Columbia County Happenings: Pets In The Park, Aug 17

Beach & Bartolo has teamed up with Columbia County Current to bring you updates on local happenings. Here on the Beach & Bartolo blog, we will list a sampling of events, things to do, and happenings taking place in and around the county.

2nd Annual Pets In The Park at Taconic State Park, Aug 17

This Saturday, the second annual “Pets in The Park” event returns for Copake Falls Day.

Pets in the Park, where dogs and cats, bearded dragons, chickens and cockatoos all join in a rollicking frolic in beautiful Taconic State Park. This summer, members and friends of The Copake Grange invite pets and their companions to join them for the second annual Pets in the Park, with even more festive, fun-filled and pet-friendly activities than last year.

There will be fun classes, prizes and awards! It is a wonderful feature of Copake Falls Day, with prizes, contests, a pet parade, and more. Register your pet by emailing petsinthepark@yahoo.com and find out all the details of this fabulous event by clicking here.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, August 17, 2019 / 10am – 11:30am
Early Registration  9:30 – 10am

ADMISSION:
$5

LOCATION:
Taconic State Park – Copake Falls
253 Route 344
Copake Falls, NY 12517

MORE:
copakegrange.org
facebook.com/Copake-Grange
copakegrange.org/events/2019/8/17/pets-in-the-park

 

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Columbia County Happenings, Aug 2 – 4, 2019

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The Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, Aug 2 – 4, 2019

The Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival returns to Hillsdale this weekend.  Each summer Hillsdale hosts this three day music festival and camping experience. 2019 is the festival’s 31st year, and the fun starts on Friday, and goes to Sunday. In addition to the music, the festival will also have vendors, food, crafts, and on-site camping.

Pre-Fest TASTINGS DAY and Farm Market on Thursday, August 1nd. Early Camping opens this afternoon (Wednesday, July 31st) .

Confirmed performers for the 2019 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival:

Andrew VanNorstrand F/S/S, Annie & the Hedonists Sat, Annie Wenz F/S/S, Beth Molaro F/S/S, Beth Nielsen Chapman F/S, Bettman & Halpin F/S/S, BoDeans Sat, Buddy System F/S/S, Carolann Solebello S/S, Crys Matthews F/S/S, Emma’s Revolution F/S/S, The Falcon Ridge House Band (Mark Dann, Eric Lee, Radoslav Lorkovic) F/S/S, The Gaslight Tinkers F/S/S, George Marshall with Wild Asparagus F/S/S, Hoopoe F/S/S, The Ivy Vine Players F/S/S, Jim & Madeline Christensen F/S/S, Justin Farren S/S, Kathryn Wedderburn F/S/S, Kerri Powers S/S, Low Lily F/S, Martyn Joseph F/S/S, Michael Allman & the Mile High Band Sun, Mid-City Aces S/S, Mustard’s Retreat F/S/S, Nerissa & Katryna Nields F/S/S, Pamela Means Band F/S, Patti O’Brien Melita F/S/S, Paul Rosenberg F/S/S, Pete’s Posse F/S/S, Quarter Horse S/S, The Rowan Brothers F/S/S, Ryanhood F/S/S, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams F/S/S, Stephen Kellogg F/S/S, The Storycrafters F/S/S, Tame Rutabaga F/S/S.

The 2019 Friday Night Summer’s Eve Song Swap will feature Martyn Joseph, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Stephen Kellogg and Crys Matthews.

The full performance schedule is available here.

DATES/TIMES:
August 2 – 4, 2019

TICKETS:

  • 3 Day Festival Ticket with Camping: $200.00
  • 3 Day Festival Ticket No Camping: $155.00

Single Day Tickets (No Camping):

Thursday Pre-Fest August 1st: $20.00
Friday August 2nd: $50.00
Saturday August 3rd: $60.00
Sunday August 4th: $45.00

Children & Teens Pricing:

Children 12 & under: FREE ADMISSION
Age 13 – 18: 3 Day Festival Ticket with Camping: $95.00
Age 13 – 18: 3 Day Festival Ticket No Camping: $65.00
Students, Seniors, and Military Discounts at Gate

Students / Seniors over 65 / Military: $10 off of any single-day ticket at gate ONLY with valid ID

LOCATION:
Dodds Farm
44 County Road 7D
Hillsdale, NY

MORE INFO:
FalconRidgeFolk.com/
facebook.com/FalconRidgeFest/


2nd Annual Upstate Getdown, Aug 3

This Saturday, SunSet New Yorkpresents the 2nd Annual Upstate Getdown Car Show at O’Kenny’s Express.

