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August 22, 2018 08:27 pm

Thursday, August 23 - Sunday, August 26

TSL Films

n Custody — A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center in this domestic thriller that will keep audiences guessing. Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad whose children have been turned against him by their vindictive mother. The appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening. In French with subtitles. 2017. 1h 33 m.

n The Miseducation of Cameron Post — Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth. Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh and her brother, Reverend Rick – himself an example of how those in the program can be “cured” – the center is built upon repenting for “same sex attraction.” In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane, and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam. Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive. 2018. 1h 31 m.

n Love, Cecil — Oscar®-winning set and costume designer, photographer, writer, and painter Cecil Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler, but an arbiter of his time. From the Bright Young Things to the front lines of war to the international belle monde and the pages of Vogue and then onto the Queen’s official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political changes of the 20th century.

Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland blends archival footage and photographs with voiceover of Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, Love, Cecil is an examination of Beaton’s sense of the visual, which dictated a style that set standards of creativity that continue to inspire today. Narrated by Rupert Everett. 2017. 1h 38 m.

n The Cakemaker — Thomas, a German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates himself into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her Café. Thomas finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, and to protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return. In English, Hebrew, and German with subtitles. 2018. 1h 45 m.

n Yellow Submarine (1968) — New restoration! Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film’s restored photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame. Based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.” When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques, inspired by the generation’s new trends in art. 1968. 1h 27 m.

n The Third Murder — Attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low – his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all. In Japanese with subtitles. 2017. 2h 4 m.

n This Is Congo — Why is it that some countries seem to be continually mired in cyclical wars, political instability and economic crises? The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one such a place, a mineral-rich Central African country that, over the last two decades, has seen more than five million conflict-related deaths, multiple regime changes, and the wholesale impoverishment of its people. Yet though this ongoing conflict is the world’s bloodiest since WWII, little is known in the West about the players or stakes involved. This Is Congo provides an immersive and unfiltered look into Africa’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. By following four compelling characters — a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor — the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this lushly beautiful nation. Colonel ‘Kasongo’, Mamadou Ndala, Mama Romance and Hakiza Nyantaba exemplify the unique resilience of a people who have lived and died through the generations due to the cycle of brutality generated by this conflict. Though their paths never physically cross, the ongoing conflict reverberates across all of their lives. In English, French, Swahili, and Lingala with subtitles 2017. 1h 31 m.

n I Am Not A Witch — When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. In English, Bemba, Nyanja, and Tonga with subtitles. 2017. 1h 33 m.

n Damsel — Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across theAmerican Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain, and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers, Damsel showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism. 2018. 1h 53 m.

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

434 Columbia Street

Thursday, August 23

Kinderhook Food Truck Night

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Kinderhook Village Square

Intersection of Route 9 & Hudson Street

Kinderhook

Annual Food Truck event in the Village Square... Food, fun and live music!

The Blues Brothers

10700 State Rte 32, Greenville

518-966-2177

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit “The Penguin”, the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their “mission from God” they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

COUNTRY LINE DANCING CLASSES EVERY THURSDAY at The Shamrock House East Durham

2388 Rte. 145, East Durham

518-634-2897

Join us at The Shamrock House East Durham for Country Line Dancing Classes every Thursday 6pm - 9pm. This is a mixed group of dancers. Beginner Lessons 6pm-7pm followed by beginner/intermediate. You are welcome to join for all or part of the class.

Always a fun time. Cost $5. For more information visit Catskill Mountain Line Dancers on facebook.

Friday, August 24

Wood Fired Pizza Pop Up Dinner!

4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Olde York Farm Distillery

284 State Route 23, Claverack

518-721-8209

www.oldeyorkfarm.com

Be Golden Farms is coming to Olde York Farm Distillery for a pop up dinner event! Enjoy personal sized pizzas topped with their farm fresh ingredients and handmade cocktails and other beverages.

Artist Reception

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

the Chatham Bookstore

27 Main Street, Chatham

518-392-3005

www.chathambookstore.com

Trudi Roth Has Reception for “Surprises” Exhibit . In a show entitled “Surprises,” Canaan artist Trudi Roth exhibits paintings from various media.

Exhibit runs through September 28

Full Moon Walk

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Greenport Conservation Area

319 Joslen Blvd, Greenport

518-392-5252

‘Sturgeon Moon’ at Greenport... named for the time of year when Native American tribes often fished for Sturgeon due to their abundance this time of year.

Join us for a special night-time look at our public conservation area and the opportunity to learn about what’s going on in nature during this time of year.

The event is free but please register.

Free

Lillian

7 p.m.

