February 2013

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Where to Buy Chocolate Candies and Treats for Valentine’s Day

For the love of chocolate: Sweet treats abound for Valentine’s Day

Best Hills and Places to Go Snow Tubing in the Hudson Valley

Snow tubing: The rising star of the slopes

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer Lifelong Care, Activities, and Amenities

Peace of mind

Valentine's Day Guide

Hudson Valley's Valentine's Day Guide for 2013: where to buy chocolates and wine, make your own jewelry, and more

Marist College Graduates Launch Indira Jewelry Line Featuring Both Exotic and Local Designers

Two Marist grads launch their own jewelry line

Carve Your (He)Art Show by The Goonies Actress Kerri Lee Green at P. Ross: Where Art Meets Fashion Boutique in Nyack

A Rockland County artist and boutique owner team up to offer one-of-a-kind Valentines

Design Your Own Jewelry at “Jeweler’s Bench” Silversmithing Classes at I Dream of Beading in Poughkeepsie

Get your bling on with these jewelry-making classes

Lucas Candies in Haverstraw Uses Classic Chocolate Recipe, Still Going Strong

Lucas Candies proudly uses the same 117-year recipe for its chocolate goodies

Big Air Bag at Windham Mountain a Big Hit for Skiers and Snowboarders

Try aerial freestyle tricks on the slopes with Windham Mountain’s Big Air Bag

New Restaurants and Hudson Valley Food and Dining News for February 2013

News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene for February 2013

Ca’Mea Restaurant Review in Hudson: Northern Italian Food and Dining in Columbia County

Tuscan temptation: Traditional Northern Italian fare — and a lively atmosphere — are the hallmarks of Ca’Mea in Hudson

The English Language: Writer Randy Ross Ponders the Complexities of the Way we Speak (The Final Word Opinion Column)

So to speak: The vicissitudes of the English language

Café Le Perche Restaurant and Bakery, Hudson: French Food in Columbia County (Mini Restaurant Review)

French dining at Café Le Perche Restaurant and Bakery in Hudson, NY

Choosing the Best School, Senior Housing — and Chocolate (Editor’s Letter)

A word from Hudson Valley Editor in Chief, Olivia J. Abel

Event Photos and Party Pictures: On the Town (February 2013)

See who’s been out on the town in the Hudson Valley in our February 2013 gallery of party pictures and event photos

Letters to the Editor in February 2013

Read our letters to the editor for February 2013, including our Where in the Valley “Bronze Bravery” contest answer

Local News Stories in the Hudson Valley in February 2013

Snow shenanigans, make-your-own jewelry, and heart-y art PLUS: Where in the Hudson Valley and On the Town

Events: Kid’s Korner in February 2013

Baby, it’s cold outside! Escape the chill by spending a day at the theater

Events: Out & About in February 2013

Dance fever — Celtic style, Met Opera antes up, and spring comes early to the Capital Region

Events: Polly’s Editor’s Picks in February 2013

Senior Editor Polly Sparling lists her top event picks for February 2013

The Best High Schools in the Hudson Valley in 2013

Private school? Public school? Magnet school? With so many options available, it’s hard to decide which is the best fit for your teenager. Here, we profile five institutions — and offer the vital stats on many others — to help make this decision easier

Senior Living and Retirement: Best, Most Affordable Places for Senior Housing in the Hudson Valley in 2013

Senior living: the next chapter. Here in the Valley, there are a number of unique housing options for retirement-age residents

Middletown Enlarged City School District Wins Federal “Race to the Top Award” in 2012

Last December, Middletown became the only school district in New York State — indeed the only one in the Northeast, and one of only 16 nationwide — to win a federal “Race to the Top” district award

The Albany Academies, Albany

History in the making: The Albany Academies celebrate 200 years of educating students in the Capital Region and beyond

New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on-Hudson

A structured environment with a focus on academics and leadership-building

Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh

One of the oldest public schools in New York State with a diverse student body

Woodstock Day School, Saugerties

A progressive school where students thrive with independent, individualized study

Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling

Independent boys’ school in Pawling, Dutchess County, offers traditional education with close-knit family feel

