- 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 2019 County Initiative Program (CIP) of the Greene County Council on the Arts with public funding from the Greene County Legislature.
Through October 2019
Exhibit: LANDMARKS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY. Paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, framed art and small sculptures. Frisbee Agency Gallery 384B Main Street, Catskill, NY
Through November 9
Exhibit: NEW PERSPECTIVE: SELECTED WORKS OF ARTISTS FROM THE AFRICAN DIASPORA in collaboration with Nicholas Roman Fine Art. Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY FREE & OPEN to the public. Gallery Hours Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Saturday 12-5pm. Visit greenearts.org
Through November 3
(CIP) Exhibit: THOMAS COLE’S REFRAIN: THE PAINTINGS OF CATSKILL CREEK. Tickets, hours and information at thomascole.org. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY
Through November 3
Exhibit: In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature, Sharp Family Gallery, Olana State Historic Site. 5720 NY-9G, Hudson, NY. Tours, classed and hours at olana.org.
Through November 23
Exhibit: HIS & HERS: 25 YEARS OF ART & MARRIAGE, featuring selected works by artists Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano. Opening reception October 12, 4-7pm. A life immersed in nature’s cycles and growing plants has dominated both of their art for the last 20 years. Catskill Mountain Foundation Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street, Hunter, NY. Visit www.catskillmtn.org.
Through November 24
(DEC) Exhibit: “HOMELY” Where and What Is Home? Curated by Tim Watkins. Group show will include a variety of media, including video, performance and poetry. Meet the Artists Reception September 14 at 6pm. Free and open to the public. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St. Athens, New York 12015. Visit www.athensculturalcenter.org.
Through November 30
Featured Exhibition: TREASURED TRADITIONS: A STATEMENT OF PLACE introduces five Iroquois communities and showcases five actively practiced visual art forms that define, express, and reinforce their distinct community and cultural identities. Includes Iroquois pottery, beadwork, stone carving, quilting, and ash splint basketry. 518-296-8949 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY www.iroquoismuseum.org. Image-Pottery by Rose Kerstetter.
Through November 30
(CIP) BRONCK MUSEUM Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12pm-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Last tour leaves at 3:30pm daily. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission: Adults $7, Ages 5–11 $2, Ages 12–15 $3, GCHS members free. More info: 518-731-6490. Bronck Museum is located just off US 9W 1.5 miles south of the intersection of routes 9W, 385 and 81 near Coxsackie, NY. GCCA Members receive a discount on adult admission. Some restrictions.
Through November 30
Exhibit: Zadock Pratt: The Man, The Town & The Nation. 19th century oil paintings and maps, as well as 20th century artworks in oil and pastel, exhibit text and photographic panels, and a hand-out explaining Pratt’s contributions on local, national and artistic levels. Pratt’s story will be told primarily through paintings by Frederick Spencer, Amos Hamlin, and several unsigned artworks. Visit zadockprattmuseum.org. Zadock Pratt Museum, 14540 Main Street / Route 23, Prattsville, NY.
Through November 30
(DEC) Theater & Exhibit: THE WORK PROJECT. Produced by Bridge Street Theatre. Recently unions and the issue of worker’s rights has been the subject of public discourse. This and the book “Working” by Studs Terkel were the inspiration for Luis Macia, the artist for the Work Project. The show will be up through the Bridge Street Theater’s entire season which ends on November 30. In addition to performance nights, the show may be viewed 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment. The Coxsackie-Athens Teachers’ Association is the community partner for this project. Bridge Street Theater, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. BridgeSt.org.
Through November 30
Exhibit: WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: EACH BLOCK A STORY. Exhibit features an Honoring quilt from Seneca Nation territory produced through the contributions and collaboration of 47 Native women from 7 territories. Includes touchscreen with audio stories about the women who are honored in each of the quilt blocks. 518-296-8949 or email@example.com. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY www.iroquoismuseum.org
Through December 1, 2019
(CIP) Exhibition: SHI GUORUI: AB/SENSE-PRE/SENSE Solo Exhibition. The exhibition will present spectacular landscape photographs up to 15-feet wide, created using a camera obscura, that pay homage to the landscapes and legacy of Thomas Cole. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Visit www.thomascole.org for new hours. Image: Shi-Guorui in his studio. Photo Credit: Felix Chan.
