Life Along the Hudson

Sunday, Feb.10, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family is Pieter Estersohn’s most recent book.  An acclaimed photographer of architecture and interiors, Estersohn’s work appears frequently in major magazines, including Architectural Digest.  This book  features three dozen country homes, many overlooking the Hudson River, and offering some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design. Constructed on land owned by the influential Livingston family who settled in the area in the late 17th century, many have been restored to their former splendor by the original owners’ descendants as well as recent leaders of New York City industry and the arts. In this talk, Pieter, who owns a home in Red Hook, will focus on those estates that fall within the boundaries of our Town. Books will be available for autographs and purchase. Free and open to the public. Refreshments follow the program.

Living History Day

Saturday, February 2, 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Experience February 2, 1774 in Red Hook! Glimpse a day in the life of an 18th century Albany Post Road tavern in winter. Visit the Elmendorph Inn to speak with costumed interpreters portraying the working men and women of Red Hook along with travelers pausing for refreshment. Learn about the political tensions in New York following news of the Boston Tea Party and patterns of everyday life in eighteenth-century Red Hook. Free and open to the public.

Soup Night at the Elmendorph

Saturday, Jan. 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors at the cozy historic Elmendorph Inn – featuring a variety of tasty homemade soups, bread and salad and live music by Duality (Red Hook’s own Jay Trapp and Jack DePietro). Tickets at the door $10, $6 children 10 and under. 7562 North Broadway.