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Fighting the Future: Eban Goodstein is Teaching the Next Generation of Climate Activists How to Turn Down the Heat by Brian PJ Cronin

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Hudson Valley Garden Fair takes place at Montgomery Place on May 2. Photo submitted.

Following Rivers: No Water No Life

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries Gallery, 199 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through October 4: “Following Rivers,” No Water No Life.” Founding Director Alison M. Jones combines the power of photography and science, connecting critical water issues to images captured in 22 expeditions to river basins in North America and Africa. It is a story of people. On the banks of our rivers we raise families, grow food, do laundry, fish, swim, celebrate and relax. Compelling groupings of giclee photographs with informational captioning will illustrate that what we do in our communities impacts the availability, quality and usage impacts of our fresh water resources. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (2nd Sat. until 8 p.m.) Info: 845.765.2721; http://www.bire.org/events

Streams 101

Fellowship Hall, Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack, 88 NY Rte 9H, Claverack, NY 12513 Thursday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.: Streams 101 covers how streams naturally flow on the land, how streams respond to disturbance, and the problems that can arise in streams, especially during flood events. Presentations will also include case studies and useful planning tools and resources to assist municipalities in adapting and becoming more resilient to future flood events. Municipal training credits will be

offered. Stay tuned for additional details.This free event is sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia / Greene Counties, and the Hudson River Estuary Program. Info: 518.392.5252 x 210; http://clctrust.org/events

rarest amphibians’. In a visually stunning presentation, he will share the science behind what frogs disappearing around the globe means for planet Earth. Info: 845.677.5343; http://www.caryinstitute.org

Invasive Species Removal

6th & Columbia, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 2-November 21, 9 a.m.1 p.m.: May 2nd is opening day for the outdoor market. Enjoy fresh, local herbs, veggies, flowering plants, fresh baked goods, honey, maple syrup, meat, eggs, cheese, prepared foods, hand-crafted herbal products and more. Info: http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com

Greenport Conservation Area, Joslen Blvd., Greenport, NY 12534 Friday, May 1, 9 a.m.: Be part of an invasive species removal task force. Beginning in May and throughout the summer, Columbia Land Conservancy volunteers will target invasive species like glossy buckthorn, Japanese barberry, multiflora rose, and others at the Greenport and Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Areas. No experience necessary. Info: 518.392.5252 x 205; http://clctrust.org/events

In Search of Lost Frogs

Cary Institute Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpke (Rte.44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.: The Search for Lost Frogs launched in 2010 and sought to document the survival status and whereabouts of threatened frog, toad, and salamander species not seen in over a decade. More than 100 researchers set out in 19 countries on five continents to find amphibian species lost to science. Award-winning photographer Robin Moore chronicled ‘the quest to find the world’s

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Hudson Valley Garden Fair

Montgomery Place, River Rd., Annandale-onHudson, NY 12504 Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Hudson Valley Garden Association presents its 3rd annual fundraising event. Enjoy this celebration of gardening in the Hudson Valley and visit dozens of local and specialty garden vendors, attend lectures and demonstrations, tour the historic landscape and garden estate property and more. This year’s lecture is “Growing Beautiful Food” with Matthew Benson, based on his upcoming book. Tickets: $9 advance; $12 gate; children 15 and under, free Info: http://www.hvgardenfair.com


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Spring Celebration and Vegetable & Herb Sale

Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Purchase veggies and herbs started from seed in the farm’s greenhouse. Proceeds support the care and maintenance of the farm’s livestock, as well as educational programs and events. Live music, informational displays, baked goods, activities for children, visits with the farm animals, sheep shearing, and more. Information: foundation@stonykill.org; http://www.stonykill.org

National Climate Seminar: Waste Management

Teleconference led by Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Wednesday, May 6, noon: The National Climate Seminar is a biweekly, lunchtime dialin conversation that features climate scientists, political leaders, and policy analysts, each exploring the politics and science driving critical climate change decisions. This week’s seminar features Suna Bayrakal, Senior Associate for Policy + Programs, Product Stewardship Institute where she is an experienced policy analyst and researcher with an environmental engineering background. Conference code: 253385 Call in number: 1.712.432.310 Information: http://www.bard.edu/cep

Guided Walk at Ooms Conservation Area

Ooms Conservation Area at Sutherland Pond, Main Parking Area, 480 Rock City Rd., Chatham, NY Thursday, May 7, 10 a.m.: This hike includes gently rolling hills, meadows, and grasslands encircling Sutherland Pond, enjoying the fine views of the Catskill mountains. CLC staff will provide a guided walk and share information about the preserve. The hike is organized by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. Information: 518.392.5252 x 205; http://clctrust.org/events

River Sweep 2015

NYC to Albany Saturday, May 9: Fourth annual day of service for the Hudson River. Find a site near you to help clean up trash along river shore locations throughout the Hudson Valley. In 2014, nearly 2,000 volunteers and hundreds of community partners removed 31 tons of trash and recycling in 82 shoreline locations. Locations in Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia and Greene counties. Visit the website to find one near you. Information: www.riverkeeper.org

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Birds and Breakfast 101

RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, Dubois Road, Catskill, NY 12414 Wednesdays, May 6, 13 & 20, 7:30-10:30 a.m.: These walks will focus on learning birding skills – bird identification by sight and sound. Participants will have an opportunity to observe spring migrants in a variety of habitats including uplands, tidal marsh, creek, and woodlands. Spring wildflowers will be popping up and ID’d as well. Join Audubon New York’s Education Coordinator Larry Federman and Scenic Hudson educators on these early morning birding walks. The walks will begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp and will be approximately three hours in duration. After each walk, there will be coffee, snacks, and natural history discussion at the observation tower. Birding walks will occur rain or shine. In the event of torrential rain, the walk will be cancelled. Please wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Tick precautions, such as tucking pant legs into socks and applying bug repellent to shoes and pants, are recommended. RSVP Info: 518.678.3248

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Dutchess County Farm & Home Ctr., 2715 Route 44, Suite 1, Millbrook, NY 12545 Fri., May 15, 10 a.m.-4 pm. & Sat., May 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Each year, Master Gardener volunteers and CCE staff hold their annual plant sale. Volunteers grow and sell a wide variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs. Some of these varieties are tried-and-true favorites, others are exciting new introductions. At this event, there will be a Master Gardener info booth set up where volunteers are available to answer your gardening questions and to help you make your plant selections. Info: www.ccedutchess.org

3rd Annual Earth Day

Coxsackie Riverside Park, River Street & Betke Blvd, Coxsackie, NY 12051 Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: This year’s earth day will celebrate the Hudson River. Many invited guests that care for the river

will be present. Live music, food, boating and kayaking, steam boat rides, catch and release fishing contest, environmentally friendly businessess, tours of wastewater treatment plant, painters of the Hudson Valley, local wineries, microbrews and more are sure to keep you busy for the day. Info: 518.478.5414

Habitat Exploration, Calcareous Talus Slope

Drowned Land Swamp Conservation Area, 653 County Route 3, Ancram, NY 12502 Saturday, May 16, 1 p.m.: Join ecologists Claudia and Conrad Vispo on this guided walk offered by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. It will introduce you to a variety of habitats, including a rare Calcareous Talus Slope, and the associated plants and animals at Drowned Lands Swamp Conservation Area. Information: 518.672.7994 continued on page 9 g


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CEIE: REON 2015 The Real World of Real-Time Data

Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, 199 Denning’s Ave., Beacon, NY 12508 Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m.: Habitat restoration, contaminants, episodic weather insights, to name a few. Hear Beacon Institute’s Chief Research Officer James S. Bonner, Ph.D. explains how REON generation II sensors are transforming environmental science with realworld applications of real-time data. Register online. Info: http://www.bire.org/events

Green Drinks Hosted by CLC

Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 p.m.: This monthly event is a great opportunity to meet and network with conservation-minded people in Columba County. Held on the third Tuesday of each month, with a different guest speaker every time. Information: 518.672.7994; http://clctrust.org/events

Spring Flower Walk

The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi, meet in the parking lot at 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.-noon: Join ecologists Claudia and Conrad Vispo from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program on a leisurely walk through The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi. You will get to see a variety of spring wildflowers and their insect visitors, and learn their names and lore. If you get lucky, you will also see flowering Nodding Trillium, a rare native plant which occurs here and there in Omi’s forests. Reservations are required. Info: claudia@hawthornevalleyfarm.org

Memorial Day Weekend Plant Sale

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Sat.-Mon., May 23-25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Annual event featuring hundreds of plants for sale at reasonable prices, including a variety of plant divisions from the Vanderbilt Formal Gardens, as well as Canna lilies, tomatoes and other vegetables. Funds raised will go toward rehabilitation, planting and maintenance of the Vanderbilt Formal Gardens. Info: 845.229.6432; http://www.vanderbiltgarden.org

Volunteer Weekend Workday: Eliminating Black Swallow-Wort

Poets’ Walk Park, River Road, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Enjoy Hudson River views while removing the park’s #1 invasive plant. Wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty, including long pants, sturdy closedtoe shoes and a hat. Also bring gloves if you have them, plenty of water and a lunch. Participants

View of the Hudson River with Catskills in the background from Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson. Photo by H. Gibbons.

