a part of this exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system.

Register to volunteer at www.ptny.org/ilovemypark

Spring in Spruceton Photography Walk

141 Spruceton Road, West Kill

518-622-3620

www.francisxdriscoll.com

This event takes place at the location within the Schoharie Watershed. Attendees will walk along the West Kill, a tributary to the Schoharie Creek, and have a chance to photograph the flora and fauna along the trail. Join us for a guided photograpy walk with Francis Driscoll. Fran will show how he has gotten some of his award-winning shots. This will include hands-on instruction, in the field, with camera settings, composition, exposure, depth of field, etc... with emphasis on enjoying and capturing the beauty around us. For more information, contact Fran at 518-821-1339.

Participants will meet at the West Kill Community Hall to carpool to the location, as parking space is limited at the trailhead. The photography walk will wrap up around noon and then carpool back. Please dress for the weather, bring a filled water bottle and snacks, and wear appropriate footwear. All camera types, including cell phones and tablets, are welcome. Registration required by May 3rd at www.gcswcd.com or call 518-622-3620.

MY UNSPEAKABLE CONFESSIONS: Gala Dali Declines to Explain Herself

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bridge St. Theatre

44 West Bridge Street, Catskill

518-943-3818

www.bridgest.org

Bridge Street Theatre favorite Roxanne Fay returns to Catskill for a one-time-only performance of Heather L. Jones’ “My Unspeakable Confessions: Gala Dali Declines to Explain Herself”. Originally commissioned by the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, this dazzling one-woman show exposes the secrets, fears, promises, and lies of the Russian-born wife and muse of the crazed Spanish surrealist painter and presents ‘her’ version of her own story as she might have agreed to tell it – as a reading of the Tarot. The play happens all around you and, in the true surrealist sense, you’ll have no idea what’s coming next! Sunday afternoon May 6th at 2:00, in the immersive atmosphere of BST’s intimate Speakeasy Space. General seating tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for BST Subscribers, and $10 for Students ages 21 and under, and are available online at BrownPaperTickets.com, by calling them at 800-838-3006, or at the door one half hour prior to the performance, subject to availability.

Sunday, may 6

Wild Foods in Barbacoa

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent

518-392-4747

www.artomi.org

The Windham Local (new community-oriented cafe, restaurant and bar, located in downtown Windham, NY) will set up a one-day, interactive wild food event at Barbacoa, located in Architecture Field 02. This event, on-site at Art Omi, is free and open to the public.

Visitors will have a chance to touch, smell and taste some of the wild foods of the region, as well as gain an understanding about how these plants, animals and fungi connect in a wild food system.

Local chefs, including Renee Baumann from The Windham Local will prepare dishes using wild foods, visitors will be encouraged to sample creations made from Japanese knotweed, spruce tips, ramps, ostrich fern fiddleheads and trout lily.

Free

Chamber Music Series

1 p.m.

Dr. Oliver Bronson House

53 Worth Avenue, Hudson

518-828-1785

Join Us for a Concert Conversation

Come experience chamber music as it was originally intended within the intimate parlor spaces at the Dr. Oliver Bronson House. Prior to the concert, there will be a panel discussion on architecture, music and performances. The panel includes architect, historian, and president of Historic Hudson, Alan Neumann; TON Cellist and music director, Andrew Borkowski; and Peter Laki, visiting associate professor of Music at Bard Conservancy of Music.

Panel Discussion: “Schubertiades; intimate chamber music in the home”

Ensemble Pieces: Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major

Panel discussion start at 1pm, concert at 2pm, and the event ends with a reception at 3pm.

$25 - $35

What’s It Worth?

2 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 NY-203, Spencertown

518-392-3693

www.spencertownacademy.org

An Insider’s Look at Today’s Antique Market

Join us for tea, sweets and a captivating discussion with our distinguished panel:

Rupert Fennell of Stair Gallery

Barbara Deisroth, private consultant and appraiser

Daniel Farrel, consulting producer for Antiques Roadshow

Author Mary A. Nelen will moderate the discussion.

$10 - $20

A Salon Concert

4 p.m.

Hudson

www.hudsonarealibrary.org

518-828-1792

Violinist Emily Daggett Smith and pianist Tanya Gabrielian will perform an intimate recital of works by Janacek, Saariaho, Pärt, Mozart, and Franck, at a private residence in Hudson. A reception with hors d’oeuvres & wine will follow.