Through December 2019
(CIP) Exhibit: PATRICK MCGUINN. Patrick McGuinn’s new paintings use latex house paint to bring humor and Drama to his depictions of bucolic life and fantasy scenarios that wouldn’t be out of place in outsider artist Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden. McGuinn is a filmmaker, musician, and longtime mountaintop resident, whose feature film, Leather, was shot on location in Prattsville following Hurricane Irene, and recently screened at PAC. CHRISTOPHER YANG Exhibit: Christopher Yang is a Canadian born sound and visual artist based in Brooklyn. Yang will present an audio-based archival project, employing his irreverent style of speech to create a fragmented, informal history of the Prattsville Art Center. Content has been procured from the summer’s music, art, and dance events, as well as the everyday poetry of espresso and conversation. Prattsville Art Center, 14562 Main Street, Prattsville, NY www.prattsvilleart.org
Through January 4, 2020
CREATE: Offsite Exhibit & Opening: Painted works by Gretchen Kelly @New York Restaurant. Works are for sale and available by purchase through Paypal at www.greenearts.org. Open to the public. New York Restaurant, 353 Main Street, Catskill NY.
Through January 5, 2020
Exhibit: FALL OPENING IN THE SCULPTURE + ARCHITECTURE PARK: New installations in the Sculpture & Architecture Park, plus the opening of a solo exhibition by Francesca DiMattio in the Newmark Gallery (on view through January 5, 2020).2-4 PM. Call 518-392-4747. Art Omi, 1405 CR 22, Ghent, NY. Visit www.artomi.org
Ongoing Exhibit: SPACE BETWEEN Art. Opening reception 12 to 5 pm. Tristan Fitch is the first artist chosen to exhibit large-scale outdoor sculpture on the grounds of the historic and storied Abeel House, 739 Route 23A, in Catskill, NY. Viewings of the work by appointment only, 518-888-2490.
November 2 & 3
Theater: PHOENICIA PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS, BOEING BOEING, The story of a swinging bachelor, Bernard who falls in love and becomes in engaged to three stewardesses but soon realizes his life starts to get bumpy when all three women are in town simultaneously. As catastrophe looms, “Boeing, Boeing” takes you on a journey as to how this story unfolds and when the lies start to unravel. 8:00pm on Saturday; Sunday at 2:00 pm. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, Tannersville, NY. Visit Catskill.mtn.org
Through November 30
Exhibit: COLUMBIA COUNTY PLEIN AIR ARTISTS SELECTED WORKS 2019 SHOW. Fourth exhibit of original works painted outdoors capturing the changing light and color in landscapes about Columbia County and beyond. Artists’ Reception on Thursday, November 7 from 5 to 7 pm. Kaaterskill Gallery, Columbia Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson NY. Gallery Hours Monday–Thursday, 8 am–9 pm; Friday, 8 am–5 pm; Saturday, 9am–5pm. Closed Sundays. More information available at www.sunycgcc.edu or 518-828-4181. Photo image: Oil painting Evening Bloom Olana © 2019 by Eden Hart
November 8-10, 2019
(DEC) Theater: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG by Ian Fleming. Presented by Theater Project of Schoharie County. Directed Mark Pracher and Libby Hammecker. More with Mark Pracher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event: FESTIVAL OF TREES presented by The Fortnightly Club of Catskill. Opening Reception Friday, November 8 from 7-10 PM. Trees and wreaths sold by Silent Auction. Saturday & Sunday hours 10 AM-4 PM. Festival Café, breakfast with Santa and artisan vendors. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, Route 23B, Leeds, NY.
