Ongoing Calendar of Activities & Events

Ongoing in Greene, Columbia and Schoharie Counties

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 The GCCA Catskill Gallery, located at 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Open Monday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM. For more information, contact or 518-943-3400.

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.

Year Round Activities & Education Programs: WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, OUTDOOR HIKES & ADVENTURES, SPECIAL EXHIBIT AND EVENTS.  Visit Olana State Historic Site. 5270 Route 9G, Hudson, NY.

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:  (518) 678-3357.

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:; email:, or call (518) 929-7821.

Classes: ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COUNTY. Arts program for adults and children. Classes are held at the Old Schoolhouse, 1198 Route 21c in Harlemville, at  Harlemville Road & County Route 21, next to the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store, one mile from the Taconic Parkway, at the Harlemville/Philmont/217/21c Exit.  Call 518-672-7140 or visit

Performance and more! PS21: PERFORMANCE SPACES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY presents a full summer season of performances for people of all ages, concerts, movies and film, staged readings, dance and dance workshops and much more. Call 518-392-6121 or for information. Visit PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037

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,

Omi International Arts Center. PROGRAMS AND PUBLIC EVENTS. Outdoor Sculpture Park, Summer Camps. The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi – Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally. For more information 1405 County Route 20, Ghent NY 12075

Exhibits, Concerts, Talks, Youth Programs & Art Residencies. PRATTSVILLE ARTS CENTER. Many programs are FREE!  Prattsville Arts Center, Main Street, Prattsville, NY

Exhibit: SCULPTURE. More than 40 contemporary sculptures in landscape. Daylight hours all year, guided tours, children’s workshops. The Fields, Sculpture Park Art Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 20, Ghent, NY 12075. 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. Catskill Mountain Foundation Film and Performing Arts Center, Rt. 23A, Hunter, NY 12442.

Classes, Workshops, Exhibits, Concerts, Music, Programs and Special Events. HUDSON OPERA HOUSE. Year round roster of activities for people of all ages. Hudson Opera House, Warren Street, Hudson, NY. 518- 822-1438.

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.

Class: FOLLIES WITH BOBBY:  Ballet and other smooth moves for women of a certain age and confident men.  Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 AM and Mondays 6- 7 PM. 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.

Classes: RIVERTIDE AIKIKAI, Martial Arts Instruction For All Ages. 3198 Old Kings Rd. just off of Rt. 23A in Catskill.  Call 518-943-4000, email or visit

Mondays, May 1-8

Workshop: MUSIC & MOVEMENT FOR TODDLERS from 10-11 am. Bring your tiny dancers to Hudson Hall for weekly creative exploration of music and movement with singer, songwriter and choreographer, Abby Lappen. Free; preschoolers to age 5 and their caregivers. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson.

Mondays, May 1-June 12 (no class 5/29)

Workshop: CIRCUS THEATRICKS WITH SEANO! A fun and athletic workshops for students enrolled in the HCSD Afterschool program. Learn how to juggle, tumble and walk on stilts with Seano Fagan. Concludes with the ASP. 3-4:45pm.Talent Show on Monday June 12. Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, 102 Howard Avenue, Hudson.


Hudson Juggling Club: OPEN TO ANY AND ALL YOUTH AND ADULTS WITH AN INTEREST IN THE MANIPULATIVE ARTS OF JUGGLING, FLOW, AND OTHER CIRCUS SKILLS. Juggling clubs, balls, scarves, spinning plates, diabolos, and unicycles are just some of the items we share. FREE. 6-8pm, Montgomery Smith Intermediate School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson NY. Email, or call 518-828-7470.

Last Monday

Event: POETRY READINGS moderated by visual artist and poet, Robert Tomlinson. 394 Main Café, 394 Main Street, Catskill, NY

Mondays and Thursdays

Workshop: HARMONY PROJECT HUDSON,. The Harmony Project gives all children from walks of life the opportunity to learn and thrive through the gift of music. Open to HCSD and homeschool students. 2:30-3:15pm For more information, visit John L. Edwards Primary School, 360 State Street, Hudson.

Tuesdays, May 1-June 6

Workshop: ALISON FOX STORYBOOK ART CLUB from. Join artist Alison Fox in creating original illustrations for classic tales and fables, beginning with the Tortoise and the Hare. The class will explore the stories together, and then play with drawing, collaging and watercolor techniques based on the group’s insights into the story. At the end, the children will have a deeper relationship to the stories as well as the art materials and processes explored. 3-4:45pm  John L. Edwards Primary School, 360 State Street, Hudson.

