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Olana Wagon House Education Center

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5720 Route 9G, Hudson , NY 12534 United States

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October 2014
$10-$30

Spooky Theatrics: Folktales from the 1860s in Action

October 25 @6:00 am - 11:00 pm

Spooky Theatrics: An Original Play set in Olana’s Farm Complex Written by actress Kim Sykes (of NYC and Hudson) this evenings event is a play that happens in the landscape. Audience members will move promenade style for 45 minutes and see a drama unfold in a number of settings. The play pulls from the site, and from history in the USA in the 1860s when Cosy Cottage was built. Spiritualism first appeared in Western NY during The Second Great Awakening…

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November 2014
$10-$25

Owleen: Owl Walk at Olana

November 1 @7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Bill Robinson from Wildlife Lectures and Audubon NY Education Coordinator Larry Federman for an owl walk at Olana. Meet in the Wagon House Education Center to listen to a brief talk about owls and see a live owl. Then head out on the carriage drives of Olana (about a 1/4 walk) to hear and try to spot an owl in the wilderness. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring flashlights. Pre-registration required. Please call (518) 828-1872 x 109 or email…

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$5

Skyscape Series: What’s in Tonight’s Sky

November 15 @7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frederic E. Church painted Aurora Borealis (1865; Smithsonian American Art Museum) following his voyage and artic exploration of the north Atlantic, between Labrador and Greenland to sketch icebergs in 1859. Join Dr. Willie Yee, president and Joe Macagne, vice president of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association for a 21st Century exploration of the night sky at Olana. The evening will begin with a presentation of the wonders of the night sky that are presently observable. We will then move out to…

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$15/non-members, $10/members

Rustic Tablescapes for Thanksgiving

November 23 @1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Marlene Marshall, artist and author of the book Woodland Style Projects to create a delightful rustic centerpiece that will wow your dinner guests and is sure to be a conversation piece during your Thanksgiving holiday. Be inspired by Frederic Church’s artist-designed landscape and collect “found” natural items to design your beautiful natural masterpiece. Please pre-register by proceeding Thursday to 518.828.1872 x 109 or email.

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Free

Story Hour with Author McKenzie Willis

November 29 @10:00 am - 11:00 am

Watch literature come to life with McKenzie Willis, author of the children’s book, “Tales of the Rainbow Forest.” Willis will lead an engaging interactive hour of story and song at the Wagon House Education Center. The book and CD will be available for purchase following the presentation. Please register for this event to 518-828-1872 x 109 or email. Registrations accepted the day of the event. Families (Target age 4-8 years old)

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December 2014
$20/non-members, $15/members

Wreath Making at Olana

December 3 @6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mary Hughes, Olana Flower Garden Caretaker, will teach the art of creating wreaths in this hands-on workshop. Exquisite natural materials, will be provided to create your own wreath. Bring your own pair of pruning shears. Space is limited, please pre-register by preceding Thursday to 518-828-1872 x 109 or email for more information.

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$30/non-member, $25/member

Boxwood Trees

December 7 @1:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mary Hughes, Olana Flower Garden Caretaker, will guide participants to create their own unique table top tree constructed out of fresh boxwood cuttings. Boxwood trees are great to enhance the home for the holidays and will last until spring. All materials are provided with the class, including ribbons, bulbs, decorative fruit and pine cones. Space is limited for this class. Participants must pre-register to 518.828.1872 x 109 or email.

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$25/non-member, $20/member $10/children

“A Christmas Carol”

December 12 @7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jonathan Kruk, a master storyteller, selected “Best in the Hudson Valley” turns Charles Dickens classic into a theatrical one person performance. Kruk gives over thirty characters in “A Christmas Carol” voice and form. Add the musical ambiance provided by Jim Keyes on a portal pipe organ, with bells, harp, violin, and chains, and you’ve got a unique dramatic version of old Scrooge’s story. Running just under one hour, Kruk abridges Dickens 27,000 word opus to a family friendly show. Performing…

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$10-$30

Jingle Jangle: A Winter Celebration

December 13 @1:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join The Olana Partnership for an afternoon of fun winter activity. The Farm Complex will be bustling with a range of 19th century activities with a 21st century twist so you can come and spend the afternoon, or stop in amidst your other errands. Wander the Wagon House area and discover a sleigh for posing for family holiday pictures (you bring your own camera), or find a sculptor carving ice; you will also hear bell ringers and holiday carolers. We…

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