Category: Happenings

New Olana Outdoor Tours

Olana’s landscape and carriage roads have been open to the public and are always free to visit from 8AM to sunset. Recently Olana added new Guided Tours to their outdoor offerings.

Guided tours (walking and driving) of the historic landscape will be offered on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tours are limited to 14 guests.

There are four different tours including the Family Explorer Tour (a 1/4 mile-long walk with family-friendly discussion and activities), the Landscape and Architecture Tour (a 1/4 mile-long tour focusing on the integration of landscape and architecture), the Art and Environment Tour (a mile-long tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to Frederic Church’s work as an artist and landscape designer), and the Electric Carriage Tour (a five mile-long driving tour providing the most comprehensive exploration of Olana’s landscape).

Screen Shot 2020-07-30 at 7.26.08 PMAll tour participants are required to:

  • Wear a mask covering the mouth and nose during the tour.
  • Maintain social distance (six feet) at all times.


ADMISSION: Prices range from $15 to $50 / Registration Required.
For pricing & registration, visit

5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534




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‘Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets’ Streaming at The Crandell Virtual Screening Room

Streaming next at the Crandell Theatre ‘Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets’.

Co-directors Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross’s genre-bending docudrama focuses on a Las Vegas dive bar named ‘The Roaring 20s’ as it prepares to close its doors forever. Its longtime bartenders and patrons come together for one last night of alcohol-charged camaraderie, commemoration and consolation as they contemplate their place in a fracturing and downcast late-2016 America.

DATE: Starting Friday, July 31, 2020

AVAILABLE: Streaming Online via Virtual Screening Room



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Hudson in Concert at Hudson Riverfront Park Rescheduled for August 26

“Hudson in Concert: a Community Celebration” was originally scheduled for August 1st in Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. Due to the Coronavirus, the full orchestra concert has been rescheduled and reimagined as a smaller program of “Hudson in Concert” to take place during the Waterfront Wednesdays series on August 26th

The program will feature musicians and guest artists of the HFO with musical selections including tango, Klezmer, jazz, Indian classical music, Bangladeshi songs, and R&B/Afrobeat-influenced music.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 / 6:30pm – 8pm

LOCATION: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
Hudson, NY (Behind the Amtrak station)

COST: Free
Donations welcome at



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Art Omi’s Newmark Gallery Reopens w/ Exhibition by Painter and Mixed Media Artist, Howardena Pindell


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Still from Free, White and 21, Howardena Pindell
Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery

Earlier this month, Art Omi reopened the Newmark Gallery with an exhibition of photo collage and video art by American painter and mixed media artist, Howardena Pindell. Pindell’s extensive body of work addresses political themes, including racism, physical trauma, memory, and the human experience.

Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Howardena Pindell studied painting at Boston University and Yale University. After graduating, she accepted a job at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for 12 years (1967–1979), first as Exhibition Assistant, then as Assistant Curator in the Department of National and International Traveling Exhibitions, and finally as an Associate Curator and Acting Director in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books.  In 1979, she began teaching at the State University of New York, Stony Brook where she is now a full professor. Throughout her career, Pindell has exhibited extensively.

Pindell often employs lengthy, metaphorical processes of destruction/reconstruction. She cuts canvases in strips and sews them back together, building up surfaces in elaborate stages. She paints or draws on sheets of paper, punches out dots from the paper using a paper hole punch, drops the dots onto her canvas, and finally squeegees paint through the “stencil” left in the paper from which she had punched the dots. Almost invariably, her paintings are installed unstretched, held to the wall merely by the strength of a few finishing nails. The artist’s fascination with gridded, serialized imagery, along with surface texture appears throughout her oeuvre. Even in her later, more politically charged work, Pindell reverts to these thematic focuses in order to address social issues of homelessness, AIDs, war, genocide, sexism, xenophobia, and apartheid.

Howardena Pindell’s work has been featured in many landmark museum exhibitions, such as: Contemporary Black Artists in America (1971, Whitney Museum of American Art), Rooms (1976, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center), Another Generation (1979, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Afro-American Abstraction (1980, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center), The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s (1990, New Museum of Contemporary Art), and Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African-American Women Artists (1996, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta).

DATES: Now through November 1, 2020
Every Friday through Sunday / 11am – 4pm

ADMISSION: Free / Registration Required

A timed entry system will permit gallery visitation. Visitors will be able to register for a half-hour slot in advance, or upon arrival to the Sculpture & Architecture Park if space is available at that time. No more than eight visitors will be allowed in the gallery at once, and all visitors will be required to wear masks during their visit. 
Click here to register


LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center Newmark Gallery
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075



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Friends of Clermont’s Little Sprouts Gardening Playgroup, Jul 31

This Friday is Friends of Clermont’s final Little Sprouts for July. Little Sprouts is an informal playgroup in the Harvesting History Teaching Garden! Led by garden educator Leslie Reed, young children will play in the garden, harvest and eat veggies, learn some garden themed stories, songs and finger plays. Recommended for children ages 2-4 (must be accompanied by an adult). Drop-ins are welcome.

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 31, 2020 / 10am – 11:30am

LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526

Registration is required


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