EVENTS

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Columbia County offers a variety of entertainment to balance out your visit.  Between artistic venues to fairs and festivals, there is always something happening in Columbia County.

 
Sep 1

Columbia County Fair

10:00am – 11:00pm
Columbia County Fairgrounds, 182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham
518-392-2121 www.columbiafair.com

Fee: $10-15/person

Nightly grandstand entertainment including demolition derby, monster tractor pull, rodeo and national country singing stars. Volunteer firefighting parade, daily animal shows, midway entertainment and much more!

Drinks on the Waterfront

4:00pm – 7:00pm
The Dunn Warehouse Yard: Corner of Broad Street & Water Street (behind the Hudson train station), Hudson
518-828-1785 www.historichudson.org

​Come and enjoy a selection of Central European Wines from Hudson Wine Merchants, paired with delicious late-summer food prepared by Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions, while experiencing the remarkable riverfront setting and imagining a future for this historic site. Tickets: $40

Brooklyn Raga Massive/Terry Riley

7:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

​This performance begins with a classic raga set led by percussionist Ehren Hanson (tabla) and flutist Eric Fraser (bansuri), followed by an hour-long version of terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece, In C, with the full 22-piece ensemble, led by Neel Murgai. Tickets: $35 at the door.

Guys and Dolls

8:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Frank Loesser’s celebrated score about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. This timeless classic was the winner of multiple Tony Awards in 1950 and again in 1992, featuring many standards like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.

Hello, Dolly!

8:00pm
The Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham
518-392-9292 www.machaydntheatre.org

Fee: $36/general, $33/matinee, $15/children

One of the greatest musicals of all time, Hello Dolly is sure to send you into the fall season with a heart full of hope and love. That’s right! Dolly is back and ready to change lives including her own. Hit songs include “Before The Parade Passes,” “Dancing,” “It Only Takes A Moment,” and the title song “Hello Dolly!”

Neo-Rockabilly: Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

9:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

Led by Robert Williams, aka Big Sandy, the Fly-Rite Boys have expanded its musical scope over the last three decades from its roots in rockabilly - which garnered them a place in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame - to incorporate a wide range of pre- and early-rock “n” roll influences, including Western swing, honkytonk, doo-wop, and country boogie.

 
Sep 2

Festival of Books

12:00am – 12:00pm
Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown
www.spencertownacademy.org

The Festival features a giant used book sale, one of the biggest in the region, featuring more than 10,000 gently used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard and soft covers - all offered at very affordable prices. Three days of reading and book signings by nationally known and local authors, and a children’s program. Time: 9/2 & 9/3: 10am-5pm and 9/4: 10am-2pm

The Cat in the Hat!

9:30am – 11:15am
Spencertown Academy Arts Center: 790 Route 203, Spencertown NY
518-392-3693 www.spencertownacademy.org

​Special Children’s Event! An appearance by The Cat in the Hat…...kids can take home a souvenir picture taken with The Cat, listen to experienced, animated readers of some of Dr. Seuss’ popular books and browse for books (or curl up and read) in our dedicated Children’s Book Room. The annual books sale also starts today at 10am!

Sound Nidra with Ruthie and Eric Fraser

10:00am
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House: 327 Warren Street, Hudson NY
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

​As in traditional Yoga Nidra, Sound Nidra is designed to invoke deep relaxation. In Sound Nidra, live music accompanies supported yoga postures that progressively open and unwind the body. Instrumentation includes a combination of bansuri, overtone singing, frame drum, carnatic violin, and guitar courtesy of “The Unstruck Sound Sound”, an experimental project by Brooklyn raga Massive musicians.

Columbia County Fair

10:00am – 11:00pm
Columbia County Fairgrounds, 182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham
518-392-2121 www.columbiafair.com

Fee: $10-15/person

Nightly grandstand entertainment including demolition derby, monster tractor pull, rodeo and national country singing stars. Volunteer firefighting parade, daily animal shows, midway entertainment and much more!

Architecture Opening: OnSite

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Art Omi: 1405 County Route 22, Ghent NY
518-392-4747 www.artomi.org

​Galia Solomonoff will exhibit work as part of the Art Omi: Architecture indoor gallery series, OnSite. Light refreshments will be provided. Kantor Lobby of the Benenson Visitors Center (On view through September 25)

Guys and Dolls

4:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Frank Loesser’s celebrated score about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. This timeless classic was the winner of multiple Tony Awards in 1950 and again in 1992, featuring many standards like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.

Hello, Dolly!

