Additional Arts & Culture Calendar

  • Events noted (DEC) have been supported through a Decentralization grant from the NYS Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Program in Greene, Columbia or Schoharie 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.

Through February 28

Exhibit: SIMPLE GIFTS: Group Exhibit of work by ASCC faculty and members. Art School of Columbia County. 1198 Route 21c, Ghent, NY Visit

Through March

Exhibit: STANLEY MALTZMAN. Pastels, drawings and lithographs. Agroforestry Center, 6055 Route 23, Acra, NY.

Through April: THE PARASOL PROJECT EXHIBITION. Art at Leeds and the Catskill Community Center joint project. Reception November 2 from 5-7pm. Displayed through spring 2019. Catskill Community Center341 Main Street, Catskill, NY.




Through January 16, 2019.

Exhibit: WINTER LIGHT. Oil Paintings by Chatham artist Gail Giles. Reception November 16, 5 to 7 pm. The Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY. or 518-392-3005.

Through January 12, 2019

Snowstorm by Tom Sardo

GCCA Exhibit: WINTER SALON & HOLIDAY GIFTS EXHIBIT AND SALE. The winter salon features original artwork and handmade gifts by GCCA Artist Members. Opening Reception November 17, 2017, 3-5 pm. FREE & open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. The Gallery remains open on Saturday Noon to 5 pm. Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY.


Through January 20, 2019

Exhibit: FLURRIES. Featured artist Nancy Orr, plus a group exhibition. Tannersville Artisan Gift Shop & Gallery, 6055 Main Street, Tannersville NY. Contact Tina Accardi 917-428-.



January 20, 2019

Live Music: ZACH FERRARA AND ROMÁRIO FERREIRA DUO. Gypsy Swing, American Jazz, Brazilian Bossa Nova and more! 1-4pm The New York Restaurant. 353 Main Street, Catskill, NY.

January 11

Concert: 23ARTS IN THE SNOW I: STRAUSS & #HERSTORY. Presented by 23Arts Initiative. FREE. 7pm. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit

January 12

Concert & Film: “Lee’s 88 Keys,” a documentary film about the life and music of pianist Lee Shaw on Saturday, at 7:30pm. Pianist Wayne Hawkins will perform some of Lee’s music and director/producer Susan Robbins will introduce the film. Tickets $20 public, $15 Academy members, $10 students may be purchased in advance via and at the door. Route 203, Spencertown, NY.
January 12-February 16

Exhibit: POPULATED AREAS. Works by Catskill artist Brian Dewan. Meet the Artist Reception on January 12, 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Kaaterskill Gallery, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street, Hunter, NY.

January 19

Exhibit:  WINTER SHOW.  NEW WORKS BY MICHAEL TOOLE, RUBY REICHARDT, AND SAMIR SAMMOUN. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for art, wine and music of Latin America.  Surrounded by adventure and art, LISTEN TO MUSIC BY COLOMBIAN-BORN GUITARIST, FRANCISCO ROLDÁN PRESENTED BY BLACKDOME MUSIC FESTIVAL.  Featuring his newest album, Instruments of the People, Roldan takes us on a musical journey to Argentina, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic. Visit Windham Fine Arts, 5380 Main Street, Windham, NY.  Be sure to visit, too!

January 20

Sunday Salon: THOMAS COLE AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, Jean Dunbar, Historic Design Inc., 2pm. Historian and historic interiors expert Jean Dunbar unveils of a new discovery at Thomas Cole’s home inspired by Cole’s first love, English design. Living and earning on the cusp between manufacturing and art, Cole acquired the skills to become a painter. Cole’s home in Catskill illustrates his virtuosity as a designer and the unquenchable passion for decoration that permeated his life as an artist. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY tickets and tour times at 20

Live Music: ZACH FERRARA AND ROMÁRIO FERREIRA DUO. Gypsy Swing, American Jazz, Brazilian Bossa Nova and more! 1-4pm The New York Restaurant. 353 Main Street, Catskill, NY.

January 26-April 13

Exhibit: COPING: ART TO PROCESS ILLNESS, DECAY, AND LOSS. Opening reception on Saturday, January 26 from 3-5pm where several of the artists in the show will be present.  The Catskill Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 10-5pm and Saturday, 12:00 5:00pm. Public programming will include a film screening, artist talk and book signing, details to follow. GCCA Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Saturday 12-5pm. Visit or 518-943-3400.

