The FASNY Museum of Firefighting presents a special, free, virtual show: “Yo Ho Ho! It’s The Penny the Pirate Show”. Where did all of Pirate Penny’s magical treasure chests come from, and what is in all these amazing treasure chests that Pirate Penny will open? Tune in to find out. Next, go on a virtual treasure hunt in the Museum with Penny the Pirate and her friend, Molly the Pirate Dog (AKA Molly the Museum Dog.) Will they find the treasure…or at least a dog treat? Finally, Penny the Pirate will read a pirate story with Molly. Stay tuned to the end of the program to find out how you can have some super pirate crafts sent to your home for more pirate fun! Batten down the hatches and prepare for a pirate adventure your child will not soon forget!
Random Harvest invites everyone to enjoy a picnic on the lawn and celebrate the first concert of the season with Francis and Friends. Frances and Friends play traditional and bluegrass music and it’s always a lovely family scene.
The Spark of Hudson is pleased to present a virtual panel on Thursday, April 22nd at 6pm (Earth Day) around food insecurity, access and mutual aid featuring regionally based food experts. This program is presented as part of The Spark of Hudson’s programming that aims to tackle conversations around the climate crisis
Around The Table is a comprehensive panel addressing addressing concerns over food insecurity and access featuring Sky High Farm, Hudson Community Free Fridge, City of Hudson Youth Center, Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and La Morada Mutual Aid Kitchen amongst others to be presented on Earth day, Thursday, April 22 at 6pm by The Spark of Hudson via YouTube livestream. (link below)
Around The Table – A discussion on Food and Access will be moderated by Alexina Carther of NYC Food Policy, this panel discussion will bring together farmers, producers, policy advocates, chefs, food based nonprofits and mutual aid workers to discuss how we can build more resilient supply chains to feed the food insecure in the town of Hudson, New York. Around The Table, aims to provoke discussion and ideas with a tangible application, to quickly mobilise food producers and the Hudson community to get fresh food to the food insecure. To foster connections between changemakers and advocates in Hudson, NY, with those already working in this space to build a collaborative network of support.
Alexina Cather- NYC Food Policy, Moderator
Ora Wise – Sky High Farm
Nick Zachos – Director at City of Hudson Department of Youth;
Bryan MacCormack, Columbia County Sanctuary Movement
Lauren Schaffer, Hudson Community Free Fridge
Jason Grauer – Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture;
Fabrizio Facchini – Italians feed America
Yajaira Saavedra- La Morada Mutual Aid Kitchen
Laurie Freyer- Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
The Spark of Hudson is an innovative, community learning center launching in Hudson, NY. A model for education and community development, The Spark is dedicated to supporting individuals from all corners of Hudson and beyond to learn, teach and grow. Founded by Susan Danziger and Albert Wenger, The Spark has recently spearheaded and supported a number of community initiatives in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Clermont State Historic Site presents Springtime Story Hour on Saturday the 17th. Join one of Clermont’s costumed interpreters as they read spring themed stories in person.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, and an adult must be accompanied by a child. Attendance will be limited to aid in social distancing.
PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all tour participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 17, 2021 / 2pm
LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
1 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526
Window On Hudson presents Jeannie LoVullo “Celestial Existence” on display now through May 3, 2021. Jeannie LoVullo has created her largest, most complex paintings to date for this multi-dimensional and energetic exhibition. At the center of the installation are several intricately painted three foot mandalas, each bursting with patterns, color and texture. These large discs are suspended above a variety of other equally detailed canvases and painted objects.
LoVullo explains, “With my art I try to express positivity. I want to create a world of vibrant colors and fantasy. When I paint within a circle the viewer can not find a beginning or an end. There is only a continuous image reminding us that everything in life is connected. I fill the paintings with intricate details in order to remind us that life is full of many little moments. Unless you take the time to look closely at these details, these moments, they may go unnoticed. I paint every day, striving to share my vision of a world full of love, passion, whimsy, depth, beauty,
honesty, and laughter.”
Jeannie LoVullo was born and raised in Ghent, NY. She began drawing portraits at an early age and soon moved onto experimenting with pastels and charcoal. After highschool she took a course at Columbia Greene Community College in the hopes of learning new artistic techniques. Instead, she helped the other members of the class improve their skills. More self-guided education followed as she began taking jobs painting signs and wall murals for local businesses. This experience sparked the interest in her preferred medium: acrylics. The rich colors and fast
drying time invited her to paint daily.
Now, LoVullo spends most of her time striving to express positivity in her paintings with whimsy and vibrant colors. Her paintings are usually not planned out in advance. Instead, she prefers to let the creativity flow freely. She works daily in her home studio with the support of her husband Jason, son Alex, and dogs, Mocha, Little Moo, and Daisy.
Window On Hudson is two large storefront windows located at 43 South Third Street, in Hudson, NY. The windows are prominently visible 24/7 to all citizens and visitors of the City of Hudson traveling south on NY-9G. Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of all mediums who are in Hudson and the Hudson Valley. Window On Hudson is committed to providing a platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists. Window On Hudson exhibits a new artist on a monthly basis. Artists interested in submitting their work may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the website http://www.WindowOnHudson.org.
DATES/TIMES: March 31 – May 3, 2021 / visible 24/7