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Summer Happenings August 4 - 7 presents

August 14, 21, 28 & September 11 4-6pm

The Musical

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Douglas Post has crafted a poetic, deepy intelligent and hilariously funny script with lyrics to match that is fun for children and adults alike. He has also composed a magical and eclectic score that runs the gamut from haunting English ballads & rippling Reggae to tonguein-cheek Punk & lilting Latin Congas. For information call 845-227-3620 or visit

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Join folklorist and singer Eileen Condon for a foursession mini-course on Irish traditional singing, with multiple opportunities to learn Irish songs and singing style by imitating classic recordings and live demonstration. Learn the history of Ireland’s old-style singing tradition, collect ballad and folksong texts, and become familiar with important written and online resources related to Irish traditional song. COST - $80 includes all course materials For information call 347-205-0053 or email Eileen at econdon@ctmd.org

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An evening of Poetry and Spoken Word Featuring Naa Akua from “Speakers The House”, Sean B and Ish Islam from HBO’s “Brave New Voices”, and Novice Poet. Special Guest: Rainmaker. For information call 845-224-3461 or e-mail Sleuthprolyrics@hotmail.com

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Contents Be A Kid Again! at the Columbia County Fair

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Summer Palette Calendar begins

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Art Studio Views: 26 Northern Dutchess Artists Host 4th Annual Open Studio Tour

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Live On Stage! Calendar begins

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Fair-Minded Photography by Joel Weisbrod

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Sounds of Summer Calendar begins

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Peach and Blueberry Crisp by Laura Pensiero

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Take the Kids Calendar begins

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Readings, Signings & Screenings Calendar begins

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Stork in the Road by Brian PJ Cronin

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Illuminations: A Conversation with Photographer Juliet Harrison by Jen Kiaba

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Bright Green Valley Calendar begins

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Miscellaneous Calendar begins

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Always There’s 2nd Annual Motorcycle & Car Show

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Mercantile a publication of

P.O. Box 178 Red Hook, NY 12571 845-546-3051

Joel Weisbrod ©2011

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Brandt Bolding ©2011

Non-Stop Entertainment at the 166th Dutchess County Fair

Juliet Harrison ©2011

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Contributors:

Special Thanks:

Brian PJ Cronin

Joanna Hess

Kristen Cronin

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

Jen Kiaba

Columbia County Fairgrounds

Laura Pensiero Joel Weisbrod

Jim Gibbons: Publisher jgibbons@hvrising.com Heather Gibbons: Creative Director calendarhog@hvrising.com Contents ©2011 Rising Tide Communications, LLC No portion may be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of the publisher

On the Cover: Midway ride at the Dutchess County Fair photograph by Joel Weisbrod, a published author of a book on digital photography and the owner of jwArtWorks Photography in Rhinebeck. In addition to portrait, commercial, event, and other photography, Joel teaches private one-on-one photography classes and can be reached by email at mercantile@jwArtWorks.com.


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Non-Stop Entertainment at the 166th

Dutchess County Fair Free Children’s Entertainment

There is no better formula for summer fun than children and a trip to the Dutchess County Fair! First stop-Livestock Hill and a face-to-face meeting with all the wonderful animals, then you can easily spend the day (or two) entertaining the kids with fun, exciting, educational and free shows on every corner of the fairgrounds. Building E offers lots of hands-on demonstrations and projects in wool spinning, weaving and dyeing, vegetable carving, fine arts, crafts and even (new exhibit) genealogy. All activities from August 23-28 are posted daily. The ever-popular Mad Science shows and Oscar The Robot’s shenanigans are just some of the continual shows in this location. Kids are not the only ones welcome to participate in the bustling Building E. Chef extraordinaire, Jack Ford has put together a line-up of cooking demonstrations bound to both inspire and teach new techniques. Just some of the local restaurants participating are: Lola/Crave, Pok; Red Devon, Bangall and The Bull and Buddha in Pok. In addition, this year’s Thursday night contest (8/25) is for the “Best Macaroni & Cheese.” The kids can continue their adventure with “Jason’s Frogs, Bugs & Animals” presented three times a day in a show that is both fun and informative. Learn where Stickers, the tree frog, lives, find out what a whole myriad of bugs and animals eat and see just how adorable a hedgehog can be! Check the fairgrounds map for showtimes. Rocky Broccoli, Bonita Banana, The Corn Sisters and The Fruit Basket Singers are all introduced by Hap the Happy Farm Boy in the Melody Farm Follies. More music and fun can be seen at the Mitchell Marionette shows. The stage is their own Mississippi River Showboat and both stringed marionettes and hand puppets perform 4x daily. Just walking around the fairgrounds can provide tons of fun with Hilby, the self-proclaimed, Skinny German Juggle boy, Gary the Silent Clown, Edward Aragoni, Magician and Balloon artist, Brad the Mechanical Man and Commerford’s popular six-pony hitch on parade each day. Head to the Oval and find more free shows with Rosaires Racing Pigs, Commerford Petting Zoo, Dog Agility, Frisbee Dogs, Elephants...’An Educational Encounter’and The Salute to Agriculture and Dairy Birthing Tent.

Grandstand Entertainment

Country performers, rock n’ roll legends, and Championship Bull Riding will be presented at the 2011 Dutchess County Fair’s Grandstand shows. Fair dates are August 23-28, and gates open each day at 10 a.m. Tickets for the Dutchess County Fair Grandstand lineup are now available online and at reduced rates at, www.dutchessfair.com. On

Tuesday, August 23, Travis Tritt opens the 166th edition of the Dutchess County Fair with a 7:30 p.m. performance. His first single, “Country Club” was released in 1988, and he went on to continued success with number one hits, “Help Me Hold On”, “Foolish Pride” and “Best of Intentions”. His collaboration with Marty Stuart won them two Grammy’s for “The Whiskey Ain’t Working” and “Honky Tonkin’s What I Do Best”. Wednesday, August 24 brings rock stars, REO Speedwagon to the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Lead vocalist Kevin Cronin is joined by Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums). They first rode to the top of the music charts in the 1970’s with “Keep On Loving You”, “Can’t Fight the Feeling”, “Ridin’ The Storm Out” and “Roll With the Changes”. Now, their music history continues with a new single, “Can’t Stop Rockin’”. Thursday, country singer and song writer, Kellie Pickler performs at 7:30 p.m. Her first gold single “Red High Heels” from her debut album “Small Town Girl” propelled the young singer to award show fame. She went on to win three country music awards for Breakthough Video, Tear Jerker Video and Performance of the Year in 2008. Uncle Kracker, a country rock phenomenon, stars on Friday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. His latest album “Happy Hour” highlights Uncle Kracker’s playful humor and dead-on sense of satire with hits like” “I Hate California”, “Good To Be Me”, “ Hot Mess” and “My Girlfriend”. He started his musical career as the DJ in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band and continues to perform with and write for Kid Rock to this day. All seats for the Grandstand shows above are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Chubby Checker brings 50 years of musicianship to the grandstand on Saturday, August 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Both shows are offered for $5 per seat. There are no advance sale tickets. Sunday features the return of Championship Bull Riding at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. This action packed show is offering all seats for $10 per adult with children admitted for $5. There are no advance sale tickets for the Rodeo. The Fair’s website also offers more advance tickets to the fair at tremendous savings to fairgoers. Advance general admission to the fair is $12 ($15 at the gate) Ride tickets can be purchased for $20 for 12 rides (a 50% savings) and advance food coupons can be purchased for a 20% savings. For more information on the fair and its entertainment please visit the website or call 845-876-4000. Dutchess County Fair photos by Joel Weisbrod


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Country music stars Gloriana perform on Sunday, September 4. Photo submitted.

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Proudly presented by the not-for-profit Columbia County Agricultural Society for 170 years, the Fair offers all the agriculture, excitement, and family fun of a quintessential county fair in a charming setting...

Be a Kid Again! at the

Columbia County Fair

The curtain rises Wednesday, August 31, on the 2011 Columbia County Fair, offering kids a fun-packed end to summer and grown-ups the chance to “Be a Kid Again.” During the Fair’s six-day run, families will converge on the fairgrounds in Chatham, NY to celebrate the Hudson Valley’s agricultural heritage, reconnect with friends and neighbors, and sample over 200 exhibits, shows, rides and attractions. Proudly presented by the not-for-profit Columbia County Agricultural Society for 170 years, the Fair offers all the agriculture, excitement, and family fun of a quintessential county fair in a charming setting, at a comfortable pace.

Stage Entertainment

Known for powerful vocal harmonies, Gloriana was named “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the American Music Awards in 2009 and “Top New Vocal Group” by the Academy of Country Music in 2010. They opened for Taylor Swift on her 2009 “Fearless” tour, and this year performed at the White House. They’ll do two shows Sunday, September 4, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rolling Stone magazine called “1964...The Tribute” simply “the best Beatles tribute band on Earth.” Having studied The Beatles’ every move, gesture, and head shake, they perform nationwide, replicating the songs, imitating the onstage banter, and impressing audiences of all ages. They perform Friday, September 2, at 8 p.m.

Track Events

The dust will be flying on the track in front of the grandstand again this year. The Painted Pony Rodeo – Monday, September 4, 4 to 6 p.m. – features steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bull-riding and barrel racing. The wildly popular Demolition Derby is Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The ear-splitting Monster Tractor Pull will be presented Saturday from 4-9 p.m.

Cooking, Talent Contests

Amateur and professional chefs of all ages can enter the Bounty Cooking Contest, competing for $1,600 in prizes. It promotes awareness of the abundance of locally grown and locally produced ingredients that restaurants, caterers and home chefs can incorporate into meals. Judging is Monday, September 5. In the “Columbia County’s Got Talent” competition, local amateurs will sing, dance or otherwise perform their way into the judges’ hearts Wednesday and Thursday. Winners qualify to compete in a statewide talent show at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, which offers a first prize of $500.

Schoolgirl Queen Pageant

Representatives of Columbia County’s six public high schools compete for the title of 2011 Schoolgirl Queen on Friday, September 2, at 6:30 p.m. Judging is based on personality, poise and appearance. Other attractions include Cattle, Sheep and Poultry Exhibits, the Racing Pigs and Hot Dogs, Two by Two Zoo, Antique Tractor Pull, Agricadabra, Flying High Frisbee Dogs, Ed the Wizard, 61st annual Firefighters Parade, Horse Shows, second annual Victoria A. Simons Locavore Award presentation, Border Collies Wild Goose Chase, Heritage Village craft exhibits, Watermelon Eating Contest, Quilt Show, Wool Booth, Photo Contest, magician/ comedian Matt Episcopo, and musical performances by the Ghent Band, The Reverberators, Kinlough Academy of Irish Dance, The Pittsfield Four, Peaceful Country Band, Ernie Williams, the Bluestones, Mirage, and the Jeff Martell Band. So, indulge! Be a Kid Again at the Columbia County Fair. Hours are Wednesday, August 31, 3-11 p.m., and Thursday through Monday, September 1-5, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the fair gate all days except Sunday, September 4, when tickets are $12. Children 12 and under always get in free. On Youth and Senior Citizens Day – Thursday, September 1 – children 18 and under are admitted free until 4 p.m., while seniors 62 and up are admitted at half price until 4 p.m. For directions and the complete schedule, visit www.columbiafair.com.


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“Cherry Valley Summer” Brandt Bolding ©2011. Bolding’s work is at Coachman’s House Gallery at Olana through October. For more information on the Brandt Bolding’s work, please visit www.brandtbolding.com

PALETTE Dutchess

Albert Shahinian Fine Art

Two Rhinebeck Locations: Upstairs Galleries, 22 E. Market St., Suite 301 & Landscape Showroom @ Prudential/Serls Prime Properties, 6384 Mill St. (Route 9), Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Upstairs, through September 18: Solo show, “Christie Scheele: Fullness of Time,” a retrospective celebrating the gallery’s 12-year partnership with the artist’s studio. Group exhibit, “The Annual Summer Salon,” a showing of paintings and works on paper from the gallery’s primary stable of artists. Sculpture by Kim Alderman, Norman Ernsting, Jeff Johnson and Madeleine Segall-Marx. ArtTalk & Painting Demonstration: by Christie Scheele, Saturday, August 20, 4-6 p.m. Prudential, August 6-September 18: Duo Solo shows: “Henrik Haaland: Large-format Woodcuts”; “Lennart Swede Ahrstrom: Landscapes.” Two western Connecticut landscape artists in their first local gallery exhibit. Opening reception: Saturday, August 6, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Upstairs, Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. & by appt. or chance; Prudential: daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.876.7578; http://www.shahinianfineart.com

CAN members have transformed the interior of the space into a gallery of juried art that is for sale to the public until the space is rented to a new business, at which time the plan is for the gallery to be moved and “pop up” in another available vacant storefront. Included are paintings, photographs, jewelry and sculpture by local artists. Some of the participating artists include Betsy Jacaruso, Marie Cole, Juliet Harrison, Lisa Pinto, Tarryl Gabel, and others. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Information: redhookcan@gmail.com; rhcan.blogspot.com

BAU Gallery

161 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 August 13-September 4: “bau 80: Perfectly Imperfect: Works on Paper by Michael Gaydos & Catherine Welsman.” Hours: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m., or by appointment Information: 845.222.0177; http://baugallery.com

The Beacon Institute Gallery

Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade

11 Mountain Laurel Lane, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through September 16: Landscapes in watercolor by Joe Mullins. Information: 845.876.3344; http://www.arborridgeliving.com

199 Main St., Beacon, NY, 12508 Through October 2: “Revealed: Hidden Lives of the River,” the photographs of Eric Lind, Director of Constitution Marsh Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Garrison, NY. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.; 2nd Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Information: 845.838.1600; http://www.bire.org; info@bire.org

Art POP! Gallery

Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery

7490 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Through August14: The Red Hook Community Arts Network’s (CAN) “pop up” gallery is located in a vacant storefront in the Village of Red Hook. This is CAN’s first project since its inception earlier this year. The vacant storefront has been temporarily donated for the group’s use as a gallery by landlord Baright Realty in a joint effort to foster interest in future, much-needed economic development in the area.

