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Ten Things to do in July

Enjoy a Show “Stayin Alive” – Tony Manaro and his friends the Faces are heading to the disco club, where they will heat up the night in “Saturday Night Fever”, at The Mac-Haydn Theatre in nearby Chatham, July 6 – 23.  Based on the popular movie, the show features BeeGees hits “Stayin’ Alive”, Night Fever, More Than a Woman” and many more, plus sizzling dancing to take you back to the days of bell-bottom pants and boogie shoes!   Performance days and times vary, call 518-392-9292 or visit machaydntheatre.org for information and reservations for “Saturday Night Fever” and all Mac-Haydn Theatre shows.

Sunset Music Cruise on Friday, July 21 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Cost is $25/pp.  For more information on Hudson Cruises visit http://www.hudsoncruises.com

Valatie Tag Sale on Saturday, July 22 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Check out the tag sales all over the village for fabulous finds including antiques, collectibles, toys, books, clothing, housewares, tools and much more. Enjoy the day and stay in the village for lunch and shop at the eclectic mix of stores.  For more information on Valatie, visit www.veravalatie.com.

Children’s Show at Mac-Haydn Theatre.  The exciting adventures of a band of merry men in old England come to The Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre stage with “Hi, Ho Robin Hood”, July 21, 22, 28 and 29.  Performances of “Hi, Ho, Robin Hood” are Friday and Saturday mornings at 10:30. Tickets are $10.00 for children of all ages. Call 518-392-9292 or visit machaydntheatre.org for information and reservations.

​Dance Salon at the Art Omi:  Studio Barns (intersection of CR22 & Letter S Road in Ghent) on Saturday, July 22 at 5:00 pm.   The annual Dance Salon is a forum for the Art Omi: Dance residents to share their individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month. The Salon offers an intimate evening of live performances by dancers from around the world. FREE.  For more information on Art Omi visit http://www.artomi.org.

Michael St. John:  Bouquet – 12:00 – 5:00 pm at Hudson Hall on July 21- July 30.  To celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Hall and the much anticipated “unveiling” of the magnificent restorations at this historic landmark, the renowned artist Michael St. John has been commissioned to make 20 paintings of flowers to benefit Hudson Hall. Each work will bear a hand-written name of one of the many distinguished speakers, poets, artists, and performers who appeared at the Opera House over the generations. All works are priced at $1,200.  For more information on Hudson Hall visit www.hudsonhall.org.

You are invited on Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 pm to a Foot Spa Party!  Please join Dr. Michelle Zhubrak for a night of pampering at the Foot Spa Party!  Learn about their new Arbonne cream collection, Dr. Remedies nail polishes and their nail restoration procedure.  It will all take place a the Foot Specialist Associates at 751 Warren Street in Hudson.

Burgers, Brews & Bacos on Saturday, July 29 from 12:00 – 5:00 pm at the Hudson-Chatham Winery in Ghent.  We’ve got the Bacos (our varios Baco Noirs), and we know they pair exceptionally well with burgers, but so do brews, so we’ll have them too. All local, of course. Join us for a summer Saturday of great wine, beer and food.  For more information visit www.hudsonchathamwinery.com.

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Tour Interested in touring the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, here is your chance.  Tour dates are July 8, August 12, September 9 and October 14.  For more information visit www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org.

Junior Golf Camps at New York Golf Park Summer is just around the corner and New York Golf Park offers 3 weeks of golf camp. One week in  July and August.  They play lots of games to improve hand eye coordination and learn in a friendly/safe environment. Lucas Cohen, PGA was awarded the Junior Player Development Award in 2016 by the Northeastern New York PGA Section. Bothe he and Stephanie Bednar will be providing instruction throughout the camps.  To sign up click the link below.  http://nygolfpark.com/2017/pga-instruction/junior-golf-camps

Here’s what’s happening at PS21 July 24-30

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham kicks off its twelfth season!. This week you can enjoy blues and gospel music, live puppet theater, a sing-along for kids, a slide guitar workshop, and a free movie. For more information or to order tickets please visit http://ps21chatham.org/ or call (518) 392-6121. PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66 in the town of Chatham.

El Norte Tuesday, July 25, 8:30-11:00 p.m.  In the early 1980s two indigenous youths flee the persecutions of the Guatemalan Civil War to make the arduous trip through Mexico to the U.S. Free admission. 1983, UK/USA, 141 min.

Mettawee River Theatre Wednesday, July 26, 8:00-9:30 p.m. Master puppeteer Ralph Lee incorporates masks, puppets and other visual elements to tell the story of Before the Sun and Moon, a magical Korean folktale in which a husband and wife discover the power of love through many unexpected wild adventures.

Parsons Dance Open Rehearsal Thursday, July 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m. The Open Rehearsal allows audiences to get an inside look at the creative process of one of America’s great dance companies. Free admission.

Just for Fun: Songs and Sounds of Freedom Friday, July 28, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Sheri Bauer Mayorga leads kids in a program of songs accompanied by pianist Lincoln Mayorga. Free admission.

Rory Block’s Gospel & Blues Fest Weekend

The Campbell Brothers Friday, July 28, 8:00-10:00 p.m. The Campbell Brothers present a rich variety of material from the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar.

Slide Guitar Workshop with Rory Block Sat, July 29. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. An inspiring workshop on the use of the bottleneck to create the soulful slide guitar sound with Rory Block, a master of the blues slide technique.

Sisters of Slide Saturday, July 29, 8:00-10:00 p.m. Two beloved masters of slide, five-time blues music award winner Rory Block and Texas Music Hall of Famer Cindy Cashdollar, offer an exceptional evening of the blues.

A Gospel Choir Fest Sunday, July 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Gospel choirs from Shiloh Baptist Church, Hudson, St. Mark Chapel AME Church, Kingston, First Israel AME Church, Albany gospel choirs are hosted by Chatham’s Payne AME Church Choir and Rory Block at ChurchLIVE in Chatham Center. Co-presented by PS21, Inc. Donations accepted at the door.