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Long Days, Short Years by Brian PJ Cronin

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Take the Kids Calendar begins

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Live! On Stage Calendar begins

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

Contributors: Brian PJ Cronin Kristen Cronin Andy Wainwright

Jim Gibbons: Publisher jgibbons@hvrising.com Heather Gibbons: Creative Director calendarhog@hvrising.com Contents Š2012 Rising Tide Communications, LLC No portion may be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of the publisher

On the Cover: Photo taken at Tivoli Street Painting Festival by Andy Wainwright. Andy has been capturing art and life photographically for the past 25 years. A master technician with an intuitive sense of what works best for the client, he is equally proďŹ cient at digital photography and post-production Photoshop processing, and has tutored clients in both. His corporate work has taken him around the world shooting scenics and portraits for cutting-edge multimedia slide/digital video shows. To see more of his work, visit his website http://www.andywainwright.com.


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PA L E T T E Detail of mixed media work by Elisa Pritzker on exhibit at Mill Street Loft’s Gallery 45 in ‘syn-co-pa-tion’ a 30th anniversary show for Long Reach Arts Group.

Adriance Memorial Library

Rotunda Gallery, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through August 31: Work by Pam Krimsky depicting dream-like scenes of figures and landscapes drawn from her years in Iran and New York. Sept. 4-Oct. 10: “Maine and the Hudson Valley,” Karl Volk paintings. Information: 845.485.3445 x 3702; http://www.poklib.org

Albert Shahinian Fine Art Upstairs Galleries

22 East Market Street, Suite 301, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through September 16: “Alex Martin (1931-2010), In Memorium -- Pastels” and “Christie Scheele, New & Recent Pastels.” Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. & by appointment or chance; Third Saturday Rhinebeck ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m. Information: 845.876.7578; info@shahinianfineart.com

Barrett Art Center

55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through September 8: “Art of the Garden.” 2nd Floor Gallery, through September 8: “A Solo Show by April Hubbard.” Hours: Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & by appt. Information: 845.471.0407; http://www.barrettartcenter.org

Barrett Clay Works

485 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 September 1-October 6: “4th Annual National Juried Cup Ceramics

Exhibition” juried by Kala Stein, named one of the Top 10 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly. Reception: Saturday, September 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Information: 845.471.0407; http://www.barrettartcenter.org

bau Gallery

161 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Through September 2: “bau 92: Lisa Zukowski and Ivan L. Sanford.” Lisa Zukowski’s new series “Transformations” is a natural outgrowth of her well-received interactive Clootie installation exhibited last year at bau and this year in Berlin, Germany. She continues the theme of shredding, cutting, compartmentalizing and shedding the past. Ivan L. Sanford presents “Enlighten,” paintings heavily infulenced by the energy of the ‘50s and ‘60s NY art scene. Hours: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.; or by appointment Information: 845.440.7584; http://baugallery.com

Beacon Institute Gallery

199 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through October 7: “Harnessing the Hudson, Waterwheels to Turbines,” a photographic history of how people have harnessed the renewable energy of the Hudson River from early sawmills of the 18th century to the hydroelectric turbines of the early 1900s. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon5 p.m.; open until 8 p.m. Second Saturdays. Information: 845.838.1600 x 19; http://bire.org


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Bash Bish Falls by James McFarland, on exhibit at the ‘Catching Light’ annual student show at Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery in Rhinebeck.

CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art

Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery

Rhinebeck Courtyard, 43-2 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 September 1 & 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Visit the studio during the 5th Annual Art Studio Views tour. September 8-October 7: “Catching the Light: Annual Student Show.” Reception: Saturday, September 15, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. Information: 845.516.4435; http://www.betsyjacarusostudio.com

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Through December 21: “From 199A to 199B: Liam Gillick.” One of the featured exhibitions of CCS Bard’s 20th anniversary year, and on view throughout the fifteen galleries of the Hessel Museum, Liam Gillick: From 199A-199B offers a comprehensive survey of the artist’s seminal projects and installations which challenged the orthodox presentation and reception of art and its methods and practices during the 1990s. This exhibition, which will engage CCS Bard graduate and current students in various ways, brings together one of the most influential bodies of work of the past 20 years, and includes many pieces which will be on view for the first time in the United States. Information: 845.758.7598; ccs@bard.edu; http://www.bard.edu/ccs

Dia:Beacon

Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Permanent Collection: In addition to the permanent collection, Dia Art Foundation is currently exhibiting: Through December 31: “Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive.” Circa 1971 presents a selection of video and film works by key figures in early video art from the collection of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), a nonprofit organization that fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of moving-image art. Through December 31: Jean-Luc Moulène, “Opus + One,” the first comprehensive exhibition in North America devoted to the work of this Paris-based artist. The installation will comprise objects and images created over the past two decades and will be accompanied by a new project at the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, NY, as well as a major publication. Ongoing: “24 Farben – fur Blinky (24 Colors – for Blinky), 1977,” Imi Knoebel’s cycle of 21 shaped paintings. Ongoing: “Sol LeWitt, Drawing Series,” Dia’s presentation of wall drawings by Sol LeWitt from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s was selected by the artist himself. It highlights his monumental Drawing Series-Composite, Part I-IV, #1-24, A + B (1968), a four-color rendering of which is executed here for the first time.. Tickets: $10; $7 seniors and students; children under 12 free Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.440.0100; www.diaart.org/site/main/beacon

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Blackbird Attic

442 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through September 6: “Zest,” artwork by Stacie Bloomfield. Hours: Mon., Thurs.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. Information: 845.418.4840; http://www.blackbirdattic.com

College Center, Main Building, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 September 7-December 9: “Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain,” is the product of the artist’s three-year project photographing Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, focusing on the region’s tenuous relationship between industries reliant upon natural resources -- logging and fishing -- and the communities they support. Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 845.437.5632; http://fllac.vassar.edu

CCS Bard Galleries

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Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Through December 21: “Anti-Establishment,” curated by Johanna Burton, CCS Bard Graduate Program Director, featuring the work of Wynne Greenwood, Trajal Harrell, H.E.N.S. (Arlen Austin & Jason Boughton), Jacqueline Humphries, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly, Chelsea Knight (with Elise Rasmussen), Pam Lins, Scott Lyall, Tere O’Connor, Mai-Thu Perret, Sarah Pierce, Elisabeth Subrin, and YES! Association. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: 845.758.7598; ccs@bard.edu; http://www.bard.edu/ccs

143 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through November 4: “One Earth, Our Environmental Conundrum: Causes, Consequences, Solutions,” a group exhibit. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5-9 p.m. Hours: Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Information: http://www.foveaexhibitions.org

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The Gallery at Hammertown

Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through September 3: “Still Life/Life Still: New Paintings by Suzanne Ouellette.” Hours: Daily, check website for specifics Information: 845.876.1450; http://www.hammertown.com; http://www.souellette.com

Hudson Beach Gallery

162 Main St., 2nd floor, Beacon, NY 12508 Through September 4: “Crux,” new, recent and not-so-recent work about the body, essence and the heart of things by Jill Reynolds. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.440.0068; http://hudsonbeachglass.com

James Palmer III Gallery

Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 September 27-October 13: “Sacred Ground,” a collection of pastel paintings by Marlene Wiedenbaum. Reception: Thursday, September 27, 5-7 p.m. Information: 845.437.5370; http://www.wiedenbaum.com; http://palmergallery.vassar.edu

Marion Royael Gallery

460 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Through September 2: Group show featuring ‘Deus ex Machina’ by Peter Leue, a dramatic, larger-than-life installation that explores the complex relationship of play, imagination and invention and the irresistible humban impulse to reinterpret our environment. September 8-October 6: “Flush: American’s Private Romance with the Bathroom,” a group show featuring 11 new oil paintings by David Dziemian. Hours: Thursday-Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Information: http://www.marionroyaelgallery.com

The Mid-Hudson Heritage Center

317 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 September & October: “La Lavanderia Dos,” the second evolution of the highly successful, cross-cultural photography project that began in November 2010 with an exhibit featuring the work of Sasha Bush, Roberto Cruz, Felipe Santos, and Michael Sibilia. Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 845.214.1113; http://midhudsonheritage.org/events

Mill Street Loft Gallery 45

45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through September 7: “Junior Art Institute Showcase!” A special exhibition featuring the work of students ages 11-14, enrolled in Mill Street Loft’s Junior Art Institute. The show includes abstract compositions, reflective self-portraits, imaginative paintings and process oriented drawings by these talented emerging artists. Sept. 14-Oct. 20: “syn-co-pa-tion” a new exhibition by Long Reach Arts. This diverse exhibition features paintings, print making, photography, sculpture and mixed media by the well-known artists group celebrating their 30th anniversary. Reception: Friday, September 14, 5-7 p.m.; Closing reception and artist panel discussion will be held on Saturday, October 20, 5-7 p.m. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.471.7477; http://www.millstreetloft.org

Photographic artist Juliet Harrison presents ‘The Horses of San Marco’ at her gallery space at RHCAN Artist’s Collective in Red Hook September 1-October 29.

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Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

26 Wing Road, Millbrook, NY 12545 Through September 21: “Along Route 9’s: 9, 9D, 9G, 9H, 9W -Landmarks. Impressions. Memories. Predictions.” Works selected by Daniel Mason, independent curator, wroking with exhibition concept originator, Linda Weintraub. Hours: 7 days, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.677.8383; http://www.millbrookwine.com

Montgomery Row

6423 Montgomery St., 2nd Flr., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through September 26: “Studio Selects: Paintings, Sculptures and Photographs by Robert Hite.” Hite’s provocative black-and-white photographs capture interesting houses and out buildings (sculpted by Hite) that are, and at the same time are not, in perspective with their environments. Having studied ink brush painting in Malaysia and worked with Washington Color School painter Leon Berkowitz, Hite’s paintings are more than intriguing, his use of color accentuates the positive and negative spaces creating sculptural elements on flat canvas. Hours: Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 845.876.0543; suehartshorn@frontiernet.net

Moviehouse Gallery

48 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546 Through November 1: “Observing the Observer: Photographs by Diane Love.” Using black and white film, printed on canvas and stretched like a painting on wood stretchers, the show incorporates Diane’s interest in


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both photography and painting. Information: http://www.dianelove.com; http://www.themoviehouse.net

Red Hook CAN/Artist’s Collective Gallery

land and cityscapes by Bruce Bundock. Reception: Thursday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hours: daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.454.4500; http://www.lgny.org

7516 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Studio 5, September 1-October 29: “The Horses of San Marco,” an exhibit of black & white fine art photographs taken by award-winning Equine Fine Art photographer Juliet Harrison of the historic horse statues on the San Marco Basilica in Venice, Italy. Through September 16: “Light,” artists interpret the subject matter in a variety of media. Art Studio Views Tour: Sat. & Sun., September 1 & 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. September 28-October 28: “Animalis,” juried exhibition. Hours: Fri. & Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. and by appointment (email juliet@julietrharrisonphotography.com) Information: redhookcan@gmail.com; http://rhcan.com

Vassar College

RiverWinds Gallery

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Columbia.

