Columbia Land Conservancy’s Sip & Snap: Herons & Hefeweizen, Jun 21


The Columbia Land Conservancy presents their second Sip and Stroll event of the season – Herons & Hefeweizen.

Join the CLC at Hand Hollow Conservation Area to check out the Great Blue Heron Rookery, where the chicks may be starting to fledge at this time. A scope will be set up at a safe distance to view, and there will be a talk about the habitats that occur at Hand Hollow. Learn about the birds, while enjoying a Chatham Brewery Hefeweizen beer.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, June 21 2018: 5:30pm – 7pm

LOCATION:
Hand Hollow Conservation Area
4079 County Route 9
East Chatham, NY

COST/REGISTRATION:
Free!
Registration is required so that the CLC can be in touch in the event of a cancellation. Visit http://clctrust.org/event/sip-snap-herons-hefeweizen/ to register.

MORE:
http://clctrust.org
facebook.com/ColumbiaLandConservancy
Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY
info@clctrust.org
518.392.5252

 

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Scavenger Hunt for Fantastical Creatures at The Daniel Arts Center


A sprawling, campus-wide, theatrical scavenger hunt for all-ages, created by director/designer Michael Counts. Called by The New York Times “a master of immersive theater,” Counts teams up with fiber artist and sculptor Huck Elling, to set the stage for a fantastical experience.

This high art/technology scavenger hunt will lead teams of audience members all over the Simon’s Rock campus, interacting with performers and following theatrical clues, as the teams compete to be the first to navigate the course.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, 2018: 2pm

LOCATION:
The Daniel Arts Center
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA|

COST:
Kids (12 and under): $5
Adults: $10
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scavenger-hunt-tickets-44424813814

MORE:
facebook.com/danielsartparty
huckandstuff.com
CountsProjects.com
(413) 644-4400

 

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Claverack Library Program – ‘Helping a Grieving Friend’

Claudia Coenen will lead a conversation about how to help someone who is grieving.

All of us experience grief at various times in our lives, and it is often challenging to know how to help someone else. How do we help a friend in need of support when someone they love dies? What do we say? What do we do?

Claudia Coenen, a certified grief counselor in Hudson, is the author of ‘Shattered by Grief: Picking up the Pieces to become WHOLE Again’, and the Karuna Cards, a deck of creative prompt cards for grief processing. After the death of her husband in 2005, she studied thanatology, the science of death, dying and bereavement, in an effort to understand how people grieve, and how we can help each other. Claudia has worked in hospice with patients and families, in a trauma center as an advocate and grief specialist, and welcomes clients who are coping with death, illness, divorce or other difficult life transitions.

Claudia Claudia has presented workshops and talks nationally on the uses of creative expression in grief counseling, as well as helping clinicians cope with secondary grief and the stresses of working in the field of grief and mental health.

Bring your questions; stay for refreshments.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday June 16 2018: 4pm

LOCATION:
Claverack Free Library
629 Rt 23B
Claverack, NY

MORE:
ClaverackLibrary.org
facebook.com/claveracklibrary

 

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Monthly Handcraft Night at Drop Forge & Tool

Drop Forge & Tool provides access to the creative process by providing time and space to create; opportunities to learn, practice and hone a craft; and unique events to engage, entertain, and inspire our community. With two spaces in Hudson, residencies are open to artists and makers of all disciplines, backgrounds, and skill levels, who seek time and space away from their daily lives to focus on their creative process.

Drop Forge & Tool hosts a monthly #HandcraftNight. June’s night will feature special guest, Jen Hewett, teacher and author of “Print, Pattern, Sew: Block-Printing Basics + Simple Sewing Projects for an Inspired Wardrobe.” Participants can drop in with any portable handcraft project to work on, work on one of the community quilts, and enjoy some snacks and beverages.

Because sharp tools are used, this class is limited to adult students.

Supplies: All the special tools needed will be supplied, as well as a yard of cotton muslin fabric to practice on.

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 6pm – 8pm

LOCATION:
442 Warren Street
Hudson, NY

COST:
Suggested donation is $5

MORE:
DropForgeandTool.com
facebook.com/dropforgeandtool
info@dropforgeandtool.com
518-545-4028

 

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Hudson Pride Weekend 2018

OutHudson is sponsoring 2018’s Hudson Pride Weekend! The official events start on  Thursday, June 14, and go until Sunday, June 18th. The highlight of the weekend will be Hudson’s annual LGBTQ Parade, with this year’s theme “SuperHeroes”.

Rich Volo, aka, “Trixie Starr,” OutHudson Director commented on the theme of “Superheroes,” stating: “It’s more important than ever to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. Channeling our inner Superhero serves as a reminder to us all that the struggle for Queer Rights is not over. What’s more, nothing could be more fun than a town full of superheroes!”

