Columbia County Happenings: Chatham Berry Farm Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration, Nov 1

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The Chatham Berry Farm is holding their second annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Friday, November 1. Dia de Los Muertos – aka Day of the Dead – is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated to honor the memories of loved ones who have passed. It’s becoming increasingly popular and celebrated in the United States & the Chatham Berry Farm wanted to acknowledge & host a special evening at The Greenhouse Cidery to show thanks for the rich history associated with this unique holiday.

The Cidery celebration will include live music from local musicians Scott Stockman & Dan Garcia and homemade Mexican food from Gloria Morales. The fire pit will be lit with free s’mores for all and a community alter (ofrenda) for you to add to if you so choose! Face painting is apart of this holiday, most people paint their face with a calavara (skull) or La Calavera Catrina. Face painting is an option, but not mandatory.

The Cidery bar will have the Berry Farm’s small batch hard ciders, and a selection of NYS craft beer, Tousey Winery wines & local spirits from Grazin’ Spirits & Hillrock Distillery. Non-alcoholic beverages, hot apple cider & apple cider donuts will be available as well!

DATE/TIME:

Friday, November 1, 2019 / 6pm – 9pm

LOCATION:

The Greenhouse Cidery at The Chatham Berry Farm
2309 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y  12037 

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Columbia County Happenings: Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours at Clermont, Oct 25 & 26

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Tour the Clermont Mansion at its creepiest and meet ghosts from Clermont’s history at the ‘Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours’.

The Candlelight Ghost Tour is the highlight of Clermont’s fall season. Guests will find themselves traveling back in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion’s 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns.

DATES/TIMES:

Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019
Evening Tour times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00

ADMISSION:

Adults $12 / Friends of Clermont $10, Children (12 and under) $5
Reservations required. Call (518) 537-4240

LOCATION:

The Clermont Mansion
87 Clermont Avenue,
Germantown, NY 12526

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Columbia County Happenings: FilmColumbia Marks Its 20th Anniversary, October 18-27

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Hosted by The Crandell Theatre, FilmColumbia is an annual eight-day festival of world-class films representing major studios, independents, international films, animated features, documentaries and children’s short films.

2019 marks FilmColumbia’s 20th anniversary, with nearly 60 films, including new releases from acclaimed directors Noah Baumbach, Alex Gibney, Ken Loach, Terrence Malick and the late Agnes Varda, and lauded performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Isabelle Huppert, Scarlett Johansson, Clive Owen, Michael Shannon, Marisa Tomei and Alfre Woodard, among many others.

Schedule includes winners of five major awards at Cannes, inluding the Palme d’Or, and major movies screened at the Toronto, New York, Venice, Berlin, Telluride and Sundance Film Festivals.

For the fourth consecutive year, the festival will present a special tribute to an acclaimed artist with ties to Columbia County. This year’s honoree is producer, distributor, writer and director James Schamus, who has been a key player in the independent filmmaking world for 30 years. FilmColumbia 2019 will honor Schamus on October 18-19 with film screenings, a Q&A and a special benefit reception.

Click/tap here for more about the events and movies. The complete FilmColumbia 2019 schedule is available now at crandelltheatre.org/filmcolumbia/schedule

DATES/TIMES:

Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 27, 2019
Movies are screened throughout the days and evenings

LOCATIONS:

Movies are shown in three locations in Chatham Village (Chatham, NY 12037):
The Crandall Theater (48 Main Street)
Tracy Memorial Village Hall (77 Main Street)
Morris Memorial (17 Park Row)

TICKET PRICES:

DAY FILMS
Crandell Theatre Members: $11
General Public $13

EVENING FILMS (5pm onwards, Crandell Theatre only)
Crandell Theatre Members: $14
Non-Memberships $17

FILM PASSES
Gold Pass (Access to all films and events, except Kick-Off Party)
Members: $220
General Public: $275

All Film Pass (Access to films only, does not include events)
Members: $200
General Public $250

