2013 Calendar of Events May/June
2013 GCCA Calendar of Events
GCCA Gallery Boutique – The Greene County Council on the Arts invites you to visit our gallery boutique, The Artful Hand, in Catskill. Open year-round, we offer fine arts and high quality crafts by local and regional artists, and books by area authors. Send boutique inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The GCCA Catskill Gallery, located at 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. , is open Monday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM. For more information, contact 518-943-3400 or email@example.com.
Museum: CATSKILL MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION PIANO MUSEUM. 18 beautiful examples of piano making from 1783 to the present, plus fascinating related ephemera, includes pianos from Liberace, Sir Roland Hanna’s and a rare Clementi that was played by the Maestro himself. Besides the Museum, the Doctorow Center includes 3 movie theaters and a performance space. Across the street is a newly revised restaurant, a fine Art and Craft gift gallery and an excellent Bookstore. Doctorow Center, Main Street, Hunter, NY. 518-263-2036. Hours: 12-4, Friday and Saturday, or by appointment. Groups welcome. 518-263-4908. www.catskillmtn.org
Workshops: CERAMIC CLASSES. Hand building techniques at the Open Studio, 402 Main St., Catskill. All levels welcome. Instructor: Dina Bursztyn, ceramic artist and arts educator. For schedule information and fees, call 518-943-9531 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading: TINY TOTS PROGRAM. Free and open to children ages birth to pre-K, along with their caregivers, Tuesdays, 1030-1130AM. Songs, fingerplays and rhymes, books, a simple craft, and free-play time. Come, have fun, and meet neighbors and friends, old and new! Palenville Branch Library, 3335 Route 23A, Palenville, NY. For more info: email@example.com http://catskillpubliclibrary.org/ (518) 678-3357.
Classes: Acting and production classes, spring, summer & fall, with DragonFly Performing Arts. For class schedules, fees and descriptions call 731-3340 or 622-0104 or visit www.DragonFlyPerformingArts.com.
Classes: BANNER HILL SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS AND WOODWORKING classes in woodworking, ceramics (wheel throwing, hand building), painting and more. For info, visit our website: BannerHillLLC.com; email: BannerHillWindham@mac.com, or call (518) 929-7821.
Exhibition: FUNCTIONAL ART FOR THE HOME By local and regional Fine Crafts Artists. Custom orders, shopping services, gift-wrapping. Mon/Thurs/Fri 10-5, Sat 10-7, Sun 11-5, Closed Tues/Wed. Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery at Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main St., Hunter, NY. 518-263-2060, www.catskillmtn.org.
Exhibit: SCULPTURE. More than 40 contemporary sculptures in landscape. Daylight hours all year, guided tours, children’s workshops. The Fields, SculptureParkArtOmiInternationalArtsCenter, 59 Letter S Road, Ghent, NY12075. 518-392-7656/392-2848.
Film Program: SELECTED FILMS. Popular Hollywood, independent; foreign screenings. Lobby café: espresso, cappuccino, tea, desserts; light suppers Saturday, open 1/2 hour before show. CatskillMountain Foundation Film and Performing ArtsCenter, Rt. 23A, Hunter, NY 12442. 518-263-4702. www.catskillmtn.org
Tours, lectures, programs: A living museum. Arts, local history, horticulture, botany, environment. Individual, group tours, plant sale. Change of landscape in four seasons. Photogenic woodland walk, native trees, plants. Call for calendar. The Mountain Top Arboretum, Maude Adams Road, POB 379, Tannersville, NY 12485. 518-589-3903. www.mtarbor.org
Event: BABY/TODDLER PLAYGROUP. Free, informal playgroup for 0-5 year olds accompanied by a parent, grandparent or guardian. Books and toys; songs and stories. Small babies and expectant parents are welcome, as this is a great way to meet other parents in the area. Fridays, 9:30-11AM. Athens Cultural Center, 24 2nd Street, Athens, NY. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Art: ART CLUB FOR KIDS. Free and open to children of all ages. Every Monday, 4 PM. See our website or visit the Library for project particulars. Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin St. Catskill, NY. For more info: www.catskillpubliclibrary.org (518) 943-4230.Yoga. Conducted by Roberta Roll. Weekly yoga classes are suitable for beginners and more advanced students. $20 per class or $95 for a series of eight classes. 8 – 9:30AM. A portion of the proceeds helps support Library programs. Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, NY12529 Contact, Howard Van Lenten, 325-5260.
