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.
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 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
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
Prattsville Art Center. EXHIBITS, CONCERTS, TALKS, YOUTH PROGRAMS & ART RESIDENCIES. Many programs are FREE! Prattsville Art 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.
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. 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
Mondays (September – mid-December, January – mid-May)
Rehearsal: CATSKILL GLEE CLUB REHEARSAL at the Community Life Church in Catskill, every Monday, 7-9:15PM, starting September 11. Men of the community are welcome to join the group. Visit CatskillGleeClub.org or email CatskillGleeClub@gmail.com for more information.
Mondays – During School Year
Classes: LUMBERYARD YOUNG PERFORMERS, free performing arts class for kids at the Catskill Community Center. 4-4:50pm for ages 13-16, 5-5:50pm for ages 9-12. Come join LUMBERYARD’s Melanie George and a roster of professional performing artists from NYC to try everything from hip hop to puppetry, acting, modern dance, and clown! Sign up at Catskill Community Center or www.thelumberyard.org/youngperformers/signup/.
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. Visit harmonyprojecthudson.org. John L. Edwards Primary School, 360 State Street, Hudson, NY.www.henryhudsonhall.org
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 518943-4230.
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.
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 email@example.com or visit www.rivertideaikiai.org.
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.
Wednesdays thru November 22
Kids Write: Creative Writing for Teens. Taught by Anamyn Turowski of The Writers Studio Hudson Valley, Kids Write is a creative writing project that has helped a community of young writers in Bedford-Styuvesant, Brooklyn. Students write and publish their work in a ‘zine at the end of each term. 5-7 PM. Grades 8-12 (ages 14 – 18). Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St, Hudson. Visit hudsonhall.org or call (518) 822 1438 for more information.
Wednesdays thru December 20
Hip Hop Dance. Join in the ever-popular weekly hip hop dance workshop taught by Alicia Salvatore in collaboration with Operation Unite. Ages 6 & up; no experience necessary. 4:30 – 5:30pm Workshops take place at the Hudson Youth Center, 18 S. 3rd Street. Visit hudsonhall.org or call (518) 822 1438 for more information.
Hudson Community Book Club. In partnership with the Hudson City School District, students read a variety of award-winning books over the course of the season together with teacher Ellen Heummer. Free copies of books are provided to every student. 5:30 – 7pm Grades 3-6 (ages 8-12). Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St, Hudson. Visit hudsonhall.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.
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.
Artist Community Potluck. Potluck Dinner and share artwork. All are welcome! Just bring artwork or a dish to share; 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 Christinehales@me.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.
Saturdays thru November 25
Kuumba Dance & Drum: AFRICAN DRUM INSTRUCTION. Bring a drum or share one of Kuumba’s. For teens and adults. Ages 12-18 Free; 10:30am-11:30am Adults $5. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St, Hudson. Visit hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-1438 for more info.
Saturdays, November 12- December 10, (No class 11/26 and 12/3)
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.
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.
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