(CIP) Concert: ARITMIA With MIROSLAV and MERIMA. Bosnian-born concert accordionist Merima Ključo and Miroslav Tadić, an acclaimed guitarist of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian origins team up to perform traditional Balkan and classical music, alongside original works and arrangements of Erik Satie, Spanish music of Manuel de Falla, the mournful music of sevdah—or “Bosnian blues”, and music from Slovenian composer, Davorkin Jenko. 8pm. Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students. At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students. Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Hunter, NY. Visit catskillmtn.org
November 9 & 10
Musical: RIVER OF DREAMS. A musical pageant by Frank Cuthbert, based on the book by Hudson Talbott Featuring an all-student cast from Catskill Middle and High Schools. Saturday, November 9 at 5pm & 7pm, Sunday, November 10 at 2pm & 4pm. Advance tickets available at http://dreams.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. General Admission $15, $10 for students ages 12-21, $5 for children under 12. Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY
(DEC) Lecture: “WHY DOES THE CONSTITUTION MATTER?” presented by Professor Stephen Gottlieb. The role of the Constitution in everyday life and a lively debate about the day-to-day impact of this historic document. 3pm. North Chatham Library. More at email@example.com or 518-766-3211. North Chatham Library, 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham, NY.
(DEC) Concert: WINDS IN THE WILDERNESS perform Bolling Bach, Chinese Pipa, Handel, Modern Jazz Quartet and Villa Lobos. 3 pm. Suggested donation $15 at door. Church of St. John in the Wilderness, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, NY. More information at 518-329-1577.
Book Launch: “LIKE FALLING THROUGH A CLOUD” by Eugenia Zukerman. “Eugenia Zukerman—perhaps because she is a musician and a writer—has chronicled the music of the brain in an extraordinary way. Like Falling Through a Cloud is beautiful and riveting.” —Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying. 3pm. Free, reservations encouraged. Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson NY. hudsonhall.org or 518-822-1438.
(DEC) Theater: JAMOT: Just a Matter of Time, the Musical. A fantasy in which Time has disappeared and 11-year-old Meg is tasked with the job of finding him. She meets the Rhymester, the Pig Who Stole Time, the Sheep Who Lost Her Mind, and many other fascinating creatures. Written and directed by Sandra Dutton. Music by Scott Petito, choreography by Rachel Kappel. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2pm at Bridge Street Theatre. Thursday is pay what you wish; Fri-Sat-Sun are $20, and a child accompanied by a paying adult is $10. Recommended for ages 7-Adult.Visit BridgeSt.org for tickets.
(DEC) Workshop: “FIX YOUR EFFIN’ MEND PILE” Monthly Sewing Workshop with Stephanie Dougherty. Third Fridays of the month (8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17) 3–7pm. Freehold Art Exchange in Cairo, NY. FREE. Directions + info: www.freeholdartexchange.org
November 16 & 17
(CIP) Event: CHILLY WILLY WINTER’S EVE TOURS. Cold season tour with costumed guide. Tours at 11 am, 1 pm & 3pm. Adults $8, GCHS members & Children $4. Bronck Museum, 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY. Visit www.gchs.org
(DEC) Book Presentation: LYNDA HACKER ARAOZ PRESENTING ON HER BOOK THE WEIGHT OF A FEATHER. In her presentation, “A Mother’s Journey Through the Opiate Addiction Crisis,” Lynda shares her story as she faced the treachery of addiction, the unravelling of her family, and the roadblocks on the way to recovery. 3pm. North Chatham Library. More at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-766-3211. North Chatham Library, 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham, NY.
Exhibit: COOL STUFF SHOW-an eye-opening new exhibit features artwork created from a kit of the same elements. The artists are donating their time to create an assemblage that will be auctioned to raise funds for upcoming workshops and exhibits, and a High School art student scholarship. Meet the Artists Reception November 17 from 1-3 pm. Bidding for the silent auction begins at opening and closes November 30. Hours Friday, 4-7 pm; Saturday & Sunday from 11-4 pm or by appointment at 518-966-5833 or email@example.com. Visit online at https://bigeyegallery56.wixsite.com/sowesterlo. Big Eye Gallery, 405 County Route 405, South Westerlo, NY.