4:00pm
The Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham
518-392-9292 www.machaydntheatre.org

Fee: $36/general, $33/matinee, $15/children

One of the greatest musicals of all time, Hello Dolly is sure to send you into the fall season with a heart full of hope and love. That’s right! Dolly is back and ready to change lives including her own. Hit songs include “Before The Parade Passes,” “Dancing,” “It Only Takes A Moment,” and the title song “Hello Dolly!”

FINCH Hudson Exhibition

5:00pm – 7:00pm
FINCH Hudson: 555 Warren Street, Hudson
www.finchhudson.com

​Please join us for the opening reception and cocktails to view works from Lynda Churilla and other Robin Rice Gallery Artists. (Exhibition through October 29th)

Guys and Dolls

8:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Frank Loesser’s celebrated score about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. This timeless classic was the winner of multiple Tony Awards in 1950 and again in 1992, featuring many standards like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.

Hello, Dolly!

8:00pm
The Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham
518-392-9292 www.machaydntheatre.org

Fee: $36/general, $33/matinee, $15/children

One of the greatest musicals of all time, Hello Dolly is sure to send you into the fall season with a heart full of hope and love. That’s right! Dolly is back and ready to change lives including her own. Hit songs include “Before The Parade Passes,” “Dancing,” “It Only Takes A Moment,” and the title song “Hello Dolly!”

‘60’s Cabaret: Charles Busch

8:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Actor and cabaret artist, Busch, brings his new show, “My Kinda ‘60’s” to Hudson as part of the Helsinki on Broadway series. This new show weaves tales of Busch’s childhood and coming of age through the lens of the tumultuous decade of the 1960’s, with songs by the likes of Burt Bacharach, the Beatles, Henry Mancini, Stephen Sondheim, and Kander and Ebb.

Christopher K. Morgan’s Pohaku

Chatham Dance Festival

8:00pm
PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham
1-800-838-3006 www.ps21chatham.org

​An evening-length solo dance performance incorporates choreographer Christopher Morgan’s personal story into the larger story of Hawaii’s native people.

 
Sep 3

Festival of Books

12:00am
Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown
www.spencertownacademy.org

The Festival features a giant used book sale, one of the biggest in the region, featuring more than 10,000 gently used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard and soft covers - all offered at very affordable prices. Three days of reading and book signings by nationally known and local authors, and a children’s program. Time: 9/2 & 9/3: 10am-5pm and 9/4: 10am-2pm

Fall Musclepalooza - A Muscle Car Show & Drag Racing Event

9:30am – 1:30pm
Lebanon Valley Speedway: 1746 US Route 20, West Lebanon, NY
518-794-7130 www.hemmings.com/musclepalooza/

Presented by Hemmings Motor News - Gates open at 7:30am - Bracket Racing Time Trials: 9:30am, Eliminations: 1pm - Trophies Awarded - Car Show Registration closes at Noon, Judging at 1pm - Admission: Racers $35, Car Show Entry: $15, Spectators: $10, Children 6-12: $2

Columbia County Fair

10:00am – 11:00pm
Columbia County Fairgrounds, 182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham
518-392-2121 www.columbiafair.com

Fee: $10-15/person

Nightly grandstand entertainment including demolition derby, monster tractor pull, rodeo and national country singing stars. Volunteer firefighting parade, daily animal shows, midway entertainment and much more!

Celebrate the Winery’s 10-Year Anniversary

12:00pm – 7:00pm
Hudson-Chatham Winery: 1900 NY-66, Ghent, NY
518-392-9463 www.hudsonchathamwinery.com

​We’re kicking up our heels and celebrating! Mexican food and henna tattoos start at 2pm and go until 7pm. Habana Cigar Wine & Cigar pairing goes from 4 til 6pm. Side Show Willie plays from 4 til 7pm. Specials on our wines (of course), and beer from Chatham Brewing. Come celebrate with us!

Guys and Dolls

2:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Frank Loesser’s celebrated score about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. This timeless classic was the winner of multiple Tony Awards in 1950 and again in 1992, featuring many standards like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.

Hello, Dolly!

2:00pm
The Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham
518-392-9292 www.machaydntheatre.org

Fee: $36/general, $33/matinee, $15/children

One of the greatest musicals of all time, Hello Dolly is sure to send you into the fall season with a heart full of hope and love. That’s right! Dolly is back and ready to change lives including her own. Hit songs include “Before The Parade Passes,” “Dancing,” “It Only Takes A Moment,” and the title song “Hello Dolly!”

Hello, Dolly!