Hudson Data Jam Competition

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545 May and June deadlines, Expo, Saturday June 13, 2-4 p.m.: The Hudson River Valley is one of the most inspirational and influential regions in our country. This vital environmental and cultural resource has also been intensely studied for decades by scientists. Yet despite the tremendous insight gained and great discoveries made about the Hudson, many of the river’s stories are not well known by the people who call the Hudson River Valley home. That’s the Cary Institute has begun the Hudson Data Jam Competition. They are looking for new, creative ways to present data-based stories about this ‘defining’ river and its watershed. Students will use at least one data - available on the website - set to create a graphic, rap song, sculptures, puppet shows, children’s book--your imagination is the limit! Cash prizes of $500, $300, and $100 will be awarded to the top projects at both the middle-school and high-school levels. Step-by-step guide for students available on website. Information: http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/hudson-data-jam-competition under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 845.473.4440, ext. 273; http://scenichudson.org

Taste NY Todd Hill Farmers Market

At Todd Hill on the Taconic State Parkway, Lagrangeville, NY 12540 June 5-Oct. 18, Fri., 3-7 p.m.; Sun., 2-6 p.m.: Weekly farmers markets featuring local products. Information: www.ccedutchess.org

For Goodness Bake Bake Sale Fundraiser

Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: A bake sale to raise funds and awareness for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County’s Green Teen Beacon Community Gardening Program. The teens work year-round to empower Beacon youths to be effective agents of change in their community by immersing them in the local food system. The program

teaches life and work skills through hands on experiences in farming and gardening, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Every year, the Green Teens grow 1,200 square fee of vegetables, sell them via mobile market, and organize an annual photography exhibit highlighting their gardening experiences. There will be garden tours at one of the Green Teens’ gardens across the street from the bake sale, plus hands-on activities for children. The bake sale will feature some of the Hudson Valley’s most celebrated amateur and professional bakers and confectioners donating their time and talents. Enjoy a wide array of sweet and savory baked treats, freshly-squeezed lemonade, and coffee from Beacon micro-roaster Tas Kafe. Information: http://greenteen.org; http://forgoodnessbake.org


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fighting the future eban goodstein is teaching the next generation of climate activists how to turn down the heat by Brian PJ Cronin or better or worse, it appears that the 2016 presidential race is already upon us. If you’re the kind of person who’s emotionally invested in combating man made climate change, this is the darkest season indeed. What can be done when one of our two dominant political parties refuses to even admit that climate change is an actual thing, much less come up with a plan of action to keep the planet’s temperatures relatively stable? How will our government ever pass meaningful environmental legislation if half of it keeps proclaiming that environmental legislation is an elaborate sham? It’s enough to drive one to go full hermit, head for a cabin in the woods, and leave mankind to their own devices. In times like these, it helps to speak with Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College. “What seems like an impossible partisan divide right now is very much an artifact of the last few years,” he said. “This intense partisan divide on this critical environmental issue really emerged after 2008. The Republican party has a long and honorable history of

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what seems like an impossible partisan divide right now is very much an artifact of the last few years...this intense partisan divide on this critical environmental issue really emerged after 2008.

2015 is almost certain to be hotter. Nature’s not going to stop. Anybody who’s trying to talk to mainstream America is going to have to engage them on this issue. Otherwise it’s going to be political suicide pretty soon.” That’s Goodstein’s message in a nutshell: Fully aware of how dire the threat of climate change is, and fully committed to empowering the next generation to do something about it. Goodstein grew up in the mountains of Tennessee, and his childhood love of being

environmental stewardship. From Teddy Roosevelt to Nixon to Reagan to George Bush Sr. All the Republican presidential primary candidates in 2008 supported action on climate change. That was only six years ago. We’ve swung very hard to the right on this as Tea Party politics have driven the conversation for the Republican Party, but they’ve got very strong roots that they can return to when they need to.” If that sounds too optimistic for you, Goodstein follows that up with a bracing dose of reality: “2014 was the hottest year on record. California is collapsing under this drought.

2014 was the hottest year on record...2015 is almost certain to be hotter. nature’s not going to stop. anybody who’s trying to talk to mainstream american is going to have to engage them on this issue. Otherwise it’s going to be political suicide pretty soon.


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if you are going to do what we need to do to hold global warming to the low end of just a 4 degree increase, then the clean energy movement has to develop the same kind of moral center that the civil rights movement had.

Bard Center for Environmental Policy Director Eban Goodstein introducing the panel of environmental experts at the 2014 ‘Environmental Policy Predictions: New York City’ conference. Photo courtesy Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

outdoors propelled him to a first career as a geologist. But he was just delaying the inevitable. “I was basically trying to avoid becoming a college professor,” he said. “That was my mission as a young person. Both of my parents were college teachers. But once it was clear that I was going to have to give in to the genetic call, I decided I was more interested in humans than rocks so I switched over to studying economics.” That dual background, of both science and economics, helped inform his first book: 1999’s The Trade-Off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. At a time when Americans were beginning to believe that they had to choose between a healthy economic climate and a healthy ecological climate, Goodstein argued that they could have both. The book became a cornerstone of the green jobs movement. But despite the book’s success, Goodstein was worried. He had been waiting for the nation as a whole to rise up and do something about global warming. It soon became clear that such a thing wasn’t going to happen. So Goodstein made another transition, became a public educator as well as a professor, and started to spend a lot more of his time trying to figure out how to engage students in the fight against climate change. He did this first through a project he founded called The Green House Network, and now through a similar project he runs at Bard called the C2C Fellowship. Both were modeled after the legendary Highlander Center, a social leadership training school not far from where Goodstein grew up whose trainees included Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, John Lewis and Goodstein’s own parents. “I grew up around it and would hear the stories,” explained Goodstein. “They would bring

goodstein said that his students realize that they’re the ones who are going to be around in 2060 when global temperatures are projected to be anywhere from 4 to 10 degrees hotter and they’re committed to making sure that their golden years aren’t spent on an uninhabitable planet. people together who were committed to a cause, help them to network with each other, give them some basic skill training, but then they would go back out and work in other organizations to change the future. That’s the organizing model that I’ve pursued for the last 15 years.” The first part of C2C stands for “College to...” What the last “C” refers to is up to the student. It could mean congress, or city hall, or corporation. Goodstein and the faculty don’t tell the students what avenues they should pursue after graduation, just help to give them the tools they need to drive environmental change in whatever field they end up in. Goodstein said that his students realize that they’re the ones going to be around in 2060 when global temperatures are projected to be anywhere from 4 to 10 degrees hotter, and they’re committed to making sure that their golden years aren’t spent on an uninhabitable planet. “To put those numbers in perspective,” explained Goodstein, “during the last ice age

when my office here in the Hudson Valley was underneath a thousand feet of ice, global temperatures were only 9 degrees colder. They understand that they’re the ones facing this potential of a change of ice age magnitude, only in the opposite direction, in their life time. They want to figure out how to change that and we want to support that process. They don’t need much education about climate change or the need for solutions. But what they need are leadership skills and we challenge them to think about how to go big in their 20’s.” Going big is something that Goodstein doesn’t shy away from. Just as he doesn’t downplay the threat of climate change, he doesn’t sell short the enormous effort that it will take to ensure a healthy climate for future generations. But problems of epic scale have been confronted before in our recent history. By looking towards what was successful in the past, Goodstein knows that his students and the C2C fellows will be successful in the future. “If you are going to do what we need to do to hold global warming to the low end of just a 4 degree increase, then the clean energy movement has to develop the same kind of moral center that the civil rights movement had,” he said. “Or there’s never going to be the kind of urgency we need to drive the kind of change we need. We’re taking on some of the most powerful forces on the planet in the oil and coal industries who have billions of dollars that they’ve been using to great effect in the political arena, in the same way that the white southern establishment was trying to stop progress around civil rights. You need that same moral counterweight. That will come as the planet gets hotter and hotter.” To learn more, visit Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy at bard.edu/cep.

 Brian PJ Cronin is a freelance writer in Beacon, NY. You can find him online at brianpjcronin.com and on Twitter as @brianpjcronin.


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Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana performs at Kaatsbaan on May 16 & 17. Photos of dancer and director of the Center for Flamenco Arts, Leslie Roybal, by Angelica Escoto Photography.

The Kitchen

Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandaleon-Hudson, NY 12504 Sat., April 25, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., April 26, 4 p.m.: The Kitchen is a raucous and brilliant social comedy that depicts life in the vast, polyglot kitchen of a major London restaurant. An icon of the British stage since its premiere in 1957 at the Royal Court Theatre, Wesker’s hilarious and sprawling drama is now revived in a production directed by acclaimed theater-maker, and Bard visiting artist, Geoff Sobelle. Tickets: $15; $5 for Bard community Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

The Fantasticks

Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Through May 10; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: Under the direction of Michael Schiralli, Half Moon Theatre puts its own spin on the Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt classic, which features a lush score and such timeless melodies as “Try To Remember,” “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” and “They Were You.” The Fantasticks is a funny and heartfelt musical about a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and the wall that separates their two houses. The boy

and the girl fall in love, face the challenges of the harsh world, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in the narrator, El Gallo’s, words, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” Tickets: $40; $35 seniors and matinees; $25 children under 18 Information: http://www.halfmoontheatre.org

Dark Echoes

Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 May 1-3; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: Dark Echoes is a psychological mystery thriller fraught with danger, deception, treachery and intrigue. Imagine everything you thought you knew was a lie. What if all your hopes and dreams were suddenly shattered in an instant? The Averi family were once happy, successful and loving, until what seemed to be a horrible accident, turns into something dark and sinister...too close to home. An original drama written by Gina Leonaggio. Directed by Barbara Melzer. Tickets: $20 Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Jesus Christ Superstar

County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 May 1-16; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.:

This first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ‘60s, has at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality, propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender. Tickets: $17; $14 seniors and kids 12 & under Information: 845.298.1491; http://www.countyplayers.org

Brian Regan

Palace Performing Arts Center, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12207 Friday, May 8, 8 p.m.: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Regan will be seen in the upcoming Chris Rock movie, Top Five, and he was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. Tickets: $35.75-$49.75 Information: 518.465.3334; http://palacealbany.com


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Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandaleon-Hudson, NY 12504 Fri., May 8, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 9, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 10, 4 p.m.: Choreographed and performed by seniors in the Bard dance program, this concert of Senior Projects in dance, represents the culmination of four years of intensive choreographic inquiry. Their ideas are supported by a professional staff of designers. Tickets: Free, reservations required. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Hudson Valley Playwrights

Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 May 8-10; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: First Annual Short Plays Festival featuring a variety of original works each night. For listings and play descriptions, visit the website. Tickets: pay what you will Information: 845.876.3080; http://www.centerforperformingarts.org