TuesdaysWorkshop: KUUMBA LATIN FEVER FOR WOMEN: 6 to 7:45PM. A Latin dance fitness class for women with Elena Mosely of Kuumba Dance & Drum. Adults: $2. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY. Call 828-3612 for more info. Reading: TINY TOTS PROGRAM. Free and open to children ages birth to pre-K, along with their siblings, friends, and caregivers. Every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30AM. Sing songs, read stories, make an art project, and enjoy some play time. Palenville Branch Library, 3335 Route 23A, Palenville, NY. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org http://catskillpubliclibrary.org/ (518) 678-3357.
Second and Fourth TuesdaysWorkshop: SIT’N’KNIT. This group will meet every other Tuesday at the library for help with knitting projects and conversation. 3 – 5 PM. All welcome. Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, NY12529 Contact, Howard Van Lenten, 325-5260.
WednesdaysWorkshop: Watercolor workshops for adults with painter William A. Carbone, Washington Irving Senior Center, Catskill, NY, 10AM to Noon. Free. Bring own supplies or purchase through instructor.
ThursdaysClass: QI GONG FOR ADULTS. 11:30 AM. Free and open to the public. Palenville Branch Library, 3335 Route 23A, Palenville, NY. For more info: www.catskillpubliclibrary.org (518) 678-3357. Toddlers: WIGGLE TIME. Beth Adams leads kids ages 2-5 years with stories, movement and music. 10:30 – 11AM. Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, NY12529 Contact, Howard Van Lenten, 325-5260.
Art: ART CLUB FOR KIDS. Free and open to children of all ages. Every Saturday, 11:30AM-12:30PM. Come, have fun, and be creative! Palenville Branch Library, 3335 Route 23A, Palenville, NY. For more info: email@example.com http://catskillpubliclibrary.org/ (518) 678-3357.
Teenagers: TEEN READERS GROUP. A book club for teenagers led by Beth Adams, Children’s library coordinator, 3-4 PM. Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, NY 12529 Contact Howard Van Lenten at 325-5260.
Event: DOGS LOVE BOOKS. Join Ms. McCord and her canine companions, Tansy and Toast in the Children’s Room on the second Saturday of each month from 10-11AM. McCord will read stories and kids can read to the dogs, too! Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, NY. Contact, Howard Van Lenten, 325-5260.
Third and Fourth Saturdays
Art: ART CLUB FOR KIDS. Free and open to children of all ages. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Come, have fun, and be creative! Palenville Branch Library, 3335 Route 23A, Palenville, NY. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org http://catskillpubliclibrary.org/ (518) 678-3357.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays
Writing: POETRY GROUP with Francesca Joyce. Beginning on Tuesday and continuing on every other Tuesday. Poetry writing and reading group in the Roe Jan Library Conference Room, 1:30-3:30PM. Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, NY12529 Contact, Howard Van Lenten, 325-5260.
Class: SLOW FLOW YOGA with Ann Marie Engasser, 9 to 10:15AM. A basic knowledge of yoga practice is recommended. Please bring your own mat. A few mats will be available for general use. $5 suggested donation. Athens Cultural Center, 24 2nd Street, Athens, NY. Register: email@example.com to confirm the class schedule.
Class: FOLLIES WITH BOBBY: Ballet and other smooth moves for women of a certain age and confident men. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 5:30 – 6:30PM. Improve balance and flexibility and transform your body awareness using techniques from ballet, modern dance, jazz, soft shoe, and 4th grade Physical Education class. Taught by Bobby Lupone. Drop-ins welcome. Athens Cultural Center, 24 2nd Street, Athens, NY. firstname.lastname@example.org
Movies: SUBJECTS VARY. $8/6/4. SpencertownAcademy, Rt. 203, POB 80, Spencertown, NY12165. 518-392-3693.
Exhibits, cinema: TIME AND SPACE. Exhibits, classical movies on weekends. Time and Space Warehouse Cultural Center. 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY. 518-822-8448. www.timeandspace.org
- Events noted (DEC) have been supported through a Decentralization grant from the NYS Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Program in Greene County or Columbia County.
- Events noted (CIP) have been supported through a grant from the County Initiative Program of the Greene County Council on the Arts with public funding from the Greene County Legislature.
Thru June 3
Exhibit: “Different Perspectives” exhibit featuring local artists Iris Kaplan and Sheila Trautman at Ulster Savings Bank Windham branch, 5494 Main St., Windham. More info: Joanna Schmidt, Windham Branch Manager, at (518) 734-5315, ext. 6660.