Family Theater: Concrete Temple Theatre’s PACKRAT. A new multi-media puppet play that contemplates humanity’s relationship with the natural world. Inspired by the classic survival and adventure novel “Watership Down”, the play follows the adventures of Bud, a peculiar rodent with a penchant for hoarding humankind’s good. November 22 & 23 at 7:30pm and November 24 at 2pm. Advance tickets available at 800-838-3006 or http://packrat.brownpapertickets.com or. General Admission $20, $10 students & children ages 21 and under. Bridge Street Theatre Mainstage, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. Visit BridgeSt.org
November 23, 2019-January 9, 2020
CREATE 10 x 10 Exhibit: Small Works Large Scale. Original artwork by CREATE Artist Members and emerging artists. Opening Reception Saturday, November 23, 3-5pm. FREE & open to the public. Most works priced under $300. CREATE Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Image: Lush Garden by Shelley Davis. Mixed Media.
(DEC) Concert: THE HETH-BRADLEY-HOUSTON BAND. Scott Heth on keyboard, Jay Bradley on drums, and Wanda Houston on lead vocals. Performing R & B, Rock, Country, Gospel, Musical Theater, Blues, and Classical. 5 PM. Free and open to the public. Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 NY Route 22, approximately one mile south of the Hillsdale, NY intersection of Routes 22 and 23. Call 518 325-4101 or roejanlibrary.org.
Staged Reading: THE LIBERATION by Cate Wiley. How do you know when you’re sleeping with the enemy? Directed by HRC Showcase Theatres’ Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger. 7:30 pm. A reception and talkback with the actors, playwright, and director follow. First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY. Funding is provided and gratefully appreciated by the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.
(CIP) Lecture: 14H ANNUAL RAYMOND BEECHER LECTURE with Alan Wallach, Ph. D. “What’s In a Name?” Interpreting Thomas Cole’s Course of Empire. The Course of Empire is a series of five large-scale paintings in which Cole depicted the rise and fall of a civilization. The paintings are: The Savage State, The Arcadian State, The Consummation of Empire, Destruction and Desolation. The series is in the collection of The New-York Historical Society, which notes that Thomas Cole’s distinctly pessimistic vision differed from that of many of his American peers, who thought that the future of the United States was limitless. 2PM. $10 Members & $12 General. Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. thomascole.org/events
(CIP) Concert: CARIBBEAN MUSIC FACTORY Featuring Etienne Charles (trumpet), Shenel Johns (vocals), Godwin Louis (saxophone), Mathis Picard (piano), Russell Hall (bass), Savannah Harris (drums). The New York Times calls Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles an auteur who is “one of [jazz’s] more ambitious soloists and composers,” JazzTimes applauds him as a “daring improviser” and DownBeat celebrates his tone as “melodically captivating.” An artist who has garnered a welcomed response to his Caribbean roots-informed jazz, Charles leads this sneak preview tribute to music of the Caribbean just one night before its official premiere at Radio Woodstock with the Catskill Jazz Factory. 7PM. Free admission & all ages welcome! Mountain Top Library, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org
November 29 & 30
Artisan Market: BASILICA FARM & FLEA HOLIDAY MARKET: Part farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair, showcasing the wealth and splendor of the Hudson Valley’s artisanal talents. Each market features a diverse group of regional vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods. The markets capture a love of vintage and recycled goods, locally-sourced agriculture and the beautifully handmade. Front Street, Hudson, NY. basilicahudson.org
(CIP) Concert: THE KNIGHTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. The Knights are a collective of adventurous musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience with vibrant programs rooted in the classical tradition. In this Homage to Bach, The Knights look at a large range of music that was either directly or indirectly influenced by the master, from modernist giants such as Stravinsky, Legeti and Kurtag to American folk/pop icon Paul Simon. 8pm. Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students. At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students. Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Hunter. NY Visit catskillmtn.org