Plays in Progress: Short Play Festival

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m.: An evening of staged readings of short pieces (both comic and serious) written and produced by the playwrights, actors and directors of Plays in Progress. Encompassing everything you wanted to know about sex and death, the program features plays about dueling obituaries, casting couches, coffin fashions, trystus interruptus, the allure of Shaker celibacy, the Virgin Queen’s idiosyncrasy, and a ledge-leaping party. Fun for all! Tickets: $15 suggested donation Information: http://hudsonoperahouse.org

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.: “...bold athleticism, dramatic nuance and musical range...high energy and technically-demanding repertory...” Tickets: $30; $10 children & student rush Info: 845.757.5106; http://www.kaatsbaan.org

Home Fires Burning

Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W. Bridge St., Catskill, 12414 May 15-17; 22-24; Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: Kaliyuga Arts presents

Columbia-Greene Media playwright/performer Roxanne Fay as she embodies two unique characters – one a child, the other ancient and disfigured – that speak of the need and willingness to give all for a place called Home. Tickets: $15; $10 seniors & students Info: 518.943.3818; http://bridgest.org

The Producers

Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 May 15-June 7; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: Musical adapted from the Mel Brooks 1968 film of the same name. The story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop, but complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. Tickets: $27|$25 Information: 845.876.3080; http://www.centerforperformingarts.org

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandaleon-Hudson, NY 12504 Saturday, May 16, 2 p.m.: Work-in-progress showing followed by a discussion with the artists. Bill T. Jones and company share Analogy: A Trilogy, a dance theater work created from oral histories, premiering at Montclair State University Peak Performances June 18–21, 2015. Presented by the Bard Dance Program. Tickets: Free, reservations required. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Sat., May 16, 7:30 p.m. & Sun., May 17, 2:30 p.m.: One of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies in its 32nd season. They believe that the universal spirit of flamenco has the power to build bridges between cultures and inspire audiences of diverse backgrounds. Tickets: $30 & $45; $10 children & student rush Information: 845.757.5106; http://www.kaatsbaan.org

Hip Hop Theater

Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.: Following two weeks of intensive Hip Hop Theater training workshops lead by guest teaching artists Baba and Yako 440 at Columbus Middle School, 75 sixth graders will amaze with a fabulous culmination performance. Hip Hop Theater has been integral to the Bardavon’s Arts-in-

Education Program since 2006. Each year, it offers students from underserved innercity schools a powerful arts-based learning experience. Through this innovative, multifaceted workshop, students study poetry, art, music and dance, drawing on their own creative abilities and gaining knowledge and skills in each discipline. Tickets: $6 Information: 845.473.2072; http://www.bardavon.org

The Baker’s Wife

MacHaydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037 May 21-24 & 27-31, see website for schedule: From the acclaimed composer of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell, this Stephen Schwartz musical tells the hilarious and touching story of a village turmoil and a love story that will delight, intrigue, and inspire you. Tickets: $31-$34; $14, children under 12 Info: 518.393.9393; http://machaydntheatre.org

Rabbit Hole

Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, NY 12075 May 22-June 7, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m.: When Becca and Howie Corbett lose their young son through a tragic accident, they suddenly find their perfect world turned upside down and their relationship breaking apart. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Tickets: $20; $10 students & children under 12 Information: http://ghentplayhouse.org

Jennifer Muller/The Works

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.: World preview performance of “Heliz Rituals” and “Alchemy.” Tickets: $30; $10 children & student rush Information: 845.757.5106; http://www.kaatsbaan.org

Cocoon Theatre: Soiree in the Parlor

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Monday, May 25, 7 p.m.: Cocoon Theatre is proud to present a new performance series entitled ‘Soiree in the Parlor” held the last Monday of every month in the Parlor at Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center. These evenings offer low cost performances of new and original works by local visual and performing artists in dance, theater, art, spoken word, music and song. Each evening is curated with a focus on experimental artistic forms. Tickets: $10 at the door Information: 845.452.7870; http://cunneen-hackett.org


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Sloop Brewing Company Upgrades in Elizaville by Brian PJ Cronin

Justin Taylor on the left and Adam Watson on the right, hold up cups of their Red C IPA at their new brewing facility at Vosburgh Farm in Elizaville. Photo by Brian PJ Cronin.

he french word “saison” may technically mean “season” in english, but for craft beer lovers and brewers alike it means something else. In the craft beer world, saison refers to the Belgian “farmhouse” style ales that were once brewed on farms during the winter in the days before refrigeration. Once brewed, the cold and drafty farmhouses would keep the beer fresh until the warmer months; when their fruity and refreshing flavors would be best appreciated by the seasonal workers who toiled away at these farms in the summer. As beers became homogenized and bland in the 20th century, saisons were just one of the old styles that were abandoned by the wayside and left for dead. But thanks to the craft beer revolution that’s sweeping America, it’s likely that this forgotten taste of the past is sitting at your favorite watering hole or package store right now. What you probably haven’t had though, is a farmhouse ale that was brewed in an actual farmhouse. That’s about to change. This season, the Sloop Brewing Company will begin making its Galaxy Farm farmhouse

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ale in its new brewery inside a 19th century farmhouse at Elizaville’s Vosburgh Orchards. As well as their Waves of Grain pale ale, their I.P.A. called The Red C, and all the beers that have had local craft beer lovers scouring farmer’s markets and bars since Sloop Brewing started selling to the public three years ago. “We’ve always been trying to keep up with demand,” said Adam Watson, who cofounded Sloop Brewing with Justin Taylor. “This will allow us to do that.” Previously, Sloop Brewing had referred to itself as a “nanobrewery,” a loosely defined term that generally refers to anyone brewing less than four barrels’ worth of beer - about eight kegs - in a single batch. Not any longer. “Nano?” says Taylor incredulously from high atop a ladder, punctuating the phrase with a few short bursts from his power drill. He pauses from running the new glycol lines to survey the gleaming, half-dozen whalesized tanks below. “I think we’ve moved up to ‘microbrewery’ now.” Once those new tanks are up and running, Sloop Brewing will be aiming to brew about 4,000 barrels a year. That’s safely

under the 15,000 barrels a year threshold that legally separates microbrewers from larger craft brewers. The new brewery will also feature a tasting room with its own bar, an indoor farmer’s market stand, and a beer garden. “People will be able to come in, have a pint, and then grab a six pack to take home,” said Watson. It’s a marked change from how Watson and Taylor got started: As homebrewers making beer for their friends and family. “We started to get really into it, trying to improve each batch,” recalled Taylor. Eventually they realized that in order to get better they’d need some objective criticism, which they weren’t going to get at home. “When you’re home brewing, your friends and family always tell you that it’s great,” said Taylor. “Because for them, it’s free.” So the duo started entering their brews in craft beer competitions in order to find out how good they really were. They received enough praise to confirm that they were, in fact, really good - and enough impartial feedback to show them how they could get even better. After much tinkering, the first


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The day the tanks arrived at Vosburgh Farm in March was an exciting one for Justin and Adam. It marked the beginning of a new chapter for Sloop Brewing. Photos by Diane Stredicke.

“I think the craft beer movement is still a couple of years behind the good food movement...but that movement showed that people will pay extra if it tastes better and that’s what craft beer is.” official batch of Sloop Brewing Company beers debuted at the Beacon Farmer’s Market in 2012 and instantly sold out. Even when they started rolling out kegs to local bars and restaurants, there was never enough to satisfy Hudson Valley beer lovers who were looking for something local. “I think the craft beer movement is still a couple of years behind the good food movement,” said Taylor. “But that movement showed that people will pay extra if it tastes better and that’s what craft beer is. It’s a better tasting, fresher product than other options that are out there. When someone opens a restaurant, they want their food to be fresh and local. But now they want their beer to be fresh and local, too.” In the Hudson Valley at least, the craft beer movement is catching up to the good food

movement pretty quickly. For years, beer lovers in the valley looking for something local had to cross the river to pick up a growler at The Gilded Otter in New Paltz or hunt down a six pack of Keegan Ales coming out of Kingston. Both are great options, but the eastern side of the valley remained distressingly dry. Now here in Dutchess and Columbia counties there’s Chatham Brewing in Chatham and Plan B in Fishkill; not to mention craft beer pubs like Poughkeepsie’s Mill Street Brewery and Beacon’s 2 Way Brewing Company that brew their own stuff in-house. And thanks to encouragement from the state of New York, more are popping up all over the valley. Opening up a brewery is a complicated affair no matter where you are - Sloop Brewing has had to acquire three separate licenses alone just so they can start brewing hard cider -

but Taylor said that the state is working hard to make the process somewhat easier. “They know that this is going to generate revenue for the state, create jobs, and attract tourism,” he said. “It’s a good thing for New Yorkers to get behind.” While this year’s hard ciders will be made with apples already growing on the property, Vosburgh Orchards will soon be planting new varieties of apples specifically for Sloop Brewing to use in the future as well as fields of hops and barley. But for now, the apple blossoms are still buds and there’s plenty of work to do in order to get the newly revamped Sloop Brewing Company up and sailing. So much work that the duo has had to make a drastic, if welcome, change in their lives in order to have enough time to build and run a full-fledged microbrewery. After years of running Sloop Brewing first as a hobby and then as a side business, Watson and Taylor have finally gone ahead and quit their day jobs. “Until last week, I was a geologist and Justin was a public school teacher,” laughs Watson.

Brian PJ Cronin is a freelance writer in Beacon, NY. You can find him online at brianpjcronin.com and on Twitter as @brianpjcronin.


