Category: Happenings

FASNY Super Saturday: Smokey Bear & His Forest Friends, Nov 19

Join FASNY Museum of Firefighting for a free in-person event on Saturday, November 19th, with Smokey Bear and his friends.

First, meet live raptors and learn how we can all protect these regal birds by being fire-safe. Then the big man himself, Smokey Bear, will visit the Museum and pose for pictures with attendees. Kids will also meet a DEC Forest Ranger and learn about their job and their equipment. Finally, kids can complete a Smokey Bear craft project.

All activities are FREE and will be indoors. FREE admission to the Museum will also be offered to all who attend this special event.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 19, 2022 / 10:30am – 12pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: FASNY Museum of Firefighting 
117 Harry Howard Avenue 
Hudson, NY 12534


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PS21 Nature Walk, Workshop & Concert – Resonant Mechanisms: The Experimental Music Tradition in Upstate New York – [Switch~ Ensemble], Nov 18  

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century is hosting a Nature Walk, Workshop, and a Concert on Friday, November 18th.  

Nature Walk 
Explore hidden corners and unmarked trails of PS21’s 100 acres of meadows, woodlands, and rolling hills with artist Alison McNulty, including a visit to McNulty’s installation Hudson Valley Ghost Column 7, the first public art project commissioned by PS21. Ghost Column 7, a cylindrical tower of vintage bricks and unprocessed wool, engages imaginatively with PS21’s landscape as it weathers the changing seasons. McNulty writes that her work “emerges from an interdisciplinary perspective informed by natural sciences, archaeology, diverse writers and thinkers, and place-based research.” Participation is FREE and open to all ages. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and dress with the weather in mind.

Participatory Music Workshop
[Switch~ Ensemble], Victoria Cheah, and Jen Kutler
In this participatory workshop the [Switch~ Ensemble] musicians and guest composers Victoria Cheah and Jen Kutler explore composition, experimental practices, and analog technology in their music, including Kutler’s musical sewing machines. Participation is FREE and open to all ages. Musicians are welcome to bring an instrument, though they are not necessary for participation. Anyone, with any level of musical experience, can participate or observe. 

Resonant Mechanisms: The Experimental Music Tradition in Upstate New York – [Switch~ Ensemble]

Sarah Hennies, Everything Else (2016)
Victoria Cheah, Hard columns you within (2022) – world premiere
Julius Eastman, Buddha (1984)
Jen Kutler, Chatter Marks (2022) – world premiere

Duration: 1 hour with no intermission

Founded in 2012 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and now based in New York City, [Switch~ Ensemble] presents Resonant Mechanisms, a concert of significant works that engage with the rich tradition of experimental music in Upstate New York. Featuring two world premieres of newly commissioned works by composers Victoria Cheah and Jen Kutler, alongside works from Sarah Hennies and Julius Eastman, the program explores a range of modalities in music for quintet and electronics.

The concert will be followed by a conversation with the musicians, composers, and installation artist Alison McNulty.  

DATE/TIME: Friday, November 18, 2022

  • 3:30 – Nature Walk
  • 4:30 – Workshop
  • 7:00 – Concert


2980 NY-66 
Chatham, NY 12037


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Somatic Embodiment and Yoga w/ Ashni & Sondra Loring at Sadhana, Nov 20

Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, in Hudson, is hosting a workshop on Somatic Embodiment and Yoga with Ashni and Sondra Loring on November 20th.

This workshop will delve into the study and practice of embodiment, defined as a felt sense of self. It will touch upon the wealth of information from different sources, including Somatic Experiencing, Body-Mind-Centering, and breathing techniques, to validate and clarify your personal potential and strengths. Identifying boundaries, working with the nervous system, and finding more ease and efficiency within the muscles and joints can bring consciousness into our experience of our body. This leads to being comfortable in our own skin and a willingness to engage with life more fully.

About Ashni

Ashni, daughter of Cynthia and Allan, is a farmer, at Mumbet’s Freedom Farm, facilitator, educator and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY with rich roots in the island of St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

Movement, music, healing and their expansion through meditation and love are essential keys to Ashni’s being. From early experiences with death, escapades in library stacks to discovering yoga and teachings with Buddhist monks in High School, Spirit has always piqued her curiosity and tickled her heart.

Working on and at the intersections of Earth based teaching and practices, wellness and environmental and social justice, Ashni facilitates 1-on-1 and group sessions, ceremonies, meditations and experiences permeated with love that cultivate radical awareness, appreciation of self and overall ecstatic wellness within participants and their community with the intention of re-cultivating a deep connection with our Earth mother.

About Sondra

i am a movement artist, educator and steward of a small botanical, bird, and fox sanctuary near Hudson, NY. i am drawn to the mystical, the poetic, to dirt, to rewilding, and to the daily rigorous investigation of somatic embodiment. i make dances and performances, am a yoga and somatic educator, share stories and overturn stones to see what’s underneath. i’m queering my community, teaching as a living, and radiant with the hope of meeting you all.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, November 20, 2022 / 1pm – 3pm

LOCATION: Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation
403 Warren St,
Hudson, NY 12534

COST/REGISTER: Sliding scale $20, $25, $30
Register here


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Columbia Land Conservancy & Cornell Cooperative ‘Star Lore’ Event, Nov 15

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and Cornell Cooperative Extension at Ooms Conservation Area to explore the night sky on Tuesday, November 15th. Human cultures have directed their gaze towards the heavens for thousands of years. Justin Wexler of Wild Hudson Valley will guide for a night of learning about the importance of the stars, the moon, and the darkness of night for Northeastern Native Peoples.

Please dress appropriately for the weather. All are welcome for this fun family event!

Things to bring: Water, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, binoculars.

Difficulty level: We will be walking the Pond Loop up to the overlook. These trails include inclines, loose gravel, roots, mowed grass paths, and may be muddy if it’s recently rained. 

Questions? Please contact Jenifer Rosete at

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 / 5pm – 6:30pm

LOCATION: Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037

Register here


Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY

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New Lebanon Library Crafternoon Kids: Turkey Decoration, Nov 8

It’s turkey time! Join the New Lebanon Library for this month’s Crafternoon Kids, where kids will turn mini clay pots into some perky turkeys to decorate your holiday table!

For ages 5 years and up – all materials provided.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 / 4:30pm

LOCATION: New Lebanon Library
550 State Rte 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125

twitter: @NewLebanonLib

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