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CREATE: Moving Pictures
Community Fundraising Event—September 17
featuring short films by and about artists from our region

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Join us for CREATE: MOVING PICTURES, a community fundraising event on September 17th at 7:30 (doors open at 6:30). The evening of original short films by and about artists from our region supports our regional arts council and celebrates the diversity of artists living and creating work here.
The event will take place at the Greeneville Drive-In, located at 10700 NY-32, Greeneville, NY 12083. The program runs approximately 90 minutes and COVID protocols will be strictly observed. Tickets are only $35, and may be purchased through CREATE’s website: https://www.greenearts.org/. Attendees may also order meat or vegetarian charcuterie boxes crafted by Heather Ridge Farm ($16 each) to enjoy at the event.

The featured filmmakers include: Jennie Allen, Mark Allen, Michael Almereyda, Boston Typewriter Orchestra, Brian Dewan, Barry Gerson, Dwight Grimm, Jeffrey Lependorf, Sondra Loring, and Shanekia McIntosh. The delightful evening includes everything from moving short subjects to delightfully funny flicks, and from dance on film to experimentally engaging images. 


  • Events noted (DEC) have been supported through a Decentralization grant from the 2020 NYS Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Program in Greene, Columbia or Schoharie County.
  • Events noted (CIP) will be under panel review for a grant from the 2020 County Initiative Program (CIP) of dba CREATE (the Greene County Council on the Arts) with public funding from the Greene County Legislature.

To add your event to this listing, please email maeve@createcouncil.org with the following: Date/Time, Type of Event, Event Description, Location/Link, and Organization Name/Contact.


Bindlestiff’s Tiny Parades: 6:00 pm Sunday, May 10, Tiny Parades will visit Columbia Memorial Hospital in honor of front-line healthcare workers and patients- and, of course, all of the mothers whose work in the Hospital helps to sustain our community’s fight against the virus. Information about times and route details for Tiny Parades May 13 and 15  available at Facebook.com/BindlestiffFamilyCirkusKids. http://www.bindlestiff.org.

Bindlestiff’s Open Stage Quarantine Edition: Streaming live every Monday night at 7:30pm Facebook.com/Bindlestiff.Cirkus and Youtube.com/BindlestiffCirkus Incredible work in circus and variety arts: emerging artists, seasoned pros trying new material, and everything in between.

On View CREATE Catskill Gallery Exhibit: After the Storm works by Kristen DeFontesOn August 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene swept into the rivers of Schoharie County, which flooded the region and left behind a trail of damage in its wake. Nine years later, Schoharie County-based artist Kristen DeFontes has curated a selection of objects that explore the immense effect of the extreme flooding that she witnessed personally and in her community. Using construction debris, stone, natural wood and cast bronze elements, DeFontes creates sculptures that consider the effects of not only the storm, but also personal familial conflicts and broader environmental issues. Many of these materials are salvaged from her own home, which was gravely affected by Hurricane Irene. DeFontes says of her work, “These sculptural pieces embody emotional responses and coping mechanisms. Composed using construction debris, the pieces hold power; not only in the symbolic sense, but in the way they provide a tangible link between past and present. When working on these pieces, I think about the loss and transfer of that power, and the primal need to protect it.” Gallery Hours Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm. 518-943-3400 or gcca@greenearts.org. CREATE Catskill Gallery, 398 Main Street, Catskill.  Image: Kristen DeFontes, 2018, Storm Window no. 3, Wood, glass, steel, (30” x 38.5” x 5.5″)

Through April 25 
CREATE: offsite
: AERIAL ABSTRACTION. Photographs by Alon Koppel. Reception for the artist Thursday, January 16, 6-8 p.m. New York Restaurant, 353 Main Street, Catskill, NY. In partnership with CREATE (formerly Greene County Council on the Arts). All works available for sale at greenearts.org. Visit www.greenearts.org.