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Seasonal

PA L E T T E du tch ess 2 Way Brewing Company

18 West Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 May 8-June 11: Beacon Open Studios “Kick Off Show,” featuring work by the artists participating in the Open Studios tours May 16 & 17. Info: http://www.beaconopenstudios.org

Albert Shahinian Fine Art

22 East Market St., 3rd Floor, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through May 31: “David Eddy: Painting” and “Polly M. Law: Bricolage.” Two solo exhibitions of new work. Artist Talk: David and Polly will discuss their work on Sunday, May 3, 2-4 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon5 p.m. and by appt. or chance. Info: 845.876.7578; info@shahinianfineart.com

American Gifts Gallery & Showroom

62 E. Market St., Red Hook, NY 12571 May 15-July 15: “Plein-air Paintings by Barbara Masterson.” An award-winning Hudson Valley artist, Masterson is an accomplished and traveled plein-air painter, specializing in emotionally charged landscape paintings created

‘Loosestrife Meadow II’ by Barbara Masterson at American Gifts Gallery & Showroom in Red Hook May 15-July 15.

exclusively with oil bars, without the use of a brush. Reception: Saturday, June 27, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Wed.-Sun., visit website for times. Information: 845.758.1653; http://www.AmericanGiftsHV.com

“Windows Project” by Zac Shavrick. Beacon Room, through May 3: Solo show by Michael Kellner. Hours: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m. Info: 845.440.7584; http://baugallery.com

Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery

The Courtyard, 43 East Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through April 30: “Celebrating Spring: Art Show Benefit for Scenic Hudson.” May 2-30: “Catching the Light,” annual student watercolor exhibition. Enjoy the work of 23 talented artists and the paintings they have created in the past year. Reception: Saturday, May 16, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appt. or chance Information: 845.516.4435; www.betsyjacarusoartist.com

696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Through May 16: “Pop Up Shop,” featuring the work of artists and artisans for sale just in time for Mother’s Day. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.5 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. Info: 845.454.3222; http://www.artsmidhudson.org

Barrett Art Center

55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 May 2-22: “T.H.I.S. (Thank Heaven It’s Spring) Member Show and Sale.” Reception: Saturday, May 2, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.3 p.m. & Sat. by appt. Info: 845.471.2550; http://barrettartcenter.org

Beacon Artist Union (bau)

506 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Gallery One, through May 3: Two sculpture shows: “Gold Rush,” by Eva Drizhal and

Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery

Dia:Beacon

Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Permanent Collection: In addition to the permanent collection, Dia Art Foundation is currently exhibiting: Ongoing: “24 Farben – fur Blinky (24 Colors


Page 17 – for Blinky), 1977,” Imi Knoebel’s cycle of 21 shaped paintings. Admission: $12; $10 seniors; $8 students; children under 12 free Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.440.0100; http://diaart.org/ sites/main/beacon

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

College Center, Main Building, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Through June 14: “Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography,” a comprehensive collection of daguerreotypes from America, France, England, and the Mideast featuring subject matter as diverse as landscapes, architectural studies, occupations, post-mortem images, and portraiture. Through June 28: “Embodying Compassion,” a first-of-its-kind exhibition celebrating one of the most important figures in Buddhist art, Avalokiteshvara, who is known as the embodiment of compassion. Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Info: 845.437.7745; http://fllac.vassar.edu

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Mill Street Loft, 45 Pershing Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through May 9: “Senior Project: Unsurpassed,” graduating seniors from schools around Dutchess County showcase their work paintings, mixed media and drawings - created while exploring a variety of issues.A panel discussion with the artists will take place on Saturday, May 2 at 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 845.471.7477; http://millstreetloft.org

Howland Public Library

313 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through June 14: “The Beacon Portrait Project,” an exhibition of photographs by Meredith Heuer. When photographer Meredith Heuer moved to Beacon from the West Coast, she embarked on a mission to photograph every resident of Beacon. She has made 100 portraits so far, 20 of which are on display at the library. Hours: during library hours (check website) Information: http://beaconlibrary.org

Hudson Beach Glass

162 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through June 7: “Sculptures, Wood Carvings and Works on Paper by Peter Gourfain.” A New York artist Peter Gourfain’s departure in the 1970s from the fashionable minimalist approach toward something more figural and narrative has been admired and appreciated in his sculptures, cast bronzes, woodcarvings and prints ever since. Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.440.0068; http://www.hudsonbeachglass.com

Columbia-Greene Media Hyde Park Library Annex

RiverWinds Gallery

Locust Grove

Tivoli Artists Gallery

2 Main St., Hyde Park, NY 12538 Through May 15: Photography by Ernie Mortuzans. Hours: Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed., noon-5 p.m.; Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 845.229.7791; http://hydeparkfreelibrary.org 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through June 21: “Paintings by E.E. Cummings.” Information: 845.454.4500 x 212; http://www.lgny.org

Matteawan Gallery

464 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through May 3: “Lilian Kreutzberger,” solo exhibition of recent work.The show focuses on a recent series of panels made with laser-cut wood and plaster based on abstracted architectural forms. Hours: Fri. & Sat., noon-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. Information: 845.440.7901; http://www.matteawan.com

Montgomery Row

2nd Floor, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 May 1-29: “Rejuvenation,” artwork by Rhinebeck Central School District students. Students from grades K-12 will present a body of work containing a variety of media. Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.876.0543; http://www.montgomeryrow.com/art.html

The Moviehouse Studio Gallery

48 Main St., Millerton, NY 12546 Through July 9: “Speaking to Nature: The Sculpture of Henry Klimowicz.” Klimowicz’s early work clearly reflects a strong relationship with nature, and these naturalistic themes continue to be very apparent in his nonrepresentational work which began to emerge in 2007. Often resembling organic creations, the artist constructs the works piece by piece, rather like a bee building a hive. The results, that vary in scale from small and intimate to extremely large installations, are fascinating, three-dimensional pieces of work that attract the viewer with their beauty and intricacy. Hours: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.6 p.m. Info: http://www.themoviehouse.net

Red Hook Community Arts Network

Gallery & Artists Collective, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Through May 31: “In a Word,” a non-juried exhibit focusing on artists’ books, art using book materials or artistic use of the printed word and text. Hours: Fri.-Sun., noon-4 p.m.; and by appt. or chance Info: 845.758.6575; http://www.rhcan.com

172 Main St., Beacon 12508 Through May 3: “Birds in Flight: Photographs by David Wong.” Landscape and nature photography are his passion. Hours: Wed.-Mon., noon-6 p.m.; Second Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Info: 845.838.2880; http://riverwindsgallery.com 60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 May 1-24: “Two Views of Our World: A Photographer & A Painter,” working by photographer Denise B. Chandler, and painter Olive Farrell. Reception: Saturday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. May 29-June 21: “Wild Places: The Beauty of a Land Untamed,” featuring the work of two artists: Gregory Martin’s landscape photography; and Tarryl Gabel’s paintings. Martin has photographed throughout North America and brings his unique view, capturing incredible details and colors in his landscapes. Gabel is an award-winning artist best known for her plein air oil paintings. Reception: Saturday, May 30, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-9 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. & by appt. Info: 845.757.2667; http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com

Theo Ganz Studio

149 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through May 3: “Dispatches from Eternity,” multi-media group exhibition. May 9-June 7: “Samantha Beste: desire path,” solo exhibition of new paintings. Hours: Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-9 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. & by appt. Information: http://theoganzstudio.com

Columbia BCB Art

116 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 24: “Slant Flying,” an exhibition of new work by Sasha Chermayeff. The artist states, “I start a painting, and things can move from simple, to more complicated, quite quickly. The heart of the journey is moving through, back, towards simplicity. As if something tells me that ‘simple’ holds a beacon for truth and balance, beauty and ugliness, with no beginning, no middle and no end...” Hours: Thurs.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. + by appointment Information: 518.828.4539; http://bcbart.com

Carrie Haddad Gallery

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Reception: Saturday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.1915; http://www.carriehaddadgallery.com

Central House

220 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526 Through May 2: “Masters of Jazz,” photographs by celebrated jazz photographer Chuck Stewart. Info: 518.945.2669; http://www.planetarts.org

Chatham Bookstore

27 Main St., Chatham, NY 12037 Through April 30: “Three Local Plein Air Painters,” Fran Heaney, Arlene Boehm, and Robin Guthridge. May 8-June 26: “Rabbit Trails,” recent landscapes and pieces featuring rabbit imagery by Philmont artist Christine Hales. Reception: Friday, May 8, 5-7 p.m. Information: 518.392.3005; http://www.chathambookstore.com

Christopher Coleman Collection

604 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 25: “Tenso Paintings,” first New York exhibit by Venezuelan artist Paulo Castro who creates his work by interacting elements developed using tensions and active living forces that are immediately visible, resulting in almost three-dimensional works. Castro says that he likes taking things to the extreme, and his works are a perfect example. Hours: Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 518.821.7299; http://www.christophercolemancollection.com

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce/CCCA Gallery

1 North Front St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 25: “Lost and Found,” a photographic show featuring the work of CCCA artist member Bill Shaughnasey. Info: 518.671.6213; http://www.artscolumbia.org

Columbia County Council on the Arts Gallery

209 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 23: “Trees and Skies: The Landscape show,” trees and atmospheric skies in all mediums. Juried by Hudson artist Gretchen Kelly. May 30-July 25: “Bodyworks: Cars, Trucks, Bikes & Tattoos,” featuring the work of area artists in all mediums showing off their “bodies of work” relating to the bodies of vehicles or figures through tattoo art. Reception: Saturday, May 30, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 1-5 p.m. Info: 518.671.6213; http://www.artscolumbia.org

Concepto

741 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 30: “Vision,” four painters reveal their intentions and feelings of abstraction in

Elizabeth Murray, “Kind of Blue”, 2004, oil on canvas on wood, 9’x11’x2”. Courtesy of the Candace King Weir Foundation and PaceWildenstein catalogue, 2006.

