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The Cooper’s Daughter Spirits Cocktail Garden is open every weekend for farm to glass spirit tastings, signature cocktails, beer, wine and cider.  Different food offerings every weekend.
Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the winner of 3 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s Next to Normal August 4f- August 14.  It has taken Broadway, and the musical world by storm over the past decade. An emotional powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling rock score, the show takes an honest look at the sometimes harsh realities of “normal” life.
A typical American family to the outside world, the Goodmans secretly struggled in their suburban home as they deal with the effects of their mother’s worsening mental health. As they navigate their changing world, they deal with the pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and what it means to be a family.

Making its debut at the Mac-Haydn, Next to Normal promises to be an artistic highlight of the 2022 season and is unlike anything you have seen on our stage. Trust us when we tell you, this show is not to be missed. Prepare yourself to be overwhelmed by the raw and exhilarating reality of what it means to care for yourself, and for one another.

To purchase tickets visit  Up next from August 18 – September 4 is The Full Monty.

On August 6, 3 PM: Jamal Jackson Dance Company at Crellin Park Day | 846 – PS21 returns to Crellin Park Day with an interactive program featuring 846, a retelling of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. 846 reimagines Stravinsky’s seminal work in our current day US. The 1913 score depicts rituals celebrating the advent of spring, after which a young girl is chosen as a sacrificial victim and dances herself to death. 846 reflects upon our “everyday” filled with love, loss, appropriation, fear, and judgment, and interrogates our nation’s compulsion with sacrificing black bodies in order to thrive. Free and for all ages.
August 8-12: Jamal Jackson Dance Company Residency with Hudson-based youth organizations – Jamal Jackson Dance Company members will work with students from Hudson-based Perfect Ten, Kite’s Nest, and Operation Unite to create dances and percussion compositions based on dama, the masked dance rituals practiced by the Dogon people of Mali and Burkina Faso. The resulting performance will incorporate the stories of racialized violence and injustice the young participants have heard and experienced into the sounds and movement of the pieces.
On August 11, 7 PM: DakhaBrakha (Ukraine) | Live Soundtrack to Earth (1930) – DakhaBrakha, the Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band whose roots lie in the nation’s folk music, culture, and ethos, perform their original live soundtrack to Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s silent film masterpiece, Earth (1930), about resistance to the Soviet collectivization of Ukrainian farms. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, the quartet from Kyiv experiments with rhythms of the surrounding world to create unexpected new music. The name DakhaBrakha means “give/take” in old Ukrainian, reflecting their resilience and philosophy. Tickets required for entry. Discounts available.
More details and tickets can be found on

The Mycelium Project, building house parts with fungi on Wednesday, August 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  The Shakers gave profound attention to issues of equity and inclusion, education, environmental sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, and social welfare, all while creating an extraordinary body of material objects, including by extending well beyond the quintessential Shaker chair and Shaker oval box.

Shaker Museum recognizes contemporary innovators designing future structures with sustainable components fabricated solely from mycelium, a fungus related to mushroom growth. This carbon-absorbing natural resource could dramatically reduce the impact the built environment will have on the natural environment.
Hear about how the collaboration of a team of architects, mycelium experts, building science engineers, structural engineers, and design students resulted in a hypothetical custom residential architectural commission.
Online Event, Free admission for all.

Art Omi – Outpost Office: Drawing Fields No. 6 Installation
WHEN:  Saturday, Aug 13 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHERE:  Sculpture & Architecture Park
Drawing Fields is a series of large-scale works by Outpost Office exploring the spatial potential of notation. Each installation utilizes GPS-controlled painting robots to mark site-specific, building-size drawings at 1:1 scale. The drawing series employs techniques of measuring, delineating, and marking to investigate architecture as the dynamic performance of spatial instructions.
The notational assemblies of Drawing Fields challenge architecture’s tenets of permanence and material accumulation. The project eschews the waste often associated with temporary architecture. Each installation is water-soluble, non-toxic, and disappears with rain, sun, and growth. Within a few weeks, the site returns to its original state.
On August 13 at Art Omi, Outpost Office will install Drawing Fields No. 6, the largest drawing in the series so far. Visitors will have the opportunity to both observe and inhabit the enormous graphic pattern throughout the drawing process. Drawing Fields No. 6 will critically revisit themes of intimate scale, horizontality, and minute gradation present in early portrayals of the Hudson River Valley landscape.