St. John in the Wilderness Church

261 Route 344, Copake

518-329-3674

www.stjohnw.org

A play about Lillian Hellman by William Luce, starring Diedre Bollinger and directed by Taconic Stage Company (TSC) founder and Artistic Director Carl Ritchie.

Based on the autobiographical writing of the hard-living playwright whose works include The Little Foxes, The Children’s Hour, and her memoir, Pentimento, dramatist Luce creates an intense, intriguing, and intimate portrait of a woman who was often caustic and controversial but never dull.

Set in the waiting room of a New York hospital, as she maintains a vigil for her longtime love, novelist Dashiell Hammett, Hellman remembers the people and incidents that shaped her life. From her headstrong girlhood in New Orleans and New York, through her exciting and tempestuous years with Hammett, to her achievements on Broadway and in Hollywood, she recalls those who helped her gain her burning social consciousness – something that brought her into conflict with the powers-that-be, most notably, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee. During that hearing – and in the play – we hear her famous line, “I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashion.”

$20

Bang Group – Mouthful of Shoes

8 p.m.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 NY-66, Chatham

www.ps21chatham.org

Choreographer David Parkers Mouthful of Shoes brims with comic enthusiasm and brings together a blend of tap, body percussion, vaudeville, ballet and contemporary dance. Toe shoes, tap shoes, Velcro suits are all part of an evening filled with rhythm and fun. The music is by Morton Feldman, Wolfgang Mozart, Steve Reich, Dean Rosenthal, Igor Stravinsky.

The Bang Group may seem divine in their deft, virtuosic footwork, but they are human in their relationships. Erin Bomboy, The Dance Enthusiast

In Mouthful of Shoes, versatile dancers play a suite of thorny modernist scores (Morton Feldmans For John Cage, Stravinskys Piano Rag Music, new works by Dean Rosenthal) with their feet and other body parts. Its the choreographer David Parkers latest venture in translating rhythms and dissonances into human behavior: tender emotions and low-comic shtick. The New Yorker

$20 – $35

Brazilian Pop-Jazz

8 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

A program of Brazilian pop-jazz music, featuring the international sounds of bossa nova and headlined by global music singers Cornelius Bates and Vanessa Falabella, will be the featured entertainment for our evening.

Diversao! A Brazilian and American Celebration of Timeless Music” features one of New York City’s top bossa nova outfits. Theirx recent residency at the Metropolitan Room in NYC garnered rave reviews such as this one: “There are no words to describe how scrumptious to see so ambitious a project as making hot Brazilian chestnuts into firecrackers that sizzle…. The musicians are top notch, and this show is a brilliant escape.”

Cornelius Bates draws upon the soulfulness of many cultural influences, including Brazil and Africa. This charismatic singer has performed at the Blue Note in NYC and the Kennedy Center with internationally acclaimed Step Afrika! He has also been a featured vocalist with the Nanny Assis Group at Sounds of Brazil, Brazil Live, and the New York Jazz Academy Big Band. A finalist in the Metropolitan Room’s MetroStars Talent Challenge, Bates debuted “My Brazilian Romance: A Tribute to the Music of Brazil” to glowing reviews, including nomination for the MAC Best Male Debut Award. His musical influences include Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartmann, Al Jarreau, and Tony Bennett.

Vanessa Falabella is a Brazilian-born singer-songwriter who moved to NYC to pursue her singing career. She’s had rich and varied experience with vocal performance and recording, all inspired by her global roots. She has recorded with numerous famed artists, including Gato Barbieri, Philippe Saisse, Sadao Watanabe, Cyro Baptista, Jason Miles, Will Lee, Paul Peress, Eumir Deodato, Rick Braun, and Criara. She writes songs with Rob Bargad, Soli, Tony Cedras, Zooga Mallaga, Tony Cedras, Noriko Yamamoto, Solomon Siah, and others. She’s currently at work on a project about Clube da Esquina, the Brazilian movement mixing rock and roll, bossa nova, and jazz styles with Brazilian country music and classical music influences.

$25 – $600

Music at Grazhda

78 Ukraine Rd., Jewett

518-989-6479

Come and join us for a relaxing day of music, and enjoy classical, vocal, as well as instrumental music events Saturdays this summer at the Music at Grazhda series. $20 for each person, or $15 for seniors.

The Art Trail: Catskill Creek Paddle

218 Spring Street, Catskill

518-943-7465

The Thomas Cole Site has teamed up with Catskill Mountain Wild to offer a series of guided hikes (and one paddle!) to a variety of sites along the Hudson River School Art Trail. Catskill Mountain Wild is a licensed guide service headed by Catskill native Jeff Vincent. Jeff has thousands of miles of trail experience in the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson Valley, and a passion for sharing his local knowledge with others.