The Chocolate Factory, 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook, NY 12571 Through August 31: “Luminous Landscapes & Historic Landmarks in Watercolor,” work by Betsy Jacaruso. Also, “New Paintings by the Cross River Artists, Summer.” Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. and by appt or chance. Information: 845.758.9244; http://www.betsyjacarusostudio.com


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Cafe Bocca

14 Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through August: “Images from Italy,” photographs by Joel Weisbrod. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.483.7300; http://www.cafebocca.net

CCS Bard Galleries

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Through October 31: Dia Art Foundation and CCS Bard has inaugurated the first North American retrospective of the work of German artist Blinky Palermo (1943–1977). The retrospective is curated by Lynne Cooke and has traveled to: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (October 31, 2010–January 16, 2011); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (February 24–May 15, 2011); then concurrently will be at Dia:Beacon and CCS Bard (June 25–October 31, 2011). Hours: Wed.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 845.758.7598; ccs@bard.edu; http://www.bard.edu/ccs

CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Through December 16: “If you lived here, you’d be home by now,” a new exhibition co-curated by artist Josiah McElheny, Tom Eccles, and Lynne Cooke focusing on the theme of “the domestic” and the idea of differences in viewing, experiencing, and evaluating contemporary art in a public vs. domestic environment. The exhibition will include works by artists such as Carl Andre, Cindy Sherman, Gerhard Richter, and Agnes Martin drawn from the extensive Marieluise Hessel Collection of contemporary art, as well as new projects by Josiah McElheny and borrowed works by artists such as John Chamberlain. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 845.758.7598; ccs@bard.edu; http://www.bard.edu/ccs

Dia:Beacon

Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Permanent Collection: In addition to the permanent collection, Dia Art Foundation is currently exhibiting: Through October 31, 2011: “Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 19641977.” Through February 13, 2012: “Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action.” Ongoing: “Drawing Series...” Sol LeWitt. Dia’s presentation of wall drawings by Sol LeWitt from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s was selected by the artist himself. Ongoing: “24 Farben – fur Blinky (24 Colors – for Blinky), 1977,” Imi Knoebel’s cycle of 21 shaped paintings. Ongoing: “Beacon Point,” George Trakas’ project for Beacon Point. Tickets: $10; $7 seniors and students; under 12 free Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.440.0100; www.diaart.org

fovea

143 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through September 4: “Children of the Cheyenne Nation,” exhibit comprised of medium format black & white photographs by Emily Schiffer of her students -- the children who reside at the Cheyenne River Reservation in rural South Dakota. The photographs will be accompanied by a narrative text that explores Schiffer’s perspective on her evolving relationship with them, as well as photographs and text from her students. Hours: Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Information: http://www.foveaexhibitions.org

From “Children of the Cheyenne Nation” exhibit, photo by Emily Schiffer /Courtesy of FOVEA.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Through September 4: “A Taste for the Modern: Gifts from Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, Edna Bryner Schwab, and Virginia Herrick Deknatel.” This exhibition of selected works reveals these collectors’ passions for acquiring modern art across a range of media. Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.437.5237; http://fllac.vassar.edu

Gallery on the Green

7 Arch Street, Pawling, NY 12564 Through August 20: “Figure Drawings 2004-2011,” demonstrations and drawings by Carol Heft. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.; and by appt. Information: 845.855.5642; http://www.gotgpawling.com

Hammertown

Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through September 5: “Impressions and Reflections,” contemporary still life by Suzanne C. Ouellette. Hours: Open daily Information: 845.876.1450; http://www.hammertown.com

Locust Grove

2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through August 15: “Earth, River, Sky,” landscape paintings of the Hudson Valley by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams. Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.454.4500; http://www.lgny.org

Marion Royael Gallery

460 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 August 13-September 4: Work by Kathleen Erin Lee, Alexander Percy and Angelo Marfisi. Hours: noon-7 p.m., Thurs.-Sun. & by appt. Information: 541.301.0032; http://www.marionroyaelgallery.com continued on page 10 g


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Millbrook Winery

26 Wing Road, Millbrook, NY 12545 Through August 28: “Art in the Loft: Summer 2011,” featuring the mixed media collages of Arlene Becker, pictorial hooked rugs by Bill Bonecutter, and photographic color studies by Meredith Heuer. Hours: Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m Information: 845.471.7477; http://www.millbrookwine.com/events-a-news/art-in-the-loft

Montgomery Row, Second Level

6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through September 28: “Fascinating Florals & Sensuous, Sumptuous Edibles,” photographs by Lori Adams. The images in the exhibit demonstrate a fascination with color and painting, purity of tones, elegance of natural growth and delicacy of light. These images are to be savored, long past the time when the original foods have been consumed, the flowers have wilted or the trees felled. Hours: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.876.0543; http://www.loriadamsphoto.com

Morton Memorial Library

82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY 12574 August 5-31: “Inspirations: The Photographic Works of Bonnie Fisher & Donna Cavanaugh.” Reception: Friday, August 5, 6-8 p.m. Information: 845.876.2903

Rhinebeck Savings Bank

1476 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Through August 31: “Generate,” Kate Daley’s series of screen prints. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information: 845.249.9660; http://beaconarts.org

RiverWinds Gallery

172 Main St., Beacon 12508 Through August 7: “Beacon Photographs: Group Show,” the gallery’s 8th anniversary show. August 13-September 4: “The Horizon Line: New Paintings” by Ellen Lewis. Reception: Saturday, August 13, 4-7 p.m. Hours: Wed. - Mon., noon - 6 p.m.; Second Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Information: 845.838.2880; http://riverwindsgallery.com

Mill Street Loft ARTS at the River Center

Long Dock Park, Red Flynn Road, Beacon, NY 12508 Through September 4: “Great Hudson River Exhibition,” a juried fine art exhibition focusing on the majestic Hudson River. 52 brilliant works of both traditional and contemporary Hudson River themed works. Information: 845.471.7477; lclark@millstreetloft.org; millstreetloft.org

Tivoli Artists Co-op

60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Through August 14: Annual “Landscape Show” August 19-September 11: Work by Mark Bennett & Jennifer Harris. Hours: Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 845.757.2667; http://www.tivoliartistsco-op.com


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Wilderstein State Historic Site

330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through October 31: “Modern Art & the Romantic Landscape: Outdoor Sculpture at Wilderstein,” this exhibition juxtaposes the site’s romantic landscape and Queen Anne mansion with contemporary art by a talented group of emerging artists. Hours: Daily Information: http://www.wilderstein.org

beauty of our landscape from less than circumspect development.” The photographs included in the exhibition will be printed by the photographer in a limited edition of 12 and are available for purchase in the Olana Museum Store. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org

Columbia. BCB Art

116 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Through September 11: Two new exhibitions, “Linear Equations” by Bill Pangburn, and “Carved Histories” by Renee Magnanti. Paintings on paper by Bill Pangburn were inspired by a flight to Texas, where from the air he saw the winding rivers of the Texas panhandle. The flow of the blue waters turning dry yellow earth red along its course are lyrically abstracted in these new works. Renee Magnanti’s thickly carved encaustic paintings have their roots in Ethnographic designs, with bold geometries and bright colors, but with a 21st Century vision. Hours: Thurs.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., and by appointment Information: 518.828.4539; http://www.bcbart.com

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through August 14: “Interior/Exterior,” a mid-summer exhibit featuring the work of artists Stephen Walling, Patty Neal, Scott Foster and Joseph Maresca. August 18-September 18: “Serious Play,” new paintings by Vincent Pomilio, Gabe Brown, and Jessica Houston, with play-dough sculptures by Fernando Orellana. Reception: Saturday, August 20, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.1915; http://www.carriehaddadgallery.com “Affectionate Pears” by Molly Pomerance.

Carrie Haddad Photographs

318 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through August 14: “Mars: Adrift on the Hourglass Sea: New Work by Kahn & Selesnick.” Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.7655; http://www.carriehaddadgallery.com

Chatham Holistic Healing Arts

3 Railroad Ave., Chatham, NY 12037 August 5-September 9: “From Waiting Rooms to Freedom,” an outsider exhibit. A group show of new talent and discovered talent. A variety of mediums and styles. Reception: Friday, August 5, 6-8 p.m. Information: http://chathamholistichealingarts.com

Coachman’s House Gallery

Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Through October 30: “FARM: Agricultural Life of The Hudson Valley,” an exhibition by photographer Brandt Bolding. The FARM exhibition coincides with extensive farm restoration work about to begin in Olana’s historic farm complex. Bolding’s photographs document the irreplaceable beauty of our Hudson Valley farms and landscapes. Bolding states, “through extensive travels photographing and documenting the farms of northeastern America I am attempting to bring awareness of just a small part of what is at stake. Nowhere is this more of a concern than in the Mid-Hudson Valley...where citizens, and civic organizations large and small rally to preserve the irreplaceable

Columbia County Council on the Arts

CCCA Gallery 209 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through September 16: “Food for Thought,” a juried show celebrating the joy of bounty and our connection to food -- its taste, form, color, texture and aroma. Juried by Roy Felcetto and Massimiliano “Max” Cenci, owners of Ca’ Mea Ristorante in Hudson. Information: 518.671.6213; http://www.artscolumbia.org

Columbia Greene Community College

4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534 Blue Hill Gallery, through August 29: “Beyond the Grid,” art by Bill Shaughnasey. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kaaterskill Gallery, through August 28: “Spirit of Summer,” works by Valerie White, Maribeth Blum Tuton, Helen Sacco and Phyllis Hjorth. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 5-7 p.m., and by appt. Information: 518.828.4181; http://www.sunycgcc.edu

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 August 5-September 4: “Jeff Jacobson, photographer,” photographs from Jeff’s book “Melting Point” Nazraeli Press, 2006, and his latest series “The Last Roll.” Reception: Saturday, June 25, 6-8 p.m. Information: 518.697.0266; http://www.davisortongallery.com continued on page 14 g


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Ellis Studio Gallery

436 East Hill Rd., Austerlitz, NY 12017 Through October 17: The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop presents, “Charles Ellis Portraits: Clothed and Unclothed, 1916-1976.” This collection of original art by one of the 20th century’s lesser known Masters covers the period pre-WWI through the early 1970s and includes remarkable and striking portraits of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Norma Millay, playwright Eugene O’Neill, critic Edmond Wilson, poet Mary Oliver, actress Dorothy Stickney and a host of others. Tickets: Tours $25; Gallery only, $10. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m daily; closed on Wednesdays Information: 518.392.3362; http://www.millay.org

Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery

Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Through October 30: “Rally ‘Roud the Flag: Frederic Edwin Church and the Civil War.” 2011 marks the Sesquicentennial of the fall of Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War. Olana’s exhibition will examine Church’s reaction to the conflict as an artist and how events involving his friends and colleagues affected him personally. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: http://olana.org

Hudson Opera House

327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Through August 14: “Warren Street,” curated by Richard Roth, this show of paintings and photography feature Hudson’s main thoroughfare as the subject.

August 20-September 24: “Pre (History),” recent drawings by Maureen Cummins and her nine-year-old son, Quinn. The twin bodies of work reveal ways in which these two artists are inspired and influenced by one another’s art, both thematically and visually. Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, August 20, 6-8 p.m. Information: 518.822.1438; http://hudsonoperahouse.org

John Davis Gallery

362 ½ Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through August 14: “Daisy Craddock: New Work.” August 18-September 11: Peter McCaffrey: Paintings. Reception: Saturday, August 20, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.5907; http://johndavisgallery.com

Omi International Arts Center

Charles B. Beneson Visitors Center Gallery & Fields Sculpture Park, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Through August, The Fields Sculpture Park, during daylight hours: “As Far As The Eye Can See,” 2011 Annual Summer Exhibition. Information: 518.392.4747; http://artomi.org

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Route 203, Spencertown, NY Through August 27: “Axis Mundi,” works by multi-media artist Ektoras Binkos. Included by works on paper, sculpture, video, and a site specific installation. Hours: Thurs.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 518.392.3693; http://spencertownacademy.org


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Workshops & Special Events Electric Projected

510 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, August 6, 6 p.m.-midnight: 24 animation artists from around the world will take Electric Windows to a whole new level. Electric Windows is the public art project in Beacon that turned a vacant 20th century factory buildings into a public art canvas by replacing their large, boarded-up windows with large scale paintings. Electric Projected brings the existing installation to life with 24 unique animated shorts each inspired by a piece of art on the Electric Windows Building. The animations will be projected on the building and will be accompanied by live music. An exciting evening of music and projections that should not be missed. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes and be prepared for a night of outdoor creative fun. Information: http://www.electricprojected.com

Finding Your Way Through the Landscape with Oil Pastels

High Falls Conservation Area, 54 Roxbury Rd., Claverack, NY Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m.-noon: Capturing the landscape outdoors can be challenging, and cascading water presents special consideration. Methods for using oil pastels will be demonstrated and tried, before everyone moves off to suggested sites, or a space of your own choosing. Drawing boards will be available, as well as basic materials. Participants may bring chalk pastels as well as any additional materials. Class led by Marilyn Orner Cromwell. Tickets: $25 Information: 518.392.5252 x 214; lauren@clctrust.org; http://www.clctrust.org