Children’s International Film Program (Saturday, October 26, 10:30am) – Free

After School Filmmaking Project (Sunday, October 27, 11:00am) – Free

EVENTS:

Makers on Main Street, Thursday, October 24, 4:30-6:30 pm, Main St. -$15 plus $2 drinks

Friday Night Pub Party at People’s Pub, Friday, October 25, 10pm- Free, Cash Bar

Art of Film Editing with Bob Eisenhardt, Saturday, October 26, 10am-12pm, Tracy Memorial, $15

Blue Plate, Post-Sneak Party, Saturday, October 27, 10:15 pm – $15/Cash Bar

MORE:

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CrandellTheatre.org
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Columbia County Happenings: Hawthorne Valley Annual Fall Festival Celebration, Oct 13

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Hawthorne Valley’s Annual Fall Festival celebration takes place on Sunday, October 13.

Every autumn, Hawthorne Valley offers the Fall Festival as a free public event to thank  donors, customers, volunteers, community members, and local vendors for their support and partnership. The Festival is the perfect opportunity to get to know Hawthorne Valley’s diverse initiatives and experience the beauty of autumn in Columbia County. Over the years, the Festival has grown into a seasonal favorite with over 3,000 people attending from the Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond.

The Fall Festival features many local artisans and vendors, live music, local food, children’s crafts and activities, hay rides, cider pressing, horse rides, pumpkin decorating, a school open house and more!

New for 2019:

Silent Wings Birds of Prey with The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York
Pie Baking Contest with local celebrity judges including Christopher Knable of Pieconic!

Vendors:

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Corner-Copia
Craftspring
Crimson Leaf Alpaca
Flowering Heart Homestead
Free Range Seamstress
Galleria Cecelia
Haydenville Broomworks
Hudson Valley Candle Co
Karhu Moon
Martin Silvan, Honey & Such
Mitten Maven
Peglets
Root & Tuber Beeswax Candles
Stitch Farm Shop
Turose Craft & Gift Shop
Stone Corner
Wee Things Fiber Arts

Exhibitors:

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Biodynamic Association
Chronogram
Farmscape Ecology Program
SunCommon
Voter Registration

Food Artisans:

Alima Cuisine
Fortunes Ice Cream
Justamere Tree Farm
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Old Friends Farm
Papa’s Best Batch
Yummy Kitchen

DATE/TIMES:
Sunday, October 13, 2018 / 10am – 4pm (Rain or Shine)

ADMISSION:
Free

LOCATION:
Hawthorne Valley School Hall
330 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075

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Columbia County Happenings: Chatham OctoberFeast 2019 on October 5th!

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Chatham OctoberFeast is an annual village-wide celebration of fall and the harvest. On Saturday, October 5, this family friendly event will feature great local food, beer, bands and plenty of kids activities.

Enjoy all your favorite fall foods from local restaurants, as well as outside food vendors and food trucks. There will be live entertainment, plenty of free activities, a community harvest table, and much more. Main Street will be closed to traffic and picnic tables will be set up. There will be two stages of entertainment, and WDST will be doing a live broadcast.

Here’s the line-up and vendor list:

Chatham Brewing Stage/Parking Lot

Noon-1:00pm Brasskill Visit the website
1:30-3:30pm The Purple Stuff Visit the website
2:00pm Keg Tap
4:00-6:00pm Eli’s Gin Visit the website
3:00pm Stein Hoist
7:00pm-10:00pm Side Show Willie Visit the website

10 Main Street Stage

3:00-4:30pm Rock Academy – Woodstock Visit the website
4:30-6:00pm Roger Mason and friends

Kids Activities at the Gazebo

11:00am-6:00pm Chatham MED PTA- Kids Crafts, selling hot chocolate, ice tea, Mac n cheese,
chili, baked goods and a candy apple
buffet where you can purchase an
apple and use toppings to create your
own candy apple.
1:00-4:00pm Face Painting by Stellar Body and Art Visit the website
1:00-4:00pm Giant Slide

Chatham’s Plaid Picnic

This community harvest table and alfresco dining experience kick off at 1:00pm to prepare for a 2:00pm seating. Download the PDF for full details.