Enjoy light paddling up Catskill Creek. Stop to swim and admire the surroundings so heavily featured in Cole’s works. The paddle will begin at the parking lot across the street from Catskill Middle School and continue towards Atelier Restaurant, a nice area to pause, float and take a dip.

Jonathan Palmer, Head Archivist at The Greene County Historical Society’s Vedder Research Library, will accompany paddlers and provide historical context along the way.

Included in the price of the hike is FREE entry to the Thomas Cole Site, a free Art Trail Guide book and other goodies!

Nussy’s Country Western BBQ Buffet at Riedlbauer’s Resort

57 Ravine Drive, Round Top

518-622-9584

Nussy’s Country Western BBQ Buffet at Nussy’s Bier Garten located at Riedlbauer’s Resort. All you can eat BBQ buffet for $15 with BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork, salads, and more, from 6 - 8 pm every Friday in July and August. Sip on some beer while enjoying live music by The Roving Cowboys from 6 - 9 pm! Fun for the whole family! Hit some balls at the Golf Driving Range, play a friendly game of corn hole, ping pong, or giant Jenga!!! Rain or Shine.

Music on the Mountain & BBQ: Breezy Grass (Americana Bluegrass)

19 Resort Dr, Windham

800-754-9463

Take a free Skyride to the Wheelhouse Lodge every Friday through Labor Day for a BBQ, outdoor bar, and live music on the deck. Kids are welcome, bring the whole family! Feel free to bring picnic blankets and camping chairs.*

*Kindly refrain from bringing food to the event. Coolers and picnics will not be permitted on the chairlift. The BBQ menu will be available for purchase throughout the event at the Wheelhouse Lodge.

August 24, 2018 Entertainment: Breezy Grass (Americana Bluegrass)

August 24, 2018 Menu: BBQ (hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs, chicken, etc...)

The Blues Brothers

10700 State Rte 32, Greenville

518-966-2177

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit “The Penguin”, the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their “mission from God” they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

Play Golf & Swing for The ARTS

27 Brooks Lane, Catskill

518-943-3400

Greene County Council on the Arts is hosting a special benefit, “Play GOLF & Swing for the ARTS” on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Catskill Golf Club located at 27 Brooks Lane, Catskill, NY.

Entry fee is $150 per person. Please call Sharon at Greene County Council on the Arts, 518-943-3400, to reserve your foursome. Singles and pairs will be matched to make a foursome. The entry fee includes Driving Range, 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch at “The Turn”, 18 raffle tickets and an after golf Art Reception (cash bar). There will be plenty of extra raffle tickets to purchase to increase your chance to win an original piece of art.

The Silent Auction features a fabulous Golf Trip! Bid on a 5-day and 4-night golf adventure at the beautiful Marriot Vacation Club at Ford Colony in Williamsburg, VA. This package includes a two bedroom condo and six rounds of Golf (cart extra) and has a retail value of $1800. Bidding will start at $600.

Saturday, August 25

Kinderhook Walks

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Kinderhook Memorial Library

18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook

518-758-6192

Website:

www.kinderhooklibrary.org

Dutch Dreams and Realities

Our early Dutch past has been romanticized, embellished and repackaged over the centuries. Come hear museum consultant and historian Kate Johnson explain some of the how and why.

Free

Steepletop Tree Walk-Talk

Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Steepletop

440 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz

518-392-3362

millay.org

Can Trees Write? Looking for their story. Discover the trees at Steepletop.

We will take a walk through the grounds of Steepletop with Frank Buddingh, an International Consulting Arborist with more than 40 years of experience in arboriculture. Frank estimates he has pruned more than twenty five thousand trees and assessed the health of many more. He will talk about individual trees, looking for their individual ‘signatures’ and share a glimpse of their [life] stories.

Reservations recommended.

$10

Olana Summer Market

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Olana

5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

518-828-1872

www.olana.org

Local vendors, workshops and eateries. Come shop, discover, picnic, relax and enjoy the views!

This outdoor market will be held at the Olana State Historic Site, the home and 250-acre landscape designed by 19th century Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church.

$5

Unreserved Estate Auction

12 p.m.

Copake Auction, Inc

266 Route 7A, Copake

518-329-1142

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

Artist Walk

12 p.m.

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent

518-392-4747

www.artomi.org

Art Omi: The Fields

Visit Art Omi for a free tour with artist Sarah Butler. Artist Walk invites visiting individuals and groups for introduction to featured exhibitions and permanent installations at The Fields Sculpture Park. Conversations in design, cinema and cultural studies beginning in Benenson Center.

