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August 29, 2018 05:59 pm

Thursday, August 30 - Sunday, September 2

TSL Films

n John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection — Revisit the bounty of 16-mm-shot footage of the left-handed tennis star John McEnroe, at the time the world’s top-ranked player, as he competes in the French Open at Paris’s Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Close-ups and slow motion sequences of McEnroe competing, as well as instances of his notorious temper tantrums, highlight a “man who played on the edge of his senses.” This far-from-traditional documentary probes archival film to unpack both McEnroe’s attention to the sport and the footage itself, creating a lively and immersive look at a driven athlete. 2018. 1h 35 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 Whitney — Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive US No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals, and death at age 48. Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. The film uses never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives, and original interviews with the people who knew her best. 2018. 2h.

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 Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda — One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar®-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. An intimate portrait of both the artist and the man. In Japanese with subtitles. 2017. 1h 42 m.

n Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf — Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself. In English and Dutch with subtitles. 2018. 1h 15 m.

Thursday, August 30 - Sunday, September 2

TSL Films

n Ingmar Bergman Centennial:

The Magic Flute (1975) — Celebrating Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday: Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart’s exquisite opera in this sublime rendering of one of the composer’s best-loved works: a celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man. The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) stars Josef Köstlinger as Tamino, the young man determined to rescue a beautiful princess from the clutches of parental evil. In Swedish with subtitles. 1975. 1h 35 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 30

Columbia County Fair

Thursday, August 30 - 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!

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.

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 – $36.50

Friday, August 31

Tom Lee Question Tour

5:30 p.m.

Olana

5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

518-828-1872

www.olana.org

The Question Tour inverts the traditional house tour model and seeks to layer historic fact with audience perceptions. What happens when your questions about Olana get layered with personal experience, myths, stories and more questions? Deep inspired observation and learning! Master storyteller and museum educator Tom Lee has twenty years’ experience performing in museums and libraries; and his tours are the perfect blend of entertainment and information.

$10 – $15

Sunset Cruise

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Hudson Cruises

Henry Hudson River Front Park, Water Street, Hudson

518-822-1014

www.hudsoncruises.com

Beautiful views and live music!!

Boarding starts at 6:30 p.m.

$25

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 – $36.50

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.

Music on the Mountain & BBQ

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 throughout the event at the Wheelhouse Lodge.

August 31, 2018 Menu: BBQ (hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs, chicken, etc...)

In inclement weather, the event will be moved to Rock’n Mexicana Cantina & Grille at 5220 NY-23, Windham, NY 12496.

World Famous Irish Act, Gaelic Storm, LIVE at Gavin’s Irish Country Inn

118 Golden Hill Rd, Cornwallville

518-634-2582

East Durham, NY— The internationally-known band Gaelic Storm will bring their energizing music to Gavin’s Irish Country Inn in East Durham this Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Aug. 31.

Gaelic Storm brings together a wide variety of fans. Their music is of course mostly Irish in origin but also combines elements of rock, bluegrass, and country, making them a band not to be missed. Gaelic Storm was in the 1997 smash hit movie “Titanic” in which they appeared and performed “Irish Party in Third Class.” They have gone on to tour internationally and earned the love of a huge fan base all over the world. “We are thrilled to have Gaelic Storm as part of our Labor Day festivities this year at Gavin’s,” said Gavin’s Innkeeper Bernadette Gavin-Palmieri. “This is our first time welcoming Gaelic Storm and we are certain our guests and the public at large will have a great time during their performance.”

Labor Day Weekend 2018 will feature a full roster of live Irish music: Gaelic Storm Friday, Andy Cooney Thursday and Saturday, and the Kitty Kelly Band Sunday. To reserve a room at Gavin’s for Labor Day Weekend, call 518-634-2582 or email reservations@gavins.com and ask for the special Labor Day Weekend package.

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.

Saturday, Sept 1

Festival of Books

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 NY-203, Spencertown

(518) 392-3693

www.spencertownacademy.org

Spencertown Academy Festival of Books, the annual extravaganza of all things literary, takes place over Labor Day weekend. The event features a giant used book sale, two days of readings and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a children’s program, and the Cookbook Café, serving fruit snacks, home-baked goodies, and our famous no-alarm vegetarian chili.

At the heart of the Festival is our annual book sale, one of the biggest in the region, offering more than 10,000 gently used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard and soft cover —all at very affordable prices. Special sections included the Kid’s Corner for young readers; a media rack full of CDs, DVDs and audio books; art books; and a first-floor gallery featuring a handpicked selection of specialty books, limited editions, out-of-print books, and new books donated by leading national publishers.

Museum Storytelling: Family Tours

10 a.m.

Olana

5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

518-828-1872

www.olana.org

Inside Olana – – Master storyteller Tom Lee has spent the winter writing and tracking the adventurous travels of Frederic Church through the Middle East to prepare stories for inside the main house at Olana. Lee uses art, objects, history and interactivity to help young people (and grown-ups!) fall in love with museums. This is a program designed to introduce youth to the magic of a historic house museum.