Featuring:
Top 25
Best of’s
High/Low
Games and door prizes all day
50/50
All makes, models and styles welcome!!!

O’Kenneys serving food and ice cream. Trailer parking available

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, August 3, 2019 / 9am – 3:30pm

LOCATION:
O’Kenny’s Express
3321 US-9
Valatie, NY 12184

MORE:
facebook.com/SunSetNewYork
facebook.com/OKennys-Express-109297655775444

 

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Columbia County Happenings, June 14 – 16, 2019

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Spencertown Academy 2019 Hidden Gardens Tour & Garden Market, Jun 15


Spencertown Academy’s annual summer celebration of the art of the garden is Saturday, June 15th. This year the self-guided garden tour showcases six private gardens in the hamlets of Spencertown and Old Chatham, NY.

A variety of garden styles will be on display on the tour: the perennial, herb, and pool gardens of a 1770s center hall colonial; a recently installed meadow with 1000 native plants; a cloistered rose garden and formal courtyard parterre; a productive kitchen and cutting garden; a charming retreat featuring an award-winning design; a two hundred-acre former horse farm with an English courtyard garden, multiple ponds, sweeping views, and massive islands of perennials, specimen trees, shrubs, and more.

Also happening on Saturday is the Garden Market on The Green at the Spencertown Village Green. This year’s market will showcase more than 20 vendors offering plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice. Food trucks will be on hand offering breakfast and lunch choices, as well as an ice cream sundae booth staffed by Academy members.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Tour: 10am – 4pm. Maps available from 9am to 2pm.
Market: 9am – 3pm
The tour will take place rain or shine

LOCATION: Spencertown Academy
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY
Tickets & garden maps available at the Academy.
The Garden Market will take place at the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy.

ADMISSION:
Tour: $35 in advance, $40 day of.
Market: Free
Visit https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=2a0e7f to purchase tickets.
Various package rates involving multiple events are also available.

MORE:
SpencertownAcademy.org
facebook.com/SpencertownAcademy
Phone: (518) 392-3693


OutHudson Pride Festival 2019

OutHudson presents the 2019 Hudson Pride Festival, “Faerie Tales!” A variety of events will take place in Hudson starting tonight and running through the weekend. As always, the highlight of the weekend will be Hudson’s annual LGBTQ Parade down Warren Street.

Here’s the Schedule of OFFICIAL EVENTS:

Thursday, June 13th

Movie Night showing of “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”
House Rules Cafe – 757 Columbia St
8pm-10pm

Friday, June 14th

Boat Cruise
Hudson River Waterfront
7-9pm – $25
The Boat leaves PROMPTLY at 7pm
Boarding starts about 6:30pm
DJ Prephab – Hosted by Davon

Pride Kick-Off Party
Back Bar – 347 Warren Street
9pm – 12am – $5
DJ SVB

Trixie’s + Queeraoke
Half Moon – 48 S. Front Street
11pm-4am – $10
DJ Prephab, Hosted by Merrie Cherry

Saturday, June 15th

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Parade Down Warren Street
Parade starts at north end of Warren – 2pm

ETSY Family Craft Fair
3-6pm – Promenade Hill Park – End of Warren Street

Family Fun Zone
Wm. Farmer and Sons
3-6pm – 20 S. Front Street

Poke the Bear
OR Gallery & Tavern – 35 S. Third Street
3-6pm – $10 – Live Performances!

Miss Sherry Vine Cabaret Show
Club Helsinki, Hudson – 405 Columbia Street
Doors open for dinner at 5pm / Show at 7pm
Purchase Show Tickets -$25 –  On-Line– or in person at Helsinki Hudson

Faeries, Freaks, and Fantasies
Basilica Hudson – 100 S. Front Street
8pm-4am – $10 Hosted by Davon and Celeste

Sunday, June 16th

Tea Dance
Red Dot – 321 Warren Street
4pm-9pm – $5
Hosted by Girlgantua Jones
Sponsored by SDL+GHS Insurance Agency
DJ Prephab

 

 

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Columbia County Happenings, June 7 – 9, 2019

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Food Truck Festival at Masten Town Park, Jun 7

Masten Park in Stockport is hosting a Food Truck Festival on Friday. Check out some great music while enjoy delicious food.