7:00pm
The Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham
518-392-9292 www.machaydntheatre.org

Fee: $36/general, $33/matinee, $15/children

One of the greatest musicals of all time, Hello Dolly is sure to send you into the fall season with a heart full of hope and love. That’s right! Dolly is back and ready to change lives including her own. Hit songs include “Before The Parade Passes,” “Dancing,” “It Only Takes A Moment,” and the title song “Hello Dolly!”

Christopher K. Morgan’s Pohaku

Chatham Dance Festival

8:00pm
PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham
1-800-838-3006 www.ps21chatham.org

​An evening-length solo dance performance incorporates choreographer Christopher Morgan’s personal story into the larger story of Hawaii’s native people.

Noirish Retro-Rock: Eilen Jewell

8:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Jewell leads a tight quartet that blends influences of surf noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960’s era rock ‘n’ roll. She has established herself as a solidly rootsy vocalist and American songwriter. Her influences are as varied as Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch and Bessie Smith, Patsy Cline and Howlin’ Wolf.

 
Sep 4

Festival of Books

12:00am
Spencertown Academy Arts Center, 790 Route 203, Spencertown
www.spencertownacademy.org

The Festival features a giant used book sale, one of the biggest in the region, featuring more than 10,000 gently used books, including fiction and non-fiction, hard and soft covers - all offered at very affordable prices. Three days of reading and book signings by nationally known and local authors, and a children’s program. Time: 9/2 & 9/3: 10am-5pm and 9/4: 10am-2pm

Columbia County Fair

10:00am – 11:00pm
Columbia County Fairgrounds, 182 Hudson Avenue, Chatham
518-392-2121 www.columbiafair.com

Fee: $10-15/person

Nightly grandstand entertainment including demolition derby, monster tractor pull, rodeo and national country singing stars. Volunteer firefighting parade, daily animal shows, midway entertainment and much more!

 
Sep 5

Game Night: it’s your turn

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Hudson Area Library: 51 North 5th Street, Hudson NY
518-828-1792 www.hudsonarealibrary.org

​This program is based around the exhibit “Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show with Cindy Hoose & Jacinta Bunnell”. Drop in any time between 5-8pm for a fun night of table top/board games, with special door prizes, refreshments, & game demos from our friends at House Rules. Come relax and enjoy an evening of game play with your friends and neighbors. The event is FREE and wheelchair accessible.

 
Sep 7

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

12:00am – 12:00pm
Cool Whisper Farm: 1011 C. Road 21, Hillsdale, NY
www.oldtonemusicfestival.com

​Music festival 9/7 - 9/10, featuring traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, cajun and contra music. Family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops and much much MORE! Gates open at 2pm on 9/7.

 
Sep 8

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

12:00am – 12:00pm
Cool Whisper Farm: 1011 C. Road 21, Hillsdale, NY
www.oldtonemusicfestival.com

​Music festival 9/7 - 9/10, featuring traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, cajun and contra music. Family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops and much much MORE! Gates open at 2pm on 9/7.

Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie Tasting

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Olde Hudson Cafe: 449 Warren Street, Hudson
518-828-6923 www.oldehudson.com

​Come experience cheeses and charcuterie with wines specially selected from Domaine Moutard-Diligent, a vintner operating in Buxeuil, France since the 17th century.

Lucky Me

8:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

 
Sep 9

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

12:00am – 12:00pm
Cool Whisper Farm: 1011 C. Road 21, Hillsdale, NY
www.oldtonemusicfestival.com

​Music festival 9/7 - 9/10, featuring traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, cajun and contra music. Family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops and much much MORE! Gates open at 2pm on 9/7.

Mushroom Ecology Walk

9:00am – 11:00am
Schor Public Conservation Area: 58 Shore View Drive, East Chatham, NY
518-392-5252 www.clctrust.org

​Have fun-gi in the forest as we find out more about mushrooms and how to identify them!

Annual Book Sale

9:00am – 3:00pm
St. Paul's Church McNary Center: 6 Sylvester Street, Kinderhook
518-758-6192 www.kinderhooklibrary.org

​The Friends of Kinderhook Memorial Library hosts its annual book sale. There will be a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books carefully selected and sorted for easy browsing. Tasty treats and drinks will be available for purchase.

Fine Auction

11:00am
Stair Galleries: 549 Warren Street, Hudson NY
518-751-1000 www.stairgalleries.com

​Refresh your living space with a curated selection of furniture, objects and fine art that add an element of interest to traditional and modern interiors, in the country or in the city. Functional design pieces and unique works of art express who you are and how you live in your home. Let us inspire you!

Corn Maze

11:00am – 5:00pm
Samascott's Garden Market: 65 Chatham Street (Rt 9), Kinderhook
518-758-9292 www.samascott.com

​Get lost in our 7-acre corn maze. Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all 8 hidden stations! If you get a punch from every station you win a free ice cream. It can be muddy, so be prepared.