A member of Brooklyn-based chamber orchestra The Knights, Emily embraces their championship of classical masterpieces and advocacy for new music in her own solo recitals, imparting her “gracefulness and easy rapport” (Boston Globe) to a program of mixed repertoire. She is joined by Tanya Gabrielian, hailed by the London Times as a “pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle,” who has captivated audiences worldwide with her gripping performances.

Tickets are $40 each and seats can be reserved online by visiting hudsonarealibrary.com, or by stopping at the library to pay by check or credit card in person. For further information call 518-828-1792 x101. Once you have made a reservation you will be given the address of the home.

$40

Gay Cabaret

7 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Varla Jean Merman is a character originated and portrayed by Jeffery Roberson, an American actor, singer, and drag performer. Varla’s fictitious pedigree boasts that Ernest Borgnine is her father and Ethel Merman is her mother. Merman has been a star of stage, screen, TV, cabaret, and concert halls. Merman’s cabaret shows are a staple of summer entertainment in Provincetown, Mass.

Roberson guest-starred as Varla Jean on “Ugly Betty” in the final season of the show and was also featured on Bravo’s “Project Runway Season 5” as the winning model for the show’s drag challenge. He played the role of Mary Sunshine in the revival of “Chicago” on Broadway and made his network television debut on “All My Children” in the recurring role of lady of the evening Rosemary Chicken. He shared the Outfest Film Festival “Best Actor” Award and the Aspen HBO Film Festival “Best Actress” Award with his costars Jack Plotnick and Clinton Leupp for his featured performance in the cult classic film “Girls Will Be Girls” (Sundance 2003).

$30 - $35

Mary G

Blackthorne Resort

348 Sunside Road, East Durham

518-634-2541

www.blackthorneresort.com

A fun mix of music and friends! Come and enjoy an evening of Irish dance music with Mary G and friends!

Viking Obstacle Race

7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course

352 Sunny Hill Road, Greenville

518-634-7642

www.sunnyhill.com/viking-obstacle-course

5.5 miles and over 40 permanent obstacles cover this challenging course set in the beautiful Great Northern Catskills.

OCR World Championship qualifying event.

Registration includes: T-shirt, medal, photos, BBQ lunch, beer/beverage, parking and NO spectator fees.

Who will win Thor’s Hammer? $1,000 prize money to the top 3 male/female elite racers.

Age group prizes and team wave.

Last Train to Nibroc

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Doctorow Center for the Arts

Route 23A, Hunter

917-687-6646

www.katactors.com

In December, 1940, an east-bound cross-country train carries the bodies of the great American writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathaniel West from Los Angeles to New York. Also on board (and very much alive) is May, engrossed in her book and her dreams of becoming a missionary. She reluctantly shares her seat with a charming young pilot, Raleigh, who is coming back from L.A. stunned by a piece of bad news. Sparks fly, feelings are bruised, and the prospect of war shadows everything as the train carries them to their separate destinations. Filled with humor and pathos, this fierce and funny play is sure to touch the hearts of everyone who sees it.

Monday, May 7

Free - Kids Performing Arts Classes Every Monday!

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts is pleased to present LUMBERYARD Young Performers, a FREE weekly after-school program in the performing arts, in collaboration with the Catskill Community Center. Greene County School District students ages 9-16 can learn about all different types of performance with LUMBERYARD’s Melanie George and a roster of professional performing artists from New York City! Come try clowning, contemporary dance, puppetry, acting, African dance, and more!

• 4-4:50pm for ages 13-16

• 5-5:50pm for ages 9-12

LUMBERYARD Young Performers get to try a new form of performing arts every Monday afternoon throughout the school year. The program will culminate in an optional showing of student choreography for friends and family in June. Sign up online or at the Catskill Community Center!

Spring Into Fun

Windham Mountain Resort

19 Resort Dr, Windham

800-754-9463

www.windhammountain.com/events-activities/spring-into-fun

This May at the Children’s Learning Center, we’re exploring our creative side with Art and Movement Classes for children ages 18 months to 4 years. Join us as we sing classic children’s songs, play musical instruments, do age appropriate yoga, and tumble on mats in our large indoor play room. Pause for a healthy snack before we delve into the exciting world of art through mediums of paint, clay, and so much more! Children will bring home their daily creations to share with the family. Classes are every Wednesday in May and run from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Each class is based on a different Spring time theme.

