Events of 2019


Taiko Masala, 2018

The Century House Historical Society hosts a number of events on the estate and in the Widow Jane Mine. This list is subject to revision.
Many events are benefits for the Society.

For events the CHHS produces, we will be taking pre-sales and electronic payment for the first time! CHHS Members will get a pre-sale discount.

Events for 2019:

  • SPRING SPRUCE-UP DAY: Sunday May 5, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • CHHS SEASON OPENING: Sunday May 12, 1-4 pm  (Mother’s Day)
    Featuring a Geology walk of the Estate by Prof. Steven Schimmrich.
  • WALLKILL VALLEY LAND TRUST (WVLT) HOUSE TOUR: June 1
    (See WVLT web page)
  • SITE CLOSED: Shaman’s Dawn Private Event: June 8-9
  • POP-UP EVENT! Come Blow Your Horn Day: June 23rd
  • HUDSON VALLEY POET BANDS SHOW: Saturday July 6, 4:30 pm
  • POP-UP EVENT! Scream Real Loud Day: July 7th
  • TAIKO MASALA Japanese Drumming Concert: Sunday, July 14, 3 – 5 pm
  • ROSENDALE STREET FESTIVAL: We will be tabling! Sat-Sun July 20-21
  • SITE CLOSED: Into the Deep Private Event: Saturday July 27
  • POP-UP EVENT! Photo, Drawing, and Painting Day: July 28th
  • POP-UP EVENT! Victorian Picnic : August 4th
  • CATSKILL MOUNTAIN GAMELAN:  Sunday, August 11, 3 – 5 pm
  • MAMALAMA Y ANDES MANTA: Saturday, August 24, 3 – 5 pm
  • FISHKILL FENCING MEET: Sunday Aug 25th
  • POP-UP EVENT! Widstock August 18th
  • MUSEUM SEASON LAST DAY: Sunday, Sept 1, 1-4pm
  • SITE CLOSED: Movie shoot, Friday Sept 6
  • SUBTERRANEAN POETRY FESTIVAL: Saturday, Sept 7, 1 – 4 pm
  • SITE CLOSED: Movie shoot, Sunday, Sept 8
  • SITE CLOSED: Private event: Friday, Sept 13 until 2pm.
  • DZIECI THEATRE’S MAKBET: Saturday Sept 14 doors and pre-show activity 2PM, Show 3-5
  • SITE CLOSED: Movie shoot, Friday Sept 20
  • SUN AND STONE FESTIVAL: Saturday Sept 21 11 am – 10 pm
  • FALL CLEAN-UP DAY: Sunday, Oct. 13, 10 – 2
  • CHHS ANNUAL MEETING: Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 pm
    Rosendale Community Center. Speaker : John Cox of Quercus Cooperage

NOTE! For all events in the Widow Jane Mine, please bring a fold up chair and a light jacket!

Look for pop-up events throughout the year! Fun reasons to visit the Estate during Sunday Museum hours!

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* Hudson Valley Poetry BandsHudson Valley Poetry Bands

Time: 4:30 pm

Subterranean Post Fest and WGXC's Poet Ray'd Yo host Christopher Funkhouser has put together a micro fest of Poetry-oriented rock performances!

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* Scream Real Loud!Scream Real Loud!

Time: 1:00 pm

Scream into the Void of the Widow Jane Mine and get it out of your system! Unleash your inner Pee-Wee, scream primally, fry your vocals, Death Metal a capella, show off your Tuvan throat singing chops, bring your choir and chase out the demons, or just be loud.

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* Industrial History CruiseIndustrial History Cruise

Talks on the Rosendale Cement Industry and the D&H Canal and more as part of a Hudson River history cruise on the Rip Van Winkle, leaving from the Rondout in Kingston.

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* TAIKO MASALATAIKO MASALA

Time: 3:00 pm

Traditional Japanese Taiko Drumming and other arts curated by Taiko Masala returns!

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* Rosendale Street FestivalRosendale Street Festival

The site will be open this year during the Street Festival! Visit our booth!

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* Rosendale Street FestivalRosendale Street Festival

The site will be open this year during the Street Festival! Visit our booth!

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* Into The DeepInto The Deep

Site closed for private event.

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* Photo, Drawing, Painting DayPhoto, Drawing, Painting Day

Time: 1:00 pm

Set your F-Stop to 1.4 or less, bring a tripod and discover the beauty of the Widow Jane Mine, the trails, the sculptures, the pond, the slip, the kilns, the spillway! The Synder Estate also has many suitable subjects for drawing and painting: the pillars of the Widow Jane Mine, the ruins of factory buildings and kilns, the nature trails, artworks, and more.

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