LIVE: Philippe Halaburda

3:00pm – 8:30pm
FRG Objects & Design/Art: 217 Warren Street, 2nd Floor, Hudson NY
646-483-9109 www.frgdesignart.com

An enchanting evening of live painting & art talk by France/NYC-based artist Philippe Halaburda with a reception and lottery to win the painting created that day.

Volume Reading & Music Series

7:00pm
Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson
518-671-6006 www.facebook.com/volumehudson

Free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set.

Lucky Me

8:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

Axel Strauss, violin + Todd Palmer, clarinet + Ilya Poletaev, piano

8:00pm
Tannery Pond, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon
1-888-820-1696 www.tannerypondconcerts.org

Fee: $30-39/person

 
Sep 10

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

The Oldtone Roots Music Festival

12:00am – 12:00pm
Cool Whisper Farm: 1011 C. Road 21, Hillsdale, NY
www.oldtonemusicfestival.com

​Music festival 9/7 - 9/10, featuring traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, cajun and contra music. Family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops and much much MORE! Gates open at 2pm on 9/7.

Corn Maze

11:00am – 5:00pm
Samascott's Garden Market: 65 Chatham Street (Rt 9), Kinderhook
518-758-9292 www.samascott.com

​Get lost in our 7-acre corn maze. Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all 8 hidden stations! If you get a punch from every station you win a free ice cream. It can be muddy, so be prepared.

Annual Book Sale

1:00pm – 3:00pm
St. Paul's Church McNary Center: 6 Sylvester Street, Kinderhook
518-758-6192 www.kinderhooklibrary.org

​The Friends of Kinderhook Memorial Library host their annual book sale. Sunday is Bargain Day!!

Lucky Me

2:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

Lecture: The Geological Heritage of Clermont

2:00pm
Clermont: 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown NY
518-537-6622 www.FriendsofClermont.org

​This talk will explore Clermont’s journey from the distant past. Immediately following the lecture, Drs. Robert & Johanna Titus will lead a walk of Clermont’s grounds to point out specific geological formations. Reservations required. Tickets: $5

Punk-Poetry: John S. Hall

7:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Punk-poet John S. Hall, best known as a founder/leader of avant-rock group King Missile, brings his new group, Unusual Squirrel, to Club Hudson Hudson as part of the monthly Rogovoy Salon series curated and hosted by music journalist Seth Rogovoy. Hall’s witty lyrics and spoken-word poems tell absurdist stories that entertain while simultaneously serving as cutting critiques of contemporary culture.

 
Sep 12

Exhibit Opening: River Paintings

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Columbia-Greene Community College: 4400 NY-23, Hudson
518-828-4181 www.sunycgcc.edu

​The Foundation Art Gallery at C-GCC will kick off the fall semester by opening River Paintings, a show featuring a series of landscape paintings by Marianne Van Lent that explore the imagery of the earth, its cycles, and psychology. (The works will be on display through October 6.)

 
Sep 15

Basilica Soundscape

A Weekend of Music + Art

12:00am – 12:00pm
Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson
518-822-1050 www.basilicahudson.org

Far from a typical music festival, Basilica SoundScape features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture. This year will feature a lineup of some of the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists, and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines.

Ethel Returns to Hudson

7:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House: 327 Warren Street, Hudson
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

ETHEL returns to Hudson with exclusive preview performances of its fully realized Circus-Wandering City, the acclaimed string quartet’s new multimedia work inspired by the American circus and its people.

Lucky Me

8:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

 
Sep 16

Basilica Soundscape

A Weekend of Music + Art

12:00am
Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson
518-822-1050 www.basilicahudson.org

Far from a typical music festival, Basilica SoundScape features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture. This year will feature a lineup of some of the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists, and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines.

9th Annual Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags

8:00am
Lebanon Valley Dragway: 1746 Route 20, West Lebanon
910-997-4444 www.dragway.com

​The Lebanon Valley Dragway hosts this nostalgia weekend celebrating the glory days of Drag Racing at the Old Dover Drag Strip in Wingdale, NY. Dover was one of the most famous tracks in the northeast. Over 600 cars will be entered in the two day affair, with a Rod & Custom Car Show on 9/16.The event will feature 200mph Nostalgia funny cars, 200 mph Extreme altereds, gassers and dragsters. Nostalgia race cars will be on display as well as special appearances of legendary racers. Free parking & camping on track property available. For ALL the details, please the website.