Free

Halloween in August!!

5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Lebanon Valley Speedway

1746 US Route 20, West Lebanon

518-794-9606

www.lebanonvalley.com

All kids in costume get in for free….along with a driver meet & greet trick-or-treat!!

A King Of Dirt Prostock Series Event, plus all weekly divisions!

$2 – $16

Music Concert in The Fields

5 p.m.

Art Omi

1405 County Route 22, Ghent

518-392-4747

www.artomi.org

The 2018 Art Omi: Music residency culminates with its annual Concert in The Fields.

Presented in The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi, attendees will hear new global music showcasing the collaborative work created over the course of the residency under a festival tent, amidst works of contemporary sculpture.

Free

A Backyard Block Party

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Ooms Conservation Area

480 Rock City Road, Chatham

518-392-5252

Celebrate the end of summer!

We’ll have a guided full moon walk, yoga at the gazebo, food from Main St. Goodness & Bimi’s Cheese Shop, and beer from Chatham Brewing!

Free

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise!!!

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Hudson Cruises

Henry Hudson River Front Park, Water Street, Hudson

518-822-1014

www.hudsoncruises.com

Sam Club in The Case of The Malted Falcon

Join The Two of Us Productions and Sam Club on the beautiful Marika of Hudson Cruises. You’re sure to have a great time while we cruise on the Hudson, enjoy a great buffet dinner and help Sam solve a murder. You’re sure to share a lot of laughs along the way and if you help solve the crime, you may win a prize.

$20 – $58

Grillsdale 2018

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Roeliff Jansen Park

116 Old Route 22, Hillsdale

Back for its third year as one of the most tantalizing evenings of the summer, GRILLSDALE proudly spotlights the bounty of Columbia County, Dutchess County, and the Berkshires-featuring some of the best grilled small plates from top restaurants, chefs, and purveyors from the area.

$85

Music and More – In the Park

7 p.m.

Copake Memorial Park

230 Mountain View Road, Copake

518-329-1234

www.townofcopake.org

Featuring – Taconic Ridge

Free

Lillian

7 p.m.

St. John in the Wilderness Church

261 Route 344, Copake

518-329-3674

www.stjohnw.org

A play about Lillian Hellman by William Luce, starring Diedre Bollinger and directed by Taconic Stage Company (TSC) founder and Artistic Director Carl Ritchie.

Based on the autobiographical writing of the hard-living playwright whose works include The Little Foxes, The Children’s Hour, and her memoir, Pentimento, dramatist Luce creates an intense, intriguing, and intimate portrait of a woman who was often caustic and controversial but never dull.

Set in the waiting room of a New York hospital, as she maintains a vigil for her longtime love, novelist Dashiell Hammett, Hellman remembers the people and incidents that shaped her life. From her headstrong girlhood in New Orleans and New York, through her exciting and tempestuous years with Hammett, to her achievements on Broadway and in Hollywood, she recalls those who helped her gain her burning social consciousness – something that brought her into conflict with the powers-that-be, most notably, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee. During that hearing – and in the play – we hear her famous line, “I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashion.”

$20

The Amy Ryan Band

8 p.m.

Valatie Community Theatre

3031 Main Street, Valatie

518-758-1309

www.valatiecommunitytheatre.org

The perfect blend of Country Blues mojo and urban blues and rock! When guitarist Richard Green heard Amy Ryan’s solo performances in New York’s Capital Region, he saw an opportunity to combine his own blues guitar chops with a gusty female singer and the potential to create a great blues band. An early iteration of a group came together quickly the musical experiment was successful enough that the Amy Ryan Band was soon born. Melding together Amy’s county blues mojo with Richard’s urban blues and rock sensibilities, this musical partnership is rounded out by the addition of bassist Steve Dietemann, drummer, Al Bauman and Ed Stein on keyboards, all of whom contribute greatly to the success of the band with their own experiences with jazz, funk and rock. With a repertoire that includes band adaptations of Amy’s self-penned solo tunes, newly minted originals and select covers, the Amy Ryan Band rocks the blues!

$15

Bang Group – Mouthful of Shoes

8 p.m.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

2980 NY-66, Chatham

518-392-6121

www.ps21chatham.org

Choreographer David Parkers Mouthful of Shoes brims with comic enthusiasm and brings together a blend of tap, body percussion, vaudeville, ballet and contemporary dance. Toe shoes, tap shoes, Velcro suits are all part of an evening filled with rhythm and fun. The music is by Morton Feldman, Wolfgang Mozart, Steve Reich, Dean Rosenthal, Igor Stravinsky.