Omi International Arts Center

Charles B. Benenson Gallery and Visitors Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Charles B. Benenson Gallery and Visitors Center, through May 31: “Elizabeth Murray,” a new exhibition featuring several paintings and drawings by the late artist. The show includes three large-scale paintings by the late artist: Kind of Blue, The New World, and Morning is Breaking as well as two smaller works on paper. Murray’s paintings burst with lively excitement, at the same time maintaining a sense of stability and order. Reminiscent of pop art sensibilities, there is an element of fun and a type of graphic cubism happening in these energetic paintings, which are quite sculptural and are distant reminders of the three-dimensional wall pieces of Rauschenberg and Rosenquist. Hours: daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., through March Information: 518.392.4747; http://www.omiartscenter.org their visual expressions: Mark Brosseau, Daniel Derwelis, Paul Gagner, and Anna Ortiz. Hours: Thurs.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. + by appt Information: 518.697.5130; http://www.conceptohudson.com

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 10: “Kay Kenny: Into the Night in the Middle of Nowhere” and “Miska Draskoczy: Gowanus Wild.” May 16-June 21: “The Lams of Ludlow Street,” work by Thomas Holton; “We Sold a Winner,” work by Edie Bresler. Reception: Saturday, May 16, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Info: 518.697.0266; http://davisortongallery.com

Hudson Opera House

327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 10: “Steve Locke: the last time we touched the water,” a solo exhibition

featuring the work of this Boston-based artist. Locke makes work that is colorful, complex, and unapologetically human. May 16-31: “Hudson: Art Works,” artist Myron Polenberg worked as project director to pair professional artists with Hudson High School students to give voice to their ideas on selfportraiture. The results of these partnerships will be on display. Reception: Sat., May 16, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Mon.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. Information: 518.822.1438; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org

Jeff Bailey Gallery

127 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 31: “Dare Read Dear,” mixed media work by Nichole Van Beek; “Slow Cooker,” sculpture by Cody Hoyt. Hours: Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. + by appt. Info: 518.828.6680; http://baileygallery.com continued on page 20 g


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John Davis Gallery

362 ½ Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 May 2-24: “DISLAND: Paintings 2013-2015,” solo exhibition of paintings by Priscilla Derven. Reception: Saturday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appt. Information: 518.828.5907; http://johndavisgallery.com

singular outdoor environment. Park Hours: dawn to dusk 7 days a week Information: 518.392.4747; http://www.omiartscenter.org

Retrospective

123 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through May 2: “Neoteric Abstract III.” May 14-June 6: “Art Biologic.” Reception: Saturday, April 11, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon-5 p.m.; Mon.-Wed. by appt. Information: 518.828.2343; http://slowart.com

727 & 711 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 @711 Warren St., through May 31: Kate Steciw, “New works.” @727 Warren St., through May 31: New works by Matthew Palladino. For this exhibition, Palladino expands on a series of wall-mounted reliefs. Presented as a series of panels, these handmade objects oscillate between many registers: the physical and digital, the mundane and the uncanny, the tragic and the comic. Hours: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m. Info: 518.828.2288; http://retrospectivegallery.com

Omi International Arts Center

Spencertown Academy

Limner Gallery

Fields Sculpture Park & Architecture Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Year’ round: Outdoor sculpture park on more than 120 acres of rolling farmland, wetlands and wooded areas. The Park presents the work of internationally-recognized contemporary and modern artists, offering the unique possibility to experience a wide range of large-scale works in a

790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 May 30-June 21: “Concrete & Clay: Works Inspired by The Garden,” seven regional ceramicists and one concrete fabricator bring their finest creations to the annual Academy gallery show that celebrates the art of the garden. Vessels for plants, vases for flowers, concrete benches and troughs, birdbaths and birdhouses are among

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the functional and ornamental items that will be exhibited and priced for sale. Tableware with glazes and finishes influenced by nature and botanical elements will also be exhibited. Reception: Saturday, May 30, 4-6 p.m. Hours: Sat. & Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 518.392.3693; http://spencertownacademy.org

Thompson Giroux Gallery

57 Main St., Chatham, NY 12037 Through May 31: “Passage Path Road Route Way,” a juried exhibition featuring artists in the early stages of their career. Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 518.392.3336; http://www.thompsongirouxgallery.com

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L to R: Kiki Smith, Wolf with Birds III, 2010, bronze with gold leaf, 44 1⁄2 x 54 x 2 1⁄2 “, Unique, Collection of Maria and Conrad Janis, Courtesy Pace Gallery; Sienna Shields, Untitled, 2010, Acrylic paint, paper on canvas, 72 x 60”, Courtesy The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase made possible by gifts from Carol Sutton Lewis and Amelia Ogunlesi; Maya Lin, Silver RiverHudson, 2011, recycled silver, 81 x 45 x 3⁄4 in., ©Maya Lin Studio. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Olana & Thomas Cole Historic Site

Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 | 218 Spring St., Catskill, NY 12414 May 3-November 1: “River Crossings,” 28 artists illuminate the pivotal role that Hudson River School Artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Church played in shaping an innovative culture of American art. The two historic sites - Olana and Thomas Cole National Historic Site - will co-host this landmark exhibition. The exhibition is co-curated by Stephen Hannock, the celebrated painter, and Jason Rosenfeld, the art historian who recently curated two exhibitions at Tate Britain in London and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. A fully-illustrated companion book will be published by The Artist Book Foundation and will include entries by Rosenfeld on all the artists and works as well as reflections by Maurice Berger, Ken Burns, Adam Gopnik, and Marvin Heiferman. River Crossings will take place in the residences and surrounding landscapes of the Thomas Cole Historic Site and Olana. The 28 artists whose work is in the exhibition all have a connection to the region that Cole and Church helped ignite as a hot–bed of American art: from Greater New York City to Lake George and from Niagara Falls to Massachusetts. They include: Romare Bearden, Elijah Burgher, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, Gregory Crewdson, Lynn Davis, Jerry Gretzinger, Don Gummer, Duncan Hannah, Stephen Hannock, Valerie Hegarty, Angie Keefer with Kara Hamilton and Kianja Strobert, Charles LeDray, Maya Lin, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Rashaad Newsome, Thomas Nozkowski, Stephen Petegorsky, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman, Sienna Shields, Kiki Smith, Joel Sternfeld, Letha Wilson, and Elyn Zimmerman. Links to each artist’s work can be found on the exhibition’s dedicated website. There, you will also find information on upcoming companion events. Opening: Sunday, May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $12; $10 students/seniors Information: http://www.rivercrossings.org


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by Sara Pruiksma. The show highlights both professional and emerging artists. The exhibit by members of the Athens Cultural Center features an eclectic collection of paintings, photography, sculptures, prints, glasswork, and more. Through May 19, Glass Gallery: “Depth, Time and Texture,” solo show featuring the work of the 2014 Annual Members Exhibition Curator’s Choice Award winner, Natalie Boburka. Ms. Boburka states, “This series of work chronologically documents my search for depth in both conceptual and aesthetic qualities. By using textures that are implied and real to add layers of meaning and richness in the surfaces of my paintings I explore physical and emotional space. This love of texture has grown to include both sculptural objects, and to explore encaustics as another means of creating real depth as well as the illusion of depth.” Info: http://www.athensculturalcenter.org

GCCA Catkill Gallery

398 Main St., Catskill, NY 12414 Through June 6: “Kico Govantes Solo Show” and “Linear Language: More is More: Obsessive Drawing Exhibition,” group exhibition of multimedia drawings. Reception: Saturday, May 2, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon5 p.m. Information: 518.943.3400; http://www.greenearts.org

Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery

Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main St., Village of Hunter, NY 12442 Through May 17: “Catskill Remains,” photographs by John P. O’Grady. Ongoing: “New Works by Ceramic Artists Susan Beecher and Susan Bogen,” current works by nationallyrecognized ceramic artists. Hours: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Info: 518.263.2000; http://www.catskillmtn.org

Al b an y Albany Center Gallery

39 Columbia St., Albany, NY 12207 May 1-July 24: “EDGE,” is the presentation of artists who transcend traditional media, rendering, and representation to create thoughtprovoking, raw and unconventional works of art. Through the implementation of popular iconography, typography, found objects, and public spaces, these artists move beyond expectation and into the realm of outsider art. Featuring local and regional artists Scott Michael Ackerman, Michael Conlin, Han Dogan, Gregory Maxwell Dunn, Michael Eck, James Paulsen, Rico Pendejo, Patrick Porter, Erik Savage, Frank Smith, Thierry Taule, and Alex Waters. Reception: Friday, May 1, 5-8 p.m. Info: 518.462.4775; http://albanycentergallery.org

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210 Through August 16: “Walter Launt Palmer: Painting the Moment.” Artist Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932), the son of Albany sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, has enjoyed a revival of interest in the art world over the last several years. This exhibition presents for the first time in more than a decade the broad range of Palmer’s work, offering a visual overview of his life, travels, and artistic interests. Through July 26: “Triple Play: Baseball at The Albany Institute,” three concurrent exhibitions celebrating our passion for baseball. All three exhibitions contain nationally or regionally significant materials, such as photographs, signed bats and balls, stadium seats, trophies, pennants, jerseys, and more. Ongoing: “The Hudson River School and the Nineteenth-Century Landscape,” includes paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, James and William Hart, Alfred Thompson Bricher, and others. Ongoing: “Robert Hewson Pruyn: An Albanian in Japan, 1862-1865.” Ongoing: “A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum’s Collection.” Ongoing: “19th-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and his Proteges Launt Thompson, Charles Calverley, and Richard Park.” Ongoing: “Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity.” Tickets: $10; $8 seniors & students: $6 kids 6-12; under 6, free Information: 518.463.4478; http://www.albanyinstitute.org

New York State Museum

222 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12207 Through September 20, Crossroads Gallery: “Represent: Contemporary Native American Art.” Recent acquisitions to the New York State Museum’s Contemporary Native American Art Collection from the Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora, and Shinnecock Nations. Through December 31, Photography Gallery: “A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA.” Ongoing, New York Metropolis Hall: “Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection.” Hours: Tues.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 518.474.5877; http://nysm.nysed.gov

Workshops & Special Events TRANS FOURMING SORROW

76 Halas Lane, Stanfordville, NY 12581 Saturdays, May 2, 9 & 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: A powerful multimedia installation by

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artist Kardash Onnig, will pay tribute to the systematic decimation of the Armenian population in Anatolian Turkey that began in 1915. It is also an invitation for people to mourn and transcend their own grief and sorrow. Info: http://kardashonning.com

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, May 9, 2 p.m.: Monica Amor on Fred Sandback. Tickets: Free with museum admission Info: http://diaart.org/sites/main/beacon

Second Saturday Beacon

Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, May 9, noon-9 p.m.: A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month. Special events, art gallery openings, artist receptions and culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9 p.m. It’s kid friendly and a great way to take the pulse of Beacon. Information: https://beaconarts.org/events/ second-saturday