Corn Maze

11:00am – 5:00pm
Samascott's Garden Market: 65 Chatham Street (Rt 9), Kinderhook
518-758-9292 www.samascott.com

Get lost in our 7-acre corn maze. Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all 8 hidden stations! If you get a punch from every station you win a free ice cream. It can be muddy, so be prepared.

Fun with Fermentation

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Clermont State Historic Site: Clermont Cottage: 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown
518-537-6622 www.FriendsofClermont.org

​The 19th century was a time of great progress for food preservation, with the invention of paraffin wax and mason jars in the mid 1850’s. Join us to learn how to safely lacto-ferment. You will go home with your own mason jars of sauerkraut and pickles made from produce harvested from our own teaching garden! We welcome children age 8 and older and an adult companion for only $10; an additional child is $5 extra.

Art on Tap

3:00pm – 7:00pm
Solaqua/Sundog Solar/Kling Magnetics/Sundog Cider: Bldg #9, 343 State Route 295, Chatham
518-392-8191

​Join us for a feast for the senses! View and absorb the transformative art of the international recycling artist Aligna. The artist will create a magical garden of flowers, bouquets and chandeliers made from a variety of scrap materials such as storage tanks, industrial pipes, tin cans and plastic bottles. Taste the wonderful diversity of flavors from local wineries, breweries and our resident cidery, Sundog Cider. A food truck will be on site with delicious food choices. Listen to music provided by Columbia County’s favorite rock band, Side Show Willie!

Sparrows at Sunset

4:30pm – 7:00pm
Ooms Public Conservation Area: 480 Rock City Road, Chatham, NY
518-392-5252 http://clctrust.org

​Join us for an evening of local libations, learning about the birds of Ooms and how Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is working to protect them.

Light Into Night

5:00pm – 10:00pm
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent
518-392-4747 www.artomi.org

LIGHT INTO NIGHT brings together visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for an unforgettable event. Experience a rare and exclusive evening of art happenings set against the striking back-drop of the Omi Studio Barns and the autumn equinox.

Artist Reception

6:00pm – 8:00pm
John Davis Gallery: 362 1/2 Warren Street, Hudson NY
518-828-5907 www.johndavisgallery.com

​Come enjoy an exhibition of five artists in the Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House, featuring Benjamin Butler, Louise & Henry Finkelstein, Laurel Sucsy, and Lee Marshall.

Ethel Returns to Hudson

7:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House: 327 Warren Street, Hudson
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

ETHEL returns to Hudson with exclusive preview performances of its fully realized Circus-Wandering City, the acclaimed string quartet’s new multimedia work inspired by the American circus and its people.

The Wizard of Words: E.Y. “Yip” Harburg

7:30pm
Spencertown Academy Arts Center: 790 Route 203, Spencertown NY
518-392-3693 www.spencertownacademy.org

​Maureen Kelley Stewart, Manhattan Assoc. of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Hanson Award-winning cabaret performer, presents an evening of songs of the legendary American lyricist E.Y “Yip” Harburg, who wrote some of the greatest and most memorable songs in Hollywood movie and Broadway theater history including It’s Only a Paper Moon, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime, Over the Rainbow and many others. Tickets: $20/General Admission, $10/Students

Lucky Me

8:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

 
Sep 17

Basilica Soundscape

A Weekend of Music + Art

12:00am
Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson
518-822-1050 www.basilicahudson.org

Far from a typical music festival, Basilica SoundScape features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture. This year will feature a lineup of some of the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists, and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines.

9th Annual Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags

8:00am
Lebanon Valley Dragway: 1746 Route 20, West Lebanon
910-997-4444 www.dragway.com

​The Lebanon Valley Dragway hosts this nostalgia weekend celebrating the glory days of Drag Racing at the Old Dover Drag Strip in Wingdale, NY. Dover was one of the most famous tracks in the northeast. Over 600 cars will be entered in the two day affair, with a Rod & Custom Car Show on 9/16.The event will feature 200mph Nostalgia funny cars, 200 mph Extreme altereds, gassers and dragsters. Nostalgia race cars will be on display as well as special appearances of legendary racers. Free parking & camping on track property available. For ALL the details, please the website.

Tool Talk

11:00am
Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon: Brethren's Workshop, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY
518-794-9100 www.shakerml.org

​The Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon is deeply rooted in Shaker trades and the tools used by various tradesmen. Our tool talk will look at the formation of the Museum;s tool collection as envisioned and developed by its founder, John S. Williams, Sr., specific tools of some common Shaker trades, several unique Shaker tools, and tools associated with particular Shaker craftsmen and craftswomen. The presentation will include a short illustrated lecture, an examination of the Shaker tool installation currently on view, and some time for questions & discussion.