172 Main St., Beacon 12508 Through September 3: “Safari: Porcelain Paintings by Paola Bari.” Having recently spent time in Africa, Paola has created fantasy images of the cheetahs, lions and other animals to draw attention to their beauty, their lives and their survival. September 8-October 7: “Sempre Italiani: Images of Italy,” featuring photographic works by Mary Ann Glass and pastel paintings by Linda Richichi. Hours: Wed. - Mon., noon - 6 p.m.; Second Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Information: 845.838.2880; http://riverwindsgallery.com

6423 Montgomery St., Suite 10, 2nd Floor, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through October 21: “Hudson Harvest,” a group art show. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and by appt. Information: 845.838.2880; http://riverwindsgallery.com

Theo Ganz Studio

149 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 September 8-November 4: “Convergence,” solo exhibition of paintings by Sunok Chun, a prolific and gifted artist who continues to refine and hone her vision since her graduate days at Pratt Institute. Her studio in Brooklyn is filled with the exuberant and colorful canvasses of the earlier work in addition to the pared down almost monochromatic recent series of the last year or so. The common link becomes the geometric portal and temple. Hours: Fri.-Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 917.318.2239; http://www.theoganzstudio.com

Tivoli Artists Co-op

60 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Through September 16: “Power of Nature,” featuring Vikki Hanast, Barbara Walter, Gretchen Kelly, Dot Chast, Olive Farrell. Sept. 20-Oct. 13: “Into the Night and Out in the Day,” featuring work by Co-op artists curated by Julia Aneshansley. Reception: Friday, September 21, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 1-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.; and by appt. Information: 845.757.2667; http://www.tivoliartistsco-op.com

Transverse Gallery @ Locust Grove

2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Through September 16: “Light in the Shadows,” a solo exhibition of watercolors by Ellen Hopkins Fountain. September 20-November 4: “In and Out of Town,” a solo exhibition of

Thompson Memorial Library, Art Library in Taylor Hall, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Through December 15: “Reexamining Books: Book Objects and Artist’s Books by Werner Pfeiffer,” an exhibition to mark the 75th birthday year of Red Hook, NY resident and multi-media artist Werner Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer has worked for half a century in a variety of media, including books, collages, drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures. Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5 p.m. in the Art Library. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 845.437.5370; http://www.vassar.edu

330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Through October 28: “Modern Sculpture & the Romantic Landscape Exhibition” featuring outdoor contemporary sculpture by a talented group of emerging artists juxtaposed with the site’s romantic landscape and Queen Anne mansion. Information: 845.876.4818; http://www.wilderstein.org

Carrie Haddad Gallery

622 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through September 16: “Contemporary Painters (Who Just Happen to Be Women),” featuring work by Kathy Burge, Donise English, Ragellah Rourke, Patty Neal, Jenny Nelson, Kate Butler, and Allyson Levy. September 20-October 28: “Works on Paper” group show. Hours: Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.1915; http://www.carriehaddadgallery.com

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Gallery

1 North Front St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through September 15: “Allen Reich: Photographic Works of Italy and England,” presented by Columbia County Council on the Arts. The exhibit features a collection of Reich’s works from his portfolio and recent works from Italy and England, including abstract designs, street scenes and architectural compositions. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.4417; http://columbiachamber-ny.com

Columbia County Council on the Arts

CCCA Gallery 209 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through September 14: “Poets and Painters,” juried show featuring 23 local and regional artists. September 29-November 3: “Postcard Show,” fundraiser for CCCA featuring postcard-sized works for sale at $50 each. Opening reception: Saturday, October 6, 5-8 p.m. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.671.6213; http://artscolumbia.org

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Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through September 2: “Karen Halverson -- Dakota Survey” and “Portfolio Showcase, Landscape: Stephen Strom and Robin Dana.” September 7-October 7: “Judith Henry: Photo Collage” and “Mary Ellen Bartley: Standing Open, photography.” Plus, Portfolio Showcase: Laura Noel and Terri Garland. Artist Reception: Saturday, September 8, 6-8 p.m. Hours: Fri.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Information: 518.697.0266; http://davisortongallery.com

Hudson Area Library

400 State St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through October 27: “Open Book: An Open Photographic Exhibition” featuring the work of 16 members of the Columbia County Photo Club. Among the exhibited photographs will be landscapes, flora, book studies and other still lifes by: Paul Abitabile, Bridget Arnold, C.C.Bailey, Ken Bovat, Ralph Gargone, J. Pierre Gontier, Deirdre Haber Malfatto, Thomas Holleufer, Joan Lezette-Miller, Peter Marotta, Marie (Beth) Meehan, Daniel Region, Vel Riberto, Doug Stalker, Sarah Sterling and Patricia Williams. Hours: Daily, noon-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.1792; http://hudsonarealibrary.org

Hudson Opera House

327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 September 1-October 27: “Jazz Exhibition: Wilson McLean, Henk Mommaas,” an exhibition of works by Wilson McLean and Henk Mommaas. Presented to coincide with “Rhapsody in Blue: The Jazz Gala,” annual fundraiser to support HOH. Hours: Daily, noon-5 p.m. Information: 518.822.1438; http://hudsonoperahouse.org

John Davis Gallery

362 ½ Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Through September 9: Main Galleries: Alison Fox paintings. September 13-October 7: Main Galleries, Farrell Brickhouse, Paintings; Sculpture Garden, Andrew Dunnill; First Floor Carriage House, Bruce Gagnier, sculpture; Project Space, Laetitia Hussain installation; Second Floor Carriage House, Georgia Elrod, Charlotta Janssen, paintings; Third Floor Carriage House, “Signs” Joseph Haske; Fourth Floor Carriage House, works on paper, Katherine Bradford. Hours: Thurs.-Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 518.828.5907; http://johndavisgallery.com

Limner Gallery

123 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 September 8-October 6: “Surreal Visions.” Reception: Saturday, September 8, 5-7 p.m. Information: 518.828.2343; http://www.slowart.com

Olana State Historic Site

Sharp Family Gallery & Coachman’s House Gallery, Olana, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sharp Family Gallery, through October: “Life after LIFE: Preserving Olana.” Almost half a century ago, Frederic Church’s artistic masterpiece Olana was nearly ruined. A LIFE magazine article entitled “Must This Mansion Be Destroyed?” helped to start a national campaign to save Olana. Since then, much effort has gone into restoring Olana’s 250-acre artist-designed landscape, which includes the house and farm complex and collections, as well as protecting its integral viewshed. This year’s exhibit will highlight these myriad achievements.

Coachman’s House Gallery, through October: Exhibit by renowned architectural photographer Peter Aaron. The exhibition highlights three years’ worth of the photographer’s work to highlight unusual views at Olana -- at all times of the day and throughout the year and all around the Olana property. Information: 518.828.0135; http://olana.org

Omi International Arts Center

Charles B. Beneson Visitors Center Gallery & Fields Sculpture Park, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075 Year ‘round, The Fields Sculpture Park, during daylight hours: More than 60 acres of rolling farmland, wetlands and wooded areas, The Fields Sculpture Park presents the works of internationally recognized contemporary and modern artists, offering the unique possibility to experience a wide range of large-scale works in a singular outdoor environment. Founded in 1998, The Fields offer nearly 80 works of art on view–with several pieces added or exchanged every year. This season there are 10 new works by noted artists including a site-specific interactive installation by Alice Aycock called “A Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels.” The gallery of the Beneson Visitor’s Center will be the setting for “Imperial America,” a re-imagined version of a classic 1956 Chrysler Imperial by Lewis deSoto. Information: 518.392.4747; http://artomi.org

Workshops & Special Event s Windows on Main Street

Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Through September 8: 60 Beacon-area artists place their works of art -paintings, sculptures, photographs -- in storefront windows of Beacon’s Main Street businesses. Information: http://beaconwindows.org

Art Studio Views 2012

Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Rhinecliff, Staatsburg & Tivoli Sat. & Sun., Sept. 1 & 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: An annual event that offers a unique opportunity for the public to visit artists’ private studios and “see Art through the eyes of the artists.” Enjoy a visit behind the scenes and take advantage of this special opportunity to be on the inside track and purchase works of art directly from the artist. Spearheaded by the artists themselves, Art Studio Views is a free event to the public. Information: 845.758.0335; http://artsnortherndutchess.org/asv

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Craft Fair

Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561 Sat. & Sun., Sept. 1 & 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 3, 10 a.m.4 p.m.: More than 300 independently juried artists and craftspeople from all over the U.S. exhibit and sell their work. Plus, demonstrations, live music, children’s tent and more. Tickets: $8; $7 seniors; kids 12 & under, free. Information: http://www.quailhollow.com

Beacon Chocolate & Arts Festival

Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Local businesses and premier vendors participate in all things chocolate and art. Demonstrations, movices, games, raffles, art and crafts for the kids. Artists and bands highlighted throughout the day. Prior to the festival there is a 5K run at Long Dock Park to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Information: http://scenichudson.org; http://ctf.kintera.org continued on page 13 g


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Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, September 8, 1p.m.: Michael Lobel on Sol LeWitt. Tickets: Free with museum admission Information: 845.440.0100; http://www.diaart.org

Second Saturday Beacon

Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, September 8, noon-9 p.m.: A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month when galleries and shops stay open until 9 p.m. Gallery openings, music are just some of the ongoing events. Information: http://beaconarts.org

Queen City Saturday

City of Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 15, 1-9 p.m.: A monthly celebration of arts and culture in Poughkeepsie, the “Queen City.” Events will include performances, gallery openings, live music, artist open studios & more. Information: 845.454.3222; http://artsmidhudson.org

Red Hook Emporium Third Saturday

The Red Hook Emporium, Village of Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, September 15, 4-6 p.m.: Join the folks at the Emporium as they showcase a local artist or artisan. Tousey Winery serves samples of their delicious wines. Information: 845.752.2221; amanda@redhookemporium.com; http://www.RedHookEmporium.com