Artists and Friends Community Potluck Dinner

First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Friday, May 15, 6-9 p.m.: Join the fun and celebrate the artist community and share art work. Please bring a dish to share. Information: christingehales@me.com; info@artscolumbia.org

Beacon 3D

Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 May 15-October 15: Third annual art in public places exhibition featuring the work of 20 artists: Ken Wright; Naomi Teppich; Judy Sigunick; Jennifer Smith; Peter Schlemowitz; Judith Kepner Rose; Jon Reichert; Franc Palaia; Rosemarie Oakman; Lori Merhige; Maria Lago; Matt Kinney; Insun Kim; Sarah Haviland; Ian George; Geoff Feder; Charlie Engelman; Ada Pilar Cruz; John BonSignore and Ed Benavente. Reception: Thursday, June 26, 5-7 p.m. at The Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street. Information: http://beacon3d.org

Creative Crossroads: Stitch by Stitch: The Art of Needlework The Stanford Grange, 6043 Route 82, Stanfordville, NY Fri.-Sun., May 15-17 and 22-24, noon5 p.m.: A collection of embroidery presented by the Skyllkill Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America, Inc. About 50 works of embroidery will be on display. Embroidery is the art of decorating a material, such as cotton, linen, silk or satin, with needle and thread or yarn. Metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins may also be used to embroider – all reflective of the incredible range, creativity


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and flexibility embroidery offers. Inspiration is vast and “as wide as your imagination - people, places, nature, geometry, books, history and fantasy”, says embroiderer Lynn Schamberger. Information: 845.868.7054; creativecrossroads12581@gmail.com

Between the Lines: GCCA Fundraiser

Catskill Mill, 361 Main St., Catskill, NY 12414 Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m.: A movement and live music event inspired by Kiki Smith ‘sketches’. A live auction and dance party to raise funds for the Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) Visual Arts Program. Tickets: $50, includes 2 drink tickets and a chance to win 2 tickets to Hudson Valley Dance Festival; $15-$35 sliding scale for general admission; $5 dance party ticket Info: 518.943.3400; http://www.greenearts.org

Beacon Open Studios

City of Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17, noon6 p.m.: A weekend-long event where the artists of Beacon NY open their studios to the public. See full list of participating artists at the website. Kick-Off Party: Friday, May 15, 6-9 p.m. at 2 Way Brewing Company, 18 West Main St., Beacon. Info: http://www.beaconopenstudios.org

River Crossings: Curators’ Talk

Arts Center Theater, Columbia Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m.: The Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site are pleased to present a lecture by Stephen Hannock and Jason Rosenfeld in the Arts Center Theater of the Columbia Greene Community College in Hudson, New York. The lecture, entitled “River Crossings,” celebrates the opening of the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site. Tickets: $9; $7 members Thomas Cole site or Olana Info: http://www.rivercrossings.org/events

Omi International Arts Center

Charles B. Benenson Gallery and Visitors Center at Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Saturday, May 23, 4 p.m.: Screening of “Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray,” a workin-progress film about the late artist shown in conjunction with an exhibition of her work at the gallery. Information: 518.392.4747; http://www.omiartscenter.org

HEFeSTUS: Second Annual Iron Pour Tallix, Hanna Lane, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, May 23: Hefestus Iron pour began with the idea of bringing together art, history and community. This year’s all-day festival will

‘Red Purple’ painting by Alecia Barry Underhill.

Kentucky Derby Party and Fundraiser

Equis Art Gallery, 7516 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, May 2, 4-7 p.m.: Surround yourself with incredible horse racing-themed artwork while watching the Derby festivities streaming live. Share the thrill of the race with fellow horse racing fans. Live music from 4-6 p.m. by Maggie Cacciola Rothwelll. Mint Juleps and Derbyinspired fare. Raffle offering of an Official 2015 141st Kentucky Derby poster, signed by the gallery-represented artist of the poster art, Kimberly Kelly Santini. Additional posters will be available for sale. Signed copies of gallery owner, Juliet R. Harrison’s book Track Life: Images and Words will be sold. Gallery-represented artist Alecia Barry Underhill will join in on the fun. All to benefit the Equis Art Gallery Relocation fund which is dedicated to the expenses for moving the gallery to a storefront of its own. Donations of all sizes welcomed. Information: juliet@equisart.com; http://www.equisart.com

include sculpture casting workshops, musical entertainment, local food and several thousand pounds of molten iron. Local artist and students will be casting iron sculpture from an outdoor furnace in a spectacle of metal and fire that is not to be missed. The name of the festival is derived from Greek mythology and incorporates “fe”, the symbol for iron on the periodic table. In Greek mythology, Hephestus was the god of

metal workers and craftsmen, and worked under a volcano. Info: http://www.hefestusironpour.com

Conversations at Dia:Beacon

3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m.: Robert Irwin in conversation with Director Jessica Morgan. Tickets: Free with museum admission Info: http://diaart.org/sites/main/beacon


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Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt join forces on stage at UPAC on May 3. Photo submitted.

Matuto

Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, LUMA Theater, Annandaleon-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.: The New York City–based band Matuto presents Forró music, a tradition from the Northeast of Brazil dating to the late 1800s and brought into modern times by the great composer, singer, and accordionist Luiz Gonzaga. Matuto celebrates this rocking dance music with the idiomatic forró instrumentation: accordion, zabumba, triangle, and cavaquinho. With up-tempo songs in Portuguese, the music of Matuto speaks of romance, music, hard times, and the resilience of the people of the sertão, the dry interior region of northeastern Brazil. Tickets: $15, free to Bard communtiy Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Dan Rothstein and Friends

Columbia-Greene Community College, Arts Center Theater, Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 2, 7 p.m.: A night of jazz guitar and more. Tickets: $12; $10 students & seniors Info: 518.828.4181; http://sunycgcc.edu

Hudson Valley Philharmonic: Brahms Requiem

Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m.: Deeply moving, profound, and powerful, it stands as one of the greatest monuments of choral music. Featuring over 150 musicians and singers with Vassar Choir and Cappella Festiva - Christine Howlett, Choral Director. Pre-concert talk by Maestro Fleischer with members of the orchestra one hour prior to the concert. Tickets: $32-$54; $20 student rush day of show Information: 845.473.2072; http://www.bardavon.org

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra

Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandaleon-Hudson, NY 12504 Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m.: In its final concert of the season, the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra performs Witold Lutosławski, Concerto for Orchestra; Carl Nielsen, Clarinet Concerto, featuring Noemi Sallai ’16; and Edward Elgar, Symphony No. 1. Tickets: $15 & $20, free to Bard communtiy Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 Sunday, May 3, 7 p.m.: Two of America’s premier singer-songwriters join forces for an acoustic evening backed by nothing but their superb voices, first-rate guitar playing and charming reminiscences. Four-time Grammy winner, Lyle Lovett is often described as a country-western musician, but his musical catalogue is far too diverse for one category. Lovett has been bounding across genres for more than a decade. One of the most celebrated songwriters alive, John Hiatt’s compositions have been covered by dozens of artists including Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Nick Lowe, the Neville Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, B. B. King with Eric Clapton, Paula Abdul, Jimmy Buffett, Jewel, and Mandy Moore. Tickets: $55-$85 Information: 845.339.6088; http://www.bardavon.org

Bard Preparatory Division Family Concert

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m.: Hear talented young musicians share the stage with faculty from the Bard Preparatory Division in a fun family showcase. Future classical stars in action!


Page 25 Followed by an instrument “petting zoo” that gives young audience members and their parents a chance to try out violins, cellos, double bass, and piano. Tickets: free Information: http://hudsonoperahouse.org

The Aaron Diehl Trio featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant

Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandaleon-Hudson, NY 12504 Friday, May 8, 8 p.m.: Known for her definitive interpretations of classic jazz standards such as Strange Fruit, Summertime, and God Bless the Child, Billie Holiday is considered to be one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. Join Fisher Center and the Catskill Jazz Factory as they present the Aaron Diehl Trio and Grammy-nominated vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant in a centenary tribute to Holiday’s ongoing legacy. Tickets: $25-$45 Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Ed Sheeran

Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl St., Albany, NY 12207 Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m.: With special guest Foy Vance. Tickets: $53.50 & 63.50 Information: 800.745.3000; http://www.timesunioncenter-albany.com

Dar Williams

The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12220 Friday, May 15, 8 p.m.: Dar Williams’ career began in the New England folk scene of the mid-1990s and has since become one of the premier singer/songwriters in Americawith a unique flair to deliver her messages with a plain-spoken, heartfelt and insightful perspective. Lucy Wainwright Roche will open the show. Tickets: $29.50 Information: 518.473.1061; http://www.theegg.org

Lee Brice

Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, May 15, 8 p.m.: Magic City Productions presents country music artist Lee Brice and a special guest to be announced. Tickets: $41.50 Information: 800.745.3000; http://www.midhudsonciviccenter.org

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9

Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater, Annandaleon-Hudson, NY 12504 Sunday, May 17, 3 p.m.: A tribute to the life

Columbia-Greene Media of Murray Liebowitz. Mahler’s magisterial Ninth—his last completed symphony—is an impassioned elegy. Composed after the death of his daughter, and the diagnosis of his own fatal heart disease, the symphony is nostalgic, urgent, and achingly glorious, expressing love of life and hope for eternity. This concert honors the life of Murray Liebowitz, life trustee of Bard, emeritus overseer of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a devoted music lover and generous supporter of the arts. Tickets: Free, reservations required. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Trio Valtorna

Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Sunday, May 17, 4 p.m.: Three internationally recognized artists, violinist Ida Kavafian, French horn player David Jolley and pianist Gilles Vonsattel, have joined together to form Trio Valtorna. Starting in 2011, the trio has been performing across the country to great acclaim.Tickets: $30; $10 students Information: 845.765.3012; http://www.howlandmusic.org

