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Correction: The engineer was Tom Baird, not Tom Barrett. He wrote in to say so. And then wrote: "I want to thank you for the nice writeup in your article and to thank the representatives of the community for attending the meeting."
The Putnam County Council for the Arts has announced the winners of their latest round of grant applicants and they are:
Nowodworksi Foundation for free art instruction for children at Brewster Library & exhibit of the work ($1000)Ed note: You can catch the Nimham Mountain Singers this evening at the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel. (see below)
With her back against the wall, Fishkill supervisor Joan Pagones has finally come around to realizing that the Fishkill Supply Depot is one of the most important historical sites in the United States. As reported here a couple weeks back, the State has found graves of soldiers who died at the site while it was occupied by colonial troops from October 1776 through April 1783. The vast majority of the site is now covered with a shopping mall and attempts to preserve the rest have been met - for years - by politicians who would rather revel in the certainty of sales taxes than the patriotic comfort of our nation's early history. Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation J. Winthrop Aldrich writes, “As such, these parcels represent the last intact vestiges of an important part of Fishkill’s and the nation’s history. The OPRHP strongly encourages the Town to consider how it can most effectively help to preserve and protect this important historic location. The opportunity to achieve this patriotic and deeply worthwhile objective is not likely ever to come again.”
“Catching Light: European and American Watercolors from the Permanent Collection” will be exhibited at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, from May 8 through July 26. (845) 437-5632; Artists have treasured the free-flowing, luminous qualities of watercolor for centuries. However, only in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth centuries did this medium come into its own with works by English and French artists. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center has extraordinary works by many of these artists in the permanent collection, a majority of which were original gifts from Matthew Vassar, who acquired them from trustee Elias Lyman Magoon. Featured in the exhibition from this period are light-filled watercolors by J. M. W. Turner, John Ruskin, John Sell Cotman, John Webber, Anthony Vandyke Copley, Joseph Michael Gandy, Augustin Pugin, and Charles-Louis Clerisseau.
7 to 9 PM At the Thomas Center of Christ Church. Take Route 22 to the traffic light at Pawling, Quaker Hill Road to Church Street, Christ Church is near its intersection with Old Quaker Hill Road. Jim Eyring, enthusiastic educator, falconer, and head of Pace University Environmental Center will begin the evening by introducing us to some of his live owl friends and tell us about their marvelous adaptations as hunters. Mark Weckel, preserve manager of Mianus River Gorge Sanctuary will explain his citizen scientist owl-monitoring project. Weather permitting the evening will end with an owl walk on the church grounds. Click here for more info.
8 PM The Nimham Mountain Singers will present an interactive program of Native American drumming, singing and dancing. The chance to participate on the drum as well as explanations of the pow wow make for an entertainment that is also an educational journey into the customs, beliefs and values of an earlier people in the Hudson Valley. Admission: $10 ($1 discount for AotL members). Reservations may be made at email@example.com. Visit their website for more information.
Carmel: Salt Shed, Route 6N, 8:30 - 3:30
4 - 8 PM Join us to celebrate our second anniversary with photojournalist Brent Stirton from 4-8pm at 143 Main Street in Beacon, New York. Mr. Stirton will present an informal talk in conjunction with the opening of his exhibition ‘The Last Gorillas of the Congo', curated by Jamie Wellford. The non-profit charity Fovea Exhibitions will host Stirton's internationally award-winning photo essay through August, documenting the story of the tragedy and the renewal of some of the last mountain gorillas on the planet. Just over 200 of the extremely rare mountain gorillas, of which there are only 680 in the world, live in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 2009 is the Year of the Gorilla--learn more about this issue and what you can do through Brent Stirton's photo essay, on exhibit at Fovea through August, and as a virtual exhibition online at www.FoveaExhibitions.org
5PM - Tilly Foster Farm - Friends of the Putnam Arts Council are cordially invited to attend a Silent Auction and to join Wine Consultant Peter Lesley of Mahopac on a guided taste tour of affordable red and white wines available locally. The silent auction will feature approximately 25 items donated from select artists, craft folks and a few local businesses. Most are quite unique ranging from original art, jewelry, or a painting class to autographed items from Putnam performers John Hall, Graham Nash, and Pete Seeger. This special event for PAC takes place in our Brewster space at the Lodge at Tilly Foster, on Saturday, May 9th at 5pm. Pre-paid reservations are requested as both food and beverages need to be ordered. Tickets are only $25.00 ($20./members). Call 845.278.0230 or visit putnamartscouncil.com
8:15 AM - The Catskill 3500 Club is having Annual Spring Trail Maintenance on Sunday 10 May; we're meeting 8:15 a.m. on Peekamoose Rd Parking Area. Please bring work gloves and either saw, loppers, hand clippers. If you don't have tools, then the Club will provide - we have a limited supply of saws, loppers and weed whackers. Please bring water and lunch as well. This activity counts a point (7 needed)toward the 3500 Club service patch. Plus you earn ascent of two high peaks. Please e-mail Elie Bijou if you're attending or if you require directions. Gridders, CHH and others - this is YOUR club and we need YOUR help; please consider giving us a day.
Into the Future:
Monday, May 11
7PM - Tilly Foster Farm - Putnam Arts Council is pleased to announce that US Congressman John Hall’s office has selected our Brewster location to exhibit the 2009 art competition featuring the work of high school students from his congressional district. Congressman Hall will host an Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Lodge (Bldg #8), Tilly Foster Farm, 100 Rte 312, Brewster to honor all participants on Monday, May 11 from 7 – 8:30pm. The exhibit will remain on view here May 12 – 30, with gallery hours weekdays, Tuesday through Friday 10-3 and Saturday’s and Sunday’s 1-4pm. Directions are available from PAC at 845.278.0230 or on our website: www.putnamartscouncil.com
Tuesday, May 12
The Lake Carmel Advisory Committee will include a presentation on Stormwater issues at their regular meeting held in the Community Center at 7:30 PM. (845) 306-5602 for more information.
Thursday, May 14
6PM - River Terrace Restaurant in Beacon - Join us for an evening of live music on the deck of the River Terrace Restaurant in Beacon, NY overlooking the beautiful Hudson River to honor Connie Hogarth, Environmental Activist and Founder of the Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action, Manhattanville College. River Terrace Restaurant, 2 Beekman Street 6pm Cocktails and 7pm Dinner & Ceremony. Live Music. Cash Bar. Tickets: $50 per person, $95 couple, $35 Student. For reservations & donations, contact: Angela Valles, Chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> 845-797-9810
Saturday, May 16
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