Thru June 16
Exhibit: CECILIA SINCLAIR, Hudson After Dark. Presented by Columbia Council on the Arts. at American Glory Restaurant Upstairs Gallery, 342 Warren St., Hudson, NY. 518-822-1234
Thru July 19
Exhibit: “Everything Farm”, watercolor artists of the Washington Irving Senior Center, directed by William Carbone at the Frisbee Agency, 384 Main St., Catskill, NY. Gallery hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM.
Thru September 13
Exhibit: “Spring and Summer Landscapes”, landscape paintings in oils by Marianne Tully at Bistro Brie & Bordeaux, 5386 Main St., Windham, NY. More info: 734-4911.
Thru November 3
Exhibit: “Albert Bierstadt in New York & New England”, curated by Annette Blaugrund, at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Open 10AM to 4PM, Wednesday through Sunday. Grounds free and open to the public. More info: www.thomascole.org or 518-943-7465.
May 4thru June 27
Exhibit: “KINDRED JOURNEYS II” featuring the work of the Hudson River Artists Guild at the Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23, Acra, NY. The Hudson River School of Art has influenced the work of these 6 artists who interpret nature in widely varied approaches: Athena Billias, Annie Borgenicht, Jamie Grossman, Mara Lehman, Michelle Moran and Linda Nicholls. More info: (518) 622-9820.
May 3 – June 7 (DEC)
Workshop: PLAY SPACE DESIGN & BUILD AT CATSKILL COMMUNITY CENTER.
Series of six workshops for children 6-12 on Friday afternoons, 4 -5:30 PM. Help design and build a sculptural play space. Teen and adult collaborators encouraged to participate. Designs will be implemented during the Community Build Weekend June 15 & 16. CatskillCommunity Center, Main St, Catskill. Sign up contact Laura Anderson 570-560-0463 or email@example.com
May 4 thru June 27Exhibit: “Kindred Journeys II”, on exhibit at the Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23, Acra, NY, features six members of the Hudson River Artists Guild. The second part of a two-part exhibit, it features artists Athena Billias, Annie Borgenicht, Jamie Grossman, Mara Lehman, Michelle Moran and Linda Nicholls. Please call the office at 622-9820 if you plan to see the exhibit to ensure there is accessibility to the conference room. For more info about the exhibit, call 518-678-9968.
May 25 (DEC)Workshop: RIVER, POND & LAKE LANDSCAPE PAINTING with Ruth Leonard. The Ponds in Siuslaw Model Forest in Acra, the first in a series presented in three outdoor locations in Greene County. Color, composition & technique. Open to pre-teen to adult. Guest speakers on ecological topics will broaden participants understanding of the environments they are portraying, 10AM – 1PM daily. Ruth Leonard at (518) 634-2289 to register.
May 11 thru June 16
Exhibit: “Here and There — Local and Distant Landscapes by Three Women Artists” at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery in Hunter NY. Featuring the work of local artists Olive Farrell, Mara Lehmann and Sheila Trautman. Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, located at 7950 Main Street in Hunter, is open Thurs. thru Sat. 10M-5PM/ Sunday 10AM-4PM and Mon.10AM -3PM. An Art Talk by the artists will be held May 18, 1-2PM. More info: Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery at 518-263-2060 or visit www.catskillmtn.org.
May 17 thru July 14
Exhibit: “Places of the Heart: Iowa, France, Columbia County, NY” exhibit of works by Julie Johnson Rothenberg at the Chamber of Commerce Gallery, 1 North Front Street, Hudson. Presented by the Columbia County Council on the Arts. Opening reception Saturday, June 1, 5-7PM in conjunction with the opening of CCCA’s “Colors of Columbia County” gallery show and the Belo3rd Dine/Art.
May 18 thru July 27
Exhibit: “Plowshares – Living Close to the Land”, group photography exhibit at Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery, 398 Main St., Catskill, NY. Classic and experimental landscapes, portraits and photo essays that mine the compelling story of agrarian life in a variety of photographic media — from tin types and pinhole-originated platinum prints to digital and doctored works. Featured artists: Kyle Adams, Craig Barber, Dan & Jill Burkholder, Jared Handelsman and Vaughn Wascovich. Gallery hours: Mondays thru Fridays, 10AM-5PM and Saturdays, Noon-5PM. More info., contact GCCA at 518-943-3400; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.greenearts.org.
May 18 thru July 27
Exhibit: “Jerry Miller Retrospective”, second floor solo show at GCCA Gallery by the late Palenville-based street photographer Jerry Miller, whose black and white work from the 1950s to now provides an historical overview charting the region’s changes over time. Gallery hours: Mondays thru Fridays, 10AM-5PM and Saturdays, Noon-5PM. For more information, contact the GCCA at 518-943-3400; email: email@example.com or visit: www.greenearts.org.