The Bang Group may seem divine in their deft, virtuosic footwork, but they are human in their relationships. Erin Bomboy, The Dance Enthusiast

In Mouthful of Shoes, versatile dancers play a suite of thorny modernist scores (Morton Feldmans For John Cage, Stravinskys Piano Rag Music, new works by Dean Rosenthal) with their feet and other body parts. Its the choreographer David Parkers latest venture in translating rhythms and dissonances into human behavior: tender emotions and low-comic shtick. The New Yorker

$10 – $35

Annie

8 p.m.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

1925 NY-203, Chatham

518-392-9292

www.machaydntheatre.org

Just when we need her the most, that eternal optimist is back to teach us to believe in a better tomorrow.

Annie and her story is the ultimate rags to riches tale full of delicious laughs, outrageous villains, and that ever lovable Sandy!

$15 – $39.50

Diana Oh

8:30 p.m.

Ancram Opera House

1330 County Route 7, Ancram

518-329-0114

www.ancramoperahouse.org

Iconoclast, artist Diana Oh, known for her series of provocative street installations that culminated in a NY Times Critics’ Pickperformance at The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in NYC, comes to Ancram to sing her original soul, pop, rock, punk music from journal entries and the beyond.

$30

4x4 Off Road Adventure #2

64 Klein Ave, Hunter

518-263-4223

Hunter Mountain’s 4X4 Off-Road Adventure is a one or two day excursion offering the perfect mix of adventure and luxury. We’ll start with a basic off road “warm up,” followed by an off-road excursion on our remote west side logging trails complete with a stream crossing, mud pass, rock crawl and log crawl. The highlight of the event is the exciting hill climb to our scenic 3200’ summit. All features and obstacles are exciting enough to challenge and thrill beginner to intermediate levels of off-road enthusiasts.

Tavern Night at the Bronck Museum

90 County Rt. 42, Coxsackie

518-731-6490

For this single evening the Bronck houses will be transformed into a mid 1600s country tavern. By candle light costumed volunteers will serve tavern guests a beer prepared by a local brewery similar to what Pieter Bronck would have served at his Beverwijck tavern. Pieter’s Brew will be served along with period tavern food and cider (for those unaccustomed to tipping a mug or bowl of beer). Both Pieter and his wife are expected to be present for this convivial evening in a place where they certainly will feel right at home. So set aside the evening of August 25th and join the couple for this time bending evening in a setting that can’t be matched.

The event begins at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $30; however, you may purchase advance sale tickets for $25 before August 20. To reserve advance sale tickets, send a check payable to GCHS to: Greene County Historical Society, P.O. Box 44, Coxsackie, NY 12051. There is limited space. Reserve your advance sale tickets today!

Rip’s Country Bazaar/Open House at MTHS

5132 Route 23A, Haines Falls

518-589-6657

The MTHS campus will be filled with tents full of vendors: craftspeople, antique dealers, local food products, flea market items and more. Music for toe-tapping and hand clapping will be provided by John Quinn and the 77th Regimental Balladeers. Food for fun and food for lunch will be available for purchase. The Visitors’ Center will be open for browsing maps, books, brochures, or checking out the archives. The Ulster & Delaware Train Station will be open for a presentation by Jonathan Palmer from the Vedder Research Library of the Greene County Historical Society. There will be kites and bubbles for kids and wannabe kids. Wildflowers and grass for running around. Rip Van Winkle may even appear! It will be a beautiful day for chatting with friends and family, learning something new about local history, listening to music from the Civil War Era, finding treasures among the offerings of over 35 vendors. The excitement begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues all day! Come on over to the Mountain Top Historical Society’s campus on Route 23A in Haines Falls and join in the fun!

Foraged Flower Arranging at Mountain Top Arboretum

4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville

518-589-3903

Learn to forage and make a hand-tied bouquet with native plants from the Arboretum. Rebekah Mindel (Meadow Wilds Botanicals & Floral Design) how collect responsibly from the landscape, harvesting in a way that renews the plants’ growth cycles. Participants will be guided to make bouquets with the foraged elements bridging tone, seasonality, composition and expression. $15 for Members, $25 for Non-Members. NOTE: This program is limited to 18 people. Pre-registration is required. Materials: Please bring clippers & a bucket (not required.) Please let registration know if you will be bringing materials so we can account for them.

Tannersville Summer Concert Series

Main Street, Tannersville

518-589-5850

Tannersville Summer Concert Series

SATURDAYS @ RIP VAN WINKLE LAKE Lake Rd, Tannersville

FREE Admission!

