Conversations with Neighbors: Michael Singer in Conversation with Sam Pratt

Sam Pratt is a writer, designer and environmental activist who led the nearly seven-year fight against St. Lawrence Cement. He’s written for some two dozen national publications, most recently The New York Observer. He covers local matters for Rural Intelligence and at his own site, . Michael Singer was News Director at KCBS Los Angeles, where …Continue Reading

Zak Pelaccio in Conversation with Ruth Reichl

Please join us as we welcome celebrated chef and restaurateur, Zakary Pelaccio of Fish and Game restaurant in Hudson along with writer and editor Ruth Reichl as they discuss taking local food to a new level. A reception will follow.

Festival of Books 2013

The eigth annual Festival of Books is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community.The 2013 Festival of Books takes place August  31st- September 2. The Festival features panel discussions, readings, and book signings by nationally known and local authors, children’s events – including a visit from favorite storybook characters, the Cookbook Cafe, and more. Best …Continue Reading

Nature LOVED

New Works by Four Friends: Pamela Dalton, Page Curry Ginns, Barbara ML Willner, Patricia Munson Gravett. Their shared interest in the beauty of the natural world, both in still life material and landscape painting, has always been a strong theme of their works of art. This show will feature those styles as well as cut paper art …Continue Reading

Spoken Word

The Actors’ Ensemble presents a workshop production of Antigone by Jean Anouilh. Directed by John McManus with Brigitte Choura, Seamus Maynard, Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan and Meaghan Witri. Tickets available at the door; reservations not required. For more information please phone Fern Sloan at 518-392-5497.

Gardening Lecture

Native plants expert Duncan Brine, a principal landscape designer at GardenLarge, and an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and the New England Wild Flower Society, will give a lecture titled “Creating Gardens in the  Hudson Valley: A Naturalistic Approach to Landscape Design.” Brine’s philosophy of garden design, which he calls “structured naturalism,” focuses …Continue Reading


Join us for a fascinating lecture/demonstration of this unusual photographic technique presented by artist Ellen Hoverkamp. Space is limited – please reserve early. The artist will also sign copies of Natural Companions: The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations, a collaboration with noted garden writer Ken Druse for which she created 144 compositions as illustrations. …Continue Reading


A gallery exhibition by artist Ellen Hoverkamp. Ms. Hoverkamp creates her scanner photographs by arranging selected botanical cuttings on the glass plate of a digital scanner. The resulting images are simply stunning. The show runs from June 1 through June 30. The Gallery is open Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm or by appointment. Artworks are for sale, priced between …Continue Reading