$2 – $5

Hudson Valley Sightseeing Cruise

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hudson Cruises

Henry Hudson River Front Park, Water Street, Hudson

518-822-1014

www.hudsoncruises.com

Come enjoy a relaxing cruise with wonderful views!

Boarding starts at 12:30pm

$15 – $25

Mr. Dirt Track USA

4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Lebanon Valley Speedway

1746 US Route 20, West Lebanon

518-794-9606

www.lebanonvalley.com

The $17,000 to win Mr. Dirt Track USA 100-lap modified super DIRTcar series modified event along with the King of Dirt sportsman series.

(Purestock & Prostock Feature Only – No Small Block Modifieds)

$24 – $35

Annie

4 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 – $36.50

Artist on Art Tour: Stephan Said

5 p.m.

Olana

5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

518-828-1872

www.olana.org

Artists offer a unique lens with which to “read” an artist’s home & landscape. This season TOP partners with the Institute for Arab and Islamic Art in NYC to bring a dynamic mix of contemporary artists to Olana to layer their perceptions of Middle Eastern influences in Church’s home of American landscape painting. During this series, artists use many disciplines and “poetic license” to talk about Olana and the exhibition, Costumes & Customs with concepts and connections that are unique to the guide. This is not a traditional house tour! Artist-led tours are accompanied by TOP’s Director of Education and end with a glass of wine and a snack on the piazza near sunset.

Stephan Said, aka Stephan Smith, is an internationally acclaimed musician, writer and activist who has been called “this generation’s Woody Guthrie” (Billboard Magazine) and favorably compared to Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Bob Marley in publications such as the New York Times, Billboard Magazine, BBC, NPR and RFI. An Iraqi-American with immediate family in Baghdad and Mosul and a diverse heritage that combines Christianity and Islam, he is a prominent voice for interfaith dialogue, peace, and global justice. His song “The Bell” was “the first major song against the war in Iraq”(Neil Strauss, NY Times) and hailed as “the antiwar anthem of this generation.”(GNN) Stephan pioneered the use of the internet to distribute mp3’s and music videos for social causes on a mass scale, and his essays on music and global affairs have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Progressive Magazine, CounterPunch, Sing Out! Magazine, Folker Magazine (Germany), The Huffington Post, AlterNet, Counterpunch, and others. Since his last album on Artemis Records, Stephan completed his graduate studies in International Affairs from the New School University. Stephan is known for consistently using his art at the frontlines of social change. He has produced several albums for his own independent label Universal Hobo Records as well as for Artemis Records, Rounder Records, and Caroline Records, and his songs have been sung by artists including Dave Matthews, Patti Smith, DJ Spooky, Pete Seeger, and others. Stephan has also performed, toured, or recorded with a wide range of artists including Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Ween, Paul Simon, Ani DiFranco, Phillip Glass, Butch Morris, and others.

$10 – $15

Diamondback Motocross of East Durham

2119 Route 145, East Durham

845-554-8717

The Diamondback Motocross of East Durham flies back into the racing scene this spring and summer. Riders will WANT to race this track. Spectators will feel like they are sitting in the middle of the races. Diamondback uphill triple, high-speed sections, fast sweeping start, table tops, doubles, whoops, oh yeah, it’s on, AND IT’S ON BIG TIME!!

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.

Live Music on the Deck: Steel

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!

Savion Glover Featuring Macus Gilmore At The Lumberyard

62 Water St, Catskill

855-4LYD-TIX

The Tony Award winning Savion Glover, an artist called “the greatest virtuoso of our time, perhaps of all time” (The New Yorker), joins forces with Marcus Gilmore, an heir to jazz royalty as grandson to iconic drummer Roy Haynes, a dynamic musician known for his work with Vijay Iyer, Chick Corea, Steve Coleman, Nicholas Payton, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Ravi Coltrane. Glover and Gilmore are where rhythm and melody converge.

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, Sept 2

Festival of Books

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 NY-203, Spencertown

(518) 392-3693

www.spencertownacademy.org

Spencertown Academy Festival of Books, the annual extravaganza of all things literary, takes place over Labor Day weekend. The event features a giant used book sale, two days of readings and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a children’s program, and the Cookbook Café, serving fruit snacks, home-baked goodies, and our famous no-alarm vegetarian chili.

At the heart of the Festival is our annual book sale, one of the biggest in the region, offering more than 10,000 gently used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard and soft cover —all at very affordable prices. Special sections included the Kid’s Corner for young readers; a media rack full of CDs, DVDs and audio books; art books; and a first-floor gallery featuring a handpicked selection of specialty books, limited editions, out-of-print books, and new books donated by leading national publishers.

Annie

2 p.m. and 7 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 – $36.50

Savion Glover Featuring Macus Gilmore At The Lumberyard

62 Water St, Catskill

855-4LYD-TIX

The Tony Award winning Savion Glover, an artist called “the greatest virtuoso of our time, perhaps of all time” (The New Yorker), joins forces with Marcus Gilmore, an heir to jazz royalty as grandson to iconic drummer Roy Haynes, a dynamic musician known for his work with Vijay Iyer, Chick Corea, Steve Coleman, Nicholas Payton, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Ravi Coltrane. Glover and Gilmore are where rhythm and melody converge.

