Ongoing Cultural Events 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The GCCA Catskill Gallery, located at 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY. Open Monday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM. For more information, contact email@example.com 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. www.catskillmtn.org
Prattsville Art Center and Residency. EXHIBITS, CONCERTS, LECTURES, ALL AGES MUSIC CLUB AND MUSIC FESTIVALS, NEXT GENERATION ART CLUB, WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS & LECTURES, E(ART)H Club for Young Artists. www.prattsvilleart.org, or facebook: Prattsville Art Center and Residency.
Summer Programs at Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts. CERAMICS, PAINTING, PAPERMAKING AND MORE! 518-263-2001 or visit www.sugarmaples.org. Various locations in Tannersville & Hunter, NY.
Olana: 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.
HUDSON HALL AT THE HISTORIC HUDSON OPERA HOUSE. Full calendar of year round acitivies! PERFORMANCE, EXHIBITIONS, READING, SPECIAL EVENT, KIDS & FAMILY and after school events. hudsonhall.org. 327 Warren Street, Hudson NY. 518-822-1438
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 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 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
Hikes, presentations & special events. MOUNTAIN TOP HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Haines Falls, NY. Call 589-6657 or www.mths.org
Dance Performance Class for High School Students. Operation Unite. FREE Program. MORE info at 518-828-3612
Art Omi. 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.artomi.org, 1405 County Route 20, Ghent NY 12075
Exhibits, Concerts, Talks, Youth Programs & Art Residencies. Many programs are FREE! Prattsville Arts Center, Main Street, Prattsville, NY www.prattsvilleart.org
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.
Exhibits, Concerts & Events: HUDSON HALL AT THE HISTORIC HUDSON OPERA HOUSE. Classes, Workshops, Exhibits, Concerts, Music, Programs and Special Events. Year round roster of activities for people of all ages. 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY. 518- 822-1438. hudsonhall.org
Exhibit: SUMMER IN OUR CATSKILLS: MOUNTAINS & VALLEYS IN LIVING COLOR, a group exhibition of art from the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions. Reception 4:30 to 7 PM. Open Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. 917-428-3797 or tina.Accardi@gmail.com. Tannersville Pop-up Market & Gift Shop, 6055 Main Street, Tannersville, NY.
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.
Event: POETRY READINGS moderated by visual artist and poet, Robert Tomlinson. 394 Main Café, 394 Main Street, Catskill, NY
HIP HOP FOR YOUTH. Operation Unite in collaboration with Hudson Hall.5-6pm. FREE. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY.
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.
Stamp Carving Workshop. Lynn Bindler of the Apogee Center leads a workshop in carving rubber stamps. Supplies and tools are provided. 11:00 to 1:00. Come enjoy this easy-to-learn art technique at the Catskill Community Center, 344 Main Street in Catskill. For more information, please call the Community Center at 518-719-8244.
KWANZAA Theater Group. Program AGES 10 and UP. 6-7:30pm. FREE. Operation Unite Education & Cultural Arts Center. 360 Columbia Street, Hudson.
Radio: WGXC, PURPLE HOUSE: A MONTHLY FORUM FOR THE ARTS, hosted by visual artist and poet, Robert Tomlinson frequently explores the intersection between images and words. 2-3 pm. 90.7 FM.
Workshop: Watercolor workshops for adults with painter. Washington Irving Senior Center, Catskill, NY, 10AM to Noon. Free. Bring own supplies.
Music Workshops: HUDSON RIVER UKES. Ukulele Club. 6:00-7:30 PM.Contact group leader Ed Greenaway at email@example.com. Heermance Memorial Library at 1 Ely Street, Coxsackie. FREE. www.heermancelibrary.org or 518-731-8084.
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.
Seminars for HS Students: Senior Track. 4:30-6:30pm. College preparedness program designed to assist high school seniors through the daunting tasks of college applications, financial aid process, college visits and more. Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center, 360 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY. 518-828-3612. Visit operationuniteny.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Nora Adelman email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Nora Adelman email@example.com.
Get Up & Stay Up Dance-Literacy Program. Operation Unite. FREE. Bliss Tower Community Room. 41 North 2nd Street, Hudson, NY
Kuumba Dance & Drum Academy. Operation Unite in collaboration with Hudson Hall. African Drum 10:30-11:30am. African Dance 11:45am-1:00pm. Adults $5.00 – Youth FREE. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY.
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.
Ukulele Camp: Carmen Borgia leads a group who play ukuleles and sing on Saturday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:00 at the Catskill Community Center, 344 Main Street in Catskill. Beginners and experienced ukulele players are welcome. Ukuleles are available for use by people who do not have their own and would like to learn this easy and fun instrument. For more information, please call the Community Center at 518-719-8244.
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.
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