Concert: Bridge Street Theatre presents ROBIN LACEY, SAXOPHONE. A Recital of Works for Saxophone and Piano with Robin Lacey (Saxophone) and Dan Chien (Piano). 7:30pm. General Admission $15, $10 for students ages 21 and under. Advance tickets available at http://lacey.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. Visit BridgeSt.org
Live Music: GREENE ROOM PLAYERS SONGBIRDS HOLIDAY FAVORITES. Beautiful music, sing-a-long, some surprises and fun for the whole family!! Kick off for Tannersville’s Winter Walk. 7 pm. FREE. Join us to bring in the holiday season. Mountaintop Library Tannersville, NY
December 7, 2019-January 12, 2020
Exhibit: EN MASSE 2019. Small works exhibition featuring the work of over 70 artists. Opening Reception Saturday, December 7th from 4-6pm. Gallery hours: Thursday – Monday 11am to 5pm, Friday 11am to 7pm. (closed Dec 24 – Jan 1). Thompson Giroux Gallery is located at 57 Main Street, Chatham, NY. Visit www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336.
Family Fun: HOLIDAY PARTY FEATURING TIMELESS YULETIDE TALES, presented by Laurie Portocarrero. Celebrate stories for all ages in anticipation of the winter holidays, with the beauty and magic of the season brought to life. The party will follow, with quilt raffle drawing and refreshments. 3 pm. More at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-766-3211. North Chatham Library, 4287 NY-SR 203, North Chatham, NY.
(CIP) Family Theater: THE NUTCRACKER. The Catskill Mountain Foundation, featuring esteemed dancers and instructors Victoria Rinaldi and Margo Sappington. It’s the local participation of both children and adults in Act I that makes this production of The Nutcracker stand out from the rest. Performances on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm. Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students. At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students. Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Orpheum Film and Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit catskillmtn.org for tickets and more information
Live Music: GREENE ROOM PLAYERS SONGBIRD HOLIDAY FAVORITES. Beautiful music, sing- a -longs, some surprises and fun for the whole family! 7 pm. Free will donation. Windham Civic.Center Church Windham, NY.
Event: ATHENS VICTORIAN STROLL presented by the Athens Cultural Center. Begins at noon will close at 5:00pm with caroling, tree lighting and the Boy Scouts bonfire. FREE family event, featuring live music, dance, art, food, craft vendors, carolers, historical home tours and more. Starting at noon in the Athens Cultural Center, listen to the Athens Community Chorus. Pick up a map of the village-wide festivities and enjoy a day full of fun for the entire family. There will be a free horse drawn trolley, hay wagon and a motorized trolley running throughout the afternoon. The Crossroads Brewery, The Stewart House Hotel, Bonfiglio & Bread and Tin Pan Alley will be open for tours and holiday events. The village streets will be filled with carolers, a strolling clown and the Victorian pocket lady with trinkets for all the children. Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St. Athens, NY. Visit www.athensculturalcenter.org
(DEC) Workshop: “FIX YOUR EFFIN’ MEND PILE” Monthly Sewing Workshop with Stephanie Dougherty. (Third Fridays of the month including 1/17.)3–7pm. Freehold Art Exchange in Cairo, NY. FREE. Directions + info: www.freeholdartexchange.org
November 29-December 15
Theater: THE PANTO written By The Loons and directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher. Fridays & Saturdays performances at 8pm., Sundays at 2pm. Tickets General Admission $22, Members $17, Students $10. More at 518 392 6264 or Info@Ghentplayhouse.Org. The Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, NY. Visit Ghentplayhouse.Org
January 17, 2020
(DEC) Workshop: “FIX YOUR EFFIN’ MEND PILE” Monthly Sewing Workshop with Stephanie Dougherty. 3–7pm. Freehold Art Exchange in Cairo, NY. FREE. Directions + info: www.freeholdartexchange.org