Second Saturday Beacon

Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, August 13, noon-9 p.m.: A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month when galleries and shops stay open until 9 p.m. Gallery openings, music are just some of the ongoing events. Information: http://beaconarts.org

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon

Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, August 13, 2 p.m.: Gabriela Rangel on Bruce Nauman. Gabriela Rangel holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. She is currently the Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at the Americas Society. Tickets: Free with museum admission; reservations recommended. Information: 845.440.0100; http://www.diaart.org

Windows on Main Street 2011

Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Aug. 13-Sept. 10: Annual site specific exhibit of installations in storefront windows along Main Street in Beacon. It is a collaborative project between artists and businesses -- engaging residents and visitors alike through a public display of art along Beacon’s historic Main Street. 49 artists are participating. Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13, 6-9 p.m. @ Chill Wine Bar Closing Reception: Saturday, September 10 @ BEAHIVE Information: http://www.beaconwindows.org

Mixed Media Painting with the Impressionists

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Wed., Aug. 17 & Fri., Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Learn the basics of watercolor, oil pastels and acrylic paint with artist Patty Tyrol. Discover how to layer and build up surfaces through mixed media, and paint in the landscape.Pre-register by preceeding Sunday. Admission: $20/class; all 3/$50, member discounts Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

ArtPOP Gallery II: The Emporium

The Emporium, 7392 S. Broadway (formerly the Old Soap Factory), Red Hook, NY 12571 Fri.-Sun., Aug. 19-21: Join Red Hook Community Arts Network (CAN) for a three-day celebration of the arts. The newly transformed space will house a variety of visual art, music, a theater performance, and food offerings. Information: rhcanblogspot.com; redhookcan@gmail.com

Rhinebeck Summer Sidewalk Sale & Art in Rhinebeck

Village of Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Fri.-Sun., Aug. 19-21 (rain date Aug. 26-28): Rhinebeck merchants put on their biggest savings event of the year. Receive major discounts on designer apparel, footwear, home furnishings, jewelry, cosmetics, books, gifts, art supplies and so much more. Visit local artisans who will be showcasing their art at locations throughout the village. Information: http://www.rhinebeckchamber.com

Eco-Artist Aligna at Solaqua

Solaqua Power & Art Campus, 343 Route 295, Chatham, NY 12037 Saturday, August 27, 1-5 p.m.: Internationally renowned eco-artist Aligna unveils a new installation of transformative work including sculptures from industrial materials, gardens and photographs. Aligna’s sculptures have been exhibited worldwide and his installations have garnered international acclaim. Additionally, local eco artist Carole Clark will be showcasing her work of sculptural vessels, jewelry and totems using locally harvested materials including fallen tree bark, lichen, mushrooms, moss, berries and seedpods. Information: 518.392.4000; http://www.sundogsolar.net

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon

Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, August 27, 2 p.m.: Andria Hickey on Louise Lawler. Andria Hickey is the Curator at Art in General, a non-profit gallery in Lower Manhattan, where she recently curated the exhibition MLuis Jacob: Without Persons. Tickets: Free with museum admission; reservations recommended. Information: 845.440.0100; http://www.diaart.org

Art Studio Views 2011

Northern Dutchess County Fri. & Sat., September 3 & 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Art Studio Views is an annual event in its fourth year dedicated to promoting the work and talent of local artists. 26 artists from Clinton Corners, Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, and Red Hook open their studios to the public, share their creative environment, and help visitors understand the meaning behind their creativity. Enjoy a visit “Behind the Scenes” and take advantage of this special opportunity to be on the inside track and purchase works of art directly from the artist. Art Studio Views is a free event to the public. It is supported by local sponsors who help promote the Arts in The Hudson Valley. Information: http://artsnortherndutchess.org/asv


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“This mixed media piece portrays Marzia, my 23 year old sponsored ‘sister’ from Rwanda. In 2007 she enrolled in a rights awareness and job skills training program offered by Women for Women International. Upon graduation, her last correspondence expressed concern for me, as she had not received any letter from my side. I was heartbroken, as I had been writing her for months. I will never know whether a connection was finally made. This is in her honor, conveying both my sadness and her courage as she sought to survive and better the lives of those around her.” Roxie Johnson, Printmaker & Mixed Media Artist, Hyde Park

art studio views “Rwanda”, mixed media by Roxie Johnson.

26 Northern Dutchess Artists Host 4th Annual Open Studio Tour

t he public is invited to savor two inspiring end-of-summer days in the historic Rhinebeck area visiting professional artists in their studios. The free Art Studio Views 2011 tour will be held Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th from 11 am to 5 pm. On these intimate artful days, the artists are welcoming visitors to observe, first hand, where they work, see art projects in development, and learn what inspires them. As part of its continuing support for the arts and the art community, The Rhinebeck Savings Bank has taken the lead role of Platinum Sponsor of Art Studio Views 2011 for the fourth year in a row. “We value the importance of art in our communities and its impact on so many peoples’ lives”, said Rosemary Bertelle, VP Marketing for the bank. This year’s participating artists work in a variety of mediums including: photography, oils, acrylic, water color, mixed media, ceramics, glass and printmaking. With 26 studios to explore, visitors can plan their own selfguided personal interest tour or visit all 26 artists over the two day event by going to the event website - www.artsnortherndutchess.org/asv to download the tour brochure and map. Albert Shahinian Fine Art, located at 22 East Market Street in Rhinebeck, is the Art Studio Views Headquarters in Rhinebeck. Brochures and maps are available at the gallery and in various shops throughout the region. “The Art Studio Views 2011 tour is a rare opportunity for the public to visit an artists’ private studio, discuss materials, and the creative process. Many new artists have joined the tour this year, adding to the high quality and range of artistic opportunities visitors will enjoy,” says Joanna Hess, Director of ASV2011. “Many of the studios are clustered together and all are within a few short miles of each other. The areas include Red Hook, Rhinecliff, Staatsburg, Hyde Park and Clinton Corners, with Rhinebeck central to all.” Artists participating in the event are: Melissa & Ted Braggins (printmakers); Margarita Carreras (painter on glass); Richard Chianella (photographer); Gloria Cigolini-DePietro (painter); Kari Feuer (painter); Audrey Francis (painter); Maureen Gates (photographer); Dan Goldman

(photographer);, Carl Grieco (sculptor); Marilyn Johnson Grieco (textile arts); Rosemary Hanson (painter); Betsy Jacaruso (painter); Roxie Johnson (printmaker); John Lavin (ceramics); Joan Blazis Levitt (printmaker); Christine Livesey (printmaker); Peter McCarty (author/illustrator); Ann Moring (painter); Bruce Murphy (painter); Lisa Pinto (painter); Tatiana Rhinevault (painter); Jeff Romano (painter); Elizabeth St. Leger (painter); Dean Vallas (painter); and Phyllis West (painter). The Silver Sponsors include: Albert Shahinian Fine Art; Ameriprise Financial; Briggs Mountain Gallery; Cross River Fine Art; Gaby’s Café; Hudson Valley Pottery; Montgomery Row; Northern Dutchess Hospital; The Roosevelt Inn, Red Hook Framing Ltd.; and Rhinebeck Artist’s Shop. Hudson Valley Mercantile has been media sponsor for all four ASV tours. Detailed information about these and other sponsors can be seen at www.artsnortherndutchess.org/asv. “Several artists will host an assortment of demonstrations of their skills, method, and vision,” adds Hess. “Don’t forget. If you enjoy their artwork, you may purchase something directly from the artist. This is the best way to show your appreciation!”

About Art Studio Views (ASV) Art Studio Views (http://www.artsnortherndutchess.org/asv) is an annual open studio tour event created and funded by participating artists and community sponsorship. It is dedicated to promoting the work and talent of local artists in the Northern Dutchess area. The free event, established in 2008, brings artists and their artwork to the public by opening their private studios for visitors over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The artists will reveal their creative environment, help visitors understand the meaning behind their creativity as they learn how certain works of art are actually made and see them in production.


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live on stage! “A Chorus Line” at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, August 12-28. Photo by Joanne Contreni.

The Real (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County

Lighthouse Marina on Copake Lake, NY 12521 Through September, Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m.: The brand new musical comedy review “The Real (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County!” tells the story of five funny, fabulous women. Two are locals and two are weekenders, in a world where there may be ups and downs – and the occasional cat fight – but Happy Hour is always just around the corner. The new show is based – very loosely – on those ubiquitous Reality TV shows. The hilarious musical numbers are all new songs such as, “Don’t Fool Around on Your Broker”, “Shop Till You Drop” and “A Good Handyman is Hard to Find”. Tickets: $40, dinner & show Information: 518.325.1234; http://www.taconicstage.com

The Divine Sister

Stageworks Hudson, 41-A Cross St., Hudson, NY 12534 Wed., Aug. 3 & Thurs., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., Aug. 5 & 6, 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., Aug. 6 & 7, 2 p.m.: Regional Premiere! “The Divine Sister” is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such classics as “The Song of Bernadette”, “The Bells of St. Mary’s”, “The Singing Nun” and “Agnes of God”, “The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious visitor from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. Tickets: $24 & $29 Information: http://www.stageworkshudson.org

Opera: Die Liebe Der Danae

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Wed., Aug. 3 & Sun., Aug. 7, 3 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 5, 7 p.m.: In this unjustly neglected late opera by Richard Strauss, the powerful god Jupiter and the lowly donkey driver Midas compete for the love of the beautiful Danae. Soprano Meagan Miller headlines what is sure to be a highlight of the Summerscape festival season. Tickets: $30; $60; $70; $90 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Dialogue on Dance: The Art of José Limón

Kaatsbaan, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Thursday, August 4, 6:45 p.m.: Lynn Garafola, editor of José Limón’s critically acclaimed autobiography, An Unfinished Memoir, will discuss the choreographer’s life and art focusing on Missa Brevis (1958). The lecture will include performances of excerpts by members of the celebrated Limón Dance Company, introduced by artistic director Carla Maxwell. Tickets: Free and open to the public Information: http://www.kaatsbaan.org

Bitter Sweet

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Theater Two, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thurs., Aug. 4, 8 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 5, 3 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 6, 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 7, 7 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 10, 3 p.m.; Thurs., Aug. 11, 8 p.m.; Fri.Sun., Aug. 12-14, 3 p.m.: This charming operetta is pure Noël Coward: he wrote the music, book, and lyrics, and directed the London and Broadway premieres in 1929. Bitter Sweet tells the story of a young opera singer who falls in love with her voice teacher and goes on to


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make a career of singing his music—but at a heartbreaking personal cost. Famous songs from the score include “I’ll See You Again” and “If Love Were All.” The Opera Talk for Bitter Sweet will take place at 5 p.m., on Sunday, August 7, in Theater Two and is free and open to the public. Tickets: $55 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Grease

MacHaydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037 August 4-7, 10-14, check website for times: Go back to the ‘50s for cruising in “Greased Lightnin’,” happy “Summer Nights,” rockin’ songs and high school romance -- “We Go Together.” Tickets: $29 & $30; $28 matinee Information: 518.392.9292; http://www.machaydntheatre.org

Wind in the Willows, The Musical

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theater, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 August 4-7, Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: Presented by From Stage To Screen. Douglas Post has crafted a poetic, deeply intelligent, and hilariously funny script with lyrics to match that is fun for children and adults alike. He has also composed a magical and eclectic score that runs the gamut from haunting English ballads and rippling reggae to tongue-in-cheek punk and lilting Latin congas. Tickets: $13; $10 seniors and children 12 & under Information: 845.227.3620; http://fromstagetoscreen.net

Evening Cabaret: Lea Delaria

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Friday, August 5, 8:30 p.m.: Jazz singer, actor, writer and stand-up comic Delaria “talks like a coffee grinder, and sounds like a cross between Ella Fitzgerals and a Broadway diva.” (Guardian, London) Tickets: $25 (21+ only) Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Cocoon Theatre, 6384 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Fri. & Sat., Aug. 5 & 6, 7 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 7, 3 p.m.: The Young Actors Summer Workshop presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” What do Zorro, Sinbad, a ‘50s housewife and a policeman have to do with Shakespeare? Find out in this hilarious staging of one of the Bard’s most popular plays. All ages will enjoy this eclectic romp through enchanted woods! Tickets: $15 Information: 845.876.6470; http://www.cocoontheatre.org

Dinner with Friends

Nelly Goletti Theatre, Marist College, 3399 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Aug. 5-14, Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: Donald Margulies’s 2000 play captures the essence of modern adult friendship, from the trials of marriage to the advance of middle age. Two couples, longtime friends, assemble for a dinner where tensions break and secrets are spilled. Divorce is imminent for one pair, with reflection and reassessment for the other. Having once expected “to grow old and fat together,” the couples must now figure out who they are without the stability of others to define them. This comic drama won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was made into an acclaimed television film in 2001. Tickets: $30-$35; $25-$30, students/seniors Information: 845.575.3133; http://rivervalleyrep.com

Soprano Meagan Miller, performing the role of Danae in Bard SummerScape’s new production of Die Liebe der Danae, in a photo to be used in the set design. Photo credit Todd Norwood.