For more information about Art Omi visit

SANKOFA BLACK ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVALPresented by Operation Unite NY – Augsut 12- 14, 2022
Presented by Operation Unite NY, the Hudson Sankofa Black Arts and Cultural Festival looks at the past, present and possibilities for the future, through the lens of people of color. Come down to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park August 12-14 for a weekend of music, dancing and a colorful parade! 
August 12: 5:00-7:30pm
Open Drum Ceremony
Community Open Mic With LOKI
August 13: 2:00-9:00pm
Family Day and Parade

August 14: 2:00-7:30pm
Family Theater and Sunset Service
In collaboration with City of Hudson, Spark of Hudson, Hudson Hall, Bindelstiff, Hudson Area Library, and Staples.
Hudson Hall – THE DOOR-MAN – Friday, August 12 at 6pm  FREE; reservations recommended

A Book Reading and Q&A with Author, Peter M. Wheelwright  Moderated by Lisa Dolan
A mix of historical fact and fiction, The Door-Man is based on the events at the doomed mountain town of Gilboa, New York, and the extraordinary fossil discovery that almost saved the town during construction of an upstate reservoir for New York City’s water supply system in 1917. The novel traces the consequences of this discovery across three generations of the flooded town, the patronized woman who made the fossil identification, and the violence that occurred in the clash of nature and the city.
The discussion is followed by a book signing with the author.

Public Open Days are Back!  Come spend a few hours at Equine Advocates on Sunday, August 21 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm touring our beautiful sanctuary and meeting their rescued horses, donkeys, mules, and ponies, most of whom were saved from abuse, slaughter, and/or neglect. They have graphics posted at each pasture area so you can learn more about our residents and equine issues. Feel free to also bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by our pond!  For more information visit

Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program last Summer Field Day is on Tuesday, August 23 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.  Summer Field Days will feature butterfly house and native plant garden tours, a native plant nursery, and a variety of pop-up displays and hands-on activities for all ages, such as mammal skull and insect identification, an historical weather station display, and a 3D diorama of the Columbia County landscape with projected stories. Visit the Farmscape Ecology Program website ( for updated descriptions of the activities being offered before each event.

Summer Field Days will be staffed by the Farmscape Ecology Program’s research scientists and interns, and is also an opportunity to learn more about their ongoing exploration of the ecological and cultural landscape of Columbia County, NY and the surrounding area as well as bring your natural history questions.

All events are free, and no registration is required. There is limited onsite parking, but the Creekhouse is an easy walk from the Hawthorne Valley School parking lot.

Working with our partners at the Hudson Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society we are pleased to offer in depth lighthouse tours.

Tour dates from Hudson are Fourth Saturdays August 27th, September 24th, and October 22nd. Tours will leave from the Hudson City dock behind the Gazebo at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park at 10:00, 11:30 and 1:00

The tour is an opportunity to learn about the important role that the Hudson River played in the development of the upper Hudson River Towns and the role that the Hudson-Athens lighthouse plays in the safe navigation of river transportation.

Our longer tour times will allow for visitors to have enough time to tour the lighthouse, watch the video on Hudson River history narrated by Emily Brunner, who lived on the lighthouse as a child and participated in tours until her early 90’s. There will also be an opportunity to see a video of the early founders of HALPS and the initial restoration of the lighthouse. Videos run on a continual loop and can be joined at any time.

For more information visit
Copake Country Club at The Greens on August 27 at 7:00 pm join them for the best night of summer with music by The Real Men and a Pig Roast outdoors by Smoking J’s BBQ!  Fireworks show begins after sunset. (Restaurant seating also available for a la carte dining, by reservation only).  To purchase tickets visit

Learn to Sketch like Frederic Church: A One-day Workshop for All Ages at Olana on Saturday, August 27 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  Ever wonder how artists like Frederic Church captured detail, contrast, and perspective? Visitors of all ages and skill levels are invited to sketch Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape and main house, learning basic artistic principles in the process. During this hour-long program led by teaching artist Shawn del Joyce, participants will be given sketching materials, watch a short live demo with a professional teaching artist, and experiment with sketching their own view of Olana’s famous landscape.

Shawn Dell Joyce began teaching plein air classes in 2000 and continues weekly to this day. She founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School, called the Wallkill River School of Art. It still exists today as a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of bringing cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces. Her work is included in museum collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY.
All materials will be provided. Advanced registration required. $20 per person ($15 for members). For more information, please contact

For other events offered at Olana visit
Join the Alliance for Positive Health on Saturday, September 3rd for the 2022 Columbia~Greene Garden Party! We are thrilled to announce this signature event will be back in person! The Garden Party will be held in West Taghkanic, NY at the beautiful Arcadia. Owners Ronald Wagner & Timothy Van Dam welcome you to their 1840 farmhouse set on 28 acres of pastoral landscape. Guests will have the rare opportunity to explore this magnificent property while enjoying refreshments provided by Innovo Kitchen, live jazz entertainment, and of course, our silent auction!
Click here to reserve your spot!

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