Beautiful Butterflies: May 2nd

Bird Egg-stravaganza: May 9th

Fabulous Flowers: May 16th

Beneficial Bugs and Bees: May 23rd

Funny Frogs: May 30th

$10 per class or $40 for unlimited classes.

RESERVATIONS & CANCELLATIONS:

Space is limited, so sign up today by calling 518-734-4300 x 1122, or e-mailing childrenslearningcenter@windhammountain.com

Thursday, may 10

A Tour & Talk

Hudson Area Library

51 North Fifth Street, Hudson

518-828-1792

www.hudsonarealibrary.org

The History of the Robert Jenkins House, a home in Hudson: A Tour & Talk by Jeane La Porta. This program is a rare opportunity to tour and learn about the history of this building, at 113 Warren Street, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Robert Jenkins House has been owned by the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR since 1900. The house was built in 1811 by Robert Jenkins, son of one of the original Proprietors of the City of Hudson, who went on to serve as third and fifth mayor of Hudson.

Jeane La Porta, who is Regent of the Hudson Chapter, will give background information on the history of the DAR, including the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, as well as, Claverack Landing and the founding of the city of Hudson as a prelude to discussion of the construction and history of the beautiful 206 year old house that the chapter calls home. Jeane is also the Town of Claverack Historian. The program will include visuals and many photographs will give the audience a rare peek into areas that are not open to the public.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required…..please cal the library.

The Greenport Garden Club will be providing flower arrangements throughout the house for this special spring tour.

Annie Hart, CallmeKat

8 p.m.

The Half Moon

48 S. Front Street, Hudson

518-828-1562

www.thehalfmoonhudson.com

Annie Hart is best known as one-third of Au Revoir Simone, the beloved all-female synth trio that counts David Lynch as a superfan. But with the eight tracks on her solo debut, “Impossible Accomplice” (Uninhabitable Mansions, July 28), Annie will emerge as an electrifying artist and producer in her own right.

During the band’s hiatus, she has been crafting pop songs on classic synthesizers, with a less-is-more approach, writing and engineering the record on her own in the basement of her Brooklyn home, sneaking sessions in while her children were sleeping. Greatly influenced by the spare synthesizer sounds of Laurie Spiegel and the post-punk sensibility of artists like Tubeway Army, Annie has embraced her love of meticulously crafting the perfect tone to match the emotion of a song. “Be it melancholy, longing, happiness or simple desire, there is no better way to explain my innermost world than by going past words and into the intuitive and visceral feeling that a particular sound can evoke.”

In songs such as the first single, “Hard To Be Still” (featured on an upcoming episode of Netflix series, Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts), Annie cuts back the layers to reveal a rawer version of the dreamy synth pop her band was famous for forging. Solo, Annie has opened for artists such as M. Ward and Neko Case, and will be playing a handful of shows this summer in support of the new record.

CallmeKat

Under the name CALLmeKAT Danish native Katrine Ottosen creates alt-pop with playful ease and a curiosity for the darker corners of the pop music spectrum. Known for her psychedelic approach and captivating live performances, her refreshing take on contemporary pop combines a woody earthiness and a soaring curiosity that leaves a lasting impression.

Friday, may 11

Gothic Folk-Rock

9 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

MorganEve Swain is The Huntress and Holder of Hands. A multi-instrumental string player, vocalist and songwriter, Swain is widely known as half of the music duo, Brown Bird, with her husband, Dave Lamb. The duo, who enjoyed national and international success, spent over six years performing and touring until Lamb’s untimely passing, at age 36, from leukemia in April 2014. That summer, Swain launched The Huntress and Holder of Hands, which began as a creative vessel for exploring both her grief and her growth. Her original songs were home-recorded and solo-performed using multi-layer tracks of voice and strings. Live, The Huntress and Holder of Hands employs five musicians with duties on cello, string bass, electric bass, voice and drums, with Swain primarily on five-string viola and guitar.