DATE/TIME:
Friday, June 7, 2019 / 5pm – 8pm

LOCATION:
Masten Park
1138 Route 9
Stockport, NY 12534

MORE:
townofstockport.weebly.com/town-events.html


The 2019 Roeliff Jansen Community Library Gala, “A Party in the Park,” Jun 8

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The 2019 Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library, “A Party in the Park,” will be held Saturday at the Roeliff Jansen Park. The 10th Annual Gala will celebrate Charlotte Shutts, a life-long Roe Jan resident, who has been a valued Library volunteer for 15 years. Shutts served as Secretary of the Friends and then President for six years. She can be found at the Library circulation desk every Friday morning.
As always there will be great food from local chefs and restaurants to enjoy with tasty wines. Music will be provided by Kris Jensen’s Swinging All-Stars with vocalist Wanda Houston, presenting American Songbook selections.

Popular Gala fundraising traditions returning this year include a raffle basket, valued at $1,000. The “Hygge=Comfort” basket features a super-soft throw, a copy of “The Year of Living Danishly,” and assorted items and gift certificates.

The silent auction will include over 75 items and experiences. Information on silent auction items is on view now at the library. You can also leave an absentee bid for items at the library.

The live auction, presided over by Copake Auction’s auctioneer Seth Fallon, will include tickets to Disney’s “Frozen” on Broadway, front row seats to ABC’s “The View,” a weekend stay at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, and three entirely different priceless culinary experiences provided by noted chefs.

Those who wish to honor this year’s honoree, Charlotte Shutts, can add a message to be featured in the on-screen tribute at the Gala. Forms for doing this are available at the library and HERE.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 8, 2019 / 5pm – 7:30pm

ADMISSION:
Gala Tickets are $125 each and may be purchased online HERE, or at the library.

LOCATION:
Roeliff Jansen Park – Harvest Barn
9140 NY Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529

MORE:
roejanlibrary.org/fundraising-events
roejanlibrary.org
facebook.com/roejanlibrary


Hawthorne Valley Community School Yard Sale, Jun 9

unnamedHawthorne Valley Waldorf School is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Sunday, June 9th.

This is a school fundraiser as well as making the grounds available for the wider community to sell their wares utilizing Hawthorne Valley as a central community space. Although the deadline for vendor sign-up is passed, all are invited to come out on Sunday and shop.

DATE/TIMES:
Sunday, June 9, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

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

Behind the school near the basketball court, which will be covered with a white tent.

MORE:
hawthornevalley.org
facebook.com/hvalleyfarm
instagram.com/hawthornevalley

 

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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.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
May 24-26, May 31-June 2, June 7-9, 2019

TICKETS:
$10 – $22
Available online at www.brownpapertickets.com

LOCATION:
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.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 1 – 4pm

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

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

MORE:
ArtOmi.org.
FaceBook/Art-Omi
instagram.com/art_omi


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.

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

EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE – VENDORS ARE INDOORS

ADMISSION:
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 www.eventbrite.com) & 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

LOCATION:
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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Columbia County Happenings, May 17 – 19, 2019

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Truckin’ On The Tee Food Trucks at Winding Brook, May 17

Every 3rd Friday from May ’til October, Winding Brook Golf Course will be hosting a Food Truck Parking Lot party. This month, Buena Comida and Yummy Kitchen will provide the food, and the WBCC Snack Shack will be open as well. There will be local craft beers and signature liquors, plus live music from Joe Adee & the Barn Stormers Band. This family-friendly event promises to be a good time in the fresh air with the beautiful backdrop of Winding Brook golf course. Golf first, then come to the party. Or skip the golf and just hang for some fun.

NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

DATE/TIME:
Friday, May 17, 2019 / 6pm – 9pm

LOCATION:
Winding Brook Country Club
2839 Route 203
Valatie, NY 12184

MORE:
windingbrookcountryclub.com
facebook.com/WindingBrookCountryClub


Books & Blooms Sale at North Chatham Library, May 18

The North Chatham Free Library’s annual Books & Blooms fundraiser will be held this Saturday.  This popular event happens on the grounds of the library, and on the front lawn will be an array of plants (annuals and perennials) from popular area nurseries.  Jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, games, music, and audio books will also be available.

Delicious baked goods will stock the bakery café along with freshly brewed coffee, tea, water, and juices.  Tables and chairs will be set up for patrons who would like to socialize on the back lawn of the library while enjoying a muffin or cookie.  You can also take some goodies home to enjoy later on.

50/50 raffle tickets for $3 each or 4 tickets for $10 will be available with the winner’s name drawn at 1pm.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 9am – 1pm (rain or shine)

LOCATION:
North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, New York 12132

MORE:
NorthChathamLibrary.org
Facebook.com/North-Chatham-Free-Library
518-766-3211
Email: nclibrary@fairpoint.net


Sweet & Savory Waffle Brunch at Olde York Farm, May 19

Join Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage for sweet & savory waffles by Sweetbakes Cafe! Brunch inspired cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine, cider and craft sodas will be available.