Corn Maze

11:00am – 5:00pm
Samascott's Garden Market: 65 Chatham Street (Rt 9), Kinderhook
518-758-9292 www.samascott.com

Get lost in our 7-acre corn maze. Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all 8 hidden stations! If you get a punch from every station you win a free ice cream. It can be muddy, so be prepared.

Music in the Park: New Lebanon

1:30pm
Shatford Park/Weisbuch Pavilion, 14755 Route 22, New Lebanon
www.facebook.com/newlebmusic

Five sets featuring Berkshire Ukulele Band, Sarah Kohrs, The Picky Bastards, Robin O’Herin and Five Gun Draw - rain or shine.

The Fairy Circus: Tanglewood Marionettes

2:00pm – 11:18am
Performing Arts Center at Columbia-Greene Community College: 4400 NY-23, Hudson NY
518-828-4181 www.sunycgcc.edu

​This performance by the nationally recognized touring troupe the Tanglewood Marionettes, along with more than twenty hand-crafted puppets, will present The Fairy Circus, based upon a children’s book by writer & illustrator Dorothy P. Lathrup, who was born in Albany, NY in 1891. The show is ideally suited for pre-Kindergarten audiences - young toddlers in particular. Admission: $5/General Public, $4/Students & Senior Citizens.

Lucky Me

2:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

Historic Hudson: Chamber Music Series

2:00pm
Hudson Correctional Facility: Route 9/Worth Ave, Hudson
518-828-1785 www.historichudson.org

​Come experience beautiful chamber music in an intimate setting. Musicians from Bard College’s The Orchestra Now, will perform ensemble pieces within the historic interiors of the Bronson House. Fee: $35

Concerts in the Village

2:00pm
Van Buren Hall: 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook
www.concertsinthevillage.org

​Mozart, J C Bach, and Michael Haydn….Master, Mentor and a Contemporary. Broad Street Orchestra with clarinetist Paul Green, with artistic director and conductor, David Smith. Tickets: $20

Celebrate Fall with Friends

2:00pm
Copake Iron Works: 33 Valley View Road, Copake Falls, NY
www.friendsoftsp.org

​Take a tour of the Iron Works Museum and site and enjoy some apple cider and apple cider donuts! This is most definitely a kid and canine friendly event!

North Bay Paddle

3:00pm
Hudson Boat Launch: Waterfront Park, Hudson NY
518-392-5252 www.clctrust.org

​Explore the Hudson River’s North Bay with Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) and the Hudson Sloop Club. You must bring your own kayak or canoe.

Ethel Returns to Hudson

3:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House: 327 Warren Street, Hudson
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

ETHEL returns to Hudson with exclusive preview performances of its fully realized Circus-Wandering City, the acclaimed string quartet’s new multimedia work inspired by the American circus and its people.

Celebrate New Synth-Pop with Stephen Bluhm

8:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Hudson’s own Stephen Bluhm celebrates the release of his eponymous new album. He will be joined by regional musicians, including Brian Dewan and Andrew & the Jennifers. Bluhm’s self-described “dancey, melodic and lyric-driven synth pop” appeals to fans of David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Morrissey alike. Bluhm draws inspiration from the past century of pop music as well as musical theater. The results can sound like power pop, disco, of 1980’s synth-pop, all united by melodic and lyrical crooning.

 
Sep 20

Views, Choose & Brews

4:00pm – 6:00pm
The Tracy Building: 77 Main Street, Chatham
518-828-4417 www.columbiachamber-ny.com

​When was the last time you visited The Village of Chatham? If it’s been a while, or you’ve never had the pleasure, then the Columbia County Chamber has the perfect way for you to get a taste of the Village. There will be a Walk-A-Bout from 4-6pm, starting at The Tracy Building on the circle, followed by a networking event at Chatham Brewing. Everyone is welcome!

Brilliant Pop-Rock: Matthew Sweet

8:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

Sweet’s music revels in the harmonies of the Beatles, the psychedelic jangly guitar of the Byrds, and the moody poeticism of Jim Morrison of the Doors.

 
Sep 22

Performing Olana: Frederic Church living his art

Fee: $15

6:00pm
Olana: 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY
518-828-1872 www.olana.org

Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic work draws inspiration from Church’s painting, letters, family life and celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art.

Exposition Auction

6:00pm
Stair Galleries: 549 Warren Street, Hudson NY
518-751-1000 www.stairgalleries.com

​Continental and Asian furniture, decorations and art will be offered for auction..

