Ten Things to do in Columbia County in September
|North Bay PaddleOn Saturday, September 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 there will be a free paddle leaving from the Hudson Boat Launch. Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for a journey to the North Bay and see the Greenport Conservation Area (an ecologically diverse preserve with approximately 625 acres including wetlands and tidal mudflats) from the Hudson River. The intertidal wetlands are home to two rare plant species, numerous types of waterfowl, and we may even spot a Bald Eagle. To register, go to www.clctrust.org/event-education or contact Marissa Codey at 518.392.5252, ext. 211.
Historic Church Tour
On Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm you can tour the Kinderhook Reformed Church. Organized in 1712 by Dutch settlers in the Hudson Valley, this historic church has been a cornerstone of the community for over 300 years. Enjoy a tour, and travel back in time, when services were in Dutch, when President Martin Van Buren sat in one of the pews, noting treasured architecture and artifacts along the way. A perfect way to enjoy Kinderhook on a Saturday morning! For more information on the church visit www.kinderhookreformedchurch.com.
Performers Who Are Against Conformity – Basilica SoundScape 2013
Basilica Hudson is known for being at the forefront of edgy performances, musicians with independent appeal and the avant-garde in general. Last year’s presentation of NADA (New Art Dealers Assoc.) introduced a whole new level of contemporary art to the Hudson landscape. That horizon is being extended again on September 13th – 15th when Basilica Hudson and Brandon Stosuy, editor of Pitchfork, (the “go to” guide for alternative music), present a weekend of the best in indie everything- music, art and literature. Come see and hear up-and-comers in sight and sound on the very edge of arriving, artists with noteworthy debut albums, and musicians creating sounds so innovative that they are inspirations for others. For details, go to www.BasilicaHudson.com.
Allen Livermore Trio
Sunday, September 15 at 5:00 pm at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library presents Allen Livermore’s The Limb Shakers Jazz Band Ragtime, Early Jazz, Swing, Bebop and Western Swing. The Limb Shakers have played Club Helsinki, Naumkeag, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Sheffield Land Trust, Camphill Ghent and other venues. Allen Livermore plays clarinet and saxophone and sings and will be joined by Seth Travins on doublebass and vocals and Ben Kohn on piano. For more information call 325-4101 or visit their website www.roejanlibrary.org.
ReCycle, ReCreate, ReImagine
Columbia County Habitat for Humanity will present ReCycle, ReCreate, ReImagine, its biennial art exhibition and auction, on Saturday, September 21st at the OMI International Arts Center in Ghent, NY. This fundraising event features unique works created by 32 Hudson Valley artists who were invited to create art by recycling, recreating and reimagining ordinary building materials or other items they chose from Habitat’s ReStore. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres will be served at the Preview Party beginning at 5:00 pm. The auction begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling Habitat at 518-828-0892. The show can be previewed at facebook.com/rrrshow. For those who’d like to see The Fields at OMI, a free guided tour will be offered at 3:30 pm. For more detailed information visit their website at www.columbiacountyhabitat.org.
Hudson Valley Apple Festival
On Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, rain or shine (no pets please) will be the Hudson Valley Apple Festival taking place at 50 Palatine Park Road in Germantown. Admission is $4 for 14 and older. There will be family fun including hayride, craft show, food and beverage, apple cart derby race, baking contest, children’s games and FIREWORKS! For more info, visit hudsonvalleyapplefestival.com. Sponsored by the Germantown Lions Club.
Eilen Jewell @ Helsinki
On Friday, September 27 at Helsinki Hudson at 9:00 pm you can hear the sounds of Eilen Jewell. Eilen Jewell is a favorite of Helsinki audiences, emerged from Boston’s thriving indieroots music scene in the mid-oughts and established herself solidly rootsy vocalist and Americana Songwriter since that time. The self-styled “queen of the minor key” writes and plays a blend of nourish rockability, surf-tinged country, retro-rock and jazzy folk. Jewell blends all these disparate approaches and more to create a unique musical niche for herself as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player. For tickets or more information about Helsinki Hudson call 518-828-4800 or visit www.helsinkihudson.com.
Necessity and Chance
The Thompson Giroux Gallery is pleased to announce their new exhibition Necessity and Chance on view August 17 – September 22, 2013 featuring the photographs of Rebecca Loyche, Mona Mark, Elliot Schneider, Joel Seaman, Brian Wood. Please join us to celebrate the opening on Saturday, August 17th 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Thompson Giroux Gallery is located at 57 Main Street, Chatham. Gallery hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday – Monday. For more information please visit www.thompsongirouxgallery.com or call 518-392-3336.
Artswalk on Warren and Beyond
Artswalk will kick off on Saturday, September 28 with the Member’s Show fundraising event “Postcards/Small” Gems fundraising and reception to be held during the Below 3rd Gallery Stroll “Dine/Art.” Windows on Warren will be on display. Proceeds from Artswalk help CCCA continue its mission to fund programs and services that advance the arts in Columbia County. Artswalk runs from September 28 to October 14 come on down and take a stroll. For more details about the Columbia County Council on the Arts or Artswalk, visit their website at www.artscolumbia.org or call 518-671-6213.
Bow Wow Dogs in the Fire Service!
On Saturday, September 28 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson. Admission: $5/adults, $2/children.* Do you know how Dalmatians became part of the fire service? Children will spend the afternoon learning all about dogs in the fire service. Children will have a chance to meet a Dalmatian and a Certified Arson Dog. Then, watch a live demonstration illustrating how arson dogs investigate fires and ask the Arson Investigator questions about his dog and their work together. Learn about fire safety and dog safety and have fun creating Dalmatian and fire safety crafts during the afternoon of learning with “man’s best friend!”
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