Bardavon Gala 2015: An Evening with Bernadette Peters

Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, May 17, 7 p.m.: Throughout her illustrious career Bernadette Peters has wowed audiences and critics with her performances on stage, television, film and in concert. Winner of 3 Tony Awards (with 7 nominations!) Peters has been headlining the Broadway stage for decades. Her small screen credits include NBC’s Smash and her big screen appearances opposite everyone from Steve Martin and Mel Brooks to Clint Eastwood and Carol Burnett have earned her accolades around the world. She will be backed by a 10 piece band in a dazzling performance of some of America’s best music. Tickets: $100-$200, tax deductible contribution Information: 845.473.2072; http://www.bardavon.org

String Trios

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 23, 7 p.m.: Grammy nominated artists Shmuel Ashkenasi and Peter Wiley are joined by Helena Baillie in Schubert’s sublime B flat Trio, followed by Mozart’s rarely performed Adagio and Fugues K. 404, written in the style of another musical titan, J.S. Bach. To complete the evening, Ashkenasi, Wiley and Baillie present the magisterial Divertimento by Mozart K.563,

which stands alone in its richness of vision. Tickets: $20; $18 members Info: 518.822.1438; http://hudsonoperahouse.org

Brandi Carlile

Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12207 Saturday, May 23, 8 p.m.: “Everyone needs to be risking something,” says Seattle-based singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. She’s discussing the M.O. behind The Firewatcher’s Daughter, her stunning new release - her first for artist-friendly indie label ATO. The 12song collection marks a triumphant return after a three-year recording hiatus, and her strongest, most rock & roll album to date. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50 Info: 518.465.3334; http://palacealbany.com

East Durham Irish Festival

Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, East Durham, NY 12423 Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24: In its 38th year, the festival is known for attracting some of the finest bands in the world - this year includes The Fighting Jamesons, Glengarry Bhoys, Narrowbacks, Whistlin’ Donkeys, McLean Ave. Band, Kitty Kelly, Andy Cooney, and more! Plus, bagpipe shows and step dancing shows, Irish Heritage Family Park with theatre, music dance workshops, rides, kids’ music and more. All takes place in three music pavilions. Free camping. Tickets: $18/day; $24 two-day pass; advance price tickets available. Info: http://eastdurhamirishfestival.com

Clarion Concerts Spring Benefit: Pianist Christopher O’Riley

Private hilltop home in Hillsdale, NY 12529 Saturday, May 30, 3 p.m.: pianist Christopher O’Riley, host of NPR’s “From the Top,” will be one of the featured artists at a special Chamber Music Benefit Concert to support the Leaf Peepers Concert Series. Adding even more riches to the mix will be Clarion’s Music Director Eugenia Zukerman, flutist; Edward Arron, cellist; Paul Green, clarinetist; and Tessa Lark, violinist and one of the young alumni of “From the Top.” The Benefit Concert will be held at a private hilltop home in Hillsdale, and includes a glass of wine and refreshments following the performances. The event is open to the public. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Tickets: $75 Information: 518.329.5613; http://www.leafpeeperconcerts.org


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Take the kids to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary to meet the more than 200 rescued animals, like this resident pig. Photo courtesy Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary Tours

316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY 12477 Saturdays and Sundays through October, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m, every half hour: Meet and mingle with the many rescued farm animals at the sanctuary. Meet many of the 300+ rescued animals and hear powerful stories about how they came to live at the sanctuary. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing animals, and how you can help the plight of farmed animals. The pace is leisurely, with plenty of time for questions and enjoying one-on-one time with the critters.Tickets: $12; seniors & kids 12 and under, $8; kids 2 and under, free Information: http://casanctuary.org

Hudson Valley Fair

Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 May 1-17: Family-friendly entertainment, carnival midway, petting zoo, fair food and much more! The all-new Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show, semi-finalists on the blockbuster television show, “America’s Got Talent,” will perform several of its deathdefying shows each day, including motorcycle madness in the “Globe of Death” and more. Tickets: $3.50-$20 Info: 845.838.0094; http://hvrenegades.com

Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Fri., May 1, noon-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., May 2 & 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Hundreds of vendors, countless hot rods and customs on Saturday, antique and classic cars on Sunday. Tickets: $12; $10 seniors; under 12, free Information: http://www.rhinebeckcarshow.com

7th Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival

Hudson Jr./Sr. High School, 215 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Free public event that fosters a love of reading as families meet and greet world-class creators of book for children of all ages. Meet 75 authors at this year’s festival. Enjoy book signings, live performances, meet the authors and more. Visit website for schedule and list of authors. Info: http://hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com

May Day Celebration and Spring Faire

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, 330 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075 Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Calling all knights and ladies in waiting, jesters and jugglers, musicians, magicians, and

merrymakers! Immerse yourself in the days of Merrie Olde England, steeped in the allure of bygone days and knights! Come to enjoy a day of meeting and greeting friends, sharing a picnic together (bring your own or purchase from the faire café or Farm Store) and enjoying the beauty of the valley. Maypole dances will be performed by the grade students of Hawthorne Valley School at 10:30 a.m., followed by games and activities for children, the artisan vendor marketplace, student exhibits, delectable treats, and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Acorn Players student puppetry troupe will present ‘A Song of Kwelanga’ in the Morningstar Kindergarten Puppet Theatre at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Dressing in Renaissance costume encouraged! Tickets: $5 Information: http://hawthornevalleyfarm.org

Treasure Island by Kids on Stage

Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.: The whole family will enjoy Lisa Lou’s one-person circus show with juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic, funny stuff, and lots of audience participation. Come join the circus with us! Tickets: $7 kids; $9 adults Information: 845.876.3080; http://www.centerforperformingarts.org continued on page 28 g


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Mother’s Day Tea Party

Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson St., Kinderhook, NY 12106 Saturday, May 2, 4 p.m.: Special late afternoon tea party at the library for kids and the special women in their lives - moms, grandmas, aunts. Enjoy fancy treats and fun crafts. Ages 3 and up. Information: http://www.oklibrary.org

Picture Book Event: Liza Donnelly, “The End of the Rainbow”

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m.: After the rain a rainbow follows...begging the question, What is at the end? A young girl sets out to answer this question and along the way invites Rabbit, Bird, Turtle, and Horse to join her. Liza Donnelly is a cartoonist with the New Yorker and has written 15 books, including seven children’s books that she also illustrated. Recommended for ages 3-5. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

League of Extraordinary Readers: Michael Northrop: Tombquest Tour

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Monday, May 4, 4:30 p.m.: Monthly author event series for kids ages 8-12. Meet your favorite children’s book authors, with giveaways, snacks and fun at every event! Following the success of his New York Times bestseller Tombquest Book #1: Book of the Dead - Northrop will follow up with two books this year - Tombquest Book #2: Amulet Keepers and Tombquest Book#3: The Valley of the Kings, scheduled for publication in August - just in time for camp and vacation reading! Info: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Youth Fishing Derby

Schor Conservation Area, Pavilion, 58 Shoreview Dr., Canaan, NY Saturday, May 9, 8 a.m.: Co-hosted by the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Canaan Conservation Club, this traditional event is a family favorite encouraging young anglers to hone their skills from the shores of beautiful Jon’s Pond. All participants will receive a prize, and the fishing derby winners will be awarded a grand prize. Please, bring your own fishing supplies. Registration required. Info: 518.392.5252 x 205; http://clctrust.org/events

Apple Blossom Day

Village of Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, May 9, all day event: A long-time annual tradition and local favorite, Apple Blossom Day is a sure sign of spring. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, fair food, flea market, and more! A Red Hook Rotary-sponsored event. Info: http://www.redhookrotaryclub.org

Plant a Tree with Your Mother

Falling Waters Preserve, York St., Glasco, NY 12432 Sunday, May 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Spend quality time with mom and help save Mother Earth. Information: 845.473.4440, ext. 273; http://scenichudson.org

Mother’s Day Tea

Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Sunday, May 10, 4 p.m.: Enjoy a family themed tour of Clermont’s gardens and share a beautiful tea with a mother you love. Tickets: $15; free for children under 5. Reservations required. Info: 518.537.6622; http://www.friendsofclermont.org

Sesame Street Live! Make a New Friend’

Palace Performing Arts Center, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12207 Fri.-Sun., May 15-17, check website for times: No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Tickets: $21-$61 Info: 518.465.3334; http://palacealbany.com

Hudson Valley Reptile Expo

Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, May 17, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Everything under one roof for the reptile enthusiast. Vendors from across the Northeast. Mark Perpetua of Reptile Encounters will entertain with a live shows throughout the day. Tickets: $10; $5, kids 7-12; under 7, free Info: http://www.midhudsonciviccenter.org; http:/www.herpnerds.com

Association Day

Bronck Museum, 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051 Sunday, May 17, 12:30-4 p.m.: Join in a spirited celebration of the American Revolution. Live music, costumed interpreters, military demonstrations, reenactment of signing of the Coxsackie Declaration, tea tasting, early games and hands on activities for children. Tickets: free admission Info: http://www.gchistory.org

New York Rivers Boating Festival

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, May 17, noon: This one-of-a-kind event for all in the region focuses on rediscovering boating and recreation on the Hudson River. There will be a Meet & Greet with the Clubs to introduce the public to the opportunities and benefits of joining a boat club. Various Boat dealers will have new boats on display for sale on

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along with council members pre-owned boats. This will be a unique opportunity to purchase a boat, explore the rivers and become part of the “Boating Community. Free. Info: http://wwwnyriversboatingfestival.com

Hudson Valley YA Society Special Event: Sarah Dessen

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, May 17, 12:30 p.m.: YA superstar, and #1 New York Times Bestselling author Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. Her novels including Someone Like You, Just Listen and The Moon and More have have sold more than seven million copies. Hear her talk about her latest novel Saint Anything. RSVP recommended. Info: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Memorial Day Weekend USO Show, WWII Encampment & Memorial Service

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Friday, May 22, 7 p.m., Henry A. Wallace Center: 12th annual USO Show. Patterned after WWII-era shows put on to entertain US troops serving around the globe. Tickets: $5 suggested donation; seating is first-come, first-served Sat. & Sun., May 23 & 24, Roosevelt Library front lawn: Dozens of re-enactors in battle dress are on hand to share their love of history. Monday, May 25, 1:30 p.m., Rose Garden: Graveside memorial service hosted by the National Park Service. Various community organizations present wreaths in honor of President Roosevelt. Free admission. Info: 845.486.7745; http://fdrlibrary.marist.edu