January 26

GCCA Annual Membership Meeting. 2-3 p.m. All current members possessing a valid GCCA membership are urged to attend. Marline A. Martine, GCCA Executive Director, will present the year in review and proposed changes to the GCCA By-laws. Ms. Martin will introduce the new Membership Benefits and announce upcoming special events dates and news on GCCA programs. GCCA Board of Directors Treasurer, Jeff Friedman, will present and overview GCCA’s FY18/19 budget. If your membership has lapsed, come and renew it by calling GCCA at 518-943-3400 or online at For those interested in becoming a member for the first time, this meeting will introduce you to the Council’s work, so please plan to attend and watch for updates, too.

Live Music: Hudson Dusters. 3 pm. Windham Mountain Ski Resort. Windham, NY

January 27
  NATIVE NEW YORKER. Consummate entertainer Charles Busch returns to Bridge Street Theatre for a sneak preview of his new cabaret act (which opens two weekends later at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC). Accompanied by long-time musical director (and Catskill resident) Tom Judson, Busch unfolds an outrageously comic yet poignant tale of his early years, striving to find a place for himself in show business and culminating in the opening of his cult hit “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom”. A Gala Benefit with Reception to follow. Sunday January 27 at 2:00pm, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill. For details and ticketing information, visit

January 22-February 22

Exhibit: The 23rd Juried Art Show. Opening reception beginning at 4 p.m, Foundation Gallery of Columbia-Greene Community College. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Program. This year, the competition will gather 17 public and private schools from the area. Artwork on display have been carefully selected for their excellence by the art department heads of each the participating high schools and each year. This year, the show’s juror will be Kate Menconeri, curator at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, N.Y. Menconeri will award $600 in prizes: First prize will receive $150, second prize $100, third prize $80, and three Honorable Mentions will receive $40 each. In addition to these awards, there will be a Director’s Choice award for $150, to be chosen by Yura Adams, member of the C-GCC Fine Arts faculty and director of the Foundation Gallery. The award ceremony will be held at the opening reception, Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m. (snow date Thursday, Jan. 24). For more information, visit, or call 518-828-4181.

February 1

Concert: 23ARTS IN THE SNOW II: FOLK ELEMENT. Presented by 23Arts Initiative

FREE. 7pm. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit

February 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17

Theater: MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION ST. By Tom Dudzick & Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher. A supposed visitation by the Virgin Mary to a blue-collar Buffalo, NY neighborhood begets unforeseen revelations for a family of Polish-American Catholics in this heartwarming and heartfelt comedy. General $22 / Members $17 / Students $10. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8PM / SUNDAY 2PM Visit to BUY TICKETS or call 800-838-3006. Group Rates available by calling Box Office 518-392-6264. The Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent NY.

February 1-28

Exhibit:  WASHINGTON IRVING SENIOR CENTER WEDNESDAY WATERCOLOR 10TH ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBIT. Meet the Artists Reception on February 7 from 4pm – 6pm. Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY, just one mile east of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

February 2

Event: IMBOLC RIVERFIRE. A community-centered visual art, music, and puppetry programs taking place at Basilica Hudson this winter. Produced in partnership with Harpooned Productions, an artistic production company led by installation and performance artist J. Patrick Doyle, Imbolc Riverfire is a multidisciplinary installations that engages ancient folk traditions and rituals not usually shown in a contemporary art context. Adults $25, kids under 12 $10, kids under 6 FREE. Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson NY. Visit or call 518-822-1050.

February 3

Concert: STEVE GILLETTE AND CINDY MANGSEN presented by Not So Quiet Concert Series. 4pm. Call Sonny Ochs at 518-827-4953 for more information about this event. Middleburgh Library, Main Street, Middleburgh, NY

February 9

Workshop: VALENTINE’S DAY ALCHEMY: CRAFTING HERBAL LOVE & HEARTACHE POTIONS. Trained herbalist, Susanna Raeven (Raven Crest Botanicals), will skillfully guide us in concocting herbal potions to increase our capacity to love or ease heartache.  4-6pm. Free to Members, $10 Non-Members. $14 Additional Materials Cost Per Person. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held on February 10th at noon. Please check for updates.

Call to register 518-589-3903. Visit  Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY.

