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June Ten Things

“9 to 5” Musical

The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Inc. presents “9 to 5” Musical beginning on June 6 running through June 16.  It’s brand-new to MHT, the songs are bouncy, the women are bold and big-hearted, and the boss is his own biggest fan in 9 to 5.  Based on the hilarious hit movie, the show is all fun and a yard wide, and full of frisky, flirty songs by Dolly Parton, like “Backwoods Barbie, Joy To The Girls, Let Love Grow” and, of course, that hymn to the work force title song “9 to 5.”  Mr. Hart, the boss, stops at nothing to prove his chauvinism, until the “girls” in his office declare their women’s rights and put a stop to it all, in a very daring way.  See what changes they make to the strict office.  The Mac-Haydn Theatre is located at 1925 Route 203 in Chatham.  For show times and dates call 518-392-9292 or visit their website at

Attend an Art Opening

Fern Apfel Shows Paintings, June 7—July 28. An opening reception for an exhibit of paintings by Kinderhook artist Fern Apfel will be held on Friday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chatham Bookstore. Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, Chatham, NY. For more information, call 518-392-3005. Refreshments. The event is free.

See an Solo Exhibition

CR10 is pleased to open it’s 2013 season with “Kingdom”, a solo exhibition by Lucio Pozzi on view from June 8 to July 7, 2013.  Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday June8, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  It’s a scattering of islands installed in a 150 x 42 feet warehouse.  The islands consist each of one 20′ feet-long scroll of paper hanging from the roof’s crossbeams.  A photograph, black/white or color, is printed on the 10′ feet-high vertical face of each scroll, while the part of paper that extends lying on the floor is touched with paint.  For more information visit

Putt Your Dancing Shoes On

Basilica New Wave Dance Party on Saturday, June 8 from 8:00 pm until midnight at The Basilica.  Flag Day Fireworks.  New Wave Dance Party.  Very special guest DJs:  SHANNON F of the NYC band Light Asylum and Becka Diamond, music writer and taste maker at  Fundraiser to plant trees and upgrade cinema space at Basilica Hudson.  $10.00 admission.  Advance tix

Be Entertained

Stageworks Hudson presents the 17th annual  Play by Play festival, a bedeviled by life’s constraints and who better break the spell than the incantatory playwrights of this year’s festival of world premiers.  Some of the country’s best contemporary dramatists brave the risky, inspiring and often humorous ways we loosen the chains we’ve forged….and sometimes tighten the grasp.  The show will run from  June 12 – 23.  For tickets and show times visit their website at

Free Workshop

Grow your business on the Web in just two hours. “The ABC’s of Interactive Marketing”.  Join the nation’s leading local internet experts who have helped more than 60,000 businesses find local customers, cost effectively, online – during of the free workshops.  FREE Workshops.  Wednesday, June 12 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (complimentary lunch).  Wednesday, June 12 – 4:30 – 6:00 pm (complimentary appetizers); Thursday, June 13 – 8:30 – 10:00 am (complimentary continental breakfast).  The workshops will take place at Kozel’s Restaurant in Ghent.  Register Now!  Pre-registration only.  For more information or to register, call Pam Geskie at 518-828-1616 ext. 2411 or visit their website at

See a Parade

4th Annual Hudson Pride Parade, lots of amazing new musical groups, floats, and other surprises in store.  Friday, June 14 there will be a Boat Cruise.  The Parade is on Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 pm. March with us from the 7th Street Park down Warren Street to the Waterfront, or just come watch the show!  In the evening on June 15 there will be Cabaret at 8:00 pm and a Dance Party at 10:00 pm.  On Sunday, June 16th there will be a Tea Dance beginning at noon.  For more details visit their website at

Works by 8 Artists

Omi International Arts Center is pleased to announce the 2013 Exhibitions of The Fields Sculpture Park and Architecture Omi.  The exhibition opening and reception will take place on Saturday, June 15h from 1–5 pm.  This year’s exhibition in The Fields will feature work by Tom Doyle, Paula Hayes, Erwin Wurm, Allan McCollum, and Nathan Carter (in the gallery) and will include an outdoor reception at the Visitors Center. Architecture Omi will feature works by Janet Echelman, Brian Bush of E/B Office, and students from Cooper Union and will have a reception on site. Visitors are encouraged to enter through the Visitors Center at Omi International Arts Center, located at 1405 County Route 22 in Ghent, New York.
For art lovers of a younger age, Omi will host a “Field Day” for children and their families in the Education Pavilion located in the Fields Sculpture Park from 1-5pm.   Field Day will include hayrides, games, kite-flying and art projects.  There will also be a drawing for the winner of a raffle created to support Omi’s educational scholarship program.  The opening celebration is free and open to the public.  For more information call 518-392-4747 or visit their website at

Listen to Music

PS/21 presents, “West African Kora Concert:  Zal Idrissa Sissokho and Buntalo”  on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 pm.  Zal Sissokho on kora and voice, David Mobio, keyboard, Guy Langue, bass, Ehui Thomas Niamke, drums.  Cost is $30/$25 members and students $18.  PS/21 is located at 2980 Route 66 in Chatham.  Form more information call 518-392-6121 or visit their website at

Open House

Open House a the future home of the Hudson Area Library on Saturday, June 22 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Hudson Armory at the corner of Fifth and State Streets in Hudson.  Stop by for a tour and some refreshments and to see our plans for the space.  Free and open to the public.

Do you like Hip Hop/Electronic Music?

On Thursday, June 27 at 8:00 pm at Helsinki Hudson you can listen to Young Paris.  Young Paris is a Hip Hop/Electonic artist from Hudson, NY and born in Paris, France into an artistic family of African dance and drum performers.  23 year old Young Paris began to express himself as a lyricist at the age of 16.  His genre bending approach to music started when Steve Durand, a Montreal raised producer who has toured with Melissa Auf der Maur, asked him to rap over an Indie Rock song.  Overly inspired, he continued composing with Steve’s music and his lyrics.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit their website at
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