Tannersville Rubber Duck and Crazy Boat Race

Main Street Village of Tannersville, NY 12485 Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: 500 Rubber Ducks race down Gooseberry Creek in the Village. Cash prizes for first three ducks across the finish line. Crazy Boat Race on Rip Van Winkle Lake at 2 p.m. Festival all day on grounds of the lake with vendors, DJ, food and fun. Information: 518.858.9094

Astronomy Walk with Mid-Hudson Astronomy Association

Olana, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 30, 8-10 p.m.: Join Dr. Willie Yee of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a presentation and 21st Century exploration of the night sky at Olana. Members of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association will be present with various size telescopes to view the moon, comets, and stellar clusters. Bring a red flashlight if you have one. No preregistration is required. *Rain Date: Sunday, May 31. Tickets: $5 Information: http://www.olana.org


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Trunk Sale

Rip Van Winkle Wine Festival

Ramp Fest 2015

Armchair Travel Series: Cinco de Mayo Culinary Exploration

Parking Lot at the Corner of Bridge & Water Streets, Catskill, NY 12414 Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Participate in this unique shopping experience. Buy & sell from the trunk of your car. Fees: $5/car, $10/van or pick up. Cash only. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Cultivate Catskill. Please call for more information. Information: 518.653.1381 Basilica Hudson, 110 Front St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 2, noon-4 p.m.: Abundant in the Hudson Valley, the ramp will be at the center of original dishes created by chefs from upstate New York and New York City. Free entertainment and cash bar. Tickets: $30 advance; $35 door; $10 kids under 12. Info: http://www.rampfesthudson.com

The Kitchen Ecosystem: Dinner with Eugenia Bone

Valley Variety, 705 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 2, 6:30-9 p.m.: Harnessing leftover components from one dish to add flavor to a future dish saves time, saves money, and reduces food waste. Eugenia Bone will prepare a 4-course dinner which demonstrates how you, too, can cook this way. Throughout the evening, she will provide insight on how to take advantage of the “whole food” and “whole jar” to create a delicious meal. Dinner will accompanied by select wines from Hudson Wine Merchants. Tickets: $95/person, reservations required Info: 518.828.0033; http://valleyvariety.com

Second Chance Prom

Germantown High School Cafetorium, Main St., Germantown, NY 12526 Saturday, May 2, 7-10 p.m.: Germantown Community Friends of the Arts fundraiser. Re-live your favorite prom memories while enjoying passed appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages, and live music from the 1960s and 1970s. Tickets: $25/person. Information: gcsfriendsofthearts@gmail.com

Book It! 5K Run and Walk

Churchtown Firehouse, 2219 CR 27, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, May 3, 9 a.m.: The Claverack and Philmont Libraries present this second annual fundraising event. Course begins and ends at Churchtown Firehouse. Fees: $15; $5 kids 18 and younger Info: 518.851.7120; http://claveracklibrary.org

Here Comes the Sun Bike Run

P.C.’s Paddock, 273 Titusville Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, May 3, 9 a.m.: Event supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP, afsp.org) by helping to support local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Fees: $25/rider; $40/couple, includes breakfast, hot lunch, live music and more! Information: 845.243.4619; http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/DCbikerun/

Marist Silver Needle Fashion Show

Mid-Hudson Civic Center, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, May 8, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Annual event presented by the Marist College Fashion Program to showcase the talents of their student designers. Tickets: $25 & $15 for 3 p.m. show; $25-$100 for 7 p.m. show Info: http://www.marist.edu/commarts/fashion/fash_show.html

71 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075 Saturday, May 9, noon-5 p.m.: The Rip Van Winkle Wine festival is now in its eighth year. This year there will be a variety of wineries, distilleries, baked goods, and craft and food vendors. You can purchase tickets at the door. Tickets: $20 Information: 518.653.6424

Olana, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 9, 1-3 p.m.: Local chef-instructor Julie Gale will lead a class focused on the culture of Mexico in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Tickets: $30; $25 members Information: http://www.olana.org

Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Full & Half Marathon

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rte 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m.: The race features rolling country roads and tree-lined streets, as well as views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. There are full and halfmarathon options. The race is an official qualifying event for the 2015 HITS Running Half Marathon Championship in the Bahamas. Entry fee: $85 full; $65 half Information: http://travelbyfeat.com/rhvmarathon

Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder

Columbia County Fairgrounds, 182 Hudson Ave., Chatham, NY Sunday, May 17, 9 a.m.: Join fellow bikers in benefit of the Columbia Land Conservancy on this approximately 65mile fun, non-competitive bike race that will lead you over many scenic dirt roads, including the trails of Hand Hollow Conservation Area. Info: http://www.farmersdaughtergravelgrinder.com

Mary Livermore, Civil War Nurse: A Historical Impression

Greenport Historical Society, Greenport Community Center, 600 Town Hall Dr., Hudson, NY 12534 Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.: The Greenport Historical Society’s May program is connected to the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train, which passed through the Hudson Valley and stopped in Hudson on April 25, 1865. Maxine Getty will portray Mary A. R. Livermore (1820-1905), an abolitionist, nurse and suffragette. Using her letters and diaries, she will bring to llife Mary’s story; her trials and tribulations during this turbulent time in our history. Free and open to the public. Info: http://www.townofgreenport.com/greenporthistorical-society

Hudson-Berkshire Wine & Food Festival

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Rte 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Sat., May 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., May 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: The 3rd annual festival hosted by the Hudson-Berkshire Wine Trail members with many local wines, spirits and food vendors from the surrounding region. Visit and taste the delicious food and beverages. Tickets: $25, one day tasting ticket; $10, regular admission (non-alcoholic); under 12, free Information: http://www.hudsonberkshireexperience.com

Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rte 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sat., May 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., May 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Featuring more than 100 exhibitors.Tickets: $10 Information: http://www.barnstar.com


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Author Talk: Vernon Benjamin

Elmendorph Inn, 7562 N. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Friday, May 1, 6 p.m.: Join the Red Hook Public Library and Historic Red Hook as they welcome local author Vernon Benjamin to discuss his book, “The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War.” Book signing and refreshments follow discussion. Information: 845.758.3241; http://www.redhooklibrary.org

Roosevelts Writer and Historian Geoffrey C. Ward

Upstate Films & Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.: Geoffrey C. Ward, bestselling author and co-writer of the recent Ken Burns PBS documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, is coming to Rhinebeck to speak at a fundraiser for Wilderstein Historic Site. He will be discussing the film at a special screening event at Upstate Films followed by a luncheon at the Beekman Arms. The screening will highlight clips from the seven-part 14-hour documentary that feature Wilderstein Historic Site and Margaret (Daisy) Suckley. The former editor of American Heritage magazine, Geoffrey Ward is the winner of many awards, including six Emmys, the Parkman Prize for history, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Tickets: $75 Information: 845.876.4818; http://www.wilderstein.org

Author Talk & Signing: Kenneth T. Walsh, “Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom”

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m.: Chief White House Correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, Kenneth T. Walsh, will talk about his new book, “Celebrity in Chief.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Info: 845.486.7745; http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu

Memoir Writing Program with Debbie Mayer

Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson St., Kinderhook, NY 12106 Saturday, May 9, 4 p.m.: Debby Mayer, author, blogger and journalist, talks about how to bring a memoir alive with techniques of fiction: dialogue, description and character development. Ms. Mayer is the author most recently of a memoir, Riptides & Solaces Unforeseen. Information: http://www.oklibrary.org

Author Talk: DW Gibson, “The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century”

Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main St., Chatham, NY 12037 Friday, May 15, 5-7 p.m.: DW Gibson, Director of Writers Omi in Ghent, reads from his new book, “The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the TwentyFirst Century.” A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A will follow a brief reading. Free. Refreshments. Information: 518.392.3005; http://chathambookstore.com

National Theatre of London Live: Man and Superman

Time and Space Ltd, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 16, 1 p.m.: Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian

to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Tickets: $22; $15 children under 12 Information: 518.822.8100; http://timeandspace.org

Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

Time and Space Ltd, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, May 23, 1 p.m.: The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints an unforgettable landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart’s transgressions. Tickets: $20; $15 children under 12 Information: 518.822.8100; http://timeandspace.org

The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age

Starr Library, 68 West Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Friday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.: Professors Johanna and Robert Titus, authors of the ‘The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age: A Geological History & Tour’, columnists the Kaatskill Life magazine, and professors at area colleges, will share their insights into how glaciers shaped the Hudson Valley, the Catskills and the Rhinebeck area. The Hudson Valley will not look the same after you hear their fascinating explorations. Information: http://starrlibrary.org

Millbrook Literary Festival

Millbrook Free Library, Millbrook, NY 12545 Saturday, May 30: In its 7th year, the Millbrook Literary Festival offers thought-provoking and entertaining authors and illustrators participating in panel discussions, readings, and signings throughout the day. Enjoy the Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Festival events begin at 10 a.m. and include: Rex Smith - Ethical Journalism; Picture the Past, panel discussion with award-winning picture book authors; Ekphrastic Poetry, a panel discussion with working poets; Paths to Getting Published workshop; and much more. Plus, books sales and author signings on the front lawn at the library. For a complete schedule visit the website. Information: http://www.millbrookbookfestival.org

Book Launch Event: Joseph Luzzi, “In a Dark Wood”

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, May 30, 7 p.m.: When Luzzi’s pregnant wife was in a car accident—and died forty-five minutes after giving birth to their daughter, Isabel—he finds himself a widower and firsttime father at the same moment. While he grieves and cares for his infant daughter, miraculously delivered by caesarean before his wife passed, he turns to Dante’s Divine Comedy for solace. In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love, tells the story of how Dante helps the author rebuild his life. He follows the structure of The Divine Comedy, recounting the Inferno of his grief, the Purgatory of healing and raising Isabel on his own, and then Paradise of the rediscovery of love. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com


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