Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 19 - 4:00 pm

Hillsdale Town Historian Speaks on The Columbia Turnpike at Library

Chris Atkins, Hillsdale Town Historian will discuss the history of Columbia Turnpike on Saturday, January 19 at 4 pm.  The Columbia Turnpike was the 1799 Toll Road that connected Massachusetts with the Hudson River during the 19th Century. A portion of the East Gate Toll House still stands on Route 23 in Hillsdale and Atkins is a member of a group working to preserve the structure.

The presentation will include Atkins’ findings after a yearlong investigation into the original path of the Turnpike. Many people believe that the turnpike followed the path of today’s State Route 23, but in fact, as Atkins will demonstrate, the original turnpike diverged from today’s RT. 23. Those who attend will receive an 11”x17” copy of the map, which also includes information about many of the historic structures that still exist on the original turnpike path.

 

Friday, January 25 - 6:00 pm

Student Science Research Presentations

 

Saturday, January 26 - 1:00 pm

Ecology Walk at Drowned Lands Conservation Area

Join the Farmscape Ecology Program for an Ecology Walk at Drowned Lands Conservation Area, Ancram, Saturday, January 26 rom 1 – 3 pm.  They plan to explore both field and forest to see where insects might be spending the winter, which plants we can identify in their “off season”, and which ones might still be green and happily soaking up the sunlight… This walk is free, but please register with email hidden; JavaScript is required to reserve your space and get directions for the meeting place.

 

 

 

Saturday, February 9 - 1:00 pm

Ecology Walk at Hand Hollow State Forest

Join the Farmscape Ecology Program for an Ecology Walk at Hand Hollow State Forest, New Lebanon, Saturday, February 9 from 1 – 3 pm.  They plan to explore both field and forest to see where insects might be spending the winter, which plants we can identify in their “off season”, and which ones might still be green and happily soaking up the sunlight… This walk is free, but please register with email hidden; JavaScript is required to reserve your space and get directions for the meeting place.

 

 

Sunday, February 10 - 3:00 pm

Concert at St. John in the Wilderness

Dance-inspired piano music by Granados and Satie, love-arias from Handel operas, contrapuntal voices creating harmony when they cross the aisle by Honneger; What do these have in common?

On February 10, 2019 at 3 pm at Church of St. John in the Wilderness in Copake Falls these pieces will be expanded into exciting new textures from their original instrumentation when arranged by the five players of Winds in the Wilderness Ensemble. There will also be solos on the program, including a performance on the Indian sarod and, as always, jazz.

Winds in the Wilderness Concerts is an award-winning organization known for the range and scope of its repertoire and the versatility of its musicians that is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019!

We approach every concert with re-invigorated enthusiasm for sharing our creative, innovative, joyful and educational programs – mixing classical and jazz, traditional and contemporary, eastern and western music.

 

 

Saturday, March 16 - 1:00 pm

Ecology Walk at Overmountain

Join the Farmscape Ecology Program for an Ecology Walk at Overmountain Conservation Area, Ancram, Saturday, March 16 rom 1 – 3 pm.  They plan to explore both field and forest to see where insects might be spending the winter, which plants we can identify in their “off season”, and which ones might be turning the page on winter. This walk is free, but please register with email hidden; JavaScript is required to reserve your space and get directions for the meeting place.