Olde York Farm will be open with regular hours from 12pm-7pm with free tours at 1pm and 3pm.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 12pm – 4:30pm

LOCATION:
Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage
284 State Route 23
Claverack, NY 12513

MORE:
www.oldeyorkfarm.com
facebook.com/oldeyorkfarm
facebook.com/jennysweetbakes

 

 

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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

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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.

DATE/TIME:
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 5pm – 7pm

LOCATION:
The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION:
Free

MORE:
ChathamBookStore.com
facebook.com/thechathambookstore

 


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.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 8am – 12pm

LOCATION:
County Highway Garage
NY-23B, Greenport, NY

MORE:
greenport.yourtownhub.com


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.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, May 12, – November 3, 2019

LOCATION:
Olana
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
www.olana.org/exhibitions/in-frederic-churchs-ombra/
Olana.org
facebook.com/OlanaSHS
twitter.com/OlanaSHS

 

 

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Columbia County Happenings, May 3 – 5, 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.

 

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

ADMISSION: Free

MORE:
copakegrange.org
facebook.com/Copake-Grange


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

ADMISSION: Free

MORE:
hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com
facebook.com/Hudson-Childrens-Book-Festival
twitter.com/HudsonCBF


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 

MORE:
www.thechathamberryfarm.com
facebook.com/thechathamberryfarm

 

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Columbia County Happenings, April 26 – 28

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.

 

Bread and Puppet Theater’s ‘Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis’ at TSL, Apr 26

Bread and Puppet Theateris bringing their production, ‘Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis’, to TSL in Hudson this Friday.

TSL_DIAGONALLIFE_CALENDARPAGE-746x1024“Diagonals are created from the leaning power of hurt verticals,” says Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet’s founder and director. Puppeteers long ago realized that the most aesthetically radical movements for puppets are diagonals, because these movements cannot be sustained by human actors or dancers for more than a moment.

Diagonal Man brings all the bewildering, beguiling, and downright funny possibilities and implications of diagonality to life with song, dance, magic, mechanism, and stunning cardboard and paper maché puppets painted in Peter Schumann’s exuberant, slapdash expressionist style.

After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale. The Bread and Puppet Practitioners-of-the-Pursuit-of-What String Band will welcome the public.

BENEFIT SUPPER: Before the show, join the performers at 6:30 PM for a meal at TSL to benefit Bread and Puppet Theater. Price of $35 includes supper and admission to the show.

Menu: Spring Tortellini Soup with Sweet Peas, Golden Beets, and Greens (Vegetarian);  Kale-Stuffed Cauliflower (Vegetarian, Gluten Free); Garlic Roasted Artichoke and Asparagus (Vegan, Gluten Free); and Strawberry Rhubarb Custard for dessert!

DATE/TIME:
Friday, April 26th, 2019 / 7:30pm (Doors at 7)
Benefit dinner – 6:30pm

TICKETS:
General Admission – $15
TSL Members – $12.50
Students – $10

Benefit Supper – $35 includes supper and admission to the show. Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket to the supper online, e-mailing jeff@timeandspace.org, or calling 518-822-8100.

LOCATION:
Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
timeandspace.org
facebook.com/timeandspacelimited
instagram.com/tsl_hudson/

breadandpuppet.org


The Cat Rescuers Kit-Tea Party at Ancram Opera House, Apr 27

1253843-250The Cat Rescuers, a feature documentary by award winning filmmakers Rob Fruchtman (Sister Helen) and Steven Lawrence (Sarabah), will be shown at the Ancram Opera House this Saturday (April 27th) as part of a spring fundraiser for local cat rescues – Collaborative Cats and Cat Wranglers of Claverack.

The documentary had its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival where it won the Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award, given each year to a film that inspires audiences to respect the dignity and rights of all living beings and encourages dialogue about how we treat and view animals as a community.

The Cat Rescuers follows Sassee, Claire, Tara and Stu night and day as they hit the streets, backyards and alleys of Brooklyn to save feline lives. As the film unfolds, it shows the extraordinary skill, resilience and humor these passionate urban heroes bring to this challenging work, and how it has changed their lives. Against great odds, they are making a difference.

The Cat Rescuers film will be followed by the Kit-Tea party featuring refreshments by Harney Tea and delicious sweets by local volunteers. Kittens and cats will be available for viewing and adoption. Collaborative Cats annual Spring Raffle winners will be chosen.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 / 2pm
Kit-Tea Party at 3:30pm

ADMISSION:
$10.00 – Kit-Tea Party (includes refreshments and one raffle ticket)
$20.00 – General Admission (includes movie, refreshments & one raffle ticket)

Additional raffle tickets are available at the door.