July 28th @2pm - WYLD BLU

Aug.18 @2pm - GUILTY PLEASURE

Aug. 25 @2pm - JOHNNY SCARECROW

Live Music on the Deck: Sonny Rock Duo

36 South Street, Windham

800-754-9463

This summer, enjoy live music and a gorgeous view on the deck at Mulligan’s Pub. Join us every Saturday afternoon from June 30th through September 8th. There’s no cover charge!

FALLA! Two Masterpieces by the Great Spanish Composer Manuel de Falla featuring Perspectives Ensemble

7971 Main Street, Hunter

518-263-2000

Perspectives Ensemble

Angel Gil-Ordóñez, Conductor

Sato Moughalian, Artistic Director

Esperanza Fernandez, Flamenco Cantaora

Alfredo Garcia, Baritone

Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano

Special Guest: Kevork Mourad, Spontaneous Painter and Animation Artist

To celebrate the life of Doctorow Center major supporter, Danièle Doctorow, Perspectives Ensemble has collaborated with visual artist Kevork Mourad to create an audio-visual and musical experience that transports you on a multi-media journey through Spain. The program includes two classical works by the great Spanish composer Manuel deFalla: El Amor Brujo and Master Peter’s Puppet Show. El Amor Brujo is scored for 15 musicians and one cantaora (Romani or Gypsy singer), who Perspectives Ensemble will bring from Spain. Master Peter’s Puppet Show, which sets an episode from Cervante’s Don Quixote, is scored for 22 musicians and three singers.

Visual artist, Kevork Mourad, will project his work onto a screen behind the players and morph together art created in real time, synced with the live music, with animations he has created in advance.

The Blues Brothers

10700 State Rte 32, Greenville

518-966-2177

After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit “The Penguin”, the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their “mission from God” they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?

Opening Reception for contemporary exhibition “Spectrum”

518-943-7465

218 Spring St, Catskill

Join us for a reception to celebrate the new contemporary exhibition Spectrum, open from August 14th to November 18th at the Thomas Cole Historic Site. The exhibition is made up of 30 installations by 11 contemporary artists who grapple with concepts of color and put their ideas within the context of Thomas Cole’s interiors. The exhibition grew out of conversations between our curator, Kate Menconeri, artist Kiki Smith and our group of exhibiting artists.

Summit Yoga Series

19 Resort Dr, Windham

518-734-4300

Start your Saturday morning on a high note! Yoga on the summit of Windham Mountain, with a spectacular instructor and inspiring views. Reserve your spot in advance by e-mailing alpinespa@windhammountain.com (by 4pm the Friday before). Check in at the Bike Park (2nd floor of the base lodge in the rental shop) at 8:45 am and head to the chairlift for scenic skyride to the top of the mountain. Once you have arrived, you will practice the mental, physical and spiritual art of yoga in the most natural setting on our summit deck. Beginning at 9:15 am sharp, the 60 minute class is vinyasa style yoga with a focus on alignment, breath, presence & expansion, and is scalable and for all levels.

$20, including skyride.

For questions or to reserve your spot, please e-mail alpinespa@windhammountain.com by 4pm on the Friday before the class you’d like to attend. Make sure to bring water and wear sunscreen! If you have a yoga mat, bring it! If you don’t, we have a limited number of mats to share – first come, first served. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. Arrive early for check-in – doors open at 8:30am and yoga registration ends at 9am.

In the event of rain, yoga is moved to an alternate indoor location. Check in is still located at the Bike Park.

Sunday, August 26

Olana Summer Market

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Olana

5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

518-828-1872

www.olana.org

Local vendors, workshops and eateries. Come shop, discover, picnic, relax and enjoy the views!

This outdoor market will be held at the Olana State Historic Site, the home and 250-acre landscape designed by 19th century Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church.

$5

Jamaican & Jazz

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Hudson-Chatham Winery

1900 Route 66, Ghent

518-392-9463

www.hudsonchathamwinery.com

Come have some fun... Authentic Jamaican food from Del’s Catering and live jazz music by Doug Marcus under the tent at the winery.

Free admission

Free

Lillian

2 p.m.

St. John in the Wilderness Church

261 Route 344, Copake

518-329-3674

www.stjohnw.org

A play about Lillian Hellman by William Luce, starring Diedre Bollinger and directed by Taconic Stage Company (TSC) founder and Artistic Director Carl Ritchie.

Based on the autobiographical writing of the hard-living playwright whose works include The Little Foxes, The Children’s Hour, and her memoir, Pentimento, dramatist Luce creates an intense, intriguing, and intimate portrait of a woman who was often caustic and controversial but never dull.