55-Plus Communities: Senior Housing in Luxury Developments

Low-maintenance luxury

Affordable Senior Housing Offers High Quality Living at a Low Price

High quality, lower price

Co-Housing Communities For Seniors

Cooperative convenience

Culinary Institute of America Professor and Chef Phil Crispo Wins Food Network Cooking Competition Chopped

Slice and dice: A CIA prof shows his chops on Chopped

Ice Age in the Hudson Valley: A Geographical History

Ice capades: Journeys into the Hudson Valley’s past — the way, way past, that is
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HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

The Museum presents fossils from Binghamton University’s extensive collection.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Sing yourself into a better state of being on Sunday mornings. Start your week off from a place of inner sanctity using voice to restore balance, heal and connect in the...

Cost: $15

Where:
Unison Arts Center
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY  12561
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Sponsor: One True Voice
Telephone: 914-388-0632
Contact Name: Amy McTear
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
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Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
Website »

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Visit each of Shawangunk Wine Trail's 14 unique wineries once over the course of five months. You will set out on a self-guided tour of 14 of the Hudson Valley’s finest...

Cost: $25

Where:
(Various Locations)
, NY


Sponsor: Shawangunk Wine Trail
Telephone: 845-256-8456
Contact Name: Barbara Best
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
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Website »

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Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

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Visit each of Shawangunk Wine Trail's 14 unique wineries once over the course of five months. You will set out on a self-guided tour of 14 of the Hudson Valley’s finest...

Cost: $25

Where:
(Various Locations)
, NY


Sponsor: Shawangunk Wine Trail
Telephone: 845-256-8456
Contact Name: Barbara Best
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective workout system. Forget this is a workout and join the dance party with...

Cost: $10, $85 for 10 classes

Where:
Spice Dance & Fitness
40 Garden St.
Lower Level
Poughkeepsie , NY  12601
View map »


Telephone: 914-844-5137
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Hailed by NPR as a “modern ambassador for the blues,” Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ takes the stage at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts...

Cost: $35-$65, $2 facility fee

Where:
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
1351 Kings Hwy.
Sugar Loaf, NY  10981
View map »


Sponsor: Radio Woodstock
Website »

More information

In addition to the numerous vendors and fair amusements — including the rides, midway, petting zoo, and demolition derby — country star Rodney Atkins (Sept. 6, 7 p.m.) takes the main...

Cost: $10-$12, $5 seniors, kids under 18 free

Where:
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Rte. 66
Chatham, NY  12037
View map »


Telephone: 518-392-2121
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

In 1936, Noel A. Vicentini and George Herlick were sent by the Works Progress Administration to document the Shakers and their way of life. The striking images capture the Shaker culture and helped...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running water. Also on...

Cost: $15, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5-18 and students, under 4 free

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd
New Windsor, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-7465
Website »

More information

This exhibit, juried by local artist Karen Hummel, consists of numerous works in all media.

Where:
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-671-6213
Website »

More information

Artists Ellen Nieves, Mindy McDaniel, Louise LaPlante, Anne Francey, Edward Avedisian, Matthew Hopkins, David Drew Bruner, William Bond Walker, James Meyer, Mark Berd, and Gabriel de la Portilla...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-1915
Website »

More information

Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

More information

The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

More information

The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

More information

Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective workout system. Forget this is a workout and join the dance party with...

Cost: $10, $85 for 10 classes

Where:
Spice Dance & Fitness
40 Garden St.
Lower Level
Poughkeepsie , NY  12601
View map »


Telephone: 914-844-5137
Website »

More information

Four sculptures by Harry Gordon are on display outdoors; each is not manipulated much beyond its natural state. Note: Call for pricing and hours.

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
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Telephone: 866-781-2922
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

More information

In addition to the numerous vendors and fair amusements — including the rides, midway, petting zoo, and demolition derby — country star Rodney Atkins (Sept. 6, 7 p.m.) takes the main...

Cost: $10-$12, $5 seniors, kids under 18 free

Where:
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Rte. 66
Chatham, NY  12037
View map »


Telephone: 518-392-2121
Website »

More information

More than 40 vintage outfits — all taken from the personal collection of designer, musician, and collector Andy Hilfiger — represent 1960s clothing and how they continue to...