February 10

Concert: WINDS IN THE WILDERNESS CONCERTS. Performing music by Handel, Harrison, Granados, Quantz, Bach. Suitable for all ages. Suggested donation of $15 at door, children, students, underserved.  FREE. 3PM, Ticket at 518-329-1577.Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, NY.

Sunday Salon: EVOLVING VISIONS AND VOICES IN THE MET’S AMERICAN WING, Sylvia Yount, Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2pm. Dr. Sylvia Yount, Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge, for a discussion of how the American Wing—founded in 1924 for the display and study of historical American decorative arts—is expanding its collecting focus and gallery narratives to create a more pluralistic experience for 21st-century audiences. A fascinating conversation is going on in American art today, inviting diverse voices to consider our conceptions of art history now and going forward. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY tickets and tour times at

February 15

Concert: 23ARTS IN THE SNOW III: BROWNIE SPEAKS. Presented by 23Arts Initiative

FREE. 7pm. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit

Februrary 15-17

Jazz Weekend Event: THE SECOND ANNUAL HUDSON JAZZ FESTIVAL. Tickets start at $25; 3-day Weekend Passes $90. Featuring NEA Jazz Master Saxophonist David Leibman with vocalist Jay Clayton, bass player Jay Anderson and pianist Armen Donelian.  Afro-Cuban legend Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché. Master pianists Kirk Nurock, Lynne Arriale and Sullivan Fortner. Middle-Eastern inspired Amir ElSaffar and the Two Rivers Ensemble and features a free film screening, workshop and more. Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY Visit

February 15-19

Theater: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon & based on the novel by Larry McMurtry.  Presented by The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, in collaboration with The Copake Grange. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $14 for students & seniors, and $12 for groups & families.  For advance reservations visit or call 518-329-6293. The Theater at The Grange, located at The Copake Grange on Empire Road in downtown Copake NY.

February 23-March 16

Exhibit & Talk: GROUP SHOW OF ‘MOSTLY’ LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERs. Opening reception February 23, 4-7pm. Talk, “Herons and technique” by photographer Susan Sabino at 5:30pm. Tannersville Artisan Gifts and Gallery, 6055 Main St. Tannersville, NY. Contact Tina Accardi for more info at 917-428-3797.

February 24

Concert:  CONCERTS IN THE VILLAGE: BEAUTY! TEXTURE! EMOTION! – A CENTURY OF VOCAL AND ORCHESTRAL MUSIC FROM FRANCE – 1840 to 1940. Featuring the broad street orchestra and soloists from the bard graduate vocal arts program. Presented Concerts in the Village. 3 PM. $20 suggested contribution, with students and children free.  Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook, NY. Tickets at  or 518-758-6869.

March 3

Sunday Salon: DIRECTIONALITY IN THE ART OF THOMAS COLE: AN ECOCRITICAL PERSPECTIVE, Alan C. Braddock, Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History & American Studies, College of William & Mary, Co-curator of Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment at Princeton University. 2pm. Dr. Alan C. Braddock, Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History & American Studies, on an exploration of directionality of vision and movement in the art of Thomas Cole. Cole’s work often communicates a powerful sense of place by inviting us to look in certain directions, prompting reflection about actual places in nature. Through this lens, learn how paintings such as The Oxbow are informed by his concerns about human impact on pristine wilderness. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY tickets and tour times at

March 8

Concert: 23ARTS IN THE SNOW IV: ANCESTRAL STRIDE. Presented by 23Arts Initiative

FREE. 7pm. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit

March 22

Concert: 23ARTS IN THE SNOW V: WORLD OF WONDER. Presented by 23Arts Initiative

FREE. 7pm. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit

March 23

Theatre: THE SNOWMAN AND THE SPIRIT by Elisabeth Karlin. A Bronx high school in 1976—An idealistic young teacher opens old wounds in his impassioned effort to celebrate the life of a forgotten African-American hero. HRC Showcase Theatre is pleased to announce the five original plays that will be presented as staged readings during the upcoming 28th anniversary season. These plays were carefully selected by a panel of five well-qualified judges from over 160 submissions. All five readings, directed by HRC Showcase Theatre’s Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger, will take place at 7:30 pm at the First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street in Hudson, NY. A reception and talkback with the actors, playwright, and director follows each staged reading. Included is a list of this season’s plays, playwrights, performance dates, and a brief description of each play. For additional information call Sandra Gill 518 851-2016



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