Mutt Strutt Across the CatWalk

Cunneen-Hackett Theatre, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 15, 7 p.m.: A fashion forward fundraiser to benefit the Dutchess County Arts Council and the Dutchess County SPCA. Local Hudson Valley artists and fashion designers unleash their creativity to design and make canine and feline fashions and accessories. Dog models are all available for adoption or are alums of the DCSPCA. Join us for a doggone good time! Advance registration preferred by September 14, but tickets can be purchased at the door (depending on availability.) Tickets: $35 per person; $60/pair; VIP Tickets are $75 per person; $125 per pair and include preferred seating and access to the Yappy Hour cocktail party and fashion preview. Information: 845.454.3222; http://www.dcspca.org

Conversations: Nancy Holt, Joan Jonas, Anthony Ramos, and Paul Ryan with Lori Zippay

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman St., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, September 22, 2 p.m.: This panel will bring together artists featured in the exhibition to initiate a dialogue on the generative artistic and political landscape that influenced the video art scene of the early ‘70s. Tickets: Free with museum admission. Reservations recommended. Information: 845.440.0100; http://www.diaart.org

Creating Landscapes in the Landscape: En Plein Air Paint-Out

Olana, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Thursday-Saturday, September 27-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: The event will kick-off the exciting CCCA Artswalk, a celebration of the arts and activities in Columbia County. Artists will paint the wonderful landscape of the Olana State Historic Site for three days beginning on September 27, culminating on Saturday, September 29, with a reception, art show

and auction at the Olana Wagon House Educational Center. Tickets: $10/person for the auction Information: 518.828.4181 x 3342; http://olana.org

Autumn Landscape Photography Conference

Henry A. Wallace, Visitor and Education Center, FDR Library & Museum, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Saturday, September 29, 8 a.m.-noon.: A free workshop presented by The National Park Service in partnership with The Hudson Valley Photography Network. Topics covered include: Tips on Outdoor Photography with Tom Doyle and Get It Right In The Camera with Fred Aquilino. Plus, two optional guided photo shoots in the Roosevelt Rose Garden. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds. Information: http://www.hvphotonet.org; http://www.historichydepark.org

12th Annual Tivoli Street Painting Festival

Village of Tivoli, Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, September 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Artists and community members are invited to “paint” an 8’ x 8’ square of pavement using pastels and sidewalk chalk provided by Festival organizers. There will be live musical entertainment and food vendors. Those wishing to participate must complete a short artist application available through Lydia Cordier (forcords@hvc.rr.com). Rain date, Sunday, September 30. Information: forcords@hvc.rr.com

ArtsWalk 2012

Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 29-Monday, October 8: In its 18th year, ArtsWalk 2012 will kick off early this year with “Creating Landscapes in the Landscape,” a plein-air paint out, art show and auction at Olana on Saturday, September 29. Events will continue throughout the week as Hudson plays host to dance performances, music, literary readings and family-oriented activities. On Saturday, October 6, the Annual Riverfron Artists Marketplace will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Riverfront Park alongside the Hudson Valley Bounty’s annual Chili Fest. Check the website for detailed information in the coming weeks. Information: http://www.cccaartswalk.webs.com

Crafts at Rhinebeck Fall Festival

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, Sept. 29; Sunday, Sept. 30: The premier arts and crafts show in the northeast. The Fall Festival show features family-friendly activities including a petting zoo, hay rides and plenty of pumpkins. Plus, hundreds of exhibiting artists offer their beautiful work for sale. Tickets: $7; children under 12, free Information: 845.876.4001; http://www.craftsatrhinebeck.com

One River, Many Streams Folk Festival

Main and Cedar Streets, Beacon, NY 12508 Sunday, September 30: The only festival of its kind in the Mid-Hudson Valley, “One River, Many Streams” showcases traditional artisans, musicians and dancers living the Mid-Hudson Valley. Included will be Ukrainian, South Asian, Japanese and Chinese traditional arts. Interactive traditional craft stations. The festival is part of Spirit of Beacon community festivities. Information: 845.454.3222; http://www.artsmidhudson.org


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Sept - Oct Happenings 2012 Saturday, September 8

September 21 - 30

Neil Sleuth Pro Johnson presents

Trinity Players presents

The Sleuth Pro Poetry Slam PEACE! LOVE! ART!

Weird Romance

Come watch some of the best poets in New York State compete!

For information call 845-224-3461 or email sleuthprolyrics@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 8 From Stage to Screen announces

Auditions (ages 10 & up)

The Little Mermaid Jr. This is a tuition based Master class for ages 10 - 18 that meets Saturday mornings from 10 am - noon. Production is scheduled for 1/19 and 1/20, 2013. For information call 845-227-3620. www.fromstagetoscreen.net

Saturday, September 15 Dutchess SPCA presents

Mutt Strut Across the Cat Walk VIP Yappy Hour at 6:30pm Event starts at 7:00pm

To purchase tickets call 454-5346 ext. 100

Two One Act Musicals of Speculative Romance For information call 845-227-7855

www.TrinityPlayersNY.org

October 19 - 28 CHAC presents

The Great American Trailer Park Musical An agoraphobic, adulterous, 80’s nostalgic, spray cheese, hysterical pregnancy, disco, rock n’ roll filled musical comedy on two acts. directed by Todd Michael Thomas. For information call 845-486-4571

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Ongoing classes in Ballet,Tai Chi, Jazz, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Journaling And More!!

Massage, Reiki & Reflexology Services Available

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9 & 12 Vassar Street • Poughkeepsie, NY • 845-486-4571

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Please Join The Friends of the Starr Library as we celebrate

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Please Join The Friends of the Starr Library as we celebrate

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Long days short The main reason i wanted to have a kid in the first place was that it would give me an excuse to re-read all the Richard Scary books without looking like a weirdo.

by Brian PJ Cronin, photos by Kristen Cronin The boy and I were having problems. Problems involving storytime. Storytime is serious business around the Cronin household. Has been since I was Cooper’s age. My mother still tells the story about the terrified phone call she got from my teacher on the first day of pre-school that began “Um, your son already knows how to read and he WON’T STOP READING ALL THE BOOKS.” My terrible eyesight is the result of reading Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary novels under the covers with a flashlight, even though it annoyed my college roommate. The main reason I wanted to have a kid in the first place was that it would give me an excuse to re-read all the Richard Scary books without looking like a weirdo. Before Cooper was even born, he had a whole bookcase filled with books waiting for him in his nursery. Sometimes late at night I’d run my fingers over their spines and picture myself sitting in a rocking chair with our son in my lap and What Do People Do All Day stretched out before us. Cooper would have none if it. Storytime was agony to him. Whenever I would place him in my lap and begin to read, he would shoot me a tortured “Why are you doing this to me” look. By page 2 he would be squirming. By page 3 he would be crying. By page 4 he would be attempting to throw himself off of my lap and towards his toy blocks. I would read page 5 silently to myself while Cooper bounced a ball against the wall, cheerfully oblivious, free at last. “How’s it going in here?” Kristen would say, peeking her head into the room. “Our son is a jock who hates books and is clearly adopted,” I’d reply. I do not want to get a phone call on Cooper’s first day of pre-school informing me that whenever someone tries to read to him he fakes his

own death. I needed a gateway drug, something to hook him. I thought about this one night when the three of us went out for a walk after dinner. And while I was lost in thought, an old blue pickup truck drove by us and Cooper pointed at it. “TW-OCK” he said. Trucks. Trucks! Cooper was scarily obsessed with trucks. They were his weakness. And a weakness was all I needed. I bought a book called My First 100 Trucks. It’s just (SPOILER ALERT) 100 pictures of trucks. I placed it in front of him one night when he was pushing his toy truck around. “Cooper, you know how you like trucks? Well, here are (SPOILER ALERT) 100 trucks that you can look at whenever you want!” He looked at me, looked at the book, flipped it open to the first page, and blew his own mind. We read now. We read all the time. When Cooper fusses and wails during diaper changes, I just hold a book in front of him and he goes still and complacent. When bathtime becomes a bore, we float a waterproof bathtime book over to him. He pulls books off his shelf himself now, and will run over to me, waving them, demanding. He happily sits in my lap as we read book after book after book. During a recent bout with the Coxsackie virus, the only thing that would stop him from crying was reading Maisy’s Bedtime. We read it over fifty times in a row. That is not a humorous exaggeration. There is a voice in the back of my head telling me to be careful what I wish for, that I’ve created a monster, that he won’t be able to help me get around the house in my old age because he’ll be as blind as I am. I ignore that voice. Because the best part of my day is when we get home and he immediately runs into his room, pulls Pat the Bunny off the shelf, flips to the last page (“Can you say bye-bye? Paul and Judy are waving bye-bye to you.”), and then says “BYEEEEEEEEE” while waving at the page with a big smile on his face. I’ve already picked out the flashlight he’s getting for Christmas.

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


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The annual Tivoli Street Painting Festival takes place September 29. Photo by Andy Wainwright.

