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!

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

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, or calling 518-822-8100.

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


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.

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

$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

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


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

Hudson River
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!

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.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 2pm – 3:30pm

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

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

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Columbia County Happenings, Mar 1 – 3 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.

At The Crandell: “They Shall Not Grow Old’ & ‘Green Book’


Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen footage of soldiers facing the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lipreading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film.

Rated: R (for disturbing war images)
Genre: Art House & International, Documentary
Directed By: Peter Jackson
Runtime: 99 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Friday, March 1 through Thursday, March 7, 2019: 5pm everyday.
3:00pm on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.



When a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.

Rated: PG-13 (thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Peter Farrelly
Written By: Nick Vallelonga, Peter Farrelly, Brian Currie
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures

Friday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 6, 2019: 7pm

Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D

The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037


Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking Hike at Mud Creek

The Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District ( presents an animal tracking hike on Saturday (March 2, 2019). Hikers will look for signs of wildlife and learn about the natural history of local animals. The program begins at a brief instructional talk by Pamela Price, Certified Wildlife Biologist and Education Program Coordinator. Afterward, head out to the trail to use your new knowledge to spot tracks and traces left by rabbits, foxes, deer, and perhaps even a bobcat. The hike is a snow or no snow event!

Saturday, March 2, 2019: 12pm – 1:30pm

Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center
1024 RT-66
Ghent, NY 12075

This event is free, however, registration is requested so please call Pamela Price at 518-267-3313. 


Drag Queen Story Time w/ Trixie Starr at Hudson Area Library

The Hudson Area Library in collaboration with Out Hudson presents Drag Queen Story Time with Trixie Starr, Saturday, March 2. Drag Queen Story Time is a family-friendly and inclusive event. Striving to celebrate differences, breaking down barriers and of course dressing up! There will also be a drag treasure chest with costumes for kids and complimentary cookies from Trixie’s Oven.

Saturday, March 2, 2019: 11am – 12pm

Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

Free and open to the public. Kids (ages birth to 7), and families are welcome.

To register, email ‘’ or call 518-828-1792.

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