Workshop: HIP HOP DANCE WITH ANTHONY from. Come learn how to burn up the dance floor to your favorite hip hop and pop tunes. Offered by Hudson Hall in collaboration with Operation Unite. Ages 6 and up. 5:30-6:3 0pm Hudson Youth Center, 18 South Third Street, Hudson.


Club:  LEGO CLUB FOR ALL AGES, 4:00 PM every Tuesday.  Come, explore the world of building with legos, and meet new friends at your library!  Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin St, Catskill NY.  For more info: OR call (518) 943-4230.

First Tuesday

Radio: WGXC, PURPLE HOUSE: A MONTHLY FORUM FOR THE ARTS, hosted by visual artist and poet, Robert Tomlinson who frequently explores the intersection between images and words. 2-3 pm. 90.7 FM.

Wednesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24,
Theater Arts and Nature Workshop.
PS21. Kids age 8-10 are invited to learn theater improv, storytelling, music, movement, and nature studies from professional actor Nancy Rothman and gardener Cait Denn. 2:30-4:00 p.m. FREE! Chatham’s Mary E. Dardess Elementary School, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham. Register with PS21 at or call 518-392-6121.

Wednesdays, May 3-June 28

Workshop: HUDSON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS. 5:30-7pm. Led by Hudson teacher Ellen Heummer, children read together in this ongoing book club. The group reads The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo, winner of the New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year. A free copy of each book is provided to every reader. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson.

Wednesdays May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Workshop: AMERICAN DANCE STYLES WITH VANAVER CARAVAN DANCE. PS21. Kids age 10-12 will learn a variety of American dance styles including clogging, swing, hip-hop and other social dances. Instructors for this program are members of the Vanaver Caravan. FREE! Mary E. Dardess Elementary School, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham. Register with PS21 at or call 518-392-6121.


Classes: RIVERTIDE AIKIKAI, Aiki Movement Drop-in Class, open to public for $10. Wear clothing appropriate for movement or exercise. 3198 Old Kings Rd. just off of Rt. 23A in Catskill. Call 518-943-4000 or or visit

Workshop: 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.


Gathering:  AFTER-HOURS TEEN TIME, 5-7 PM every Thursday.  Ages 12-17 welcome.  Spend an hour on Academic and/or Creative pursuits followed by an hour of relaxed socializing, games, music, etc.  Catskill Public Library, 1 Franklin St. Catskill NY.  For more info: OR speak to Jesse at (518) 943-4230.

Second  & Fourth Thursday

The Greene County Camera Club is a friendly group of intermediate and advanced photographers who meet twice monthly at the Greenville Library Art Gallery located at the intersection of routes 81 and 32 in Greenville.  On the second Thursday, we hold a “digital critique” in which members submitting images in advance receive constructive feedback on their work. Friendship and networking, occasional field trips, an e-Newsletter, member shows and exhibition opportunities and social gatherings are all benefits of membership. For more information: Eileen Camuto or Nora Adelman

Third Fridays

Artist Community Potluck. Potluck Dinner and share artwork. Each artist has five minutes to project a PowerPoint of 20 slides the artist has prepared. Free. The Hudson Library. 400 State Street, Hudson, NY. Email


Adult Ballet: ATHENS PRESQUE BALLET:Ballet and other smooth moves for women of a certain age and confident men.  10:30 -12 noon. 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. FREE Drop-ins welcome. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens, NY. Email  to be notified of class cancellations or changes.

Saturdays, May 13-27

Workshop: KUUMBA DRUM from 10:30-11:30am. Free for ages 12-18; Adults $5. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson.

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: (518) 678-3357.

Fourth Sunday
ATHENS COMMUNITY CHORUS. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join the Athens Community Chorus. There are no auditions or membership dues. All that we require is a little bit of talent and a big appreciation for good music. We will get together once a month to share our talents and to sing a rich and diverse selection of vocal works, from classical to jazz standards, and Broadway to madrigals. FREE Drop-ins welcome. Athens Cultural Center, 24 2nd Street, Athens, NY. Email  to be notified of class cancellations or changes.

Exhibits, cinema: TIME AND SPACE. Exhibits, classical movies on weekends. Time and Space Warehouse Cultural Center. 434 Columbia St., Hudson, NY. 518-822-8448.


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