Please bring the following:


  • Your own picnic table setting
  • A dish to share
  • Wear something plaid

Tables and chairs will be provided but everything else is BYO.

Participating Local Restaurants

Bimi’s Cheese Shop Giant games and an expanded eating area in front of the store 21 Main Street
Blue Plate Oktoberfest specials for dinner. Beer bratwurst and other favorites. 1 Kinderhook Street
Chatham Brewing Wunderburger will be offering a pig roast, with Spetzel and red cabbage slaw in front the restaurant 59 Main Street
Kouri’s new restaurant preview 17-19 Main Street
Main St. Goodness/PieconicNY Whole pies, pies by the slice, and hand pies. Now taking Thanksgiving orders. 20 Main Street
Scoop518 Selling ice cream 41 Main Street
The People’s Pub The People’s Lunch” at noon. Offering $5 German beers on tap along with Angus and Gray  Barbecuing brats outside. All drafts, cocktails and wine inside will be available to go. 36 Main Street
Toast Café 41 Main Street

Food Vendors

Chuck Wagon Visit the website
Desserts by Design Visit the website
Hudson Valley Pretzel Company Visit the website
Just Dogs
Pixie Floss
Wunderbar and Bistro Visit the website
Yummy Kitchen Visit the website

Vendors

CABA T-shirts & wooden nickels
Campside Chef Visit the website
Olde York Farm Distillery and Cooperage Visit the website
Righteous Rags Visit the website
WellNow Urgent Care Visit the website
Yankee Distillers Visit the website

Farmer’s Market

Alima’s West African Cuisine
Hand Hollow Maple Syrup
Hawks Roost Farm Visit the website

 

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Columbia County Happenings: The 7th Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour, Sep 21

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The 7th Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour is Saturday, September 21 through the sponsor towns of Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale. This community event is a non-competitive ride, and perfect for both the casual as well as committed cyclist. The Ramble offers something for everyone, including cyclists looking to enjoy a simple ride with family, or an experienced dedicated cyclist looking for a challenge.

Screen Shot 2019-09-16 at 7.41.49 PMThis year there are six routes to choose from (10, 18, 25, 35, 50 miles and the new – 100km or 62.5 miles) on quiet country roads in some of the most beautiful scenery of the Hudson Valley & Taconic foothills you’ve ever seen.

The Ramble is run by volunteers, and the goal is to share the pleasure of riding through our scenic countryside, while raising money to support and extend the Harlem Valley Rail Trailfor bikers, joggers, walkers & everyone.

While the ride is free, donations for the Harlem Valley Rail Trail are encouraged. All funds raised will be used to connect the trail from Copake Falls to Hillsdale, and then continue north. The Rail Trail is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path built on the railbed of the old Harlem Line of the New York Central Railroad.

You MUST wear a helmet to participate in the Ramble. Junior registrants (those under 18 years old) must bring a hardcopy of the registration form, signed by a parent or guardian.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 21, 2019 / Check-in starts at 7:30am

The 100KM and 50 mile routes start first at 8:30am. The 10 mile route leaves last at 11:00am.

LOCATION:
All Rides Start & Stop at Copake Memorial Park
305 Mountain View Road
Copake, NY 12516

REGISTRATION:
Free. Online Registration Deadline is Friday, Sep 20 at 5pm

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Columbia County Happenings: Meet Smokey Bear at the Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, Sep 14

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Smokey Bear & His Forest Friends are coming to the Museum of Firefighting in Hudson on Saturday, September 14.

Visitors will meet live forest animals, from the Forest Park Zoo, and learn how fire destroys their habitats and threatens their lives. Smokey Bear will greet and pose for pictures with children. A Forest Ranger will also visit and show kids cool equipment used to fight forest fires. You can make a Smokey Bear craft and learn why “Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires.” It’s going to be a “wild” morning at the Museum, so don’t miss out!

