Beach & Bartolo has teamed up with Columbia County Current to bring you regular updates on local happenings. Every week, here on the Beach & Bartolo blog, we will list a sampling of events, things to do, and happenings taking place around the county.
Open Poetry Meeting at Copake Grange, May 3
The Copake Grange will mark the culmination of National Poetry Month by inviting community members of all ages to take the stage and read an original or favorite selection. Novices and experienced enthusiasts of the art of poetry are invited to the Grange theater to read an original poem they may have been inspired to write, share a selection from their favorite poet or anthology, or simply listen and reflect as the poetic voices of others come alive.
Copake resident, singer-songwriter and poet Slink Moss and Great Barrington poet Janet Hutchinson will preside over this free event, which requires no advance reservations.
DATE/TIME: Friday, May 3, 2019 / 6pm – 8pm
LOCATION: The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516
Hudson Children’s Book Festival, May 4
The Hudson Children’s Book Festival, established in 2009, is held each year in the city of Hudson, NY, and strives to create, sustain, and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with our community and schools. This free, public event fosters a love of reading as families meet and greet world-class creators of books for children of all ages.
The featured author for 2019 is Seymour Simon, whom the New York Times called “the dean of the [children’s science] field,” and is the author of over 300 highly acclaimed science books, more than seventy-five of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10am – 3pm
LOCATION: Hudson High School
215 Harry Howard Ave
Hudson, NY 12534
Chatham Berry Farm Spring Festival, May 5
The Chatham Berry Farm is having a Spring Festival this Sunday. The farm store will be open with fresh and delicious foods, and the garden center will be bursting with Spring blooms. Additionally, the lawn will be filled with local vendors selling their unique wares.
The Greenhouse Cidery, which is now open for the season, will be open during the festival from 1pm-5pm.
DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 12pm – 5pm
LOCATION: The Chatham Berry Farm
2309 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y 12037
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