Columbia County Fair

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Wed.-Mon., August 29-September 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Jam-packed with entertainment and non-stop action, the Columbia County fair presents Diamond Rio and Bucky Covington on their main stage. Midway, agricultural exhibits, animals of all kinds, the Painted Pony Rodeo, Demolition Derby, Monster Truck Pull, vendors and food galore. Tickets: $10 ($12 on Sunday); $8 advance; $5 seniors; free children 12 and under. Information: http://www.columbiafair.com

Balloon Storybook Theater

Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 Saturday, September 1, 10 a.m.: Madcap artist Allynn Gooen, fills the stage with extraordinary balloon creations and children from the audience star in a unique storybook theater. Part of Spencertown Academy’s weekend-long Festival of Books. Free! Information: 518.392.3693; http://www.spencertownacademy.org

The Great All-American Audience Participation Magic Show

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, September 1, 11 a.m.: Magician Andy Weintraub leads this show that’s fun for the whole family. Tickets: $7 children; $9 adults and seniors Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Japanese Kite Making

Olana, Wagon House Ed. Ctr., 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 1, noon-4 p.m.: Make simple, traditionally shaped and decorated Japanese and Korean kites, using rice paper and bamboo spars. Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Spinning & Weaving Wool Festival

Van Wyck Homestead Museum, 504 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524 Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Spinners & Weavers will be demonstrating Colonial era spinning and weaving. Crafts people and vendors display their wool-made crafts for sale. The historic Van Wyck Homestead will be open for tours during the day. Information: 845.896.9560; http://http://fishkillhistoricalsociety.org

Greenport Community Day

Greenport Town Park, Joslen Blvd., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 8, noon-10 p.m.: Community Day/175th Anniversary family event featuring Ronald McDonald, Dunking Tank, Bounce Houses from JUMP, Face Painting, Kite Flying, Animal Everlasting Hope Animal Rescue, Pet Adoption, Animalkind, Carnival Rides, Exotic Petting Zoo, craft tables, Food vendors. Greenport Police Bike Safety Program, Columbia County Sherrif Mobile Communications Van; Greenport Fire Dept. Live music: Valina Brandow, Mirage, The Ponytails. fireworks at dusk. Offsite parking with transportation available. Tickets: No admission. $5 ride bracelet for unlimited rides. Information: 518.828.4656; http://www.townofgreenport.com continued on page 20 g


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Radio Controlled Model Weekend

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571 Sat. & Sun., Sept. 8 & 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Special weekend. Tickets: $20; $15 teens, active military, seniors; $5 juniors (6-12) & scouts in uniform; free, kids 5 and under. Information: http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

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sea turtle saves a fisherman in this delightful series of tales inspired by Arm-of-the-Sea’s travels in Central America. “Criss-Crossing Borders” incorporates a handmade style of visual puppetry. The show is presented in Spanish and English by two multi-talented performers. It is designed for young audiences (ages 4-10). The show is approximately 45 minutes in length. Tickets: Free Information: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/studentlife/ studentactivities/famfest.html

Family Farm Day

Katchkie Farm, 745 Fischer Rd., Kinderhook, NY 12106 Sunday, September 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Play in the children’s garden, get up close and personal with the plants, pick some fresh ripe veggies, and then make lunch! Share the farm-to-table experience with Katchkie Farm educators. Pre-registration requried. For children ages 5 and up. Tickets: $25 parent-child pair; $35 parent/two kids Information: http://www.katchkiefarm.com

Toddler Romp & Stomp

Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m.: A music and movement program for toddlers. Musical instruments provided through a generous donation from Woodstock Chimes. Information: 845.758.3241; http://www.redhooklibrary.org

Beginner’s Sign Language

Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m.: Learn the basics of American Sign Language during this introduction. Information: 845.758.3241; http://www.redhooklibrary.org

Circolo Culturale Italia

Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 6 p.m.: An intermediate Italian language class focusing on conversational skills. This is for students who already have a basic grasp of Italian and are looking to continue with their studies. All ages and abilities welcome. Information: 845.758.3241; http://www.redhooklibrary.org

Joyful Noise Recorder Lessons

Red Hook Public Library, 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Fridays, Sept. 14-Oct. 19, 11 a.m.: Children are invited to learn how to play the recorder. Instruments will be provided for use in class. Information: 845.758.3241; http://www.redhooklibrary.org

43rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

Gold’s Gym, 258 Titusville Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Show theme is “Mineral Photography” & Earth Science Education. Six Free Rocks for Kids; Earth Science Questionnaire for extra credit - Area High School Students with their teachers permission; 34 dealers of: minerals, fossils, meteorites, gemstones, jewelry, beads, tools, books. Vassar College Mineral Museum, New York State Museum and Club Mineral Displays; Fluorescent Mineral Display; Lapidary Demonstrations; door prizes. Tickets: $5; $4 seniors; $2 students; under 12, free. Information: http://mhvgms.org

Arm of the Sea Theatre: Criss-Crossing Borders

Dutchess Community College, James & Betty Hall Theatre, 54 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m.: Jaguars prowl, monkeys howl, and a

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The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company: If Books Could Dance!

Olana, Wagon House Ed. Ctr., 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 15, 4-5 p.m.: The Olana Partnership joins with The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company to bring a special afternoon of modern dance in the landscape that incorporates visual and narrative delights inspired by children’s book authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak, Thomas Locker and Hudson Talbott. Dive into the world of fantasy and imagination as the dancers delight the audience with movement that celebrates rhythm, energy and musicality. Tickets: $5/person; kids under 12, free Information: http://olana.org

Revolutionary War Weekend

Van Wyck Homestead Museum, 504 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524 Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Miliary drills and musketry by the 5th NY Regiment, 18th century cooking demonstrations, weaving, spinning, children’s games, tours of the soldiers’ cemetery and blacksmith demonstrations. Tickets: Free Information: 845.896.9560; vanwyckhomestead@aol.com

World War I Weekend

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571 Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Special weekend featuring World War I era planes and miliary equipment. Air show 2 p.m. Tickets: $20; $15 teens, active military, seniors; $5 juniors (6-12) & scouts in uniform; free, kids 5 and under. Information: http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion

Bowdoin Park, 38 Sheafe Rd., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Sept. 21 & 22; Sept. 28-Oct. 31, Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 5-9 p.m.; Kids’ Day, 10/8, noon-4 p.m.: Haunted mansion rated #1 in the Hudson Valley by the Times Herald Record’s Annual Haunted Attraction Review. Information: http://www.thehauntedmansion.com continued on page 25 g


HARDSCRABBLE DAY Saturday, September 22, 2012 Village of Red Hook 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

ŠJames Gurney 1987

A Red Hook Community Event www.hardscrabbleday.org Join us for this Bicentennial Year Celebration of Hardscrabble Day with a full day of activities including the annual Hardscrabble Day Parade at 4 pm & Live entertainment all day Featuring The Tubes live on stage in the village lot!


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Botanicals, landscapes and still-life in watercolor. Weekly classes in watercolor, drawing & gouache

Weekly classes in watercolor, Visit us during drawing and gouache. the 5th Annual Art Studio View Tour

Labor Day Weekend

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43-2 East Market Street • Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845.516.4435 • www.betsyjacarusostudio.com


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The Appealing Apple Festival

Olana, Wagon House Ed. Ctr., 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 22, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: The Olana Partnership and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties invite you to celebrate the first day of autumn at Olana. Make homemade applesauce, listen to lectures about apple varieties and uses, enjoy an apple taste sampling and watch a children’s puppet show. Create old fashioned activities and games. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Tickets: $5/person; $15, family of four Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Hudson Valley Apple Festival & Craft Fair

Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY 12526 Saturday, September 22, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: Pancake breakfast followed by arts & crafts fair, farmers market, apple pie baking contest, Hudson Valley Car Show Cruise, kids’ activities, apple cart derby race and more. Fireworks at 7:30 p.m. Information: 518.537.6687; http://hudsonvalleyapplefestival.com

Antique Biplane Fly-in

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Rd., Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Special weekend featuring antique biplanes. Air show 2 p.m. Tickets: $20; $15 teens, active military, seniors; $5 juniors (6-12) & scouts in uniform; free, kids 5 and under. Information: http://www.oldrhinebeck.org

Hardscrabble Day

Village of Red Hook, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Annual Village-wide festival featuring live music and entertainment, vendors, exhibits, food and more. This year’s parade (at 4 p.m.) salutes Red Hook’s 200th birthday and features a Giant Puppet Procession. Community members are encouraged to join in the fun and carry one of the giant puppets in the parade. This year’s main stage musical act is The Tubes, a San Francisco-bassed rock band bestremembered for their ‘80s hit singles She’s a Beauty and Talk to Ya Later. Tickets: Free! Information: 845.748.1920; http://www.redhook200.org

12th Annual Tivoli Street Painting Festival

Village of Tivoli, Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Saturday, September 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Artists and community members are invited to “paint” an 8’ x 8’ square of pavement using pastels and sidewalk chalk provided by Festival organizers. There will be live musical entertainment and food vendors. Those wishing to participate must complete a short artist application available through Lydia Cordier (forcords@hvc.rr.com). Rain date, Sunday, September 30. Information: forcords@hvc.rr.com

Sixth Annual Dalmatian Day

FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Family fun event featuring live Dalmatians and their owners, who will introduce children to this wonderful breed of dog and teach children about dog safety. Children can also participate in games, such as Bingo, Spot On or the Golden Biscuit, all with a fire safety and prevention theme. They can make crafts in the Discovery Room, also with a fire safety and prevention theme and test their skills of observation by trying to complete the Museum’s scavenger hunt. Tickets: Free! Information: http://www.fasnyfiremuseum.com

Magic and Illusion: Leon Etienne

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m.: What do you get when you cross awesome, classic magic illusions -- that have been completely updated and redesigned for today’s audiences -- rock show lighting and music elements, and a highly skilled, captivating performer? You get illusionist Leon Etienne, who brings to the stage a spectacular theatrical magic production and takes his audience on a journey filled with dramatic illusions, personality, and state-of-the-art theatrical effects. Tickets: $7 children; $9 adults and seniors Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

Trail Tales: Scavenger Hunt & Live Performance

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sat.-Mon., Oct. 6-8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Along the historic carriage trails, children and their families will discover clues to a wonderful tale of historically-based mystery and adventure. Gather clues and participate in interactive games and activities such as face painting, rubbings, orienteering, a tree-ring bulls-eye game, Morse code creations, and so much more. When you have collected all the clues on the trails, join us at the Museum Pavilion to uncover the whole story during a live performance, presented by Hudson Valley storyteller, Lorraine HartinGelardi. Story times (following hunt): 1-4 p.m. on the hour. (Allow for 1-2 hours on the trails prior to performance) Tickets: $8/person, children under 2 free Information: 845.454.4500; http://www.lgny.org

18th Annual Fall Festival

Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075 Sunday, October 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Save the date for Hawthorne Valley’s annual celebration of agriculture and the environment! Activities for all ages include hay mazes, slides, jumps, and rides; apple cider pressing; meeting the horses, chickens, pigs, and sheep; pie baking contests; storytellers; carving pumpkins; making scarecrows; and more. Also, enjoy delicious, organic, local foods and live music! Information: 518.672.7500; http://hawthornevalleyfarm.org

artsVoyage Family Day: Music from the Equator with Andes Manta

Spencertown Academy, 790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m.: Music of the Pueblo, the folk tradition of the Andes mountains in Ecuador, will be performed this quartet of brothers — Fernando, Luis, Jorge and Bolivar Lopez – using more than 35 traditional instruments. Children will make their own pan pipe to take home. Tickets: free admission Information: 518.392.3693; http://www.spencertownacademy.org

Autumn in Austerlitz

Old Austerlitz, Route 22, Austerlitz, NY 12017 Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: This annual event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. Tickets: $6; kids under 12, free Information: http://www.oldausterlitz.org


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See ‘The Little Dog Laughed’ at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon September 7-23.