Through March 22
Exhibit: WINTER BLOOMING AND OTHER DELIGHTS. The Art of Linda Leonard Hughes. Also new works by Robert Adragna, Hope Morrow Glidden, Diana Cook, and Danielle Warner. Opening Reception, February 22, 7-9 pm.  Gallery hours Friday-Sunday, 1-5pm. The Main Room & Gallery 548, 548 Main Street, Cobleskill, NY. More at themainroom2018@gmail.com

March 18 & 25
Classes: COLLAGE AS DAILY JOURNAL, with Tim Ebneth. Through layering and combining papers, paint, prints, photos, and ephemera, collage encompasses storytelling and autobiography. If 2020 is a year to explore where you are and where you’re going in the world, this class will be revealing. Creative, freeing, and eye-opening. All levels. 11 am to 2 pm. $160 for all sessions; $45 each. Register at www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org or artschoolcolco@gmail.com. Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY.

Through March 26
Exhibit:
COXSACKIE-ATHENS SCHOOL DISTRICT ART SHOW. March is youth art month and during the month of March, the Athens Cultural Center opens its gallery to the Coxsackie-Athens School District (C-A) art department and students in grades K-12. Gallery Hours Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm. Closing Reception: Thursday March 26, 3:30-5:30PM Light refreshments will be served. Athens Cultural Center 24 Second Street, Athens, NY. More information at info@athensculturalcenter.org.

March 13-15-Rescheduled for August 14-16, 2020
(CIP Review) Theater:  MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN. Vivian Nesbitt (“Breaking Bad”) portrays Mary Harris “Mother” Jones in Si Kahn‘s one-woman musical about the infamous labor organizer, coming to Bridge Street Theatre for Women’s History Month. Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets $20, $10 for Students. Advance tickets at http://motherjones.brownpapertickets.com or by 800-838-3006. Tickets available at the door one half hour before curtain time prior to each performance on a space available basis. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. More at contact@bridgest.org or 518-943-3818. Visit bridgest.org/mother-jones-in-heaven/

Through April 5
(DEC) Exhibit: EARTH PEOPLE. Presented by CATA and Coarc. Opening reception with the Artists March 12, 12-2 PM. FREE. Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House. 327 Warren Street, Hudson NY. More at www.coarc.org, 518-672-4451 or daniellep@coarc.org

Through May 4
Exhibit: Donnie 2020 Digital Art Show In cooperation with the Museum of Computer Art. The show will include winning and director’s choice images from the online Donnie 2020 contest. MOCA represents digital artists from all over the world. MOCA: Museum of Computer Art is a nonprofit US educational corporation chartered by the NYS Department of Education. The MOCA site is host to hundreds of world-class digital artists and thousands of their images, all available for viewing here. It is one of the most heavily-trafficked, comprehensive, frequently-updated and respected computer art museums on the Web. It tries to keep abreast of the latest and best in digital art. Both beginning and advanced artists frequently visit MOCA, if only to see what the competition is doing. Opening reception March 14, 6-8:30 PM. Gallery Hours Friday-Sunday 12-4:30 PM and by appointment info@atelierprogressif.com or 518-768-7787. Atelier Progressif. 75 Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. atelierprgressif.com

March 19-22 Rescheduled for August 4-9, 2020
(CIP review) Theater:  DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE. After sold-out shows in NYC, London, Toronto, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aizzah Fatima’s stereotype-busting DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE returns to Bridge Street Theatre. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm Tickets $20, $10 for Students. Advance tickets at http://lingerie.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets are also available at the door one half hour before curtain time prior to each performance on a space available basis. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. More at contact@bridgest.org or 518-943-3818. Visit http://bridgest.org/dirty-paki-lingerie/

March 20
Class: LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHINESE DUMPLINGS. An intergenerational cooking workshop on chinese dumplings facilitated by long time Library employee Wendy Kanel. This program is a collaboration between the City of Hudson Senior Center and the Hudson Area Library giving tween, teen and senior attendees an opportunity to interact as a community of learners and tasters of delicious food.  Wendy Kanel was a chef in Hangzhou, China, before relocating to America 17 years ago. Upon her arrival to the area she came to the library to attend ESL classes, which eventually led to her volunteering at the library, before transitioning as a staff member working at the circulation desk. With this program, she is excited to continue the tradition of cultural exchange within the community. 5:30-7:30pm. Register at programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or 518-828-1792 x101. Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. Visit hudsonarealibrary.org.

