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


Volunteer for Earth Day at Schor Conservation Area

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

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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

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

1746 US Route 20
West Lebanon, NY 12195


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



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Columbia County Happenings, Jan 4 – 6 2019

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

Side Show Willie at Valatie Bar & Grill

Join local favorites, Side Show Willie, for the band’s first gig of 2019. The show will include new tunes and a special guest. Start 2019 with a rockin’ nite of dancin’ and singin’.

Friday, January 4, 2019:
8pm – 11pm

Valatie Bar & Grill
3011 Main Street 
Valatie, NY 12184


Gail Giles “Winter Light” Art Exhibit at Chatham Bookstore

In addition to offering current and classic books for readers of all ages, plus a diverse selection of art supplies, the Chatham Bookstorealso provides artists with a venue to display their work.

Currently on display is “Winter Light” by Gail Giles. Giles has been painting and drawing – in all seasons – the pathways, fields and vistas of the Columbia County and Hudson Valley region for more than forty years. The paintings in Winter Light reflect the quiet beauty of our longest season.

Exhibit runs through through January 16, 2019.

The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037



Hands On Workshop Series at Red Hook Library: Art Journaling

Having creative outlets as a habit has been linked to happiness and improved mental health. Get your year started off creatively with the next in the Red Hook Public Library series of Hands On workshops — Art Journaling for adults

Learn tips and techniques in creating a daily practice of drawing, doodling, painting and collage from local artist Pamela Deitrich. Bring favorite drawing tools and a blank sketchbook if you’d like, but supplies will also be provided.

Saturday, January 5th, 2019: 10:30am – 12pm

Red Hook Public Library
7444 South Broadway
Red Hook, New York 12571

Intended for adults
Registration is required online or by calling the library at 845-758-3241

‘The Guilty’ Screening at Crandell Theatre

When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. As the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear, Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears, as the ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. The Guilty scored a remarkable 99% among Rotten Tomatoes top critics and is Denmark’s submission to the Best Foreign Film category for this year’s Oscars.

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Gustav Möller
Written By: Emil Nygaard Albertsen, Gustav Möller
Runtime: 85 minutes
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Sunday, January 6, 2019: 12pm

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


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.