State Fair

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Parsons Dance

Threepenny Opera

The Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037 August 29-September 2, check website for times: This down home and delightful hit features some of Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s greatest songs: “Grand Night For Singing’” “It Might As Well Be Spring,” “That’s For Me” in a story of family ties, the excitement of young romance, and the endurance of lasting love.Tickets: $29 & $30 for evening performances; $28, matinee; Children under 12 accompanied by adult, $12 Information: 518.392.9292; http://www.machyadntheatre.org

PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Fri. & Sat., Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 8 p.m.: Parsons returns for their 7th Season at the PS21 Tent with a program, which includes two new works, “Round My World” and “A Stray’s Lullaby,” which premiered at the Joyce this past January, and several others not performed previously at the Tent. Tickets: $40; $35 members; $25 students Information: 518.392.6121; http://ps21chatham.org

Highlights from the Footlights

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sat., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 2, 3 p.m.: A brand new Highlights From The Footlights—great songs from Broadway, cabaret, movies and more, performed by your favorite artists. Tickets: $22; $20 seniors & children Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

The Little Dog Laughed

The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 September 7-23, Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: This devastatingly funny play with dizzy irresistible writing will bring down the house. It follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star, and his hard-driving devilish agent Diane as she tries to help him navigate Hollywood’s choppy waters. Tickets: $24; $22 Sunday matinee Information: http://www.theaterbarn.com

The Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037 September 7-9, 13-16, check website for times: You’ll want to dance in the aisles with this show full of Lieber & Stoller hit songs, from the novelty numbers “Charlie Brown, Poison Ivy” to high-spirited melodies “Kansas City, Jailhouse Rock” to romantic ballads “Fools Fall In Love, Spanish Harlem.” Tickets: $29 & $30 for evening performances; $28, matinee; Children under 12 accompanied by adult, $12 Information: 518.392.9292; http://www.machyadntheatre.org

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 September 7-23, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: Colorful criminals, piercing social satire, and a brilliant musical score come together in a story as relatable today as it was when it first opened.Brecht and Weill’s adaptation of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera received the Obie Award for best musical. Tickets: $26; $22 seniors & children Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

The Sleuth Pro Poetry Slam

Cunneen-Hackett, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 8, 8 p.m.: Watch the best poets in New York state compete. Tickets: $10 all seats Information: 845.224.3461; http://www.cunneen-hackett.org

False Peach: Work-In-Progress

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.: Acclaimed director Annie Dorsen (Passing Strange on Broadway) and performer Scott Shepherd (of the Wooster Group) are collaborating with a group of French computer scientists to create False Peach, an increasingly elaborate dialogue between man and computer based on Hamlet. Annie, Scott, and their collaborators will be in residence at Live Arts Bard (LAB) for three weeks in September. Tickets: Free and open to the public. Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu


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Our Town

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 7412 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Fri. & Sat., September 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m.: A play by Thornton Wilder, directed by Deborah Temple, “Our Town” recognizes that life is both precious and ordinary and that these two fundamental truths are intimately connected. Through Wilder’s depiction of small town Grover’s Corners, with its “marrying...living... and dying,” we feel the true beauty of being in the here and now; of really living in Our Town. Tickets: $5 Information: http://www.redhook200.org

The Gin Game

The Beacon Theatre, 445 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 September 21-30, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but it doesn’t happen. He leaves the stage a broken man and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely old age. Tickets: $15 Information: 845.226.8099; http://thebeacontheatre.org

Weird Romance

Cunneen-Hackett, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 September 21-30, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: Romance, Pathos, Science Fiction-plus a rocking score from the composer of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Presented by Trinity Players. Tickets: $18.95 advance/$19.95 door; $15.95/$16.95 children Information: 845.227.7855; http://www.trinityplayersny.org

Doubt

Center for Performing Arts, Rte 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 September 28-October 14, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.: John Patrick Shanley’s award winning play, Doubt, A Parable, tells the story of a priest and a mother superior and the young nun and male student caught in the conflict between them. The title tells it all – nothing is certain and everything is suspect. Tickets: $22; $20 seniors & children Information: 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org

A Tale of Two Cities & Students’ Performance Festival

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, September 30, 2-4 p.m.: In conjunction with ArtsWalk, The Two of Us Productions presents select pieces, including a never before performed overture from A Tale of Two Cities, an award-winning new musical by the new Broadway talent Jill Santoriello, performed by the show’s 20-piece orchestra. At 3 p.m., area students present their awardwinning shore one act plays. See what these talented young playwrights have in store! Information: 518.822.1438; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org

The Rivalry

Stageworks Hudson, 41 Cross St., Hudson, NY 12534 October 3-21, Wed. & Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: More info on website to be posted soon. Tickets: $18; $15 Friends Information: 518.822.9667; http://www.stageworkshudson.org

Carol Lempert: After Anne Frank

Carol Lempert

Dutchess Community College, James & Betty Hall Theatre, 54 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m.: Over the course of Carol Lempert’s acting career she’s performed in all three versions of The Diary of Anne Frank. During college she played Anne. In her 20’s she played Anne’s sister. And years later she played Anne’s mother. Ms. Lempert is an actress and writer with 25 years of experience in theatre, television and film in both the US and Canada. She has created three one-woman shows: the award winning That Dorothy Parker, The Camino-Walking the Pilgrim Road and now, After Anne Frank. Tickets: Free Information: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/studentlife/ studentactivities/lyceumseries.html

A Tale of Two Cities

Hudson High School Auditorium, Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534 October 5-14: “...It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” It is with those immortal words that Charles Dickens opens his classic tale of love set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. The Two of Us Productions, is proud to present the NE regional premiere of A Tale of Two Cities, the award-winning musical by the new Broadway talent, Jill Santoriello. The play has won a Drama League Award for leading actor, and earned two Outer Critics Circle nominations and three Drama Desk Award nominations. The pace of the story line is brisk and the lightness of Dicken’s story remains intact amidst the serious themes of class struggle, revolution, sacrifice and redemption. Information: http://www.thetwoofusproductions.org

The Countess

The Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, NY 12075 October 12-28, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.: A Victorian Age psychological thriller of obsession, beauty and madness. This chronicle of the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, the English art critic John Ruskin and his wife, Effie, paints a true picture of the cruelty and scandal that devoured their lives. Tickets: $18; $15 Friends Information: http://ghentplayhouse.org


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Sounds season of the

Carolina Chocolate Drops in concert at Bard’s Fisher Center September 15.

Todd Palmer, Elizabeth Futral, Ran Dank

The Tannery at Darrow School, Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Saturday, September 1, 8 p.m.: Performing works by Schubert and Ricky Ian Gordon. Tickets: $30 & $35 Information: 888.820.1696; http://www.tannerypondconcerts.org

Theatre Is Evil

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Wed. & Thurs., Sept. 5 & 6, 7:30 p.m.: Bard singer/songwriter-inresidence Amanda Palmer presents two public concerts in conjunction with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines, and Jherek Bischoff. Her new album, Theatre Is Evil, showcases Amanda’s powerful vocals and talented songwriting in ways that may surprise even her most ardent fans. Tickets: $35; $20 Bard students, faculty & staff Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Millbrook Arts Group Summer Concert Series Finale: Stolen Heart Village Green, Village of Millbrook, NY 12545 Saturday, September 8, 5 p.m.: Summer concert series wraps up with Stolen Heart playing contemporary and classic country music. Information: http://www.millbrookartsgroup.org/

Michael McDonald

HITS-on-the-Hudson, Saugerrties, NY 12477 Sunday, September 9, 5 p.m.: Prominent on the soundtrack of our times, Michael McDonald has been thrilling listeners with his distinctively soulful style for four decades. The five-time Grammywinner is a rare kind of artist in contemporary pop music. From ‘70sera Doobie Brothers classics such as Takin’ It to the Streets, What a Fool Believes, and Minute by Minute; and solo hits like I Keep Forgetting and On My Own; through two highly-acclaimed Motown cover albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost; he’s a musician and songwriter whose work is

both timeless and ever-evolving. Ticket price includes admission to HITS’ Championship Sunday show jumping finale, which will feature the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix. Tickets: $25 advance; $30 day of show Information: http://www.bardavon.org

Solaris Voices

Howland Cultural Center, Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Sunday, September 9, 5:30 p.m.: Solaris Voices features a diverse and dynamic repertoire of songs and arias from Purcell to Puccini, with a little Neil Young and Leonard Bernstein thrown into the mix, sung by three versatile Hudson Valley performers: Sopranos Courtenay Budd (Young Concert Artists International Auditions Winner), Kelly Ellenwood (Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera) and acclaimed Belarus-born diva Irina Mozyleva. They will be accompanied on the Howland’s Steinway Grand by virtuoso pianists Sylvia Buccelli and Douglas Coates. Tickets: $30 advance; $35 door; $5 kids under 18 Information: http://www.cfhvny.org

Coheed and Cambria

UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 Thursday, September 13, 8 p.m.: With five groundbreaking albums, the New York based foursome has diligently developed a unique sound that incorporates punk, metal, progressive rock and post-hardcore. All of Coheed and Cambria’s albums are concept albums that tell a science fiction story called The Amory Wars, written by lead singer Claudio Sanchez, which has been transcribed into a series of comic books, a full length novel, and soon a Mark Wahlberg produced film. “3” will open the show. Tickets: $28 Information: http://www.bardavon.org

Diamond Opera Theater: A Master Class for Singers

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two expert singers in refining technical and interepretative aspects of their singing. Information: 518.822.1438; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org

Tavern Night

Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, September 15, 7-10 p.m.: DFeaturing The Acoustic Medicine Variety Show, with live music by local musicians. Tickets: $10, good for 2 beverages and snacks. Pizza sold separately. Information: 845.758.5887; http://www.elmendorph.org

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Saturday, September 15, 8 p.m.: Carolina Chocolate Drops—whose 2010 Nonesuch debut Genuine Negro Jig won a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy—prove that old-time string music from the Piedmont region of the Carolinas is an ever-evolving sound. On their latest release, Leaving Eden, they illustrate the ability to grow and change, as their new repertoire incorporates more blues, jazz, and folk balladry alongside brilliantly rendered string-band tunes. Tickets: $15-$40; $10 students Information: 845.758.7900; http://fishercenter.bard.edu