Set in the waiting room of a New York hospital, as she maintains a vigil for her longtime love, novelist Dashiell Hammett, Hellman remembers the people and incidents that shaped her life. From her headstrong girlhood in New Orleans and New York, through her exciting and tempestuous years with Hammett, to her achievements on Broadway and in Hollywood, she recalls those who helped her gain her burning social consciousness – something that brought her into conflict with the powers-that-be, most notably, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee. During that hearing – and in the play – we hear her famous line, “I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashion.”

$20

Annie

2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

1925 NY-203, Chatham

518-392-9292

www.machaydntheatre.org

Just when we need her the most, that eternal optimist is back to teach us to believe in a better tomorrow.

Annie and her story is the ultimate rags to riches tale full of delicious laughs, outrageous villains, and that ever lovable Sandy!

$15 – $39.50

Full Moon for Bats!

7:30 p.m.

Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center

1024 Route 66, Ghent

518-267-3313

Join us at Mud Creek to learn why bats are so important to our ecosystem and how you can help them thrive. We will also learn about the origins of full moon names including Sturgeon Moon and Grain Moon and experience the full moon as we walk the trail and explore the night life at Mud Creek.

Without the use of flashlights, we will search for bats, moon gaze, and test our own night vision – or lack thereof.

**This event is FREE, however, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – please contact Pamela Price At Columbia County Soil & Water

Free

Raw Roots-Rock

8 p.m.

Club Helsinki

405 Columbia Street, Hudson

518-828-4800

www.helsinkihudson.com

Tarbox Ramblers brings its patented blend of raw roots and blues music to Hudson!! Longtime favorites of Helsinki audiences going back to the club’s roots in Great Barrington, Mass., the Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose rough-hewn, direct sound has drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered, the New Yorker, and many more.

Tarbox Ramblers – string bassist Scott McEwen, drummer Robby Cosenza, and guitarist-vocalist Michael Tarbox – play old-soul music, including both original songs and arrangements of songs dating back to the 19th century or before – songs like “St. James Infirmary,” “Jack of Diamonds” and “The Cuckoo.”

$15

Columbia County Fair

Wednesday, August 29 - Monday, September 3

Columbia County Fairgrounds

182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham

518-392-2121

www.columbiafair.com

Nightly grandstand entertainment including Demolition Derby, rodeo & national country singing stars, volunteer firefighting parade, daily animal shows and much more!

4x4 Off Road Adventure #2

64 Klein Ave, Hunter

518-263-4223

Hunter Mountain’s 4X4 Off-Road Adventure is a one or two day excursion offering the perfect mix of adventure and luxury. We’ll start with a basic off road “warm up,” followed by an off-road excursion on our remote west side logging trails complete with a stream crossing, mud pass, rock crawl and log crawl. The highlight of the event is the exciting hill climb to our scenic 3200’ summit. All features and obstacles are exciting enough to challenge and thrill beginner to intermediate levels of off-road enthusiasts.

Monday, August 27

Nussy’s German Dinner Buffet at Riedlbauer’s Resort

57 Ravine Drive, Round Top

518-622-9584

Nussy’s German Dinner Buffet at Nussy’s Bier Garten located at Riedlbauer’s Resort. All you can eat German buffet for $15 with Brats, Schnitzel, salads, and more, from 6 - 8 pm every Monday in July and August. Sip on some beer while enjoying live music by Frankie Keene from 6 - 9 pm! Fun for the whole family! Hit some balls at the Golf Driving Range, play a friendly game of corn hole, ping pong, or giant Jenga!!! Rain or Shine.

Wednesday, August 29

Annie

2 p.m.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

1925 NY-203, Chatham

518-392-9292

www.machaydntheatre.org

Just when we need her the most, that eternal optimist is back to teach us to believe in a better tomorrow.

Annie and her story is the ultimate rags to riches tale full of delicious laughs, outrageous villains, and that ever lovable Sandy!

$15 – $39.50

Winds in the Wilderness Concert

5:30 p.m.

St. John in the Wilderness Church

261 Route 344, Copake

518-329-3674

www.stjohnw.org

Join us for a musical journey: music from Bali, Laos, Korea on piccolo; quartets by J.C. Bach and Joan and Jose Pla; 20th century jazz by John Myers and Maxwell Powers; ‘Gnossiennes’ by Satie; J.S. Bach cello suite on viola; bass solo of MIngus and a choro by Abreu.

$15

The Ghent Band

7:30 p.m.

Kinderhook Village Square

Intersection of Route 9 & Hudson Street, Kinderhook

Live Music!

