Columbia County Happenings, May 24 – 26, 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.


Opening Night of ‘Don Juan the libertine’ at Ghent Playhouse, May 24

Based on Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre by Moliere, newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels.

Don Juan’s life of insolence, debauchery and philandering ways have left his valet believing that such behavior will only bring his master to an evil end.  While actually detesting Don Juan’s actions, the valet has remained faithful, frequently cautioning his master.  But how will God tolerate Don Juan’s insolence and arrogance?  This is one of Don Juan’s greatest escapades.

Directed by Barbara Leavel Smith.

May 24-26, May 31-June 2, June 7-9, 2019

$10 – $22
Available online at

The Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY 12075

Art Omi Summer Season Opening in the Park, May 25

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Art Omi’s Summer Season Opening celebrates the 2019 exhibition program with a lively afternoon of events, performance, refreshments, and more.

Commemorating the opening of installations by Andrea Bowers, Sarah Braman, Atelier Van Lieshout, Matthew Geller, Goshka Macuga, Virginia Overton, Arlene Shechet, Brian Tolle, and Christopher Wool.

Plus the opening reception for the solo exhibition David Shrigley: To Be Of Use, featuring a live performance at 3 p.m. in the Newmark Gallery by Melissa Auf der Maur, Arone Dyer, and Rebecca Ruth Borrer.

In the Architecture Fields, experience the debut of new pavilions by Yolande Daniels, Hou de Sousa, Aleksandr Mergold, and BASE Studio.

From 1 to 4 p.m., Art Omi: Education hosts its annual Block Party in the Education Pavilions, where children and families embark on a collaborative building project. All are welcome to spend a short or a long time working on this temporary installation.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 1 – 4pm

Omi International Arts Center – Sculpture & Architecture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge.


7th Annual Hudson Berkshire Wine & Food Festival is This Weekend, May 25 & 26

https___cdn.evbuc.com_images_59286802_8179418927_1_originalThe Annual Hudson-Berkshire Wine and Food Festival will feature beverage trail members plus other regional wineries, distilleries and cideries.

The Memorial Day Weekend festival will also feature farm producers sampling and selling their delicious gourmet cheeses, baked goods, jams, jellies and much more. Throughout the weekend there will be special seminars by some of the region’s foremost experts in the craft beverage industry.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 11am – 6pm
Sunday, May 26 / 11am – 5pm


Tasting Ticket  – Includes admission, tasting glass and all the wine you care to taste for one price.
One Day Tasting – $25.00 day of event

Regular Admission– Includes admission and souvenir tasting glass on exiting the Festival.
​One Day Regular Admission – $10.00
Under age 12 is free, and yes, there are “Kid Friendly” fun activities.

Purchase Tickets in advance (at & SAVE $5. Tickets will also be available for sale on day of the event at the entrance on Rt. 66.​

(Food concessions are not included in the ticket price)

FREE parking on premises

Columbia County Fairgrounds
Route 66 and Route 203
Chatham, New York 12037

Entrance / admission is on Rt. 66 – tickets for sale at gate


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