May 22 (CIP)
Performance: Orpheum Dance Festival – Paul Taylor Dance Company performs “Kith and Kin” (1987, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), “Scudorama” (1963, music by Clarence Jackson) and “Brandenburgs” (1988, music by Johann Sebastian Bach). Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main St. (Rt. 23A), Tannersville, NY, 7PM. Advance sale tickets: $23 adults, $18 seniors, $7 students. At the door: $27, $21 seniors, $7 students. For info: visit www.catskillmtn.org/events/index.html.
May 25 (CIP)
Performance: Orpheum Dance Festival – Taylor 2 Dance Company Residency Performance. Selected Paul Taylor choreography performed by Taylor 2 and students who have participated in the residency program. Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main St. (Rt. 23A), Tannersville, NY, 7PM. Tickets: $10. More info: www.catskillmtn.org/events/index.html.
Performance: Windham Chamber Music Festival presents a Solo Recital by Brazilian pianist Arnaldo Cohen at the Windham Civic Center Concert Hall, 5379 Main St, (Route 23), Windham, 8PM. Admission: General Public $25; Seniors (65+) $22; Contributors $20; Students (6-22) $5 – check or cash only. Free reception follows the concert. More info: 518-734-3868, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.windhammusic.com.
May 25 – October 14
Exhibit: THE BRONCKS: A Dutch-American Family. An exhibit marking 350 years of the Bronck family, Bronck Museum Visitor Center Gallery, Wed-Fri 12-4, Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4, Exhibit Admission Free. BronckMuseum. Route 9W, Coxsackie, NY. 731-6490
Event: EAST DURHAM IRISH FESTIVAL. Live music, rides, children’s music. Free camping, motor home parking. Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, Route 145, East Durham, NY. Advance Ticket sales, info., 518-634-2286 eastdurhamirishfestival.com Festival director Tom McGoldrick, email@example.com
May 26 (DEC)
Concert: MUSIC FOR FLUTE, OBOE, GUITAR AND PIPA. Winds in the Wilderness Concerts presents chamber music with Sharon Powers, flute; Judy Dansker, oboe; John Myers, guitar & Chinese pipa. Music by Teleman, Ibert, Villa-Lobos, Powers, Miyagi, Bach. Concert is 60 minutes and includes talk & audience participation. Church of St John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls, NY. $15 recommended donation. 518-329-1577.
Event: NATIONAL TRAILS DAY. Opening of the Kaaterskill Rail Trail. The Mountain Top Historical Society. Easy hiking. Enjoy a guided hike of the section of the rail trail running from MTHS campus to the Laurel House and Kaaterskill Falls. Meet at MTHS Campus, Train Station at 10AM. Distance: 3 miles. Participants can register at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (518) 589-6657. Please leave name, phone number, and total in your party. Schedule subject to change. http://www.mths.org.
Event: Kaaterskill Rail Trail OPENING ACTIVITIES. The Mountain Top Historical Society Campus, 10AM-3 PM. Exciting event celebrating the years of work by numerous groups and volunteers to complete the section of the rail trail running from the MTHS campus to the Laurel house and Kaaterskill Falls. www.gchistory.org
June 1 thru Columbus Day (CIP)
Exhibit: “Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art”, Clove artwork by contemporary painters Athena Billias, Patti Ferrara, and Carol Slutzky-Tenerowicz, alongside one of the late Thomas Locker’s renderings of Kaaterskill Falls. Exhibit to raise awareness about the importance of the Clove and the need for its preservation. Opening day lecture by Dr. Kevin Avery of the Metropolitan Museum, 1PM; additional lectures June 8 and 13. Museum hours: 10AM-5PM Thurs. thru Mon. Admission: $10. More info: email email@example.com, or visit www.prattmuseum.com
June 1, 8 & 15 (DEC)
Workshop: RIVER, POND & LAKE LANDSCAPE PAINTING with Ruth Leonard. Hudson River at Cohotate Preserve in Catskill, second in a series presented in three outdoor locations in Greene County. Color, composition & technique. Open to pre-teen to adult. Guest speakers on ecological topics will broaden participants understanding of the environments they are portraying. 10AM – 1PM daily. Ruth Leonard at (518) 634-2289 to register.
