Oct
5
to Oct 28

Design Saugerties: Furnishings and Decor Opening

  • 114 Partition Street Saugerties, NY, 12477 United States (map)
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Dates: From Oct. 5th - Oct. 28th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1pm to 7pm)

This exhibit brings together skilled furniture makers with ceramicists, sculptors, and shops that specialize in furnishings and décor.

Take a stroll through sample rooms furnished by Michael Brontoli, Gus Pedersen and Robert Sherman, and decorated by owners of Light House, Bosco’s Mercantile and Dancing Tulip. Admire special crafts people, and artists who can transform where you live.

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Oct
8
to Oct 28

Writer in the Window

"Live Installation":  Maureen Cummins, a writer and book artist, will sit at a desk in the window of the Pig Grill and Bar from 10am to 2pm, writing her memoir.  

The Window is open for visitors to come tell their stories on Saturdays. Check the window for hours

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

FLY AWAY, film by Janet Grillo

Fly Away is a 2011 Independent American dramatic film written and directed by Emmy Award-winning Janet Grillo, and starring Beth BroderickAshley RickardsGreg GermannJR Bourne, Reno, Elaine Hall, and Zachariah Palmer.  "Treading warily into territory that few dramas dare to explore, 'Fly Away' is a defiantly unsentimental look at the complex codependency between a harried single mother and her severely autistic daughter." The New York Times

Made as a SAG Ultra-Low Budget Independent Film, and shot in 14 days, Fly Away premiered as 1 of 8 out of 2000 submissions in Dramatic Competition at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2011.

Janet Grillo is a critically acclaimed filmmaker, Emmy Award winning Producer, and former Studio Executive. She directed the award winning Jack of the Red Hearts, wrote/directed/produced the critically acclaimed Fly Away, Executive Produced the Emmy Award winning HBO documentary, Autism: The Musical, and oversaw the cult classic House Party series, when a creative executive at New Line Cinema. She is a full time Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.

Q&A with filmmaker after screening.

All screenings will be held at the Saugerties Public Library at 7:30PM.

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Oct
27
1:30 PM13:30

SCRATCH ART ILLUSTRATION with VIORICA STAN

Scratch art illustration is a form of direct engraving where the artist scratches off dark ink to reveal a white or colored layer beneath.  Scratchboard refers tp both a fine-art medium and an illustrative technique using tools for engraving into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with dark, often black India ink.  Scratchboard can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and evenly textured artwork.  Works can be left black and white, or colored.  Materials provided.  Limited enrollment.

Viorica Stan teaches art and art workshops to grades Kindergarten to12th at the Ideal School of Manhattan.  Her mixed-media works capture her fascination with inner fantasy landscapes as well as Hudson Valley's rich light, color and beauty.  Awards and scholarships include Seth Tobias Award, Paulette Goddard Scholarship, Westmoreland Art Nationals, and Black and White Award for Excellence.  Her work is represented in private collections around the world.

Location: Design Saugerties Gallery, 114 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY

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Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

GESTURES, the lost film by Larry Revene, with short HOW THE WORLD LOOKS NOW, co-written/directed by Katie Cokinos and Guy Reed

About GESTURES: "The path of life wanders through many landscapes and marks the routes once traveled. Encounters with inhabitants of different cultures shape the understanding of diversity. Glimpses of foreign lives better my compassion for others not of my own persuasion. Without words, gestures speak the language of all time. A celebration of the similarities and like-spirited people, my goal is to share those moments with others and hope that we can understand that which is not only familiar to us."

All screenings will be held at the Saugerties Public Library at 7:30PM.

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Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

WATERCOLOR WALK with ANGELA GAFFNEY-SMITH

WATERCOLOR WALK, with ANGELA GAFFNEY-SMITH

We will explore:  the paint and the landscape.  We will use gesture to simplify line and form into bold shapes using brushes larger than half an inch.  

Limited enrollment.