March 21-cancelled
Staged Reading: FOR THE PEOPLE by Carol Mullen. An idealistic politician must choose between her ambition and her values. For the People is the fictional story of Meg Cabot, the first openly lesbian city councilwoman of Pittsburgh, who, after a vicious hate crime, is suddenly thrust onto the national political stage. With her hard-charging chief-of-staff steering her towards a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Meg must decide how far she will go to advance her career and what she is (and isn’t) willing to sacrifice to be both a successful politician and a good person. 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.

March 21 to May 17, 2020
Exhibit: FOUR INSTANCE. Work by Julie Evans, John Lippert, Lucio Pozzi, Lorenza Sannai. An exhibition of paintings by four artists who happen to live and work a few doors from one another on the corner of Partition and 3rd Streets in Hudson, New York. Curated by Lucio Pozzi, Four Instance reveals both the common and divergent characteristics of artists who share a locality but arrive at distinct and individual destinations. Opening reception with the artists March 21, 5-7pm. Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY. Visit www.hudsonhall.org

March 21 & 22
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: CABIN FEVER CABARET.  March 21Bindlestiff presents variety entertainment for adults in Helsinki’s intimate showroom. World-class circus artists perform electrifying feats of balance, flexibility, and daring incredibly close and thrillingly REAL, accompanied by great musical innovators.Showtime 9 pm. On March 22, Bindlestiff reframes the show for family audiences and presents a matinee performance at 3 pm, featuring a pre-show by young participants in Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School from Hudson  and Chatham. Tickets/Information: 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY.

March 22
(DEC) Artist Talk: IT’S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE. Acclaimed artist Victor Juhasz describes the challenges and limits of creating political satire when reality already trumps fiction. Juhasz has illustrations in a number of high-profile publications including Rolling Stone, The Nation, GQ, The American Prospect, Time, Newsweek, and the Canadian magazine The National Observer. Pre-registration required for this free program. 3 pm: North Chatham Free Library, 4287 NY-203, North Chatham, NY. Visit northchathamlibrary.org

March 22
(DEC) Live Music: Not So Quiet Concert Series, presents BETTY AND THE BABY BOOMERS. 4PM.Suggested donation: $10.  Middleburgh Public Library, 323 Main Street Middleburgh, NY. For more information contact Sonny Ochs: sonnyo@midtel.net

March 22-cancelled
Concert: EMBI ESTI WITH SPECIAL GUEST RON FISCH. New York Capital Region’s premier intercontinental fusion band that mixes Afrobeat, North African, and other global traditions with rock, funk, and blues. Their songs combine message-based lyrics with the raw improvisation of jazz and polished writing and performances to create original soulful dance music that will get your hands clapping and feet moving. Group members include vocalist Taunya Hannibal-Williams, guitarist Scott Collins, bassist Mike Dimin, and drummer Aaron Shields, with special guest jazz trumpeter Rob Fisch. 8 PM. General admission $25, Academy members $20, Students $10. Academy Members 20% off. Spencertown Academy Arts Center,790 Route 203, Spencertown, NY. More at spencertownacademy.org.

March 26-May 3
Exhibit: STREET SCENES ON MY MIND, Watercolors by Sheila Trautman. Meet the artist reception March 28, 5-7 PM. Gallery hours Friday, Saturday, and Monday 11AM-5:30 PM & Sunday 11 AM-4 PM. 518-589-7500. Catskill Mountain Foundation Kaaterskill Shoppe (next to the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center), 6042 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. FB@KaaterskillFineArtsGallery

March 27
(CIP Review) Concert:
23Art in the Snow WINDS OF CHANGE. Award-winning young jazz saxophonist Alexa Tarantino (Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Cécile McLoring Salvant’s OGRESSE) makes her Tannersville debut for our finale event of this year’s 23Arts in the Snow series. Featuring Steven Feifke (piano). 7pm. FREE admission & all ages. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. Visit 23Arts.org.