Deeply rooted in Swain and Lamb’s shared experience, The Huntress and Holder of Hands pulls creative energy from the same emotional place as Brown Bird, building unique harmony, string and bass-driven pieces influenced by Eastern European, Americana and Middle Eastern music, among other genres, and offering an intense musical and lyrical experience that explores love, loss, power and strength. The debut album, Avalon, will be released September 15th, 2017.

$15

Last Train to Nibroc

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Doctorow Center for the Arts

Route 23A, Hunter

917-687-6646

www.katactors.com

In December, 1940, an east-bound cross-country train carries the bodies of the great American writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathaniel West from Los Angeles to New York. Also on board (and very much alive) is May, engrossed in her book and her dreams of becoming a missionary. She reluctantly shares her seat with a charming young pilot, Raleigh, who is coming back from L.A. stunned by a piece of bad news. Sparks fly, feelings are bruised, and the prospect of war shadows everything as the train carries them to their separate destinations. Filled with humor and pathos, this fierce and funny play is sure to touch the hearts of everyone who sees it.

Spring Bird Walks at RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

DuBois Road, Catskill

518-678-3248

Dozens of bird species either make RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary their home or pass through on their way to and from northern breeding grounds. We will be birding along the Old Farm Road of the sanctuary, walking through upland habitat then through the tidal marsh identifying birds by sight and sound. Species we might encounter include Bald Eagle and other raptors, colorful warblers and songbirds like Scarlet Tanager and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, as well as some more secretive birds such as Virginia Rail.

The dates are April 13th and 20th, and May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. Meeting time is 7:30am at the Sanctuary parking lot on DuBois Road, Village of Catskill. The cost is $10 per session per person. Wear appropriate footwear (no flip-flops) and dress for the weather, dressing in layers works best since it can be chilly when the walks start and be warm by the end. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Registration is highly suggested in order to be notified of cancelations - walks will be canceled due to steady rain, but some mornings can be “iffy”. Register by email: birderlarry@verizon.net

Saturday, may 12

Audubon Bird Walk

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop

440 East Hill Road, Austerlitz

518-392-3362

www.millay.org

The Grounds at Steepletop Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay inspired many people with her nature poetry. To honor her legacy, Larry Federman from the Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at Steepletop. We hope to inspire visitors to learn more about birds and help to protect the wildlife and the magnificent habitat that surrounds us. Wear your hiking attire, bring your binoculars and meet at the Visitors Center 15 minutes before the hike begins. Reservations recommended.

$10

Spring Birding!

8 a.m.

Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center

1024 Route 66, Ghent

518-267-3313

Looking for something fun to do with Mom on Mother’s Day weekend? Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center for a morning of birding during spring migration! From wrens to warblers, sparrows to swallows, a multitude of colorful and astonishing bird species are to be expected as they make their way north to their breeding grounds around Mud Creek and beyond. All skill levels are welcome. A pair of binoculars is strongly encouraged as a limited number of binoculars will be available for participants. Please dress for the weather, with sturdy, closed- toe shoes.

The walk is a rain or shine event.

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – please call 518-267- 3313 and speak to Pamela Price.

Free

Basilica Farm & Flea “Spring Market”

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Basilica Hudson

110 S. Front Street, Hudson

518-822-1050

www.basilicahudson.org

In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange. With more than 60-90 vendors, the marketplace consists of a diverse group of regional makers, farmers and vintage collectors. Visitors can browse vintage and artisanal goods and eat locally sourced farm-fresh food.

Artist Talk

3 p.m.

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent

518-392-4747

www.artomi.org

Join us for an artist talk with Carl D’Alvia in the Benenson Visitors Center where he will discuss his practice and speak on his work Lith, currently on view in the Fields Sculpture Park.

Following the talk, we will walk out to the piece in The Fields and enjoy some refreshments with the artist!

Free

Opening Reception – “A Conversation”

6 p.m.

Hudson Area Library

51 North Fifth Street, Hudson

518-828-1792

www.hudsonarealibrary.org

A special art exhibition in the library’s community room featuring local artists Sonia Ruscoe and Sher Stevens.

A Conversation explores an intergenerational female gaze on the femme form. These two perspectives, shown as one exhibit, create a conversation that takes place between the artists’ work; exploring the relation and dissonance of their mediums, as well as the influence of their time in history on how they view female bodies. Sher Stevens’s work reclaims the classical treatment of the female form throughout art history while Sonia Ruscoe relishes in the maximalism of 21st Century femme lifestyles. Both celebrate and critique the societal ideals of women.

