schedule

 

Friday

9am-5pm
ACT 1 Postcard show preview

Hudson Hall (Opera House)
327 Warren St
ACT I is a postcard show organized by Dawn Breeze of Instar Lodge and Kristen Dodge of SEPTEMBER gallery. Come preview the small scale works from artists in the community before the go on sale during the fundraising event on July 22 from 5-7pm. (free)

6 -7:30p
Wild Gather workshop: Be a better neighbor: Gender 101

Green Trailer at Basilica Hudson
110 S Front St in the parking lot
As a culture, we are taking major strides towards breaking down the gender binary, one bathroom at a time. While we are grateful for this cultural movement towards compassionate ally ship for our queer and trans communities, we know that there is still a lot of work to be done on the ground. In this workshop we will break down gender identity, expression, and pronouns. We will provide tools towards creating safer spaces, gender literacy, and collective liberation for all. We encourage you to come with an open mind and open heart. No matter what your experience or understanding of gender is you're welcome here. Let do this work together y'all (free)

7:45-9:15pm
Story Slam with Trixie Starr and Caitlin Langstaff

Basilica Hudson
110 S Front St
Join Hudson's own drag queen Trixie Starr and founder of "The Mosquito Story Slam" Caitlin Lagstaff for a live storytelling event to kick off the festival! We invite audience members to tell 5-minute true stories on a theme. These stories are told, not read. No notes on stage! A maximum of 10 storytellers are picked at random during the show, so come early to drop your name in the hat. We believe sharing stories changes things. "All ages welcome, but some material may not be appropriate for children. ($10 suggested donation)

9:30-10:30pm
Candlelight Yoga
Rivertown Lodge Back Tent
731 Warren St

Join Ilana Siegal, teacher, founder, and owner of LifeWorks Studio in Great Barrington, for a relaxing candlelit yoga class designed to help you gain awareness of your pelvic floor. Accessible to all levels and sexes, this class will enhance your overall sense of vitality. Held in the back tent at Rivertown Lodge. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. ($5 earlybird, $10 weekend of)

Saturday

9am-5pm
ACT 1 Postcard show preview

Hudson Hall (Opera House)
327 Warren St

ACT I is a postcard show organized by Dawn Breeze of Instar Lodge and Kristen Dodge of SEPTEMBER gallery. Come preview the small scale works from artists in the community before the go on sale during the fundraising event on July 22 from 5-7pm. (free)

10-4pm
Stitch-in with Artist Chi Nguyen

Drop Forge and Tool
442 Warren St

Artist Chi Nguyen is partnering with Katharine Daugherty, Director and Co-Founder of the local Drop Forge & Tool, to create a community quilt that demonstrates public support and raises awareness for the important services provided by Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood (UHPP). The quilt visually represents the different communities across Columbia and Greene counties that UHPP serves daily in order to make it clear for local and federal lawmakers that their constituents stand with UHPP. The quilt will be shown to members of Congress when they are home for the August Recess. Festival attendees are invited to join the quilting process. All materials will be provided and quilting lessons are held throughout the festival. All skill levels are welcome. (free)

11am-12pm
Girls Are Strong: Special Story and Craft Hour
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St
Stories of strong girls and boys and social justice. Free and open to all ages!

1-2pm
Start Local: What You Can Do Right Now with Koethi Zan of the Columbia County

Basilica Hudson Back Gallery
110 S Front St
Democratic Committee will discuss voter registration, the importance of canvassing & the logistics of GOTV, and the importance of local elections. (free)

2-3pm
Sound Healing Bath with Josie

Bodhi Holistic Spa
543 Warren St

Immerse yourself in the vibrational tones of metal and crystal bowls, various chimes and gongs. Reach deep states of relaxation and connect with your inner wisdom. Wear loose comfortable clothing and be prepared to LET GO! In this workshop all you have to do is come and listen, relax, either sitting or laying down and Just BE. ($5 earlybird, $10 weekend of)

3-5pm
WiseBodies workshop "the Penis: reconsidered

Basilica Hudson Back Gallery
110 S Front St

The penis, organ responsible for limitless suffering and profound, soulful connection, is known mostly via tall-tales, assumption, and presupposition. Working with divine poetry and news accounts, herbal wisdom and play-doh, anatomical texts and riddles, we'll tease apart the literal and figurative penis, arriving at a much more deeply understood organ, one we can embrace, forgive, and ultimately respect. This workshop is led by Isa Coffey RN, Director of WiseBodies, wisebodies.org. Isa's extensive work history includes offering whole-being, post-abortion nursing care at Brooklyn's Planned Parenthood. For high school students and adults. ($5 earlybird, $10 weekend of)

