Calendar 2020

Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series featuring Sweet Marie

Thursday, June 25 On YouTube!

6 PM

Sweet Marie are Katie and Gabbi Eklund, Sisters, Singers and Songwriters. The sister duo began performing at age ten with the Delaware Youth Ensemble and soon thereafter became influenced by folk, blues and rock. From the beginning they were determined and inspired to write and perform their own music. While they often write independently, they are equally likely to write together, each bringing their own unique style to the music. They are accomplished guitarists whose trademarks are beautiful harmonies and well- crafted songs. Sweet Marie have opened for Brandi Carlile, Thompson Square and American Nomads and have appeared at Mountain Jam the last two years. 

FREE

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day

Saturday, July 4

DUE TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES, OLD-FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE DAY WILL NOT OCCUR AS SCHEDULED.

 

Grounds will be open from 8:30am to sunset but the following activities have been cancelled: 18th century crafts, reenactors, music and entertainment and the Saugerties Fireworks. If you plan on visiting, please wear a face covering and maintain safe social distance. Park density limits are in effect, so have an alternate plan ready in case Clermont has reached capacity.

 

To honor the importance of this day, the Declaration of Independence will be read at the Mansion at 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

 

Vehicle Fee $5.00 at Pay Stations from 11:00am-4:00pm

In the Key of C: a Concert for Clermont

featuring special guest Teddy Thompson

Please join us on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for "In the Key of C: a Concert for Clermont," our annual summer benefit to raise much-needed funds in support of Clermont's many educational and community programs, all of which are provided at low or zero cost. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year's event will be held ONLINE and free for all as a gift to our beloved community. We hope that you will consider sponsoring this year's event. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible and will support the programs we continue to offer during the pandemic. We're striving to meet the needs of the community, and ask for your help. For more details, visit the concert's web page!

Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series featuring Paula Bradley & Darren Wallace

Thursday, July 16

6 PM

Paula Bradley will be joined by Darren Wallace who is well known for his work with Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew. This will be a concert of old time, cajun and country music. 

Paula has toured the US and Germany on banjo with old-time darlings “Uncle Earl” and teamed up with fiddle powerhouses Bruce Molsky and Brittany Haas (Crooked Still) for a tour of Sweden. Along with Bruce, she was also a member of the trio “Jawbone” featuring banjo innovator Tony Trischka. She has also recorded and performed with old time trios The Rhythm Rats (with Kenny Jackson and Whitt Mead) and The Haywire Gang (with Mac Benford and John Hoffmann).

FREE

Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series featuring Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys

Thursday, August 13th

6 PM

Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys make one feel as if they're traveling in time, maybe back to Louisiana in 1963. Mel Guarino of The Bluebillies said, “There is no other band that I know that can sound so modern and yet so classic and nostalgic.” The group consists of Jim Gaudet, guitar, singer, songwriter, Bobby Ristau, upright bass and backing vocals, Sten Isachsen, mandolin and backing vocals, and either special guests Sara Milonovich or Tucker Callander, on fiddle and backing vocals.

FREE

  

Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series featuring Slam Allen Band

Thursday, August 20

6 PM

The internationally renowned Slam Allen is a messenger of love. This dynamic entertainer uses the genres of Blues, Soul, R&B and touch of Rock and Roll to deliver powerful soul stirring performances! Today, with 6 cd’s to his credit, Slam Allen crisscrosses the globe playing festivals from Argentina to New York, from Italy to Florida, from Switzerland to Chicago, and beyond.  Slam Allen continues a national and international mission to fill his audiences with joy, happiness, and love. “If I can entertain the people, make them happy and inspire them to stay positive about life, I have done my job!”

FREE

 

Harvesting History Family Workshop Series: Cooking from the the Collection: A Livingston Family Meal

Saturday, September 12

1 PM - 3 PM at Clermont Cottage

Come join us as we explore cookbooks and recipes that influenced the Livingstons at Clermont and cook together to create a delicious Livingston-inspired meal!

Registration is required: $10 per person, children 12 and under FREE

 

This season of workshops is generously sponsored by Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. To learn more about their work, please visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com .

Harvesting History Family Workshop Series: Victorian Nutting Party

Saturday, October 12

1 PM at  Clermont Cottage

 

Celebrate a classic autumn harvest like the Victorians did! First, we'll take a nut tree identification hike, then practice processing various nuts. We'll make some nutty snacks and enjoy hot cocoa- don't miss this wonderful fall tradition!

Registration is required: $10 per person, children 12 and under FREE

 

This season of workshops has been generously funded by a Hudson River Valley National Heritage Greenway Grant. To learn more, visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com.

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours

Fridays & Saturdays, October 16, 17, 23 & 24

6 PM-8:30 PM

 

The highlight of Clermont’s fall season! Guests will find themselves traveling back in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion's 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns. 

 

Evening Tour times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 pm 

Adults $12 / Friends of Clermont $10, Children $5 

Reservations Required. Please call (518) 537-4240 

 

Autumn Bird Walk with Alan Devoe Bird Club

Sunday, October 17

8 AM

 Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for fall migrant birds and waterfowl throughout the site. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a scarlet tanager, a belted kingfisher, or a yellow-throated vireo! Program is free and appropriate for all ages!

Herb-Infused Holiday Candles

Saturday, November 7

1 PM in Clermont Cottage

Just in time for the holidays! Using dried herbs, create aromatic and colorful homemade beeswax candles.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required: $15 per person, children 12 and under FREE

 

This season of workshops is generously sponsored by Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. To learn more about their work, please visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com.

Women Voted Here-Before Columbus Sally Roesch Wagner

Sunday November 8

2 PM at Clermont Cottage

Imagine that women have the right to choose all political representatives, removing from office anyone who doesn’t make wise decisions for the future. When women in New York State began to organize for their rights in 1848, they took their cue from the nearby Haudenosaunee communities, where women lived in the world that non-native women dreamed. In celebration of the 100 anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement we are excited to welcome Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner to Clermont! Feminist pioneer Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and story-teller of women's rights history.

We are proud to announce that this lecture is funded by a Humanities NY grant. To learn more about their work, visit www.humanitiesny.org.

 $10 per person; 18 and under FREE.  Registration is required.

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