Angela Gaffney-Smith is a figurative painter and print-maker, whose current body of work combines original pieces in mixed media.  Her collage "Athena Knew Alcyoneus" was recently included in Kotaj Magazine.  Angela is the recipient of the Alan Koff and Lucille Blanch Awards for artistic excellence at the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, in Woodstock, NY.  She has taught multi-media workshops through New York State Council on the Arts and Greene County Council on the Arts.  Her work is included in collections throughout the US and Ireland.  www.angelagaffneysmith.com 

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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

NATURE AND POETRY with WILL NIXON

  • Saugerties Lighthouse Parking Lot (map)
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Location: Saugerties Lighthouse Parking Lot


NATURE AND POETRY with WILL NIXON

A walk out to the Saugerties Lighthouse with a notebook and pen in hand to see what nature has to teach. We' ll write a poem that stretches our imagination as well as our observation skills. If you can look at an autumn leaf and see a story of life, you can write a poem. "If I were to name the three most precious resources of life I should say books, friends, and nature; and the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature," wrote John Burroughs, the celebrated Catskills nature writer, a century ago. 

Will Nixon and Michael Perkins were recently honored by The Woodstock Land Conservancy for their popular book,WALKING WOODSTOCK: JOURNEYS INTO THE WILD  HEART OF AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS SMALL TOWN. Will Nixon's poetry books include ACROSTIC WOODSTOCK, LOVE IN THE CITY OF GRUDGES, and MY LATE MOTHER AS A RUFFED GROUSE.

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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Oct
20
3:45 PM15:45

CRAFT AND VISION: WRITING FOR FILM with KATIE COKINOS

CRAFT AND VISION: WRITING FOR FILM with KATIE COKINOS

$10.00

Saturday, October 20th, 3:45pm - 6:30pm

Location: Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477

CRAFT AND VISION: WRITING FOR FILM with KATIE COKINOS

Any and all concerns about screenwriting do’s and don’ts will be left outside the door of this non-screenwriting-but-writing-for-film-workshop. We will be diving enthusiastically into the realm of our watery imaginations. Let’s figure out a way to awaken, support, and cultivate our own voices so we can in turn liberate our own stories. 

Katie Cokinos is a writer and director who has made over ten shorts, and a featurette, Portrait of a Girl as a Young Cat (2000), and whose feature film, I Dream Too Much (2016), starred Eden Brolin, Diane Ladd and Danielle Brooks and was filmed in Saugerties. PORTRAIT is available on Vimeo and IDTM is on Netflix.  She is presently working on her next project, THE NATURE OF THINGS, also set in Saugerties.

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Oct
20
1:30 PM13:30

FOOD + ART WALKABOUT

Tickets can be purchased at Alleyway Ice Cream and The Saugerties Farmer’s Market. Cash or check only.

The perfect event for a Fall Foliage Weekend is a celebration of the season’s bounty. That’s why Shout Out Saugerties is hosting a Food & Art Walkabout Saturday, October 20th, as part of its annual festival. Join international culinary travel writer Richard Frisbie in a tour of the best eats in his home town of Saugerties.

The tour will begin at the Farmers Market with an introduction to some of the farmers by the market founder (and NYC’s Greenmarket founder) Barry Benepe. You’ll have a chance to hear from some of the hardest workers on the planet before tasting the fruits of their toil. Their fresh, just-picked-at-the-peak-of-its-flavor produce and tastes from market vendors will give you an insight into why the Hudson Valley is one of the Nation’s finest food baskets.

Then, the tour will stroll through Saugerties Village’s Historic District, noting the art shows in the windows between stops at some of our finest eateries. You’ll sample the region’s bounty in every form as the skilled chefs and bakers share cooking tips, recipes, and their tastiest creations.  On the menu you can expect to savor: house-made kielbasa, artisanal beer, local artist-decorated cookies at the Best Bakery in the Hudson Valley, house-smoked brisket sliders, locally made ice cream (Finalist New York State's Best Ice Cream), pizza from one of the Top Ten USA Today New York State Pizzerias, local cheeses and a surprise from a James Beard recognized chef. This is the ultimate foodie tour of Saugerties Village.


