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, Jan 11 – 13, 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.

Live Music at New Lebanon Library w/ Up In The Air, Jan 11

This will be an evening of soft rock and jazz with Berkshire trio Up in the Air!

DATE/TIME:
Friday, January 11, 2019: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION:
New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125

MORE:
NewLebanonLibrary.org
facebook.com/NewLebanonLibraryNY
instagram.com/new_lebanon_library
twitter.com/NewLebanonLib

Columbia Land Conservancy Discussion: Owning & Managing Forested Land, Jan 12

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy, professional foresters, fellow landowners, and other experts for a neighborly discussion about woodland management and conservation options. Refreshments will be served.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 12, 2019: 10am – 12pm

LOCATION:
West Taghkanic Fire House
631 Old Route 82
Taghkanic, NY

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

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

Winter Architecture Exhibitions Opening at Art Omi

Opening this weekend at Art OmiEXIT Architecture: Speculations for the Hereafter, and InConstruction: Hariri + Hariri, the inaugural exhibition in this new series focusing on architecture and design projects, by contemporary architects presented publicly for the first time. EXIT Architecture is a speculative look at designing for the afterlife in all its potential architectural and design forms, and new ways of marking our exit, and was curated by Warren James, and Julia van den Hout + Kyle May.

Refreshments will be served, with remarks from the exhibiting architects, curators, and Warren James, Director of Art Omi: Architecture.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 12, 2019: 2 – 4 pm

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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

Bakyard Birds, Winter Birding Workshop at Mud Creek, Jan 13

The winter months are a great time for backyard birding. Come to Mud Creek ELC and create your own bird feeder from recycled materials. By putting up a feeder in your yard you can experience the wonderful birds of winter right outside your window and stay warm inside while watching. Feeding birds in winter is fun and helps birds during the harsh conditions the season brings.

Learn about common backyard birds, feeding tips, and ways to attract birds to your property. There will also be a stroll along the trail in search of birds.

Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District (www.ccswcd.org) provides educational programs and services to help residents and communities manage and protect the natural resources of Columbia County.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, January 13, 2019: 12pm – 1:30pm

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

ADMISSION:
Free
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – please contact Pamela Price at Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation – 518-267-3313

MORE:
www.ccswcd.org/
facebook.com/MudCreekELC

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 ColumbiaCountyCurrent.com, or follow on
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