3-4pm
Herbal lube workshop Myrto

Location TBD
Sex. Whether it be with yourself or with a partner, sex is a time where our bodies become opened up and vulnerable to the world. It is a time, where, the doorway to elation and pleasure is busted wide open. It can also be a time where we become susceptible to things like UTIs, STIs, STDs and yeast infections. There are not a lot of options on the commercial market for all-natural lubes or the ones that are available at the store are pretty expensive. This is why making your very own water based herbal lube is so awesome! In this class you will learn about the different herbs you can add to your lube which can serve as an aphrodisiac, UTI/yeast prevention and the overall health of your down there tissue states. Also, because this is a water-based lube, it is condom and sex-toy safe. This class is hands on and students will walk away with a bottle of lube. Bring a notebook because we will be talking about a lot of different plants! We will also talk about natural contraceptive methods. ($5 earlybird, $10 weekend of)

5-7pm
Opening: ACT 1 Postcard Show

Hudson Hall (Opera House)
327 Warren St

ACT I is organized by Dawn Breeze of Instar Lodge and Kristen Dodge of SEPTEMBER gallery. ACT I will take place at the historic and newly renovated Hudson Hall on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 5-7pm. Works will be on view Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 for guests to preview. ACT I is an anonymous exhibition with artists names revealed after works are purchased. Each work will be sold for $50 with all proceeds being donated to Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. Drinks generously provided by Gaskins. (free)

9pm-1am
HOT PINK Dance Party

Hudson Lodge
601 Union St

An inclusive dance party featuring HEAVY FLOW, a lineup of female-identifying DJs including Jennifer Haley, Sis, DJ Shanny and SVB at Hudson Lodge. ($10, $5 with pink costume!)

 

Sunday

10-4pm
Stitch-in with Artist Chi Nguyen

Drop Forge and Tool
442 Warren St

Artist Chi Nguyen is partnering with Katharine Daugherty, Director and Co-Founder of the local Drop Forge & Tool, to create a community quilt that demonstrates public support and raises awareness for the important services provided by Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood (UHPP). The quilt visually represents the different communities across Columbia and Greene counties that UHPP serves daily in order to make it clear for local and federal lawmakers that their constituents stand with UHPP. The quilt will be shown to members of Congress when they are home for the August Recess. Festival attendees are invited to join the quilting process. All materials will be provided and quilting lessons are held throughout the festival. All skill levels are welcome. (free)

11am-12pm
Everyone Can be a Doula: Giving and Receiving Support

SEPTEMBER gallery
449 Warren St #3

Helen Bolton, an abortion doula with the Doula Project, will lead this workshop on ways to provide support to others and practice self-care in the abortion context and beyond. While the focus of many of the techniques and examples discussed will be specific to abortion, many of these principles can be applied across our lives, as we all give and receive support to and from others. ($5 earlybird, $10 weekend of)

12-1pm
Yoga at Rivertown

Rivertown Lodge Back Tent
731 Warren St

Drawing on a background in women's health and somatic healing, yoga teacher Rachel Haley combines the wisdom of the traditional yoga systems with medicine from dance, mysticism, mythology, and visualization. The all levels class will be accessible to everyone and everyBODY with a focus on pelvic floor and core strengthening through yoga postures. Bring a mat if you have one!($5 earlybird, $10 weekend of)

12-2pm
Postcard Writing Workshop

Hudson Hall (Opera House)
327 Warren St.

Join activist Mike Kink (director, Strong Economies for All, former lead counsel to NYS Senate Democrats) and write to our local legislators. Limited edition reprints of postcards from the ACT 1 show will be used to share our message. (free)

11:30-1pm
Blood Ink
Aletis House
439 Union Street

What if flesh and bone could talk? What stories would your body scrawl in blood ink? As periods go public, and menstrual taboos lose their oppressive power, the time is ripe to rise up into your unique empowered menstrual embodiment. Join depth psychologist, menstrual advocate, and relational sexuality practitioner Roxanne Partridge, PhD, CHt of embodyperiod around the medicine wheel of embodied experience. With ritual, storytelling, art-making, and movement you'll be guided through a body-heart-mind-spirt practice of writing your full-blooded body narrative. ($5 earlybird, $10 weekend of)

3-4:30pm
UHPP Youth Health Promoters: Healthy Relationships and Consent

Ör Gallery and Tavern
35 S 3rd St.

Join UHPP Youth Health Promotors for a special workshop! This interactive workshop will provide opportunities for the audience to discuss “what is a healthy relationship?” There will be a demonstration on how to navigate consent lead by the YHPs then YOU will have a chance to role play scenarios focused on consent in different life circumstances. Then the audience will come back together to provide feedback and share what they learned. We encourage folks of all ages but recommend that adults use their discretion for children under the age of 12. (free)

5-7pm
Rally in the Valley PINK OUT Honk and Wave

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood's Hudson Health Center, 190 Fairview Ave
We already know Hudson and Columbia County #StandwithPP and now more than ever we must show it! Let’s close out Rally in the Valley together and turn our Hudson Health Center PINK! Music, Dancing and light food will be provided, as will FREE PP SWAG! (free)