Participation is very limited. Only 18 people will receive the best introduction to the growers, the cooks, the art – and especially – to the wonderful foods of the Village of Saugerties.  $40 each gets you all that, plus discount coupons, great memories and a swag bag of local goodies.  Dress appropriately – we’re committed to rain or shine – so wear walking shoes and, if necessary, bring an umbrella . . . and an appetite!

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Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

DOCUMENTING REALITY with JAIME BERNANKE and TERESA GIORDANO

Location: Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477


DOCUMENTING REALITY with JAIME BERNANKE and TERESA GIORDANO

Learn how to transform true stories and real-world experiences into narratives for the small screen. DOCUMENTING REALITY guides you through the non-fiction TV writing world outlining the tools needed to create television programming that is informative and engaging, from natural history, history, science and biography to programs focusing on true crime and social justice. 

Jaime Bernanke and Teresa Giordano are documentary television writers with decades of experience writing and producing all forms of non-fiction television. They’ve worked on long and short form specials and series for various networks including National Geographic, PBS, History Channel, Discovery, Starz, OWN, and A&E. 

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY with NANCY KLINE

Location: Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477


WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY with NANCY KLINE

What do I know? (Que sais-je?) asked Michel de Montaigne, and in an effort to find out, he invented the essay. (Essayer in French translates as “to try” or “to assay.”) In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore what we know and don’t know and didn’t know we knew. 

Nancy Klein's short stories, essays, memoirs and translations of modern French poetry have appeared widely. Her personal essay “Missing Paris” appeared in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011. Writes for The New York Times Sunday Book Review, published nine books. She teaches for the Bard Prison Initiative, Poets & Writers and the Woodstock Library.

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

LOVE AND CLARITY; narrative writing with JANA MARTIN

Location: Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477


A craft class for anyone who wants a way to dive in and produce energized writing, an effective way to free yourself from static and second-guessing and get words down on a page. By the end of this workshop you’ll have a short prose piece on its way to finished that gleams with your voice. 

Jana Martin is a fiction and nonfiction writer, editor and teacher.  Her work includes RUSSIAN LOVER, SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES, articles and stories in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glimmer Train, The Weeklings.

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

LIQUID DEMOCRACY with JOAN REINMUTH

 Photo credit ©Stacey Estrella

Photo credit ©Stacey Estrella

Writing Contemporary Satire, meeting for three sessions. We will work under the headlines to reflect on contemporary policies (and whatever else comes our way).

Joan Reinmuth is a retired nurse with a good track record for persuasion. Classically trained on the streets of New York City where comedy lives. Experience with festivals, cabaret, NYC comedy club scene, house concerts and writing workshops.

These sessions will be held at Inquiring Minds Bookstore.

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

THE PSALMS R US with Linda Montano

A three hour purification with Linda Montano and 12 performers, MC's by Laura Kopczack.  At The Reformed Church of Saugerties.

Linda Montano, of the shoe-selling Saugerties family, has been a major force in the world of performance art since the early 1970s, when she followed sculpture studies, did a stint as a nun, and completed her MFA at the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a seminal work wherein she bound herself to another person for a full year.  Her work as always been about shackles and spirituality.  In addition to her tangled relationship with the Catholicism in which she was raised, she has spent much time in Zen monasteries and in a variety of ashrams.  Linda Montano lives in Saugerties.

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Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

History Walk, Paper Mill Talk & Healing Ceremony presented by Arm-of-the-Sea

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater is in the process of uncovering and re-purposing the site of an 19th century water-powered Paper Mill on the banks of the Esopus Creek in Saugerties. The site has lain abandon and derelict for more than a half century. Arm-of-the-Sea’s proposed Tidewater Center will transform these mill ruins into a place for performing arts, river ecology and local history.

Join us at noon on Sunday, October 14th for a presentation about this revitalization project - Participants for the walking touring will meet at the Village Beach parking lot @ 12 noon. For those not able to walk please meet us at Tina Chorvas Park at 12:30pm.