Lucky Me

8:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

Blues-Rock: Ana Popovic

9:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Come enjoy singer-guitarist, Ana Popovic, with her funky mix of blues and rock. With vocals that recall Tina Turner and jazzy, hot guitar chops that have earned praise from Bruce Springsteen and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

 
Sep 23

Run the Farm!

9:00am
Lindenwald: 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook
518-428-1967 www.nps.gov/mava/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=CDE38B83-1DD8-B71B-0BDD3085F7E45D5B

​Experience the delight that President Van Buren had for his property and the adjoining countryside and participate in the four mile run which begins at the Lindenwald mansion. Celebrate the beautiful autumn season and enjoy the Kinderhook Dutch Farming heritage Trail which connects three farms active over four centuries. Registration is limited to 200 and no cost to register.

5th Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour

10:00am
Copake Town Park: 230 Mountain View Road, Copake, NY
www.roejanramble.org

Calling all cyclists and Rail Trail enthusiasts! The popular non-competitive community cycling event features four routes geared to both the occasional bicycle rider and the experienced cyclist. Regardless of ability, riders will enjoy the area’s spectacular scenery on lightly traveled country roads. *Due to the popularity of the event, this year’s ridership is expected to be limited to 300 lucky participants. Riders are encouraged to sign up early* - Check in starts at 8:30am, day of the event.

9th Annual Chatham Area Farm Tour

10:00am – 4:00pm
Chatham NY
www.chathamkeepfarming.org

​Featured farms throughout the Chatham area are open for visits! Horse, dairy, alpaca, sheep, poultry, cattle, maple syrup and produce; local farm products; tours and kids activities. Details and tour guide are posted on the website. There will also be a photography and video/film contest for images taken on the farms during the tour. The tour guide will also be available at the Columbia land Conservancy office in Chatham.

Ukulele Festival

10:00am – 5:30pm
Chatham Public Library: 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham
518-392-3666 www.chatham.lib.ny.us

​A day long extravaganza of ukulele workshops and jams, with world renowned ukulele player and author Jim Beloff, and local uke jam-master Carmen Borgia, of Jumbo Bungalow. Workshops will include sessions for Advanced Beginners, Beatles for Ukulele, Gospel Ukulele Jam & Fingerpicking. The day will end with an open mic, and performances by Jim and Liz Beloff, and Jumbo Bungalow. The event is Free!

Open Day - Meet the Animals

11:00am – 4:00pm
Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary, 3212 Route 66, Chatham
518-392-0175 www.equineadvocates.org

Come spend a few hours walking around and meeting our 80+ horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, most of whom were rescued from slaughter, abuse and/or neglect. All are now happily enjoying their life at the sanctuary. It will be a fun, educational experience for all. Feel free to picnic at our pond.

Corn Maze

11:00am – 5:00pm
Samascott's Garden Market: 65 Chatham Street (Rt 9), Kinderhook
518-758-9292 www.samascott.com

Get lost in our 7-acre corn maze. Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all 8 hidden stations! If you get a punch from every station you win a free ice cream. It can be muddy, so be prepared.

Performing Olana: Frederic Church living his art

2:00pm
Olana: 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY
518-828-1872 www.olana.org

Fee: $15 - Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic works draws inspiration from Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art.

Unreserved Estate Auction

3:00pm
Copake Auction Inc: 266 Route 7A, Copake NY
518-329-1142 www.copakeauction.com

​Unreserved estate auction (with select additions) featuring estate fresh 18th and 19th c. furniture, artwork, folk art, period accessories, china, glass, stoneware, primitives & more.

Performing Olana: Frederic Church living his art

4:00pm
Olana: 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY
518-828-1872 www.olana.org

Fee: $15 - Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic works draws inspiration from Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art.

Farm-to-Table Dinner Event

4:00pm – 7:00pm
Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth - Berkshire's Greenhouse: 13640 State Route 22, Canaan
518-781-1803 www.berkshirefarm.org

​Join us for an evening in our greenhouse! Farm fresh food, good friends, live music, tour of our horticulture program, silent auction & more! Tickets: $75/pp

Fall Reading & BBQ

5:00pm
Art Omi/ Benenson Visitors Center: 1405 County Route 22, Ghent
518-392-4747 www.artomi.org

​A distinguished group of international writers and translators currently in residence at Art Omi: Writers will read from their works. Following the event, Art Omi invites visitors to gather for a barbeque feast and reception with the writers. Free and open to the public.

Movable Feast

6:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

​Join us for an evening of drinks and fine dining in some of Hudson’s most beautiful shops and homes. Tickets: $100/pp

Performing Olana: Frederic Church living his art

6:00pm
Olana: 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY
518-828-1872 www.olana.org

Fee: $15 - Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic works draws inspiration from Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art.