Spirit of Freedom: A Concert Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 22, 8 p.m.: Concert marking the sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862. The Dutchess Antislavery Singers, performing in Civil War era clothing, present American abolitionists’ music, along with emancipation history commentary. Spirit of Unity Interdenominational Gospel Choir, led by Ray Watkins, follows with a concert of gospel favorites. All are welcome. A free will offering supports the work of Poughkeepsie’s Protect the Dream Foundation, an afterschool program serving local youth and their families. Tickets: Free; donations accepted. Information: 845.452.8220; http://www.christchurchpok.org

Cellist David Finckel and Pianist Wu Han

The Tannery at Darrow School, Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Saturday, September 22, 8 p.m.: A concert of Beethoven (Sonata in G), Brahms (Sonata in E) , Debussy (Sonata) , and Shostakovich (Sonata). Tickets: $30 & $35 Information: 888.820.1696; http://www.tannerypondconcerts.org

Walden Chamber Players

Howland Cultural Center, Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Sunday, September 23, 4 p.m.: Founded in 1997, the Walden Chamber Players is a group of leading musicians from the Boston area. In returning for this concert they will use violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano to perform a William Bolcom trio for low strings, a Schubert work for string trio and piano and his popular Trout Quintet. Tickets: $30; $10 students Information: http://www.howlandmusic.org

Jarana Beat

Dutchess Community College, James & Betty Hall Theatre, 54 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Thursday, September 27, 12:30 p.m.: Mexican roots outfit, Jarana Beat, fuses elements of Mexico’s African and Amerindian traditions with other Latin American rhythms in its present-day take on folkloric

music. Part of DCC’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Tickets: Free Information: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/studentlife/ studentactivities/lyceumseries.html

In the Pines: M Shanghai String Band

University Settlement in the Pines, Route 9D, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, September 29, 6 p.m.: CD Release Show. Information: http://www.local845.com

Artists for Autism

Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 29, 7 p.m.: A classical music benefit concert to celebrate Center for Spectrum Services featuring world-renowned musicians, Eugenia Zukerman (flutist), Inon Barnatan (pianist), Voxare String Quartet, Kerry Henderson (baritone), and accompanist Babette Hierholzer. This special event provides a night of gorgeous music while raising much-needed funds to support Spectrum Services’ programs for people with autism in the Hudson Valley. New this year -- dine before the concert at one of Artists for Autism’s early dining partner restaurants and a percentage will be donated to Center for Spectrum Services. Tickets: $30; $50; $100 (includes premium seating and entry into the post-concert meet & greet the artists reception) Information: http://www.artistsforautism2012.org

Steve Earle

Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, September 30, 7 p.m.: A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right -- his songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. The Grammy Awardwinning singer-songwriter delivers his unique blend of rock, folk, and politically charged Texas country with a poetic spirit and cinematic energy. Charlie Mars will open the show. Tickets: $40 Information: http://www.bardavon.org

Zuill Bailey, Cello

Howland Cultural Center, Main St., Beacon, NY 12508 Sunday, October 7, 4 p.m.: One of the most sought-after cellists today, Zuill Bailey performs widely in recital and as a soloist with major orchestras. He will bring his engaging personality to Howland’s Chamber Music Series again to play and discuss three Bach suites for solo cello, a program that has received glowing reviews. His recording of these for Telarc has been a best selling disc.Tickets: $30; $10 students Information: http://www.howlandmusic.org

The Violinist Winsome Brown

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Fri. & Sat., October 12 & 13, 3 p.m.: The Violinist Project is a music, film, and theater performance between composer Dave Soldier, film maker/writer Winsome Brown, cinematographer Jennifer Reeves, and violinist/ performer Rebecca Cherry. Inspired by the work of early 20th century masters of both classical and jazz music, composer Dave Soldier has composed a gothic opera-without-words for violin, piano, and electronics. Performed live under the backdrop of Winsome Brown’s experimental narrative film and live video feed. Tickets: $15; $12 members Information: 518.822.1438; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org


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readings, signings & screenings

Feminist icon Gloria Steinm speaks at Vassar Chapel on September 19.

Friday Night Films

Dutchess Community College, James & Betty Hall Theatre, 54 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m.: Dutchess Community College offers a Weeked Film Series featuring some of the best recently released box office hits -- free of charge! 9/7, Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13); 9/8, The Hunger Games (PG-13); 9/14, Men in Black 3 (PG-13); 9/15, Dictator (R); 9/21, The Avengers (PG-13); 9/22, 21 Jump Street (R). Tickets: Free Information: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/studentlife/ studentactivities/movies.html

Reading: Judy Marshall

Oblong Books, 26 Main St., Millerton, NY 12546 Thursday, August 30, 7-9 p.m.: Judy Marshall is a passionate New Englander who enjoys writing about real women facing life’s many challenges. she will discuss her new book CRAZY, the story of one woman’s journey through pain, betrayal, and forgiveness as she learns to hold onto her faith, and trust in herself. Information: 518.789.3797; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Film: Planet of Snail

Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff, NY 12574 Thursday, August 30, 4-5 p.m.: Elle will read from her story The Bubble. Audience members will blow bubbles and draw pictures to illustrate the story. Information: 845.876.2903

Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Fri., Aug. 31, 6 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 1, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 2, 4 p.m.: Winner of the prestigious Best Documentary prize at the International Film Festival Amsterdam, Planet of Snail is a mesmerizing documentary about an accomplished young poet, who can no longer hear or see, and his relationship to the world around him. In Korean with English subtitles. Tickets: $7; $5 students & members Information: 518.822.8448; http://www.timeandspace.org

Book Talk: Hidden History of the Lower Hudson Valley

Sounds of the 1970’s and 1980’s “From Glam to Punk”

Author Elle Renaldo

FDR Presidential Library, Henry A. Wallace Center, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY Thursday, August 30, 7-9 p.m.: Author talk and book signing with Carney and Tatiana Rhinevault, coauthors of Hidden History of the Lower Hudson Valley: Stories from the Albany Post Road. Information: 845.486.7745; http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu

Reading: John Kelly

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Thursday, August 30, 7-9 p.m.: Kelly will discuss his latest book, The Graves Were Walking: The Great Irish Famine and the Failure of British Nation-Building, (Henry Holt), a vivid, character-driven history of the devastation of mid-19th century Ireland, drawing on neverbefore-published material and presenting an entirely new thesis, with significant resonance to U.S. domestic and international events today. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

PARC Park, 330 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 1, 8:30 p.m.: The Hudson Music Festival is sponsoring a series of free viewings of rarely seen music videos and films from the 1960’s-1980’s. Information: http://www.hudsonmusicfest.com

Festival of Books

Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 Sat.-Mon., September 1-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: “Festival of Books: A Celebration of Books & Reading,” featuring panel discussion, readings, and book signings by nationally known and local authors, a book-themed gallery exhibition, children’s events including a visit from favorite storybook characters, the Cookbook Cafe and more. Of course there is a giant used book sale featuring more than 10,000 new and gently used books in every category. Most titles are just $1-$5. Information: 518.392.3693; http://www.spencertownacademy.org


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National Theatre of London Live Simulcast: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Time & Space Limited, 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Thurs., Sept. 6, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 9, 1 p.m.: Based on the international best-selling novel by Mark Haddon; adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens. Tickets: $22; $15 students Information: 518.822.8448; http://www.timeandspace.org

Author Event: Ted Allen, “In My Kitchen”

Blue Cashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6243 Montgomery St., Suite 3, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, September 8, 2-5 p.m.: Book signing with Ted Allen, author of “In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks.” Allen recently won a James Beard Award for his work as the host of Food Network’s hit show Chopped. Information: 845.876.1117; http://www.bluecashew.com

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Rhinebeck Farmers Market, Municipal Parking Lot, E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, September 9, noon-2 p.m.: Marie is the former owner of Yore Vegetables, an heirloom seedling nursery, and a longtime master gardener, educator, and former editor of The Mid-Hudson Gardener’s Guide. She will be signing copies of her first book The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables - The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your Garden (Timber Press). Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Reading: Helene Aylon

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, September 9, 2 p.m.: Aylon reads from her book, “Whatever is Contained Must Be Released: My Orthodox Jewish Girlhood -- My Life as a Feminist Artist.” Information: 518.822.1438; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org

Reading: Verlyn Klinkenborg

Oblong Books, 26 Main St., Millerton, NY 12546 Thursday, September 13, 6 p.m.: Klinkenborg is an award-winning American non-fiction author, and has been a member of the editorial board of The New York Times since 1997 He is the author of a number of books about rural life and will discuss his new book Several Short Sentences on Writing. Information: 518.789.3797; http://www.oblongbooks.com

One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying to be Just a Little Bit Better

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, September 15, 7-9 p.m.: One Good Deed is the inspiring, smart, and frequently funny chronicle of a year when writer Erin McHugh tried to reclaim the better part of herself, with the hope of inspiring others to do the same. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Hudson Valley YA Society: Andrea Cremer, Mariah Fredericks, Jillian Larkin & Kat Rosenfield

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sunday, September 16, 4 p.m.: HVYAS brings the best and brightest YA authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun party-like “literary salon” atmosphere. This month’s event features YA authors Andrea Cremer (RIFT), Mariah Fredericks (The Girl in the Park), Jillian

Larkin (Diva) and Kat Rosenfield (Amelia Anne is Dead & Gone). Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem

Vassar Chapel, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 Wednesday, September 19, 7 p.m.: Writer, lecturer, editor, feminist activist, and Ms. magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem will mark the publication’s 40th anniversary with a talk in the Vassar Chapel. Q&A session will follow lecture. Free and open to the public. Information: 845.437.5370; http://www.vassar.edu

Reading: Robert L. Klitzman, MD

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 22, 2 p.m.: Dr. Klitzman discusses his book, Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing. In the 50 years since DNA was discovered, we have seen extraordinary advances. For example, genetic testing has rapidly improved the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as Huntington’s, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s. But with this new knowledge comes difficult decisions for countless people, who wrestle with fear about whether to get tested, and if so, what to do with the results. Information: 518.822.1438; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org

Book Talk: Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War

FDR Presidential Library, Henry A. Wallace Center, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Sunday, September 23, 2 p.m.: Author talk and book signing with Frank Costigliola, author of Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War. Information: 845.486.7745; http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu

Author Reading: Emma Straub

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.: Emma Straub is, according to Gothamist, “the belle of the Brooklyn indi-lit ball.” At this event, Straub will discuss her forthcoming novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, which is due for release September 4th, 2012, by Riverhead Books. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

Book Launch Party: Cynthia Owen Philip

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.: Cynthia Owen Philip is the author of Robert Fulton: A Biography (2003) and Rhinecliff: The Tangled Tale of Rhinebeck’s Watefront, A Hudson River History (2008). In her latest book, Wilderstein & The Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy she recounts the story of one of the areas most recognizable landmarks. Information: 845.876.0500; http://www.oblongbooks.com

ArtsWalk Literary Series

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, October 2, noon-5 p.m.: In collaboration with the Columbia County Council on the Arts and ArtsWalk, Hudson Opera House hosts an afternoon of readings: Charles Stein and George Quasha (noon); Thomas Sayers Ellis and Mary Beth Hughes (1:45 p.m.); Illya Szilak and David Black (3:30 p.m.). Check website for complete listing. Information: 518.822.1438; http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org


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green valley On September 7, John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will discuss how birds can save the world at the Carey Institute in Millbrook.