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Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC CONCERT with Roshni Samlal (tabla) and Camila Celin (sarod)

Concert and Indian food. At the Reformed Church of Saugerties.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:30 - Reformed Church of Saugerties, 173 Main Street

CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC CONCERT

Tickets $15, sold at the door.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Roshni Samlal is a New York–based tabla player who hails from the West Indies, where she was initiated into the ancient tradition of Indian classical music by her vocalist father. She has continued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla playing under Shri Tapan Modak and is currently a student of Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. While her passion is Indian classical tabla, she has played folk, jazz, and other genres. Samlal has performed at notable local venues such as Pianos, The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, The Shrine, and Tea Lounge.

Camila Celin began playing guitar when she was nine years old. For the last five years she has played the Indian sarod, studying in Kolkata with Sougata Roy Choudhury. She also studies with sitar maestro Pandit Krishna Bhatt in New York.


This concert is a collaboration between Shout Out Saugerties and Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds and Harmonyom.org

Indian food from Bluestone Tavern & Tandoori Grill will be available for purchase before de concert, starting at 6pm.

Concert and Indian food reception afterwards.  At the Reformed Church of Saugerties.

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT with The History Whisperers

Hidden within plain sight in the village of Saugerties are many artifacts that tell a story about the rich history of this historic town. Pictures of the markers and a map can be found in a brochure that can be picked up the Exchange Hotel porch.  (Partition and Main Streets). Find them and mark them on the map and bring them back to the History Whisperers on the Exchange porch. If you identify all of them correctly, you can claim a magnificent prize!!

Hunt will begin at the front patio of the Hotel Exchange.

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

ON LOCATION SHOOTING: PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Michael Nelson

ON LOCATION SHOOTING:  PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with MICHAEL NELSON

Participants will need to bring a Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera.  Basic knowledge of exposure control would be helpful.  We will gather at my studio at 22 John Street.

Michael Nelson is a professional photographer, and now video producer.  He has been photographing for magazines, newspapers, institutions and non-profit groups for 45 years.  A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he has taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Boston Adult Continuing Education, and in his studio in Saugerties, NY.  Born in Key West, 90 miles from Cuba, he recently authored a photography book on "Cuba Today" published by Ediciones del Mayab.  He just finished a documentary "Why Can't We Serve" on wounded soldiers who were prevented from continuing service in the military.

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Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL at the ORPHEUM in SAUGERTIES

1p Almost Home. Directed by Jessica Blank, Eric Jensen. USA / 2018 / 90min.

3:30p Michelin Stars - Tales from the Kitchen. Directed by Rasmus Dinesen. Denmark / 2017 / 82min. Subtitles.

5:45p Socrates. Directed by Alex Moratto. Brazil / 2018 / 72min. Portuguese with subtitles.

8:30p Karl Berger-Music mind. Directed by Julian Benedikt. Germany / 2018 / 69min.

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

LIQUID DEMOCRACY; satirical writing with JOAN REINMUTH

Writing Contemporary Satire, meeting for three sessions. We will work under the headlines to reflect on contemporary policies (and whatever else comes our way).

Joan Reinmuth is a retired nurse with a good track record for persuasion. Classically trained on the streets of New York City where comedy lives. Experience with festivals, cabaret, NYC comedy club scene, house concerts and writing workshops.

These sessions will be held at Inquiring Minds Bookstore.

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

MAKING WEARABLE ART

MAKING WEARABLE ART:  JEWELRY WITH A CONSCIENCE, with JOAN REINMUTH

We will use of simple tools to engineer inventive jewelry out of a mix of materials.  Bring your lost earrings, broken chains and buttons, and/or conquer stuff from an available collection.

Joan Reinmuth is a jewelry designer, art educator, activist and retired nurse.  Her jewelry can be found in various collections in the US and internationally.

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Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

LIQUID DEMOCRACY; satirical writing with JOAN REINMUTH (Three sessions)

Writing Contemporary Satire, meeting for three sessions. We will work under the headlines to reflect on contemporary policies (and whatever else comes our way).

Joan Reinmuth is a retired nurse with a good track record for persuasion. Classically trained on the streets of New York City where comedy lives. Experience with festivals, cabaret, NYC comedy club scene, house concerts and writing workshops.

These sessions will be held at Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, NY.

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