John M. Schobel, OutHudson Director, echoed: “We want to thank our many sponsors, including Etsy, The Half Moon, Allstate Agent Timothy Berryhill, and the many private individuals and businesses without whose support this parade could not happen. We also are greatly indebted to our many volunteers, parade participants and OutHudson’s Advisory Board, led by Chris Maxwell Rose with Andrea Elliott and Rodney Dejong, and Scott Hotaling as graphic designer, and all our volunteers for their tireless work on behalf of both the parade and OutHudson’s outreach agenda. ”

Charlie Ferrusi, The Link Project Founder, OutHudson Director, commented on why pride in Hudson matters now more than ever, stating: “Since 2010, we have celebrated our local LGBTQ community here in Hudson, and we must continue to show up and resist the politics of hate that exist right here in our district. The future of our vibrant queer community relies on our ability to come together, from across generations, and support a new generation of leaders and “superheroes” here in Columbia County.”

This year’s Grand Marshal is Sarah McBride, the National Press Secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. Sarah first made national headlines when, at the end of her term as student body president of American University, she came out publicly as transgender in the student newspaper. She went on to intern in the Obama White House, the first openly trans woman to do so, and, after graduating from college, helped lead the successful effort to pass gender identity nondiscrimination protections in her home state, Delaware. In 2016, Sarah made history when she became the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention. Her book, ‘Tomorrow Will Be Different’ chronicles her journey as a transgender woman, from coming out to her family and school community, to fighting for equality in her home state and nationally, to her heartbreaking romance with her late husband.

OFFICIAL EVENTS:

“When Katie Met Cassidy” event with author Camille Perri
Thursday, June 14 from 6-8pm
Spotty Dog
440 Warren Street
20% of all proceeds throughout the evening donated to OutHudson

Superheroes Boat Cruise
Friday, June 15 from 7-9 pm (board at 6)
Hudson Waterfront
Hosted by Isis Vermouth
Tickets available at OutHudson.com. $25 Sponsored by Trixie’s Oven

Trixie’s Whorehouse
Friday, June 15 from 10pm-?
The Half Moon, 48 Front Street
DJ’s Prephab Drag Queen Performances
$5 at the door

The Link Project’s Author Reading with Sarah McBride
Saturday, Jun 16, 11-12:30pm
Hudson Area Library, 51 N. 5th Street

OutHudson’s Warren Street LGBTQ Parade
Saturday, June 16 from 2-3pm
Warren Street, from the 7th Street Park to the end of Warren at Front Street.
Free. Sign up at OutHudson.com. (line up by 1pm at the 7th Street Park)
Judging Area sponsored by Columbia-Greene Community College

Family Craft Fair & Fun
Saturday, June 16 from 2-5 pm
Promenade Hill Park (Front Street at the end of Warren). Food Vendors
Craft Fair – Free. Sponsored by Etsy.
Family-Friendly activities sponsored by WM Farmer & Sons – Front St Courtyard.

Poke the Bear Beer Blast
Saturday, June 16 from 2:30-6pm
Ör Gallery & Tavern, 35 S. 3rd Street
$10 cover. FREE if wearing Poke the Bear Tee

Women’s Tea Dance – A Dance Party Hosted by Women for Women
Saturday, June 16 from 3-6pm
Sadhana Center for Yoga, 403 Warren St
$10 Suggested Donation
Join hosts Lauryn and Sondra for a friendly afternoon tea-dance in a welcoming environment for women to socialize and dance. No partner required. If dancing’s not your thing and you’d rather hang out, enjoy some refreshments, and chat, that’s fine too.

Cabaret: Hedda Lettuce
Saturday, June 16 , 8pm
Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street
Tickets available at OutHudson.com. $20/25 Sponsored by GayHudson.com

All The Bodies
Dance party, drag show and food pop up
Saturday, June 16, 10 pm
The Half Moon, 48 S. Front Street
$10 Cover
Brought to you by Tiger House and Lil Deb’s Oasis

Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance “Disasters of the Universe”
Hosted by Girlgantua Jones
Sunday, June 17 from 4-9 pm
Red Dot, 321 Warren Street, DJs Prephab $5 at the door
Sponsored by SDL + GHS & The Link Project

ROY G. BIV Awards Night and Musical Cabaret
Wednesday, July 18, 7pm
Helsinki Hudson – $5 suggested donation
Awards given to the most FABULOUS Parade Contingents. Fun evening of entertainment and merriment!

 

OutHudson is a registered not-for-profit formed to bring awareness of LGBTQ+ issues in Columbia County, NY. In addition to sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, it is the sponsor of the OutHudson Pride Weekend in Hudson, NY on the third weekend of June.

MORE:
OutHudson.com
facebook.com/OutHudson
GayHudson.com

 

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