Aleksey Semenenko, violin + Inna Firsova, piano

6:00pm
Tannery Pond, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon
1-888-820-1696 www.tannerypondconcerts.org

Fee: $30-39/person

Four on the Floor: Jasper String Quartet

7:30pm
St. James Church: 117 Hudson Ave, Chatham, NY
www.leafpeeperconcerts.org

​This young quartet is much in demand. They are currently the Professional Quartet in residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. They will perform music by Haydn, Debussy, and two American composers, Greenstein & Foote. Tickets: $25 or $35

Lucky Me

8:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

Gay Cabaret: Backdoor Boys

8:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Come see the debut of the brand new satirical revue, “Better with a Man”, by Backdoor Boys. They are not quite like any other boy bands….they draw on material from the musical theater, pre-rock pop standards, and the counterculture music scene. The Backdoor Boys put a new spin on some old favorites and explore lesser-known socially and politically satirical numbers.

 
Sep 24

Guided Nature Walk

10:00am
Clermont: 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown NY
518-537-4240 www.FriendsofClermont.org

​Join us for a guided nature walk to discuss the flora and fauna of the area. The walk will take place on a mile of renovated and restored trail that was completed earlier this year by Clermont’s staff. This new trail compliments the five miles of groomed trails that already exist at Clermont. Participants will meet in the main parking lot and travel on our hay wagon to the trailhead. Space is limited/Call for reservations. Free.

Corn Maze

11:00am – 5:00pm
Samascott's Garden Market: 65 Chatham Street (Rt 9), Kinderhook
518-758-9292 www.samascott.com

Get lost in our 7-acre corn maze. Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all 8 hidden stations! If you get a punch from every station you win a free ice cream. It can be muddy, so be prepared.

Lucky Me

2:00pm
The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon
518-794-8989 www.thetheaterbarn.org

Fee: $27/general, $25/matinee

Sara’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out, there’s a leak in the roof, the aquarium is full of dead fish, the cat’s gone awol, and her father - who chased off her last beau - is suspicious of their new neighbor, a TSA agent, who brings Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss this ball-dropping comedy.

Performing Olana: Frederic Church living his art

2:00pm
Olana: 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY
518-828-1872 www.olana.org

Fee: $15 - Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic works draws inspiration from Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art.

Performing Olana: Frederic Church living his art

4:00pm
Olana: 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY
518-828-1872 www.olana.org

Fee: $15 - Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic works draws inspiration from Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art.

Book Reading, Signing & Reception: Richard Boch

5:00pm
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House: 327 Warren Street, Hudson
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

​The Mudd Club by Richard Boch is a well written book that details the who’s who of the Mudd Club, and all the fun that was had while infiltrating, changing and disrupting pop culture. Introduction and Q & A moderated by filmmaker Amos Poe. Reservations recommended!

Apple Pie Social

5:00pm – 9:00pm
Aeble Restaurant: 449 Warren Street, Hudson
518-697-7987 www.aebleny.com

​1st Annual Apple Pie Social with slow roasted Kinderhook Farm pig, lost of southern fixins and lots of apple pie! The food is all you can eat and there will be lots of awesome beverages available to purchase: cider, backyard lemonade, etc. Online Tickets: $40/pp and $15/kids, $45/pp at the door.

Performing Olana: Frederic Church living his art

6:00pm
Olana: 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY
518-828-1872 www.olana.org

Fee: $15 - Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic works draws inspiration from Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church’s art.

 
Sep 28

Rootsy Americana: Cowboy Junkies

8:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​This family-based band, recently celebrated its 30th year of making alt-country, Americana, or “No Depression” music. They return to Hudson with their patented, hypnotic style of country-roots rock.

 
Sep 30

Fall Open House: Hillrock

11:00am – 4:00pm
Hillrock Estate Distillery: 408 Pooles Hill Road, Ancram
518-329-1023 www.hillrockdistillery.com

​Special limited release of Howell Mountain Napa Cabernet and Cask Finished Solera Bourbon. Farm & distillery tours, tastings, and bottle signing with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell.

Corn Maze

11:00am – 5:00pm
Samascott's Garden Market: 65 Chatham Street (Rt 9), Kinderhook
518-758-9292 www.samascott.com

Get lost in our 7-acre corn maze. Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all 8 hidden stations! If you get a punch from every station you win a free ice cream. It can be muddy, so be prepared. Samascott’s Garden Market

Literate Folk-Pop: Lloyd Cole

9:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Legendary British folk-pop singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole brings his patented blend of catchy melodies and sophisticated, literate songcraft to Hudson.