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North Chatham Library Program: Native Plants and Beneficial Insects, Jun 29

The North Chatham Free Library presents Native Plants and Beneficial Insects on June 29th. Would you like your garden to be filled with butterflies, bees and birds? Learn how at this presentation by Sandra Linnell, who will discuss what plants thrive in our area and how they support our local ecology.

The growth of cities and their accompanying urban sprawl have fragmented and transformed ecologically productive land to lush lawns and decorative ornamentals to enhance property values. The remaining isolated natural areas are not large enough to support wildlife, however that trend is turning.

Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region. Research by the entomologist Doug Tallamy has found that native oak trees support over 500 species of caterpillars whereas ginkgo, a commonly planted landscape tree from Asia, host only 5 species of caterpillars.

Plants available in nurseries are often species chosen for their exotic interest and they not only sever the food web, but some have shown invasive behavior, outcompeting native species and degrading habitat in the remaining natural areas.

Sandra Linnell is the Community Horticulture Program Coordinator at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. She has experience in growing natives, herbs, and flowers from seed from her previous employment working on farms and greenhouses.

This program will be held outside in the back garden of the NCFL, weather permitting. If necessary, will meet upstairs in the Library. .

Live & Learn programs are supported, in part, by grants from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and the Bank of Greene County.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 / 10am

LOCATION: North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, NY 12132

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Earth Day Night Market at Cooper’s Daughter Spirits, Apr 22

Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York Farm is hosting an Earth Day Night Market on Friday, April 22nd.  Join us in the Cocktail Garden for an evening of cocktails, mocktails, hot food by Misto, and shopping with exceptional local vendors.


Misto Food Pop Up
Supreme Soft Serve Ice Cream
Hamov Eh Spreads
Worldling’s Pleasures Cheese
Gulden Farm Grassfed Beef
Ash Hopper Soaps
and more!

No cover fee for entry.

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 22, 2022 / 4 – 8pm

LOCATION: Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York Farm
284 State Route 23
Claverack, NY 12513



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“Looking Up” Artists’ Reception, Feb 12

Celebrate the artwork of Jeremy Bullis/David Bullis and Michael Simpson at D’arcy Simpson Artworks on Saturday, February 12th, during the 2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl.  

David Bullis created these bright, kinetic sculptures in the 1990s and early 2000s. Jeremy is honored to continue the practice with reproductions of his father’s work and some new pieces that continue the conversation.  

Jeremy Bullis/David Bullis “Homecoming for Matt” 2021, 24″ x 20”

The mobiles will be showing along with new large-scale color field paintings by Michael Simpson. Together the works create an atmosphere of movement and music for the eyes in this intimate gallery. In this exhibition, each artist explores ideas of movement, balance, tension and harmony within their own practices of composition and construction.

Michael Larry Simpson, “Elevation” 2021, 48” x 64”

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DATES/TIMES: Saturday, February 12, 2022 / 5 – 8pm

LOCATION: D’arcy Simpson Artworks
409 Warren St., Hudson

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2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl Returns, Feb 12

The 2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl is back for another month of galleries, shops and restaurants keeping their lights on and doors open late.  On Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 5-8pm grab the hand of a loved one and toast to art and the love of life at the openings and artists’ receptions happening in over a dozen galleries around town.  Enjoy the culture and community of Hudson and take advantage of the special offers available at restaurants, bars, and retail stores should you need a last minute Saint Valentine’s Day gift or just something special to keep you warm.  

Swing by Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House for the 2022 Hudson Jazz Festival, February 10-13 and 17-20 and curated by creative producer Cat Henry.  Entitled “Lift Every Voice,” after the Black national anthem, the eight-day festival conveys a message of hope and revival and celebrates the artistry of Black jazz musicians and their innovation of the genre.  Also, In the Hall’s galleries you can see “LOOK AGAIN” showcasing five artists’ dedication to experimentation in color, form, and content; curated by Mike Mosby.  

If you’re looking for something to do before the crawl 2econd Saturday is perfect for skiing in Windham, snowshoeing over the grounds of Art Omi, taking in the view from Olana and seeing how this all started at the home of Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of painting.  

February 12th’s Hudson Gallery Crawl participants are (with more to come):

46 GREEN STREET STUDIOS (46 Green St.) – presenting “Emergence”

510 GALLERY (510 Warren) – ARTIST RECEPTION “All I Need is Love”



D’ARCY SIMPSON ARTWORKS (409 Warren) – ARTIST RECEPTION “Looking Up” – Jeremy Bullis after David Bullis & Michael Larry Simpson

ELIZABETH MOORE FINE ART (105 Warren) – “Radiant Void” – John Cowan

FRG OBJECTS & DESIGN/ART (217 Warren, 2nd Floor)

HUDSON HOUSE (824 Warren) – ARTIST RECEPTION “Recipes For Romance”

THE HUDSON MILLINER ART SALON (415 Warren) – “Mr. Greer’s Neighborhood”


THE NEW GALLERY (610 Warren) 

PAMELA SALISBURY GALLERY (362 ½ Warren) – “Hans Hoffman Drawings” (open until 6:30)


SUSAN ELEY FINE ART (433 Warren) – “The Archaeology of Memory”

DATES/TIMES: Saturday, February 12, 2022 / 5 – 8pm

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