March 28-cancelled
(CIP Review) Ballet: RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET:  SLEEPING BEAUTY. The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts. Marius Petipa and Ivan Vsevolojsky wrote the story of the ballet based on Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tale “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood,” about a princess, a prince, and an evil witch who places a curse on the princess out of jealousy. “Before the sun sets on the princess’s 16th birthday, she will die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel.” Three fairies help to overcome the twists and turns of the plot. In the end, good triumphs over evil. 7:30 pm. Advance Tickets $25; $20 seniors; $7 students at catskillmtn.org or 518 263 2063.  Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students.  Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center,  6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville, NY. Visit catskillmtn.org.

March 28 through September 2020
Exhibit: Hudson River School of Art. Paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, framed art and small sculptures based on the theme of “Hudson River School of Art” inspired by Thomas Cole. Group Exhibit. Opening Reception March 28 5-7pm. FREE and opne to the public. Hours Monday –Friday, 9am-4pm. Frisbee Agency Gallery, 384B Main Street, Catskill, NY. Image: Shinglekill Falls by Michael Lamanec.

March 28
Music:  HYDE PARK CHAMBER ENSEMBLE. A magnificent local ensemble in a Saturday afternoon recital of chamber classics. 2:00pm. Tickets $15, $10 for Students. Advance tickets at http://hydepark.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets are also available at the door one half hour before curtain time on a space available basis. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY. More at contact@bridgest.org or 518-943-3818. Visit www.bridgest.org

March 29
Event: BRUNCH FUNDRAISER: The Zadock Pratt Museum is kicking off its 61st Season with a SPRINGTIME FUNDRAISER in support of this year’s renovation plans, groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to 19th century itinerant portrait painter Amos Hamlin, and the launch of the Pratt Rock Park restoration project. Brunch is at WASHINGTON IRVING INN, 6629 NYS-23A, Tannersville, NY. 12 noon to 2 p.m. Tickets $40 per person. Reservations must be made in advance due to limited seating. Checks may be made payable to Pratt Museum, and mailed to PO Box 333, Prattsville, NY 12468. For more details, please contact Suzanne Walsh at 518-937-6120 or suzanwal5@aol.com , or the Museum at 518-299-3395 or prattmuseum@hotmail.com.

April 3
Artists’ Talk: The Foundation Gallery at C-GCC Presents Goodman and Young. Jonathan Goodman and artist Millicent Young discuss changes in the art world and women artists in relation to Young’s exhibit. 6-9 PM. FREE. Reservations are not required.  C-GCC’s Professional Academic Center (PAC). Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY. More at www.millicentyoung.com

April 3-16
Exhibit: ELEGIE, Millicent Young exhibition. Elegies features wall-mounted sculptures made from a range of materials, including lead, plaster, steel, horsehair, twigs, thread, washi paper, ink, and pigment. Young’s work is unified by a simple palette of white, grey, and black, and each of her pieces are hand-made, using methods and processes developed by Young that are unique to their respective material. The Foundation Gallery is located in the Arts Center on campus, and it is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY. More at www.millicentyoung.com.

April 4, 2020-Postponed-please stay tuned for an update!
Gala Fundraiser: THE 32ND ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS BALL. An evening of Art, Music & DancingCREATE’s major fundraiser. 6:30 to Midnight. Silent Auction, Cocktails and Hor’s devours begin at 6:30, Dinner in the Ballroom with Live Music at 8:00pm followed by the Distinguished Awards Presentation , Dance until Midnight to the music of Nite-Time. Silent Auction of art by local and nationally recognized artists and premier specialty items. Cooper Tree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain. Benefactor Sponsorship available. Seating is limited! Visit the www.greenearts.org to reserve your seats online or call CREATE at 518-943-3400. Photo © Beth Schneck Photography.

April 4-Cancelled
Concert: FOLK MUSIC AND GUITAR LEGEND JIM KWESKIN. Presented by  Academy Roots & Shoots Concerts Series. 8 PM. General admission tickets ($25 public, $20 Academy members, and $10 students) may be purchased in advance via www.spencertownacademy.org and, pending availability, will be available at the door. 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, NY.  Visit www.spencertownacademy.org or call 518-392-3693.