Cost: $15, $13 seniors, $11 ages 8-17, $6 ages 3-7, under 3 free

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
View map »


Telephone: 866-781-2922
Website »

More information

With works from 13 noted artists, this group exhibit includes myriad sculptures as well as paintings and works of other media.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
OMI International Arts Center
1405 Rte. 22
Ghent, NY
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Telephone: 518-392-4747
Website »

More information

The first African-American photographer to work for Life magazine, Parks made a name for himself as one of the foremost social commentators of the 20th century through photos, film, and writings....

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

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Noted sculptor and painter Richard Artschwager created works that reflect the themes of pop and minimalism. More than 100 of his prints and multiples are on display, which offer insights into his...

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

More information

Conservationist Alison M. Jones presents her photographs from 22 exhibitions in Africa and North America that display the beauty, value, and vulnerability of the planet’s rivers. Times:...

Where:
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-838-1600
Website »

More information

Artist Jill Skupin Burkholder presents a solo show — “The Hidden World of the Catskills” — which consists of pieces depicting the charm of the region. Also on view is...

Where:
GCCA Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

This juried exhibit presents the finest works created by SUNY students throughout the 2014-15 school year. Note: Call for times and pricing.

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The moving display contains photographs, memorabilia, and tributes from the Family Room — a place established at One Liberty Plaza in Manhattan for people to remember their loved ones lost in...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

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Contemporary art, beadwork, painting, sculpture, and ceramics from the Mohawk, Tuscarora, Shinnecock, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations tell an inspiring story of resiliency. Note:...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
View map »


Website »

More information

In 1936, Noel A. Vicentini and George Herlick were sent by the Works Progress Administration to document the Shakers and their way of life. The striking images capture the Shaker culture and helped...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

More information

Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring St.
Catskill, NY
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Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running water. Also on...

Cost: $15, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5-18 and students, under 4 free

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd
New Windsor, NY
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Telephone: 845-534-3115
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Artists Ellen Nieves, Mindy McDaniel, Louise LaPlante, Anne Francey, Edward Avedisian, Matthew Hopkins, David Drew Bruner, William Bond Walker, James Meyer, Mark Berd, and Gabriel de la Portilla...

Where:
Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-1915
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This exhibit, juried by local artist Karen Hummel, consists of numerous works in all media.

Where:
CCCA Gallery
209 Warren St.
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-671-6213
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Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
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Telephone: 914-963-4550
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HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
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Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
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The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
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Telephone: 914-723-3470
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The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
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Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
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The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
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This band produced fan favorites like “Listen to the Music” and “What a Fool Believes.” One of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg...

Cost: $35-$65

Where:
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY
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Telephone: 518-584-9330
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This annual juried exhibition presents works by local artists that are inspired by our region. Times: Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 12-4p.m.

Where:
University Art Museum at University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-442-4035
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Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
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Telephone: 914-592-2222
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Artist Jill Skupin Burkholder presents a solo show — “The Hidden World of the Catskills” — which consists of pieces depicting the charm of the region. Also on view is...

Where:
GCCA Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
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Telephone: 518-943-3400
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This juried exhibit presents the finest works created by SUNY students throughout the 2014-15 school year. Note: Call for times and pricing.

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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Contemporary art, beadwork, painting, sculpture, and ceramics from the Mohawk, Tuscarora, Shinnecock, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations tell an inspiring story of resiliency. Note:...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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The moving display contains photographs, memorabilia, and tributes from the Family Room — a place established at One Liberty Plaza in Manhattan for people to remember their loved ones lost in...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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Noted sculptor and painter Richard Artschwager created works that reflect the themes of pop and minimalism. More than 100 of his prints and multiples are on display, which offer insights into his...

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Telephone: 845-437-5237
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The first African-American photographer to work for Life magazine, Parks made a name for himself as one of the foremost social commentators of the 20th century through photos, film, and writings....

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Telephone: 845-437-5237
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Four sculptures by Harry Gordon are on display outdoors; each is not manipulated much beyond its natural state. Note: Call for pricing and hours.

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
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Telephone: 866-781-2922
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Conservationist Alison M. Jones presents her photographs from 22 exhibitions in Africa and North America that display the beauty, value, and vulnerability of the planet’s rivers. Times:...

