Tag: Nature Walk

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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New Lebanon Guided Walk at Ruins of Sassafras Farm, Oct 14

The Town of New Lebanon Recreation Commission and The Ruins at Sassafras have scheduled a third Community Walk for Friday, October 14th.

Spend time in nature on a guided walk, past the Shaker Chair Factory and the foundations of various Shaker buildings. We’ll be traversing beautiful fields experiencing a part of town you might not know. Walk with friends or meet new ones. The walk will be an hour in length, rain or shine and is suitable for most fitness levels.

This walk is over uneven ground, so may not be for everyone. Wear good walking shoes (no flip flops) and bring water. Sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat are recommended.

If there is enough interest, the commission will continue to plan future walks at nearby locations.

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 14, 2022 / 8:30 – 9:30am

LOCATION: The Ruins at Sassafras Farm
194 Darrow Road, New Lebanon
Directions will be given after Registering

REGISTRATION: RSVP to Abbie at nlrecreation03@gmail.com
She can also answer questions you may have about the walks.


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Howard Blue’s Book Talk & Guided Tour of Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Oct 1

Join Constitution Marsh Audubon Center on Oct 1st with Author and Copake Town Historian, Howard Blue, for a two-part program based on his book The Man Who Sold Superman to the World.  At 2:00 pm, a book talk and signing will take place at the Copake Grange, followed by a guided tour* at Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center & Sanctuary. 

Carroll Rheinstrom’s first came to Copake as a Boy Scout in 1918; later he bought 9 acres which grew to 1000. Learn about Rheinstrom Hill’s history; Carroll’s two publishing industry careers; his role as DC Comics representative to foreign publishers; his battles with the anti-comics movement; Superman comic books entry into foreign lands. 

DATE / TIME: Saturday, October 1, 2022 / 2pm

  • Book Talk & Signing at 2:00 pm:  Copake Grange
  • Guided Tour & Refreshments at Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center & Sanctuary at approximately 3:30 PM:  
  • A rain date for the guided tour at Rheinstrom Hill will be October 2nd at 1:00 pm.*

LOCATION: Copake Grange
628 Empire Rd,
Copake, NY 
(Near the Copake Clock, just behind the Clock Tower Pub & Grill) NOTE! Most navigation systems don’t work properly with this address.

LOCATION: Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center
225 Cambridge Rd,
Hillsdale, NY 12529
(Take Center Hill Rd. to Craryville, go east onto the northerly Cambridge Rd. Take Rheinstrom Hill to the end.)

REGISTER: Online here


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Annual First Day Hike at Taconic State Park, Jan 1

Start the New Year Year with a fun 3 mile hike to Bash Bish Falls. Meet at the Park Office at 1pm. Bonfire and refreshments to follow!

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 1, 2022 / 1pm – 4pm

LOCATIONTaconic State Park
253 Route 344
Copake Falls, NY

Meet at the Park Office


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Hudson Area Library w/ CLC Pollinator Patch & Art Walk at Greenport Conservation Area, Aug 5

The Hudson Area Library and the Columbia Land Conservancy present Pollinator Patch & Art Walk at Greenport Conservation Area, on Thursday, August 5, at 6pm.

Join Columbia Land Conservancy staff for a walk around their newly created Pollinator Patch and Art installation at
Greenport Conservation Area. We will discuss the types of flowers in the pollinator patch as well as how you at home can add plants to help out declining pollinator populations. We will then take a walk down to the “Step into Stillness” art installation by David McIntyre located along the trail. 

This program is part of the Library of Local pilot project, a new initiative from Climate Change HV and the Mid-Hudson Library System. The Library of Local initiative offers collections of essential wisdom, know-how, and tools for local self-sufficiency and community resilience. The project also provides a robust schedule of in-person and online educational events and workshops, all offered free of charge. The Library of Local theme for this year is Sow, Grow, Reap, Repeat! Gardening and Foraging for Resilience.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 5, 2021 / 6pm

COST/REGISTRATION: Free and open to the public.
Space is limited. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

LOCATION: The Greenport Conservation Area
319 Joslen Blvd,
Hudson, NY 12534



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