April 4-May 10
Exhibit: ANA DELGADO: DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS. Reception April 11. Vibrant paintings that address memory, familial dynamics, geneder, relationships and music and dance of her Cuban Culture. Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter Village Square, 7950 Main Street, Village of Hunter, NY. catskillmtn.org

April 5
Cabaret Theater: WITH A SONG IN MY HEART Flo Hayle in Cabaret. Musial Director Jay Kerr any Jan M. Grice, Producer. 2PM. Tickets are $20. Reservations recommended. Call 800-838-3006 or Brown Paper Tickets.com. Bridge Street Theatre, 44 W. Bridge Street, Catskill, NY  BridgeSt.org

April 5
(DEC) Performance: LILLIAN. Playwright Lillian Hellman comes to life in this one-woman show performed by Dierdre Bollinger. Explore Lillian’s life as a hard-living woman and artist, blacklisted in the McCarthy era. 3 pm: Pre-registration required for this free program. North Chatham Free Library, 4287 NY-203, North Chatham, NY.  Visit northchathamlibrary.org

April 11
Concert: THE FELICE BROTHERS. Folk-rock to perform live concert at Columbia-Greene Community College. The American folk-country rock band is currently promoting their latest album, Undress. 7PM. $20 fee for Students / $25 for the General Public. Tickets at www. cogreeneevents-felicebrothers.brownpapertickets.com/   C-GCC Art Center Theatre,  Columbia-Greene Community College,  4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY. Visit www.sunycgcc.edu

April 11- May 10
Exhibit: SELECTED WORK BY SETH KOEN.  Meet the artist reception April 11, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Gallery Hours Thursday through Monday, 11 am – 5pm. Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY, 362 ½ Warren Street, Hudson, NY. 518-828-5907 or pamelasalisburygallery.com.

April 13-16
Tweens and Teens Workshop: MAKE WEARABLE ART FOR THE MAD HATTER’S PUPPET PARADE! Open to tweens and teens, participants will learn how to create giant masks, head-pieces, and puppets for the 2nd Annual Mad Hatters’ Art Parade to take place on Saturday, May 9. Drawing inspiration from worldwide carnivale and masquerade traditions, this class explores how to design and construct large, lightweight wearable art for parades, theatre, and performance. Workshops take place 10-3pm at Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY. To register for the program email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792x 101. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Lunch and materials will be provided. The Mad Hatters’ Wearable Art Spring Break workshop in collaboration with the Processional Arts Workshop (PAW) and Hudson Hall.

April 16, 23 & 30 and May 7, 14, & 21
Classes: LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING with HM Saffer. An amazing 6-week immersive course taught by an upstate icon. Check out his bio at hmsaffer.com to understand what a gift this course will be for your work as a painter. 10 am to 1 pm. $150 for 3 weeks; $300 for 6 weeks. Register at www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org or artschoolcolco@gmail.com. Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY.

April 18
Class: PAINTING & DRAWING SPRING GROWTH with Jean Mackay. Capture the beauty of spring’s emerging magnificence with pencils and paints. Working with a combination of ink, watercolor, and colored pencil, students will head outside for part of the class, weather depending, and continue indoors with spring plants and flowers. Jean has a following, so sign up fast! 1:30-4:30 pm. $65. Register at www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org or artschoolcolco@gmail.com. Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY.

April 18
Exhibit: THE SPACE WITHIN: WILLIAM THOMPSON.  Reception Saturday April 18, 4-6pm with live music by Josh Connors. Gallery Hours: Thursday – Monday 11-5, Friday 11-7 closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 518-392-3336. Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham, NY.

April 18 and April 25
(DEC) Classes: EMBROIDERY AND EMBELLISHMENT WITH BETTY FIKES PILLSBURY. Betty Fikes Pillsbury will offer an opportunity to create art with needle and floss, ribbons, and beads with her Embroidery and Embellishment workshops. Each of these two 2-hour classes will demonstrate variations on a different embroidery stitch. Students will have the choice of embellishing a decorative item, clothing, or something they have pieced, or stitching on fabric provided by the Schoharie Library’s “stash.”  This class is most suitable for teens and adults, though it will be open to all. 10:30am-12:30pm. Schoharie Free Library. 103 Knower Avenue, Schoharie, NY. For more information contact JMosher@mvls.info.