Godspell

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Fri. & Sat., Aug. 5 & 6, 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 7, 3 p.m.: Conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, the groundbreaking Godspell is one of the biggest Broadway successes of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, it boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” Tickets: $24; $22 seniors & children. Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

The Vanaver Caravan

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Saturday, August 6, 8 p.m.: This global dance excursion will delight dance and world music fans of all generations. The Vanaver Caravan “eagerly explore every cranny of their art” (Dance Magazine). Tickets: $25; $10 students Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Through August 7, Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: After twelve years and over 5,000 performances OffBroadway, this hysterical musical celebrates relationships from the first date to child rearing. Called “Seinfeld set to music,” it examines everything you have ever thought about dating, marriage, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. Tickets: $24; Sun. matinees, $22 Information: 518.794.8989; http://www.theaterbarn.com

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Third Rail Dance Company Performance: Looking Glass

Olana’s East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 6, 5-7 p.m.: Designed and staged under the direction of Bessie Award-winning artists Zach Morris and Tom Pearson of Third Rail Projects (TRP), this visually stunning, meticulously designed, Olana specific and choreographed experience will immerse the audience in the classic Lewis Carroll story. Co-sponsored by the Hudson Opera House and The Olana Partnership. Additional support provided by The Country Squire B & B. Admission: Free, vehicle use fee applies Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Evening Cabaret: Tango Night

Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Saturday, August 6, 8:30 p.m.: An amazing evening of authentic Tango Argentino, with music by two stellar tango “orquestas,” and dance demonstrations by world-renowned performers. Tickets: $25 (21+ only) Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

The Andrews Brothers

The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 August 11-21, Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: A swinging tribute to the music of World War II where three stage hands seek to woo a pretty pin-up girl and end up in heels and wigs crooning tunes for the ailing Andrews Sisters. Tickets: $24; Sun. matinees, $22 Information: 518.794.8989; http://www.theaterbarn.com

A Chorus Line

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Aug. 12-28, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: “A Chorus Line” is the story of the ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in a show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. A brilliant fusion of dance, song, and a compellingly authentic drama. Produced by Diana di Grandi and directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault for Up in One Productions. Tickets: $24; $22 seniors & children. Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Evening Cabaret: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Saturday, August 13, 8:30 p.m.: Having toured the country and appeared on national TV shows and in dozens of magazines, it’s a wonder the Bindlestiffs’ heads aren’t too big for their wigs—but they’re not. They love performing at SummerScape, and they sell out the Spiegeltent every year. Tickets: $25 (21+ only) Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Carousel

MacHaydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037 Aug. 18-21, 24-28 and Aug. 31-Sept. 4, check website for times: Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, with a touching love story and clam bake fun. Tickets: $29 & $30; $28 matinee Information: 518.392.9292; http://www.machaydntheatre.org

Evening Cabaret: Starlight Swing Night

Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Friday, August 19, 8:30 p.m.: Swing the Spiegel with Chester and Linda Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios for an evening of swing dancing under the stars. Eight to the Bar, plays a colorful mix of ‘40s jazz and swing, ‘50s jump blues, and their own swing-influenced tunes. With their outlandish wardrobes and onstage choreography, female vocals, saxophone, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, this unique sextet pack a musical and visual wallop. Tickets: $25 (21+ only) Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

The Zoo Story

The Carpenter Shop Theater, 60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 August 19-28, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: Tangent Arts presents its inaugural production in the new Carpenter Shop Theater, Edward Albee’s classic “The Zoo Story.” A chance encounter one afternoon between Peter and Jerry on a bench in Central Park. Tickets: $10 Information: 845.230.7020; http://tangent-arts.org

Extreme Ballet Showcase: Session III

Kaatsbaan, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, August 20, noon: Performances by students of Kaatsbaan’s Extreme Ballet program. Tickets: Free Information: http://kaatsbaan.org

Dances for a Variable Population

PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Saturday, August 20, 8 p.m.: Returning to the tent this year, DVP creates a dynamic concert dance with diverse communities and professional dancers. Erasing the border between dancer and nondancer, this performance incorporates members of the Columbia County community. Tickets: $25 Information: http://www.ps21chatham.org

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Aug. 25-Sept. 4, Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: When a musical theater fan puts his favorite Broadway album on the record player, the roaring 20s show magically bursts to life in his apartment. Glamour, romance, and laughter abound in this showwithin-a-show.Tickets: $24; Sun. matinees, $22 Information: 518.794.8989; http://www.theaterbarn.com

The Belle of Amherst

St. John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls, NY 12517 Aug. 26-Sept. 4, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: Taconic Stage presents a one-woman play about Emily Dickinson starring Susan Fullerton. Written by William Luce, directed by Carl Ritchie. Tickets: $15 Information: 518.325.1234; http://www.taconicstage.com

A Free Dance Showing

The Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center, 1405 County Rte. 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Sunday, August 28, 2-4 p.m.: Witness the culmination of this year’s residents’ collaborative work as they take you dancing through the Fields Sculpture Park. Tickets: Free and open to the public Information: 518.392.4740; http://www.artomi.org


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The annual Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck draws hundreds of

thousands of visitors from all over the state and even further away. Crowds of people, innumerable animals, scores of rides and attractions, and countless bright colors make this a great place to capture some stunning photographs. Here are some ideas to make your “fair minded” photography fun! “Fair Minded” Morning The morning is a great time to shoot photographs as the early morning sun enhances the reds and yellow in your images. At this time of day, you can capture the bright colors of the carnival midway. Morning (or Evening) sun brings lots of shadows that can enhance the 3-D look of your photos. Morning also is a great time to pass through the 4-H animal buildings as this is a busy time for all the competitors getting animals ready for the day’s events. This is a good time for photographs of people, since the enhanced warm tones make better looking flesh tones. Make sure the sun is not directly behind your subject unless you are trying to create a silhouette. “Fair Minded” Midday By noon, the sun is about as high in the sky as it will go. This direct light eliminates most of the shadows and highlights the blues in your images while suppressing the warmer tones (reds, yellows, etc.). No (or few) shadows make this a good time to photograph crowds of people walking through the fair. Don’t forget to visit the food stands. Here you can find hundreds of people choosing, carrying, and balancing every kind of food known to mankind. Food is a great subject and if you are looking for something different to photograph, the variety of food at the fair will keep you busy all day.

“Fair Minded” Evening As the sun dips into the western sky, the light takes on a subtle reddish hue making everything you photograph have enhanced warmer tones (with proper exposure, of course). Find someplace high (e.g. near the 4-H buildings) where the sun casts long shadows, and wait for the reddish tones to appear. If you are lucky, you can even catch a glimpse of the sunset. For a few moments every day of the fair, just as the sun dips below the horizon, the lights of the rides and carnival midway are visible, but since the sky is still light these lights do not create any direct illumination around them. Photographs of these areas look great at this time since there is enough light for a normal exposure making these lights appear as bright orbs in your photos. “Fair Minded” Night Once it is dark, you must rely on either “fair” lighting or flash. Try turning off your flash, use a tripod if you have one (if not, try to lean the camera on something solid), and set your camera for night photos (use Night Setting or set ISO 800 or higher). The brightest (and most colorful) night spot at the fair is the carnival midway and rides area. Holding the camera as still as you can, take photographs of rides in motion, arcade games, food vendors, and anything else that catches your eye. Most of all, remember to have fun and be “Fair Minded”! Joel Weisbrod is a published author of a book on digital photography and the owner of jwArtWorks Photography in Rhinebeck. In addition to portrait, commercial, event, and other photography, Joel teaches private one-on-one photography classes and can be reached by email at mercantile@jwArtWorks.com.


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sounds of summer Fishtank Ensemble performs at the Spiegeltent on Gypsy Night, August 18. Photo provided by the artists.

Hudson. Water. Music. Series

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, off Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 6-9 p.m.: Outdoor summer music series featuring an eclectic mix of bands: 8/3 Mother Fletcher and Bongo Roots; 8/10, Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Yukari Roja; 8/17, Arborea and Szelrozsa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic, or get a great dinner from one of the vendors. Plenty of room for strolling along the river or dancing! In case of rain, concerts will be held at Basilica Hudson, 110 Front Street (right across the street). Information: http://hudsonwatermusic.com/schedule

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Mills Mansion, 75 Mills Mansion Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 p.m.: Tracy De Lucia Band. Information: 845.229.8086; http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/ MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf; http://www.staatsburgh.org

Thursday Night Live: Bhangra Night

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, August 4, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: Red Baraat joyfully blends Punjabi hip-hop and sousaphone-driven brass funk into an intoxicating rhythm-based sound that’s “fun as hell” (Chicago Reader). Tickets: $15 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Music Omi Concert

The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Saturday, August 6, 5 p.m.: Music Omi presents “A Concert of New Music” by the musicians participating in this summer’s International Musicians Residency. Tickets: Free and open to the public Information: 518.392.4740; http://www.artomi.org

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Vanderbilt Mansion, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Wednesday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.: USMA Concert Band. Information: 845.229.8086; http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/ MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf; http://www.staatsburgh.org

Thursday Night Live: Latin Night

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, August 11, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: With their unique melange of Afro-Cuban, salsa, mambo, and Brazilian beats, Carlos Valdez and his percussion-based ensemble, Novo Kikongo, bring in the Latin funk at its most danceable. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Paul McKenna Band

Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 Friday, August 12, 8 p.m.: Traditional and folk music by awardwinning folk group from Glasgow, Scotland. Unique vocals, guitar, bouzouki, fiddle, flute and percussion tie together this exciting band. Tickets: $12; $10 members Information: http://spencertownacademy.org

Evening Cabaret: Checkpoint KBK

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Friday, August 12, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: Checkpoint KBK combines the talents of avant-garde klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, Czech violinist-vocalist Iva Bittova, and Bosnian-born composer-accordionist Merima Kljuco. Tickets: $25 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu


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John Doe Presents: Nautical Almanac & Bunnybrains Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Friday, August 12, 10 p.m.; doors, 9:30 p.m.: Noise group, Nautical Almanac joins the iconoclastic found sound, anti-rock Bunnybrains. Tickets: $5 Information: http://basilicahudson.com

Bard Music Festival, Weekend One: Imagining Finland

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Fri.-Sun., August 12-14: This summer’s festival honors and explores the life of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, locating his work in a global and historical context. Weekend one explores Sibelius’ early years and the role in his develoment played by a generation of artists and intellectuals, among them the painter Axel Gallen-Kallela and the architect Eliel Saarinen, who sought to define the culture of modern Finland and the essence of Scandinavia and the North in Europe. Concerts, lectures and panel discussions with distinguished guests take place throughout the weekend. Tickets: $25-$75 Information: http://fishercenter.bard.edu/bmf/2011

Hudson Music Fest

City of Hudson, NY 12534 Fri.-Sun., August 12-14: The City of Hudson will have music in every possible indoor venue and outdoor public space the organizers can conjure—jazz brunches, buskers on street corners, dueling DJs, dance parties, country bands, classical music concerts, singer/songwriter contests, new age music and old time Dixieland, salsa and soul. Scheduled events start Friday, with music provided by local restaurants during evening meals, plus a host of special tented venues. There will be a star-studded festival fundraiser with three stages at Helsinki Hudson, where music will play from 5 p.m. to midnight. Basilica Hudson will kick off its concert featuring Nautical Almanac & Bunnybrains at 10 p.m. On Saturday, restaurants will continue hosting music during lunch and dinner hours, and the tents will feature events as well. At 2 p.m., the Fest’s partnering organization, the Hudson Black Arts & Cultural Festival, will host a parade down Warren Street to the Hudson Riverfront Park where there will be more music, food vendors, a talent show, and special presentations from 3 p.m. to sunset. Basilica Hudson will open its doors at 7 p.m. for a special “Music-DJs-Art-Fog & Lasers” featuring live performances and a DJ dance fest. Festivites continue on Sunday with more live performances, culminating in a special participatory Gospel presentation at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. Information: http://www.hudsonmusicfest.com

The 77th New York Regimental Balladeers

Olana’s East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 13, 2-4 p.m.: Join the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers as they play patriotic and classical songs of the Civil War. Admission: Free, vehicle use fee applies Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Music-DJ-Art-Fog & Laser Night

Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 13, doors, 7 p.m.: In conjunction with the first annual Hudson Music Fest and Hudson Black Arts & Cultural Festival: Basilica Hudson is excited to announce its first official “Music-DJ-ArtFog & Laser Night” with live performances by Dischord and Thrill Jockey recording artist, Daniel Higgs and Brooklyn Based (Part-time Hudson Valley-ians) multi-tasking duo Buke & Gass. Followed by DJ sets by acclaimed wild card NYC DJs Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang

Dance) and JD Samson (Mean and Le Tigre). Accompanied by a Basilica Art Gallery show and Video Installations by TV Carmage. Information: http://basilicahudson.com

Ilya Poletaev, Piano

Tannery Pond Concerts, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Saturday, August 13, 8 p.m.: Ilya Poletaev, who is quickly becoming recognized as one of today’s most original and compelling artists, captured First Prize at the prestigious XVII International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig last year. He will perform music by J.S. Bach, George Enescu, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt. Tickets: $25 & $30 Information: 888.820.1696; http://tannerypondconcerts.org

5th Annual Hudson Jazz Concert

Hudson Opera House, Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, August 14, 3:30 p.m.: Hudson Jazzworks, Inc. presents worldrenowned musicians, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas, with guest guitarist Vic Juris and participants of the 5th Annual Hudson Jazz Workshop in concert. Tickets: $10 Information: 518.822.1640; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Mill Mansion, 75 Mills Mansion Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Wednesday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.: The Bearcats Jazz Band. Information: 845.229.8086; http://www.hydeparkny.us/Recreation/ MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf; http://www.staatsburgh.org

Thursday Night Live: Gypsy Night

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, August 18, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.: Tackling everything from wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems to French hot jazz to flamenco, the fiery Fishtank Ensemble is “one of the most thrilling young acts on the planet.” (LA Weekly) Tickets: $15 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Bard Music Festival, Weekend Two: Sibelius, Conservative or Modernist?

