Columbia County Happenings, Feb 15 – 17

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.

Columbia County Happenings, Feb 15 – 17

2019 marks Chatham NY’s 150th anniversary. The village is kicking off the celebration this Friday at the Tracy Memorial Village Hall with a Casual Open House. The Tracy will be decorated with historical photographs of the Village, and the evening, hosted by the Friends of the Tracy, will be filled with delicious local foods, thirst-quenching drinks,
friendly conversations and fascinating history.

There will be a historical presentation in the upper hall at 6:15 and again at 7:00. A free raffle will also be offered featuring a prize of hundreds of dollars of local Merchant gift certificates and Friends of the Tracy trinkets.

RSVP appreciated (but not required) to 518-755-7763 or

Friday, February 15, 2019: 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Tracy Memorial
77 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037


The Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb 16

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy on Saturday February 16th at Ooms Conservation Area in Chatham, for a morning counting the birds with an expert birder.

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Saturday, February 16th, 2019: 8am – 10am

Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Rd.
Chatham, NY 12037

Registration is required so that the CLC can be in touch in the event of a cancellation. Visit to register.



Terms of Endearment at the Copake Grange

The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, is pleased to present Terms Of Endearment by Dan Gordon.

Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon’s adaption of Terms Of Endearment from the Oscar-winning screenplay by James L. Brooks and Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Larry McMurtry. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle with her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find the courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

Weekends February 15th through 24th, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3pm

The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516

Adults: $20
Students & Seniors: $15
Group rate available: $12. Call 518-329-6293

Tickets are available at the door, or call (518) 758-1648 or email


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