April 19
Sunday Salon Lecture Series:  THE ECOLOGY OF OUR CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES IN CONNECTION WITH THE 2020 EXHIBITION, CROSS POLLINATION. Dorothy M. Peteer, Adjunct Senior research Scientist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. 2 PM. $10 Members/$12 General Admission. Thomas Cole’s New Studio, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY. Visit thomascole.org/events

April 19
(DEC) Live Music: Not So Quiet Concert Series, presents SALLY ROGERS AND HOWIE BURSEN. 4PM. Suggested donation: $10. Middleburgh Public Library, 323 Main Street Middleburgh. For more information contact Sonny Ochs: sonnyo@midtel.net.

April 22 & 23
(CIP Review) Family Friendly Theater: Cancelled BEEP-Windmill Theatre, Australia. A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little. In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone like it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang…down comes Beep. What is this annoying interruption to Mort’s breakfast and the village’s daily routine? Who is this noisy robot, and how will she find her home? When Beep runs into trouble, will Mort and the other villagers be able to help her? With Windmill Theatre’s trademark design, gentle music and puppetry, BEEP tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town. April 22 at 3:45 pm & April 23 at 4:30 pm Tickets at catskillmtn.org or 518-263-2063, Advance Tickets $10 General; $7 students, Door: $12-General; $7 students. Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter, NY. Visit catskillmtn.org

April 25
Staged reading: HOW WE SURVIVED By Pauline David Sax. A daughter’s questions about her mother’s past leads to a reckoning about the stories we need to tell ourselves. 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.

May 1 & 2
(DEC) Concert: Schoharie Valley Singers Present: “ACROSS THE UNIVERSE -A CELEBRATION OF THE BEATLES. Friday May 1st concert at the Cobleskill-Richmondville High School. The May 2nd concert at Duanesburg Reformed Presbyterian Church.  Tickets: $8 General Admission. Children 12 and under free. 7:30pm. More information with Bob Holt at caveman12092@gmail.com

May 1, 2 & 3
(DEC) Theater: CHAPTER TWO by Neil Simon presented by Theater Project of Schoharie County. Directed by Susan Peter. Friday & Saturday at 7pm, Sunday Matinee at 2pm. Tickets: $10: General Admission, $7: Senior/Students. William H. Golding Middle School, 193 Golding Drive, Cobleskill, NY.

May 2
Class: HOW ARTISTS USE COLOR with Maj Kalfus. Color has a profound effect on the viewer. Explore how and why in this class that will experiment with the elements of color: warm, cool, primary, complementary, analogous, and even neutral colors. 9 am to 12 noon. $60. Register at www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org or artschoolcolco@gmail.com. Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY.

May 7, 14, & 21
Classes: LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING with HM Saffer. An amazing 6-week immersive course taught by an upstate icon. Check out his bio at hmsaffer.com to understand what a gift this course will be for your work as a painter. 10 am to 1 pm. $150 for 3 weeks; Register at www.artschoolofcolumbiacounty.org or artschoolcolco@gmail.com. Art School of Columbia County, 1198 Rte 21C, Ghent NY.

May 9
(CIP Review) Concert:
ABBEY ROAD, BY THE BEATLES with Scott Petito, Music Director. One of the most important albums of the last 60 years and the biggest selling Beatle record of all time including the songs “Abbey Road,” “Come and Get It,” “Come Together,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Scott Petito is an award winning composer, producer and engineer. He is a gifted bassist and multi-instrumentalist who has performed on hundreds of recordings in many musical styles. Scott has become particularly well known for his work in the folk and jazz genres, working with such musicians as; James Taylor, Pete Seeger, The Band, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron and Dave Brubeck. 7:30 pm. Tickets at catskillmtn.org or 518-263-2063. Advance Tickets $35, Door $40. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville, NY. Visit catskillmtn.org. Image courtesy of the BEATLES.