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Fri.-Sun., August 19-21: The second weekend confronts Sibelius’s reputation, reception, and influence in Europe and America after the First World War. The presumed antimodernist streak in his music will be examined in the context of political and cultural history, as will his struggle with the limits of language, the legacy of music history, and his deep engagement with nature. Concerts, lectures and panel discussions with distinguished guests take place throughout the weekend. Tickets: $25-$75 Information: http://fishercenter.bard.edu/bmf/2011

Betsyann Faiella Sings Sinatra

Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, August 20, 8-10:30 p.m.: Variety describes her as a “swinging jazz seductress” and by the LA Times as “contemporary cabaret at its best.” In 2001, she released her bold debut recording “Can I Be Frank?” Her tribute to the artistry of Francis Albert Sinatra. Since then, Betsyann has performed multiple engagements at the world’s most famous boites. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.831.4988; http://www.howlandculturalcenter.org


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Peach and Blueberry Crisp by Laura Pensiero Blueberries contain ellagic acid, a phytochemical that may help boost enzymes that rid the body of cancer-causing substances. Peaches derive their orange color from beta-carotene and contain substantial amounts of vitamin C. Greig Farm on Pitcher Lane in Red Hook is a great place to pick your own local blueberries. Servings: Serves 6-8

INGREDIENTS 6 medium peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into large chunks 2 cups blueberries, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375°. Spray a baking dish or casserole (at least 6-cup capacity) with a canola-oil cooking spray or lightly rub with canola oil. In a medium bowl, combine the peaches, blueberries, 1 tablespoon of the flour, the granulated sugar, and the lemon juice. Toss with your hands to combine thoroughly. Spread the fruit out in the baking pan. In a separate bowl, prepare the topping. Mix together the oatmeal, remaining 1/4 cup flour, the brown sugar, and the cinnamon. Drizzle with the melted butter, and then rub the topping together between your hands until it resembles a coarse meal. Evenly spread the topping over the fruit and bake for 35 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is browned lightly. Remove and let cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature. Note: Leftovers make a good breakfast with low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt instead of ice cream.

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Bring the kids to Stonykill for Summer Explorer’s Camp August 22-26.

Youth Program: Little Wings Music - Developing Musical Skills Through Joyful Play

Admission: $20; $15 teens (13-17), miliary & seniors; $5 juniors (6-12 & scouts in uniform); free, kids 5 and under. Information: 845.752.3200; http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Thursdays, through August 25, 11-11:45 a.m.: Enter into a magical, musical world! Songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes, instruments, scarves, puppets, beautiful books and great pieces of music from all over the world are a part of every lesson. Classes are engaging for the whole family and will keep you smiling all week. The classes are based on the music education methodologies of Kodály and Orff and are influenced by John Feierabend’s early childhood music literature. Created by Shelly Ley from years of experience with very young children, each class is unique, allowing creativity and spontaneity for the teacher and students. Admission: $15 per child to drop-in Information: 518.822.8100; TSL-Youth@timeandspace.org

5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 6, 11:30 a.m.: Explore the house, its paintings and treasures from a child’s perspective. Take the family tour and then stop by the Wagon House Education Center for Saturday Spotlight, or borrow a backpack full of activities to do on the grounds. Tours are geared for families with 6-12 year-olds, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required by 4pm the preceding Friday. Repeats August 20. Admission: Free Information: 518.828.0135; http://olana.org

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Saturday Spotlight: Dyes from Flowers

Wagon House Education Center/Farm Complex, Olana, Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.: Music, story-telling, dance, movement and open art studio time for the youngest artists. Monthly themes: architecture, farm history, art and nature, the Hudson River. Tickets: Free; $5 vehicle use fee applies Information: 518.828.0135; http://olana.org

Youth Program Outdoor Movie

Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Friday, August 5, 8 p.m.: Bring a chair and some popcorn! This week’s film is a classic, “The Princess Bride.” Tickets: Free Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Open Cockpit Day @ The Aerodrome

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.: Air show at 2 p.m.

Friendship Day Family Tour @ Olana

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 6, noon-4 p.m.: Learn about the botany of dyeing fabrics. Most plant parts have a mixture of pigments. Learn what plants can be used to dye, including garden flowers and weeds. Learn about the plant colors that have been used throughout history and the significant roles of those natural colors as cultural symbols. Admission: $3/child, pre-registered; $5/child, walk-in Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Swingin’ Jazz for Kids

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Sat. & Sun., Aug. 6 & 7, 3:30 p.m.: Charismatic vocalist Lea Delaria and her band present an entertaining, interactive introduction to jazz. A kid-crowd pleaser! Tickets: $15; $5 kids 3 and older. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu


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Wild Wednesday: Wonderful Water!

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Wednesday, August 10, 4:15 p.m.: If you like animals, plants, bugs and insects then this is the program for you! This collaboration between the Tivoli Free Library and the Department of Environmental Conservation is fun for all ages. Handicap-access at the back of the building. Free and open to the public! Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Youth Program Outdoor Movie

Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Friday, August 12, 8 p.m.: Bring a chair and some popcorn! This week’s film, “Fantastic Four,” a 2005 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics’ comic, Fantastic Four. Tickets: Free Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Messy Art Workshop

Mid Hudson Children’s Museum Pavilion, 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Fridays, August 12, 19 & 26, 2 p.m.: Get messy with a different painting technique each week. Ages 3 and up. Fee: $4/session, or $10 for all 3 (does not include museum admission) Information: 845.471.0589; http://www.mhcm.org

Butterfly Festival

Stonykill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590 Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Butterfly tent, children’s activities and crafts, food, demonstrations and gift shop. Information: 845.831.1617; http://www.stonykill.org

Dog on Fleas

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m.: The Center’s favorite kid-friendly band returns! They revel in diverse sounds and styles of music, and you can feel their excitement in every note. Bring the kids and get ready to sing along and dance on stage to familiar favorites and new tunes. Tickets: $7 for children; $9 for adults Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Saturday Spotlight: Photo Tinting

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 13, noon-4 p.m.: Learn the art of photo tinting without a computer. Traveling photographers in the late 1800s used the photo tinting technique before color film was available. Choose your own black and white photo and learn about different techniques, processes and ideas surrounding photography and photo tinting. Bring your photo home and display. Admission: $3/child, pre-registered; $5/child, walk-in Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Artists-Authors-Photographers Weekend

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sat. & Sun., Aug. 13 & 14, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.: Participate, or just go to see local artists, authors and photographers display their work. There will be special opportunities for photographers to get up close and personal with antique airplanes. Professional photographers will be available to assist amateurs with specialized aviation techniques. Air show at 2 p.m. Admission: $20; $15 teens (13-17), miliary & seniors; $5 juniors (6-12 & scouts in uniform); free, kids 5 and under. Information: 845.752.3200; http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

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Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Sat. & Sun., Aug. 13 & 14, 3:30 p.m.: Fantastic feats, amazing acrobatics, and eye-popping fun for the whole family! Tickets: $15; $5 kids 3 and older. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Events Under the Stars

Eddie Collins Ball Field, Route 22, Millerton, NY 12526 Saturdays, August 13 & 27: Enjoy family friendly nights under the stars. On 8/13, “Dancing Under the Stars” Zumba and disco night; 8/27, “Stardust” Movie Under the Stars. Tickets: Free Information: 860.318.5557

Skull Session for Kids

Stony Kill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590 Wednesday, August 17, 10 a.m.-noon: Children entering grades 3 to 5 are invited to explore various animal skulls and learn how to identify them. Tickets: Free Information: 845.831.1617; http://stonykill.org

Family Free Time

Mid Hudson Children’s Museum Pavilion, 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, August 20, 5-8 p.m.: All visitors free during this time. Sponsored by Tots to Teens Pediatrics of Fishkill. Information: 845.471.0589; http://www.mhcm.org

Youth Program Outdoor Movie

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Saturday Spotlight: Natural Forms in Architecture

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 20, noon-2 p.m.: Frederic Church was inspired by the beauty of the Hudson Valley and designed his home to frame the Hudson Valley vistas. Students will work with clay to create architectural sculpture of their own design inspired by geometry and organic shapes found in nature! For ages 8-14 Admission: $3/child, pre-registered; $5/child, walk-in Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Seussical Jr. by Kids on Stage

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, Aug. 20 and 27, 11 a.m.: A fantastical, magical musical that centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge--not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Performed by Kids on Stage Performance, the CENTER’s summer theater workshop program. Tickets: $7 for children; $9 for adults Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

World War I Day @ The Aerodrome

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.: See the Aerodrome’s WWI collection of airplanes, including a 1917 Renault tank, a WWI bagpipe group, and re-enactors. Air show at 2 p.m. Admission: $20; $15 teens (13-17), miliary & seniors; $5 juniors (6-12 & scouts in uniform); free, kids 5 and under. Information: 845.752.3200; http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

Summer Explorers Camp

Stony Kill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590 Mon.-Fri., August 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon: Children will explore all that Stony Kill has to offer by participating in a variety of themed activities, presentations, games, crafts and more. For youngsters entering grades 1 to 6. Fee: $100 Information: 845.831.1617; http://stonykill.org

Developmental Check-Ups

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m.: Astor Early Childhood Programs, United Way of Dutchess County and Tivoli Free Library are offering Free Developmental Check-Ups for children 4 months to 5 years old. Please call 211 for registration. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Wild Wednesday: Wacky Weather!

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Wednesday, August 24, 4:15 p.m.: If you like animals, plants, bugs and insects then this is the program for you! This collaboration between the Tivoli Free Library and the Department of Environmental Conservation is fun for all ages. Handicap-access at the back of the building. Free and open to the public! Information: 845.757.3771; http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Monarch Butterflies: Knee-High Naturalist Summer Program

Schor Conservation Area Pavilion, 58 Shoreview Dr., Canaan, NY 12029 Thursday, August 25, 10-11 a.m.: Explore, interact, and discover

nature in a beautiful outdoor setting. Participants will observe and expand their knowledge of nature, learn about what lives in their own backyard, explore the outdoors, communicate what they have discovered, create art, collect insects, catch frogs, and splash in Jon’s Pond! Each session includes story time, take home arts & crafts project, nature journaling, and free play. For ages 3-6. Information: 518.392.5252 x 210; jenny@clctrust.org

Youth Program Outdoor Movie

Pocket Park, 328 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Friday, August 26, 8 p.m.: Bring a chair and some popcorn! This week’s film, “Metropolis.” Tickets: Free Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Saturday Spotlight: Persian Inspired Calligraphy and Decoration

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 27, noon-4 p.m.: Learn a new style of writing. Join teaching artist Patty Tyrol, who received her MA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz and has exhibited her prints nationally and taught widely for the past 25 years. Use brushes and India ink to practice Persian style calligraphy. Work with watercolors and colored pencils to create “illuminated letters.” Complete your piece of artwork on rice paper and come back next week to make a kite from your piece of artwork! Admission: $3/child, pre-registered; $5/child, walk-in Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

To Fuel the Fire

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Saturday, August 27, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Arm-of-the-Sea theater is back with “To Fuel the Fire”; a tragic comedy featuring primordial masks and kinetic puppet figures, vivid paintings, whimsical props and live music. The story follows an Egyptian immigrant couple, Isis and Osiris, who run a Soup-of-the-Day shop on the Gulf Coast. This play-within-the-play depicts the rise and fall of civilization propelled by various fuels. Tickets: $15; $5 kids Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

Cinema Olana: Mid-Summer Screenings The Thief of Bagdad

East Lawn, Olana, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 27, dusk: Bring your family, friends and blankets to enjoy this classical film in a classical setting. Be sure to bring your flashlight. Admission: $5/person suggested donation Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org

Wildlife Forensics for Kids

Stony Kill Foundation, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590 Wednesday, August 31, 10 a.m.-noon: Children entering grades 6 to 8 are invited to learn about forensic science as it applies to wildlife. Free! Information: 845.831.1617; http://stonykill.org

The Great All-American Audience Participation Magic Show with Andy Weintraub

The Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, September 3, 11 a.m.: Audience members will be amazed by their own feats of prestidigitation, through transmittal, transposition, and mind over matter! Magician Andy Weintraub leads this show that’s fun for the whole family. Tickets: $7 for children; $9 for adults Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org


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Summerscape Film Festival: Before and After Bergman: The Best of Nordic Film

Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Through August 18; Thurs. & Sun., 7 p.m.; 8/7, 8/14, screenings at 4 p.m. also: The 2011 film festival celebrates three widely divergent aspects of Nordic cinema including works by Swedish directors Mauritz Stiller and Victor Sjöström, Ingmar Bergman, and contemporary Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki. Once again, Bard SummerScape is pleased to present all titles on 35mm film (whenever possible). All silent films have live piano accompaniment. Tickets: $8 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Film: Woman with Five Elephants

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Thurs., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 5 & Sat., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 11-13, 5:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 14, 3:30 p.m.: A film by Vadim Jendryko that unravels the mystery behind the life and work of the world’s greatest translator of Russian literature, Svetlana Geier. It is a poetic, precise and revelatory investigation into language, meaning and the tides of history. Tickets: $7; $5 Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Calling All Poets Society 3rd Annual Marathon

Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.: A full day of poetry featuring many of the tri-state area’s most notable poets including Cheryl A. Rice, Don Lev, Roberta Gould, Janet Hamill, Barbara Adams, Teresa Marta Costa, Robert Milby, Ken Holland, and many others. Plus, two-poem open mic. Information: 845.831.4988; http://www.howlandculturalcenter.org