Sonia Corina Ruscoe is a painter who lives and works in Hudson, NY. She paints both figuratively and abstractly using acrylic paint and looks for colors, patterns, and ideas in gardens, fashion industry workers, pottery shops, Instagram stories, and anywhere else she can find feminine intimacy. Sonia grew up in Woodstock, NY, studied art history at Brooklyn College, and has lived in Hudson for the past three years.

Sher Stevens is a professional sculptor, tilemaker, artisan and instructor. Stevens earned a B.F.A. at Otis Art Institute and a California Teaching Credential at U.C.L.A., she rediscovered her true passion in clay sculpting and began teaching Figurative Sculpture and Mixed Media for over twenty years. Along her artistic path, she became obsessed with the Mermaid, creating her line of Mermania Tiles, which have been sold in several Los Angeles museums and galleries.Upon visiting her daughter in Brooklyn, she fell in love with the east coast, particularly the Hudson River Valley. A move to Hudson ensued, where she currently resides.

The exhibition will be available for viewing during library open hours May 5 through July 1.

Free

Tommy Stinson Headlines Concert

7 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Renowned songwriter, singer, true believer, Alejandro Escovedo released Burn Something Beautiful on October 28th, 2016 via Fantasy Records. The new album, Escovedo’s first solo endeavor since 2012’s highly acclaimed Big Station, is in actuality, a highly collaborative affair. Teaming with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album’s songs, Escovedo also enlisted the pair to act as the project’s producers.

Escovedo and company take some mighty big swings here. At once a celebration of the rock and roll life, a contemplation on mortality, and the healing power of love, Burn Something Beautiful connects repeatedly with Escovedo’s soulful heart and voice at its core. Recorded in April at Portland’s Type Foundry studio, the project coalesced with the help of an esteemed group of musicians who give the album a genuine band feel. They include guitarist Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), drummer John Moen (The Decemberists), vocalists Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and Kelly Hogan (Neko Case, The Flat Fie) as well as saxophonist Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).

In a trailblazing career that began with The Nuns, San Francisco’s famed punk innovators, to the Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, to Texas bred darlings, True Believers, through countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and finally a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992’s acclaimed Gravity, Escovedo has earned a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine’s Artist of the Decade Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, just to name two.

“You just do your good work, and people care,” Alejandro says. “I always believed, when I was a kid, that if you worked hard, you would find fulfillment. I think I got a lot of that from my father and my brothers. A working musician is all I ever wanted to be. Hard work, stay true to what you want to do, and then eventually someone would notice for that very reason.”

$25 - $35

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

8 p.m.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 NY-66, Chatham

518-392-6121

www.ps21chatham.org

A staged reading with Nancy Rothman

This one-woman play by Alison and Margaret Engel is a tribute to the columnist and humorist who lovingly satirized the plight of the suburban housewife. One of Columbia County’s favorite comic actors Nancy Rothman brings Bombeck’s humor home for modern audiences in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend.

$15 - $20

Mountain Top Arboretum Invasive Species Day

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mountain Top Arboretum

4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville

518-589-3903

www.mtarboretum.org/events

Do you feel in the weeds? Mountain Top Arboretum hosts an Invasive Species Day to help! Dan Snider (Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership) will lecture and lead a walk to identify invasive plants. We will put new knowledge into practice as a group, weeding and replanting with suitable native perennials. Bring a trowel (optional), gloves, filled water bottle and come dressed for the weather. Co-sponsored with Schoharie Watershed Month.

Sunday, may 13

Basilica Farm & Flea “Spring Market”

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Basilica Hudson

110 S. Front Street, Hudson

518-822-1050

www.basilicahudson.org

In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange. With more than 60-90 vendors, the marketplace consists of a diverse group of regional makers, farmers and vintage collectors. Visitors can browse vintage and artisanal goods and eat locally sourced farm-fresh food.

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

2 p.m.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 NY-66, Chatham

518-392-6121

www.ps21chatham.org

A staged reading with Nancy Rothman

This one-woman play by Alison and Margaret Engel is a tribute to the columnist and humorist who lovingly satirized the plight of the suburban housewife. One of Columbia County’s favorite comic actors Nancy Rothman brings Bombeck’s humor home for modern audiences in celebration of Mother’s Day weekend.

