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, 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 knellerlauren@gmail.com

DATE/TIME:
Friday, February 15, 2019: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE EVENT WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 1

LOCATION:
Tracy Memorial
77 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

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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.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, February 16th, 2019: 8am – 10am

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

COST/REGISTRATION:
Free
Registration is required so that the CLC can be in touch in the event of a cancellation. Visit clctrust.org to register.

MORE:
http://clctrust.org
facebook.com/ColumbiaLandConservancy

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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.

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

LOCATION:
The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516

ADMISSION:
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 constancerlopez@gmail.com.

MORE:
copakegrange.org
facebook.com/Copake-Grange
stephensanborn.tripod.com/thetwoofusproductions

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