Where:
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
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Telephone: 845-838-1600
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Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-0135
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More than 40 vintage outfits — all taken from the personal collection of designer, musician, and collector Andy Hilfiger — represent 1960s clothing and how they continue to...

Cost: $15, $13 seniors, $11 ages 8-17, $6 ages 3-7, under 3 free

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
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Telephone: 866-781-2922
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In addition to the numerous vendors and fair amusements — including the rides, midway, petting zoo, and demolition derby — country star Rodney Atkins (Sept. 6, 7 p.m.) takes the main...

Cost: $10-$12, $5 seniors, kids under 18 free

Where:
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Rte. 66
Chatham, NY  12037
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Telephone: 518-392-2121
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Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
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Telephone: 518-346-6204
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With works from 13 noted artists, this group exhibit includes myriad sculptures as well as paintings and works of other media.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
OMI International Arts Center
1405 Rte. 22
Ghent, NY
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Telephone: 518-392-4747
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HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars from around the globe right to the Hudson Valley....

Cost: $0 (FREE) Weds.-Sat.; $5 Sun.; children 12 & under always free

Where:
HITS-on-the-Hudson
454 Washington Ave. Ext.
Saugerties , NY  12477
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The exhibition features 21 artworks created by 18 artists from Native American Nations in New York State. 

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12210
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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In 1936, Noel A. Vicentini and George Herlick were sent by the Works Progress Administration to document the Shakers and their way of life. The striking images capture the Shaker culture and helped...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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This exhibition presents a collection of photographs taken by Noel Vincentini in 1936, when he was sent by the Works Progress Administration to document Shaker art and architecture.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
New York State Museum
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY  12230
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Telephone: 518-474-5877
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Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running water. Also on...

Cost: $15, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5-18 and students, under 4 free

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd
New Windsor, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-534-3115
Website »

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Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring St.
Catskill, NY
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Telephone: 518-943-7465
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Including more than 10 outdoor sculptures — many of them working fountains — and several indoor ones, the exhibit by the celebrated artist explores the effects of running...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 ages 5–8 and students, $0 (FREE) under 4

Where:
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, NY  12553
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Telephone: 845-534-3115
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As a part of River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, a local artist leads a tour of the exhibit, sharing insights to the works and their origins. Note: Arrive 15 minutes early. Not...

Cost: $18, $12 seniors and students

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
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Telephone: 518-828-0135
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The 8th annual Art Studio Views Tour, presented by Rhinebeck Bank, offers the public with a unique opportunity to visit the private studios of Hudson Valley artists through a self-guided tour....

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Betsy Jacaruso Studio
East Market St.
Rhinebeck, NY
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Sponsor: Cale Communications
Contact Name: Marybeth Cale
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Join Papa Cilio for a hands-on class on canning fresh tomatoes in the style of his homeland, Naples, Italy. The intimate class is held in the garden of Casa Hudson, an accoladed villa overlooking...

Cost: $60

Where:
Casa Hudson
34 First St.
Haverstraw , NY  10927
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HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust (scheduled to open...

Cost: $0 (FREE) members, $5 non-members

Where:
HVCCA
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY  10566
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Sponsor: HVCCA
Telephone: 914-788-0100
Contact Name: Jo-Ann Brody
Website »

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Fairy tales have universal appeal thanks to the happily-ever-after endings — and the sins against which they warn us. Multimedia artist Adrien Broom uses classic fairy tales to...

Cost: $6, $3 ages 3-18, $4 seniors & students

Where:
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Ave.
Yonkers, NY
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Telephone: 914-963-4550
Website »

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The annual Story Walk program is back. Participants are led down a wooded trail while listening to a classic children’s story. This year’s book is Red Fox at Hickory Lane by...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd.
Scarsdale, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-723-3470
Website »

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The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition features 85 works by 44 artists. Chosen by juror Rachel Uffner — founder and director of Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York...

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
University at Albany Art Museum
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
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Telephone: 518-442-5035
Contact Name: Naomi Lewis
Website »

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The Wassaic Project features a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence, and an educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year, the project produces an exhibition of works...