Butcher’s Guide Book Signing & Local Brews

bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, August 6, 1-3 p.m.: Joshua & Jessica Applestone, proprieters of Fleisher’s Grass Fed Meats celebrate the release of their new book, “The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat.” Plus, Tommy Keegan of Keegan Ales provides ales to quench your thirst. Information: 845.876.1117; http://bluecashewkitchen.com

Jennifer Donnelly Shares “The Wild Rose”

Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front Street, Millbrook, NY 12545 Saturday, August 6, 5 p.m.: Renowned author Jennifer Donnelly shares the latest and final book in her accalimed The Rose Trilogy, “The Wild Rose.” Information: 845.677.5857; http://www.merrittbooks.com

Our Town Talks: Geothermal

Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY 12526 Sunday, August 7, 2-5 p.m.: The “Our Town Talks” lecture series continues with Don Lloyd, author of “The Smart Guide to Geothermal: How to Harness the Earth’s Energy for Heating and Cooling.” Tickets: Free and open to the public. Information: 518.537.5800; http://germantownlibrary.org

Film Festival: Family Variations

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heartbreak & sometimes dysfunctional nature – of family life. In keeping with our season theme, each film will be introduced by members of a local family. 8/7, “A Walk on the Moon”; 8/8, “Summer Hours/L’Heure D’Ete”; 8/9, “Fiddler on the Roof ”; 8/10, “La Cage Aux Folles”; 8/11, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ”; 8/12, “Eat Drink Man Woman”; 8/13, “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis”; 8/14, “Fanny and Alexander”; 8/15, “Radio Days”. Tickets: Free Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

orchestra. With Jose Iturbi. Movies introduced by Frank Farnham, adj. professor of communications at FIT, NYC. Tickets: Free Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

Talk & Book Signing: Christopher Breiseth, “A Promise to All Generations”

Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Historic Site, 4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538 Sunday, August 14, 2 p.m.: The FDR Presidential Library hosts an author talk and book signing with Dr. Christopher Breiseth, author of “A Promiste to All Generations: Stories & Essays about Social Security and Frances Perkins.” Attendees receive free admission to the Roosevelt Library’s current special exhibition, “Our Plain Duty: FDR and America’s Social Security.” Information: 845.486.7745; http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/publicprograms/calendar.html

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Shown from left: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham. Credit: Universal Pictures PhotoFest -- photographer Leo L. Fuchs

Film: Hey Boo

Hudson Valley YA Society: Nova Ren Suma & Micol Ostow

Oblong Books, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, August 14, 4 p.m.: Meet YA authors, Nova Ren Suma, author of “Imaginary Girls” and Micol Sotow, author of “family”. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Film: Flamenco

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Tuesday, August 16, 8 p.m.: Directed by Carlos Saura, whose extraordinary films have appeared annually in our Movie Tuesday series. Filmed in an abandoned train station in Seville, Saura creates a magical, minimalist world of light in which the singing, dancing & guitar playing of the flamenco tradition hold the viewer’s undivided attention. Movies introduced by Frank Farnham, adj. professor of communications at FIT, NYC. Tickets: Free Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

Film: Anchors Aweigh

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Tuesday, August 16, 8 p.m.: The first in a series of buddy pictures teaming the cocky dancing Kelly with the shy singing Sinatra. Famous for a musical number where Gene Kelly dances seamlessly with the animated Jerry Mouse.The film offers rare glimpses of the wartime MGM studios, as well as an on-screen performance by members of the MGM studio

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 18-20, 5:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m.: “To Kill a Mockingbird” was the first and only novel by Harper Lee, a young woman from the South. It became one of the biggest best-sellers of all time and she became a mystery. This film by Mary McDonagh Murphy explores the history and impact of the novel and offers an unprecedented look at the life of the novelist. Most poignantly, “Hey, Boo” explors the issue of why Lee never wrote another novel, despite her claim decades ago that she was working on one. Tickets: $7; $5 members, students Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Film: Public Speaking

Time and Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 18-20, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m.: Martin Scorsese’s film is the portrait of author, social critic, and acerbic wit Fran Lebowitz. Directed by Oscar-winner Scorsese and produced by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, and Emmy- and Peabody-winning documentarian, and Margaret Bodde, the feature-length documentary spotlights Lebowitz’s experiences and sardonic world view. Tickets: $7; $5 members, students Information: 518.822.8100; http://www.timeandspace.org

Movie Night In the Village

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their inflatable screen to present the film. Concessions provided by MeOh-My Pie Shop & Cafe. Rain date: Aug. 20. Tickets: Free! Information: 845.758.0921; http://redhookchamber.org

Reading: Jennifer Donnelly “The Wild Rose”

Oblong Books, Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.: Reading and booksigning with Jennifer Donnelly, for the third book in her Rose Trilogy, “The Wild Rose.” Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

From the Archive: Discovering Elizabeth Bishop

Thompson Memorial Library, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 August 30-December 15: A major exhibit and symposium have been organized by the Vassar College LIbraries to mark the centenary of the acclaimed poet Elizabeth Bishop, a 1934 Vassar graduate who earned the Pulitzer Prize and many other major US literary honors before her death in 1979. Central to these upcoming events are the unmatched Elizabeth Bishop Papers housed at the college’s Archives and Special Collections Library, which play a vital research role for scholars, writers, and editors from around the world. Curator Ronald Patkus, the Head of Special Collections at the Vassar College Libraries, asked ten Elizabeth Bishop scholars and editors (Joelle Biele, Lorrie Goldensohn, Saskia Hamilton, Bethany Hicok, Brett Millier, Barbara Page, Alice Quinn, Camille Roman, Lloyd Schwartz, and Thomas Travisano) to select items from Vassar’s Bishop collection that were important to their writing about the poet. Information: 845.437.5760; http://vassar.edu

Fifth Annual Festival of Books Happy Ending Music and Reading Series

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Saturday, August 20, 8:30 p.m.: Chosen by New York Magazine, the Village Voice, and New York Press as the best reading series in NYC, and singled out by the New York Times Magazine for helping to “Keep downtown NY alive,” the Happy Ending Series features compelling storytellers, writers, musicians, raconteurs, and personalities. Each reader is required to take one public risk, while the musicians, who each perform two short sets with original, lyric-driven music, are also required to play one cover song, and to try to convince the audience to sing along. 21+ only. Tickets: $25 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Teachers’ Workshop: River Wild

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Tuesday, August 23, 1-3 p.m.: Author Nancy Castaldo will give a multi-media, hands-on demonstration on her book River Wild: An Activity Guide to North American Rivers. Learn how to incorporate geology and ecology into your everyday lessons. Admission: $10 Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Film: The Last of the Blonde Bombshells

PS/21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Tuesday, August 30, 8 p.m.: Perennial Oscar nominee Judi Dench plays a sassy widow looking to recapture a little of the excitement of her youth when she was the star saxophone player of a World War II-era all-girl dance band. With Leslie Caron, Olympia Dukakis & Billie Whitelaw. Movies introduced by Frank Farnham, adj. professor of communications at FIT, NYC. Tickets: Free Information: 518.392.6121; http://www.ps21chatham.org

Spencertown Academy, Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 Sat.-Mon., September 3-5: A celebration of books and reading for the whole community. For four days, dozens of outstanding writers and poets present thought-provoking literary programs to an enthusiastic and engaged community of readers. There will be panel discussions, readings, and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a book-themed gallery exhibition, children’s events including a visit from favorite storybook characters, the Cookbook Cafe, rollicking Books & Blues Barbeque, and more. Plus, a giant book sale featuring more than 10,000 new and gently used books in every category -- from contemporary and classic fiction to mystery, biography, history and politics, an extensive collection of art books, as well as cookbooks and gardening titles. There will also be a special Kids’ Corner for young readers, and a media rack full of CDs and audio books. Everything is very affordably priced with most titles just $1-$5. Proceeds help to support artsVOYAGE, Spencertown Academy’s extensive arts-ineducation partnership with local public schools. Information: 518.392.3693; http://spencertownacademy.org

The Art of Writing and Publishing with K.L. Going

Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front Street, Millbrook, NY 12545 SAVE THE DATE, Saturday, September 17, 9:30 a.m.-noon: Learn how to enhance your writing capabilities and break into publishing with award-winning author for young adults, KL Going! KL Going is the award-winning author of books for children and teens. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World, was named a Michael Printz honor book by the American Library Association, as well as one of the Best Books for Young Adults from the past decade. Her books have been Booksense picks, Scholastic Book Club choices, Junior Library Guild selections, winners of state book awards, and featured by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Children’s Book Council as Best Books. Workshop Fee: $75, or $50 with purchase of Writing and Selling the YA Novel; additional critique fee: $30 Information: 845.677.5857; http://www.merrittbooks.com


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stork in the road

by Brian PJ Cronin, photos by Kristen Cronin

First of all, if you’re looking to improve your Route 9 travel time, I highly recommend waiting until 4 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. There are no cars on the road, no cops in the parking lots and the lights seem to stay green all night. This is helpful because people don’t tend to drive somewhere at 4 a.m. on a Wednesday unless something very important is happening. Say, your wife’s water broke and you are driving her to the birth center as fast as you can, accompanied only by the hum of your engine and your wife’s gentle critiques of your musical choices. 4 a.m. is a good time to make that drive. It was a week past the due date. We weren’t worried, but we were starting to worry about worrying. Soon, doctors would start throwing around phrases like “induction date” and “vacuum birth” and “Don’t worry, we can always just go in there and get him.” People on the street would start saying things like “Ha ha, I guess that child just doesn’t want to come out!” as if the baby was literally sitting at the top of the birth canal with his arms folded and his heels dug in, being a stubborn ass about the whole thing. So the situation was slipping from “stable” to “dicey.” And in times like these, there is only one place to turn for help: the moon. That night I looked out the bathroom window and saw the strawberry full moon peaking out over the summit of Mt. Beacon. I thought about the old wives’ tales regarding full moons and births. Maybe this will help move things along, I thought. Five hours later, we had Route 9 all to ourselves. “I saw two foxes on my way here,” said Mary, our doula, as she helped Kristen out of the car. “Maybe it’s a sign.” I hoped she was

It was a week past the due date...People on the street would start saying things like “Ha ha, I guess that child just doesn’t want to come out!” as if the baby was literally sitting at the top of the birth canal with his arms folded and his heels dug in, being a stubborn ass about the whole thing. wrong. Foxes, along with coyotes and ravens, tend to play the role of trickster in many myths around the world. Dozens of times over the last few months, Kristen would tell me to come running because the baby was kicking, the baby was moving, put your hand right here to feel it. I would place my hand on her belly and the movement would stop. Trickster. We got the last room in the birth center (full moon) but the birthing tub was available. As Kristen got into the tub, I brought in from the car the bags and bags of supplies that we had packed weeks ago. Several changes of non-essential clothing that could be easily disposed of if they became covered in bodily fluids. Portable speakers, iPod, and several carefully calibrated playlists. Portable microphones. Three kinds of cameras. Sports drinks, cashews, dried fruit, chocolate, orange juice and whoops time to start pushing here comes the baby. I had prepared myself so thoroughly to accept that giving birth in real life isn’t like in the movies—where five minutes after the heroine’s water breaks she’s giving birth in the back of a cab—that I was unprepared


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The word “miracle” gets used a lot in these situations, but I don’t think that’s quite accurate. Water into wine, the oil lasting eight days, a soft ground ball rolling through Bill Buckner’s legs: Those are miracles. Something that happens thousands of times a day all over the world can’t accurately be described as a miracle. But it certainly is miraculous, a moment when all fuzzy boundaries of space and time collapse around you and you first look into the eyes of someone you’ve already known your whole life, and have simply been waiting to meet. for the possibility that the baby might come out before I even had a chance to unpack all the gear we brought. Trickster. In fact, the baby almost came too quickly. When it was time to push, the only doctor currently on staff was in the middle of two C-sections (full moon), and sent back word that Kristen couldn’t give birth in the tub unless there was a doctor present. Having two nurses and our doula there wasn’t good enough. She would have to be moved. At which point Kristen, who had just had a contraction so severe that I expected her to rip the whole tub out of the floor, simply said “no.” Kristen, who is always happy to take on just one more project, just one more cat, to send one more letter, to make one more phone call, Kristen, who has never said “no” to anything in life, looked the nurse straight in the eye and said “no.” So, now what? Throughout the months of research we did in preparing to have a baby, and the many invaluable meetings with our doula, we learned a lot about birthing traditions and myths in pre-industrial cultures. We spoke about the historical novel The Red Tent, in which ancient law decrees that all women menstruating or giving birth must take refuge in a special tent for women only. We spoke of how our society is lacking a similar service, a place in which women going through one of the most significant experiences of their lives find support from other women who know what they are going through. It was the lack of such a place in our own culture that made me happy we had hired a doula to guide Kristen through this process. When I married Kristen I told her I would always be there for her no matter what, but there are some places I simply can not go, can not ever fully understand.