Once in a Blue Moon Walk

Homegrown Harvest Festival

Locavore Challenge

Journeys Into Farming: New Farmer Narrative Project

Schor Conservation Area, 58 Shoreview Dr., Canaan, NY 12029 Friday, August 31, 8-9:30 p.m.: It’s called a “Blue Moon” when there is a second full moon in a month. Come out and celebrate our first one since December 31, 2009. Join CLC staff for an evening trail walk and talk ending in a great viewing location. Don’t forget your flashlight! Information: 518.392.5252 x 202; http://clctrust.org

New York State Month of September.: Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) hosts its 3rd Annual NY Locavore Challenge. This month-long campaign, aimed at engaging consumers across the state in actively supporting the local organic food movement, appeals to concerned citizens to participate in a wide variety of events and challenges that support their local economies, encourage organic and sustainable growing practices and propel the movement. New this year, NOFA-NY is launching a 30 Challenges in 30 Days calendar to help guide consumers in exploring the challenge each day during September. Information: http://www.nofany.org/events/ny-locavore-challenge

Farm Walk

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Rd. (off Route 9H), Kinderhook, NY 12106 Saturday & Sundays in September, 1-2:30 p.m.: Explore the upper terrace of Martin Van Buren’s farm, enjoy the beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains while you discover the connections between politics and agriculture in antebellum America. Learn about the activities of the men and women of Roxbury Farm who are stewards of the farmland today. Reservations are recommended. Tickets: $5 Information: http://www.nps.gov/mava

Phantom Gardener, 6837 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Saturday, September 1, 9 a.m.: End of Summer Homegrown Food Celebration with live music, free workshops, local vendors, raffle to benefit the food bank of the Hudson Valley, community potluck and a plant sale. Information: 845.876.8606; http://thephantomgardener.com North Chatham Free Library, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, NY 12132 September 4-17: Traveling exhibition featuring 20 Columbia County farmers who have started farms in the last 10 years. Through photographs of the farmers and their land, and through storytelling in the farmers’ own words, you can follow each of their journeys into farming. This is the last stop on the exhibition’s summer tour. Information: http://hawthornevalleyfarm.org/fep/newfarmer

Discover How Birds Can Save the World

Carey Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Meet at main campus parking area, 2801 Sharon Tpke. (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Friday, September 7, 7 p.m.: John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will discuss the role birds play in fostering the conservation of biodiversity. Sensitive indicators, birds provide us with a window into the health of the environment Information: 845.677.7600 x 326; http://www.ecostudies.org

Ted Allen Visits Hudson Farmers Market

Hudson Farmers Market, 6th St. & Columbia St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Ted Allen, author of “In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks” and host of Food Network’s Chopped, along with photographer Ben Fink sign copies of their new book. Information: http://www.hudsonfarmersmarketny.com


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Walk & Talk at CEIE | Herbalist Sarah Elisabeth

Center for Environmental Innovation & Education, 199 Dennings Ave., Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, September 8, 10-11:30 a.m.: Sarah Elisabeth, an herbalist in the Wise Woman Tradition, leads a tour of Denning’s Point, exploring wild edibles and healing herbs. Information: 845.765.2721; http://bire.org/events

Grow Fruit Naturally: A Workshop with Lee Reich, PhD

Hawthorne Valley Farm Learning Center, 327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075 Sunday, September 9, 1-5 p.m.: “Naturally grown” fruits are high in flavor, rich in nutrients, and resistant to pests. With this workshop, you’ll learn how to select, cultivate, and harvest naturally grown fruits from your backyard, farmden, or small farm. Following nature’s lead keeps things simple and successful. Lee Reich, PhD is an avid farmdener (more than a garden, less than a farm) who turned from plant and soil research with the USDA and Cornell University to writing, lecturing, and consulting. His books include A Northeast Gardener’s Year, The Pruning Book, Weedless Gardening, Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, Landscaping with Fruit, and Grow Fruit Naturally. Cost: $40 Information: 518.672.7500; http://hawthornevalleyfarm.org

Magnificent Monarchs

Greenport Conservation Area, 54 Daisy Hill Rd., Greenport, NY 12534 Sunday, September 9, 2-4 p.m.: Every fall, Columbia County monarchs fly south to spend the winter at roosting sites in Mexico. After a talk about monarchs, capture, tag, and release monarchs at Greenport Conservation Area, a designated Monarch Waystation. Tagging individual butterflies helps scientists in studying and monitoring monarch populations and fall migration. Information: 518.392.5252 x 210; http://clctrust.org

2nd Annual Roasted Pig Dinner

University Settlement Camp, Route 9D, Beacon, NY 12508 Sunday, September 9, 4-7 p.m.: Celebrate the harvest with a traditional roast pig dinner, starring a very local pig raised this year at Common Ground Farm. Chance to enter to win a half of a Common Ground Farm pig. Information: 845.231.4424; http://www.commongroundfarm.org

Farmland Cycling Tour

Poet’s Walk Park, River Road, Red Hook, NY 12571 Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Energize with fresh donuts, cider and apples (courtesy of local farmers), then pedal through the beautiful, rolling countryside of Dutchess and Columbia counties. Besides catching glimpses of the Hudson River, you’ll pass working farms Scenic Hudson has helped to protect. Along the cycling routes you’ll find water stations offering healthy produce and plenty of water. After returning to Poets’ Walk, enjoy a fabulous lunch while listening to live music. If you don’t want to ride, join us anyway for a fun day in the park. Ride lengths: 10, 25 and 45 miles. Registration 8:30-9:45 a.m. Information: 845.473.4440 x 273; http://scenichudson.org

Ancram Farm Tour

Ancram, NY 12502 Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Enjoy a self-guided bike tour or driving tour of Ancram farms featuring tours, milking demonstrations, tastings, and much much more. Co- Sponsored by the Ancram Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Committee. Information: 518.392.5252 x 214; http://clctrust.org

Science on the River

Norrie Point Environmental Center, 256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580 Saturday, September 15, 2-5 p.m.: Join the Hudson River Research Reserve 30th Anniversary Celebration. Meet Hudson River scientists and learn how they work. Demos and activities for the whole family. Seine or angle for fish. See a ‘Close Encounter With Birds of Prey’ program. Enjoy spectacular river views. Weather permitting, join Research Reserve staff on short, guided tidal marsh paddle (numbers limited; all equipment provided). Information: 845.889.4745; http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/33037.html#Norrie

Third Thursday at CEIE: Dialogue | John Horgan and Andrew Revkin

Center for Environmental Innovation & Education, 199 Dennings Ave., Beacon, NY 12508 Thursday, September 20, 7-8:30 p.m.: Andrew Revkin, author of The New York Times’ “Dot Earth” blog and senior fellow at Pace University, joins John Horgan, science journalist and director of the Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology, to contemplate with environmentalist John Cronin, the question: “Have we reached the beginning or the end of technology?” Information: 845.765.2721; http://bire.org/events

Food Preservation with Seasonal Recipe Exchange

Adriance Memorial Library Kitchen/Staff Room, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.-noon: This Skill Share, presented by the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, will draw on the knowledge of specially invited resource persons who will share some of their favorite food preservation techniques and recipes. We will touch on canning, freezing, and pickling. Bring your own questions and recipes to share as we discuss the ways we can preserve the bountiful harvest to enjoy all year. Space is limited, registration required. Information: 845.485.3445 x 3702; http://www.poklib.org/programs

Forest Ecology Walk on the Wappinger Creek Trail

Carey Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Meet at Gifford House Parking Area, 2917 Sharon Tpke. (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Sunday, September 23, 10 a.m.-noon: As part of the Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble, forest ecologist Dr. Charles Canham will be leading an interpretive forest walk on the Wappinger Creek Trail. Connect with nature while learning about how past land use practices have shaped Hudson Valley forests. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals). Information: http://www.ecostudies.org

Columbia County Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable

Trinity Methodist Church, 555 Joslen Blvd., Greenport, NY 12534 Tuesday, September 25, 7 p.m.: Guests from Hyde Park will be there to talk about their Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) and its support for planning board reviews. Bring news of your own CAC’s activities or your town’s efforts to establish one. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a CAC member, trying to form one, or just want to know more about what they are and what they do. R.S.V.P appreciated to plan for seating and refreshments. Information: 518.392.5252 x 208; http://clctrust.org


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miscellaneous Join horticulturists at Locust Grove on September 16, for a ‘Perfect Peonies’ workshop.