To purchase admission tickets online, visit kitteaparty.brownpapertickets.com

LOCATION:
Ancram Opera House
1330 County Rt. 7
Ancram, NY 12502

MORE:
ancramoperahouse.org
facebook.com/ancramoperahouse
twitter.com/AncramOperaHse


Friends of Clermont Lecture, “Tales of the Majestic Hudson”, Apr 28

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The Friends of Clermont presents the Lecture – “Tales of the Majestic Hudson” with U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Capt. Stanley Wilcox.

The Hudson River has been compared to the Rhine in both beauty and in the variety of vistas. Come join us for this special presentation where Capt. Stan will explore some of the often unknown and unique features of the Hudson Valley and uncover a mystery or two. You will find out how a glacier shaped the valley and turned the river into an estuary, the fate of Henry Hudson, the search for Blackbeard’s pirate gold and so much more!

unnamedABOUT THE SPEAKER
Capt. Stan has been on the river for over 30 years and holds a Coast Guard Masters License. He serves as Senior Captain on the Spirit of Hudson and is co-author of Capt. Stan’s Hudson River Book. He teaches “Hudson River Boating and Seamanship” at Columbia-Greene Community College each winter and is guest speaker on American Cruise Lines.

Signed copies of Captain Stan’s book will be available after the lecture.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 2pm – 3:30pm

LOCATION:
Clermont State Historic Site- Clermont Cottage
87 Clermont Avenue
Germantown, NY 12526

TICKETS:
Friends of Clermont Members – free
Non-Members – $10

Purchase Online at www.eventbrite.com

MORE:
FriendsofClermont.org
facebook.com/friendsofclermont
twitter.com/clermontfriends

 

 

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Columbia County Happenings, April 19 – 21

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.

Easter Egg Hunt at Love Apple Farm

Easter Egg Hunt, free petting zoo, playground, refreshments, prizes and giveaways!

DATE/TIMEFriday, April 19, 2019 / 10am – 11:30am

LOCATION: Love Apple Farm
1421 State Route 9H
Ghent, NY 12075

MORE:
loveapplefarm.com
facebook.com/LoveAppleFarmNY/


Volunteer for Earth Day at Schor Conservation Area

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Columbia Land Conservancy, and their volunteer day at Schor Conservation Area in East Chatham on April 20th.

You can help by removing invasive species like honeysuckle and garlic mustard, help improve trails, culverts, and collect trash and debris at the site. Coffee and snacks will be provided at the pavilion.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 20, 2910 /  9am – 11am

LOCATION: Schor Conservation Area
58 Shore View Drive
East Chatham, NY 12060

MORE: For more info & to register, check out clctrust.org


Lebanon Valley Speedway 2019 Grand Season Opening

The Lebanon Valley Speedway 2019 season kicks off this Saturday with the 67th Grand Season Opening. L&M Motors & Sayer’s Auto Wrecking’s present the $5000 to Win Berkshire Bank Modified Event. All Weekly Divisions Plus Sportsman (No Small Block Modifieds)

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 20 2019 / 5pm – 10pm

ADMISSION:
GA Kids $2 – GA Adult $11 – Reserved $13 – Tower or Roof $16

LOCATION:
1746 US Route 20
West Lebanon, NY 12195

MORE: www.lebanonvalley.com


Sweet & Savory Waffle Brunch at Olde York Distillery

Screen Shot 2019-04-18 at 2.13.54 PMJoin Olde York Farm Distillery and Cooperage for an Easter and Passover brunch this Sunday with sweet and savory waffles from Sweetbakes Cafe!

The family-friendly brunch will feature an Easter Egg Hunt, with eggs hidden around the distillery grounds and filled with chocolates, prizes, and coupons*. There will also be a Weekend Cocktail Special: Cheeky Chai made with Chai, Cacao Maple Vodka, Vanilla Syrup, Cinnamon, Black Walnut Bitters, Milk, Whipped Cream, Cadbury’s Eggs, and a Peep!*Please claim one Easter egg per person.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 21, 2019 / 12pm – 4:30pm

LOCATION: Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage
284 State Route 23
Claverack, NY 12513

MORE:
www.oldeyorkfarm.com
facebook.com/oldeyorkfarm
facebook.com/jennysweetbakes

 

Columbia County Current is a blog dedicated to all things in, around, and occasionally, way beyond Columbia County, NY.

For more local happenings, news, and events, visit or follow on FaceBook, and twitter @CoCoCurrent