Category: Arts & Entertainment

New Lebanon Library Family Craft: Snowglobe Craft

The New Lebanon Library has a home-based, Family Crafting workshop. This week’s project is making a

Snowglobe Craft

Make your own soothing snowglobe–without the hazard of glass. Kits will be out this Wednesday, January 13th and Thursday, January 14th with an accompanying tutorial on the blog (Thursday at 4pm). Let’s get crafty!

*Craft kits can be picked up curbside. Call the library and it will be outside waiting for you!*
LOCATION: (Pick up kits) New Lebanon Library
550 State Rte 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125
twitter: @NewLebanonLib

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Spencertown Academy Presents Children’s Book Author Jacqueline Rogers Drawing & Storytelling Workshop

Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents children’s book author and illustrator Jacqueline Rogers leading an interactive Zoom workshop titled “Drawing and Storytelling at the Holidays” on Wednesday, December 30th. This free program is the eighth and final event in the 2020 Family Arts Kaleidoscope series, and recommended for children ages 8+ and their families.

“Jacqueline’s virtual illustration workshops for kids during the Academy’s Festival of Books this fall were a big hit. We’re delighted to welcome her back during the holidays,” says Kelly Kynion, Academy board member and program chair. “We’re also looking forward to continuing Family Arts Kaleidoscope in the new year—stay tuned for updates!”

Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children’s book illustrator for more than three decades and has worked on nearly 100 children’s books. Some of her notable published works include illustrations for Beverly Cleary’s “Ramona” series, Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager’s picture book, “Our Great Big Backyard” (which was a New York Times #1 Bestseller), two pictures books by Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, and most recently her own original Halloween poem “Goblin Moon,” which was published by HarperCollins last year.

Support for this Jacqueline Rogers program was provided by Metzwood Insurance. Support for the 2020 Family Arts Kaleidoscope series was also provided by Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, and Kids Need Music.

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 / 2:pm

Space is limited; register by Tuesday, December 29 at

Phone: (518) 392-3693

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Window On Hudson Presents Final Artist of 2020: Mimi Czajka Graminski

Window On Hudson is thrilled to present its final artist of 2020, Mimi Czajka Graminski. Czajka Graminski has created Post Photosynthesis a site specific, multimedia installation. The exhibit includes sculpture, drawing, painting, and video which is on view in the storefront windows of Window On Hudson as well as inside the art space.

Screen Shot 2020-12-08 at 5.23.34 PMCzajka Graminski explains Post Photosynthesis in the following way, “I love making art, working with my hands, and creating something where there was nothing before. Inspiration most often comes from materials both made and found. The majority of materials in this exhibition are inspired by and derived from plant-based sources. All of which stem from the
process of photosynthesis – creating energy, nourishment and growth from light.

In my work I am using materials that were all born from this process – logs from trees, leaves from plants, and paper made from cotton. After their growth process and harvest, the materials find renewed life in their cross pollination incorporated into this site-specific installation.”

Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of 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 will exhibit a new artist on a monthly basis.

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. To see more of the artist’s work which hangs inside, please make an appointment with the Artistic Director,

DATES/TIMES: December 2, 2020 – January 4, 2021 / Visible 24/7

LOCATIONS: 43 South Third Street, Hudson NY 12534


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Hudson Winter Walk 2020: 20 Days of Festive Cheer

winter walk 2017
Winter Walk 2017. Photo by Jeff McKinney

Winter Walk is an annual Hudson celebration that in normal years brings upwards of 20,000 people to town. For the past 23 years, Hudson Hall has produced Winter Walk, and what began as a one-block party grew into Hudson’s most colorful event of the year and an important evening of trade for many local shops and restaurants.  In 2020, we need Winter Walk more than ever. Our local businesses need support, and we know our community needs extra cheer and joy.

Instead of closing off Warren Street for a large celebration involving tens of thousands people on a single evening, Winter Walk 2020 begins on Saturday, December 5 and continues through the month of December.

Find yourself a suitable holiday mask and get ready to enjoy the warmth and excitement of the holidays in Hudson, while staying safe and distanced, during Winter Walk 2020: The Hudson Safe Edition.


December 5, 5-8pm
Late night shopping, Sax O’Claus, Santa’s Village at 7th Street Park, Rip the Nut (video projection at Hudson Hall)

December 10-17, daily at 6pm (3:45pm on Dec. 11)
Menorah Lighting at 7th Street Park

December 8 – 16
Have a Virtual Visit with Santa Claus (every child receives a free gift wrapped book). Free. Reservations open Saturday, December 5 at
Tues, Dec 8 (4pm – 7pm)
Wed, Dec 9 (3pm – 6pm)
Tues, Dec 15 (4pm – 7pm)
Wed, Dec 16 (3pm – 6pm)

December 12 (time to be announced)
Lighting the Christmas Tree at 7th Street Park

Late Night Shopping on Saturday, December 5:

356 Warren St.
510 Warren St Gallery
Baba Louies’s Pizza
BODHI Spa| Yoga| Shop
Carrie Haddad Gallery
Clove & Creek
FACE Stockholm
Flowerkraut Inc.
Foley & Cox Home
Handloom Batik
Hudson Clothier
Lightforms Art Center
Lili and Loo
Make Workshop
Poured Candle Bar
Sonder Hudson
The Maker Lounge, Café and Restaurant
Trade Winds
Verdigris Tea & Chocolate
White Rice
Window On Hudson

This year, producing Winter Walk is a huge challenge and Hudson Hall is asking for help via a GoFundMe benefit fund raiser.

To donate, visit

LOCATION: City of Hudson


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Art & Soul Exhibit Now Open at Hudson Hall

By Reggie Madison

Hudson Hall is hosting ‘Art & Soul’, a group show & intentional listening installation curated by Reggie Madison.

For artist and curator Reginald Madison, music and the creative process are inextricably connected. “Music always inspires me,” he says. “I would be totally lost without it.” In this special Hudson Jazz Festival group exhibition, Madison has invited his friends and neighbors to contribute their own visual solos. Each piece chosen is a riff on their own body of work, which together sing a song of an artistic community inextricably connected in a time of global anxiety and collective isolation.

Hudson Hall’s first floor galleries are alive and filled with new artwork and sculptures, including works from curator Reggie Madison,  David Hammons, Bijan Mahmoodi, Marlene Marshall, Kris Perry, Richard Sandler, Tschabalala Self, and Kianja Strobert.

Visit for more on the featured artists.

DATE/TIME: Fridays – Sundays, until December 20, 2020 / 1 – 5pm
Timed entry on the hour. Reservations only, 20 reservations max/hour.

COST: Free

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534



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