$15 - $20

Friday, may 18

Lend Me a Tenor

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Copake Grange #935

628 Empire Road, Copake

518-329-4279

www.stephensanborn.tripod.com/thetwoofusproductions

Come laugh out loud when a performance of “Otello” goes awry with mistaken identities, singing bell hops and an Italian tenor and his firey wife.

Our Town

8 p.m.

The Ghent Playhouse

6 Town Hall Place, Ghent

800-838-3006

www.ghentplayhouse.org

Set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece is narrated by a Stage Manager and performed with minimal props and sets, as the audience follows the Webb and Gibbs families, as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theater history – die. The Ghent Playhouse is thrilled to present the playwright’s definitive version of Our Town, described by Edward Albee as “… the greatest American play ever written.” Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Written by Thornton Wilder

Directed by John Trainor

$10 - $22

Saturday, may 19

Estate Auction

12 p.m.

Copake Auction, Inc

266 Route 7A, Copake

518-329-1142

www.copakeauction.com/auction/estate-auction-2018-05-19

UNRESERVED Estate auction (with selected additions) Featuring Estate fresh 18th and 19th c. furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives & more.

Sowing the Seeds of Love

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Clermont State Historic Site

1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

518-537-4240

www.FriendsofClermont.org

Learn a lovely traditional and creative way to make your own seed paper and seed bomb. Bring some of your own seeds or choose from our reserves.

Part of our Harvesting History Family Workshop Series- Join Leslie Reed (Clermont’s Garden Educator) in educational and fun nature- and garden-based activities open to ages 8 to 108!

Workshops begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Clermont Cottage.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free - $10

Writers Reading & BBQ

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent

518-392-4747

www.artomi.org

A distinguished group of international writers and translators currently in residence at Art Omi will read from their works.

Following the event, Art Omi invites visitors to gather for a barbeque feast and reception with the writers, for which donations are appreciated.

Spring Fling Swing

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Hudson Area Library

51 North Fifth Street, Hudson

518-828-1792

www.hudsonarealibrary.org

Recapture the magic of the Armory dance parties of past years at Spring Fling Swing.

The Fabulous Versatones will play while you dance the night away in the library’s community room. Refreshments will be served. So bring your dance shoes and your attitude and get ready to swing to music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

The Fabulous Versatones are a 5-man swing band based in the Hudson Valley with members from Hudson, Millbrook and Red Hook. Brought together by their love of swinging jazz, they have all played in a variety of bands and in a variety of musical styles. Swingin’ standards and beboppin’ blues make up the Versatones repertoire… favorites include Benny Goodman’s ‘A Smooth One’, ‘Stompin’ At The Savoy’, ‘Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues’, roadhouse favorite ‘Route 66’ and ‘Pennies From Heaven’, just to name just a few of the classic tunes that are a part of every Fabulous performance. Pete Jung and Ambrose Verdibello on guitars, Pete Tenerowicz, drums; Eric Rosi-Marshall on bass and vocals, Chris Kendall on tenor and soprano sax.

Free and open to all ages. Registration is appreciated…..please call 518-828-1792, ext 101

Free

Lend Me A Tenor

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Copake Grange #935

628 Empire Road, Copake

518-329-4279

www.stephensanborn.tripod.com/thetwoofusproductions

Come laugh out loud when a performance of “Otello” goes awry with mistaken identities, singing bell hops and an Italian tenor and his firey wife.

Our Town

8 p.m.

The Ghent Playhouse

6 Town Hall Place, Ghent

800-838-3006

www.ghentplayhouse.org

Set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece is narrated by a Stage Manager and performed with minimal props and sets, as the audience follows the Webb and Gibbs families, as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theater history – die. The Ghent Playhouse is thrilled to present the playwright’s definitive version of Our Town, described by Edward Albee as “… the greatest American play ever written.” Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

$10 - $22

Evening of Silent Film

8 p.m.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 NY-66, Chatham

518-392-6121

www.ps21chatham.org

Charlie Chaplin & Buster Keaton

Buster Keatons Our Hospitality (1923, 73 min)

Charlie Chaplins The Immigrant (1917, 24 min.)