Free

Thursday, August 30

Open Mic Night

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Valatie Community Theatre

3031 Main Street, Valatie

518-758-1309

www.valatiecommunitytheatre.org

Free to the public and the performers! Join us on the last Thursday of every month to hear local talent! Coffee, tea, water and light refreshments served!

Sign up at 7pm

Free

Grease Sing-A-Long

10700 State Rte 32, Greenville

518-966-2177

A musical about teens in love in the 50’s! It’s California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny’s the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo.

COUNTRY LINE DANCING CLASSES EVERY THURSDAY at The Shamrock House East Durham

2388 Rte. 145, East Durham

518-634-2897

Join us at The Shamrock House East Durham for Country Line Dancing Classes every Thursday 6pm - 9pm. This is a mixed group of dancers. Beginner Lessons 6pm-7pm followed by beginner/intermediate. You are welcome to join for all or part of the class.

Always a fun time. Cost $5. For more information visit Catskill Mountain Line Dancers on facebook.

Every Wednesday through the summer months

Upstreet Farmers’ Market

Warren Street side of Seventh Street Park

4 to 7 p.m.

upstreetmarket@gmail.com

This mid-week market is open in Seventh Street Park every Wednesday through the summer months, bringing food mid-week to Hudson, “by the local, of the local, for the local” and including meats, cheeses, vegetables, bread, butters, eggs, gluten -free foods, and other prepared foods

Every Saturday through November 17

The Hudson Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Corner of Sixth & Columbia Streets

hudsonfarmersmarketny.com

In its usual summer location in the parking lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Columbia Street, where it will reappear every Saturday until November 17. The Cidermakers will be joining the market on a bi-weekly basis. You will find the familiar, friendly group of vendors selling prepared foods, bread, cookies, spring greens, spring flowers, strawberries (!), asparagus, eggs, meats and cheeses, fresh fish, and plants for the vegetable garden, flower beds, hanging baskets and herb gardens – EBT and WIC are accepted by all qualified vendors.

Thursdays through Mondays

Films at TSL

Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia Street

518-822-8100

www.timeandspace.org

Time & Space Limited shows a wide range of (mostly) independent and foreign films screened Thursdays through Mondays. Consult the website for film descriptions, schedule, and tickets. A monthly calendar can also be found on the website.

Fridays & Saturdays

Hudson-Athens Ferry

518-822-1014

hudsoncruises.com

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

The Hudson River School of Art Trail Hikes

Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Catskill Mountain Wild have launched a series of professionally guided hikes called The Hudson River School of Art Trail Hikes 2018. Thomas Cole (1801-1848) founded America’s first major art movement—the Hudson River School of landscape painting—and many of the views that inspired Cole, his legendary student Frederic Church, and other Hudson River School artists are made accessible by the Hudson River School of Art Trail, which includes twenty locations in the Hudson River Valley. The hikes will take place once a month, They started on June 23 and will continue through October on subsequent Fridays — July 27, August 24, September 28, and October 26. Each hike will be guided by a licensed guide from Catskill Mountain Wild, a guide service creating custom outdoor adventures. All hikes begin in Haines Falls or Catskill. Information on how to register for the hikes, and other details can be found at www.thomascole.org/events. The hikes are presented in partnership with Olana State Historic Site, The Olana Partnership, and a number of national, state and county agencies.

SUNDAY MATINEES

Kid Flicks One

Basilica Hudson

110 South Front Street

www.basilicahudson.org

Basilica’s Free Family Matinee Screening Series – Recommended for children from 3 to 7 years of age. On select summer Sundays, Basilica Hudson will be screening the Kids Flicks Tour — The best short films from the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival! All matinee screenings will be open to the public with free admission to all. The series kicked off with Party Mouth (USA), I Want to Live in the Zoo (Russia), and If You Fall (Canada).

Ongoing Exhibitions

Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana

Olana State Historic Site

5720 State Route 9G, Greenport

518-828-1872 x 103

www.OLANA.org

The Olana Partnership is focused this summer on a new exhibition called Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana – Many programs are being built around the theme of this exhibition. The Artists on Art Tours series, for example, is a collaboration with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in New York City. The collaboration enables contemporary working artists to interpret the Main House at Olana from their own unique perspectives. Participating artists this season are of Arab descent and will bring their personal and expansive perspective touching on themes such as Olana’s Persian influence, landscape, identity, clothing, gender, as well as the larger issues of Orientalism and Islamophobia. These tours are offered twice a month and followed by an in-depth discussion with the artist.

Picturesque & Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring Street, Catskill

thomascole.org/events

Thomas Cole National Historic Site opened this new exhibition on May 1. It will be on view through November 4 - The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and members of the Yale History of Art Department - It complements the Thomas Cole exhibition now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.