May 10
(DEC) Live Music: Not So Quiet Concert Series, presents ROY ZIMMERMAN. Suggested donation: $10.  4PM. Middleburgh Public Library, 323 Main Street Middleburgh, NY. More information with Sonny Ochs at sonnyo@midtel.net.

May 16, May 23, May 30, June 13, June 20 & June 27
(DEC) Class: COMMUNITY BEGINNING BALLET PROGRAM. The Community Beginning Ballet Program offers top rate instruction in the basics of the Classical Ballet in six Saturday sessions. In addition a public performance by members of Accent Dance –a NYC based professional troupe will be provided to inspire and motivate class members and others in further study. Workshop group will present a sequence from class learning. Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street, Jefferson, NY. More information with Philip Scharper at Truva96@gmail.com

May 16, May 23, May 30, June 13, June 20 & June 27
(DEC) Class: Maple Museum FREE MUSIC AND MORE: DANCE/MOVEMENT CLASSES FOR ADULTS. New this year will be the dance/movement classes for adults taught by Philip Scharper, a former ballet dancer and school principal. The classes will end with a performance by the professional company Accent Dance, with class members also participating with demonstrations of what they have learned. Maple Museum, 221 Creamery Street, Jefferson, NY. More information with Philip Scharper at  Truva96@gmail.com

May 20
(DEC) Music & Strory: Gilboa Historical Society presents REGGIE HARRIS. Reggie Harris is an exquisite musician and storyteller with appeal to all ages and populations. Gilboa Historical Society Museum, 122 Stryker Road, Gilboa, NY. More information with Gerry Stoner gerrys@genericcomp.com

May 23
Exhibit: “SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO” a major exhibition of artwork by Rodney Greenblat with large new paintings as well as some sculptural works from the past that have not been seen for 20 years. Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street Hudson NY. More info at rodney@whimsyload.com.

May 30
Staged Reading: THE SPRINGVALE ARMADILLO by Donald Loftus. After nearly seventy years, a wrongly institutionalized woman’s shocking secrets are unlocked. Winner of the W Keith Hedrick Playwriting Award. 7:30 pm. Directed by HRC Showcase Theatres’ Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger. 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.

June 6
(DEC) Live Music: Music At The Mill: Richmondville Historical Society’s ANNUAL PORK ROAST FEATURING TOM WADSWORTH Dinner: $10. Music at the Mill is a summer concert series sponsored by the Richmondville Historical Society. All concerts take place at the historic Bunn-Tillapaugh Mill, High Street, Richmondville, NY. More information with Joan Sondergaard rumblejs@gmail.com or 518-294-2008.

June 15 & 16
(DEC) Theater: SECOND ANNIVERSARY, presented by The Esperance Historical Society, the last of a trilogy of plays about a young Esperance couple. It’s a comedy/farce set in an Adirondack lodge and spoofs the mystery genre. Friday and Saturday 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. $10 admission. Esperance Presbyterian Church, 129 Church Street, Esperance, NY. More information with Willard Martin at willardm1947@yahoo.com

June 21
(DEC) Live Music:  Not So Quiet Concert Series presents ROD MACDONALD. 4PM. Suggested donation: $10. Middleburgh Public Library, 323 Main Street Middleburgh. More information with Sonny Ochs at sonnyo@midtel.net.

June 28
(DEC) Live Music: Music at the Mill featuring TOM WHITE. Music at the Mill is a summer concert series sponsored by the Richmondville Historical Society. All concerts take place on Sundays at 6:30pm at the historic Bunn-Tillapaugh Mill, High Street, Richmondville, NY. Free admission. More information with Joan Sondergaard at rumblejs@gmail.com  or 518-294-2008.

Save the Date! September 20
Outdoor Art Festival: The Skywalk Arts Festival 2020. Presented by the Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley. Featuring Artists, live music, painting lessons, food vendors and one great view along the Hudson River.  12PM-4PM. FREE admission and access to walk the Bridge. Family Friendly. Rip Van Winkle Bridge Toll House Park, Catskill, NY.

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