Red Hook Bicentennial

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SATURDAY, JUNE 2

The Land, The River, The People: A Bicentennial Concert Celebrating Red Hook’s History, Culture and Community

Enjoy a musical tribute to Red Hook by award winning Carnegie Hall, Broadway and Lincoln Center performers. Baritone John Cimino leads flutist Donna Wissinger, singer-actress Christine Clemmons McCune, pianist Jon Klibonoff and percussionist Richard Albagli in a special medley of song, prose, poetry and historical images at the Bard College Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Program by Creative Leaps International. Admission: Tickets $15 ($12 for seniors and children 12). Order on-line from Fisher Center Box Office at http://fishercenter.bard.edu/calendar/event.php?eid=114679&year=2012&month=6&day=2 or call them at 845-758-7900; For further information call 845-758-3031. 7 p.m. – Sosnoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center, Bard College, Annandale

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 – TUESDAY, JUNE 5

Auditions for Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” Auditions for “Our Town,” directed by Deborah Temple.  All roles open, with adults cast as adults, children in children’s parts. Performances scheduled for Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Red Hook.  For information contact: Deborah Temple: 845-758-2242, ext. 3254; 845-758-0174. 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3 – Red Hook Central High School, 103 W. Market St., Red Hook 6 – 8 p.m. Monday & Tuesday, June 4 – 5 – Red Hook Central High School, 103 W. Market St., Red Hook

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

History Happened Here: Upper Red Hook

Local writer Roger Leonard discusses Upper Red Hook’s rural roots and signs copies of his new book, “Upper Red Hook: An American Crossroad” (available for purchase).  Sponsored by the Red Hook Public Library.  Light refreshments.  Admission free. 6 p.m. –Elmendorph Inn, North Broadway & Cherry Street, Red Hook

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

Blithewood Garden Tour and Artists’ Paint-Out

Visit Blithewood’s beautiful Gilded Age gardens, designed by Francis Hoppin for Captain Andrew Zabriskie. Interact with artists from Red Hook Community Arts Network (RHCAN) painting “en plein-aire” (outdoors in nature) with the gardens, Hudson River and Catskills as backdrop. Blithewood rose to prominence in the 1800s as the birthplace of the first distinctly American style of architecture, “Carpenter Gothic,” created by Alexander Jackson Davis and Andrew Jackson Downing, who popularized the style nationwide through a series of pattern books for constructing a beautiful home. At 2 p.m. Bessina Harrar, author of “Blithewood – A History of Place,” leads a garden tour. Admission free. For Paint-Out information, call Joanna Hess at 845-758-0335 or email: paintblithewood@gmail.com 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Bard College (behind the Levy Economics Institute), Annandale Adjacent parking limited

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

Tivoli History and Walking Tour

Join local historian and former Tivoli mayor Tom Cordier for an entertaining afternoon of Tivoli history and anecdote, including who named Tivoli, why the eastern part of the village was called Madalin and more.  Following his talk, Tom leads a tour of the business district and some of Tivoli’s historic buildings.  Light refreshments. Admission free. 1 p.m. – Tivoli Village Hall, 3rd floor (elevator available), 1 Tivoli Commons, Tivoli

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

A Peaceable Secession: Red Hook Splits from Rhinebeck

With Town Historian J. Winthrop Aldrich’s knowledgeable, amusing guidance, Red Hook’s founding and early days come to life at this illustrated talk at Rokeby, his family’s historic Hudson River estate. Jointly sponsored by the Red Hook and Rhinebeck Historical Societies, the talk features rare period maps and images.  Light refreshments. Admission $5. Space limited. Reservations required. Mail in reservation form below. 2 p.m. – Rokeby, 845 River Road, Barrytown Reservation Form – June 16 Rokeby Talk

MONDAY, JUNE 30 – FRIDAY, JULY 13

Giant Puppet Community Workshops

Help build Red Hook’s Bicentennial pageant! Work with artists Sophia Michahelles and Alex Kahn to create giant puppets, mobile architecture and other visual elements for a colorful “Portrait in Procession” on Community Heritage Day. No experience necessary. Geared to adults and teens but all ages invited. To participate, fill out our on-line form:  (http://processionalarts.wufoo.com/forms/volunteer-for-red-hook-200-procession/ For questions, contact Carol Wagner at:  rhpuppets@gmail.com. This project is made possible (in part) through a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program.

 



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