Cost: $0 (FREE); donations accepted

Where:
Maxon Mills
37 Furnace Bank Rd.
Wassaic, NY  12592
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Accomplished musicians — including flautist Christine Smith, the featured soloist — play a repertoire that includes Symphony No. 67 in G Major by Cannabich, Witt’s Concerto for...

Cost: $10, $9 seniors and students

Where:
St. Mary in the Highlands Episcopal Church
1 Chestnut St.
Cold Spring, NY
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Telephone: 845-228-4167
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Four young women from various parts of the world form the quartet Opus X, and perform myriad classical movements.

Cost: $25, $22 seniors, $20 contributors, $5 students ages 6-23

Where:
Windham Civic and Performing Arts Center
5379 Rte. 23
Windham, NY
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Telephone: 518-734-3868
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Contemporary art, beadwork, painting, sculpture, and ceramics from the Mohawk, Tuscarora, Shinnecock, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations tell an inspiring story of resiliency. Note:...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

In addition to the numerous vendors and fair amusements — including the rides, midway, petting zoo, and demolition derby — country star Rodney Atkins (Sept. 6, 7 p.m.) takes the main...

Cost: $10-$12, $5 seniors, kids under 18 free

Where:
Columbia County Fair Grounds
Rte. 66
Chatham, NY  12037
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Telephone: 518-392-2121
Website »

More information

Ginger Rogers catapulted to stardom as Fred Astaire’s lovely dance partner; this musical follows her real life story from the vaudeville stage to the glamors of Hollywood. Note: Call for...

Where:
Westchester Broadway Theatre
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914-592-2222
Website »

More information

The moving display contains photographs, memorabilia, and tributes from the Family Room — a place established at One Liberty Plaza in Manhattan for people to remember their loved ones lost in...

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

With works from 13 noted artists, this group exhibit includes myriad sculptures as well as paintings and works of other media.

Cost: $0 (FREE)

Where:
OMI International Arts Center
1405 Rte. 22
Ghent, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-392-4747
Website »

More information

More than 40 vintage outfits — all taken from the personal collection of designer, musician, and collector Andy Hilfiger — represent 1960s clothing and how they continue to...

Cost: $15, $13 seniors, $11 ages 8-17, $6 ages 3-7, under 3 free

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
View map »


Telephone: 866-781-2922
Website »

More information

Four sculptures by Harry Gordon are on display outdoors; each is not manipulated much beyond its natural state. Note: Call for pricing and hours.

Where:
The Museum at Bethel Woods
200 Hurd Rd.
Bethel, NY
View map »


Telephone: 866-781-2922
Website »

More information

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, this musical follows a small town girl who gets caught up in the 1920s flapper lifestyle of New York City. Note: Call for exact schedule and pricing.

Where:
The Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 Rte. 203
Chatham, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-346-6204
Website »

More information

Conservationist Alison M. Jones presents her photographs from 22 exhibitions in Africa and North America that display the beauty, value, and vulnerability of the planet’s rivers. Times:...

Where:
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
199 Main St.
Beacon, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-838-1600
Website »

More information

Noted sculptor and painter Richard Artschwager created works that reflect the themes of pop and minimalism. More than 100 of his prints and multiples are on display, which offer insights into his...

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

More information

This juried exhibit presents the finest works created by SUNY students throughout the 2014-15 school year. Note: Call for times and pricing.

Where:
New York State Museum
260 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-474-5877
Website »

More information

Artist Jill Skupin Burkholder presents a solo show — “The Hidden World of the Catskills” — which consists of pieces depicting the charm of the region. Also on view is...

Where:
GCCA Catskill Gallery
398 Main St.
Catskill, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-943-3400
Website »

More information

This annual juried exhibition presents works by local artists that are inspired by our region. Times: Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 12-4p.m.

Where:
University Art Museum at University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-442-4035
Website »

More information

The first African-American photographer to work for Life magazine, Parks made a name for himself as one of the foremost social commentators of the 20th century through photos, film, and writings....

Where:
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY
View map »


Telephone: 845-437-5237
Website »

More information

Works by 28 contemporary artists who have all been influenced by the Hudson River School — as well as several 19th-century paintings — are all on display among the landscape that...

Cost: $12, $10 seniors and students, 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult

Where:
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Rte. 9G
Hudson, NY
View map »


Telephone: 518-828-0135
Website »

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