Columbia County Happenings, May 10 – 12, 2019

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.


Author Event at the Chatham Bookstore w/ Ruth Reichl Reading From ‘Save Me the Plums’, May 10

Reichl Save Plums 750 copy

Renowned food writer and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl shares her new memoir, “Save Me the Plums,” about her years as editor-in-chief at “Gourmet Magazine.” Published by Random House. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follow a brief reading. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, May 10, 2019 / 5pm – 7pm

The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037




Columbia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2019, May 11

The Columbia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday, May 11, in Greenport. There is no charge for County residents and proof of residency will be required.

Here is the full list of what is, and is not accepted:

Residents with large quantities (pick up/van loads) must contact the DPW administrative office prior to participating at 518-828-2737.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 8am – 12pm

County Highway Garage
NY-23B, Greenport, NY


Exhibition Opening at Olana, ‘In Frederic Church’s Ombra’, May 12

Screen Shot 2019-05-05 at 7.52.13 PMIn Frederic Church’s Ombra: Design in Conversation with Nature” showcases multimedia design concepts and installations, developed by leading architects and select artists. As Guest Curator, Barry Bergdoll (of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art) invited a group of today’s most exploratory architects to respond to the transitional outdoor rooms at Olana that are so essential to the original 19th century design of Olana’s Main House. These architects were asked to examine assumptions about the relationship of architecture and landscape at Olana, as well as to explore the Main House’s transition to the surrounding natural environment, particularly in our time of climactic and environmental change. The resulting exhibition combines hand-drawn sketches, painted renderings, three-dimensional models, and video and computer animations.

Sunday, May 12, – November 3, 2019

5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534




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