Ongoing in Greene, Columbia and Schoharie Counties
Year Round Activities & Education Programs: WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, OUTDOOR HIKES & ADVENTURES, SPECIAL EXHIBIT AND EVENTS. Visit www.olana.org. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org http://catskillpubliclibrary.org/ (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: BannerHillLLC.com; email: BannerHillWindham@mac.com, or call (518) 929-7821.
Classes: ART SCHOOL OF COLUMBIA COOUNTY. 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 www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org.
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 email@example.com for information. Visit www.ps21chatham.org. 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, www.catskillmtn.org.
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 visit:www.omiartscenter.org 1405 County Route 20, Ghent NY 12075
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. 518-263-4702 www.catskillmtn.org.
Hudson Opera House: Classes, Workshops, Exhibits, Concerts, Music, Programs and Special Events. Year round roster of activities for people of all ages. Hudson Opera House, Warren Street, Hudson, NY. 518- 822-1438. hudsonoperahouse.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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or visit www.rivertideaikikai.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-828-7470.
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: www.catskillpubliclibrary.org OR call (518) 943-4230.
Song & Sound Playshops for ages 1-5 Pre-K (Beginning February 1, 2017)
Songs, percussion and nature themes with Artist, Musician and GCCA Sprouts Teacher, Kate Boyer, at Petite Productions Dance and Arts Academy from 10-11:30 a.m. $12 per child/$20 for 2 children. Register at email@example.com or 410-274-1092. Updates on program at www.heronandearth.com. Petite Productions is located at 491 Main Street in Catskill, NY.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes: SKETCH. Drop in Figure Drawing. SKETCH is hosting figure drawing sessions with instructor Amy Lavine. $15 per session. 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Hudson Opera House 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 518-822-1438
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.
Hudson Community Book Club. 5:30 – 7pm, 3-6 graders (no class Sept. 28, Nov 23, Dec 14 & 28) In partnership with the Hudson City School District, students read together in this free ongoing book group facilitated by teacher Ellen Huemmer. Join us this fall in reading Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, winner of the Newbery Medal in 2015. For 3rd-6th graders; Free. Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson. Visit hudsonoperahouse.org or call 518-822 1438 for more information.
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: www.catskillpubliclibrary.org OR speak to Jesse at (518) 943-4230.
Class: 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 OR call (518) 678-3357.
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 email@example.com or Nora Adelman firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 fourth Thursday, a competition and critique take place. 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 email@example.com or Nora Adelman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Group: Open to all writing styles. 11 AM. Free, drop-in. Magpie Bookshop, 392 Main Street, Catskill, NY. www.magpiebookshop.com
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 Salvation Army Space, 40 S. Third Street, Hudson, NY. Email Christinehales@me.com
Ukulele Camp: Casual ukulele jam, all levels welcome. Extra ukes available. 1:30-3PM. Free, drop-in. Magpie Bookshop, 392 Main Street, Catskill, NY. www.magpiebookshop.com
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.
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: email@example.com http://catskillpubliclibrary.org/ (518) 678-3357.
Chorus: 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. www.timeandspace.org