With piano accompaniment by Jon Pohlman

PS21 presents an evening of silent film comedy with live piano accompaniment of films by the legendary Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

One Week (1920, 23 min) A delightful comedy about newlyweds Buster Keaton and Sybil Seely as they attempt to put together a pre-fab house whose instructions have been scrambled resulting in a hilarious series of mishaps. Keaton as always did all his own stunts and displays his incredible acrobatic abilities. Keatons first foray into solo film-making shows him at the height of his powers perfectly paced and constructed, lifting slapstick comedy into the realm of elegance. silentsplease.com

The Boat (1921, 23 min) In this iconic film, Keaton builds a boat in his basement and names it Damfino. He and his wife (Sybil Seely) and two boys tow it out of the garage to launch it into the ocean only to encounter one hilarious comic disaster after another.

Balloonatics (1923, 22 min) Co-directed by and starring Buster Keaton Balloonatics was one of Keaton’s final short films. He starts out in an Amusement Park Fun House, ends up in a runaway hot air balloon which lands him on a camping trip full of comically surreal mishaps. This is one of Keatons most light-hearted films with a charming, almost transcendental, ending. Phyllis Haver co-stars.

The Immigrant is one of Chaplins most beloved short films. Chaplin himself wrote in his autobiography that The Immigrant touched me more than any other film I made. Starring the luminous Edna Purviance and comic heavy Eric Campbell along with Chaplin, the film tells the story of European immigrants making the grueling journey across the Atlantic by boat and arriving in America to face further challenges. As always, Chaplin artfully transforms obstacles into laugh-aloud humor. In this film, he interweaves his comedy with emotional empathy and social critique.

Jon Pohlman has accompanies classic silent films at the Thalia in NYC and Spencertown Academy and TSL in Columbia County among other venues.

The Immigrant is a delightful mini masterpiece from one of the screens finest comedians. Fritzi Kramer

A feudin’ and fussin’ masterpiece for Buster Keaton Three generations of Keatons are featured, from Joseph the elder to Buster’s own son, while the period detail is at once comic and – believe it – totally accurate. Tom Hutchinson, Radio Times

$4 - $8

Sunday, may 20

Farmers’ Daughter Gravel Grinder

9 a.m.

Crellin Town Park

2940 Route 66, Chatham

518-392-0337

www.crellinpark.org

The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder is a non-competitive bike ride that will take you through some of the most scenic country in the Northeast, in and around Columbia County, NY. It is approximately 65 miles long, on a rolling course that provides over 6100 feet of climbing, almost entirely on dirt roads with a bit of pavement here and there, and several sections of off-road thrown in as well. Even though there’s plenty of climbing, some of it steep, there are no long “killer” climbs, but lots of rolling terrain with plenty of fun descents to match the climbs.

The ride is named after Chatham Brewing’s “Farmer’s Daughter” Rye IPA, born and brewed right in the town of Chatham, NY, where the ride starts and finishes. The 2018 start/finish venue at Crellin Town Park in Chatham NY. There will be free parking available, and we’ll be having a great after-ride party there as well. There will be live music, a full dinner (with vegetarian and vegan offerings as well) included for entrants, and beverages including a free beer from Chatham Brewing provided to all participants age 21 or older, at the finish.

We will provide maps and cue sheets to all participants, as well as online files available for download to bike computers as well, though the exact course details may not be made public until shortly before the ride due to changes that we may need to make to account for weather, road, and trail conditions.

$60

Springtastic Car Show

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

O Kenny’s Express

3321 Route 9, Valatie

518-784-2491

www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150972678114991&id=218323874990

O Boy! You won’t want to miss this.

Live Music – Hard & Soft Ice Cream – Win Trophies

Our Town

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Ghent Playhouse

6 Town Hall Place, Ghent

800-838-3006

www.ghentplayhouse.org

Set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece is narrated by a Stage Manager and performed with minimal props and sets, as the audience follows the Webb and Gibbs families, as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theater history – die. The Ghent Playhouse is thrilled to present the playwright’s definitive version of Our Town, described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written.” Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

$10 - $22

Lend Me A Tenor

3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Copake Grange

628 Empire Road, Copake

518-329-5932

www.stephensanborn.tripod.com/thetwoofusproductions

Come laugh out loud when a performance of “Otello” goes awry with mistaken identities, singing bell hops and an Italian tenor and his firey wife.