I had prepared myself so thoroughly to accept that giving birth in real life isn’t like in the movies...that I was unprepared for the possibility that the baby might come out before I even had a chance to unpack all the gear we brought. Trickster. But when Kristen said “no” in the birthing tub, a funny thing happened. Our doula and the two female nurses all looked at each other, and had an entire conversation without saying a word. They were not going to get Kristen out of the tub. They, as women who had been through this themselves, were going to protect this experience for her, no matter the consequences for themselves. And in that moment I felt a powerful connection going back thousands of years and was grateful that these were the women who were bringing our son into the world. In the end, another doctor was able to fight her way through the early morning traffic and arrive just in time to deliver Cooper James Cronin, born in the tub at 8:28 a.m. on June 15. There are no words that can adequately describe the sensation of seeing our son for the first time, pulled out of the water and placed on Kristen’s chest. The

word “miracle” gets used a lot in these situations, but I don’t think that’s quite accurate. Water into wine, the oil lasting eight days, a soft ground ball rolling through Bill Buckner’s legs: Those are miracles. Something that happens thousands of times a day all over the world can’t accurately be described as a miracle. But it certainly is miraculous, a moment when all fuzzy boundaries of space and time collapse around you and you first look into the eyes of someone you’ve already known your whole life, and have simply been waiting to meet. It’s almost impossible to comprehend how it all happened, but it happens every day. Even now, as I write this a month later, the buck full moon is rising over Mt. Beacon. The birth centers and hospitals are filling up again. Someone is driving up Route 9 as fast as they can. The roads are full of foxes and the tents are being raised.

❂ Brian PJ and Kristen Cronin live in Beacon with their four cats, and new son Cooper James Cronin. Check out their blog A Rotisserie Chicken and 12 Padded Envelopes at www.hvmercantile.com, and view more of their photos at www.flickr.com/teammoonshine.


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illuminations A Conversation with Photographer Juliet Harrison “All That Glitters” photograph by Juliet Harrison

by Jen Kiaba

Photographer Juliet Harrison is best known in artistic circles for her black and white photographs of horses. Yet it takes only a short acquaintance with her work to see that it falls outside of the common conventions of Equine Photography, often defying it completely. Harrison’s work is not strictly portraiture, for she bends the rules to the point of nearly breaking them. In fact one might initially describe her photographs as landscapes, or perhaps landscape portraits. Her work has a formal quality that focuses on line and shape while exploring the terrain of the horse. An image might focus on a tousled mane, or the flexing of a powerful muscle. The word abstraction often comes to mind when viewing her photographs. Born in the late 1950’s into an intellectual family on Long Island, Harrison had an early love of horses. At the age of five she was given a book of black and white horse photography, something that she says had a strong impact on her and fueled the love that would last throughout her teens, and was put aside at the onset of her adult years. Photography was also a part of Harrison’s early life, as a camera always seemed to be nearby. However, throughout her early adult life she was mostly self-taught in the craft. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and it wasn’t until her graduate work that she pursued an MFA in Photography, graduating in 1991 from the studio program at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. At the close of the millennium, Harrison began her return to horses and therein found what she calls her true subject matter. She has exhibited work in juried shows and museums throughout the United States, and her work is in private collections throughout the world. For the past 3 years she has been the show director for Ex Arte Equinus, a prestigious International Equine Art competition/show sponsored by Art Horse Magazine with over 900 entrants each year from around the globe.

I want the viewer to feel the softness of the coat, the warmth of the body, the rounded structure of the haunch and shoulder, the power of the defined muscle...I want my images to be about more than an individual animal. I want the viewer to be able to touch the mythic that is HORSE.

JK: A majority of your portfolio focuses on the equine subject, but you take a very unique approach to a familiar subject. Can you share a little bit about what led you to this subject and how your artistic vision and voice evolved over the years to result in your unique style? JH: When I decided to spend more focused time doing photography in the 80’s, I started out by working mostly with architecture, sculpture, rusted objects and such. But even then I was isolating parts of structures by breaking down the whole into lines, shapes, textures, light and shadows. I used to say that I only photographed things that did not move. But what it really was, was a vision for things with massing and texture highlighted with “light.” A childhood passion for horses re-emerged in my life at age 40. Ok, it never went away. But I renewed my passion at 40, after a 27 year hiatus. At that point I had started photographing again after a break to start a family, settle into home ownership and work a full time job. It was the perfect match for me to bring my camera with me to photograph horses. The interaction with horse and human is indescribable to those who do not share the obsession. They are


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large, independent thinking creatures that, with human intervention, have evolved into our helpmates and companions. The fact that a horse is willing to work for us is forever a thing of magic to me, and that so much of our history and myth is bound up in our relationship to horses. Without horses there would be no history of commerce, migration, farming and no war. Not as we know it. My passion for them is both visceral and intellectual. JK: Your work, for me at least, invokes a whole vocabulary: power, grace, sensuality. I come away from one of your photographs feeling as though I have brushed against the soul of your subject. Is that something intentional that you seek when you work, and how do you attain that? JH: I come to photography, not as a commercial photographer, but as an appreciator of the arts. For me, photography is as much a tool for creating art as a brush and paint would be for a painter. I have no ability to draw, paint or sculpt. But I have always been drawn to the arts. And I grew up in a family that believed fervently in the importance of the arts in a well-rounded life. We went to galleries, museums, theater, music and dance performances. The camera became my tool for being an artist, although not until later in life. My artistic influences have always been the modernists. Painters like Georgia O’Keeffe and Boccioni, designers like the Eammes and Saarinen, and the photographs of Edward Weston and Judith Turner strongly influence my work. So the purity of form, light, texture, shape and shadow are primary in my work. No differently now that I am working with horses, than when I was photographing architecture. I am grounded in these basic modernist principles. But I am photographing horses, and I am passionate about horses. So although I see and create images with modernist structure, the voice I hope to have in the images, the one that speaks to my viewer, is one of pure passion for my subject. I hope most fervently that I can talk to the viewer about these most wonderful creatures in a way that will bring them into “contact” with the horse. I have called my images a “visual touch”. I want the viewer to feel the softness of the coat, the warmth of the body, the rounded structure of the haunch and shoulder, the power of the defined muscle. I want them to fall in love with the horse, as I have always been. I want my images to be about more than an individual animal. I want the viewer to be able to touch the mythic that is HORSE. To do that, I get close to the body. I show the movement and shape. I let the light define all that through the camera and the print. JK: While you do work with digital, it seems as though most of your Fine Art remains black and white film-based. Can you talk a little bit about what it means to still be working in the film medium today? JH: I primarily work in B&W film; I’m sure that much of the reason for that is it’s what I first learned to work in, and it satisfied all of my image needs from the start. I was never drawn to working in color, not even color film. Now that digital has become so much the norm, and the B&W materials are harder to find, it is a conscious choice that I make to still work in B&W film. Many manufactures have found that it is no longer profitable for them to produce the B&W materials. So it can be a hunt to find what I need. But as frustrating as that is, it is worth it. Working in B&W is a wonderful challenge in that you don’t have the “crutch” of color to draw the viewer’s eye. To capture and hold their attention the image must be powerfully successful. All you have to work with to achieve that is your subject, surroundings, light and the camera, as well as the film and paper’s capability of translating those to final image. The word photography means “writing with light” and B&W is the purest form of that. It reduces everything down to the most salient parts to convey your idea. No distractions. And that is a very powerful thing. In addition, I love the range of tones that are so far, only achievable with film. And then there is the beauty of the Gelatin Silver Print. There is actual silver in the emulsion of the paper. The process of printing and developing removes various amounts of that silver to give you the range of tones form pure white

The word photography means “writing with light” and B&W is the purest form of that. It reduces everything down to the most salient parts to convey your idea. No distractions. And that is a very powerful thing. to true black. In its finished state, light reflects and is absorbed by the silver in the print. There is lushness to that surface and that kind of image quality can’t be duplicated with ink laid over top of the paper, as in a digital print. And a silver print is created in a darkroom by a hand-printing process that is filled with technique, experience, solitude, contemplation and chemistry. The tools of my darkroom are not so different than what was used 100 years ago. And I love that connection to the history of photography. JK: You recently published a book on the Saratoga races. Can you talk about your history with this event, and what made you want to publish a book? JH: I have three self-published books: White Horses: From the Literal to the Sublime, Track Life in Saratoga Springs and a small volume called Dressage. All of these and most of my photographs can be found for purchase on my website at http://www.JulietRHarrisonPhotography.com and in addition I do sell digital reproductions of much of my work in an Etsy store - http://www. etsy.com/shop/lechevalthehorse. My desire to publish books comes from the love I have of them, and wanting to be able to offer my viewers a way to collect and view my images in larger number. It also allows me to show work in a series to more viewers. Track Life in Saratoga Springs is a direct result of four years of trips to the race track in Saratoga and the challenge of finding a way to present my vision of what goes on at the track beyond the actual racing. JK: Can you discuss other Arts initiatives that you are involved with? JH: I am a founding member of the Red Hook Community Arts Network (CAN) and am on the Board of Directors of the organization. Red Hook CAN is a grass roots initiative started through the Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce, to bring together the community of creative people in the town of Red Hook, and to use that identity, as a professional arts community, as a draw for increased business and tourism. We are working directly with the local officials, business owners, educational institutions and all levels of the arts. We have opened a pop-up gallery featuring work by wonderful local artists that is located at the Art Pop in Red Hook Gallery on South Broadway. We have a three-day event of the visual arts, music, dance, dramatic arts and more at the old Soap Factory on South Broadway, August 19-21st and much more is in the works! JK: Lastly, please let me know where your work is showing right now! JH: Currently, my work can be seen in a solo show called Equiscapes, at the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey. It will be up through the beginning of September. The Red Filter Gallery will continue to represent my work into the future. Opening August 5th, I will have work at Terry Lindsay’s Equidae Gallery in the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, New York through Labor Day. Locally, I have work in the FlatIron Restaurant and the Art Pop in Red Hook gallery, both on South Broadway in the Village of Red Hook, New York. And a permanent changing display of my work can be found at Kate Carty in Millerton, New York.

 Jen Kiaba is a Rhinebeck-based photographer specializing in portraiture and fine art. Her work has been featured on book covers, as well as both regional and national magazines. See more of Jen’s work at jenkiabaphotography.com


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bright green valley Still from the film “Liquid Assests” screening at CEIE August 13. Beaches in southern California may be closed due to the threat of polluted and contaminated stormwater reaching the Pacific Ocean.

Beacon Farmers Market

Sloop Clubhouse at the Beacon Train Station, Beacon, NY 12508 Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Fresh Produce, Meats, Fresh Flowers, Bread, Cheese, Wine, Gifts, Pottery, Baked Goods, Honey, Maple Syrup, Prepared Foods, Live Music. Information: 845.597.5028; www.thebeaconfarmersmarket.com

Poughkeepsie Farm Project Farmer’s Market

Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Fridays through October, 3-7 p.m.: The significantly larger market is configured in two concurrent locations, with one portion on the eastern approach to the Walkway and the other a short block away in Pulaski Park on Washington Street, not far from the new access stairway for the elevated state park. Parking in the east State parking lot will be free to patrons of the Farmers Market and Community Nights. Also free onstreet parking available on Washington, Brookside and Taylor Streets. Information: http://walkway.org

Clermont Country Farmers’ Market

Thistle Farm, Hudson-Chatham Winery, LOAF, Milt’s Coffee, Maple Bee Farm and many others. Special events throughout the season. Information: http://www.hudsonfarmersmarket.org

Rhinebeck Farmers Market

Municipal Parking Lot, E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sundays through Thanksgiving, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: A diverse and unique selection of farm fresh products that showcase the very best of the Hudson Valley. Special events: 8/7, music by String Machine and community group, Art Studio Views -- find out about their annual event dedicated to promoting the work and talent of local artists in the area; 8/14, Tomato Day, featuring delicious tomato dishes by Gigi Trattoria & Gigi Market; 8/21, music by jazz guitarist & vocalist Perry Beekman and community group, Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission; 8/28, Kids’ Day -- paint your own Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market t-shirt (starts at 11 a.m.), music by Spiral Up Kids; 9/4, t-shirt sale to benefit the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market/John Honey Scholarship Fund. Information: http://www.rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com

1820 Route 9, at the Old Hettling farm stand, Clermont, NY 12526 Saturdays through October 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Local Seasonal Produce & Fruit, Poultry, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Local Dairy Products, Artisinal Cheeses, Baked Goods, Granola, Organic Mushrooms, Wine, Pesto, Fresh Pasta, Seasonally Prepared Dishes, Homemade Soups, Savory Sauces, Stove Top Jam & Jellies, Salsa, Pickles & Pickled Veggies, Honey, Maple Syrup - Flowers – Local Crafters..... and so much more! Information: http://clermontfarmersmarket.com

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The Hudson Farmers Market

Long Dock Park, Long Dock Road, Beacon, NY 12508 Thursdays in August, 5:30 p.m.: Join Scenic Hudson at their newly re-opened Long Dock Park in Beacon for four fabulous, free concerts: 8/4, Amy Correia; 8/11, The Wiyos; 8/18, GRASS; 8/25, Readnex Poetry Squad. Information: http://www.scenichudson.org

6th & Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturdays through November 19, 9 a.m.-noon: Nearly 30 local vendors offer everything from produce and baked goods to wines, cheeses, coffee, plants and herbs. A sampling of this year’s participants includes: Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Coach Farm Dairy, Don Baker Fruit Farm, Fog &

Hyde Park Library Annex, 2 Main St., Hyde Park, NY 12538 Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m.: Special screening of 2010 documentary on the controversial natural gas extraction method, hydrofracking, widely known as “fracking.” Following the screening, Joanne Steele of the Sierra Club will moderate a discussion. Tickets: Free Information: 845.229.7791 x 205; http://www.hydeparklibrary.org

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An Evening with Eric Scott Bresselsmith

