Enjoy the flow of brush and color as Red Hook Community Arts Network (RHCAN – www.rhcan.com) artists capture the Catskills and record the river while painting “en plein-aire” (outdoors in nature) at Blithewood’s beautiful Gilded Age gardens. At 2 p.m. accompany Bessina Harrar, author of “Blithewood – A History of Place,” for a relaxed, informative tour of the gardens.
Free, Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bard College, Blithewood Avenue, (see sign for CCS Bard Hessel Museum), Bard Campus Annandale (follow signs) Site is not handicapped accessible – many steps leading to garden. Small parking lot by Blithewood Mansion, additional parking at CCS Bard Hessel Museum
At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, join us for “Tivoli Talks: A Walking Tour of Red Hook’s ‘Other’ Village,” with former Tivoli mayor and historian Tom Cordier. Meet at Tivoli’s Watts de Peyster Hall (Village Hall) 3rd floor.
Also in June: “History Happened Here,” June 7 with Roger Leonard recalling the history and people of Upper Red Hook and “A Peaceable Secession: Red Hooks Splits from Rhinebeck” June 16 with J, Winthrop Aldrich at Rokeby. Then on to the Giant Puppet Community Workshops that Monday, June 30 through Friday, July 13, culminating in the grand Portrait in Procession’ at the end of July 14’s Community Day. Lots of festivities in store at Community Day! Stay tuned! See Events for complete information.