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 14, 10:30 am

LOCATION:
FASNY Museum of Firefighting
117 Harry Howard Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Adults: $10
Children: $5( age 3 and older)
Family: $25 (2 adults and their 2 children)
Children under age 3: FREE
Museum and FASNY Members: FREE

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Columbia County Happenings: 5th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival, Sep 5 – 8

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5th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival, Sep 5 – 8 in North Hillsdale

The 5th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival features traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, cajun and contra music.

A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dance tent, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations, and exceptional national & regional acts on the main, dance, & workshop stages.

The Festival has three stages offering traditional music performances, dances, workshops, contests, and children’s activities. The festival seeks to preserve American Roots music and dance with an intimate and interactive festival that includes opportunities to engage with main stage artists in workshop settings. Jamming in the campground late into the night is encouraged. In the evenings attendees and artists dance under a tent that perches over the spectacular rolling hills of upstate New York Farm Country.

Full Lineup at oldtonemusicfestival.com/2019

Local craft beer and food vendors are featured as well as handmade and vintage clothing vendors.

DATES:
Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8, 2019
Camp all weekend or go for a day

LOCATION:
Cool Whisper Farm
1011 County Road 21
North Hillsdale, NY 12529

TICKETS:
$15 – $200
Purchase Online at eventbrite.com

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Columbia County Happenings: Spencertown Academy Festival of Books

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Spencertown Academy Festival of Books, Labor Day Weekend 2019

The annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community. For three days in early September, the Academy welcomes outstanding writers and poets and nearly 2,000 readers and book-lovers to the 1847 schoolhouse in rural Columbia County. This year’s festival will feature a visit from Froggy on Saturday morning for the kids.

The festival opens Friday with a Members’ Only Preview Day, giving members and their guests early access to the book rooms. Admission is free for members, $10 for each member guest. Membership has its privileges! Join now to ensure early access, or purchase a membership at the door on Friday. Members also receive one or more free book(s), and may celebrate their purchases at an evening wine and cheese reception.

All other programming on Saturday, Sunday and Monday — book sales, children’s program and author presentations – is free to all.

DATES/TIMES:
Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2019

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LOCATION
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Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY 12165

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The Hudson Eye, 10-Day Program Focused on Arts & Nightlife, Starts Today

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The Hudson Eye

Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation is launching The Hudson Eye between August 23 – September 2, 2019 in partnership with Artists, Venues, Collectors, Communities, Volunteers, Small Businesses – and underground Hudson Nightlife.

In dialogue with local Artists and Partners, this artist-driven program which will be mounted in Hudson to build and strengthen our communities through contemporary performance & art celebrating artists that, like Jonah, have a longstanding commitment to the City of Hudson while also recognizing the next generation of artists who have chosen to call Hudson their home.

The Hudson Eye will be an annual 10-day public program and urban showcase, artist-driven, with a focus on Dance, Music, Performance, Film, Visual Art, Dining Out, and Nightlife during the final week of August, running through Labor Day weekend, as a celebratory close to Hudson’s peak tourism weekend of the summer.

“For nearly 200 years during and since the founding of the Hudson River School, our city and region have been a source of inspiration for artists to live, work, commune, meditate, create, find shelter, renew themselves – and seek a sustainable creative sanctuary. As we go further in depth during our planning phase of The Hudson Eye we remain mindful of this history, and steadfast in our support of the Hudson community: we have plans to expand our commitment to with many artists. Our program features a number of artists both within the Hudson region and abroad, to be curatorially framed in a multi-venue exhibition program, while also featuring a daily 1pm Panel Salon and “Dine Around” in town each evening”.


DATES/TIMES: Friday, August 23 – Monday, September 2, 2019

LOCATION: City of Hudson, Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534

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