The Ger at Herondale Farm, 90 Wiltsie Bridge Rd., Ancramdale, NY Friday, August 5, 7-10 p.m.: “Essential Oil Evening,” a rare opportunity to hear first hand how medicinal essences are made and why they are important by Southwest distiller Eric Scott Bresselsmith. Rediscover the healing attributes of the Conifer family. Tickets: Free Information: 518.5329.3769; info@herondalefarm.com

A Seat at the Table

The Fields at The Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Saturday, August 6, 4:30-8 p.m.: Second annual local food feast and fundraising celebration for the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. The 5-course dinner is comprised of local, farm fresh food, paired with wine and served al fresco at a long table on a summer evening in the middle of the farm fields. Tickets: $150/person Information: http://farmproject.org/events/2011/08/a-seat-at-the-table

Our Town Talks: Geothermal

Germantown Library, Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY 12526 Sunday, August 7, 2-5 p.m.: The “Our Town Talks” lecture series continues with Don Lloyd, author of “The Smart Guide to Geothermal: How to Harness the Earth’s Energy for Heating and Cooling.” Tickets: Free and open to the public. Information: 518.537.5800; http://germantownlibrary.org

Talk by Ward Stone, Former DEC Wildlife Pathologist Spencertown Academy Arts Ctr., 790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY Sunday, August 7, 4 p.m.: Former DEC wildlife pathologist Ward Stone will address topics including nature, the environment and social activism in a lecture to benefit the Red Rock Cemetery Association. Tickets: $10 Information: 518.392.3693; http://www.spencertownacademy.org

Farm, Food & Music Festival

Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Friday, August 19, 4 p.m.-sunset: The Clermont Country Farmers Market hosts a family-friendly evening at Clermont State Historic Site with locally farmed products & crafts, local dinner fare & local music provided by The Acoustic Medicine Variety Show. Information: 518.537.4240; http://www.friendsofclermont.org; http://clermontfarmersmarket.com

24th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Carey Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpke. (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Friday, August 19, 1-4:30 p.m.: Eleven students present the results of their summer research projects. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Carey Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates attracts students from all over the country. Information: http://www.ecostudies.org/events.html

An Environmental Vision for the Future

Carey Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpke. (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Friday, August 26, 7 p.m.: A lecture by Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Kareiva will talk about how to quantify nature’s assets and how to move conservation from a special interest to the people’s choice. In Kareiva’s view, existing environmental metaphors, such as the fragility of nature and romantic pastoralism, fail to connect with the next generation. To reboot conversation, we need new allies and new strategies. His lecture will discuss embracing cities and technology and elevating a conservation model where global corporations are partners, the economic value of nature is clearly defined, and social engagement is a priority. Information: http://www.ecostudies.org/events.html

Film Screening Liquid Assests: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure

Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, 199 Dennings Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, August 13, 10-11:30 a.m.: This fascinating documentary addresses our aging water infrastructure systems - some in the ground for more than 100 years - and the needed repairs which may present the largest public works endeavor in our nation’s history. Information: 845-765-2721; http://www.bire.org

19th Century Beekeeping

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, August 14, 1-3 p.m.: Richard Ronconi, Master Beekeeper of the Catskill Mountain Beekeeper’s Club will lead a power point presentation on the process of beekeeping in the 19th Century and how that process differs today. Learn how the working farm at Olana was affected and benefited from the bees. Participants will be able to see the bees “at work” with the teaching hive. Registration is requested but not required. Admission: $5 Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Tuesday Talks on the Politics of Food & Farming

Adriance Memorial Library, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Tuesday, August 16, 7 p.m.: Join the Poughkeepsie Farm Project for a discussion about the food system. This month’s discussion focuses on the idea, “Who Owns Seeds?” Tickets: Free and open to the public Information: http://farmproject.org

Beckenrah Hunter Pace

CLC Trust photo from the 2010 Pace.

Beckenrah Farm, Fox Hill Rd., Ancram, NY 12502 Sunday, September 11, 9 a.m.-noon: Horse riders seek to match the pace of the pace horse, along a beautiful rolling course. The course includes many jumps -- each with a go around. The optimum time wins and ribbons will be awarded for the 1st-3rd place teams. Beckenrah Farm is a working dairy farm with 550 contiguous acres of framland and woodlands, protected by a conservation easement through the Columbia Land Conservancy. Entrance fees tba. Information: http://hunterpace.com; http://clctrust.org


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Ravi Coltrane Quartet Aug. 6 / 8pm

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miscellaneous Community Tai Chi

Mid Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Mondays, 6-8 p.m.: Beginners of all levels welcome. Admission: Free Information: 914.475.4397; janmsi@aol.com

Ulster County Fair

Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 August 2-7: Annual county fair with live entertainment, horse show, agricultural and livestock exhibits, midway, food vendors and more. This year’s musical line up includes Justin Moore, Joe Diffie, The McClymonts, Greg Hanna, and Joey and Rory. Tickets: $15, include midway rides, shows and entertainment; kids 4 and under, free Information: http://www.ulstercountyfair.com

Meditation for Beginners

Tivoli Free Library, 3rd floor, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Thursday, August 4, 6:30 p.m.: As part of its Summer Reading Program series, Tivoli Free Library will be offering Meditation for Beginners. These sessions will be geared to people who are new meditation but seasoned practitioners are always welcome! Bettina Mueller has been a Zen student for 30 years. She spent a year at the Dai Bosatsu Zendo Monastery studying with Eido Shimano Roshi. Free and open to the public. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Preserving Herbs from the Late Summer Garden

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.-noon: Learn the techniques and process of preserving the summer garden herbs all winter long with local nutritionist Betsy Cashen. Recipes and a tasting of a variety of herbs in foods will be offered. Register by preceding Thursday. Admission: free Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Hillsdale Community Day

Roe-Jan School, Route 22, Hillsdale 12529 Saturday, August 6, noon-10 p.m.: Many vendors, demonstrations, raffles, live music by local musicians, kids’ activities, BBQ dinner, fireworks conclude the evening. Information: 518.325.4721

Saratoga Driving Association’s Pleasure Driving Show

Martin Van Buren Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Rd., Kinderhook, NY Sunday, August 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Coaches, horses and drivers compete in a variety of courses requiring both skill and showmanship. Information: 518.758.9689; http://www.nps.gov/mava

Sunset Sensations: A Unique Wine & Food Sampling Series

Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Thursday, August 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Enjoy a magnificent Hudson River sunset while sipping fine wines paired with delicious culinary creations. Visitors treated to informal wine pairing presentations, vegetable garden tour with Locust Grove’s horticulturists, and cooking demonstrations by the featured chef of the month, Anthony Moustakas of Gourmet To Go. Tickets: $24 advance; $26 day of event Information: 845.454.4500; http://lgny.org

Walkway Over the Hudson’s Community Night: Walkway Celebrates Music and Dance

Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, August 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Monthly “Community Night on the Walkway” -- a family friendly and free opportunity for the public to enjoy Friday evenings on the Walkway as well as to showcase Hudson Valley organizations and businesses. This month’s celebration focuses on music and dance. Information: http://walkway.org

The Civil War: A History in 3D

Wish You Were Here (Post) Card Making

Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m.-noon: Richard Loren Copley has been experimenting with 3D photography for over 25 years and has created his own stereographic film and digital cameras to capture the realism that only the third dimension of depth provides. Learn about authentic Civil War stereographs from 1861-1865 during a lecture by Mr. Copley. Learn about the process of making the 3D photographs as well as viewing the many historic photographs Mr. Copley has recreated from the Library of Congress. Admission: $5 Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Patty Wagon Cooking Demo and Lunch

Clermont Community Day & Village Green BBQ

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m.: Join expert stamper and card maker Laurie Davis to learn how to make beautiful vacation-themed cards! Who needs generic postcards when you can make the perfect “wish you were here” card? Please stop in the library to see samples of what we will be making!! Teens and adults welcome. All supplies included, advanced registration required. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Information: http://www.tivolilibrary.org

East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 Saturday, August 6, 11:30 a.m.: East Fishkill residents and Patty Wagon chefs, R. Xavier Monroe, Loretta Monroe and Juwana Romer, present a cooking demonstration with some of their signature foods. Lunch will be provided for the participants. Limited to 30 participants. Admission: $7 per person. Information: 845.221.9943; http://www.eastfishkilllibrary.org

Clermont Village Green, Route 9, Clermont, 12523 Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Entertainment, food concession, face painting, bounce house and hay rides. All-you-can-eat chicken and roast beef dinner. Information: http://www.clermontny.org

Hillsdale Historic House Tour & Picnic

Hillsdale, NY 12529 Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Tour five historic 19th century houses with country gardens and small barns on a road in a farming


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area of Hillsdale. Houses include Federal, Italianate, Victorian, eyebrow colonial and a simple farm house. Learn about barn restoration from timber frame restorer Michael Carr. Visit an historic cemetery where some of the early owners are buried. Boxed lunch available for purchase. Information: http://www.hillsdaleny.com/housetour

Sangria Festival

Hudson-Chatham Winery, 1900 Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075 Saturday, August 13: Five sangrias, two flamenco guitar players, Mexican food and other goodies. Information: http://www.hudson-chathamwinery.com

Irish Traditional Singing: A Mini-Course

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theater, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sundays, Aug. 14, 21, 28, & Sept. 11, 4-6 p.m.: Join folklorist and singer Eileen Condon for a four-session mini-course on Irish traditional singing, with multiple opportunities to learn Irish songs and singing style by imitating classic recordings and live demonstration. Learn the history of Ireland’s old-style singing tradition, collect ballad and folksong texts, and become familiar with important written and online resources related to Irish traditional song. Admission: $80, includes all course material Information: 347.205.0053; econdon@ctmd.org

Sunset Tour Series: Creating a Composition

Olana’s East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Thursday, August 18, 5:30-7 p.m.: Frederic Church applied his artistic talent to so much more than his monumental paintings. Olana can be seen as a three-dimensional artistic composition; a living landscape painting he spent decades perfecting. Olana’s curators will lead visitors through the property sharing the many artistic compositions created by Church, from the careful artistic arrangement of objects in the home’s interiors, to the painterly scenes he created outdoors through his own landscaping efforts. Reservations are required by 4pm the preceding Tuesday. Admission: $50, members, $40 Information: 518.828.1872 x 103; http://olana.org

Hudson Valley Ribfest

Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 Sat., Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: The 2011 Hudson Valley RibFest celebrates its 7th year as the region’s largest and most unique barbeque food event for the whole family. Apart from the barbequed goodies, there is live musical entertainment and cooking demonstrations, plus other activies. Tickets: $5; kids under 12, free. Information: http://hudsonvalleyribfest.org

Always There’s

2nd Annual Motorcycle & Car Show On Saturday, August 6, 2011, the Always There Family Home Health Care, along with friends, family and members of the community, will host a fundraiser a Classic Motorcycle & Car Show to support the Always There’s Adult Day Program. This 2nd Annual Always There’s Motorcycle and Car Show will feature more than 100 motorcycles and cars. The car show will showcase all the classics and will feature raffles, prizes and food. Entertainment at 918 Ulster Avenue will include: WBPM, DJ Brian and Mojo Myles Mancuso Band. Myles Mancuso has performed on some of the best stages in New York City... BB Kings in Times Square, The Cutting Room, Tera Blues, The Iridium Jazz Club in Time Square, Arlene’s Grocery, Kenny’s Castaways and others. His band has opened for major National acts and performs at Corporate Functions, Gala Events, Festivals and many other venues. Sid Bernstein (best known as the promoter who brought Beatles to America) said in an interview while promoting a show that featured Myles in NYC; “Myles is a Bona Fide Prodigy that will Thrill and Captivate an Audience”. Les Paul (Guitar Myles Mancuso. Photo submitted. Legend) said after playing with Myles at the Iridium Jazz Club in Times Square, “He reminds me of Myself when I was a Young Boy”. Levon Helm (Recent Grammy Winner & legendary Drummer of the Band), who Myles has performed with often... says “He May Be a Boy but he Sure Plays Like a Man”. He has also appeared performing live on numerous TV and Radio programs. Along with his professional performing career he also has experience acting and modeling on major network TV productions and national print ad campaigns...

Show Activities include: 50/50 Raffle, history of the license plate booth from the Ulster County Clerk’s Office, great food and barbeque (reserve your barbeque dinners now -- just call!) hosted by The Stone Pony Deli. There will be awards given and a kid’s activity area with a kid’s choice award for the day. On display all day will be a World War II Sherman Tank. The Sherman Tank is one of only 20 tanks left in the Unite States that is functional. Pre-Registration for all vehicles is $8 ($10 day of show) and includes admission to the car show. The Classic Car Show will open at 10 a.m., and will close at 3 p.m.; entrance to the car show is a suggested $5 donation, children and seniors are free. 100% of proceeds go to assist Always There’s Adult Day Program. Founded in 1970, as a not-for-profit organization, Always There annually assists over 1,800 Ulster County residents. In just one year our skilled, compassionate, personal care aides provided over 124,000 hours to clients in their homes, and nurses and therapists made over 41,000 visits. Also, in November, Always There Family Home Health Services was awarded, the 2009 HomeCare Elite Award. This annual award identifies the top 25 percent of agencies in the USA. The Always There Adult Day Programs allow respite for the caregivers. It also provides quality opportunities for the frail elderly to socialize doing activities and exercise providing mental stimulation and promoting physical well-being. It is our commitment to quality home health care in the Hudson Valley that makes these centers viable to the local community. We currently have two Adult Day Programs ~ Kingston (at 918 Ulster Avenue, Kingston) and Ellenville (at 221 Canal Street, Ellenville). For a complete listing of our services and programs, please visit www.alwaystherehomecare.org call 845-339-6683, or email janson@alwaystherehomecare.org.


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