June 1 thru July 28
Exhibit: Colors of Columbia County, juried landscape-oriented show featuring local artists at CCCA Gallery, 209 Warren St., Hudson. Gallery hours: Wednesday thru Friday 11AM-3PM.; Saturday 1-5PM. More info, call 518-671-6213 or visit www.artscolumbia.org. Opening reception: June 1, 5-7PM.
June 7 thru Mid August (DEC)
Exhibition: “ICE” curated by Carrie Feder. Multi-media exploration of the many meanings office in history, popular culture and the artists’ imagination. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. www.athensculturalcenter.org or 518-421-3443. Opening reception June 7, 7-9PM with readings and songs.
Event: HIGH PEAKS TOUR of Homes. Greene Co. Historical Society’s Annual Tour, 10AM – 4 PM. Headquarters: Mountaintop Historical Society’s Ulster and Delaware railroad depot in Haines Falls and Methodist Church in the hamlet of Lexington. Tickets $25; advanced sale tickets $20, More info: 518-731-1033 or www.gchistory.org
Birthday Gala: Roeliff Jansen Community Library’s 2013 annual fundraising gala which is also a 100th birthday celebration, 5-7:30PM at Camp Pontiac in West Copake. Gala features delicious food from area chefs and restaurants, a silent auction, a live auction and performances by Laurel Masse, founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, and the Mike Schiffer Trio. Tickets are $100 and can be ordered online at Roe Jan Library website. Visit www.roejanlibrary.org and click on Special Events.
June 15 & 16 (DEC)
Community Project: HELP BUILD THE KID DESIGNED PLAYSPACE AT CATSKILL COMMUNITY CENTER. Chance for children & adults to work side by side to bring our play space to life using the children’s designs intermingled with spontaneous inspiration. Bring tools, materials and a playful spirit. Teen and adult collaborators are encouraged to participate. Catskill Community Center, Main St, Catskill. Sign up contact Laura Anderson 570-560-0463 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 16 (CIP)
Event: HAPPY 350th ANNIVERSARY BRONCK HOUSE. You’re invited to an afternoon of birthday fun for the entire family, food, music, new exhibit opening, face painting, 12:30-4PM, Admission Free, Bronck Museum. Route 9W, Coxsackie, NY. 731-6490
Event: SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK-OFF with Jeff Boyer’s “Bubble Trouble.” Free and open to all ages, 10:30AM at the Catskill Public Library and 1:30PM at the Palenville Branch Library. For more info: www.catskillpubliclibrary.org (518) 943-4230, (518) 678-3357.
Event: HUCKLEBERRY POINT. Mountain Top Historical Society photography hike led by Francis Driscoll.hike. Moderate hike. Meet St. Francis DeSales Church, Platte Clove 8AM. Distance: 4 miles. Participants register at email@example.com or by calling (518) 589-6657. Please leave name, phone number, and total in party. Schedule subject to change. http://www.mths.org.
June 22 & 23
Event: 1st Annual Hidden Gallery Walk in Palenville, NY featuring pop-up art galleries in unique locations around the hamlet, noon to 6PM daily. Workshops and artist talks; day-long “Paint Out” on Saturday. Free parking. Info and maps at the intersection of Routes 32A and 23A. More info: 845-241-0270; firstname.lastname@example.org. www.PalenvilleNY.com.
June 27 thru 30
Theater: “Fox on the Fairway” by Ken Ludwig presented by The Greene Room Players at Orpheum Theatre, Main St., Tannersville, NY. Golf, romance and fashion in a fast paced plot chock full of verbal, visual and physical humor. Not recommended for children under 12. Show times: 8PM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2PM Sunday. Tickets” $25 at the door; $22 for groups of 10 or more seniors. For group sales, contact Kate Goodrich at 518-263-3974 in advance.
June 23 (CIP)
Event: SEMISEPTCENTENNIAL SUNDAY. Join a costumed guide for a trip back in time 350 years to the Dutch “colonie” of New Netherland, Tours begin at 1, 2 & 3PM. Adults $6, GCHS Members & Children $3, Bronck Museum. Route 9W, Coxsackie, NY. 731-6490
Lecture/Demonstration: THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER: Daily Life, Equipment & Armaments. The Mountain Top Historical Society Campus, U & D Train Station 7:30PM. Presented by Historian Paul Misko. Reception follows. http://www.mths.org.
Event: ANDREW SIMMONS WILDLIFE PROGRAM. Free and open to all ages, 11AM at the Palenville Branch Library; 1PM at the Catskill Public Library. For more info: www.catskillpubliclibrary.org (518) 678-3357, (518) 943-4230