Saturday Night Fever

10700 State Rte 32, Greenville

518-966-2177

Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he’s king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don’t look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family’s starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a small paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie Mangano in the disco and starts training with her for the club’s dance competition. Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to Manhattan just over the bridge soon change Tony’s life forever.

David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps plus Windham Local Food Pop-Up @ West Kill Brewing

2173 Spruceton Road, Westkill

518-989-6001

Celebrate the long weekend with us at West Kill Brewing!

David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps will be playing a set of country rock at the brewery on Sunday, September 2nd.

Windham Local will also be in house serving up delicious food all day!

A Talk by Author and Arborist Bill Logan

4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville

518-589-3903

4 Maude Adams Road, TannersvilleAn award-winning nature writer and practicing arborist, Bill Logan shows how deeply embedded is the oak tree in our traditions, our names, our buildings, our travels, our food and even in our humanity. In telling the story of this remarkable tree, Logan combines science, philosophy, spirituality and history with a contagious curiosity about who we are and why the world works the way it does. $10, Free to Members. Post-talk Reception for Arboretum Members.

Monday, Sept 3

Festival of Books

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

790 NY-203, Spencertown

(518) 392-3693

www.spencertownacademy.org

Spencertown Academy Festival of Books, the annual extravaganza of all things literary, takes place over Labor Day weekend. The event features a giant used book sale, two days of readings and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a children’s program, and the Cookbook Café, serving fruit snacks, home-baked goodies, and our famous no-alarm vegetarian chili.

At the heart of the Festival is our annual book sale, one of the biggest in the region, offering more than 10,000 gently used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard and soft cover —all at very affordable prices. Special sections included the Kid’s Corner for young readers; a media rack full of CDs, DVDs and audio books; art books; and a first-floor gallery featuring a handpicked selection of specialty books, limited editions, out-of-print books, and new books donated by leading national publishers.

Thursday, Sept 6

Oldtone Roots Music Festival

Thursday, September 6 - Sunday, September 9

Cool Whisper Farm

327 County Route 21C, Ghent

518-672-6939

Featuring Foghorn Stringband, Bill & The Belles, Hubby Jenkins, Anna & Elizabeth, Cedric Watson, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Will Mentor, Pete’s Posse, Travis Stuart, The Lucky Five, Bear Minimum, Moonshine Holler, Aldo Lavaggi & Russet Trio, Hopalong Andrew, Old Sky (Oldtone 2017 Contest Winners!), The Hayrollers & A Whole Lot More!

An Old-Time music festival featuring Traditional Mountain Fiddling, Bluegrass, Early Swing, Classic Country, Brass, Cajun and Contra music. A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations, and exceptional, and exceptional national & regional acts on our main, dance & workshop stages.

Early Bird Tickets on sale January 1, 2018!

Harmonies on the Hudson

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Clermont State Historic Site

1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown

518-537-4240

www.FriendsofClermont.org

Featuring Abby Lappen

Displaying her passion for live musical performance with a collection of original songs and meaningful covers in a cross genre mix, Abby is an accomplished artist whose unique voice and “crisp guitar” mesmerize audiences with warmth and agility.

Thursday evenings this summer are reserved for our Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series! Relax on our beautiful lawn and enjoy a FREE outdoor concert.

Bring a blanket, chair and a picnic- children are welcome!

Free

Opening Reception

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Hudson Area Library

51 North Fifth Street, Hudson

518-828-1792

www.hudsonarealibrary.org

Wish You Were Here: A Look Back at Life in Hudson Through Vintage Postcards

What did people do to connect with each other before telephones, internet, and instant messaging? Many sent postcards, even if it was to a friend or relative just a few miles away. The Hudson Area Library History Room has collected an extensive set of postcards from this river city, most from the early 1900’s, that tell charming personal stories about life here 100 years ago. The collection illuminates how essential this widely used method of communication was for travelers, family and friends in and around Hudson. It includes many street scenes of Hudson, prominent buildings such as the county courthouse, and parks such as Promenade Hill.

From this extensive collection Wish You Were Here: A Look Back at Life in Hudson Through Vintage Postcards, the library’s first ever curated local history exhibition. The opening includes a presentation on the collection, hosted by Gary Sheffer, a native of Hudson. The display is curated by David Murphy of Hudson, former president of the Hudson Area Library Board of Trustees and a member of its History Room Committee.

There will be a wine and cheese reception during the opening of this special exhibition, which will be in the library’s Community Room through October. The library will also have note cards and t-shirts for sale with an image of an iconic historic Hudson postcard.

The library strives to make these images available to the general public. In addition to this two month exhibition, we are also making the images of our postcards available in our page on the Hudson River Valley Heritage’s Digital Collections.

The Hudson Area Library History Room houses a special collection that pertains to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport; as well as Columbia County and New York State. The History Room also hosts the Local History Speaker Series at the library, offering free monthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County.

Free

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, 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.