New York Bacon Fest

Henry Hudson Waterfront Park, Water Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, September 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Born from the conversation, “Hey, why ISN’T there an entire festival around bacon anyway?”, Bacon Fest became the premiere event produced by Live Local, Inc., a company headquartered in upstate NY dedicated to supporting local flavor, local charities and local economies. Restaurants and eateries from NYC, the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region and Southern Adirondacks and into the Berkshires will be featuring their bacon creations, area smokehouses will have a spectrum of flavors to sample, artisans of all crafts – edible and non – will have their wares on display, farms and CSA’s will delight us with pig knowledge AND the delightful croonings of area musicians will wash over us as we all drift into a food coma. A portion of the proceeds from Bacon Fest will be given to local area food shelters. Live music by Ramblin Jug Stompers, Red Haired Strangers, Sgt. Dunbar & The Hobo Banned, The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Eastbound Jesus, and Unexplained Bacon. Tickets: $8 Information: http://baconfestny.com

Mixed Level Yoga

Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Fridays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28, 9:30 a.m.: This level 1 and 2 class is designed for students who are familiar with yoga basics, as well as more experienced practitioners. Class typically begins with Sun Salutations and then moves to standing, seated and reclining poses. Balancing poses, inversions, breathing and meditation will also be incorporated. Class ends with relaxation. Students should wear nonrestrictive clothing and bring a yoga mat. Class size is limited to 10 students, therefore preregistration is required. Class Fee: $50 for four sessions Information: 845.757.3771; http://www.tivolilibrary.org

Taste of Hudson: 4th Annual Celebration

On Warren St., between 2nd & 3rd, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: 20 plus eateries and food purveyors from Hudson participate in a day of gustatory delight! Information: http://belo3rd.com

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Sat., Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Celebrating its 11th year, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is a celebration of the gourmet lifestyle in the Hudson Valley. Features 100’s of wines from all over New York and the world, more than 100 gourmet specialty food, fine art, and lifestyle vendors, food sampling from some of the region’s best restaurants, and live entertainment. Plus, cooking demos and food & wine seminars. Tickets: $20; $30 weekend; $35 one-day wine tasting ticket; $65 weekend wine tasting ticket Information: http://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com

6th Annual Barry Hopkins Run

Olana, Wagon House Education Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, September 9, 8:30 a.m.: Enjoy this 3.8 mile scenic cross country run, primarily on historic carriage roads with a few hills and spetacular views. Start and finish near the lake. T-shirts guaranteed to the first 75 entrants. Overall and age group awards. There is a free 0.7 mile kids run around the lake (awards, no T-shirts). Registration at the Wagon House Education Center opens at 8:30 a.m. Race begins at 9:30 a.m., kids run at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $15; $10 members Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org


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Red Hook’s Apple Heritage: Alive and Growing

Historic Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 Sunday, September 9, 3 p.m.: Doug and Talea Fincke, managers of Montgomery Place Orchards, discuss how they enjoy reviving Red Hook’s Antique apple varieties. Information: 845.758.1920; http://www.redhookhistory.com

Second Annual Red Hook Volunteer Fair

Multipurpose Room, Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Monday, September 10, 5-7 p.m.: Do you love animals? Want to teach children to read? Interested in helping to build houses? Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll have a chance to find a non-profit organization that needs your help during the second annual Red Hook Volunteer Fair. The Volunteer Fair is a collaborative venture of Bard College, Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, Red Hook Public Library and Red Hook Central School District. Information: 845.758.7453; bardcivicengagement@gmail.com

Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word

Family Partnership Center, 29 N. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Mondays, September 10 and 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: A two-session program designed for paretns, grandparents and other relative caregivers who are in a parenting role. Are you a jellyfish or a brick wall? This program will help you understand your parenting style and the seven basic principles of positive discipline. Learn how to guide children’s behavior and avoid temper tantrums and meltdowns. Brought to you by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. Information: 845.677.8223, ext. 137; nm62@cornell.edu

Yoga with Regina Simmons

Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY 12526 Starting September 11, Tues. & Thurs., 6-7 p.m.: Tuesdays, Gentle Yoga for all levels; Thursday, Vigorous Yoga, intermediate level. Simmons has been teaching yoga for five years and has 500 hr. ryt certification from Kripalu Institute. Implementing several different movement styles, classes finish with meditation and breathing instruction. Class are free, donations are welcomed. No class Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information: 518.537.5800; http://germantownlibrary.org

Retirement Planning for Women

Arlington Branch Library, 504 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Wednesday, September 12, 6 p.m.: Poughkeepsie Public Library District in collaboration with MetLife Resources offers an informative workshop especially for women entitled “It’s Not Your Mother’s Retirement.” Today’s world is much different than it was for our mothers and grandmothers. The economic environment has changed, and so have attitudes toward retirement. Women owe it to themselves to take charge of their future. This workshop is designed to help women answer critical questions such as: How much money do I need to retire? How long do I have between now and retirement? How comfortable am I with financial risk? This free seminar can help attendees better understand the options available in planning for retirement. Guest presenter is Deanna J Moriarty, Financial Services Representative, Investment Advisor Representative, MetLife Resources. Pre-registration is encouraged. Information: 845.485.3445 x 3320; http://www.poklib.org/programs

Sunset Sensations

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Thursday, September 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Enjoy a magnificent Hudson River sunset while sipping fine wines paired with delicious culinary creations. Hors d’oeuvres feature seasonal vegetables from the heritage gardens at Locust Grove. Visitors will also be treated to informal wine pairing presentations by Bob Brink, Fine Wine Manager at Arlington Wines, vegetable garden tours with Locust Grove’s horticulturists, and cooking demonstrations by the featured chef of the month, Anthony Moustakas of Gourmet to Go. Tickets: $25 advance; $27 day of event Information: 845.454.4500; http://www.lgny.org

Library Open House & Curriculum Swap for Homeschoolers

Arlington Branch Library, 504 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, September 14, 11 a.m.-noon: While many neighborhood kids are watching for the bus to school, homeschooling families are gearing up for another year of learning. Attendees will enjoy a tour and presentation highlighting the extensive resources available in the library, online, and throughout the Mid-Hudson Library System. There will also be opportunities to network with other homeschoolers, and even swap ideas and specific curriculum favorites. This event is for homeschooled children in grades 1-6 and their parents. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Information: 845.485.3445 x 3320; http://www.poklib.org/programs

Leon Wyczółkowski, A Game of croquet (1892-1895), National Museum, Warsaw. Source: wikipedia.org

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Annual Croquet Tournament

Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15 & 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: An annual event at Clermont, it is the continuation of a tradition going back through three generations of Livingstons. Tickets: $20 to participate; $5/car entry to site Information: 518.537.4240; http://www.friendsofclermont.org continued on page 36 g


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Perfect Peonies

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, September 16, 2-4 p.m.: Locust Grove’s historic gardens are famed for their stunning collection of peonies, originally planted in the late 1800s. In this how-to workshop led by the site’s horticulturists, learn the technique to achieve success with planting a piece of Locust Grove history in your own garden. Divisions of these beautiful and fragrant antique varieties planted in the fall produce a magnificent display each spring, flowering in late May and early June. Tickets: $15, includes peony division Information: 845.454.4500; http://www.lgny.org

Constitution Day Display

FDR Presidential Library, Wallace Center, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY September 16-22, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: In partnership with the National Constitution Center’s annual I Signed the Constitution program, the Roosevelt Library is celebrating Constitution Day (September 17, 2012) with a special display from September 16-22, 2012. A copy of the U.S. Constitution and a signing book will be displayed, inviting the visiting public to acknowledge their dedication to the ideals of our governing document. Information: 845.486.7745; http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu

Rhinebeck @ Home Kick Off Event

Church of the Messiah, Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Wednesday, September 19, 2:30 p.m.: Rhinebeck @ Home is a new, locally-based non=profit organization dedicated to helping members remain in their homes and stay connected to the community as they age. At this kick-off event information will be given, questions answered and refreshments served. Need a ride? Call 845-876-4663 (HOME) Information: 845.876.3548; shubbert@citilink.net

O’Baby Consignment Sale

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Thurs., Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: A twice-yearly children’s consignment sale offering new, gently used and excellent quality baby and children’s items at a fraction of the price of retail. Information: http://www.obabysale.com

Antique Car Show

Montgomery Place, River Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Saturday, September 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Antique cars to delight automobile enthusiasts of all ages. Tickets: $5; $10 house tour Information: 845.758.1036; http://www.hudsonvalley.org/historic-sites/montgomery-place

Carriage Day

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, September 23, 1-4 p.m.: Enjoy guided tours of the carriage house complex, built in the 1850s for the Morse family and renovated for the Young family in 1901. The wagaon barn accommodated as many as five carriages and a sleigh and an ever-changing variety of maintenance equipment. View the museum collection of antique carriages and their related equipment, watch carriage ride demonstrations by the Hudson Valley Driving Association, then climb aboard and experience a delightful hay ride around Locust Grove’s upper grounds of historic carriage trails. Tickets: $8/person Information: 845.454.4500; http://www.lgny.org

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A Tour of Olana’s Geological Landscape

Olana, East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, September 23, 1-3 p.m.: Join Robert Titus, Hartwick College geology professor in an exploratory walking tour of the Ice Age forces that shaped the 19th Century artists’ landscape. Learn too, about the bedrock geological history of the site. Space is limited, please pre-register. Information: 518.828.1872 x 109; http://olana.org

Mushroom Walk

Locust Grove, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m.-noon: Mushrooms add a whole new dimension to touring Locust Grove’s grounds. Presented by the MidHudson Mycological Association, join our knowledgeable guides for a fascinating morning walk through the woods. No experience necessary; wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Free Information: 845.454.4500; http://www.lgny.org

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

Cantine Field, Washington Ave., Saugerties, NY 12477 Sat., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Annual festival celebrating all things garlic. Chef demonstrations and lectures, garlic farmers, garlic marketplace, food vendors, children’s area, craft area, live music and performances and so much more. Tickets: $7 advance/$10 gate; seniors, $3/$10 Information: http://hvgf.org

Celtic Day in the Park

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: A perfect event for the whole family -- a festival of all things Celtic! Featuring music, dance, bagpipe bands, story telling, sheep herding, kids activities and more. Tickets: $12; kids 12 and under are free! Information: 845.889.8851

Hudson Valley Bounty Chili Contest

Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water St., Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, October 6, noon-4 p.m.: This cooking contest Saturday, October 6th under a tent on the banks of the Hudson River in the Henry Hudson Park, is a perfect place to showcase a tried-and-true chili recipe, or to simply come to taste and vote for your favorite! Information: http://www.hudsonvalleybounty.com

Olanafest 2012

Olana, East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, October 7, 5:30-8 p.m.: Frederic Church (1826-1900), one of the premier American landscape painters and pioneers of the Hudson River School, will forever be associated with the Hudson Valley, where he created Olana – his artist-designed landscape, ornamental farm, and hilltop Persian house on the Hudson River, five miles south of Hudson, NY. Olana’s history, like much of Columbia County’s, is rooted in agriculture. In 1860, Church purchased 126 acres of farm and woodland that were the first phases of his eventual creation of Olana. To highlight the site’s history as a working farm and the birthplace of American art, Olanafest will be an autumn sunset celebration of the intersection of food and art in the Hudson Valley. Attendees will enjoy signature creations from some of the best local chefs and wine and beer makers at the home of the best views in the Hudson Valley. Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org


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