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A friend mentioned the other day that he's noticed there's a lot less commentary in this column over the past few weeks and he's right. It's not that I have a lot less to say, just that it takes a lot more time to say it, time I wish I had. But don't fret... it'll be back! Consider yourself warned.
The second show in the Summer Concert series was held at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center last evening. Featuring Roxy Perry, it was a hot night - and not just outside, but inside as the crowd danced to the two-hour set of hot blues by Roxy and her band, Jim, Frosty, Mike and Bob.
Next week on Thursday, August 20th, the series features Swamp Gumbo Mardi Gras Cajun Rock fronted by Lake Carmel's own Tim Ouimette, one of the very best horn players you'll ever hear. That show starts at 6PM on the north lawn of the Cultural Center and if the weather does not cooperate the show still goes on inside. In other words, rain or shine the lake is gonna rock! More information about the Summer Concert Series can be found at the Arts On The Lake website.
From the 'net:
Do you eat the moldy stuff?Out For A Hike?
Wonder Lake State Park, which straddles the Kent/Patterson town line is a lot unlike the proposed Patterson Crossing development which also strides that line. The New York/New Jersey Trail Conference has been hard at work creating and formalizing a trail network within the park and the results are becoming obvious.
8:30PM - The Three Arrows Co-op presents another in their series of "schoomzes", tonight with Jonathan Schell. Parking is at the corner of Barger and Roachdale Street in Putnam Valley (near the red barn) and the event takes place in the Norman Thomas Hall across the street. The event is free and reservations are not required.
The Wassaic Project Summer Festival is a FREE, annual, multi-disciplinary festival held in Wassaic, NY with over 75 national artists, 20 bands, 5 guest curators, poetry readings, film screenings, performances, and much more. This FREE convergence in Wassaic, NY, will inspire you to be a better person.
10AM - 5PM. The Garrison Art Center's 40th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Fair (FACF) continues its tradition as a premier event in the Hudson Valley for collectors of fine art and craft. Organized by the Garrison Art Center, a not-for-profit community cultural organization, the event is a longstanding community event and the Art Center's largest annual fundraiser.
1-4PM - Building "8" at Tilly Foster Farm, Southeast. The Putnam Arts Council welcomes the public to view our 18th Annual Art After 75 Exhibit Celebrating the creative original Fine Art by working artists 75 and over. Free Parking. Free Admission. More info: http://www.putnamartscouncil.com
10 AM - 5:30 PM This years version of what has become one of Putnam County's best attended events, kicks off at 10AM this morning and runs until 5:30 in the evening. The event includes Native crafters from all over the country, a Birds of Prey exhibition, Native Foods, Story Tellers, a Tee Pee Display, Local Native History and performances by several Indian Drum Groups. The event repeats on Sunday following the same schedule.
7:30PM - Film. Putnam Arts Council at Tilly Foster. Free Admission. Two young women — one an Orthodox Jew, the other Muslim — meet and become friends as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through arranged marriages.
10:30 AM - When you're done washing your car (on the lawn so the dirty water doesn't flow into one of our lakes) bring your dog over to the Putnam Humane Society (Old Route 6 behind Put Plaza). The weather is going to be hot and sunny, so don't miss this chance to get your dirty dog cleaned up! We will be offering baths, nail trims and micro chipping from 11am to 4pm in the shelter courtyard. All proceeds go to help the homeless cats and dogs currently living at the shelter.
7:00 PM The Kinderhook Watershed Alliance and Farmscape Ecology will sponsor a presentation of the documentary film “River Webs” at the Roeliff Jansen Park in Hillsdale. The 57-minute film will be shown at the Education and Recreation Barn at the Roeliff Jansen Park located on Route 22 in Hillsdale one-half mile south of the traffic light at the intersection of Route 23 and Route 22. Seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested. Participants may want to bring their own folding chair. The film is offered for viewing by the general public free of charge through a partnership with Hudson Basin River Watch, Inc. (HBRW) and Fran Martino, and the Farmscape Ecology Program, a research and outreach branch of the Hawthorne Valley Association that is coordinated by Conrad Vispo and Claudia Knab-Vispo. After the film, results of stream assessments done at several locations in the Kinderhook Watershed area will be shared with participants. In addition, Dr. Vispo will share information about surveys being done along stream corridors to study a variety of organisms in order to better understand the value of these streamside forests. The film was produced by Freshwaters Illustrated, and chronicles the inspiring life and work of the pioneering Japanese ecologist, Dr. Shigeru Nakano. For more information, please contact Fran Martino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 PM - The Blue Horse Repertory Company presents a special reading of "Small Potatoes" a play by Bob Rogers. Greed and stupidity jump track in a small town not unlike our own. Directed by Peggity. General Admission: $12 ($10 for AotL members). Reservations may be made by email: email@example.com. This production will be preceded by a celebratory pot-luck fund-raiser at 6 p.m. to close off our matching grant drive. A gift of $25 will include the performance and a good time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate interest and for additional details.
The Fields Sculpture Park located at Omi International Arts Center, encompasses approximately 400 acres of farmland of which 100 acres are dotted with internationally recognized contemporary sculpture. It offers established as well as emerging American and international artists unique possibilities to create and exhibit a broad range of large-scale work. The Fields' mission is to expand the experience of what contemporary art viewed in a natural environment can be.
The Fields Sculpture Park is open year round to the public during daylight hours. Plan at least one hour to visit all of the sculptures. A golf cart is available for handicapped use and bicycles are also provided. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy picnic facilities located throughout the park. Guided tours are available to groups of six or more. The Fields offers educational workshops and tours for school groups and other organizations. 59 Letter S Road Ghent, New York 12075 (518)392-4747
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